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The Amicus Collections, Eye of the Cat, The Snowman, Macon County Line


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Eye Of The Cat

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Eye Of The Cat Blu-ray

BBFC uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~102:00s Eye Of The Cat is a 1969 USA horror by David Lowell Rich.
Starring Michael Sarrazin, Gayle Hunnicutt and Eleanor Parker. BBFC link IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2018 Shout! Factory RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 16th January 2018
UK Censorship History
Cut by the BBFC for X rated 1969 cinema release. Uncut and 15 rated for 2017 VoD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

Summary Notes

A man and his girlfriend plan to rob the mansion of the man's eccentric but wealthy aunt. However, the aunt keeps dozens of cats in her home, and the man is deathly afraid of cats.

The Snowman

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The Snowman DVD

BBFC uncut
uncut
MPAA R ~120:00s The Snowman is a 2017 UK / Sweden / USA crime horror mystery by Tomas Alfredson.
Starring Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson and Chloë Sevigny. IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

  • 2018 Universal Studios Home Entertainment RA Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 16th January 2018
  • 2018 Universal Studios Home Entertainment R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 16th January 2018
There are no censorship issues with this release.

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From executive producer Martin Scorsese, The Snowman is based on Jo Nesbø's New York Times bestselling thriller series. When an elite crime squad's lead detective (Michael Fassbender) investigates the disappearance of a victim on the first snow of winter, he fears an elusive serial killer may be active again. With the help of a brilliant recruit (Rebecca Ferguson), the cop must connect decades-old cold cases to the brutal new one if he hopes to outwit this unthinkable evil before the next snowfall.
Beyond Skyline

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Beyond Skyline DVD

BBFC uncut
uncut
MPAA R ~105:00s Beyond Skyline is a 2016 Singapore / USA action Sci-Fi film by Liam O'Donnell.
Starring Frank Grillo, Bojana Novakovic and Jonny Weston. IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

  • 2018 LIONSGATE RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 16th January 2018
  • 2018 LIONSGATE R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 16th January 2018
There are no censorship issues with this release.

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When the population of Los Angeles is vacuumed off the face of the Earth, Detective Mark Corley storms his way onto an alien ship to rescue his estranged son. But after crashing the ship in Southeast Asia, he must forge an alliance with a band of survivors to discover the key to saving his son and taking back the planet once and for all.
The Amicus Collection

The Amicus Collection Blu-ray

BBFC uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~335:00s The Amicus Collection consists of:
  • ASYLUM
  • AND NOW THE SCREAMING STARTS
  • THE BEAST MUST DIE

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2017 Severin Films Amicus Collection (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 16th January 2018
And Now the Screaming Starts! is a 1973 UK horror by Roy Ward Baker.
Starring Peter Cushing, Herbert Lom and Patrick Magee. BBFC link IMDb
Originally passed X uncut for 1974 cinema release and Vipco 15 rated VHS in 1993. The US version was cut however, and it may have been that that was released in the UK on 1998 VHS with a 15 rating and 2004 DVD with a 12 rating. Uncut and MPAA Unrated for 2017 release in the US.

Promotional Material

Known as The Studio That Dripped Blood , the British film company Amicus Productions founded by American writer/producers Max J. Rosenberg and Milton Subotsky built a legacy of horror anthologies and twisted thrillers that remains among the very best genre movies of the 70s. In this trio of Amicus classics featuring stars that include Peter Cushing, Herbert Lom, Britt Ekland, Patrick Magee, Stephanie Beacham, Calvin Lockhart, Michael Gambon and Charlotte Rampling you ll discover the studio s legendary portmanteau ASYLUM, their insane gothic shocker AND NOW THE SCREAMING STARTS, and exclusive to this set the infamous werewolf whodunit THE BEAST MUST DIE, as well as a Bonus Disc of Amicus trailers, TV commercials, rare interviews and more all in this 4 disc box set.

Special Features

Disc 1:

Two's A Company : 1972 On-set report from BBC featuring Interviews With Producer Milton Subotsky, Director Roy Ward Baker, Actors Charlotte Rampling, James Villiers, Megs Jenkins, Art Director Tony Curtis and Production Manager Teresa Bolland
David J. Schow on Robert Bloch - Featurette
Fiona Subotsky Remembers Milton Subotsky - Featurette
Inside The Fear Factory Featurette with Directors Roy Ward Baker, Freddie Francis and Producer Max J. Rosenberg
Audio Commentary with Director Roy Ward Baker and Camera Operator Neil Binney Theatrical Trailer

Disc 2:

The Haunting Of Oakley Court - Featurette with Allan Bryce, Author of Amicus: The Friendly Face Of Fear, and David Flint, Author of Ten Years Of Terror, visit the classic horror film location
Audio Commentary with Director Roy Ward Baker and Actress Stephanie Beacham
Audio Commentary with Star Ian Ogilvy
Archive Audio Interview with Actor Peter Cushing By Denis Meikle
Horror Journalist Denis Meikle Recalls And Now The Screaming Starts - Featurette
Theatrical Trailer
Radio Spot

Disc 3:

And Then There Were Werewolves - Audio Essay By Horror Historian Troy Howarth
Audio Commentary with Director Paul Annett
Directing the Beast : Featurette with Director Paul Annett
Theatrical Trailer
Disc 4:
Audio Commentary With British Horror Film Writers Kim Newman & David Flint
Phil Nutman Audio Interview with Milton Subotsky - Audio Interview With Accompanying Stills / Posters
Jonathan Sothcott Audio Interview with Max Rosenberg - Audio Interview With Accompanying Stills / Posters
Bonus Amicus TV spots

Macon County Line

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Macon County Line Blu-ray

BBFC uncut
uncut
MPAA R ~88:00s Macon County Line is a 1974 USA action romance by Richard Compton.
Starring Alan Vint, Cheryl Waters and Max Baer Jr. IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

  • 2018 Shout! Factory RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 16th January 2018
There are no censorship issues with this release.

Reviews

Summary Notes

A vengeful Southern sheriff is out for blood after his wife is brutally killed by a pair of drifters. Low-budget film set in Georgia in 1953 and based on fact.

         

 

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Phenomena, Dark Portal, Patient Seven, It


Link Here 15th January 2018
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American Assassin

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American Assassin Blu-ray  

BBFC uncut
uncut
18 107:02s American Assassin is a 2017 USA action thriller by Michael Cuesta.
Starring Dylan O'Brien, Michael Keaton and Sanaa Lathan. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sadistic and bloody violence for:

  • 2018 Lionsgate RB 4k Blu-ray + RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 15th January 2018
  • 2018 Lionsgate RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 15th January 2018
  • 2018 Lionsgate R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 15th January 2018
There are no censorship issues with this release

Promotional Material

AMERICAN ASSASSIN follows the rise of Mitch Rapp (Dylan O’Brien), a CIA black ops recruit under the instruction of Cold War veteran Stan Hurley (Michael Keaton). The pair is then enlisted by CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy (Sanaa Lathan) to investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on both military and civilian targets. Together the three discover a pattern in the violence leading them to a joint mission with a lethal Turkish agent (Shiva Negar) to stop a mysterious operative (Taylor Kitsch) intent on starting a World War in the Middle East.
Additional Material:
  • American Assassin - Weaponized: Training and Stunts [Additional Material]
  • American Assassin - Finding Mitch Rapp: Dylan O'brien [Additional Material]
  • American Assassin - in the Field: Locations [Additional Material]
  • American Assassin - Target Acquired: Creating An American Assassin [Additional Material]
  • American Assassin - Transfer of Power: Hurley and Ghost [Additional Material]
Phenomena

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Phenomena Blu-ray

BBFC uncut
Italian Version
18 ~116:00s Phenomena is a 1985 Italy crime Sci-Fi horror by Dario Argento.
Starring Jennifer Connelly, Donald Pleasence and Daria Nicolodi. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

UK:  The Italian/Integral Version was previously passed 18 uncut for:

  • 2018 Arrow Video Special Edition RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 15th January 2018
  • 2018 Arrow Video Special Edition R2 DVD via UK Amazon released on 15th January 2018
Cuts and Versions
Exists in three versions, a shortened version, a Director's Cut and an Integral Version. Furthermore the shortened version was further cut by the BBFC for 18 rated cinema and VHS releases. The cuts were waived for DVD releases of the Director's Cut and Integral Version.

Promotional Material

From master of horror Dario Argento (Suspiria, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage) comes Phenomena one of his most eccentric and unique thrillers, featuring telepathic insects, maggots galore, and even a razor-wielding chimp!

Jennifer Corvino (Jennifer Connelly, Labyrinth), daughter of a world-renowned movie star, arrives in the so-called Swiss Transylvania to attend an exclusive girls school. However, a vicious killer is targeting the pupils, and sleepwalker Jennifer finds herself in the assassin s headlights when her nocturnal wanderings cause her to witness the death of a fellow pupil. Aided by paraplegic entomologist John McGregor (Donald Pleasence, Halloween) and her own uncanny ability to communicate telepathically with insects, Jennifer sets out to track down the killer before she herself becomes the latest victim...

Released in 1985, towards the end of Argento s decade-long golden age as a director, Phenomena co-stars Dalila Di Lazarro (Andy Warhol s Frankenstein), Patrick Bauchau (Clear and Present Danger) and Daria Nicolodi (Tenebrae), and features lush cinematography by Romano Albani (Inferno) and a pounding prog rock score by Goblin (Deep Red, Suspiria). Presented here in a sumptuous new 4K restoration of the film and with a newly created hybrid English/Italian audio track, this is the definitive release of Argento s creepy classic.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

  • Brand new 4K restoration of the full-length 116-minute Italian cut of the film from the original camera negative
  • New 5.1 surround mix of the Italian soundtrack, derived from the original 4-channel Dolby Stereo elements
  • New hybrid English/Italian soundtrack in lossless 5.1 and 2.0 stereo*
  • Italian soundtrack in PCM 2.0 stereo
  • English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
  • New audio commentary by Troy Howarth, author of So Deadly, So Perverse: 50 Years of Italian Giallo Films
  • Of Flies and Maggots, a new feature-length documentary including interviews with co-writer/producer/director Dario Argento, actors Fiore Argento, Davide Marotta, Daria Nicolodi and Fiorenza Tessari, co-writer Franco Ferrini, cinematographer Romano Albani, production manager Angelo Jacono, special optical effects artist Luigi Cozzi, special makeup effects artist Sergio Stivaletti, makeup artist Pier Antonio Mecacci, underwater camera operator Gianlorenzo Battaglia, and composers Claudio Simonetti and Simon Boswell
  • Original Italian and English theatrical trailers
  • Jennifer music video, directed by Dario Argento
  • Rare Japanese vintage pressbook
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Candice Tripp

    * The 116-minute Italian cut features approximately six minutes of footage for which English audio does not exist. In these instances, the hybrid track reverts to Italian audio with English subtitles.

  • New World

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    New World DVDBlu-rayCombo

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    15 135:00s Sinsegye is a 2013 South Korea crime drama by Hoon-jung Park.
    Starring Jung-jae Lee, Min-sik Choi and Jung-min Hwang. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong bloody violence, very strong language for:

    • 2018 Eureka Entertainment Ltd RB Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon released on 15th January 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Promotional Material

    Slick edge-of-your-seat thriller and one of the finest gangster films for many years...

    After receiving much acclaim for his screenplays for both Kim Jee-woon’s I Saw the Devil and Ryoo Seung-wan’s The Unjust , Park Hoon-jung made the transition to directing and with New World , established himself as one of South Korea’s finest directors.

    When the chairman of South Korea’s largest crime syndicate is killed in mysterious circumstances, a complex and violent struggle for power takes place between the three most powerful figures in the Korean underworld. Meanwhile the police, led by section chief Kang ( Choi Min-sik , Oldboy ), have established operation “New World”, in an attempt to weaken the syndicate even further. However, Kang’s inside man, Ja-sung (played by The Housemaid‘s Lee Jung-jae ), is nearing breaking point after eight years working undercover.

    Highly praised upon release as one of the finest gangster films for many years, New World is a slick, edge-of-your seat thriller, and is not to be missed.

    DUAL FORMAT FEATURES:

    • Stunning 1080p presentation (On the Blu-ray), with a progressive encode on the DVD
    • 5.1 Surround and Stereo soundtrack options
    • Optional English subtitles
    • Trailer

    Kills on Wheels

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    Kills on Wheels DVDBlu-rayCombo

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    15 102:23s Kills on Wheels is a 2016 Hungary action comedy drama by Attila Till.
    Starring Szabolcs Thuróczy, Zoltán Fenyvesi and Ádám Fekete. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for very strong language, strong violence, sex references for:

    • 2018 Eureka Entertainment Ltd RB Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon released on 15th January 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Reviews

    • See review from cine-vue.com : " The film's sluggish pacing and middling-tone ensure that it never quite takes off, Kills on Wheels succeeds at being an entertaining black comedy "

    Promotional Material

    A highly original, darkly comedic and infectious buddy-movie about a wheelchair-using gang of assassins...

    The second feature film from director Attila Till , K ills on Wheels is an inventive, action-packed coming-of-age story of friendship, loyalty and revenge.

    Zoli and Barba are inseparable friends and outcasts. Both physically disabled, they live in a rehabilitation facility where life seems rather aimless. Zoli needs life-saving surgery but doesn’t want his absent father to pay out of guilt and pity. Enter Rupasov, a mysterious wheelchair-using man newly released from prison. He quickly adopts the two friends and offers them a chance to make some extra money by helping him in his work. That work, however, is murder. Rupasov is a hitman.

    Inspired by his own experiences working as a volunteer for disabled people, director Attila Till skilfully blends reality with fantasy as he offers a gentle probe into the lives of those who live on the edge of society.

    Dual Format Special Features:

    • Stunning 1080p presentation (On the Blu-ray), with a progressive encode on the DVD English subtitles
    • 5.1 Surround and Stereo soundtrack options
    • Optional English subtitles
    • Trailer

    Sweet Virginia

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    Sweet Virginia DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    15 92:43s Sweet Virginia is a 2017 USA / Canada thriller by Jamie M Dagg.
    Starring Jon Bernthal, Christopher Abbott and Imogen Poots. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for very strong language, strong violence, sex for:

    • 2018 Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 15th January 2018
    • Kew Media Group VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Promotional Material

    A former rodeo star, with a small time life, unknowingly starts a rapport with a young man who is responsible for the violence that has suddenly gripped his small town.  Starring John Bernthal (Netflix s The Punisher, The Wolf of Wall Street, Baby Driver, Sicario, The Walking Dead) Imogen Poots (Filth, 28 Days Later, V for Vendetta, I Kill Giants (exciting TIFF World Premiere coming soon!) Rosemary Dewitt (La La Land) From the producers of The Raid 1 & 2, Bushwick, Midnight Special, Sinister 1 & 2, & Frances.
    Patient Seven

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    Patient 7 DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    18 110:51s Patient Seven is a 2016 USA horror by Danny Draven, Paul Davis...
    Starring Michael Ironside, Jack Plotnick and Drew Fonteiro. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong violence for:

    • 2018 Miracle Media R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 15th January 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Promotional Material

    Dr. Marcus, a renowned psychiatrist has selected 6 severe mentally ill and dangerous patients from the Spring Valley Mental Hospital to interview as part of research for his new book. As Dr. Marcus interviews each patient, one by one the horrors they ve committed begin to unfold. However, Dr. Marcus soon learns that there is one patient who ties them all together.

    It

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    IT Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    15 129:07s It is a 2017 USA horror drama by Andrés Muschietti.
    Starring Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Lieberher and Finn Wolfhard. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong horror, violence, language for:

    • 2018 Warner 4k RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 15th January 2018
    • 2018 Warner RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 15th January 2018
    • 2018 Warner R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 15th January 2018
    • Warner Brothers VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon released on 1st January 2018

    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries

    Pennywise Lives!-Who and what is Pennywise the Clown? Discover how Bill Skarsgård prepared to portray the primordial creature known as the Eater of Worlds, Eater of Children and the Eternal Child.

    The Losers' Club-Get up close and personal with the teenage stars of It as they bond together during the production, brave their deepest fears and come face-to-face with the demonic Pennywise

    Author of Fear -The Master of Horror unleashes everything you were ever afraid of! Stephen King himself reveals the roots of his best-selling novel, the nature of childhood fear, its effects on his storytelling and the powerful imprint It has made on his own literary universe.

    Dark Portal

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    Dark Portal DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    15 101:11s Dark Portal (aka Black Hollow Cage) is a 2017 Spain Sci-Fi horror thriller by Sadrac González-Perellón (as Sadrac González).
    Starring Daniel M Jacobs, Julian Nicholson and Lowena McDonell. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence for:

    • 2018 Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 15th January 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Promotional Material

    Bitter and isolated after losing her mother and part of her right arm in a car accident, thirteen year old Alice lives a secluded life in a futuristic house deep in the woods, with her father, Adam. Life is altered when Alice and her only friend, a pet wolfhound named Beatrice, stumble upon a mysterious black cube within the forest, through which, Alice receives warning messages from someone who seems to be her future self. Terrifying events are approaching, events that can only be changed by altering the past.
             

     

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    Emmanuelle and the Deadly Black Cobra, It, 68 Kill, Bad Day for the Cut


    Link Here 9th January 2018
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    The Alien Dead

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    The Alien Dead DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA R ~81:00s The Alien Dead is a 1980 USA comedy Sci-Fi horror by Fred Olen Ray.
    Starring Buster Crabbe, Ray Roberts and Linda Lewis. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    • 2018 Bayview Entertainment R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 9th January 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Promotional Material

    Filmed deep in the swamps of Central Florida, THE ALIEN DEAD (1980) barely squeezed by on its meager shoestring budget of $12,000. Graduating to 16mm color film from his earlier black & white effort THE BRAIN LEECHES (1978), burgeoning filmmaker Fred Olen Ray crafted an astonishingly crude tale of aquatic zombies and the characters who would become their victims. In what would later become a trademark of Ray's work, the movie features serial icon, Buster Crabbe (Flash Gordon), a marquee star from the director's childhood. The film has, at times, a strange gauzy, nightmare-like quality hanging over it: a surreal, netherworld of dream images that threaten to engulf the characters. Scratch your head in awe and wonder at THE ALIEN DEAD. Also included here is the director's first feature effort, THE BRAIN LEECHES, along with a revealing commentary track, plus an unadvertised bonus, THE HALLOWEEN PLANET, an unaired children's TV Special featuring serial SUPERMAN, Kirk Alyn and the cast and crew of ALIEN DEAD, along with a new commentary track. Presented in 1.85 enhanced-widescreen.
    Nails

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    Nails DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA
    Unrated
    ~85:00s

     

    Nails is a 2017 Ireland horror by Dennis Bartok.
    Starring Shauna Macdonald, Leah McNamara and Ross Noble. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2018 Mpi Home Video R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 9th January 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Summary Notes

    Dana Milgrom (Shauna Macdonald) is a track coach and mother who's survived a near-death car accident, only to find herself paralyzed and trapped inside her own body. Forced to communicate via an artificial voice program and hooked to a breathing machine, she becomes convinced that a terrifying presence called Nails exists inside her hospital room. No one believes her - not even her own husband, who think she's experiencing a mental breakdown. As her marriage disintegrates and her grip on reality starts to shred, Dana fights to convince the doctors and staff that Nails is real and intent on destroying her.

    68 Kill

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    68 Kill DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA
    Unrated
    ~96:00s 68 Kill is a 2017 USA crime comedy romance by Trent Haaga.
    Starring Matthew Gray Gubler, AnnaLynne McCord and Alisha Boe. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2018 Shout! Factory (RA) Blu-ray/DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 9th January 2018
    • 2018 Shout! Factory R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 9th January 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    There is also a UK release.

    Reviews

    Summary Notes

    It started with a couple dead bodies and $68,000 in stolen cash. Chip Taylor's girlfriend Liza had the perfect plan to rip off her rich sugar daddy. It should have been an easy in and out kind of deal. Nobody would get hurt and they would come out of it with enough loot to solve their problems. But things started going wrong as soon as they were inside the rich man's house, and for Chip it was only the beginning of the longest, most terrifying ride of his life.

    It

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    It Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA R ~120:00s It is a 2017 USA horror drama by Andrés Muschietti.
    Starring Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Lieberher and Finn Wolfhard. BBFC link IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    • 2018 WarnerBrothers 4k RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 9th January 2018
    • 2018 WarnerBrothers RA Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 9th January 2018
    • Warner Bros. VoD [US only] at US Amazon released on 19th December 2017
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    The horror thriller IT, directed by Andr39s Muschietti (Mama), is based on the hugely popular Stephen King novel of the same name, which has been terrifying readers for decades. When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids is faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.

    Bad Day for the Cut

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    Bad Day for the Cut Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA
    Unrated
    ~99:00s Bad Day for the Cut is a 2017 UK thriller by Chris Baugh.
    Starring Nigel O'Neill, Susan Lynch and Józef Pawlowski. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Promotional Material

    Donal is a farmer who still lives at home in a little Irish village with his mother Florence. He works the fields during the day and drinks in the local pub at night. He seems content with a simple, quiet life. The only sense we get of his wish for something more is an old camper van, which he has lovingly restored. When Florence is killed in an apparent home invasion Donal sets off for Belfast in the little red van, looking for revenge. What he finds is a world of violence and brutality that he can t understand and a secret about his mother that will shake him to his core.

    Bonus Features
    Trailer

    Language: English
    English SDH

    Emmanuelle and the Deadly Black Cobra

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    Emmanuelle and the Deadly Black Cobra aka Black Cobra Woman Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA R ~97:00s Emmanuelle and the Deadly Black Cobra (Eva nera) is a 1976 Italy drama by Joe D'Amato.
    Starring Jack Palance, Laura Gemser and Gabriele Tinti. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    • 2018 Kino Lorber (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 9th January 2018
    UK Censorship History
    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1977. A pre-cut version was passed 18 for 1986 VHS. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

    Promotional Material

    A Code Red Release Judas (Jack Palance, One Man Jury, Without Warning, Alone In The Dark), a wealthy playboy living in Hong Kong, is obsessed with snakes. His apartment is full of them, and he treats them as if they were his children. One night Judas brother (Gabriele Tinti, Eerie Midnight Horror Show) persuades him to accompany him to see a dance act at a nightclub. Judas is astounded to see that the act consists of a beautiful Asian woman (Laura Gemser, Black Emmanuelle, Erotic Nights Of The Living Dead) who dances nude while holding a python. He is immediately smitten, and winds up hiring her to take care of his snakes while he s away on business. However, things start to take a sinister turn, in this Gemser classic, now first time out legit and in HD from a brand new 2017 HD scan!
             

     

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    The Mercenary, Leatherface


    Link Here 8th January 2018
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    Beyond Skyline

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    Beyond Skyline DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    15 102:27s Beyond Skyline is a 2016 Singapore / USA action Sci-Fi film by Liam O'Donnell.
    Starring Frank Grillo, Bojana Novakovic and Jonny Weston. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong bloody violence, language for:

    • 2018 Signature Entertainment (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 8th January 2018
    • 2018 Signature Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 8th January 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release

    Promotional Material

    Los Angeles Detective Mark Corley (Frank Grillo, Captain America: The Winter Soldier) thought bailing out his eighteen-year-old son, Trent (Jonny Weston, Taken 3), was the worst part of his day. But on the ride home, the skies above fill with a strange blue light. Within moments, the entire city's population is vacuumed up into a massive alien ship. In the aftermath, father and son lead a band of survivors to the marina. But when Trent is abducted, Mark relentlessly storms after his son onto the nightmarish warship. As the aliens move across the planet, feeding off the remnants of humanity, the resilient Mark battles through the bizarre environment, uncovering their horrific secrets. Before long, he forges an alliance with an unlikely ally. Together they are able to crash the ship and rescue several abductees. Landing in Southeast Asia, they encounter a highly skilled resistance force, led by the deadly Sua (Iko Uwais, The Raid 1 & 2). In a race against time, these warriors from different sides of the world must unite to save their families and take back the planet.
    Dogs

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    Dogs Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    15 90:14s Dogs is a 1976 USA horror thriller by Burt Brinckerhoff.
    Starring David McCallum, Sandra McCabe and George Wyner. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong threat, bloody images for:

    • 2018 88 Films RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 8th January 2018
    • 2018 88 Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 8th January 2018
    The cinema release in 1977 was passed AA uncut.

    Summary Notes

    On the quiet campus of the remotely-located SouthWestern University, something strange is happening. All of the dogs in the area, once loyal, gentle pets, are now banding together in wild packs and hunting down their former masters. Could the strange transformation have anything to do with the secret government experiements being conducted in the school's physics laboratory? More importantly, can the dogs be stopped before it's too late?

    The Mercenary

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    The Mercenary Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    18 ~106:00s The Mercenary is a 1968 Italy / Spain / USA comedy western by Sergio Corbucci.
    Starring Franco Nero, Tony Musante and Eduardo Fajardo. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

    • 2018 88 Films RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 8th January 2018
    • 2018 88 Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 8th January 2018
    There is also a US release.

    UK Censorship History

    BBFC category cuts were required for an AA cinema release in 1970. Passed 15 uncut for 2017 DVD and Blu-ray. Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US.

    Promotional Material

    Western directed by Sergio Corbucci and starring Franco Nero and Tony Musante. A Polish mercenary named Sergei Kowalski (Nero) lends a hand to a ragtag group of revolutionaries in their fight against the Mexican government and their military. But he is himself being pursued by an American rival driven by revenge. But will Kowalski's mercenary ways sway the leader of the revolution from his righteous path and into sheer banditry?
    Leatherface

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    Leatherface DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    18   Leatherface is a USA horror thriller by Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury.
    Starring Lili Taylor, Stephen Dorff and Nicole Andrews. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence, gore, strong sex for:

    • Lionsgate Home Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 8th January 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release

    There is also a US release.

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    U S horror directed by Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury. Unable to convict Verna Sawyer (Lili Taylor) and her family for the brutal killing of his daughter, Texas Ranger Hal Hartman (Stephen Dorff) has the Sawyer children taken away and admitted to a mental institution. Ten years later, a now teenage Jed Sawyer (Sam Coleman) escapes the institution along with fellow patients Jackson (Sam Strike), Ike (James Bloor) and Clarice (Jessica Madsen). As the group embark on a murderous rampage across Texas, Hartman once again sets out in pursuit and will seemingly do anything to get his revenge.
             

     

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    The Executioner's Song, Seven Blood Stained Orchids, Miss Zombie


    Link Here 2nd January 2018
    Title Cuts Cert Run Time US flagReleased on 2nd January 2018
    The Houses October Built 2

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    The Houses October Built 2 DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA
    Unrated
    ~101:00s The Houses October Built 2 is a 2017 USA horror by Bobby Roe.
    Starring Brandy Schaefer, Zack Andrews and Mikey Roe. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2018 IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 2nd January 2018
    • 2018 IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 2nd January 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Promotional Material

    Recovering from the trauma of being kidnapped last Halloween by the Blue Skeleton â€" a group who take “extreme haunt” to another level â€" five friends decide they must face their fears in order to move on. Heading back out on the road to visit more haunted house attractions, signs of the Blue Skeleton start appearing again and a new terror begins…
    Hell Night

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    Hell Night Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA R ~101:00s Hell Night is a 1981 USA horror thriller by Tom DeSimone (as Tom De Simone).
    Starring Linda Blair, Vincent Van Patten and Peter Barton. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    • 2017 Shout! Factory Collector's Edition RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 2nd January 2018

    Reviews

    UK Censorship Hstory
    Uncut in the UK for X rated cinema release in 1981 and on pre-cert video. Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS but later passed 18 uncut for DVD. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

    Summary Notes

    Before being able to join Alpha Sigma Rho fraternity and its sister sorority, four pledges must spend the night in Garth Manor, twelve years to the day after the previous resident murdered his entire family. Some, however, say that one member of the Garth family survived, and still resides somewhere in the now-deserted mansion.

    Seven Blood Stained Orchids

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    Seven Blood Stained Orchids aka Sette orchidee macchiate di rosso Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA
    Unrated
    ~92:00s Seven Blood Stained Orchids (aka Sette orchidee macchiate di rosso) is a 1972 Italy / West Germany mystery thriller by Umberto Lenzi.
    Starring Antonio Sabato, Uschi Glas and Pier Paolo Capponi. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2018 Kino Lorber (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 2nd January 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Promotional Material

    A Code Red Release A maniac on the loose is committing savage acts of slaughter, and one survivor may be the only key to unmasking the serial slayer known as the Half-Moon Killer. The mysterious half-moon lockets could be the only key to unraveling his sinister motives, but will that be enough before he completes his ice-cold plot to claim his intended seven victims? Based on a classic murder mystery novel by Edgar Wallace (King Kong) and starring Uschi Glas (College Girl Murders), Antonio Sabato (Grand Prix, Escape from the Bronx) and the stunning Marisa Mell (Danger Diabolik), this stylish shocker from the golden age of Italian thrillers is a crimson-dripping gem from cult director Umberto Lenzi (Almost Human, Spasmo).
    The Executioner's Song

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    The Executioner's Song Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    Original Version

    BBFC uncut
    Director's Cut

    MPAA
    Unrated
    188:00s
    135:00s
    The Executioner's Song is a 1982 USA TV crime biography by Lawrence Schiller.
    Starring Tommy Lee Jones, Christine Lahti and Rosanna Arquette. BBFC link IMDb

    US: The Director's Cut and Original Version are MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2018 Kino Classics [Original Version + Director's Cut] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 2nd January 2018
    Versions
    A TV drama has been edited into several versions.

    Promotional Material

    This Special Edition Blu-ray includes both the Original 188-minute Cut and the 135-minute Director's Cut. Norman Mailer (Tough Guys Don't Dance) wrote the screenplay for this classic miniseries, based on his 1979 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Screen legend Tommy Lee Jones (The Park Is Mine, Blown Away), Rosanna Arquette (Desperately Seeking Susan, 8 Million Ways to Die), Christine Lahti (Running on Empty) and Eli Wallach (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly) co-star in this critically acclaimed true story of convicted murderer Gary Gilmore. Jones provides an Emmy-winning performance as the story follows the last nine months of Gilmore's life. Experience one of the most compelling news stories of the 20th century when he demands the death penalty, rather than spend his life in jail. Gilmore's execution marked the resumption of the death penalty in the United States and became a historical case that is still relevant today. Veteran producer Lawrence Schiller (Marilyn: The Untold Story) directed this haunting drama, which was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Special (Arquette) and Outstanding Writing in a Limited Series or a Special (Mailer) Emmy Awards.
    Miss Zombie

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    Miss Zombie DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA
    Unrated
    ~85:00s Miss Zombie is a 2013 Japan horror by SABU (as Sabu).
    Starring Ayaka Komatsu, Makoto Togashi and Tarô Suruga. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2018 Redemption Films RB Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 2nd January 2018
    • 2018 Redemption Films R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 2nd January 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Promotional Material

    When the Teramoto family received their new domestic servant, Sara (Ayaka Komatsu), they were provided specific instructions: do not feed her meat ( It may turn feral ) and use the enclosed pistol to dispatch it, if there is a threat of bodily harm. So begins the ultra-dark comedy by Japanese cult director SABU (Mr. Long, Happiness). The fearful neighbors treat the disfigured servant as a monster, even as the family comes to trust and accept her. Like all
             

     

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    Latest releases


    Link Here 1st January 2018
    Title Cuts Cert Run Time UK flagReleased on 1st January 2018
    Jeepers Creepers 3

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    Jeepers Creepers 3 Blu-ray  

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    15 97:03s Jeepers Creepers 3 is a 2017 USA horror mystery thriller by Victor Salva.
    Starring Meg Foster, Gina Philips and Jonathan Breck. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, threat, language for:

    • 2018 101 Films (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 1st January 2018
    • 2018 101 Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 1st January 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release

    Promotional Material

    Set between the first and second films, Sgt Davis Tubbs (Brandon Smith) assembles a task force to destroy the Creeper once and for all while growing closer than ever before to learning the secrets of its dark origins, as the monster terrorizes a local farming community. The Creeper fights back in gory glory...
    Jeepers Creepers Collection

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    Jeepers Creepers Collection DVD

        ~294:00s Jeepers Creepers Collection is a set consisting of:
    • Jeepers Creepers (2001)
    • Jeepers Creepers II (2003)
    • Jeepers Creepers III (2017)

    UK: BBFC details not yet published for:

    • 2018 101 Films [Jeepers Creepers Collection] R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 1st January 2018
    Jeepers Creeps is a 2001 Germany/US horror by Victor Salva.
    With Gina Philips, Justin Long and Jonathan Breck. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. This cut version was then distributed worldwide for all releases since.
    Jeepers Creepers II is a 2003 USA horror by Victor Salva.
    Starring Jonathan Breck, Ray Wise and Nicki Aycox. BBFC link IMDb
    There are no censorship issues with this release
    Jeepers Creepers 3 is a 2017 USA horror mystery thriller by Victor Salva.
    Starring Meg Foster, Gina Philips and Jonathan Breck. IMDb
    BBFC details not yet published

    Promotional Material

    Collection of films from the American horror series, Jeepers Creepers. In 'Jeepers Creepers' (2001) siblings Trish and Darry Jenner (Gina Philips and Justin Long) accidentally uncover an underground cavern full of damaged body parts and soon find themselves running for their lives. They plead the police for help but when two officers drive out to take a look at the cavern, they quickly become the victims of a supernatural assailant known as the Creeper (Jonathan Breck). Trish and Darry then flee to the safety of a nearby house, but the Creeper is on their trail and refuses to give up the chase.

    In 'Jeepers Creepers 2' (2003) the Creeper's 23-day feeding frenzy is coming to an end for another 23 years. Unfortunately a busload of high school students have become stranded on the remote East 9 Highway and the Creeper has one day left to feast, leaving them vulnerable to a horrifying outcome.

    In 'Jeepers Creepers 3' (2017) the notorious monster terrorises citizens by returning every 23 years to feast on whoever it can get its hands on for 23 days, and the people of the local town must rally together to defeat this terrifying creature. The cast includes Stan Shaw, Brandon Smith and Meg Foster.

    Armageddon America

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    Armageddon America DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    15 87:57s Armageddon America (aka AmeriGeddon) is a 2016 USA action film by Mike Norris.
    Starring Dina Meyer, India Eisley and Marshall R Teague. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence for:

    • 2018 High Fliers Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 1st January 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release

    Promotional Material

    In America ,a global terrorist organization, alongside the United Nations, have disabled the U.S. power grid and instituted martial law causing terror and panic throughout the country. It is down to an army of patriots, with strong survival skills, to save America and reclaim their freedom. Armageddon America is a thrilling disaster movie that now seems only too real.
    Wish Upon

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    Wish Upon DVD

    BBFC uncut

    mpaa cut
    59s

    15

    MPAA PG-13

    90:14s Wish Upon is a 2017 USA horror fantasy thriller by John R Leonetti.
    Starring Sherilyn Fenn, Joey King and Elisabeth Röhm. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: The cut US Theatrical Version was passed 15 for strong threat, bloody images, suicide references without further BBFC cuts for:

    • 2018 Vertigo Releasing R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 1st January 2018

    Censorship History

    The Theatrical Version was cut in the US for an MPAA PG13 rating. An uncut MPAA Unrated version was later released on Blu-ray and VoD only.

    It seems likely that the UK will only see the PG-13 rated version possibly because the uncut version has only been prepped for Blu-ray. This cut version is clearly inferior. See article from movie-censorship.com :

    Director John R. Leonetti ( Annabelle ) said early on that his movie was initially much gorier and received the MPAA’s “R” rating in the first round. He also said that he considers this “Unrated Director’s Cut” to be the better version of his film.

    There’s a lot more censored than the mere runtime difference of just one minute would suggest. That is due to the usage of alternate material and CGI blood censorship.

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2017 Broad Green Pictures [Theatrical Version + Unrated Version] (RA) Blu-ray/(R1) DVD Combo at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    Jonathan Shannon (Ryan Phillippe) gives his 17-year-old daughter Clare (Joey King) an old music box that promises to grant its owner seven wishes. Skeptical at first, Clare becomes seduced by its dark powers when her life starts to radically improve with each wish. Everything seems perfect until she realizes that every wish she makes causes the people who are closest to her to die in violent and elaborate ways. From the Producers of Annabelle, Co-Producer of Insidious and Producer of Cloverfield
             

     

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    Brawl In Cell Block 99


    Link Here 26th December 2017

     

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    The Limehouse Golem, Casino Tycoon, One Dark Night


    Link Here 26th December 2017
    Title Cuts Cert Run Time UK flagReleased on 26th December 2017
    The Limehouse Golem

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      The Limehouse Golem Blu-ray    

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    15 104:30s The Limehouse Golem is a 2016 UK horror thriller by Juan Carlos Medina.
    Starring Bill Nighy, Olivia Cooke and Douglas Booth. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong bloody violence, gory images, strong sex, sexual violence for:

    • 2017 Lions Gate Home Entertainment RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 26th December 2017
    • 2017 Lions Gate Home Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 26th December 2017

    Reviews

    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    There s also a US release.

    Promotional Material

    When a series of gruesome murders shake Victorian London, Inspector Kildare (Bill Nighy; Their Finest) of Scotland Yard is promoted to lead an investigation into finding the killer. The community believes only the mythical Limehouse Golem could be responsible, but as Kildare uncovers a group of unlikely suspects, he must discover which one is the killer before they strike again.

    Olivia Cook (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl), Douglas Booth (The Riot Club), Sam Reid (71), Daniel Mays (Line of Duty) and Eddie Marsan (Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell) star in suspenseful murder mystery, The Limehouse Golem, from the Screenwriter of the Woman in Black.

    Our Evil

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    Our Evil DVD  

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    18 88:37s Our Evil is a 2017 Brazil horror thriller by Samuel Galli.
    Starring Fernando Cardoso, Ricardo Casella and Reinaldo Colmanetti. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence for:

    • 2017 Matchbox Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 26th December 2017
    There are no censorship issues with this release

    Reviews

    • See  review from sexgoremutants.co.uk : " What starts off as something akin to KILL LIST soon expands and morphs into full-on horror with a handful of genuinely grisly, not to mention chilling, moments "

    Promotional Material

    A man with spiritualist powers is told by his mentor ( the  spirit of a Clown)  that a demonic entity  is coming to destroy his daughter's soul, and that he should take drastic measures to stop this from happening. He must destroy her marked soul on the day of her 20th Birthday or there will be grave consequences. He must find a serial killer who is pure evil and deserving of suffering. He begins his search on the dark web and finds serial killer Charles who has no sympathy for human life. He has found his man, and soon the real evil will commence…
    Shot Caller

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      Shot Caller DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    15 120:17s Shot Caller is a 2016 USA crime thriller by Ric Roman Waugh.
    Starring Jon Bernthal, Lake Bell and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong bloody violence, language, sexual violence references, nudity for:

    • 2017 Altitude Film Distribution R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 26th December 2017
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Promotional Material

    After a DUI sends him down the rabbit hole of the American prison system, successful businessman Jacob Harlon (Nicolaj Coster-Waldau, Game of Thrones) is transformed into Money, a stoic, ruthless prison gangster.

    As he navigates the brutality of his new home, adapting to its violent codes of ethics and rites of passage that will ensure his survival, he slowly loses his previous identity and his relationship to his former life, including his wife and son.

    The grip of his new family, the prison gang, extends beyond the prison walls. Upon his release, chased by the law enforcement, threatened by his incarcerated protectors, Money must orchestrate one last dangerous crime. All is not what it seems. The ruthless process of fulfilling his obligations also becomes his path to sacrifice, retribution and self-definition.

    Casino Tycoon

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    Casino Tycoon Blu-ray  

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    15 124:47s
     
    Do sing dai hang san goh chuen kei is a 1992 Hong Kong drama by Jing Wong.
    Starring Andy Lau, Joey Wang and Chingmy Yau. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence for:

    • 2017 88 Films RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 26th December 2017
    There are no censorship issues with this release

    Summary Notes

    Ho is a refugee from Hong Kong. He strives with talent and hardworking, and grows into a casino tycoon.

    One Dark Night

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    One Dark Night Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    15 ~89:00s One Dark Night is a 1982 USA horror by Tom McLoughlin (as Thomas McLoughlin).
    Starring Meg Tilly, Melissa Newman and Robin Evans. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Previously passed 15 uncut for:

    • 2017 88 Films RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 26th December 2017
    • 2017 88 Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 26th December 2017
    There are no censorship issues with this release

    Promotional Material

    Three years before he shocked slasher fans senseless with his classic sequel FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VI: JASON LIVES, director Tom McLaughlin was launching his career in fear with ONE DARK NIGHT (1983) an unheralded horror gem that is finally unleashed courtesy of the 88 Vault Collection. Telling a terrifying tale of some teenagers who opt to spend the night in a morgue but awake a demonic force that takes none too kindly to trespassers - ONE DARK NIGHT has not been seen in the UK since the VHS era! However, this colourful bout of eighties carnage is back to frighten a new generation - and with a leading lady turn from the beautiful Meg Tilly (PSYCHO II) is it any wonder this decade defining ghost story has never been forgotten by those who first encountered its eerie charms?
             

     

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    mother!, American Gothic


    Link Here 20th December 2017
    Title Cuts Cert Run Time US flagReleased on 19th December 2017
    American Gothic

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    American Gothic Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA R ~89:00s American Gothic is a 1988 UK / Canada horror by John Hough.
    Starring Sarah Torgov, Terence Kelly and Mark Erickson. BBFC link IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    • 2017 Shout! Factory (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 19th December 2017
    UK Censorship History
    Uncut and 18 rated for 1987 cinema release but 18 rated and cut for the follow up VHS.  Later uncut again on 18 rated DVD in 2005. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

    Summary Notes

    When six friends fly off on a weekend getaway and are suddenly plagued by engine trouble, they're forced to land on a remote island. Looking for shelter, they're grateful to encounter Ma and Pa and their children - an eccentric family living in the island's backwoods. But what begins as simple hospitality turns into a terrifying race for survival as the friends start disappearing one by one ... and turning up dead.

    Leatherface

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    Leatherface DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA R ~88:00s Leatherface is a USA horror thriller by Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury.
    Starring Lili Taylor, Stephen Dorff and Nicole Andrews. BBFC link IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    • 2017 LIONSGATE RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 19th December 2017
    • 2017 LIONSGATE R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 19th December 2017
    There are no censorship issues with this release

    There is also a UK release.

    Reviews

    • See review from 411mania.com : " While it is derivative at times, it's the first good film in the series in fourteen years "
    • See review from readjunk.com : " I don't believe that I've ever hear people clamoring for a true origin story for Leatherface, it is still an interesting concept and a decent addition to the "Texas Chainsaw" lore "

    Promotional Material

    In Texas, years before the events of THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE, in the early days of the infamous Sawyer family, the youngest child is sentenced to a mental hospital after a suspicious incident leaves the sheriff's daughter dead. Ten years later, he kidnaps a young nurse and escapes with three other inmates. Pursued by authorities, including the deranged sheriff out to avenge his daughter's death, the Sawyer teen goes on a violent road trip from hell, molding him into the monster now known as Leatherface.

    Special Features:

    • Behind the Mask: The Making of LEATHERFACE
    • Six deleted scenes --Lionsgate
    mother!

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    mother! DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA R ~121:00s mother! is a 2017 USA horror mystery thriller by Darren Aronofsky.
    Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem and Ed Harris. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    • 2017 PARAMOUNT RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 19th December 2017
    • 2017 PARAMOUNT R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 19th December 2017
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    academy award winners jennifer lawrence (silver linings playbook) and javier bardem (no country for old men) deliver unforgettable performances in academy award nominated darren aronofsky's (black swan) praised opus. the film shattered audiences and critics around the world. it s been called darkly exhilarating (justin chang, los angeles times) and aronofsky's most daring film yet (ben croll, indiewire). experience the visually arresting psychological thriller that will leave your heart pounding and your mind blown!
    Asylum

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    Asylum Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA
    Unrated
    ~89:00s Asylum is a 1972 UK horror by Roy Ward Baker.
    Starring Barbara Parkins, Richard Todd and Sylvia Syms. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2017 Severin Films (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 19th December 2017
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Promotional Material

    In 1972, The Studio That Dripped Blood brought together director Roy Ward Baker (DR. JEKYLL & SISTER HYDE, THE VAMPIRE LOVERS), novelist/screenwriter Robert Bloch (PSYCHO), and an all-star cast that includes Peter Cushing, Britt Ekland (THE WICKER MAN), Herbert Lom (MARK OF THE DEVIL), Patrick Magee (A CLOCKWORK ORANGE), Robert Powell (THE SURVIVOR) and Charlotte Rampling (THE NIGHT PORTER) for the shocker 10kBullets.com calls classic British horror, genuinely creepy and essential viewing. Here inside the gates of Dunsmoor Asylum For The Incurably Insane, you ll discover four disturbing tales of voodoo vengeance, murderous mannequins, psychotic ingénues, demonic dolls and one killer twist of an ending. Barry Morse (SPACE: 1999), Barbara Parkins (VALLEY OF THE DOLLS) and James Villiers (REPULSION) co-star in the best Amicus anthology (Classic-Horror.com), now remastered from vault elements and loaded with Special Features.

    Special Features:

    Two's A Company : 1972 On-set report from BBC featuring Interviews With Producer Milton Subotsky, Director Roy Ward Baker, Actors Charlotte Rampling, James Villiers, Megs Jenkins, Art Director Tony Curtis and Production Manager Teresa Bolland
    David J. Schow on Robert Bloch - Featurette
    Fiona Subotsky Remembers Milton Subotsky - Featurette
    Inside The Fear Factory Featurette with Directors Roy Ward Baker, Freddie Francis and Producer Max J. Rosenberg
    Audio Commentary with Director Roy Ward Baker and Camera Operator Neil Binney
    Theatrical Trailer
    And Now The Screaming Starts

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    And Now The Screaming Starts DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA
    Unrated
    ~91:00s And Now the Screaming Starts! is a 1973 UK horror by Roy Ward Baker.
    Starring Peter Cushing, Herbert Lom and Patrick Magee. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2017 Severin Films (R0) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 19th December 2017
    • 2017 Severin Films R0 DVD at US Amazon released on 19th December 2017
    Censorship History
    Originally passed X uncut for 1974 cinema release and Vipco 15 rated VHS in 1993. The US version was cut however, and it may have been that that was released in the UK on 1998 VHS with a 15 rating and 2004 DVD with a 12 rating. Uncut and MPAA Unrated for 2017 release in the US.

    Promotional Material

    For Amicus only period production, The Studio That Dripped Blood adapted the gothic horror novel Fengriffen into an insane 18th Century saga of heaving bosoms, graphic dismemberment and supernatural violation. The legendary Peter Cushing leads an all-star cast including Herbert Lom (THE DEAD ZONE), Patrick Magee (A CLOCKWORK ORANGE) and Stephanie Beacham (DRACULA A.D.1972) in a twisted tale of family curses, axe murders, corpse desecration and a deliriously depraved performance by Lom that has to be seen to be believed. Ian Ogilvy (WITCHFINDER GENERAL) co-stars in this 70s shocker directed by Roy Ward Baker (ASYLUM, THE VAMPIRE LOVERS) and featuring ravishing cinematography by Academy AwardTM winner Denys Coop (10 RILLINGTON PLACE, SUPERMAN), now remastered in 4k with all of its violence and nudity fully restored.

    The Haunting Of Oakley Court - Featurette with Allan Bryce, Author of Amicus: The Friendly Face Of Fear , and David Flint, Author of Ten Years Of Terror , visit the classic horror film location.
    Audio Commentary with Director Roy Ward Baker and Actress Stephanie Beacham
    Audio Commentary with Star Ian Ogilvy
    Archive Audio Interview with Actor Peter Cushing By Denis Meikle
    Horror Journalist Denis Meikle Recalls And Now The Screaming Starts - Featurette
    Theatrical Trailer
    Radio Spot
    Valdez is Coming

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    Valdez is Coming Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA
    PG-13
    ~90:00s Valdez is Coming is a 1971 USA / Spain western by Edwin Sherin.
    Starring Burt Lancaster, Susan Clark and Frank Silvera. BBFC link IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:

    • 2017 Kino Classics (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 19th December 2017

    Reviews

    • See review from undertheradarmag.com : " Simplistic even by the standards of the genre, Valdez is Coming provides a few oddball points of interest for Western fans "
    UK Censorship History
    Uncut by the BBFC for 'AA' rated 1971 cinema release but UK home video releases are 15 rated and have been cut for animal cruelty. Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US.

    Promotional Material

    Screen legend Burt Lancaster (Elmer Gantry, The Kentuckian) gives a powerhouse performance as an aging Mexican-American lawman who becomes a one-man army in this bold saga of retribution and redemption. Valdez Is Coming boldly recreates America's western frontier - a place where life was sometimes cheap... but honor was always priceless. When it comes to keeping the peace, former frontier sheriff Bob Valdez has always been the voice of reason in a sea of chaos. But Frank Tanner (Jon Cypher, Lady Ice) is a very different sort of man: greedy, impulsive and rotten to the core. So when Tanner provokes a shoot-out that results in the death of an innocent man, Valdez orders him to provide financial support for the widow. But when Tanner not only refuses but also laughs in his face, Valdez dusts off his old uniform, straps on his guns and vows to exact justice and vengeance at any cost. The stellar cast includes Susan Clark (Coogan's Bluff), Frank Silvera (Killer's Kiss), Richard Jordan (The Yakuza) and Hector Elizondo (The Taking of Pelham One Two Three).
    Donnie Darko

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    Donnie Darko Blu-ray

    uncut
    Theatrical Version
    MPAA R ~113:00s Donnie Darko is a 2001 USA Sci-Fi thriller by Richard Kelly.
    Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone and Mary McDonnell. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    • 2017 Arrow [Theatrical Version] Steelbook (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 19th December 2017
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    There is also a UK release.

    Versions

    Exists as a Theatrical Version and a Director's Cut. Both are 15 rated by the BBFC.

    There's no mention of the Director's Cut being included in this release, but it has been included in Arrow's previous releases of the film.

    Promotional Material

    I WANT YOU TO WATCH THE MOVIE SCREEN. THERE'S SOMETHING I WANT TO SHOW YOU. Fifteen years before Stranger Things combined science-fiction, Spielberg-ian touches and 80s nostalgia to much acclaim, Richard Kelly set the template - and the high-water mark - with his debut feature, Donnie Darko. Initially beset with distribution problems, it would slowly find its audience and emerge as arguably the first cult classic of the new millennium. Donnie is a troubled high school student: in therapy, prone to sleepwalking and in possession of an imaginary friend, a six-foot rabbit named Frank, who tells him the world is going to end in 28 days 06 hours 42 minutes and 12 seconds. During that time he will navigate teenage life, narrowly avoid death in the form of a falling jet engine, follow Frank's maladjusted instructions and try to maintain the space-time continuum. Described by its director as ''The Catcher in the Rye as told by Philip K. Dick'', Donnie Darko combines an eye-catching, eclectic cast - pre-stardom Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal, heartthrob Patrick Swayze, former child star Drew Barrymore, Oscar nominees Mary McDonnell and Katherine Ross, and television favorite Noah Wyle - and an evocative soundtrack of 80s classics by Echo and the Bunnymen, Tears for Fears and Duran Duran. This brand-new 4K restoration, carried out exclusively for this release by Arrow Films, allows a modern classic to finally receive the home video treatment it deserves.
    Suspiria

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    Suspiria Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA
    Unrated
    ~98:00s Suspiria is a 1977 Italy horror by Dario Argento.
    Starring Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini and Flavio Bucci. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2017 Synapse Films Limited Edition Steelbook (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 19th December 2017

    Reviews

    • See review from thedigitalbits.com : " Unsurprisingly, the film's A/V presentation is a stunner, one that is a highlight for the Blu-ray format as a whole "

    Notes

    Limited collector's edition containing a new 4K restoration of the original uncut, uncensored Italian 35mm camera negative exclusively done by Synapse Films, with color correction supervised and approved by SUSPIRIA Director of Photography, Luciano Tovoli
    Censorship History
    Cut by the BBFC for X rated 1977 cinema release. Less cut for 1990 18 rated VHS and uncut since 1998.  Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating but unrated releases are uncut.

    Promotional Material

    Dario Argento s masterpiece of horror comes to home video from Synapse Films in an exclusive new 4K restoration from the original uncut, uncensored 35mm Italian camera negative and with the original 4.0 English surround sound, for the first time EVER! Painstakingly restored over the past three years, Synapse Films has created the ultimate special edition of SUSPIRIA with the supervision and approval of the film s Director of Photography, Luciano Tovoli, and loaded with a separate Blu-ray disc of amazing extras! SUSPIRIA is presented in its original glory for its 40th Anniversary!

    Special Features:

    Three disc (Two Blu-rays + One CD) limited collector s edition containing a new 4K restoration of the original uncut, uncensored Italian 35mm camera negative exclusively done by Synapse Films, with color correction supervised and approved by SUSPIRIA Director of Photography, Luciano TovoliExclusive.
    Steelbook packaging and collector's o-card sleeve, featuring artwork from Malleus, Van Orton Design, Juan José Saldarriaga & Chris MacGibbon.
    Original 4.0 1977 English language LCRS sound mix not heard since the theatrical release in 1977, presented in high-resolution DTS-HD MA 96 Khzቴ-bit audio.
    Italian 5.1 surround sound mix.
    Two audio commentaries by authors and Argento scholars, Derek Botelho, David Del Valle & Troy Howarth.
    Do You Know Anything About Witches? - 30 minute SUSPIRIA visual essay written, edited and narrated by Michael Mackenzie.
    Suzy in Nazi Germany Featurette on the German locations from SUSPIRIA.
    A Sigh from the Depths: 40 Years of SUSPIRIA All-new anniversary retrospective on the making of the film and its influence on cinema.
    Olga s Story Interview with star Barbara Magnolfi.
    Original theatrical trailers, TV spots and radio spots.
    Special Collector Edition Booklet containing an American Cinematographer interview with Luciano Tovoli, liner notes by Derek Botelho and restoration notes by Vincent Pereira & Don May, Jr. Cover artwork by Matthew Therrien Illustration.
    "International Classics" English "Breathing Letters" opening credit sequence from U.S. release version.
    Alternate All-English opening and closing credits sequences, playable via seamless branching.
    Newly translated, removable English SDH subtitles for the English language version.
    Newly translated, removable English subtitles for the Italian language version.
    Exclusive CD remaster of Goblin s SUSPIRIA motion picture soundtrack, containing additional tracks not included on the original 1977 soundtrack release.
             

     

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    Alien: Covenant


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    Title Cuts Cert Run Time UK flagReleased on 18th December 2017
    Alien: Covenant

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    Alien Covenant Blu-ray  

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    15 117:00s Alien: Covenant is a 2017 USA / Australia / New Zealand / UK Sci-Fi thriller by Ridley Scott.
    Starring Katherine Waterston, James Franco and Michael Fassbender. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong bloody violence, gore, strong language for:

    • 2017 Twentieth Century Fox 4k RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 18th December
    • 2017 Twentieth Century Fox RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 18th December
    • 2017 Twentieth Century Fox R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 18th December
    Summary Notes

    The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape

    Additional Material:
    • Alien: Covenant [Additional Material, Audio Description]
    • Alien: Covenant [Additional Material, Audio Commentary With Ridley Scott]
    • Alien: Covenant - Moving Menu (bd) [Additional Material, Menu]
    • Alien: Covenant - Master Class: Ridley Scott [Additional Material]
    • Alien: Covenant - Sector 87 - Planet 4 [Additional Material]
    • Alien: Covenant - Uscss Covenant [Additional Material]
    • Alien: Covenant - Deleted and Extended Scenes [Additional Material]
    • Alien: Covenant - DVD Moving Menu [Additional Material]
    Black Sabbath

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    Black Sabbath Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    Italian Version

    BBFC uncut
    English Version

    15 cert ~92:00s Black Sabbath is a 1963 Italy / France / USA horror by Mario Bava.
    Starring Michèle Mercier, Lidia Alfonsi and Boris Karloff. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Previously passed 15 uncut for moderate sexualised threat and violence for:

    • 2017 Arrow [Italian + English Versions] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 18th December 2017
    • 2017 Arrow [Italian Version] R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 18th December 2017
    Versions
    Uncut by censors, but the order of the 3 tales was changed,  along with plot changes, for the English Language/AIP Version

    Promotional Material

    Black Sunday was such a huge hit that a follow-up was swiftly demanded, and horror maestro Mario Bava duly devised this three-part horror anthology blending modern and period stories.

    In the giallo-style The Telephone , a woman is terrorised by her former pimp after his escape from prison, and tries to escape him with the help of her lesbian lover, who has a dark secret of her own. In the Victorian-era The Drop of Water , a nurse steals a ring from the corpse of a dead spiritualist, which naturally tries to get it back. But it s the 19th-century Russian story The Wurdalak that comes closest to Bava s earlier classic, with the great Boris Karloff as a much-loved paterfamilias who might not be entirely what he seems.

    Bava s direction is as stylish as ever, and Black Sabbath is almost a compendium of his favourite themes.

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of two versions of the film; I tre volti della paura the European version with score by Roberto Nicolosi & Black Sabbath the re-edited and re-dubbed AIP version with Les Baxter score
  • English SDH subtitles for English Audio and a new English subtitle translation of the Italian audio
  • Audio Commentary with Bava biographer and expert Tim Lucas
  • Twice the Fear, A comparison of the different versions of the film
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