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A Serbian Film, Emmanuelle and Francoise, Death Warmed Up, Link


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Mortuary

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Mortuary is a 2005 USA horror mystery thriller by Tobe Hooper.
Starring Dan Byrd, Denise Crosby and Stephanie Patton. IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

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A family moves to a small town in California, where they plan on starting a new life while running a long-abandoned funeral home. The locals fear the place, which is suspected to be on haunted ground.

Bonus features include: Trailer , Behind-the-Scenes featurette, Director's Audio Commentary, English Subtitles for the deaf and hearing-impaired

The Chosen

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The Chosen is a 1977 UK / Italy horror by Alberto De Martino.
Starring Kirk Douglas, Simon Ward and Agostina Belli. IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release.
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
  • 2019 Shout! Factory RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 14th May 2019

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The World Will Be Destroyed ... It Is Written.
Kirk Douglas (The Fury) stars as industrialist Robert Caine, who with his son Angel (Simon Ward, Supergirl) is finally about to realize his biggest dream: a massive nuclear power plant in the Holy Land. But soon, Caine's dream becomes a horrific nightmare as person after person associated with the project meets a violent, gruesome death. When clues to this inexplicable turn of events point to the devil, Caine comes to the terrible realization that he might be linked to the Antichrist ... perhaps even through his unborn child.
Also known as Holocaust 2000 and Rain Of Fire, this riveting thriller in the vein of The Omen "is probably the best made and best budgeted of the Italian occult films of the 1970s", (The Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film Review) and was directed by cult filmmaker Alberto De Martino (The Antichrist, Blood Link and Strange Shadows In An Empty Room).
The Devil's Nightmare

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The Devil's Nightmare is a 1971 Belgium / Italy horror fantasy by Jean Brismée.
Starring Erika Blanc, Jean Servais and Daniel Emilfork. IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1972 cinema release but uncut for 18 rated VHS and DVD. In the the US the PG version is cut but the MPAA Unrated version is uncut.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2019 Mondo Macabro (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 14th May 2019

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The world Blu-ray premier of a classic Gothic horror - starring Erika Blanc.

A busload of tourists on holiday discover that they are going on an unscheduled trip… a trip into the macabre. They find themselves lost and in need of food and shelter. A gloomy castle ahead seems to be the refuge that have been seeking. What they don't know is that Baron von Runberg, the castle's owner, lives under an ancient family curse - one that will draw the unsuspecting guests into a terrifying game of death. As they enjoy a splendid meal at the Baron's table, a beautiful stranger arrives at the castle. And the nightmare begins…

This delirious exercise in Gothic sex and horror is one of the very few such films to come from Belgium and stars the great Erika Blanc, the diva of 1960s and 70s Eurohorror, together with Shirley Corrigan (CRIMES OF THE BLACK CAT), Jean Servais (Rififi) and Daniel Emilfork.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Newly commissioned cover art from Gilles Vranckx.
HD transfer from original negative.
Audio commentary from Troy Howarth.
Interview with director Jean Brismée.
Interview with Roland Lethem.
Interview with assistant director Robert Lombaerts.
Original trailers and TV spots.
Mondo Macabro previews.
Don't Look

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Don't Look is a 2018 USA horror by Luciana Faulhaber.
Starring Jeff Berg, Luciana Faulhaber and Curtis K Case. IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2019 Wild Eye Releasing R0 DVD at US Amazon released on 14th May 2019

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Five friends from New York City embark on a rural getaway for their Thanksgiving vacation, but they soon find themselves being targeted by a murderous psycho.
Masked Mutilator

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Masked Mutilator is a USA horror by Jeff Beltzner.
Starring James DeBello, Glenn Hetrick and Brick Bronsky. IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2019 Intervision Picture Corp RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 14th May 2019
  • 2019 Intervision Picture Corp R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 14th May 2019

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Outside the Squared Circle Waits the Ultimate Ring of Hell!

In 1994, a production team in Eastern Pennsylvania brought together a group of local pro wrestlers and young actors to make a horror-action film. A quarter of a century later, the movie was finally finished: After accidentally killing an opponent in the ring, a professional wrestler takes a job at a group home for youth offenders. But when a psychopath wearing a wrestling mask begins butchering the teenage residents, their rehabilitation will become a no-holds-barred battle for survival.

WWE and Stampede veteran Brick Bronsky (SGT. KABUKIMAN N.Y.P.D., CLASS OF NUKE 'EM HIGH 2 &; 3), Jeff Sibbach (WCW, NWA), Doug 'Flex' Yasinsky (ECW), James DeBello (CABIN FEVER) and F/X master Glenn Hetrick (Syfy's FACE OFF) co-star in this sex and violence throwback to regional exploitation. Directed by Bronsky and completed from the original 16mm footage stored in the Executive Producer's basement for the past 25 years.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

You See Me Sweatin'? - Interview with Actor Tom Taylor.
Slice the Pretty Boy - Interview with Actor/FX Artist Paul Sutt.
Scissors, Tape & Paste - Interview with Co-Writer/Co-Executive Producer Ed Polgardy.
Don't Believe That, Folks - Interview with Co-Writer/Executive Producer Dale Schneck.
Audition Tapes.
"Mean" Gene Okerlund Interviews Tom Taylor.
Audio Commentary with Cast & Crew (Dale Schneck, Tom Taylor, Paul Sutt, Steve Mittman and Jim "The Tank" Dorsey).
Dragged Across Concrete

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Dragged Across Concrete is a 2018 Canada action crime mystery by S Craig Zahler.
Starring Mel Gibson, Jennifer Carpenter and Vince Vaughn. BBFC link IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Summary Notes

The script centers on two policemen, one an old-timer (Gibson), the other his volatile younger partner (Vaughn), who find themselves suspended when a video of their strong-arm tactics become the media's cause du jour. Low on cash and with no other options, these two embittered soldiers descend into the criminal underworld to gain their just due, but instead find far more than they wanted awaiting them in the shadows.

Saint Bernard

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Saint Bernard is a 2013 USA / France horror fantasy by Gabriel Bartalos.
Starring Jason Dugre, Katy Sullivan and Peter Iasillo Jr. IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

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SAINT BERNARD - The Hallucinatory Epic from Writer/Director/FX Master Gabe Bartalos.

His award-winning FX career spans both grindhouse (BRAIN DAMAGE, FRANKENHOOKER, the LEPRECHAUN series) and art-house (Matthew Barney's CREMASTER CYCLE). Now writer/producer/director Gabe Bartalos brings his own years-in-the-making vision to the screen, as an unhinged orchestra conductor named Bernard (Jason Dugre of Bartalos' SKINNED DEEP) graphically descends into a surreal odyssey of chaos, psychosis and "f*cked-up sh*t that looks cool as hell" (Bloody-Disgusting.com). Warwick Davis (WILLOW) and notorious Andy Kaufman cohort Bob Zmuda (MAN ON THE MOON) co-star - with a performance by punk legends The Damned - in this "must-see for the truly adventurous" (UnseenFilms.net), transferred from the original negative and unleashed beyond the underground festival circuit for the first time ever.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

The Making of SAINT BERNARD.
Trailer.
Death Warmed Up

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Death Warmed Up is a 1984 Australia / New Zealand Sci-Fi horror by David Blyth.
Starring Michael Hurst, Margaret Umbers and William Upjohn. IMDb

Originally cut for Australian Theatrical release and this version seems to have then been distributed worldwide. This version was cut by the BBFC for 18 rated cinema release in 1985 and further cut for VHS. The Theatrical Version and uncut New Zealand Versions are both MPAA Unrated in the US.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2019 Severin [Theatrical Version + New Zealand VHS Version] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 17th May 2019
  • 2019 Severin [Theatrical Version + New Zealand VHS Version] R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 17th May 2019

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The original New Zealand splatter epic remastered for the first time ever!

Three years before Peter Jackson's BAD TASTE, a young New Zealand filmmaker sprayed international movie screens with brains, blood and bizarre body fluids for the first splatter movie in Kiwi history. Director David Blyth (WOUND, GHOST BRIDE) launched his genre career with this relentlessly graphic - and still-intense- story of mad doctors, nude teens, psychotic mutants, shotgun murders, power drill lobotomies, explosive action and punk attitude that AXS.com calls "weird, wonky and one hell of a ride that will have gorehounds howling!"

Michael Hurst (HERCULES: THE LEGENDARY JOURNEYS), Bruno Lawrence (THE QUIET EARTH) and Ian Watkin (DEAD ALIVE) star in this landmark gore thriller from "New Zealand's master of transgression" (Fangoria), now remastered by Blyth himself from the only existing elements and loaded with exclusive new Special Features.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Audio Commentary with Director David Blyth and Writer Michael Heath.
I'll Get You All - Interview with Actor David Letch.
Deleted Scenes with Optional Audio Commentary by Director David Blyth and Writer Michael Heath.
Original New Zealand 4x3 VHS cut.
Interview Featurette with David Blyth and Michael Heath.
Theatrical trailer.
VHS Trailers.
TV Spot.

Emanuelle and Francoise

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Emanuelle e Françoise is a 1975 Italy horror thriller by Joe D'Amato.
Starring George Eastman, Rosemarie Lindt and Annie Carol Edel. IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1977. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

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Joe D'Amato's sleaze masterpiece on disc for the first time ever in America!

On the heels of the 'official' Sylvia Kristel sequel EMMANUELLE II and a year before his own first Laura Gemser/EMANUELLE film, EuroFilth maestro Joe D'Amato (BEYOND THE DARKNESS) took the entire formula to new depths of depravity.

When a cold-hearted stud (George Eastman of ANTHROPOPHAGUS infamy) drives her sister to suicide, Emanuelle (Rosemarie Lindt of SALON KITTY and WHO SAW HER DIE?) plots a seduction that includes sodomy, torture, J&B, lesbianism, cannibalism, meat cleavers and a super-groovy '70s soundtrack. Maria Rosaria Riuzzi (IMAGES IN A CONVENT) and Massimo Vanni (ZOMBIE 3 & 4) co-star in this still-extreme sex sickie - also known as EMANUELLE'S REVENGE, DEMON RAGE and BLOOD VENGEANCE - co-written by D'Amato with fellow filth maven Bruno Mattei (SHOCKING DARK) and now featuring a 2k scan from the original negative.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Three Women and a Mirror - Interview with Actress Maria Rosaria Riuzzi.
The Other Side of the Mirror - Interview with Actor George Eastman.
Deleted / Alternate scenes.
Trailer.
Eyes of Laura Mars

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Eyes of Laura Mars is a 1978 USA mystery thriller by Irvin Kershner.
Starring Faye Dunaway, Tommy Lee Jones and Brad Dourif. IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release.
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
  • 2019 Mill Creek Entertainment RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 14th May 2019

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She saw all life through the camera's eye. Then suddenly she saw death!

This riveting tale of murder and suspense stars Faye Dunaway as Laura Mars, New York's most controversial fashion photographer. World renowned for her sensational, erotic portraits of models in settings of glorified urban violence, Laura Mars exhibits a mystifying psychic ability. In her mind's eye, as if through the lens of her camera, she "witnesses" a series of bizarre murders with terrifying clarity. All of the victims are people Laura has known. Police detective John Neville (Tommy Lee Jones) discovers a striking similarity between Laura's works and classified police photographs of the murders and he attempts to unravel the events which have taken control of Laura's mind. the film builds to a spine-tingling climax when the eyes of Laura Mars reveal the dentity of the killer.

" a very stylish thriller. " - Variety

Written by John Carpenter ( Halloween, Escape from New York )

Starring: Faye Dunaway ( Network ), Tommy Lee Jones ( The Fugitive ), Brad Dourif ( One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest ), Rene Auberjonois (TV's Benson ), Raul Julia ( The Addams Family )
Funny Games

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Funny Games is a 1997 Austria crime horror thriller by Michael Haneke.
Starring Susanne Lothar, Ulrich Mühe and Arno Frisch. IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2019 Criterion Collection RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 14th May 2019
  • 2019 Criterion Collection R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 14th May 2019

Summary Notes

Two seemingly well-educated young men, who call each other Paul and Peter among other names, approach a family on vacation. They are, apparently, friends of the neighbors, and, at the beginning, their true intentions are not known, but soon, the family is imprisoned and tortured in its own house violently, which the viewers are forced mostly to imagine and to share a certain complicity with the criminals. It might be some kind of game with the lives of husband, wife, son, and dog, but why are they doing it?

Link

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Link is a 1986 UK horror by Richard Franklin.
Starring Terence Stamp, Elisabeth Shue and Steven Finch. IMDb

Uncut for original UK 15 rated cinema release. Shortened for US release, and this shortened version found its way onto UK DVD again with a 15 rating

The running time suggests that this is the shortened US Version. See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Link

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
  • 2019 KL Studio Classics RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 14th May 2019
  • 2019 KL Studio Classics R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 14th May 2019

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BRAND NEW 4K RESTORATION! An Experiment in Terror! Elisabeth Shue (The Saint, Leaving Las Vegas) and Terence Stamp (The Limey, The Real McCoy) co-star in this suspenseful horror film directed by Richard Franklin (Road Games, F/X2) and featuring a chilling score by legendary composer Jerry Goldsmith (The Omen, The Satan Bug, 100 Rifles). Young graduate student Jane Chase (Shue) becomes the new assistant to an eccentric zoology professor (Stamp) at the remote home he shares with two brilliant chimpanzees and an elderly orangutan butler named Link. But when one of the chimps is found dead and the professor mysteriously disappears, Link becomes dangerously aggressive towards Jane. Now, the time for "monkey business" is over and the true terror is about to begin.

Special Features: -NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Lee Gambin and Film Critic Jarret Gahan
-Deleted workprint scenes
-Audio interview with director Richard Franklin
-Jerry Goldsmith demo of the LINK theme
-Theatrical Teaser
-Theatrical Trailer

A Serbian Film

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A Serbian Film is a 2010 Serbia horror mystery thriller by Srdjan Spasojevic.
Starring Srdjan Todorovic, Sergej Trifunovic and Jelena Gavrilovic. IMDb

The BBFC cut 4:12s from the UK release. Uncut in the US but there is also a US version with a minute missing for an MPAA NC-17 rating. A Director's Cut was announced in June 2017 but never arrived. Banned in Australia, New Zealand and Norway.

This release seems to be the cut NC-17 version.

See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: A Serbian Film

US: Uncut and MPAA NC-17 rated for:
  • 2019 Invincible Pictures R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 14th May 2019

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Milos, a retired porn star, leads a normal family life with his wife and son in tumultuous Serbia. A sudden call from his former colleague will change everything. A leading role in a new production will provide financial support to Milos and his family for the rest of their lives. A contract insists on his absolute unawareness of a script they will shoot. The director and his cohorts will stop at nothing to complete his vision. In order to escape the living cinematic hell he's put into, and save his family's life, Milos will have to sacrifice everything
Yakuza Law

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Yakuza Law is a 1969 Japan action crime thriller by Teruo Ishii.
Starring Ryûtarô Ôtomo, Bunta Sugawara and Minoru Ôki. BBFC link IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release.

There is also a UK release.

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

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Director Teruo Ishii (Blind Woman s Curse, Horrors of Malformed Men), the Godfather of J-sploitation, presents Yakuza Law (AKA Yakuza s Law: Lynching) a gruelling anthology of torture, spanning three district periods of Japanese history and bringing to the screen some of the most brutal methods of torment ever devised.

In this deep dive into the world of the Yakuza, meet the violent men who rule the Japanese underworld and the cruel punishments inflicted on those who transgress them. The carnage begins in the Edo Period with a violent tale of samurai vengeance starring Bunta Sugawara (Battles Without Honor and Humanity), before shifting to the Meiji Period as the exiled Ogata (Minoru Oki, Shogun Assassin) returns to face punishment for his past transgressions... and, ultimately, to take his revenge. Finally, the action is brought right up to date with a tale of gang warfare set in then-present-day 60s Japan and headlined by Teruo Yoshida (Ishii s Orgies of Edo), as a powerful crime syndicate seeks bloody vengeance for the theft of one hundred thousand yen.

Brutal, bewildering and definitely not for the faint-hearted, Yakuza Law represents Japanese popular cinema at its most extreme... and most thrilling.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • High Definition Blu-rayTM (1080p) presentation
  • Original lossless mono Japanese soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles
  • New audio commentary by author and critic Jasper Sharp
  • Erotic-Grotesque and Genre Hopping: Teruo Ishii Speaks, a rare vintage interview with the elusive director on his varied career, newly edited for this release
  • Image gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Jacob Phillips
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Tom Mes
  • Cherokee Creek

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    Cherokee Creek is a 2018 USA comedy horror by Todd Jenkins.
    Starring Billy Blair, Todd Jenkins and Justin Armstrong. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 Scream Team Releasing (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 14th May 2019
    • 2019 Scream Team Releasing Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

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    Cherokee Creek is an 80's style raunchy horror comedy about a bachelor party in the woods that turns deadly when the ultimate party animal Bigfoot shows up and crashes it. Equal parts vulgar, gore and dark comedy Cherokee Creek is a can t miss tale of debauchery and sasquatchian horror!
    The Witch in the Window

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    The Witch in the Window is a 2018 USA horror drama by Andy Mitton.
    Starring Arija Bareikis, Alex Draper and Charlie Tacker. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 Uncork'd Entertainment R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 14th May 2019

    Promotional Material

    When Simon brings his twelve year-old son, Finn, to rural Vermont to help flip an old farmhouse, they encounter the malicious spirit of Lydia, a previous owner. And now with every repair they make, she's getting stronger.
     

     

     

    Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    The Night of the Generals, The Devil's Nightmare, The Annihilators, November


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    Yakuza Law

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    Yakuza Law is a 1969 Japan action crime thriller by Teruo Ishii.
    Starring Ryûtarô Ôtomo, Bunta Sugawara and Minoru Ôki. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    There is also a US release.

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence, scenes of torture:
    • 2019 Arrow Video (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 13th May 2019

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    Director Teruo Ishii (Blind Woman s Curse, Horrors of Malformed Men), the Godfather of J-sploitation, presents Yakuza Law (AKA Yakuza s Law: Lynching) a gruelling anthology of torture, spanning three district periods of Japanese history and bringing to the screen some of the most brutal methods of torment ever devised.

    In this deep dive into the world of the Yakuza, meet the violent men who rule the Japanese underworld and the cruel punishments inflicted on those who transgress them. The carnage begins in the Edo Period with a violent tale of samurai vengeance starring Bunta Sugawara (Battles Without Honour and Humanity), before shifting to the Meiji Period as the exiled Ogata (Minoru Oki, Shogun Assassin) returns to face punishment for his past transgressions... and, ultimately, to take his revenge. Finally, the action is brought right up to date with a tale of gang warfare set in then-present-day 60s Japan and headlined by Teruo Yoshida (Ishii s Orgies of Edo), as a powerful crime syndicate seeks bloody vengeance for the theft of one hundred thousand yen.

    Brutal, bewildering and definitely not for the faint-hearted, Yakuza Law represents Japanese popular cinema at its most extreme... and most thrilling.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original lossless mono Japanese soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles
  • New audio commentary by author and critic Jasper Sharp
  • Erotic-Grotesque and Genre Hopping: Teruo Ishii Speaks, a rare vintage interview with the elusive director on his varied career, newly edited for this release
  • Image gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Jacob Phillips
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Tom Mes
  • The Annihilators

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    The Annihilators is a 1985 USA action crime drama by Charles E Sellier Jr.
    Starring Jim Antonio, Sid Conrad and Gerrit Graham. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated DVD in 2004. Uncut and 18 rated for 2019 Blu-ray.

    The 2004 cuts were to remove an instance of sexualised violence, sight of bare-breasted woman being stabbed

    UK: Previously passed 18 after BBFC cuts for:
    • 2019 Arrow Video (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 13th May 2019

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    IN VIETNAM THEY FOUGHT FOR THEIR COUNTRY. NOW, THEY RE FIGHTING FOR THEIR FRIENDS.

    As the 1980s rolled on, a new, bullish attitude to war took hold in America, the weary cynicism of the previous decade giving way to an unabashed celebration of military might. Numerous filmmakers and producers sought to capitalise on the emerging mood... among them New World Pictures, the company founded by the legendary Roger Corman.

    In The Annihilators, the war comes home as a group of army vets, battle-scarred from their travails in the jungles of Vietnam, are forced to dust off their combat moves once again when one of their own meets his demise at the hands a violent criminal gang. Deciding that enough is enough, the self-styled Annihilators, led by the redoubtable Bill (Christopher Stone, The Howling, Cujo), set out to equip the beleaguered citizens of downtown Atlanta with the skills they need to rid their streets of crime and vice.

    Directed by Charles E. Sellier Jr. (Silent Night, Deadly Night) and co-starring Gerrit Graham (Phantom of the Paradise) and Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs (Death Wish), The Annihilators is a brash, no-holds-barred slice of vigilante justice from the golden age of B-movie action.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

  • Brand new 2K restoration from the original 35mm interpostive, presented uncut in the UK for the first time
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation,
  • Original lossless mono soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • The New Heat on the Street, a new video interview with actor Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs
  • In Search of Charles E. Sellier Jr., a new video interview with filmmaker David O Malley on the early career of the Annihilators director
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys
  • The Grand Duel

    The Grand Duel is a 1972 Italy / West Germany / France western by Giancarlo Santi.
    Starring Lee Van Cleef, Alberto Dentice and Jess Hahn. BBFC link IMDb

    All UK releases are cut for a horse fall. The film was rated 18 in 1988 and 15 since 2008. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US. There is also an Extended German Version.

    This release is uncut whereas the corresponding UK release is cut.

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    Promotional Material

    The Grand Duel is an archetypal spaghetti western which boasts many of the genre s classic hallmarks including action-packed gunfights, wild stunts and an impressive climactic showdown...

    Genre stalwart Lee Van Cleef (The Big Combo, Day of Anger) stars as a gnarled ex-sheriff called Clayton who comes to the aid of young Philipp Wermeer (Alberto Dentice), a fugitive framed for the murder of a powerful figure called The Patriarch. Clayton helps Philipp fend off attacks from bounty hunters in a series of thrilling shootouts before the two make their way to Jefferson to confront three villains known as the Saxon brothers, and reveal who really killed The Patriarch.

    A complex tale of revenge penned by prolific giallo writer Ernesto Gastaldi (Torso, The Case of the Scorpion's Tail), The Grand Duel benefits from a beguiling central performance from Lee Van Cleef and assured helmsmanship from Giancarlo Santi (assistant director to Sergio Leone on The Good, The Bad and The Ugly and Once Upon a Time in the West). Add to this brew a memorable and tuneful score by composer Luis Bacalov (Django, Milano Calibro 9) and the stage is set for one of the grandest of all the Italian westerns.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • New 2K restoration from the original 35mm camera negative
  • High Definition Blu-rayTM (1080p) presentation
  • Uncompressed mono 1.0 LPCM audio
  • Original English and Italian soundtracks, titles and credits
  • Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
  • New audio commentary by film critic, historian and theorist Stephen Prince
  • An Unconventional Western, a newly filmed interview with director Giancarlo Santi
  • The Last of the Great Westerns, a newly filmed interview with screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi
  • Cowboy by Chance, an interview with the actor Alberto Dentice AKA Peter O'Brien
  • Out of the Box, a newly filmed interview with producer Ettore Rosboch
  • The Day of the Big Showdown, a newly filmed interview with assistant director Harald Buggenig
  • Saxon City Showdown, a newly filmed video appreciation by the academic Austin Fisher
  • Two Different Duels, a comparison between the original cut and the longer German cut of The Grand Duel
  • Game Over, an obscure sci-fi short film from 1984 directed by Bernard Villiot and starring The Grand Duel s Marc Mazza
  • Marc Mazza: Who was the Rider on the Rain?, a video essay about the elusive actor Marc Mazza by tough-guy film expert Mike Malloy
  • Original Italian and international theatrical trailers
  • Extensive image gallery featuring stills, posters, lobby cards and home video sleeves, drawn from the Mike Siegel Archive and other collections
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matt Griffin
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Kevin Grant and original reviews
  • Escape From Cannibal Farm

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    Escape From Cannibal Farm is a 2017 UK horror by Charlie Steeds.
    Starring Kate Davies-Speak, Barrington De La Roche and David Lenik. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: BBFC details not yet published for:

    Promotional Material

    In the British countryside, the Harver family head out on an idyllic summer camping trip where they can bury past tensions and enjoy some family bonding. But when their camp is sabotaged by an unseen intruder in the night, they head to the nearby creepy old farm desperate for help, where vengeful farmer Hunt Hansen and his hideously deformed son aren't farming animals... Caged and waiting for their limbs to be severed, cooked and eaten one at a time, the Harver family must overcome their differences and unite in order to escape alive!
    Blue Spring

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    Blue Spring (Aoi haru) is a 2001 Japan drama by Toshiaki Toyoda.
    Starring Ryûhei Matsuda, Hirofumi Arai and Sôsuke Takaoka. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for:
    • 2019 Third Window (RB) Blu-ray/R2 Combo at UK Amazon released on 13th May 2019

    Promotional Material

    Based on a manga by Taiyo Matsumoto, Toshiaki Toyoda's Blue Spring is a story about high school anarchy in the long, bruised-and-battered tradition of Be-Bop Highschool and Fudoh: The New Generation. In a school surrounded by misleadingly picturesque cherry trees in full bloom, it's the students who set the rules while uncooperative teachers are dangled from windows.

    DUAL FORMAT BLU-RAY AND DVD CONTENTS

  • Audio Commentary by director Toshiaki Toyoda
  • Making Of
  • Trailer
  • *First 1,000 copies come with limited edition slipcase
  • Ravenswood Asylum

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    Ravenswood Asylum (aka Ravenswood) is a 2017 Australia horror thriller by Jon Cohen.
    Starring Madeline Marie Dona, Adam Horner and Shane Savage. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, threat, language:
    • 2019 High Fliers Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 13th May 2019

    Summary Notes

    When American tourists Sofia, Carl, Michael and Belle come to Australia, they are looking forward to the traditional Aussie experience - surf, sand, and sun. But when they decide to go on a ghost tour at former psychiatric hospital Ravenswood, set deep in the Australian countryside, they are going to get much more than they bargained for. When the guys get trapped in the haunted building by the evil ghost of the Doctor, they do a séance to talk to the spirits to let them free. But they release the ghost of the doctor's last victim, and she possesses Sofia. She begs the others to protect her from the doctor. But as the doctor starts killing them to get to Sofia, they must fight for their lives against a brutal enemy hell bent on their destruction. But they never knew who the real enemy was until it was too late.

    Dracula's Fiancée

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    Dracula's Fiancée (La fiancée de Dracula) is a 2002 France horror by Jean Rollin.
    Starring Jacques Orth, Thomas Smith and Sandrine Thoquet. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong violence and sexualised nudity:
    • 2019 Black House Films RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 13th May 2019

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    While searching for the earthly remains of Count Dracula, a professor an his young assistant are thrown into a surreal parallel universe of darkness and decay when they encounter supernatural creatures- a jester and his vampire lover, a she-wolf, sorcerers and a sensuous baby-eating ogress! Ultimately, the professor's quest leads him to confrontation with the beautiful but evil Isabelle who has the power to decide his fate!
    The Devil's Nightmare

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    The Devil's Nightmare is a 1971 Belgium / Italy horror fantasy by Jean Brismée.
    Starring Erika Blanc, Jean Servais and Daniel Emilfork. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1972 cinema release but uncut for 18 rated VHS and DVD. In the the US the PG version is cut for lesbian sex but the MPAA Unrated version is uncut.
    UK: Passed X (18) after compulsory BBFC cuts:
    • 2019 Black House Films (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 13th May 2019

    Promotional Material

    Six of seven tourists in a east European castle overnight are victims of a helper of the devil. Is Satan willing to spare their souls?
    Hitman: Redemption

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    Hitman: Redemption is a 2018 USA thriller by Michael Caton-Jones.
    Starring Marta Milans, Ron Perlman and Famke Janssen. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, violence ( 99:59s ) :
    • 2019 Signature Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 13th May 2019

    Summary Notes

    Asher (Ron Perlman) is a contract killer who's spent the better part of his life ending other lives, taking orders from Avi (Richard Dreyfuss). He lives a lonely existence, making friends out of fine wine and good food, resenting his apprentice, Uzi (Peter Facinelli), who's taking jobs from him due to youth. When Avi hands Asher three contracts for a revenge scheme, the hitman takes the job, only to lose consciousness due to health issues, making accidental contact with Sophie (Famke Janssen), a ballet teacher distraught over mother Dora (Jacqueline Bisset), who's losing her battle with dementia. Asher and Sophie make a connection, embarking on a tentative courtship where the murderer can't share anything about his life. As the pair work out their flirtations, Asher is forced to pair with Uzi on a group hit, and when that goes bad for a moment, the veteran soon becomes marked for death, threatening all the good that's come into his world.

    November

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    November is a 2017 Estonia / Netherlands / Poland horror romance by Rainer Sarnet.
    Starring Rea Lest, Jörgen Liik and Arvo Kukumägi. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for:
    • 2019 Eureka Entertainment (RB) Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon released on 13th May 2019

    Reviews

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    One of the most inventive, magical, and also exceedingly funny films of recent international cinema, November evokes influences as varied as Guy Maddin and The Brothers Grimm, Bela Tarr and Jan vankmajer, while also remaining wholly and deliriously original. It's unlike anything else you've ever seen and that's even if you've seen a bunch of black-and-white Estonian fairy tale films.

    Young Lina and Hans are preparing to marry in their village in the woods, when Hans becomes entranced by the arrival of a visiting baroness. Love spells are conjured so that each receives their intended mate, but there are more sinister things afoot. Death can visit in the form of a farm animal...but it's fine because one can hide by wearing trousers on the head. And, besides, the dead can come back to the village and chat anyway...although when the devil arrives, don't try to cheat him. And then there are the "kratts" supernatural servants made from discarded bones, tree branches, and trash...just make sure to give them work to do, or else.

    Director Rainer Sarnet 's unique, hypnotic, and whimsical film has been a smash at film festivals, and once you fall under its spell, you'll see why. A contemporary film already destined for multiple viewings and passionate cults, November will be haunting your dreams and tickling your funny bone for years to come.

    DUAL FORMAT FEATURES:
    • 1080p presentation on Blu-ray, with a progressive encode on the DVD
    • Uncompressed LPCM 2.0 audio (on Blu-ray)
    • Optional English subtitles
    • Trailer
    • PLUS: A collector s booklet featuring a new essay by film critic and writer Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
    Bumblebee

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    Bumblebee is a 2018 USA action Sci-Fi adventure by Travis Knight.
    Starring Hailee Steinfeld, Justin Theroux and Angela Bassett. BBFC link IMDb

    The distributor made category cuts to achieve a PG rated cinema release in 2018 and home video releases in 2019. Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US. Presumably the cut UK version was eventually passed PG in Australia after an appeal against an M rating.
    UK: Passed PG for moderate fantasy violence, mild sex references, injury detail, language after about 6s of category pre-cuts:
    • 2019 Paramount Home Entertainment R0 4k Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 13th May 2019
    • 2019 Paramount Home Entertainment R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 13th May 2019
    • 2019 Paramount Home Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 13th May 2019
    For comparison in the US the film was uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for sequences of sci-fi action violence:

    Promotional Material

    Cybertron has fallen. When Optimus Prime sends Bumblebee to defend Earth, his journey to become a hero begins. Charlie Watson (HAILEE STEINFELD), a teenager trying to find her place in the world, discovers and repairs the battle-scarred robot, who's disguised as a Volkswagen Beetle. As the Decepticons hunt down the surviving Autobots with the help of a secret agency led by Agent Burns (JOHN CENA), Bumblebee and Charlie team up to protect the world in an action-packed adventure that's fun for the whole family.

    Bonus Features Include:

    • The Story of Bumblebee
    • The Stars Align
    • Bumblebee Goes Back to G1
    Drive

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    Drive is a 2011 USA crime drama by Nicolas Winding Refn.
    Starring Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan and Bryan Cranston. Youtube link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong gory violence:
    • 2019 Icon Collector's Edition (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 13th May 2019
    • 2019 Icon Collector's Edition R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 13th May 2019

    Promotional Material

    The smash hit LA pulp thriller from BAFTA nominated Director Nicolas Winding Refn (The Neon Demon, Only God Forgives) is back, with a special edition featuring - for the first time ever - both the original and alternative Radio 1 soundtrack curated by Zane Lowe and featuring artists including The 1975, Bastille, Bring Me The Horizon, Foals and CHVRCHES, plus a host of additional bonus material including exclusive original art cards and 'The Making Of The Rescore' documentary. Following the story of Hollywood stunt driver by day / getaway driver-for-hire by night, and starring Golden Globe® winner Ryan Gosling (La La Land), BAFTA Award winner Carey Mulligan (Wildlife, An Education) and Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), DRIVE, featuring an astounding mix of high art, gruesome violence, black humour and slick high-octane action, is a fully realised true modern masterpiece.
    The Night Of The Generals

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    The Night Of The Generals is a 1967 UK / France crime war mystery by Anatole Litvak.
    Starring Peter O'Toole, Omar Sharif and Tom Courtenay. BBFC link IMDb

    BBFC category cuts were required for an 'A' rated cinema release in 1966. Later uncut and 15 rated for home video. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    UK: Previously passed 15 uncut for:
    • 2019 Eureka Entertainment (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 13th May 2019
    • 2019 Eureka Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon

    Promotional Material

    Peter O Toole and Omar Sharif star in this powerful World War II thriller from director Anatole Litvak ( The Snake Pit; Sorry, Wrong Number ) about a Nazi general who becomes a serial killer.

    When a Polish prostitute is brutally murdered in Nazi-occupied Warsaw, her killer is identified only as a German general. For years the crime remains unsolved, until the killer strikes again, bringing this mesmerising mystery to an unforgettable finish.

    Also starring Tom Courtenay, Donald Pleasence and Christopher Plummer , and with a score by Maurice Jarre , The Night of the Generals is an all-star thriller from a master of the form, and Eureka Classics is proud to present the film in its UK debut on Blu-ray.

    BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES
    • 1080p presentation on Blu-ray, taken from a stunning 4K restoration
    • Uncompressed LPCM audio (original mono presentation)
    • Optional English subtitles
    • Brand new and exclusive Audio Commentary by author Scott Harrison
    • Original Theatrical Trailer
    • Limited Edition Collector s booklet featuring new writing by author Scott Harrison [2000 copies ONLY].  
     

     

     

    Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    The Grand Duel, The Deadly Bees, Death Trench


    Link Here 6th May 2019
    UK flag Released on 6th May 2019
    The Grand Duel

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    The Grand Duel is a 1972 Italy / West Germany / France western by Giancarlo Santi.
    Starring Lee Van Cleef, Alberto Dentice and Jess Hahn. BBFC link IMDb

    All UK releases are cut for a horse fall. The film was rated 18 in 1988 and 15 since 2008. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Storm Rider

    UK: Passed 15 for strong violence, sexualised nudity after 5s of compulsory BBFC cuts ( 93:36s ): The BBFC commented:
    • Compulsory cut required to remove sight of a horse being tripped and falling onto its head and neck.

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    The Grand Duel is an archetypal spaghetti western which boasts many of the genre s classic hallmarks including action-packed gunfights, wild stunts and an impressive climactic showdown...

    Genre stalwart Lee Van Cleef (The Big Combo, Day of Anger) stars as a gnarled ex-sheriff called Clayton who comes to the aid of young Philipp Wermeer (Alberto Dentice), a fugitive framed for the murder of a powerful figure called The Patriarch. Clayton helps Philipp fend off attacks from bounty hunters in a series of thrilling shootouts before the two make their way to Jefferson to confront three villains known as the Saxon brothers, and reveal who really killed The Patriarch.

    A complex tale of revenge penned by prolific giallo writer Ernesto Gastaldi (Torso, The Case of the Scorpion's Tail), The Grand Duel benefits from a beguiling central performance from Lee Van Cleef and assured helmsmanship from Giancarlo Santi (assistant director to Sergio Leone on The Good, The Bad and The Ugly and Once Upon a Time in the West). Add to this brew a memorable and tuneful score by composer Luis Bacalov (Django, Milano Calibro 9) and the stage is set for one of the grandest of all the Italian westerns.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • New 2K restoration from the original 35mm camera negative
  • High Definition Blu-rayTM (1080p) presentation
  • Uncompressed mono 1.0 LPCM audio
  • Original English and Italian soundtracks, titles and credits
  • Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
  • New audio commentary by film critic, historian and theorist Stephen Prince
  • An Unconventional Western, a newly filmed interview with director Giancarlo Santi
  • The Last of the Great Westerns, a newly filmed interview with screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi
  • Cowboy by Chance, an interview with the actor Alberto Dentice AKA Peter O'Brien
  • Out of the Box, a newly filmed interview with producer Ettore Rosboch
  • The Day of the Big Showdown, a newly filmed interview with assistant director Harald Buggenig
  • Saxon City Showdown, a newly filmed video appreciation by the academic Austin Fisher
  • Original Italian and international theatrical trailers
  • Extensive image gallery featuring stills, posters, lobby cards and home video sleeves, drawn from the Mike Siegel Archive and other collections
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matt Griffin
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Kevin Grant and original reviews
  • The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot

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    The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot is a 2018 USA war Sci-Fi adventure by Robert D Krzykowski.
    Starring Sam Elliott, Aidan Turner and Ron Livingston. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: UK: Passed 15 uncut for infrequent strong violence ( 97:36s ) :
    • 2019 Spirit Entertainment RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 6th May 2019
    • 2019 Spirit Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 6th May 2019

    Promotional Material

    The story follows a legendary American war veteran named Calvin Barr (Elliott / Turner) who, decades after serving in WWII and assassinating Adolf Hitler, must now hunt down the fabled Bigfoot. Living a peaceful life in New England, reflecting on a lost love, the former veteran is contacted by the FBI and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to lead the charge as the creature is carrying a deadly plague and is hidden deep inside the Canadian wilderness.
    The Deadly Bees

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    The Deadly Bees is a 1966 UK horror mystery thriller by Freddie Francis.
    Starring Suzanna Leigh, Frank Finlay and Guy Doleman. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1966 cinema release. 12 rated on 2019 UK Blu-ray and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate threat, injury detail:
    • 2019 Screenbound Pictures (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 6th May 2019
    • 2019 Screenbound Pictures Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon

    Promotional Material

    Noted British horror director Freddie Francis and author Robert Bloch, who wrote Psycho, combine their talents for this tale of terror. Pop singer Vicki Robbins (Suzanna Leigh) collapses from exhaustion and takes a vacation on a small resort island. She soon meets Mr. Hargrove (Guy Doleman), a difficult man with a failing marriage who owns the resort and keeps bees as a hobby. However, when Hargrove's wife dies from bee stings, Vicki discovers that someone on the island is breeding a strain of killer bees, and she has to find out who is responsible and what can be done before they kill again.
    Below The Belt: Brawl at Donnybrook

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    Below The Belt: Brawl at Donnybrook (aka Donnybrook) is a 2018 USA drama by Tim Sutton.
    Starring Margaret Qualley, Jamie Bell and Frank Grillo. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for sexualised violence, strong violence, gore ( 97:50s ) :
    • 2019 Signature Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 6th May 2019

    Promotional Material

    Three desperate souls must fight their way out of a dead-end world in this bracing, gut-punching glimpse into America's dark underbelly. Earl (Jamie Bell: Billy Elliot, Fantastic Four) is a struggling ex-marine and father determined to make a better life for his family--no matter what it takes. Angus (Frank Grillo: Captain America: Civil War), is a violent, unhinged drug dealer, who leaves a trail of death and destruction in his wake. And Delia (Margaret Qualley: The Nice Guys), is a haunted woman who will do anything to escape a life of crime she can no longer bear. In their kill-or-be-killed world, all roads lead to the Donnybrook: an illicit backwoods cage match where bare-knuckled fighters brawl for a shot at a $100,000 prize. Blending an unflinching and brutal vision of life on the extreme margins.
    Death Trench

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    Death Trench (aka Trench 11) is a 2017 Canada war horror thriller by Leo Scherman.
    Starring Rob Archer, Rossif Sutherland and Karine Vanasse. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong gory violence:
    • 2019 Signature Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 6th May 2019

    Promotional Material

    INGLORIOUS BASTARDS meets OVERLORD and OUTPOST in this terrifying, blood-soaked, gore-filled, stomach-churning zombie horror.

    In the final days of WWI a shell-shocked tunneller leads an Allied team into a hidden German base... 100 hundred feet below the trenches. The Germans have lost control of a highly contagious biological weapon that turns its victims into deranged killers.

    The Allies find themselves trapped underground with hordes of the infected, a rapidly spreading disease and a team of German Stormtroopers dispatched to clean up the mess. The only thing more terrifying, is what lies beneath it.

    Rossif Sutherland (TV's The Expanse) , Robert Stadlober (TV's Das Boot) , Ted Atherton (TV's The Expanse), and Adam Hurtig (Cult of Chucky) star.

    Cannibals & Carpet Fitters

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    Cannibals and Carpet Fitters is a 2017 UK comedy horror by James Bushe.
    Starring Darren Sean Enright, Richard Lee O'Donnell and Zara Phythian. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong violence, gory images:

    Promotional Material

    Like Shaun Of The Dead, Cannibals and Carpet Fitters is bloody...and hilarious. A group of carpet fitters are sent on a job to an old Country house. They soon discover it's a trap set up by the savage, cannibalistic family.

    Iron Sky: The Coming Race

    Iron Sky: The Coming Race is a 2019 Finland / Germany / Belgium action comedy adventure by Timo Vuorensola.
    Starring Lara Rossi, Vladimir Burlakov and Kit Dale. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: BBFC details not yet published for:

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    Twenty years after the events of Iron Sky, the former Nazi Moonbase has become the last refuge of mankind. Earth was devastated by a nuclear war but buried deep under the wasteland lies a power that could save the last of humanity or destroy it once and for all. The truth behind the creation of mankind will be revealed when an old enemy leads our heroes on an adventure into the Hollow Earth. To save humanity they must fight the Vril, an ancient shapeshifting reptilian race and their army of dinosaurs.
     

     

     

    Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Escape From Women's Prison, Criterion Collection: Police Story/Police Story 2, Hannibal


    Link Here 30th April 2019
    US flag Released on 30th April 2019
    Level 16

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    Level 16 is a 2018 Canada Sci-Fi film by Danishka Esterhazy.
    Starring Katie Douglas, Celina Martin and Sara Canning. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 Mpi Home Video (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 30th April 2019
    • 2019 Dark Sky Films R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 30th April 2019

    Summary Notes

    Sixteen-year-old Vivien is trapped in The Vestalis Academy, a prison-like boarding school, keeping to herself and sticking her neck out for no one. Until she is reunited with Sophia -- the former friend who betrayed her. Together the girls embark on a dangerous search to uncover the horrifying truth behind their imprisonment. Soon running for their lives, the girls must save themselves or die trying.

    City of the Vampires

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    City of the Vampires is a 1993 USA horror by Ron Bonk.
    Starring Matthew Jason Walsh, Anne-Marie O'Keefe and Noel Bonk. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 SRS Cinema (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 30th April 2019

    Promotional Material

    An early, low budget shot on video movie from the early 1990s! A WRONG TURN and Sam Helling found himself lost in the city of Braddock. There he faced a terror so unspeakable that he left his own girlfriend Christine behind, trapped within its clutches. ONE MONTH LATER, and Sam is on the edge and suicidal. It took just one night and one bad decision to destroy his entire life. Now, with nothing to lose, he is going back. His plan retrace his steps and search for clues to Christine s fate. Along the way he will learn who is friend and who is foe, and receive help from an unlikely source. He will be chased through the streets, the residents unwilling to help, and fall within the vampire s deadly lair itself. And in the end, he will have to face his own fears and disbelief if he is to unlock the mystery of the dead city, and learn what really happened to Christine on that terrible night... And once he finds her, ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE!
    Deal with The Devil

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    Deal with The Devil is a 2018 USA horror by Benjamin Thomas.
    Starring Eric Wolfgang Nelson, Don Brandon and Thom Murray. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    Summary Notes

    A desperate man makes a deal with the devil in hopes of making all his earthly dreams come true. But when he is called upon to live up to his end of the Faustian bargain, he soon learns that this comes with a very steep price, as those around him spiral into madness, possession and death.

    Darkroom

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    Darkroom is a 1989 USA horror thriller by Terrence O'Hara and Nico Mastorakis (uncredited).
    Starring Aarin Teich, Jill Pierce and Jeff Arbaugh. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2019 Vinegar Syndrome RA Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 30th April 2019

    Promotional Material

    Janet has just returned home from college to visit her conservative family at their remote farmhouse, nestled deep in the countryside. What should be a happy reunion is quickly disrupted by the arrival of an unexpected guest: a mystery killer who photographs their unsuspecting victims before murdering them in a variety of brutal ways. As her family and friends are picked off one by one, Janet is forced to fend off the mysterious maniac, all the while uncovering unsettling secrets surrounding her family's violent and perverse past...

    An indulgently sleazy and creative American take on the giallo, as filtered through an 80's slasher film structure, Terrence O'Hara's DARKROOM is a suspenseful and red herring filled murder mystery. Featuring stylish photography from David Makin and increasingly nasty kills, Vinegar Syndrome brings DARKROOM to Blu-ray for the first time, sporting a fresh 4k restoration of its original camera negative and new interviews with its stars.

    Bonus Features:
    1. Region Free Blu-ray/DVD combo
    2. Newly scanned & restored in 4k from its 35mm original camera negative
    3. "Developing Fear" - an interview with actor Aarin Teich
    4. "Exposing the Truth" - an interview with actor Jeff Arbaugh
    5. Still gallery
    6. Original trailer
    7. Reversible cover artwork
    8. English SDH subtitles

    Grandmother's House

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    Grandmother's House is a 1988 USA horror thriller by Peter Rader.
    Starring Eric Foster, Kim Valentine and Len Lesser. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2019 Vinegar Syndrome RA Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 30th April 2019

    Promotional Material

    David and Lynn have just lost their father. Now orphaned, the youngsters are sent to live with their grandparents in a beautiful victorian mansion. But no sooner than boarding the coach bus scheduled to take them to their new home do strange things start to occur, initially in the form of a mysterious woman who seems to appear and disappear in the blink of an eye. It's not long, however, before murdered bodies are found in the area and, to make matters worse, David becomes increasingly fearful that his doting grandparents might be involved in the killings.

    Mixing the visual flair of a gothic horror film with a murder thriller, Peter Rader's ( Waterworld ) directorial debut, GRANDMOTHER'S HOUSE stars Eric Foster ( Cry Wilderness ), Kim Valentine ( Dot Com for Murder ), Ida Lee ( Vegas in Space ), Len Lesser ( Seinfeld ) and Brinke Stevens ( Nightmare Sisters ). Written and photographed by acclaimed steadicam operator Peter Jensen and produced by Nico Mastorakis ( Island of Death ), GRANDMOTHER'S HOUSE is a late period exploitation-horror classic that comes to Blu-ray for the first time, newly restored in 4k from its original camera negative.

    Bonus Features:
    1. Region Free Blu-ray/DVD combo
    2. Newly scanned & restored in 4k from its 35mm original camera negative
    3. "The Mysterious Woman" - an interview with actress Brinke Stevens
    4. "Back to Grandmother's House" - an interview with director Peter Rader
    5. "Slow n' Steady" - an interview writer/cinematographer Peter Jensen
    6. Archival 'making-of' featurette - which includes the original short concept film
    7. Still gallery
    8. Original trailer
    9. Reversible cover artwork
    10. English SDH subtitles

     

    Escape From Women's Prison

    Escape From Women's Prison is a 1978 Italy action crime drama by Giovanni Brusadori (as Conrad Brueghel).
    Starring Lilli Carati, Marina Daunia and Ada Pometti. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for all UK releases with further shortening for 1986 VHS release  Cut in the US too.

    Hopefully the Italian Version is uncut

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Sexual Freedom

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 Severin Films [US Version + Italian Version] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 30th April 2019
    • 2019 Severin Films [US Version + Italian Version] R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 30th April 2019

    Promotional Material

    For the first time ever in HD, plus the extended Italian Version!

    From legendary exploitation producer Dick Randall - whose credits include classics like THE WILD, WILD WORLD OF JAYNE MANSFIELD, THE CLONES OF BRUCE LEE and PIECES - comes one of the most strangely depraved EuroSleaze sagas of the '70s.

    When four hardened female convicts escape and take a women's tennis team hostage, they'll force the girls into a nightmare of lesbianism, Marxism and murder. Supermodel-turned-porn-queen Lilli Carati (Joe D'Amato's THE ALCOVE) and Zora Kerova (ANTHROPOPHAGUS, CANNIBAL FEROX) star in this politically charged filth-fest - also known as JAILBIRDS and WOMEN AGAINST WOMEN: A STORY OF SEX AND VIOLENCE - from writer/director 'Conrad Brueghel' (aka Italian actor Giovanni Brusadori of EMANUELLE, QUEEN OF THE DESERT), now featuring a new 4k scan of a dupe negative seized from notorious NYC distributor 21st Century Film Corp.

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

    Le Evase - Italian cut (Italian audio with English subtitles).
    Freedom, Sex & Violence - Interview with Director Giovanni Brusadori.
    Trailer.
    Hannibal

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    Hannibal is a 2001 UK / USA crime thriller by Ridley Scott.
    Starring Anthony Hopkins, Julianne Moore and Gary Oldman. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2019 KL Studio Classics (RA) 4k Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 30th April 2019
    • 2019 KL Studio Classics RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 30th April 2019
    • 2019 KL Studio Classics R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 30th April 2019
    • 2019 KL Studio Classics Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    Brand New 4K Restoration Supervised by Cinematographer John Mathieson! The silence has been broken... Dark, absorbing and entertaining, this follow-up to The Silence of the Lambs is an audacious success. Screen legend Anthony Hopkins (Nixon) is perverse perfection in his return to the role of Dr. Hannibal Lecter, the sophisticated killer who comes out of hiding to draw FBI Special Agent Clarice Starling (Julianne Moore, Far from Heaven) into a high-stakes battle that will test her strength, cunning... and loyalty. Meanwhile, the good doctor's only surviving victim plots a particularly nasty revenge. Drenched in baroque terror and hair-raising visuals, Hannibal is as compelling as it is shocking. Legendary filmmaker Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner, The Martian) served up this smash-hit thriller from a screenplay by David Mamet (Glengarry Glen Ross) and Steven Zaillian (Schindler's List), based on the bestselling novel by Thomas Harris (Red Dragon). Ray Liotta (Unforgettable), Giancarlo Giannini (Seven Beauties) and Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour) round out the delectable cast.

    Special Features:
    -Audio Commentary by Director Ridley Scott
    -Breaking the Silence: The Making of Hannibal -- including rare footage and interviews (75 Minutes)
    -Anatomy of a Shoot-Out: A Five-Angle Breakdown of the "Fish Market" Action Scene (48 Minutes)
    -Ridleygrams: A Featurette on the Art of Storyboarding (9 Minutes)
    -An Exploration of the Film's Opening Title Design (7 Minutes)
    -Over 33 Minutes of Deleted and Alternate Scenes with Optional Director Commentary
    -Alternate Ending with Optional Director Commentary (6 Minutes)
    -Teaser Trailer
    -Theatrical Trailer
    -19 TV Spots
    -5.1 Surround and 2.0 Stereo
    -Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase
    Police Story/Police Story 2

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    Police Story/Police Story 2 The Criterion Collection is a double bill by Jackie Chan.
    Starring Jackie Chan and Maggie Cheung.

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:
    • 2019 Criterion Collection [Police Story/Police Story 2] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 30th April 2019
    • 2019 Criterion Collection [Police Story/Police Story 2] R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 30th April 2019
    Police Story is a 1985 Hong Kong crime action comedy thriller by Jackie Chan.
    With Jackie Chan, Maggie Cheung and Brigitte Lin. YouTube icon IMDb
    No BBFC or MPAA cuts but the film exists in several versions.
    Police Story 2 is a 1988 Hong Kong police comedy by Jackie Chan.
    With Jackie Chan, Maggie Cheung and Kwok-Hung Lam. YouTube icon IMDb
    No BBFC or MPAA cuts but the film exists in several versions
     

     

     

    Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Cujo


    Link Here 29th April 2019
    UK flag Released on 29th April 2019
    Khrustalyov, My Car!

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    Khrustalyov, My Car! is a 1998 Russia / France comedy drama by Aleksey German.
    Starring Yuriy Tsurilo, Nina Ruslanova and Mikhail Dementyev. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for sexual violence :
    • 2019 Arrow Academy (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 29th April 2019

    Promotional Material

    Named after the apocryphal exclamation of Soviet security chief Lavrentiy Beria as he rushed to Stalin's deathbed, this blackly funny, deliriously immersive satire distils the anticipation and anxiety in the Moscow air, as the Soviet despot lay dying.

    Late winter 1953. The lives of nearly half the planet are in Stalin s hands. A military surgeon, General Yuri Georgievich Klensky (Yuri Tsurilo), finds himself a target of the ""Doctors' Plot"": the anti-Semitic conspiracy accusing Jewish doctors in Moscow of planning to assassinate the Soviet elite. Pursued, abused, and marked for the gulags, Yuri is chased and dragged through a Stalinist Soviet nightmare. His desperate, jolting journey encapsulates the madness of the era.

    Directed by Aleksei German (Hard to Be a God), Khrustalyov, My Car! proved wildly provocative when it was screened at the 1998 Cannes film festival, despite being championed as the best film of the festival by the president of the Cannes jury that year, Martin Scorsese. A one-of-a-kind collision of nightmare and realism, German s film is presented here in a new restoration with a wealth of illuminating extras.

    LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

  • New 2K restoration from the original camera negative by Arrow Films
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original uncompressed 2.0 stereo Russian audio soundtrack
  • Newly translated English subtitles
  • Audio commentary by producer Daniel Bird
  • Between Realism and Nightmare, a new video essay on Khrustalyov, My Car! and the films of Aleksei German by historian and film critic Eugénie Zvonkine
  • Diagnosis Murder: Jonathan Brent on The Doctors' Plot, the academic talks about Stalin's anti-Semitic campaign which provides the backdrop for Khrustalyov, My Car!
  • Aleksei German, the veteran film historian and critic Ron Holloway interviews the Russian director
  • German... At Last, an interview with Aleksei German by producer Guy Séligmann
  • Re-release trailer
  • Double-sided fold-out poster
  • Limited edition 60-page booklet featuring new writing by Gianna D'Emilio, an archival essay by Joël Chaperon and original reviews
  • Cujo

    Link Here

    Cujo is a 1983 USA horror thriller by Lewis Teague.
    Starring Dee Wallace, Daniel Hugh Kelly and Danny Pintauro. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Previously passed 18 uncut for:
    • 2019 Eureka Special Edition (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 29th April 2019

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    Evil bites when a monstrous canine terrorises a helpless family in this legendary cult classic. Based on Stephen King 's best-selling novel, Cujo gives horror a new name. While Donna ( Dee Wallace , The Howling, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial ) and Vic Trenton struggle to save their rocky marriage, their son Tad befriends the loveable St. Bernard who belongs to their mechanic. But what they don t realise is that a bat bite has transformed Cujo from a docile pup to a vicious killer. With Vic away on business, Donna and Tad's car trouble pushes them into a living nightmare trapped by the demonic, relentless dog from hell. This critically acclaimed thriller promises to have you glued to your seat and foaming at the mouth!

    Making its UK debut on Blu-ray, with over 7 hours of extra content, Eureka Classics is proud to present Lewis Teague 's Cujo in this special Limited Two-Disc Blu-ray Edition.

    SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION [4000 UNITS] CONTAINS

    • Hardbound Slipcase, featuring newly commissioned artwork by iconic British illustrator Graham Humphreys
    • Reversible sleeve featuring artwork by Justin Osbourn and original poster artwork
    • PLUS: A LIMITED EDITION 60-PAGE Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Lee Gambin, author Scott Harrison, and Craig Ian Mann; illustrated with archival imagery from the film's production.

    DISC ONE

    • 1080p presentation of the film, on Blu-ray for the first time ever in the UK
    • Uncompressed LPCM mono soundtrack
    • Optional English SDH subtitles
    • New and exclusive feature length audio commentary by Lee Gambin, author of Nope, Nothing Wrong Here: The Making of Cujo
    • New interview with Dee Wallace [40 mins]
    • New interview with composer Charles Bernstein [35 mins]
    • New interview with stuntman Gary Morgan [25 mins]
    • New interview with stuntwoman Jean Coulter [21 mins]
    • New interview with casting director Marcia Ross. [20 mins]
    • New interview with visual effects artist Kathie Lawrence [13 mins]
    • New interview with special effects designer Robert Clark [12 mins]
    • New interview with dog trainer Teresa Miller [28 mins]
    • Dog Days: The Making of Cujo archival documentary on the film s production [42 mins]

    DISC TWO [Limited Edition Only]

    • Q&A with Dee Wallace from Cinemaniacs & Monster Fest 2015 , moderated by Lee Gambin [96 mins]
    • New interview with critic and author Kim Newman [25 mins]
    Prospect

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    Prospect is a 2018 Canada / USA Sci-Fi film by Christopher Caldwell and Zeek Earl.
    Starring Sophie Thatcher, Pedro Pascal and Jay Duplass. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, gory injury detail:
    • 2019 Signature Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 29th April 2019

    Promotional Material

    Heralded as the best indie sci-fi since Moon, Prospect is smart, entertaining and a treat for the eyes. Rivalling Ridley Scott and Christopher Nolan s work, it will leave you breathless with its other-worldly splendor anchored by an emotional story. A teenage girl and her father travel to a remote alien moon, aiming to strike it rich. They've secured a contract to harvest elusive gems hidden in the depths of the moon's toxic forest. But there are others roving the wilderness and the job quickly devolves into a fight to survive. Forced to contend not only with the forest's other ruthless inhabitants, but with her own father's judgement, the girl must carve her own path to escape. Prospect stars Pedro Pascal (Games of Thrones and lead in the upcoming Star Wars TV series The Mandalorian), Sophie Thatcher and Jay Duplass.
    Charismata

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    Charismata is a 2017 crime horror mystery by Andy Collier and Toor Mian.
    Starring Sarah Beck Mather, Jamie Satterthwaite and Andonis Anthony. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong bloody violence, gore, language, sex, sex references, suicide scene:
    • 2019 High Fliers Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 29th April 2019

    Promotional Material

    Charismata is a terrifying psychological horror that invokes David Fincher's Se7en and the hunt for a chief suspect in a series of ritualistic murders.
    Penance

    Link Here

    Penance is a 2018 Ireland / UK action film by Tom Collins.
    Starring Peter Coonan, Terry Byrne and Barry McGovern. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, injury detail ( 83:07s ) :
    • 2019 Spirit Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 29th April 2019

    Promotional Material

    1969, Northern Ireland, and Father Eoin O'Donnell is praying for atonement, but the past always catches up in the end.
    Decades have passed since 1916, a time when British rule is ripping apart communities, and Eoin is a young priest preaching passionately from the pulpit -- in favour of violence if necessary -- to kick the English out. Falling under the his influence, teenager Antaine is recruited to join the fight for independence. However, the terrible price for his ideals proves much greater than he, or anyone, could ever have imagined.

    Now, after over fifty years of silence, Father Eoin again comes face to face with Antaine, since twisted by personal grief into a hardened IRA gunman, still unrepentant and looking for his old mentor's loyalty.
    But Eoin knows things can never be the same. The time has finally arrived for the old priest to make the hardest choice of his life. The time has come for his penance.

    From award-winning director TOM COLLINS , twice Ireland's entry for the Oscars and nominated a record 14 times at the Irish Film and Television Awards, comes this gripping action film starring PETER COONAN (Love/Hate) and GERARD McSORLEY (Omagh) . Includes subtitles for the Hard Of Hearing

    Piercing

    Piercing is a 2018 USA horror thriller by Nicolas Pesce.
    Starring Christopher Abbott, Olivia Bond and Laia Costa. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence:
    • 2019 Vertigo Releasing R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 29th April 2019

    Promotional Material

    After kissing his wife and baby goodbye for a seemingly normal business trip, Reed (Christopher Abbott) checks himself into a hotel room to accomplish something he s always dreamed of: the perfect murder. As his sinister plans unfold, he soon realises he might be in over his head with a mysteriously unhinged call girl named Jackie (Mia Wasikowska).
     

     

     

    Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    I Spit on your Grave, I Spit on your Grave Deja Vu, Paradise Alley, Alien


    Link Here 23rd April 2019
    US flag Released on 23rd April 2019
    Scared Stiff

    Link Here

    Scared Stiff is a 1987 USA horror by Richard Friedman.
    Starring Andrew Stevens, Mary Page Keller and David Ramsey. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 Arrow Video (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 23rd April 2019

    There is also a UK release.

    Promotional Material

    TV star Mary Page Keller (Pretty Little Liars) appears alongside Andrew Stevens (10 to Midnight, The Fury) as a couple terrorised by an age-old curse in this much-underrated late-80s offering from director Richard Friedman.

    Keller plays Kate Christopher, a singer who moves into an old colonial mansion with her son and psychologist boyfriend David (Stevens). But when they make a strange and gruesome discovery in the boarded-up attic, it soon becomes clear that the mansion carries with it a dark and blood-stained past and one that is about to terrorise them in the present.

    The second feature helmed by Richard Friedman, who went on to direct such genre favourites as Doom Asylum and Phantom of the Mall: Eric s Revenge, Scared Stiff (AKA The Masterson Curse) builds to an astonishing practical FX-laden climax sure to please fans of 80s horror.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new 2K restoration from original film elements
  • Original uncompressed Stereo audio
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Brand new audio commentary with director Richard Friedman, producer Dan Bacaner and film historian Robert Ehlinger
  • Mansion of the Doomed: The Making of Scared Stiff brand new documentary featuring interviews with Richard Friedman, Dan Bacaner, Robert Ehlinger, actors Andrew Stevens and Joshua Segal, special effects supervisor Tyler Smith and special effects assistants Jerry Macaluso and Barry Anderson
  • Brand new interview with composer Billy Barber
  • Image Gallery
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring two original artwork options
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Fully illustrated collector s booklet with new writing on the film by James Oliver
  • Scream and Scream Again

    Link Here

    Scream and Scream Again is a 1970 UK crime Sci-Fi horror by Gordon Hessler.
    Starring Vincent Price, Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2019 KL Studio Classics (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 23rd April 2019
    • 2019 KL Studio Classics R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 23rd April 2019
    • 2019 KL Studio Classics Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    A serial killer who drains his victims' blood is on the loose in London! They hunger for power, thirst for blood—and make each helpless, pleading victim Scream and Scream Again! Horror legends Vincent Price (Tales of Terror), Christopher Lee (House of the Long Shadows) and Peter Cushing (Madhouse) star in this masterwork of style and suspense about a group of sadistic madmen plotting to take over the world—one severed body part at a time. Directed by cult filmmaker Gordon Hessler (The Oblong Box) with a screenplay by Christopher Wicking (Cry of the Banshee) and based on a novel by Peter Saxon (Murder at Site 3). Co-starring Judy Huxtable (The Psychopath). This special edition includes both the original UK and American cuts.

    Special Features:
    NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas
    -Includes both the U.S. and UK cuts
    -TRAILERS FROM HELL with Mick Garris
    -3 Radio Spots
    -Theatrical Trailer
    -Vincent Price Trailers

    I Spit On Your Grave

    Link Here

    I Spit On Your Grave is a 1978 USA horror thriller by Meir Zarchi.
    Starring Camille Keaton, Eron Tabor and Richard Pace. IMDb

    Perhaps one of the most famous of the video nasties probably because it is one of the better films on the list. It shows brutal and protracted scenes of the violation and humiliation of Camille Keaton. Armed with resolve and intelligence Keaton avenges herself by chopping up, hanging, drowning and castrating her tormentors.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    Summary Notes

    The film follows Jennifer, a writer who is working on a new novel and needs to get out of the city to finish it. She rents a riverside cabin in upstate New York to work on her novel, attracting the attention of a number of rowdy male locals. They catch Jennifer one day and strip her naked for the village idiot (Matthew) and rape her. Jennifer is later attacked and raped a further two times by the four degenerates, and her novel is also destroyed. But Jennifer recovers, and in her now-twisted, psychotic state, she begins to seek revenge on the men.

    I Spit On Your Grave: Deja Vu

    Link Here

    I Spit On Your Grave: Deja Vu is a 2019 USA horror thriller by Meir Zarchi.
    Starring Camille Keaton, Jamie Bernadette and Maria Olsen. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    Summary Notes

    Jennifer Hills is back. Forty years after 1978's I Spit On Your Grave shocked the world with its story of a beautiful career woman assaulted and left for dead, and her notorious revenge on those responsible, cinema's most lethal lady vengeance returns in the most anticipated sequel of all time. Reuniting star Camille Keaton and original director Meir Zarchi, I Spit On Your Grave: Déjà vu sends now successful writer Jennifer Hills hurtling back to where it all began - to face the wrath of the families of those she murdered. Kidnapped along with her daughter scream queen star Jamie Bernadette, it's a tense game of hunt - or be hunted - against a lethal gang of degenerates overseen by a violently unhinged matriarch Maria Olsen. Meir Zarchi delivers the next explosive saga in the most controversial tale of an eye-for-an-eye ever committed to celluloid. Some grudges refuse to be buried- David Maquire.

    Alien

    Link Here

    Alien is a 1979 US Sci-Fi by Ridley Scott.
    With Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt and John Hurt. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    Never cut. The Theatrical Version was originally rated 18 by the BBFC but was reduced to 15 in 2019. The tighter Director's Cut was rated 15 in 2003 and the Theatrical version was rated 15 in 2019. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    Promotional Material

    When the crew of the space-tug nostromo responds to a distress signal from a barren planet, they discover a deadly life form that breeds within human hosts. Now the crew must fight to stay alive and prevent the creature from reaching earth. Directed by Ridley Scott and starring Sigourney Weaver in her breakout performance, this legendary first film in the Alien saga will leave you breathless.
    The VVitch

    Link Here

    The VVitch: A New-England Folktale is a 2015 UK / Canada / USA horror mystery by Robert Eggers.
    Starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson and Kate Dickie. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    Summary Notes

    New England, 1630: William and Katherine try to lead a devout Christian life, homesteading on the edge of an impassible wilderness, with five children. When their newborn son mysteriously vanishes and their crops fail, the family begins to turn on one another. 'The Witch' is a chilling portrait of a family unraveling within their own sins, leaving them prey for an inconceivable evi

    Paradise Alley

    Link Here

    Paradise Alley is a 1978 USA drama by Sylvester Stallone.
    Starring Sylvester Stallone, Lee Canalito and Armand Assante. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for an 'A' rated cinema release in 1978. Home videos were 15 rated and suffered cuts for animal cruelty.  Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US. There is an extended version that has been released in Germany.

    This release is the PG rated US theatrical version,

    US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:

    Promotional Material

    Sylvester Stallone's "creation of a floridly fantasticated netherworld of low-life high-rollers ... is irresistible.", Time Out
    Cosmo Carboni (Stallone) and his two brothers could take anything that Hell's Kitchen had to dish out but they had a dream of getting out and making it big. The exit signs point to Paradise Alley, a sleazy private club where raucous wrestling matches with big purses are the order of the day. When younger brother Victor (Lee Canalito) steps into the ring, it appears their shared dream might finally become a reality ... but tensions between Cosmo, Victor, and brother Lenny (Armand Assante, I, The Jury) might rip the family apart first.
    Marking the directorial debut of Stallone, co-starring Anne Archer, Joe Spinell, and Tom Waits, and featuring appearances by a roster of legendary professional wrestlers (including Terry Funk, Ted DiBiase, and Ray Stevens), Paradise Alley is "an upbeat, funny, nostalgic film populated by colorful characters", (Variety)!
     

     

     

    Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Lonely are the Brave, Howard the Duck, Alien


    Link Here 22nd April 2019
    UK flag Released on 22nd April 2019
    Scared Stiff

    Link Here

    Scared Stiff is a 1987 USA horror by Richard Friedman.
    Starring Andrew Stevens, Mary Page Keller and David Ramsey. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Previously passed 18 uncut for:
    • 2019 Arrow Video (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 22nd April 2019

    There is also a US release.

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    TV star Mary Page Keller (Pretty Little Liars) appears alongside Andrew Stevens (10 to Midnight, The Fury) as a couple terrorised by an age-old curse in this much-underrated late-80s offering from director Richard Friedman.

    Keller plays Kate Christopher, a singer who moves into an old colonial mansion with her son and psychologist boyfriend David (Stevens). But when they make a strange and gruesome discovery in the boarded-up attic, it soon becomes clear that the mansion carries with it a dark and blood-stained past and one that is about to terrorise them in the present.

    The second feature helmed by Richard Friedman, who went on to direct such genre favourites as Doom Asylum and Phantom of the Mall: Eric s Revenge, Scared Stiff (AKA The Masterson Curse) builds to an astonishing practical FX-laden climax sure to please fans of 80s horror.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new 2K restoration from original film elements
  • Original uncompressed Stereo audio
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Brand new audio commentary with director Richard Friedman, producer Dan Bacaner and film historian Robert Ehlinger
  • Mansion of the Doomed: The Making of Scared Stiff brand new documentary featuring interviews with Richard Friedman, Dan Bacaner, Robert Ehlinger, actors Andrew Stevens and Joshua Segal, special effects supervisor Tyler Smith and special effects assistants Jerry Macaluso and Barry Anderson
  • Brand new interview with composer Billy Barber
  • Image Gallery
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring two original artwork options
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Fully illustrated collector s booklet with new writing on the film by James Oliver
  • Lonely are the Brave

    Link Here

    Lonely are the Brave is a 1962 USA western drama by David Miller.
    Starring Kirk Douglas, Gena Rowlands and Walter Matthau. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for an 'A' rated cinema release in 1962. Uncut and PG rated for home video.
    UK: Passed PG for mild violence:
    • 2019 Final Cut Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 22nd April 2019

    Promotional Material

    1960s Western starring Kirk Douglas as an outlaw on the run. Jack Burns (Douglas) is a man who very much lives by his own rules. His code of loyalty is so strong that he purposefully lands himself in jail in order to help his friend Bondi (Gena Rowlands) escape. To his surprise Bondi doesn't want to leave the prison so Jack breaks out on his own and takes to the road. He is pursued relentlessly by Sheriff Morey Johnson (Walter Matthau), who though he sympathises with Jack's desire to live on his own terms, believes in the modern code that no man is above the law...
    Alien

    Link Here

    Alien is a 1979 US Sci-Fi by Ridley Scott.
    With Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt and John Hurt. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    Never cut. The Theatrical Version was originally rated 18 by the BBFC but was reduced to 15 in 2019. The tighter Director's Cut was rated 15 in 2003 and the Theatrical version was rated 15 in 2019.

    Thanks to Ben who also notes that a commentary track originally rated 18 in 2003 has now also been reduced to 15.

    UK: The Director's Cut and Theatrical Version were passed 15 uncut for strong horror, violence, language:
    • 2019 20th Century Fox [Theatrical + Director's Cut] R0 4k Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 22nd April 2019
    • 2019 20th Century Fox [Theatrical + Director's Cut] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 22nd April 2019
    • 2019 20th Century Fox R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 22nd April 2019

    Promotional Material

    When the crew of the space-tug nostromo responds to a distress signal from a barren planet, they discover a deadly life form that breeds within human hosts. Now the crew must fight to stay alive and prevent the creature from reaching earth. Directed by Ridley Scott and starring Sigourney Weaver in her breakout performance, this legendary first film in the Alien saga will leave you breathless.
    Curse of the Scarecrow

    Link Here

    Curse of the Scarecrow is a 2018 UK horror by Louisa Warren.
    Starring Kate Lister, Louisa Warren and Cassandra French. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, violence, threat, bloody images:
    • 2019 High Fliers Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 22nd April 2019

    Promotional Material

    In a small country town, local legend states that a scarecrow takes human form every 20 years to wreak havoc on unsuspecting residents.
    The Butterfly Effect Trilogy

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    The Butterfly Effect Trilogy is a film set by Eric Bress and J Mackye Gruber.
    Starring Ashton Kutcher, Chris Carmack and Amy Smart.

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed with an aggregate 18 uncut for:
    • 2019 Icon Film Distribution R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 22nd April 2019

    Promotional Material

    The Butterfly Effect Evan Treborn (Ashton Kutcher) has lost crucial moments of his life, his childhood scarred by a series of terrifying events that he can t remember. When Evan realises that by reading his diaries he can unlock the past and go back in time, he tries to reclaim the missing memories by tampering with the past... with disturbing and disastrous results. The Butterfly Effect 2 This thrilling sequel follows another man with an extraordinary gift; when his girlfriend and two best friends are killed in a tragic accident, Nick discovers that he has the power to change the past via his memories. However his time-travelling attempts to save his one true love have unexpected and dire consequences in the present. The Butterfly Effect 3 Sam Reide (Chris Carmack) uses his ability to travel back in time helping the police to solve crimes. But when he breaks the rules and starts looking for his girlfriend s murderer he discover that his actions have created a rampant serial killer who didn t exist previously. As the death toll rises, Sam must keep leaping back in time to uncover who the killer is before he claims yet another victim. Special features: 89 minutes
    Howard the Duck

    Link Here

    Howard the Duck is a 1986 USA action comedy romance by Willard Huyck.
    Starring Lea Thompson, Jeffrey Jones and Tim Robbins. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

    BBFC category cuts were required for a PG rated 1986 cinema release and 1987 VHS. Further category cuts were required for a PG rated DVD in 2008, however an uncut version was also released on 2008 DVD with a 12 rating. Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.
    UK: Passed 12 uncut for bleeped strong language, moderate sex references and horror for:
    • 2019 101 Films (RB) Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon released on 22nd April 2019

    Promotional Material

    101 Films presents Howard the Duck (1986), title 008 on our Black Label and a UK Blu-ray debut. Extras include a new 20-minute featurette in which the BFI's Vic Pratt discusses Howard's comic book origins and the character's journey to the big screen, plus two brand new commentaries.

    From executive producer George Lucas and the pages of Marvel Comics comes a comedy adventure spectacular about a fast-talking, cigar-chomping, beer-loving duck from a parallel universe who crashes to Earth and somehow winds up in Cleveland. As Howard attempts to return to his own planet, he falls in love with rock singer Beverly Switzler (Lea Thompson, Back to the Future) and must battle an evil invader known as the Dark Overlord.

    This wacky, elaborately produced spoof of life, love, comic books and horror movies is a misunderstood cult classic, ripe for rediscovery.

    Brand New Extras

    • Howard: A New Cult Hero: Vic Pratt on Howard the Duck
    • Commentary with Wil Jones and Robert J.E. Simpson
    • Commentary with Charlie Brigden and Dan Whitehead
    • Limited edition booklet: includes 'How The Duck Who Couldn't Swim Survived a Sinking Ship' by Lister Appleton and 'The Madness of King George' by Charlie Brigden

    Additional Extras

    • A Look Back at Howard the Duck
    • Releasing the Duck News Featurette
    • The Stunts of Howard the Duck
    • The Special Effects of Howard the Duck
    • The Music of Howard the Duck
    • Teasers
    The Haunted House of Horror

    Link Here

    The Haunted House of Horror is a 1969 UK horror fantasy thriller by Michael Armstrong.
    Starring Frankie Avalon, Jill Haworth and Dennis Price. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence:
    • 2019 Screenbound Pictures (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 22nd April 2019
    • 2019 Screenbound Pictures Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon

    Promotional Material

    A Tigon British classic restored to HD. Once, in a now-deserted mansion, a man went mad and sliced up his entire family. Now, a group of jaded boys and girls from Swinging Sixties London decide to go out to the house on a dare. Frankie Avalon and Dennis Price star. Michael Armstrong directs.

    Extras:

    Commentary and a new interview with director Michael Armstrong
    interview clips with:
    MICHAEL ARMSTRONG (director / screenwriter)
    ROSS CARVER (hairdresser)
    JAMES DEVIS (camera operator)
    CAROL DILWORTH (lead actress)
    VERONICA DORAN (lead actress)
    JEANETTE FERBER (production secretary)
    HOWARD LANNING (dubbing editor)
    PETER PITT (editor)
    MARK WYNTER (lead actor)
    PDF of the original 'The Dark' script

    The Honorary Consul

    Link Here

    The Honorary Consul is a 1983 UK / Mexico romance by John Mackenzie.
    Starring Michael Caine, Richard Gere and Bob Hoskins. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release. All UK/US cinema/home video releases are the same uncut version. The cover infers that there is a cut version somewhere. Presumable they are alluding to it being a little too sexy for US network TV and so was cut for TV broadcast.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
    • 2019 Fabulous Films (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 22nd April 2019
    • 2019 Fabulous Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 22nd April 2019

    Promotional Material

    During a dirty war a half-English doctor in Argentina befriends the police, the rebels and the alcoholic Honorary British Consul, whose Latino wife he seduces. When the consul is mistakenly kidnapped by the rebels, he must pick a side.
     

     


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