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Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

Mission: Impossible - Fallout, The Puppet Masters


Link Here 4th December 2018
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The Nun

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The Nun is a 2018 USA horror mystery thriller by Corin Hardy.
Starring Demián Bichir, Taissa Farmiga and Jonas Bloquet. IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2018 WarnerBrothers RA Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 4th December 2018

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When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest (Demian Bichir) with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows (Taissa Farmiga) are sent by the Vatican to investigate. Together they uncover the order's unholy secret. Risking not only their lives but their faith and their very souls, they confront a malevolent force in the form of the same demonic nun that first terrorized audiences in The Conjuring 2, as the abbey becomes a horrific battleground between the living and the damned.

Christmas Blood

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Christmas Blood is a 2017 Norway horror by Reinert Kiil.
Starring Julianne Aga, Pernille Baggeranas and Ida Malene Smith Bakke. IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2018 Artsploitation Films R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 4th December 2018

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Christmas is a time of peace, love and family. But not for Norway as a psychopath dressed in a Santa Claus suit has been terrorizing them for the past 13 years. For as soon as the caroling starts, this demented Kris Kringle dispenses bloody ax blows regardless of whether you've been bad or good. As the holiday approaches on one snow-covered town filled with revelers, a pair of detectives work against time to find and arrest this bearded serial killer. Will they manage to stop this demented St. Nick before he kills again? Director Reinert Kiil (The House, Whore) delivers a dark, disturbing and bloody holiday thriller.
Mission: Impossible - Fallout

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Mission: Impossible - Fallout is a 2018 USA action adventure thriller by Christopher McQuarrie.
Starring Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill and Ving Rhames. BBFC link IMDb

No censorship issues in the UK or US but the film was cut in India to remove references to Kashmir.
US: Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:

Summary Notes

Ethan Hunt and his IMF team, along with some familiar allies, race against time after a mission gone wrong.

Elves

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Elves is a 2018 USA horror by Jamaal Burden.
Starring Deanna Grace Congo, Lisa May and Amy Jo Guthrie. IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2018 Uncork'd Entertainment R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 4th December 2018

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A ruthless killer that terrorized a small Texas town, has been caught. While celebrating, a group of friends find an elf inside a magical toy box. When a freak accident kills one of them, they discover a group of elves have been scattered throughout town, each representing one of the seven deadly sins. It's a race against time to survive the elves' wrath before Christmas ends.
The Puppet Masters

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The Puppet Masters is a 1994 USA Sci-Fi horror thriller by Stuart Orme.
Starring Donald Sutherland, Eric Thal and Julie Warner. IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release.
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
  • 2018 KL Studio Classics (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 4th December 2018
  • 2018 KL Studio Classics R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 4th December 2018

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TRUST NO ONE! Here's the edge-of-your-seat sci-fi thriller, based on the classic novel by Robert A. Heinlein (Starship Troopers), that delivers unrelenting suspense and nonstop action. Donald Sutherland (Klute, Ordeal by Innocence) leads a team of top-level government agents who make a chilling discovery: extraterrestrial beings have landed and are quickly taking control of the residents of a small Midwestern town - manipulating their bodies and minds like puppets. Faced with an escalating crisis as the creatures multiply and spread, the team must somehow eliminate the seemingly unstoppable aliens. Eric Thal (A Stranger Among Us), Julie Warner (Indian Summer), Keith David (They Live), Will Patton (No Way Out), Richard Belzer (TV's Law and Order: Special Victims Unit) and Yaphet Kotto (Truck Turner) co-star in The Puppet Masters, filled with riveting special effects and heart-stopping action that is sure to thrill everyone.

Special Features:
-NEW Audio Commentary by director Stuart Orme with film editor David Yardley
-NEW interview with star Julie Warner
-NEW interview with actor Keith David
-NEW interview with actor Richard Belzer
-NEW Interview with Special Effects Supervisor Larry Odien
-Limited Edition Booklet Essay by Samuel R. Delany
-NEW Commissioned Art by Jacob Phillips
-Limited Edition O-card Slipcase
-Reversible Art
-5.1 Surround and 2.0 Stereo Audio
-Theatrical Trailer

 

 

 

Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

De Palma and De Niro: The Early Films


Link Here 3rd December 2018
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De Palma & De Niro: The Early Films

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Greetings is a 1968 USA comedy drama by Brian De Palma.
Starring Jonathan Warden, Robert De Niro and Gerrit Graham. BBFC link IMDb

The film was given the first MPAA X rating for its theatrical release. It was later cut for an R rating. A short version was passed X for UK cinema release in 1969 but home videos have all been 18 uncut.
The Wedding Party is a 1969 USA comedy by Brian De Palma (as Brian DePalma), Wilford Leach...
Starring Valda Setterfield, Raymond McNally and John Braswell. IMDb
There are no censorship issues with this film.

Hi, Mom! is a 1970 USA comedy drama by Brian De Palma (as Brian DePalma).
Starring Robert De Niro, Allen Garfield and Lara Parker. IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this film.
UK: Previously passed 18 uncut for:
  • 2018 Arrow Video (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 3rd December 2018

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In 1963, Robert De Niro stepped in front of a movie camera for the first time. The resulting film, a low-budget black and white comedy called The Wedding Party , would take three years to complete, and another three years to be released, but it would also establish a hugely important working relationship for the aspiring actor. One of the filmmakers, long before he became synonymous with suspense thanks to Carrie, Dressed to Kill and other classics, was Brian De Palma. He and De Niro would team up again in the next few years for two more comedies, both with a countercultural bent.

Greetings , the first film to receive an X certificate in the United States, is a freewheeling satire focusing on a trio of twentysomething friends a conspiracy theorist, a filmmaker, and a voyeur played by De Niro as they try to avoid the Vietnam War draft. Hi, Mom! , originally named Son of Greetings, returns to De Niro s voyeur, now an aspiring maker of adult films, for another humorous glimpse at late-sixties society, this time turning its attentions to experimental theatre, cinéma vérité, the African American experience, and the white middle classes.

Brought together for the first time and each newly restored by Arrow Films especially for this release these three films offer a fascinating insight into the early careers of two American cinema s major talents.

LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new 2K restoration of The Wedding Party from the original film negative, carried out exclusively for this release by Arrow Films
  • Brand new 2K restorations of Greetings and Hi, Mom! from original film materials, carried out exclusively for this release by Arrow Films
  • Original uncompressed mono soundtracks
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing on all three films
  • Brand new commentary on Greetings by Glenn Kenny, author of Robert De Niro: Anatomy of an Actor
  • Brand new appreciation of Brian De Palma and Robert De Niro s collaborations by critic and filmmaker Howard S. Berger
  • Brand new interviews with Charles Hirsch, writer-producer of Greetings and Hi, Mom!
  • Brand new interview with actor Gerrit Graham on Greetings, Hi, Mom! and his other collaborations with Brian De Palma
  • Brand new interview with actor Peter Maloney on Hi, Mom!
  • Hi, Mom! theatrical trailer
  • Newly commissioned artwork by Matthew Griffin
  • Limited collector s edition booklet featuring new writing on the films by Brad Stevens, Chris Dumas and Christina Newland, plus an archive interview with Brian De Palma and Charles Hirsch
  • Unfriended: Dark Web

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    Unfriended: Dark Web is a 2018 USA horror by Stephen Susco.
    Starring Rebecca Rittenhouse, Betty Gabriel and Chelsea Alden. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong threat, violence, language:
    • 2018 Universal Pictures UK RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 3rd December 2018
    • 2018 Universal Pictures UK R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 3rd December 2018

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    Unfolding in real-time UNFRIENDED: DARK WEB is the most terrifying horror yet from the producer of GET OUT, HAPPY DEATH DAY and THE PURGE, and the makers of UNFRIENDED. When a 20-something finds a cache of hidden files on his new laptop, he and his friends are unwittingly thrust into the depths of the dark web. They soon discover someone has been watching their every move and will go to unimaginable lengths to protect the dark web.

    Bonus Feature:

    • Alternate Ending: Who Deserves to Live?
     

     

     

    Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Zombie, Basic Instinct 2, The Killing of Sister George, Dances with Wolves


    Link Here 27th November 2018
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    Zombie

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    Zombie (aka Zombie Flesh Eaters) is a 1979 Italian horror film by Lucio Fulci
    With Tisa Farrow and Ian McCulloch. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    Heavily cut by the BBFC for 1979 cinema release. Banned as a video nasty in 1983. Cut by the BBFC from 1992 to 1999. BBFC uncut since 2005. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2018 Blue Underground 40th Anniversary Limited Edition R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 27th November 2018

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    40TH ANNIVERSARY LIMITED EDITION! NEW 4K RESTORATION!

    In Italy, it was considered the 'unofficial sequel' to DAWN OF THE DEAD. In England, it was known as ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS and banned as obscene. In America, it was called ZOMBIE and advertised with the depraved tag line ''WE ARE GOING TO EAT YOU!''; Tisa Farrow (THE GRIM REAPER), Ian McCulloch (CONTAMINATION), Al Cliver (CANNIBALS), and Richard Johnson (THE HAUNTING) star in this worldwide splatter sensation directed by 'Maestro Of Gore' Lucio Fulci (CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD, THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY) that remains one of the most eye-skewering, skin-ripping, gore-gushingly graphic horror hits of all time!

    Just in time for its 40th Anniversary, Blue Underground is proud to present ZOMBIE in a brand-new 4K Restoration from the original uncut and uncensored camera negative. This is ZOMBIE like you've truly never seen it before, bursting at the seams with hours of new and archival Extras!

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • WORLD PREMIERE! New 4K Restoration from uncensored original camera negative!
  • 3-Disc Set includes High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray Widescreen 2.40:1 feature presentation + a Blu-ray PACKED with bonus material + Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD with score by Fabio Frizzi
  • Audio: 7.1 DTS-HD (English, Italian); 2.0 DTS-HD (English, Italian)
  • Subtitles: English SDH, Français, Español, Português, Deutsch, Italiano, Dansk, Suomi, Nederlands, Svenska, Russian, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Thai, English for Italian Audio
  • NEW! Audio Commentary #1 with Troy Howarth, Author of Splintered Visions: Lucio Fulci and His Films
  • Audio Commentary #2 with Star Ian McCulloch and Diabolik Magazine Editor Jason J. Slater
  • NEW! When The Earth Spits Out The Dead - Interview with Stephen Thrower, Author of Beyond Terror: The Films of Lucio Fulci
  • Introduction by Academy Award® Winner Guillermo del Toro
  • Zombie Wasteland Interviews with Stars Ian McCulloch, Richard Johnson & Al Cliver, and Actor/Stuntman Ottaviano Dell'Acqua
  • Flesh Eaters on Film Interview with Co-Producer Fabrizio De Angelis
  • Deadtime Stories Interviews with Co-Writers Elisa Briganti and (Uncredited) Dardano Sacchetti
  • World of the Dead Interviews with Cinematographer Sergio Salvati and Production & Costume Designer Walter Patriarca
  • Zombi Italiano Interviews with Special Make-Up Effects Artists Gianetto De Rossi & Maurizio Trani and Special Effects Artist Gino De Rossi
  • Notes on a Headstone Interview with Composer Fabio Frizzi
  • All in the Family Interview with Antonella Fulci
  • Zombie Lover Academy Award ® Winning Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro talks about one of his favorite films
  • BONUS! Collectable Booklet with new essay by author Stephen Thrower
  • Poster and Still Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spots
  • Radio Spots
  • Dances With Wolves

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    Dances With Wolves is a 1990 USA / UK western adventure drama by Kevin Costner.
    Starring Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell and Graham Greene. IMDb

    Exists as a Theatrical Version and Director's Cut.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2018 Shout! Factory [Director's Cut + Theatrical Version] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 27th November 2018

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    INCLUDES THE ACADEMY AWARD-WINNING THEATRICAL CUT FOR THE FIRST TIME ON BLU-RAY!
    Kevin Costner stars in and directs this triumphant masterpiece written by Michael Blake, based on his novel. This breathtaking Steelbook Collector's Edition includes the original theatrical cut for the first time on Blu-ray, an extended cut of the film and an entire disc of bonus features. Winner of seven Academy Awards, including Best Director and Best Picture, this modern classic tells the story of Lt. Dunbar (Costner), a Civil War hero who befriends a tribe of Native Americans while stationed at a desolate outpost on the frontier. What follows is a series of unforgettable moments: from Dunbar's tender scenes with Stands With A Fist (Mary McDonnell), to the thrilling, action-packed buffalo hunt. Experience the excitement, emotion and sweeping beauty of this cinematic treasure as never before on Blu-ray!
     
    Basic Instinct 2

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    Basic Instinct 2 is a 2006 UK / Germany / Spain / USA crime mystery thriller by Michael Caton-Jones.
    Starring Sharon Stone, David Morrissey and David Thewlis. BBFC link IMDb

    US: The Extended Version is MPAA Unrated for:
    US: The Theatrical Version is cut for an MPAA R rating for:

    • 2018 MVD [Unrated + Theatrical Versions] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 27th November 2018
    US Censorship History.
    Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. Some cuts were restored for the Unrated Version.

    See details at Gavin Salkeld's Cutting Edge Episode 35: Basic Instinct Special Edition

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    She captivated moviegoers with her raw sensuality and steel heart in the original Basic Instinct. Now Academy Award® Nominee Sharon Stone (Casino) is back as the notorious crime novelist, Catherine Tramell. This time she proves to be respected criminal psychologist Dr. Michael Glass' (David Morrissey, Centurion) deadliest challenge. With professional boundaries blurred by obsession, Dr. Glass is lured into a murderous web of lies and deceit and begins a torrid affair with Tramell that takes him to the point of no return. As their passions rise, so does the body count - and Dr. Glass faces a choice that will change his life forever.

    Special Features and Technical Specs:

    • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of both the R-Rated 114 Minute Theatrical Version and Unrated 116 Minute Extended Cut of the film in its original 2.40:1 theatrical aspect ratio
    • Audio: English 5.1 Surround & French 5.1 Surround
    • English, English SDH and French Subtitles
    • "Between The Sheets: A Look Inside Basic Instinct 2" Featurette
    • Audio Commentary by Director Michael Canton-Jones (Theatrical Version)
    • 10 Deleted Scenes with Optional Director Commentary
    • Alternate Ending
    • Original Theatrical Trailer
    Almost Human

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    Almost Human is a 1974 Italy action crime thriller by Umberto Lenzi.
    Starring Tomas Milian, Henry Silva and Laura Belli. IMDb

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

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    Giulio Sacchi (Tomas Milian, Tepepa, Sonny and Jed, Sex with a Smile) is a psychotic small-time thief with a chip on his shoulder who's leaving a slew of dead bodies all over Milan. Now he's got a plan to make a quick and easy jackpot: kidnap the daughter of a local billionaire and hold her for ransom. And nothing is going to stop Giulio from getting his money -- not even Inspector Walter Grandi (Henry Silva, Cry of A Prostitute, Trapped, Foxbat, Shoot, Day of The Assassin), Milan's toughest cop who's hot on Sacchi's trail. Now the police are racing to find the kidnapped girl and stop the ticking human time bomb before he explodes and leaves more death and carnage in his wake. Gritty and exciting, Almost Human is a top-notch Italian crime classic from director Umberto Lenzi (Seven Blood Stained Orchids, Ironmaster) and screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi (My Name Is Nobody, Case of The Scorpion's Tail). Filled with tough, brutal and bloody action sequences, it contains a powerful, memorable score from legendary composer Ennio Morricone (The Untouchables, Once Upon a Time in The West) and a supporting cast including Ray Lovelock (Autopsy, The Cassandra Crossing, Murder Rock) and Anita Strindberg (Who Saw Her Die). Tough-as-nails entertainment, Almost Human is always thrilling and now more explosive than ever in a brand-new HD master!

    Special Features:
    -Interview with director Umberto Lenzi
    -Trailer

    The Killing of Sister George

    The Killing of Sister George is a 1968 USA drama by Robert Aldrich.
    Starring Beryl Reid, Susannah York and Coral Browne. IMDb

    Uncut in the US but the film was saddled with and X rating for 1968 release. The film was re-rated to R in 1972. The film was cut by the BBFC for an X rating in 1968 but several local councils were happy for the film to be screened uncut in their areas. Later was uncut and 18 rated for home video.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2018 KL Studio Classics (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 27th November 2018
    • 2018 KL Studio Classics R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 27th November 2018

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    Legendary director Robert Aldrich (The Dirty Dozen, The Grissom Gang) turns up the heat in this steamy, provocative and expertly executed movie starring Beryl Reid (Trial and Error) and Susannah York (The Maids, Gold). Sexy, sensitive and darkly humorous, The Killing of Sister George is a racy romp that's entertaining, explicit and sensational. June (Reid) is the star of a TV soap opera... and she has the ego to prove it. But when she begins to suspect that the network is planning to kill off her character--and that her boss is out to seduce her beautiful young lover (York)--June spirals out of control. And as she's transformed from demanding diva into hair-trigger harridan, TV's grandest of dames proves that underneath it all... she ain't no lady. Coral Browne (The Ruling Class) and Patricia Medina (Sangaree) co-stars in this classic drama with a dark sense of humor.

    Special Features:
    -NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Kat Ellinger
    -NEW Audio Commentary with Film Historian David Del Valle and Actor/Filmmaker Michael Varrati
    -NEW Interview with Lighting / Camera Operator Brian West
    -Theatrical Trailer

    The Little Stranger

    The Little Stranger is a 2018 Ireland / UK / France horror mystery thriller by Lenny Abrahamson.
    Starring Ruth Wilson, Domhnall Gleeson and Charlotte Rampling. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2018 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 27th November 2018
    • 2018 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 27th November 2018
    • 2018 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

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    In the summer of 1948, Dr. Faraday travels to attend to a patient at Hundreds Hall, home to the Ayers family for more than two centuries. The Hall is now in decline and its inhabitants are haunted by something more ominous than a dying way of life. When he takes on his new patient, Faraday has no idea how closely, and how disturbingly, the family's story is about to become entwined with his own. Based on the book by bestselling author Sarah Waters, The Little Stranger stars Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina, Brooklyn) and is directed by Oscar-nominated director Lenny Abrahamson (Room).
     

     

     

    Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Age of Consent, Nighthawks, Prince of Darkness, The Sentinel


    Link Here 26th November 2018
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    Escape from New York

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    Escape from New York is a 1981 UK / USA action Sci-Fi film by John Carpenter.
    Starring Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef and Ernest Borgnine. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Previously passed 15 uncut for strong language, moderate bloody violence and brief sexual assault for:
    • 2018 Studiocanal Collectors Edition RB 4k Blu-ray/RB Blu-ray Combo at UK Amazon released on 26th November 2018
    • 2018 Studiocanal Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon

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    This 4 disc limited Collector's Edition of John Carpenter's classic Escape from New York has been stunningly restored in 4K. This release is beautifully packaged with a stylish, newly commissioned illustration on the cover. It contains a UHD of the feature as well as a Blu-ray feature disc, extra features disc and the original soundtrack on CD. It also contains 5 artcards, a newly illustrated theatrical poster and booklet containing behind the scenes stills, articles and an essay from celebrated film journalist Kim Newman.
    The year is 1997 and in a police state future the island of Manhattan has been turned into a maximum security prison. The rules are simple: once you're in, you don't come out. But when the President of the United States (Donald Pleasance) crash lands an escape pod into the centre of the city after fleeing a hijacked plane, a ruthless prison warden (Lee Van Cleef) bribes ex-soldier and criminal Snake Plisskin into entering the hazardous Manhattan and rescuing the distraught president from the twisted world of New York and from the demented clutches of its new ruler The Duke (Isaac Hayes) in John Carpenter's cyber-punk, action, suspense spectacular.

    4 discs
    (1 UHD, 1 Blu-ray feature, 1 Blu-ray extras, 1 CD Soundtrack)
    1 poster
    5 artcards
    48 page book

    Extras:

    Purgatory: Entering John Carpenter's ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK: A brand new feature-length documentary featuring interviews with Writer Nick Castle, cinematographer Dean Cundey, composer Alan Howarth, production designer Joe Alves, special visual effects artist/model maker Gene Rizzardi, production assistant David De Coteau, photographer Kim Gottleib-Walker, Carpenter biographer John Muir, visual effects historian Justin Humphreys, and music historian Daniel Schweiger.
    Snake Plissen: Man of Honor -- featurette from 2005 featuring interviews with John Carpenter and Debra Hill
    Intro by John Carpenter - an interview with director John Carpenter originally recorded for a French DVD release in 2003
    Deleted Opening Sequence "Snake's Crime" with Optional Audio Commentary
    Photo gallery incl. Behind the Scenes
    Original Trailers
    Audio Commentary with actor Kurt Russell & director John Carpenter
    Audio Commentary with Producer Debra Hill and production designer Joe Alves
    Big Challenges in Little Manhatten: Visual effects featurette
    -- from 2015, features interviews with both Dennis Skotak, Director of Photography of Special VFX, and Robert Skotak, Unit Supervisor and Matte Artist
    I am Taylor - Interview with actor Joe Unger -- from 2015
    Audio Commentary with actress Adrienne Barbeau & DOP Dean Cundey

    Student Bodies

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    Student Bodies is a 1981 USA comedy horror by Mickey Rose and Michael Ritchie (uncredited).
    Starring Kristen Riter, Matthew Goldsby and Jerry Belson. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong sex references for:

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    As any self-respecting slasher buff will know, Paramount Pictures hit pay-dirt with their all-time teen-kill classic FRIDAY THE 13TH (1980). Yet, when the time came to capitalise on the same cycle that the studio instigated, the brain-trust opted to take a more satirical turn and the result was STUDENT BODIES - unleashed to cinemas in 1981. Dubbed as 'the world's first comedy-horror film', STUDENT BODIES won an instant and eternal fan following for its effective nods to a series of slice and dice denizens, including HALLOWEEN (1978), the Voorhees mythology and PROM NIGHT (1980). Long before SCREAM (1996), this was the original movie that asked audiences to tick-off the tributes - and, with its tongue firmly placed in its cheek, STUDENT BODIES remains a riotous viewing experience! Class is in session and everyone is invited to enjoy the latest, and possibly greatest, addition to the 88 Films' Slasher Classics collection!!

    Special Features and Technical Specs:

    • Audio Commentary with Justin Kerswell, author of Teenage Wasteland: The Slasher Movie Uncut and part of The Hysteria Continues podcast team, moderated by Dr. Calum Waddell
    • Back to School : Kim Newman on Student Bodies - An Interview with Film Critic Kim Newman
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • Reversible Sleeve
    • Limited Edition Matt O-Card slipcase [First Print Run Only]
    • Limited Edition booklet by Dr Calum Waddell [First Print Run Only]
    • Optional English Subtitles for the main feature
    • REGION-B '"LOCKED"
    Prince Of Darkness

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    Prince Of Darkness is a 1987 USA horror by John Carpenter.
    Starring Donald Pleasence, Lisa Blount and Jameson Parker. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Previously passed 15 uncut for strong language and violence:

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    Deep in the basement of an abandoned church, once run by a sinister religious sect, lies a strange bottle of green liquid being investigated by a group of local theoretic physics students. But as the night draws in the students soon realise that the strange relic holds a dark and powerful force beyond their control. A force that could well be the essence of pure evil: the remains of Satan himself.

    Extras:

    Audio commentary with John Carpenter and Peter Jason

     
    Nighthawks

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    Nighthawks is a 1981 USA action crime thriller by Bruce Malmuth and Gary Nelson (uncredited).
    Starring Sylvester Stallone, Rutger Hauer and Billy Dee Williams. BBFC link IMDb

    Heavily cut in the US for an R rated Theatrical Release. This version has been distributed worldwide since.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong violence:
    • 2018 Final Cut Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 26th November 2018
    • 2018 Final Cut Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon

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    New York cops Deke Da Silva (Sylvester Stallone) and Willis Fox (Billy Dee Williams) are on a mission to track down Wulfar (Rutger Hauer), the remorseless terrorist who blew up a department store in London. They follow the murderer's trail back to New York City, where the action really begins to hot up.
     
    The Sentinel

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    The Sentinel is a 1977 USA horror by Michael Winner.
    Starring Cristina Raines, Ava Gardner and Chris Sarandon. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed X (18) uncut:
    • 2018 Final Cut Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 26th November 2018

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    A fashion model moves into a house inhabited (on the top floor) by a blind priest. She begins having strange physical problems, has trouble sleeping at night, and has some nasty flashbacks of her attempted suicide. She complains to the real estate agent of the noise caused by her strange neighbors, but finds out that the house is only occupied by the priest and herself, and ultimately discovers that she has been put in the house for a reason.

    Hotel Artemis

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    Hotel Artemis is a 2018 UK / USA action crime thriller by Drew Pearce.
    Starring Jodie Foster, Sofia Boutella and Dave Bautista. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, bloody violence, injury detail, drug misuse:
    • 2018 Warner Bros RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 26th November 2018
    • 2018 Warner Bros R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 26th November 2018

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    Jean Thomas, aka THE NURSE (Jodie Foster) is the manager of the Hotel Artemis, an ultra-exclusive, members-only hospital hidden in a hotel redolent of faded '20s glamour. Tough, sharp and utterly fearless, The Nurse treats an assortment of assassins, gunrunners, thieves and gangsters in an unexpected state-of-the-art emergency room capable of providing a new liver with a 3-D printer or injecting a patient with nanobots that heal from the inside out. With the help of her towering assistant EVEREST, The Nurse wrangles some of the most dangerous criminals in the world, from sultry French assassin NICE and international arms dealer ACAPULCO, to bank robbers WAIKIKI and his brother HONOLULU. One night as a violent riot rages on the streets of Los Angeles, legendary crime boss Orian Franklin, aka NIAGARA, arrives needing immediate treatment after a failed attempt on his life. Niagara's sudden arrival creates a violent clash among the criminals in the hospital, with one 'patient' having a particularly deadly motive for checking into the hotel. The Nurse makes a decision that could jeopardize the future of the ER and everyone in it. Now the safest place for criminals in the city has become the most dangerous.
    The Best of 80's Scream Queens

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    The Best of 80's Scream Queens is a  3 film set consisting of:

    • Deadly Embrace
    • Nightmare Sisters
    • Murder Weapon
    There are no censorship issues with these films
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for:

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    When people think of VHS-era SCREAM QUEENS three names come to mind: Linnea Quigley, Michelle Bauer and Brinke Stevens - the threesome of fear that sliced and seduced a generation of gorehounds and whose greatest hits can finally be seen in HD from the schlock-lovers at 88 Films!

    In this charming and chilling collection, addicts of excessive violence, gratuitous nudity and breathtaking bloodshed can rock out to the likes of DEADLY EMBRACE (1989) which highlights AIRWOLF's main man Jan Michael Vincent as a hunky Beverly Hills husband with babes to spare. However, before long he is being stalked by a heartbroken high heeled pin-up and the result is both creepy and creatively nasty!

    Also included in this behemoth of a boxed set is NIGHTMARE SISTERS (1988), in which our frisky Scrsam Queen threesome are in fine form once again. This time around, they mutate into monstrous but marvellously sexy male-hunting mutants in this low budget wonder that features ample flayed flesh and an equal enthusiasm towards sublime set-pieces of splatter movie madness!

    Finally comes MURDER WEAPON (1989) - a hard to forget frightener that also offers a number of laugh-out-loud moments of pre-SCREAM comedy-laceration, not to mention some truly demented scenes of slice 'em up insanity that may well leave a few viewers with their jaws on the floor. In the style of NAIL Gun MASSACRE (1985) this scantly-funded and darkly comic marathon of macabre ideas is finally restored for its 88 Films debut!

    Directed by the legendary Z-movie expert David DeCoteau and with each nostalgic pot-boiler packed with an enthusiastic fondness for breast-baring babes and skull-bashing set pieces - 88 Films is proud to introduce our finest compendium of carnage yet, a Scream Queen celebration that is dying to be experienced!!

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

    • Limited Edition O-Card slipcase [First Print Run Only]
    • Optional English Subtitles
    • Artwork by Graham Humphreys
    Age of Consent

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    Age of Consent is a 1969 Australia comedy romance by Michael Powell.
    Starring James Mason, Helen Mirren and Jack MacGowran. BBFC link IMDb

    The film was originally passed X uncut by the BBFC but the distributors decided to cut the film for an 'A" rating. The same cut version was released on 15 rated VHS in 1986 and 1995. The uncut version was rated 12 for 2008 DVD. The Director's Cut is MPAA R rated
    UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate nudity and sex references:
    • 2018 Powerhouse Films Limited Edition [Director's Cut + Theatrical Version] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 26th November 2018
    • 2018 Powerhouse Films Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon

    There is also a US release.

    Promotional Material

    Based on Norman Lindsay's controversial autobiographical 1935 novel, Age of Consent is the story of an artist (James Mason), grown tired of producing art for wealthy Americans, who moves to the wilds of Australia s Great Barrier Reef where he meets Cora (Helen Mirren), a teenage girl who inspires him and becomes his muse as well as the object of his desire.

    The penultimate film from the great Michael Powell (Black Narcissus, The Red Shoes, Peeping Tom) Age of Consent explores the obsessive nature of an artist approaching the twilight of his career. Misjudged and mis-handled on its initial release (when the distributor removed key scenes and re-scored the film), Age of Consent is now regarded as one of Powell s key works.

    INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES:

    • Two presentations of the film: The Film Foundation's 2005 restoration of the original 106-minute Director's Cut; and the 96-minute 1969 Theatrical Version
    • The John Player Lecture with Michael Powell: The Beauty of the Image (1971): archival audio recording of the celebrated filmmaker in conversation with Kevin Gough-Yates at London s National Film Theatre \
    • The Guardian Interview with Michael Powell (1986): archival audio recording of the filmmaker in conversation with Sheila Whitaker at the National Film Theatre
    • Audio commentary with film historian Kent Jones (2009)
    • Ian Christie on Michael Powell and Age of Consent (2018): the respected academic and author of Arrows of Desire: Films of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger discusses Powell s life and work
    • Making 'Age of Consent' (2009, 17 mins): Kevin Powell, composer Peter Sculthorpe and editor Anthony Buckley recall the turbulent production and release history of the film
    • Martin Scorsese on Age of Consent (2009, 6 mins): the acclaimed director discusses the impact and legacy of Powell s film
    • Helen Mirren: A Conversation with Cora (2009, 13 mins): the award-winning actor reflects on one of her earliest and most memorable film roles
    • Down Under with Ron and Valerie Taylor (2009, 10 mins): a conversation with the celebrated underwater photographers
    • Original theatrical trailer
    • Image gallery: promotional photography and publicity material
    • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
    • Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Samm Deighan, an overview of contemporary critical responses and historic articles on the film. Limited Edition of 3,000 copies

    Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!

    Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! is a 2018 USA musical music film by Ol Parker.
    Starring Lily James, Meryl Streep and Christine Baranski. BBFC link IMDb

    No cuts but Abba changed the lyrics to some of its classic hits to make them more acceptable to today's PC world. Tracks rerecorded for this summer's blockbuster movie, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, have been altered to remove any hint of inappropriate relationships between young girls and older men.

    The biggest change comes in the 1976 song When I Kissed The Teacher , about a female student besotted with her male teacher. It originally featured the line:

    One of these days, Gonna tell him I dream of him every night. One of these days, Gonna show him I care. Gonna teach him a lesson alright.

    But the film version changes the teacher's gender and the emphasis:

    What a mad day, Now I see everything in a different light. What a mad day, I was up in the air. And she taught me a lesson alright.

    UK: Passed PG uncut for mild sex references:
    • 2018 Universal Pictures UK R0 4k Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 26th November 2018
    • 2018 Universal Pictures UK R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 26th November 2018
    • 2018 Universal Pictures UK R0 DVD at UK Amazon released on 26th November 2018
    • 2018 Universal Pictures UK Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon

    Promotional Material

    Get ready to sing and dance, laugh and love all over again. Ten years after Mamma Mia! The Movie grossed more than $600 million, you're invited to return to the magical Greek island of Kalokairi in an all-new original musical based on the songs of ABBA. With the film's original cast returning and new additions including Lily James, Andy Garcia and Oscar® winner Cher.

    Sing-Along Edition includes Original Version, plus Sing-Along Edition and over 2 hours of bonus features including:

    • Feature commentaries with Judy Cramer and Ol Parker
    • Enhanced Sing-Along
    • Deleted Song Performances and Scenes
    • The Story
    • Mamma Mia! Re-united
    • Meeting Cher
    • Costumes and The Dynamos
    • Curtain Call
    • Choreographing Mamma Mia! Here we go again
    • Also includes a Digital Copy to watch on your mobile devices
     

     

     

    Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Candyman, The Last Seduction, The Domestics, Urban Legend


    Link Here 20th November 2018
    US flag Released on 20th November 201
    Candyman

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    Candyman is a 1992 USA / UK horror thriller by Bernard Rose.
    Starring Virginia Madsen, Xander Berkeley and Tony Todd. BBFC link IMDb

    Released uncut and 18 rated for UK cinema release and VHS. In the US the film was cut for an MPAA R rating. This cut version seems to have been released worldwide on DVD and Blu-ray with just a Turkish DVD escaping the cuts.

    The film was restored for UK Blu-ray in 2018. Both the cut US version and the uncut UK version have been restored for this release.

    US: The UK Theatrical Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated:
    UK:
    The cut US Theatrical Version is MPAA R rated:
    • 2018 Shout! Factory [UK + US Versions] ((RA) Collector's Edition Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 20th November 2018

    Reviews

    Summary Notes

    Helen Lyle is a student who decides to write a thesis about local legends and myths. She visits a part of the town, where she learns about the legend of the Candyman, a one-armed man who appears when you say his name five times, in front of a mirror. Of course, Helen doesn't believe all this stuff, but the people of the area are really afraid. When she ignores their warnings and begins her investigation in the places that he is rumored to appear, a series of horrible murders begins. Could the legend be true?

    Urban Legend

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    Urban Legend is a 1998 USA / France horror mystery by Jamie Blanks.
    Starring Jared Leto, Alicia Witt and Rebecca Gayheart. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2018 Shout! Factory Collector's Edition (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 20th November 2018
    • 2018 Shout! Factory Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Reviews

    Summary Notes

    Urban Legend tells the story of a group of pretty college students at a remote New England university. The focus of the story is Natalie, a beautiful, academically-gifted student at the fictional Pendleton University. Natalie and her friends are all involved in the Folklore class being taught by Professor Wexler. Wexler regales his class with urban legends, which include Pendleton's own urban legend about a Psych professor who murdered six students at Stanley Hall 25 years ago. Natalie is the first one to suspect there's a killer on campus, especially after she has ties to all of the victims. No one, including her friends, Wexler, Dean Adams and security guard, of course, believes her until it's too late. Now she finds that she and her friends are part of the killer's ultimate urban legend.

    Urban Legends: The Final Cut

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    Urban Legends: Final Cut is a 2000 USA / France horror mystery thriller by John Ottman.
    Starring Jennifer Morrison, Matthew Davis and Hart Bochner. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2018 Shout! Factory RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 20th November 2018

    Reviews

    • See review from dvdtalk.com : " it is refreshing to hear the filmmakers and cast discuss what went wrong with Urban Legends: Final Cut "
    • See review from insidepulse.com : " There are no returning students from the first film. But this allows a whole new cast to get their chance to glisten in blood "

    Summary Notes

    Urban Legends: The Final Cut follows Amy Mayfield (Morrison), a student at Alpine University who struggles to complete her thesis film on urban legends - only to have her crew members fall prey to fatal 'accidents.' Suspicious, Amy investigates and discovers a much more sinister hand at work. Now she must unmask the killer before she, too, becomes an urban legend.

    Streets Of Fire

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    Streets of Fire is a 1984 USA action crime romance by Walter Hill.
    Starring Michael Paré, Diane Lane and Rick Moranis. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2018 Shout! Factory Steelbook RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 20th November 2018
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    Amid a brooding rock & roll landscape, the Bombers motorcycle gang, led by the vicious Raven Shaddock (Willem Dafoe, John Wick), kidnap diva Ellen Aim (Diane Lane, Man of Steel). Her hope for rescue lies with unlikely heroes: soldier of fortune Tom Cody (Michael Paré, Bad Moon) and his sidekick, the two-fisted beer-guzzling McCoy (Amy Madigan, The Dark Half). Joined by Ellen's manager, Billy Fish (Rick Moranis, Ghostbusters), the trio plunges headfirst into a world of rain-splattered streets, hot cars, and deadly assassins.

    This cult favorite features a razor-sharp cast and original songs written by Jim Steinman, Stevie Nicks, Tom Petty and Ry Cooder and performed by The Blasters and The Fixx. Directed by cult filmmaker Walter Hill (The Warriors, Southern Comfort, 48 Hrs.), Streets of Fire is a rock & roll shotgun blast to the senses.

    DISC ONE

    • NEW DTS-HD Master Audio 4.1 Created From The 70mm Six-Track Magnetic Audio
    • EXCLUSIVE 2K RESTORATION FROM AN INTERPOSITIVE
    DISC TWO
    • SHOTGUNS & SIX STRINGS: The Making Of A Rock N Roll Fable -- A Feature-Length Documentary Featuring Interviews With Director/Co-writer Walter Hill, Producer Lawrence Gordon, Actors Michael Paré, Deborah Van Valkenburgh, Richard Lawson, Elizabeth Daily, Lee Ving, Screenwriter Larry Gross, Editor Freeman Davies, Associate Producer Mae Woods, Art Director James Allen, Costume Designer Marilyn Vance, Assistant Director David Sosna, Choreographer Jeffrey Hornaday, Sound Editor Richard Anderson, Music Producer Kenny Vance And Many More...
    • RUMBLE ON THE LOT: Walter Hill's Streets Of Fire Revisited -- A Feature-Length Documentary Featuring Interviews With Director/Co-writer Walter Hill, Actor Michael Paré, Amy Madigan And Art Director James Allen
    • Vintage Featurettes: Rock And Roll Fable, Exaggerated Realism, Choreographing The Crowd, Creating The Costumes, From The Ground Up
    • Music Videos
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • On Air Promos
    • Still Gallery
    • Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature
    Crackdown: Big City Blues

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    Crackdown Big City Blues is a 2018 USA drama by Paul DeSilva.
    Starring Stu 'Large' Riley, Rhonda Ross Kendrick and Jim Hill. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2018 The Film Detective R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 20th November 2018
    • 2018 The Film Detective R0 DVD at US Amazon released on 20th November 2018

    Promotional Material

    An inspiring drama that illustrates the anguish, brutality, and violence associated with drug dealers in a community which wants to protect its citizens from the epidemic. Special Features include an original trailer, an interview with Producer Frazier Prince, as well as a look behind the scenes.  
    The Domestics

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    The Domestics is a 2018 USA horror thriller by Mike P Nelson.
    Starring David Dastmalchian, Tyler Hoechlin and Kate Bosworth. BBFC link IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    Set in a terrifying post-apocalyptic world inhabited by murderous gangs divided into deadly factions, Nina (Kate Bosworth) and Mark (Tyler Hoechlin) race desperately across the lawless countryside in search of safety. As one depraved group narrows their search for the couple, they must work together as they are pushed to the breaking point in order to survive.

    The Last Seduction

    The Last Seduction is a 1994 UK / USA crime thriller by John Dahl.
    Starring Linda Fiorentino, Peter Berg and Bill Pullman. IMDb

    No US or UK censor cuts for either Theatrical Version or Extended Version

    US: The Theatrical Version is uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    Promotional Material

    From acclaimed filmmaker John Dahl, the director of Kill Me Again, Red Rock West, Rounders, Unforgettable and Joy Ride - Bridget Gregory (Linda Fiorentino, Men in Black, Jade) seems to have it all: beauty, intelligence and a marriage to Clay, a wealthy physician (Bill Pullman, Lake Placid, Independence Day). But everything isn't enough for Bridget, who persuades her husband to make dirty deals on prescription drugs and then runs with the profit. Now incognito in a mid-American small town. Bridget draws a naive local, Mike Swale (Peter Berg, A Midnight Clear, Late for Dinner) into a smoldering affair. Passion, greed and revenge forge a desperate triangle between the three as Bridget draws her unknowing victims deeper into her deadly web of deceit. The stellar cast also includes J.T. Walsh (Breakdown), Dean Norris (TV's Breaking Bad) Bill Nunn (Do the Right Thing).

    Special Features:
    -NEW Audio Commentary with Director John Dahl, moderated by Nathaniel Thompson
    -The Art of Seduction Featurette with Dahl, Star Bill Pullman and Writer Steve Barancik
    -Behind-the-Scenes Footage
    -Deleted Scenes with optional Commentary
    -Alternate Ending with optional Commentary
    -Stills Gallery
    -Trailer

    Maniac

    Maniac is a 1963 UK crime horror romance by Michael Carreras.
    Starring Kerwin Mathews, Nadia Gray and Donald Houston. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2018 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 20th November 2018
    • 2018 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    In this thriller, set in France, Donald Houston is a man sentenced to life imprisonment in an insane asylum after murdering the man who raped his daughter, Annette. Several years later, Geoff Farrell, a traveling American artist, is seduced by Annette's stepmother, who convinces him to help with her husbands escape. After the escape, the countryside has a reign of terror.

    Orgies Of Edo

    Orgies Of Edo is a 1969 Japan drama by Teruo Ishii.
    Starring Teruo Yoshida, Toyozô Yamamoto and Masumi Tachibana. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2018 Arrow Video RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 20th November 2018

    Promotional Material

    Legendary Toei director Teruo Ishii tells three stories of moral sickness set during Japan s prosperous Genroku era in this bloody follow-up to his sexploitation classic Shogun s Joy of Torture, and the fourth entry in Toei s abnormal love film series. Ishii s politically incorrect moral lessons paint a trio of tales of tragic heroines caught up in violence, sadomasochism, incest and torture.

    Told in anthology style by an impassive physician (Teruo Yoshida), the first story follows Oito (Masumi Tachibana), an innocent young girl deceived by a handsome yakuza and sold into prostitution who finds herself in a doomed love affair with the man who brought her to ruin. The tale of Ochise (Mitsuko Aoi) is about the daughter of a rich merchant whose insatiable appetite for filth and perversion draws her deeper into violence, darkness and betrayal. Finally, the story of Omitsu (Miki Obana) follows a sadistic lord (Asao Koike) whose eye is caught one day by a beautiful member of his harem who shares his strange taste for pain and blood, but who holds a secret of her own that will destroy his entire household.

    A stylistic about-face from the director s prior work for Toei on the successful Abashiri Prison action series starring Ken Takakura, Ishii s erotic films grew increasingly shocking, violent and strange, and Orgies of Edo finds him combining period film detail with carnivalesque grotesquerie to create his own particular vision of love and sex. This landmark ero-guro film allowed Ishii to experiment with elements that would later show up in his masterpieces Horrors of Malformed Men and Blind Woman s Curse, including the participation of sideshow performers and butoh dancer Tatsumi Hijikata.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation
  • Original uncompressed mono PCM audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • The Orgies of Ishii an exclusive, newly filmed interview with author Patrick Maccias
  • Theatrical trailer
  • 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 author Tom Mes
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    Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Orgies of Edo, The Secret of Marrowbone


    Link Here 19th November 2018
    UK flag Released on 19th November 2018
    Orgies Of Edo

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    Orgies of Edo (Zankoku ijô gyakutai monogatari: Genroku onna keizu) is a 1969 Japan drama by Teruo Ishii.
    Starring Teruo Yoshida, Toyozô Yamamoto and Masumi Tachibana. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence, sexual and sexualised violence for:
    • 2018 Arrow Video (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 19th November 2018

    Promotional Material

    Legendary Toei director Teruo Ishii tells three stories of moral sickness set during Japan s prosperous Genroku era in this bloody follow-up to his sexploitation classic Shogun s Joy of Torture, and the fourth entry in Toei s abnormal love film series. Ishii s politically incorrect moral lessons paint a trio of tales of tragic heroines caught up in violence, sadomasochism, incest and torture.

    Told in anthology style by an impassive physician (Teruo Yoshida), the first story follows Oito (Masumi Tachibana), an innocent young girl deceived by a handsome yakuza and sold into prostitution who finds herself in a doomed love affair with the man who brought her to ruin. The tale of Ochise (Mitsuko Aoi) is about the daughter of a rich merchant whose insatiable appetite for filth and perversion draws her deeper into violence, darkness and betrayal. Finally, the story of Omitsu (Miki Obana) follows a sadistic lord (Asao Koike) whose eye is caught one day by a beautiful member of his harem who shares his strange taste for pain and blood, but who holds a secret of her own that will destroy his entire household.

    A stylistic about-face from the director s prior work for Toei on the successful Abashiri Prison action series starring Ken Takakura, Ishii s erotic films grew increasingly shocking, violent and strange, and Orgies of Edo finds him combining period film detail with carnivalesque grotesquerie to create his own particular vision of love and sex. This landmark ero-guro film allowed Ishii to experiment with elements that would later show up in his masterpieces Horrors of Malformed Men and Blind Woman s Curse, including the participation of sideshow performers and butoh dancer Tatsumi Hijikata.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation
  • Original uncompressed mono PCM audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • The Orgies of Ishii an exclusive, newly filmed interview with author Patrick Maccias
  • Theatrical trailer
  • 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 author Tom Mes
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    The Secret of Marrowbone

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    The Secret of Marrowbone is a 2017 Spain horror thriller by Sergio G Sánchez.
    Starring George MacKay, Anya Taylor-Joy and Charlie Heaton. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong threat, bloody injury detail for:
    • 2018 Entertainment One R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 19th November 2018

    Promotional Material

    From the producers of The Orphanage, Pan's Labyrinth and A Monster Calls comes this thrilling story of a young family trying to survive after their mother's death. Hiding from the world in their crumbling house and with no other place to go they find a threatening presence is with them and has begun to haunt their sanctuary.

    The Case Of The Bloody Iris

    The Case of the Bloody Iris is a 1972 Italy mystery thriller by Giuliano Carnimeo (as Anthony Ascott).
    Starring Edwige Fenech, George Hilton and Paola Quattrini. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated cinema release in 1973. Uncut and 18 rated on DVD.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

    Promotional Material

    Topless wrestling? Check. Brutal murders? Check. A trippy sex cult? Check. Edwige Fenech in various states of undress? Triple check! Debonair George Hilton? Of course! Shameless proudly presents giallo s own royalty, the iconic Fenech-Hilton dream-team in their third sensuous outing on Shameless: THE CASE OF THE BLOODY IRIS.

    After two beautiful women are murdered in an apartment block, Jennifer (Edwige Fenech) and Marilyn (Paola Quattrini) move into the flat of one of the slaughtered girls. But before long, the unknown predatory pervert turns his salacious attentions to the gorgeous Jennifer. The list of suspects includes a woman and her deformed son, a crazy lesbian and even Jennifer s own lover.

    Serenaded with Bruno Nicolai's enrapturing score and featuring lush cinematography from Stelvio Massi, this long-sought-after 70s sleaze gem, directed by Giuliano Carnimeo (of jaw-dropping RATMAN fame), is now available for your delectation. Shameless invites you to solve THE CASE OF THE BLOODY IRIS!

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • A new 2K scan with extensive restoration made for Shameless
  • All new improved English subtitles on the optional Italian (second audio)
  • A new candid chat with the amazing George Hilton
  • A new scintillating chat with star Paola Quattrini
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    Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Perversion Story, Bloodlust, Brides of Blood


    Link Here 15th November 2018
    US flag Released on 13th November 2018
    The Wizard Of Gore

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    The Wizard Of Gore is a 1970 USA horror by Herschell Gordon Lewis.
    Starring Ray Sager, Judy Cler and Wayne Ratay. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2018 Arrow Video (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 13th November 2018
    • 2018 Arrow Video R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 13th November 2018

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    From the crazed madman of the macabre, late splatter movie pioneer Herschell Gordon Lewis (Blood Feast, Two Thousand Maniacs!), comes his most fiendish feat of terrifying onscreen trickery yet - behold, The Wizard of Gore! You've all seen the trick in which the magician saws his glamorous assistant in half - but what about the spike through the brain gag? Or the good old smashing punch-press?

    Montag the Magnificent's blood-curdling onstage performances shock and dazzle his audiences in equal measure. But when his participants start winding up dead, local TV talk show hostess Sherry Carson suspects his gruesome act may be more sinister than it first seems... Featuring some of the most notorious gory setpieces in all of director H.G. Lewis' blood-soaked career, The Wizard of Gore is a stomach-churning, Grand Guignol production that's less sleight of hand and more slice of hand!!!

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original Uncompressed PCM Mono Audio
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Bonus Feature! 1968s How to Make a Doll
  • Feature-length audio commentary with Herschell Gordon Lewis and Mike Vraney
  • Montag Speaks an interview with Wizard of Gore actor Ray Sager
  • Stephen Thrower on The Wizard of Gore
  • The Gore the Merrier An interview with Jeremy Kasten, director of the 2007 Wizard of Gore remake
  • The Incredibly Strange Film Show an episode of the cult documentary series focusing on the films of Herschell Gordon Lewis
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Twins of Evil
  • Perversion Story

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    Perversion Story is a 1969 Italy / France / Spain mystery thriller by Lucio Fulci.
    Starring Jean Sorel, Marisa Mell and Elsa Martinelli. IMDb

    Co-production ended up in several shortened versions. The film was cut by the BBFC for X rated 1971 cinema release titled One on Top of the Other .

    This release is the European Version which is the longest available.

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2018 Mondo Macabro (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 13th November 2018

    Promotional Material

    Perversion Story - What is the most incredible thing a woman ever did for $1,000,000?

    Dr. George Dumurrier is looking for money to expand the San Francisco based clinic he runs with his brother. He is also having an affair with Jane, a glamorous fashion photographer. When Dumurrier's wife Susan dies following an asthma attack, leaving him a million dollar insurance pay-out, it seems that all his problems are solved - until an anonymous phone call sends him to the Roaring 20s strip club where he is astonished to discover that its featured performer, the dangerously desirable Monica Weston, looks exactly like his dead wife. As he tries to unravel this mystery, George learns that the police are now investigating his wife's death and that he is under suspicion of murder.

    Masterfully directed by Lucio Fulci, PREVERSION STORY just predates LIZARD IN A WOMAN'S SKIN and is equally compelling, mysterious and seductive. This fully restored Blu-ray release is the longest version available.

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

    HD transfer from original negative.
    Full extended European version.
    Interview with star Jean Sorel.
    Interview with star Elsa Martinelli.
    Interview with writer Stephen Thrower.
    Original artwork by Justin Coffee.
    English/Italian language choice.
    Original trailer.
    Mondo Macabro previews.
    The Blood Island Collection

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    Terror is a Man is a 1959 Philippines / USA Sci-Fi horror romance by Gerardo de Leon (as Gerry de Leon) and Eddie Romero (co-director).
    Starring Francis Lederer, Greta Thyssen and Richard Derr. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1964. Uncut and 15 rated since 2005 DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    Mad Doctor of Blood Island is a 1968 Philippines / USA Sci-Fi horror adventure by Gerardo de Leon (as Gerry DeLeon) and Eddie Romero.
    Starring John Ashley, Angelique Pettyjohn and Ronald Remy. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1971. Cut for animal cruelty for 18 rated DVD in 2003. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    Brides of Blood is a 1968 Philippines / USA Sci-Fi horror by Gerardo de Leon and Eddie Romero.
    Starring Kent Taylor, Beverly Powers and John Ashley. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for X rated cinema release in 1969. Uncut for 15 rated DVD in 2003. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

    Beast of Blood is a 1970 Philippines / USA horror adventure by Eddie Romero.
    Starring John Ashley, Celeste Yarnall and Eddie Garcia. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1970. Uncut on pre-cert VHS. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2018 Severin Films The Blood Island Collection RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 13th November 2018

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    Severin Films Presents THE BLOOD ISLAND COLLECTION - The Complete BLOOD ISLAND Trilogy Plus The Acclaimed Prequel, Newly Remastered On Blu-Ray For The First Time Ever!

    They've been called "defiantly lurid" (1000MisspentHours.com), "delightfully depraved" (FlickAttack.com) and "blood-soaked and naked broad-filled" (MrSkin.com). Their cult of fans are worldwide. And for more than fifty years, these four monster shockers from Filipino directors Gerry de Leon and Eddie Romero have stunned drive-in, grindhouse and VHS audiences, became the foundation of infamous exploitation distributors Hemisphere Pictures and Independent-International, and remain among the most insane/esteemed classics in horror history. Severin Films is now proud to present The BLOOD ISLAND Trilogy and its celebrated prequel, all featuring uncut scans from recently discovered film elements and oozing with all-new Special Features!

    THE BLOOD ISLAND COLLECTION is a limited, numbered edition release of only 3500 units.

    Special Features:

    Disc 1 - BRIDES OF BLOOD:
    Audio Commentary with Hemisphere Marketing Consultant Samuel M. Sherman.
    Jungle Fury : Archival Interview with Co-Director Eddie Romero.
    Here Comes the Bride : Interview with Hemisphere Marketing Consultant Samuel M. Sherman.
    Beverly Hills on Blood Island : Interview with Actress Beverly Powers a.k.a. Beverly Hills.
    Alternate BRIDES OF BLOOD ISLAND title sequence and JUNGLE FURY title card.
    Teaser Trailer.
    Trailer.
    Poster & Still Gallery.

    Disc 2 - MAD DOCTOR OF BLOOD ISLAND:
    Audio Commentary with Horror Film Historians Nathaniel Thompson and Howard S. Berger.
    Audio Commentary with Hemisphere Marketing Consultant Samuel M. Sherman.
    Tombs of the Living Dead : Interview with Pete Tombs, Co-Author of "Immoral Tales."
    A Taste of Blood : Interview with Critic Mark Holcomb.
    The Mad Director of Blood Island : Archival Interview with Co-Director Eddie Romero.
    Trailer.
    Poster & Still Gallery.

    Disc 3 - BEAST OF BLOOD: *BOX SET EXCLUSIVE!*
    Audio Commentary with Hemisphere Marketing Consultant Samuel M. Sherman.
    Celeste and The Beast : An Interview with Celeste Yarnall.
    Dr. Lorca's Blood Devils : Interview with Actor Eddie Garcia.
    Super 8 Digest Version.
    Trailer.
    Radio Spot.
    Poster and Stills Gallery.

    Disc 4 - TERROR IS A MAN:
    Man Becomes Creature : Interview with Hemisphere Marketing Consultant Samuel M. Sherman.
    Dawn of Blood Island : Interview with Co-Director Eddie Romero.
    Terror Creature : Interview with Pete Tombs, Co-Author of "Immoral Tales."
    When The Bell Rings : Interview with Critic Mark Holcomb.
    Trailer.
    Poster & Still Gallery.

    CD Bonus Disc: *BOX SET EXCLUSIVE!*
    Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.
    Brides of Blood

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    Brides of Blood is a 1968 Philippines / USA Sci-Fi horror by Gerardo de Leon and Eddie Romero.
    Starring Kent Taylor, Beverly Powers and John Ashley. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for X rated cinema release in 1969. Uncut for 15 rated DVD in 2003. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2018 Severin Films RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 13th November 2018
    • 2018 Severin Films R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 13th November 2018

    Promotional Material

    Severin Films Presents BRIDES OF BLOOD - The First Sex & Gore BLOOD ISLAND Classic Remastered Uncut In 4k For The First Time Ever!

    In this first, unforgettable hit of the BLOOD ISLAND trilogy, legendary Filipino filmmakers Eddie Romero and Gerry de Leon combined '50s-style radioactive monster mayhem with taboo-smashing levels of graphic violence, nudity, dwarf-whipping and cuckolding that set insane new standards for drive-in/grindhouse depravity.

    Hollywood has-been Kent Taylor (BOSTON BLACKIE), former teen heartthrob John Ashley (BEACH BLANKET BINGO) and exotic-dancer-turned-Elvis-squeeze-turned-minister Beverly Powers (KISSIN' COUSINS, SPEEDWAY) star in this "brutal orgy of ghastly terror" - also known as ISLAND OF LIVING HORROR, JUNGLE FURY and BRIDES OF BLOOD ISLAND &$45; now featuring a 4k scan from a recently discovered 35mm interpositive and presented absolutely uncut for the first time ever!

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

    Audio Commentary with Hemisphere Marketing Consultant Samuel M. Sherman.
    Jungle Fury : Archival Interview with Co-Director Eddie Romero.
    Here Comes the Bride : Interview with Hemisphere Marketing Consultant Samuel M. Sherman.
    Beverly Hills on Blood Island : Interview with Actress Beverly Powers a.k.a. Beverly Hills.
    Alternate BRIDES OF BLOOD ISLAND title sequence and JUNGLE FURY title card.
    Teaser Trailer.
    Trailer.
    Poster & Still Gallery.
    Mad Doctor of Blood Island

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    Mad Doctor of Blood Island is a 1968 Philippines / USA Sci-Fi horror adventure by Gerardo de Leon (as Gerry DeLeon) and Eddie Romero.
    Starring John Ashley, Angelique Pettyjohn and Ronald Remy. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1971. Cut for animal cruelty for 18 rated DVD in 2003. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2018 Severin Films RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 13th November 2018

    Promotional Material

    Severin Films Presents MAD DOCTOR OF BLOOD ISLAND - The Most Extreme BLOOD ISLAND Of Them All - Now Uncut In 4k For The First Time Ever!

    In perhaps the most infamous film in the BLOOD ISLAND trilogy, co-directors Eddie Romero and Gerry de Leon upped the already over-the-top nudity, violence, horny monster havoc and unmatched WTF?-ness of the first movie to deliver what Dangerous Minds hails as, "One of the greatest/nastiest/goriest films of the 1960s."

    AIP-leading-man-turned-producer John Ashley (HOW TO STUFF A WILD BIKINI, THE A-TEAM) and '60s-starlet-turned-'80s-porn-queen Angelique Pettyjohn (STAR TREK, TITILLATION) star in this "horrifying nightmare of a thousand frightening dreams" - also known as GRAVE DESIRES and TOMB OF THE LIVING DEAD - now scanned in 4k from a recently discovered camera negative and presented totally uncut for the first time ever, including the legendary "Oath of Green Blood" prologue!

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

    Audio Commentary with Horror Film Historians Nathaniel Thompson and Howard S. Berger.
    Audio Commentary with Hemisphere Marketing Consultant Samuel M. Sherman. Tombs of the Living Dead : Interview with Pete Tombs, Co-Author of "Immoral Tales."
    A Taste of Blood : Interview with Critic Mark Holcomb.
    The Mad Director of Blood Island : Archival Interview with Co-Director Eddie Romero.
    Trailer.
    Poster & Still Gallery.
    Alpha

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    Alpha is a 2018 USA family adventure drama by Albert Hughes.
    Starring Kodi Smit-McPhee, Natassia Malthe and Leonor Varela. BBFC link IMDb

    Exists as a Theatrical Version and an Extended Version.
    US: The Extended Version is MPAA Unrated:
    US: The Theatrical Version was passedPG-13 for some intense peril:
    • 2018 Sony [Extended + Theatrical versions] R0 Blu-ray/R0 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 13th November 2018
    • 2018 Sony [Theatrical version only] R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 13th November 2018

    Promotional Material

    Alpha is an epic adventure set in the last Ice Age. While on his ¬ first hunt with his tribe's most elite group, a young man is injured and left for dead. Awakening to ¬find himself broken and alone, he must learn to survive and navigate the harsh and unforgiving wilderness. Reluctantly taming a lone wolf abandoned by its pack, the pair learns to rely on each other and become unlikely allies, enduring countless dangers and overwhelming odds in order to ¬ find their way home before the deadly winter arrives.
    Bloodlust

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    Bloodlust is a 1977 Switzerland horror by Marijan Vajda.
    Starring Werner Pochath, Ellen Umlauf and Birgit Zamulo. IMDb

    Heavily cut by the BBFC for 1977 cinema release. The VHS was seized by the authorities during the Video Nasty panic. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2018 Mondo Macabro (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 13th November 2018

    Promotional Material

    Bloodlust - The world Blu-ray premier of a sick 1970s shocker!

    Haunted by a childhood trauma… a deaf mute accountant develops a fixation with blood spilling across his skin. Brief flirtations with ketchup and red ink seem to satisfy him at first, but he soon develops a taste for the real thing. Though he nurses a weird fascination for a neighbourhood girl who passes the time by dancing on the rooftop, he remains socially withdrawn with his co-workers and can't even find comfort in the arms of a hooker. One night he breaks into the property of the local undertaker and ravages the prettiest female corpse. Now addicted, he habitually raids the tombs of the dead and drinks blood from their throats via a spiked, double pronged glass straw. Authorities and citizens are incensed by these crimes and the search is on for this modern day vampire.

    BLOODLUST is one of the darkest and most affecting horror movies to come out of 1970s Europe. Based on the macabre true story of Kuno Hofmann, the "Vampire of Nuremberg", the film plays like a kind of grown up fairy tale, albeit one that includes bloodsucking, eyeball evisceration and voyeuristic lesbian sex scenes among a host of other activities. Cut and banned in many countries, this is the full length version in all its gruesome, gory, glory.

    SPECIAL FEATURES:
    Brand new 2k transfer from film negative.
    Exclusive interview with assistant director.
    Exclusive interview with actress Birgit Zamulo.<br. Original UK trailer.<br. German/English audio choice.
    Newly created, optional English subtitles.
    Mondo Macabro previews.

    The Fifth Floor

     

    The Fifth Floor is a 1978 USA thriller by Howard Avedis.
    Starring Bo Hopkins, Dianne Hull and Patti D'Arbanville. IMDb
    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    Promotional Material

    A young woman (Dianne Hull, Aloha Bobby and Rose) collapses on the disco dance floor from what's revealed to be strychnine poisoning. Assuming a suicide attempt, her boyfriend (John David Carson, Pretty Maids All in a Row) and her doctor have her committed to The Fifth Floor, an asylum with obviously crazy inmates, including Benny (Robert England, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Great Smokey Roadblock) and a predatory orderly Carl (Bo Hopkins, Killer Elite, Mutant). The problem is, she's still sane -- and her ordeal is just beginning. Also starring Anthony James (Texas Detour), Mel Ferrer (The Great Alligator), Julie Adams (Creature from the Black Lagoon), Sharon Farrell (Sweet Sixteen) and Patti D'Arbanville (Modern Problems).

    Special Features:
    -Interview with star Bo Hopkins

    Luciferina

    Luciferina is a 2018 Argentina horror mystery by Gonzalo Calzada.
    Starring Sofía Del Tuffo, Marta Lubos and Pedro Merlo. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2018 Artsploitation Films RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 20th November 2018
    • 2018 Artsploitation Films R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 20th November 2018

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    Argentinean Gonzalo Calzada directs a visually explosive film where religion, innocence, repressed sexuality and evil spectacularly collide. Natalia is a 19-year-old novice who reluctantly returns home to say goodbye to her dying father. But when she meets up with her sister and her friends, she decides instead to travel the jungle in search of mystical plant. There, instead of pleasure, they find a world of Black Masses, strange pregnancies, bloody deaths and for the nun herself, a sexually violent clash with the Devil himself.
     

     

     

    Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Braveheart. Deathwish 1-5 Set, Cliffhanger


    Link Here 13th November 2018
    UK flag Released on 12th November 2018
     
    Mrs Krampus

    Link Here

    Mrs Krampus (aka Mother Krampus 2: Slay Ride) is a 2018 USA horror by Eddie Lengyel.
    Starring KateLynn E Newberry, Tiffani Hilton and Robbie Barnes. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence, gory images:
    • 2018 Miracle Media R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 12th November 2018

    Promotional Material

    It's Christmas time in Cleveland, Ohio and four young ladies are on the verge of completing their mandatory thirty days of community service. With only one night to go, they are required to make a series of in-home visits to the older and less fortunate. Upon arriving at their final stop for the night, they become introduced to a pleasant older woman who graciously welcomes them into her home for the evening. However, as darkness falls and the cold settles in, they begin to realize that there is far more to their seemingly innocent host than meets the eye.
    Cliffhanger

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    Cliffhanger is a 1993 Italy/France/USA action adventure thriller by Renny Harlin.
    Starring Sylvester Stallone, John Lithgow and Michael Rooker. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut for an MPAA R rating. Further cut by the BBFC for cinema, and further cut still for VHS and DVD. The BBFC cuts were waived for 2008 Blu-ray

    See Gavin Salkeld's Cutting Edge: Detailed cuts to Cliffhanger

    UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 for strong violence and language :
    • 2018 Studiocanal RB 4k Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 12th November 2018
    • 2018 Studiocanal RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 12th November 2018

    Promotional Material

    She was an experienced climber, she trusted him to rescue her, but something went wrong high above the valley floor and Gabe Walker (Sylvester Stallone) has been blaming himself for her death ever since. Unable to deal with the tragedy, Gabe quit his job with the Rocky Mountain Rescue team and fled from his cherished mountains, leaving behind his self-esteem, his friends and the woman he loves.

    Now he must return to those dreaded peaks, where he finds himself trapped in a desperate battle against ruthless criminals, unforgiving nature and himself in Cliffhanger.

    Special Features

    Commentary with Director Renny Harlin and Sylvester Stallone
    Technical Crew Commentary
    Personal Introduction from Renny Harlin
    Deleted Scenes
    Stallone on the Edge: The Making of Cliffhanger
    Special Effects: Sarah's Fall & The Helicopter Explosion
    Storyboard Comparisons
    Trailer Introduction from Renny Harlin

    Braveheart

    Link Here

    Braveheart is a 1995 USA action war biography by Mel Gibson.
    Starring Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau and Patrick McGoohan. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    Cut for an MPAA R rating. This was then further cut by the BBFC for cinema, VHS and DVD. The BBFC cuts were waived for 2009 Blu-ray.

    See the BBFC cuts in an episode of Gavin Salkeld's Cutting Edge Quick Trims on YouTube

    UK: The cut US Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for strong bloody violence with previous BBFC cuts waived for:
    • 2018 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment RB 4k Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 12th November 2018
    • 2018 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon
    Reprisal

    Link Here

    Reprisal is a 2018 Canada / USA action film by Brian A Miller
    Starring Bruce Willis, Frank Grillo and Johnathon Schaech. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, violence:

    Promotional Material

    This gritty, action-packed crime thriller pairs action legends Bruce Willis (Die Hard) and Frank Grillo (Captain America series) in a chilling tale of justice and revenge. After surviving a brutal bank robbery, Jacob (Grillo) teams with his ex-cop neighbor (Willis) to track down the ruthless thief and avenge the assault. Desperate for cash to help treat his diabetic daughter, Jacob plans to take advantage of the situation, but in doing so, puts his family in the crosshairs of a killer...
    Diary of a Secretary

    Link Here

    Diary of a Secretary is a 2007 Italy adult crime drama by Francesco Fanelli.
    Starring Roberta Gemma, Julie Silver and Victoria Lanz. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
    • 2018 Salvation Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 12th November 2018

    Promotional Material

    A woman is hired by a controversial lawyer with links to the crime world to keep a record of his hedonistic life. The secretary, played by the curvaceous Italian actress Roberta Gemma,then finds herself drawn into her boss s life in the most intimate ways imaginable. She finds herself the object of not just his lust and that of his friends, but also of his enemies. With each indiscretion dutifully recorded in her secret diary, this is no ordinary secretary. Shot in HD. UK Premiere. Extras: Stills gallery, Original trailer, Salvation trailers.
     
    Cecilia

    Link Here

    Cecilia is a 1983 France / Belgium adult romance by Olivier Mathot (as Claude Plaut) and Jesús Franco (uncredited).
    Starring Muriel Montossé, Antonio Mayans and Antonio de Cabo. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1985. Uncut and 18 rated for 2018 DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for sexual violence, strong sex with previous BBFC cuts waived:
    • 2018 Screenbound/Maison Rouge R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 12th November 2018

    Promotional Material

    After repeatedly flaunting her peerless body to her servants, snobbish aristocrat Cecila (Muriel Montrossé) becomes the victim of abuse. But the experience triggers a carnal awakening, full of socialite sex parties and woodland orgies. And before long, Cecilia finds her amorous adventures spinning out of control, particularly when her husband decides to join in on the free-love lifestyle.
     
    Two Female Spies With Flowered Panties

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    Two Female Spies With Flowered Panties is a 1980 Spain / Portugal thriller by Jesús Franco (as Jess Franco).
    Starring Lina Romay, Nadine Pascal and Olivier Mathot. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for sexual violence, strong sex:
    • 2018 Maison Rouge R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 12th November 2018

    Promotional Material

    Lina Romay (of "Bared Wire Dolls" and "Macumba Sexual" infamy) and Lynn Monteil (of Jean Rollin's "Zombie Lake" and Franco's "Sadomania") star as a pair of cunning bisexual strippers released from prison to work undercover for the U.S. government. What follows is a deranged mélange of kinky threesomes, crazed S&M, depraved white slavers and audacious international politics.
    Death Wish 1-5 Blu Ray Box Set

    Link Here

    Death Wish 1-5 Blu Ray Box Set is a 2018 film by Michael Winner and J Lee Thompson.
    Starring Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland and Vincent Gardenia.

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
    • 2018 Final Cut [Death Wish 1-5] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 12th November 2018
    Death Wish is a 1974 USA crime thriller by Michael Winner.
    With Charles Bronson, Hope Lange and Vincent Gardenia. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    Uncut by the BBFC for 1974 cinema release but banned (or rather 'delayed') for 13 years on VHS. Eventually released with cuts for 18 rated VHS in 2000. The BBFC later waived its cuts for 18 rated DVD in 2006. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
    Death Wish 2  is a 1982 US vigilante film by Michael Winner.
    With Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland and Vincent Gardenia. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    Similarly and extensively cut by both the BBFC and for an MPAA R rating. There is an uncut US Unrated version. Generally uncut in Europe.
    Death Wish 3 is a 1985 US vigilante film by Michael Winner.
    With Charles Bronson, Deborah Raffin and Ed Lauter. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    Uncut in the UK at the cinema and on DVD but was cut for VHS. Uncut in the US.
    Death Wish 4: The Crackdown is a 1987 US vigilante drama by J Lee Thompson.
    With Charles Bronson, Kay Lenz and John P. Ryan.
    YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for 1988 cinema and VHS. Cuts waived for 2006 DVD. Uncut in the US.
    Death Wish V: The Face of Death is a 1994 USA/Canada action crime thriller by Allan A Goldstein.
    With Charles Bronson, Lesley-Anne Down and Michael Parks. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    Never cut in the UK or US

    Promotional Material

    All five films in the series starring Charles Bronson as a vigilante out for revenge.

    In 'Death Wish' (1974) mild-mannered New York architect Paul Kersey (Bronson) takes the law into his own hands after his wife is murdered and his daughter raped by a gang of thugs. Jeff Goldblum makes his big-screen debut as one of the unfortunate muggers.

    In 'Death Wish 2' (1981), after the suicide of his daughter in response to another violent attack, Kersey returns to the streets to deal out revenge to her assailants on a one by one basis.

    'Death Wish 3' (1985) sees Kersey, still distraught at the loss of his family, take his rage out on street gangs with weapons including sub-machine guns and missile launchers.

    In 'Death Wish 4 - The Crackdown' (1987) the death of his girlfriend's daughter from an overdose makes Kersey determined to wipe out L.A.'s drug dealers.

    Finally, in 'Death Wish 5 - The Face of Death' (1993) the harassment of Kersey's girlfriend Livia (Lesley-Anne Down) by her ex-husband, O'Shea (Michael Parks), a Mafia boss using her business to launder money, forces Kersey back towards the gun cupboard one final time.

     

     

     

    Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Phantasm, Train to Busan, Sleepwalkers


    Link Here 7th November 2018
    US flag Released on 6th November 2018
    Sleepwalkers

    Link Here

    Sleepwalkers is a 1992 USA horror by Mick Garris.
    Starring Brian Krause, Mädchen Amick and Alice Krige. IMDb

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

    Reviews

    Phantasm

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    Phantasm is a 1979 USA Sci-Fi horror fantasy by Don Coscarelli.
    Starring A Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury and Reggie Bannister. IMDb

    Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. This cut version has been released worldwide ever since.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2018 Well Go Usa Steelbook RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 6th November 2018

    Promotional Material

    Pha ntasm presents Mike, Jody, Reggie, and the Tall Man as they've never been seen before. For the first time in high-definition, follow the trio in the remastered original classic that started it all, in which two brothers discover their local mortuary hides a legion of hooded killer dwarfs, a flying drill-ball, and the demonic mortician who enslaves the souls of the damned. Special Features and Technical Specs:
    • 4K RESTORATION OF THE FILM
    • Audio Commentary with Director Don Coscarelli and cast members Michael Baldwin, Angus Scrimm, & Bill Thornbury
    • Graveyard Cars
    • Interviews from 1979 with Don Coscarelli and Angus Scrimm
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature
    Train To Busan

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    Train To Busan (Busanhaeng) is a 2016 South Korea action horror thriller by Sang-ho Yeon.
    Starring Yoo Gong, Yu-mi Jung and Dong-seok Ma. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2018 Well Go Usa Steelbook RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 6th November 2018

    Promotional Material

    When a mysterious virus breaks out across the country, the infected turn into the murderous undead. A few terrified travelers find themselves trapped on a bullet train from hell, fighting for their lives as hordes of the living dead crash towards them, crawling closer with every stop. Suspicion is rife and tensions run high as some will do anything to survive and make it to the safe zone. Special Features and Technical Specs:
    • Behind the Scenes
    • That's A Wrap
    • English Language Available
    • Original Trailer
    Mara

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    Mara is a 2018 UK crime horror thriller by Clive Tonge.
    Starring Olga Kurylenko, Craig Conway and Javier Botet. IMDb

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

    Summary Notes

    Criminal psychologist Kate Fuller is assigned to the murder of a man who has seemingly been strangled in his sleep by his wife and the only witness is their eight-year-old daughter, Sophie. As Kate digs into the mystery of an ancient demon which kills people in their sleep, she experiences the same petrifying symptoms as all previous victims and spirals through a chilling nightmare to save herself and Sophie before she dares fall asleep again.

    Law Abiding Citizen

    Law Abiding Citizen is a 2009 US thriller by F Gary Gray.
    With Gerard Butler, Jamie Foxx and Leslie Bibb. YouTube icon IMDb

    The film was cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. This cut version was passed 18 for UK cinema release and 2009 DVD. The uncut version was released on 18 rated UK Blu-ray also in 2009. This uncut version is MPAA Unrated in the US.
    US: The Theatrical Version is cut and MPAA R rated:
    US: The Director's Cut is uncut and MPAA Unrated:
    • 2018 Lions Gate [Theatrical Version (4k) + Director's Cut (Blu-ray)] (RA) 4k/(RA) Blu-ray Combo at US Amazon released on 6th November 2018
    • 2018 Lions Gate Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Revenge of the Dead

    Revenge of the Dead (aka Zeder) is a 1983 Italy horror by Pupi Avati.
    Starring Gabriele Lavia, Anne Canovas and Paola Tanziani. IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    A Code Red Release! Mystery, science fiction and horror fuel this pulse-pounding supernatural thriller from Italian director Pupi Avati (House of the Laughing Windows). Not your usual zombie flick, but a thought-provoking puzzler steeped in ancient mysteries, Revenge of the Dead will make you believe the dead can walk again. Stefano, a budding novelist, (Gabrielle Lavia, Beyond The Door, Deep Red) receives the innocent gift of a used typewriter from his wife on their wedding anniversary. While changing the ribbon, he discovers the typed imprint of writing left by the previous owner. Fascinated by this startling essay, Stefano uncovers the experiments of scientist Paolo Zeder whose claims of places where death ceases to exist intrigue the young writer. Obsessed with finding the truth about Zeder's theories, Stefano is led on a terrifying journey where he is confronted with an occult conspiracy to reanimate the dead! Now see this terrifying tale in HD!

    Special Features:
    -Interview with director Pupi Avati

    Windtalkers Theatrical Cut + Director's Cut

    Windtalkers Theatrical Cut + Director's Cut is a 2018 film by John Woo.
    Starring Nicolas Cage, Adam Beach and Christian Slater.

    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    US: The Director's Cut is MPAA Unrated:
    US:
    The Theatrical Version is MPAA R rated:

    • 2018 MVD Marquee Collection [Theatrical Version + Director's Cut] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 13th November 2018

    Promotional Material

    PROTECT THE CODE... AT ALL COSTS

    In the brutal World War II Battle of Saipan, Sergeant Joe Enders (Academy Award® Winner* Nicolas Cage, Leaving Las Vegas) guards - and ultimately befriends - Ben Yahzee (Adam Beach, Suicide Squad), a young Navajo trained in the one wartime code never broken by the enemy, the Navajo Code. But if Yahzee should fall into Japanese hands, how far will Enders go to save the military's most powerful secret?

    John Woo (Face/Off) directs this ''exciting'' (Premiere) ''against-all-odds battle adventure'' (The Toronto Star) co-starring Peter Stormare (Fargo), Noah Emmerich (The Americans), Mark Ruffalo (Avengers: Infinity War) and Christian Slater (Mr. Robot) and written by John Rice and Joe Batteer (Blown Away) and inspired by the true story of the Navajo soldiers whose courage and sacrifices helped win the war in the Pacific.

    *1995: Actor, Leaving Las Vegas

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • Includes both the 134 minute Theatrical Version and the 153 minute Director s Cut
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p, 2.40:1) presentations of both versions of the film
  • Audio: English DTS-HD MA 5.1, French 5.1 Surround, Spanish 5.1 Surround
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Audio Commentary with Director John Woo and Producer Terence Chang
  • Audio Commentary with Christian Slater and Nicolas Cage
  • Audio Commentary with actor Roger Willie and real-life Navajo code talker consultant Albert Smith
  • Deleted Scenes
  • ''The Code Talkers -- A Secret Code of Honor'' (23:12)
  • WWII Tribute Piece ''American Heroes: A Tribute to Navajo Code Talkers'' (9:00)
  • ''The Music of Windtalkers'' (4:30)
  • Four Fly-on-the-Set Scene Diaries (23:37)
  • ''Actors Boot Camp'' Featurette (15:05)
  • Behind The Scenes Photo Gallery
  • Windtalkers Theatrical Teaser and Original Theatrical Trailer

    *Special Features May Not Be Rated, Closed Captioned Or In High Definition.

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