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Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

Cruising, Brightburn, Horror of Frankenstein


Link Here 20th August 2019
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I Trapped the Devil

I Trapped the Devil is a 2019 USA horror mystery drama by Josh Lobo.
Starring Scott Poythress, AJ Bowen and Susan Burke. IMDb

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

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A man descends into paranoia after trapping what he believes to be the devil in his basement, but things take a dark turn when his family unexpectedly arrive for Christmas.  
Brightburn

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Brightburn is a 2019 USA Sci-Fi horror thriller by David Yarovesky.
Starring Elizabeth Banks, David Denman and Matt Jones. BBFC link IMDb

BBFC advised category cuts were required for a 15 rated cinema release in 2019. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
  • 2019 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment R0 4k Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 20th August 2019
  • 2019 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 20th August 2019
  • 2019 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 20th August 2019

Summary Notes

What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister?

Cruising

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Cruising is a 1980 US police drama  by William Friedkin.
With Al Pacino, Paul Sorvino and Karen Allen. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

The film was cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. The film was further cut for cinema release, VHS and DVD in 2003. The BBFC cuts were waived for 18 rated DVD release in 2007.
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
  • 2019 Arrow Video RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 20th August 2019

There is also a UK release.

Promotional Material

Academy Award-winner William Friedkin (The Exorcist, The French Connection) directs Al Pacino as an undercover cop pitched into New York s seedy underbelly in Cruising available for the first time on Blu-ray in a brand new director-approved transfer.

New York is caught in the grip of a sadistic serial killer who is preying on the patrons of the city s underground bars. Captain Edelson (Paul Sorvino) tasks young rookie Steve Burns (Pacino) with infiltrating the S&M subculture to try and lure the killer out of the shadows but as he immerses himself deeper and deeper into the lurid underworld, Steve risks losing his own identity in the process.

Based on reporter Gerald Walker's novel of the same name, Cruising was the subject of great controversy at the time of its release and remains a challenging and remarkable movie to this day, with Pacino s haunted lead performance as its magnetic centrepiece.

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new restoration from a 4K scan of the original camera negative, supervised and approved by writer-director William Friedkin
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Newly remastered 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio supervised by William Friedkin
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Archival audio commentary by William Friedkin
  • The History of Cruising archival featurette looking at the film s origins and production
  • Exorcizing Cruising archival featurette looking at the controversy surrounding the film and its enduring legacy
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • The Harder They Come

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    The Harder They Come: Collector's Edition is a 1972 Jamaica crime music drama by Perry Henzell.
    Starring Jimmy Cliff, Janet Bartley and Carl Bradshaw. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2019 Cinedigm Collector's Edition RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 20th August 2019

    Promotional Material

    Wishing to become a successful Reggae singer, a young Jamaican man finds himself tied to corrupt record producers and drug pushers.
    Horror of Frankenstein

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    The Horror of Frankenstein is a 1970 UK comedy horror sci-fi by Jimmy Sangster.
    With Ralph Bates, Kate O'Mara and Veronica Carlson. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    Uncut and X rated for 1970 cinema release, then 15 rated for VHS and 12 rated for DVD. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

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    Scientist Victor Frankenstein builds a man from spare body parts; the monster comes alive and wreaks havoc.
    The Witches

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    The Witches is a 1990 UK / USA family horror fantasy by Nicolas Roeg.
    Starring Anjelica Huston, Mai Zetterling and Jasen Fisher. IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for a PG rating. There is an uncut European version. Uncut in the US but with an alternative happy ending
    US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:

    Promotional Material

    From Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to The Wizard of Oz, many classic tales through the centuries wouldn t be half as exciting without the devious doings of a witch. Now add another to the venerable tradition of stories that deliver family fun every witch way, a collaboration combining the effects wizardry of executive producer Jim Henson and the imagination of Willy Wonka creator Roald Dahl. Academy Award® winner* Anjelica Huston won the Los Angeles and National Society of Film Critics Best Actress awards for her marvelous work as the Grand High Witch in this enchanting fable directed by Nicolas Roeg. Jasen Fisher plays Luke, the 9-year-old boy who must foil the plans of a society of witches to turn the world's children into mice. It won't be easy: They've already transformed him into one! But some big, bad witches may be no match for the resourcefulness of a single tiny rodent.
     

     

     

    Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Cruising, Tokyo Gore Police, Dragged Across the Concrete, Big Bad Wolves


    Link Here 19th August 2019
    UK flag Released on 19th August 2019
    Cruising

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    Cruising is a 1980 US police drama  by William Friedkin.
    With Al Pacino, Paul Sorvino and Karen Allen. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    The film was cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. The film was further cut for cinema release, VHS and DVD in 2003. The BBFC cuts were waived for 18 rated DVD release in 2007.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
    • 2019 Arrow Video (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 19th August 2019

    Promotional Material

    Academy Award-winner William Friedkin (The Exorcist, The French Connection) directs Al Pacino as an undercover cop pitched into New York s seedy underbelly in Cruising available for the first time on Blu-ray in a brand new director-approved transfer.

    New York is caught in the grip of a sadistic serial killer who is preying on the patrons of the city s underground bars. Captain Edelson (Paul Sorvino) tasks young rookie Steve Burns (Pacino) with infiltrating the S&M subculture to try and lure the killer out of the shadows but as he immerses himself deeper and deeper into the underworld, Steve risks losing his own identity in the process.

    Taking the premise and title from reporter Gerald Walker s novel, Cruising was the subject of great controversy at the time of its release and remains a challenging and remarkable movie to this day, with Pacino s haunted lead performance as its magnetic centrepiece.

    LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new restoration from a 4K scan of the original camera negative, supervised and approved by writer-director William Friedkin
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Newly remastered 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio supervised by William Friedkin
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Archival audio commentary by William Friedkin
  • The History of Cruising archival featurette looking at the film s origins and production
  • Exorcising Cruising archival featurette looking at the controversy surrounding the film and its enduring legacy
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Soul Reaper

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    Soul Reaper is a UK horror by Bob Pipe.
    Starring Kezia Burrows, Ezra Godden and James Groom. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: BBFC details not yet published:
    • 2019 4Digital Media R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 19th August 2019

    Promotional Material

    Charlie's getting married! And when he invites his friends to join him for a stag weekend in a remote British cabin, the group thinks it s a great opportunity to leave the US behind and have a blow out with their old buddy...but Charlie isn't telling his friends the whole truth about the trip. Instead of celebrating, events soon take a sinister turn when the friends start to disappear one by one. Soon the American friends start to learn the true reason why Charlie has invited them to a creepy cabin in the woods, in the middle of nowhere, and the fight for survival is on.
    Tokyo Gore Police

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    Tokyo Gore Police is a 2008 USA/Japan action Sci-Fi horror by Yoshihiro Nishimura.
    Starring Eihi Shiina, Itsuji Itao and Yukihide Benny. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong gory violence, horror and sexual violence:
    • 2019 Yume Pictures (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 19th August 2019
    • 2019 Yume Pictures R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 19th August 2019

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    For the first time in the UK, a Blu-ray version of Nishimura s cult splatterfest, packed with extras. Set in a future Tokyo where the police have been privatized, this is the story of samurai-sword-wielding Ruka and her mission to avenge her father's assassination. Ruka is a cop from a squad whose mission is to destroy homicidal mutant humans known as "engineers" possessing the ability to transform any injury to a weapon in and of itself.
    Dragged Across Concrete

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

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

    Promotional Material

    From S. Craig Zahler, the cult director of Bone Tomahawk and Brawl in Cell Block 99 comes a gritty crime thriller, starring Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn and Tory Kittles.

    Dragged Across Concrete follows two police detectives who find themselves suspended when a video of their strong-arm tactics is leaked to the media. With little money and no options, the embittered policemen and a recently paroled convict descend into the criminal underworld and find more than they wanted waiting in the shadows.

    Guardian of the Universe

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    Guardian of the Universe is a 2017 USA action comedy adventure by Rob Taylor.
    Starring David Ogden Stiers, Rob Taylor and Nic Costa. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong gory violence, language, sex references, nudity:
    • 2019 High Fliers Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 19th August 2019

    Promotional Material

    Neil Stryker is an Elite Forces agent made famous for capturing a villainous time-traveller, The Mad Scientist. After a magnificent asylum escape, The Mad Scientist rains chaos down on the city in his quest for revenge against the man that put him away. Stryker must now race through time, battle goblins, robots, Nazis and sadistic killers in order to save the world.
    Big Bad Wolves

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    Big Bad Wolves is a 2013 Israel crime comedy thriller by Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado.
    Starring Guy Adler, Lior Ashkenazi and Dvir Benedek. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence and scenes of torture:

    Promotional Material

    A series of brutal murders puts the lives of three men on a collision course: The father of the latest victim now out for revenge, a vigilante police detective operating outside the boundaries of law, and the main suspect in the killings - a religious studies teacher arrested and released due to a police blunder.

    Released on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK, Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado's Big Bad Wolves is a brutal and unpredictable thriller that addresses the perils of victimhood and the consequences of vengeance. In Hebrew with English subtitles.

    Extras:

    • NEW: Last Night at the Empire: Big Bad Wolves at FrightFest
    • Making of Big Bad Wolves
    • AXS TV: A Look at Big Bad Wolves
    • Theatrical trailer
    Family Covenant

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    Family Covenant is a 2016 USA horror by Amanda Peck.
    Starring Billy Peck, Scott Armstrong and Jennifer Becker. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: US import uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    Promotional Material

    Alec is the lead singer of his band The Invited. After years of hard work and little payoff, he decides to take his band mates Rob, Adam, James and Malcolm out on a secluded band trip to the woods for one last bit of inspiration. The band soon finds out about the area's horrid past. Needless to say, they get more than just some inspiration...
    Klute

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    Klute is a 1971 USA crime mystery thriller by Alan J Pakula.
    Starring Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland and Charles Cioffi. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Previously passed 18 uncut:

    Promotional Material

    With her Oscar-winning turn in Klute, Jane Fonda (9 to 5) arrived full-fledged as a new kind of movie star. Bringing nervy audacity and counterculture style to the role of Bree Daniels -- a call girl and aspiring actor who becomes the focal point of a missing person investigation when detective John Klute (Donald Sutherland) turns up at her door -- Fonda made the film her own, putting an independent woman and escort on-screen with a frankness that had not yet been attempted in Hollywood. Suffused with paranoia by the conspiracy-thriller specialist Alan J. Pakula (All the President's Men), and lensed by master cinematographer Gordon Willis (The Godfather), Klute is a character study thick with dread, capturing the mood of early-1970s New York and the predicament of a woman trying to find her own way on the fringes of society.

    SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
    • New, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised by camera operator Michael Chapman, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
    • New conversation between actors Jane Fonda and Illeana Douglas
    • New documentary about Klute and director Alan J. Pakula by filmmaker Matthew Miele, featuring scholars, filmmakers, and Pakula's family and friends
    • The Look of Klute, a new interview with writer Amy Fine Collins
    • Archival interviews with Pakula and Fonda
    • "Klute" in New York, a short documentary made during the shooting of the film
    • PLUS: An essay by critic Mark Harris and excerpts from a 1972 interview with Pakula
    Cleavers: Killer Clowns

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    Cleavers: Killer Clowns is a 2019 UK horror by Mj Dixon.
    Starring Georgie Smibert, Gemma Louise Troughton and Paul Rogers. BBFC link IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    Jody Ann Howells, a survivor of the Still Rivers Massacre is on the hunt for the man who turned her hometown into a nightmare, but a figure connected to that night may be her only hope in saving an all American Family who have found themselves in the clutches of The Cleaver. The 9th feature from Mycho Entertainment Group and follow up to Mycho's infamous feature Cleaver : Rise of the KIller Clown.
     

     

     

    Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Vice Squad, The New Kids, Galaxy of Terror, Forbidden World


    Link Here 13th August 2019
    US flag Released on 13th August 2019
    Forbidden World

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    Forbidden World is a 1982 USA Sci-Fi horror by Allan Holzman.
    Starring Jesse Vint, Dawn Dunlap and June Chadwick. IMDb

    Exists as a Theatrical Version and a Director's Cut.

    The Director's Cut contains an extra 4:54s of additional plot that does not add much to the movie. The Theatrical Version is better quality and is the preferred versions

    US: The Theatrical Version  is uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    US: The Director's Cut and is MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 Cinedigm Limited Edition [Director's Cut + Theatrical Version] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 13th August 2019
    • 2019 Cinedigm Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    In the distant future, a federation marshal arrives at a research lab on a remote planet where a genetic experiment has gotten loose and begins feeding on the dwindling scientific group.
    Galaxy of Terror

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    Galaxy of Terror is a 1981 USA action Sci-Fi horror by Bruce D Clark (as BD Clark).
    Starring Edward Albert, Erin Moran and Ray Walston. BBFC link   IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated  VHS in 1986. The BBFC cuts were waived in 2002 but the 18 rating stands. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    Promotional Material

    Science fiction suspense thriller, in which a rescue space ship crew meets up with horrors projected by their own imaginations.
    Vice Squad

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    Vice Squad is a 1982 UK / USA action crime thriller by Gary Sherman (as Gary A Sherman).
    Starring Season Hubley, Gary Swanson and Wings Hauser. BBFC link IMDb

    Heavily cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1981. A heavily cut US TV version was released on 18 rated VHS in 1987. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    Promotional Material

    Season Hubley (Hardcore) stars as Princess, a single mom by day, a Hollywood prostitute by night. A volatile cop, Tom Walsh (Gary Swanson, The Guardian) uses her to trap a sadistic pimp named Ramrod (Wings Hauser, Mutant), who murdered one of her friends. But when Ramrod escapes police custody, Princess is in grave danger. No matter which way she turns, Ramrod is coming for her. Walsh and the entire police force are out looking to catch him. Tonight, the neon slime will be on full display and the city of Los Angeles will explode with furious vengeance and violence!
    Big Bad

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    Big Bad is a 2016 USA action comedy adventure by Opie Cooper.
    Starring Ainsley Bailey, Cameron Deane Stewart and Madeline Thelton. IMDb

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

    Summary Notes

    A playful nod to 80's adventure films that finds a group kids spending the night in an abandoned jail for a school fundraiser. Things take a chilling turn when their chaperone vanishes just as a vicious beast attacks.

    Murder Made Easy

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    Murder Made Easy is a 2017 USA horror thriller by David Palamaro (as Dave Palamaro).
    Starring Jessica Graham, Christopher Soren Kelly and Daniel Ahearn. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 Scream Team Releasing R0 DVD at US Amazon released on 13th August 2019

    Promotional Material

    Best pals Joan and Michael invite their dearest friends over for a cordial dinner to discuss the passing of Joan's husband Neil. But as each guest arrives, dark secrets are revealed and murder is definitely on the menu.
    Dude Bro Party Massacre III

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    Dude Bro Party Massacre III is a 2015 USA comedy horror by Tomm Jacobsen, Michael Rousselet...
    Starring Alec Owen, Ben Gigli and Olivia Taylor Dudley. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 Scream Team Releasing R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 13th August 2019
    • 2019 Scream Team Releasing Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    A satirical twist on the gory and sexually charged 1980's slasher genre, Dude Bro Party Massacre III is presented as the only surviving VHS copy of the reviled horror franchise's third, and final, installment. In the wake of two back-to-back mass murders on Chico's frat row, loner Brent Chirino must infiltrate the ranks of a popular fraternity to investigate his twin brother's murder at the hands of the serial killer known as Motherface. As they are picked off one by one, Brent and his fellow Dude Bros must face the terrifying reality that their deadly foe, believed to have been killed (twice!), has returned from the grave (again!), and is hell-bent on the destruction of the Delta Bis.
    Django the Bastard

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    Django the Bastard is a 1969 Italy western by Sergio Garrone.
    Starring Anthony Steffen, Paolo Gozlino and Luciano Rossi. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:
    • 2019 Synapse Films RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 13th August 2019
    • 2019 Synapse Films R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 13th August 2019

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    Synapse Films presents Django the Bastard - A classic "spaghetti western" remastered for the first time ever in high-definition!

    Anthony Steffen (THE NIGHT EVELYN CAME OUT OF THE GRAVE, KILLER FISH) stars as the mysterious stranger named Django, a ghost-like figure who walks into a dusty western town with vengeance on his mind. As he finds the men he's looking for, he places a cross with the person's name and death date in the middle of the street before enacting violent revenge! Is Django truly an unstoppable human army-of-one, or an avenging immortal angel of death?

    An intriguing spaghetti western with gothic horror genre elements, DJANGO THE BASTARD bears striking similarities to Clint Eastwood's film HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER, released four years later. This version of DJANGO THE BASTARD is the alternate English language U.S. version titled THE STRANGERS GUNDOWN, remastered in high-definition widescreen from a beautiful original 35mm negative element.

    Special Features:

    Audio Commentary with Film Historian and Author, Troy Howarth.
    The New Kids

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    The New Kids is a 1985 USA crime horror thriller by Sean S Cunningham.
    Starring Shannon Presby, Lori Loughlin and James Spader. IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for an 18 rated VHS release in 1988. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: The New Kids

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

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    Abby McWilliams' (Lori Loughlin, TV's Full House) nightmare begins when she attracts the unwanted attention of teenage psychopath Eddie Dutra (James Spader, TV's The Blacklist). Turned down for a date, Eddie destroys Abby's home, vandalizes her uncle's car and nearly stomps her brother to death. But it's only when he kidnaps Abby from the school dance, that Eddie shows his true feelings. Fueled by cocaine and armed with a shotgun, Eddie's lust turns to uncontrollable rage, as he takes Abby on a date from hell, in this terror-packed thrill-ride from the director of Friday the 13th

    Starring : James Spader, Lori Loughlin, Shannon Presby, Eric Stolz
     

     

     

    Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Schramm, Lust for a Vampire, Bloody Terror: The Shocking cinema of Norman J Warren


    Link Here 12th August 2019
    UK flag Released on 12th August 2019
    Lust For A Vampire

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    Lust for a Vampire is a 1971 UK drama horror by Jimmy Sangster.
    With Ralph Bates, Barbara Jefford and Suzanna Leigh. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

      The UK cinema release had a sex scene cut by the BBFC. Home video releases are uncut.
    UK: Previously passed 18 uncut for:
    • 2019 Studiocanal RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 12th August 2019

    There is also a US release.

    Reviews

    • See review from dvd-fever.co.uk : " Everyone wears big stuffy clothes, although because this is a finishing school in the '70s, the women get topless from time to time in the exact same way that they don't these days, ever since political correctness came in "

    Promotional Material

    Through the unholy rites of black magic, the notorious female vampire Carmilla Karnstein is reincarnated as a luscious young debutante (stunning Swedish starlet Yutte Stensgaard). But when the depraved seductress is enrolled at an exclusive girls' school, she begins to inflame the desires of her fellow students as well as her weak-willed teacher (Ralph Bates). Can these perverse hungers be quenched by the mere taste of blood or will an entire village be unwittingly consumed by their LUST FOR A VAMPIRE? Directed by Jimmy Sangster (THE HORROR OF FRANKENSTEIN, DRACULA: PRINCE OF DARKNESS).

    Bloody Terror: The Shocking Cinema of Norman J Warren, 1976-1987

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    A film set by Norman J Warren.
    Starring Michael Gough, Martin Potter and Barry Stokes. UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

    • 2019 Powerhouse Bloody Terror set R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 12th August 2019

    Thanks to Dave and Nigel who have noted issues with the Insemnoid disk. Apparently Indicator are looking into player specific loading issues with this disk, but there are reports of both playing without a problem on plenty of players, and the problem is not down to incorrect region codes.

    Reviews

    Satan's Slave is a 1976 UK horror  by Norman J Warren.
    With Michael Gough, Martin Potter and Candace Glendenning. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for X rated cinema release in 1976 and 18 rated VHS in 1997. The 2004 18 rated DVD is based on the extended International Version but is missing a scene of  sexual violence, a decision backed by the director. The sexual violence cuts were waived by the BBFC for 2019 Blu-ray featuring the uncut International Version and the Director's Cut.

    Thanks to Jon. There's an extra on the Powerhouse disc of SATAN'S SLAVE showing the difference between the UK BBFC X Certificate Cinema version and the Uncut Version, and also a comparison between the two different versions of the bedroom scene.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Satan's Slave

    Prey is a 1978 UK Sci-Fi horror by Norman J Warren.
    Starring Barry Stokes, Sally Faulkner and Glory Annen. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for X rated cinema release in 1977. The film was released in the US with sex scenes cut for an R rating. This cut US version was released on pre-cert VHS and ended up being seized by the police during the video nasties panic. The BBFC cinema cuts were applied to this cut US version for BBFC approved VHS in 1986 and 1995. An extended but still incomplete version was released on DVD in 2004 with previous BBFC cuts waived. The film was restored and complete for MPAA Unrated DVD/Blu-ray in 2018

    The restored version has yet to be seen by the BBFC.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Prey

    Promotional Material

    One of British genre cinema's most important and distinctive independent filmmakers, Norman J Warren made a series of horror films which were at the forefront of a new wave in British horror during the 1970s. Reflecting a period of permissiveness and fearlessness, Warren's distinctive stylings are far removed from the Gothic conventions of Hammer Films, deliberately upped the ante in terms of sex, violence and gore to create a new breed of horror that was designed to shock for shock's sake.

    Five of Norman J Warren's horrifying chillers are presented here in new restorations and on Blu-ray for the very first time in the UK. Containing a wealth of new and archival extras -- including new appreciations by contemporary British filmmakers, new cast and crew interviews, audio commentaries on all five films, rare short films, outtakes and alternative scenes, and making-of documentaries -- this stunning Limited Edition box set from Indicator is strictly limited to 6,000 units.

    Extras INDICATOR LIMITED BLU-RAY EDITION BOX SET SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • New 2K restorations of all five films, approved by director Norman J Warren
  • Original mono audio
  • The BEHP Interview with Norman J Warren (2018): an archival video recording, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring the prolific filmmaker in conversation with Martin Sheffield
  • Satan's Slave audio commentary with director Norman J Warren and screenwriter David McGillivray, and a second commentary with Warren and composer John Scott
  • Prey audio commentary with Norman J Warren and author Jonathan Rigby
  • Terror audio commentary with Norman J Warren and screenwriter David McGillivray
  • Inseminoid audio commentary with Norman J Warren and assistant director Gary White
  • Bloody New Year audio commentary with Norman J Warren and film critic Josephine Botting
  • All You Need Is Blood (1976): a vintage 'making of' documentary for Satan's Slave, presented in High Definition for the first time
  • Creating Satan (2004): an archival documentary on the making of Satan's Slave featuring interviews with Warren, David McGillivray, actor Martin Potter, and others
  • Devilish Music (2004): an archival interview with composer John Scott
  • Satan's Slave alternative scenes
  • Keep on Running (2004): an archival documentary on the making of Prey featuring interviews with Warren, actor Sally Faulkner, producer Terry Marcel, and others
  • Prey: On Set with Norman J Warren (1977): location footage with new Norman J Warren commentary
  • Bloody Good Fun (2004): an archival documentary on the making of Terror featuring interviews with Warren, actors Carolyn Courage, Mary Maude, James Aubrey and Elaine Ives-Cameron, writer David McGillivray, and others
  • Interview with John Nolan (2019): the Terror actor recalls making the film
  • Terror deleted scene
  • Subterranean Universe (2004): an archival documentary on the making of Inseminoid featuring interviews with Warren, actors Stephanie Beacham, David Baxt and Barry Houghton, and others
  • Interview with Trevor Thomas (2019): a new interview with the Inseminoid actor
  • Inseminoid Girl (2004): an archival interview with actor Judy Geeson
  • Electronic Approach (2004): an archival interview with Inseminoid composer John Scott
  • Interview with Catherine Roman (2019): the Bloody New Year actor recalls making the film
  • Interview with Steve Emerson (2019): the actor and stunt coordinator discusses working on Terror and Bloody New Year
  • Norman J Warren: A Sort of Autobiography (2004): an archival career-encompassing interview
  • The Bridge (1955-57): surviving footage of an early short film directed by Warren, about a pilot on a mission to locate a bridge in Germany during World War II
  • The Making of 'The Bridge': rare and unseen behind-the-scenes footage with commentary by Warren
  • Carol (1962): pilot tests for Warren's unrealised feature film about teenage pregnancy and backstreet abortion, with Georgina Hale and Michael Craze
  • Drinkin' Time (1963): a comic silent short directed by Warren
  • Turn Off Your Bloody Phone: Norman J Warren and the Ghost (2013): horror short produced for FrightFest, starring Warren, David McGillivray, and Yixi Sun
  • Interview with Yixi Sun (2019): an interview with the filmmaker and Warren collaborator
  • Trailers and TV Spots
  • Image galleries: promotional and publicity material
  • New English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Limited edition exclusive 120-page book with a new essay by Adrian Smith, archival interviews, articles and on-set reports, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits and more
  • World and UK premieres on Blu-ray
  • Limited Edition of 6,000 copies
  • All extras subject to change
  • Schramm

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    Schramm is a 1993 Germany horror by Jörg Buttgereit.
    Starring Florian Koerner von Gustorf, Monika M and Micha Brendel. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

    Self censored in the UK for many years out of fear of the film censor. It did make an occasional appearances at cinema clubs though. Now set for a 2019 Blu-Ray release. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for sexual violence, strong violence, gore, sex, self-harm:
    • 2019 Arrow Video Limited Edition (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 12th August 2019

    Promotional Material

    Controversial German filmmaker Jörg Buttgereit ( Nekromantik , Nekromantik 2 ) takes you into the twisted mind of a deranged sex killer in the last of his feature films to date, 1993 s deeply disturbing Schramm .

    Lothar Schramm, the so-called Lipstick Killer , lies dying in a pool of blood and paint. As he expires, fragments of his life flash before his eyes his uneasy friendship with the prostitute that lives next door ( Nekromantik 2 s Monika M); the brutal slaughter of a pair of doorstep evangelists whose bodies he poses in obscene fashion; his unhealthy pastime of hammering nails into his own manhood.

    Told in an entirely non-linear fashion, Jörg Buttgereit s Schramm with its nightmarish hallucinatory sequences involving severed limbs and gaping, sharp-toothed female genitalia comes about as close as a film can get to transporting you directly into the world of a sick, disordered mind.

    2-DISC DIRECTOR-APPROVED LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

  • HD transfer overseen by the filmmakers
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original uncompressed Stereo 2.0 audio
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Limited edition digipak packaging featuring new artwork by Gilles Vranckx
  • Limited edition certificate
  • Set of 5 exclusive Schramm "polaroid" postcards
  • Soundtrack CD
  • Limited edition 60-page book

    DISC 1 [BLU-RAY] - 'SCHRAMM

  • Archival audio commentary with director/co-writer Jörg Buttgereit and co-writer Franz Rodenkirchen
  • Archival audio commentary with actors Florian Von Gustorf and Monika M
  • Tomorrow I Will Be Dirt: Scenes from the Afterlife of Lothar Schramm (2019) brand new animated short film sequel to Schramm made by award-winning filmmaker and stop-motion artist Robert Morgan, produced exclusively for this release
  • Take My Body: The Journey of a Blow-up Doll writer Kier-La Janisse on how she came to be the owner of a particularly interesting piece of Schramm memorabilia
  • Jörg Buttgereit in conversation with Arrow Video s Ewan Cant at the 2019 Offscreen Film Festival
  • The Making of Schramm archival behind-the-scenes documentary
  • Mein Papi Jörg Buttgereit short film available in HD for the first time ever and with optional director audio commentary
  • Jesus Der Film (1995) short film segment directed by Jörg Buttgereit
  • Two short films by Schramm producer Manfred Jelinski: Orpheus in der Oberwelt (1970) and Ein Ku'ze' Film übe' Hambu'g (1990)
  • Extensive image gallery
  • Jörg Buttgereit Trailer Gallery

    DISC 2 [CD] - 'SCHRAMM' SOUNDTRACK - LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE

  • CD featuring the complete Schramm score

    60-PAGE BOOK - LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE

    Exclusive perfect-bound book featuring new writing from Virginie Selavy and Graham Rae, all illustrated with new artwork and original archival stills

  • Pet Sematary

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    Pet Sematary is a 2019 USA horror by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer.
    Starring Jason Clarke, John Lithgow and Amy Seimetz. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed To be announced uncut for:
    • 2019 Paramount Home Entertainment RB 4k Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 12th August 2019
    • 2019 Paramount Home Entertainment RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 12th August 2019
    • 2019 Paramount Home Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 12th August 2019

    Reviews

    • See review from entertainment-focus.com : " This remake has all the right ingredients for a terrific new version, but like the reanimated corpses in the film, it just didn't come back the same "

    Promotional Material

    Based on the seminal horror novel by Stephen King, Pet Sematary follows Dr. Louis Creed (Jason Clarke), who, after relocating with his wife Rachel (Amy Seimetz) and their two young children from Boston to rural Maine, discovers a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near the family's new home. When tragedy strikes, Louis turns to his unusual neighbor, Jud Crandall (John Lithgow), setting off a perilous chain reaction that unleashes an unfathomable evil with horrific consequences.
    The Incident

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    The Incident is a 1967 USA crime drama by Larry Peerce.
    Starring Victor Arnold, Robert Bannard and Beau Bridges. BBFC link IMDb

    Banned by the BBFC for 1968 cinema release. Passed 12 uncut for 2014 DVD.
    UK: Passed 12 uncut for:
    • 2019 Eureka Entertainment (RB) Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon released on 12th August 2019

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    A riveting urban tension thriller, and a fantastic snapshot of 1967 New York City in all its seedy, black-and-white glory, The Incident also features an iconic 60s cast that must be seen to be believed. Martin Sheen makes his feature film debut as one of two small-time hoods the other is Tony Musante ( The Bird with the Crystal Plumage ) in one of his earliest roles terrorising a subway car full of trapped passengers, portrayed by an ensemble cast including Thelma Ritter ( Rear Window ), Beau Bridges ( The Fabulous Baker Boys ), Ed McMahon , Donna Mills ( Play Misty for Me ), Jack Gilford ( Save the Tiger ), Brock Peters ( To Kill a Mockingbird ), Ruby Dee ( A Raisin in the Sun ), and a host of other instantly recognisable faces from NYC films and television of the era.

    After mugging an old man for a few dollars, thugs Artie (Sheen) and Joe (Musante) hop a subway deep in the Bronx, and proceed to threaten and intimidate the Sunday night commuters all the way to Times Square. The terrified riders are a mixed group an elderly Jewish couple, a family trying to protect their 5-year-old daughter, an alcoholic, two teens on a date, two military Privates, a bigoted African-American man and his wife, etc. but they are united by their fear and sense of helplessness as switchblade-wielding Joe and Artie block the subway doors from opening at stops, and prevent the riders from leaving. Will any of them have the courage to confront the two maniacs?

    A high-velocity "home invasion"-styled hostage drama on rails, The Incident is a NYC transit suspense film that precedes the better-known The Taking of Pelham One Two Three by seven years. When director Larry Peerce ( Goodbye, Columbus ) and cinematographer Gerald Hirschfeld ( Young Frankenstein ) were denied permission to shoot in the NYC subways, they did it anyway, using concealed cameras for some footage, providing a gritty time capsule of the 60s Big Apple as it begins to rot.

    DUAL FORMAT SPECIAL FEATURES
    • 1080p high-definition digital transfer, available for the first time ever on Blu-ray
    • Uncompressed monaural soundtrack (on Blu-ray)
    • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
    • Brand new and exclusive audio commentary by film critic and writer Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
    • Audio Commentary with Director Larry Peerce and Film Historian Nick Redman
    • Post-screening Q&A with director Larry Peerce, filmed at the 2017 Wisconsin Film Festival [30 mins]
    • Original Theatrical Trailer
    • PLUS: a collector s booklet featuring new writing by film writer Samm Deighan, and critic and journalist Barry Forshaw; Welcome to Fear City: A Survival Guide for Visitors to the City of New York a reprint of the notorious pamphlet distributed at the height of New York s crime epidemic
     

     

     

    Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Alice Sweet Alice, Charlie Says


    Link Here 6th August 2019
    US flag Released on 6th August 2019
    Room for Rent

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    Room for Rent is a 2019 USA mystery thriller by Tommy Stovall.
    Starring Lin Shaye, Oliver Rayon and Valeska Miller. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 Uncork'd Entertainment R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 6th August 2019

    Promotional Material

    Lonely widow Joyce rents out a room to make easy money. She meets mysterious drifter Bob and takes him in as a long-term tenant. She becomes obsessed with her much younger guest, making him the object of her deepest romantic fantasies. When a friend's betrayal derails Joyce's fantasy world, she seizes control of her own destiny with a deadly mission to finally get what she deserves.
    Charlie Says

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    Charlie Says is a 2018 USA crime biography by Mary Harron.
    Starring Annabeth Gish, Suki Waterhouse and Matt Smith. BBFC link IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    Years after the shocking murders that made the name Charles Manson synonymous with pure evil, the three women who killed for him -- Leslie Van Houten (Hannah Murray, Game Of Thrones), Patricia Krenwinkel (Sosie Bacon, 13 Reasons Why), and Susan Atkins (Marianne Rendón, Imposters) -- remain under the spell of the infamous cult leader (Matt Smith, Doctor Who, The Crown). Confined to an isolated cellblock in a California penitentiary, the trio seems destined to live out the rest of their lives under the delusion that their crimes were part of a cosmic plan -- until empathetic graduate student Karlene Faith (Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie) is enlisted to rehabilitate them. Convinced that the prisoners are not the inhuman monsters the world believes them to be, Karlene begins the arduous process of breaking down the psychological barriers erected by Manson. But are the women ready to confront the horror of what they did? Boundary pushing auteur Mary Harron (American Psycho, I Shot Andy Warhol) presents a provocative new perspective on one of the most notorious crimes of the 20th century.
    Alice, Sweet Alice

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    Alice, Sweet Alice is a 1976 USA horror mystery thriller by Alfred Sole.
    Starring Linda Miller, Mildred Clinton and Paula E Sheppard. IMDb

    Uncut for 1977 cinema release. Cut by the BBFC for animal cruelty in 1998 VHS and 2003 DVD. Passed 18 uncut by the BBFC since the 2014 DVD.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2019 Arrow Special Edition [Theatrical + TV versions] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 6th August 2019
    • 2019 Arrow Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    A young Brooke Shields meets an untimely end in this religious-themed proto slasher par excellence from director Alfred Sole.

    On the day of her first communion, young Karen (Brooke Shields) is savagely murdered by an unknown assailant in a yellow rain mac and creepy translucent mask. But the nightmare is far from over - as the knife-wielding maniac strikes again and again, Karen s bereaved parents are forced to confront the possibility that Karen s wayward sister Alice might be the one behind the mask.

    Bearing influences from the likes of Hitchcock, the then-booming Italian giallo film and more specifically, Nicolas Roeg's Don t Look Now, Alice, Sweet Alice is an absolutely essential - if often overlooked - entry in the canon of 1970s American horror.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new 2K restoration of the theatrical version from the original camera negative
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original uncompressed mono audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Brand new audio commentary with Richard Harland Smith
  • Archival audio commentary with co-writer/director Alfred Sole and editor Edward Salier
  • First Communion: Alfred Sole Remembers Alice, Sweet Alice - director Alfred Sole looks back on his 1976 classic
  • In the Name of the Father - brand new interview with actor Niles McMaster
  • Sweet Memories: Dante Tomaselli on Alice, Sweet Alice - filmmaker Dante Tomaselli, cousin of Alfred Sole, discusses his longtime connection to the film
  • Lost Childhood: The Locations of Alice, Sweet Alice - a tour of the original Alice Sweet Alice shooting locations hosted by author Michael Gingold
  • Alternate Holy Terror Television Cut
  • Deleted scene
  • Alternate Opening Titles
  • Trailer and TV Spot
  • Original screenplay
  • Image gallery
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: COLLECTOR S BOOKLET WITH ESSAY BY MICHAEL BLYTH
  • The Reflecting Skin

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    The Reflecting Skin is a 1990 UK / Canada horror thriller by Philip Ridley.
    Starring Viggo Mortensen, Lindsay Duncan and Jeremy Cooper. Youtube link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 Film Movement Classics RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 6th August 2019
    • 2019 Film Movement Classics R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 6th August 2019

    Promotional Material

    An instant cult classic when it premiered to sold out screenings at Cannes in 1990, The Reflecting Skin is a darkly humorous, nightmarish vision of the American dream. Growing up in the 1950's in small-town Idaho, 8-year-old Seth and his friends play a prank on the town recluse, a mysterious English widow named Dolphin Blue (Tony-winner Lindsay Duncan). After his father tells him stories of vampires, Seth becomes convinced Dolphin is a vampire, stealing the souls of his neighborhood friends one by one. When his older brother Cameron (3-time Oscar-nominee Viggo Mortensen in one of his first starring roles), returns home from military service in the Pacific and takes a liking to Dolphin, Seth feels it's up to him to save Cameron from his friends' fate. With stunning visuals recalling Edward Hopper paintings and its surreal blend of horror and humor, The Reflecting Skin is a 'stunningly beautiful...Gothic masterpiece' (The Guardian).

    Bonus features include Angels & Atom Bombs: The Making of The Reflecting Skin featurette, Director's commentary with writer/director Philip Ridley, and new essay by film writers Travis Crawford and Heather Hyche.

     

     

     

    Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Pets, Eliminators, The Manson Family Massacre, Star Time


    Link Here 5th August 2019
    UK flag Released on 5th August 2019
    The Cleansing

    Link Here

    The Cleansing is a UK horror thriller by Antony Smith.
    Starring Luke Bailey, Rhys Meredith and Simon Pengelly. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong bloody violence, threat:
    • 2019 High Fliers Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 5th August 2019

    Promotional Material

    In 14th century Britain a sixteen year old girl is accused of being a witch and causing the plague that has ravaged her village, taking the lives of many, including her own father. When it's revealed that she has been hiding her mother's infection, she is forced to watch The Cleanser, an ominous masked figure, brutally kill her mother and subject her to five torturous trials in order to prove she is practising witchcraft. The Cleanser is a medieval horror film that will chill you to the bone.
     
    Pets

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    Pets (aka Submission) is a 1973 USA drama by Raphael Nussbaum.
    Starring Ed Bishop, Joan Blackman and Candice Rialson. BBFC link IMDb

    BBFC cuts were required for an X rated cinema release in 1975 cinema release. Later uncut for 18 rated Blu-ray in 2019.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sex after previous BBFC cuts were waived ( 101:37s )

    Promotional Material

    Teenage Runaway Bonnie (Candice Rialson) has escaped the clutches of her controlling brother, only to become immediately embroiled in a twisted web of sexual manipulation. Initially convinced to aid in a carjacking, Bonnie is then taken in by a lecherous lesbian artist who hopes to groom her into a sapphic lover, only to have her plans thwarted by the perverse advances of a local gallery owner whose bizarre proclivities include the keeping of an unusual assortment of 'pets.'

    A truly unparalleled exploitation film viewing experience, Raphael Nussbaum's PETS veers between moments of overwrought melodrama and jarring bouts of unhinged sleaze. Co-starring Ed Bishop (TV's UFO), Joan Blackman (BLUE HAWAII), and Mike Cartel (RUNAWAY NIGHTMARE), and adapted from Nussbaum's own stage play, 88 Films presents this drive-in classic newly restored from rare 35mm elements and on Blu-ray for the very first time.

    SPECIAL FEATURES

    • Limited Edition O-Card slipcase [First Print Run Only]
    • Newly scanned and restored in 2k from multiple 35mm vault elements
    • Optional English SDH subtitles
    • "Brotherly Love" – an interview with Mike Cartel, actor and production assistant
    • Alternate "One Night Stand" title sequence
    • Archival still gallery
    • Trailer
    • Reversible cover
     
    Star Time

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    Star Time is a 1992 USA crime mystery thriller by Alexander Cassini.
    Starring Michael St Gerard, John P Ryan and Maureen Teefy. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Noted as the Director's Cut but I haven't spotted any releases of a standard version.

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for sexualised nudity, bloody images, suicide references, threat, violence:

    Promotional Material

    Henry Pinkle (Michael St. Gerard) lives for television. This world of make-believe consumes his every waking moment. But when his favorite show is canceled, Henry is driven over the edge and decides to commit suicide. Then he meets Sam Bones, a mysterious agent who promises Henry happiness and stardom if he follows his instructions, engulfing Henry in an increasingly downward spiral of brutality and murder...

    Hailed by The LA Times as an impressively ambitious and potent first feature, Alexander Cassini s STAR TIME is an angst-ridden study of violent psychosis and media obsession, pronounced by surrealist visuals and gory violence. Co-starring John P. Ryan (IT S ALIVE) and Maureen Teefy (FAME), 88 Films presents this unique art-house horror film on Blu-ray, newly restored from its original 35mm camera negative and presented in its never-before-on-home-video original director s cut.

    Eliminators

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    Eliminators is a 1986 USA/Spain sci-fi thriller by Peter Manoogian.
    With Andrew Prine, Denise Crosby, Patrick Reynolds. BBFC link IMDb

    Uncut in the US but the BBFC cut a nunchuka scene by differing amounts for UK VHS. The BBFC waived the cuts for a 12 rated DVD and Blu-ray in 2018. The film is uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.
    UK: 12 uncut for moderate violence, injury detail for:

    Promotional Material

    A mandroid - part man and part machine - seeks revenge on the evil scientist who created him. Enlisting the help of a beautiful woman and a mysterious ninja, he pursues the scientist in hopes of stopping him before he can further harm humanity. Andrew Prine (The Town That Dreaded Sundown) and Denise Crosby (Star Trek: The Next Generation) star.
    Domino

    Link Here

    Domino is a 2019 Denmark / France / Italy / Belgium / Netherlands crime thriller by Brian De Palma.
    Starring Carice van Houten, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Guy Pearce. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence, gory images:
    • 2019 Signature Entertainment (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 5th August 2019
    • 2019 Signature Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 5th August 2019

    Summary Notes

    A Copenhagen police officer seeks justice for his partner's murder by a mysterious man.

    The Manson Family Massacre

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    The Manson Family Massacre is a 2019 UK / USA crime horror by Andrew Jones.
    Starring Derek Nelson, Vicki Glover and Brendee Green. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence:
    • 2019 Universal Pictures UK R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 5th AUgust2019

    Promotional Material

    The tale begins on the night of August 8th 1969, when one of the most brutal and shocking muyrders takes place on the notorious Cielo Drive. Actress Sharon Tate and several of her close friends are mercilessly tortured and gruesomely butchered to death by the cult, The Manson Family, as ordered by the inhuman, and now infamous Charles Manson.

    Just over 20 years on,rock singer Margot Lavigne moves into the same haunted house to record her new album. However, things take a terrifying turn as life soon becomes as hellish nightmare, as she learns the true barbarous nature of The Manson Family. To escape a similar tragic end, Margot must figure out a way to put the ghosts of the hideous past to rest, once and for all.

     

     

     

    Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    The Reptile, Lust for a Vampire, Target: Harry, Hellmaster


    Link Here 30th July 2019
    US flag Released on 30th July 2019
    Lust For A Vampire

    Link Here

    Lust for a Vampire is a 1971 UK drama horror by Jimmy Sangster.
    With Ralph Bates, Barbara Jefford and Suzanna Leigh. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    The UK cinema release had a sex scene cut by the BBFC. Home video releases are uncut.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2019 Shout! Factory (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 30th July 2019

    There is also a UK release.

    Reviews

    Summary Notes

    In 1830, forty years to the day since the last manifestation of their dreaded vampirism, the Karnstein heirs use the blood of an innocent to bring forth the evil that is the beautiful Mircalla - or as she was in 1710, Carmilla. The nearby Finishing School offers rich pickings not only in in the blood of nubile young ladies but also with the headmaster who is desperate to become Mircalla's disciple, and the equally besotted and even more foolish author Richard Lestrange.

    Quatermass 2

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    Quatermass 2 is a 1957 UK Hammer Sci-Fi horror by Val Guest.
    Starring Brian Donlevy, John Longden and Sidney James. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 Shout! Factory RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 30th July 2019

    Reviews

    Summary Notes

    Professor Quatermass, trying to gather support for Moon colonisation his project to colonize the Moon, is intrigued by the mysterious traces that have been showing up on his radar - meteorites crashing down?. Following them to the place where they should be landing he finds a destroyed village, a mysterious factory too close to his designs for the Moon colony for comfort, and some strange, aerodynamic objects containing a mysterious, ammonia-based gas that infects one of his assistants. Officially, the factory is producing synthetic food; but despite the veil of secrecy surrounding it Quatermass succeeds in finding out it harbours aliens with deadly designs on the Earth... Second in Hammer Films' trio of screen versions for Nigel Kneale's classic 1950s BBC serials, with the same director and star as 1955's "The Quatermass Experiment".

    Quatermass And The Pit

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    Quatermass and the Pit is a 1967 UK Hammer Sci-Fi horror by Roy Ward Baker.
    With James Donald, Andrew Keir and Barbara Shelley. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 Shout! Factory RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 30th July 2019

    Reviews

    Summary Notes

    While digging a new subway line in London, a construction crew discovers first: a skeleton, then what they think is an old World War II German missile. Upon closer examination the "missile" appears to be not of this earth! This movie examines the age old question of how we came to be on this planet. It is surprisingly scary.

    The Reptile

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    The Reptile is a 1966 UK horror by John Gilling.
    With Noel Willman, Jennifer Daniel and Ray Barrett. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for X rated cinema release in 1966. This cut versions seems to have been distributed ever since and is the best available.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 Shout! Factory RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 30th July 2019

    Reviews

    • See review from screenanarchy.com : " The same kind of Gothic-folk horror blend that Hammer is known for; sometimes the film is silly, other times, it's not "
    • See review from insidepulse.com : " The Reptile and The Plague of The Zombies have more than crew and set in common. They are both films about quaint towns where people are mysteriously dying "

    Summary Notes

    Harry Spalding and his wife Valerie inherit a cottage in a small country village after his brother mysteriously dies. The locals are unfriendly and his neighbor Dr. Franklyn (a doctor of theology) suggests they leave. They decide to stay only to find that a mysterious evil plagues the community.

    Humanoids From The Deep

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    Humanoids From The Deep is a 1980 USA Sci-Fi horror by Barbara Peeters and Jimmy T Murakami (uncredited).
    Starring Doug McClure, Ann Turkel and Vic Morrow. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2019 Shout! Factory Steelbook RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 30th July 2019
    • 2019 Shout! Factory Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Summary Notes

    Scientific experiments backfire and produce horrific mutations: half man, half fish, which terrorize a small fishing village by killing the men and raping the women.

    Target: Harry

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    Target: Harry is a 1969 USA mystery thriller by Roger Corman (as Henry Neill).
    Starring Vic Morrow, Suzanne Pleshette and Victor Buono. BBFC link IMDb

    BBFC Cuts were required for 18 rated VHS in 1986. Passed 18 uncut in 1996 and 15 uncut for DVD in 2008. Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:
    • 2019 KL Studio Classics RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 30th July 2019
    • 2019 KL Studio Classics R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 30th July 2019

    Promotional Material

    Brand New 2K Master! Freelance pilot Harry Black (Vic Morrow, 1990: The Bronx Warriors) finds both the Monte Carlo police and the underworld on his tail when he becomes caught up with one of his passenger's plot to break the bank of England with forged currency. The tension mounts as mysterious beauty Diane Reed (Suzanne Pleshette, Support Your Local Gunfighter) and local gangster Mosul Rashi (Victor Buono, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?) are hot on Harry's trail believing that he has the priceless plates used to print the counterfeit money, while Harry's trying to evade them and the law to prove his innocence. Produced and directed by legendary filmmaker Roger Corman (The Secret Invasion) under the pseudonym Henry Neill, written by Bob Barbash (The Black Hole) and edited by cult filmmaker Monte Hellman (Two-Lane Blacktop). Co-starring Cesar Romero (Midas Run), Stanley Holloway (My Fair Lady), Michael Ansara (The Manitou) and the beautiful Charlotte Rampling (Farewell, My Lovely).

    Special Features:
    -Audio Commentary by Film Historians Howard S. Berger and Steve Mitchell
    -Trailers
    Portraits of Andrea Palmer

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    Portraits of Andrea Palmer is a 2017 USA horror thriller by C Huston and Joe Rubin.
    Starring Chad Alva, Chris Cock and Joe Curtis. IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    Tomorrow Productions' PORTRAITS OF ANDREA PALMER - A nightmarish glimpse into a sexual hell!

    Andrea Palmer (Katrina Zova) spends her days working as a cam girl. After having an online breakdown, she receives an unexpected and too-good-to-be-true offer to come to Los Angeles and work full time as an erotic model. Jumping on what seems like a perfect opportunity for financial independence, Andrea immediately travels to LA but no sooner than arriving, discovers that she's been conned and finds herself stranded and alone. Relying on what she knows best, she begins working as an escort, losing a bit of herself with each new client and becoming more and more willing to perform the most vile of sexual services; a decision which can only end in tragedy and violence.

    Photographed in 16mm and co-starring Sheena Rose, Chad Alva, and the legendary William Margold in his final on screen performance, PORTRAITS OF ANDREA PALMER presents a nightmarish glimpse into a sexual hell where pleasure, pain, and perversity all blend into one.

    For Adults Only.

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

    Uncensored 2k Scan from Original 16mm Reversal Film.
    Uncompressed PCM Stereo Audio.
    English Subtitles.
    Audio Commentary with directors C. Huston and J Lyons.
    Behind the Scenes Photos and Stills.
    Original Uncut Trailer.
    Hellmaster

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    Hellmaster is a 1992 USA horror thriller by Douglas Schulze.
    Starring John Saxon, David Emge and Amy Raasch. IMDb

    Originally created for theatrical release as Them but was later re-cut for straight to home video release as Hellmaster.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unated for:
    • 2019 Vinegar Syndrome [Them + Hellmaster Versions] R0 Blu-ray/R0 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 30th July 2019

    Promotional Material

    Decades ago, deranged Professor Jones ( John Saxon ) concocted a diabolical drug at a rural college called 'The Nietzsche Experiment,' designed to give its users telepathic abilities, but instead turned anyone who took it into violent lunatics. Now, 20 years later, Jones has returned to resume his experiments and avenge himself against those he feels wronged him and his work. Armed with a group of hideously deformed mutant slaves, it's not long before the tranquil college becomes host to vicious violence and carnage.

    A Detroit shot regional horror movie made at the decline of the direct-to-video era, HELLMASTER was the first feature from cult filmmaker Douglas Schulze ( Dark Fields ) and co-stars David Emge ( Dawn of the Dead ). Combining gothic horror and creature-filled narrative trappings with intensely colorful and Argento inspired visuals, courtesy of acclaimed cinematographer Michael Goi ( American Horror Story ), HELLMASTER was originally titled THEM , but was subsequently re-edited with new footage also added and released straight to video and cable several years after its initial completion. Vinegar Syndrome presents this fascinating slice of creature horror in its original theatrical THEM version for the first time on home video, along with its more commonly seen HELLMASTER recut, newly restored in 4k from its 35mm original negative under supervision from cinematographer Michael Goi.

    Bonus Features:
    1. Region Free Blu-ray/DVD combo
    2. Newly scanned & restored in 4k from its 35mm original negative
    3. Original Theatrical Version (as "THEM")
    4. Director's recut version (as "HELLMASTER") (SD)
    5. Director commentary for both versions
    6. "Creating Reality" - an interview with cinematographer Michael Goi
    7. Conceptual artwork gallery
    8. Behind-the-scenes stills gallery
    9. Archival locations featurette
    10. Reversible cover artwork
    11. English SDH subtitles

    Play Dead

    Link Here

    Play Dead is a 1983 USA horror drama by Peter Wittman.
    Starring Yvonne De Carlo, Stephanie Dunnam and David Cullinane. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2019 Vinegar Syndrome R0 Blu-ray/R0 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 30th July 2019
    • 2019 Vinegar Syndrome Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    Hester Ramsey ( Yvonne De Carlo ) lives in a cavernous old house, with only her pet Rottweiler, Greta, to keep her company. Bitter and alone, Hester blames her estranged sister for stealing away her one true love, Sam, decades earlier. Following her sister's death, Hester begins to plot a diabolical revenge, using her knowledge of the black arts to place a spell on her dog, and then gifting the satanic beast to her grief stricken niece, Audrey ( Stephanie Dunnam ). Soon, those closest to Audrey begin to get bumped off by her newly cursed pet in a series of increasingly violent 'accidents,' as Hester seeks to kill off all of her surviving family and leave Audrey to take the blame.

    A low key Texas lensed supernatural thriller that was produced by a construction company, Peter Wittman's PLAY DEAD , mixes Southern melodrama and a smattering of T&A, alongside its requisite bloodshed and occult tinged twists. Given only a scant theatrical release before being dumped to video, Vinegar Syndrome brings this regional sleeper to Blu-ray, newly restored in 2k from its original 35mm interpositive.

    Bonus Features:
    1. Region Free Blu-ray/DVD combo
    2. Newly scanned & restored in 2k from its 35mm interpositive
    3. Video interview with director Peter Wittman
    4. Audio interview with actress Stephanie Dunnam
    5. Original theatrical trailer
    6. Reversible cover artwork
    7. English SDH subtitles

     

     

     

    Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Waterworld, Don't Look Now, The House that Dripped Blood, Asylum


    Link Here 29th July 2019
    UK flag Released on 29th July 2019
       

    Asylum

    Asylum is a 1972 UK horror by Roy Ward Baker.
    Starring Barbara Parkins, Richard Todd and Sylvia Syms. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for:
    • 2019 Second Sight Films Limited Edition (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 29th July 2019

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    A young psychiatrist interviews four inmates in a mental asylum to satisfy a requirement for employment. He hears stories about (1) the revenge of a murdered wife, (2) a tailor who makes a suit with some highly unusual qualities, (3) a woman who questions her sanity when it appears that her brother is conspiring against her, and (4) a man who builds tiny toy robots with lifelike human heads... Starring Peter Cushing, Britt Ekland, Herbert Lom, Patrick Magee, and Barry Morse.

    SPECIAL FEATURES AND TECHNICAL SPECS:

    • Audio Commentary with Director Roy Ward Baker and Camera Operator Neil Binney
    • 'Two's a Company': 1972 On-set BBC report featuring interviews with Producer Milton Subotsky, Director Roy Ward Baker, Actors Charlotte Rampling, James Villiers, Megs Jenkins, Art Director Tony Curtis and Production Manager Teresa Bolland
    • Screenwriter David J. Schow on Writer Robert Bloch
    • Fiona Subotsky Remembers Milton Subotsky
    • Inside The Fear Factory Featurette with Directors Roy Ward Baker, Freddie Francis and Producer Max J. Rosenberg
    • Theatrical Trailer
    PLUS:
    • Rigid Slipcase Featuring New Artwork by Graham Humphreys
    • 40 page booklet with new essays by Allan Bryce, Jon Towlson and Kat Ellinger
       

    The House That Dripped Blood

    The House That Dripped Blood is a 1971 UK horror by Peter Duffell.
    Starring John Bryans, John Bennett and Christopher Lee. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate horror:
    • 2019 Second Sight Films Limited Edition (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 29th July 2019
    • 2019 Second Sight Films Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon

    Reviews

    • See review from entertainment-focus.com : " Whereas some Amicus movies, such as Asylum, were very tightly put together, The House that Dripped Blood isn't quite as clever, and has moments where the action sags "

    Promotional Material

    A Scotland Yard investigator looks into four mysterious cases involving an unoccupied house: a writer encounters a strangler of his own creation; two men are obsessed with a wax figure of a woman from their past; a little girl displays an interest in witchcraft; and a film actor discovers a cloak which gives him a vampire's powers. Starring Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Denholm Elliott, Jon Pertwee, and Joss Ackland.

    SPECIAL FEATURES AND TECHNICAL SPECS:

    • Audio Commentary with Director Peter Duffell and Author Jonathan Rigby
    • Audio Commentary with Film Historian and Author Troy Howarth
    • Interview with Second Assistant Director Mike Higgins
    • A Rated Horror Film - Vintage featurette featuring interviews with Director Peter Duffell and Actors Geoffrey Bayldon, Ingrid Pitt and Chloe Franks
    • Theatrical Trailers
    • Amicus Radio Spots
    • Stills Gallery
    PLUS:
    • Rigid Slipcase Featuring New Artwork by Graham Humphreys
    • 40 page soft cover book with new essays by Allan Bryce, Jon Towlson and Kat Ellinger
     

    Clown Motel

    Clown Motel is a USA horror by Joseph Kelly.
    Starring Martin Klebba, Tony Moran and Ari Lehman. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for sexual violence, strong violence, gore:
    • 2019 Spirit Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 29th July 2019
    • 2019 Spirit Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon

    Promotional Material

    Clown Motel follows a group of ghost hunters coming from an old ghost town and a bachelorette party on their way home from Las Vegas.
    When these groups meet up by mistake, they're left to discover if the motel is really abandoned and haunted by the spirits of the clowns who once lived there

    Don't Look Now

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    Don't Look Now is a 1973 UK / Italy horror thriller by Nicolas Roeg.
    Starring Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland and Hilary Mason. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Previously passed 15 uncut for strong sex, violence and injury detail :

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    Synopsis

    The first ever 4K restoration of DON'T LOOK NOW which was Nicolas Roeg's finest film and, arguably, one of the best British films ever made. Starring Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie, this is a brilliant adaptation of a Daphne Du Maurier short story. On a cold, bright autumn day in Suffolk, England, a little girl in a red mackintosh drowns in a pond - the daughter of John and Laura Baxter . Trying to recover from the tragedy, the couple arrive in Venice, Italy, where John has been commissioned to restore a church. In the eerie atmosphere of the lagoon city in winter, they encounter two strange sisters. Laura is suddenly released from her grief when one of them, a blind psychic, tells her that she is in contact with her dead daughter. Angered and skeptical, John carries on with his work, but witnesses an unsettling vision of his own: a little girl in a red mackintosh disappearing into the Venetian alleys.

    As Venice and his fate closes in on John, illusion, reality and sudden terror spiral the story to its grotesque climax, as the design in director Nicolas Roeg's mosaic becomes unforgettably clear.

    Available as part of a 4 disc Collector's Edition, with brand new artwork by Jeremy Enecio, inlcuding UHD, Blu-ray Feature, Blu-ray bonus disc with brand new extras and the original haunting Pino Donnagio CD soundtrack. Also contains 5 artcards, new theatrical poster and booklet with essays and original articles.

    For the 2019 restoration of DON'T LOOK NOW, STUDIOCANAL went back to the original camera negative which was scanned at 4K resolution in 16bit and created the following: 4K DCP, UHD version and a new HD version which were produced with the same high technological standards as today's biggest international film releases. The restoration and new UHD version was colour graded and approved in London by the BAFTA Award-winning cinematographer, Anthony B Richmond.

    Extras:
    • Pass the Warning: Taking A Look Back at Nic Roeg's Masterpiece
    • A kaleidoscope of meaning: colour in Don't Look Now
    • 4k Restoration featurette
    • Audio Commentary with Nic Roeg
    • Death in Venice: Interview with Pino Donaggio
    • Interview with Donald Sutherland
    • Interview with Allan Scott
    • Interview with Tony Richmond
    • Interview with Danny Boyle
    • Don't Look Now: Looking Back
    • Behind the scenes stills gallery
    • Plus: 5 artcards, theatrical poster, CD of Pino Donnagio Soundtrack and Booklet with essays and original articles
    Waterworld

    Link Here

    Waterworld is a 1995 USA action Sci-Fi adventure by Kevin Reynolds.
    Starring Kevin Costner, Jeanne Tripplehorn and Dennis Hopper. BBFC link IMDb

    Never cut by film censors. The producers shortened the film against the wishes of the Director for theatrical release. The deleted material was restored for an extended TV version, but suffered cuts for the likes of strong language. An uncut extended version was released in Europe and has been tagged as the Ulysses Cut.

    This release seems to include the cut extended TV version along with the the Theatrical Version,

    UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 12 uncut for moderate violence, threat and one use of strong language
    UK:
    The Extended TV Cut passed 12 for moderate violence, bloody injury detail, sexual threat:
    • 2019 Universal Pictures UK [Theatrical + TV Version] R0 4k Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 29th July 2019
    • 2019 Universal Pictures UK Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon

    Arrow Films note that the TV Version is censored for violence and dialogue

     

    Summary Notes

    The polar ice caps have melted, and the earth is covered by water. The remaining people travel the seas, in search of survival. Several different societies exist. The Mariner falls from his customary and solitary existence into having to care for a woman and a young girl while being pursued by the evil forces of the Deacon.

    Charlie Says

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    Charlie Says is a 2018 USA crime biography by Mary Harron.
    Starring Annabeth Gish, Suki Waterhouse and Matt Smith. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong bloody violence, threat, sex, nudity, language, drug misuse:
    • 2019 Signature Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 29th July 2019

    There is also a US release.

    Summary Notes

    Three young women were sentenced to death in the infamous Manson murder case, but when the death penalty was lifted, their sentence became life imprisonment. One young graduate student was sent in to teach them - and through her we witness their transformations as they face the reality of their horrific crimes.

    The Legacy

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    The Legacy is a 1978 UK / USA horror mystery by Richard Marquand.
    Starring Katharine Ross, Sam Elliott and John Standing. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, threat:
    • 2019 Powerhouse Films R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 29th July 2019

    Promotional Material

    Written by the late, great Jimmy Sangster (The Revenge of Frankenstein, Taste of Fear), this supernatural riff on Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None is a gruesome, hugely entertaining chiller.

    Two American architects (real-life couple Katharine Ross and Sam Elliott, who met on the set of this film) are holidaying in England and find themselves trapped at a country mansion where the various guests become victims in a series of unexplained and increasingly violent deaths.

    Director Richard Marquand (Return of the Jedi, Jagged Edge), making his feature-film directing debut, deftly balances horror and grisly black humour. The film also boasts sumptuous photography by the great Dick Bush and Alan Hume, a wonderfully eccentric score by Michael J Lewis and a superb supporting cast which includes Charles Gray, Margaret Tyzack, Ian Hogg, John Standing and The Who's Roger Daltrey.

    Special Features and Technical Specs:

    • High Definition remaster
    • Original mono audio
    • Audio commentary with Kevin Lyons, editor of The Encyclopedia of Fantastic Film and Television
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • TV and Radio Spots
    • Between the Hammer and the Anvil (1973): Marquand's acclaimed documentary short film, made for the Central Office of Information, about the Liverpool police force
    • Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography
    • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
    • Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Julian Upton, an overview of contemporary critical responses, archival articles, and film credits
    • Limited Edition of 3,000 copies
    • REGION-FREE
     

     

     

    Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    The Doors, Weird Science, 1984


    Link Here 23rd July 2019
    US flag Released on 23rd July 2019
    1984

    Link Here

    Nineteen Eighty-Four is a 1984 UK Sci-Fi romance by Michael Radford.
    Starring John Hurt, Richard Burton and Suzanna Hamilton. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2019 The Criterion Collection RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 23rd July 2019
    • 2019 The Criterion Collection R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 23rd July 2019

    Reviews

    • See review from slantmagazine.com : " It's nonetheless disturbing how easily much of the film's dystopian production design could be imperceptibly placed among contemporary realist dramas "

    Promotional Material

    This masterly adaptation of George Orwell's chilling parable about totalitarian oppression gives harrowing cinematic expression to the book's bleak prophetic vision. In a rubble-strewn surveillance state where an endless overseas war props up the repressive regime of the all-seeing Big Brother, and all dissent is promptly squashed, a profoundly alienated citizen, Winston Smith (thrillingly played by John Hurt), risks everything for an illicit affair with the rebellious Julia (Suzanna Hamilton) in a defiant assertion of humanity in the face of soul-crushing conformity. Through vividly grim production design and expressionistically desaturated cinematography by Roger Deakins, Michael Radford's 1984 conjures a dystopian vision of postwar Britain as fascistic nightmare--a world all too recognizable as our own.

    DIRECTOR-APPROVED DVD SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

    - New 4K digital restoration, supervised by cinematographer Roger Deakins - New interviews with director Michael Radford and cinematographer Roger Deakins - New interview with David Ryan, author of George Orwell on Screen - Behind-the-scenes footage - Trailer - PLUS: An essay by writer and performer A. L. Kennedy

    The Doors

    Link Here

    The Doors is a 1991 USA music biography by Oliver Stone.
    Starring Val Kilmer, Meg Ryan and Kyle MacLachlan. BBFC link IMDb

    Exists as a Theatrical Version and the Final Cut, shortened by the director.

    Oliver Stone commented about his Final Cut:

    I've made one cut of 3 minutes to a scene I thought it was superfluous to the ending, which helps close the film in a more powerful way.

    US: The Final Cut is Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2019 Sony [Final Cut + Theatrical Version] (RA) 4k Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 23rd July 2019
    • 2019 Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Summary Notes

    Oliver Stone's homage to 1960s rock group The Doors also doubles as a biography of the group's late singer, the "Electric Poet" Jim Morrison. The movie follows Morrison from his days as a film student in Los Angeles to his death in Paris, France at age 27 in 1971. The movie features a tour-de-force performance by Val Kilmer, who not only looks like Jim Morrison's long-lost twin brother, but also sounds so much like him that he did much of his own singing. It has been written that even the surviving Doors had trouble distinguishing Kilmer's vocals from Morrison's originals.

    The Fate of Lee Khan

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    The Fate of Lee Khan is a 1973 Taiwan / Hong Kong action drama by King Hu.
    Starring Li Hua Li, Roy Chiao and Feng Hsu. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 Film Movement Classics (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 23rd July 2019
    • 2019 Film Movement Classics R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 23rd July 2019

    Promotional Material

    **RELEASED FOR THE FIRST TIME ON BLU RAY IN NORTH AMERICA**

    In his follow-up to the critically-acclaimed A Touch of Zen , trailblazing Chinese filmmaker King Hu brings together an all-star female cast, including Hong Kong cinema stalwart Li Li-hua and Angela 'Lady Whirlwind' Mao, in this lively martial arts adventure. When Lee Khan, an official working for Mongolian Emperor Yuan of the Yuan Dynasty procures the battle map of the Chinese rebel army, Chinese resistance fighters, aided by an undercover girl-gang within Khan's ranks, strive to corner him in an inn. Featuring stunning action sequences choreographed by Jackie Chan's 'kung fu elder brother' Sammo Hung and a generous mix of intrigue and humor - The Fate of Lee Khan - is a legendary wuxia masterpiece.

    Bonus features include: NYAFF Chat: The Fate of King Hu video discussion and new essay by Chinese-language film expert and author Stephen Teo.

    Weird Science

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    Weird Science is a 1985 USA comedy Sci-Fi romance by John Hughes.
    Starring Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith and Kelly LeBrock. IMDb

    Exists as a Theatrical Version, an Extended Version and a cut TV version
    US: Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:
    • 2019 Arrow Special Edition [Theatrical + Extended + TV Versoons] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 23rd July 2019
    • 2019 Arrow Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    THEY WENT FROM ZEROES TO HEROES IN ONE FANTASTIC WEEKEND.

    If you can t get a date... make one! After proving himself the king of heartfelt teen flicks with Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club, writer-director John Hughes infused the genre with a hefty dose of wacked-out sci-fi comedy in Weird Science, a film where every teenage boy s wildest fantasies come to life.

    Perenially picked-on high school nerds Gary (Anthony Michael Hall, Sixteen Candles) and Wyatt (Ilan Mitchell-Smith) are sick of their status at the bottom of the social food chain. Using Wyatt s computer, the two hatch a plan to create their dream woman and following a massive power surge, that woman unexpectedly appears in the form of Lisa (Kelly LeBrock). Gorgeous, intelligent, and blessed with limitless magic powers, Lisa makes the boys dreams come true... but what about Wyatt s gun-toting psycho older brother Chet (Bill Paxton), and the two bullies (Robert Downey Jr and Vamp s Robert Rusler) determined to put them back in their place?

    Inspired by EC Comics and boosted by a killer soundtrack (including the classic title theme by Oingo Boingo), Weird Science has never looked better than in this new special edition, including an exclusive extended version of the film featuring deleted scenes never released on home video before.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • New restoration by Arrow Films from a 4K scan of the original negative
  • High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation of the original Theatrical Version of the film (94 mins), plus seamlessly-branched exclusive Extended Version (97 mins), featuring two additional scenes newly remastered in high-definition
  • Original lossless stereo audio, plus 5.1 DTS-HD MA surround option (theatrical version only)
  • Original English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Edited-for-TV version of the film (SD only, 95 mins), plus comparison featurette highlighting the alternate dubs and takes
  • Option to watch additional scenes from the Extended Version separately
  • Newly-filmed interview with special makeup creator Craig Reardon
  • Newly-filmed interview with editor Chris Lebenzon
  • Newly-filmed interview with composer Ira Newborn
  • Newly-filmed interview with supporting actor John Kapelos
  • All-new interview with casting director Jackie Burch
  • It s Alive: Resurrecting Weird Science, an archive documentary featuring interviews with cast, crew and admirers, including star Anthony Michael Hall
  • Theatrical trailers and TV spots
  • Image gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Tracie Ching
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collectors booklet featuring new writing on the film by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas and Amanda Reyes
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    Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    The Doors, Sixteen Candles, The Isle, Lords of Chaos


    Link Here 22nd July 2019
    UK flag Released on 22nd July 2019
    Lords Of Chaos

    Link Here

    Lords Of Chaos is a 2018 UK / Sweden horror music biography by Jonas Åkerlund.
    Starring Rory Culkin, Emory Cohen and Jack Kilmer. BBFC link IMDb

    Uncut and 18 rated for UK cinema release and home video. Cut in the US for an MPAA R rated DVD but was released uncut and MPAA Unrated on Blu-ray

    There are no UK censorship issues with this release although it did kick off a little controversy in the British press.

    According to the Telegraph the BBFC were so concerned about the film that it was reviewed at the highest levels and suicide prevention experts were consulted before it was approved for an 18 certificate for strong bloody violence, gore, suicide.

    The Telegraph suggests the US film censors at the MPAA were similarly concerned before rating it R for strong brutal violence, disturbing behavior, grisly images, strong sexuality, nudity, and pervasive language.

    And if you would like to enjoy the Daily Mail's take on the film see article from dailymail.co.uk

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence, gore, suicide:
    • 2019 Arrow Video (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 22nd July 2019

    Promotional Material

    Oslo. Norway. The early 1990s. A new, uncompromising style of heavy metal explodes onto the underground - True Norwegian Black Metal! Blasting and brutal yet also majestic, this subgenre achieves worldwide infamy through the extraordinary achievements of its musicians and the suicides, murders and church burnings that come to define the scene...

    17-year-old Euronymous (Rory Culkin) longs to escape his idyllic middle-class life. Enlisting a clique of fanatical youths - Necrobutcher, Hellhammer and Dead (Jack Kilmer) - he forms the most evil band in the world... Mayhem. The band soon achieve notoriety for the extremity of their shows and the morbid cult that surround them, but the dark world Euronymous has created soon degenerates into a mire of murder and arson when an arch-rivalry with Varg (Emory Cohen), of the band Burzum, spirals out of control...

    A thrilling true-crime horror film that weaves together rock n roll delinquency, death and betrayal, Lords of Chaos is by turns shocking, funny and tragic. Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund renders the world of black metal with immense detail whilst also coaxing superb performances from his young cast.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • New interview with writer-director Jonas Åkerlund
  • New interviews with actors Sam Coleman, Jason Arnopp and Arion Csihar
  • On-stage introduction to the film by Thurston Moore
  • Outtakes
  • Image galleries
  • Original trailer & teasers
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Metal Hammer's Jonathan Selzer
  • Sixteen Candles

    Link Here

    Sixteen Candles is a 1984 USA comedy romance by John Hughes.
    Starring Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall and Justin Henry. BBFC link IMDb

    Exists as a Theatrical Version and an Extended TV Version
    UK: Passed 12 uncut for strong language and moderate sex references:
    • 2019 Arrow Special Edition [Theatrical + Extended Versions] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 22nd July 2019
    • 2019 Arrow Video Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon

    Promotional Material

    IT'S THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE THAT MAY LAST A LIFETIME.

    In his debut film as writer-director, John Hughes immediately cemented himself as the king of teen cinema with Sixteen Candles , and in the process also introduced one of the most iconic faces of 80s Americana: Molly Ringwald.

    For high schooler Samantha Baker (Molly Ringwald), her 16th birthday might be the worst day of her life. Her entire family has forgotten about it due to her older sister s impending wedding; her biggest crush, high school hunk Jake Ryan (Michael Schoeffling) has discovered an embarrassing sex quiz filled out by Sam in which she details how she is saving herself for him; and to make matters worse, she is hounded by a relentless nerd (Anthony Michael Hall) who won t take no for an answer. But Sam s sweet sixteen isn t over yet, and before the end of the night, all her birthday wishes could still come true...

    Taking the rude and crude humour of the teen sex comedies that came before it and placing it within the intimately portrayed perspective of a girl's mid-teenage-life crisis, Sixteen Candles is a bombshell of 80s pop culture that continues to be debated and beloved over three decades after its release.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • New restoration by Arrow Films from a 4K scan of the original negative
  • High Definition (1080p) Blu-rayTM presentation of the Theatrical Version of the film (92 mins), plus Blu-ray world premiere Extended Version (94 mins), featuring the additional cafeteria scene newly remastered in high definition
  • Original lossless mono audio, plus 5.1 DTS-HD MA surround option
  • Original English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Alternate home video soundtrack prepared for VHS and laserdisc releases
  • Option to watch additional scene from the Extended Version separately
  • Casting Sixteen Candles , an all-new audio interview with casting director Jackie Burch
  • When Gedde Met Deborah, a newly filmed conversation between actors Gedde Watanabe and Deborah Pollack
  • Rudy the Bohunk, a newly filmed interview with supporting actor John Kapelos
  • The In-Between, a newly filmed interview with camera operator Gary Kibbe
  • The New Wave Nerd, a newly filmed interview with filmmaker Adam Rifkin, who shadowed John Hughes while working as an extra on set
  • Music for Geeks, a newly filmed interview with composer Ira Newborn
  • A Very Eighties Fairytale, an all-new video essay written and narrated by writer Soraya Roberts, looking at the film from a contemporary feminist perspective
  • Celebrating Sixteen Candles, an archive documentary featuring interviews with cast, crew and admirers, including stars Anthony Michael Hall, Paul Dooley, Justin Henry, Haviland Morris and Gedde Watanabe
  • Theatrical trailers, TV spots and radio spots
  • Image galleries
  • BD-ROM: PDF of the original shooting script
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sara Deck

    FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collectors booklet featuring new writing on the film by Nikki Baughan and Bryan Reesman

  • A Wish For The Dead

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    Nathan Thomas Milliner's a Wish for the Dead is a 2014 USA horror by Nathan Thomas Milliner.
    Starring Sandy Alvarez, Ashley Anderson and Ryan Beyer. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: US import uncut for:

    Promotional Material

    A mysterious man offers John hope with his dying wife. A locket, which will grant a single wish. John wishes that death cease to exist. Chaos ensues as the living can't die, and the dead can't remain in the grave.
    Frankenthug

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    FrankenThug is a 2017 USA horror by Richard Tanner.
    Starring Soze Bagley, Dan Beck and David Cairo. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Uncut US import for:
    • 2019 Shami Media Group R0 DVD at UK Amazon released on 19th July 2019

    Promotional Material

    t's just another day in the hood; until, a new gang rolls into town and shoots up the wrong G. Now, after a botched science experiment, a FrankenThug has risen to wreak havoc on the gang that killed him and anyone that gets in his way.
    Girl Number Three

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    Girl Number Three is a 2009 USA thriller by Herschel Zahnd (as Herschel Zahnd III).
    Starring Kent Carney, Lori Cooke and Jason Crowe. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Uncut IS import for:

    Promotional Material

    Max Carpenter is kidnapped on Halloween night and subjected to unspeakable cruelty at the hands of a cultic group of masked men. When chance has it that Max is freed, she must decide whether to run or face her captures.
    Horror Odyssey

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    Horror Odyssey is a 2019 USA horror by Bill Zebub.
    Starring Elyse Cheri, Debbie D and Mela Nichols. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Uncut US import for:

    Promotional Material

    An axe-wielding maniac shreds party-goers, but this is just the first five minutes. The only two people who survive decide to run as far away as possible, but their journey is a cosmic one in which they encounter the most bizarre horror ever depicted in a movie.
    Last Rites Of The Dead

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    Last Rites of the Dead (aka Zombies Anonymous) is a 2006 USA comedy horror by Marc Fratto.
    Starring Jenny Greeman, Joseph DeVito and Yarusha Jimenez. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK:  US import is MPAA Unrated for:

    There is also a US release

    Promotional Material

    Angela has been shot point blank by her boyfriend and lives in a world where the living and dead co exist. Zombie Anonymous meetings, look alive face creams and all meat diners help them cope in this bizarre society. Last Rites of the Dead takes you on a weird ride where life meets death, or does it? Bonus features include: Theatrical Trailer, Bonus Feature 'Don't Feed the Trolls', Includes an Interactive Motion Menu, R-Rated Trailer

     

    The Doors

    Link Here

    The Doors is a 1991 USA music biography by Oliver Stone.
    Starring Val Kilmer, Meg Ryan and Kyle MacLachlan. BBFC link IMDb

    Exists as a Theatrical Version and the Final Cut, shortened by the director.

    Oliver Stone commented about his Final Cut:

    I've made one cut of 3 minutes to a scene I thought it was superfluous to the ending, which helps close the film in a more powerful way.

    UK: The Theatrical Version was previously passed 18 uncut for strong sex, hard drug use:
    UK: The Final Cut was passed 18 uncut for drug misuse:
    • 2019 Studiocanal [Final Cut + Theatrical Version] RB 4k Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 22nd July 2019

    Promotional Material

    Synopsis Discover this stunning, new 4K restoration of Oliver Stone's psychedelic music biopic , brought to life with Dolby Atmos, that will take audiences back into the world and sounds of one of the most iconic rock bands in history. A sonic journey that brilliantly captured the furious energy of the 60s and the myth of The Doors' iconic front man, Jim Morrison - the man whose music shaped an era. "This brand new 4K restoration of THE DOORS in Dolby Atmos will provide far greater overall clarity and dimension for the audience (...) I wanted the film to be as immersive as possible to a real 60s Doors experience." - Oliver Stone -

    Extras: Includes two versions of the film - the Theatrical 1991 Cut and brand new The Final Cut New interview with Oliver Stone New interview with Lon Bender, mixer for new Dolby Atmos mix Deleted Scenes Jim Morrison: A Poet in Paris THE ROAD TO EXCESS documentary THE DOORS IN LA Audio commentary with Oliver Stone Selected EPK highlights

    The Isle

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    The Isle is a 2018 UK mystery fantasy thriller by Matthew Butler-Hart.
    Starring Conleth Hill, Alex Hassell and Tori Butler-Hart. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for sexual threat, brief strong violence:
    • 2019 DC Releasing Limited R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 22nd July 2019

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    Synopsis Supernatural folk thriller, The Isle, is set on a remote island off the west coast of Scotland in 1846. When a heavy storm hits causing a ship to sink, three survivors row through a thick, early morning mist, lost and disorientated. The fog begins to clear and The Isle appears before them. They soon discover that it is almost abandoned except for its four sole residents; an old harbourman, a farmer, his niece and a wild woman. Once rested and fully recovered the sailors are desperate to leave and return to the mainland, but the promised boat never appears. One of them starts to investigate and learns of a tragedy at sea that occurred five years previously causing several young men from the island to perish. When his two shipmates meet with fatal accidents, the myth of a ghostly siren haunting the island leads him to uncover the truth while he battles to save his own life. Extras: Making of Featurette, Trailer
    One Deadly Summer

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    One Deadly Summer is a 1983 France mystery drama by Jean Becker.
    Starring Isabelle Adjani, Alain Souchon and Suzanne Flon. BBFC link IMDb

    Uncut and 18 rated for 1984 cinema release. The follow up VHS was cut, but later uncut on DVD.
    UK: The French language version was passed 18 uncut for:
    • 2019 Cult Films (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 22nd July 2019

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    Isabelle Adjani is one of the most celebrated French actresses of all time, having collected the most Cesar's (French Oscar) Awards ever; a multi Oscar® nominee and Cannes winner among others, voted by People Magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful women of all time, her acting talent and her staggering sensual beauty both reaching a career-defining high in Becker's ONE DEADLY SUMMER (L'ETE MEURTRIER), which became the prototype for the many erotic thrillers which Hollywood churned out in its wake.

    Shortly after Elle Wieck (Isabelle Adjani) moves to a small French village, she begins dating Pin-Pon (Alain Souchon), a quiet young mechanic who has grown obsessed with the beautiful newcomer. But Elle has her own reason for the relationship: Pin-Pon's deceased father was one of the men who brutally gang-raped her mother (Maria Machado) two decades before, and she's out to get her own form of revenge...

    Extras:

    • "Director Jean Becker on One Deadly Summer" Interview with the director (28')
    • "Portrait of screenwriter" Japrisot
    • Documentary on Sébastien Japrisot, known as the Graham Green of France. Author of the original novel and scriptwriter of the film (43')
     

     


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