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La Verite, The Poison Ivy Collection, Purgatory Road, Audition


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Purgatory Road

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Purgatory Road is a 2017 USA crime horror by Mark Savage.
Starring Gary Cairns, Luke Albright and Trista Robinson. IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2019 Unearthed Films RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 12th February 2019
  • 2019 Unearthed Films R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 12th February 2019

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Unable to stop a thief from stealing his father's modest nest egg, young Vincent grows up blaming himself for his parents' sudden suicide. Becoming a priest [Gary Cairns] who operates a highway-based ministry with his ambivalent brother Michael [Luke Albright], Vincent's services include offering sage confessional advice to regular sinners while raining death on unrepentant thieves. Into the world of this antagonistic duo comes Mary-Francis [Trista Robinson], a psychotic, resourceful woman whose first act of kindness is to kill a thief whose actions threaten to expose the holy brotherly duo. Filled with gratitude for this act, Vincent invites Mary-Francis into their sacred world and triggers a gruesome chain of deadly events that threaten to dismantle the brothers' decades-long partnership. Bonus features include: Behind the Scenes, Commentary with Director Mark Savage
Horror Express

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Horror Express is a 1972 UK / Spain Sci-Fi horror by Eugenio Martín (as Gene Martin).
Starring Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing and Alberto de Mendoza. IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release.
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
  • 2019 Arrow Video (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 12th February 2019
  • 2019 Arrow Video R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 12th February 2019

There is also a UK release.

Reviews

Promotional Material

Horror royalty and Hammer alumni Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee reunite for this tale of mad monks, primitive humanoids and bloodthirsty zombies set aboard a train bound for Moscow all aboard the Horror Express!

Renowned anthropologist Saxton (Lee) boards the Trans-Siberian Express with a crate containing the frozen remains of a primitive humanoid which, he believes, may prove to be the missing link in human evolution. But all hell breaks loose when the creature thaws out, turning out to be not quite as dead as once thought!

Directed by Spanish filmmaker Eugenio Martin, Horror Express remains one for the most thrilling (and, quite literally!) chilling horror efforts of the early 1970s.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new 2K restoration from original film elements
  • 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 Stephen Jones and Kim Newman
  • Introduction to the film by film journalist and Horror Express super-fan Chris Alexander
  • Murder on the Trans-Siberian Express an interview with director Eugenio Martin
  • Notes from the Blacklist Horror Express producer Bernard Gordon on working in Hollywood during the McCarthy Era
  • Telly and Me an interview with composer John Cacavas
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Fully-illustrated collector s booklet with new writing by Adam Scovell
  • Audition

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    Audition is a 1999 Japan horror romance by Takashi Miike.
    Starring Ryo Ishibashi, Eihi Shiina and Tetsu Sawaki. Youtube link IMDb

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

    Reviews

    • See review from dreadcentral.com : " Miike's international reputation began with Audition , and though most of his movies aren't explicitly horror, he is nonetheless revered by fans of the genre and for good reason "

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    One of the most shocking J-horror films ever made, Audition exploded onto the festival circuit at the turn of the century to a chorus of awards and praise. The film would catapult Miike to the international scene and pave the way for such other genre delights as Ichii the Killer and The Happiness of the Katakuris.

    Recent widower Shigeharu Aoyama is advised by his son to find a new wife, so he seeks the advice of a colleague having been out of the dating scene for many years. They take advantage of their position in a film company by staging an audition to find the perfect woman. Interviewing a series of women, Shigeharu becomes enchanted by Asami, a quiet, 24-year-old woman, who is immediately responsive to his charms. But soon things take a very dark and twisted turn as we find that Asami isn t what she seems to be...

    Pulling the audience into a story that will lead to one of the most harrowing climaxes in cinema history, Miike twists and turns us through delirious editing and shocking visuals for one of the most depraved nightmares of all time!

    Special Edition Contents

  • Brand new 2K restoration of original vault elements
  • Original 5.1 Dolby Surround Audio
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Audio commentary with director Takashi Miike and screenwriter Daisuke Tengan
  • Brand new commentary by Miike biographer Tom Mes examining the film and its source novel
  • Introduction by Miike
  • Ties that Bind A brand new interview with Takashi Miike
  • Interviews with stars Ryo Ishibashi, Eihi Shiina, Renji Ishibashi and Ren Osugi
  • Damaged Romance: An appreciation by Japanese cinema historian Tony Rayns
  • Trailers
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matthew Griffin
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Anton Bitel
  • Killer Campout

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    Killer Campout is a 2017 USA horror by Brad Twigg.
    Starring Herschell Gordon Lewis, George Stover and Nadia White. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 Wild Eye Raw R0 DVD at US Amazon released on 12th February 2019

    Promotional Material

    Two youth counselors bring a group of emotionally troubled teens deep into the woods for a weekend of solitude and confrontational therapy. The trip turns deadly when they are terrorized by a cannibalistic hermit with a thirst for blood.
    Valentine

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    Valentine is a 2001 USA horror thriller by Jamie Blanks.
    Starring Denise Richards, David Boreanaz and Marley Shelton. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2019 Shout! Factory RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 12th February 2019

    Summary Notes

    Five women are stalked by an unknown assailant while preparing for Valentine's Day

    The Poison Ivy Collection

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    The Poison Ivy Collection is a film set by Various.
    Starring Drew Barrymore, Alyssa Milano and Jaime Pressly.

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    • 2019 Shout! Factory [Poison Ivy Collection with all Unrated and R rated versions] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 12th February 2019
    Poison Ivy is a 1992 USA thriller by Katt Shea (as Katt Shea Ruben).
    Starring Drew Barrymore, Sara Gilbert and Tom Skerritt. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating which was then passed 18 by the BBFC. The film was later released uncut in the US and was MPAA Unrated. This version was passed 18 uncut by the BBFC.
    Poison Ivy 2 is a 1996 USA thriller by Anne Goursaud.
    Starring Alyssa Milano, Johnathon Schaech and Xander Berkeley. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut for an MPAA R rating which was passed 18 in the UK. The US MPAA Unrated version is uncut.
    Poison Ivy: The New Seduction is a 1997 USA thriller by Kurt Voss.
    Starring Jaime Pressly, Megan Edwards and Michael Des Barres. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut for an MPAA R rating which was passed 18 in the UK. The US MPAA Unrated version is uncut.
    Poison Ivy: The Secret Society is a 2008 USA / Canada thriller by Jason Hreno.
    Starring Miriam McDonald, Shawna Waldron and Ryan Kennedy. BBFC link IMDb
    Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US. Uncut and 18 rated in the UK.

    Promotional Material

    All four Poison Ivy films in one collection and in high definition!

    Tempestuous young Ivy (Drew Barrymore) befriends introverted teen Sylvie (Sara Gilbert) and seduces her way into the lives of Sylvie's wealthy family in Poison Ivy. In the piquant follow-up, Poison Ivy 2: Lily, a sheltered art student (Alyssa Milano) finds Ivy's diaries and, after reading them, is lured into uninhibited risk-taking to become a wild woman! Then Ivy's sister (Jaime Pressly) visits the Greer residence in Poison Ivy: The New Seduction, and it doesn't take long for her to use her skills of manipulation to throw the household into a slate of panic and deceit. A college freshman (Miriam McDonald) is invited to join an exclusive campus sisterhood, where cold blooded ambition causes the group to seduce, blackmail or do away with anyone that gets in their way in Poison Ivy: The Secret Society. Bonus Features Disc One: Poison Ivy

    • R-Rated Version Of The Film
    • Unrated Version (With Standard Definition Inserts)
    • NEW Audio Commentary With Co-writer/Director Katt Shea (Theatrical Version)
    • Trailer
    Disc Two: Poison Ivy 2: Lily
    • R-Rated Version Of The Film
    • Unrated Version (With Standard Definition Inserts)
    • Trailer
    Disc Three: Poison Ivy: The New Seduction
    • R-Rated Version Of The Film
    • Unrated Version (With Standard Definition Inserts)
    • Trailer
    Disc Four: Poison Ivy: The Secret Society
    • Unrated Version
    • Trailer
    Blue Movie

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    Blue Movie is a 1971 West Germany/Netherlands adult film by Wim Verstappen.
    Starring Hugo Metsers, Helmert Woudenberg and Bruni Heinke. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 Cult Epics (RA) Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 12th February 2019

    Promotional Material

    Cult Epics Presents Wim Verstappen's BLUE MOVIE - The film that launched the Dutch Sex Wave in cinema.

    After five years in prison, an ex-con returns to a society where total sexual freedom is now the norm. Michael (FRANK & EVA'S Hugo Metsers) yearns for sex, and becomes fascinated by the amorous life of an attractive woman next door (BUSINESS IS BUSINESS'S Carry Tefsen), eventually organizing a series of sordid orgies with her and the neighbors.

    BLUE MOVIE was the most controversial and talked about Dutch film upon theatrical release - a sensation that brought millions of visitors to cinemas. Produced by Pim de la Parra (FRANK & EVA, OBSESSIONS), and directed by his partner Wim Verstappen, BLUE MOVIE was a breakthrough commercial hit for their company Scorpio Films - and the start of the Golden Years of Dutch cinema, also known as the "Dutch Sex Wave." Presented by Cult Epics for first time ever in hi-definition on Blu-ray and DVD, and featuring cinematography by Jan De Bont (TURKISH DELIGHT, PRIVATE LESSONS, BASIC INSTINCT) - now see for yourself what all the commotion was about!

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

    New HD restoration and transfer by Eye Film Institute.
    Interview with director Wim Verstappen (HD, 1971).
    Interview with producer Pim de la Parra at the Dutch Sex Wave festival, Cinematheque Francais (HD, 2018).
    Interview with Hugo Metsers Jr., Paris (HD, 2018).
    Eye Film Institute - Featurette (HD, 2018).
    BLUE MOVIE HD poster and photo video gallery.
    Original Scorpio Films theatrical trailers (HD).

    La vérité

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    La Vérité is a 1960 France / Italy drama by Henri-Georges Clouzot.
    Starring Brigitte Bardot, Paul Meurisse and Charles Vanel. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1961. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 Criterion Collection RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 12th February 2019
    • 2019 Criterion Collection R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 12th February 2019

    Summary Notes

    Dominique Marceau is on trial for the murder of Gilbert Tellier. The counsels duel relentlessly, elaborating explanations for why the pretty, idle and fickle girl killed the talented and ambitious conductor freshly graduated from the conservatory. Was it passion, vengeance, desperation, an accident? The acquaintances of Gilbert testify, as well as Dominique's former lovers, and her sister, Annie, the studious violin player engaged to Gilbert. The evidence they give progressively paints a more finely-shaded picture of the personalities of Dominique and Gilbert, and of their relationship, than the eloquent and convincing justifications of the counsels.

    Possum

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    Possum is a 2018 UK horror thriller by Matthew Holness.
    Starring Sean Harris, Alun Armstrong and Simon Bubb. BBFC link IMDb

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

    Reviews

    Summary Notes

    After returning to his childhood home, a disgraced children's puppeteer is forced to confront his wicked stepfather and the secrets that have tortured his entire life.

     

     

     

    Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    The Boys in the Band, A Black Veil for Lisa, Climax, Stray


    Link Here 11th February 2019
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    He Loves Me

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    He Loves Me is a 2018 Greece / UK gay drama by Konstantinos Menelaou.
    Starring Thanos Lekkas, Hermes Pittakos and Sanuye Shoteka. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    Tick Small 18 Small UK: Passed 18 uncut for real sex ( 72:42s ) :
    • 2019 Tla Releasing R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 11th February 2019

    Summary Notes

    What happens when two gay men in a disintegrating relationship leave the big city to spend some time alone, together in nature? Is it possible for nature to reveal the truth, their true essence and help them to change? Can these two wounded men; traumatised, hurt, lost and desperate on a remote beach find a way back to innocence? Is there a way back to reality, back to love? Their relationship was formed against fear and loneliness. They fell in love, but they can't handle love. They've both made mistakes, poisoning their relationship through secrets and lies. They suffer when together, but they can't be apart. Life in the big city hasn't been letting them breathe, think or feel - creating constant and never-ending problems. Are they both ready for the next step?

    Before We Vanish

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    Before We Vanish (Sanpo suru shinryakusha) is a 2017 Japan Sci-Fi drama by Kiyoshi Kurosawa.
    Starring Masami Nagasawa, Ryûhei Matsuda and Hiroki Hasegawa. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, bloody images:
    • 2019 Arrow Video (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 11th February 2019

    Promotional Material

    Prolific Japanese filmmaker Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Pulse) returned to Cannes with this genre-bending mashup, both a darkly comedic sci-fi and a slow-paced action spectacle.

    Three aliens on a reconnaissance mission to Earth take over the bodies of human hosts to explore the world they re about to invade. On the way they steal individual concepts from the minds of anyone who crosses their path, from work, to free will, to love, leaving behind them a trail of soulless bodies. In doing so they start to unwittingly define the essential aspects of what it means to be human. The film follows Narumi (Masami Nagasawa, I Wish), whose husband, Shinji (Ryuhei Matsuda), becomes one of the three hosts. As the invasion grows nearer, Narumi s attempts to save humanity from extinction become increasingly entwined with Shinji s decision on whether to save the humanity within himself.

    Combining the best of Kurosawa s genre stylings with his forays into dark family dramas, Before We Vanish sees the director delivering a twist on the classic Invasion of the Body Snatchers narrative by recontextualising it in a disconnected modern world. Presenting a unique vision to how invasions have been portrayed in popular culture in the past it asks the question, how much is humanity worth, if we ve become too alienated to be able to recongnise the aliens among us?

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Optional English subtitles
  • The Making Of Before We Vanish, an 53-minute featurette including on-set footage and interviews with cast and crew
  • Inside The Story and Inside The Characters, two featurettes with cast and crew interviews
  • Looking Back, members of the cast reunite to discuss memories of the production
  • Red carpet interviews from the Cannes Film Festival premiere
  • Cast and crew Q&As from four screenings including the Japanese premiere
  • Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Tommy Pocket
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Neil Mitchell
  • Horror Express

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    Horror Express is a 1972 UK / Spain Sci-Fi horror by Eugenio Martín (as Gene Martin).
    Starring Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing and Alberto de Mendoza. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    There is also a US release

    UK: Previously passed 15 uncut for:
    • 2019 Arrow Video (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 11th February 2019

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    Horror royalty and Hammer alumni Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee reunite for this tale of mad monks, primitive humanoids and bloodthirsty zombies set aboard a train bound for Moscow all aboard the Horror Express!

    Renowned anthropologist Saxton (Lee) boards the Trans-Siberian Express with a crate containing the frozen remains of a primitive humanoid which, he believes, may prove to be the missing link in human evolution. But all hell breaks loose when the creature thaws out, turning out to be not quite as dead as once thought!

    Directed by Spanish filmmaker Eugenio Martin, Horror Express remains one for the most thrilling (and, quite literally!) chilling horror efforts of the early 1970s.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new 2K restoration from original film elements
  • 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 Stephen Jones and Kim Newman
  • Introduction to the film by film journalist and Horror Express super-fan Chris Alexander
  • Murder on the Trans-Siberian Express an interview with director Eugenio Martin
  • Notes from the Blacklist Horror Express producer Bernard Gordon on working in Hollywood during the McCarthy Era
  • Telly and Me an interview with composer John Cacavas
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Fully-illustrated collector s booklet with new writing by Adam Scovell
  • Climax

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    Climax is a 2018 France musical horror mystery by Gaspar Noé.
    Starring Sofia Boutella, Romain Guillermic and Souheila Yacoub. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release in the US and UK but it was banned by Lebanese film censors from showing at the Maskoon Film Festival
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong threat, violence, sex references, drug misuse, very strong language:
    • 2019 Arrow Video (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 11th February 2019
    • 2019 Arrow Video R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 11th February 2019

    Promotional Material

    Birth and death are extraordinary life experiences.

    Life is a fleeting pleasure.

    Following a successful and visually dazzling rehearsal, a dance troupe celebrates with a party. But when it becomes apparent that someone has spiked the Sangria, the dancers soon begin to turn on each other in an orgiastic frenzy.

    Special Features TBA

    The Stray

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    The Stray is a 2017 USA family drama by Mitch Davis.
    Starring Sarah Lancaster, Michael Cassidy and Connor Corum. BBFC link IMDb

    BBFC category cuts were required for a PG rated video release in 2018. Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.
    UK: Passed PG for mild threat, sex references after 39s of BBFC category cuts ( 83:27s ) :
    • 2019 Universal Pictures UK R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 11th February 2019
    Previously passed 12 uncut for moderate threat, sex references:
    • 2018 4Digital Media video not released
    The BBFC commented:
    • Company chose to reduce two scenes of moderate threat in order to obtain a PG classification. An uncut 12 classification was available.

    Promotional Material

    Young Christian Davis finds a stray dog named Pluto and decides to bring it home to his parents and two siblings. Christian's father, Mitch, works long hours and his mother Michelle just wants a husband who's there for the family. In just a short time with the Davis clan, Pluto manages to rescue a lost toddler, bring comfort Christian and help save Mitch and Michelle's struggling marriage.

    St. Agatha

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    St. Agatha is a 2018 USA horror by Darren Lynn Bousman.
    Starring Sabrina Kern, Carolyn Hennesy and Courtney Halverson. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong threat, gory images, language :
    • 2019 Signature Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 11th February 2019

    Summary Notes

    Set in the 1950s in small-town Georgia, a pregnant young woman named Agatha seeks refuge in a convent. What first starts out as the perfect place to have a child turns into a dark layer where silence is forced, ghastly secrets are masked, and every bit of will power Agatha has is tested as she learns the sick and twisted truth of the convent and the odd people that lurk inside its halls.

    Snowbound

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    Snowbound is a 2017 USA mystery by Olia Oparina.
    Starring Anya Bay, Drew Hale and Theodore Bouloukos. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sex, sexual fetish behaviour, sexual violence ( 79:34s ) :
    • 2019 Screenbound Pictures R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 11th February 2019

    Promotional Material

    A group of erotic party attendees wake up naked in the snow. In the nearby cabin they find a dead girl and a message: In order to survive, they must decide who is responsible for the girl's death and murder that person accordingly.
    Night School

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    Night School is a 2018 comedy by Malcolm D Lee.
    Starring Tiffany Haddish, Keith David and Kevin Hart. BBFC link IMDb

    Exists as a Theatrical Version and an Extended Version.
    UK: The Extended Version was passed 15 uncut for strong language:
    UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 12 uncut for moderate sex references, infrequent strong language:
    • 2019 Universal RB 4k Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 11th February 2019
    • 2019 Universal RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 11th February 2019
    • 2019 Universal R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 11th February 2019

    Promotional Material

    When accidentally destroying his workplace gets successful salesman Teddy (KEVIN HART) fired, he can't find another decent job unless he finally gets his GED. But two major things stand in his way: Carrie (TIFFANY HADDISH), a teacher with no time for grownup class clowns, and Stewart (TARAN KILLAM), Teddy's high school nemesis-turned-principal who will do anything to see him fail. Now every school rule is about to be broken when they all go head-to-head in a wild battle of wits, pranks, and lessons you can't learn in books. Night School is in session!

     
    The Boys In The Band

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    The Boys In The Band is a 1970 USA gay drama by William Friedkin.
    Starring Kenneth Nelson, Peter White and Leonard Frey. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1970. Later uncut and 15 rated for home video. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

    The film is reported as the first US studio film to feature the word 'cunt' in Michael's line Donald, you are a real card-carrying cunt. The BBFC were still censoring the word in 1970, eg in Ulysses , so presumably t was the word 'cunt' that was cut by the BBFC for this cinema release.

    UK: Passed 15 for very strong language, strong sex references, discrimination, drug misuse after compulsory BBFC cuts:
    • 2018 Second Sight (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 11th February 2019

    Promotional Material

    A group of thirty-something gay men gather to celebrate a birthday, but before long, tensions rise, secrets emerge and the insults begin to fly.

    Director William Friedkin reassembled the original cast for his film adaption of the ground-breaking Broadway hit. Playwright Mart Crowley adapted his own play, creating a script full of acerbic speeches and cutting one liners for his cast of unforgettable characters.

    Released 50 years after its Broadway debut – a year before the Stonewall riots - The Boys in the Band still has the power to shock.

    SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

    • Audio Commentary with Director William Friedkin and Writer Mart Crowley
    • 'Act 1: The Play'
    • 'Act 2: The Film'
    • 'Act 3: 40 Years of Boys in The Band'
    • More TBC
    A Black Veil for Lisa

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    A Black Veil for Lisa is a 1968 Italy / West Germany thriller by Massimo Dallamano.
    Starring John Mills, Luciana Paluzzi and Robert Hoffmann. IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1969. Uncut and 15 rated for 2018 home video.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for brief sexualised nudity with previous BBFC cuts waived:
    • 2019 88 Films (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 11th February 2019

    Promotional Material

    The giallo was still finding its feet when A BLACK VEIL FOR LISA came along in 1968, and along with such earlier murder-mysteries as BLACK AND BLOOD LACE (1964) and SO SWEET... SO PERVERSE (1969), this classic outing proved important to the genre that later filmmakers such as Dario Argento and Sergio Martino would helped to define. Featuring an assured leading man turn from the legendary British Oscar winner John Mills ( GANDHI ), A BLACK VEIL FOR LISA was overseen by the iconic Massimo Dallamano ( WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO SOLANGE? ) and offers an engrossing tale of sex and assassination as a frustrated detective plans to murder his cheating wife via a hired hand only for the entire plot to become more and more muddled, macabre and messy... Coloured by all number of crafty giallo twists that only the Italian could do during the heyday of Hitchcockian horror, A BLACK VEIL FOR LISA makes it to British Blu-ray in this outstanding HD transfer from 88 Films!!

    Features Include

    • 1080p Presentation of the Film on Blu-ray
    • Uncompressed LPCM Audio
    • Optional English SDH Subtitles
    • Yellow is the New Black - Rachael Nisbet on A Black Veil For Lisa: An Interview with Film Journalist Rachel Nisbet
    • Lifting the Veil - Remembering Massimo Dallamano's A Black Veil For Lisa: An Interview with Film Journalist John Martin
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • Reversible Sleeve with alternative Italian artwork
     

     

     

    Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    The Fifth Cord, The Grinch, Double Dragon, Donnie Brasco


    Link Here 5th February 2019
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    Mermaid: Lake of the Dead

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    Mermaid: Lake of the Dead is a 2018 Russia horror romance by Svyatoslav Podgaevskiy.
    Starring Viktoriya Agalakova, Efim Petrunin and Sesil Plezhe. 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 5th February 2019
    • 2019 Shout! Factory R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 5th February 2019

    Reviews

    Summary Notes

    An evil Mermaid falls in love with Marina's fiancé Roman and aims to keep him away from Marina in her Kingdom of Death under water. The Mermaid is a young woman who drowned a few centuries ago. Marina only has one week to overcome her fear of the dark water, to remain human in the deathly fight with the monsters and not to become one herself.

    Double Dragon

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    Double Dragon is a 1994 USA action comedy adventure by James Yukich (as James Nickson).
    Starring Robert Patrick, Mark Dacascos and Scott Wolf. Youtube link IMDb

    Passed PG uncut for 1995 cinema release in the uK, but was cut for a 12 rated 1997 VHS. Presumably uncut for 12 rated home video releases of 2015. Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:
    • 2019 MVD Rewind Collection (RA) Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 5t February 2019

    Promotional Material

    EVIL HAS JUST MET ITS MATCH!

    From producers Don Murphy (Transformers franchise), Jane Hamsher (Natural Born Killers), Alan Schechter (Showdown), writers Michael Davis (Shoot 'Em Up) and Emmy® Award Winner* Peter Gould (Better Call Saul, Breaking Bad) comes the cult classic movie based on the video game smash!

    Double Dragon roars to life with amazing special effects, spectacular action sequences, and a knock-about sense of humor. It's the year 2007, and what remains of L.A. is now ''New Angeles,'' a city ravaged by earthquakes, tidal waves and vicious gangs. The evil tycoon Koga Shuko (Robert Patrick, Terminator 2: Judgment Day) is obsessed with finding the two halves of a talisman known as the ''Double Dragon,'' which will give him awesome mystical powers. Two teenage brothers, Jimmy (Mark Dacascos, John Wick 3: Parabellum) and Billy Lee (Scott Wolf, Party of Five) find themselves in possession of the amulet's missing half, thrusting them into the adventure of their lives. With the help of Maria (Alyssa Milano, Charmed) and her vigilante group ''The Power Corps,'' Jimmy and Billy must summon all of their courage, resourcefulness and martial-arts skills to stop the villain's malevolent plan.

    Crackling with the energy and humor of its two heroes, Double Dragon is a high-octane action spectacular. Buckle your seatbelt and enjoy the ride!

    *2017: Outstanding Short Form Comedy or Drama Series, Better Call Saul: Los Pollos Hermanos Employee Training, 2013, 2014: Outstanding Drama Series, Breaking Bad

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations of the main feature
  • Audio: English 5.1 Stereo, English 2.0 Stereo, German 2.0 Stereo
  • English, French and Spanish Subtitles
  • NEW! ''The Making of Double Dragon'' (full length documentary featuring interviews with stars Scott Wolf and Marc Dacascos, writers Peter Gould & Michael Davis and producer Don Murphy)
  • NEW! ''Don Murphy: Portrait of a Producer'' featurette
  • Archival ''Making of'' Featurette
  • Behind the Scenes Featurette
  • 1993 Double Dragon Animated Series Pilot Episode #101: ''The Shadow Falls''
  • Storyboard Gallery
  • Press Photos, Marketing and Behind The Scenes Photo Galleries
  • TV Spots
  • VHS Home Video Trailer
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Collectible Mini-Poster
  • Reversible Sleeve Featuring Alternate Artwork

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

  • You Might Be The Killer

    Link Here

    You Might Be The Killer is a 2018 USA comedy horror mystery by Brett Simmons.
    Starring Fran Kranz, Alyson Hannigan and Brittany S Hall. IMDb

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

    Summary Notes

    A camp counselor suffering from blackouts finds himself surrounded by murder victims. He turns to his horror movie enthusiast friend for advice, and to contend with the idea he may be the killer.

    Donnie Brasco

    Link Here

    Donnie Brasco is a 1997 USA crime biography by Mike Newell.
    Starring Al Pacino, Johnny Depp and Michael Madsen. BBFC link IMDb

    Exists as the preferred Theatrical Version and an Extended Version. The differences are uncontentious.

    This release features the Theatrical Version.

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2019 Mill Creek Entertainment RA Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 5th February 2019

    Promotional Material

    Posing as jewel broker Donnie Brasco, FBI agent Joseph D. Pistone is granted entrance into the violent mob family of aging hitman Lefty Ruggiero. When his personal and professional lives collide, Pistone jeopardizes his marriage, his job, his life and, ultimately, the gangster mentor he has come to respect and admire.
    The Fifth Cord

    Link Here

    The Fifth Cord is a 1971 Italy mystery thriller by Luigi Bazzoni.
    Starring Franco Nero, Silvia Monti and Wolfgang Preiss. BBFC link IMDb

    Uncut for X rated cinema release in 1972 but cut for 18 rated VHS in 1988. Later passed 18 uncut for 2019 Blu-ray. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 Arrow Video RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 5th February 2019

    There is also a UK release

    Promotional Material

    The success of Dario Argento s The Bird with the Crystal Plumage ushered in a host of imitators, seeking to capitalize on this new, modern take on the giallo thriller. Many were highly derivative, but a number nonetheless rose above the crowd thanks to skillful execution and a willingness to experiment stylistically. Once such example is The Fifth Cord ¬ which, in the hands of director Luigi Bazzoni (The Possessed, Footprints on the Moon), turns a conventional premise into a visually stunning exploration of alienation and isolation.

    When a man barely survives a brutal assault en route home from a New Year s party, washed-up, whisky-swilling journalist Andrea Bild (Franco Nero, Django) is assigned to report on the case. Before long, the maniac strikes again, this time with fatal results. As the body count rises, Andrea falls under suspicion himself, making it even more imperative that he crack the case. His only clue lies in a series of black gloves found at the location of every attack, each with a finger cut off...

    Adapted from a novel by David McDonald Devine, The Fifth Cord boasts a complex, Agatha Christie-esque plot, outstanding cinematography courtesy of future Oscar-winner Vittorio Storaro (Apocalypse Now) and supporting appearances by a raft of genre stalwarts, including Silvia Monti (A Lizard in a Woman s Skin), Edmund Purdom (Nightmare City) and Rossella Falk (Sleepless). Debuting here in high definition, arguably the most visually stunning giallo ever made now shines like never before.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new 2K restoration from the original camera negative
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original lossless mono Italian and English soundtracks
  • English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
  • New audio commentary by critic Travis Crawford
  • Lines and Shadows, a new video essay on the film s use of architecture and space by critic Rachael Nisbet
  • Whisky Giallore, a new video interview with author and critic Michael Mackenzie
  • Black Day for Nero, a new video interview with actor Franco Nero
  • The Rhythm Section, a new video interview with film editor Eugenio Alabiso
  • Rare, previously unseen deleted sequence, restored from the original negative
  • Original Italian and English theatrical trailers
  • Image gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Haunt Love
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Kat Ellinger and Peter Jilmstad
  • Dr. Seuss' The Grinch

    Link Here

    The Grinch is a 2018 China / USA family cartoon comedy by Yarrow Cheney and Scott Mosier.
    Starring Benedict Cumberbatch. BBFC link IMDb

    BBFC category cuts were required for a U rated cinema releases in 2018 and video in 2019. Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.

    The BBFC cuts were to overdub the uses of the word 'ass' in a song.

    Summary Notes

    For their eighth fully animated feature, Illumination and Universal Pictures present The Grinch, based on Dr. Seuss' beloved holiday classic. The Grinch tells the story of a cynical grump who goes on a mission to steal Christmas, only to have his heart changed by a young girl's generous holiday spirit. Funny, heartwarming, and visually stunning, it's a universal story about the spirit of Christmas and the indomitable power of optimism. Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch lends his voice to the infamous Grinch, who lives a solitary life inside a cave on Mt. Crumpet with only his loyal dog, Max, for company. With a cave rigged with inventions and contraptions for his day-to-day needs, the Grinch only sees his neighbors in Whoville when he runs out of food. Each year at Christmas they disrupt his tranquil solitude with their increasingly bigger, brighter, and louder celebrations. When the Whos declare they are going to make Christmas three times bigger this year, the Grinch ...

    US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:
    • 2019 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment RA 4k Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 5th February 2019
    • 2019 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 5th February 2019
    • 2019 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 5th February 2019
    • 2019 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    Illumination and Universal Pictures present The Grinch, based on Dr. Seuss' beloved classic. The Grinch tells the story of a cynical grump who goes on a mission to steal Christmas, only to have his heart changed by a young girl's generous spirit. Funny, heartwarming and visually stunning, The Grinch is fun for the whole family!
     

     

     

    Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    The Fifth Cord, Crucible of the Vampire,


    Link Here 4th February 2019
    UK flag Released on 4th February 2019
    Crucible of the Vampire

    Link Here

    Crucible of the Vampire is a 2019 UK horror fantasy thriller by Iain Ross-McNamee.
    Starring Neil Morrissey, Brian Croucher and Charles O'Neill. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong bloody scenes, sex, nudity:
    • 2019 Screenbound Pictures R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 4th February 2019

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    An ancient, cursed artefact draws a young, university researcher to an old house which holds a dark and terrible secret. The young woman discovers the truth within the grim, foreboding walls of the house, but once in the clutches of its malevolent occupants, will she be able to leave with her life?
    The Fifth Cord

    Link Here

    The Fifth Cord is a 1971 Italy mystery thriller by Luigi Bazzoni.
    Starring Franco Nero, Silvia Monti and Wolfgang Preiss. BBFC link IMDb

    Uncut for X rated cinema release in 1972 but cut for 18 rated VHS in 1988. Later passed 18 uncut for 2019 Blu-ray. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence:
    • 2019 Arrow Video (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 4th February 2019

    The previous BBFC cuts were:

    • The cut removes a shot of a man slashing a woman's neck with a knife after stalking her for a while.

    There is also a US release.

    Promotional Material

    The success of Dario Argento s The Bird with the Crystal Plumage ushered in a host of imitators, seeking to capitalise on this new, modern take on the giallo thriller. Many were highly derivative, but a number nonetheless rose above the crowd thanks to skilful execution and a willingness to experiment stylistically. Once such example is The Fifth Cord ¬ which, in the hands of director Luigi Bazzoni (The Possessed, Footprints on the Moon), turns a conventional premise into a visually stunning exploration of alienation and isolation.

    When a man barely survives a brutal assault en route home from a New Year s party, washed-up, whisky-swilling journalist Andrea Bild (Franco Nero, Django) is assigned to report on the case. Before long, the maniac strikes again, this time with fatal results. As the body count rises, Andrea falls under suspicion himself, making it even more imperative that he crack the case. His only clue lies in a series of black gloves found at the location of every attack, each with a finger cut off...

    Adapted from a novel by David McDonald Devine, The Fifth Cord boasts a complex, Agatha Christie-esque plot, outstanding cinematography courtesy of future Oscar-winner Vittorio Storaro (Apocalypse Now) and supporting appearances by a raft of genre stalwarts, including Silvia Monti (A Lizard in a Woman s Skin), Edmund Purdom (Nightmare City) and Rossella Falk (Sleepless). Debuting here in high definition, arguably the most visually stunning giallo ever made now shines like never before.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new 2K restoration from the original camera negative
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original lossless mono Italian and English soundtracks
  • English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
  • New audio commentary by critic Travis Crawford
  • Lines and Shadows, a new video essay on the film s use of architecture and space by critic Rachael Nisbet
  • Whisky Giallore, a new video interview with author and critic Michael Mackenzie
  • Black Day for Nero, a new video interview with actor Franco Nero
  • The Rhythm Section, a new video interview with film editor Eugenio Alabiso
  • Rare, previously unseen deleted sequence, restored from the original negative
  • Original Italian and English theatrical trailers
  • Image gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Haunt Love
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Kat Ellinger and Peter Jilmstad
  • Bad Times At The El Royale

    Link Here

    Bad Times At The El Royale is a 2018 USA mystery thriller by Drew Goddard.
    Starring Chris Hemsworth, Dakota Johnson and Jon Hamm. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, threat, language:
    • 2019 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment RB 4k Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 4th February 2019
    • 2019 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 4th February 2019
    • 2019 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 4th February 2019
    • 2019 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon

    Promotional Material

    Seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, meet at Lake Tahoe's El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one fateful night, everyone will have a last shot at redemption... before everything goes to hell. Jeff Bridges, Chris Hemsworth, Jon Hamm, Dakota Johnson and Cynthia Erivo lead an all-star cast in BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE.
    Mission Overlord

    Link Here

    Mission Overlord is a 2018 USA action war horror by Rob Pallatina.
    Starring Tom Sizemore, Dominique Swain and Andrew Liberty. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, gory images, nudity:
    • 2019 High Fliers Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 4th February 2019

    Promotional Material

    A D- Day rescue mission turns deadly when a band of soldiers discovers a group of Nazis creating horrific experiments that will all but ensure Allied defeat if the creations escape.
    5th Passenger

    Link Here

    5th Passenger is a 2018 USA Sci-Fi thriller by Scotty Baker.
    Starring Morgan Lariah, Manu Intiraymi and Doug Jones. BBFC link IMDb

    Tick Small 15 Small UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, injury detail ( 85:38s ) :
    • 2019 4Digital Media R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 4th February 2019

    Promotional Material

    The year: 2151. After the Yellowstone Volcano erupts throwing the Earth into chaos and class struggle, a pregnant officer, Miller, and her crew struggle to survive in an escape pod with limited resources as they try to reach a new home planet. Running low on air, the team must work together when a vicious alien boards their ship and hunts them down, determined to become the dominant species. But the key to survival may be the secret that is buried deep within Miller's own mind...

    The Cloverfield Paradox

    The Cloverfield Paradox is a 2018 USA Sci-Fi horror mystery by Julius Onah.
    Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, David Oyelowo and Daniel Brühl. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release beyond noting that this PG-13 rated in the US.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong threat, injury detail :
    • 2019 Paramount Home Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 4th February 2019

    Promotional Material

    Synopsis Producer J.J. Abrams takes you deeper into the Cloverfi eld universe than ever before with this mysterious sci-fi thriller. Orbiting Earth on the brink of a devastating energy war, scientists prepare to test a device that could provide unlimited power... or trap them in a terrifying alternate reality. Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, David Oyelowo, Daniel Brühl and Chris O'Dowd, The Cloverfi eld Paradox is the ultimate journey into the unknown.
     

     

     

    Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Suburbia, ECCO + The Forbidden, Tarzan's Three Challenges, Uninvited


    Link Here 30th January 2019
    US flag Released on 29th January 2019
    Ecco and The Forbidden

    Link Here

    This Shocking World (ECCO) is a 1963 Italy musical music documentary by Gianni Proia.
    Starring George Sanders, Alexander and Maria Ansaldi. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1964 cinema release. In the US the film was reworked in 1965 to produce a US version titled Ecco. This is set for an Unrated US release in 2019.
    The Forbidden is a 1966 Italy / France documentary by Benjamin Andrews and Lee Frost.
    Starring Baby Bubbles, Bob Cresse and Pat Hall. IMDb
    The original French film was reworked for US release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 Severin Films [Ecco + Forbidden World] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 29th January 2019
    • 2019 Severin Films [Ecco + Forbidden World] R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 29th January 2019

    Promotional Material

    Severin Films presents ECCO and THE FORBIDDEN - The most extreme mondo of them all, now scanned in 4k for the first time ever, plus mega-sleazy bonus mondo!

    In 1963, nudie/roughie filmmakers Bob Cresse and Lee Frost (HOUSE ON BARE MOUNTAIN, LOVE CAMP 7) saw the U.S. grosses of MONDO CANE and quickly imported and adapted one of the most provocative and successful shockumentaries of the decade. Narrated by Academy Award® winner George Sanders (ALL ABOUT EVE) and featuring a legendary soundtrack by Riz Ortolani (Oscar®-nominated for MONDO CANE's 'More'), ECCO explores a world of sadism, delinquency, roller derby, extreme piercing, appalling stereotypes and the infamous Lapland-women-castrating-reindeer-with-their-teeth sequence, now scanned in 4k from the original inter-negative. Bonus feature THE FORBIDDEN is Frost & Cresse's rarely seen and totally insane 1966 fake Mondo, packed with staged scenes of Swiss lesbians, L.A. rapists, Parisian tarts and Nazi strippers, newly-transferred from the only known 35mm print in existence.

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

    The Bandit - Producer David Goldstein remembers Bob Cresse.
    I Want More - Short Film.
    Ecco Trailer.
    All the Colors of Giallo

    Link Here

    All the Colors of Giallo is a 2019 trailer collection...
    Starring various.

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 Severin Films (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 29th January 2019

    Promotional Material

    3-disc collection featuring over 5½ hours of classic trailers, plus bonus cd of legendary giallo themes!

    'Giallo' is Italian for 'yellow', the color of the lurid pulp novels that inspired one of the most intense, extreme and influential genres in movie history. In this unprecedented collection, experience the full chronological evolution of giallo with more than 100 rare and classic trailers from such masters as Mario Bava, Dario Argento, Lucio Fulci, Sergio Martino, Antonio Margheriti, Umberto Lenzi and many more. Then slip on black leather gloves and set the mood with a Bonus CD of legendary soundtrack music from composers that include Ennio Morricone, Riz Ortolani, Bruno Nicolai, Stelvio Cipriani and others, along with all-new featurettes that thrust even deeper into the genre. "But be warned," says Gizmodo.com, "Once you start going down the blood- slicked giallo rabbit hole, you may become dangerously obsessed."

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

    DISC 1
    All the Colors of Giallo - A new feature length documentary by Federico Caddeo.
    The Giallo Frames - Interview with John Martin, editor of The Giallo Pages.
    Audio Commentary with Kat Ellinger, author of All the Colors of Sergio Martino.

    DISC 2- DVD The Case of the Krimi .
    Kriminal! - Trailer Compilation.
    The Case of the Krimi - Interview with film historian Marcus Stiglegger.

    DISC 3
    The Strange Sounds of the Bloodstained Films - Compiled By Alfonso Carillo of Rendezvous! from the archives of Beat Records. Remastered by Claudio Fuiano.
    There's Nothing Out There

    Link Here

    There's Nothing Out There is a 1991 USA comedy Sci-Fi horror by Rolfe Kanefsky.
    Starring Craig Peck, Wendy Bednarz and Mark Collver. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2019 Vinegar Syndrome RA Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 29th January 2019
    • 2019 Vinegar Syndrome Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    Mike is always getting in the way of fun. His obsession with horror movies and their rules dictates that no matter where he goes, he can't help but expect to find a monster lurking around every corner. But this time, his paranoia might be justified...

    After being invited to a remote lodge, along with some friends, Mike immediately begins to sense that something isn't right, but none of his friends believe him. Unfortunately, they're dead wrong, and a slimy alien frog monster has indeed landed in the nearby woods and set out to fulfill its mission of killing all human males and mating with females. Can Mike convince his friends that there IS something out there, before the men have their brains sucked out and the women are carrying green mutant fetuses?

    Made by then 19-year-old cinematic wunderkind Rolfe Kanefsky, THERE'S NOTHING OUT THERE is a gag and gore filled horror comedy which lovingly riffs on some of the genre's most used tropes. Produced and edited by acclaimed editor Victor Kanefsky ( GANJA & HESS, BLOODSUCKING FREAKS ), Vinegar Syndrome presents the Blu-ray debut of THERE'S NOTHING OUT THERE , newly restored from its 35mm interpositive and featuring more extra features than any other title in our catalog, including Kanefsky's first feature, MURDER IN WINTER.

    Bonus Features:
    1. Newly scanned & restored in 2k from it's 35mm interpositive
    2. "There's A Movie Out There" - new interview with writer/director Rolfe Kanefsky and editor Victor Kanefsky
    3. "40 Years Of Cutting" - new interview with Victor Kanefsky
    4. New interview with actor Craig Peck
    5. Brand new group commentary with director Rolfe Kanefsky, Joe Lynch (filmmaker), Jeff Reddick (filmmaker) and others
    6. Archival '20th anniversary' commentary with Rolfe Kanefsky
    7. Archival group commentary with Rolfe Kanefsky, Victor Kanefsky, Craig Peck, Mark Collver and others
    8. Commentary with The Hysteria Continues!
    9. Archival interview with Rolfe Kanefsky
    10. "Copycat" - a short film about the film's influence
    11. "Murder in Winter" - an early feature film by Rolfe Kanefsky (Blu-ray only)
    12. "Just Listen" - an early short film by Rolfe Kanefsky
    13. "Mood Boobs" - a short film by Rolfe Kanefsky
    14. Behind the scenes of "Mood Boobs"
    15. Theatrical trailer
    16. Music video
    17. Production stills gallery
    18. Behind the scenes rehearsal footage
    19. Pre-production footage and video storyboards
    20. Original cast auditions
    21. Animation test footage and deleted shots
    22. Reversible cover artwork
    23. English SDH subtitles

    Pets

    Link Here

    Pets is a 1973 USA drama by Raphael Nussbaum.
    Starring Ed Bishop, Joan Blackman and Candice Rialson. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2019 Vinegar Syndrome (RA) Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 29th January 2019

    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, Vinegar Syndrome presents this drive-in classic newly restored from rare 35mm elements and on Blu-ray for the very first time.

    Bonus Features:
    1. Newly scanned and restored in 2k from multiple 35mm archival prints
    2. "Brotherly Love" - an interview with Mike Cartel, actor and production assistant
    3. Alternate "One Night Stand" title sequence
    4. Archival still gallery
    5. Trailer
    6. Reversible cover
    7. English SDH subtitles

    Uninvited

    Link Here

    Uninvited is a 1988 USA Sci-Fi horror by Greydon Clark.
    Starring George Kennedy, Alex Cord and Clu Gulager. BBFC link IMDb

    Exists as a Theatrical Version and an International Version
    US: The Theatrical Version is uncut and MPAA R rated:
    US: The International Version is MPAA Unrated:
    • 2019 Vinegar Syndrome [Theatrical + International Versions] RA Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 29th January 2019
    • 2019 Vinegar Syndrome Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    At a secluded biochemical lab, which runs cruel tests on animals, a seemingly innocent looking cat has just escaped, but beneath its furry exterior, a terrifying monster has been seeded, emerging to brutally maim and kill anyone it finds threatening. Discovered by a group of teenage spring breakers and brought aboard a luxury yacht bound for the Cayman Islands, the cuddly fluff ball quickly begins gnawing away at the ship's guests and crew. But to make matters even worse, it's soon revealed that the cruise's host, a renowned multimillionaire, is in fact on the run from the law and won't return the boat to shore, killer mutant cat be damned!

    A mind-boggling piece of late 80s horror weirdness, mixing low-fi creature effects, explosive gore, crime thriller subplots, and a fairly logical cat monster, Greydon Clark's ( JOYSTICKS ) UNINVITED stars George Kennedy ( DEATH SHIP ), Alex Cord ( THE DEAD ARE ALIVE ), and legendary character actor Clu Gulager ( RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD ). Vinegar Syndrome proudly brings this video store classic to Blu-ray, newly restored in 4k from its 35mm camera negative and includes a previously unreleased international cut which features exclusive footage, including an alternate ending!

    Bonus Features:
    1. Newly scanned & restored in 4k from it's 35mm original camera negative
    2. Commentary track with director Greydon Clark
    3. Alternate International edit (93 min)
    4. "That Darn Mutant Cat!" - an interview with cinematographer Nicholas von Sternberg
    5. Original theatrical trailer
    5. Reversible cover artwork
    6. English SDH subtitles

    Suspiria

    Link Here

    Suspiria is a 2018 Italy / USA horror mystery fantasy by Luca Guadagnino.
    Starring Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton and Mia Goth. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2019 Lions Gate RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 29th January 2019

    Reviews

    Summary Notes

    A darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the troupe's artistic director (Swinton), an ambitious young dancer (Johnson), and a grieving psychotherapist (Ebersdorf). Some will succumb to the nightmare. Others will finally wake up.

    Screamers

    Link Here

    Screamers is a 1995 Canada / USA / Japan action Sci-Fi horror by Christian Duguay.
    Starring Peter Weller, Roy Dupuis and Jennifer Rubin. IMDb

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

    Summary Notes

    (SIRIUS 6B, Year 2078) On a distant mining planet ravaged by a decade of war, scientists have created the perfect weapon: a blade-wielding, self-replicating race of killing devices known as Screamers designed for one purpose only -- to hunt down and destroy all enemy life forms But man's greatest weapon has continued to evolve without any human guidance, and now it has devised a new mission: to obliterate all life. Col. Hendricksson (Peter Weller) is commander of a handful of Alliance soldiers still alive on Sirius 6B. Betrayed by his own political leaders and disgusted by the atrocities of this never-ending war, Hendricksson decides he must negotiate a separate peace with the New Economic Bloc's decimated forces. But to do so, he will have to cross a treacherous wasteland where the deadliest threat comes from the very weapons he helped to create.

    Suburbia

    Link Here

    Suburbia is a 1983 USA thriller by Penelope Spheeris.
    Starring Chris Pedersen, Bill Coyne and Jennifer Clay. BBFC link IMDb

    Animal cruelty was cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS in 1985 and 15 rated DVD in 2003. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    Summary Notes

    When household tensions and a sense of worthlessness overcome Evan, he finds escape when he clings with the orphans of a throw-away society. The runaways hold on to each other like a family until a tragedy tears them apart. Directed by Penelope Spheeris of "Decline of Western Civilization."

    Tarzan's Three Challenges

    Link Here

    Tarzan's Three Challenges is a 1963 UK / USA action adventure by Robert Day.
    Starring Jock Mahoney, Woody Strode and Tsu Kobayashi. BBFC link IMDb

    BBFC category cuts were required for a 1963 cinema release. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    Summary Notes

    The spiritual leader of an oriental country is dying. The leader's evil brother Khan is plotting to prevent Kashi, the youthful heir, from assuming his rightful position. Tarzan is summoned to protect Kashi and, in doing so, he must face Khan in three tests of strength. The final test is a sword fight which takes place on a wide-mesh net stretched over cauldrons of boiling oil. Jeweled elephants lead grand processions, and a thousand girls perform the "dance of the candles". A baby elephant named Hungry replaces Cheetah in the humor role.

     

     

     

    Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Battle Creek Brawl, Nightshooters, One Cut of the Dead, Z Nation


    Link Here 28th January 2019
    UK flag Released on 28th January 2019
     
    Body Melt

    Link Here

    Body Melt is a 1993 Australia comedy Sci-Fi horror by Philip Brophy.
    Starring Gerard Kennedy, Andrew Daddo and Ian Smith. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Previously passed 18 uncut for:
    • 2019 88 Films (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 28th January 2019

    Promotional Material

    Residents of peaceful Pebbles Court, Homesville, are being used unknowingly as test experiments for a new 'Body Drug' that causes rapid body decomposition (melting skin etc.) and painful death.

    Special Features and Technical Specs:

    • NEW 2018 4K Remaster Struck from the Original 16mm Camera Negative
    • Director Approved DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 Re-Mix
    • Fatal Visions: An Interview with Michael Helms, Unit Publicist
    • Foley Sounds: An Interview with Actor Neil Foley
    • Interview with Actor Nicholas Politis
    • Audio Commentary with Director Philip Brophy
    • Audio Commentary with Co-Producers Daniel Scharf, Rod Bishop and Director Philip Brophy
    • Behind the Scenes Featurette
    • Making Bodies Melt: The Making of Body Melt (1992)
    • Behind the Scenes, Stills and Prop Gallery
    • Complete Storyboard Gallery
    • Original Trailer
    Battle Creek Brawl

    Link Here

    Battle Creek Brawl is a 1980 USA / Hong Kong action crime comedy by Robert Clouse.
    Starring Jackie Chan, Kristine DeBell and José Ferrer. IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for an AA rated cinema release in 1980 and 15 rated VHS and DVD. The BBFC has not yet published details of an uncut version but there is still time.
    UK: BBFC details not yet published, previous releases are rated 15 after cuts:
    • 2019 88 Films (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 28th January 2019

    Promotional Material

    Jackie Chan arrived on American soil with hopes of becoming a superstar in the West and his first ever Hollywood project as a leading man certainly provided him with a notable director in Robert Clouse, the legendary director who took Bruce Lee to the next level with ENTER THE DRAGON (1973). Whilst BATTLE CREEK BRAWL (1980) was not quite as epoch defining, this is still prime Jackie - as our man successfully takes on the mafia and romances the gorgeous Playboy cover girl Kristine DeBell. A classic bout of chopsocky on Anglicised soil, BATTLE CREEK BRAWL is ready to punch its way into your collection in this gobsmacking 2k HD restoration!

    Extras:

    • Limited Edition O-Card slipcase [First Print Run Only]
    • Limited Edition Collectors' Postcards Set (4) [First Print Run Only]
    • 2018 4K Scan from the Original Camera Negative
    • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
    • DTS Original English Mono Audio
    • DTS-HD MA English 5.1 Re-Mixed Audio
    • DTS-HD MA Cantonese Stereo Audio
    • DTS-HD MA Mandarin Stereo Audio
    • Archive Interview with Jackie Chan
    • Interview with Producer Raymond Chow
    • Interview with Hong Kong Expert Rick Baker
    • Interview with Film Journalist David West
    • Reversible Sleeve with New Artwork by The Dude Designs and Original Hong Kong Poster Artwork
    Dave Made A Maze

    Link Here

    Dave Made A Maze is a 2017 USA comedy horror adventure by Bill Watterson.
    Starring Meera Rohit Kumbhani, Nick Thune and Adam Busch. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language:
    • 2019 Arrow Video (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 28th January 2019

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    Meet Dave. Dave is stuck in a maze. A maze he made. Out of cardboard. In his living room...

    While his girlfriend Annie is out of town, Dave decides to build a fort in his living room from cardboard boxes - only to be become trapped in a world that he himself created. It s up to Annie and an oddball group of friends to rescue him, avoiding booby traps, giant human-eating Tiki faces, a bloodthirsty minotaur and fatally painful puns along the way.

    In a homage to fantasy adventure films from the 1980s, Dave Made a Maze features incredible and imaginative production design that literally takes you out of this world, and into the chaotic and creative mind of debut director Bill Watterson. Dubbed by Variety as a homemade Labyrinth for adults, this critically acclaimed indie offers a modern comedic edge and an even higher body count. Come and enter Dave s maze but be wary of finding your way back out!

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and Uncompressed Stereo PCM
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Feature-length audio commentary with writer/director Bill Watterson and co-writer Steven Sears
  • Making-of documentary
  • Deleted and alternate scenes with optional audio commentary by Watterson
  • The Worst Fundraising Pitch Video Ever
  • Storyboard and concept galleries
  • Exclusive UK theatrical teaser
  • US theatrical teasers
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring two artwork choices
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by author and critic Anton Bitel
  • The Predator

    Link Here

    The Predator is a 2018 Canada / USA action Sci-Fi horror by Shane Black.
    Starring Yvonne Strahovski, Olivia Munn and Jacob Tremblay. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong bloody violence, gory images, language:
    • 2019 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 28th January 2019
    • 2019 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 28th January 2019
    • 2019 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon

    Promotional Material

    Decades after the first, fateful encounters between elite American forces and the extra-terrestrial Predators who hunt humans for honour and sport, Special Forces Captain Quinn McKenna (Boyd Holbrook) encounters a Predator marooned in the Mexican wilderness. But soon after the captive Predator becomes the centrepiece of a top-secret study under evolutionary biologist Casey Brackett (Olivia Munn), a deadly new breed of Predator arrives on Earth, with plans that could threaten the entire planet's future. Now Brackett, McKenna, his son, and a squad of military misfits have to band together to fend off both the alien threat and a human conspiracy - making surprising allies in the process.
    The Domestics

    Link Here

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

    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    There is also a US release.

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence, gore:
    • 2019 Vertigo Releasing R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 28th January 2019

    Promotional Material

    In a terrifying post-apocalyptic world inhabited by gangs divided into deadly factions, a husband and wife race desperately across the countryside in search of safety and must work together as they are pushed to the breaking point in order to survive.
    Snake Outta Compton

    Link Here

    Snake Outta Compton is a 2018 USA comedy Sci-Fi horror by Hank Braxtan.
    Starring Ricky Flowers Jr, Motown Maurice and Donte Essien. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, bloody images:
    • 2019 Altitude Film Distribution R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 28th January 2019

    Promotional Material

    A rap group on the verge of signing their first record deal is the city's only hope in a battle with a giant mutating snake monster. There s a giant motherfkin snake loose on the streets of Compton!
    The world's most dangerous city, with the most dangerous rap group, harassed by the most dangerous police force, will now battle with the world's most dangerous big-ass snake! Beware of terrible rhymes, unfriendly fire, and monstrous fangs in this unpredictable and outrageous satire of creature features, urban gangster films, and hip-hop culture.

    Z Nation Season 5

    Link Here

    Z Nation Season 5 is a US TV series
    Starring Russell Hodgkinson, Nat Zang and Keith Allan.

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
    • 2019 Spirit Entertainment Ltd RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 28th January 2019
    • 2019 Spirit Entertainment Ltd R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 28th January 2019

    Promotional Material

    An unlikely group of survivors become reluctant heroes in thE Zombie Apocalypse when they find themselves on a mission to save humanity.

    In Season Five of Z Nation, Warren has survived the drone crash but our heroes soon learn the Black Rain had a totally unexpected side effect. Instead of melting Zombies for a reset, post-Black Rain Zombies are conscious, some newly dead can even talk, giving rise to a new kind of Zombie, TALKERS. Depending on the condition of their body, a TALKER might pass for human--as long as they have plenty of bizkits (is the secret ingredient really brains?) to keep them from going rabid Z.

    Z Nation: Season 1-2-3-4-5 Box Set

    Link Here

    Z Nation is a USA Sci-Fi horror TV series
    Starring Kellita Smith, Keith Allan and Russell Hodgkinson. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
    • 2019 Spirit Entertainment Ltd RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 28th January 2019
    • 2019 Spirit Entertainment Ltd R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 28th January 2019

    Promotional Material

    Seasons One-Five of the hit Zombie-Apocalypse series. 70 episodes in a 20-disc set.

    Three years after the zombie virus has gutted the country, a team of everyday heroes must transport the only known survivor of the plague from New York to California, where the last functioning viral lab waits for his blood.

    One Cut Of The Dead

    Link Here

    One Cut of the Dead (Kamera o tomeru na!) is a 2017 Japan comedy horror by Shin'ichirô Ueda.
    Starring Takayuki Hamatsu, Yuzuki Akiyama and Harumi Shuhama. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong bloody violence, gore:
    • 2019 Third Window RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 28th January 2019
    • 2019 Third Window R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 28th January 2019

    Reviews

    • See article from flickeringmyth.com : " This isn't just a parody -- it's a deconstruction, and not just a deconstruction of zombie movies but of movie making in general "

    Promotional Material

    The most successful independent film in Japanese cinema history! Opening on just 2 screens, ONE CUT OF THE DEAD grossed more than $30 million and spent more time in the Box Office Top 10 than any other film!

    A cast of relative unknowns, a brilliantly disguised low budget and an epic, 37-minute opening single take makes Shinichiro Ueda's feature debut a bright, breezy and laugh-out-loud hilarious zombie comedy. A film crew is shooting a zombie horror flick in an abandoned water filtration plant, allegedly used for human experiments by the military. Just as the director browbeats his actors and demands more special effects blood, a real zombie apocalypse erupts, much to his auteur delight.

    DVD CONTENTS

    • Trailer
    Nightshooters

    Link Here

    Nightshooters is a 2018 UK action film by Marc Price.
    Starring Adam McNab, Nicky Evans and Rosanna Hoult. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for very strong language, strong bloody violence:
    • 2019 Tribal Film Productions Ltd (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 28th January 2019
    • 2019 Tribal Film Productions Ltd R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 28th January 2019

    Promotional Material

    An action thriller about a group of filmmakers who find themselves on the run from a violent horde of criminals after witnessing a brutal gangland execution. Unable to flee the derelict building they have been shooting in, the hapless film crew must use their technical skill and cinematic knowledge to defend themselves. The stunt man is a martial arts master, the special effects guru disregards safety and sets lethal traps, and the sound department strategically lay radio mics to detect when the hoodlums are on their way. Cue lots of thrills in a cat and mouse game of survival.
     

     

     

    Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    10 to Midnight, Cobra, Waterworld


    Link Here 22nd January 2019
    US flag Released on 22nd January 2019
    Sheborg

    Link Here

    Sheborg Massacre is a 2016 Australia action comedy horror by Daniel Armstrong.
    Starring Kirsten Betts, Joshua Black and Maggie Chretien. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 Wild Eye Releasing (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 22nd January 2019

    Promotional Material

    Part Woman. Part Machine. Total Destruction.

    An alien fugitive crash lands on earth and begins turning people into cyborgs that feed on animal flesh. Dylan and her best friend Eddie have to team up to stop the Sheborg before the whole town is assimilated into monstrous machines of destruction.

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • Behind the Scenes Documentary
  • Music Video
  • Trailers
  • Dis

    Link Here

    Dis is a 2017 USA horror by Adrian Corona.
    Starring Bill Oberst Jr, Lori Jo Hendrix and Peter Gonzales Falcon. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 Unearthed Films R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 22nd January 2019
    • 2019 Unearthed Films R0 DVD at US Amazon released on 22nd January 2019

    Promotional Material

    An ex-soldier with a criminal past takes refuge in the woods. A demonic figure seeks the seed of killers and the blood of the damned to feed his mandrake garden. DIS is an infernal descent into the root of the mandrake legend and a man who wanders too close to that legend and the unnamable terror behind it. What you sow you will reap.
    10 To Midnight

    Link Here

    10 To Midnight is a 1983 USA crime thriller by J Lee Thompson.
    Starring Charles Bronson, Lisa Eilbacher and Andrew Stevens. IMDb

    Uncut for 18 rated UK cinema release and pre-cert video. Later cut by the BBFC for an 18 rated VHS release in 1987. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2019 Shout Factory RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 22nd January 2019

    Reviews

    • See review from dvdtalk.com : " The closest thing Charles Bronson ever did to a horror movie is J. Lee Thompson's 1983 film for the Cannon Films Group, 10 To Midnight "
    • See review from mcbastardsmausoleum.blogspot.com : " The violence in the film is not as graphic but as the rampant nudity but it is perverse and dark with enough blood to drive home the blade "

    Summary Notes

    In Los Angeles, the rookie Detective Paul McAnn teams up with the veteran Detective Leo Kessler to investigate the murder of Betty Johnson and her boyfriend that were stabbed by a naked serial-killer in a park. Detective Kessler recognizes the victim, who lived in the same neighborhood many years ago and childhood friend of his daughter Laurie Kessler. The killer Warren Stacy goes to the funeral and overhears Betty's father telling Detective Kessler that his daughter had a diary. Warren breaks in Betty's apartment and stabs and kills her roommate Karen Smalley trying to find the diary. But Karen had already delivered the journal to Detective Kessler. Leo Kessler is sure that Warren is the serial-killer and her plants a false evidence in his apartment. However, Warren's defense lawyer presses Detective McAnn accusing him of perjury and Warren is released. Now the Warren is stalking Laurie to revenge against her father.

    Cobra

    Link Here

    Cobra is a 1986 USA action crime thriller by George P Cosmatos.
    Starring Sylvester Stallone, Brigitte Nielsen and Reni Santoni. IMDb

    Cut for an MPAA R rating and further cut by the BBFC for an 18 rating
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    Summary Notes

    A gang of neo-fascist thugs, led by the self-proclaimed 'Night Slasher', are breaking into people's homes & cars, then killing them at random. When of of these thugs holds up a food store & takes hostages, Lt. Marian Cobretti - an intense, take-no-prisoners cop, is brought onto the scene to end the hostage-taking. Ranting bizarrely about a 'New World', the man levels a sawed-off shotgun at Cobretti, who hits him with a knife, then guns him down when the man refuses to put down his weapon. Later that night, another murder occurs, attributed to the Night Slasher - and the next day, another one. This one is witnessed by a young woman, Ingrid Knutsen. She drives away before the thugs can kill her, but it isn't long before some creepy-looking people start making attempts on her life - and Cobretti's. Cobretti plans to move the only witness to the blood spree upstate, but with inside information, the thugs follow them. And a battle for survival rages between Cobretti and the thugs...

    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.

    There is also a UK release. US: The Theatrical Version is uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:

    • 2018 Arrow Limited Edition [ Theatrical + Ulysses Cut + TV Cut] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 22nd January 2019
    • 2019 Arrow Video Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    See Creative Commons article from torrentfreak.com : Fan Edit

    A fan-edit cut of the 1995 movie Waterworld is now available as an official Blu-ray release. The original Ulysses cut was crowdsourced using extra scenes from various TV broadcasts and publicly shared on The Pirate Bay more than a decade ago. The Blu-ray has been released by Arrow Film, but whether the original editor is aware of it is unknown.

    Waterworld is known for its many different versions, but this one never officially aired anywhere. It was created by a fan who, together with others, set out to make the longest uncensored edit of Waterworld possible.

    The origin of this fan-edit, well documented by the Unheard Nerd, started in 2005. A user of the Original Trilogy forum asked if anyone had access to the 40 minutes of Waterworld material that appeared in an ABC broadcast. This generated a long thread where users shared and compared different versions of the film.

    In 2006, a user named Mcfly89, showed his interest in the project. Mcfly89 later took the lead and after crowdsourcing copies of different broadcasts, he set out to combine these into a long uncensored edit of Waterworld.

    The project progressed slowly and by November 2007 the name Ulysses was first mentioned. This title refers to the unnamed mariner played by Kevin Costner. He's given this name toward the end of the film in a scene that was taken out of the theatrical version.

    With a name for the project, Mcfly89 continued his work. Helped by other members, who also assisted with an appropriate DVD-cover, the fan-made DVD was ready by the summer of 2008. Despite a temporary outage on The Pirate Bay, Mcfly89 managed to upload a torrent for the Ulysses cut to the site on July 28th, exactly thirteen years after the original premiere.

    Many Waterworld fans welcomed the Ulysses release and it was even extended by Zaaacharias a few years later. It's not clear whether the original makers were happy with it. Film fans generally see fan-edits as important preservation projects, but copyright holders have gone after such releases as well.

    Fast forward another decade and now the Ulysses cut has been released legitimately on a Blu-Ray disc put together by Arrow Films. The movie company used the name of the cut, but it was obviously reconstructed from original footage, not the broadcasts that were used in the fan-edit.

    It would probably be an interesting read or feature to know how between Universal, Arrow and Mcfly89 The Ulysses Cut has eventually arrived as a 1080p edition. The story is quite remarkable already but we believe that Arrow Films missed a major opportunity here. But perhaps the full story will come out one day, in another decade or so.

    Promotional Material

    The most expensive film ever made at the time of its release, Waterworld has thrilled audiences through the years with its awe-inspiring action scenes, gargantuan maritime sets and ground-breaking special effects.

    A definitive post-apocalypse blockbuster, Waterworld stars Kevin Costner (The Untouchables) as The Mariner - a mutant trader, adrift in a dystopian future where Earth is submerged under water and humankind struggles to survive on boats and in ramshackle floating cities. The Mariner becomes embroiled with the Smokers, a gang of pirates who, led by villainous leader Deacon (Dennis Hopper, Blue Velvet), are seeking Enola (Tina Majorino, Napoleon Dynamite), a girl with a map to the mythical realm of Dryland tattooed on her back.

    Famous for both its epic scale and the controversy that swirled around its production, Waterworld is a key cult film of the 1990s, and an essential entry into the subgenre of ecologically-minded blockbusters. Presented here in an exclusive new restoration, in three different cuts, and with a wealth of extra material, this high-water mark of high-concept Hollywood can now be enjoyed as never before.

    TWO-DISC LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

  • New restoration from a 4K scan of the original negative by Arrow Films, presenting the film in three cuts
  • Original 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and 2.0 stereo audio options
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Six collector s postcards
  • Double-sided fold-out poster
  • Limited edition 60-page perfect-bound book featuring new writing on the film by David J. Moore and Daniel Griffith, archival articles and original reviews
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Paul Shipper

    DISC ONE THE THEATRICAL CUT

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the original theatrical cut
  • Maelstrom: The Odyssey of Waterworld, an all-new, feature-length making-of documentary including extensive cast and crew interviews and behind the scenes footage
  • Original archival featurette capturing the film's production
  • Global Warnings, film critic Glenn Kenny explores the subgenre of ecologically aware Hollywood blockbusters
  • Production and promotional stills gallery
  • Visual effects stills gallery
  • Original trailers and TV spots

    DISC TWO THE EXTENDED CUTS [LIMTED EDITION EXCLUSIVE]

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the extended US TV cut, which runs over 40 minutes longer than the theatrical cut
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the extended European Ulysses cut, which includes censored shots and dialogue
  •  

     

     

    Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte, Opera, Waterworld, Paradox


    Link Here 21st January 2019
    UK flag Released on 21st January 2019
    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.

    There is also a US release. UK: Passed 12 uncut for:

    • 2018 Arrow Limited Edition [ Theatrical + Ulysses Cut + TV Cut] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 21st January 2019
    • 2018 Arrow Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon

    See Creative Commons article from torrentfreak.com : Fan Edit

    A fan-edit cut of the 1995 movie Waterworld is now available as an official Blu-ray release. The original Ulysses cut was crowdsourced using extra scenes from various TV broadcasts and publicly shared on The Pirate Bay more than a decade ago. The Blu-ray has been released by Arrow Film, but whether the original editor is aware of it is unknown.

    Waterworld is known for its many different versions, but this one never officially aired anywhere. It was created by a fan who, together with others, set out to make the longest uncensored edit of Waterworld possible.

    The origin of this fan-edit, well documented by the Unheard Nerd, started in 2005. A user of the Original Trilogy forum asked if anyone had access to the 40 minutes of Waterworld material that appeared in an ABC broadcast. This generated a long thread where users shared and compared different versions of the film.

    In 2006, a user named Mcfly89, showed his interest in the project. Mcfly89 later took the lead and after crowdsourcing copies of different broadcasts, he set out to combine these into a long uncensored edit of Waterworld.

    The project progressed slowly and by November 2007 the name Ulysses was first mentioned. This title refers to the unnamed mariner played by Kevin Costner. He's given this name toward the end of the film in a scene that was taken out of the theatrical version.

    With a name for the project, Mcfly89 continued his work. Helped by other members, who also assisted with an appropriate DVD-cover, the fan-made DVD was ready by the summer of 2008. Despite a temporary outage on The Pirate Bay, Mcfly89 managed to upload a torrent for the Ulysses cut to the site on July 28th, exactly thirteen years after the original premiere.

    Many Waterworld fans welcomed the Ulysses release and it was even extended by Zaaacharias a few years later. It's not clear whether the original makers were happy with it. Film fans generally see fan-edits as important preservation projects, but copyright holders have gone after such releases as well.

    Fast forward another decade and now the Ulysses cut has been released legitimately on a Blu-Ray disc put together by Arrow Films. The movie company used the name of the cut, but it was obviously reconstructed from original footage, not the broadcasts that were used in the fan-edit.

    It would probably be an interesting read or feature to know how between Universal, Arrow and Mcfly89 The Ulysses Cut has eventually arrived as a 1080p edition. The story is quite remarkable already but we believe that Arrow Films missed a major opportunity here. But perhaps the full story will come out one day, in another decade or so.

    Promotional Material

    The most expensive film ever made at the time of its release, Waterworld has thrilled audiences through the years with its awe-inspiring action scenes, gargantuan maritime sets and ground-breaking special effects.

    A definitive post-apocalypse blockbuster, Waterworld stars Kevin Costner (The Untouchables) as The Mariner - a mutant trader, adrift in a dystopian future where Earth is submerged under water and humankind struggles to survive on boats and in ramshackle floating cities. The Mariner becomes embroiled with the Smokers, a gang of pirates who, led by villainous leader Deacon (Dennis Hopper, Blue Velvet), are seeking Enola (Tina Majorino, Napoleon Dynamite), a girl with a map to the mythical realm of Dryland tattooed on her back.

    Famous for both its epic scale and the controversy that swirled around its production, Waterworld is a key cult film of the 1990s, and an essential entry into the subgenre of ecologically-minded blockbusters. Presented here in an exclusive new restoration, in three different cuts, and with a wealth of extra material, this high-water mark of high-concept Hollywood can now be enjoyed as never before.

    THREE-DISC LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

  • Three cuts of the film newly restored from original film elements by Arrow Films
  • Original 5.1 DTSHD Master Audio and 2.0 stereo audio options
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Six collector s postcards
  • Double-sided fold-out poster
  • Limited edition 60-page perfect bound book featuring new writing on the film by David J. Moore and Daniel Griffith, and archival articles
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Paul Shipper
  • DISC ONE THE THEATRICAL CUT

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the original theatrical cut
  • Maelstrom: The Odyssey of Waterworld, an all-new, feature-length making-of documentary including extensive cast and crew interviews and behind the scenes footage
  • Dances With Waves, an original archival featurette capturing the film s production
  • Global Warnings, film critic Glenn Kenny explores the subgenre of ecologically themed end-of-the-world films
  • Production and promotional stills gallery
  • Visual effects stills gallery
  • Original trailers and TV spots

    DISC TWO THE TV CUT [LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE]

    High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the extended US TV cut, which runs over 40 minutes longer than the theatrical cut

    DISC THREE THE ULYSSES CUT [LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE]

    High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the extended European Ulysses cut, which include previously censored shots and dialogue

  •  
    Dead Trigger

    Link Here

    Dead Trigger is a 2017 USA action horror by Mike Cuff and Scott Windhauser.
    Starring Dolph Lundgren, Autumn Reeser and Isaiah Washington. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong bloody violence, gore ( 90:55s ) :
    • 2019 Thunderbird Releasing R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 21st January 2019

    Summary Notes

    A mysterious virus has killed billions and turned many others into bloodthirsty zombies. Unable to stop the virus, the government develops a video game, "Dead Trigger," that mirrors the terrifying events that curse the world.

    Opera

    Link Here

    Opera is a 1987 Italy horror mystery thriller by Dario Argento.
    Starring Cristina Marsillach, Ian Charleson and Urbano Barberini. BBFC link IMDb

    The film was cut in the US for an R rating and further cut by the BBFC for 1990 18 rated cinema and 1991 VHS release. The uncut International Version was passed 18 by the BBFC for 2002 DVD and is MPAA Unrated in the US.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
    • 2019 Cult Films R0 Blu-ray/(R0) DVD Combo at UK Amazon released on 21st January 2019

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    Dario Argento (Suspiria) returns to CultFilms with this breath-taking new restoration which finally does justice to the Maestro's groundbreaking visionary horror masterpiece OPERA. With reality-defying soaring cinematography splattered with expressionistic Grand Guignol excess, Dario Argento turns up the fear to new heights, cementing him as one of the most influential filmmakers of the 20th Century.

    When young understudy Betty (Cristina Marsillach) takes the lead role in a new operatic production of Verdi's Macbeth, she soon attracts the attention of a knife-wielding psycho who forces her to watch - with eyes pinned open - as he brutally despatches her friends and colleagues with sadistic delight. Can Betty free herself from this unending nightmare or does a more terrifying fate await?

    Take your seats for Argento's Terror at the Opera!

    CultFilms is proud to bring you this virtuoso terror classic in a stunning new 2K restoration, with colour regrading carried out under instruction from the maestro himself and in reference to his own, preferred, original cinema print - finally doing justice to Argento's original operatic vision and sound.

    SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES:

    • Dual edition with slipcase
    • New 2k scan, restored and re-graded in consultation with director Dario Argento
    • New, improved English subtitles for the separate optional Italian audio

    EXTRAS:

    • Aria of Fear : A brand new candid interview with director Dario Argento
    • Opera Backstage : A detailed, period documentary showing Argento making Opera (40 minutes)
    • Restoration featurette on the process from raw to scan to the re-graded, restored final vision
    The Intent 2: The Come Up

    Link Here

    The Intent 2: The Come Up is a 2018 UK crime film by Femi Oyeniran and Nicky Slimting Walker.
    Starring Adam Deacon, Karen Bryson and Selva Rasalingam. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, drug misuse, language, sex:
    • 2019 Vertigo Releasing RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 21st January 2019
    • 2019 Vertigo Releasing R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 21st January 2019

    Promotional Material

    THE INTENT 2: THE COME UP centres on Jay (Ghetts) who has big dreams; but his ambitions are crippled by his allegiance to both his crew and Hackney crime boss Beverley (Sharon Duncan-Brewster). Jay sets about laying the foundations for his own organised crime ring with the help of Mustafa (Adam Deacon). Things are going well until Beverley discovers his disloyalty, and an ill-fated robbery in North London and a trip to Jamaica tears the crew apart. All the while, their actions are being monitored by an undercover Met Police officer Gunz (Dylan Duffus), who has been deployed to integrate himself into the crew.
    Paradox

    Link Here

    Paradox is a 2017 Hong Kong action film by Wilson Yip.
    Starring Louis Koo, Yue Wu and Ka Tung Lam. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
    • 2018 Universal Pictures UK R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 21st January 2019

    Promotional Material

    " Original Language: Cantonese. When his daughter goes missing in Thailand, a Hong Kong cop (Louis Koo) teams with local police (Tony Jaa, Wu Yue) to find her, but instead finds himself embroiled in a web of corruption and violence in this explosive thriller from famed action director Wilson Yip (Ip Man Trilogy, SPL: Kill Zone). Bonus Features Include: Making of Featurettesx English language available "
    Breakout

    Link Here

    Breakout is a 1975 USA action adventure drama by Tom Gries.
    Starring Charles Bronson, Robert Duvall and Jill Ireland. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Previously passed 15 uncut for:
    • 2019 Powerhouse Films Limited Edition (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 21st January 2019
    • 2019 Powerhouse Films Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon

    Promotional Material

    Charles Bronson achieved superstar status in the 1970s with box-office successes such as The Mechanic, Mr. Majestyk, and Death Wish; and 1975s Breakout was one of Bronsons biggest hits.

    Inspired by real events, this tense adventure thriller casts Bronson as a tough mercenary pilot hired to fly into Mexico on a rescue mission only to discover the real plan is to break a wealthy convict from a notorious prison.

    Co-starring his real-life wife Jill Ireland, along with Randy Quaid, John Huston and the ever-exceptional Robert Duvall, Breakout is a thrilling action-ride, all set to a terrific Jerry Goldsmith score.

    INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES

    • High Definition remaster
    • Original mono audio
    • Audio commentary with film historian Paul Talbot, author of Bronson's Loose! The Making of the Death Wish Films and Bronson's Loose Again! On the Set with Charles Bronson
    • Filming Breakout (1974): an on-location report made for French television, featuring interviews with Charles Bronson and Emilio Fernández
    • Super 8 version
    • Theatrical trailer
    • TV spots
    • Radio spot
    • 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 Paul Talbot, an overview of contemporary critical responses, historic articles, and film credits
    • UK premiere on Blu-ray
    • Limited Edition of 3,000 copies
    • All extras subject to change
    Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte

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    Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte is a 1964 USA crime mystery thriller by Robert Aldrich.
    Starring Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland and Joseph Cotten. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1965. Uncut and 15 rated for home video. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    UK: Passed 15 unut for moderate bloody violence:
    • 2019 Eureka Entertainment (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 21st January 2019

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    Originally conceived as an informal follow-up to What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? , Robert Aldrich s Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte was yet another hit for the legendary director, receiving seven Academy Award nominations.

    Charlotte Hollis ( Bette Davis ) has been closeted in her mansion since the grisly murder of her married lover many years earlier. When the county wants to tear down the house to build a highway, the spinster s relatives and friends appear to rally behind her, but each slowly preys on her mind until the gruesome rumours of the last 40 years appear to be coming true. On hand are cousin Miriam ( Olivia de Havilland ), Dr. Drew Bayliss ( Joseph Cotten ), Jewel Mayhew ( Mary Astor ), and the scariest inhabitant of all, loyal servant Velma (Oscar® nominee Agnes Moorehead ).

    A dark and twisted psychological thriller from one of Hollywood s most idiosyncratic filmmakers, The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Robert Aldrich s Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK.

    BLU RAY SPECIAL FEATURES
    • 1080p Blu-Ray presentation
    • LPCM 2.0 Audio
    • Optional English SDH subtitles
    • New and exclusive feature length audio commentary by critic Kat Ellinger
    • Audio commentary by film historian Glenn Erickson
    • Hush...Hush, Sweet Joan: The Making of Charlotte [22 mins]
    • Bruce Dern Remembers [13 mins]
    • Wizard Work [5 mins] an archival behind-the-scenes look at the film, narrated by Joseph Cotton
    • Trailer & TV spots
    • PLUS: A collector s booklet featuring a new essay by Lee Gambin, illustrated with archival imagery
     

     

     

    Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Happy Birthday to Me, Once Upon a Deadpool, Cliffhanger


    Link Here 16th January 2019
    US flag Released on 15th January 2019
    Halloween

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    Halloween is a 2018 USA horror thriller by David Gordon Green.
    Starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer and Virginia Gardner. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2019 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment RA 4k Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 15th January 2019
    • 2019 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 15th January 2019
    • 2019 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 15th January 2019

    Reviews

    • See review from horrorgeeklife.com : " This eleventh installment of the Halloween movie series would become the highest-grossing slasher movie of all time, taking the title from Wes Craven's Scream "
    • See review from flix66.com : " ...But it does manage the minimum requirements to enjoy for this sort of genre "

    Promotional Material

    Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago. Master of horror John Carpenter joins forces with director David Gordon Green and producer Jason Blum (Get Out, Split) for this follow-up to Carpenter's 1978 classic.
    The Plague Of The Zombies

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    The Plague Of The Zombies is a 1966 UK horror by John Gilling.
    Starring André Morell, Diane Clare and Brook Williams. 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 15th January 2019

    Reviews

    Summary Notes

    Young workers are dying because of a mysterious epidemic in a little village in Cornwall. Doctor Thompson is helpless and asks professor James Forbes for help. The professor and his daughter Sylvia travel to Thomson. Terrible things happen soon, beyond imagination or reality. Dead people are seen near an old, unused mine. Late people seem to live suddenly. Professor Forbes presumes that black magic is involved and someone has extraordinary power. He doesn't know how close he is: the dead become alive because of a magic voodoo-ritual, and so they must serve their master as mindless zombies...

    Howling III

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    The Marsupials: The Howling III is a 1987 Australia comedy horror by Philippe Mora.
    Starring Barry Otto, William Yang and Imogen Annesley. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:
    • 2019 Shout! Factory RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 15th January 2019

    Reviews

    Summary Notes

    A strange race of human-like marsupials appear suddenly in Australia, and a sociologist who studies these creatures falls in love with a female one. Is this a dangerous combination?

    Special features "

    • NEW Digital Transfer Sponsored By The National Film And Sound Archive Of Australia
    • NEW Audio Commentary With Writer/Director Philippe Mora, Moderated By Filmmaker Jamie Blanks
    • NEW A Conversation With Philippe Mora -- An Interview With The Writer/Director
    • Vintage Interviews From The Documentary Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! By Director Mark Hartley
    • Theatrical Trailer
    Obsession

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    Obsession is a 1976 USA mystery thriller by Brian De Palma.
    Starring Cliff Robertson, Geneviève Bujold and John Lithgow. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:
    • 2019 Shout! Factory Collector's Edition RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 15th January 2019

    Reviews

    Summary Notes

    New Orleans businessman Michael Courtland's life is shattered when his wife and daughter are tragically killed in a botched kidnap rescue attempt. Many years later whilst visiting Italy he meets and falls in love with Sandra Portinari, who bears a striking resemblance to his wife.

    Saturday The 14th

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    Saturday The 14th is a 1981 USA comedy Sci-Fi horror by Howard R Cohen.
    Starring Richard Benjamin, Paula Prentiss and Jeffrey Tambor. IMDb

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

    Summary Notes

    Primarily a spoof of the Friday the 13th series, but also takes shots at several other horror films. After his family moves to a new house, a young boy discovers a mysterious book describing the curse hanging over the date of Saturday the 14th. Opening the book releases a band of monsters into the house, and the family must join together to save themselves and their neighborhood.

    Crimson Peak

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    Crimson Peak is a 2015 USA horror by Guillermo del Toro.
    Starring Jessica Chastain, Charlie Hunnam and Tom Hiddleston. Youtube link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    There is lso a UK release.

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    From the imagination of Oscar-winning director Guillermo del Toro (Pan s Labyrinth, The Shape of Water) comes Crimson Peak, a lavish, stunningly realised journey into the dark heart of Gothic romance...

    Beginning in Buffalo, New York, during the 1880s, Crimson Peak stars Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland, Stoker) as Edith Cushing, an aspiring writer who is haunted by the death of her mother. Edith s falls in love with seductive stranger Thomas Sharpe (Tom Hiddleston, Avengers Assemble), who whisks her off to Allerdale Hall, his baronial, yet dilapidated English mansion built upon a mountain of blood-red clay. Here Edith meets Lucille (Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty), Thomas s sister who at times seems hostile and jealous. As Edith struggles to feel at home in the imposing residence, she gradually uncovers a horrendous family secret and encounters supernatural forces that will help her discover the terrible truth behind Crimson Peak.

    Boasting incredibly intricate and ornate production design and a rich visual style, del Toro s film is a grandiose, boldly baroque triumph of Gothic decadence, which expertly combines and contrasts the sublimely beautiful with the shockingly grotesque. Crimson Peak is presented here in sumptuous special packaging, with a wealth of extra features, affording unprecedented insight in to the making of this modern Gothic classic.

    LIMTED EDITION CONTENTS

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original 5.1 and 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and optional English 2.0 DTS Headphone:X Audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Optional Descriptive Video Service® (DVS®) for the visually impaired
  • Audio commentary by co-writer and director Guillermo Del Toro
  • The House is Alive: Constructing Crimson Peak, a newly edited, feature-length documentary with cast and crew interviews and extensive behind the scenes footage
  • Previously unseen Spanish language interview with Guillermo Del Toro
  • The Gothic Corridor, The Scullery, The Red Clay Mines, The Limbo Fog Set; four featurettes exploring different aspects of Allerdale Hall
  • A Primer on Gothic Romance, the director and stars talk about the key traits of Gothic romance .
  • The Light and Dark of Crimson Peak, the cast and crew talk about the film s use of color
  • Hand Tailored Gothic, a featurette on the film s striking costumes
  • A Living Thing, a look at the design, modelling and construction of the Allerdale Hall sets
  • Beware of Crimson Peak, a walking tour around Allerdale Hall with Tom Hiddleston
  • Crimson Phantoms, a featurette on the film s amazing ghosts
  • Kim Newman on Crimson Peak and the Tradition of Gothic Romance, a newly filmed interview with author and critic
  • Violence and Beauty in Guillermo Del Toro s Gothic Fairy Tale Films, a new video essay by the writer Kat Ellinger
  • Deleted scenes
  • Original trailers and TV spots
  • Double-sided, fold-out poster
  • Six double-sided, postcard-sized lobby card reproductions
  • Limited Edition packaging newly designed by Crimson Peak concept artist Guy Davis
  • Limited edition 80-page, hard-bound book featuring new writing by David Jenkins and Simon Abrams, an archival interview with Guillermo del Toro, and original conceptual design illustrations by artists Guy Davis and Oscar Chichoni
  • The Forbidden Photos Of A Lady Above Suspicion

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    The Forbidden Photos Of A Lady Above Suspicion is a 1970 Spain / Italy mystery thriller by Luciano Ercoli.
    Starring Dagmar Lassander, Pier Paolo Capponi and Simón Andreu. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1971. Later uncut on home video. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    Before the influence of Dario Argento's The Bird with the Crystal Plumage permeated every corner of the giallo genre, another strain of these distinctive Italian thrillers enjoyed considerable success. These ''melodrama gialli'', heavily inspired by Clouzot's Les diaboliques, relied less on graphic violence and high body counts and more on psychological tension.

    Minou (Dagmar Lassander, Lucio Fulci's The Black Cat) leads a pampered but dull life with her frequently absent husband, Peter (Pier Paolo Capponi, The Cat O' Nine Tails). One night, while out walking on the beachfront, Minou is accosted by a mysterious blackmailer (Simón Andreu, Death Carries a Cane) who informs her that Peter is a murderer. Driven by misplaced loyalty to her husband, Minou gives in to the blackmailer's every perverted whim in exchange for his silence. But as the blackmailer ups the ante, demanding that she submit to his increasingly obscene demands, can Minou hold on to what little remains of her sanity?

    Written by the prolific Ernesto Gastaldi (Torso), infused with a seductive score by the great Ennio Morricone (The Cat O' Nine Tails) and featuring a memorable turn by Nieves Navarro a.k.a. Susan Scott (Death Walks at Midnight) in the role of Minou's best friend, The Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion is a trippy giallo delight that brings together the talents of many of the genre's leading lights on both sides of the camera.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new 2K restoration from the original camera negative by Arrow Films
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original lossless mono Italian and English soundtracks
  • English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
  • New audio commentary by Kat Ellinger, author and editor-in-chief of Diabolique Magazine
  • Private Pictures, a newly-edited documentary featuring archival interviews with actress Nieves Navarro and director Luciano Ercoli, and new interview material with writer Ernesto Gastaldi
  • The Forbidden Soundtrack of the Big Three, a new appreciation of the music of Forbidden Photos and 70s Italian cult cinema by musician and soundtrack collector Lovely Jon
  • The Forbidden Lady, a Q&A with actress Dagmar Lassander at the 2016 Festival of Fantastic Films
  • Original Italian and English theatrical trailers
  • Image gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Twins of Evil
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by author and critic Michael Mackenzie
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    Fiend

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    Fiend is a 1980 USA horror by Don Dohler.
    Starring Don Leifert, Richard Nelson and Elaine White. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 Massacre Video RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 15th January 2019
    • 2019 Massacre Video R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 15th January 2019

    Promotional Material

    FIEND - Don Dohler's supernatural ghoul-fest, for the first time in HD!

    After being awakened from the grave, Eric Longfellow (Don Leifert) takes up residence in a sleepy suburban cul-de-sac outside of Baltimore, establishing himself as a respected music teacher while secretly roaming the nearby woods, stalking and strangling young women so as to take over their life force. As residents descend into panic and paranoia, Longfellow's neighbour becomes increasingly suspicious of his unaccounted wanderings, unaware of his evil powers and unquenchable need for fresh victims.

    The second feature film directed by Baltimore's best-kept filmmaking secret, the legendary self-taught auteur Don Dohler, FIEND is a meticulously made supernatural suspense thriller. Massacre Video proudly presents this under-seen 1980 ghoul fest in glorious HD, newly restored in 2k from its original 16mm A/B rolls, featuring rare archive interviews with the cast plus much more!

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

    Brand new 2k scan from the original 16mm A/B rolls.
    Brand new audio commentary featuring actor George Stover and cinematographer Richard Geiwitz, moderated by Cinema Arcana's Bruce Holecheck.
    On Fiend : Archival interviews with actors Don Leifert, Greg Dohler and Kim Dohler-Pfeiffer.
    The 8mm Shorts of Don Dohler - newly transferred in HD.
    Mr. Clay, Pursed : Horrors from the ID and TO DIE… OR NOT TO DIE.
    Newly transferred in 2k blooper reel.
    English captions.
    Extensive image gallery.
    Massacre Video trailers.

    Hardbodies

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    Hardbodies is a 1984 USA comedy by Mark Griffiths.
    Starring Grant Cramer, Teal Roberts and Gary Wood. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2019 Mill Creek Retro VHS Edition (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 15th January 2019

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    When three middle-aged geezers move into a swinging beach house, they hire a young stud to teach them how to score with the local beauties. '80s band Vixen and hundreds of Southern California's hottest swimsuit models co-star in the legendary cult comedy.
    Happy Birthday To Me

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    Happy Birthday to Me is a 1981 Canada horror mystery thriller by J Lee Thompson.
    Starring Melissa Sue Anderson, Glenn Ford and Lawrence Dane. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    Uncut in the UK on cinema and VHS. The video was seized by police during the video nasties panic. Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating and this cut version was released on 2004 UK DVD.

    The promotional material mentions that this release features the original score so hopefully that means that it is uncut also.

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2019 Mill Creek Retro VHS Edition(RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 15th January 2019
    • 2019 Mill Creek Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    Get ready for a taut mystery-shocker that will keep you at your wit's end and at the edge of your seat. Popular high school senior Virginia Wainwright ( Melissa Sue Anderson ) survives a freak accident, but suffers from memory loss and traumatic blackouts. As she attempts to resume a normal life, something terrible is happening - her friends are ruthlessly murdered one-by-one. Will she be the next victim or is she the killer? The terrifying truth is finally uncovered at Virginia's 18th birthday party and you're invited!
    Silent Rage

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    Silent Rage is a 1982 USA action crime horror by Michael Miller.
    Starring Chuck Norris, Ron Silver and Steven Keats. IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated home video. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2019 Mill Creek Retro VHS Look (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 15th January 2019

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    Martial Arts Master Versus Superhuman Killing Machine!

    Chuck Norris , six time World Karate Champion, stars in his first suspense film as the tough, street-fighting sheriff of a small Texas town terrorized by a psychotic killer. Norris is faced with the dilemma of stopping the invincible murderer, made virtually indestructible through genetic engineering. A young group of researchers are responsible for developing the serum, and the head of the research institute is determined to continue the genetic experiments regardless of the consequences. Norris displays fighting brilliance as he singlehandedly routs a dozen brutal bikers from a truck stop hangout, while revealing a warm and sexy side when he rekindles an old romance with Alison Halman ( Toni Kalem ), a researcher at the institute. Excitement, horror and romance prevails as Norris combats the killer.
    The Purge: Anarchy

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    The Purge: Anarchy is a 2014 USA horror thriller by James DeMonaco.
    Starring Frank Grillo, Michael K Williams and Zach Gilford. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2019 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 15th January 2019

    Promotional Material

    The New Founders of America invite you to celebrate your annual right to Purge. The Purge: Anarchy takes it to the streets for the country's yearly 12 hours of anarchy, when all crime is legal. This new story follows an unlikely group of five strangers over the course of the night. As they fight to survive a night fraught with impossible decisions, these strangers will find out just how far they will go to protect themselves and, ultimately, each other.
    The Thing

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    The Thing is a 2011 USA / Canada Sci-Fi horror mystery by Matthijs van Heijningen Jr (as Matthijs van Heijningen).
    Starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton and Ulrich Thomsen. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2019 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 15th January 2019
    • 2019 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    From the producers of Dawn of the Dead comes the chilling prelude to John Carpenter's cult classic film. When paleontologist Kate Lloyd (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) travels to an isolated outpost in Antarctica for the expedition of a lifetime, she joins an international team that unearths a remarkable discovery. Their elation quickly turns to fear as they realize that their experiment has freed a mysterious being from its frozen prison. Paranoia spreads like an epidemic as a creature that can mimic anything it touches will pit human against human as it tries to survive and flourish in this spine-tingling thriller.
    Kindergarten Cop

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    Kindergarten Cop is a 1990 USA action crime comedy by Ivan Reitman.
    Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Penelope Ann Miller and Pamela Reed. Youtube link IMDb

    BBFC category cuts were made for a 12 rated 1991 cinema release. Later uncut and 15 rated on home video. Uncut and PG-13 rated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:
    • 2019 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 15th January 2019
    • 2019 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    Arnold Schwarzenegger stars in the unforgettable action-comedy Kindergarten Cop from director Ivan Reitman (Ghostbusters, Twins). Detective John Kimble (Schwarzenegger) is a veteran of the mean streets of Los Angeles, ready and able to tackle anything. In order to trap an elusive criminal, he is forced to face his most challenging assignment yet: going undercover as a kindergarten teacher. Now facing 23 screaming kids, he has to keep them under control without blowing his top and his cover. Once he gains the respect of his class, as well as the affections of a beautiful teacher, Detective Kimble must prepare for a final confrontation with his prey.
    Cliffhanger

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

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

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

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2019 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment R0 4k Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 15th January 2019
    • 2019 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    Sarah was an inexperienced climber. She trusted Gabe to rescue her. But something went wrong high above the valley floor...Sylvester Stallone, John Lithgow, Michael Rooker, Janine Turner and Ralph Waite star in this high-altitude avalanche of action: a non-stop adventure peak with suspense and capped with heart-quaking terror. For Rocky Mountain Rescue, the mission is almost routine: locate five climbers. With the woman he loves (Turner) and his best friend (Rooker), Gabe Walker (Stallone) braves the icy peaks only to discover that the distress call is really a trap set by merciless international terrorist Eric Qualen (Lithgow). Now millions of dollars and their own lives hang in the balance. Against explosive firepower, bitter cold, and dizzying heights, Walker must outwit Qualen in a deadly game of hide-and-seek.
    Deadpool 2: Once Upon a Deadpool

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    Deadpool 2: Once Upon a Deadpool is a 2018 USA action comedy adventure by David Leitch.
    Starring Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin and Morena Baccarin. BBFC link IMDb

    The film was initially released as an MPAA R rated  Theatrical Version and an unrated extended 'Super Duper $@%!#& Cut', Both are 15 rated by the BBFC. The film was cut in India for an adults-only 'A' rating and was banned in China.

    Later the film was cut for an MPAA PG-13 rated festive version titled Once Upon a Deadpool. This version was rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, crude sexual content, language, thematic elements and brief drug material. This version retained its 15 rating in the UK

    US: Cut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:
    • 2019 20th Century Fox RA Blu-ray/DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 15th January 2019

    Summary Notes

    After losing Vanessa (Morena Baccarin), the love of his life, 4th-wall breaking mercenary Wade Wilson aka Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) must assemble a team and protect a young, full-figured mutant Russell Collins aka Firefist (Julian Dennison) from Cable (Josh Brolin), a no-nonsense, dangerous cyborg from the future, and must also learn the most important lesson of all: to be part of a family again.

     

    Four Times That Night

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    Four Times That Night is a 1971 Italy / West Germany / USA comedy by Mario Bava.
    Starring Daniela Giordano, Brett Halsey and Dick Randall. IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    Four Times That Night is one of the most eclectic entries in Mario Bava's already wildly varied filmography. Bava (Black Sunday, Black Sabbath) crafted a swinging sex comedy laced with dark undertones, and structured it in the style of Akira Kurosawa's Rashomon. It begins with a couple's chance encounter in a public park that turns into a tumultuous sexual evening together. But sources vary on what exactly happened that fateful night, so the tryst is recounted from four separate points of view. Bava treats the kaleidoscopic story with his always-brilliant eye for color and composition, and the resulting film is perhaps the first bona fide arthouse nudie cutie picture.

    Special Features: Audio commentary by Tim Lucas, author of Maria Bava: All the Colors of the Dark | Alternate English dialogue track | Deleted scenes | U.S. theatrical trailer | Mario Bava trailer gallery
    Knives of the Avenger

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    Knives of the Avenger is a 1966 Italy adventure by Mario Bava (as John Hold) and Leopoldo Savona (uncredited).
    Starring Cameron Mitchell, Fausto Tozzi and Giacomo Rossi Stuart. IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    With Knives of the Avenger Mario Bava stepped outside of the horror genre and into the popular but short-lived Viking film. Bava crafted a barbaric revenge picture flavored with the inky darkness and splashes of color that have become the maestro's stylistic trademark. Just as Sergio Leone used Akira Kurosawa's Yojimbo as the template for his A Fistful of Dollars, Bava took inspiration from George Stevens's Shane in fashioning this story of Helmut, a wandering soldier (Cameron Mitchell) who finds shelter in the home of a woman and child (Elissa Pichelli, Luciano Pollentin). When an assassin (Fausto Tozzi) is sent to kill the innocents, Helmut becomes their defender, fulfilling the prophecy foretold by a witch-like psychic.

    Special Features: Audio commentary by Tim Lucas, author of Mario Bava: All the Colors of the Dark | English main title sequence | Alternate English dialogue track | Theatrical trailer | Mario Bava trailer gallery
     

     

     

    Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Forbidden Photos Of A Lady Above Suspicion, Black Mirror, Crimson Peak


    Link Here 15th January 2019
    UK flag Released on 14th January 2019
     
    Mara

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

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong supernatural horror, violence, language:
    • 2019 Signature Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 14th January 2019

    Summary Notes

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

    Forbidden Photos Of A Lady Above Suspicion

    Link Here

    Forbidden Photos Of A Lady Above Suspicion is a 1970 Spain / Italy mystery thriller by Luciano Ercoli.
    Starring Dagmar Lassander, Pier Paolo Capponi and Simón Andreu. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1971. Later uncut on home video. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    UK: Passed X (18) after compulsory BBFC cuts:
    • 2019 Arrow Video (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 14th January 2019

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    Before the influence of Dario Argento s The Bird with the Crystal Plumage permeated every corner of the giallo genre, another strain of these distinctive Italian thrillers enjoyed considerable success. These melodrama gialli , heavily inspired by Clouzot s Les diaboliques, relied less on graphic violence and high body counts and more on psychological tension.

    Minou (Dagmar Lassander, Lucio Fulci s The Black Cat) leads a pampered but dull life with her frequently absent husband, Peter (Pier Paolo Capponi, The Cat O Nine Tails). One night, while out walking on the beachfront, Minou is accosted by a mysterious blackmailer (Simón Andreu, Death Carries a Cane) who informs her that Peter is a murderer. Driven by misplaced loyalty to her husband, Minou gives in to the blackmailer s every perverted whim in exchange for his silence. But as the blackmailer ups the ante, demanding that she submit to his increasingly obscene demands, can Minou hold on to what little remains of her sanity?

    Written by the prolific Ernesto Gastaldi (Torso), infused with a seductive score by the great Ennio Morricone (The Cat O Nine Tails) and featuring a memorable turn by Nieves Navarro a.k.a. Susan Scott (Death Walks at Midnight) in the role of Minou s best friend, The Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion is a trippy giallo delight that brings together the talents of many of the genre s leading lights on both sides of the camera.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new 2K restoration from the original camera negative by Arrow Films
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original lossless mono Italian and English soundtracks
  • English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
  • New audio commentary by Kat Ellinger, author and editor-in-chief of Diabolique Magazine
  • Private Pictures, a newly-edited documentary featuring archival interviews with actress Nieves Navarro and director Luciano Ercoli, and new interview material with writer Ernesto Gastaldi
  • The Forbidden Soundtrack of the Big Three, a new appreciation of the music of Forbidden Photos and 70s Italian cult cinema by musician and soundtrack collector Lovely Jon
  • The Forbidden Lady, a Q&A with actress Dagmar Lassander at the 2016 Festival of Fantastic Films
  • Original Italian and English theatrical trailers
  • Image gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Twins of Evil
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by author and critic Michael Mackenzie
  • Crimson Peak

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    Crimson Peak is a 2015 USA horror by Guillermo del Toro.
    Starring Jessica Chastain, Charlie Hunnam and Tom Hiddleston. Youtube link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    There is also a US release.

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for:
    • 2018 Arrow Video Special Edition (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 14th January 2019
    • 2018 Arrow Video Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon

    Promotional Material

    From the imagination of Oscar-winning director Guillermo del Toro (Pan s Labyrinth, The Shape of Water) comes Crimson Peak, a lavish, stunningly realised journey into the dark heart of Gothic romance...

    Beginning in Buffalo, New York, during the 1880s, Crimson Peak stars Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland, Stoker) as Edith Cushing, an aspiring writer who is haunted by the death of her mother. Edith s falls in love with seductive stranger Thomas Sharpe (Tom Hiddleston, Avengers Assemble), who whisks her off to Allerdale Hall, his baronial, yet dilapidated English mansion built upon a mountain of blood-red clay. Here Edith meets Lucille (Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty), Thomas s sister who at times seems hostile and jealous. As Edith struggles to feel at home in the imposing residence, she gradually uncovers a horrendous family secret and encounters supernatural forces that will help her discover the terrible truth behind Crimson Peak.

    Boasting incredibly intricate and ornate production design and a rich visual style, del Toro s film is a grandiose, boldly baroque triumph of Gothic decadence, which expertly combines and contrasts the sublimely beautiful with the shockingly grotesque. Crimson Peak is presented here in sumptuous special packaging, with a wealth of extra features, affording unprecedented insight in to the making of this modern Gothic classic.

    LIMTED EDITION CONTENTS

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original 5.1 and 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and optional English 2.0 DTS Headphone:X Audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Optional Descriptive Video Service® (DVS®) for the visually impaired
  • Audio commentary by co-writer and director Guillermo Del Toro
  • The House is Alive: Constructing Crimson Peak, a newly edited, feature-length documentary with cast and crew interviews and extensive behind the scenes footage
  • Previously unseen Spanish language interview with Guillermo Del Toro
  • The Gothic Corridor, The Scullery, The Red Clay Mines, The Limbo Fog Set; four featurettes exploring different aspects of Allerdale Hall
  • A Primer on Gothic Romance, the director and stars talk about the key traits of Gothic romance.
  • The Light and Dark of Crimson Peak, the cast and crew talk about the film s use of colour
  • Hand Tailored Gothic, a featurette on the film s striking costumes
  • A Living Thing, a look at the design, modelling and construction of the Allerdale Hall sets
  • Beware of Crimson Peak, a walking tour around Allerdale Hall with Tom Hiddleston
  • Crimson Phantoms, a featurette on the film s amazing ghosts
  • Kim Newman on Crimson Peak and the Tradition of Gothic Romance, a newly filmed interview with author and critic
  • Violence and Beauty in Guillermo Del Toro s Gothic Fairy Tale Films, a new video essay by the writer Kat Ellinger
  • Deleted scenes
  • Original trailers and TV spots
  • Double-sided, fold-out poster
  • Six double-sided, postcard-sized lobby card reproductions
  • Limited edition packaging newly designed by Crimson Peak concept artist Guy Davis
  • Limited edition 80-page, hard-bound book featuring new writing by David Jenkins and Simon Abrams, an archival interview with Guillermo del Toro, and original conceptual design illustrations by artists Guy Davis and Oscar Chichoni
  • Backtrace

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    Backtrace is a 2018 Canada / USA crime drama by Brian A Miller.
    Starring Ryan Guzman, Sylvester Stallone and Matthew Modine. BBFC link IMDb

    Tick Small 15 Small UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence ( 92:27s ) :
    • 019 Signature Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 14th January 2019

    Summary Notes

    The lone surviving thief of a violent armored car robbery is sprung from a high security facility and administered an experimental drug.

    King Of Crime

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    King Of Crime is a 2018 UK action crime thriller by Matt Gambell.
    Starring Mark Wingett, Claire King and Rachel Bright. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for scene of sexual violence:
    • 2019 DC Releasing Limited R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 14th January 2019

    Promotional Material

    Synopsis

    When the biggest player in British cybercrime faces destruction by some serious Islamic extremists, he knows it's time to settle old scores and play the biggest scam of his life - before bailing out fast.

    Marcus King is an old school gangster - a crime lord, who's left behind the old school crime. He's maneuverer his business into the leafy lanes of the suburbs and now, in place of pimps and dealers, his team consists of the best graduate geeks that money can bribe. No brothels, no casinos and no drugs - he's dragged serious, organised crime well and truly into the 21st Century. From credit card cloning and skimming to Internet spamming and scamming, he is the King of Cyber Land.

    He has more cash, more foot soldiers and more connections than ever, but now his world is under threat - targeted by the money making side of terrorism. They want everything. His entire operation. Either Marcus gives it to them, or they will take it -- plain and simple. He understands the need for power, for money and for respect and he knows how to fight and win against anyone who comes at him. But how does he defeat fanaticism? This time he's beat and he knows it.

    His last remaining option is to orchestrate a deal. His entire operation - in exchange for his life. He's ready to retire; he's grafted his whole life chasing his dream and now it's time for his very own land of milk and honey...

    Before he gets there though, he has one last game to play and a huge score to settle. He has a plan; it's audacious and it's daring. It will elevate his smartest geek into the cyber halls of fame and leave a legacy so great, his name will be whispered in awe for generations to come. But, most of all, it will teach these terrorists - that this time - they messed with the wrong gangster. He'll walk away into his new life, free from the past... But what if the past can't be buried and old scores aren't completely settled?

    Extras: Trailer, Bloopers, deleted scenes and Behind the scenes.

    The Nun

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

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong supernatural threat, horror, injury detail:

    Promotional Material

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

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    Black Mirror is a 2019 USA horror thriller by Chris W Freeman and Justin Jones (co-director).
    Starring April Eden, Thomas Downey and Eve Mauro. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody injury detail:

    Promotional Material

    Detective Watts is investigating a cold case of an unsolved murder in which one sister was found gruesomely murdered whilst her twin was left completely unharmed. The surviving sister, Jessica, is haunted by terrifying delusions and nightmares that require counselling from Dr. Ricci to avoid being re-committed to hospital.

    Now, Jessica returns to the scene of the murder to reconcile the past and conquer her inner demons once and for all...but the demons have other ideas.

    Can Dr. Ricci and Detective Watts help Jessica banish the forces that control her and set her free?

     

     


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