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 Shopping: Death Walks At Midnight...

1972 Italy / Spain mystery thriller by Luciano Ercoli just released on UK DVD and Blu-ray in 2 versions


Link Here 26th March 2017
Death Walks At Midnight Blu-ray Death Walks At Midnight is a 1972 Italy / Spain mystery thriller by Luciano Ercoli.
Starring Nieves Navarro, Simón Andreu and Pietro Martellanza. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 15 uncut for:

  • 2017 Arrow [original + TV Version] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 20th March 2017
  • 2017 Arrow [original + TV Version] R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 20th March 2017
Versions
Uncut and 15 rated in the UK for 2003 and 2016 DVD. The Extended TV Version is also rated 15 uncut.

Promotional Material

The second film in Luciano Ercoli s Death Walks series (and his third directorial effort to feature his wife Nieves Navarro, aka Susan Scott), Death Walks at Midnight is arguably the director s masterpiece aided in no small part by the screenwriting talents of giallo master Ernesto Gastaldi (Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key, Torso).

Navarro stars as Valentina a model who, in the midst of a drug-fuelled photoshoot, witnesses a brutal murder in the apartment opposite hers. But when the authorities refuse to believe that a crime has been committed, Valentina is forced to assume the role of amateur sleuth in order to unravel the mystery.

Although Ercoli only made a small number of giallo films during his time as director, Death Walks at Midnight (with its ultra-stylized set-pieces and grisly murder sequences) would serve to forever cement his reputation within the genre.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

  • 2K restoration from the original camera negative
  • Original Italian and English soundtracks in mono audio
  • Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
  • Audio commentary by film critic Tim Lucas
  • Introduction to the film by screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi
  • Extended TV version of the feature
  • Crime Does Pay screenwriter Gastaldi reflects on his career in the crime film-writing business, including a look at Death Walks at Midnight
  • Desperately Seeking Susan visual essay by Michael Mackenzie exploring the distinctive giallo collaborations between director Luciano Ercoli and star Nieves Navarro
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx
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     Shopping: Massacre in Dinosaur Valley...

    1985 Italy / Brazil action horror adventure by Michele Massimo Tarantini just released on UK DVD and Blu-ray withh BBFC cuts for animal cruelty


    Link Here 22nd March 2017
    Massacre In Dinosaur Valley Blu-ray Massacre In Dinosaur Valley (aka Cannibal Ferox 2) is a 1985 Italy / Brazil action horror adventure by Michele Massimo Tarantini (as Michael E Lemick).
    Starring Michael Sopkiw, Suzane Carvalho and Milton Rodríguez. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 for sexual violence, sexualised nudity, strong violence after 13s of BBFC compulsory cuts, but with previous sexual violence cuts waived for:

    The BBFC commented:
    • Cuts required to remove sight of real animal cruelty (cockfighting) orchestrated and directed for the purposes of the film.
    UK Censorship details
    Cut by the BBFC for 2002 DVD. Less cut for 18 rated home video in 2017. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US. There is also a longer Extended Version release in Austria with deleted scenes having been reinserted.

    The 2002 cuts were required to sexual and sexualised violence:

    • forcible removal of woman's underwear and subsequent shots of full nudity
    • sight of woman's breast being clawed and wounded with resulting flow of blood and collection of blood in a bowl
    • sight of woman's breast being exposed, her breast being kissed, her loin cloth being undone, her pubic hair being touched and her positive response to a sexual assault
    • sight of man forcibly tearing open a woman's shirt, revealing her breasts and struggling with her).
    • Further cuts to sight of cocks attacking each other during a cockfight.

    Summary Notes

    Michael Sopkiw hitches a ride to Brazil to dig up some dinosaur bones. Once in Brazil he gets in a few tangles with the locals and manages to secure a ride on a charter flight deep into Amazonia. All hell breaks loose as the plane crashes deep in the heart of the jungle, leaving Sopkiw, megalomaniac Soares, and a bunch of super models on their own to trek back to society. The group runs into cannibals, quick sand, murderous animals, and a renegade mine run by slave owners.

     

     Shopping: Man Who Could Cheat Death...

    1959 UK horror drama by Terence Fisher, cut by the BBFC, just released on US DVD and Blu-ray


    Link Here 19th March 2017
    Man Who Could Cheat Death DVD The Man Who Could Cheat Death is a 1959 UK horror drama by Terence Fisher.
    With Anton Diffring, Hazel Court and Christopher Lee. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2017 Kl Studio Classics (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 14th March 2017
    • 2017 Kl Studio Classics (R1) DVD at US Amazon released on 14th March 2017
    UK Censorship History
    Cut by the BBFC for its original cinema release and the cuts have persisted into all subsequent releases.

    Summary Notes

    A remake of "The Man in Half Moon Street" (1945) (qv.). Dr. Bonner plans to live forever through periodic gland transplants from younger, healthier human victims. Bonner looks about 40; he's really 104 years old. But people are starting to get suspicious, and he may not make 200.

     

     Shopping: Incarnate...

    2015 thriller by Brad Peyton just released on US DVD/Blu-ray Combo in PG-13 and Unrated versions


    Link Here 17th March 2017
    Incarnate DVDBlu-rayCombo Incarnate is a 2015 thriller by Brad Peyton.
    Starring Carice van Houten, Aaron Eckhart and Catalina Sandino Moreno. IMDb

    US: The Extended Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated.

    US: The Theatrical Version is MPAA PG-13 rated for intense sequences of horror violence, terror, disturbing images, brief strong language, sensuality and thematic elements.

    • 2017 Universal [Theatrical + Unrated] R0 Blu-ray/R0 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 7th March 2017
    Versions
    Exists as an MPAA PG-13 rated version and an Unrated Version.

    Promotional Material

    Aaron Eckhart stars as Dr. Seth Ember, an unconventional exorcist who uses science instead of religion to tap into the minds of the possessed to remove the demon from their subconscious. When an 11-year-old boy becomes possessed by a creature of unspeakable evil, Ember enters the mind of the boy to attack the vengeful demon, but he finds himself facing the battle of his life and horrors of his own past.

     

     Shopping: Colors...

    1988 USA action crime romance by Dennis Hopper just released on US Blu-ray with 2 versions


    Link Here 14th March 2017
    Colors Blu-ray Colors is a 1988 USA action crime romance by Dennis Hopper.
    Starring Sean Penn, Robert Duvall and Maria Conchita Alonso. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    • 2017 Shout! Factory [Theatrical + Unrated Version] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 7th March 2017
    Versions
    No censorship cuts in the US and UK. There exists and Extended Version with deleted scenes restored.

    Summary Notes

    A confident young cop is shown the ropes by a veteran partner in the dangerous gang-controlled barrios of L.A. about to explode in violence in this look at the gang culture enforced by the colors that members wear.

     

     Shopping: Bare Breasted Countess...

    1975 France / Belgium horror by Jesus Franco just released on UK DVD with previous BBFC cuts waived


    Link Here 11th March 2017
    Bare Breasted Countess DVD Bare Breasted Countess (aka Female Vampire) is a 1975 France / Belgium horror by Jesús Franco (as JP Johnson).
    Starring Lina Romay, Jack Taylor and Alice Arno. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sex, nudity, sexual violence with all previous BBFC cuts waived for:

    • 2017 Screenbound/Maison Rouge Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 6th March 2017

    Reviews

    Censorship and Versions
    Cut by the BBFC for VHS and DVD until 2002. Passed 18 uncut for 2017 DVD.

    The film was cut for video in 2002 when it was required to remove sight of non-consenting woman being stripped and forced to engage in sex with two other women

    This is a softcore version. There is also a version with hardcore inserts.

    Promotional Material

    A family of vampires from distant Bohemia quenches thirst for the living forces given forth by human bodies during the act of love. Irina, the beautiful last descendant, meets an Austrian writer, Rathony. And Irina's gluttonous lips devour the living forces of her lover who surrenders to her his body and soul!

     

     Shopping: The Red Pill...

    2016 USA documentary by Cassie Jaye banned for political correctness in Australia, just released on US DVD and Blu-ray


    Link Here 9th March 2017
    The Red Pill DVD The Red Pill is a 2016 USA documentary by Cassie Jaye.
    Starring Marc Angelucci, Jack Barnes and Richard Cassalata. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2017 Gravitas Ventures (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 7th March 2017
    • 2017 Gravitas Ventures R1 DVD at UK Amazon released on 7th March 2017
    Controversy
    The documentary hasn't caused any problems for state film censors but aggressive feminists have done their best to silence rare opposition to their cause and managed to get an Australian showing cancelled after targetting the cinema management.

    Promotional Material

    The Red Pill chronicles filmmaker Cassie Jaye's journey following the mysterious and polarizing Men's Rights Movement. The Red Pill explores today's gender war and asks the question "what is the future of gender equality?" Cassie Jaye’s journey exploring an alternate perspective on gender equality, power and privilege forces her and others to question their own beliefs.

     

     Shopping: The Wicker Man...

    1973 UK mystery drama by Robin Hardy just re-released on UK Blu-ray in an unspecified version


    Link Here 6th March 2017
    The Wicker Man Blu-ray The Wicker Man is a 1973 UK mystery drama by Robin Hardy.
    With Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee and Diane Cilento. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Previously passed 15 uncut for moderate horror, sex and nudity for:

    • 2017 Studiocanal RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 27th February 2017
    Versions
    The Director was overruled and a shortened version was created for theatrical release. Later a Director's Cut was created from available material but this was still lacking some footage wanted by Hardy. The official story is that a new print turned up in 2013 with the missing material, and the Final Cut is the result.

    It is not yet clear which versions will feature on this release. Studicanal has previously released all of the available versions.

    Promotional Material

    The Wicker Man has had an enduring fascination for audiences since its release in 1973, commanding a devotion that most films can only dream of. A unique and bone-fide horror masterpiece, brilliantly scripted by Anthony Shaffer (Sleuth, Frenzy) and featuring an astounding performance by the legendary Christopher Lee. Director Robin Hardy’s atmospheric use of location, unsettling imagery and haunting soundtrack gradually builds to one of the most terrifying and iconic climaxes in modern cinema. When a young girl mysteriously disappears, Police Sergeant Howie (Edward Woodward) travels to a remote Scottish island to investigate. But this pastoral community, led by the strange Lord Summerisle (Christopher Lee), is not what it seems as the devoutly religious detective soon uncovers a secret society of wanton lust and pagan blasphemy. Can Howie now stop the cult’s ultimate sacrifice before he himself comes face to face with the horror of The Wicker Man?

     

     Shopping: Ironmaster...

    1983 Italy / France action adventure by Umberto Lenzi set for UK DVD/Blu-ray Combo release on 10th April 2017 with BBFC cuts for animal cruelty


    Link Here 3rd March 2017
    Ironmaster Blu-ray Ironmaster is a 1983 Italy / France action adventure by Umberto Lenzi (as Humphrey Milestone).
    Starring Sam Pasco, Elvire Audray and George Eastman. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 15 for strong violence, injury detail after 8s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:

    • 2017 88 Films RB Blu-ray/r2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon released on 10th April 2017
    The BBFC commented:
    • Compulsory cuts were required to remove a depiction of animal cruelty, in the case the killing of a boar.

    UK Censorship History

    Cut by the BBFC in 1986 for 15 rated VHS and again in 2017 for DVD/Blu-ray.. Released 15 uncut in Denmark.

    Promotional Material

    At the dawn of time, the discovery of the world s first weapon unleashes primitive man s violent and cruel nature. After being exiled from his village, Ela (bodybuilder Sam Pasco in his only film role), teams up with a group of fellow barbarians to help stop his power-hungry brother, Vood (George Eastman, Absurd), from his brutal quest for world domination. Experience the brutal evolution of mankind through the eyes of the notorious Umberto Lenzi, under the supervision of legendary producer Luciano Martino (Blastfighter), as he delivers a shocking, yet thoroughly entertaining, slice of B-movie fantasy. Ironmaster is presented in glorious HD for the first time in the UK thanks to loin-clothed freaks at 88 Films!

    Extras:
    Antonello & Ginacarlo Interview
    George Eastman Interview
    Umberto Lenzi Interview

     

     Shopping: Amuck...

    1972 Italy mystery thriller by Silvio Amadio, previously cut by the BBFC, just released on UK DVD and Blu-ray


    Link Here 3rd March 2017
    Amcuk Blu-ray Amuck (Alla Ricerca Del Piacere, aka Hot Bed of Sex) is a 1972 Italy mystery thriller by Silvio Amadio.
    Starring Farley Granger, Barbara Bouchet and Rosalba Neri. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sex, nudity, sexual violence with previous BBFC cuts waived for:

    • 2017 88 Films RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 27th February 2017
    • 2017 88 Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 27th February 2017
    UK Censorship History
    Cut by the BBFC for 1972 cinema release under the title Hot Bed of Sex. The BBFC cuts were waived for 18 rated 2017 Blu-ray. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US. There also exists a shortened version titled Leather and Whips.

    Promotional Material

    Her role as Miss Moneypenny in the lamentable James Bond spoof CASINO ROYALE may have set hearts a flutter, but it was for her part in classic Italian shockers like BLACK BELLY OF THE TARANTULA and DON T TORTURE A DUCKLING that cemented Barbara Bouchet s status as one of the most libidinous icons of Euro-cult cinema.

    Happily, Silvio Amadio s saucy thriller AMUCK! fits snugly into this giallo-centric category too, and here Bouchet stars as Greta; a nubile young secretary under the recent employment of the cravat-wearing Richard (Farley Granger ROPE). Partial to the occasional bout of swinging along with his wanton wife Eleanora (Rosalba Neri SLAUGHTER HOTEL), Richard also seems to harbour a dark secret: the mysterious whereabouts of his missing former assistant, Sally, whom Greta knows very intimately indeed...

    With its blend of leeringly-lensed slow motion sex scenes and slick spectacle, AMUCK! is an erotically charged masterclass in murder and deception, brought lovingly to life in high definition thanks to those lovable deviants at 88 Films!

    Extras:
    Restored in 2K From the Original 35mm Negative
    Uncompressed English Audio
    Uncompressed Italian Audio with Newly Translated English Subtitles
    An Icon Amuck - Barbara Bouchet
    Barbara Boucher Q&A - From the Festival of Fantastic Films, Manchester

     

      Universal Soldier: The Return...

    Gavin Salkeld's Cutting Edge reveals the BBFC cuts for an 18 rating


    Link Here 1st March 2017
    edge universal soldier the return Universal Soldier: The Return is a 1999 USA action Sci-Fi film by Mic Rodgers.
    Starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bill Goldberg and Heidi Schanz. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated 1999 cinema release. Further cut for 18 rated 1999 VHS. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

    See these cuts in Cutting Edge Quick Trims video on YouTube

     

     Shopping: Bad Santa 2...

    2016 USA comedy by Mark Waters just released on US DVD and Blu-ray with an Unrated version on Blu-ray only


    Link Here 1st March 2017
    Bad Santa 2 Blu-ray Bad Santa 2 is a 2016 USA comedy by Mark Waters.
    Starring Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates and Tony Cox. BBFC link IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2017 Broad Green Pictures [Unrated + Theatrical Versions] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 21st February 2017
    • 2017 Broad Green Pictures [Theatrical Version only] (R1) DVD at US Amazon released on 21st February 2017
    Versions
    Exists as a Theatrical Version and an MPAA Unrated Extended Version.

    Promotional Material

    Fueled by cheap whiskey, greed and hatred, Willie Soke (Billy Bob Thornton) teams up with his angry little sidekick, Marcus, to knock off a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve. Along for the ride is chubby and cheery Thurman Merman, a 250-pound ray of sunshine who brings out Willie's sliver of humanity. Mommy issues arise when the pair are joined by Willie's horror story of a mother, Sunny Soke, who raises the bar for the gang's ambitions, while somehow lowering the standards of criminal behavior.

     

     Shopping: Kill Granny Kill...

    2014 USA horror by Jacob Ennis just released on US DVD


    Link Here 27th February 2017
    Kill Granny Kill DVD Kill, Granny, Kill! is a 2014 USA horror by Jacob Ennis.
    Starring Kayla Perkins, Dale Miller and Kristine Renee Farley. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2017 Bayview Entertainment R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 21st February 2017
    There are no censorship issues with this release

    Promotional Material

    A flesh-eating Granny and her murderous tribe lure unsuspecting young women into their home! Answering an in-home help ad for an elderly woman, Abby Daniels leaves family and friends for a remote farmhouse in the country. But all is not as it seems with her new employer, whose locked doors and cellar seems to be hiding some unusual hobbies. Soon Abby is plunged into a nightmare of hellish proportions - pitted against a clan of ruthless, amoral and degenerate flesh-eaters lead by their murderous GRANNY! Directed by Jacob Ennis; cast: Donna Swensen, Alicia M Clark, T.J. Pack. Bonus features: Thunder Tribe Music Video, Trailer Vault.

     

     Offsite Article: We are less than enchanted by your funny Frenchman...


    Link Here 25th February 2017
    Monty Python Grail Steelbook Blu ray The BBFC reveals some of the negotiations as filmmakers trimmed Monty Python and the Holy Grail for an 'A' rating

    See article from bbfc.co.uk

     

     Shopping: The River...

    1984 USA drama by Mark Rydell, once cut for PG, just released on UK Blu-ray


    Link Here 25th February 2017
    The River Blu-ray The River is a 1984 USA drama by Mark Rydell.
    Starring Mel Gibson, Sissy Spacek and Shane Bailey. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for infrequent strong language, moderate violence for:

    • 2017 Media Sales UK RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 20th February 2017

    UK Censorship History

    BBFC category cuts were required for a PG rated 1985 cinema release. Uncut and 15 rated on home video. Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US.

    Promotional Material

    Struggling East Tennessee farmer Tom Garvey (Mel Gibson) is forced to break a picket line to earn extra money as a scab labourer. Reviled by the striking workers, Tom has to rekindle a sense of community spirit when all their livelihoods are subjected to a twin threat: the speculations of an unscrupulous property developer (Scott Glenn) and a river that is about to burst its banks. Sissy Spacek co-stars.

     

     Shopping: Fairy Tales...

    1978 USA musical comedy by Harry Hurwitz set for UK DVD release on 24th April 2017 with previous BBFC cuts just waived


    Link Here 18th February 2017
    Adult Fairy Tales DVD Fairy Tales is a 1978 USA musical comedy by Harry Hurwitz (as Harry Tampa).
    Starring Don Sparks, Sy Richardson and Irwin Corey. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: The Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for strong sex, sexualised nudity with previous BBFC film cuts waived for:

    Censorship History

    The Theatrical Version was cut by the BBFC for 18 rated cinema release in 1979. The Director's Cut is uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US. In the UK it was passed 18 uncut for 2017 DVD.

    Promotional Material

    Little Bo Peep, Old King Cole, Little Tommy Tucker, Snow White, and many others, have all grown up and are ready for action! These enchanting characters from beloved nursery rhymes sing, dance, lust, and romance their way through this hilarious, naughty, and twisted tale where music, mirth, and merriment are the rule of the day. In a clothing optional land of make believe where everything is possible! See "Scream Queen" Linnea Quigley star in her first feature role in this erotic musical funfest!! Extras: Audio Commentary by writer Frank Ray Perilli and producer Charles Band

     

     Shopping: Stagecoach...

    1966 USA action western adventure by Gordon Douglas set for UK DVD and Blu-ray release on 20th March 2017 with previous BBFC category cuts waived


    Link Here 18th February 2017
    Stagecoach Blu-ray Stagecoach is a 1966 USA action western adventure by Gordon Douglas.
    Starring Ann-Margret, Alex Cord and Red Buttons. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate violence after previous film cuts waived for:

    • 2017 Signal One Entertainment RB Blu-ray via UK Amazon released on 20th March 2017
    • 2017 Signal One Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 20th March 2017
    UK Censorship History

    BBFC category cuts were required for an A rated cinema release in 1966. Passed 12 uncut for 2016 DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

    Summary Notes

    A group of unlikely traveling companions find themselves on the same stagecoach to Cheyenne. They include a drunken doctor, a bar girl who's been thrown out of town, a professional gambler, a traveling liquor salesman, a banker who has decided to embezzle money, a gunslinger out for revenge and a young woman going to join her army captain husband. All have secrets but when they are set upon by an Indian war party and then a family of outlaws, they find they must all work together if they are to stay alive.

     

     Shopping: Beyond the Darkness...

    1979 Italy horror drama by Joe D'Amato just released on UK DVD and Blu-ray


    Link Here 18th February 2017
    Beyond Darkness Blu ray Kieran Canter Buio Omega is a 1979 Italy horror drama by Joe D'Amato.
    Starring Kieran Canter, Cinzia Monreale and Franca Stoppi. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong violence, gore, nudity for:

    • 2016 88 Films (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 13th February 2017
    • 2016 88 Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 13th February 2017
    Versions
    Uncut by censors but the film has been been shortened for some releases.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Beyond the Darkness

    Promotional Material

    On an estate in the Italian countryside, Frank Wyler (Kieran Canter) mourns the mysterious hospital death of beloved fiancée Anna Völkl (Cinzia Monreale). With his subservient yet jealous housekeeper Iris (Franca Stoppi) hovering over macabre proceedings, the distraught taxidermist exhumes Anna from her grave and preserves her body with obsessive detail. Ever protective of his haunting domain but in search of something more to fulfil his aching heart, Frank ventures out on a deranged odyssey destined to plunge him into a dark and blood-dripping abyss of violence and insanity.

     

     Shopping: One Million Years B.C...

    1966 UK fantasy adventure by Don Chaffey just released on US Blu-ray with 2 versions


    Link Here 17th February 2017
    One Million Years B.C. Blu-ray One Million Years B.C. is a 1966 UK fantasy adventure by Don Chaffey.
    Starring Raquel Welch, John Richardson and Percy Herbert. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2017 Kino Lorber [International Version + US Theatrical Version] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 14th February 2017
    US Censorship History
    Uncut and A/PG rated in the UK. The US theatrical version was cut by about 9 minutes.

    Promotional Material

    Brand New 4K Restoration! In this vivid view of prehistoric life, a man from the vicious Rock People, Tumak (John Richardson, Black Sunday) is banished from his home, but soon finds himself living among the kind, gentle Shell People. There, he falls in love with the beautiful Loana (Raquel Welch, 100 Rifles, Fuzz, Fathom), in the role that made her an international sex symbol and a major star. The two decide to strike out on their own, living by their wits in a deadly land of treacherous beasts and unknown dangers, leading to a thrilling climax by the edge of an angry volcano.

    The stunning primeval creatures were created by the legendary special effects wizard Ray Harryhausen (The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms). One Million Years B.C., a true science-fiction classic, was directed by Don Chaffey (Jason and the Argonauts) and featured a strong supporting cast that included Martine Beswick (Thunderball), Robert Brown (The Living Daylights), Percy Herbert (Too Late the Hero) and Yvonne Horner (Prehistoric Women).

    The 100-minute international cut and the 91-minute U.S. cut are both included on this Blu-ray.

     

     Shopping: 2019: After the Fall of New York...

    1983 Italy / France action Sci-Fi horror by Sergio Martino set for UK DVD and Blu-ray release on 27th March 2017 with all previous BBFC cuts waived


    Link Here 16th February 2017
    2019: After the Fall of New York Blu-ray 2019: After the Fall of New York is a 1983 Italy / France action Sci-Fi horror by Sergio Martino (as Martin Dolman).
    Starring Michael Sopkiw, Valentine Monnier and George Eastman. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence, injury detail with all previous BBFC cuts waived for:

    UK Censorship History
    Cut by the BBFC for 1987 18 rated VHS. The BBFC cuts were waived for 2017 DVD and Blu-ray. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US. 

    Promotional Material

    After the nuclear holocaust, society breaks down into two groups, the evil Euraks and the rebel Federation. A mercenary named Parsifal ( Michael Sopkiw) is hired by the Federation to infiltrate New York City and rescue the only fertile woman left on Earth. But with all the obstacles ahead, he will need to count on Big Ape (George Eastman), and the mysterious Ratchet (Puppo) to accomplish the mission, and save the human race from extinction. Released for the first ever time on disc, Sergio Martino's seminal, post-apocalyptic classic comes home, transferred from the original negative and presented in its original scope aspect ratio for the first time ever. Starring Michael Sopkiw (Blastfighter), George Eastman (Anthropophagous), Al Yamanouchi (Endgame), and Romano Puppo (Escape from the Bronx), and benefiting from an amazing synth score by Guido and Maurizio De Angelis (Oliver Onions), revel in what is often considered a neglected genre, the post nuke film. From the explosions & the Rat King to the cardboard cutout New York skyline, sit back and don't jaw with anyone who won't identify themselves...

    Extras:
    Interview with Director Sergio Martino
    Interview with Massimo Anotello Galeng
    Joint interview with Massimo Anotnello Galeng and Ginacarlo Marin
    Reversible Sleeve with Alternate Artwork

     

     Shopping: The Awful Dr. Orloff...

    1962 horror film by Jess Franco set for UK DVD release on 12th June 2017 with all previous BBFC cuts waived


    Link Here 16th February 2017
    The Awful Dr. Orloff DVD The Awful Dr. Orloff is a 1962 horror film by Jess Franco.
    Starring Howard Vernon, Diana Lorys and Conrado San Martin. BBFC link

    UK: cut French Version was passed 15 uncut for sexual threat, nudity with all previous BBFC cuts waived for:

    • 2017 Screenbound/Black House Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 12th June 2017
    Cuts and Versions

    Widely distributed in a cut French Version. The BBFC further cut this by 37s. The BBFC later waived these cut for 2017 video. The uncut Spanish Version turned up on German DVD in 2013.

    Promotional Material

    When beautiful music hall entertainers begin to disappear under mysterious circumstances, Inspector Tanner is summoned to investigate. His resourceful fiancee decides to help him by going undercover as a cabaret singer, and succeeds all too well, attracting the attention of the diabolical Dr. Orlof, who, with his blind henchman Morpho, is using the skin of slain women to restore the beauty of his disfigured sister, Melissa!

     

     Shopping: Tower Of London...

    1962 USA historical horror thriller by Roger Corman just released on UK Blu-ray


    Link Here 16th February 2017
    Tower London Blu ray Roger Corman Tower of London is a 1962 USA historical horror thriller by Roger Corman.
    Starring Vincent Price, Michael Pate and Joan Freeman. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate violence, scenes of torture for:

    • 2017 Arrow Video Special Edition RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 13th February 2017

    Reviews:

    UK Censorship History
    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1962 cinema release. Uncut in the US.

    Promotional Material

    MOTHER ENGLAND MEETS FATHER TERROR!

    Having made their mark on American horror cinema with three colourful adaptations of Edgar Allan Poe The Fall of the House of Usher, Pit and the Pendulum and Tales of Terror Vincent Price and director Roger Corman enjoyed a brief hiatus from the macabre author with Tower of London. Shot in black and white, the film was loosely based on the Universal horror picture of the same name as well as two Shakespeare plays: a dash of Macbeth and a dollop of Richard III.

    Price plays Richard of Gloucester, brother to a dying king and eager to take his place on the throne. When he is overlooked in favour of their sibling, the Duke of Clarence, things take a murderous turn. Richard goes on a murderous rage, only for the ghosts of those he has slain to return from the grave and haunt him...

    Less well-known than the Poe movies, Tower of London is no slouch. Price relishes the opportunity to flex his Shakespearean muscles, just as he would eleven years later with Theatre of Blood, and Corman works wonders, as usual, with his low budget. If you ve ever wondered what a drive-in Shakespeare film would look like, you re in the right place!

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of the feature, transferred from original film elements by MGM
  • Original 1.0 mono audio (uncompressed on the Blu-ray)
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Brand-new audio commentary by Vincent Price s biographer David Del Valle and Tara Gordon, daughter of actor-screenwriter Leo Gordon
  • Interview with director Roger Corman
  • Producing Tower of London, an archive interview with producer Gene Corman
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Dan Mumford

    FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Fully illustrated collector s booklet containing new writing on the film by Julian Upton.

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    1981 Italy video nasty by Joe D'Amato just released on UK DVD and Blu-ray (now in stock)


    Link Here 15th February 2017
    Absurd Blu ray Joe DAmato Absurd is a 1981 Italy horror by Joe D'Amato (as Peter Newton).
    Starring George Eastman, Annie Belle and Charles Borromel. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

    • 2017 88 Films RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 13th February 2017
    • 2017 88 Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 13th February 2017
    UK Censorship History
    BBFC cuts were required for an 18 rated 1983 cinema release. Later banned as a video nasty in 1983. The BBFC waived their cuts for an uncut 18 rated home video release in 2017. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Absurd

    Summary Notes

    A priest comes to a small town to help get rid of a monster whose blood coagulates very fast. This creates problems as the monster is very hard to kill and then decides to go on a killing spree of its own. There also exists an extended version in Belgium with additional dialogue and an extended scene.