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Don't Worry Darling

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Don't Worry Darling is a 2022 US crime horror thriller by Olivia Wilde
Starring Florence Pugh, Olivia Wilde and Gemma Chan BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release.
UK: Passed 15 uncut with a BBFC trigger warning for strong threat, violence, domestic abuse, language, sex, suicide:

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Alice (Pugh) and Jack (Styles) live in the idealized community of Victory, the experimental company housing the men working for the top-secret Victory Project and their families. The husbands spend every day inside the Headquarters, whilst their wives enjoy the beauty and luxury of their community. Life is perfect, in return, the company ask for discretion and unquestioning commitment. But when cracks appear in their life, exposing something more sinister, Alice questions exactly what they're doing in Victory, and why. - Short: "Don't Worry Darling" is a twisted and visually stunning psychological thriller from director Olivia Wilde with intoxicating performances from Florence Pugh and Harry Styles.
The Winter Witch

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The Winter Witch is a 2022 UK horror by Richard John Taylor
Starring Rula Lenska, Paul Hughes and Jimmy 'The Bee' Bennett BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

Summary Notes

At the behest of her boss Ronnie, journalist Ingrid Hoffman returns to her ancestral home when several children are found slaughtered in nearby woodland. With the village suspecting the infamous Winter Witch is behind the killings, together with her daughter Eleanor and estranged...

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, supernatural threat:

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Christmas Eve in rural England 1985. A grandmother tells her grandchildren the story of how she escaped a witch as a child. Her daughter scolds her mother for terrifying them, only to be awakened by their screams. Now she must break the curse and save her children before it's too late.
Shrek 2

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Shrek 2 is a 2004 USA family animation comedy by Andrew Adamson and Kelly Asbury
Starring Mike Myers and Eddie Murphy and Cameron Diaz. BBFC link 2020 IMDb

BBFC category cuts were required for a U rated release for cinema and home video. Later the film was passed PG uncut for 4K Blu-ray in 2022. Uncut in the US with an MPAA PG rating.

The previous BBFC category cuts for a U rating was to remove a surprise headbutt.

UK: Passed PG uncut for mild bad language:

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Everyone's favourite larger-than-life hero returns in the Oscar-nominated Shrek 2, which has been hailed by critics and audiences alike as even better than its Oscar-winning predecessor! "There are so many jokes and jests, not even a jelly bellied ogre could consume them all in one sitting," proclaims USA Today. Happily ever after never seemed o far far away when a trip to meet the in-laws turns into another hilariously twisted adventure for Shrek and Fiona. With the help of his faithful steed Donkey, Shrek takes on a potion-brewing Fairy Godmother, the pompous Prince Charming, and the famed ogre-killer, Puss In Boots, a ferocious feline foe who's really just a pussycat at heart!

Extra Content: SECRETS OF SHREK 2 - SPOTLIGHT ON PUSS IN BOOTS FILMMAKERS' COMMENTARIES - FAR FAR AWAY IDOL - MUSIC VIDEOS Blu-ray Exclusives: The Animators' Corner - Shrek's Interactive Journey II

The Iceman Cometh

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The Iceman Cometh is a 1989 Hong Kong action comedy romance by Clarence Fok
Starring Maggie Cheung, Biao Yuen and Wah Yuen Melon Farmers link  BBFC link 2020  IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS in 1997. Later uncut and 15 rated since 2005 DVD.

UK: Previously passed 15 uncut after previous BBFC cuts were waived:
  • 2022 88 Films Collector's Edition (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 26th December 2022

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From Golden Harvest, the legendary Hong Kong studio which had previously delivered classic Bruce Lee flicks The Big Boss, Fist of Fury and Enter the Dragon comes the fast-paced martial arts fantasy The Iceman Cometh. When 16th-century Ming guard Fong Sau-ching (Yuen Baio) sets out to capture vicious rapist Feng San (Yuen Wah) both men end up falling into a glacier to be frozen in time. Thawed out by scientists over 300 years later, the confused guard must learn to cope with the modern world and continue in his quest to vanquish his opponent. Fast, furious and fabulously entertaining, The Iceman Cometh rocks with time travelling Kung Fu vibes.
 

 

US flagReleased on 27th December 2022

Mardi Gras Massacre

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Mardi Gras Massacre is a 1978 US horror by Jack Weis.
With Curt Dawson, Gwen Arment and William Metzo. Melon Farmers link  BBFC link 2020   IMDb

Banned as a video nasty in 1983. Uncut and BBFC 18 rated since 2022 Blu-ray. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

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NANCY DANCER DIED ON FEBRUARY 13, 1978. THAT WAS ONLY THE BEGINNING.

With only five films, New Orleans-based writer/producer/director Jack Weis became one of the most enigmatic figures in '70s exploitation. And for his final trashterpiece, Weis delivered a filth-fueled, disco-drenched and gore-soaked epic of butchered hookers, hard-boiled homicide cops and a prissy psycho with an Aztec sacrifice fetish that remains a once-in-a-lifetime sleaze experience.

Curt Dawson (BLOOD BATH), Ronald Tanet (CRYPT OF DARK SECRETS) and February '75 Playboy Playmate Laura Misch star in this "shocking-yet-hysterical fever dream of regional filmmaking" (Bleeding Skull) with a soundtrack by Dennis Coffey & Mike Theodore (BLACK BELT JONES) and still banned in the UK as one of the original DPP 39 Video Nasties, now featuring a 2K master compiled from the best surviving post-Katrina elements and a revealing new interview with Weis himself. SPECIAL FEATURES I'm Not Into Hollywood - Interview With Director Jack Weis The Mardi Gras Killer - Interview With Actor William Metzo The First Victim -- Interview With Actress Laura Misch Trailer

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • I'm Not Into Hollywood - Interview With Director Jack Weis
  • The Mardi Gras Killer - Interview With Actor William Metzo
  • The First Victim -- Interview With Actress Laura Misch
  • Trailer
Female Yakuza Tale

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Female Yakuza Tale is a 1973 Japan action drama by Teruo Ishii
Starring Reiko Ike, Makoto Aikawa and Arumi Kuri IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

Summary Notes

Ocho gets abducted by a yakuza clan that uses a gang of women to smuggle drugs in their vaginas. Finding out that the kingpin had killed the last boss and abducted his daughter, Ocho joins forces with the drug mules against the clan.

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

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Japanese language, English subtitles, 1080p high definition, region A disc. Female Yakuza Tale - Inquisition And Torture is an anarchistic apex in the career of Japanese cult director, Teruo Ishii, whose fifty year resume includes Horror of Malformed Men and Bohachi Bushido. Notoriously lacking restraint, sexy 'pinky violence' star, Reiko Ike, returns in this gonzo sequel to Sex & Fury following the further exploits of Ocho, a thief and gambler running afoul of evil yakuza in Meiji Era Tokyo.
 

 

 

 

UK flagReleased on 2nd January 2023

Big Time Gambling Boss

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Big Time Gambling Boss is a 1968 Japan crime thriller by Kôsaku Yamashita
Starring Kôji Tsuruta, Tomisaburô Wakayama and Hiroshi Nawa BBFC link 2020 IMDb

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

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Tokyo, 1934. Gang boss Arakawa is too ill and a successor must be named. The choice falls on Nakai, but being an outsider he refuses and suggests senior clansman Matsuda instead. But Matsuda is in jail and the elders won't wait for his release, so they appoint the younger and more malleable Ishido to take the reins. Clan honour and loyalties are severely tested when Matsuda is released, resulting in an increasingly violent internal strife. An atmospheric tale of gangland intrigue written by Kazuo Kasahara (Battles Without Honour and Humanity) and starring Tomisaburo Wakayama, (Lone Wolf and Cub, The Bounty Hunter Trilogy) and genre legend Koji Tsuruta, Big Time Gambling Boss is one of the all-time classics of the yakuza genre. Paul Schrader called it the richest and most complex film of its type, while novelist Yukio Mishima hailed it as a masterpiece. Radiance Films is proud to present this crucial re-discovery for the first time ever on Blu-ray.

Limited Edition Special Features:

High Definition digital transfer of the film
Uncompressed mono PCM audio
Visual essay by genre expert Chris D on the film and its place within the period and genre (2022)
Ninkyo 101: A masterclass with Mark Schilling, author of The Yakuza Movie Book (2022)
Trailer
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by maarko phntm
Limited edition booklet featuring new writing on the film by author Stuart Galbraith IV, and critic Hayley Scanlon
Limited edition of 2000 copies, presented in full-height Scanavo packaging with removable OBI strip leaving packaging free of certificates and markings

 

 

UK flagReleased on 9th January 2023

The Executioner Collection

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The Executioner is a 1974 Japan action thriller by Teruo Ishii
Starring Shin'ichi Chiba, Eiji Gô and Yutaka Nakajima BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release
UK: Passed 18 uncut with a BBFC trigger warning for sexually abusive behaviour, sexualised images:

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Fists flurry and blood flows as legendary cult director Teruo Ishii (Shogun's Joy of Torture, Horrors of Malformed Men) joins forces with martial arts legend Shin'ichi 'Sonny' Chiba in this bone-crunching double whammy of classic karate exploitation from Toei.

Ryuichi Koga (Chiba) is a descendent of the Koga Ninja school, now earning his living through more nefarious means as a gun for hire. When he is enlisted to take down a drug cartel alongside Hayabusa (Makoto Sato), a disgraced former narcotics detective now operating within the criminal underworld, and renegade Aikido master Sakura (Eiji Go), tensions grow among this three-man team of ne'er-do-wells as each come to question each other's motives. Koga returns in the even more gung-ho follow up, Karate Inferno, as the ringmaster of a gang of thieves plotting to steal a priceless jewel from a master criminal.

Making its High Definition home-video debut, The Executioner is presented in both its original Japanese-language version and with the English dub track from the 1970s North American release. Fans of the Street Fighter star will delight as Chiba pitches himself into a succession of freewheeling action and feisty fight scenes in this double dish of martial arts mayhem, all served up in director Ishii's characteristically lurid style.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • - High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • - Original uncompressed Japanese mono audio for both films
  • - Original uncompressed English mono audio track for The Executioner
  • - Optional English subtitles
  • - Brand new audio commentary by Chris Poggiali and Marc Walkow
  • - Sonny Chiba, Karate King, a 30-minute featurette on the legendary Sonny Chiba, featuring Grady Hendrix, Tom Mes, Chris Poggiali, Marco Joachim and Seiji Anno, from the band Guitar Wolf
  • - Original trailers
  • - Image galleries for The Executioner and The Executioner II: Karate Inferno
  • - Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Lucas Peverill

FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the films by by Mark Schilling

Wolf Manor

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Wolf Manor is a 2022 UK horror by Dominic Brunt
Starring James Fleet, John Henshaw and Nicky Evans BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

Summary Notes

Shooting a vampire movie in an old abandoned house should have worked like a dream. However, with the full moon, the nightmare begins. The body count rises as the cast and crew encounter the mansion's resident werewolf.

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong gore, violence, language:
  • 2023 Lightbulb Film Distribution R2 DVD at UK Amazon #ad released on 9th January 2023
The Dunwich Horror

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The Dunwich Horror is a 1970 USA horror by Daniel Haller.
Starring Sandra Dee, Dean Stockwell and Ed Begley. Melon Farmers link  Youtube link  BBFC link 2020  IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for an 18 rated 1970 cinema release. A slightly shorter version has been released on home video and has not been cut by the BBFC for an 18 rating or the MPAA for an R rating.
UK: BBFC details not yet published for:

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Riding high on their successful adaptations of Edgar Allan Poe, Roger Corman and American International Pictures took on that other titan of literary terror, H.P Lovecraft, in The Dunwich Horror!

Dean Stockwell stars as Wilbur Whateley, a mysterious young man who travels from the small town of Dunwich to the library of the Miskatonic University which holds one of the only copies of the Necronomicon, a legendary book of occult lore that Wilbur hopes to borrow. Graduate student Nancy Wagner (Sandra Dee) falls under his malign influence and travels with him back to his home where Wilbur has plans to use her in a ritual to raise 'The Old Ones', cosmic beings from another dimension. But who, or what, is in the locked room at the top of the stairs? And what will happen if they get out?

Directed by Daniel Haller, genius art director of numerous Corman classics, this was also the first screenwriting credit for Curtis Hanson, who would later direct the multi award-winning L.A. Confidential. Newly restored by Arrow Films from the original 35mm camera negative, The Dunwich Horror is among the most successful Lovecraft adaptations ever committed to film, and it has never looked better.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • - New 2K restoration by Arrow Films from the original camera negative
  • - High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation
  • - Original lossless mono audio
  • - Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • - New audio commentary by Guy Adams and Alexandra Benedict, creators of the audio drama Arkham County
  • - The Door into Dunwich, a new conversation between film historian Stephen R. Bissette and horror author Stephen Laws in which they discuss The Dunwich Horror, Lovecraft, and their memories of seeing the film on release
  • - After Summer After Winter, a new interview with science fiction and fantasy writer Ruthanna Emrys, author of The Innsmouth Legacy series
  • - The Sound of Cosmic Terror, new interview with music historian David Huckvale in which he takes a closer look at Les Baxter's score for The Dunwich Horror
  • - Theatrical trailer
  • - Image gallery
  • - Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Luke Preece

FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing by film critics Johnny Mains and Jack Sargeant

 

 

US flagReleased on 10th January 2023

The Dunwich Horror

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The Dunwich Horror is a 1970 USA horror by Daniel Haller.
Starring Sandra Dee and Dean Stockwell and Ed Begley. BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for an 18 rated 1970 cinema release. A slightly shorter version has been released on home video and has not been cut by the BBFC for an 18 rating or the MPAA for an R rating.

Summary Notes

H.P. Lovecraft meets Hollywood: Wilbur Whateley wants to help the Old Ones break through by consulting the Necronomicon, and Armitage must stop him. Attractive females are added to fill out the plot.

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

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Riding high on their successful adaptations of Edgar Allan Poe, Roger Corman and American International Pictures took on that other titan of literary terror, H.P Lovecraft, in The Dunwich Horror!

Dean Stockwell stars as Wilbur Whateley, a mysterious young man who travels from the small town of Dunwich to the library of the Miskatonic University which holds one of the only copies of the Necronomicon, a legendary book of occult lore that Wilbur hopes to borrow. Graduate student Nancy Wagner (Sandra Dee) falls under his malign influence and travels with him back to his home where Wilbur has plans to use her in a ritual to raise 'The Old Ones', cosmic beings from another dimension. But who, or what, is in the locked room at the top of the stairs? And what will happen if they get out?

Directed by Daniel Haller, genius art director of numerous Corman classics, this was also the first screenwriting credit for Curtis Hanson, who would later direct the multi award-winning L.A. Confidential. Newly restored by Arrow Films from the original 35mm camera negative, The Dunwich Horror is among the most successful Lovecraft adaptations ever committed to film, and it has never looked better.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • - New 2K restoration by Arrow Films from the original camera negative
  • - High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation
  • - Original lossless mono audio
  • - Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • - New audio commentary by Guy Adams and Alexandra Benedict, creators of the audio drama Arkham County
  • - The Door into Dunwich, a new conversation between film historian Stephen R. Bissette and horror author Stephen Laws in which they discuss The Dunwich Horror, Lovecraft, and their memories of seeing the film on release
  • - After Summer After Winter, a new interview with science fiction and fantasy writer Ruthanna Emrys, author of The Innsmouth Legacy series
  • - The Sound of Cosmic Terror, new interview with music historian David Huckvale in which he takes a closer look at Les Baxter's score for The Dunwich Horror
  • - Theatrical trailer
  • - Image gallery
  • - Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Luke Preece

FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing by film critics Johnny Mains and Jack Sargeant

The Executioner Collection

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The Executioner Collection is a double bill by Teruo Ishii
Starring Sonny Chiba, Makoto Sato and Eiji Go

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

Promotional Material

Fists flurry and blood flows as legendary cult director Teruo Ishii (Shogun's Joy of Torture, Horrors of Malformed Men) joins forces with martial arts legend Shin'ichi 'Sonny' Chiba in this bone-crunching double whammy of classic karate exploitation from Toei.

The Executioner: Ryuichi Koga (Chiba) is a descendent of the Koga Ninja school, now earning his living through more nefarious means as a gun for hire. When he is enlisted to take down a drug cartel alongside Hayabusa (Makoto Sato), a disgraced former narcotics detective now operating within the criminal underworld, and renegade Aikido master Sakura (Eiji Go), tensions grow among this three-man team of ne'er-do-wells as each come to question each other's motives.

Koga returns in the even more gung-ho follow up, The Executioner II: Karate Inferno , as the ringmaster of a gang of thieves plotting to steal a priceless jewel from a master criminal. Making it's High Definition home-video debut, The Executioner is presented in both it's original Japanese-language version and with the English dub track from the 1970s North American release. Fans of the Street Fighter star will delight as Chiba pitches himself into a succession of freewheeling action and feisty fight scenes in this double dish of martial arts mayhem, all served up in director Ishii's characteristically lurid style.

Dragons Forever

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Dragons Forever is a 1988 Hong Kong action comedy romance by Sammo Kam-Bo Hung and Corey Yuen (co-director).
Starring Jackie Chan and Sammo Kam-Bo Hung and Biao Yuen. IMDb

Exists in four variants: an Export version; a Hong Kong Version; a Japanese version which aggregates the Export and Hong Kong versions and adds outtakes to the credits; and a shortened French Version. A 1989 trailer was cut by the BBFC for a 15 rating.

Summary Notes

Jackie Chan stars as a hot-shot lawyer hired by a Hong Kong chemical plant to dispose of opposition to their polluting ways. But when he falls for a beautiful woman out to stop the plant, Jackie is torn in a conflict of interest and asks his trusty friends Samo and Biao to help out at least until they discover the true purpose of the plant.

US: Uncut and MPA Unrated for:
  • 2022 88 Films Special Edition [Hong Kong + International + Japanese versions] R0 4K Blu-ray/(RA) Blu-ray Combo  at US Amazon #ad released on 10th January 2023
  • 2022 88 Films Special Edition [Hong Kong + International + Japanese versions] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 10th January 2023
  • 2022 88 Films Amazon VoD [US] at US Amazon #ad

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Hotshot lawyer Jackie Lung (Jackie Chan) is hired to defend the owner of a factory which, unbeknownst to him, is the centre of a clandestine narcotics syndicate. He enlists r
 

 

UK flagReleased on 16th January 2023

Hatching

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Hatching is a 2022 Finland/Sweden horror by Hanna Bergholm
Starring Siiri Solalinna, Sophia Heikkilä and Jani Volanen BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release
UK: Passed 15 uncut with a BBFC trigger warning for strong horror, threat, injury detail, domestic abuse, violence:

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12-year-old gymnast, Tinja (Siiri Solalinna), is desperate to please her image-obsessed mother, whose popular blog 'Lovely Everyday Life' presents their family's idyllic existence as manicured suburban perfection. One day, after finding a wounded bird in the woods, Tinja brings its strange egg home, nestles it in her bed, and nurtures it until it hatches. The creature that emerges becomes her closest friend and a living nightmare, plunging Tinja beneath the impeccable veneer of her family and into a twisted reality that her mother refuses to see. HATCHING is the terrifying debut feature from Hanna Bergholm, heralding in an exciting new voice in horror.
Emily the Criminal

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Emily the Criminal is a 2022 US crime thriller by John Patton Ford
Starring Aubrey Plaza, Theo Rossi and Bernardo Badillo BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

Summary Notes

Down on her luck and saddled with debt, Emily gets involved in a credit card scam that pulls her into the criminal underworld of Los Angeles, ultimately leading to deadly consequences.

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, violence, threat, drug misuse:

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Emily is a talented artist who, due to a minor criminal record, resorts to insecure contract work delivering food while her friend from art school, Liz makes work trips to Portugal for photo shoots. Down on her luck and saddled with student debt, Emily gets involved in a dangerous credit card scam that pulls her deep into the criminal underworld of Los Angeles, ultimately leading to deadly consequences.
Halloween Ends

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Halloween Ends is a 2022 US/UK horror thriller by David Gordon Green
Starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Andi Matichak and James Jude Courtney BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

Summary Notes

The saga of Michael Myers and Laurie Strode comes to a spine-chilling climax in the final installment of this trilogy.

UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence:

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The most acclaimed and revered horror franchise in film history reaches its epic, terrifying conclusion as Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) faces off for the last time against the embodiment of evil, Michael Myers. Michael hasn't been seen for four years after the events of Halloween Kills. Laurie lives with her granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak) and has chosen to liberate herself from fear and rage and embrace life. When a young man is accused of killing a boy he was babysitting, a cascade of violence and terror is ignited with a final confrontation between Laurie and Michael unlike any ever captured on screen.

BONUS FEATURES - Deleted & Extended Scenes - No Place Like Haddonfield - Final Girl - Ending Halloween - A Different Threat - The Visions of Terror - Twisted Deaths

Snake and Crane Arts of Shaolin

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Snake and Crane Arts of Shaolin is a 1978 Hong Kong/Taiwan action drama by Chi-Hwa Chen
Starring Jackie Chan, Nora Miao and Cheng-Lan Chin Melon Farmers link  BBFC link 2020  IMDb

Available uncut and in 2 shortened versions
UK: Previously passed 15 uncut for frequent moderate to strong action violence:

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Released in 1978, the madcap mayhem of SNAKE & CRANE ARTS OF SHAOLIN was a surefire sign to audiences that its young star Jackie Chan was soon to be even more famous than the man who paved the way for the modern martial arts genre - Mr. Bruce Lee! An international box office success, this all-time classic is one of Chan's most beloved masterworks and it is easy to see why. The fights come thick and fast in this relentless tale of a young kung-fu student with a very unique style - which attracts a series of curious competitors! Helmed by the great Chen Chi Hwa, who also oversaw the Chan classic SHAOLIN WOODEN MEN (1976), 88 Films is proud to present SNAKE & CRANE ARTS OF SHAOLIN in glorious HD thanks to a brand new 2K restoration.
Irreversible

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Irreversible is a 2002 France crime mystery thriller by Gaspar Noé.
Starring Monica Bellucci and Vincent Cassel and Albert Dupontel. Melon Farmers link  BBFC link 2020  IMDb

Notably uncut by the BBFC. Contains real sex at 18. Exists as the original version and a re-ordered Straight Cut.
UK: Both versions were passed 18 uncut for sexual violence, strong violence, real sex, very strong language:
  • 2023 Powerhouse Films Standard Edition [Original Version + Straight Cut] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 16th January 2023

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Perhaps the quintessential exemplar of New French Extremity, Irreversible amazed and outraged audiences across the world upon its release in 2002 with its harrowing scenes of rape and violence. Now Gaspar  Noé'€s nauseating, thrilling, ingenious masterwork returns in a new 2K restoration, both in its Original Theatrical Cut and a potent new Straight Cut, assembled in 2020.

Extras "INDICATOR STANDARD EDITION 2 x BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES

  • 2K restorations supervised by writer-director Gaspar Noé
  • Two versions of the film: the 2002 Original Theatrical Cut (98 mins); and the 2020 Straight Cut, which re-assembles the events in chronological order (90 mins)
  • Original 5.1 surround sound and 2.0 stereo audio tracks
  • Audio commentary by Gaspar Noé on the Original Theatrical Cut (2003)
  • The Irreversible Odyssey (2019, 44 mins): retrospective documentary featuring interviews with NoA©, actors Monica Bellucci, Vincent Cassel and Albert Dupontel, cinematographer Benoit Debie, and others
  • NFT50 Q&A (2002, 49 mins): archival audio recording of a post-screening Q&A session with Noé, Bellucci and Cassel, recorded at Londonâ€s National Film Theatre
  • The BFI Masterclass with Gaspar Noé (2009, 90 mins): archival audio recording of the filmmaker in conversation with programmer and critic David Cox, recorded at BFI Southbank during the London Film Festival
  • SFX (2003, 8 mins): visual effects supervisor Rodolphe Chabrier discusses his teamâ€s work on the film
  • Time Destroys All Things (2021, 15 mins): video essay examining the two versions of Irreversible by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, author of Rape-Revenge Films: A Critical Study
  • Deleted scene (1 min)
  • Stresse (2002, 5 mins) and Outrage€ (2002, 5 mins): Thomas Bangalter music videos, directed by Noé
  • Intoxication (2002, 5 mins): documentary short by Noé featuring filmmaker Stephane Drouot

Original theatrical trailers
2019 Venice Film Festival trailer
Teaser trailers
Image gallery: publicity and promotional material
New and improved English subtitles"

Villa Rides

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Villa Rides is a 1968 USA war western by Buzz Kulik.
Starring Yul Brynner, Robert Mitchum and Maria Grazia Buccella. Melon Farmers link   BBFC link 2020   IMDb

Category cuts were required for an 'A' rated 1968 cinema release but uncut and 15 rated for 1988 VHS. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary Notes

Pulled into the Mexican Revolution by his own greed, Texas gunrunner & pilot Lee Arnold joins bandit-turned-patriot Pancho Villa & his band of dedicated men in a march across Mexico battling the Colorados & stealing women's hearts as they go. But each has a nemesis among his friends: Arnold is tormented by Fierro, Villa's right-hand-man; and Villa must face possible betrayal by his own president's naiveté.

UK: Previously passed 15 uncut for:

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Pulled into the Mexican Revolution by his own greed, Texas gunrunner & pilot Lee Arnold joins bandit-turned-patriot Pancho Villa and his band of dedicated men in a march across Mexico battling the Colorado's and stealing women's hearts as they go. But each has a nemesis among his friends: Arnold is tormented by Fierro, Villa's right-hand-man; and Villa must face possible betrayal by his own president's naiveté. Special Features: High-Definition Transfer UK Blu-ray® Premiere Optional English SDH Subtitles

 

 

 

US flagReleased on 17th January 2023

Ghost Warrior

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Ghost Warrior is a 1984 USA action Sci-Fi film by J Larry Carroll (as Larry Carroll).
Starring Hiroshi Fujioka and John Calvin and Janet Julian. IMDb

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

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In the time-warp tradition of Iceman comes Ghost Warrior, an inventive fantasy-adventure from cult-movie king Charles Band (Parasite). Suddenly awake after 400 years of frozen sleep, a valiant samurai warrior struggles to survive the harsh challenges of modern-day Los Angeles. This action-packed tale is the thrilling saga of Yoshi (Hiroshi Fujioka, High Seas Hijack, In the Line of Duty III), a master of Japan's 16th-century fighting arts who is accidentally frozen in time and miraculously revived in the 1980s. On the run from the institute that ended his sleep of centuries, Yoshi must pit his ancient skills and power against the forces of a violent and confusing world. He has vanquished enemies from a distant time--but can he prevail on the streets of the future? Also known as Swordkill, Ghost Warrior co-stars the wonderful Janet Julian (King of New York).

Special Features: -DIE BY THE SWORD: NEW Interview with Special Makeup Effects Artist Robert Short -Audio Commentary by Action Film Historians Brandon Bentley and Mike Leeder -Theatrical Trailer -Optional English Subtitles

Missing in Action: Trilogy

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Missing in Action: Trilogy is a USA action war adventure film set
Starring Chuck Norris and M Emmet Walsh and David Tress.

There are no censorship issues with this release

Summary Notes

Colonel James Braddock is an American officer who spent seven years in a North Vietnamese POW camp, then escaped 10 years ago. After the bloodiest war, Braddock accompanies a government investigation team that goes to Ho Chi Minh City to check out reports of Americans still held prisoner. Braddock gets the evidence then travels to Thailand, where he meets Tuck, an old Army buddy turned black market kingpin. Together, they launch a mission deep into the jungle to free the American POWs from General Trau.

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
  • 2023 KL Studio Classics (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad released on 17th January 2023

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This collection features the three action-packed Missing in Action classics starring screen legend Chuck Norris (A Force of One, Code of Silence).

Missing in Action (1984) -- American servicemen are still being held captive in Vietnam--and it's up to one man to bring them home in this blistering, fast-paced action/adventure. Following a daring escape from a Vietnamese POW camp, Special Forces Colonel James Braddock (Norris) is on a mission to locate and save remaining MIAs. Aided by a beautiful State Department official (Lenore Kasdorf, L.A. Bounty) and a former Army buddy (M. Emmet Walsh, Blood Simple), Braddock amasses top-secret information and state-of-the-art weaponry. Now this one-man army is prepared to blast his way into Vietnam...but will he be able to blast his way back out? Directed by Joseph Zito (Invasion U.S.A.) and featuring James Hong (The Perfect Weapon) and David Tress (Stone Cold).

Missing in Action 2: The Beginning (1985) -- Chuck Norris returns as Colonel James Braddock in this intense, action-packed prequel to the original runaway hit. Captured during a daring mid-air rescue operation, Braddock and his men are imprisoned by the insane Colonel Yin (Soon-Tek Oh, Good Guys Wear Black), who stops at nothing to break their spirits. Held captive in a godforsaken jungle, death seems the only escape. But like a cunning tiger waiting for the right time to pounce on his prey, Braddock seizes the opportunity to spring into action...and becomes a one-man fighting machine dead-set on freeing his men at any cost. Directed by Lance Hool (Steel Dawn) and featuring Steven Williams (Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday) and Professor Toru Tanaka (Catch the Heat). Braddock:

Missing in Action III (1988) -- When Colonel James Braddock (Norris) is told that his wife and 12-year-old son are still alive in Communist Vietnam, he mounts a one-man assault to free them. Armed with the latest high-tech firepower, Braddock fights his way into the heart of the country and ends up battling his way out with several dozen abused children in tow. Struggling to protect the kids while outmaneuvering the sadistic Vietnamese officer General Quoc (Aki Aleong, V: The Series), Braddock ignites the jungles in a blazing race for freedom. This is the final chapter in the slam-bang Missing in Action trilogy, featuring Keith David (They Live) and directed by Chuck's stunt coordinator and brother, Aaron Norris (Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection).

Special Features:
-Newly Remastered in 4K and 2K
-Audio Commentary for MISSING IN ACTION by Director Joseph Zito, Moderated by Filmmaker Michael Felsher
-Interview with MISSING IN ACTION Screenwriter James Bruner
-NEW Audio Commentary for MISSING ACTION 2 by Director Lance Hool, Moderated by Historian/Filmmaker Daniel Kremer
-NEW Audio Commentary for BRADDOCK: MISSING IN ACTION III by Action Film Historians Mike Leeder and Arne Venema
-Theatrical Trailers for all Three MISSING IN ACTION Films
-Optional English Subtitles

Lady Whirlwind & Hapkido

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Lady Whirlwind & Hapkido is a double bill by Huang Feng
Starring Sammo Hung, Angela Mao and Yi Chang

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

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When director Huang Feng (The Shaolin Plot) jumped ship from Shaw Brothers to their upstart rivals Golden Harvest, he swiftly launched the career of a Taiwanese ingenue barely out of Beijing opera school named Angela Mao, who despite her fresh-faced femininity became one of Hong Kong's toughest action icons of the 1970s. Lady Whirlwind, directed by Huang in 1972, sees Mao dead set on avenging the death of her sister, only to find herself fighting a common enemy alongside the man she wants revenge on.

Hapkido, made the same year, sees her once more pitted against a gang of Japanese thugs, alongside fellow soon-to-be kung fu legends Sammo Hung (Knockabout) and Carter Wong (Big Trouble in Little China) as disciples of the titular Korean fighting style, studying under real-life hapkido grandmasters Ji Han-jae (Game of Death) and Hwang In-shik (The Way of the Dragon). Originally released in the US as Deep Thrust and Lady Kung Fu respectively, these two restored martial arts classics show Mao at her mightiest - every bit as formidable as the great Bruce Lee, whose sister she played in Enter the Dragon the following year.

They Live

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They Live is a 1988 USA action comedy horror by John Carpenter.
Starring Roddy Piper and Keith David and Meg Foster. IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release.

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

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They influence our decisions without us knowing it. They numb our senses without us feeling it. They control our lives without us realizing it. They Live. Horror master John Carpenter (Halloween, The Thing) directs this heart-pounding thriller in which aliens are systematically gaining control of the Earth by masquerading as humans and lulling the public into submission. Humanity's last chance lies with a lone drifter who stumbles upon a harrowing discovery--a unique pair of sunglasses that reveals the terrifying and deadly truth.

Bonus Content:
  • Audio Commentary with Director John Carpenter and Actor Roddy Piper
  • Remastered from a 4K Transfer
  • Independent Thoughts GÇô An Interview with John Carpenter
  • Man vs. Aliens GÇô An Interview with Actor Keith David
  • Woman of Mystery GÇô An Interview with Actress Meg Foster
  • Watch, Look, Listen: The Sights & Sounds of They Live GÇô A Look at the Visual Style, Stunts and Music with Director of Photography Gary B. Kibbe, Stunt Coordinator Jeff Imada, and Co-Composer Alan Howarth
  • Original the Making of They Live
  • Footage from Commercials Created for the Film
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Still Gallery
 

 

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Detective Knight: Redemption

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Detective Knight: Redemption is a 2022 US action thriller by Edward Drake
Starring Bruce Willis, Corey Large and Lochlyn Munro BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

Summary Notes

In custody in New York, Detective James Knight finds himself in the middle of a jailbreak led by The Christmas Bomber, a brutal fanatic whose Santa Claus disciples are terrorizing the city. With the promised return of his badge in exchange for taking out the terrorists, the steel...

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong bloody violence, language, drug misuse:
  • 2023 lions gate international (uk) ltd R2 DVD at UK Amazon #ad released on 23rd January 2023

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Bruce Willis stars as Detective James Knight in this second film of the action-packed trilogy. In custody in New York, Knight finds himself in the middle of a jailbreak led by The Christmas Bomber, a brutal fanatic whose Santa Claus disciples are terrorizing the city. With the promised return of his badge in exchange for taking out the terrorists, the steely-eyed Knight doles out mercy for the just...and merciless justice for all the rest.
ROYAL WARRIORS

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ROYAL WARRIORS is a 1986 Hong Kong action drama by David Chung
Starring Michelle Yeoh, Michael Wong and Hiroyuki Sanada BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

Summary Notes

Michelle Yip of the Hong Kong police is a mild-mannered Kung Fu expert. Michael Wong, from air security, is happy-go-lucky, stuck on himself, constantly talking, and smitten by her. Yamamoto is quiet, hard-boiled, leaving the Tokyo police to spend time with his wife and daughter....

UK: Passed 15 uncut with a BBFC trigger warning for strong violence, injury detail, threat, suicide:
  • 2023 Eureka Entertainment (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 23rd January 2023

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Following on from the success of Yes, Madam! -- Michelle Yeoh returned straight away to the girls-with-guns genre with this fast-paced 80s Hong Kong action classic.

When CID officer Yip (Yeoh), a Japanese Interpol agent ( Hiroyuki Sanada -- The Twilight Samurai, Avengers: Endgame ), and a security guard ( Michael Wong -- Beast Cops ) foil an airplane hijacking, they incur the wrath of a gang of Vietnam veterans who are out for vengeance.

The second of the loosely connected In the Line of Duty series of films, Royal Warriors is yet another stunning highlight of Hong Kong action cinema, and Eureka Classics is proud to present the film for the first time ever in the UK from a brand new 2K restoration .

SPECIAL EDITION BLU-RAY FEATURES*

Limited Edition O-Card slipcase featuring new artwork by Darren Wheeling (First print run of 2000 copies only) | 1080p HD presentation on Blu-ray from a brand new 2K restoration | Original Cantonese mono audio | Optional English dubbed audio | Optional English Subtitles, newly translated for this release | Brand new feature length audio commentary by Asian film expert Frank Djeng (NY Asian Film Festival) | Brand new feature length audio commentary by action cinema experts Mike Leeder & Arne Venema | 2018 interview with producer and actor John Sham courtesy of the Frédéric Ambroisine video archive| New Locations featurette by Arne Venema | Trailer | Reversible sleeve design | PLUS: A Limited Edition collector's booklet featuring new writing by James Oliver (First print run of 2000 copies only) | *All extras subject to chang

Enter the Void

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Enter the Void is a 2009 France / Germany / Italy / Canada fantasy drama by Gaspar Noé.
Starring Nathaniel Brown, Paz de la Huerta and Cyril Roy. Melon Farmers link  BBFC link 2020   IMDb

Exists in a long version/Director's Cut and a shortened version
UK: The Long Version was passed 18 uncut for hard drug use and strong real sex for:
  • 2023 Arrow Video Special Edition [Director's Cut + shortened version] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 23rd January 2023
  • 2023 Arrow Video Amazon VoD [UK] at UK Amazon #ad

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Eight years after the controversial and shocking Irreversible, director Gaspar Noé cemented his reputation as the enfant terrible of New French Extremity with perhaps his most challenging film to date -- a hallucinatory meditation on life, death and rebirth, shot entirely in the first person.

American siblings Oscar (Nathaniel Brown) and Linda (Paz de la Huerta, The Limits of Control) eke out a shared existence in Tokyo -- he by dealing drugs, she by working as a stripper. However, tragedy strikes when a deal turns sour and Oscar is shot by the police. As his lifeless body lies on the floor of a public toilet, his soul floats high above the neon-drenched Tokyo streets, observing the effect of his death on his sister and reliving the events in his life that brought him to this juncture.

Described by Noé himself as a "psychedelic melodrama", Enter the Void boasts mesmerising cinematography by the award-winning Benoît Debie (Climax, Spring Breakers) and a hypnotic soundtrack of experimental and electronic music. Powerful and transcendent, it offers viewers an immersive cinematic experience like no other.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • - High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations of both the 143-minute UK theatrical cut and the full-length 161-minute director's cut
  • - Original lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and PCM 2.0 stereo soundtracks
  • - Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • - Enter the Sensorium, a visual essay on the film by author and critic Alexandra Heller-Nicolas
  • - Video interview with typography designer and long-term Noé collaborator Tom Kan
  • - 8 deleted scenes
  • - Archival Making of -- Special Effects featurette
  • - Archival Vortex featurette - Archival DMT Loop featurette
  • - French and international theatrical trailers
  • - 8 teaser trailers
  • - 3 unused trailers
  • - Image gallery
  • - Reversible sleeve featuring two choices of artwork
Phenomena

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Phenomena is a 1984 Italian Sci-Fi horror film by Dario Argento.
With Jennifer Connelly, Donald Pleasence and Daria Nicolodi. Melon Farmers link  BBFC link 2020   IMDb

Exists in three versions, a shortened version, a Director's Cut and an Integral Version. Furthermore the shortened version was further cut by the BBFC for 18 rated cinema and VHS releases. The cuts were waived for DVD releases of the Director's Cut and Integral Version.
UK: The Italian Version was passed 18 uncut for:
  • 2023 Arrow Video Special Edition R0 4K Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 23rd January 2023

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From master of horror Dario Argento (Suspiria, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage) comes Phenomena -- one of his most eccentric and unique thrillers, featuring telepathic insects, maggots galore, and even a razor-wielding chimp!

Jennifer Corvino (Jennifer Connelly, Labyrinth), daughter of a world-renowned movie star, arrives in the so-called "Swiss Transylvania" to attend an exclusive girls' school. However, a vicious killer is targeting the pupils, and sleepwalker Jennifer finds herself in the assassin's headlights when her nocturnal wanderings cause her to witness the death of a fellow pupil. Aided by paraplegic entomologist John McGregor (Donald Pleasence, Halloween) and her own uncanny ability to communicate telepathically with insects, Jennifer sets out to track down the killer before she herself becomes the latest victim...

Released in 1985, towards the end of Argento's decade-long golden age as a director, Phenomena co-stars Dalila Di Lazarro (The Pyjama Girl Case), Patrick Bauchau (Clear and Present Danger) and Daria Nicolodi (Tenebrae), and features lush cinematography by Romano Albani (Inferno) and a pounding prog rock score by Goblin (Deep Red, Suspiria). Presenting the original Italian version in a sumptuous 4K restoration.

4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • - 4K restoration of the original 116-minute Italian version from the original camera negative by Arrow films
  • - 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)
  • - Lossless Italian DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and 2.0 stereo soundtracks, derived from the original 4-channel Dolby Stereo elements
  • - Lossless "hybrid" English/Italian DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack*
  • - English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
  • - Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the hybrid soundtrack
  • - Audio commentary by Troy Howarth, author of Murder by Design: The Unsane Cinema of Dario Argento
  • - Of Flies and Maggots, a feature-length 2017 documentary produced for Arrow Films, including interviews with co-writer/producer/director Dario Argento, actors Fiore Argento, Davide Marotta, Daria Nicolodi and Fiorenza Tessari, co-writer Franco Ferrini, cinematographer Romano Albani, production manager Angelo Iacono, special optical effects artist Luigi Cozzi, special makeup effects artist Sergio Stivaletti, makeup artist Pier Antonio Mecacci, underwater camera operator Gianlorenzo Battaglia, and composers Claudio Simonetti and Simon Boswell
  • - Original Italian and international theatrical trailers
  • - "Jennifer" music video, directed by Dario Argento
  • - Japanese pressbook gallery
  • - Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Obviously Creative

* The 116-minute Italian cut features approximately six minutes of footage for which English audio does not exist. In these instances, the hybrid track reverts to Italian audio with English subtitles

Tenebrae

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Tenebrae is a 1982 Italy horror mystery thriller by Dario Argento.
With Anthony Franciosa, Giuliano Gemma and Christian Borromeo. Melon Farmers link  BBFC link 2020   IMDb

Cut by the BBFC by 4s for cinema release. This cut version was then banned on VHS as a video nasty. The film was then cut for 2000 VHS. These BBFC cuts were waived in 2003 but the release suffered print damage. However a fully uncut version was released on UK DVD and Blu-ray in 2003. There is also a shortened US Version entitled Unsane.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence:

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In the early 1980s, Dario Argento (Deep Red, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage), Italy's legendary master of horror, returned to the giallo thriller genre in which he originally made his name for his most blood-drenched and self-reflexive offering to date: Tenebrae.

A razor-wielding psychopath is stalking the thriller writer Peter Neal (Anthony Franciosa, Death Wish II), in Rome to promote his latest work, Tenebrae. But the author isn't the obsessive killer's only target: the beautiful women who surround him are doomed as, one by one, they fall victim to the murderer's slashing blade.

Co-starring Daria Nicolodi (Phenomena) and John Saxon (A Nightmare on Elm Street) and featuring stark, modernist photography by Luciano Tovoli (Suspiria), this one-time Video Nasty updates the classic giallo blueprint for a new decade -- fully restored in 4K alongside a plethora of extras old and new.

4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • - 4K restoration from the original camera negative by Arrow Films
  • - 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)
  • - Original Italian and English front and end titles and insert shots
  • - Restored 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
  • - Audio commentary by authors and critics Alan Jones and Kim Newman
  • - Audio commentary by Argento expert Thomas Rostock
  • - Audio commentary by Maitland McDonagh, author of Broken Mirrors/Broken Minds: The Dark Dreams of Dario Argento
  • - Yellow Fever: The Rise and Fall of the Giallo, a feature-length documentary charting the genre from its beginnings to its influence on the modern slasher film, featuring interviews with Dario Argento, Umberto Lenzi, Luigi Cozzi and more
  • - Being the Villain, a newly edited archival interview with actor John Steiner
  • - Out of the Shadows, an archival interview with Maitland McDonagh
  • - Voices of the Unsane, an archival featurette containing interviews with writer/director Dario Argento, actresses Daria Nicolodi and Eva Robins, cinematographer Luciano Tovoli, composer Claudio Simonetti and assistant director Lamberto Bava
  • - Screaming Queen, an archival interview with Daria Nicolodi
  • - The Unsane World of Tenebrae, an archival interview with Dario Argento
  • - A Composition for Carnage, an archival interview with Claudio Simonetti
  • - Archival introduction by Daria Nicolodi
  • - International theatrical trailer
  • - Japanese "Shadow" theatrical trailer
  • - Alternate opening credits sequence
  • - "Unsane" end credits sequence
  • - Image galleries
  • - Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Obviously Creative
 

 

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Blood Dynasty

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Blood Dynasty is a 2017 Canada horror by Chris Alexander
Starring IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2023 Dark Side Releasing (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad released on 24th January 2023

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Vampire Irina rises again, like a ghost from her watery grave, to bring bloodlust and madness to a lonely woman living in a seaside motel in this haunting supernatural tale from the mind of indie-cult director Chris Alexander. Chris Alexander is the editor-in-chief for the genre magazine Delirium, and is formerly the editor of Fangoria and award-winning writer/contributor to Rue Morgue magazine. "Blood Dynasty" and it's vampire antagonist is related to his earlier works, "Irina" and "Queen of Blood"
Death Wish

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Death Wish is a 1974 USA crime thriller by Michael Winner.
With Charles Bronson, Hope Lange and Vincent Gardenia. Melon Farmers link  BBFC link 2020  IMDb

Uncut by the BBFC for 1974 cinema release but banned (or rather 'delayed') for 13 years on VHS. Eventually released with cuts for 18 rated VHS in 2000. The BBFC later waived its cuts for 18 rated DVD in 2006. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

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In this explosive story of revenge and urban violence, screen legend Charles Bronson (Mr. Majestyk, Breakheart Pass) plays Paul Kersey, a bleeding-heart liberal who has a change of opinion after his wife and daughter are brutally attacked by a gang of thugs in their apartment. His daughter is sexually assaulted and his wife is murdered. Bronson then turns vigilante as he stalks the mean streets of New York on the prowl for muggers, hoodlums and the like. Another classic collaboration between Bronson and director Michael Winner (Chato's Land, The Mechanic, The Stone Killer), Death Wish is a violent, controversial film that is frank and original in its treatment of urban crime and the average citizen's helplessness in dealing with it. Jazz great Herbie Hancock (Colors) wrote the musical score. Vincent Gardenia (Death Wish II), Steven Keats (The Friends of Eddie Coyle), Stuart Margolin (TV's The Rockford Files), Stephen Elliott (Beverly Hills Cop) and Hope Lange (Blue Velvet) co-star. And watch for Jeff Goldblum (The Fly) in his film debut as one of the thugs.

Special Features:

DISC 1 (4KUHD):
-Brand New 2022 HDR/Dolby Vision Master -- From a 4K Scan of the 35mm Original Camera Negative
-NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Paul Talbot, the Author of the BRONSON'S LOOSE! Books
-5.1 Surround and Lossless 2.0 Audio
-Triple-Layered UHD100 Disc
-Optional English Subtitles

DISC 2 (BLU-RAY):
-Brand New 2022 HD Master -- From a 4K Scan of the 35mm Original Camera Negative
-NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Paul Talbot, the Author of the BRONSON'S LOOSE! Books
-Interview with Actor John Herzfeld
-US and UK Radio Spots
-TV Spot
-Theatrical Trailer (Remastered in 2K)
-5.1 Surround and Lossless 2.0 Audio
-Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
-Optional English Subtitles

The Dentist Collection

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The Dentist Collection is a double bill
Starring Corbin Bernsen and Linda Hoffman

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

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Where there's a drill, there's a way. Corbin Bernsen stars as homicidal dentist Dr. Alan Feinstone in these two horror favorites, available for the first time on Blu-ray®. In The Dentist, Beverly Hills dentist Dr. Feinstone seems to have the perfect, ordered life -- until the discovery of his wife's affair with the pool boy sends him off the deep end, unlocking the killer inside.

The Dentist 2 finds the evil doctor in a maximum-security mental hospital...but not for long, as he escapes to a small town and turns his attentions to a new love interest and new victims.

The Jackie Chan Collection: Volume 1 1976 - 1982

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The Jackie Chan Collection: Volume 1 1976 - 1982 is a 2023 film by Various
Starring Various

There are no censorship issues with this release but many Jackie Chan films were shortened for international release.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2023 SHOUT! FACTORY The Jackie Chan Collection volume 1 (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad released on 24th January 2023

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Unbeatable. Unstoppable. Undeniable. Jackie Chan stands alone among action heroes thanks to his death-defying stunts, unparalleled fight scenes, and his signature sense of humor. An international superstar, Chan has thrilled fans around the globe for decades. As the standard bearer for martial arts action, Chan has forged a legacy that never has nor will be surpassed. Presented here are seven classic films which showcase the unique mixture of martial arts, action, and comedy that has made Jackie Chan a cultural icon.

The Killer Meteors - A powerful nobleman believes his own wife has poisoned him. To find the elusive antidote in time and kill his evil wife, he hires his adversary, a rogue warrior known for his mastery of deadly explosive projectiles.

Shaolin Wooden Men - An orphan traumatized into silence by the death of his father finds himself living at the Shaolin monastery206and befriending a prisoner who teaches him a secret and deadly form of kung fu.

To Kill with Intrigue - A young master sends his pregnant girlfriend away from the family's castle, fearing for her safety from a vicious gang led by a vengeful woman who had her face scarred as a child by his father.

Snake & Crane Arts of Shaolin - Entrusted with the book Art of The Snake and Crane after the mysterious disappearance of the Shaolin Masters who wrote it, a young man must fight off numerous clans to learn the true reason for the disappearance.

Dragon Fist - After his master is murdered, a martial arts student departs on a sacred journey to avenge him and honor his memory. But when he tracks the killer to a remote village, the evil warlord tries to blackmail him.

Battle Creek Brawl - A man seeking fame and fortune in Chicago in the 1930s has his life turned upside-down when a merciless mobster takes his brother's fianc39e hostage and forces him to enter a no-holds-barred combat tournament in Texas.

Dragon Lord - A martial arts student named Dragon is in constant pursuit of romance when he runs afoul of some nefarious bandits trying to steal antiques and decides to put a stop to their plans!

Playing With Fire

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Playing With Fire is a 1975 France / Italy drama by Alain Robbe-Grillet.
Starring Jean-Louis Trintignant and Philippe Noiret and Anicée Alvina. IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

Summary Notes

When Carolina (Anicee Alvina), the daughter of wealthy banker Georges de Saxe (Philippe Noiret), is reported kidnapped, it is upsetting to him even though he knows it isn't true. The kidnappers have taken the wrong person. The banker hires Frantz (Jean-Louis Trintignant) a disheveled, seedy detective to find his daughter and hide her safely away. She soon finds herself in a fantasy-land whorehouse, where all kinds of extreme perversions are routinely practiced. There, a near-double of her father whips and then seduces her. Eventually, she and the private eye escape or leave, having extorted the kidnapping money from the girl's father.

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

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Grossly affluent banker Georges de Saxe (Philippe Noiret) keeps his daughter, Carolina (Anicée Alvina), hidden in a mysterious house of perversion after a kidnapping attempt snags a young woman who resembles her. Carolina soon finds herself trapped in a deliberately confused existence in the house of sexual exploitation and imprisonment. At the heart of it all seems to be an enigmatic man named Franz (Jean-Louis Trintignant), who will either be Carolina's killer or savior. Alain Robbe-Grillet's surreal, absurdist sado-masochistic drama Playing with Fire (Le jeu ave le feu) was a commercial success due to to the appearance of Emmanuelle star Sylvia Kristel - in one of her most challenging roles.

Cult Epics presents Playing with Fire on Blu-ray in a 2K transfer with new bonus features including an audio commentary by film critic Tim Lucas.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • New 2K HD Transfer (from original negative) & Restoration
  • Original LPCM 2.0 Mono
  • New DTS-HD MA 2.0 Mono
  • Audio Commentary by film critic Tim Lucas
  • Interview with Catherine Robbe-Grillet
  • Promotional Gallery
  • Trailers
Stuck On You!

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Stuck On You! is a 1983 US comedy romance by Michael Herz, Lloyd Kaufman
Starring Irwin Corey, Virginia Penta and Mark Mikulski IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

Summary Notes

A couple with marriage problems goes to Family Court, where a judge takes them back in time to view lovers through the ages.

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

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YOU'LL COME UNGLUED WITH LAUGHTER!

Estranged couple Bill and Carol are in a palimony suit against each other. The zany Judge Gabriel (played by Professor Irwin Corey) is handling their suit. As Bill and Carol relate their problems to Gabriel, he demonstrates how all lovers from the beginning of time, including Adam and Eve, Queen Isabella and Christopher Columbus, and King Arthur and Lady Guinevere have all faced their exact same troubles. The judge is finally revealed to be the angel Gabriel, sent down in hopes of bringing the couple back together.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • Adhesive Interviews with Troma's Alumni
  • Lloyd Kaufman Kiss & Tell Introduction
  • Coitus Commentary by Uncle Lloydie
  • Pin-Up Photo Gallery
  • Troma Trailers
  • Jealous of Troma Now Promo
  • "Before There Was Toxie' Intro
  • Region Free Blu-ray!
 

 

UK flagReleased on 30th January 2023

Magic, Myth & Mutilation

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Magic, Myth & Mutilation: The Micro-Budget Cinema of Michael J Murphy, 1967-2015 is a film set by Michael J Murphy
Starring Caroline Aylward, Rob Bartlett and Russell Hall

UK: Aggregate BBFC 18 rating for:
  • 2022 Powerhouse Films Magic, Myth & Mutation Limited Edition R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 30th January 2023

Invitation to Hell is a 1982 UK horror by Michael J. Murphy
Starring Becky Simpson, Joseph Sheahan and Colin Efford  Melon Farmers link  BBFC link 2020   IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS in 1986. Later passed 18 uncut for 2023 Blu-ray.

Atlantis is a 1991 UK fantasy by Michael J. Murphy
Starring Patrick Olliver, Judith Holding and Phil Lyndon BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

Road To Nowhere is a 1993 UK thriller by Michael J. Murphy
Starring James Reynard, Kate Steavenson-Payne and Timur Kocak BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

The Rite of Spring is a 1995 UK horror by Michael J. Murphy
Starring James Reynard, Timur Kocak and Lisa Fornara IMDb

Exists in 2 versions.

Tristan is a 1999 UK fantasy by Michael J. Murphy
Starring Nicholas Bowditch, Rachel Paris and James Reynard IMDb

Exists in 2 versions.

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Amongst overlooked filmmakers, British director Michael J Murphy ranks as one of the most sorely neglected. Having cut his teeth on a variety of homemade 8mm shorts, he had completed three feature-length productions by the age of eighteen. Over the next five decades, Murphy would go on to make many more films across a variety of genres, dividing his production time between Greece, Portugal, and the UK, with family, friends, and local stage performers becoming his regular cast and crew in exchange for holidays in the sun.

Despite this prolific output -- a total of more than thirty completed films over a half-century, of which twenty-six survive -- Murphy's work remains rarely seen and little championed. Fitfully available on videotape, and barely represented on DVD, this comprehensive and long-gestating ten-disc Blu-ray collection seeks to rectify that situation once and for all. Boasting all-new 2K restorations from archival 16mm and 8mm elements, as well as a number of new digital captures from Murphy's personal tape masters, this extensive retrospective of the obsessive auteur's work is bolstered by a wealth of bonus features, including surviving fragments from lost works, and a 120-page book, all of which provides the definitive account of the weird and wonderful worlds of Britain's great unheralded DIY filmmaker.

Extras "INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION 10 x BLU-RAY BOX SET SPECIAL FEATURES

All-new 2K restorations by Powerhouse Films, using film elements from the Murphy archives, of:

  • Tristan and Iseult (1970),
  • Happy Ever After (1974),
  • Secrets (1977),
  • Almost a Movie (1979),
  • The Cell (1980),
  • Stay (1980),
  • Death in the Family (1981),
  • Invitation to Hell (1983),
  • The Last Night (1983),
  • Bloodstream (1985),
  • Moonchild (1989),
  • Torment (1990),
  • Atlantis (1991),
  • Road to Nowhere (1993),
  • Tristan (version one, 1999),
  • ZK3 (2012),
  • Nekros: Isle of the Dead (2014), and
  • The Return of Alan Strange (2015)

Standard Definition presentations, newly digitised from Murphy's tape masters, of:

  • Qualen (1983),
  • Tristan aka Legend of the Hero (1986),
  • Death Run (1987),
  • Avalon (1988),
  • Second Sight (1992),
  • The Rite of Spring (version one, 1995),
  • The Rite of Spring (version two, 1995),
  • Tristan (version two, 1999),
  • Roxi (2004), and
  • Skare (2008)

Original mono soundtracks
Over 34 hours' worth of film content
Audio commentary with Murphy, and actors Sally Duncan and Phil Lyndon on Invitation to Hell (2008)
Audio commentary with author and arts professor Johnny Walker on Invitation to Hell (2022)
Audio commentary with Murphy, Duncan and Lyndon on The Last Night (2008)
Audio commentary with Murphy, actors June Bunday, Judith Holding and Lyndon on Atlantis (2010)
Audio commentary with Murphy and Holding on Skare (2009)
Murphy's Lore (2022): three-part documentary assessing Murphy's six-decade career, featuring interviews with Murphy, Bunday, Holding, Chris Jupp, Stephen Longhurst, Patrick Olliver, filmmakers Jackson Batchelor, Sam Mason Bell and Tom Lee Rutter, film historians Darrell Buxton and Walker, and film programmer Paul Cotgrove
The Horror-on-Sea Interview with Michael J Murphy (2013): the prolific filmmaker in conversation with Bunday and Lyndon, recorded for the British horror festival
The Making of 'Invitation to Hell' and 'The Last Night' (2008): retrospective documentary featuring interviews with Murphy, Lyndon and Duncan
The Making of 'Atlantis' (2010): two-part retrospective documentary featuring interviews with Murphy, Lyndon, Bunday and Holding
The Making of 'Skare' (2009): retrospective documentary featuring interviews with Murphy and Holding The Making of 'Roxi' (2004): documentary featuring interviews with actors Mary-Anne Barlow, Bruce Lawrence, Ross Maxwell and Valia Yanarou
The Making of 'ZK3' (2012): retrospective documentary featuring interviews with Murphy, Holding and Lyndon
'The Rite of Spring': Behind the Scenes (1999)
'Nekros': Behind the Scenes (2012)
'Skare' Script Readthrough (2008)
Surviving fragments from six lost Murphy films: Atlantis: City of Sin (1967), Boadicea (1968), Gods and Heroes (1971), two versions of Seventh Day (1976/77), and Insight (1978)
Outtakes from Moonchild, Torment, Atlantis, Second Sight, and Skare
Mute rushes from the lost 16mm version of Skare, with optional selected scene commentary with actor Oliver Price
'The Return of Alan Strange' Test Footage (2014)
Michael J Murphy on 'Beast' (2010): interview with the filmmaker about Chris Jupp's remake of his lost version of Skare
Video Tour of Michael J Murphy's Home (2014)
Michael J Murphy Tribute Video (2015): documentary short made for the Murlyn Films International website
Home video footage shot by Murphy
Trailers for Invitation to Hell, The Last Night, Bloodstream, Legend of a Hero, Death Run, Avalon, Moonchild, Torment, Atlantis, Road to Nowhere, The Rite of Spring, Tristan, Roxi, Skare, ZK3, Nekros: Isle of Death, and The Return of Alan Strange
Original 'Stay' 7"" single needle-drop recording
Image galleries
Script galleries
Limited edition exclusive 120-page book with new essays by Murphy experts Wayne Maginn, Paul
Higson, Darrell Buxton and Johnny Walker, a comprehensive filmography, and film credits World premieres on Blu-ray
Limited edition box set of 6,000 numbered units for the UK and US

All extras subject to change

The Big Gundown

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The Big Gundown is a 1966 Spain/Italy western by Sergio Sollima.
With Lee Van Cleef, Tomas Milian and Luisa Rivelli. Melon Farmers link   BBFC link 2020   IMDb

Exists as a Original Version/Director's Cut, a shortened US Theatrical Version and an extended US Version. The film was cut for a BBFC 'A' rating in 1969  and the same version was given a BBFC 'AA' rating  in 1970 when new certificates were introduced. The Original Version and the US Version were passed 15 uncut for home video release in 2023.

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, sexual violence:
  • 2023 Powerhouse Films Limited Edition [Original Version + US Version + Extended US Verion] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 30th January 2023

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Released the same year as Sergio Leone's The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and Sergio Corbucci's Django, The Big Gundown (La resa di conti) is a classic spaghetti western. Directed by the great Sergio Sollima (Face to Face, Violent City) this brutal film elevated western regualr Lee Van Cleef (Ride Lonesome) to his first ever starring role.
When bounty hunter Jonathan Corbett (Van Cleef) is hired to track down a Mexican peasant (Tomas Milian, in a career-defining role) who has been accused of an appalling crime, he is initially outwitted by the wily bandit. However, the relationshion between the two men soon takes an unexpected turn and they team up to take on railroad baron Brockston (Walter Barnes).

With its rousing score by legendary composer Ennio Morricone, and its politically charged screenplay by Sergio Donati (Once Upon a Time in the West) and Franco Solinas (The Battle of Algiers), The Big Gundown has earned its reputation as one of the greatest and most influential Italian westerns.

This individually numbered Limited Edition includes three versions of the film - the US theatrical cut, the extended US cut, and the original 110-minute Italian version - along with a fascinating selection of new and archival extra features, a poster, and an 80-page book."

Extras "INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION 2 x BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES

*2K restorations
*Three feature presentations: La resa dei conti (110 mins): the original Italian theatrical version, presented with both Italian and English soundtracks; the original US theatrical version (90 mins); and the extended US cut (95 mins) with scenes added for television broadcast *Original mono audio
*Audio commentary with writers and film experts Barry Forshaw and Kim Newman on the Italian theatrical version (2022)
*Audio commentary with film historians C Courtney Joyner and Henry Parke on the extended US cut (2013)
*Spaghetti Western Memories (2012): documentary in which director Sergio Sollima and actor Tomas Milian revisit this much-heralded western
*Tomas Milian: Acting on Instinct (2013): the genre-film star revisits The Big Gundown and reveals some of his acting secrets
*Stephen Thrower on 'The Big Gundown' (2022): the author and musician on the unique qualities of Sollima's classic
*Austin Fisher on 'The Big Gundown' (2022): the author of Radical Frontiers in the Spaghetti Western: Politics, Violence and Popular Italian Cinema situates the film in the wider context of the genre
*Isolated music & effects tracks
*Original US theatrical trailers
*Original Italian theatrical trailer
*TV spots
*Image galleries: production stills and promotional material
*New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
*Limited edition exclusive 80-page book with a new essay by Italian cinema expert Roberto Curti, archival interviews with Lee Van Cleef, Tomas Milian, and Sergio Sollima, extracts from the film's promotional materials, an examination of the work of co-screenwriter Franco Solinas, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and full film credits
*Limited edition exclusive poster
*UK premiere on any home video format
*Limited edition of 5,000 copies

All extras subject to change"

Eight for Silver

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Eight for Silver is a 2021 US horror mystery by Sean Ellis
Starring Boyd Holbrook, Kelly Reilly and Alistair Petrie BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

In the US: Rated R for strong violence, grisly images and brief nudity.

Summary Notes

In the late nineteenth century, brutal land baron Seamus Laurent slaughters a Roma clan, unleashing a curse on his family and village. In the days that follow, the townspeople are plagued by nightmares, Seamus's son Edward goes missing, and a boy is found murdered. The locals suspect a wild animal, but visiting pathologist John McBride warns of a more sinister presence lurking in the woods.

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong bloody violence, gore, threat:

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In the late 1800s, a once-peaceful remote country village is under attack--but by who or what, no one knows. Villagers spread rumours of a cursed land, supernatural forces, and even demonic creatures, as the disappearances and killings continue. Pathologist John McBride (Boyd Holbrook) arrives to investigate the danger, only to discover something much deeper and more sinister than he ever could have imagined.
 

 

US flagReleased on 31st January 2023

Young Like It Hot / Sweet Young Foxes

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Young Like It Hot / Sweet Young Foxes is a hardcore double bill by Bob Chinn
Starring Hyapatia Lee and Kay Parker

There are no censorship issues with this release. Sweet Young Foxes was once released in the UK oin a cut softcore version
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2023 Peekarama R0 4K Blu-ray/R0 Blu-ray Combo at US Amazon #ad released on 31st January 2023

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From the dynamite team of filmmaker Bob Chinn and producer Harry Mohney, Peekarama presents this duo of star studded sex comedies headlined by Hyapatia Lee!

Trouble is brewing at a small town phone help line. The girls have just found out that they are slated to be replaced by computers. Determined to show their bosses that technology is no match for their skills, they begin offering their callers erotic conversations the likes of which have never been heard before! A fast-paced comedy on why the 'human touch' will always outvalue automation, THE YOUNG LIKE IT HOT co-stars Kay Parker (Taboo), Shauna Grant (Suzie Superstar), Herschel Savage (Trashy Lady), and William Margold (Dracula Sucks).

It's summer and beautiful young college freshman, Laura, is home from school and bored out of her mind. With her boyfriend out of town and her friends offering only limited fun, Laura decides to spend the summer finding herself. In the process she uncovers a world of sexual delights she never knew existed. Blending subtle humor and coming of age drama, SWEET YOUNG FOXES is a low-key character study which again co-stars Kay Parker (SexWorld), along with Eric Edwards (Corporate Assets), and Pat Manning (Nasty Nurses).

Peekarama is thrilled to present both films in brand new, 4K restorations from their 35mm original negatives, along with a brand new interview with director, Bob Chinn.

 

 

UK flagReleased on  6th February 2023

A Woman Kills

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A Woman Kills is a 1968 France crime film by Jean-Denis Bonan
Starring Claude Merlin, Solange Pradel and Myriam Mézières BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

Summary Notes

Paris, in the 1960s. A series of crimes troubles the public tranquility. On March, 22, 1968, Hélène Picard, a prostitute sentenced to death two years before for several murders, is killed by executioner Louis Guilbeau. Immediately, the violent crimes, similar to Hélène's ones, go...

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong nudity, sex, violence, sexual threat, sexual violence references:

Promotional Material

A series of prostitute murders disturb the public with the thought of a serial killer on the loose. Hélène Picard, a prostitute, is sentenced and executed for the murders, but shortly thereafter similar crimes continue. Executioner Louis Guilbot meanwhile develops a relationship with the investigating officer, Solange, who soon learns Louis may not be who he says he is. Filmed in the tumultuous events of May 1968, Jean-Denis Bonan's A Woman Kills never found distribution due to controversy around the director's first film and producer Anatole Dauman (The Beast, Hiroshima mon amour) was unable to find distribution for the film for 45 years until Luna Park Films brought it back to life in a new restoration. Now released on Blu-ray for the first time anywhere, audiences outside of France can finally experience this utterly singular film, a new wave-influenced serial killer film that presents its narrative in an almost true crime approach yet focuses more on the psychological aspect with echoes of Polanski and Franju, set to a discordant, jazzy score.

Limited Edition Special Features

2K restoration of the film from the original 16mm elements
Original uncompressed mono PCM audio
Audio commentary by critics Kat Ellinger and Virginie Sélavy
Introduction by Virginie Sélavy
On the Margin: The Cursed Films of Jean-Denis Bonan (Francis Lecomte, 2015/2022, 37 mins) - a newly updated documentary programme featuring director Jean-Denis Bonan, cinematographer Gérard de Battista, editor Mireille Abramovici, musician Daniel Laloux, and actress Jackie Rynal
Short films by Jean-Denis Bonan: La vie brève de Monsieur Meucieu (1962, 13 mins), Un crime d'amour (1965, 6 mins), rushes of an incomplete film; Tristesses des anthropophages (1966, 23 mins), Mathieu-fou (1967, 18 mins), Une saison chez les hommes (1967, 16 mins)
Trailer
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by maarko phntm
Limited edition booklet featuring new writing on the film by author and scholar Catherine Wheatley, writer and broadcaster Richard Thomas on the short films, writing on gender identity tropes in A Woman Kills and the horror film, an interview with Francis Lecomte, the French distributor who rescued the film, newly translated archival reviews and film credits
Limited edition of 2000 copies, presented in full-height Scanavo packaging with removable OBI strip leaving packaging free of certificates and markings

Death of a Gunfighter

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Death Of A Gunfighter is a 1969 US western by Don Siegel, Robert Totten
Starring Richard Widmark, Lena Horne and Carroll O'Connor BBFC link 2020 IMDb

The film was released at the cinema as 'A' rated after cuts in 1968. Home video releases of 2017 and 2022 are rated 12 uncut.
UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate violence:
  • 2023 Powerhouse Films Limited Edition  (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 6th February 2023

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Starring Hollywood legends Richard Widmark (Madigan) and Lena Horne (Stormy Weather) -- the latter in her first dramatic role -- Death of a Gunfighter is an elegiac tale of the last days of the Old West.

In Cottonwood Springs, Marshal Frank Patch kills a man in self defence. The town council, wishing to move away from frontier justice and into the modern world, decide that it's time for Patch to retire. Patch refuses, but with the dead man'€s son swearing revenge, and the council refusing to take no for an answer, he senses his time might be up.

Based on a novel by Lewis B Patten, the film made history when, due to director Robert Totten'€s late replacement with Don Siegel (The Lineup, Charley Varrick), the pseudonym 'Allen Smithee'€ was born, prompting critics to praise Smithee's debut!"

Extras INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES

High Definition remaster

Original mono audio
Audio commentary with screenwriter and novelist C Courtney Joyner and film historian Henry Parke (2023)
Neil Sinyard on 'Death of a Gunfighter'€ (2023): appreciation by the film historian
Richard Dyer on Lena Horne (2023): the author of Stars considers the career of the actor, singer and activist
Off the Highway (1962): rare short film starring Richard Widmark, made by students of USC's Cinema Department under the supervision of Fred Zinnemann
Original theatrical trailer
Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Limited edition booklet featuring a new essay by Paul Duane, an archival interview with Lena Horne, a contemporary article on 'Allen Smithee'€, an extract from Don Siegel'€s autobiography, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and full film credits
UK premiere on Blu-ray
Limited edition of 3,000 copies for the UK
Extras subject to change

.Com for Murder

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.com for Murder is a 2002 US Sci-Fi horror thriller by Nico Mastorakis
Starring Nastassja Kinski, Jeffery Dean and Nicollette Sheridan IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release.

UK: BBFC details not yet published for:
  • 2023 Arrow Special Edition (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 6th February 2023

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In cyberspace, no one can hear you scream! This turn-of-the-millennium cyber psycho-thriller from Nico Mastorakis (Island of Death, Nightmare at Noon) showcases the usual gleeful eye for excess and inspired casting (including rock stars Roger Daltrey and Huey Lewis) one has come to expect from the cult director.

Nastassja Kinski (Cat People) stars as Sondra Brummel, a young woman confined to a wheelchair following a skiing accident, who decides to have a bit of fun on an internet dating site with her friend Misty (Nicollette Sheridan, The Sure Thing) while her architect boyfriend Ben (Daltrey, The Legacy) leaves her alone for the weekend in the high-tech intelligent mansion he has built for them. Online anonymity works both ways, however, as they discover when they invoke the ire of a young man going by the handle of "Werther" and find the virtual world violently intruding upon the real, knife in hand...

Nico Mastorakis takes us to the dark side of the web in an audacious and vivacious retooling of classic Hitchcockian thrillers -- think Rear Windows 2000 meets Dial M for Mastorakis!

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • - High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • - Original 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and lossless stereo audio
  • - Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • - The Making of .com for Murder, a featurette on the making of the film
  • - .com for Murder: The Unknown Story, a new featurette in which producer-director Nico Mastorakis revisits the production
  • - Archive interviews with Roger Daltrey and Huey Lewis
  • - Original trailer
  • - Image gallery
  • - Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys

FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by David Flint

THIS FILM CONTAINS SEQUENCES OF FLASHING LIGHTS WHICH MAY AFFECT CUSTOMERS WHO ARE SUSCEPTIBLE TO PHOTOSENSITIVE EPILEPSY

Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy

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Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy is a 2010 USA documentary by Daniel Farrands and Andrew Kasch.
Starring Heather Langenkamp and Wes Craven and Robert Englund. BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

Summary Notes

Explore the origins of "dream demon" Freddy Krueger in this award-winning documentary that takes you behind the scenes of the most frightening and imaginative horror franchise in motion picture history!

UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong injury detail:

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Murderer. Dream demon. Bastard son of a hundred maniacs. Any way you slice it, there can only be one man--one monster--who epitomizes those words: Freddy Krueger.

For decades, Freddy has slashed his way through the dreams of countless youngsters and shows no signs of ever resting in peace. A Nightmare on Elm Street star Heather Langenkamp is your dream guide in this thrilling "shockumentary" that takes you deeper into Freddy Krueger's realm than ever before, featuring never-before-seen photos, behind-the-scenes footage, conceptual art, publicity materials and exclusive new interviews with over 100 key cast and crew from every Nightmare: Wes Craven, Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp, Jack Sholder, Mark Patton, Kim Myers, Chuck Russell, Jennifer Rubin, Renny Harlin, Lisa Wilcox, Tuesday Knight, Stephen Hopkins, Kelly Jo Minter, Rachel Talalay, Lisa Zane, Alice Cooper, Patrick Lussier, Miko Hughes, Monica Keena, Brendan Fletcher, Ronny Yu and many more.

So get ready for Freddy in the definitive account of modern cinema's eternal bogeyman and what has been called the most frightening and im,aginative horror franchise in motion picture history!

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • Commentary with directors Andrew Kasch and Daniel Farrands, writer Thommy Hutson, and cinematographer Buz Danger Wallick
  • Slashed Scenes: Extended Interviews with Cast and Crew
  • For the Love of the Glove
  • Fred Heads: The Ultimate Freddy Fans
  • Horror's Hallowed Grounds: Return to Elm Street
  • Freddy vs. The Angry Video Game Nerd
  • Expanding the Elm Street Universe: Freddy in Comics and Novels
  • The Music of the Nightmare: Conversations with Composers and Songwriters
  • Elm Street's Poster Boy: The Art of Matthew Joseph Peak
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street in 10 Minutes
  • First Look: Heather Langenkamp's "I Am Nancy"
  • Teaser trailer
The Last Heist

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The Last Heist is a 2022 UK crime film by Coz Greenop
Starring Terry Stone, Rachel Warren and Sam Gittins BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

Summary Notes

After a job goes sideways, four thieves meet back at the place it all began. Beneath the banter lies a dark secret that will test the loyalty of these four friends to the limit to see if there really is honour amongst thieves.

UK: Passed 18 uncut for very strong language, strong violence:
  • 2023 Spirit Entertainment/Dazzler Media (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 6th February 2023
  • 2023 Spirit Entertainment/Dazzler Media R2 DVD at UK Amazon #ad released on 6th February 2023
  • 2023 Spirit Entertainment/Dazzler Media Amazon VoD [UK] at UK Amazon #ad

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From the Producers of Once Upon a Time in London comes The Last Heist. Four old school villains, Waldorf (Terry Stone) Prozac (Sam Gittins) Fisherman (Ricky London) and Slips (Michael Head) plan one 'Last Heist' to liberate the key to the recently passed away, head of South London crime family, Mick (Perry Benson) Unfortunately, in carrying out the heist, the gang encounters significant obstacles and violence is the inevitable outcome. Is there really honour amongst thieves, and how far will they go to protect each other, especially as the main threat seems to come from within the gang. Inspired by true stories, real events and real villains, The Last Heist is a gritty, thrilling insight into the real South London criminal Underworld.
Watcher

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Watcher is a 2022 United Arab Emirates/US film by Chloe Okuno
Starring Maika Monroe, Karl Glusman and Burn Gorman BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release
UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, bloody images, threat, nudity, language:

Promotional Material

As a serial killer stalks the city, a young actress (Maika Monroe) moves into a new apartment with her fiancé. But when she notices a mysterious stranger watching her from across the street, she becomes tormented by the notion that she is being stalked by an unseen, increasingly threatening voyeur.
 

 

US flagReleased on 7th February 2023

Don't Deliver Us From Evil

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Don't Deliver Us From Evil is a 1971 France horror drama by joël séria
Starring Jeanne Goupil, Catherine Wagener and Bernard Dhéran  BBFC link 2020  IMDb

The film was passed X uncut by the BBFC in 1971. The film was originally banned in France for blasphemy and wasn't released in the US for similar reasons. Later the film was rated 16 in France and released MPAA Unrated in the US.

Summary Notes

During summer break, two bored Catholic schoolgirls vow to become Satanists and play a series of increasingly dangerous and morbid games.

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Reviews

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Two young convent girls become friends and decide to spend the summer together. However, their innocent bicycle rides and walks in the country soon develop a much more sinister side. Influenced by their reading of forbidden books, they decide to explore the world of perversion and cruelty. They find a victim and use their innocent appearance to seduce and destroy him. Once they have stepped over the line, they find it impossible to stop. And soon they are contemplating the ultimate evil act.

Hugely controversial, the film was banned for blasphemy and was never released theatrically in the US. This first Blu-ray release is newly restored from the film's original negative and includes a number of exclusive extra features. The film was screened as part of the Directors Fortnight at the 1971 Cannes Film Festival.

 

 

UK flagReleased on 13th February 2023

The Last Emperor BD

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The Last Emperor is a 1987 China / Italy / UK / France biography by Bernardo Bertolucci.
Starring John Lone, Joan Chen and Peter O'Toole. Melon Farmers link  BBFC link 2020   IMDb

Exists in two versions, the preferred Theatrical Version and an extended TV version.
UK: Previously passed 15 uncut:
  • 2023 Arrow Video [Theatrical + TV Version] R0 4K Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 13th February 2023
  • 2023 Arrow Video [Theatrical + TV Version] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 13th February 2023

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Director of The Spider's Stratagem, The Conformist, and Last Tango in Paris, Bernardo Bertolucci was one of the greats of Italian cinema. In 1987 his acclaimed epic The Last Emperor -- made with British producer Jeremy Thomas (Naked Lunch, Crash) -- swept the 60th Academy Awards winning nine Oscars including Best Picture and Best Director.

Following the life of Pu Yi, the last of the Emperors of China, from his birth in 1908 through his childhood in the fortress-like Forbidden City and his later misguided collaboration with the Japanese in World War II, The Last Emperor tells the history of China through the eyes of the man brought up to believe he was the country's divine ruler.

Filmed on location in China, Bertolucci and Thomas were the first western filmmakers to be allowed access to previously forbidden locations. Together with a cast including John Lone, Joan Chen and Peter O'Toole, and director of photography Vittorio Storaro's lushly evocative cinematography, they created a classic film of sweeping scope and delicate intimacy that stunned critics and audiences alike. The Last Emperor arrives in a brand new 4K restoration that will take your breath away.

LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY CONTENTS:

  • - New 4K restoration of the original theatrical version
  • - Original and extended versions of the film presented in their original aspect ratio of 2.39:1
  • - Original uncompressed stereo 2.0 audio, plus 5.1 audio option for theatrical version
  • - Reversible sleeve featuring two artwork options
  • - Eight double-sided postcard sized lobby card reproduction artcards
  • - Fold-out double-sided poster featuring two artwork options
  • - Illustrated collectors book featuring new writing by film critics Kat Ellinger and Philip Kemp, plus select archival material

DISC 1 - THEATRICAL VERSION

  • - High Definition (1080p) Blu-rayTM presentation
  • - Original uncompressed stereo 2.0 and 5.1 audio options
  • - Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • - First to Last: The Road to the Forbidden City, a new documentary by film critic David Cairns exploring Bernardo Bertolucci's career prior to The Last Emperor
  • - Open the Door, a new documentary by film critics David Cairns & Fiona Watson in which they follow Bertolucci into the Forbidden City to explore in-depth The Last Emperor and the truth on which it is based
  • - Archive interview with director Bernardo Bertolucci
  • - Archive interview with star John Lone
  • - Archive interview with star Joan Chen
  • - Postcard from China, video footage shot by Bernardo Bertolucci while location scouting in China
  • - Theatrical trailer
  • - Image gallery

DISC 2 - EXTENDED VERSION

  • - High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation
  • - Original uncompressed stereo 2.0 audio
  • - Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Savage Justice

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Savage Justice is a 2022 US action thriller by Randall Emmett
Starring Robert De Niro, Willa Fitzgerald and John Malkovich BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

Summary Notes

A recovering opioid addict seeks revenge on the dealers responsible for selling the drugs that resulted in his fiance's death.

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, violence, bloody images, drug misuse:
  • 2023 Signature Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon #ad released on 13th February 2023

Promotional Material

Newly engaged Shelby John (Jack Huston) and Ruby Red want a fresh start after their struggles with addiction, but when Shelby discovers his beloved Ruby dead on their porch, he embarks on a vengeful killing spree of the dealers who supplied her. Armed with nothing but adrenaline and a nail gun, Shelby begins to unleash chaos on the town's criminal underbelly, as he hunt's down crime lord Coyote (Quavo). Sheriff Church (Robert De Niro) must race against the clock to put an end to Shelby's vigilante justice before the entire town descends into a bloodbath.
The Long Night

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The Long Night is a 2022 US horror by Rich Ragsdale
Starring Scout Taylor-Compton, Nolan Gerard Funk and Deborah Kara Unger BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

Summary Notes

A devoted couple's quiet weekend takes a bizarre turn when a nightmarish cult and their maniacal leader come to fulfill an apocalyptic prophesy.

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, threat, injury detail, language, nudity:

Promotional Material

Satanic horror as a couple are terrorrised by a nightmarish cult and their maniacal leader who plan to fulfill an apocalyptic prophesy. While searching for the parents she's never known, a young New Yorker returns to her childhood southern stomping grounds with her boyfriend to investigate a promising lead on her family's whereabouts. But the couple's weekend takes a bizarre, terrifying turn when a cult and their maniacal leader arrive to execute a nightmarish plan.
Renegades

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Renegades is a 2022 UK action thriller by Daniel Zirilli
Starring Danny Trejo, Patsy Kensit and Lee Majors BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

Summary Notes

When a retired Green Beret soldier is murdered by an international drug gang in London, four of his veteran SAS comrades set out to avenge him, dispensing their own brand of justice on the streets of London.

UK: Passed 15 uncut for very strong language, strong bloody violence, drug misuse, sexual violence:

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Lee Majors plays Carver, a courageous former green beret and true gentleman, who stands by soldiers old and new and helps them in their hour of need. When struggling veteran Nick Moran (Lock Stock) comes to him for support, he does his best to help. Introducing him to his loyal old special forces comrades Peck (Ian Ogilvy), Woody (Billy Murray) and Harris (Paul Barber), they welcome the new¬-recruit with open arms, living by their ethos of 'You don't leave a man behind even when the war is over and done with...'.

When Carver is shockingly murdered, the ex-army Renegades band together to protect his daughter Judy (Patsy Kensit) and exact revenge on those responsible... a vicious international drug gang, led by the fearsome Goram (Louis Mandylor). They're ready to dispense their own brand of old-school justice on the mean streets of London. Aided by the enigmatic Sanchez (Danny Trejo), the veterans must stay one step ahead of determined Scotland Yard Detective Moore (Sothcott) and stop Goram's gang from taking their deadly hold on the city. The Renegades mean business. Cross them, and they'll do anything it takes wreak vengeance with their inimitable old-school style. There will be blood, violence, and bodies galore in this brutally brilliant action-packed feature.

 

 

US flagReleased on 14th February 2023

Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain

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Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain is a 1983 Hong Kong action horror fantasy by Hark Tsui.
Starring Biao Yuen, Hoi Mang and Adam Cheng. Melon Farmers link  BBFC link 2020  IMDb

Exists as a Hong Kong Version and an International Version.
US: The Hong Kong Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

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An army deserter (Yuen Biao) is chased by vampires in the mountains of Zu. He is rescued by a master (Adam Cheung) and becomes his devoted pupil. But when they are ambushed by the Blood Devil, the pair find themselves in need of the assistance of a devil chaser (Damian Lau) and his pupil (Mang Hoi). With the additional help of Master Chang Mei (Sammo Hung), they manage to hold off the Blood Devilâ@¦but they will need to find the Dual Swords to destroy it!
 

 

UK flagReleased on 27th February 2023

Dark Places

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Dark Places is a 1973 UK horror thriller by Don Sharp.
Starring Christopher Lee and Joan Collins and Herbert Lom. BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

Summary Notes

A scheming couple plot to conceal a hidden cache of stolen money from its rightful owner. The only problem is that the house they plan to hide it in is haunted.

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, bloody images:

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THERE'S MORE THAN DEATH WAITING FOR YOU IN DARK PLACES

Legendary British stars Christopher Lee (Dracula Prince of Darkness, The Wicker Man, The Man with the Golden Gun), Joan Collins (Tales from the Crypt, The Stud, Dynasty) and Herbert Lom (The Phantom of the Opera, Mark of the Devil, Revenge of the Pink Panther) get together in a grisly tale of hidden loot in a haunted house.

Dr Ian Mandeville and his sister Sarah mean to get their hands on the £200,000 stashed in the derelict Marr's Grove -- only to find that Edward Foster, a stranger to the district, has recently inherited the place. As Edward rapidly succumbs to the influence of the mansion's long-dead owners, madness and bloody murder ensue...

Directed by Don Sharp (The Kiss of the Vampire, The Face of Fu Manchu, The Thirty Nine Steps), this long-awaited UK Blu-ray premiere has been remastered from original vault elements and is packed with bonus features.

Also starring Jane Birkin (Wonderwall, Seven Deaths in the Cats Eyes, Death On the Nile), Robert Hardy (Berserk, Demons of the Mind, Psychomania) and Jean Marsh (The Twilight Zone, Frenzy, Upstairs Downstairs)...

Dare you enter Marr's Grove and encounter the evil lurking within?

EXTRAS
  • Newly Restored 1.85:1 Transfer from the Original Negatives
  • Optional English and SDH Subtitles for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • Audio Commentary with film critics Jonathan Rigby and Kevin Lyons
  • Audio Commentary with Mondo Digital's Nathaniel Thompson and Troy Howarth, author of "So Deadly, So Perverse" (2022)
  • Looking Into Dark Places and other 1970s British horror films: Jonathan Rigby, Author of English Gothic, on Dark Places and early 1970s British horror films (60 mins)
  • Christopher Lee: The Cadogan Conversations: 2022 interview with Jonathan Rigby, author of "Christopher Lee: The Authorised Screen History" (24 mins)
  • Don Sharp Trailer Reel (37 mins)
  • American Trailer
  • Brazilian Trailer
  • Image Gallery
The Headless Horseman

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The Headless Horseman is a 2022 US action horror by Jose Prendes
Starring Nic Caruccio, Amanda Jones and Ethan Daniel Corbett BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

Summary Notes

When seconds from death, a nearly decapitated and desperate man makes a deal with the devil to protect the love of his life and seek revenge on the drug dealer who almost murdered him.

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, injury detail:

Promotional Material

GHOST RIDER meets THE PUNISHER. When seconds from death, a nearly decapitated and desperate man makes a deal with the Devil to protect the love of his life and seek revenge on the drug dealer who almost murdered him.
Hell Of The Living Dead

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Hell of the Living Dead (aka Zombie Creeping Flesh) is a 1980 Italy/Spain horror by Bruno Mattei.
With Margit Evelyn Newton, Franco Garofalo and Selan Karay. Melon Farmers link  BBFC link 2020  IMDb

Pre-cut for violence cinema release. Further shortened for brevity for 1982 VHS which was later banned as a video nasty in 1983. Unbanned and uncut in 2002. Uncut in the US.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

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You can't beat an Italian zombie movie and here's one of the best, looking yuckier than ever in this sensational 4K UHD presentation. There's been a nasty outbreak of the living dead in Papua New Guinea and it's up to an intrepid reporter (Margit Evelyn Newton), her cameraman (Gaby Renom) and an on-hand squad of commandoes to find out why -- and to try and stop it. There are disgusting special effects, some unexpected adversaries (a zombie rat, a zombie child and a zombie granny!) plus head-shots galore: truly, a film with something for everyone. Co-written by Claudio Fragrasso (inspired auteur of Troll 2) and directed by exploitation ace Bruno Mattei (Rats Night of Terror; Violence in a Woman's Prison), 88 Films are proud to present this classic of family entertainment full-blooded shocker in all its gory glory!
House On The Edge Of The Park

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House on the Edge of the Park is a 1980 Italian horror thriller by Ruggero Deodato
With David Hess and Annie Belle. Melon Farmers link  BBFC link 2020   IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for 1981 cinema release. Banned as a video nasty in 1983. Unbanned after 12 minutes of cuts in 2002. Cuts reduced to 43s in 2011, and then uncut for 2023 Blu-ray. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

Summary Notes

Alex, a psychopathic mechanic, rapes a woman in the park. Later, a debauched couple pull into his shop needing car repair. They invite Alex and his mentally challenged buddy to join them at a decadent suburban party. Once there, Alex amuses himself by raping the guests and tormenting them in various ways.

UK: Passed 18 for sexual violence, sadistic violence, strong threat after BBFC cuts:

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From notorious director Ruggero Deodato (Cannibal Holocaust) comes House on the Edge of the Park. When two low-lives gate crash a party, and are mocked by the posh hosts they decide to get their revenge by subjecting the guests to various forms of torture and violence. Influenced by the likes of The Last House on the Left and being a forerunner to movies like Funny Games, House on the Edge of the Park is a classic video nasty era slice of Italian exploitation cinema.
 

 

UK flagReleased on 6th March 2023

Walking the Edge

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Walking the Edge is a 1985 US action drama by Norbert Meisel
Starring Nancy Kwan, Robert Forster and Joe Spinell Melon Farmers link  BBFC link 2020  IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS in 1986. Later uncut and 15 rated for 2023 Blu-ray

Summary Notes

A Los Angeles taxi driver picks up a woman in his cab, not knowing that she's on a suicidal revenge mission. He manages to escape with her before getting killed, but deranged gangsters are searching for them.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 93:49s
pal: 90:04s
15UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, violence, sexualised nudity, racist language:
  • 2023 Radiance Films/Fun City Editions UK (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 6th March 2023

BBFC cut
cut: 2:24s
run: 90:38s
pal: 87:00s
18 1980UK: Passed 18 after BBFC cuts:
  • 1986 CBS/Fox Video Ltd VHS

Thanks to Tim for the BBFC cuts list:

  • At 67m29s-67m45s - Love making of couple, immediately following cutting of Indian's ear by gang
  • At 68m01s-69m13s - Torturing and killing of Indian with electric drill intercut by continued love-making of couple
  • At 79m07s - Shot of close-up arm with knife at victim's crotch, with dripping blood
The timings don't quite add up to the specified total. Possibly the distributor overcut to have scenes run more smoothly.

Promotional Material

Cult movie icons Robert Forster (Medium Cool) and Joe Spinell (Maniac) star with Nancy Kwan (Flower Drum Song) in Norbert Meisel's gritty action drama Walking the Edge. Jason Walk (Forster), a down on his luck cabbie and numbers runner, has a chance at redemption when he crosses paths with revenge-seeking Christine Holloway (Kwan). She's after the gang of violent criminals, led by Brusstar (Spinell), who her murdered her husband and son. Jason unwittingly drives Christine to their lair and when she is unable to finish the job, a hellbent Brusstar and his goons hunt the pair with a vengeance.

Jason Walk's cab prowls the seedier, grimier locales of early '80s Los Angeles and picks up passengers--gamblers, prostitutes and addicts--who match this environment. As such, Walking the Edge is both a sleazy urban thriller and a valuable visual record of an L.A. that has long since been scrubbed clean and redeveloped. And like Max Cherry in Jackie Brown, Jason Walk is the kind of everyman-turned hero that Forster excelled at playing throughout his career.

With Edge, director Meisel (Mafia Girls) teamed with his wife Kwan for the first time. Screenwriter Curt Allen's subsequent credits include Forster's cult favourite Hollywood Harry. Genre veteran Jay Chattaway (Maniac and Vigilante) provides the film with a driving and catchy score. The leads are supported by a diverse cast that includes A Martinez (Powwow Highway), Luis Contreras (Repo Man), Aarika Wells (Sharky's Machine) and Frankie Hill (Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter).

Walking the Edge has been restored in 4K from its original camera negative and now makes it UK Blu-ray debut.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

New 4K restoration from its 35mm original camera negative
"Scoring the Edge," a new video interview with composer Jay Chattaway
"Det Jurgensen Remembers Forster and Spinell," a new video interview with "French Connection Cop" Randy Jurgensen
"Breaking Point," a new video essay by filmmaker Chris O'Neill
Theatrical trailer
Image gallery
Booklet with new essay by filmmaker and writer Jim Hemphill
Newly recorded audio commentary by film historian Chris Poggiali and film producer Matt Verboys
Archival audio commentary by director Norbert Meisel and stars Robert Forster and Nancy Kwan

The Man on the Roof

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The Man on the Roof is a 1976 Sweden action drama by Bo Widerberg
Starring Carl-Gustaf Lindstedt, Sven Wollter and Thomas Hellberg BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

Summary Notes

When a police inspector is murdered in hospital, the investigation led by detective Martin Beck uncovers reports of police misconduct and a possible revenge motive.

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, bloody images, infrequent nudity:

Promotional Material

Police officer Stig Nyman is murdered by an unseen assailant brandishing a bayonet. His colleagues Beck, Rönn and Kollberg pick up the case quickly, keen to solve the crime on one of their own. Investigating Nyman and drawing up a list of potential suspects leads the team to discover he was a lousy cop who abused his power with a history of brutality. As their search draws closer they are caught unaware by a rooftop assassin with a sniper rifle, picking off every cop he can. The Man on the Roof was adapted from the novel by celebrated writers Sjöwall and Wahlöö, whose Martin Beck character has been realised in multiple films and recent TV series Beck. Influenced by The French Connection's gritty vérité style, celebrated director Bo Widerberg created an incredible spectacle here that would become legendary in Sweden and remains the greatest crime film from the heart of Scandi noir.

Limited Edition Special Features:

High-Definition digital transfer by Svensk Filmindustri
Uncompressed mono PCM audio
Introduction by Bo Widerberg
Scene-select audio commentary by critic and genre expert Peter Jilmstad
With a View to Realism - A documentary by Markus Stramqvist on the making of The Man on the Roof (2004, 82 mins)
Bo Widerberg - An intimate portrait of the filmmaker in which Widerberg discusses his films and approach to filmmaking (1977, 50 mins)
Bo Widerberg interviewed during the shooting of The Man on the Roof for the SVT TV show "Rapport"
Original trailer
Reversible sleeve featuring designs based on original posters
Limited edition booklet with contributions from Widerberg biographer and critic Marten Blomkvist, archival writing by Widerberg, Anders Marklund on genre filmmaking in Sweden, Daniel Brodan on the film and society, contemporary reviews and film credits

Detective Knight: Independence

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Detective Knight: Independence is a 2023 US action thriller by Edward Drake
Starring Dina Meyer, Bruce Willis and Lochlyn Munro BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

Summary Notes

Detective James Knight 's last-minute assignment to the Independence Day shift turns into a race to stop an unbalanced ambulance EMT from imperiling the city's festivities. The misguided vigilante, playing cop with a stolen gun and uniform, has a bank vault full of reasons to put...

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, injury detail, language, threat, drug misuse:
  • 2023 lions gate international (uk) ltd (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 6th March 2023
  • 2023 lions gate international (uk) ltd R2 DVD at UK Amazon #ad released on 6th March 2023
  • 2023 lions gate international (uk) ltd Amazon VoD [UK] at UK Amazon #ad

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Bruce Willis stars as Detective James Knight in this final, tense chapter of the trilogy. Knight's last-minute assignment to the Independence Day shift turns into a race to stop an unbalanced ambulance EMT from imperiling the city's festivities. The misguided vigilante, playing cop with a stolen gun and uniform, has a bank vault full of reasons to put on his own fireworks show...one that will strike dangerously close to Knight's home. Extras: * Detective Knight: Inspiration for the Final Knight * Drawing Inspiration: Independence
 

 

UK flagReleased on 13th March 2023

 
Punk Samurai

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Punk Samurai is a 2018 Japan action drama by Gakuryû Ishii
Starring Gô Ayano, Keiko Kitagawa and Shôta Sometani BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release
UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong bloody violence, crude humour:

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From Sogo Ishii, the director of Electric Dragon 80000V and Crazy Thunder Road

Legendary punk director Gakuryu Ishii (Sogo Ishii) adapts the famously "unfilmable" Kou Machida novel Punk Samurai Slash Down , telling the story of Junoshin Kake (Go Ayano), a ronin samurai with ambitions to be a part of the Kuroae clan.

In search of employment and a permanent position and having committed murder the ronin Kake Junoshin tells the Kuroae clan that a religious cult is aiming for their destruction. This gets him in, but he is soon disproved and arrested. Given the death sentence and awaiting death he has to be quick on his feet and figure out a way to get himself out of the hole. Then the resurrection occurs.

BLU-RAY CONTENTS

  • Making Of (66 mins)
  • Go Ayano interview (6 mins)
  • Premiere Stage Greetings (16 mins)
  • Trailer
  • Slipcase with artwork from Gokaiju
  • Reversible Sleeve featuring original Japanese artwork
  • Slipcase edition limited to 1000 copies
 

 

US flagReleased on 14th March 2023

Police Story 3: Supercop

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Police Story 3: Supercop is a 1992 Hong Kong action comedy by Stanley Tong
Starring Jackie Chan, Michelle Yeoh and Maggie Cheung Melon Farmers link  BBFC link 2020  IMDb

Exists as the Hong Kong Version and a shortened US Version.

Summary Notes

A Hong Kong detective teams up with his female Red Chinese counterpart to stop a Chinese drug czar.

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
  • 2023 88 Films Special Edition R0 4K Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad released on 14th March 2023
  • 2023 88 Films Special Edition (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon   released on 14th March 2023

Promotional Material

To infiltrate a drug cartel, police Inspector Chan Ka Kui (Jackie Chan, Rush Hour, Rumble in the Bronx) goes undercover in a Chinese prison. There, he earns the trust of Panther (Yuen Wah, Kung Fu Hustle), a cartel member, by breaking him out of prison. With the help of another undercover agent (Michelle Yeoh, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), they travel to Hong Kong and join up with Panther's gang. Ka Kui is accepted by the gang's leader (Ken Tsang), but his operation is jeopardized when Ka Kui's girlfriend (Maggie Cheung, Hero) accidentally reveals his true identity.
 

 

US flagReleased on 28th March 2023

Dario Argento's The Five Days

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The Five Days is a 1973 Italy historical comedy drama by Dario Argento
Starring Adriano Celentano, Enzo Cerusico and Marilù Tolo IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release.

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

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THE AMERICAN PREMIERE OF THE INFAMOUS 'LOST' DARIO ARGENTO FILM

After FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET, Dario Argento stepped away from giallo to create what remains the only non-horror/thriller - and least-seen film - of his career: Set during 1848's five-day siege of Milan by the Austrian army, a cynical thief (pop star Adriano Celentano) teams with a naïve young baker (Enzo Terascio of THE DEAD ARE ALIVE!) to survive the brutality and absurdity of the Italian Revolution. Marilù Tolo (THE SCORPION WITH TWO TALES), Glauco Onorato (BLACK SABBATH) and Salvatore Baccaro (aka 'Sal Boris' of THE BEAST IN HEAT) co-star in this dark action-comedy that reflected turbulent '70s Italy and Argento's own politics, from a story co-written by Enzo Ungari (THE LAST EMPEROR) and Luigi Cozzi (PAGANINI HORROR) with a rousing score by Giorgio Gaslini (DEEP RED), now scanned in 4K for this Blu-ray release from the original negative with over 4½ hours of all-new Special Features.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • Audio Commentary With Troy Howarth, Author Of Murder By Design: The Unsane Cinema Of Dario Argento, and Mondo Digital's Nathaniel Thompson
  • Talkin' 'Bout A Revolution - Interview With Director Dario Argento
  • The Battle For Freedom - Interview With Screenwriter Luigi Cozzi
  • For The First Time - Interview With Executive Producer Claudio Argento
  • An Italian Story - Interview With Actress Carla Tatò
  • Home Delivery - Interview With Actress Luisa De Santis
  • 174 Years Ago - Interview With Production Manager Angelo Iacono
  • Dario Argento: The Man, The Myths & The Magic Author Alan Jones on THE FIVE DAYS
  • Trailer
  • TV Spots
 

 




 

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