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Shopping: The Godfather Collection...

1972 USA crime drama by Francis Ford Coppola, with censor cuts for part I and III, just released on US Blu-ray


Link Here 12th June 2019
The Godfather Collection is trilogy by Francis Ford Coppola.
Starring Al Pacino, Marlon Brando and Robert Duvall. US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
  • 2019 PARAMOUNT Godfather Collection (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 11th June 2019
The Godfather is a 1972 USA crime drama by Francis Ford Coppola.
Starring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino and James Caan. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1972. Uncut on 18 rated VHS and 15 rated DVD. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

The Godfather Part III is a 1990 USA crime drama by Francis Ford Coppola.
Starring Al Pacino, Diane Keaton and Andy Garcia. BBFC link IMDb

Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. The cuts persisted to all releases including the longer Director's Cut

Promotional Material

The Godfather Trilogy is the benchmark for all cinematic storytelling. Francis Ford Coppola's masterful adaptation of Mario Puzo's novel chronicles the rise and fall of the Corleone family in this celebrated epic. Collectively nominated for a staggering 29 Academy Awards, the films are the winner of 9, including 2 for Best Picture for The Godfather and The Godfather Part II. To this day, the saga is rightfully viewed as one of the greatest in the history of motion pictures.

Now, for true cinema lovers, comes The Godfather Trilogy, with the Corleone Legacy Family Tree, Original Theatrical Art Cards, and Collectible Portraits with Frame to complete every fan's collection.

 

 

Shopping: Batman Forever...

1995 USA / UK action fantasy adventure by Joel Schumacher, once cut for a BBFC PG rating, just released on US 4k Blu-ray


Link Here 7th June 2019
Batman Forever is a 1995 USA / UK action fantasy adventure by Joel Schumacher.
Starring Val Kilmer, Tommy Lee Jones and Jim Carrey. Youtube link IMDb
Extensive BBFC category cuts were made for PG rated cinema release and VHS. Uncut and 12 rated on DVD and Blu-ray. Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

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Cutting Edge: Batman Forever
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Batman Forever
Batman battles the BBFC in 1995

Summary Notes

Batman must battle Two-Face and The Riddler with help of an amourous psychologist and a young circus acrobat who becomes his sidekick, Robin.

 

 

Shopping: Children of the Corn...

1984 USA horror by Fritz Kiersch, cut for a US R rating, just released on US Blu-ray/DVD Combo


Link Here 6th June 2019
Children of the Corn is a 1984 USA horror by Fritz Kiersch.
Starring Peter Horton, Linda Hamilton and RG Armstrong. Youtube link IMDb
Some horror was cut for the US theatrical version which is the only version released. No BBFC cuts were required for an 18 rating applicable to all UK releases to date.
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
  • 2019 IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT Steelbook Edition (RA) Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 4th June 2019
  • 2019 IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

Promotional Material

This cult classic is available for the first time in a beautiful collectible SteelBook case on DVD and Blu-Ray! See how it all started.

Based on the classic short story by Stephen King, CHILDREN OF THE CORN is a longtime horror favorite that has spawned eight sequels and many imitations.

 

 

Shopping: Batman Returns...

1992 USA / UK action crime fantasy by Tim Burton, with a history fo category cuts, just released on US 4k Blu-ray


Link Here 5th June 2019
Batman Returns is a 1992 USA / UK action crime fantasy by Tim Burton.
Starring Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito and Michelle Pfeiffer. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for a 12 rated cinema release in 1992 and the follow up VHS. Less cut for 12 rated DVD in 2006. Then uncut for 15 rated Blu-ray in 2008 and finally rated 12A uncut for 2019 cinema release. Always uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US.

See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Terror

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Summary Notes

In the sewers of gotham city to the rooftops of the gotham city the penguin wants to know where he came from well in his villain ways catwoman plans to kill rich man of gotham max shreak but as he battles with millionaire Bruce Wayne both ladies men have their own secrets Bruce Wayne is back as Bat man trying to stop the penguin Max is helping penguin steal gotham city while selina Kyle/catwoman tries to help penguin not knowing her man murder target also her murder is helping him but all four men have their goals taking gotham from crime winning gotham city assassination for two men and more money to be gotham citys number one rich man.

 

 

Shopping: The Nun...

1966 France drama by Jacques Rivette, once banned in France, just released on US Blu-ray and DVD


Link Here 29th May 2019
The Nun (La religieuse) is a 1966 France drama by Jacques Rivette.
Starring Anna Karina, Liselotte Pulver and Micheline Presle. IMDb
Once banned in France
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Promotional Material

Restored in 4K from the original lm negative, Jacques Rivette's THE NUN (1965), initially banned in France, can now be seen in all its revolutionary glory. Adapted from Denis Diderot's novel, it follows a rebellious nun (played by an incandescent Anna Karina) who is forced into taking her vows. Initially shunted into a restrictive, torturous convent, she eventually moves on to a more liberated one, where she becomes an object of Mother Superior's (Liselotte Pulver) obsession. Banned for over a year by the French Minister of Information, and not released in the United States until 1971, it slowly became a landmark of the French New Wave, and with this stunning restoration, should also become an object of worship.

Special Features: Audio commentary by film critic Nick Pinkerton / Booklet essay by Dennis Lim, director of programming at the Film Society of Lincoln Center / Suzanne Simonin, La Scandaleuse, a new making-of documentary (29 minutes) / Trailer

 

 

Shopping: The Devil's Nightmare...

1971 Belgium / Italy horror fantasy by Jean Brismée, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


Link Here 26th May 2019
The Devil's Nightmare is a 1971 Belgium / Italy horror fantasy by Jean Brismée.
Starring Erika Blanc, Jean Servais and Daniel Emilfork. IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1972 cinema release but uncut for 18 rated VHS and DVD. In the the US the PG version is cut but the MPAA Unrated version is uncut.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2019 Mondo Macabro (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 14th May 2019

Promotional Material

The world Blu-ray premier of a classic Gothic horror - starring Erika Blanc.

A busload of tourists on holiday discover that they are going on an unscheduled trip… a trip into the macabre. They find themselves lost and in need of food and shelter. A gloomy castle ahead seems to be the refuge that have been seeking. What they don't know is that Baron von Runberg, the castle's owner, lives under an ancient family curse - one that will draw the unsuspecting guests into a terrifying game of death. As they enjoy a splendid meal at the Baron's table, a beautiful stranger arrives at the castle. And the nightmare begins…

This delirious exercise in Gothic sex and horror is one of the very few such films to come from Belgium and stars the great Erika Blanc, the diva of 1960s and 70s Eurohorror, together with Shirley Corrigan (CRIMES OF THE BLACK CAT), Jean Servais (Rififi) and Daniel Emilfork.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Newly commissioned cover art from Gilles Vranckx.
HD transfer from original negative.
Audio commentary from Troy Howarth.
Interview with director Jean Brismée.
Interview with Roland Lethem.
Interview with assistant director Robert Lombaerts.
Original trailers and TV spots.
Mondo Macabro previews.

 

 

Shopping: Black Moon Rising...

1986 USA action thriller by Harley Cokeliss, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


Link Here 25th May 2019
Black Moon Rising is a 1986 USA action thriller by Harley Cokeliss (as Harley Cokliss).
Starring Tommy Lee Jones, Linda Hamilton and Robert Vaughn. IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for the 18 rated cinema release and VHS. Uncut on 15 rated DVD

There is also a UK release.

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
  • 2019 KL Studio Classics (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 21st May 2019
  • 2019 KL Studio Classics Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

Promotional Material

Brand New 2K Restoration of the film from the Original 35mm interpositive! When master thief Sam Quint (Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive, Blown Away, The Park Is Mine) is hired by the government to steal top-secret data from a crime organization, he hides the stolen data in the experimental supercar, The Black Moon. But when the car is then stolen by high-tech auto thief Nina (Linda Hamilton, The Terminator), Quint must pull off the most daring heist of all: break into an impenetrable skyscraper and steal it back. With time running out and all sides closing in, Quint and Nina take The Black Moon on one final ride towards a shattering climax of sky-high suspense. Screenplay by legendary filmmaker John Carpenter (Escape from New York), Desmond Nakano (American Me) and William Gray (An Eye for an Eye), from a story by Carpenter. Top-notch direction by Harley Cokliss (Malone) with a rousing score by Lalo Schifrin (Prime Cut). The all-star cast includes Robert Vaughn (Bullitt), Richard Jaeckel (The Dirty Dozen), Lee Ving (The Taking of Beverly Hills), Bubba Smith (Police Academy), William Sanderson (Blade Runner), Keenan Wynn (Dr. Strangelove), Nick Cassavetes (The Wraith) and Don Keith Opper (Android).

Special Features:
-Audio Commentary by Film Historian Lee Gambin, the author of Hell Hath No Fury Like Her: The Making of Christine
-Black Moon Ascending: Interview with director Harley Cokeliss
-Thief in The Night: Producing Black Moon Rising: Interview with producer Douglas Curtis
-Sound of Speed: Composing Black Moon Rising - Interview with composer Lalo Schifrin and film music historian Daniel Schweiger
-Carpenter's Craft: A video essay on co-writer John Carpenter's screenwriting career by author and critic Troy Howarth
-Making Black Moon Rising: An archival documentary featuring behind-the-scenes footage and cast and crew interviews
-Alternative Hong Kong version scenes, a presentation of selected scenes from the Hong Kong theatrical version with a different score and sound effects
-Uncompressed PCM 2.0 stereo audio and alternative 5.1 DTS-HD MA soundtrack
-Reversible Art
-Radio Spots
-Theatrical Trailer

 

 

Shopping: The Hunted...

1995 USA action thriller by JF Lawton, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


Link Here 23rd May 2019
The Hunted is a 1995 USA action thriller by JF Lawton.
Starring Christopher Lambert, John Lone and Joan Chen. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS in 1986. Uncut and 18 rated since 2001. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
  • 2019 Shout! Factory RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 21st May 2019

Promotional Material

"... smartly choreographed, generally well-paced and handsomely photographed in spectacular locations that include the neon-smeared nighttime Tokyo skyline ...", David Armstrong, San Francisco Examiner
Christopher Lambert (Highlander) and Joan Chen (Twin Peaks) star in The Hunted, an explosive adventure from J.F. Lawton, the screenwriter of Under Siege.
Paul Racine (Lambert) is a high-powered executive living abroad in Japan. When he and his alluring companion, Kirina (Chen), find themselves the targets of assassins, Racine is ensnared in a web of intrigue and danger. His attacker, the ruthless Kinjo (John Lone, The Last Emperor), orders his minions to kill Racine, the only outsider ever to have seen his face. To survive, Racine must join forces with a powerful samurai warrior with a score to settle. Together, they battle against impossible odds to settle a centuries-old conflict in this action epic set in a deadly forbidden world.

 

 

Shopping: Death Warmed Up...

1984 Australia / New Zealand Sci-Fi horror by David Blyth just released on US Blu-ray and DVD with 2 versions


Link Here 21st May 2019
Death Warmed Up is a 1984 Australia / New Zealand Sci-Fi horror by David Blyth.
Starring Michael Hurst, Margaret Umbers and William Upjohn. IMDb
Originally cut for Australian Theatrical release and this version seems to have then been distributed worldwide. This version was cut by the BBFC for 18 rated cinema release in 1985 and further cut for VHS. The Theatrical Version and uncut New Zealand Versions are both MPAA Unrated in the US.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2019 Severin [Theatrical Version + New Zealand VHS Version] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 17th May 2019
  • 2019 Severin [Theatrical Version + New Zealand VHS Version] R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 17th May 2019

Promotional Material

The original New Zealand splatter epic remastered for the first time ever!

Three years before Peter Jackson's BAD TASTE, a young New Zealand filmmaker sprayed international movie screens with brains, blood and bizarre body fluids for the first splatter movie in Kiwi history. Director David Blyth (WOUND, GHOST BRIDE) launched his genre career with this relentlessly graphic - and still-intense- story of mad doctors, nude teens, psychotic mutants, shotgun murders, power drill lobotomies, explosive action and punk attitude that AXS.com calls "weird, wonky and one hell of a ride that will have gorehounds howling!"

Michael Hurst (HERCULES: THE LEGENDARY JOURNEYS), Bruno Lawrence (THE QUIET EARTH) and Ian Watkin (DEAD ALIVE) star in this landmark gore thriller from "New Zealand's master of transgression" (Fangoria), now remastered by Blyth himself from the only existing elements and loaded with exclusive new Special Features.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Audio Commentary with Director David Blyth and Writer Michael Heath.
I'll Get You All - Interview with Actor David Letch.
Deleted Scenes with Optional Audio Commentary by Director David Blyth and Writer Michael Heath.
Original New Zealand 4x3 VHS cut.
Interview Featurette with David Blyth and Michael Heath.
Theatrical trailer.
VHS Trailers.
TV Spot.

 

 

Shopping: Link...

1986 UK horror by Richard Franklin just released on US Blu-ray and DVD in a shortened version


Link Here 20th May 2019
Link is a 1986 UK horror by Richard Franklin.
Starring Terence Stamp, Elisabeth Shue and Steven Finch. IMDb
Uncut for original UK 15 rated cinema release. Shortened for US release, and this shortened version found its way onto UK DVD again with a 15 rating

The running time suggests that this is the shortened US Version. See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Link

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
  • 2019 KL Studio Classics RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 14th May 2019
  • 2019 KL Studio Classics R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 14th May 2019

Promotional Material

BRAND NEW 4K RESTORATION! An Experiment in Terror! Elisabeth Shue (The Saint, Leaving Las Vegas) and Terence Stamp (The Limey, The Real McCoy) co-star in this suspenseful horror film directed by Richard Franklin (Road Games, F/X2) and featuring a chilling score by legendary composer Jerry Goldsmith (The Omen, The Satan Bug, 100 Rifles). Young graduate student Jane Chase (Shue) becomes the new assistant to an eccentric zoology professor (Stamp) at the remote home he shares with two brilliant chimpanzees and an elderly orangutan butler named Link. But when one of the chimps is found dead and the professor mysteriously disappears, Link becomes dangerously aggressive towards Jane. Now, the time for "monkey business" is over and the true terror is about to begin.

Special Features: -NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Lee Gambin and Film Critic Jarret Gahan
-Deleted workprint scenes
-Audio interview with director Richard Franklin
-Jerry Goldsmith demo of the LINK theme
-Theatrical Teaser
-Theatrical Trailer

 

 

Shopping: Emanuelle and Francoise...

1975 Italy horror thriller by Joe D'Amato, cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray and DVD


Link Here 19th May 2019
Emanuelle e Françoise is a 1975 Italy horror thriller by Joe D'Amato.
Starring George Eastman, Rosemarie Lindt and Annie Carol Edel. IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1977. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Promotional Material

Joe D'Amato's sleaze masterpiece on disc for the first time ever in America!

On the heels of the 'official' Sylvia Kristel sequel EMMANUELLE II and a year before his own first Laura Gemser/EMANUELLE film, EuroFilth maestro Joe D'Amato (BEYOND THE DARKNESS) took the entire formula to new depths of depravity.

When a cold-hearted stud (George Eastman of ANTHROPOPHAGUS infamy) drives her sister to suicide, Emanuelle (Rosemarie Lindt of SALON KITTY and WHO SAW HER DIE?) plots a seduction that includes sodomy, torture, J&B, lesbianism, cannibalism, meat cleavers and a super-groovy '70s soundtrack. Maria Rosaria Riuzzi (IMAGES IN A CONVENT) and Massimo Vanni (ZOMBIE 3 & 4) co-star in this still-extreme sex sickie - also known as EMANUELLE'S REVENGE, DEMON RAGE and BLOOD VENGEANCE - co-written by D'Amato with fellow filth maven Bruno Mattei (SHOCKING DARK) and now featuring a 2k scan from the original negative.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Three Women and a Mirror - Interview with Actress Maria Rosaria Riuzzi.
The Other Side of the Mirror - Interview with Actor George Eastman.
Deleted / Alternate scenes.
Trailer.

 

 

Shopping: A Serbian Film...

2010 Serbia horror mystery thriller by Srdjan Spasojevic just re-released on US DVD


Link Here 16th May 2019
A Serbian Film is a 2010 Serbia horror mystery thriller by Srdjan Spasojevic.
Starring Srdjan Todorovic, Sergej Trifunovic and Jelena Gavrilovic. IMDb
The BBFC cut 4:12s from the UK release. Uncut in the US but there is also a US version with a minute missing for an MPAA NC-17 rating. A Director's Cut was announced in June 2017 but never arrived. Banned in Australia, New Zealand and Norway.

This release seems to be the cut NC-17 version.

See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: A Serbian Film

US: Uncut and MPAA NC-17 rated for:
  • 2019 Invincible Pictures R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 14th May 2019

Promotional Material

Milos, a retired porn star, leads a normal family life with his wife and son in tumultuous Serbia. A sudden call from his former colleague will change everything. A leading role in a new production will provide financial support to Milos and his family for the rest of their lives. A contract insists on his absolute unawareness of a script they will shoot. The director and his cohorts will stop at nothing to complete his vision. In order to escape the living cinematic hell he's put into, and save his family's life, Milos will have to sacrifice everything

 


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