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Shopping: Black Gunn and The Take...

1974 UK action crime drama by Robert Hartford-Davis, both once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


Link Here 21st April 2019
The Take is a 1974 UK action crime drama by Robert Hartford-Davis.
Starring Billy Dee Williams, Eddie Albert and Frankie Avalon. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for its X rated cinema release in 1974. Uncut and 15 rated for 1990 VHS. Uncut and PG rated in the US.
Black Gunn is a 1972 UK / USA action crime thriller by Robert Hartford-Davis.
Starring Jim Brown, Martin Landau and Brenda Sykes. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1973 cinema release. Uncut and 18 rated on home video. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

  • 2019 Mill Creek Entertainment RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 16th April 2019

Promotional Material

A knock-down, drag-out, take-no-prisoners double feature - starring Billy Dee Williams and the notorious Jim Brown.

THE TAKE - Meet the brother with a badge on the take who takes on the mob and wins both ways.

BLACK GUNN - When the man comes up with mob violence, it's time to Gunn him down.

 

 

Shopping: The Karate Kid...

1984 USA family action drama by John G Avildsen, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


Link Here 19th April 2019
The Karate Kid is a 1984 USA family action drama by John G Avildsen.
Starring Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita and Elisabeth Shue. BBFC link IMDb
BBFC category cuts were required for a PG rated cinema release in 1984. It was later rated 15 uncut for VHS and 12 uncut for DVD. Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.
US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:
  • 2019 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 16th April 2019

Promotional Material

From Academy Award®-winning director (1976, Rocky) John G. Avildsen comes the highly entertaining, coming- of-age classic that will leave you cheering! Starring Ralph Macchio and Noriyuki "Pat " Morita in his Academy Award®-nominated performance (Best Supporting Actor, 1984) as Mr. Miyagi. There is more to karate than fighting. This is the lesson that Daniel (Macchio), a San Fernando Valley teenager, is about to learn from a most unexpected teacher: Mr.Miyagi (Morita), an elderly handyman who also happens to be a master of the martial arts. So when he rescues Daniel from the Cobra Kai, a vicious gang of karate school bullies, Miyagi instills in his young friend the importance of honor and confidence as well as skills in self-defense, vital lessons that will be called into play when a hopelessly outclassed Daniel faces Johnny, the sadistic leader of the Cobra Kai, in a no-holds-barred karate tournament for the championship of the Valley. UHD Release Celebrate the 35th anniversary of th

 

 

Shopping: Keoma...

1976 Italy western drama by Enzo G Castellari, cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


Link Here 18th April 2019
Keoma is a 1976 Italy western drama by Enzo G Castellari.
Starring Franco Nero, William Berger and Olga Karlatos. IMDb
Uncut and X rated for 1976 cinema release but later cut for a horse fall on 15 and 12 rated home video. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

Promotional Material

A strikingly original spaghetti western with a unique elegiac tone, Keoma truly is a one-of-a-kind classic of its genre...

The legendary Franco Nero (Django, The Fifth Cord) stars in the titular role as a half-breed gunfighter who returns from the killing fields of the civil war to find his hometown riddled with the plague, its inhabitants terrorized (with the help of Keoma's own estranged half-brothers) by tyrannical gang leader Caldwell (Donald O'Brien, Zombie Holocaust). Keoma's father (Willian Berger, Sartana in the Valley of Death) welcomes his prodigal son s return, but when Keoma saves a vulnerable pregnant woman (Olga Karlatos, Zombie Flesh Eaters) from Caldwell's thugs, the stage is set for a violent confrontation. With the help of his father and his friend, the freed slave George (Woody Strode, Spartacus), Keoma prepares to take a savage revenge on Caldwell and his gang.

Directed with immense flair and virtuosity by veteran Enzo G. Castellari (who channels Sam Peckinpah and Sergio Leone in equal measure), Keoma is an epic film of Shakespearean and biblical proportions, which boasts compelling performances and thrilling violent action. Truly epic in scope, Keoma is considered by many to be one of the greatest spaghetti westerns. The film is presented here in a stunning new restoration with a wealth of informative and entertaining new extras.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • New 2K restoration from the original 35mm camera negative
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Uncompressed mono 1.0 LPCM audio
  • Original English and Italian soundtracks, titles and credits
  • Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
  • New audio commentary by spaghetti western experts C. Courtney Joyner and Henry C. Parke
  • The Ballad of Keoma, a new interview with the legendary star Franco Nero
  • Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust, a new interview with director Enzo G. Castellari
  • Writing Keoma, a new interview with actor and writer Luigi Montefiori AKA George Eastman
  • Parallel Actions, a new interview with editor Gianfranco Amicucci
  • The Flying Thug, a new interview with actor Massimo Vanni
  • Play as an Actor, a new interview with actor Volfango Soldati
  • Keoma and the Twilight of the Spaghetti Western, a newly filmed video appreciation by the academic Austin Fisher
  • An Introduction to Keoma by Alex Cox, an archival featurette with the acclaimed director
  • Original Italian and international theatrical trailers
  • Gallery of original promotional images from the Mike Siegel Archive
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sean Phillips
  • Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Simon Abrams and Howard Hughes
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    Shopping: Emmanuelle 2...

    1975 France romance by Francis Giacobetti, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 16th April 2019
    Emmanuelle 2 is a 1975 France romance by Francis Giacobetti.
    Starring Sylvia Kristel, Umberto Orsini and Frédéric Lagache. IMDb
    Cut for X rated cinema release in 1982. Less cut for 18 rated VHS and uncut on 18 rated DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 KL Studio Classics (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 9th April 2019

    Promotional Material

    Her name evokes visions of lush sensual discovery and the extremes of forbidden ecstasy! The incomparably beautiful Sylvia Kristel (Private Lessons) is back as Emmanuelle, in this equally successful and erotic sequel to the 1974 smash hit. She returns to her husband Jean (Umberto Orsini, Violent City) in Hong Kong and proceeds to have several extramarital affairs with the likes of her lover Christopher (Frédéric Lagache) and a trio of bathhouse masseuses (including Laura Gemser, Black Emanuelle). All the while, she introduces the young Anna-Maria (Catherine Rivet) to the pleasures and subtleties of carnal love. Music by Francis Lai (Rider on the Rain).

    Special Features:
    -THE JOYS OF EMMANUELLE PART 2
    -6 Radio Spot
    -U.S. and International Trailers
    -Teaser
    -Trailers for Emmanuelle and Goodbye Emmanuelle

     

     

    Shopping: Emmanuelle...

    1974 France drama by Just Jaeckin, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 15th April 2019
    Emmanuelle is a 1974 France drama by Just Jaeckin.
    Starring Sylvia Kristel, Alain Cuny and Marika Green. IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC until 18 rated DVD in 2007. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

    See the extensive censorship history at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Emmanuelle

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 KL Studio Classics (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 9th April 2019

    Promotional Material

    Her name evokes visions of lush sensual discovery and the extremes of forbidden ecstasy! She is Emmanuelle, and this classic and its two sequels changed the look and feel of erotic cinema forever. Upon arriving in Bangkok to join her diplomat husband, Emmanuelle (Sylvia Kristel, The Nude Bomb) meets Bee and Mario and embarks on a voyage of sexual discovery. As she pursues the stunning Bee (Marika Green, Pickpocket), Mario (Alain Cuny, La Dolce Vita) initiates her into sexual refinements that make her an expert in the art of love. The Emmanuelle trilogy spawned dozens of copycat erotic films for years to come, but none of them equaled the success and acclaim of the original three starring Kristel.

    Special Features:
    -TALKING ABOUT EMMANUELLE - Interview with director Just Jaeckin and producer Yves Rousset-Rouard
    THE JOYS OF EMMANUELLE - with star Sylvia Kristel, director Just Jaeckin and producer Yves Rousset-Rouard
    Trailers for Emmanuelle, Emmanuelle 2 and Goodbye Emmanuelle

     

     

    Shopping: Cold Sweat...

    1970 France / Italy / Belgium action crime thriller by Terence Young, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 14th April 2019
    Cold Sweat is a 1970 France / Italy / Belgium action crime thriller by Terence Young.
    Starring Charles Bronson, James Mason and Liv Ullmann. BBFC link IMDb
    BBFC category cuts were required for an 'A' rated cinema release in 1971. Later it was passed 'AA' uncut for 1973 cinema release. The film was passed 15 uncut on home video. The film is MPAA PG rated and uncut in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:
    • 2019 KL Studio Classics (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 9th April 2019
    • 2019 KL Studio Classics Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    Screen legend Charles Bronson (Rider on the Rain, Mr. Majestyk, Breakheart Pass) is Joe Martin, a quiet American living the quiet life in the South of France renting boats to tourists. He's happily married to Fabienne (Liv Ullmann, Persona) and has a twelve-year-old daughter named Michèle (Yannick de Lulle). But this quiet man has a past... Ten years before, Joe (then Moran) escaped prison with four other convicts, Captain Ross (James Mason, The Man Between), Whitey (Michel Constantin, Violent City), Fausto (Luigi Pistilli, For a Few Dollars More) and Katanga (Jean Topart, Trap for the Assassin). After witnessing the sadistic ex-mercenary Katanga brutally kill a cop, Joe abandoned his accomplices and left with their getaway car. One night, his peaceful life comes to an end, when the four men re-appear and kidnap his wife and daughter asking the seasoned ex-military Joe to get involved in a shady smuggling operation to save his family's life. Beautifully shot by Jean Rabier (Les Biches, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg) and wonderfully directed by James Bond veteran Terence Young (Thunderball, The Rover). Based on the novel Ride the Nightmare by Richard Matheson (I Am Legend) and co-starring Jill Ireland (Assassination).

    Special Features:
    -NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historians Howard S. Berger, Steve Mitchell and Nathaniel Thompson
    -Theatrical Trailer
    -Car Chase Promo Trailer

     

     

    Shopping: The Legend Of The 7 Golden Vampires...

    1974 UK / Hong Kong action horror by Roy Ward Baker and Cheh Chang (uncredited) just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 13th April 2019
    The Legend Of The 7 Golden Vampires is a 1974 UK / Hong Kong action horror by Roy Ward Baker and Cheh Chang (uncredited).
    Starring Peter Cushing, David Chiang and Julie Ege. IMDb
    Cuts required by the BBFC for cinema release and VHS but not implemented in the cinema version. Cuts waived for UK DVD. There is a shortened US R rated version, but the uncut UK version has also been released and is MPAA Unrated.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 Shout! Factory [Uncut + US Versions] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 9th April 2019

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    Black Belt vs. Black Magic

    Professor Van Helsing (Peter Cushing) and Count Dracula (John Forbes-Robinson) meet again in this spectacular kung fu horror thriller set in the village of Ping Kuei. After learning about the seven golden vampires of the village, Hsi Ching (David Chiang), Vanessa Buren (Julie Ege) and Mai Kwei (Szu Shih) offer to guide Van Helsing and his son to Ping Kuei to free it from the curse of Count Dracula.

    Throughout their journey, the group encounters several unwanted attackers until they arrive at the golden vampires' derelict temple, inhabited by Count Dracula. In the temple, Van Helsing and the count begin a fearsome battle to the death 203 an ultimate clash between good and evil!

    Presented here for the first time in high definition is Hammer's original uncut version. It was released in the US in an edited version called The 7 Brothers Meet Dracula, which is also included here in high definition as a bonus feature.

    Special Features and Technical Specs:
    • BRAND NEW 2K REMASTER OF THE FILM
    • NEW Audio Commentary with author/film historian Bruce G. Hallenbeck
    • NEW When Hammer Met Shaw -- an interview with actor David Chiang
    • NEW Kung Fear -- an interview with Hong Kong Film Expert Rick Baker
    • Alternate U.S. Theatrical version -- The 7 Brothers Meet Dracula (in HD with some standard definition inserts)
    • Theatrical Trailers
    • TV Spot
    • Still Gallery
    • Optional English subtitles for the main feature

     

     

    Shopping: Rider on the Rain...

    1970 France / Italy crime mystery thriller by René Clément, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 12th April 2019
    Rider on the Rain (aka La passager de la pluie) is a 1970 France / Italy crime mystery thriller by René Clément.
    Starring Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland and Marlène Jobert. BBFC link IMDb
    BBFC category cuts were required for an 'AA' rated cinema release in 1970. Home video releases in French and English language versions have all been 18 uncut. Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US.

    This release contains both the French and English versions. Note that the difference in runtimes is down to quicker delivery of the lines in the English version.

    US: Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:
    • 2019 KL Studio Classics [French + English versions] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 9th April 2019

    Promotional Material

    From René Clément, the legendary director of Forbidden Games, Purple Noon, The Deadly Trap and And Hope to Die comes this stylish thriller starring screen legend Charles Bronson (Chino, Cold Sweat, Mr. Majestyk). When a beautiful young woman (Marlène Jobert, We Won't Grow Old Together) in the South of France is stalked and then assaulted by a mysterious masked assailant, she kills the man in self-defense, and in a moment of misjudgment, she dumps his corpse over a cliff into the sea instead of calling the police. Trying to return to her life before the attack, her world is turned upside down when an American investigator (Bronson) shows up and, to her horror, seems to know everything about what she has done. Rider on the Rain showcases fine performances both from Bronson, whose mix of sympathy and aggression perfectly defines his character, and Jobert, who gains audience empathy with her touch of sexuality mixed with an innate, almost childlike innocence. Featuring a haunting and beautiful score by Francis Lai (Love Story) with wonderful supporting performances by Gabriele Tinti (Cannon for Cordoba) and Jill Ireland (Breakheart Pass). This special edition includes both the 114-minute U.S. cut and the 118-minute French cut.

    Special Features:
    -NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historians Howard S. Berger, Steve Mitchell and Nathaniel Thompson
    -Theatrical Trailers
    -Radio Spot

     

     

    Shopping: Curse of the Vampires...

    1966 Philippines/USA horror drama by Gerardo de Leon, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 10th April 2019
    Curse of the Vampires is a 1966 Philippines/USA horror drama by Gerardo de Leon.
    With Amalia Fuentes, Romeo Vasquez and Eddie Garcia. BBFC link IMDb
    Passed X after BBFC cuts for 1971 cinema release. The cuts were waived for 15 rated DVD in 2003. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 Severin Films (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 9th April 2019

    Promotional Material

    Severin Films Presents the CURSE OF THE VAMPIRES - Geraldo de Leon's 1966 Vampire Classic!

    In this pseudo-sequel to his masterpiece THE BLOOD DRINKERS, director Gerry de Leon (TERROR IS A MAN, BRIDES OF BLOOD) delves even deeper into themes of lust, guilt, faith and redemption within an aristocratic family cursed by vampirism. But this time, he adds rich gothic dollops of torture, incest, carnal depravity and blackface that "oozes sexual menace, brims with potent cultural metaphors and makes for unusually hypnotic viewing" (Senses Of Cinema). Amalia Fuentes (THE BLOOD DRINKERS) and Eddie Garcia (BEAST OF BLOOD) star in this "artfully executed vampire chiller" (Blu-ray.com) - also released as WHISPER TO THE WIND, BLOOD OF THE VAMPIRES and CREATURES OF EVIL - from "The Father of Philippine Horror" (DVD Drive-In) and now scanned in 2k from the only surviving film elements.

    Special Features:

    Cursed Vampire : Interview with Actor Eddie Garcia.
    The Market of Hemisphere : Interview with Marketing Consultant Samuel M. Sherman.
    Audio Commentary with Philippine Genre Documentarian Andrew Leavold.
    Partial Audio Commentary with Sam Sherman.
    Deleted Scenes.
    Trailers.
    BEAST OF BLOOD / CURSE OF THE VAMPIRES radio spot.

     

     

    Shopping: The New York Ripper...

    1982 Italian horror by Lucio Fulci. A restored version is set for US Blu-ray/DVD Combo release on 25th June 2019


    Link Here 5th April 2019
    The New York Ripper is a 1982 Italian horror by Lucio Fulci.
    With Jack Hedley, Almanta Suska and Howard Ross. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    Banned by the BBFC for 1984 cinema release. Subsequent UK VHS/DVD release are cut by about 30s. Cut for an MPAA R rating in the US but also released uncut and MPAA Unrated.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 Blue Underground Limited Edition (RA) Blu-ray/(R1) DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 25th June 2019
    • 2019 Blue Underground Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    Someone Is Taking A Big Bite Out Of The Big Apple!

    A blade-wielding psychopath is on the loose, turning The Big Apple bright red with the blood of beautiful young women. As NYPD detective Fred Williams (Jack Hedley, ''For Your Eyes Only'') follows the trail of butchery from the decks of the Staten Island Ferry to the sex shows of Times Square, each brutal murder becomes a sadistic taunt. In the city that never sleeps, the hunt is on for the killer that can t be stopped!

    Co-written and directed by acclaimed horror maestro Lucio Fulci (''Zombie'', ''City of the Living Dead'') and filmed on location in the mean streets of New York City, this is one of Fulci's most savage and controversial thrillers. Now Blue Underground is proud to present THE NEW YORK RIPPER in a new 4K restoration from its original camera negative, completely uncut and uncensored, and fully loaded with exclusive new Extras!

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • WORLD PREMIERE! New 4K Restoration from the uncensored original camera negative
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD Widescreen 2.40:1 Feature Presentation
  • Audio: 7.1 DTS-HD (English); 1.0 DTS-HD (English, Italian); 1.0 Dolby Digital (French, Spanish)
  • Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish, English for Italian Audio
  • NEW! Audio Commentary with Troy Howarth , Author of ''Splintered Visions: Lucio Fulci and His Films''
  • NEW! The Art Of Killing: Interview with Co-Writer DardanoSacchetti
  • NEW! Three Fingers Of Violence: Interview with Star Howard Ross
  • NEW! The Second Victim: Interview with Co-Star Cinzia de Ponti
  • NEW! The Broken Bottle Murder: Interview with Co-Star Zora Kerova
  • ''I'm an Actress!'': 2009 Interview with Co-Star Zora Kerova
  • NEW! The Beauty Killer: Interview with Stephen Thrower, Author of ''Beyond Terror: The Films of Lucio Fulci''
  • NEW! Paint Me Blood Red: Interview with Poster Artist Enzo Sciotti
  • NYC Locations Then and Now
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • NEW! Poster & Still Gallery
  • BONUS! THE NEW YORK RIPPER: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD by Francesco De Masi
  • BONUS! Collectable Booklet with new essay by Travis Crawford
  • BONUS! Lenticular 3D Slipcover (First Pressing Only)
  • BLU-RAY + DVD + CD

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

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    Shopping: The Street Fighter Collection...

    film set by various just released on US Blu-ray all with a history of cuts


    Link Here 4th April 2019
    The Street Fighter Collection is a film set by various.
    Starring Sonny Chiba.

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2019 Shout! Factory RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 26th March 2019
    The Street Fighter is a 1974 Japan action crime thriller by Shigehiro Ozawa.
    Starring Shin'ichi Chiba, Goichi Yamada and Yutaka Nakajima. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1976 but was uncut for 18 rated DVD fn 2005. Uncut and X rated in the US but was then heavily cut for an MPAA R rating, leaving the uncut version MPAA Unrated.

    This release features the uncut version

    Return of the Street Fighter is a 1974 Japan action crime drama by Shigehiro Ozawa.
    Starring Shin'ichi Chiba, Claude Gagnon and Masafumi Suzuki. BBFC link IMDb
    Uncut and 15 rated in the UK. Uncut and X rated in the US. There is also a heavily cut R rated version.

    This release features the uncut version

    The Street Fighter's Last Revenge is a 1974 Japan action crime drama by Shigehiro Ozawa.
    Starring Shin'ichi Chiba, Reiko Ike and Etsuko Shiomi. BBFC link IMDb
    Uncut and 15 rated for 2004 DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US but there is also a cut R rated version.

    This release features both the cut and uncut versions.

    Promotional Material

    Meet the meanest and most lethal karate master ever to rule the streets. He's Sonny Chiba, one of the greatest martial arts actors to ignite the screen.

    In The Street Fighter, Chiba stars as Terry Tsurugi, a mercenary who has been hired by both the yakuza and the mafia to kidnap a wealthy heiress, but when he isn't paid, a violent clash will ensue.

    Chiba is back in Return Of The Street Fighter. This time Tsurugi is hired by the mob to kill two informants, but when he realizes one is an old friend, he refuses, and now he is the one being hunted.

    When Tsurugi is double crossed by the Ôwada clan, he takes off with something they want in The Street Fighter's Last Revenge. Soon he is being chased by a group of deadly assassins. Bonus Features DISC ONE: THE STREET FIGHTER

    • NEW 2K Scan Of The Original Film Elements Of The Uncut Version
    • Uncut Version Of The Film (91 Minutes) With English And Japanese Audio
    • Two English Dubs -- The Theatrical Dub And The New Line Home Video Dub
    • NEW Street Fighting Man -- An Interview With Star Sonny China
    • NEW Cutting Moments -- THE STREET FIGHTER Trailer -- An Interview With Filmmaker Jack Sholder
    • U.S. Theatrical Trailer
    • Japanese Theatrical Trailer
    • Still Gallery
    DISC TWO: RETURN OF THE STREET FIGHTER
    • NEW 2K Scan Of The Original Film Elements Of The Uncut Version
    • Uncut Version Of The Film (83 Minutes) With English And Japanese Audio
    • U.S. Teaser Trailer
    • U.S. Theatrical Trailer
    • Japanese Theatrical Trailer
    • Still Gallery
    DISC THREE: THE STREET FIGHTER'S LAST REVENGE
    • NEW 2K Scan Of The Original Film Elements Of The U.S. Cut (80 Minutes)
    • NEW 2K Scan Of The Original Film Elements Of The U.S. Cut With Standard Definition Inserts From The Original Japanese Cut (84 Minutes)
    • U.S. Theatrical Trailer
    • Japanese Theatrical Trailer
    • Still Gallery

     

     

    Shopping: Aquaman...

    2018 Australia / USA action Sci-Fi fantasy by James Wan, cut in the UK, just released on US Blu-ray and DVD


    Link Here 1st April 2019
    Aquaman is a 2018 Australia / USA action Sci-Fi fantasy by James Wan.
    Starring Jason Momoa, Amber Heard and Dolph Lundgren. BBFC link IMDb
    BBFC advised category cuts were required for a 12A rated cinema release in 2018. Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US.

    The promotional material notes that this release is a Special Edition

    US: Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for some language:
    • 2019 WarnerBrothers Special Edition RA 4k Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 26th March 2019
    • 2019 WarnerBrothers Special Edition RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 26th March 2019
    • 2019 WarnerBrothers Special Edition R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 26th March 2019

     

     

    Shopping: The Suckling...

    1990 USA horror by Francis Teri, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray/DVD Combo


    Link Here 31st March 2019
    The Suckling (aka Sewage Baby) is a 1990 USA horror by Francis Teri.
    Starring Frank Rivera, Marie Michaels and Gerald Preger. IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for 1993 18 rated VHS. The cuts were waived for 18 rated DVD and Blu-ray in 2016. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2019 Vinegar Syndrome R0 Blu-ray/R0 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 26th March 2019

    Promotional Material

    After being tricked into having an abortion at Big Mama's underground abortion clinic / brothel, a young woman's extracted fetus is flushed into the sewer system wherein it's exposed to toxic waste and begins to mutate into an ever growing and increasingly bloodthirsty monster. The girls, johns, and other assorted weirdos find themselves trapped inside the brothel where they are forced to face off against the agitated, prenatal creature, as well as each other, in a high stakes quest to stay alive, or at least in one piece.

    An offbeat and gleefully violent monster horror-comedy from one time director Francis Teri, THE SUCKLING blends gratuitous gore, nonchalant T&A, and a sly side helping of social commentary, resulting in a distinctive 80s horror indie gem. Vinegar Syndrome presents this direct-to-video favorite on Blu-ray in the US for the first time, in a brand new 2k restoration made from its original 16mm camera negative.

    Bonus Features:
    1. Region Free Blu-ray/DVD combo
    2. Newly scanned & restored in 2k from its 16mm original camera negative
    3. Video interview with writer/director Francis Teri
    4. Video interview with actor Michael Gingold
    5. Archival image gallery
    6. Reversible cover artwork
    7. English SDH subtitles

     

     

    Shopping: The Children...

    1980 USA Sci-Fi horror by Max Kalmanowicz just released on US Blu-ray/DVD Combo in the Director's Cut


    Link Here 31st March 2019
    The Children is a 1980 USA Sci-Fi horror by Max Kalmanowicz.
    Starring Martin Shakar, Gil Rogers and Gale Garnett. BBFC link IMDb
    Exists as a standard version and an extended Director's Cut.

    This release is the Director's Cut

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    • 2019 Vinegar Syndrome RA Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 26th March 2019

    Promotional Material

    Something is terrifyingly wrong with the children of Ravenback. After their school bus passes through a mysterious cloud of yellow smoke, the children are transformed into bloodthirsty zombies with black fingernails which burn anything they touch. As parents and unwitting townspeople are burned to a crisp, the local police force frantically searches for the missing kids, unaware of their new and deadly powers...

    Shot back-to-back with FRIDAY THE 13TH , and sharing some of the same crew, Max Kalmanowicz's THE CHILDREN is an outrageous and fun drive-in horror classic. Featuring an eerie score from Harry Manfredini ( FRIDAY THE 13TH ) and produced by Carlton J. Albright ( LUTHER THE GEEK ), Vinegar Syndrome brings THE CHILDREN to Blu-ray, newly restored from the best surviving film elements and in its extended director's cut!

    Bonus Features:
    1. Region Free Blu-ray/DVD combo
    2. Newly scanned & restored in 2k from a combination of its 35mm original camera negative and best surviving theatrical prints
    3. New audio commentary with director Max Kalmanowicz
    4. Archival audio commentary with producer/co-writer Carlton J. Albright
    5. "Childhood Memories: Making the Children" - a new interview with Carlton J. Albright & production manager David Platt
    6. "Return to Ravensback" - a newly produced locations then-and-now featurette
    7. "The Lost Scene" - audio from a lost scene of The Children
    8. Archival video interview with Carlton J. Albright
    9. "Memories of The Children" - archival featurette with: Carlton J. Albright, Patricia Albright & Gil Rogers
    10. "Making The Children" - archival featurette with: Carlton J. Albright & David Platt
    11. "The Children: The Musical" - archival interview with Stan Richardson, co-creator of the musical rendition of The Children
    12. Reversible cover artwork
    13. English SDH subtitles

     

     

    Shopping: For a Few Dollars More...

    1965 Italy / Spain / West Germany western by Sergio Leone, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 29th March 2019
    For a Few Dollars More is a 1965 Italy / Spain / West Germany western by Sergio Leone.
    Starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef and Gian Maria Volontè. IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for an X (16) rated cinema release. Also cut in the US for an M rating. Later the cuts were restored but editors seem to have missed a scene. The complete version was eventually released in Germany.

    It is not clear whether this release contains the missing scene or not.

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2019 KL Studio Classics [Restoration Version + US Version] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 26th March 2019

    Promotional Material

    BRAND NEW 4K RESTORATION! Screen legends Clint Eastwood (Thunderbolt and Lightfoot) and Lee Van Cleef (Sabata) co-star as two rival bounty hunters who join forces to bring murderous bandit El Indio (Gian Maria Volontè, Face to Face) and his vicious gang of criminals to justice. But all is not as it seems in this hard-hitting second installment of Sergio Leone's (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly) trilogy starring Eastwood as the famed "Man with No BBFC Video Cuts: G Name." Music by legendary composer Ennio Morricone (A Fistful of Dynamite, The Mercenary) with a stellar cast that includes spaghetti western legends Mario Brega (A Fistful of Dollars), Luigi Pistilli (Death Rides a Horse), Aldo Sambrell (Navajo Joe) and Klaus Kinski (The Great Silence).

    Special Features:
    -BRAND NEW 2018 4K RESTORATION
    -NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas
    -NEW On location in Almería and Granada with Filmmaker Alex Cox
    -Audio Commentary by Film Historian Sir Christopher Frayling
    -FAFDM: The Christopher Frayling Archives
    -A New Standard: Frayling on FAFDM
    -Back for More: Clint Eastwood Remembers FAFDM
    -Tre Voci: FAFDM | FAFDM: The Original American Release Version
    -Location Comparisons
    -NEW TRAILERS FROM HELL with Ernest Dickerson
    -NEW Promoting FAFDM: Posters & Lobby Cards
    -NEW FAFDM: On the Set
    -NEW FAFDM: Color Stills
    -NEW FOR A FEW Pictures MORE
    -Newly Restored 2.0 Stereo / Original 2.0 Mono / 5.1 Surround
    -12 Radio Spots
    -Restored UA Logo
    -Double Bill Trailer
    -FAFDM Trailer 1
    -FAFDM Trailer 2
    -A Fistful of Dollars – Trailer
    -The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – Trailer
    -A Fistful of Dynamite – Trailer
    -Death Rides a Horse – Trailer
    -The Mercenary - Trailer

     

     

    Shopping: In the Cold of the Night...

    1990 USA mystery thriller by Nico Mastorakis, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray/DVD Combo


    Link Here 29th March 2019
    In the Cold of the Night is a 1990 USA mystery thriller by Nico Mastorakis.
    Starring Jeff Lester, Adrianne Sachs and Marc Singer. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS in 1971. These BBFC cuts were waived for 2003 DVD. Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. The uncut version was released originally with an X rating and later with an MPAA NC-17 rating.
    US: Uncut and MPAA NC-17 rated for:
    • 2019 Vinegar Syndrome R0 Blu-ray/R0 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 26th March 2019

    Promotional Material

    High profile fashion photographer Scott Bruin has been suffering from a series of increasingly disturbing and violent dreams in which he savagely attacks and murders a young woman. Fearing for his sanity, Scott begins to investigate these strange visions, but slowly starts to believe that these all-too-real seeming nightmares might not be dreams after all and that the woman in them is in imminent danger. As his investigation progresses, Scott unwittingly finds himself in the center of a sinister conspiracy much stranger than his wildest nightmares.

    An ultra-stylized, DePalma-esque, neo-noir erotic thriller from cult filmmaker Nico Mastorakis ( Island of Death , Blind Date ), IN THE COLD OF THE NIGHT stars Jeff Lester ( Star Trek IV ), Adrianne Sachs ( Robocop ), Brian Thompson ( Cobra ), David Soul ( Starsky & Hutch ), and Shannon Tweed ( Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death ), along with a guest appearance from Tippi Hedren ( The Birds ) and striking cinematography by Andreas Bellis ( Thriller - A Cruel Picture ). Vinegar Syndrome brings this Skinemax gem to Blu-ray, newly restored in 4k from its original camera negative.

    Bonus Features:
    1. Region Free Blu-ray/DVD combo
    2. Newly scanned & restored in 4k from its 35mm original camera negative
    3. Archival behind-the-scenes featurette
    4. Archival image gallery
    5. Original trailer
    6. Reversible cover artwork
    7. English SDH subtitles

     

     

    Shopping: Strip Nude For Your Killer...

    1975 Italy mystery thriller by Andrea Bianchi, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 25th March 2019
    Strip Nude For Your Killer is a 1975 Italy mystery thriller by Andrea Bianchi.
    Starring Edwige Fenech, Nino Castelnuovo and Femi Benussi. IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for X rated 1979 cinema release. Later uncut and 18 rated on 2008 DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    Promotional Material

    As the 1970s wore on and audiences began to tire of the tried and tested giallo formula popularized by the thrillers of Argento, Fulci and their contemporaries, filmmakers sought to reinvigorate the ailing movement by injecting elements from other genres. Some took inspiration from the then-burgeoning crime thriller movement, with tales of organised crime and corrupt police officials... while others decided to sex things up by crossing serial killer thrills with salacious softcore antics.

    A spate of highly sexualized murders is rocking a prestigious Milanese fashion house. Ambitious photographer Magda (Edwige Fenech, Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key ) and her on-off boyfriend, love rat Carlo (Nino Castelnuovo, The English Patient ), team up to crack the case. But, with the motorcycle helmet-wearing killer clearing bearing a grudge against the agency s employees, it s surely only a matter of time before they too end up feeling the force of his wrath...

    So roll up for a Euro cult experience like no other, with kitschy fashion shoots, back alley abortions, blow-up sex dolls and some very indelicate humor, as one of the most notoriously sleazy gialli ever produced gets the red carpet treatment from Arrow Video!

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new 2K restoration from the original camera negative
  • High definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original lossless mono Italian and English soundtracks
  • English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
  • New audio commentary by HORRORPEDIA.com s Adrian J. Smith and David Flint
  • Sex and Death with a Smile , a new video essay by author and critic Kat Ellinger on giallo and sex comedy icon Edwige Fenech
  • A Good Man for the Murders , a newly edited video interview with actor Nino Castelnuovo
  • The Blonde Salamander , a new video interview with actress Erna Schurer
  • The Art of Helping , a new video interview with assistant director Daniele Sangiorgi
  • Jack of All Trades , a new video interview with actor and production manager Tino Polenghi
  • Two versions of the opening scene: tinted and untinted viewing options
  • Original Italian and English theatrical trailers
  • 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 critic Rachael Nisbet
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    Shopping: Quatermass 2...

    1957 UK Sci-Fi horror by Val Guest set for US Blu-ray release on 14th May 2019


    Link Here 22nd March 2019
    Quatermass 2 is a 1957 UK Sci-Fi horror by Val Guest.
    Starring Brian Donlevy, John Longden and Sidney James. BBFC link IMDb
    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 Shout! Factory RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 14th May 2019

    Summary Notes

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

     

     

    Shopping: Showdown...

    1993 USA action film by Robert Radler, once cut in the UK and US, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 19th March 2019
    Showdown is a 1993 USA action film by Robert Radler.
    Starring Billy Blanks, Kenn Scott and Christine Taylor. BBFC link IMDb
    Originally released uncut and MPAA R rated but this was cut in the UK for an 18 rating for 1994 VHS. There is also a cut PG-13 rated version in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2019 MVD Rewind Collection (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 12th March 2019

    Promotional Material

    THERE IS NO OTHER WAY.

    Ken Marks (Kenn Scott, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze) finds a dangerous enemy on his first day at his new school; an enemy who makes his living as the champion of an illegal fighting operation. School janitor and ex-cop Billy Grant (Billy Blanks, The Last Boy Scout) trains Ken to defend himself. What Billy doesn't know is that the man behind it all is the one man from his past who wants him dead.

    This classic martial arts blockbuster from the director of Best of the Best features an all-star supporting cast that includes Christine Taylor (The Wedding Singer), Patrick Kilpatrick (Death Warrant), James Lew (Best of the Best) and Brion James (Blade Runner) in the movie the proves there's not a problem in the world that a good roundhouse kick to the face can't solve.

    SPECIAL FEATURES

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the main feature in 1.78:1 aspect ratio
  • Audio: English 5.1 Surround, 2.0 Stereo
  • Subtitles: English
  • NEW! ''The Making of Showdown'' (new feature length documentary with director Robert Radler, writer Stuart Gibbs and stars Billy Blanks, Kenn Scott, John Asher, Patrick Kilpatrick and Michael Genovese) (HD, 98 mins)
  • NEW! Robert Radler: Portrait of a Director featurette (HD, 12 mins)
  • NEW! Billy Blanks: Martial Arts Legend featurette (HD, 15 mins)
  • NEW! The Fights of ''Showdown'' featurette (HD, 47 mins)
  • NEW! ''Showdown'': Anatomy of a Scene featurette (HD, 7 mins)
  • Photo Gallery
  • Original Theatrical Trailer (SD)
  • Collectible Mini- Poster

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

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    Shopping: The Wild Pussycat/The Deserter...

    1969 Greece crime film by Dimis Dadiras just released on US Blu-ray with 2 versions


    Link Here 16th March 2019
    Double bill by Dimi Dadiras and Christos Kefalas.
    Starring Kostas Prekas, Gisela Dali and Maria Foka.

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2019 Mondo Macabro [The Wild Pussycat, Export + Greek versions + The Deserter] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 12th March 2019
    The Wild Pussycat (Kafti ekdikisis) is a 1969 Greece crime film by Dimis Dadiras.
    Starring Kostas Prekas, Gisela Dali and Maria Foka. IMDb
    Exists as a cut Greek version and an uncut Export Version
    The Deserter (O lipotaktis) is a 1970 Italy / Greece romance by Christos Kefalas.
    Starring Hristos Politis, Franca Parisi and Stephanos Stratigos. IMDb
    There are no censorship issues save that there is a shorter TV version.

    Promotional Material

    Mondo Macabro's Exploitation Double Bill Release THE WILD PUSSYCAT plus THE DESERTER

    The WILD PUSSYCAT is an unsung classic of exploitation cinema. Produced in Greece in 1968, it was not officially released there until 1972 and then only in a cut and compromised version. The simple plot concerns a women whose sister was exploited and driven to suicide by a sleazy pimp. In order to get revenge on him the woman seduces the man, drugs him and imprisons him in a sound proofed room, tormenting him through a large one way mirror (he can see out, no-one can see in) by performing sultry strip tease dances and having sex with men and women while he can only look on, helpless to stop it or join in. Her final vengeance on him is so shocking it raises eyebrows even today.

    In spite of its lurid subject matter and explicit visuals, THE WILD PUSSYCAT was not a low budget quickie with a cast of unknowns and a first time film maker. It was directed by Dimi Dadiras, one of the most successful director/producers of the period, and it features one of the big stars of Greek cinema - Gisela Dali, known in her day as "the Greek Bardot".

    The Blu-ray includes both the 1972 Greek version (with much of the sex removed and a plot featuring a drug dealing con inserted) and the full on, uncut export version. So essentially there are three films on the disc.

    THE DESERTER, a rarely seen Greek production from 1970, is a fascinating and powerful film about a young soldier who escapes from a seemingly endless war only to find himself trapped in an emotional and sexual battle between two desperate women. One of them, Ermina (played by Italian star Franca Parisi), is stuck in a loveless marriage with a boorish farmer who plans to make his fortune by selling cheap hootch to soldiers. The other - much younger - woman, seems to live in a bizarre and dangerous fantasy world. She is played by famous Greek singing star Alexandra Kyriakaki. The great Gisela Dali "the Greek Brigitte Bardot" also stars in this production, in a small but unforgettable role as a witch who casts a love spell on the soldier.

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

    Brand new HD transfers from negative.
    Newly created English subtitles.
    Greek version and uncut export version (WILD PUSSYCAT).
    Trailers.
    Promo art video presentation.
    Mondo Macabro previews.

     


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