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Shopping: La vérité...

1960 France / Italy drama by Henri-Georges Clouzot, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray and DVD


Link Here 16th February 2019
La Vérité is a 1960 France / Italy drama by Henri-Georges Clouzot.
Starring Brigitte Bardot, Paul Meurisse and Charles Vanel. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1961. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2019 Criterion Collection RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 12th February 2019
  • 2019 Criterion Collection R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 12th February 2019

Summary Notes

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

 

 

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

1974 UK / Hong Kong action horror by Roy Ward Baker and Cheh Chang set for first US Blu-ray release on 9th April 2019


Link Here 10th February 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

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.

 

 

Shopping: Donnie Brasco...

1997 USA crime biography by Mike Newell just released on US Blu-ray/DVD Combo in the preferred Theatrical Version


Link Here 10th February 2019
Donnie Brasco is a 1997 USA crime biography by Mike Newell.
Starring Al Pacino, Johnny Depp and Michael Madsen. BBFC link IMDb
Exists as the preferred Theatrical Version and an Extended Version. The differences are uncontentious.

This release features the Theatrical Version.

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

Promotional Material

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

 

 

Shopping: Double Dragon...

1994 USA action comedy adventure by James Yukich, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray/DVD Combo


Link Here 9th February 2019
Double Dragon is a 1994 USA action comedy adventure by James Yukich (as James Nickson).
Starring Robert Patrick, Mark Dacascos and Scott Wolf. Youtube link IMDb
Passed PG uncut for 1995 cinema release in the UK, but was cut for a 12 rated 1997 VHS. Presumably uncut for 12 rated home video releases of 2015. Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US.
US: Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:
  • 2019 MVD Rewind Collection (RA) Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 5t February 2019

Promotional Material

EVIL HAS JUST MET ITS MATCH!

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

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

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

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

SPECIAL FEATURES:

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

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

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    Shopping: Dr. Seuss' The Grinch...

    2018 China / USA family cartoon comedy by Yarrow Cheney and Scott Mosier just released on UK Blu-ray and DVD with cuts for a U rating


    Link Here 8th February 2019
    The Grinch is a 2018 China / USA family cartoon comedy by Yarrow Cheney and Scott Mosier.
    Starring Benedict Cumberbatch. BBFC link IMDb
    BBFC category cuts were required for a U rated cinema releases in 2018 and video in 2019. Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.

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

    Summary Notes

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

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

    Promotional Material

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

     

     

    Shopping: Uninvited...

    1988 USA Sci-Fi horror by Greydon Clark just released on US Blu-ray/DVD Combo with 2 versions


    Link Here 5th February 2019
    Uninvited is a 1988 USA Sci-Fi horror by Greydon Clark.
    Starring George Kennedy, Alex Cord and Clu Gulager. BBFC link IMDb
    Exists as a Theatrical Version and an International Version
    US: The Theatrical Version is uncut and MPAA R rated:
    US: The International Version is MPAA Unrated:
    • 2019 Vinegar Syndrome [Theatrical + International Versions] RA Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 29th January 2019
    • 2019 Vinegar Syndrome Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

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

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

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

     

     

    Shopping: Ecco and The Forbidden...

    1963 Italy mondo documentary by Gianni Proia, cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray and DVD


    Link Here 4th February 2019
    This Shocking World (ECCO) is a 1963 Italy musical music documentary by Gianni Proia.
    Starring George Sanders, Alexander and Maria Ansaldi. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1964 cinema release. In the US the film was reworked in 1965 to produce a US version titled Ecco. This is set for an Unrated US release in 2019.
    The Forbidden is a 1966 Italy / France documentary by Benjamin Andrews and Lee Frost.
    Starring Baby Bubbles, Bob Cresse and Pat Hall. IMDb
    The original French film was reworked for US release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 Severin Films [Ecco + Forbidden World] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 29th January 2019
    • 2019 Severin Films [Ecco + Forbidden World] R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 29th January 2019

    Promotional Material

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

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

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

    The Bandit - Producer David Goldstein remembers Bob Cresse.
    I Want More - Short Film.
    Ecco Trailer.

     

     

    Shopping: Tarzan's Three Challenges...

    1963 UK / USA action adventure by Robert Day, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 1st February 2019
    Tarzan's Three Challenges is a 1963 UK / USA action adventure by Robert Day.
    Starring Jock Mahoney, Woody Strode and Tsu Kobayashi. BBFC link IMDb
    BBFC category cuts were required for a 1963 cinema release. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    Summary Notes

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

     

     

    Shopping: Suburbia...

    1983 USA thriller by Penelope Spheeris, cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 31st January 2019
    Suburbia is a 1983 USA thriller by Penelope Spheeris.
    Starring Chris Pedersen, Bill Coyne and Jennifer Clay. BBFC link IMDb
    Animal cruelty was cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS in 1985 and 15 rated DVD in 2003. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    Summary Notes

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

     

     

    Shopping: Cobra...

    1986 USA action crime thriller by George P Cosmatos, cut by the MPAA and BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 27th January 2019
    Cobra is a 1986 USA action crime thriller by George P Cosmatos.
    Starring Sylvester Stallone, Brigitte Nielsen and Reni Santoni. IMDb
    Cut for an MPAA R rating and further cut by the BBFC for an 18 rating
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    Summary Notes

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

     

     

    Shopping: 10 To Midnight...

    1983 USA crime thriller by J Lee Thompson, cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 26th January 2019
    10 To Midnight is a 1983 USA crime thriller by J Lee Thompson.
    Starring Charles Bronson, Lisa Eilbacher and Andrew Stevens. IMDb
    Uncut for 18 rated UK cinema release and pre-cert video. Later cut by the BBFC for an 18 rated VHS release in 1987. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2019 Shout Factory RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 22nd January 2019

    Reviews

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

    Summary Notes

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

     

     

    Shopping: Kindergarten Cop...

    1990 USA action crime comedy by Ivan Reitman, once cut for a 12 rating, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 22nd January 2019
    Kindergarten Cop is a 1990 USA action crime comedy by Ivan Reitman.
    Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Penelope Ann Miller and Pamela Reed. Youtube link IMDb
    BBFC category cuts were made for a 12 rated 1991 cinema release. Later uncut and 15 rated on home video. Uncut and PG-13 rated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:
    • 2019 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 15th January 2019
    • 2019 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

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

     

     

    Shopping: Silent Rage...

    1982 USA action crime horror by Michael Miller, cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 21st January 2019
    Silent Rage is a 1982 USA action crime horror by Michael Miller.
    Starring Chuck Norris, Ron Silver and Steven Keats. IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated home video. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2019 Mill Creek Retro VHS Look (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 15th January 2019

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    Martial Arts Master Versus Superhuman Killing Machine!

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

     

     

    Shopping: Cliffhanger...

    1993 Italy/France/USA action adventure thriller by Renny Harlin, cut in the US and UK, just released on US 4k Blu-ray


    Link Here 19th January 2019
    Cliffhanger is a 1993 Italy/France/USA action adventure thriller by Renny Harlin.
    Starring Sylvester Stallone, John Lithgow and Michael Rooker. IMDb
    Cut for an MPAA R rating. Further cut by the BBFC for cinema, and further cut still for VHS and DVD. The BBFC cuts were waived for 2008 Blu-ray

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

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

    Promotional Material

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

     

     

    Shopping: Deadpool 2: Once Upon a Deadpool...

    2018 USA action comedy adventure by David Leitch, a cut PG-13 version just released on US Blu-ray/DVD Combo


    Link Here 18th January 2019
    Deadpool 2: Once Upon a Deadpool is a 2018 USA action comedy adventure by David Leitch.
    Starring Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin and Morena Baccarin. BBFC link IMDb
    The film was initially released as an MPAA R rated Theatrical Version and an unrated extended 'Super Duper $@%!#& Cut', Both are 15 rated by the BBFC. The film was cut in India for an adults-only 'A' rating and was banned in China.

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

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

    Summary Notes

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

     

     

    Shopping: Happy Birthday To Me...

    1981 Canada horror mystery thriller by J Lee Thompson, once seized by UK police, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 17th January 2019
    Happy Birthday to Me is a 1981 Canada horror mystery thriller by J Lee Thompson.
    Starring Melissa Sue Anderson, Glenn Ford and Lawrence Dane. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    Uncut in the UK on cinema and VHS. The video was seized by police during the video nasties panic. Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating and this cut version was released on 2004 UK DVD.

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

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

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

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

     

     

    Shopping: Street Law...

    1974 Italy action thriller by Enzo G Castellari just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 16th January 2019
    Street Law (Il cittadino si ribella) is a 1974 Italy action thriller by Enzo G Castellari.
    Starring Franco Nero, Giancarlo Prete and Barbara Bach. IMDb
    There is a significantly shortened US Version titled Street Law. The full length Italian version was released on UK pre-cert VHS.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 Code Red [Uncut + US Version] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 8th January 2019

    Promotional Material

    The legendary Franco Nero (Django, The Mercenary, The Salamander, Enter the Ninja) stars as Carlo Antonelli, an average citizen until the day he is brutally beaten during a violent robbery. When the police drop the case and the suspects remain free, Carlo is pushed beyond his breaking point. Now one man will launch an all-out war against the criminal scum who plague our cities, where justice has its own rules, vengeance needs no badge and the only thing that matters is Street Law. Barbara Bach (The Spy Who Loved Me, The Unseen, The Great Alligator, Screamers) and Giancarlo Prete (Warriors of the Wasteland, Escape from the Bronx) co-stars in this vicious Death Wish-inspired crime thriller (also known in Europe as Vigilante II) directed by Italian action maestro Enzo Castellari (The Heroin Busters, The Big Racket, Keoma, The Inglorious Bastards).

    Special Features:
    -Brand New HD Scan of the longer Italian Cut
    -Brand New Interview with Star Franco Nero
    -Alternate US Cut in HD
    -Theatrical Trailer

     

     

    Shopping: Nemesis...

    1992 Denmark / USA action Sci-Fi thriller by Albert Pyun just released on US Blu-ray/DVD Combo with 3 versions


    Link Here 15th January 2019
    Nemesis is a 1992 Denmark / USA action Sci-Fi thriller by Albert Pyun.
    Starring Olivier Gruner, Tim Thomerson and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
    The Theatrical Version is MPAA R rated and is missing violence found in several extended versions. The Director's Cut, the Japanese Version and UK Version all feature similar extended violence and a darker alternative ending, but it unclear as to which of these is the definitive version.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 MVD Collectors Edition [Theatrical Version + Director's cut + Extended Japanese versions] (RA) Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 8th January 2019

    Promotional Material

    IN THE FUTURE... IT PAYS TO BE MORE THAN HUMAN.

    Los Angeles, 2027. Troubled cyborg cop Alex (Olivier Gruner, Angel Town) is ordered by police commissioner Farnsworth (Tim Thomerson, Near Dark) to apprehend his former partner and lover Jared (Marjorie Monaghan, Regarding Henry), accused of smuggling data to information terrorists plotting to kill government officials. Systems cowboys, bio enhanced gangsters and cyborg outlaws all play a part in this battle of man vs. machine.

    Directed by Albert Pyun (Cyborg, Crazy Six), NEMESIS is a ''provocative, sleek thriller'' (LA Times) that features an all-star supporting cast that includes Brion James (Blade Runner), Thomas Jane (Boogie Nights), Academy Award® Nominee* Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen), Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (Planet of the Apes), Thom Mathews (The Return of the Living Dead), Yuji Okumoto (Inception) and Deborah Shelton (Body Double).

    *2007: Best Supporting Actor, Little Children

    DISC 1: BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the main feature in both 2.35:1 and 1.78:1 aspect ratios
  • Audio: English 5.1 Surround, English 2.0 Stereo, French 2.0 Stereo, German 2.0 Stereo
  • Subtitles: English SDH, German
  • NEW! 2018 Interview with Producer Eric Karson (HD)
  • NEW! 2018 Interview with Director Albert Pyun (HD)
  • ''Nemesis 2.0'' (aka ''Director s Cut'') with Director s Commentary audio (SD, 2.35:1, 92:29)
  • Original Theatrical Trailer (SD, 2:26)
     

    DISC 2: DVD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • ''Nemesis 2.0'' (aka ''Director s Cut'')(SD, 2.35:1, 87:49)
  • Japanese Extended Cut (SD, 1.33:1, 95:49) (w/ Japanese subtitles burnt-in)
  • Introduction by Albert Pyun (SD, 2:19)
  • Introduction by Olivier Gruner (SD, 3:13)
  • Afterword by Albert Pyun (SD, 0:48)
  • 'Behind The Scenes: The Making of Nemesis' (SD, 7:13)
  • Interview with Olivier Gruner (SD, 2:18)
  • 'Making Of - Stunts & Effects' (SD, 2:43)
  • 'Making Of - Visual Effects' (SD, 1:41)
  • 'Killcount' featurette (SD, 2:26)
  • Behind the Scenes Photo Gallery (SD, 3:00)
  • Key Art Photo Gallery (SD, 2:20)
  • TV Spots (SD, 4:43)
  • Collectible Mini-Poster

    *Special Features May Not Be Rated, Closed Captioned or In High Definition and are subject to change.

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    Shopping: Blind Date...

    1984 USA / Greece horror thriller by Nico Mastorakis just released on US Blu-ray with 2 versions


    Link Here 15th January 2019
    Blind Date is a 1984 USA / Greece horror thriller by Nico Mastorakis.
    Starring Joseph Bottoms, Kirstie Alley and James Daughton. BBFC link IMDb
    Exists as a Theatrical Version and a Director's Cut
    US: The Director's Cut is MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 Scorpion [Theatrical Version + Director's Cut] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 8th January 2019

    Promotional Material

    Struck by sudden blindness, ad executive Jonathon Ratcliff (Joseph Bottoms, The Black Hole, Crime and Passion, The Dove) is frustrated when doctors can find nothing wrong with him. With the aid of his girlfriend (Kirstie Alley, Cheers, Look Who's Talking), he consults a top eye doctor (Keir Dullea, 2001: A Space Odyssey, David and Lisa) who fits him with an experimental device allowing him to see with the aid of a computer interface and brain electrodes. Meanwhile, a taxi driver is taking young women up to their apartments, sedating them, and performing a little fatal amateur surgery. Their paths inevitably converge as the serial killer starts cutting too close to home. From cult director Nico Mastorakis (Island of Death) comes a sexy, sleek thriller co-starring Lana Clarkson (Haunting of Morella, Barbarian Queen), James Daughton (Malibu Beach, Animal House), Marina Sirtis (Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Wicked Lady) and Valeria Golino (Rain Man), plus a chilling score by Stanley Myers (The Deer Hunter, Conduct Unbecoming, Cold Heaven) with songs by John Kongos. Scorpion Releasing proudly presents this cult classic from a brand new 4k scan of the original director's cut, supervised by the director.

    Special Features:
    -Music Videos
    -Trailers
    -Still Gallery
    -The Films of Nico Mastorakis
    -Theatrical Cut SD
    -5.1 Surround and 2.0 Stereo

     

     

    Shopping: 8MM Eight Millimeter...

    1999 USA / Germany crime mystery thriller by Joel Schumacher, cut for an MPAA R rating, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 13th January 2019
    8MM is a 1999 USA / Germany crime mystery thriller by Joel Schumacher.
    Starring Nicolas Cage, Joaquin Phoenix and James Gandolfini. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
    Heavily cut for an MPAA R rating and this version has been used for all US and UK releases since.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    Promotional Material

    Academy Award-winner Nicolas Cage (1995, Best Actor, Leaving Las Vegas) stars in 8MM, an electrifying thriller about one man's obsessive search for the truth about a six-year-old crime and his ultimate discovery of the truth about himself.

    Directed by Joel Schumacher (Trespass, Batman Forever, A Time to Kill) and written by Andrew Kevin Walker (Se7en, Sleepy Hollow, The Follow), the film stars Nicolas Cage (Looking Glass, Face/Off), Joaquin Phoenix (Walk the Line, Her), James Gandolfini (The Sopranos, The Drop), Peter Stormare (Longmire, The Blacklist) , Anthony Heald (The Silence of the Lambs, Red Dragon), and Chris Bauer (The Deuce, True Blood).

    Special Features and Technical Specs:

    • NEW 8MM in 35MM -- an interview with producer/director Joel Schumacher
    • Audio Commentary with producer/director Joel Schumacher
    • Vintage Behind the Scene featurette
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • TV Spots
    • Still Gallery
    • Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature

     

     

    Shopping: What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice?...

    1969 USA crime mystery thriller by Lee H Katzin, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray and DVD


    Link Here 11th January 2019
    What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice? is a 1969 USA crime mystery thriller by Lee H Katzin and Bernard Girard (uncredited).
    Starring Geraldine Page, Ruth Gordon and Rosemary Forsyth. BBFC link IMDb
    BBFC category cuts were required for an 'AA' rated cinema release in 1970. Home video release are uncut and 15 rated. Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:
    • 2019 KL Studio Classics RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 8th January 2019
    • 2019 KL Studio Classics R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 8th January 2019

    Promotional Material

    BRAND NEW HD MASTER FROM A 4K SCAN OF THE ORIGINAL CAMERA NEGATIVE! Oscar winners Geraldine Page (The Trip to Bountiful, Sweet Bird of Youth) and Ruth Gordon (Harold and Maude, Rosemary's Baby) sharpen their claws on each other in this chilling thriller about a lost fortune, a mad heiress and a housekeeper hell-bent on digging up the truth. Mrs. Marrable (Page) is a society matron who's had some shocking news: her late husband left her only a stamp collection. Determined to maintain her extravagant lifestyle, she takes advantage of an unlikely new source of income her housekeepers, by robbing them not only of their life savings, but also their lives. The turnover rate for help speeds faster than a revolving door... until Mrs. Marrable's latest hire, Mrs. Dimmock (Gordon), develops a drive to unearth the terrible secret buried in the front yard. Directed Lee H. Katzin (Le Mans) and co-starring Rosemary Forsyth (How Do I Love Thee?). Produced by Robert Aldrich (The Grissom Gang). Special Features: -NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Richard Harland Smith -Theatrical Trailer

     


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