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Shopping: Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation...

1994 USA comedy horror thriller by Kim Henkel just released on US Blu-ray with 2 versions


Link Here 14th December 2018
Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation is a 1994 USA comedy horror thriller by Kim Henkel.
Starring Renée Zellweger, Matthew McConaughey and Robert Jacks. IMDb
Not cut by film censors but exists in 2 versions. A shortened Standard Version and an Extended Version
US: The Extended Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
US:
The Standard Version is uncut and MPAA R rated for:
  • 2018 Shout! Factory Collector's Edition [Standard + Extended Versions] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 11th December 2018
  • 2018 Shout! Factory Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

Reviews

  • See review from geeksofdoom.com : " It's a meta-concept straight out of Cabin in the Woods , albeit poorly executed and barely explored, but intriguing nonetheless "

Summary Notes

This is the twisted tale of Vilmer and his crazy family which includes the lovely Leatherface. They have pastime of killing and stuffing people. Unfortunately, Jenny and her friends run into Vilmer and his clan in the middle of the night in the middle of the woods.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
MPAA Unrated ~93:00s
=~89:00s

 

The Extended Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Although it has not been cut by the BBFC, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 4 is the short standard version which removed the pointless alien subplot and the subplot of Jenny's abusive mother; all these cuts apply to dialogue scenes, there were no cuts to the violence. This version is about 5:31s shorted than the Extended Version. See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

BBFC uncut
uncut
MPAA R ~181:00s The Standard Version is uncut and MPAA R rated for:

 

 

Shopping: Evil Dead 2...

1987 US horror by Sam Raimi, cut in the US and UK, just released on US 4k Blu-ray


Link Here 13th December 2018
Evil Dead II is a 1987 US horror by Sam Raimi
With Bruce Campbell and Sarah Berry. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut for an MPAA R rating. Further cut by the BBFC for 18 rated cinema and VHS releases. UK DVD and Blu-ray is the same as the cut US release although the rating was downgraded to 15 in 2003. An extended version was released in Germany in September 2013.

This release is the Theatrical Version.

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2018 Lions Gate Home Entertainment (RA) 4k Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 11th December 2018
  • 2018 Lions Gate Home Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

Reviews

 

 

Shopping: Maniac...

1980 US serial killer horror by William Lustig, once banned by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray/DVD Combo


Link Here 12th December 2018
Maniac is a 1980 US serial killer horror by William Lustig.
With Joe Spinell, Caroline Munro and Abigail Clayton. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
The Uncut Unrated Theatrical Version is preferred over the shortened Director's Cut. Once Banned by the BBFC, then cut. The film was also cut in the US for an R Rating.

See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Maniac

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2018 Blue Underground Limited Edition R0 Blu-ray/R0 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 11th December 2018

Reviews

  • See review from horrornewsnetwork.net : " The film received the type of negative publicity that was rare for the time period, with protesters picketing theaters which screened the film for its portrayal of graphic violence, especially towards women "

Promotional Material

THE NOTORIOUS HORROR CLASSIC RETURNS IN A NEW 4K REMASTERED LIMITED EDITION!

Frank Zito (a career performance by co-writer/co-executive producer Joe Spinell of ROCKY and THE GODFATHER fame) is a deeply disturbed man, haunted by the traumas of unspeakable childhood abuse. And when these horrific memories begin to scream inside his mind, Frank prowls the seedy streets of New York City to stalk and slaughter innocent young women. Now Frank has begun a relationship with a beautiful photographer (Caroline Munro of THE SPY WHO LOVED ME), yet his vile compulsions remain. These are the atrocities of a human monster. This is the story of a MANIAC.

Directed by William Lustig (MANIAC COP 2, VIGILANTE) and featuring landmark gore effects by Tom Savini (DAWN OF THE DEAD, FRIDAY THE 13th), this relentlessly shocking and disturbing film was originally censored all over the world due to its graphic violence. Now Blue Underground is thrilled to present MANIAC in a brand-new 4K Restoration from its recently discovered 16mm original camera negative, overflowing with hours of new and archival extras!

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • NEW 3-Disc Set includes Blu-ray with NEW 4K restoration of the flim + DVD + CD
  • NEW! Collectable Booklet with new essay by author Michael Gingold
  • NEW! Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD with MANIAC score by Jay Chattaway
  • NEW! Maniac Outtakes Featurette
  • NEW! Returning to the Scene of the Crime with William Lustig
  • The Joe Spinell Story (49:12 )
  • Audio Commentary #1 with Co-Producer/Director William Lustig and Co-Producer Andrew W. Garroni
  • Audio Commentary #2 with Co-Producer/Director William Lustig, Special Make-Up Effects Artist Tom Savini, Editor Lorenzo Marinelli, and Joe Spinell assistant Luke Walter
  • MANIAC PUBLICITY: 'Paul Wunder' Radio Interview with William Lustig, Joe Spinell, and Carline Munro (19:11), William Lustig on 'Movie Madness' (47:18), Joe Spinell at Cannes (0:44), Joe Spinell on 'The Joe Franklin Show' (13:13) and Carline Munro TV Interview (2:54)
  • MANIAC CONTROVERSY: A selection of archival broadcast TV news clips, interviews and reactions to the film. (41:15)
  • Mr. Robbie: 'Maniac 2' Promo Reel (7:28)
  • Maniac Men Interview with Songwriters Michael Sembello and Dennis Matkosky (10:38)
  • Dark Notes Interview with Composer Jay Chattaway (12:13)
  • The Death Dealer Interview with Special Make-Up Effects Artist Tom Savini (12:11)
  • Anna and the Killer Interview with Star Caroline Munro (13:08)
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spots
  • Radio Spots
  • and more! Special Features May Not Be Rated, Closed Captioned Or In High Definition.

    Original English language along with Spanish, French, Italian and German dubbed options .

    Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, Danish, Finnish, Dutch, Swedish, Russian, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Thai

  • Versions

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA Unrated ~88:00s US: The Theatrical Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated

     

     

    Shopping: Nemesis...

    1992 Denmark / USA action Sci-Fi thriller by Albert Pyun set for US Blu-ray/DVD Combo release on 8th January 2019 with 3 versions


    Link Here 9th December 2018
    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: Dances With Wolves...

    1990 USA / UK western adventure drama by Kevin Costner just released on US Blu-ray with 2 versions


    Link Here 3rd December 2018
    Dances With Wolves is a 1990 USA / UK western adventure drama by Kevin Costner.
    Starring Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell and Graham Greene. IMDb
    Exists as a Theatrical Version and Director's Cut.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2018 Shout! Factory [Director's Cut + Theatrical Version] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 27th November 2018

    Promotional Material

    INCLUDES THE ACADEMY AWARD-WINNING THEATRICAL CUT FOR THE FIRST TIME ON BLU-RAY!
    Kevin Costner stars in and directs this triumphant masterpiece written by Michael Blake, based on his novel. This breathtaking Steelbook Collector's Edition includes the original theatrical cut for the first time on Blu-ray, an extended cut of the film and an entire disc of bonus features. Winner of seven Academy Awards, including Best Director and Best Picture, this modern classic tells the story of Lt. Dunbar (Costner), a Civil War hero who befriends a tribe of Native Americans while stationed at a desolate outpost on the frontier. What follows is a series of unforgettable moments: from Dunbar's tender scenes with Stands With A Fist (Mary McDonnell), to the thrilling, action-packed buffalo hunt. Experience the excitement, emotion and sweeping beauty of this cinematic treasure as never before on Blu-ray!

     

     

    Shopping: The Killing of Sister George...

    1968 USA drama by Robert Aldrich, once cut by the bBFC, just released on US Blu-ray and DVD


    Link Here 2nd December 2018
    The Killing of Sister George is a 1968 USA drama by Robert Aldrich.
    Starring Beryl Reid, Susannah York and Coral Browne. IMDb  

    Uncut in the US but the film was saddled with and X rating for 1968 release. The film was re-rated to R in 1972. The film was cut by the BBFC for an X rating in 1968 but several local councils were happy for the film to be screened uncut in their areas. Later was uncut and 18 rated for home video.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2018 KL Studio Classics (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 27th November 2018
    • 2018 KL Studio Classics R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 27th November 2018

    Promotional Material

    Legendary director Robert Aldrich (The Dirty Dozen, The Grissom Gang) turns up the heat in this steamy, provocative and expertly executed movie starring Beryl Reid (Trial and Error) and Susannah York (The Maids, Gold). Sexy, sensitive and darkly humorous, The Killing of Sister George is a racy romp that's entertaining, explicit and sensational. June (Reid) is the star of a TV soap opera... and she has the ego to prove it. But when she begins to suspect that the network is planning to kill off her character--and that her boss is out to seduce her beautiful young lover (York)--June spirals out of control. And as she's transformed from demanding diva into hair-trigger harridan, TV's grandest of dames proves that underneath it all... she ain't no lady. Coral Browne (The Ruling Class) and Patricia Medina (Sangaree) co-stars in this classic drama with a dark sense of humor.

    Special Features:
    -NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Kat Ellinger
    -NEW Audio Commentary with Film Historian David Del Valle and Actor/Filmmaker Michael Varrati
    -NEW Interview with Lighting / Camera Operator Brian West
    -Theatrical Trailer

     

     

    Shopping: Basic Instinct 2...

    2006 UK / Germany / Spain / USA crime mystery thriller by Michael Caton-Jones, cut in the US, just released on US Blu-ray with 2 versions


    Link Here 1st December 2018
    Basic Instinct 2 is a 2006 UK / Germany / Spain / USA crime mystery thriller by Michael Caton-Jones.
    Starring Sharon Stone, David Morrissey and David Thewlis. BBFC link IMDb

    US: The Extended Version is MPAA Unrated for:
    US: The Theatrical Version is cut for an MPAA R rating for:

    • 2018 MVD [Unrated + Theatrical Versions] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 27th November 2018
    US Censorship History.
    Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. Some cuts were restored for the Unrated Version.

    See details at Gavin Salkeld's Cutting Edge Episode 35: Basic Instinct Special Edition

    Promotional Material

    She captivated moviegoers with her raw sensuality and steel heart in the original Basic Instinct. Now Academy Award® Nominee Sharon Stone (Casino) is back as the notorious crime novelist, Catherine Tramell. This time she proves to be respected criminal psychologist Dr. Michael Glass' (David Morrissey, Centurion) deadliest challenge. With professional boundaries blurred by obsession, Dr. Glass is lured into a murderous web of lies and deceit and begins a torrid affair with Tramell that takes him to the point of no return. As their passions rise, so does the body count - and Dr. Glass faces a choice that will change his life forever.

    Special Features and Technical Specs:

    • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of both the R-Rated 114 Minute Theatrical Version and Unrated 116 Minute Extended Cut of the film in its original 2.40:1 theatrical aspect ratio
    • Audio: English 5.1 Surround & French 5.1 Surround
    • English, English SDH and French Subtitles
    • "Between The Sheets: A Look Inside Basic Instinct 2" Featurette
    • Audio Commentary by Director Michael Canton-Jones (Theatrical Version)
    • 10 Deleted Scenes with Optional Director Commentary
    • Alternate Ending
    • Original Theatrical Trailer

     

     

    Shopping: Zombie...

    1979 Italian video nasty by Lucio Fulci just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 28th November 2018
    Zombie (aka Zombie Flesh Eaters) is a 1979 Italian horror film by Lucio Fulci
    With Tisa Farrow and Ian McCulloch. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    Heavily cut by the BBFC for 1979 cinema release. Banned as a video nasty in 1983. Cut by the BBFC from 1992 to 1999. BBFC uncut since 2005. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2018 Blue Underground 40th Anniversary Limited Edition R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 27th November 2018

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    40TH ANNIVERSARY LIMITED EDITION! NEW 4K RESTORATION!

    In Italy, it was considered the 'unofficial sequel' to DAWN OF THE DEAD. In England, it was known as ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS and banned as obscene. In America, it was called ZOMBIE and advertised with the depraved tag line ''WE ARE GOING TO EAT YOU!''; Tisa Farrow (THE GRIM REAPER), Ian McCulloch (CONTAMINATION), Al Cliver (CANNIBALS), and Richard Johnson (THE HAUNTING) star in this worldwide splatter sensation directed by 'Maestro Of Gore' Lucio Fulci (CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD, THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY) that remains one of the most eye-skewering, skin-ripping, gore-gushingly graphic horror hits of all time!

    Just in time for its 40th Anniversary, Blue Underground is proud to present ZOMBIE in a brand-new 4K Restoration from the original uncut and uncensored camera negative. This is ZOMBIE like you've truly never seen it before, bursting at the seams with hours of new and archival Extras!

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • WORLD PREMIERE! New 4K Restoration from uncensored original camera negative!
  • 3-Disc Set includes High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray Widescreen 2.40:1 feature presentation + a Blu-ray PACKED with bonus material + Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD with score by Fabio Frizzi
  • Audio: 7.1 DTS-HD (English, Italian); 2.0 DTS-HD (English, Italian)
  • Subtitles: English SDH, Français, Español, Português, Deutsch, Italiano, Dansk, Suomi, Nederlands, Svenska, Russian, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Thai, English for Italian Audio
  • NEW! Audio Commentary #1 with Troy Howarth, Author of Splintered Visions: Lucio Fulci and His Films
  • Audio Commentary #2 with Star Ian McCulloch and Diabolik Magazine Editor Jason J. Slater
  • NEW! When The Earth Spits Out The Dead - Interview with Stephen Thrower, Author of Beyond Terror: The Films of Lucio Fulci
  • Introduction by Academy Award® Winner Guillermo del Toro
  • Zombie Wasteland Interviews with Stars Ian McCulloch, Richard Johnson & Al Cliver, and Actor/Stuntman Ottaviano Dell'Acqua
  • Flesh Eaters on Film Interview with Co-Producer Fabrizio De Angelis
  • Deadtime Stories Interviews with Co-Writers Elisa Briganti and (Uncredited) Dardano Sacchetti
  • World of the Dead Interviews with Cinematographer Sergio Salvati and Production & Costume Designer Walter Patriarca
  • Zombi Italiano Interviews with Special Make-Up Effects Artists Gianetto De Rossi & Maurizio Trani and Special Effects Artist Gino De Rossi
  • Notes on a Headstone Interview with Composer Fabio Frizzi
  • All in the Family Interview with Antonella Fulci
  • Zombie Lover Academy Award ® Winning Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro talks about one of his favorite films
  • BONUS! Collectable Booklet with new essay by author Stephen Thrower
  • Poster and Still Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spots
  • Radio Spots
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    Shopping: The Last Seduction...

    1994 UK / USA crime thriller by John Dahl just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 24th November 2018
    The Last Seduction is a 1994 UK / USA crime thriller by John Dahl.
    Starring Linda Fiorentino, Peter Berg and Bill Pullman. IMDb

    No US or UK censor cuts for either the Theatrical Version or the Extended Version

    US: The Theatrical Version is uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    Promotional Material

    From acclaimed filmmaker John Dahl, the director of Kill Me Again, Red Rock West, Rounders, Unforgettable and Joy Ride - Bridget Gregory (Linda Fiorentino, Men in Black, Jade) seems to have it all: beauty, intelligence and a marriage to Clay, a wealthy physician (Bill Pullman, Lake Placid, Independence Day). But everything isn't enough for Bridget, who persuades her husband to make dirty deals on prescription drugs and then runs with the profit. Now incognito in a mid-American small town. Bridget draws a naive local, Mike Swale (Peter Berg, A Midnight Clear, Late for Dinner) into a smoldering affair. Passion, greed and revenge forge a desperate triangle between the three as Bridget draws her unknowing victims deeper into her deadly web of deceit. The stellar cast also includes J.T. Walsh (Breakdown), Dean Norris (TV's Breaking Bad) Bill Nunn (Do the Right Thing).

    Special Features:
    -NEW Audio Commentary with Director John Dahl, moderated by Nathaniel Thompson
    -The Art of Seduction Featurette with Dahl, Star Bill Pullman and Writer Steve Barancik
    -Behind-the-Scenes Footage
    -Deleted Scenes with optional Commentary
    -Alternate Ending with optional Commentary
    -Stills Gallery
    -Trailer

     

     

    Shopping: Dracula: Prince Of Darkness...

    1966 UK horror by Terence Fisher set for US Blu-ray release on 18th December 2018 with 2 versions


    Link Here 21st November 2018
    Dracula: Prince Of Darkness is a 1966 UK horror by Terence Fisher.
    Starring Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley and Andrew Keir. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for X rated cinema release in 1966. The same cut version was 15 rated when released on VHS and DVD but passed 15 uncut after restoration in 2012. There was also a cut US Version but this was replaced by the longer UK Version.
    US: The UK Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated:
    US:
    The US Version is cut or shortened:
    • 2018 Shout! Factory [UK + US Version] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 18th December 2018

    Promotional Material

    Four English tourists find themselves stranded in the mysterious village of Karlsbad, a sinister and remote place with a deadly, dark legend. Their journey leads them to an abandoned castle where a nightmarish destiny awaits them: an evil in need of resurrection, a blood-craving beast known only as Count Dracula, Prince of Darkness (Christopher Lee, The Lord Of The Rings films, Wicker Man). Released in 1966, this film presents the legendary Lee's second outing as Dracula, with Hammer Films pushing the cinematic boundaries of graphic gore and terror.

    Bonus Features
    • Two Versions! The UK Version And The U.S. Version
    • NEW 4K Scan Of The Interpositive Of The US Version From The 20th Century Fox Vaults
    • NEW Audio Commentary With Author Troy Howarth
    • NEW Audio Commentary With Filmmaker Constantine Nasr And Writer/Producer Steve Haberman
    • Audio Commentary With Cast Members Christopher Lee, Suzan Farmer, Francis Matthews, And Barbara Shelley
    • World Of Hammer Episode "Dracula And The Undead"
    • Back To Black -- The Making Of Dracula: Prince Of Darkness
    • Super 8mm Behind-The-Scenes Footage
    • Theatrical Trailers
    • Still Gallery

     

     

    Shopping: The Blood Island Collection...

    Set just released on US Blu-ray with all 4 films once cut by the BBFC


    Link Here 21st November 2018
    Terror is a Man is a 1959 Philippines / USA Sci-Fi horror romance by Gerardo de Leon (as Gerry de Leon) and Eddie Romero (co-director).
    Starring Francis Lederer, Greta Thyssen and Richard Derr. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1964. Uncut and 15 rated since 2005 DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    Mad Doctor of Blood Island is a 1968 Philippines / USA Sci-Fi horror adventure by Gerardo de Leon (as Gerry DeLeon) and Eddie Romero.
    Starring John Ashley, Angelique Pettyjohn and Ronald Remy. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1971. Cut for animal cruelty for 18 rated DVD in 2003. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    Brides of Blood is a 1968 Philippines / USA Sci-Fi horror by Gerardo de Leon and Eddie Romero.
    Starring Kent Taylor, Beverly Powers and John Ashley. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for X rated cinema release in 1969. Uncut for 15 rated DVD in 2003. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

    Beast of Blood is a 1970 Philippines / USA horror adventure by Eddie Romero.
    Starring John Ashley, Celeste Yarnall and Eddie Garcia. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1970. Uncut on pre-cert VHS. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2018 Severin Films The Blood Island Collection RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 13th November 2018

    Promotional Material

    Severin Films Presents THE BLOOD ISLAND COLLECTION - The Complete BLOOD ISLAND Trilogy Plus The Acclaimed Prequel, Newly Remastered On Blu-Ray For The First Time Ever!

    They've been called "defiantly lurid" (1000MisspentHours.com), "delightfully depraved" (FlickAttack.com) and "blood-soaked and naked broad-filled" (MrSkin.com). Their cult of fans are worldwide. And for more than fifty years, these four monster shockers from Filipino directors Gerry de Leon and Eddie Romero have stunned drive-in, grindhouse and VHS audiences, became the foundation of infamous exploitation distributors Hemisphere Pictures and Independent-International, and remain among the most insane/esteemed classics in horror history. Severin Films is now proud to present The BLOOD ISLAND Trilogy and its celebrated prequel, all featuring uncut scans from recently discovered film elements and oozing with all-new Special Features!

    THE BLOOD ISLAND COLLECTION is a limited, numbered edition release of only 3500 units.

    Special Features:

    Disc 1 - BRIDES OF BLOOD:
    Audio Commentary with Hemisphere Marketing Consultant Samuel M. Sherman.
    Jungle Fury : Archival Interview with Co-Director Eddie Romero.
    Here Comes the Bride : Interview with Hemisphere Marketing Consultant Samuel M. Sherman.
    Beverly Hills on Blood Island : Interview with Actress Beverly Powers a.k.a. Beverly Hills.
    Alternate BRIDES OF BLOOD ISLAND title sequence and JUNGLE FURY title card.
    Teaser Trailer.
    Trailer.
    Poster & Still Gallery.

    Disc 2 - MAD DOCTOR OF BLOOD ISLAND:
    Audio Commentary with Horror Film Historians Nathaniel Thompson and Howard S. Berger.
    Audio Commentary with Hemisphere Marketing Consultant Samuel M. Sherman.
    Tombs of the Living Dead : Interview with Pete Tombs, Co-Author of "Immoral Tales."
    A Taste of Blood : Interview with Critic Mark Holcomb.
    The Mad Director of Blood Island : Archival Interview with Co-Director Eddie Romero.
    Trailer.
    Poster & Still Gallery.

    Disc 3 - BEAST OF BLOOD: *BOX SET EXCLUSIVE!*
    Audio Commentary with Hemisphere Marketing Consultant Samuel M. Sherman.
    Celeste and The Beast : An Interview with Celeste Yarnall.
    Dr. Lorca's Blood Devils : Interview with Actor Eddie Garcia.
    Super 8 Digest Version.
    Trailer.
    Radio Spot.
    Poster and Stills Gallery.

    Disc 4 - TERROR IS A MAN:
    Man Becomes Creature : Interview with Hemisphere Marketing Consultant Samuel M. Sherman.
    Dawn of Blood Island : Interview with Co-Director Eddie Romero.
    Terror Creature : Interview with Pete Tombs, Co-Author of "Immoral Tales."
    When The Bell Rings : Interview with Critic Mark Holcomb.
    Trailer.
    Poster & Still Gallery.

    CD Bonus Disc: *BOX SET EXCLUSIVE!*
    Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.

     

     

    Shopping: Alpha...

    2018 USA family adventure drama by Albert Hughes just released on US Blu-ray/DVD Combo with 2 versions


    Link Here 20th November 2018
    Alpha is a 2018 USA family adventure drama by Albert Hughes.
    Starring Kodi Smit-McPhee, Natassia Malthe and Leonor Varela. BBFC link IMDb
    Exists as a Theatrical Version and an Extended Version.
    US: The Extended Version is MPAA Unrated:
    US: The Theatrical Version was passedPG-13 for some intense peril:
    • 2018 Sony [Extended + Theatrical versions] R0 Blu-ray/R0 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 13th November 2018
    • 2018 Sony [Theatrical version only] R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 13th November 2018

    Promotional Material

    Alpha is an epic adventure set in the last Ice Age. While on his ¬ first hunt with his tribe's most elite group, a young man is injured and left for dead. Awakening to ¬find himself broken and alone, he must learn to survive and navigate the harsh and unforgiving wilderness. Reluctantly taming a lone wolf abandoned by its pack, the pair learns to rely on each other and become unlikely allies, enduring countless dangers and overwhelming odds in order to ¬ find their way home before the deadly winter arrives.

     

     

    Shopping: Perversion Story...

    1969 Italy / France / Spain mystery thriller by Lucio Fulci just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 19th November 2018
    Perversion Story is a 1969 Italy / France / Spain mystery thriller by Lucio Fulci.
    Starring Jean Sorel, Marisa Mell and Elsa Martinelli. IMDb
    Co-production ended up in several shortened versions. The film was cut by the BBFC for X rated 1971 cinema release titled One on Top of the Other .

    This release is the European Version which is the longest available.

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2018 Mondo Macabro (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 13th November 2018

    Promotional Material

    Perversion Story - What is the most incredible thing a woman ever did for $1,000,000?

    Dr. George Dumurrier is looking for money to expand the San Francisco based clinic he runs with his brother. He is also having an affair with Jane, a glamorous fashion photographer. When Dumurrier's wife Susan dies following an asthma attack, leaving him a million dollar insurance pay-out, it seems that all his problems are solved - until an anonymous phone call sends him to the Roaring 20s strip club where he is astonished to discover that its featured performer, the dangerously desirable Monica Weston, looks exactly like his dead wife. As he tries to unravel this mystery, George learns that the police are now investigating his wife's death and that he is under suspicion of murder.

    Masterfully directed by Lucio Fulci, PREVERSION STORY just predates LIZARD IN A WOMAN'S SKIN and is equally compelling, mysterious and seductive. This fully restored Blu-ray release is the longest version available.

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

    HD transfer from original negative.
    Full extended European version.
    Interview with star Jean Sorel.
    Interview with star Elsa Martinelli.
    Interview with writer Stephen Thrower.
    Original artwork by Justin Coffee.
    English/Italian language choice.
    Original trailer.
    Mondo Macabro previews.

     

     

    Shopping: Bloodlust...

    1977 Switzerland horror by Marijan Vajda, heavily cut in the UK, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 19th November 2018
    Bloodlust is a 1977 Switzerland horror by Marijan Vajda.
    Starring Werner Pochath, Ellen Umlauf and Birgit Zamulo. IMDb
    Heavily cut by the BBFC for 1977 cinema release. The VHS was seized by the authorities during the Video Nasty panic. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2018 Mondo Macabro (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 13th November 2018

    Promotional Material

    Bloodlust - The world Blu-ray premier of a sick 1970s shocker!

    Haunted by a childhood trauma… a deaf mute accountant develops a fixation with blood spilling across his skin. Brief flirtations with ketchup and red ink seem to satisfy him at first, but he soon develops a taste for the real thing. Though he nurses a weird fascination for a neighbourhood girl who passes the time by dancing on the rooftop, he remains socially withdrawn with his co-workers and can't even find comfort in the arms of a hooker. One night he breaks into the property of the local undertaker and ravages the prettiest female corpse. Now addicted, he habitually raids the tombs of the dead and drinks blood from their throats via a spiked, double pronged glass straw. Authorities and citizens are incensed by these crimes and the search is on for this modern day vampire.

    BLOODLUST is one of the darkest and most affecting horror movies to come out of 1970s Europe. Based on the macabre true story of Kuno Hofmann, the "Vampire of Nuremberg", the film plays like a kind of grown up fairy tale, albeit one that includes bloodsucking, eyeball evisceration and voyeuristic lesbian sex scenes among a host of other activities. Cut and banned in many countries, this is the full length version in all its gruesome, gory, glory.

    SPECIAL FEATURES:
    Brand new 2k transfer from film negative.
    Exclusive interview with assistant director.
    Exclusive interview with actress Birgit Zamulo.<br. Original UK trailer.<br. German/English audio choice.
    Newly created, optional English subtitles.
    Mondo Macabro previews.

     

     

    Shopping: Mad Doctor of Blood Island...

    1968 Philippines / USA Sci-Fi horror adventure by Gerardo de Leon and Eddie Romero, cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 19th November 2018
    Mad Doctor of Blood Island is a 1968 Philippines / USA Sci-Fi horror adventure by Gerardo de Leon (as Gerry DeLeon) and Eddie Romero.
    Starring John Ashley, Angelique Pettyjohn and Ronald Remy. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1971. Cut for animal cruelty for 18 rated DVD in 2003. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2018 Severin Films RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 13th November 2018

    Promotional Material

    Severin Films Presents MAD DOCTOR OF BLOOD ISLAND - The Most Extreme BLOOD ISLAND Of Them All - Now Uncut In 4k For The First Time Ever!

    In perhaps the most infamous film in the BLOOD ISLAND trilogy, co-directors Eddie Romero and Gerry de Leon upped the already over-the-top nudity, violence, horny monster havoc and unmatched WTF?-ness of the first movie to deliver what Dangerous Minds hails as, "One of the greatest/nastiest/goriest films of the 1960s."

    AIP-leading-man-turned-producer John Ashley (HOW TO STUFF A WILD BIKINI, THE A-TEAM) and '60s-starlet-turned-'80s-porn-queen Angelique Pettyjohn (STAR TREK, TITILLATION) star in this "horrifying nightmare of a thousand frightening dreams" - also known as GRAVE DESIRES and TOMB OF THE LIVING DEAD - now scanned in 4k from a recently discovered camera negative and presented totally uncut for the first time ever, including the legendary "Oath of Green Blood" prologue!

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

    Audio Commentary with Horror Film Historians Nathaniel Thompson and Howard S. Berger.
    Audio Commentary with Hemisphere Marketing Consultant Samuel M. Sherman. Tombs of the Living Dead : Interview with Pete Tombs, Co-Author of "Immoral Tales."
    A Taste of Blood : Interview with Critic Mark Holcomb.
    The Mad Director of Blood Island : Archival Interview with Co-Director Eddie Romero.
    Trailer.
    Poster & Still Gallery.

     

     

    Shopping: Blood Harvest...

    1987 USA horror by Bill Rebane, once cut in the US and UK, just released on US Blu-ray/DVD Combo


    Link Here 13th November 2018
    Blood Harvest is a 1987 USA horror by Bill Rebane.
    Starring Tiny Tim, Itonia Salchek and Dean West. BBFC link IMDb
    Pre-cut for 1989 and further cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS. All these cuts were restored for 18 rated DVD and Blu-ray. Previously cut and MPAA Unrated in the US but uncut since 2018.
    UK: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for import:

    Promotional Material

    Jill has just returned home from college to the rural farm community where she grew up, only to discover that her parents have mysteriously vanished. Learning that her father, a banker, has become the local pariah for overseeing land foreclosures on local farmers, Jill quickly becomes the victim of a series of strange and increasingly depraved assaults. With only her childhood friend and former lover, Gary, and his mentally unstable brother, Mervo ( Tiny Tim ), willing to believe her, Jill begins to fear for her life. All the while, a stocking-masked killer is abducting, torturing, and brutally killing those closest to Jill...

    An unrelentingly grim and perverse psycho-sexual thriller, BLOOD HARVEST mixes gruesome throat slashings, copious amounts of T&A, and an unhinged supporting performance from music sensation, Tiny Tim. Long available only in heavily cut and grey market editions, Vinegar Syndrome proudly presents BLOOD HARVEST on Blu-Ray, fully uncut, uncensored, and newly restored in 4k from its recently discovered original camera negative.

    Bonus Features:

    1. Newly scanned & restored in 4k from its 16mm original camera negative
    2. Brand new commentary track with producer and co-writer Leszek Burzynski
    3. Tiny Tim in Niagara Falls (September 3rd, 1987)
    4. Booklet with essay by Tiny Tim biographer Justin A. Martell
    5. Reversible cover artwork
    6. English SDH subtitles

     

     

    Shopping: Zombie...

    1979 Italian video nasty by Lucio Fulci set for 40th Anniversary restoration US Blu-ray release on 27th November 2018


    Link Here 10th November 2018
    Zombie (aka Zombie Flesh Eaters) is a 1979 Italian horror film by Lucio Fulci
    With Tisa Farrow and Ian McCulloch. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    Heavily cut by the BBFC for 1979 cinema release. Banned as a video nasty in 1983. Cut by the BBFC from 1992 to 1999. BBFC uncut since 2005. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2018 Blue Underground 40th Anniversary Limited Edition RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 27th November 2018

    Promotional Material

    40TH ANNIVERSARY LIMITED EDITION! NEW 4K RESTORATION!

    In Italy, it was considered the 'unofficial sequel' to DAWN OF THE DEAD. In England, it was known as ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS and banned as obscene. In America, it was called ZOMBIE and advertised with the depraved tag line ''WE ARE GOING TO EAT YOU!''; Tisa Farrow (THE GRIM REAPER), Ian McCulloch (CONTAMINATION), Al Cliver (CANNIBALS), and Richard Johnson (THE HAUNTING) star in this worldwide splatter sensation directed by 'Maestro Of Gore' Lucio Fulci (CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD, THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY) that remains one of the most eye-skewering, skin-ripping, gore-gushingly graphic horror hits of all time!

    Just in time for its 40th Anniversary, Blue Underground is proud to present ZOMBIE in a brand-new 4K Restoration from the original uncut and uncensored camera negative. This is ZOMBIE like you've truly never seen it before, bursting at the seams with hours of new and archival Extras!

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • WORLD PREMIERE! New 4K Restoration from uncensored original camera negative!
  • 3-Disc Set includes High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray Widescreen 2.40:1 feature presentation + a Blu-ray PACKED with bonus material + Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD with score by Fabio Frizzi
  • Audio: 7.1 DTS-HD (English, Italian); 2.0 DTS-HD (English, Italian)
  • Subtitles: English SDH, Français, Español, Português, Deutsch, Italiano, Dansk, Suomi, Nederlands, Svenska, Russian, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Thai, English for Italian Audio
  • NEW! Audio Commentary #1 with Troy Howarth, Author of Splintered Visions: Lucio Fulci and His Films
  • Audio Commentary #2 with Star Ian McCulloch and Diabolik Magazine Editor Jason J. Slater
  • NEW! When The Earth Spits Out The Dead - Interview with Stephen Thrower, Author of Beyond Terror: The Films of Lucio Fulci
  • Introduction by Academy Award® Winner Guillermo del Toro
  • Zombie Wasteland Interviews with Stars Ian McCulloch, Richard Johnson & Al Cliver, and Actor/Stuntman Ottaviano Dell'Acqua
  • Flesh Eaters on Film Interview with Co-Producer Fabrizio De Angelis
  • Deadtime Stories Interviews with Co-Writers Elisa Briganti and (Uncredited) Dardano Sacchetti
  • World of the Dead Interviews with Cinematographer Sergio Salvati and Production & Costume Designer Walter Patriarca
  • Zombi Italiano Interviews with Special Make-Up Effects Artists Gianetto De Rossi & Maurizio Trani and Special Effects Artist Gino De Rossi
  • Notes on a Headstone Interview with Composer Fabio Frizzi
  • All in the Family Interview with Antonella Fulci
  • Zombie Lover Academy Award ® Winning Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro talks about one of his favorite films
  • BONUS! Collectable Booklet with new essay by author Stephen Thrower
  • Poster and Still Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spots
  • Radio Spots
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    Shopping: Phantasm...

    1979 USA Sci-Fi horror fantasy by Don Coscarelli, cut for a US R rating, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 10th November 2018
    Phantasm is a 1979 USA Sci-Fi horror fantasy by Don Coscarelli.
    Starring A Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury and Reggie Bannister. IMDb
    Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. This cut version has been released worldwide ever since.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2018 Well Go Usa Steelbook RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 6th November 2018

    Promotional Material

    Pha ntasm presents Mike, Jody, Reggie, and the Tall Man as they've never been seen before. For the first time in high-definition, follow the trio in the remastered original classic that started it all, in which two brothers discover their local mortuary hides a legion of hooded killer dwarfs, a flying drill-ball, and the demonic mortician who enslaves the souls of the damned. Special Features and Technical Specs:
    • 4K RESTORATION OF THE FILM
    • Audio Commentary with Director Don Coscarelli and cast members Michael Baldwin, Angus Scrimm, & Bill Thornbury
    • Graveyard Cars
    • Interviews from 1979 with Don Coscarelli and Angus Scrimm
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature

     

     

    Shopping: Blood Harvest...

    1987 USA horror by Bill Rebane just released on US Blu-ray/DVD Combo


    Link Here 8th November 2018
    Blood Harvest is a 1987 USA horror by Bill Rebane.
    Starring Tiny Tim, Itonia Salchek and Dean West. BBFC link IMDb
    Pre-cut for 1989 and further cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS. All these cuts were restored for 18 rated DVD and Blu-ray. Previously cut and MPAA Unrated in the US but uncut since 2018.
    UK: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for import:

    Promotional Material

    Jill has just returned home from college to the rural farm community where she grew up, only to discover that her parents have mysteriously vanished. Learning that her father, a banker, has become the local pariah for overseeing land foreclosures on local farmers, Jill quickly becomes the victim of a series of strange and increasingly depraved assaults. With only her childhood friend and former lover, Gary, and his mentally unstable brother, Mervo ( Tiny Tim ), willing to believe her, Jill begins to fear for her life. All the while, a stocking-masked killer is abducting, torturing, and brutally killing those closest to Jill...

    An unrelentingly grim and perverse psycho-sexual thriller, BLOOD HARVEST mixes gruesome throat slashings, copious amounts of T&A, and an unhinged supporting performance from music sensation, Tiny Tim. Long available only in heavily cut and grey market editions, Vinegar Syndrome proudly presents BLOOD HARVEST on Blu-Ray, fully uncut, uncensored, and newly restored in 4k from its recently discovered original camera negative.

    Bonus Features:
    1. Newly scanned & restored in 4k from its 16mm original camera negative
    2. Brand new commentary track with producer and co-writer Leszek Burzynski
    3. Tiny Tim in Niagara Falls (September 3rd, 1987)
    4. Booklet with essay by Tiny Tim biographer Justin A. Martell
    5. Reversible cover artwork
    6. English SDH subtitles

     

     

    Shopping: Torso...

    1973 Italy horror mystery thriller by Sergio Martino, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 7th November 2018
    Torso is a 1973 Italy horror mystery thriller by Sergio Martino.
    Starring Suzy Kendall, Tina Aumont and Luc Merenda. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    The Italian Version was shortened for an English language version. This English version was MPAA R rated in the US but was cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1975 and 18 rated VHS in 1990. The BBFC cuts were waived when the Italian Version was released on 18 rated DVD in 2007.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2018 Arrow [English + Italian versions] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 30th October 2018
    • 2018 Arrow Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Reviews

    • See review from culturedvultures.com : " Loaded with ample amounts of gore, nudity, and bold idiots making terrible decisions, Torso (also known as Carnal Violence) will be a dream for giallo fans. "
    • See review from dvdtalk.com : " Martino still managed to crank out some stylish and influential films before the popularity of the genre started to wane... and one of his most entertaining efforts is Torso . "

    Promotional Material

    ENTER... IF YOU DARE!

    A talented and versatile journeyman, director Sergio Martino (The Case of the Scorpion's Tail, Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key) has lent his talents to multiple genres across his long and varied career, but it is undoubtedly his giallo thrillers from the early 70s for which he is best known. Among the most highly acclaimed of these, 1973's Torso revels in the genre's time-honored traditions while simultaneously laying the groundwork for the modern slasher movie.

    A sex maniac is prowling the streets of Perugia, targeting picturesque university town's female students. Alarmed at plummeting life expectancy of the student body, Jane (Suzy Kendall, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage) and her three friends elope to a secluded country villa only to discover that, far from having left the terror behind, they've brought it with them!

    Also known as ''Carnal Violenc''e, Torso was released in Italy towards the end of the giallo boom before enjoying a second life on the American grindhouse circuit. Co-starring Tina Aumont (Salon Kitty) and Luc Merenda (The Violent Professionals), the film finds its director at the top of his game, delivering copious levels of violence, sleaze and one of the tensest cat-and-mouse games ever committed to celluloid!

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new 2K restoration of the film from the original camera negative by Arrow Films
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations of both versions of the film: the 94-minute Italian and 90-minute English cuts
  • Original lossless Italian and English mono 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 Kat Ellinger, author of All the Colours of Sergio Martino
  • New video interview with co-writer/director Sergio Martino
  • New video interview with actor Luc Merenda
  • New video interview with co-writer Ernesto Gastaldi
  • New video interview with filmmaker Federica Martino, daughter of Sergio Martino
  • New video interview with Mikel J. Koven, author of La Dolce Morte: Vernacular Cinema and the Italian Giallo Film
  • 2017 Abertoir International Horror Festival Q&A with Sergio Martino
  • Italian and English theatrical trailers
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Adam Rabalais
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Adrian Smith and Howard Hughes

    * The English audio track on the original, longer cut has some portions of English audio missing. English audio for these sections was either never recorded or has been lost. As such, these sequences are presented with Italian audio, subtitled in English.

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