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Shopping: The Last House on the Left...

2009 USA horror thriller by Dennis Iliadis just released on US Blu-ray in 2 versions


Link Here 21st October 2018
The Last House on the Left is a 2009 USA horror thriller by Dennis Iliadis.
Starring Garret Dillahunt, Monica Potter and Tony Goldwyn. IMDb
Cut for an MPAA R rated theatrical release. The uncut version was released on home video

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2018 Universal [Unrated + Theatrical] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 16th October 2018
  • 2018 Universal Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

Promotional Material

Renowned horror director Wes Craven returns to the scene of the most notorious thrillers of all time in this darkly disturbing reimagining of The Last House on the Left. After kidnapping and ruthlessly assaulting two teen girls, a sadistic killer and his gang unknowingly find shelter from a storm at the home of one of the victim's parents-- two ordinary people who will go to increasingly gruesome extremes to get revenge. Loaded with shocking twists guaranteed to leave you on edge, it's the ominous film critics call, "One of the best horror remakes ever made" (Scott Weinberg, Fearnet.com).

 

 

Shopping: Dead American Woman...

2010 USA horror by Peter Romeo Lambert just released on US DVD, and for the first time, the Director's Cut


Link Here 10th October 2018
Dead American Woman is a 2010 USA horror by Peter Romeo Lambert.
Starring Jorge Acosta, Brianne Adlemann and Maren Blair. IMDb
Exists as a 75 minute standard version and a 96 minute Director's Cut
US: The Director's Cut is MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2018 Massacre Video R0 DVD at US Amazon released on 9th October 2018

Promotional Material

Dead American Woman - The DVD debut of the never before seen Director's Cut.

Massacre Video proudly presents the gore filled, darkly comedic, and slightly surreal no-budget horror opus by director Peter Romeo Lambert's (NURSE JILL) DEAD AMERICAN WOMAN. A film that nightmarishly blends the aesthetics of underground film making with slasher set pieces. Co-starring Selwyn Harris (DEVIL IN MISS JONES 5) and an unforgettable performance from Wiley George Finley as Grandpa, DEAD AMERICAN WOMAN makes its official DVD debut, in its never before seen director's cut.

After being brought back from the grave through 'the excrement of an innocent,' murdered go-go dancer Tabitha (Julie Fabulous) sets out to avenge her death, which was at the hands of snuff film producing religious zealot, Virginia Slim (Heather Marie Vernon). Enlisting the aid of Cynthia, whose young daughter also met a gruesome fate from Virginia and her clown-faced henchman, Happy (Happy Dave), Tabitha begins exacting bloody vengeance against all those who wronged her, in the hope that through her acts of violence she'll earn a place in the kingdom of hell. But with each increasingly brutal slaying, Cythia's own blood lust becomes more and more apparent, leading to unexpected consequences…

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Flesh & Blood - The Making of Dead American Woman.
Dead Reunion - Extended and Deleted Scenes.
Thoughts & Words with Wiley Finley.
Making a Plot - Promo Super 8mm Short.
Stills Gallery.
Trailers for other Massacre Video Releases.

 

 

Shopping: 2 Fast 2 Furious...

2003 USA / Germany action crime thriller by John Singleton, cut in the US and UK, just released on US Blu-ray


Link Here 8th October 2018
2 Fast 2 Furious is a 2003 USA / Germany action crime thriller by John Singleton.
Starring Paul Walker, Tyrese Gibson and Cole Hauser. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut in the US for an MPAA PG-13 rating. This cut version was further cut by the BBFC for 2003 12A rated cinema release and the follow up 12 rated home video. The film was passed 15 uncut for 2006 Blu-ray.

See cuts details in Gavin Salkeld's Cutting Edge Episode 43: 2 Fast 2 Furious

US: Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:
  • 2018 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 2nd October 2018
  • 2018 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

Promotional Material

The adrenaline-fueled thrill ride that began with The Fast and the Furious takes an explosive new turn in 2 Fast 2 Furious! Now an ex-cop on the run, Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker) turns to outlaw street-racing. When the Feds strongarm him back, O'Conner's no-rules, win-or-die skills are unleashed against an international drug lord. With his velocity-addicted buddy (Tyrese) riding shotgun, and a drop-dead gorgeous undercover agent (Eva Mendes) dialing up the heat, 2 Fast 2 Furious accelerates the action into a desperate race for survival, justice...and mind-blowing, jaw-dropping speed!

 

 

Shopping: Blood Harvest...

1987 USA horror by Bill Rebane set for US Blu-ray/DVD Combo release on 30th October 2018 now uncut


Link Here 6th October 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.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2018 Vinegar Syndrome (RA) Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 30th October 2018

This release is also being made available in the UK.

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: The Blood Island Collection...

Philippines / USA Sci-Fi horror set by Gerardo de Leon and Eddie Romero set for US Blu-ray release on 13th November 2018


Link Here 5th October 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: The Fast and the Furious...

2001 USA / Germany action crime thriller by Rob Cohen, cut for an MPAA PG-13 rating, just released on US 4k Blu-ray


Link Here 3rd October 2018
The Fast and the Furious is a 2001 USA / Germany action crime thriller by Rob Cohen.
Starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Michelle Rodriguez. BBFC link IMDb
The film was cut in the US for an MPAA PG-13 rating and this cut version is the only one ever released. The film was rated 15 uncut in the UK for cinema and home video.

The movie was cut to obtain a US PG-13 rather than an R rating from the MPAA.

  • As shown on the DVD extras, the producers trimmed down the scene where Vin Diesel's character is hijacking the truck towards the end. They removed the shots of the guy's arm being ripped by the wiring on the truck and the agony he expressed.
  • The scene where the motor mechanic is beaten up and doused in grease has also been shortened.
US: Cut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:
  • 2018 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment RA 4k Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 2nd October 2018
  • 2018 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

Promotional Material

On the turbo-charged streets of Los Angeles, every night is a championship race. With nitro-boosted fury, Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel), rules the road, turning all his challengers into dust. He and his rival, Johnny Tran (Rick Yune), are the boldest, the baddest and the best. Now, there's new rage on the road. They know he's tough, they know he's fast, but what they don't know is that he's a speed-crazed detective (Paul Walker) with enough drive and determination to come out the winner. With intense full-throttle action, awesome high-speed stunts and full-on, pedal-to-the-metal intensity, The Fast and the Furious puts you in the driver's seat and dares you to exceed all limits.

 

 

Shopping: Anthropophagous...

1980 Italian video nasty by Joe D'Amato just released on US Blu-ray and DVD


Link Here 1st October 2018
The Anthropophagous Beast is a 1980 Italian horror by Joe D'Amato.
With Tisa Farrow, Saverio Vallone and Serena Grandi. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Famously banned in the UK as a video nasty. The US R rated version is heavily cut and was also distributed in the UK. Released uncut in the UK on DVD and then Blu-ray in 2015. The Unrated Version in the US is uncut.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2018 Severin Films R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 25th September 2018
  • 2018 Severin Films R0 DVD at US Amazon released on 25th September 2018

Promotional Material

Severin Films Presents ANTHROPOPHAGOUS - A D'Amato Nasty, Uncut on Blu-ray for the First Time Ever in America!

It has been called "seriously creepy" (CoolAssCinema.com), "insanely violent" (Nerdist.com) and "truly repulsive" (DVD Talk). It was seized by UK authorities as a 'Video Nasty' and accused of being an actual snuff film. Yet even by '80s Italian gore-spewing standards, this grueling shocker from sex & sleaze maestro Joe D'Amato (BEYOND THE DARKNESS) still stands as perhaps the most controversial - and extreme - spaghetti splatter epic of them all. Tisa Farrow (ZOMBIE), Zora Kerova (CANNIBAL FEROX) and co-writer/producer George Eastman (STAGE FRIGHT, 1990: BRONX WARRIORS) star in this depraved daddy of cannibal carnage from "Italy's King of Trash Sinema" (Horrorpedia.com), now featuring a 2k scan from the original 16mm negative - including two of the most gut-retching scenes in horror history - and spurting with all-new Special Features.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Don't Fear the Man-Eater - Interview with Writer/Star Luigi Montefiori a.k.a. George Eastman
The Man Who Killed the Anthropophagus - Interview with Actor Saverio Vallone
Cannibal Frenzy - Interview with FX Artist Pietro Tenoglio
Brother and Sister in Editing - Interview with Editor Bruno Micheli
Inside Zora's Mouth - Interview with Actress Zora Kerova
Trailers

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
MPAA Unrated ~90:00s US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated

 

 

Shopping: Perversion Story...

1969 Italy / France / Spain mystery thriller by Lucio Fulci, cut by the BBFC, set for US Blu-ray release on 13th November 2018 with the extended European version


Link Here 30th September 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: Exorcist II: The Heretic...

1972 US horror by John Boorman just released on US Blu-ray with 2 versions


Link Here 30th September 2018
Exorcist II: The Heretic is a 1972 US horror by John Boorman.
With Richard Burton, Linda Blair and Louise Fletcher. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Shortened for an MPAA R rated theatrical release but the Original Version was eventually released
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
  • 2018 Shout! Factory [Original + US Theatrical versions] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 25th September 2018

Promotional Material

Bizarre nightmares plague Regan MacNeil (Linda Blair) four years after her possession and exorcism. Has the demon returned? And if so, can the combined faith and knowledge of a Vatican investigator (Richard Burton) and a research specialist (Louise Fletcher) free her from its grasp?

Employing production design and special effects that are dizzily exhilarating and a supporting cast (Max von Sydow, Paul Henreid, James Earl Jones) of compelling distinction, director John Boorman draws us into the tangible experience of evil. We fly with the demon, feel the African landscape vibrate and get engulfed in the terror of swarming locusts as Exorcist II: The Heretic weaves its fascinating, frightful spell.

SPECIAL FEATURES AND TECHNICAL SPECS:

DISC ONE (118 minute Cut):

  • BRAND NEW 2K REMASTER from original film elements
  • NEW Audio Commentary with director John Boorman
  • NEW Audio Commentary with project consultant Scott Bosco
  • NEW What Does She Remember? -- aninterview with actress Linda Blair
  • NEW interview with editor Tom Priestley
DISC TWO (102 minute Cut):
  • BRAND NEW 2K REMASTER from original film elements
  • NEW Audio Commentary with Mike White of The Projection Booth blog
  • Teaser Trailer
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Galleries -- Color and B&W Stills, Behind-the-Scenes, Deleted Scene photos, Posters and Lobby Cards

Versions

BBFC uncut
Original Version
MPAA Unrated ~117:00s US: The Original Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated
cut
shortened Theatrical Version
MPAA R ~102:00s US: The Original Version is uncut and MPAA R Rated

After a presumably poor response to the premiere, the director rapidly created a shortened version for US general cinema release.

From IMDb: The film was shortened as follows:

  • A faster re-working of the theme music
  • An introduction was added to recap The Exorcist.
  • In the opening, Burton's touching of Merrin's picture is cut. The tap-dancing scene with Linda Blair had been completely cut.
  • Just about all conversation between Burton and the cardinal has been cut.
  • The hypnosis scene is mercifully edited.
  • A few lines are cut when Blair talks with the autistic girl.
  • The church top communion scene is almost completely cut
  • The line Let me reach you , spoken by Blair, is dubbed out.
  • There is more stock footage to be seen when Linda Blair enters her old bedroom, Stock footage of her yelling Fill It UP! from the first film and a face dissolving scene with Blair in black lipstick.
  • The line, Be joined with us father has been completely cut.
  • The next three or four scenes have been mixed around as well, leaving the scene with Fletcher yelling HELP edited out.
  • The infamous ending of course, has Burton dying, instead of living, and Blair and Fletcher just looking at each other with artificial looks of grief on their faces.
  • The end credit theme changed to a rock song

 

 

Shopping: Angel Town...

1990 USA action drama by Eric Karson, cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


Link Here 28th September 2018
Angel Town is a 1990 USA action drama by Eric Karson.
Starring Olivier Gruner, Peter Kwong and Theresa Saldana. IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an 18 rated cinema release in 1990 and the follow up VHS in 1991.. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2018 MVD Rewind Collection RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 25th September 2018

Promotional Material

HIS JUSTICE IS ONE ON ONE!

Trouble is the rule in ''Angel Town'', the heart of Los Angeles, where once peaceful streets surrounding a major university have become a cauldron of urban chaos and fear. Gang fights by day full scale war by night. No one is safe, not even the police. When Jacques Montaine (action superstar Olivier Gruner (Nemesis) making his big-screen debut), an exchange student and champion kickboxer, tries to protect an innocent family from whom he rents a room, he becomes a target of the psychotic gang leader, Angel, and his street gang disciples. Forced to answer their vicious attacks, Jacques dispenses his own special brand of brutal street justice one on one. The fierce confrontations become a running battle rising to a thundering climax on the hot, angry, explosive streets of ''Angel Town''.

MVD REWIND COLLECTION SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) of the main feature
  • Original 2.0 Uncompressed PCM Stereo Audio
  • Archival Audio Commentary from Director / Producer Eric Karson
  • NEW 2018 Interview with Director / Producer Eric Karson
  • NEW 2018 Interview with Frank Aragon (''Martin'')
  • NEW 2018 Interview with Cinematographer John LeBlanc
  • Archival ''Making of'' Featurette
  • Archival Interview with Director Eric Karson
  • Archival Interview with Director Olivier Gruner
  • Original Theatrical Trailer (SD)
  • Collectible Mini-Poster
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    Shopping: Andrei Rublev...

    1966 Soviet Union historical biography by Andrei Tarkovsky, cut in the UK, just released uncut on US Blu-ray and DVD


    Link Here 27th September 2018
    Andrei Rublev is a 1966 Soviet Union historical biography by Andrei Tarkovsky (as Andrey Tarkovskiy).
    Starring Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Ivan Lapikov and Nikolay Grinko. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for AA rated 1973 short UK cinema version. Otherwise there are two versions: a short director approved version and a longer Premiere Version.

    The Director Approved Version does not contain the scene with the horse fall and so is uncut in the UK The BBFC seem to be in a bit of quandary about the level of violence giving it both 12 and 15 ratings as well as describing the level of violence as both "moderate" and "strong".

    This version was scheduled to be released in the UK too but the distributors withdrew the release when it was made known that the Premiere Version would require BBFC cuts for a horse fall.

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2018 Sony/Criterion [Premiere Version + Director Approved Cut] R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 25th September 2018
    • 2018 Sony/Criterion [Premiere Version + Director Approved Cut] R0 DVD at US Amazon released on 25th September 2018

    Promotional Material

    Tracing the life of a renowned icon painter, the second feature by Andrei Tarkovsky vividly conjures the murky world of medieval Russia. This dreamlike and remarkably tactile film follows Andrei Rublev as he passes through a series of poetically linked scenes--snow falls inside an unfinished church, naked pagans stream through a thicket during a torchlit ritual, a boy oversees the clearing away of muddy earth for the forging of a gigantic bell--gradually emerging as a man struggling mightily to preserve his creative and religious integrity. Appearing here in the director's preferred 185-minute cut as well as the version that was originally suppressed by Soviet authorities, the masterwork Andrei Rublev is one of Tarkovsky's most revered films, an arresting meditation on art, faith, and endurance.

    SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

    • New 2K digital restoration of the director's preferred 185-minute cut, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
    • New 2K digital transfer of the original 205-minute version of the film,
    • The Passion According to Andrei
    • Steamroller and Violin, Tarkovsky's 1961 student thesis film
    • The Three Andreis, a 1966 documentary about the writing of the film's script
    • On the Set of "Andrei Rublev," a 1966 documentary about the making of the film
    • New interviews with actor Nikolai Burlyaev and cinematographer Vadim Yusov by filmmakers Seán Martin and Louise Milne
    • New interview with film scholar Robert Bird
    • Selected-scene commentary from 1998 featuring film scholar Vlada Petric
    • New video essay by filmmaker Daniel Raim
    • New English subtitle translation
    • PLUS: An essay by critic J. Hoberman

    Versions

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    Premiere
    Version
    MPAA Unrated ~205:00s US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated
    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    Director Approved Version
    MPAA Unrated ~185:00s US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated

     

     

    Shopping: Absurd...

    1981 Italian video nasty by Joe D'Amato just released on US Blu-ray and DVD


    Link Here 26th September 2018
    Absurd is a 1981 Italy horror by Joe D'Amato (as Peter Newton).
    Starring George Eastman, Annie Belle and Charles Borromel. IMDb
    BBFC cuts were required for an 18 rated 1983 cinema release. Later banned as a video nasty in 1983. The BBFC waived their cuts for an uncut 18 rated home video release in 2017. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US. There also exists an extended version in Belgium with additional dialogue and an extended scene.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2018 Severin Films R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 25th September 2018
    • 2018 Severin Films R0 DVD at US Amazon released on 25th September 2018

    Promotional Material

    Severin Films Presents ABSURD - A D'Amato Nasty, Uncut on Blu-ray for the First Time Ever in America!

    Toss away those inferior bootlegs and experience sleaze maestro Joe D'Amato's infamous follow-up to ANTHROPOPHAGOUS like never before! Borrowing heavily from HALLOWEEN, D'Amato unleashes gut-spewing Greek boogeyman (screenwriter George Eastman) into suburban America for a "gruesome as hell" (CinemasFringes.com) and "incredibly sadistic" (ASlashAbove.com) saga of doomed nurses, butchered babysitters, bio-chemical clergy and some of the most insane splatter scenes in Italian gorehound history. Edmund Purdom (FRANKENSTEIN'S CASTLE OF FREAKS, PIECES) and Annie Belle (HOUSE ON THE EDGE OF THE PARK, LAURE) co-star in this "violence-soaked bloodbath- (Hysteria Lives) and former 'Video Nasty' - also known as THE GRIM REAPER 2, ZOMBIE 6, HORRIBLE and MONSTER HUNTER - now featuring a 2k scan from the original negative and gushing with all-new Special Features.

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

    ROSSO SANGUE - Alternate Italian cut (with optional English subtitles)
    The Return of the Grim Reaper - Interview with Actor / Writer / Co-Producer Luigi Montefiore
    D'Amato on Video - Archive Interview with Director Aristide Massaccesi
    A Biker (Uncredited) - Interview with Filmmaker/Extra Michele Soavi
    Trailer

    Versions

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA Unrated ~94:00s US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated

     

     

    Shopping: Gold...

    1974 UK action adventure thriller by Peter R Hunt, once cut by the BBFC for an A rating, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 21st September 2018
    Gold is a 1974 UK action adventure thriller by Peter R Hunt.
    Starring Roger Moore, Susannah York and Ray Milland. IMDb  

    Heavily cut by the BBFC for an A rated cinema release. Uncut at 12 for home video. Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:
    • 2018 Kl Studio Classics (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 18th September 2018
    • 2018 Kl Studio Classics Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    Roger Moore (Live and Let Die, Street People) and Susannah York (The Killing of Sister George) star in this explosive 1974 international conspiracy thriller, set in the South African goldfields and directed by Peter Hunt (On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Death Hunt). A ruthless global cabal of financial investors plans to manipulate the price of gold on the world market -- by sabotaging one of South Africa's top gold mines and flooding it with millions of gallons of water. All they need is someone to take the blame. Manager Rod Slater (Moore) seems the perfect choice. He's brash, rough and impulsive -- just the sort of man to make a fatal mistake. As Slater embarks on an affair with Terry (York), the heiress granddaughter of mine owner Hurry Hirschfeld (Ray Milland, Panic in Year Zero!), the conspiracy tightens all around him and thousands of lives hang by a thread... Based on a best-selling novel by Wilbur Smith (Dark of the Sun, Shout at the Devil) and filmed entirely on location in South Africa, Gold is an unforgettable thriller with a breathtaking climax and a fantastic cast which also includes John Gielgud (The Whistle Blower) and Bradford Dillman (Compulsion).

    Special Features:
    -Audio Commentary by Film Historians Howard S. Berger and Nathaniel Thompson
    -Theatrical Trailer

     

     

    Shopping: Phantasm: Lord Of The Dead...

    1994 US horror by Don Coscarelli, once cut for an R rating, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 20th September 2018
    Phantasm: Lord Of The Dead (aka Phantasm III) is a 1994 US horror by Don Coscarelli.
    With Reggie Bannister, A. Michael Baldwin and Bill Thornbury. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2018 Well Go Usa RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 18th September 2018
    US Censorship History
    Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. This version was BBFC 18 rated for VHS and DVD. The cuts were later restored for the MPAA Unrated Director's Cut which was passed 15 for 2005 DVD in the UK.

    The Amazon listing suggests that this releases is R rated (the cut theatrical version), but previous releases from Well Go USA have been the uncut MPAA Unrated version.

    Promotional Material

    After being tricked by the Tall Man (Angus Scrimm) once more, Reggie (Reggie Bannister) and an unconscious Mike (A. Michael Baldwin) are left alone by their attacker who is content with the head of their now deceased friend Liz (Paula Irvine) for now. Mike doesn t awake from his coma until two years later after his brother Jody (Bill Thornbury), whom had died in a car accident, appears to him in a dream. Mike, Reggie, and Jody, who is now just a flying, burnt sphere, team back up to fight the Tall Man again, but before they can, he appears and pulls Mike into another dimension. Now it s up to Reggie and Jody to find Mike before that infamous mortician is able to transform him, only this time, he has way more spheres. Thousands of them.

    Language: English
    Subtitles: English SDH

    BONUS FEATURES:
    Phantasm III: Behind the Scenes
    Deleted Scene
    Audio Commentary with Stars A. Michael Baldwin and Angus Scrimm
    Trailer

     

     

    Shopping: The Tree of Life...

    2011 USA fantasy drama by Terrence Malick just released on US Blu-ray and DVD with a new extended version


    Link Here 14th September 2018
    The Tree of Life is a 2011 USA fantasy drama by Terrence Malick.
    Starring Brad Pitt, Sean Penn and Jessica Chastain. BBFC link IMDb
    The Theatrical Version is uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US and BBFC 12 rated in the UK. There also exists and Extended Version.

    The additional footage will reveal more from the backstory of Pitt's family and will add further background to Sean Penn's charcter too. Malick considers the Theatrical Version still his 'Director's Cut' but he says this new Extended Cut will shed some light on a few things.

    US: The Extended Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated:
    US:
    The Theatrical Version was rated PG-13 for some thematic material:
    • 2018 Sony/Criterion [Theatrical + Extended Versions] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 11th September 2018
    • 2018 Sony/Criterion [Theatrical + Extended Versions] R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 11th September 2018

    Promotional Material

    Four decades into an already legendary career, Terrence Malick realized his most rapturous vision to date, tracing a story of childhood, wonder, and grief to the outer limits of time and space. Reaching back to the dawn of creation, Malick sets a story of boyhood memories on a universal scale, charting the coming of age of an awestruck child (newcomer Hunter McCracken) in Texas in the 1950s, as he learns to navigate the extremes of nature and grace represented by his bitter, often tyrannical father (Brad Pitt) and his ethereal, nurturing mother (Jessica Chastain, in her breakout role). Shot with nimble attention to life's most fleeting moments by Emmanuel Lubezki, the Palme d'Or--winning The Tree of Life marks the intimately personal, cosmically ambitious culmination of Malick's singular approach to filmmaking.

    DIRECTOR-APPROVED THREE-DVD SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
    - New 4K digital restoration, supervised and approved by director Terrence Malick and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki
    - New extended version of the film featuring an additional fifty minutes of footage
    - Exploring "The Tree of Life," a 2011 documentary featuring collaborators and admirers of Malick's, including filmmakers David Fincher and Christopher Nolan
    - New interviews with actor Jessica Chastain and visual-effects supervisor Dan Glass
    - Interview from 2011 with composer Alexandre Desplat about the film, and a new interview with music critic Alex Ross about Malick's approach to music
    - Video essay from 2011 by critic Matt Zoller Seitz
    - Trailer
    - More!
    - PLUS: An essay by critic Kent Jones and a 2011 piece on the film by critic Roger Ebert

     

     

    Shopping: Robin Hood...

    2010 USA / UK action historical romance by Ridley Scott, orginally cut for a PG-13, just released on US 4k Blu-ray


    Link Here 12th September 2018
    Robin Hood is a 2010 USA / UK action historical romance by Ridley Scott.
    Starring Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett and Matthew Macfadyen. IMDb
    The film was cut in the US for a PG-13 rated theatrical release. Blood spurts were restored for the MPAA Unrated Director's Cut, but some were missed. These have been restored for the Director's Cut release in Germany. All versions are rated 12 by the BBFC.

    This release features the cut Theatrical Version and the uncut Unrated Version/Director's Cut.

    US: Cut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2018 Universal [Theatrical + Unrated Versions] RA 4k Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 11th September 2018

    Promotional Material

    Academy Award winner Russell Crowe and visionary director Ridley Scott (Gladiator) reunite for the untold story of the man behind the legend. In an age of oppression and shameless tyranny, an outlaw becomes the unlikely hero that saves a nation and inspires generations to fight for freedom. In this thrilling action adventure, "Russell Crowe and Ridley Scott are at their most entertaining since Gladiator" (Dan Jolin, Empire UK ). Also starring Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett.

     


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