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Shopping: Ffolkes...

1980 UK action adventure thriller by Andrew V McLaglen, once cut for a BBFC 'A' rating, just released on US Blu-ray


Link Here 20th October 2019
ffoles (aka North Sea Hijack) is a 1980 UK action adventure thriller by Andrew V McLaglen.
Starring Roger Moore, James Mason and Anthony Perkins. BBFC link IMDb
BBFC category cuts were required for an 'A' rated cinema release in 1980. Uncut and 15 rated on home video. Uncut and PG rated in the US.
US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:
  • 2019 KL Studio Classics (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 1st October 2019

Promotional Material

Screen legends Roger Moore (The Spy Who Loved Me), Anthony Perkins (Psycho) and James Mason (Lolita) star in this fast-paced, edge-of-your-seat espionage thriller. Madman Lou Kramer (Perkins) captures and threatens to destroy a vital North Sea oil rig in 24 hours unless the British government delivers a huge ransom. Only one man has the skills to defeat him--Rufus Excalibur Ffolkes (Moore), a reclusive underwater expert who leads an elite commando team in a race-against-the-clock high-seas assault. Veteran filmmaker Andrew V. McLaglen (The Wild Geese, The Devil's Brigade) directed this entertaining, action-packed, humorous and offbeat thriller in a genre all its own.

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

 

 

Shopping: The Mind Benders...

1963 UK thriller by Basil Dearden, cut by the BBFC in 1963, just released on US Blu-ray and DVD


Link Here 20th October 2019
The Mind Benders is a 1963 UK thriller by Basil Dearden.
Starring Dirk Bogarde, Mary Ure and John Clements. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1962. The home video release was 12 rated but shorter than the original cinema submission so maybe the cuts have persisted to all releases.
US: Cut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2019 KL Studio Classics (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 15th October 2019
  • 2019 KL Studio Classics R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 15th October 2019

Promotional Material

Brand New 4K Master! When the Dark Side of the Mind Is Opened, Can It Ever Be Closed Again? A government scientist commits suicide while clutching a briefcase full of cash, and the police accuse him of being a Communist spy. But when his friend Dr. Henry Longman (Dirk Boarded, Accident, Modesty Blaise) suspects that the death may have been the result of brainwashing, he decides to prove his theory by subjecting himself to sensory deprivation. Can the doctor resist the experiment's sadistic side effects or will he fall under the control of The Mind Benders? Mary Urea (Where Eagles Dare) and Wendy Craig (The Servant) co-star this classic 1963 sci-fi thriller directed by Basil Deaden (Dead of Night, The Man Who Haunted Himself) that went on to influence Ken Russell's mind-bending Altered States. Written by James Kenna way (Tunes of Glory) and beautifully shot by Denys N. Coop (Billy Liar) with a rousing score by Georges Auric (The Wages of Fear). Special Features: -Audio Commentary by Film Historians Howard S. Berger and Nathaniel Thompson -Reversible Art -Theatrical Trailer

 

 

Shopping: Scarface...

1983 USA crime drama by Brian De Palma, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


Link Here 18th October 2019
Scarface is a 1983 USA crime drama by Brian De Palma.
Starring Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer and Steven Bauer. IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 1984 cinema release and 1987 VHS, then uncut since 1994 VHS. Uncut in the US with an R rating, but only after an appeal.

Cutting Edge

Scarface
Scarface
Gavin Salkeld unpicks old wounds from a battle with the MPAA and BBFC

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

  • 2019 Universal Gold Edition [Theatrical + TV Versions] RA 4K Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 15th October 2019
  • 2019 Universal Gold Edition [Theatrical + TV Versions] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 15th October 2019
  • 2019 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

Promotional Material

In the spring of 1980, the port at Mariel Harbor was opened, and thousands set sail for the United States. They came in search of the American Dream. One of them found it on the sun-washed avenues of Miami... wealth, power and passion beyond his wildest dreams. He was Tony Montana. The world will remember him by another name... Scarface. Starring Al Pacino as Tony Montana along with Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Robert Loggia, Scarface has become a cultural phenomenon brilliantly directed by Brian De Palma and written by Oliver Stone.

 

 

Shopping: American Gangster...

2007 USA / UK crime biography by Ridley Scott just released on US 4K Blu-ray


Link Here 18th October 2019
American Gangster is a 2007 USA / UK crime biography by Ridley Scott.
Starring Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe and Chiwetel Ejiofor. IMDb
Exists as a Theatrical Version and an Extended Version.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Promotional Material

Academy Award winners Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe team with director Ridley Scott (Gladiator) in this powerful, epic story. Armed with ruthless tactics and a strict sense of honor, crime boss Frank Lucas (Washington) rules Harlem's chaotic drug underworld. When outcast cop Richie Roberts (Crowe) sets out to bring down Lucas's multi-million dollar empire, it plunges both men into a legendary confrontation.

 

 

Shopping: The Haunting of Hill House...

2018 USA horror TV series just released on US Blu-ray and DVD with 3 extended episodes


Link Here 17th October 2019
The Haunting of Hill House is a 2018 USA horror TV series
Starring Henry Thomas, Oliver Jackson-Cohen and Kate Siegel. IMDb
This release contains 3 episodes noted as extended Director's Cuts.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Promotional Material

The Haunting of Hill House is the critically-acclaimed, modern reimagining of Shirley Jackson's legendary novel about five siblings who grew up in the most famous haunted house in America. Now adults, they're reunited by the suicide of their youngest sister, which forces them to finally confront the ghosts of their pasts... some of which lurk in their minds... and some of which may really be lurking in the shadows of the iconic Hill House. For the first time, experience even more thrills with three extended Director's Cut episodes featuring never-before-seen footage and go deeper inside Hill House with four exclusive commentaries from Creator and Director Mike Flanagan (Doctor Sleep).

 

 

Shopping: Killer Nun...

1979 Italy video nasty by Giulio Berruti just released on US Blu-ray


Link Here 16th October 2019
Killer Nun is a 1979 Italy horror mystery thriller by Giulio Berruti.
Starring Anita Ekberg, Paola Morra and Alida Valli. BBFC link IMDb
The 1981 pre-cert VHS release briefly appeared on the Video Nasties List. Later released with BBFC cuts for 18 rated VHS release in 1993. Uncut and 18 rated on DVD since 2006. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Promotional Material

FROM THE SECRET FILES OF THE VATICAN!

Aging blonde-bombshell Anita Ekberg ( La Dolce Vita , Pick-up Alley ) gives a full-bodied performance as a sex-crazed sister with some seriously bad habits in the lurid cult classic Killer Nun .

One of the most notorious nunsploitation films, Killer Nun tells the sordid story of Sister Gertrude, a disturbed woman of the cloth who degenerates into a perverse mire of drug taking, sexual perversion, sadistic torture and murder. Joe Dallesandro ( The Climber , Flesh for Frankenstein ), Alida Valli ( The Possessed , Suspiria ) and the ample Paola Morra ( Behind Convent Walls ) offer spirited performances and able support to Ekberg, in this outrageous tale based on real events.

Boasting an incongruously classy score by legendary composer Alessandro Alessandroni ( Women's Camp 119 ) and stylishly rendered scenes of sex and murder, Killer Nun takes the viewer on a hair-raising journey from the heights of religious ecstasy to the depths of devilish degeneracy. Now Giulio Berruti s sleazy classic is presented in a stunning new 2K restoration with a liturgy of new extras, ready to be preyed upon.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • New 2K restoration from the original 35mm camera negative
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Uncompressed mono 1.0 LPCM audio
  • Original English and Italian soundtracks, titles and credits
  • Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
  • New audio commentary by Italian genre film connoisseurs Adrian J. Smith and David Flint
  • Beyond Convent Walls , a new video essay on nunsploitation and Killer Nun by critic Kat Ellinger
  • Starry Eyes , a new interview with director Giulio Berruti
  • Cut and Noise , a new interview with editor Mario Giacco
  • Our Mother of Hell , a new interview with actress Ileana Fraia
  • Original Italian and international theatrical trailers
  • Image gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Daryl Joyce
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Andreas Ehrenreich and Roberto Curti, original reviews
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    Shopping: Suspiria...

    1977 Italian horror by Dario Argento. The Synapse restoration is set for US R0 4K Blu-ray release on 19th November 2019


    Link Here 11th October 2019
    Suspiria is a 1977 Italian horror by Dario Argento.
    With Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini and Flavio Bucci. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for X rated 1977 cinema release. Less cut for 1990 18 rated VHS and uncut since 1998. Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating but unrated releases are uncut.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 Synapse Films R0 4K Blu-ray/RA Blu-ray Combo at US Amazon released on 19th November 2019

    Promotional Material

    SUSPIRIA 4K UHD 2-Disc Set - Dario Argento's masterpiece receives its ultimate showcase with Synapse Films award-winning restoration!

    Jessica Harper (PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE, PENNIES FROM HEAVEN) stars in this frightening tale of a young student who uncovers dark and horrific secrets within the walls of a famous German dance academy. What spirals out from that simple premise is one of the most powerful and hallucinatory nightmares ever captured on celluloid! Dario Argento's SUSPIRIA comes to home video from Synapse Films in an exclusive new 4K restoration from the original uncut, uncensored 35mm Italian camera negative, with the original theatrical 4.0 English surround sound mix. Synapse Films' beautifully restored version of Dario Argento's SUSPIRIA was completed with the supervision and approval of the film's Director of Photography, Luciano Tovoli. Now available for the FIRST TIME EVER on home video in a true 2160p 4K presentation with High Dynamic Range and a new Dolby Atmos remix!

    Special Features:

    A new 4K restoration of the original uncut, uncensored Italian 35mm camera negative exclusively done by Synapse Films, with color correction supervised and approved by SUSPIRIA Director of Photography, Luciano Tovoli.
    Original 4.0 1977 English language LCRS sound mix not heard since the theatrical release in 1977, presented in high-resolution DTS-HD MA 96kHz/24-bit audio, with newly translated removable English SDH subtitles.
    All-new Dolby Atmos Remix and High Dynamic Range Presentation.
    Italian 5.1 surround mix, with removable English subtitle translation.
    Two audio commentaries by authors and Argento scholars, Derek Botelho, David Del Valle and Troy Howarth.
    Do You Know Anything About Witches? - 30 minute SUSPIRIA visual essay written, edited and narrated by Michael Mackenzie.
    Suzy in Nazi Germany - Featurette on the German locations from SUSPIRIA.
    A Sigh from the Depths: 40 Years of SUSPIRIA - All-new anniversary retrospective on the making of the film and its influence on cinema.
    Olga's Story - Interview with star Barbara Magnolfi.
    Original theatrical trailers, TV spots and radio spots.
    "International Classics" English "Breathing Letters" opening credit sequence from the U.S. release.
    Alternate all-English opening and closing credits sequences, playable via seamless branching.
    Reversible cover art by Wes Benscoter.

     

     

    Shopping: Baby Blood...

    1990 France horror by Alain Robak, once cut in the US, just released on US Blu-ray and DVD


    Link Here 9th October 2019
    Baby Blood (aka The Evil Within) is a 1990 France horror by Alain Robak.
    Starring Emmanuelle Escourrou, Christian Sinniger and Jean-François Gallotte. IMDb
    Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. Later released uncut and MPAA Unrated

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2019 KL Studio Classics RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 8th October 2019
    • 2019 KL Studio Classics R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 8th October 2019

    Promotional Material

    It's Time to Feed the Baby! It is a voracious parasite from the dawn of creation, surviving centuries in search of the one thing it needs: to be born of a human. But when this cunning creature slithers inside a sexy circus performer (voluptuous French starlet Emmanuelle Escourrou, Lady Blood), it demands gallons of fresh blood to grow stronger. Now this reluctantly expectant mommy and her chatty mutant fetus are off on a cross-country killing spree, where pre-natal care means violent carnage and the ultimate mother's milk is Baby Blood! Also known as The Evil Within, this French shocker is now presented totally uncut and uncensored with all its infamous womb-raiding, gore-spewing and flesh-baring beautifully restored in HD! Co-written and directed by Alain Robar (Adrenaline). Special Features: -Audio Commentary by Film Historian Lee Gambino and Film Critic Jarret Gahan -Includes both Original French and English Audio -Theatrical Trailer

     

     

    Shopping: The House of Hitchcock Collection...

    Film set by Alfred Hitchcock just released on US Blu-ray with a history of a few tussles with censors


    Link Here 5th October 2019
    The House of Hitchcock Collection is a film set by Alfred Hitchcock.
    Starring Anthony Perkins, Tippi Hedren and James Stewart.
    There were notable censorship issues with Frenzy and Psycho
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 Universal House of Hitchcock Collection RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 1st October 2019

    Psycho is a 1960 US thriller by Alfred Hitchcock.
    With Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh and Vera Miles. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for cinema release but uncut for VHS. Separately cut for US release but these cuts have persisted into all worldwide DVD releases since.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Psycho

    Topaz is a 1969 USA thriller by Alfred Hitchcock.
    With Frederick Stafford, Dany Robin and John Vernon. BBFC link IMDb
    There are 3 alternative endings.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Topaz

    Frenzy is a 1972 UK thriller by Alfred Hitchcock
    With Jon Finch, Barry Foster and Alec McCowen. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for 1972 cinema release and 1989 VHS. Cuts waived for UK DVD. Uncut in the US

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Frenzy

    Promotional Material

    Universally recognized as the Master of Suspense, the legendary Alfred Hitchcock directed some of cinema's most thrilling and unforgettable classics. The House of Hitchcock features 15 iconic films from the acclaimed director's illustrious career including Psycho, The Birds, Rear Window, Vertigo and North by Northwest, plus a range of limited edition extras including blueprints of the infamous Psycho house, movie poster art cards for all the films, and a booklet about his work.

     

     

    Shopping: The Stand...Uncut and reviewed...

    USA TV Sci-Fi horror by Fraser C Heston just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 4th October 2019
    The Stand is a USA TV Sci-Fi horror by Fraser C Heston.
    Starring Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald and Jamey Sheridan. IMDb

    Exists as a cut Broadcast TV Version and an uncut Extended Version.

    Review from Jon: Uncut

    Okay, I'm super-pleased to report that despite my earlier claims, and the claims on many other websites/forums, the Region Free US Blu-Ray of THE STAND is completely uncensored!

    The extended sexual assault is in, as is the extended scene of Rayna's suicide. In fact it's exactly identical to the old Artisan DVD edition.

    The only alterations, are:

    1. You can watch the entire 5hr 59m saga in one, ultra-long movie, OR you can view each episode individually. However, although episodes are all titled on-screen, only the start of episode 1 and end of episode 4 have any credits.

    2. At the start of episode 1, the original broadcast edition had a biblical quote from Revelations, which has been replaced with a quote from TS Eliot.

    3. Some of the original broadcast TV logos have been removed or replaced, at the beginning and end of the entire feature.

    The picture is better, and far sharper than any previous editions, but the bit-rate varies from 12mbps to 30mbps. So it really should have been spread-over two Blu-Ray's. However, it's still looks amazing even when viewed on my 58 4K Panasonic TV set. You'd never have guessed it was a TV mini-series, from the picture quality.

    But it's uncut, and that's what ultimately matters!

    US: The Extended Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 Paramount Collector's Edition (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 24th September 2019

    Summary Notes

    When a government-run lab accidentally lets loose a deadly virus, most of the population of the world is wiped out. Survivors begin having dreams about two figures: a mystical old woman, or a foreboding, scary man. As the story tracks various people, we begin to realize that the two figures exemplify basic forces of good and evil, and the stage is set for a final confrontation between the representatives of each.

     

     

    Shopping: Alice Sweet Alice...

    1976 USA horror mystery thriller by Alfred Sole, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US DVD


    Link Here 4th October 2019
    Alice Sweet Alice is a 1976 USA horror mystery thriller by Alfred Sole.
    With Linda Miller, Mildred Clinton and Paula E Sheppard. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    Uncut for 1977 cinema release. Cut by the BBFC for animal cruelty in 1998 VHS and 2003 DVD. Passed 18 uncut by the BBFC since the 2014 DVD. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    Promotional Material

    Featuring Brooke Shields. Alice Spages is a withdrawn 12-year-old girl who lives with her younger sister Karen and their mother Catherine. Karen gets most of their mother's attention, and Alice is often left out of the spotlight. When Karen is found brutally murdered in a church before her First Holy Communion, Alice is in the spotlight of suspicion, but is a 12-year-old girl really capable of such savagery? As more people die at the hands of a merciless killer, Alice's family and the police don't know what to believe. This is the DVD You've been Looking For. Includes Bonus Features.

     

     

    Shopping: Beyond Evil...

    1980 USA horror by Herb Freed, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray/DVD Combo


    Link Here 30th September 2019
    Beyond Evil is a 1980 USA horror by Herb Freed.
    Starring John Saxon, Lynda Day George and Michael Dante. IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1980. Uncut and 15 rated on home video. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2019 Vinegar Syndrome RA Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 24th September 2019
    • 2019 Vinegar Syndrome Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    Architect Larry Andrews and his glamorous wife, Barbara, have just arrived on a Filipino island where Larry, and his business partner Del, are completing work on a new luxury condominium building. Del reveals that he's found them the perfect island home: a centuries old mansion nestled next to the forest. The only problem is that local legend has it that the mansion is haunted by an evil witch named Alma Martin, who was murdered by her adulterous husband, only to rise from the dead and kill him, along with anyone else who comes near her cursed property. As the Andrews settle in, Barbara begins to sense a strange presence surrounding the house and is slowly possessed by Alma's vengeful spirit, who is determined to use Barbara's body as vessel for her to re-enter the world and soon demonstrates that she has no concerns over murdering anyone who tries to stop her.

    The second film directed by Herb Freed ( Graduation Day ), BEYOND EVIL is a gothic inspired supernatural horror film, taking liberal inspiration from the castle-set Italian chillers of the 60s, but with a healthy dose of early 80s sleaze, including creative kills and outrageous optical effects. Starring John Saxon ( Black Christmas ) and Linda Day George ( Pieces ) and featuring a lush score by Pino Donaggio ( Dressed to Kill ), Vinegar Syndrome is proud to bring BEYOND EVIL to Blu-ray, newly restored in 2k from 35mm archival film elements.

    Bonus Features:
    1. Region Free Blu-ray/DVD combo
    2. Newly scanned & restored in 2k from 35mm vault elements
    3. "Origins of Evil" - a brand new video interview with director Herb Freed
    4. "Evil in Paradise" - a brand new video interview with producer David Baughn
    5. Original theatrical trailer
    6. Reversible cover artwork
    7. English SDH subtitles

     

     

    Shopping: Fear No Evil...

    1981 USA horror by Frank LaLoggia, cut in the UK, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 29th September 2019
    Fear No Evil is a 1981 USA horror by Frank LaLoggia.
    Starring Stefan Arngrim, Elizabeth Hoffman and Kathleen Rowe McAllen. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS in 1987. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2019 Cinedigm RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 24th September 2019

    Promotional Material

    Andrew Williams is a shy high school student with a straight 'A' average and a horrifying secret: He was born the Antichrist. While senior year can be Hell for some teenagers, Andrew unleashes the real thing bringing demonic carnage and the horrors of Satan to gym class and beyond. Now that the legions of the undead has risen, some very unexpected archangels are gathered and on the eve of the Second Coming, the final horrific battle for the unholy soul of mankind is about to begin.

     

     

    Shopping: Hellbound: Hellraiser 2...

    1987 UK horror by Clive Barker, cut in the US and once further cut in the UK, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 28th September 2019
    Hellbound: Hellraiser II is a 1987 UK horror by Clive Barker.
    With Doug Bradley, Ashley Laurence and Imogen Boorman. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    The heavily cut R rated version was passed without further cuts for cinema but was cut on VHS and 1999 DVD. The BBFC cuts were waived for the Unrated Version on DVD and Bu-ray

    Hellraiser
    Gavin Salkeld's Cutting Edge Episode 40: Hellraiser 1&2

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    Promotional Material

    Picking up right where Hellraiser left off, Hellbound: Hellraiser II expands upon the terrifying universe created in Clive Barker s original film taking the story into the very depths of Hell itself.

    Having escaped the clutches of Pinhead and the demonic Cenobites, Kirsty Cotton (Ashley Laurence) awakens to finds herself detained at the Channard Institute, a hospital for the mentally ill. But her torments are far from over the chief doctor at the institute is determined to unleash the powers of Hell to achieve his own twisted ends.

    Hellbound: Hellraiser II is one of the most celebrated horror sequels of all time, offering a vision that is both more gruesome and fantastical than its predecessor.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new 2K restoration approved by director of photography Robin Vidgeon
  • High Definition Blu-rayTM (1080p) presentation
  • Uncompressed PCM Stereo 2.0 and Lossless DTS-HD MA 5.1 sound
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio commentary with director Tony Randel and writer Peter Atkins
  • Audio commentary with Randel, Atkins and actress Ashley Laurence
  • Leviathan: The Story of Hellbound: Hellraiser II brand new version of the definitive documentary on the making of Hellbound , featuring interviews with key cast and crew members
  • Being Frank: Sean Chapman on Hellbound actor Sean Chapman talks about reprising the role of Frank Cotton in the first Hellraiser sequel
  • Surgeon Scene the legendary excised sequence
  • Lost in the Labyrinth vintage featurette including interviews with Barker, Randel, Keen, Atkins and others
  • Under the Skin: Doug Bradley on Hellbound: Hellraiser II
  • On-set interview with Clive Barker
  • On-set interviews with cast and crew
  • Behind-the-Scenes Footage
  • Rare and unseen storyboards
  • Draft Screenplay [BD-ROM content]
  • Trailers and TV Spots
  • Image Gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx
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    Shopping: Hellbound: Hellraiser 2...

    1987 UK horror by Clive Barker, cut in the US and once further cut in the UK, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 28th September 2019
    Hellbound: Hellraiser II is a 1987 UK horror by Clive Barker.
    With Doug Bradley, Ashley Laurence and Imogen Boorman. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    The heavily cut R rated version was passed without further cuts for cinema but was cut on VHS and 1999 DVD. The BBFC cuts were waived for the Unrated Version on DVD and Bu-ray

    Hellraiser
    Gavin Salkeld's Cutting Edge Episode 40: Hellraiser 1&2

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    Promotional Material

    Picking up right where Hellraiser left off, Hellbound: Hellraiser II expands upon the terrifying universe created in Clive Barker s original film taking the story into the very depths of Hell itself.

    Having escaped the clutches of Pinhead and the demonic Cenobites, Kirsty Cotton (Ashley Laurence) awakens to finds herself detained at the Channard Institute, a hospital for the mentally ill. But her torments are far from over the chief doctor at the institute is determined to unleash the powers of Hell to achieve his own twisted ends.

    Hellbound: Hellraiser II is one of the most celebrated horror sequels of all time, offering a vision that is both more gruesome and fantastical than its predecessor.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new 2K restoration approved by director of photography Robin Vidgeon
  • High Definition Blu-rayTM (1080p) presentation
  • Uncompressed PCM Stereo 2.0 and Lossless DTS-HD MA 5.1 sound
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio commentary with director Tony Randel and writer Peter Atkins
  • Audio commentary with Randel, Atkins and actress Ashley Laurence
  • Leviathan: The Story of Hellbound: Hellraiser II brand new version of the definitive documentary on the making of Hellbound , featuring interviews with key cast and crew members
  • Being Frank: Sean Chapman on Hellbound actor Sean Chapman talks about reprising the role of Frank Cotton in the first Hellraiser sequel
  • Surgeon Scene the legendary excised sequence
  • Lost in the Labyrinth vintage featurette including interviews with Barker, Randel, Keen, Atkins and others
  • Under the Skin: Doug Bradley on Hellbound: Hellraiser II
  • On-set interview with Clive Barker
  • On-set interviews with cast and crew
  • Behind-the-Scenes Footage
  • Rare and unseen storyboards
  • Draft Screenplay [BD-ROM content]
  • Trailers and TV Spots
  • Image Gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx
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    Shopping: A Bucket of Blood...

    1959 USA crime comedy horror by Roger Corman, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 27th September 2019
    A Bucket of Blood is a 1959 USA crime comedy horror by Roger Corman.
    Starring Dick Miller, Barboura Morris and Antony Carbone. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for X rated cinema release in 1959. Uncut and 15 rated for all UK video home video releases. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    Summary Review: Edge-of-the-seat

    A wheelchair-bound young girl returns to her father's estate after ten years, and although she's told he's away, she keeps seeing his dead body on the estate.

    An edge-of-the-seat Hammer thriller scripted by Jimmy Sangster and directed by Seth Holt.

    If you like Hammer films and Hitchcock-style thrillers then this film is a real treat.

     

     

    Shopping: Hellraiser...

    1987 UK horror by Clive Barker just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 26th September 2019
    Hellraiser is a 1987 UK horror by Clive Barker.
    Starring Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins and Ashley Laurence. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
    Originally cut to obtain an R rating but the resultant version became the definitive. Cut by the BBFC for video from 1988 to 1999. The UK original cinema version was uncut but the BBFC cut VHS releases until 1999. DVDs are uncut.

    See cuts details from Cutting Edge
     

    Cutting Edge

    Hellraiser
    Gavin Salkeld's Cutting Edge Episode 40: Hellraiser 1&2
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    Promotional Material

    Stephen King was once famously quoted as saying, I have seen the future of horror... his name is Clive Barker. That future was realized in 1987 with the release of Barker s directorial debut Hellraiser .

    Based on his own novella The Hellbound Heart , Barker s Hellraiser sees Larry (Andrew Robinson) and his wife Julia (Clare Higgins) move into their new home, unaware that something evil lurks beneath the floorboards of the dilapidated house something that wants human blood...

    Introducing the world to the iconic Pinhead and his sadistic band of Cenobites, Hellraiser became an instant genre classic upon release and remains one of the most frighteningly original visions in horror.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENT

  • Brand new 2K restoration approved by director of photography Robin Vidgeon
  • High Definition Blu-rayTM (1080p) presentation
  • Uncompressed PCM Stereo 2.0 and Lossless DTS-HD MA 5.1 sound
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio commentary with writer-director Clive Barker
  • Audio commentary with Barker and actress Ashley Laurence
  • Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser brand new version of the definitive documentary on the making of Hellraiser , featuring interviews with key cast and crew members
  • Being Frank: Sean Chapman on Hellraiser actor Sean Chapman talks candidly about playing the character of Frank Cotton in Barker s original
  • Soundtrack Hell: The Story of the Abandoned Coil Score ex-Coil member Stephen Thrower on the Hellraiser score that almost was
  • Hellraiser: Resurrection vintage featurette including interviews with Barker, actors Doug Bradley and Ashley Laurence, special make-up effects artist Bob Keen and others
  • Under the Skin: Doug Bradley on Hellraiser
  • Original EPK featuring on-set interviews with cast and crew
  • Draft Screenplays [BD-ROM content]
  • Trailers and TV Spots
  • Image Gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx
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    Shopping: Do or Die...

    1991 USA action adventure by Andy Sidaris, cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 20th September 2019
    Do or Die is a 1991 USA action adventure by Andy Sidaris.
    Starring Pat Morita, Erik Estrada and Dona Speir. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS in 1991 and 1996. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    Promotional Material

    This May Be The Last Game They'll Ever Play.

    A pair of female agents is targeted for elimination by an Asian criminal kingpin out for revenge. The evil mastermind sends out an army of assassins with the same mission, to kill agents Donna and Nicole!

    " Do or Die lampoons the size-conscious, clichéd action hero and presents women than are stronger, smarter, and more effective than their male counterparts both in the film and in action cinema as a whole. " - David Carter - Not Coming To A Theater Near You

    Starring:
    Pat Morita ( The Karate Kid ), Erik Estrada (TV's CHiPs ), Dona Speir ( Hard Ticket to Hawaii ), Roberta Vasquez ( Picasso Trigger )

     

     

    Shopping: Straight on Till Morning...

    1972 UK Hammer horror by Peter Collinson, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 19th September 2019
    Straight On Till Morning is a 1972 UK horror by Peter Collinson.
    With Rita Tushingham, Shane Briant and James Bolam. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for X rated cinema release in 1972. It is unknown if these cuts persist to 18 rated home video. MPAA R rated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2019 Shout! Factory RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 17th September 2019

    Promotional Material

    An ugly duckling yearns to leave her drab life and move to swinging London to find her "Prince Charming." But the big city holds some nasty surprises for the naïve young woman when she becomes obsessed with a handsome young gigolo who may be a depraved serial killer. Will this bizarre relationship have the storybook ending she's always dreamed of, or can even the most beautiful of fairytales lead to cruelty, madness and brutal murder?

     

     

    Shopping: Batman 4 Film Collection...

    Film set by various just released on US 4k Blu-ray with 2 films once suffering BBFC category cuts


    Link Here 18th September 2019
    Batman 4 Film Collection is a film set by various
    Starring Various. US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 WarnerBrothers (RA) 4k Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 17th September 2019

    Batman Returns is a 1992 USA / UK action crime fantasy by Tim Burton.
    Starring Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito and Michelle Pfeiffer. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for a 12 rated cinema release in 1992 and the follow up VHS. Less cut for 12 rated DVD in 2006. Then uncut for 15 rated Blu-ray in 2008 and finally rated 12A uncut for 2019 cinema release. Always uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US.

    Batman Forever is a 1995 USA / UK action fantasy adventure by Joel Schumacher.
    Starring Val Kilmer, Tommy Lee Jones and Jim Carrey. Youtube link IMDb

    Extensive BBFC category cuts were made for PG rated cinema release and VHS. Uncut and 12 rated on DVD and Blu-ray. Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US.

     

     

    Shopping: Rambo...

    2008 USA/Germany action war thriller by Sylvester Stallone just released on US 4K Blu-ray with 2 versions


    Link Here 17th September 2019
    Rambo is a 2008 USA/Germany action war thriller by Sylvester Stallone.
    With Sylvester Stallone, Julie Benz and Matthew Marsden. BBFC link IMDb
    Exists as a Theatrical version and an Extended Version. Neither suffered censor cuts. Banned in Burma.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2019 Lions Gate [Extended Cut + Theatrical Version] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 3rd September 2019

    Summary Notes

    In Thailand, John Rambo joins a group of mercenaries to venture into war-torn Burma, and rescue a group of Christian aid workers who were kidnapped by the ruthless local infantry unit.

     

     

    Shopping: Blood From the Mummy's Tomb...

    1971 UK horror by Seth Holt and Michael Carreras, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 16th September 2019
    Blood from the Mummy's Tomb is a 1971 UK horror by Seth Holt and Michael Carreras.
    With Andrew Keir, Valerie Leon and James Villiers. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1971 cinema release. The same cuts have persisted to all home video releases but the BBFC rating was reduced to 15 for 1993 VHS. The cut UK version is PG rated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:

    Promotional Material

    A British expedition team in Egypt discovers the ancient sealed tomb of the evil Queen Tera. But when one of the archaeologists steals a mysterious ring from the corpse's severed hand, he unleashes a relentless curse upon his beautiful daughter. Is the voluptuous young woman now a reincarnation of the diabolical sorceress or has the curse of the mummy returned to reveal its horrific revenge?

     

     

    Shopping: Circus of Horrors...

    1960 UK horror drama by Sidney Hayers, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 14th September 2019
    Circus of Horrors is a 1960 UK horror drama by Sidney Hayers.
    Starring Anton Diffring, Erika Remberg and Yvonne Monlaur. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1960. The same cut version has been distributed ever since and was 15 rated for UK home video.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    Promotional Material

    A deranged plastic surgeon takes over a traveling circus then transforms horribly disfigured young women into ravishing beauties and them to perform in his three-ring extravaganza. But when the re-sculpted lovelies try to escape the clutches of the obsessed doctor, they begin to meet with sudden and horrific 'accidents.' Now the trapeze is swinging, the knives are flying, the wild animals are loose - and 'The Grisliest Show On Earth' is about to begin!

     

     

    Shopping: Scars of Dracula...

    1970 UK horror by Roy Ward Baker, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 13th September 2019
    Scars of Dracula is a 1970 UK horror by Roy Ward Baker.
    Starring Christopher Lee, Dennis Waterman and Jenny Hanley. IMDb
    Originally cut by the BBFC for an 18 rated 1970 cinema release. The cuts have persisted ever since but the the BBFC rating was reduced to 15 for DVD. The same cut version is MPAA R rated in the US.

    See further cuts details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Scars of Dracula

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    The legendary Christopher Lee is back as Dracula, bringing unspeakable horrors upon a local village that defies his evil reign. But when a young man and his luscious girlfriend unwittingly visit the Count's castle, they find themselves trapped in a face-to-face frenzy of bloodthirsty vixens, religious blasphemy and sadistic. The Prince of Darkness has returned like never before, but will his horrific mark remain forever?

     


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