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Frankenstein: The True Story, April Fool's Day, Endless Night


Link Here24th March 2020

US flagReleased on 24th March 2020

April Fool's Day

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April Fool's Day is a 1986 USA / Canada horror mystery by Fred Walton.
Starring Deborah Foreman, Griffin O'Neal and Clayton Rohner. IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release.
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
  • 2020 Shout! Factory RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 24th March 2020
  • 2020 Shout! Factory Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

Promotional Material

Good friends ... with some time to kill. When Muffy St. John (Deborah Foreman, Valley Girl) invited her college friends up to her parents' secluded island home for the time of their lives, she just forgot to tell them it just might be the last time of their lives. As soon as the kids arrive on the island, someone starts trimming the guest list ... one murder at a time. And what starts out as a weekend of harmless "April Fool's Day" pranks turns into a bloody battle for survival. It's just what you'd expect from the producer who brought you Body Parts, Species and three of the Friday the 13th films!

Special Features and Technical Specs:

  • NEW Horror with A Twist -- an interview with director Fred Walton
  • NEW Well of Lies -- an interview with actress Deborah Goodrich Royce
  • NEW Looking Forward to Dessert -- an interview with actor Clayton Rohner
  • NEW Bloody Unforgettable -- an interview with composer Charles Bernstein
  • NEW The Eye of Deception -- an interview with cinematographer Charles Minsky
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Optional English subtitles for the main feature
Frankenstein: The True Story

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Frankenstein: The True Story is a 1973 UK TV Sci-Fi horror by Jack Smight.
Starring James Mason, Leonard Whiting and David McCallum. IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2020 Shout! Factory RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 24th March 2020
  • 2020 Shout! Factory Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

Promotional Material

The epic TV movie comes to life in HD! Experience all the horror and suspense of the timeless Frankenstein story, now available on Blu-ray for the first time. Featuring an incredible cast, including Jane Seymour, Agnes Moorehead, Michael Sarrazin, James Mason and Leonard Whiting, this film faithfully retells Mary Shelley's unforgettable story. Victor Frankenstein's medical experiments result in the shocking discovery that he can revive the dead. But when the creature he brings forth becomes a killer, is anyone safe? Find out in this gruesome, heart-pounding thriller created by legendary talents such as screenwriter Christopher Isherwood and makeup artist Roy Ashton. Experience the tragedy and terror of Frankenstein like never before!

Special Features and Technical Specs:

  • NEW 2K RESTORATION of the original film elements to the 2-part 3 hr. and 6 min. version including the introduction by actor James Mason
  • NEW Audio Commentary with filmmaker/film historian Sam Irvin
  • NEW Off with Her Head - an interview with actress Jane Seymour
  • NEW Victor's Story -- an interview with actor Leonard Whiting
  • NEW Frankenstein's Diary -- a conversation with writer Don Bachardy
  • Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature
The Passion of Darkly Noon

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The Passion of Darkly Noon is a 1995 UK / Germany / Belgium mystery thriller by Philip Ridley.
Starring Brendan Fraser, Ashley Judd and Viggo Mortensen. IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2020 Arrow Special Edition (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 24th March 2020
  • 2020 Arrow Video Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

Promotional Material

IF YOU GO DOWN TO THE WOODS TONIGHT

Described by critic Mark Kermode as an extraordinary filmmaker and one of the UK s most imaginative talents , visionary British director Philip Ridley followed his sensational debut The Reflecting Skin with another surreal incursion into the dark heart of the 'American dream' in The Passion of Darkly Noon .

Darkly Noon (Brendan Fraser) is the sole survivor of a military-style attack on an isolated religious community. Stumbling through a forest in a daze, he is rescued by the free-spirited and enigmatic Callie (Ashley Judd). Darkly finds himself feeling strange new desires for Callie as she nurses him back to health only to watch her jump into the arms of her returning mute lover Clay (Viggo Mortensen). Lost in the woods with only his fundamentalist upbringing to make sense of his unrequited passions, Darkly soon descends into an explosive and lethal rage.

Now available for the first time worldwide on Blu-ray , Ridley s talent for spellbinding, hallucinogenic dream imagery is on full display in a glittering new transfer of his most formally inventive and electrifying film. The mesmerising soundtrack includes two songs co-written by Ridley for the film, Look What You ve Done (To My Skin) performed by Gavin Friday and Who Will Love Me Now? performed by PJ Harvey.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • New 2K restoration by Arrow Films from the original camera negative, approved by Philip Ridley
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original 5.1 and 2.0 DTS-HD MA audio
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • New audio commentary by writer/director Philip Ridley
  • Isolated score track in lossless stereo, including never-before-heard extended and unused cues, and the two songs from the film
  • Sharp Cuts , a newly filmed interview with editor Leslie Healey
  • Forest Songs , a newly filmed interview with composer Nick Bicât
  • Dreaming Darkly , an archive featurette from 2015 featuring interviews with Ridley, Bicât and star Viggo Mortensen
  • Previously unreleased demos of the music score, written and performed by Bicât before filming started
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring new and original artwork

    FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector s booklet featuring a new Philip Ridley career retrospective written by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

  • Beyond the Door

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    Beyond the Door is a 1974 Italy horror by Ovidio G Assonitis (as O Hellman) and Robert Barrett (as R Barrett).
    Starring Juliet Mills, Richard Johnson and Gabriele Lavia. IMDb

    Exists as a full length export version which was rated X by the BBFC for 1975 cinema release and a shortened US Theatrical Version

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Arrow Limited Edition [Export Version + US Version] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 24th March 2020
    • 2020 Arrow Video Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    There is also a UK release.

    Promotional Material

    Legendary filmmaker Ovidio G. Assonitis, whose Tentacles and Piranha II sought to cash in on the killer fish craze spawned by Jaws , first hit pay dirt in 1974 with Beyond the Door - a gloriously bonkers riff on The Exorcist featuring Emmy Award-winning actress Juliet Mills and distinguished British actor Richard Johnson.

    Set against the backdrop of San Francisco, Beyond the Door stars Mills as Jessica Barrett, a young mother who starts to develop strange behaviors whilst pregnant with her third child. Before you can say split pea soup , Jessica is displaying signs of full-blown demonic possession - complete with projectile vomiting and fully-rotating head! Could it be that she s carrying the child of the Antichrist himself?

    Described as disgusting , scary trash and maddeningly inappropriate by film critic Robert Ebert and subject to a lawsuit by Warner Bros. (who claimed copyright infringement against a certain William Friedkin film), the devilish denizens at Arrow Video have summoned up this wickedly entertaining popcorn spiller in a brand new, extras-packed edition fit for Satan himself!

    LIMITED EDITION 2-DISC BLU-RAY CONTENTS

  • Limited to 3,000 units
  • Brand new 2K restoration of the extended Uncut English Export Version
  • Exclusive bonus disc containing the alternate US Theatrical Version and Italy Possessed, a brand-new feature-length documentary on Italian exorcism movies!
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Marc Schoenbach
  • Reversible fold-out poster
  • Perfect-bound collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by John Martin and Alessio di Rocco

    DISC ONE - UNCUT ENGLISH EXPORT VERSION
     

  • Brand new 2K restoration of the Uncut English Export Version, released as Devil Within Her (108 mins)
  • High Definition Blu-rayTM (1080p) presentation
  • Original uncompressed mono audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • The Devil and I a newly-filmed interview with director/producer Ovidio G. Assonitis
  • Barrett s Hell a newly-filmed interview with cinematographer Roberto D'Ettorre Piazzoli
  • Beyond the Music a newly-filmed interview with composer Franco Micalizzi
  • The Devil's Face a newly-filmed interview with camera operator Maurizio Maggi
  • Motel and Devils a newly-conducted audio interview with actor Gabriele Lavia
  • Alternate Italian Chi Sei? opening titles
  • Alternate Behind the Door VHS opening titles
  • Alternate Japanese Diabolica opening and ending sequence
  • Trailers, TV and Radio Spots
  • Image Gallery

    DISC TWO - US THEATRICAL VERSION (LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE)

  • Brand new 2K restoration of the US Theatrical Version, released as Beyond the Door (99 mins)
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original uncompressed mono audio
    Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Italy Possessed a brand new feature-length documentary on the history of Italian Exorcist rip-offs, including interviews with key filmmakers such as Sergio Martino, Alberto De Martino, Pupi Avati, Marcello Avallone, Ovidio G. Assonitis and many more!
  • The Grudge

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    The Grudge is a 2020 USA horror by Nicolas Pesce.
    Starring Betty Gilpin, Andrea Riseborough and Lin Shaye. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2020 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 24th March 2020
    • 2020 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 24th March 2020
    • 2020 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    A curse born in Japan is simultaneously unleashed in the U.S. Those who encounter it are consumed by its fury and met with a violent fate. Producer Sam Raimi brings us the untold chapter of this horror classic starring Andrea Riseborough, Demián Bichir, John Cho, Betty Gilpin with Horror Movie Legend Lin Shaye (INSIDIOUS, OUIJA), and Jacki Weaver in the darkest, creepiest, most shocking film in the series.
    Return from the Ashes

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    Return from the Ashes is a 1965 UK / USA crime thriller by J Lee Thompson.
    Starring Maximilian Schell, Samantha Eggar and Ingrid Thulin. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 KL Studio Classics RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 24th March 2020
    • 2020 KL Studio Classics R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 24th March 2020
    • 2020 KL Studio Classics Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    From J. Lee Thompson, the acclaimed director of The Guns of Navarone, Cape Fear, Taras Bulba, Eye of the Devil and The White Buffalo, comes this suspenseful thriller based on a novel by Hubert Monteilhet (Scoundrel in White) and adapted for the screen by legendary scriptwriter Julius J. Epstein (Casablanca, Arsenic and Old Lace, Cross of Iron). In Paris at the onset of WWII, wealthy Jewish doctor Michele (Ingrid Thulin, The Silence) marries Stanislaus (Maximilian Schell, Judgment at Nuremberg), a penniless yet cunning Polish chess master. She is later hauled off to Dachau and is assumed dead after her failure to return at the war's end. But Michele is not dead after all, and returns to Paris under a new identity to find Stanislaus romancing her beautiful young stepdaughter (Samantha Eggar, The Light at the Edge of the World). Murderous twists and turns abound in this stylish Hitchcockian chiller that co-stars the great Herbert Lom (The Pink Panther Strikes Again).

    Special Features:
    -BRAND NEW 2K MASTER
    -Optional English Subtitles
    -Theatrical Trailer
    Silent House

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    Silent House is a 2011 USA / France horror mystery thriller by Chris Kentis and Laura Lau.
    Starring Elizabeth Olsen, Adam Trese and Eric Sheffer Stevens. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2020 Universal Mod (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 20th March 2020
    • 2020 Universal Mod R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 20th March 2020
    • 2020 Universal Mod Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene) stars in this suspenseful, edge-of-your-seat thriller presented in real time as one shocking, uninterrupted shot. When Sarah (Olsen) finds herself sealed inside her familys secluded lake house with no contact to the outside world, panic soon turns to terror as events become increasingly ominous. Directed by filmmaking duo Chris Kentis and Laura Lau (Open Water), it s a tension-filled journey that Scott Mantz of Access Hollywood raves is Beyond terrifying! Clever, gripping, intense and scary as hell!
    Endless Night

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    Endless Night is a 1972 UK crime horror mystery by Sidney Gilliat.
    Starring Hayley Mills, Hywel Bennett and Britt Ekland. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 KL Studio Classics (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 24th March 2020
    • 2020 KL Studio Classics R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 24th March 2020

    There is also a UK release

    Promotional Material

    Based on the terrifying suspense novel by Agatha Christie, the legendary writer of Death on the Nile, Murder on the Orient Express, Witness for the Prosecution, The Mirror Crack'd and Ten Little Indians, Endless Night stars Hayley Mills (That Darn Cat!, Appointment with Death) as a wealthy heiress who moves into a magnificent dream house with her new husband. But when murder begins to make itself at home, the stage is set for a stunning climax that even hardcore Christie fans consider one of her darkest and most shocking twists ever. George Sanders (Hangover Square), Britt Ekland (The Wicker Man), Per Oscarsson (The Last Valley), Hywel Bennett (Twisted Nerve) and Lois Maxwell (Moonraker) co-star in this gripping psychological thriller, masterfully adapted and directed by Sidney Gilliat (co-writer of The Lady Vanishes and Night Train to Munich). Featuring a haunting and rousing score by legendary composer Bernard Herrmann (North by Northwest, Psycho).

    Special Features:
    -BRAND NEW 4K MASTER
    -NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historians Howard S. Berger and Nathaniel Thompson
    -Optional English Subtitles
    -Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
    -Trailers
     

     

     

    Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Cannibal Apocalypse, Force 10 from Navarone


    Link Here17th March 2020

    US flagReleased on 17th March 2020

    Cannibal Apocalypse

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    Cannibal Apocalypse is a 1980 Italian/Spanish horror by Anthony M Dawson. With John Saxon, Elizabeth Turner and Giovanni Lombardo Radice. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    Banned as a video nasty in 1982. Passed 18 after animal cruelty cuts for UK DVD. There is a cut US MPAA R rated version and an uncut MPAA Unrated version.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Canniball Apocalypse

    See also Video Nasties from melonfarmers.co.uk

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 KL Studio Classics RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 17th March 2020
    • 2020 KL Studio Classics R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 17th March 2020

    Reviews

    • See review from slantmagazine.com : " The original Italian title of the film is Apocalypse Domani , which translates as "Apocalypse Tomorrow," cheekily indicating its thematic debt to a certain Francis Ford Coppola film."

    Promotional Material

    The horrors of war take on a whole new meaning for Vietnam vet Norman Hopper (John Saxon, Nightmare Beach, Evil Eye, Queen of Blood), whose quiet domestic life in Atlanta is shattered by the return of Charlie Bukowski, a combat buddy who dredges up terrifying flashbacks of flesh eating and bloodshed in the war-torn jungles. Now on the run from the law after taking a bite out of an unwilling victim, Charlie begs Norman to help him get out of town with another fellow veteran, Tom (Tony King, Report to the Commissioner, The Raiders of Atlantis). Soon the ragtag team of cannibals are fighting for their lives, spreading a deadly contagion through the city before heading into the sewers for a gut-wrenching climax no one will soon forget! One of the most infamous Italian horror films of all time, Cannibal Apocalypse was heavily censored in many countries where it played under such titles as Cannibals in the Streets and Invasion of the Flesh Hunters. Now you can finally experience this thrilling collision of action-packed combat and monstrous horror from cult director Antonio Margheriti (The Long Hair of Death, Castle of Blood, Take a Hard Ride, Killer Fish) in its original gory splendor for the first time in fully restored HD! Not for the faint of heart or those with full stomachs!

    Special Features:
    -BRAND NEW 4K RESTORATION
    -NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas
    -CANNIBAL APOCALYPSE REDUX: Documentary Featuring John Saxon, John Morghen (Giovanni Lombardo Radice) and director Antonio Margheriti
    -CANNIBAL KING: NEW Interview with Actor Tony King
    -APOCALYPSE IN THE STREETS: A Video Tour of Filming Locations
    -European Theatrical Trailer
    -Japanese Teaser
    -Alternate U.S. Opening Sequence
    -Optional English Subtitles
    Force 10 from Navarone

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    Force 10 from Navarone is a 1978 UK / USA action war drama by Guy Hamilton.
    Starring Harrison Ford, Robert Shaw and Edward Fox. BBFC link IMDb

    The Theatrical Version was cut by the BBFC for an 'A' rated cinema released in 1978. The Theatrical Version was 15 rated on VHS. The Restored Version of 2005 was uncut and 12 rated. The Theatrical Version was MPAA PG rated in the US.

    US: The Restored Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 KL Studio Classics (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 17th March 2020
    • 2020 KL Studio Classics Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    From Guy Hamilton, the acclaimed director of The Devil's Disciple, Goldfinger, Funeral in Berlin, Live and Let Die and Evil Under the Sun, and Alistair MacLean, the legendary writer of The Secret Ways, The Satan Bug, Ice Station Zebra, Where Eagles Dare and When Eight Bells Toll, comes this action-packed sequel to the classic WWII adventure The Guns of Navarone. Screen legends Robert Shaw (The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, Jaws) and Harrison Ford (The Fugitive, Witness) star as fearless commandos on a deadly mission in the darkest days of World War II. Hitler's armies are storming through Europe, annihilating all opposition in their path, but U.S. Colonel Barnsby (Ford) plots to strike a crippling blow to the brutal Nazi forces. To succeed, he'll need the help of the most skilled and lethal soldiers in the world: the squad led by Captain Mallory (Shaw) and explosives specialist Corporal Miller (Edward Fox, The Day of the Jackal), fresh from its triumphant mission at Navarone. Carl Weathers (Rocky), Barbara Bach (The Spy Who Loved Me), Franco Nero (The Mercenary), Richard Kiel (Moonraker) and Alan Badel (Arabesque) co-star in this large-scale action saga with remarkable special effects and stunts. Adapted screenplay by Robin Chapman and adapted screen story by award-winning writer/producer/director Carl Foreman (The Bridge on the River Kwai, The Victors).

    Special Features:
    -BRAND NEW 2K MASTER
    -NEW Audio commentary by Filmmaker/Historian Steve Mitchell and Combat Films: American Realism Author Steven Jay Rubin
    -5.1 Surround and 2.0 Lossless Audio
    -Optional English Subtitles
    -Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
    -Theatrical Trailer
    Raw Courage

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    Raw Courage is a 1984 USA thriller by Robert L Rosen.
    Starring Ronny Cox, Art Hindle and M Emmet Walsh. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2020 Scorpion Releasing RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 17th March 2020
    • 2020 Scorpion Releasing R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 17th March 2020

    Promotional Material

    FIND IT... OR DIE! A 72-mile marathon to glory in New Mexico by Pete Canfield (Ronny Cox, Deliverance, Robocop, Total Recall), Roger Bower (Art Hindle, Black Christmas, The Octagon, The Brood) and Craig Jensen (Tim Maier, Psycho II, Coward of the County) turns into a nightmarish fight for survival when the three men are tracked and hunted by a feral band of commandoes armed with full weaponry and motorcycles. Led by Colonel Crouse (M. Emmet Walsh, Blade Runner, Blood Simple, Critters), the renegade group maneuvers to kill their two-legged prey. Lois Chiles (Moonraker, Death on the Nile) and William Russ (Wanted: Dead or Alive, Dead of Winter) co-star in this tense action-packed thriller where man's true survival instincts are tested.

    Special Features:
    -NEW On-Camera Interview with Writer/Producer/Star Ronny Cox
    -Brand New 2019 HD Master
    -Optional English Subtitles
    -Theatrical Trailer
    Mirror Mirror

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    Mirror Mirror is a 1990 USA horror thriller by Marina Sargenti.
    Starring Karen Black, Yvonne De Carlo and William Sanderson. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2020 Dark Force Ent (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 17th March 2020
    • 2020 Dark Force Ent Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    A flashback opening shows us the bloody murder of a woman by her identical twin sister. This has something to do w/ the odd, whispering mirror in the room! Fast forward to recent days, and MIRROR MIRROR begins. A woman named Emelin (Yvonne De Carlo) runs across the dreaded mirror, while cleaning out the house for sale. She has it moved to her antique shop. Enter Susan Gordon (Karen Black- TRILOGY OF TERROR) and her daughter Megan (Rainbow Harvest), the new owners of the house, and the mirror, which has mysteriously returned! Megan attends her new high school, where her goth look gains... attention. Alas, she just doesn't fit in. Luckily, student Nikki Chandler (Kristin Datillo) befriends Megan. Meanwhile, Emelin reads up on the mirror's strange history in an old diary. When their dog is found dead in front of the mirror, Susan and Megan have no idea what lies ahead for them! Back at school, poor Megan feels the cruel bite of exclusion and humiliation. Oh my stars! The mirror starts oozing blood, causing icky problems for Megan's tormentors! When one of her teachers drops dead, Megan returns home to seal her pact w/ the demonic looking-glass. Horror and death ensue, and Megan's high school experience improves by attrition. Can anything stop her vengeful rampage?
    Verotika

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    Verotika is a 2019 USA horror by Glenn Danzig.
    Starring Ashley Wisdom, Rachel Alig and Alice Tate. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    Promotional Material

    VEROTIKA is a Creepy, Surreal & Bloody Trilogy of Erotic Horror Stories culled from DANZIG's Long-Running Edgy Comic Imprint ''Verotika'' .

    Three disc set, BLU-RAY and standard DVD versions, PLUS BONUS CD Soundtrack

    Written and directed by rock / metal / punk music legend Glenn Danzig , founder of Misfits, Samhain and Danzig.

    Stars Alice Tate (The Kominsky Method), Sean Kanan (The Karate Kid Part III), Caroline Williams (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2) and Cody Renee Cameron (El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie)

    Anthology horror movie based on Danzig's hit comic book line in the tradition of Creepshow!

    Fit to Kill

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    Fit to Kill is a 1993 USA action thriller by Andy Sidaris.
    Starring Dona Speir, Roberta Vasquez and Bruce Penhall. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2020 Mill Creek Ent (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 17th March 2020
    • 2020 Mill Creek Ent Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    L.E.T.H.A.L. agents, Donna and Nicole, do their best to protect a wealthy Asian businessman and his rare diamond from a sinister international jewel thief.
    Freeway 2: Confessions Of A Trick Baby

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    Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby is a 1999 USA / Mexico crime comedy thriller by Matthew Bright.
    Starring Natasha Lyonne, María Celedonio and David Alan Grier. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Dark Force Ent (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 17th March 2020

    Promotional Material

    Despite the efforts of her sleazy attorney, Mr. Butz (David Alan Grier), teen drug dealer/car thief Crystal (Natasha Lyonne) is sentenced to a 25-year prison term, the first segment of which will be served in a youth correctional facility where she will be treated for her rampant bulimia. There, in-between binge/purge marathons with her fellow eating-disordered inmates and relentless harassment of the hapless authorities, she fends off the lesbian advances of her psychotic cellmate, Cyclona (Maria Celedonio), a serial killer who's just received a life sentence. The two escape together and embark on a cross-country road trip in search of Sister Gomez (Vincent Gallo), the beneficent nun who protected Cyclona from the sexual predations of her family during her troubled childhood south of the border. Where writer/director Matthew Bright's original Freeway was a modern retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, Freeway 2 riffs on Hansel and Gretel in this over-the-top action-comedy-crime cult classic.
    The Loners + Dragon Vs Needles Of Death

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    The Loners is a 1972 USA action drama by Sutton Roley.
    Starring Dean Stockwell, Patricia Stich and Todd Susman. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1972. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
    Dragon Vs Needles Of Death (Long hu feng) is a 1975 Taiwan / Hong Kong action drama by Kuo-Heng Chung (as Kou Hung Chong).
    Starring Feng Kou, Ping Wang and Chun Ti. IMDb
    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2020 Dark Force Ent (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 17th March 2020

    Promotional Material

    THE LONERS: On his motorcycle Stein (Dean Stockwell), a half-blood Indian, tries to stay out of the hands of the police, who are chasing him for accidentally killing a cop. Together with his friend Alan (Todd Susman) and a beautiful but desperate girl (Patricia Stich), Stein will get involved in a robbery and more death. The police intensify the search, but the three won't give up that easily.

    DRAGON VS NEEDLES OF DEATH: A young man joins a kung-fu academy but fails to fit in. He soon runs off with the master's daughter and becomes a salt smuggler. He ends up joining with the school's top fighter - his former rival - against a local mob leader. Kung-Fu craziness abounds in this martial arts outing. The title needles are murderously effective projectiles shot from the wristbands of opponents, and only the most adept martial artists will be able to defeat the enemy.

    Hanukkah

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    Hanukkah is a 2020 USA horror by Eben McGarr.
    Starring Charles Fleischer, Sid Haig and Caroline Williams. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Invincible Pictures RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 14th April 2020
    • 2020 Invincible Pictures R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 17th March 2020

    Promotional Material

    Obediah Lazarus is the son of Judah Lazarus, the original Hanukiller. In 1983, Judah terrorized NY for seven nights and was preparing to sacrifice his eight year old son, Obediah, on the eighth night. Judah was convinced it was God's will, like Abraham and Isaac, to sacrifice his only son to God. Luckily for Obediah, police tracked Judah down and stopped the sacrifice, but Judah was gunned down in the process. Warped by hatred with no guidance, Obediah Lazarus becomes a religious extremist, intolerant of non-Jews, ''bad Jews'', and those he perceives to be enemies of the Jewish faith. He is about to unleash eight nights of horror. A group of Jewish teens are getting ready to party for the holidays, but are in for a Festival of Frights. With the help of a wise Rabbi, they deduce that the murder victims have violated Judaic law and that their only chance at survival is to embrace their faith.

    SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Audio Commentary
  • Final Wraps Featurette
  • The last takes of both Sid Haig and Dick Miller Featurette
  • Deleted Scenes and Outtakes
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    Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Inseminoid, Luz, Ghost Killers Vs Bloody Mary, Bug


    Link Here10th March 2020

    US flagReleased on 10th March 2019

    Luz

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    Luz is a 2018 Germany horror mystery thriller by Tilman Singer.
    Starring Luana Velis, Johannes Benecke and Jan Bluthardt. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Altered Innocence (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 10th March 2020
    • 2020 Altered Innocence Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    A new horror masterpiece from Germany!

    Fleeing from the grasp of a possessed woman, a distressed cabdriver begins a confession in a rundown police station that endangers everyone who crosses her path. Shot entirely on 16mm and featuring a hypnotic synth-driven score, this first-time feature film from director Tilman Singer pays homage to the Euro Horror sensibilities of Andrzej Żuławski's Possession while subverting and re-inventing the genre along with contemporaries like Panos Cosmatos (Mandy).

    Special Features:

    2 Short Films by Tilman Singer.
    New Interview with Director Tilman Singer.
    International Teaser Trailer.
    U.S. Theatrical Trailer.
    Pull-out Poster.
    Reversible Cover Art.
    Bug

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    Bug is a 1975 USA Sci-Fi horror mystery by Jeannot Szwarc.
    Starring Bradford Dillman, Joanna Miles and Richard Gilliland. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:
    • 2020 Shout! Factory RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 10th March 2020
    • 2020 Shout! Factory Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

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    "BUG is the stuff of nightmares indeed ..." -- Debi Moore, Dread Central Legendary horror writer/producer/director William Castle (The Tingler, Strait-Jacket, Rosemary's Baby) presents a creeping, crawling film nightmare that will have you screaming and squirming with fright! A massive earth tremor opens a crevasse in the California desert, releasing a plague of bizarre, fiery, foot-long cockroaches. With their numbers multiplying and the death toll mounting, obsessive entomologist James Parmiter (Bradford Dillman, Piranha, The Swarm) desperately seeks a way to eliminate the seemingly indestructible critters before they spread clear across the country ... and beyond! Joanna Miles (The Dark Secret Of Harvest Home) and Patty McCormack (The Bad Seed) are among the terrorized cast in this suspenseful screamfest directed by Jeannot Szwarc (Jaws 2).

    Special Features and Technical Specs:

    • NEW Audio Commentary With Film Historian Troy Howarth
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • Optional English subtitles for the main feature
    Inseminoid

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    Inseminoid is a 1981 UK horror sci-fi thriller by Norman J. Warren.
    With Robin Clarke, Jennifer Ashley and Stephanie Beacham. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    No censor cuts although a shortened version was released in UK cinemas. The video was seized by police during the video nasties moral panic.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2020 Shout! Factory RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 10th March 2020
    • 2020 Shout! Factory Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

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    "Gory" -- TV Guide "Crazy" -- The Terror Trap "Beautiful" -- Cinemafantastique An alien creature has been waiting millions of years for a chance to breed, and its time has finally come when a group of space explorers unwittingly lands on its home planet. The 12-member crew is investigating for possible origins for the planet's vanished civilization. Instead, they awaken the planet's creature and discover that the horror to come is more terrifying than any nightmare that they could ever imagine!
    The Witch: Subversion

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    The Witch: Subversion (Manyeo) is a 2018 South Korea action mystery by Hoon-jung Park.
    Starring Seung-chul Baek, Kim Byung-Ok and Woo-sik Choi. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Well Go Usa RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 10th March 2020
    • 2020 Well Go Usa R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 10th March 2020

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    10 years ago, Ja-yoon escaped from a secret government facility in the midst of an inexplicable incident. An old couple finds her alone near death in the woods and takes her in even though she has no memory of who she is or how she got there. She grows up to be a bright high school student and enters a nationally televised audition program to win the top prize and help her struggling family. But as soon as she appears on TV, strange people start appearing in her life and Ja-yoon falls into turmoil as her seemingly ordinary life turns upside down in a blink of an eye Featuring an award-winning performance by Kim Da-mi and co-starring Choi Woo-shik (PARASITE, TRAIN TO BUSAN).

    Language: Korean (original)
    Subtitle: English

    BONUS FEATURES: Trailers

    Ghost Killers Vs Bloody Mary

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    Ghost Killers Vs Bloody Mary (Exterminadores do Além Contra a Loira do Banheiro) is a 2018 Brazil comedy horror by Fabrício Bittar.
    Starring Dani Calabresa, Léo Lins and Danilo Gentili. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Dark Sky Films R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 10th March 2020

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    Looking for an easy way to internet stardom, a quartet of self-proclaimed ghost hunters take an assignment at a local school to rid its halls of the newly unleashed spirit of 'Bloody Mary'. But despite their efforts to stage the perfect supernatural hoax, the group discovers instead that the ghost is very real and very much out for blood. Enlisting all of the ragtag help they can get, the four must find a way to turn their skills as charlatans into skills for survival in order to combat the ghost and save the day.

    In the spirit of Peter Jackson's earliest work, Ghost Killers vs Bloody Mary is an exercise in hilariously bad taste, featuring gratuitous sex, violence, profanity, and one seriously pissed-off ghost.
     

     

     

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    Sergio Leone Westerns


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    The Furies
     
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    The Furies is a 2019 Australia horror thriller by Tony D'Aquino.
    Starring Airlie Dodds, Linda Ngo and Taylor Ferguson. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Image Entertainment R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 3rd March 2020

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    When Kayla wakes up in a coffin-like box in the middle of the woods, the first thing she sees is a terrifying masked man with an axe running straight for her. As she runs to try to get away, she realizes she is part of an insane and deadly game. There are six other women running scared in the woods, each with a masked assassin assigned to protect them and kill everyone else. Kayla races to save herself and as many women as she can, but when they start to turn on each other, her killer instinct is unleashed as she does whatever it takes to survive.
    Sergio Leone Westerns - Five Film Collection

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    Sergio Leone Westerns - Five Film Collection is a film set by Sergio Leone.
    Starring Clint Eastwood and Charles Bronson.

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2020 KL Studio Classics Sergio Leone Westerns (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 3rd March 2020
    A Fistful of Dollars is a 1964 Italy / Spain / West Germany western by Sergio Leone.
    Starring Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volonté and Marianne Koch. BBFC link IMDb
    Originally cut in the US for an 'M' rated theatrical release. The US cut version was further cut by the BBFC for an X (16) rated 1967 cinema release and it seems the same version was released again in 1981 for an 'AA' rated cinema re-release.

    A slightly extended UK Theatrical version  was released on pre-cert VHS in 1983 and 15 rated VHS in 1987. Uncut and 15 rated in the UK since 1999.

    Meanwhile in the US the film was released uncut and MPAA Unrated on 1988 VHS. An R rating was obtained for the uncut version in 1994 and applies to all subsequent releases.

    For a Few Dollars More is a 1965 Italy/Spain/West Germany western by Sergio Leone.
    With Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Gian Maria Volonté. YouTube iconBBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for an X (16) rated cinema release. Also cut in the US for an M rating. Later the cuts were restored but editors seem to have missed a scene. The complete version was eventually released in Germany.
    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is a 1966 Italy / Spain / West Germany western adventure by Sergio Leone.
    Starring Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach and Lee Van Cleef. YouTube iconBBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for 1968 cinema release and 1986 VHS. The shorter international Version was uncut since 2000 DVD. The Director's Cut/Extended Version was released uncut in 2008.
    Once Upon a Time in the West is a 1968 Italy / USA western by Sergio Leone.
    Starring Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson and Claudia Cardinale. BBFC link IMDb
    BBFC category cuts were required for an 'A" rated cinema release in 1969. The film was uncut and 'AA' rated for 1982 cinema release. Uncut on home video with a 15 rating until 2003 but with a 12 rating from 2011. Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US. There is a longer Director's Cut released in Italy.
    A Fistful of Dynamite (aka Duck You Sucker) is a 1971 Italian action film by Sergio Leone.
    With Rod Steiger, James Coburn and Romolo Valli. YouTube iconBBFC link IMDb

    Exists as a shortened US Version, a Standard Version and shorter and longer variants of the Restored Version. The BBFC cut the 2005 release for horse falls. The full length restored version was released on US Blu-ray with strong language cuts. Whilst in the UK the release featured a better quality uncut sound track, but 2 horse falls were cut.

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    FIVE RESTORED SPAGHETTI WESTERNS FROM THE MAN WHO STARTED THE GENRE! This collection includes all five westerns directed by the great Sergio Leone.

    A Fistful of Dollars (1964) starring Clint Eastwood as 'The Man with No Name' with Marianne Koch, Gian Maria Volontè and Mario Brega;

    For a Few Dollars More (1965) stars Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Gian Maria Volontè, Mario Brega and Luigi Pistilli;

    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) -- Leone's first masterpiece was the final film in 'The Man with No Name' trilogy, starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Eli Wallach, Aldo Giuffrè, Al Mulock, Mario Brega and Luigi Pistilli;

    Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) is considered by most to be his second masterpiece and at the time, his most ambitious film, stars Charles Bronson, Henry Fonda, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards, Jack Elam, Woody Strode, Al Mulock, Gabriele Ferzetti, Keenan Wynn, Frank Wolf and Lionel Stander;

    A Fistful of Dynamite (1971), the maestro's final epic western stars Rod Steiger, James Coburn and Romolo Valli.

    All 5 films in this collection feature classic scores by legendary composer, Ennio Morricone (Navajo Joe, Death Rides a Horse, The Sicilian Clan, The Hateful Eight) and are loaded with special features.

    Special Features:
    -Three Audio Commentaries by Tim Lucas
    -Three Audio Commentaries by Sir Christopher Frayling
    -Audio Commentary by Filmmaker Alex Cox
    -Audio Commentary with Filmmakers John Carpenter, John Milius, Alex Cox and Bernardo Bertolucci, Film Historians Sir Christopher Frayling and Dr. Sheldon Hall, and Actress Claudia Cardinale
    -Documentaries
    -Featurettes
    -Location Comparisons
    -Interviews
    -Image Galleries
    -Radio Spots
    -Alternate Trailers
    -Double-Bill Trailers
    -Theatrical Trailers
    And More!

    Sweeney! & Sweeney 2

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    Sweeney! & Sweeney 2 - Double Feature is a Double Feature
    Starring John Thaw, Dennis Waterman and Ian Bannen.

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 KL Studio Classics (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 3rd March 2020
    • 2020 KL Studio Classics R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 3rd March 2020
    Sweeney! is a 1977 UK action crime thriller by David Wickes.
    Starring John Thaw, Dennis Waterman and Barry Foster. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this film.

    Sweeney 2 is a 1978 UK action crime thriller by Tom Clegg.
    Starring John Thaw, Dennis Waterman and Denholm Elliott. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this film.

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    Sweeney! - When the sexy mistress of a cabinet minister is found dead of an apparent overdose, Detective Inspector Jack Regan (John Thaw) and Detective Sergeant George Carter (Dennis Waterman) shake off the booze and women to take on the case. But when the bullet-riddled bodies start to pile up in the London streets, Regan and Carter find themselves bollocks-deep in a murderous conspiracy involving doomed prostitutes, machine-gun assassins, multi-national oil companies and a cold-blooded bureaucrat who may be above the law. Barry Foster (Frenzy) and Ian Bannen (The Offence) co-star in this smash feature film that took all the hard-hitting thrills of television's The Sweeney and blasted it onto cinema screens like never before. ----- Sweeney 2 - Britain's Toughest Cops Are Back and Tougher Than Ever! When the Chief of the Flying Squad is nicked on corruption charges, he makes one last official request of D.I. Jack Regan (John Thaw) and D.S. George Carter (Dennis Waterman): take down a ruthless crew of highly skilled and heavily armed bank robbers terrorizing London. But as the gang's getaways become increasingly violent, Regan and Carter must tangle with crooked cops, beautiful women, a mad bomber, the government of Malta, and a final raid that becomes a desperate shotgun massacre. The great Denholm Elliott (Raiders of the Lost Ark) and Ken Hutchison (Ladyhawke) co-star in this second gritty feature film based on the roughest, toughest and most politically incorrect crime series in TV history.

    Special Features:
    -NEW Audio Commentaries for SWEENEY and SWEENEY 2 by Film Critic and Author Simon Abrams
    -Optional English Subtitles
    -Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
    -Theatrical Trailer
     




     

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