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Tales from the Darkside: The Movie

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Tales from the Darkside: The Movie is a 1990 USA comedy horror fantasy by John Harrison.
Starring Debbie Harry, Matthew Lawrence and Christian Slater. 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 25th August 2020
  • 2020 Shout! Factory Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

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Brace yourself for some KILLER stories. From the clever and creepy minds of Stephen King (Pet Sematary), Michael McDowell (Beetlejuice), George A. Romero (Dawn Of The Dead) and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (creator of Sherlock Holmes), comes an all-star anthology of horror. To keep from being eaten by a modern-day witch (Deborah Harry, Videodrome), a young paperboy weaves three twisted stories to distract her. In "Lot 249," a vengeful college student (Steve Buscemi, Fargo) resuscitates an evil mummy to teach unsuspecting student bodies (Julianne Moore, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Christian Slater, Mr. Robot) a lesson in terror. Then, "Cat From Hell" is a furry black feline who cannot be killed ... he may have nine lives, but those who cross his path are not so lucky. Finally, in "Lover's Vow," a stone gargoyle comes to life ... to commit murder. In this classic cult favorite, fear comes in threes.
Alien Scum

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Alien Scum is a 2020 film
Starring Various.

There are no censorship issues with this release.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2020 Wild Eye Raw R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 25th August 2020

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One man's courage to break loose from society leads to a battle with an army of extraterrestrials bent on controlling the world. Features mind-bending, gross-out humor and practical gore effects!
Cecilia

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Cecilia is a 1983 France / Belgium adult romance by Olivier Mathot (as Claude Plaut) and Jesús Franco (uncredited).
Starring Muriel Montossé, Antonio Mayans and Antonio de Cabo. BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1985. An Extended version was uncut and 18 rated for 2018 DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2020 Blue Underground (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 25th August 2020

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Diary Of A Desperate Housewife!

Cecilia, a haughty aristocrat who enjoys taunting her servants with her flawless physique, finds her life turned upside down when she is violated by the victims of her vicious games. This eye-opening experience leads the newly enlightened libertine into a sordid series of swingin socialite soirees, mind-bending bohemian happenings, and brazen backwoods orgies. But when her loving husband also embraces this omnisexual lifestyle, and her amorous antics arouse violence in her sadistic suitors, can Cecilia escape the cruel consequences of her own erotic excess?

Also known as SEXUAL ABERRATIONS OF A HOUSEWIFE, this extraordinarily rare entry in the exotic oeuvre of Jess Franco (VENUS IN FURS, SUCCUBUS) features the fabulous Muriel Montosse (THE INCONFESSABLE ORGIES OF EMMANUELLE) at the mercy of Olivier Mathot (CANNIBALS), Pierre Taylou (EXORCISM), Antonio Mayans (SADOMANIA), and even Lina Romay (WOMEN BEHIND BARS). Now this cavalcade of carnal delights has been freshly scanned and restored from its original negative, and presented in all its uncut, uncensored splendor in High Definition for the first time ever!

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) 1.66:1 Feature Presentation
  • Audio: English: 1.0 DTS-HD; French: 1.0 DTS-HD
  • Subtitles: English SDH, English for French Audio
  • ABERRACIONES SEXUALES DE UNA MUJER CASADA - Jess Franco s rare original cut in Spanish with English subtitles [HD]
  • Sexual Aberrations of Cecilia - Interview with Director Jess Franco
  • Amoral Fantasies - Interview with Stephen Thrower , Author of Murderous Passions: The Delirious Cinema of Jesus Franco
  • Franco-Philes: Musings on Madrid s B-Movie Maverick - Feature-length documentary examining the career of Jess Franco
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Gallery
The House By The Cemetery

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The House by the Cemetery is a 1981 Italian horror film by Lucio Fulci
With Catriona MacColl & Paolo Malco. BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for X rated 1982 cinema release. This cut version was released on pre-cert video and was banned as a video nasty. It was then heavily cut for BBFC approved VHS in 1988. The cuts were reduced for 2001 DVD and later waived for 2009 DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2020 Blue Underground Limited Edition RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 21st January 2020

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Read The Fine Print... You May Have Just Mortgaged Your Life!

A young family moves from their cramped New York City apartment to a spacious new home in New England. But this is no ordinary house in the country: the previous owner was the deranged Dr. Freudstein, whose monstrous human experiments have left a legacy of bloody mayhem. Now, someone - or something - is alive in the basement, and home sweet home is about to become a horrific hell on earth.

Catriona MacColl (THE BEYOND), Paolo Malco (THE NEW YORK RIPPER), Ania Pieroni (TENEBRE), Carlo De Mejo (CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD), and Dagmar Lassander (HATCHET FOR THE HONEYMOON) star in this outrageous Italian shocker from 'The Godfather of Gore', Lucio Fulci (ZOMBIE). Blue Underground is now proud to present THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY in a new 4K restoration from the original uncut and uncensored camera negative, fully loaded with exclusive new and archival Extras!

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • WORLD PREMIERE! New 4K Restoration from the uncensored original camera negative
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) Widescreen 2.40:1 Feature Presentation
  • Audio: 5.1 DTS-HD (English); 1.0 DTS-HD (English); 1.0 DTS-HD (Italian)
  • Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish, English for Italian Audio
  • NEW! Audio Commentary with Troy Howarth , Author of Splintered Visions: Lucio Fulci and His Films
  • Deleted Scene
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spot
  • Poster & Still Galleries
  • Meet the Boyles Interviews with Stars Catriona MacColl and Paolo Malco
  • Children of the Night Interviews with Stars Giovanni Frezza and Silvia Collatina
  • Tales of Laura Gittleson Interview with Star Dagmar Lassander
  • My Time With Terror Interview with Star Carlo De Mejo
  • A Haunted House Story Interviews with Co-Writers Dardano Sacchetti and Elisa Briganti
  • To Build a Better Death Trap Interviews with Cinematographer Sergio Salvati , Special Make-Up Effects Artist Maurizio Trani , Special Effects Artist Gino De Rossi , and Actor Giovanni De Nava
  • NEW! House Quake Interview with Co-Writer Giorgio Mariuzzo
  • NEW! Catriona MacColl Q&A
  • NEW! Calling Dr. Freudstein Interview with Stephen Thrower , Author of Beyond Terror: The Films of Lucio Fulci
  • BONUS! HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD by Walter Rizzati
  • BONUS! Collectable Booklet with new essay by Michael Gingold
Live Feed

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Live Feed is a 2006 Canada horror by Ryan Nicholson.
Starring Kevan Ohtsji, Taayla Markell and Stephen Chang. BBFC link IMDb

Exists as an uncut MPAA Unrated version and a cut R rated version.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2020 Unearthed Records Collector's Edition RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 25th August 2020
  • 2020 Unearthed Records RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 25th August 2020
  • 2020 Unearthed Records R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 25th August 2020

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Five young Americans on a trip to Asia are disturbed by a meat stall at a market where a sinister character is butchering a dog. Later in a bar, they encounter Mike (Kevan Ohtsji) a suave Chinese man who befriends them. One of the group, Mike (Lee Tichon) spills a drink on a triad boss (Stephen Chang) and Miles has to defuse the situation, ushering his new pals out the door. They then find an adult theater and decide to go in but Miles pleads with them not to enter. The butcher from the market is the star performer, carving up fresh meat for the gang boss they met earlier who watches via live-feed. The thing is, the butcher has moved on from canine victims...
Aenigma

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Aenigma is a 1987 Italy / Yugoslavia horror romance by Lucio Fulci.
Starring Jared Martin, Lara Lamberti and Ulli Reinthaler. BBFC link IMDb

Not cut by censors but it is reported that UK and US releases have been shortened in dialogue scenes.

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2020 Severin R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 25th August 2020

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AENIGMA - Lucio Fulci's Fan Favorite in 4K for the first time ever in America!

For his final horror hit of the '80s, writer/director Lucio Fulci combined elements of CARRIE, PHENOMENA and SUSPIRIA with the grisly surrealism of his own past classics for one last shocker packed with "brooding, ominous imagery and signature Fulci style" (The Horror Syndicate).

When a bullied student at a New England girls school becomes comatose after a prank gone wrong, her tormenters will suffer graphic telepathic punishment that includes the infamous 'death by snails' scene. Jared Martin (DALLAS), Lara Lamberti (A BLADE IN THE DARK) and Ulli Reinthaler (ZOMBIE 3) star in this "blast from start to finish, with some of the most bonkers imagery Fulci ever put on film" (The Video Vacuum). o-written by Giorgio Mariuzzo (THE BEYOND, HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY) and scanned in 4k from the original negative for the first time ever in America.

SPECS:
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1.
Dolby Digital Mono.
Region: All.

SPECIAL FEATURES:
Audio Commentary with Troy Howarth, Author of Splintered Visions - Lucio Fulci & His Films and Mondo-Digital.com's Nathaniel Thompson.
Writing Nightmares - Interview with Screenwriter Giorgio Mariuzzo.
Italian Aenigma - Appraising Late Day Fulci Featurette.
Trailer.
Fulci For Fake

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Fulci For Fake is a 2019 UK / Italy biography by Simone Scafidi.
Starring Sandro Bitetto, Fabio Frizzi and Antonella Fulci. IMDb

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US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

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FULCI FOR FAKE - An unflinching portrait of the one of the most visceral, controversial and immortal horror filmmakers of all time!

He was known as The Maestro of Splatter and The Godfather of Gore. But who was the real Lucio Fulci? When an actor (Nicola Nocella of EASY and Pupi Avati's THE YOUNGEST SON) agrees to portray the infamous director, he sets out to research the triumphs, tragedies and truths behind Fulci's life, work and legacy. Through never-before-seen home movies, rare behind-the-scenes footage from his classic films, audio confessions from Fulci himself, and revealing interviews that include composer Fabio Frizzi, cinematographer Sergio Salvati, former actor/assistant Michele Soavi and for the first and final time, the dual participation of daughters Antonella and Camilla Fulci, writer/director Simone Scafidi creates an unflinching portrait of the one of the most visceral, controversial and immortal horror filmmakers of all time.

SPECS:
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1.
Dolby Digital 5.1.
Region: 0.

SPECIAL FEATURES:
  • Interview with Director Simone Scafidi.
  • Crew Interviews.
  • Camilla Fulci Uncut - The first and only video interview with Lucio Fulci's daughter.
  • Lucio Fulci & Friends - Interview outtakes with Sergio Salvati, Fabio Frizzi, Paolo Malco, Michele Soavi and Enrico Vanzina.
  • The Eye Of The Witness - Biographer Michele Romagnoli recalls his relationship with the director.
  • Looking For Lucio - Rare home movies from Fulci's private life and location scouts, with accompanying commentary by Romagnoli and Fulci.
  • Lucio Fulci's Audio Tapes - Audio highlights from conversations between Fulci and Romagnoli for the writing of Fulci's memoir.
  • Zombie Parade at the Venice Film Festival.
  • Trailer.
The Beast Must Die

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The Beast Must Die is a 1974 UK horror mystery by Paul Annett.
Starring Calvin Lockhart, Peter Cushing and Marlene Clark. IMDb

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

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BEAST MUST DIE - The final horror film from Amicus, upgraded and uncut!

In the swansong horror production from 'The Studio That Dripped Blood', Peter Cushing, Calvin Lockhart (COTTON COMES TO HARLEM), Charles Gray (THE DEVIL RIDES OUT), Anton Diffring (CIRCUS OF HORRORS) and Marlene Clark (GANJA & HESS) star in a '70s whodunit like no other. An eccentric millionaire has invited a group of eight colleagues to his island estate to hunt the deadliest game of all - one of the guests is a werewolf, and will be stalked and slaughtered for sport! But who is the lycanthrope, and do they have a shocking plan of their own?

Michael Gambon (Dumbledore in the HARRY POTTER movies) co-stars in this "fast-moving and enormously entertaining" (SexGoreMutants) shocker from director Paul Annett ("EastEnders"). Featuring cinematography from Oscar® winner Jack Hildyard (THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI) and now fully restored - including the infamous 'Werewolf Break' - from a brand new 4k scan.

SPECS:
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1.
Dolby Digital Mono.
Region: All.

SPECIAL FEATURES:
Audio Commentary with Director Paul Annett and Filmmaker Jonathan Sothcott. And Then There Were Werewolves - Audio Essay by Horror Historian Troy Howarth.
Directing the Beast - Archival Interview with Director Paul Annett.
Audio Interview Excerpt of Milton Subotsky on BEAST MUST DIE - Interviewed by Philip Nutman.
Audio Interview with Producer Max J Rosenberg - Interviewed by Sothcott.
Original Theatrical Trailer with Optional Commentary by Genre Scholars Kim Newman and David Flint.
Demonia

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Demonia is a 1990 Italy horror mystery by Lucio Fulci.
Starring Brett Halsey, Meg Register and Lino Salemme. IMDb

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

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DEMONIA - Lucio Fulci's nunsploitation shocker, scanned in 4k for the first time ever!

In what fans consider his last great film, Godfather of Gore Lucio Fulci returns to the startling imagery and bloody excesses of his '70s/'80s classics for an unholy saga of demonic nuns and supernatural carnage. When a Canadian archeological team begins excavating the ruins of a medieval Sicilian monastery, they will unleash the vengeance of a crucified coven of satanic sisters with full-on Fulci fury. Brett Halsey (THE DEVIL'S HONEY), Lino Salemme (DEMONS), Christina Engelhardt (SKINNER), Al Cliver (THE BEYOND, ZOMBIE) and Fulci himself star in this solid horror from a true master (Blu-ray Authority) co-written by Piero Regnoli (BURIAL GROUND, MALABIMBA), now scanned in 4k from the original negative recently discovered in the attic of a Collevecchio convent.

SPECS:
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1.
Dolby Digital Mono.
Region: 0.

SPECIAL FEATURES:
Holy Demons - Interview with uncredited Co-Writer / Assistant Director Antonio Tentori.
Fulci Lives - Interview with Lucio Fulci on set of DEMONIA.
Of Skulls and Bones - Interview with camera operator Sandro Grossi.
Audio Commentary with Stephen Thrower, Author of Beyond Terror: The Films of Lucio Fulci.
Original Trailer.
Gemini

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Gemini (Sôseiji) is a 1999 Japan horror mystery fantasy by Shin'ya Tsukamoto.
Starring Masahiro Motoki, Ryô and Yasutaka Tsutsui. IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2020 Mondo Macabro RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 25th August 2020

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GEMINI - An astonishing gothic horror film from the director of TETSUO!

This stunning film from director Shinya Tsukamoto (Tetsuo, NIGHTMARE DETECTIVE) is set in Tokyo in 1910. Dr. Yukio Daitokuji (Masahiro Motoki), is a former military doctor who has taken over a successful medical practice from his father. He appears to be living a charmed life: he is respected in the local community and is married to the beautiful Rin (Ryo). His only problem is that she suffers from amnesia, and her past is unknown.

But soon his world begins to crumble. Both his parents die suddenly, killed by a bizarre, rag-wearing stranger. Yukio's relationship with his wife worsens after he refuses to cure the inhabitants of a nearby slum. Then one day he comes face to face with the mysterious killer and a shocking and deadly secret is revealed.

The film's sumptuous visuals, astonishing costume design, scenes of kinetic violence and pounding score create a unique mood of terror and wonder, leading to an unexpected and apocalyptic ending. This is the world premier Blu-ray edition of this film.

Specs:
Widescreen 1.85:1.
DTS-HD MA 2.0 Stereo.
Region A.

Special Features:

HD transfer from film negative.
Making of GEMINI directed by Takashi Miike.
Venice Premier featurette.
Make-Up demonstration.
Behind the Scenes - seven episodes.
Optional English subtitles.
Mondo Macabro previews.

A skin crawling gothic horror film packed with enough colourful, nightmarish imagery to send most Western critics into fits. Mondo Digital The movie will imprint itself in your mind regardless of what you think of it. Definitely a one-of-a-kind. Worldwide Celluloid Massacre Gorgeously riveting and profoundly repulsive, Alexis Glass, KFC Cinema

Dead Pit

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Dead Pit is a 1989 USA horror by Brett Leonard.
Starring Jeremy Slate, Cheryl Lawson and Stephen Gregory Foster. 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 25th August 2020
  • 2020 Dark Force Ent Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

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When The Dead Start To Walk, You Better Start Running.

A renegade doctor is shot dead and entombed with his fiendish experiments in the basement of an abandoned wing of a mental hospital. Twenty years later, a mysterious woman is admitted with amnesia, and her arrival is marked by an earthquake - which cracks the seal to the Dead Pit, freeing the evil doctor to continue his work.

Bonus features include new interviews with Cheryl Lawson, Jeremy Slate, Director Brett Leonard and Writer/Producer Gimel Everett

The Last Victim / Forced Entry

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Forced Entry is a 1975 US thriller by Jim Sotos.
With Tanya Roberts, Ron Max and Nancy Allen. BBFC link IMDb

There was a 1973 hardcore film, Forced Entry , by Shaun Costello that featured a maniac war vet killer. It obviously impressed and was remade by Jim Sotos without the hardcore. It was titled The Last Victim , originally with an MPAA PG rating. It didn't do well and was beefed up with stronger material. It was MPAA R rated and reissued theatrically as Forced Entry . This was a little too strong for the UK market and was toned down. However it was still banned by the BBFC from 1982 cinema release, but it did make it on to pre-cert VHS.

More recently the Director reworked the Forced Entry version into his Director's Cut which drops most of the stronger footage.

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
  • 2020 Dark Force [The Last Victim + R rated Forced Entry]  (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 25th August 2020

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Where Do You Go When There's No Place To Hide?

A hair-raising suspense drama starring Tanya Roberts (A View To a Kill), in a chilling nightmare faced by a beautiful woman forced into a life and death struggle against the demented obsessions of a psychopathic killer. The constant tension is unremitting from the first deadly encounter to the final diabolical conclusion. Definitely not for the faint-hearted.

Contains both the R rated and PG rated versions under the titles: THE LAST VICTIM and FORCED ENTRY along with reversible cover art featuring the original theatrical poster.

 

 

 

Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

Alejandro Jodorowsky Collection, Dulcima, Piranha 2, Supernatural


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Alejandro Jodorowsky Collection

Alejandro Jodorowsky Collection is a 2020 film set by Alejandro Jodorowsky.
Starring Tamara Garina, Sergio Kleiner and Alejandro Jodorowsky.

There are no censorship issues with this release.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
  • 2020 Arrow Video (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 24th August 2020

Reviews

  • See review from flickeringmyth.com   : " Alejandro Jororowsky and the collected works in this box set from Arrow Video are definitely in the running to be crowned with the title of being the ultimate Marmite "

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Alejandro Jodorowsky is one of world cinema s most fabled iconoclasts. Often venerated as the ultimate cult film director, the Chilean artist shot to prominence as a 1970s counter-cultural icon thanks to the masterful movies presented on this collection: Fando y Lis , El Topo and The Holy Mountain . These extraordinary films, presented here alongside his stunning new film Psychomagic , bedazzled audiences with their unique aesthetic, contrasting violence and beauty; the sublime and the sacrilegious; the mystical and the macabre...

Jodorowsky s first feature, Fando y Lis , tells of young Fando and his paraplegic sweetheart Lis s journey through a series of surreal scenarios to find the enchanted city of Tar. An acid-western packed with vivid imagery, El Topo stars Jodorowsky as a master-gunfighter who duels with four sharp-shooting adversaries on his journey across a desert dreamscape. In The Holy Mountain , Jodorowsky plays The Alchemist, a guru who guides a troupe of pilgrims on a quest to ascend the Holy Mountain in search of spiritual enlightenment. Jodorowsky s new cinematic experience, Psychomagic, A Healing Art , explores the directors radical therapeutic work.

Influential, controversial and endlessly fascinating, Jodorowsky s surreal masterpieces are presented here in stunning new 4K restorations, accompanied with a wealth of illuminating extras, and new writing.

Fando Y Lis is a 1968 Mexico fantasy adventure by Alejandro Jodorowsky (as Alexandro Jodorowsky).
Starring Tamara Garina, Sergio Kleiner and Diana Mariscal. BBFC link IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this film but there was once an alternative version. Shortly after Federico Fellini's Satyricon (1969) was released to appreciative audiences in the USA, an English dubbed version was hurriedly released that was re-edited to appear more Felliniesque and was 13 minutes shorter than the original edit. It was a critical and financial flop... and hasn't been seen since.

El Tope is a 1970 Mexico western by Alejandro Jodorowsky.
With Alejandro Jodorowsky, Brontis Jodorowsky and José Legarreta. BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for X rated cinema release in 1973. Then uncut and 18 rated on home video. Uncut in the US but a legal dispute between Jodorowsky and the distributors delayed a home video release for many years.

The Holy Mountain is a 1973 Mexico/US fantasy adventure by Alejandro Jodorowsky.
With Alejandro Jodorowsky, Horacio Salinas and Zamira Saunders. BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for X rated cinema release in 1974. Uncut and 18 rated on home video. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

  • New 4K restorations of Fando y Lis , El Topo and The Holy Mountain approved by Alejandro Jodorowsky
  • Blu-ray premiere of Jodorowsky s new film Psychomagic
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations
  • Original 1.0 mono audio and optional 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio
  • Newly translated English, Spanish and French subtitles
  • Six collector s postcards
  • Double-sided fold-out poster
  • Limited edition 80-page hardbound book featuring new writing on the films by Virginie Sélavy, Michael Atkinson, Bilge Ebiri, Mark Pilkington and archival articles
  • Reversible sleeves featuring original and newly designed artwork by Matt Griffin

    FANDO Y LIS

  • Audio commentary by Alejandro Jodorowsky
  • Jodorowsky Remembers Fando y Lis , new interview
  • Newly filmed introduction with Richard Peña, Professor of Film Studies at Columbia University
  • La Cravate , Jodorowsky s compellingly surreal 1957 adaptation of Thomas Mann s The Transposed Heads
  • La Constellation Jodorowsky , Louis Mouchet s feature-length documentary featuring interviews with Jean Mobieus Giraud and Peter Gabriel

    EL TOPO

  • Film presentation in both 1.85:1 and 1.33:1 original theatrical aspect ratios for the first time
  • Audio commentary by Alejandro Jodorowsky
  • Jodorowsky Remembers El Topo , new interview
  • New introduction with Richard Peña
  • A Conversation with The Son of El Topo , a newly filmed, extensive interview with Brontis Jodorowsky
  • The Father of Midnight Movies , an archival interview filmed in 2007
  • El Topo Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD

    THE HOLY MOUNTAIN

  • Audio commentary by Alejandro Jodorowsky
  • Jodorowsky Remembers The Holy Mountain , new interview
  • New introduction with Richard Peña
  • Pablo Leder: Jodorowsky s Right Hand Man , Jodorowsky s personal assistant remembers his time spent with the director
  • The A to Z of The Holy Mountain , a new video essay by writer Ben Cobb
  • Deleted scenes with director s commentary
  • The Tarot , a short film in which Jodorowsky explains the secrets of the cards
  • The Holy Mountain Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD

    PSYCHOMAGIC, A HEALING ART

  • Blu-ray premiere of Jodorowsky's new film
  • Original Trailer
  • Schizoid

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    Schizoid is a 1980 USA / Israel horror mystery thriller by David Paulsen.
    Starring Klaus Kinski, Donna Wilkes and Marianna Hill. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, threat, bloody images, sex, nudity:
    • 2020 88 Films (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 24th August 2020

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    In this "lurid shocker" (Leonard Maltin), a newspaper advice columnist (Marianna Hill, Blood Beach) starts receiving threats from a mysterious person. At the same time, the female members of her psychiatrist's (Klaus Kinski, Crawlspace) therapy group are being murdered one by one...by a maniac wielding a large pair of scissors. Could these incidents be linked? Donna Wilkes (Angel, Jaws 2), Craig Wasson (Body Double), Flo Gerrish (Don't Answer The Phone) and Christopher Lloyd (Back To The Future) also star.
    Avenging Force

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    Avenging Force is a 1986 USA action thriller by Sam Firstenberg.
    Starring Michael Dudikoff, Steve James and James Booth. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Previously passed 18 uncut for:
    • 2020 88 Films (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 24th August 2020

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    Hunter (Michael Dudikoff, American Ninja) is an ex-secret service agent trying to protect his best friend from a super band of rightwing terrorists known as Pentangle. When the ruthless organization torches his ranch and kidnaps his little sister, Hunter is forced into Pentangle's barbaric manhunt, played out in the remote swamplands of Louisiana. It's the ultimate game of cat-and-mouse, as Hunter employs an awesome array of martial arts skills in his desperate fight for survival and revenge. Stylishly directed by action veteran Sam Firstenberg (Revenge of the Ninja) with a stellar cast that includes Steve James (Hero and the Terror), James Booth (Robbery) and John P. Ryan (Runaway Train).

    Extras:

    • Limited Edition Gloss O-Card slipcase [First Print Run Only]
    • Limited Edition set of 4 x Postcards [first Print Run Only]
    • Optional English SDH Subtitles
    • Introduction by Director Sam Firstenberg
    • Audio Commentary by Sam Firstenberg and Michael Dudikoff
    • Interview with Michael Dudikoff
    • Original Trailer
    Piranha 2: The Spawning

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    Piranha 2: The Spawning (aka Piranha II - Flying Killers) is a 1981 USA / Italy / Netherlands Sci-Fi horror romance by James Cameron and Ovidio G Assonitis (uncredited)
    Starring Tricia O'Neil, Steve Marachuk and Lance Henriksen. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut and shortened for a US MPAA R rated release, tagged the Director's Cut. The uncut International Version was released for the rest of the world. This was originally X rated in the UK for 1982 cinema release but was reduced to 15 for 2003 DVD.
    UK: Previously passed 15 uncut for:

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    It may seem like paradise, but just off shore, a new brand of terror has been unleashed ...

    While investigating the mysterious death of a diver, scuba instructor Anne Kimbrough (Tricia O'Neil, Are You In The House Alone?) makes a horrific discovery: mutated piranhas, with wings that enable them to fly, are responsible for the death. As the body count rises, Anne desperately tries to convince the manager of the resort to call off the annual fish fry on the beach, but he's determined to give his guests the ultimate feeding frenzy. This exciting sequel to Joe Dante's original Piranha also stars Lance Henriksen (Aliens, The Terminator) and is the directorial debut of James Cameron (Avatar, The Terminator, Aliens).

    Extras:
    • Limited to 3000 units
    • NEW 2K Scan of the Original Camera Negative
    • Gloss O-Card slipcase
    • Double-sided A3 Foldout Poster
    • Optional English Subtitles (SDH)
    • Original Trailer
    • Reversible sleeve featuring original "Flying Killers" poster
    Hunter's Moon

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    Hunter's Moon (aka The Orchard) is a USA thriller by Michael Caissie.
    Starring Thomas Jane, Jay Mohr and Sean Patrick Flanery. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, bloody violence, sexual threat, drug misuse:
    • 2020 Spirit/Dazzler Media R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 24th August 2020

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    A harried sheriff (Thomas Jane, Stephen King's 'The Mist', 'The Punisher') investigates a call about three teenage sisters attacked by a band of young delinquents at an old orchard. When a mysterious (and dangerous) secret from the past unexpectedly resurfaces, they will all be fighting to survive the night in this white-knuckle thrill ride!
    Edge of Extinction

    Link Here

    Edge of Extinction (aka The Brink) is a UK Sci-Fi film by Andrew Gilbert.
    Starring Luke Hobson, Georgie Smibert and Chris Kaye. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong gory violence, sexual threat, sexual violence:
    • 2020 Lightbulb Film Distribution R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 24th August 2020

    Promotional Material

    15 years after a global apocalypse, mankind is on the verge of extinction. Civilisation no longer exists, food is scarce and most eke out a living by stealing and killing. One man clings onto life in the desolate British countryside, where staying away from others has been key to his survival. But this self-imposed isolation comes to an abrupt end when he crosses paths with another group of survivors and faces an enemy far more savage than any of them could have imagined.
     
    Supernatural Season 14

    Link Here

    Supernatural is a 2020 USA horror mystery TV series
    Starring Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles and Jim Beaver. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed To be announced uncut for:
    • 2020 Warner Bros R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 24th August 2020
    • 2020 Warner Bros R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 24th August 2020

    Promotional Material

    The harrowing journey of the Winchester brothers continues as SUPERNATURAL enters its historic 14th season. Sam (series star JARED PADALECKI) and Dean (series star JENSEN ACKLES) have matched wits with monsters, demons, Heaven and Hell. But in the show's last season, the Winchesters were thrown into a terrifying alternative universe -- an apocalyptic world where they were never born, all while training Jack (series regular ALEXANDER CALVERT), the son of Lucifer, and trying to save their mother, Mary Winchester (recurring guest star SAMANTHA SMITH). The final battle with Lucifer (MARK PELLEGRINO) and the Archangel Michael could alter the Winchesters' lives forever...and create an even greater threat for Sam and Dean.
    Deep Blue Sea 3

    Link Here

    Deep Blue Sea 3 is a 2020 USA action Sci-Fi horror by John Pogue.
    Starring Nathaniel Buzolic, Emerson Brooks and Bren Foster. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, threat, gore:
    • 2020 Warner Bros R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 24th August 2020

    Promotional Material

    Dr. Emma Collins and her team are spending their third summer on the island of Little Happy studying the effect of climate change on the great white sharks who come to the nearby nursery every year to give birth. Along with the last two inhabitants of this former fishing village, their peaceful life is disrupted when a "scientific" team led by her ex-boyfriend and marine biologist Richard show up looking for three bull sharks who we soon learn aren't just any bull sharks.
    Paydirt

    Link Here

    Paydirt is a 2020 USA crime thriller by Christian Sesma.
    Starring Luke Goss, Val Kilmer and Mike Hatton. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence, gore, very strong language:
    • 2020 101 Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 24th August 2020

    Promotional Material

    Luke Goss (Hellboy II: The Golden Army) and Val Kilmer (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) go head-to head in PAYDIRT, a pulse-pounding heist thriller set in the unforgiving California desert.

    A parolee (Goss) teams up with his old crew determined to fi nd a buried bag of cash stolen five years ago from a DEA bust gone bad. But when word hits the street that there s a modern-day treasure hunt going down, a retired Sheriff's obsession to right past wrongs (Kilmer) leads him to a gun blasting showdown in the middle of the desert with nothing left to lose.

    Dulcima

    Link Here

    Dulcima is a 1971 UK drama by Frank Nesbitt.
    Starring Carol White, John Mills and Stuart Wilson. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for an A Rated cinema release in 1971. 15 rated in 2014, hopefully uncut but this is not confirmed.

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for:
    • 2020 Network (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 24th August 2020

    Promotional Material

    An acclaimed and memorable drama, Dulcima stars Cathy Come Home 's Carol White as a young woman whose determined efforts to escape a life of rural poverty lead to complications and worse. Co-starring Oscar winner John Mills as a lonely, ageing farmer, this earthy, award-winning adaptation of H.E. Bates' classic novel is presented here as a brand-new High Definition remaster from original film elements in its original theatrical aspect ratio.

    Dulcima, a pretty girl treated as a drudge by her family, becomes a housekeeper to Parker, a curmudgeonly widower living in drunken disarray on a neighbouring farm. When she sees the amount of money he has stashed around the place, Dulcima is happy enough to indulge his growing desire for her, and a strange, yet mutually beneficial, relationship develops. But a handsome young gamekeeper, newly arrived on a nearby estate, also catches Dulcima's eye...

    SPECIAL FEATURES:
    [] Original Theatrical Trailers
    [] Image Gallery

     

     

     

    Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    The Last House on the Left, Soldier Blue, Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell


    Link Here 18th August 2020

    US flagReleased on 18th August 2020

     
    Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell

    Link Here

    Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell is a 1974 UK horror film by Terence Fisher
    With Peter Cushing, Shane Briant and Madeline Smith. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for cinema release. Then further cut for a US R rating. All home video version were cut to some extent until 2014 when an uncut restored version was released.

    This release features cut US R rated version

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell

    US: Cut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2020 Shout! Factory RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 18th August 2020
    • 2020 Shout! Factory Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    Is Baron Frankenstein truly dead? That's precisely what he wants the world to think. He's had it up to here with a public that doesn't appreciate the trouble a mad scientist goes through to snatch good body parts. To carry on his work, he holes up in a place where the possibilities are utterly maddening: a home for the criminally insane! A hand here. A brain there ... true to form, the Baron (Peter Cushing) keeps his gruesome creation (David Prowse, known for his portrayal of Darth Vader) in stitches in this sixth and final fright fest in Hammer Films' Frankenstein cycle.  

    Special Features and Technical Specs:

    • NEW Audio Commentary With Film Historian/Author Steve Haberman And Film Historian/Filmmaker Constantine Nasr
    • NEW The Men Who Made Hammer: Roy Skeggs
    • Audio Commentary With Actress Madeline Smith, Actor David Prowse, And Film Historian Jonathan Sothcott
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • Radio Spots
    • Optional English subtitles for the main feature
    Those Who Deserve to Die

    Link Here

    Those Who Deserve to Die is a 2019 USA horror by Bret Wood.
    Starring Dane Bingenheimer, Rachel Frawley and Alice Lewis. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Kino Lorber R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 18th August 2020
    • 2020 Kino Lorber R0 DVD at US Amazon released on 18th August 2020

    Promotional Material

    Two stories unfold in an idyllic Southern town. A series of gruesome murders occur, committed by a caped figure accompanied by a diabolical young girl (Alice Lewis). At the same time, an injured war veteran (Joe Sykes) returns to attend college, and becomes emotionally attached to a social worker (Rachel Frawley), the daughter of a State Supreme Court Justice (Lynn Lowry). As their relationship intensifies, connections between the victims and the veteran emerge, and Margaret realizes she may have the power to both rescue Jonathan and halt the rising tide of death. Inspired by Thomas de Quincey's novella The Avenger, Those Who Deserve to Die is an elegy to heroism and justice in a time of CGI superheroes and political hopelessness.

    Special Features:
    -Deleted scenes
    -Theatrical trailers
    -"Malice of Alice: a Mother/Daughter Portrait"
    -Promotional video
    Pitch Black

    Link Here

    Pitch Black is a 2000 USA action Sci-Fi thriller by David Twohy.
    With Radha Mitchell, Cole Hauser and Vin Diesel. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    There's an uncontroversial Director's Cut and a Theatrical Version.

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2020 Arrow Video [Theatrical Version + Director's Cut] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 18th August 2020
    • 2020 Arrow Video Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    THERE S A NEW REASON TO BE AFRAID OF THE DARK.

    When an intergalactic transport ship crashes on a remote desert planet with no sign of help on the horizon, the survivors, led by Fry (Radha Mitchell), band together to find a way back home. Among the passengers is Riddick (Vin Diesel), a convicted murderer being transported by marshal Johns (Cole Hauser) and now freed of his chains and on the loose. But as a solar eclipse plunges the planet into total darkness, a threat even worse than Riddick reveals itself, and the last humans standing may have to form an uneasy truce with the cunning fugitive (whose eyes have been surgically altered to see in the dark) to last the long night.

    Boasting crackerjack direction and a whip-smart script by David Twohy, as well as a star-making performance by Diesel, Riddick s first outing is freshly unleashed in an illuminating, brand new 4K restoration, with hours of exclusive bonus content.

    BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new 4K restoration by Arrow Films of the Theatrical and Director s Cuts of the film, approved by director David Twohy
  • High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation
  • Original DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround on both cuts
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing on both cuts
  • Archive commentary with director David Twohy and stars Vin Diesel and Cole Hauser
  • Archive commentary with director David Twohy, producer Tom Engelman and visual effects supervisor Peter Chiang
  • Nightfall: The Making of Pitch Black, a newly filmed interview with director/co-writer David Twohy
  • Black Box: Jackie's Journey, a newly filmed interview with actor Rhiana Griffith
  • Black Box: Shazza's Last Stand, a newly filmed interview with actor Claudia Black
  • Black Box: Bleach Bypassed, a newly filmed interview with cinematographer David Eggby
  • Black Box: Cryo-Locked, a newly filmed interview with visual effects supervisor Peter Chiang
  • Black Box: Primal Sounds, a newly filmed interview with composer Graeme Revell
  • The Making of Pitch Black, a short behind-the-scenes featurette
  • Pitch Black Raw, a comparison between early CG tests and the final footage
  • Additional behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the film
  • 2004 archive bonus features, including an introduction by Twohy, A View Into The Dark, and Chronicles of Riddick Visual Encyclopedia
  • Johns Chase Log, a short prequel narrated by Cole Hauser detailing the character s hunt for Riddick
  • The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury (in 16:9 widescreen with DTS-HD MA 5.1 audio), an animated short film directed by Peter Chung that acts as a bridgepoint between Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick, featuring vocal performances by Vin Diesel, Keith David and Rhiana Griffith reprising their roles
  • Dark Fury bonus features including Bridging The Gap, Peter Chung: The Mind of an Animator, A View Into The Light, and a pre-animation version of the film
  • Slam City, a motion comic from the film s official website
  • Into Pitch Black, a TV special offering an alternative non-canon glimpse into what happened before and after the events of the film
  • Raveworld: Pitch Black Event, footage of a dance music event held to promote the film
  • Theatrical trailers, plus trailers for the two sequels and video game
  • Image galleries
  • Reversible sleeve featuring newly commissioned 'night' and 'day' artwork by Luke Preece
  • The Last House On The Left

    Link Here

    The Last House on the Left is a 1972 USA horror by Wes Craven.
    Starring Sandra Peabody, Lucy Grantham and David Hess. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    In the US the Original Theatrical Version was uncut and X rated but was soon heavily cut for local censorship requirements and then for a series of attempts made in attaining an R rating. Much of the material cut for an R rating has now been declared lost. In 1986 director Wes Craven assembled his best remaining material previously cut from the film and declared that this version was his Director's Cut. It was released in the US Unrated by the MPAA.

    The R rated version was banned from 1974 UK cinema release by the BBFC and the Greater London Council. The film, presumably still in the R rated version was released in the UK when BBFC certificates were not required but it was soon banned as a 'video nasty'. The BBFC continued its ban with the Unrated version being banned from cinema release in 2000.

    In 2001 the DVD was resubmitted and was again banned, but this time cuts were being discussed. A resubmission in 2002 resulted in a BBFC offer of an 18 rating after cuts. The distributors appealed against the cuts but lost their case, and ended up with even more cuts than requested by the BBFC. The film was released in the following year with the same BBFC cuts but in two versions, including an alternative cut called Krug & Co.

    By 2008 the BBFC had relented and the film was released without BBFC cuts in both the Unrated Version and the alternative Krug & Company.

    US: The MPAA Unrated Version is released for:

    There is also a UK release.

    Cutting Edge

    Last House on the Left
    Cutting Edge Episode 48
    Last House on the Left
    Gavin Salkeld investigates the appeal of Wes Craven's much censored classic

    Promotional Material

    The directorial debut of Wes Craven, the man behind such horror favorites as A Nightmare on Elm Street , The Hills Have Eyes and Scream , The Last House on the Left justly retains its reputation as one of the most harrowing cinematic experiences of all time, nearly half a century on from its original release.

    On the eve of her 17th birthday, Mari and friend Phyllis set off from her family home to the big city to attend a concert by shock-rockers Bloodlust. Attempting to pick up some marijuana on the way, the pair run afoul of a group of vicious crooks, headed up by the sadistic and depraved Krug (David Hess). Gagged and bound, the young women are bundled into a car trunk and driven to the woods, where the gang subject them to a terrifying ordeal of sexual humiliation, torture and murder.

    Unleashed on an unsuspecting public in 1972, The Last House on the Left shocked audiences with its graphic and unflinching portrayal of interpersonal violence, paving the way for a whole host of cheap imitators looking to capitalize on its success. It is Wes Craven s original alone, however, that remains one of the true watershed moments in horror (and indeed, film) history.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • High Definition Blu-rayTM (1080p) presentation of the Unrated Version
  • Original Uncompressed Mono Audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Isolated score remastered from the original 17.5 magnetic tracks
  • Audio commentary with Bill Ackerman and Amanda Reyes
  • Archival audio commentary with writer/director Wes Craven and producer Sean S. Cunningham
  • Archival audio commentary with stars David Hess, Marc Sheffler and Fred Lincoln
  • Archival introduction to the film by Wes Craven
  • Still Standing: The Legacy of The Last House on the Left archival interview with Wes Craven
  • Celluloid Crime of the Century archival documentary featuring interviews with Wes Craven, Sean S. Cunningham, actors David Hess, Fred Lincoln, Jeramie Rain, Marc Sheffler and Martin Kove
  • Scoring Last House archival interview with actor/composer David Hess
  • It s Only a Movie: The Making of The Last House on the Left archival featurette
  • Forbidden Footage the cast and crew discuss the film s most controversial sequences
  • Junior s Story interview with actor Marc Sheffler
  • Blood and Guts interview with makeup artist Anne Paul
  • The Road Leads to Terror featurette revisiting the film s original shooting locations
  • Deleted Scene: Mari Dying at the Lake
  • Extended Outtakes and Dailies, transferred in HD
  • Trailers, TV Spot & Radio Spots
  • Image Galleries
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Paul Shipper
  • The Comfort of Strangers

    Link Here

    The Comfort of Strangers is a 1990 USA / Italy / UK thriller by Paul Schrader.
    Starring Christopher Walken, Rupert Everett and Natasha Richardson. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2020 The Criterion Collection RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 18th August 2020
    • 2020 The Criterion Collection R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 18th August 2020

    Promotional Material

    Adapting the acclaimed novel by Ian McEwan, playwright and screenwriter Harold Pinter lends his trademark unnerving dialogue and air of creeping menace to this spellbinding study of power, control, and the frighteningly thin line between pleasure and pain. Rupert Everett and Natasha Richardson are the prey, a beautiful British couple working on their relationship while on holiday in Venice; Christopher Walken and Helen Mirren are the hunters who draw them into the sinister web of their opulent, old-world palazzo. What plays out is an unsettling, sadomasochistic seduction imbued with an atmosphere of sumptuous dread by the elegantly gliding tracking shots of cinematographer Dante Spinotti, lush score by Angelo Badalamenti, and carefully controlled direction of Paul Schrader, who choreographs a mesmerizing pas de quatre of sustained erotic and emotional tension.

    BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES - New, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised by cinematographer Dante Spinotti, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack - New interviews with Spinotti, director Paul Schrader, actor Christopher Walken, and editor Bill Pankow - Interviews from 1981 and 2001 with novelist Ian McEwan and actor Natasha Richardson - Trailers - English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing - PLUS: An essay by critic Maitland McDonagh

    Prevenge

    Link Here

    Prevenge is a 2016 UK comedy horror fantasy by Alice Lowe.
    Starring Jo Hartley, Gemma Whelan and Kate Dickie. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Image Entertainment RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 18th August 2020
    • 2020 Image Entertainment R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 18th August 2020
    • 2020 Image Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    Ruth's misanthropic unborn baby speaks to her from the womb, coaching her to lure and ultimately kill her unsuspecting victims. Struggling with her conscience, loneliness, and a strange strain of prepartum madness, Ruth must ultimately choose between redemption and destruction at the moment of motherhood.
    Death Before Dishonor

    Link Here

    Death Before Dishonor is a 1987 USA action drama by Terry Leonard.
    Starring Fred Dryer, Brian Keith and Joseph Gian. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for 19 rated VHS. Later uncut and 18 rated on DVD. There is also a version with an alternative longer ending.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2020 Scorpion Releasing (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 18th August 2020
    • 2020 Scorpion Releasing Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    NFL great Fred Dryer (TV's Hunter) is Gunnery Sergeant Burns, the hard-core leader of an elite group of young recon commandos assigned to be a ""security force"" in the strife-torn nation of Jamal. When a sadistic group of Arab terrorists hijack a cache of weapons and go on a brutal killing spree against the American forces, Burns turns to his own brand of diplomacy. The time for negotiations is over... and one Marine's private war has just begun. Directed by veteran stuntman Terry Leonard (Apocalypse Now), with top-notch cinematography by Oscar®-nominee Don Burgess (Forrest Gump) and a rousing score by Brian May (Mad Max). Brian Keith (Sharky's Machine), Joanna Pacula (The Kiss), Paul Winfield (Gordon's War) and Sasha Mitchell (Spike of Bensonhurst) star in this explosive action thriller, filmed on location in the military hot spots of the Middle East.

    Special Features:
    -Brand New HD Master
    -NEW Interview with Director Terry Leonard and Producer Lawrence Kubik
    -NEW Interview with Actress Kasey Walker
    -Theatrical Trailer
    -Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
    -Optional English Subtitles
    Raid on Rommel

    Link Here

    Raid on Rommel is a 1971 USA war drama by Henry Hathaway.
    Starring Richard Burton, John Colicos and Clinton Greyn. BBFC link IMDb

    BBFC category cuts were required for an 'A' rated cinema release in 1971. Uncut and 15 rated on home video.

    US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:
    • 2020 Kl Studio Classics (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 18th August 2020

    Promotional Material

    From Henry Hathaway, the outstanding director of The Shepherd of the Hills, The House on 92nd Street, Kiss of Death, Rawhide, 23 Paces to Baker Street and True Grit, comes this explosive WWII action-adventure starring screen legend Richard Burton (Where Eagles Dare) as a British intelligence officer who leads a daring attack on the German shore defenses at Tobruk. Infiltrating a German POW convoy, Captain Foster (Burton) learns that the commandos he hoped to link up with have been almost completely wiped out and the prisoners belong to a British medical unit. Aided by MacKenzie (John Colicos, Phobia), one of the surviving commandos, Foster whips the ragtag band of POWs into a fighting force--only to stumble into an unexpected meeting with the infamous Desert Fox, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel (Wolfgang Preiss, The Train). Co-starring Karl-Otto Alberty (Kelly's Heroes, The Great Escape).

    Special Features:
    -NEW Audio commentary by Filmmaker/Historian Steve Mitchell and Combat Films: American Realism Author Steven Jay Rubin
    -Interview with Actor Clinton Greyn
    -Theatrical Trailer
    -Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
    -Optional English Subtitles
    Soldier Blue

    Link Here

    Soldier Blue is a 1970 USA western by Ralph Nelson.
    Starring Candice Bergen, Peter Strauss and Donald Pleasence. BBFC link IMDb

    Reportedly cut in the US for an MPAA rating in 1970. These cuts have long since been forgotten and the R rated version is the best available. The film was cut for an MPAA PG rating in 1974 but the R rating was restored in 1976.

    The R rated version was cut by the BBFC for X rated cinema release and 18 rated VHS. The BBFC cuts for sexual violence were waived in 2004 for 18 rated DVD releases but new cuts were required for horse falls.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Soldier Blue

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2020 Kl Studio Classics (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 18th August 2020

    Promotional Material

    Sometimes the truth is lost in battle! From Ralph Nelson, the acclaimed director of Soldier in the Rain, Father Goose, Duel at Diablo, Charly and The Wilby Conspiracy, comes this graphic and uncompromising anti-racist western starring Candice Bergen (The Hunting Party), Peter Strauss (The Jericho Mile) and Donald Pleasence (The Flesh and the Fiends). After a cavalry patrol is ambushed by the Cheyenne, the two survivors, Honus Gent (Strauss), a soldier highly devoted to his duty, and Cresta (Bergen), a white woman who had lived with Native Americans for two years, must reach the safety of the nearest fort. As they travel, Honus feels a growing affection for Cresta, but he is disgusted that her sympathies lie more with the Cheyenne than the U.S. government. As they arrive at the cavalry outpost on the eve of a planned attack on a Cheyenne village, Honus will finally learn who's been telling him the truth. Written by John Gay (Run Silent, Run Deep) from a novel by Theodore V. Olsen (The Stalking Moon), Soldier Blue features a rousing score by the great Roy Budd (Get Carter, The Black Windmill) and a strong supporting cast that includes John Anderson (Cotton Comes to Harlem), Jorge Rivero (Rio Lobo), Dana Elcar (The Nude Bomb) and director Nelson under the pseudonym Alf Elson.

    Special Features:
    -NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historians Howard S. Berger and Steve Mitchell
    -Theatrical Trailer
    -Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
    -Optional English Subtitles
     

     

     

    Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    The Last House on the Left, Spartacus, Pitch Black


    Link Here 17th August 2020

    UK flagReleased on 17th August 2020

    The Last House On The Left

    Link Here

    The Last House on the Left is a 1972 USA horror by Wes Craven.
    Starring Sandra Peabody, Lucy Grantham and David Hess. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    In the US the Original Theatrical Version was uncut and X rated but was soon heavily cut for local censorship requirements and then for a series of attempts made in attaining an R rating. Much of the material cut for an R rating has now been declared lost. In 1986 director Wes Craven assembled his best remaining material previously cut from the film and declared that this version was his Director's Cut. It was released in the US Unrated by the MPAA.

    The R rated version was banned from 1974 UK cinema release by the BBFC and the Greater London Council. The film, presumably still in the R rated version was released in the UK when BBFC certificates were not required but it was soon banned as a 'video nasty'. The BBFC continued its ban with the Unrated version being banned from cinema release in 2000.

    In 2001 the DVD was resubmitted and was again banned, but this time cuts were being discussed. A resubmission in 2002 resulted in a BBFC offer of an 18 rating after cuts. The distributors appealed against the cuts but lost their case, and ended up with even more cuts than requested by the BBFC. The film was released in the following year with the same BBFC cuts but in two versions, including an alternative cut called Krug & Co.

    By 2008 the BBFC had relented and the film was released without BBFC cuts in both the Unrated Version and the alternative Krug & Company.

    UK: The 'Unrated Version' was passed 18 uncut for:
    • 2020 Arrow Video (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 17th August 2020
    • 2020 Arrow Video Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon

    There is also a US release.

    Cutting Edge

    Last House on the Left
    Cutting Edge Episode 48
    Last House on the Left
    Gavin Salkeld investigates the appeal of Wes Craven's much censored classic

    Promotional Material

    The directorial debut of Wes Craven, the man behind such horror favorites as A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Hills Have Eyes and Scream, The Last House on the Left justly retains its reputation as one of the most harrowing cinematic experiences of all time, nearly half a century on from its original release.

    On the eve of her 17th birthday, Mari and friend Phyllis set off from her family home to the big city to attend a concert by shock-rockers Bloodlust. Attempting to pick up some marijuana on the way, the pair run afoul of a group of vicious crooks, headed up by the sadistic and depraved Krug (David Hess). Gagged and bound, the young women are bundled into a car trunk and driven to the woods, where the gang subject them to a terrifying ordeal of sexual humiliation, torture and murder.

    Unleashed on an unsuspecting public in 1972, The Last House on the Left shocked audiences with its graphic and unflinching portrayal of interpersonal violence, paving the way for a whole host of cheap imitators looking to capitalie on its success. It is Wes Craven s original alone, however, that remains one of the true watershed moments in horror (and indeed, film) history.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • High Definition Blu-rayTM (1080p) presentation of the Unrated Version
  • Original Uncompressed Mono Audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Isolated score remastered from the original 17.5 magnetic tracks
  • Audio commentary with Bill Ackerman and Amanda Reyes
  • Archival audio commentary with writer/director Wes Craven and producer Sean S. Cunningham
  • Archival audio commentary with stars David Hess, Marc Sheffler and Fred Lincoln
  • Archival introduction to the film by Wes Craven
  • Still Standing: The Legacy of The Last House on the Left archival interview with Wes Craven
  • Celluloid Crime of the Century archival documentary featuring interviews with Wes Craven, Sean S. Cunningham, actors David Hess, Fred Lincoln, Jeramie Rain, Marc Sheffler and Martin Kove
  • Scoring Last House archival interview with actor/composer David Hess
  • It s Only a Movie: The Making of The Last House on the Left archival featurette
  • Forbidden Footage the cast and crew discuss the film s most controversial sequences
  • Junior s Story interview with actor Marc Sheffler
  • Blood and Guts interview with makeup artist Anne Paul
  • The Road Leads to Terror featurette revisiting the film s original shooting locations
  • Deleted Scene: Mari Dying at the Lake
  • Extended Outtakes and Dailies, transferred in HD
  • Trailers, TV Spot & Radio Spots
  • Image Galleries
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Paul Shipper
  • Pitch Black

    Link Here

    Pitch Black is a 2000 USA action Sci-Fi thriller by David Twohy.
    With Radha Mitchell, Cole Hauser and Vin Diesel. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    There's an uncontroversial Director's Cut and a Theatrical Version.

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for:
    • 2020 Arrow Video Special Edition [Theatrical Version + Director's Cut] (RB) 4K Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 17th August 2020
    • 2020 Arrow Video Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon

    Promotional Material

    THERE S A NEW REASON TO BE AFRAID OF THE DARK.

    A sci-fi/horror sleeper hit that birthed a franchise and launched the career of a new action movie icon, Pitch Black holds its own today as a nerve-shredding creature-feature in which the monsters outside finally meet their match against a monster within.

    When an intergalactic transport ship crashes on a remote desert planet with no sign of help on the horizon, the survivors, led by Fry (Radha Mitchell), band together to find a way back home. Among the passengers is Riddick (Vin Diesel), a convicted murderer being transported by marshal Johns (Cole Hauser) and now freed of his chains and on the loose. But as a solar eclipse plunges the planet into total darkness, a threat even worse than Riddick reveals itself, and the last humans standing may have to form an uneasy truce with the cunning fugitive (whose eyes have been surgically altered to see in the dark) to last the long night.

    Boasting crackerjack direction and a whip-smart script by David Twohy, as well as a star-making performance by Diesel, Riddick s first outing is freshly unleashed in an illuminating, brand new 4K restoration, with hours of exclusive bonus content.

    ULTRA HD 4K BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new 4K restoration by Arrow Films of the Theatrical and Director s Cuts of the film, approved by director David Twohy
  • 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)
  • Original DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround on both cuts
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing on both cuts
  • Archive commentary with director David Twohy and stars Vin Diesel and Cole Hauser
  • Archive commentary with director David Twohy, producer Tom Engelman and visual effects supervisor Peter Chiang
  • A newly filmed interview with director/co-writer David Twohy
  • A newly filmed interview with actor Rhiana Griffith
  • A newly filmed interview with actor Claudia Black
  • A newly filmed interview with cinematographer David Eggby
  • A newly filmed interview with visual effects supervisor Peter Chiang
  • A newly filmed interview with composer Graeme Revell
  • The Making of Pitch Black, a short behind-the-scenes featurette
  • Pitch Black Raw, a comparison between early CG tests and the final footage
  • Additional behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the film
  • 2004 archive bonus features, including an introduction by Twohy, A View Into The Dark, and Chronicles of Riddick Visual Encyclopedia
  • Johns Chase Log, a short prequel narrated by Cole Hauser detailing the character s hunt for Riddick
  • The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury (in 16:9 widescreen with DTS-HD MA 5.1 audio), an animated short film directed by Peter Chung that acts as a bridgepoint between Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick, featuring vocal performances by Vin Diesel, Keith David and Rhiana Griffith reprising their roles
  • Dark Fury bonus features including Bridging The Gap, Peter Chung: The Mind of an Animator, A View Into The Light, and a pre-animation version of the film
  • Slam City, a motion comic from the film s official website
  • Into Pitch Black, a TV special offering an alternative non-canon glimpse into what happened before and after the events of the film
  • Raveworld: Pitch Black Event, footage of a dance music event held to promote the film
  • Theatrical trailers, plus trailers for the two sequels and video game
  • Image galleries
  • Reversible sleeve featuring newly commissioned artwork by Luke Preece
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collectors booklet featuring new writing by Simon Ward on the film s creature designs and much more
  • After Darkness

    Link Here

    After Darkness is a 2018 Mexico / USA family Sci-Fi thriller by Batan Silva.
    Starring Kyra Sedgwick, Natalia Dyer and Valorie Curry. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: BBFC details not yet published for:
    • 2020 High Fliers Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 17th August 2020

    Promotional Material

    The world is suffering an inexplicable solar catastrophe that is causing the sun to burn out. As light and heat become more scarce, Raymond Beaty, and his wife Georgina, wait in their massive country home for a friend who is supposedly coming to take them to some caves where they ll have a chance of survival. After Darkess is a tense sci fi thriller about the struggle for survival as the world ends.
    Spartacus 4K 60th Anniversary

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    Spartacus is a 1960 USA war historical biography by Stanley Kubrick.
    Starring Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier and Jean Simmons. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for an 'A' rated cinema release in 1960. Uncut and PG rated for 1989 VHS. A restored and extended version was released in 1991. Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US.
    UK: Passed PG uncut for:
    • 2020 Universal 60th Anniversary Editition (RB) 4K Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 17th August 2020

    Promotional Material

    Relive the story of Spartacus, a genre-defining epic in 4K Ultra HD with HDR. Newly-remastered, this 60th Anniversary edition includes an extended version of the film and 4K Ultra HD bonus features.

    Spartacus from director Stanley Kubrick, is the legendary tale of a bold gladiator (Kirk Douglas) who led a triumphant Roman slave revolt. Restored from large format 35mm original film elements, this action-packed spectacle won four Academy Awards® including 'Best Cinematography' and 'Best Art Direction'. Featuring a cast of screen legends such as Laurence Olivier, Charles Laughton, Peter Ustinov, Jean Simmons, John Gavin and Tony Curtis, this uncut and fully restored masterpiece is an inspirational true account of man's eternal struggle for freedom.

    Bonus Features:

    • Extended Version with 12 additional minutes
    • I am Spartacus: A Conversation with Kirk Douglas
    • Restoring Spartacus
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Archival Interviews
    • Behind The Scenes Footage
    • Vintage Newsreels
    • And More!
    • (4k Disc Includes All Bonus Features In 4k Resolution!)
     

     

     

    Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    The Phantom of the Opera, The Wretched, The Wild, Wild World of Jayne Mansfield


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    The Phantom of the Opera

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    The Phantom of the Opera is a 1962 UK horror music mystery by Terence Fisher.
    Starring Herbert Lom, Heather Sears and Edward de Souza. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    Cut for an A rating on cinema release but uncut for home video
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Shout! Factory RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 11th August 2020
    • 2020 Shout! Factory Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    Herbert Lom stars as "The Phantom" in Hammer Films' celebrated production of Gaston Leroux's horror classic. Arriving on Blu-ray August 11, 2020 from Scream Factory, this Collector's Edition of The Phantom of the Opera is a new 2K scan from the interpositive, with both 1.85:1 and 1.66:1 aspect ratio options available.

    The release of this acclaimed film is loaded with bonus features, including new audio commentary with film historians Troy Howarth and Nathaniel Thompson, new featurette The Men Who Made Hammer: Anthony Hinds, new interview Phantom Triumphant: Edwin Astley and Hammer's Horror Opera -- an interview with author David Huckvale, new featurette Herbert Lom: The Soul Behind the Mask -- an interview with film historian/screenwriter/novelist C. Courtney Joyner, a new interview with special effects artist Brian Johnson, the featurette "The Making of Phantom Of The Opera" -- narrated by Edward De Souza plus interviews with Richard Golen, Alan Lavender and Edward De Souza, the longer TV version of the film, and more! Fans can pre-order their copies now by visiting ShoutFactory.com

    Mysterious mishaps bedevil a London opera house, but when tragedy strikes during an opening night performance, it's clear that these "accidents" are the deliberate work of a deranged madman -- The Phantom. When Christine (Heather Sears), the young star of a new musical is contacted by the shadowy specter, her producer investigates, tracking the ghostly Phantom to his secret underground lair. More than an evil apparition, The Phantom proves to be a brilliant composer. Disfigured and nearly destroyed, he now demands his hellish revenge. Christine, his new star, is his one weakness, and he pays the ultimate price to keep his love alive.

    Special Features:
    - NEW 2K Scan from the Interpositive -- two aspect ratios 1.85:1 and 1.66:1
    - NEW audio commentary with film historians Troy Howarth and Nathaniel Thompson
    - NEW The Men Who Made Hammer: Anthony Hinds
    - NEW Phantom Triumphant: Edwin Astley and Hammer's Horror Opera -- an interview with author David Huckvale
    - NEW Herbert Lom: The Soul Behind the Mask -- an interview with film historian/screenwriter/novelist C. Courtney Joyner
    - NEW interview with special effects artist Brian Johnson
    - "The Making of Phantom Of The Opera" -- narrated by Edward De Souza plus interviews with Richard Golen, Alan Lavender and Edward De Souza
    - The Longer TV version (in standard definition)
    - Theatrical Trailer
    - Still Gallery

    The Wretched

    Link Here

    The Wretched is a 2019 USA horror by Brett Pierce and Drew T Pierce.
    Starring John-Paul Howard, Piper Curda and Jamison Jones. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 IFC Independent Film RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 11th August 2020
    • 2020 IFC Independent Film R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 11th August 2020

    Promotional Material

    Following his parents' separation, a rebellious teenage boy, Ben, is sent to live with his father for the summer and work at the local marina in order to gain some form of discipline. The idyllic tourist town offers little solace for him, however, as he is forced to deal with the local, privileged teens and his father's new girlfriend. Ben's problems grow increasingly disturbing when he makes a chilling discovery about the family renting the house next door. A malevolent spirit from the woods has taken a hold of the parents and starts playing a sinister game of house, preying upon the children and wiping away any trace of their existence. Ben's suspicions of the supernatural horrors go unheeded and he launches a perilous crusade in order to put an end to the skin-walking witch's reign of terror. Chilling and suspenseful, THE WRETCHED offers a modern update to the retro young hero's mission like that of The Goonies, and promises to make viewers wary of every dark corner they encounter after witnessing its terrifying tale.

    Special Features: Commentary with The Pierce Brothers, Commentary with Composer Devin Burrows
    Split Second

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    Split Second is a 1992 UK action crime horror by Tony Maylam.
    Starring Rutger Hauer, Kim Cattrall and Alastair Duncan. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

    Exists as the original version and an extended Japanese version.

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2020 Mvd Rewind [Original + Japanese Version] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 11th August 2020
    • 2020 Mvd Rewind Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    There is also a US DVD release and a UK Blu-ray release on the 1010 Films label.

    Promotional Material

    HE S SEEN THE FUTURE NOW HE HAS TO KILL IT. HE LL NEED BIGGER GUNS

    In the year 2008, the cops are better armed than before, but nothing has prepared them for this. Swift, sharp-clawed and deadly, something moves among them on the streets, in the alleyways, on the rooftops, tearing out human hearts and devouring them. Maverick cop ''Harley'' Stone (Rutger Hauer, Blade Runner) lost his partner to the beast, and now it looks like his girlfriend Michelle (Kim Cattrall, Big Trouble in Little China) is next on the killer's list. Even in the future, there aren't guns big enough to stop the creature's deadly force, but Stone has no choice. Teamed with rookie detective Durkin (Alastair Duncan, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Stone must stalk the edge of his own sanity if he is to destroy the rampaging Evil on the outside and banish the very real demons within . . . It could all be over in a SPLIT SECOND.

    Featuring special effects by Stephen Norrington (Blade) and written by Gary Scott Thompson (The Fast and The Furious), along with an all-star supporting cast that includes Academy Award® Nominees Michael J. Pollard (Tango & Cash) and Pete Postlethwaite (Inception), this cult classic sci-fi thriller will have you on the edge of your seat!

    *Pollard: 1967, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Bonnie and Clyde, Postlethwaite: 1993 Best Actor in a Supporting Role, In The Name of the Father

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • High Definition (1080p) presentation of the main feature in its original 1.85:1 aspect ratio, newly scanned, restored and color graded in 4K from the 35MM internegative
  • Audio: 2.0 LPCM Stereo
  • English Subtitles
  • NEW! Audio Commentary by action film historian Mike Leeder and filmmaker Arne Venema
  • NEW! ''Great Big Bloody Guns!'' Producer Laura Gregory & Actor Alastair (Neil) Duncan on Split Second (HD, 27:25)
  • NEW! ''Call Me Mr. Snips!'' An Interview with Composer Stephen W. Parsons (HD, 22:21)
  • NEW! ''Stay In Line!'' An Interview with Line Producer Laurie Borg (HD, 23:02)
  • NEW! ''More Blood!'' An Interview with Creature Effects Designer Cliff Wallace (HD, 32:03)
  • NEW! ''Shoot Everything!'' An Interview with Cinematographer Clive Tickner (HD, 18:57)
  • Original 1992 Split Second Making of featurette that includes interviews with stars Rutger Hauer, Kim Cattrall, Alastair (Neil) Duncan, Michael J. Pollard, Writer Gary Scott Thompson and more! (SD, 6:26)
  • Original 1992 behind the scenes featurette with effects creator Stephen Norrington, cast and crew (SD, 3:41)
  • Split Second Japanese Cut, full frame with burnt-in Japanese subtitles (SD, 95:00)
  • Deleted Scenes from the Japanese Cut (English, burnt-in Japanese subtitles) (SD, 4:42)
  • 7 Promotional TV Clips (SD)
  • U.S. VHS Home Video Promo (SD, 2:34)
  • Theatrical Trailer (SD, 2:15)
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by The Dude Designs created exclusively for this release
  • Collectible Mini-Poster featuring original style VHS artwork
  • * Special Features May Not Be Rated, Closed Captioned Or In High Definition.
  • Mikey

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    Mikey is a 1992 USA horror thriller by Dennis Dimster (as Dennis Dimster-Denk).
    Starring Brian Bonsall, Josie Bissett and Ashley Laurence. BBFC link IMDb

    Banned by the BBFC from 1996 VHS release. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Mikey

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2020 Mvd Rewind R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 11th August 2020
    • 2020 Mvd Rewind (R0) DVD at US Amazon released on 11th August 2020

    Promotional Material

    Remember, Jason and Freddy were kids once, too.

    Mikey Kelvin (Brian Bonsall, Blank Check, Family Ties) has been a bad boy, only nobody knows exactly how bad. Tragic and Deadly accidents seem to happen all around Mikey. So, from foster family to foster family and from school to school he goes, leaving a trail of unanswered questions. Of course, everyone knows Mikey is just a sweet, misunderstood little boy. But... remember... Jason and Freddy were once kids too!

    From the producers of Point Break comes this cult classic horror film in the tradition of The Good Son with an all-star supporting cast that includes Ashley Laurence (Hellraiser), Josie Bissett (Melrose Place), Mimi Craven (A Nightmare on Elm Street), John Diehl (A Time To Kill), Whit Hertford (A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child) and Lyman Ward (Ferris Bueller's Day Off).

    Bonus Materials

    • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the main feature in 1.78:1 aspect ratio
    • Audio: 2.0 Stereo
    • English Subtitles
    • NEW! Feature Length Making of Documentary: ''The Making of Mikey'' with star Brian Bonsall, Director Dennis Dimster-Denk, Editor and Producer Natan Zahavi and Director of Photography Thomas Jewett (HD, 1:27:11)
    • NEW! ''Mikey: Anatomy of a Scene'' with Director Dennis Dimster-Denk (HD, 13:36)
    • Theatrical Trailer (SD, 02:15)
    • Collectible Mini-Poste
    The Deeper You Dig

    Link Here

    The Deeper You Dig is a 2019 USA horror drama by John Adams (co-director) and Toby Poser (co-director).
    Starring John Adams, Toby Poser and Zelda Adams. 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 11th August 2020

    Promotional Material

    14-year old Echo and her mother Ivy, a tarot card reader, live a quiet life in a rural area. When reclusive Kurt moves down the road to restore an abandoned farmhouse, an accident leads to Echo's murder, and suddenly three lives collide in mysterious and wicked ways. Kurt assumes he can hide his secret under the ground. But Echo burrows into his head until he can feel her in his bones. As she haunts his every move, trying to reach her mother from beyond, Ivy must dig deep to see the signs and prove that love won't stay buried.
    The Wild, Wild World of Jayne Mansfield

    Link Here

    The Wild, Wild World of Jayne Mansfield is a 1968 France / West Germany / USA comedy documentary by Charles W Broun Jr, Joel Holt...
    Starring Jayne Mansfield, Rocky Roberts and The Airdales and Lino Enner. IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    THE WILD, WILD WORLD OF JAYNE MANSFIELD - The notorious Mondo mash-up!

    From producer Dick Randall (ESCAPE FROM WOMEN'S PRISON, PIECES) comes the notorious Mondo mash-up in which a Jayne Mansfield sound-alike narrates footage of Jayne being chased by paparazzi in Rome, wearing bikinis in Cannes and partying with drag queens in Paris, before suddenly veering into graphic photos of her horrific accident and a posthumous tour of her Hollywood mansion. Mickey Hargitay co-stars in this "deranged kaleidoscope of titillating insanity" (Film Threat), scanned from the 35mm Something Weird archival print.

    SPECS:

    Widescreen 1.85:1.
    Dolby Digital Mono.
    Region: All.

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

    SD Video Master Version of Feature.
    The Devil & Jayne - Interview with Anton LaVey Biographer Blanche Barton.
    Wild, Weird, Wonderful Italians - 1966 Italian Mondo, scanned from 35mm print from the Something Weird archives.
    Trailer.

    Mondo Balordo

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    Mondo Balordo is a 1964 Italy documentary by Roberto Bianchi Montero and Albert T Viola.
    Starring Boris Karloff, Federico Boido and Franz Drago. IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    MONDO BALORDO - One of the most infamous Mondo movies!

    In one of the most infamous Mondo movies of all, host Boris Karloff guides you through a world "throbbing and pulsing with love, from the jungle orgies of primitive tribes to sin-filled evenings of the London sophisticate." Along the way, you'll also experience Bedouin pimps, amorous dwarves, Spanish transvestites, German lesbians, Indian exorcists, Neapolitan cigarette smugglers and Chinese bondage models, now scanned in 4k from the original negative.

    SPECS:

    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.66:1.
    Dolby Digital Mono.
    Region: 0.

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

    The Orientals - 1960 Italian Mondo, scanned from 35mm print from the Something Weird archives.
    Trailer.
    Serial Killer Collection

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    Serial Killer Collection is a film set by Bill Zebub.
    Starring Rachel Crow, Mel Heflin and Scarlett Storm.

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Bill Zebub (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 11th August 2020

    Promotional Material

    Mainstream movies that depict serial killers completely sanitize their actions, or they rely too much on blood and gore. In this collection of four movies, the emphasis is on the bizarre and aberrant behavior. The main feature "Depraved" is a word that sums it up the best, but there are three other movies that are just as twisted.
    Monstrous

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    Monstrous is a 2020 USA horror by Bruce Wemple.
    Starring Anna Shields, Rachel Finninger and Grant Schumacher. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Uncork'd Entertainment R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 11th August 2020

    Promotional Material

    A young woman goes searching for answers after her friend mysteriously vanishes in Whitehall, NY, an Adirondack town known for its Bigfoot sightings. She quickly learns that hiding in the woods is an evil more sinister than she could ever imagine. DVD BONUS FEATURES: Audio Commentary
     

     

     

    Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Keep it Downstairs, Dragon Lord, Flash Gordon


    Link Here 10th August 2020

    UK flagReleased on  10th August 2020

    Lost Child

    Link Here

    Lost Child is a 2017 USA horror mystery thriller by Ramaa Mosley.
    Starring Leven Rambin, Jim Parrack and Taylor John Smith. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language:
    • 2020 High Fliers Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 10th August 2020

    Promotional Material

    When an army veteran, suffering from PTSD, returns home to the Ozarks to look for her estranged brother she finds an abandoned boy in the woods. As she searches for answers about the childs identity, she discovers a mysterious world of folklore, clan rules and lies, and will ultimately have to put her own life at risk to protect the young boy and find the truth.
    Fearless Hyena

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    Fearless Hyena is a 1979 Hong Kong / South Korea action comedy by Jackie Chan.
    Starring Jackie Chan, James Tien and Dean Shek. BBFC link IMDb

    BBFC X/18 rated until 2001. !5 rated since 2006.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for:
    • 2020 88 Films (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 10th August 2020
    • 2020 88 Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 10th August 2020

    Promotional Material

    In this directorial debut, Jackie plays Lung, a talented fighter but prefers to spend his time loafing around and picking fights, despite orders from his grandfather (James Tien) not to fight. Unknown to him, a brutal general (Yam Sai Kun) has been slaughtering all the people from his grandfather's clan. When the general recognizes Lung's style of kung fu during one of his street fights, he hunts down Lung's grandfather and kills him.

    A grieving Lung plans his vengeance and is aided by crippled kung fu master who imparts to him a new kind of "emotional kung fu". Mentally and physically ready, Lung finally seeks out the wicked general to see justice done.

    Extras:

    • Limited Edition Gloss O-Card slipcase [First Print Run Only]
    • New artwork from R.P. "Kung Fu Bob" O'Brien
    • Limited Edition Booklet by Andrew Staton featuring rare stills, posters, lobby cards, behind- the-scenes photos, production stills and more [First Print Run Only]
    • NEW 2K RESTORATION from the Original 35mm Negative in 2:35:1 Aspect Ratio
    • Original Cantonese Mono
    • Alternate Cantonese Mono with Japanese "Crazy Monkey" Music Cues
    • Original English mono Dub
    • English 5.1 mix
    • Newly translated English subtitles
    • [new] Audio Commentary by Hong Kong cinema experts Mike Leeder and Arne Venema
    • Hong Kong Trailer
    • Japanese Trailer
    • Japanese TV Commercial
    • Reversible sleeve with alternative Hong Kong poster artwork
    Dragon Lord

    Link Here

    Dragon Lord is a 1982 Hong Kong action comedy by Jackie Chan.
    Starring Jackie Chan, Wai-Man Chan and Paul Chang. BBFC link IMDb

    No censor cuts but there are several versions: The Original Theatrical Version, a shortened International Version and an extended Work In Progress Version

    UK: Previously passed 18 uncut for:
    • 2020 88 Films Limited Edition [Theatrical Version + Work In Progress Version] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 10th August 2020

    Promotional Material

    Dragon (Jackie Chan) and Bull (Mars) are childhood friends who spend most of their free time chasing after local girls in general and spying on one in particular who catches their eyes.

    A gang in the nearby dwelling is smuggling precious Chinese artifacts to westerners. Hoi (Chan Wai-man) is a reluctant party to the scheme and when he voiced his objection, the Big Boss sent his henchmen after him to keep him quiet. When the mischievous duo came across Hoi, who was hiding in their village, they take on the gang to protect the artifacts.

    Special Features
    • Limited Edition Gloss O-Card slipcase [First Print Run Only] New artwork from R.P. "Kung Fu Bob" O'Brien
    • Limited Edition Foldout Poster featuring artwork from "Kung Fu Bob" O'Brien
    • Limited Edition set of 4 x Postcards
    • NEW 2K RESTORATIONS
    • Two cuts of the film, both from the Original 35mm Negatives in 2:35:1 Aspect Ratio
    • 96 MINUTE HONG KONG THEATRICAL CUT - Jackie Chan's final approved edit of the film
    • 103 MINUTE WORK-IN- PROGRESS CUT - An earlier cut of the film, released in limited territories, featuring approximately 15 minutes of exclusive extended/alternate footage
    • Original Theatrical Cantonese Mono
    • 1982 English Export Dub [approx. 5 min presented in English-subtitled Cantonese for undubbed portions]
    • Alternate Home Release Cantonese Mono Mix
    • 2003 English 5.1 mix
    • Newly translated English subtitles & a simplified subtitle track [Applies to the "Jianzi" shuttlecock match only, this subtitle set simplifies the dialogue in that scene, allowing you to focus on the action.]
    • English Trailer
    • The Insider: Interview with Louis Sit
    • The Fall Guy: An Interview with Mars
    • The Master Returns: An interview with Whang In-Sik
    • Behind-The-Scenes Teaser
    • Hong Kong Trailer
    • Reversible sleeve with alternative Hong Kong poster artwork
    Patriot - A Nation at War

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    Patriot - A Nation at War (aka Eye for an Eye) is a USA action thriller by Stephen Lambert.
    Starring Alex Sturman, Clayton Haymes and David Chattam. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, bloody images:

    Promotional Material

    A disavowed CIA agent goes on the run when she is attacked by mercenaries who have learned she possesses a missing memory card containing information that could start World War III.
    Keep it Up Downstairs

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    Keep It Up Downstairs is a 1976 UK sex comedy by Robert Young.
    Starring Jack Wild, Mark Singleton and Sue Longhurst. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for X rated cinema release in 1976. A longer version was passed 18 on 1990 VHS. There is also a Continental Version with hardcore inserts.

    UK: Previously passed 18 uncut for:
    • 2020 Network (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 10th August 2020

    Promotional Material

    A classic Seventies "sex comedy", this bawdy British period romp lampoons classic television series Upstairs Downstairs and sees a host of stars shedding their Edwardian costumes to save the family silver including Diana Dors, sex superstar Mary Millington, Willie Rushton, Françoise Pascal, Aimi MacDonald and erstwhile Artful Dodger, Jack Wild! Keep It Up Downstairs is featured here as a brand-new High Definition transfer from original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.

    1904. Cockshute Towers, one of England's stateliest homes, is threatened with bankruptcy. Both masters and servants are enjoying dalliances of one kind or another amongst themselves and none have any desire to give up their rewarding way of life! Can they work together to keep the stately pile solvent?

    SPECIAL FEATURES:
    [] Fullscreen, as-filmed version
    [] Theatrical trailer
    [] Image gallery

    Awoken

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    Awoken is a 2019 Australia horror mystery thriller by Daniel J Phillips.
    Starring Erik Thomson, Sara West and Benson Jack Anthony. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: BBFC details not yet published for:
    • 2020 Vertical Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 10th August 2020

    Promotional Material

    A young medical student attempts to cure her brother from a terminal sleep illness called Fatal Familial Insomnia, where you are unable to sleep until you die. On her quest to help him, a more sinister reason for his condition is revealed.
    Flash Gordon

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    Flash Gordon is a 1980 UK action Sci-Fi adventure by Mike Hodges.
    Starring Sam J Jones, Melody Anderson and Max von Sydow. BBFC link IMDb

    Thanks to Rob. The film was originally passed 'A' uncut for cinema release and has been PG rated for several home video releases until now. The BBFC have now increased the rating to 12A for 2020 cinema release and will presumably be rated 12 for the 40th Anniversary  video releases.

    Note that the 40th Anniversary Edition disks are 15 rated because one of the disk extras is 15 rated.

    UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, language, sex references, discriminatory stereotypes
    • 2020 Studiocanal (RB) 40th Anniversary 4K Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 10th August 2020
    • 2020 Studiocanal (RB) 40th Anniversary Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 10th August 2020
    • 2020 Studiocanal 40th Anniversary R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 10th August 2020

    Promotional Material

    Get ready to kick some Flash, with an out-of-this world 4K restoration of the much loved, gloriously sparkly cult classic, FLASH GORDON directed by Mike Hodges.

    In celebration of Flash Gordon's 40th anniversary, this collection is the ultimate Flash release. Featuring an all-star cast, including Sam J Jones (Flash Gordon) Brian Blessed (Prince Vultan) Timothy Dalton (Prince Barin) Max Von Sydow (Ming The Merciless) and Melody Anderson (Dale) and accompanied by a brilliant soundtrack by the inimitable Queen, this is the ultimate version of the '80s cult classic.

    Extras:

    • New Lost in Space: Nic Roeg's Flash Gordon
    • Audio commentary with Mike Hodges
    • Audio commentary with Brian Blessed
    • Behind the scenes of Flash Gordon
    • Stills gallery
    • Storyboards gallery
    • Original theatrical trailer
    • Interview with Mike Hodges
    • Episode 24 of Flash Gordon (1979-1982): The Survival Game / Gremlin's Finest Hour
    • Sam Jones's acting start
    • Entertainment Earth on Flash Gordon merchandise
    • Bob Lindenmayer discussed deleted scenes and original endings
    • 35th Anniversary Greenroom
    • 35th Anniversary reunion featurette
    • Renato Casaro extended interview
    • Brian Blessed anecdotes
    • Melody's musings on the soundtrack
     

     

     

    Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Slave of the Cannibal God, Swallow


    Link Here 4th August 2020

    US flagReleased on 4th August 2020

    Swallow

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    Swallow is a 2019 France / USA horror thriller by Carlo Mirabella-Davis.
    Starring Haley Bennett, Austin Stowell and Denis O'Hare. 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 4th August 2020
    • 2020 Shout! Factory R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 4th August 2020
    • 2020 Shout! Factory Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    "Swallow is an uncompromising horror that evokes deeply rooted alienation and dysmorphia." -- Justine Smith, RogerEbert.com On the surface, Hunter Conrad (Haley Bennett,The Girl On The Train) appears to have it all. A newly pregnant housewife, Hunter seems content to spend her time tending to an immaculate home and doting on her Ken-doll husband, Richie (Austin Stowell, Whiplash). However, as the pressure to meet her controlling in-laws and husband's rigid expectations mounts, cracks begin to appear in her carefully created facade. Hunter develops a dangerous habit, and a dark secret from her past seeps out in the form of a disorder called pica -- a condition that has her compulsively swallowing inedible and oftentimes life-threatening objects. A provocative and squirm-inducing psychological thriller, Swallow follows one woman's unraveling as she struggles to reclaim independence in the face of an oppressive system by whatever means possible.
    Slave of the Cannibal God

    Link Here

    Slave of the Cannibal God is a 1978 Italian adventure by Sergio Martino
    With Ursula Andress and Stacey Keach. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    All UK releases have been cut for animal cruelty. The film was banned as a video nasty in 1983. There is an uncut extended version released in the US. This Extended Version was passed 18 for 2018 UK video but was still cut for animal cruelty.
    US: The Extended International Version was uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Code Red [Extended International Version + US Version] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    When her anthropologist husband disappears in New Guinea, Susan Stevenson (Ursula Andress, Dr. No, She, The Sensuous Nurse) convinces her husband's colleague Professor Edward Foster (Stacy Keach, The Traveling Executioner, The Squeeze, The Gravy Train) to lead her and her brother (Antonio Marsina, Keoma) into the dark heart of the deadly jungle. But while exploring the forbidden mountain of Ra-Rami with the help of their guide Manolo (Claudio Cassinelli, Hands of Steel, Murder Rock, Screamers), the expedition is attacked and captured by a tribe of primitive and cannibalistic natives. Even if they can escape the barbaric tortures of these flesh-eating savages, can Susan survive the depraved lust of their Cannibal God? Sergio Martino (Hands of Steel, Screamers, After The Fall Of New York) directed this notorious shocker! This special edition includes both the unrated and uncut version, Mountain of the Cannibal God and the R rated U.S. cut.

    Special Features:
    -Includes Both the Uncut International Version and Alternate U.S. Cut
    -Interview with Star Stacy Keach
    -Trailers
    -Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
    The Soul Collector

    Link Here

    The Soul Collector is a 2019 South Africa horror by Harold Holscher (as Harold Hölscher).
    Starring Tshamano Sebe, Inge Beckmann and Keita Luna. 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 4th August 2020
    • 2020 Shout! Factory Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    An old man, fated to collect souls for eternity, seeks atonement after trading his daughter's soul.

    Satan's Slaves

    Satan's Slaves is a 2017 Indonesia / South Korea horror mystery drama by Joko Anwar.
    Starring Tara Basro, Bront Palarae and Dimas Aditya. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Image Entertainment R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 4th August 2020
    • 2020 Image Entertainment R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 4th August 2020

    Promotional Material

    When a famous singer dies from a mysterious illness, her family feels her presence linger, and a horrifying saga begins. Rini and her siblings care for their sick mother in the countryside, but after the matriarch passes away, evil entities terrorize and even possess the family. To protect her little brothers, Rini traces back the roots of the evil and learns the horrifying truth. A SHUDDER ORIGINAL.
     

     

     

    Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Supergirl, Disappearance At Clifton Hill, Echoes of Fear


    Link Here 3rd August 2020

    UK flagReleased on 3rd August 2020

    Echoes of Fear

    Link Here

    Echoes of Fear is a 2018 USA horror by Brian Avenet-Bradley and Laurence Avenet-Bradley (co-director).
    Starring Trista Robinson, Hannah Race and Paul Chirico. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong threat, horror, violence, sexual violence:
    • 2020 Second Sight Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 3rd August 2020

    Promotional Material

    When her grandfather dies suddenly, Alisa inherits his house and moves in to fix it up. She soon begins to hear strange sounds in the night and senses a presence. Looking to find answers she starts investigating her grandfather's mysterious death but in doing so uncovers the horrific truth and the shocking events of the past.
    Disappearance At Clifton Hill

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    Disappearance At Clifton Hill is a 2019 Canada mystery thriller by Albert Shin.
    Starring Tuppence Middleton, Hannah Gross and Marie-Josée Croze. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, gory images:
    • 2020 Lightbulb Film Distribution R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 3rd August 2020

    Promotional Material

    Following the unexplained death of her mother, Abby (Tuppence Middleton), a troubled young woman with a checkered past, returns to her hometown of Niagara Falls, and the dilapidated motel her family used to run. She becomes obsessed with a worrying memory from her childhood -- the mysterious disappearance of a one-eyed boy, she was witness to.
    Rise

    Link Here

    Rise is a 2014 Australia crime drama by Mack Lindon.
    Starring Jessica Green, Martin Sacks and Tanya Schneider. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, references to sexual violence, self-harm:
    • 2020 Dazzler Media R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 3rd August 2020

    Promotional Material

    The true story of a young man falsely accused of rape and sentenced to six years in a maximum security prison. He must rely on survival skills and an unlikely bond with an infamous inmate to prove his innocence and regain his freedom.
    Solar Impact: The Destruction of London

    Link Here

    Solar Impact: The Destruction of London is a 2019 Sci-Fi film by James Mark.
    Starring Grace Dixon, Oliver Goodwill and Polly Kilpatrick. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 12 uncut for:
    • 2020 Dazzler Media R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 3rd August 2020

    Promotional Material

    Solar debris crashes down to Earth, causing widespread destruction and unleashing solar radiation around the world. As genetic mutations rapidly spread, a group of friends must fight to stay alive and escape the chaos.
    Supergirl

    Link Here

    Supergirl is a 1984 UK / USA action Sci-Fi romance by Jeannot Szwarc.
    Starring Helen Slater, Faye Dunaway and Peter O'Toole. BBFC link IMDb

    Exists in 4 variant versions. UK releases until 2006 were rated PG uncut by the BBFC but this was raised to 12 for 2020 Blu-ray. Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.

    This release is the International Version.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Supergirl

    UK: Passed 12 uncut for infrequent implied strong language:
    • 2020 Warner Bros R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 3rd August 2020

    Promotional Material

    Ilya and Alexander Salkind continue to bring the lore and legend behind the World's Greatest Super Hero to the big screen in this rare Director's Cut on a bonus DVD. follow-up to the beloved Christopher Reeve Superman films. Helen Slater (in her screen debut) stars as the sensational Supergirl! Though Superman grew up believing himself to be the Last Son of Krypton, part of his home planet survived: Argo City, home of his uncle, Zor-El (Simon Ward), and Zor-El's wife, Alura (Mia Farrow). Saved by the wizardry of Zaltar (Peter O'Toole) and the Omegahedron, their daughter Kara comes of age as a Kryptonian when a disaster whisks the Omegahedron to her cousin's adoptive planet, Earth. Dispatched to rescue it from the clutches of the evil sorceress Selena (Faye Dunaway), Kara must tackle a steep learning curve so that she can pass the test as both mild-mannered schoolgirl Linda Lee and Supergirl! This special edition of Supergirl presents the film's International Cut, remastered in High Definition for Blu-ray.®
     

     

     

    Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    The Tenant, Hannibal Brooks, Revenge of the Living Dead Girls


    Link Here 28th July 2020

    US flagReleased on 28th July  2020

    Thir13en Ghosts

    Link Here

    Thir13en Ghosts is a 2001 USA / Canada horror thriller by Steve Beck.
    Starring Tony Shalhoub, Shannon Elizabeth and Embeth Davidtz. 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 28th July 2020
    • 2020 Shout! Factory Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    "A nightmare come true for fans of seriously scary movies!" -- Joe Leydon, San Francisco Examiner What a house! It's all steel and glass and elegance -- and it all belongs to Arthur Kriticos and his family as an unexpected inheritance. You could say it's their dream home. Especially if the dreams are nightmares. Awesome ectoplasmic specters populate Thirteen Ghosts, an effects-rampant remake of the 1960 William Castle haunted-house film from producers Gilbert Adler, Joel Silver and Robert Zemeckis, who conjured up the equally terrorific House On Haunted Hill (1999). Tony Shalhoub leads a cast that includes Embeth Davidtz, Matthew Lillard, Shannon Elizabeth, Rah Digga and F. Murray Abraham. The house itself is a design marvel and a mysterious puzzle-cube whose eerie corridors, sliding walls, spinning floors and phantasmic fiends may allow no escape.

    Special Features and Technical Specs:

    • NEW Audio Commentary with director Steve Beck
    • NEW Haunted in Canada - an interview with actress Shannon Elizabeth
    • NEW The Voice of Reason -- an interview with actor Matthew Harrison
    • NEW Sophomore Spookshow - an interview with producer Gilbert Adler
    • NEW The Juggernaut Speaks- an interview with actor John DeSantis
    • NEW The Hammer Speaks- an interview with actor Herbert Duncanson
    • Thir13en Ghosts Revealed
    • Ghost Files: A Haunted Houseful of Poltergeist Profiles
    • Original Electronic Press Kit featuring interviews with the cast and crew and behind-the-scenes footage
    • Audio Commentary with director Steve Beck, production designer Sean Hargreaves and special makeup effects artist Howard Berger
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • TV Spots
    • Optional English subtitles for the main feature
    The Tenant

    Link Here

    The Tenant is a 1976 France mystery fantasy thriller by Roman Polanski.
    Starring Roman Polanski, Isabelle Adjani and Melvyn Douglas. BBFC link IMDb

    Uncut and BBFC X rated for 1976 cinema release. Cut for 18 rated VHS in 1986 and later uncut again for 2004 DVD still with an 18 rating. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

    The film was cut in 1986 because it features a cinema that is showing of Enter the Dragin complete with banned chain sticks.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: The Tenant

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2020 Shout! Factory RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 28th July 2020

    Promotional Material

    "***1/2! Reworking many of the themes from his previous works Repulsion and Rosemary's Baby ... The Tenant proves to be another first-class effort from genre director Polanski. A must-see" -- The Terror Trap An apartment with an unhappy past sets the stage for filmmaker Roman Polanski's riveting psychological suspense thriller, The Tenant. Polanski stars as Trelkovsky, a quiet, timid file clerk increasingly overshadowed with dread and fear after he moves into his new apartment. Adding to his paranoia are the building's other occupants, who do nothing to alleviate his growing obsession with the untimely, tragic fate of the apartment's previous tenant. Is Trelkovsky's dread truly justified -- or is it simply the result of his seemingly disintegrating mental state? A brilliant international cast -- Isabelle Adjani, Melvyn Douglas, Jo Van Fleet, Bernard Fresson and Shelley Winters -- and Polanski's own penchant for delivering unprecedented suspense (Repulsion, Rosemary's Baby, Chinatown) make The Tenant a haunting, riveting film classic!
    Stephen King's Graveyard Shift

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    Stephen King's Graveyard Shift is a 1990 USA / Japan horror by Ralph S Singleton.
    Starring David Andrews, Kelly Wolf and Stephen Macht. 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 28th July 2020
    • 2020 Shout! Factory Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    Workers clock in for their shift ... and clock out for good! From master storyteller Stephen King (Pet Sematary) comes his most terror-filled tale yet ... When an abandoned textile mill is reopened, several employees meet mysterious deaths. The link between the killings is the hour: all occurred between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. -- the Graveyard Shift. The sadistic mill foreman has chosen a group to clean up the mill's rat-infested basement. But what the workers find is a subterranean maze of tunnels leading to the cemetery -- and an unimaginable horror that comes alive in the dead of night ...
    Dead Dicks

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    Dead Dicks is a 2019 Canada horror by Chris Bavota and Lee Paula Springer.
    Starring Heston Horwin, Jillian Harris and Matt Keyes. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Artsploitation R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 28th July 2020

    Promotional Material

    This light-hearted, metaphysical sci-fi horror film is a bizarre celebration of death, resurrection and insanity. Think ""Harold and Maude"" meets ""Groundhog Day"" as directed by Alain Resnais (Last Year at Marienbad). Richie is a suicidal young man who, every time he kills himself, finds himself very much alive but with a dead body of him in his apartment. His sister comes to the rescue, but as the bodies pile up, the pair think that a vagina-like opening in Richie's bedroom might hold the answer.

    Special Features:
    *Directors' Commentary with Directors Chris Bavota & Lee Paula Springer
    *4 video diaries with directors Chris Bavota & Lee Paula Springer
    *Behind-the-Scenes featurette
    *FX featurette
    *Photo Gallery
    The Streets Run Red

    Link Here

    The Streets Run Red is a 2017 USA horror by Paul M McAlarney.
    Starring Lloyd Kaufman, Tony Moran and Suzi Lorraine. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Wild Eye Raw R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 28th July 2020

    Promotional Material

    The Streets Run Red is a nihilistic tale of uncertainty and nauseating realism in the life of a serial killer.
    Nazi Undead

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    Nazi Undead (aka Living Space) is a 2018 Australia horror drama by Steven Spiel.
    Starring Georgia Chara, Leigh Scully and Andy McPhee. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Jinga Films Ltd RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 28th July 2020
    • 2020 Jinga Films Ltd R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 28th July 2020
    • 2020 Jinga Films Ltd Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    Brad and Ashley are a young American couple travelling Europe after completing their college degrees. They drive through German countryside where they visit the famous Neuschwanstein Castle. Brad suddenly hears a large bang from the rear of the vehicle. He exits to find an unidentifiable woman stabbed in the back of the head with a dagger. Brad rushes back to the car attempting to start the vehicle but it mysteriously loses power. As they wait within the car, the radio turns on playing 1940's german opera. This triggers Ashley to experience flashes of the future. They leave the car and find an isolated house haunted by a deceased Nazi family. Brad and Ashley become trapped within the house, tormented by the deceased family who kill Brad, his body snapped and manipulated into a Nazi swastika. Now alone Ashley finds herself wandering the German landscape desperate for help. She sees a light in the distance and heads towards it, only to find she is mysteriously back at the same house face to face with the German SS Officer. Ashley communicates with the Officer's Wife who directs her to a room playing footage from the late 1940's. The footage reveals the true horrors of what happened within the house, showing the German SS Officer killing his wife and two children after finding evidence that they are not pure aryan race. Ashley is cornered by the German SS Officer who places his walking stick over her lips sucking the air from her body causing her to pass out. Ashley wakes to find her lips have been sewn shut. She gathers her strength and runs out of the house where spots a car in the distance. She runs to the rear of the vehicle and bangs to get the attention of the two occupants but is stabbed in the back of the skull. It is then revealed that the occupants of the vehicle are in fact Brad and Ashley.
    Revenge of the Living Dead Girls

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    Revenge of the Living Dead Girls is a 1987 France horror by Pierre B Reinhard (as Peter B Harsone).
    Starring Cornélia Wilms, Kathryn Charly and Anthea Wyler. IMDb

    Exists as a Horror Version and an Erotic Version. The latter was heavily cut by the BBFC for an 18 rated VHS in 1995. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Revenge of the Living Dead Girls

    US: The Erotic Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    REVENGE OF THE LIVING DEAD GIRLS - Uncut and remastered in HD!

    In 1987, Parisian pornographers Pierre B. Reinhard and Jean-Claude Roy deviated from their usual high-end skin fare to instead create un cassoulet d'atrocityés that remains the most extreme French gore film in history. When a trio of vixens is killed by corporate-tainted milk, their nubile corpses will rise from the grave for a Jean-Rollin-meets-RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD orgy of depravity that DVD Drive-In calls "A fetishistic ode to blood, breasts and brutality."

    Severin Films is très fier to present this long-unseen "grimy rhapsody of deviance" (Bleeding Skull), featuring graphic splatter by doomed FX master Benoît Lestang (THE WAX MAX, MARTYRS). Now remastered in HD and spurting with all-new Special Features.

    SPECS:

    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.66:1.
    Dolby Digital Mono.
    Region: All.

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

    Revisiting the Revenge - Interview with Special Effects Artist Benoit Lestang and Writer Jean-Claude Roy.
    The Revenge - Interview with Director Pierre B. Reinhard.
    Inside Studio Lestang - Interview with Special Effects Artist Benoît Lestang.
    Theatrical Trailer.
     
    The Other Lamb

    Link Here

    The Other Lamb is a 2019 Ireland / Belgium / USA horror drama by Malgorzata Szumowska.
    Starring Raffey Cassidy, Michiel Huisman and Mallory Adams. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 IFC Independent Film (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 28th July 2020
    • 2020 IFC Independent Film R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 28th July 2020

    Promotional Material

    For her entire life, the cult she was born into has been all that teenage Selah (Raffey Cassidy) has known. Along with a band of similarly cloistered young women she lives seemingly unstuck in time, cut off from modern society in a remote forest commune presided over by a man called Shepherd (Michiel Huisman), a controlling, messiah-like figure with a frightening dark side. But when her insular world is rocked by a series of nightmarish visions and disturbing revelations, Selah begins to question everything about her existence--including her allegiance to the increasingly dangerous Shepherd. Awash in images of primal, dreamlike dread, this provocative fable is a haunting vision of adolescent awakening and revolt.
    Hannibal Brooks

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    Hannibal Brooks is a 1969 UK / USA action war comedy by Michael Winner.
    Starring Oliver Reed, John Alderton and Michael J Pollard. BBFC link IMDb

    BBFC category cuts were required for a U rated cinema release in 1969. Uncut for 12 rated home video in 2017. Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US.

    US: Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:
    • 2020 KL Studio Classics RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 28th July 2020
    • 2020 KL Studio Classics R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 28th July 2020
    • 2020 KL Studio Classics Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    From Michael Winner, the acclaimed director of The System, The Jokers, Lawman, The Nightcomers, The Mechanic, Death Wish and The Sentinel, comes this charming WWII adventure-comedy. Stephen "Hannibal" Brooks (Oliver Reed, Burnt Offerings, The Hunting Party) is a British prisoner of war assigned to care for an elephant named Lucy in a Munich zoo. When the zoo is bombed by the Americans, Brooks is ordered to transport Lucy by train to a safer zoo in Innsbruck. But when the train is commandeered by German troops, Brooks must escort the feisty pachyderm across the Austrian border on foot. Two of the film's best features are the terrific color photography by Robert Paynter (Little Shop of Horrors) and original musical score by the great Francis Lai (Love Story). Co-starring Michael J. Pollard (Bonnie and Clyde) and Wolfgang Preiss (The Train), Hannibal Brooks was the fourth of six collaborations between star Reed and director Winner.

    Special Features:
    -Brand New 2K Master
    -Theatrical Trailer
    -Optional English Subtitles
     

     

     

    Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Split Second, Castle Rock Season 2


    Link Here 27th July 2020

    UK flagReleased on 27th July 2020

    Survive the Night

    Link Here

    Survive the Night is a 2020 USA action thriller by Matt Eskandari.
    Starring Bruce Willis, Chad Michael Murray and Lydia Hull. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, injury detail, language:
    • 2020 Signature Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 27th July 2020

    Summary Notes

    A disgraced doctor and his family are held hostage at their home by criminals on the run, when a robbery-gone-awry requires them to seek immediate medical attention.

    Play Misty for Me

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    Play Misty for Me is a 1971 USA thriller by Clint Eastwood.
    Starring Clint Eastwood, Jessica Walter and Donna Mills. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Previously passed 15 uncut for strong violence:
    • 2020 Final Cut Entertainment RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 27th July 2020
    • 2020 Final Cut Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 27th July 2020

    Promotional Material

    Dave Garland (Clint Eastwood) is a Californian DJ who runs a late night call-in show, and receives regular requests from a female caller for Erroll Garner's 'Misty'. Following a bust-up with his regular girlfriend, Tobie (Donna Mills), Dave has a one-night stand with Evelyn Draper (Jessica Walter) after meeting her at his regular night spot. It transpires that Evelyn is the mystery caller on Dave's show, but after their night together she becomes obsessed with him, refusing to accept his subsequent rapprochement with Tobie. Evelyn's rage at first takes a suicidal turn, then becomes murderous as she makes violent threats towards Dave and Tobie.

    Extras:

    PLAYING THE GAME: CLINT EASTWOOD AND HIS EARLY A-LIST SUCCESS
    AN INTERVIEW WITH NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLING AUTHOR MARC ELIOT, WRITER OF "AMERICAN REBEL: THE LIFE OF CLINT EASTWOOD"
    "SHE'S BEHIND YOU!" PLAY MISTY FOR ME IN CONTEXT - AN INTERVIEW WITH LEADING UK FILM CRITIC KIM NEWMAN
    MISTY MEMORIES: REVISITING A CLINT EASTWOOD CLASSIC - A DISCUSSION OF THE FILM WITH "DARK SIDE" MAGAZINE EDITOR ALLAN BRYCE

    Castle Rock: Season 2

    Link Here

    Castle Rock is a USA Sci-Fi horror TV series
    Starring Bill Skarsgård, André Holland and Melanie Lynskey. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: BBFC details ot yet published for:
    • 2020 Warner Bros R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 18th May 2020
    • 2020 Warner Bros R0 DVD at UK Amazon released on 18th May 2020

    Promotional Material

    A psychological-horror series set in the Stephen King multiverse, Castle Rock is an original story that combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King's best-loved works, weaving an epic saga of darkness and light, played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland. In Season 2, a feud between warring clans comes to a boil, just as budding psychopath Annie Wilkes, Stephen King's nurse from hell, gets waylaid in Castle Rock.
    Island Zero

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    Island Zero is a 2018 USA Sci-Fi horror mystery by Josh Gerritsen.
    Starring Laila Robins, Adam Wade McLaughlin and Teri Reeves. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong gore:
    • 2020 High Fliers Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 27th July 2020

    Promotional Material

    Inhabitants of a fishing island off the coast of Maine suddenly find themselves mysteriously cut off from the outside world with dead bodies washing up along the water's edge. All the phones have gone dead and every boat sent to the mainland fails to return. Now, the surviving residents must find out who, or what, is killing them and how, exactly, they are going to survive. From best-selling author Tess Gerritson, Sea No Evil is a terrifying story of survival against deadly odds.
    The Assent

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    The Assent is a 2019 Israel / USA / UK horror thriller by Pearry Reginald Teo.
    Starring Robert Kazinsky, Peter Jason and Florence Faivre. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong supernatural threat, horror, bloody images:
    • 2020 Dazzler Media R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 27th July 2020

    Promotional Material

    After spending three years in prison for the death of an 8-year-old during a failed exorcism, Father Lambert seeks redemption on a young widower, Joel Clarke, who believes his son has been marked by the Devil himself. Conjuring "deliverance" (unsanctioned exorcisms), Lambert convinces Joel that without his help, he will lose his son forever.
    Split Second

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    Split Second is a 1992 UK action crime horror by Tony Maylam.
    Starring Rutger Hauer, Kim Cattrall and Alastair Duncan. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

    Exists as the original version and an extended Japanese version.

    UK: Passed 18 uncut:
    • 2020 101 Films [Original Version + Japanese Version] Limited Edition (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 27th July 2020
    • 2020 101 Films Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Split Second

    Promotional Material

    101 Films presents Split Second (1992), a dark, dystopian thriller starring Rutger Hauer as a veteran detective on the trail of a serial killer in a rainswept future London. Co-starring Alastair Duncan and Kim Cattrall and supported by a host of legendary British character actors, this newly restored presentation of the film is complemented with extensive new interviews with the filmmakers. Title 015 on the 101 Films Black Label, this limited edition version comes with slipcase and booklet.

    The year is 2008, and heavy rainfall has flooded large areas of London. Rookie police officer Dick Durkin (Alastair Duncan) is assigned to partner maverick Harley Stone (Rutger Hauer), a burnt-out and highly cynical homicide detective who was unable to prevent the murder of his partner by a serial killer three years earlier. Following a spate of murders, it appears that the killer has returned, and Stone and Durkin are assigned to the case. After investigating the scenes of several slayings, they appear no closer to identifying the killer, but a mysterious connection to Stone keeps the trail warm. As each gruesome murder draws the detectives closer to the killer, the killer gets closer to them, until they must finally confront the true evil that lurks below the streets of London.

    Brand New Extras

    High Definition (1080p) presentation of the main feature in its original 1.85:1 aspect ratio, newly scanned, restored and colour graded in 4K from the 35MM internegative Audio Commentary by action film historian Mike Leeder and filmmaker Arne Venema Great Big Bloody Guns! Producer Laura Gregory & Actor Alastair (Neil) Duncan on Split Second (HD, 27:25) Call Me Mr. Snips! An Interview with Composer Stephen W. Parsons (HD, 22:21) Stay in Line! An Interview with Line Producer Laurie Borg (HD, 23:02) More Blood! An Interview with Creature Effects Designer Cliff Wallace (HD, 32:03) Shoot Everything! An Interview with Cinematographer Clive Tickner (HD, 18:57) Limited edition booklet: Includes Monster Mash: Making Split Second by Scott Harrison, and Behind Blue Eyes: Rutger Hauer, Unlikely Action Star by Phillip Escott Specially commissioned artwork

    Additional Extras

    Original 1992 Split Second Making of featurette featuring interviews with stars Rutger Hauer, Kim Cattrall, Alastair (Neil) Duncan, Michael J. Pollard, Writer Gary Scott Thompson and more! (SD, 6:12) Original 1992 behind the scenes feature featuring effects creator Stephen Norrington, cast and crew (SD, 3:31) Split Second Japanese Cut, full frame with burnt-in Japanese subtitles (SD, 95:00) Deleted Scenes from the Japanese Cut (English, burnt-in Japanese subtitles) (SD, 4:30) 7 Promotional TV Clips (SD) U.S. VHS Home Video Promo (SD, 2:55) Theatrical Trailer (SD, 2:12)

    Gangs of London -

    Link Here

    Gangs of London is a 2020 UK action crime TV series by
    Starring Ray Panthaki, Joe Cole and Lucian Msamati. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for very strong language and strong violence:
    • 2020 Dazzler Media (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 27th July 2020
    • 2020 Dazzler Media R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 27th July 2020

    Promotional Material

    Gangs of London takes audiences on an immersive journey into the hidden heart of the capital. Created by visionary award-winning filmmaker of The Raid film franchise, the series stars a multi-talented ensemble cast including Sope Dirisu, Joe Cole, Colm Meaney, Lucian Msamati and Michelle Farley.

    Set in the heart of one of the world's most dynamic and multicultural cities, Gangs of London tells the story of a city being torn apart by the turbulent power struggles of the international gangs that control it and the sudden power vacuum that's created when the head of London's most powerful crime family is assassinated. For 20 years, Finn Wallace (Colm Meaney. Star Trek: TNG, Hell on Wheels ) was the most powerful criminal in London. Billions of pounds flowed through his organisation each year. But now he's dead and nobody knows who ordered the hit.

    With rivals everywhere, it's up to the impulsive Sean Wallace (Joe Cole, Peaky Blinders), with the help of the Dumani family headed by Ed Dumani (Lucian Msamati, Game of Thrones) to take his father's place. If the situation wasn't already dangerous enough, Sean's assumption of power causes ripples in the world of international crime. Perhaps the one man who might be able to help him and be his ally is Elliot Finch (Sope Dirsu, The Halcyon), who up until now, has been one of life's losers, a lowlife chancer with a mysterious interest in the Wallace family. But as the wind of fate blows, Elliot finds himself transported to the inner workings of the largest criminal organisation in London.

    Directed by Gareth Evans, Corin Hardy & Xavier Gens.

     

     

     

    Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Spartacus, DeadTectives


    Link Here 21st July 2020

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    DeadTectives

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    DeadTectives is a 2018 USA comedy horror by Tony West.
    Starring Chris Geere, Tina Ivlev and David Newman. 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 21st July 2020
    • 2020 Image Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    A team of reality TV ghost hunters experience true paranormal activity for the first time while filming a make-or-break episode in the most haunted mansion in Mexico. Facing cancellation on the one hand and supernatural entities on the other, the team must figure out a way to bust the ghosts, deliver the episode of a lifetime, and escape with their lives intact.
    The Room

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    The Room is a 2019 France / Luxembourg / Belgium Sci-Fi horror mystery by Christian Volckman.
    Starring Olga Kurylenko, Kevin Janssens and Joshua Wilson. 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 21st July 2020
    • 2020 Image Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    In search of a more authentic life, Kate and Matt leave the city for an old house in the middle of nowhere Maryland. There, they discover a hidden room that has the extraordinary power to grant any wish. Their new life becomes a true fairytale, but beneath the bliss, something darker lurks: some wishes can have dire consequences.
     
    Spartacus

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    Spartacus is a 1960 USA war historical biography by Stanley Kubrick.
    Starring Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier and Jean Simmons. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for an 'A' rated cinema release in 1960. Uncut and PG rated for 1989 VHS. A restored and extended version was released in 1991. Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:
    • 2020 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment RA 4K Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 21st July 2020
    • 2020 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

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    Spartacus, the genre-defining epic from director Stanley Kubrick, is the legendary tale of a bold gladiator (Kirk Douglas) who led a triumphant Roman slave revolt. Restored from large format 35MM original film elements, this action-packed spectacle won four Academy Awards including Best Cinematography and Best Art Direction. Featuring a cast of screen legends such as Laurence Olivier, Charles Laughton, Peter Ustinov, Jean Simmons, John Gavin and Tony Curtis, this uncut and fully restored masterpiece is an inspirational true account of man's eternal struggle for freedom.
    The Trees Have Eyes

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    The Trees Have Eyes (aka Dead Bounty) is a USA horror by Jordan Pacheco.
    Starring Tony Moran, Timothy Patrick Quill and David Michael Carpenter. IMDb

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

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    While on the search of a fleeing felon, a group of bounty hunters head into a vast New England forest in hopes to capture this dangerous man. While on the trail of their quarry, the group encounters more than just a murderer on the run when they are confronted with a seemingly endless horde of the undead. With no shelter, no help and no end to the carnage, survival seems hopeless.
    Re:Born

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    Re: Born is a 2016 Japan action crime drama by Yûji Shimomura.
    Starring Tak Sakaguchi, Yura Kondo and Takumi Saitoh. IMDb

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

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    Toshiro, a former special forces operative, now lives a quiet life in the Japanese countryside. Despite his seemingly peaceful existence, Toshiro struggles to contain the destructive impulses that once made him the top soldier in an elite unit of killers. But when his former commanding officer, the enigmatic Phantom, comes out of the shadows seeking revenge, Toshiro goes on a kill crazy rampage against a squad of ruthless assassins.
    The Flesh and the Fiends

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    The Flesh and the Fiends is a 1960 UK horror by John Gilling.
    With Peter Cushing, June Laverick and Donald Pleasence. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    The UK Version is cut both by the distributors and the BBFC. The film was released in the US in a shorter version titled The Fiendish Ghouls. The uncut Continental Version is available in the US on Image DVD.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: The Flesh and the Fiends

    US:  The UK version is cut and  MPAA Unrated:
    US:  The US version is shortened and  MPAA Unrated:
    • 2020 KL Studio Classics [UK Version + US Version] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 7th July 2020

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    More Fearsome Than Frankenstein... More Demonic Than Dracula! Edinburgh, 1827. Irish immigrants Burke (George Rose, A New Leaf) and Hare (Donald Pleasence, Halloween) hit upon the idea of selling the bodies of the recently deceased to eminent surgeon Dr. Robert Knox (Peter Cushing, The Skull). Dr. Knox, knowing that experimental vivisection is the only way for medicine to make progress, forms an uneasy alliance with the self-styled body snatchers. When Burke and Hares' supply of available corpses begins to run out, they decide to speed the process along by murdering the poor and the homeless. Men and women, old and young, everyone becomes a target for the deadly duo, but even as the body count rises, Knox turns a blind eye to their methods in order to further his research. But after one of his own medical students is murdered, Knox finds it difficult to remain impassive. With the public out for the killers' blood and the Medical Council out to disgrace him, Dr. Knox must use all of his skill and intelligence to preserve the dignity of his profession and to justify his controversial actions in the face of near-universal condemnation. Co-written and directed by John Gilling (The Reptile) and co-starring Billie Whitelaw (The Omen), The Flesh and the Fiends is presented in this special edition in its original U.K. version and its 74-minute U.S. cut, The Fiendish Ghouls a.k.a. Mania.

    Special Features:

    -Brand New 2K Master
    -NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas
    -Includes alternate cut THE FIENDISH GHOULS aka MANIA
    -Trailers
    -Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
    -Optional English Subtitles
     

     

     

    Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

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    Link Here20th July 2020

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    Bloodstone

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    Bloodstone is a 1988 USA / India action comedy adventure by Dwight H Little.
    Starring Brett Stimely, Rajinikanth and Anna Nicholas. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong threat, brief nudity:
    • 2020 Arrow Video (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 20th July 2020

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    A man of action who can fight with the best of them and a cab driver who would give the Transporter a run for his money, pair up to save a young girl from the clutches of an evil criminal magnate in the exciting adventure thrill-ride Bloodstone!

    The Bloodstone, a priceless stolen ruby, accidentally ends up in the possession of American newlyweds Sandy (Brett Stimely, Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death) and Stephanie (Anna Nicholas, Remington Steele). Now, their honeymoon in India is interrupted as they become the target of international fence Van Hoeven (Christopher Neame, The Prestige) and his evil henchmen. When Van Hoeven kidnaps Stephanie and ransoms her for the jewel, Sandy joins forces with cabby and dormant stunt-driver Shyam Sabu (Rajinikanth, 2.0) to rescue his young bride.

    Co-written and produced by genre film luminary Nico Mastorakis (Island of Death, The Wind) and featuring a stellar performance by legendary Tamil megastar Rajinikanth in his first English-language role, Bloodstone is an action-packed romp full of thrills, kick-ass one liners and venomous cobras!

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original 2.0 Stereo PCM Uncompressed audio and 5.1 Surround audio options
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Optional Greek subtitles
  • Brand new audio commentary by Bryan Reesman
  • Keeping it to Myself brand new interview with producer and co-writer Nico Mastorakis
  • Brand new video essay on Bloodstone s star Rajinikanth by Indian cinema expert Josh Hurtado
  • Trailers
  • Image gallery
  • Original screenplay [BD-ROM content]
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Mark Cunliffe
  • The Fanatic

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    The Fanatic is a 2019 USA thriller by Fred Durst.
    Starring John Travolta, Devon Sawa and Ana Golja. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence:
    • 2020 Dazzler Media R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 20th July 2020

    Promotional Material

    Academy Award nominee John Travolta plays Moose, a rabid movie fan who is obsessed with his favourite celebrity action hero, Hunter Dunbar.

    When he is cheated out of his opportunity to finally meet Hunter, Moose gets help from his friend Leah, a well-connected paparazzi photographer, who knows how to find celebrity homes.

    Moose turns to stalking to get the fan-to-star interaction he feels he deserves, and while harmless at first, Moose's actions escalate out of control, with devastating consequences for both.

    Alien Outbreak

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    Alien Outbreak is a 2020 UK Sci-Fi film by Neil Rowe.
    Starring Katherine Drake, Ritchie Crane and Philip Alexander Baker. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong gore, violence, suicide references:
    • 2020 Dazzler Media R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 20th July 2020

    Promotional Material

    Set in a small rural community which is quarantined by an alien presence, Alien Outbreakfollows local police officers Zoe and Patrick as they battle through the night to take control after being cut off from the outside world. Residents begin to behave strangely and mass panic spreads throughout. With the help of others, Zoe and Patrick begin unraveling the mystery and soon discover it is not all as it seems.
     
    Don't Let Them In

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    Don't Let Them In is a 2020 UK horror by Mike Dunkin.
    Starring Scott Britton, Louis Dunkin and Amanda Hunt. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: BBFC details not yet published for:
    • 2020 4Digital Media R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 20th July 2020

    Promotional Material

    Following the All Hallows' Eve brutal murder of a pretty young girl fifteen years ago, a reformed David Pierce is finally released from the asylum and returns to his family home: The Twelve Bells Inn, a long-abandoned hotel. When social workers pay a routine visit, things are clearly not what they seem. Sinister masked intruders spark a savage confrontation, which leads to an all-out assault, in this distinctive and highly-innovative home invasion horror. Torn between their own safety and a duty to their client, our courageous heroes must outwit and fight relentlessly to survive Devil's Night.
     




     


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