Archive for the ‘New Releases’ Category

Read more latest.htm at MelonFarmers.co.uk

Demoniac DVD Demoniac/Exorcism is a 1981 Spanish/French horror by Jess Franco.
With Lina Romay, Catherine Lafferière and Jesus Franco.
YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sexualised violence, sex, nudity, with all previous BBFC cuts waived for:

  • 2017 Screenbound/Black House Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 6th November 2017

UK Censorship History

Banned by the BBFC from 1985 until 2003 when it was passed 18 after 2:25s of cuts. The BBFC cuts were waived for 2017 DVD. There are multiple versions with different mixes of sex and violence including a hardcore version.

See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Demoniac

Promotional Material

A former Catholic priest, who was tossed from the priesthood for his way-too-liberal beliefs, now writes S&M articles for a French magazine. Having been a witness to Black Masses complete with phony sacrifices, he deems himself judge and sets out to kill those people he feels are destined to spend eternity in Hell. ENGLISH DUBBED (also French w/ English Subtitles)

Advertisements
Read more nasties_news.htm at MelonFarmers.co.uk

The Slayer Blu-ray The Slayer is a 1982 USA horror by JS Cardone.
Starring Sarah Kendall, Frederick Flynn and Carol Kottenbrook. IMDb UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

  • 2017 Arrow Video (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 21st August 2017

UK Censorship History

Banned as a video nasty in 1983. Unbanned and passed 18 after 14s of BBFC cuts in 1992. Cuts waived in 2001. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Promotional Material

IS IT A NIGHTMARE? OR IS IT… THE SLAYER?

One of the most sought-after titles for slasher fans everywhere, The Slayer finally rises from the ashes of obscurity in a brand new 4K transfer courtesy of Arrow Video.

Two young couples set off to a secluded island for what promises to be a restful retreat. But the peace is short-lived: as a storm batters the island, troubled artist Kay begins to sense that a malevolent presence is here with them, stalking them at every turn. Is she losing her mind, or are her childhood nightmares of a demonic assailant coming to terrifying life?

Previously only available on home video in truncated or full screen versions, The Slayer whose nightmares-seeping-into-reality theme predates a certain Wes Craven classic by several years comes lovingly restored from the original negative in a stunning transfer that will be a revelation to fans both old and new.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new restoration from a 4K scan of the original negative
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
  • Original Uncompressed Mono Audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Brand new interviews with cast and crew
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Justin Osbourn
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Lee Gambin
Read more inau.htm at MelonFarmers.co.uk

playgroundPlac zabaw is a 2016 Poland thriller by Bartosz M Kowalski.
Starring Michalina Swistun, Nicolas Przygoda and Przemyslaw Balinski. IMDb

Final day of school in a small Polish town. It’s the very last chance for a 12 year old Gabrysia to tell her classmate that she had fallen in love with him. She sets up a secret meeting and blackmails the boy to show up. But what was supposed to be an intimate talk spins out of control and leads to an unexpected ending.

A film has been okayed for screening at the Sydney Film Festival that depicts the murder of a toddler by 2 boys along the lines of the 1993 James Bulger murder in Liverpool.

The scene in a Polish movie called Playground has been approved for a festival showing by the Australian Classification Board. Festival director Stefan Popescu said the Board had granted an exemption to the festival to screen unclassified films – including several depicting graphic sex and violence – without asking to view any of them.

Popescu noted that Playground has no extreme close-up gore, blood spurts or manic chainsaw scenes but noted that the murder scene prompted viewers to walk out of a screening of the movie at a Spanish film festival last year.

Poster Kuso 2017 Flying Lotus Kuso is a 2017 USA horror drama by Flying Lotus.
Starring Hannibal Buress, George Clinton and David Firth. IMDb

Events unfold after a devastating earthquake in Los Angeles.

The Sydney Underground Film Festival will also screen Kuso , a film depicting an abortion, bodily functions, and graphic scenes of mutilation and sexual violence. Popescu noted:

It’s got near every possible offensive thing in the film, so I guess there is a real chance that the censors would get up in arms about it.

Think of every potential trigger-warning and this film has it covered.

Described as the grossest movie ever made, Kuso prompted viewers to walk out when it was screened at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.

A cockroach emerging from a body orifice, actors fornicating with puppets and animated characters, and scenes awash with bodily fluids – presented with deadpan humour – are among the tamer episodes in Kuso .

Read more us_mpaa.htm at MelonFarmers.co.uk

Poster Blood Feast 2016 Marcel Walz Blood Feast is a 2016 Germany / USA horror by Marcel Walz.
Starring Robert Rusler, Caroline Williams and Sophie Monk. IMDb

Fuad Ramses and his family have moved from the United States to France, where they run an American diner. Since business is not going too well, Fuad also works night shifts in a museum of ancient Egyptian culture. During these long, lonely nights he is repeatedly drawn to a statue representing the seductive ancient goddess ISHTAR. He becomes more and more allured by the goddess as she speaks to him in visions.

The Blood Feast remake is struggling to get an R rating from the MPAA. The producers have now submitted the film 3 times presumably with ever increasing cuts but the MPAA is still refusing an R rating.

Director Marcel Walz told DreadCentral:

Big, big mess at the MPAA… for the third time Blood Feast didn’t pass the MPAA screening. It’s horrible. I think the horror fans need to know what’s going on. We need an MPAA rating to make Blood Feast available to all main markets in North America. A friend made a petition , and any support will be appreciated.

Update: MPAA R rated

8th September 2017 See  article from bloody-disgusting.com

Presumably on the 4th submission, Blood Feast is now officially Rated R for strong sadistic violence and gore, language including sexual references, nudity and some drug content.

Read more latest.htm at MelonFarmers.co.uk

Suffer, Little Children DVD Suffer, Little Children is a 1983 UK horror by Alan Briggs.
Starring Colin Chamberlain, Ginny Rose and Jon Hollanz. IMDb UK: BBFC details not yet published for:

  • 2017 Severin Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 30th October 2017

UK Censorship History

This amateur video production, (not particularly well regarded), is said to be a reconstruction of events involving child demonic possession which took place at 45 Kingston Road, New Malden, Surrey, England in August 1984. None of these events were reported to the press though.

The dates seem a little hazy though as IMDb has the film down as a 1983 release, whilst the events portrayed were said to have happened in August 1984. Note that the Video Recordings Act requiring submissions of videos to the BBC didn’t commence until September 1984.

It was reported that the video was submitted to the BBFC who required about 2 minutes of cuts. However the distributors suffered a police raid on the day after the submission who seized the film. The police seemed to think that the uncut version was illegal and would not give the distributors the opportunity to implement the cuts that would make it legal. Then the DPP chipped in to the injustice by delaying the return of the film for 3 months, even though they later had to admit that there was no hint of child sex or extreme violence. The film was caught up in press frenzy at this time, with the inevitable calls for a ban and worse.

However there was a video release in January 1985, and again it is not clear how this fits in with BBFC cuts and the distributors suffering the police raid. It was early days of the Video Recordings Act at the time of this release. The implementation was still being phased in and it is not clear whether an official BBFC certificate was required for this release in January 1985. Nevertheless there is no video certificate recorded in the BBFC database and the running time stacks up with uncut releases, so presumably this release was uncut.

Promotional Material

The British tabloid press called for it to be banned among the furor of the Video Nasty witch hunts. The Censors refused it a rating in its uncut form. Many of the children involved in its production were never seen nor heard from again. Now SUFFER, LITTLE CHILDREN can finally be seen FULLY UNCUT AND UNCENSORED! The full story behind this mysterious occult feature may never be known. The super rare and intensely troubled original UK video release was cut by several minutes and the box copy simply read: Suffer, Little Children a tale of a child s demonic supernatural powers and the brutal…. terrifying results. Suffer, Little Children is a reconstruction of the events, which took place at 45 Kingston Road, New Malden, Surrey, England in August 1984. None of these events were reported in the press and now the house is scheduled for demolition in the immediate future. HOW IN GOD S NAME DID THE POWER OF THE DEVIL FALL INTO THE HANDS OF A CHILD?Special Features: –

School of Shock An Interview with Director Alan Briggs – Seducing The Gullible An Interview With Legend of UK Nasty Era Fanzine Critique John Martin – Trailer

Read more latest.htm at MelonFarmers.co.uk

The Demons Blu-ray The Demons is a 1973 France / Portugal horror by Jesús Franco (as Clifford Brown).
Starring Anne Libert, Carmen Yazalde and Doris Thomas. BBFC link IMDb UK: The Original Version was passed 18 uncut for strong sex, nudity, violence for:

  • 2017 Nucleus Films (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 23rd October 2017

UK Censorship History

Banned by the BBFC for 1972 but the GLC awarded a local X rating for screenings in London. The video was seized by the police during the video nasties moral panic in the early 80s. The Director’s Cut was passed 18 uncut by the BBFC for 2008 DVD. The Original Version was passed 18 uncut for 2017 Blu-ray.

Summary Notes

A group of nun’s become possessed by demons and are then tortured in a dungeon of horrors during the inquisition.

Read more nasties_news.htm at MelonFarmers.co.uk

The Mountain Of The Cannibal God Blu-ray Mountain of the Cannibal God is a 1978 Italian adventure by Sergio Martino
With Ursula Andress and Stacey Keach. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb UK: Previously passed 18 after 2:06s of BBFC cuts for:

  • 2017 Shameless RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 25th September 2017
  • 2017 Shameless R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 25th September 2017

The BBFC commented in 2008:

  • Cuts required to sight of animal cruelty, including animals being goaded to fight each other

UK Censorship History

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.

Promotional Material

When her anthropologist husband fails to return from an expedition into the Manilla jungle, Susan Stevenson (Ursula Andress) organises a search party to go looking for him. Accompanied by her brother Arthur (Antonio Marsina) and her husband’s friend Dr Edward Foster (Stacey Keach), Susan heads towards Mount Rarami, the last confirmed location her husband visited. There they learn about the terrible curses which have rendered the mountain taboo and begin to suspect that it might have something to do with the anthropologist’s disappearance.