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Nightmares Damaged Brain Baird Stafford Nightmares in a Damaged Brain is a 1981 USA/Italy horror by Romano Scavolini.
Starring Baird Stafford, Sharon Smith and CJ Cooke. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb UK: 88 Films say that the film will be released uncut for:

  • 2015 88 Films R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 30th November 2015
  • 2015 88 Films R0 DVD at UK Amazon released on 30th November 2015

Censorship History

Cut by the BBFC for X rated 1982 cinema release. Famously banned as a video nasty with the distributor being jailed. A cut US R rated version was released in the UK for an 18 rated 2002 DVD. In the US the Unrated version is uncut.See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Nightmares in a Damaged Brain

The promotional material for this release has been updated to note that the forthcoming release will be the uncut 99 minute version. But saying that, this version has not yet appeared in the BBFC database.

The Code Red DVD and BD on which this release is based is uncut for gore but has been truncated the scene where a young boy finds a dead girls body in an abandoned house and is subsequently grabbed from behind by the killer. Instead it cuts just as you see the shadow moving behind then you hear him scream off camera.

Thanks to Braintree. Some of those missing seconds have been restored by 88 Films, but not quite all of them.

This scene is on the old Dutch VHS, but that version misses some dialogue out from elsewhere. So, a truly complete version of the uncut print is difficult to find.

Promotional Material

Few slasher classics have proven to be more controversial than Romano Scavolini’s sicko slice ’em up epic NIGHTMARES IN A DAMAGED BRAIN!

Finally unleashed in the UK, uncut and uncensored, for the first time since VHS (back when the distributor of this bloodthirsty HALLOWEEN cash-in was imprisoned for 18 months just for daring to unleash it!), NIGHTMARES IN A DAMAGED BRAIN depicts the slow mental burn down of an escaped psychopath as he hacks his way through New York’s 42nd Street, horny teenagers and random suburban housewives! But there is more to his rampage than meets the eye, as a shocking final twist reveals!

Featuring enough Freudian-fermentation to appease genre academics, and packing in more plasma splashed set pieces than any of its rivals, NIGHTMARES IN A DAMAGED BRAIN is advised only for the strongest of stomachs! One thing is for sure though – this is the Slasher Classic you have all been craving for, remastered and restored from the original in-camera elements!

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Terror in Times Square – A Guide to Nightmare’s Grindhouse Kingdom
  • Audio Commentary with The Hysteria Continues
  • Audio Commentary by Bill Paul
  • Interview with Tom Ward, CEO of 21st Century Films
  • Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • More TBC

TECHNICAL SPECS

  • Region Code: Free
  • Picture Format: HD 1.78:1
  • Audio Format: LPCM Mono
  • Language: English
  • Certification: 18
  • Running Time: 99 Mins Approx
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Experiment Camp Blu ray Mircha Carven SS Experiment Camp is a 1976 Italy war horror by Sergio Garrone.
Starring Mircha Carven, Paola Corazzi and Giorgio Cerioni. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

  • 2015 88 Films RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 19th October 2015

UK Censorship History

Banned as a video nasty in 1983. Released uncut on 18 rated 2006 DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: SS Experiment Camp

Promotional Material

SS EXPERIMENT CAMP has arrived back to UK shelves uncut, uncensored and ready to scandalise a new generation of gore-hungry viewers! With this said, the flick that kicked off the entire ‘video nasty’ scandal is not afraid to show both the horrors of fascism and the struggles of heroism in the shadow of World War 2’s vilest violence. Add to this mix a subtle tongue-in-cheek splat-stick mentality (after all the best way to get your own back at Nazis is to laugh at them!), and the sort of palpable

Postwar Italian guilt that highlighted the entire Rome-based boom in Third Reich exploitation romps, and you have a curious schlock-totem.

SS EXPERIMENT CAMP may have upset the censors back in 1976, but today it stands tall as a must-see example of bad taste VHS-era bloodshed… suitable for steel-stomachs and scholars of the rental shop era!

Extras:

  • BRAND NEW HD Master
  • Uncompressed LPCM English Soundtrack
  • Uncompressed LPCM Italian Soundtrack with English Subtitles
  • Reversible Sleeve with alternative art
  • Includes a Collectible 300gsm Original Poster Post Card
  • Booklet Notes by Calum Waddell
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Night Train Murders Blu ray Flavio Night Train Murders is a 1975 Italian horror by Aldo Lado.
With Flavio Bucci, Macha Méril and Gianfranco De Grassi.
YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb UK: Previously passed 18 uncut for strong scenes of sexual violence for:

  • 2015 88 Films RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 12th April 2015

Reviews

  • See review from zombiehamster.com : ” Night Train Murders stands in its own right as a valuable piece of Italian exploitation cinema; ”

UK Censorship History

Banned by theBBFC for 1976 cinema release. Banned as a video nasty in 1983. Unbanned for 2008 DVD. Uncut and R rated in the US.See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Night Train Murders

Promotional Material

Italian horror in which two high school friends are subjected to terror on a night train from Munich to Verona. As they board a packed train for their Christmas holidays, Margaret (Irene Miracle) and Lisa (Laura D’Angelo) are abruptly joined by two fleeing criminals (Flavio Bucci and Gianfranco De Grassi) and are forced to help them hide, despite being disturbed by their odd behaviour. But when they have to change trains in Austria, the two friends are shocked to again be joined by the criminals and their new accomplice (Macha Méril ), who proceed to enact a night of unimaginable horror on their young victims.

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Dont Woods Blu ray DVD Combo Don’t Go In The Woods is a 1981 USA horror by James Bryan.
Starring Jack McClelland, Mary Gail Artz and James P Hayden. IMDb US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2015 Vinegar Syndrome (RA) Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 10th March 2015

There is also a UK release.

Video Nasty

Banned as a video nasty in 1983.Passed 15 uncut since 2007 DVD

Promotional Material

In director James Bryan’s 1981 cult classic, a group of obnoxious campers venture into the wilderness for what they assume will be a fun filled weekend. Unknown to them, a bloodthirsty maniac is hiding in the woods, watching their every move, and violently killing them, one by one, every chance he gets… Filled with low-fi gore effects and black humor, DON’T GO IN THE WOODS remains one of the quintessential regional slasher films of the early 80s, and is coming to Blu-ray for the very first time, newly restored in 2K from the 35mm Interpositive and loaded with extras.

Special Features:

  • Director’s Commentary
  • Group Commentary With Director, Star Mary Gail Arts And Others
  • Commentary With The Hysteria Continues!
  • Cast And Crew Interviews
  • Autograph Signing Party Footage
  • Pressbooks And Artwork Gallery
  • Production Still Images
  • TV Promo
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • And More!
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Dont Go Woods Alone Blu ray Don’t Go in the Woods is a 1981 USA horror by James Bryan.
Starring Jack McClelland, Mary Gail Artz and James P Hayden. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb UK: Previously passed 15 uncut for:

  • 2015 88 Films RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 23rd March 2015

There is alsoa US releaseUS: Uncut and MPAA rated for:

  • 2015 Vinegar Syndrome (RA) Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 10th March 2015

Video Nasty

Banned as a video nasty in 1983.

Passed 15 uncut since 2007 DVD

Promotional Material

Four young campers, Craig, Peter, Ingrid and Joanie, back-pack through the mountains for a relaxing weekend in the wilderness.

They enter a forest which becomes denser and darker as they progress. Peter(Nick Mc Clelland) and Ingrid (Mary Galeartz) fear that they are lost. The brush moves and something is there. Suddenly a large form rushes forward. A wide machete gleaming in the light falls fast. Craig (James P. Hayden) slips dead to the ground.

Peter and the others flee screaming into the forest. The rest of the day and terrifying night is spent running and hiding from the maniac murderer (Tom Drury) who is constantly in pursuit.

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Nazi Basterds Bombshells Michelle McGee Nazi Basterds & Bombshells consists of:

  • Nazithon: Decadence and Destruction (Documentary)
  • Deported Women of the SS Special Section (banned by the BBFC)
  • SS Hell Camp (aka The Beast in Heat, a video nasty)
  • Fraulein Devil
  • Frauleins in Uniform (cut by the BBFC)

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2014 Full Moon Nazi Basterds and Bombshells R0 DVD at US Amazon

Censorship History

Deported Women is a 1976 Italian women in prison film by Rino Di Silvestro.
With John Steiner, Lina Polito and Stefania D’Amario.
YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for 1977 cinema release. Released uncut on pre-cert VHS. Available in the US

SS Hell Camp (aka The Beast in Heat) is a 1977 Italian Naziploitation by Luigi Batzella
With Macha Magall, Gino Turini and Edilio Kim.
YouTube icon IMDb

Banned as a video nasty in 1983. Not released in the UK since. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

Frauleins in Uniform is a 1973 Switzerland war thriller by Erwin C Dietrich.
Starring Elisabeth Felchner, Karin Heske and Renate Kasché. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 1974 cinema release. Various short versions exist.

Promotional Material

The Nazi BASTARDS AND BOMBSHELLS DVD set collects five of the most shocking and the most sizzling movies that the Nazi Exploitation genre has to offer! Packed to the brim with wild women, devious doctors, and furious fuhrers, Nazi Basterds and Bombshells will settle for nothing less than your unconditional surrender!

Featuring the Nazisploitation classics SS Hellcamp, Deported Women of the SS Special Section, Frauleins in Uniform, and Fraulein Devil, plus the modern retrospective Nazithon: Decadence and Destruction, this collection offers a history lesson like no other.

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Bloody Moon Blu ray Olivia Pascal Bloody Moon is a 1981 Spanish/German slasher by Jess Franco.
With Olivia Pascal, Christoph Moosbrugger and Nadja Gerganoff. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Richard comments: There will possibly be a UK Blu-ray release from Severin Films.

Reviews

Video Nasty

Cut by theBBFC for 1972 cinema release.The same version was released on pre-cert video along with the uncut version. These were then banned as video nasties.

Later cut by the BBFC for 1993 VHS.

The BBFC cuts were waived for 2008 DVD.

See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Bloody Moon

Promotional Material

As the body-count genre stabbed its way into audiences hearts in the early 80s, EuroTrash auteur Jess Franco (Sadomania, Mansion Of The Living Dead) was asked to create his own saga of slaughtered schoolgirls complete with gratuitous nudity, graphic violence, and gory set pieces. But just when you thought you’d seen it all, Franco shocked the world by delivering surprising style, genuine suspense and a cavalcade of depravity that includes incest, voyeurism and roller disco. The luscious Olivia Pascal of Vanessa fame stars in this twisted thriller that was banned in England yet is now presented uncut and uncensored including the complete stone mill power saw sequence -for the first time ever on Blu-ray!

Special Features:

  • Franco Moon- Interview with Director Jess Franco
  • Theatrical Trailer