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Madhouse DVDBlu-rayCombo Madhouse (aka And When She Was Bad) is a 1981 Italy / USA horror by Ovidio G Assonitis (as Oliver Hellman).
Starring Trish Everly, Michael MacRae and Dennis Robertson. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

  • 2017 Arrow Video (RB) Blu-ray/(R2) DVD Combo at UK Amazon released on 12th June 2017

Video Nasty

Initially released uncut on 1983 VHS but was soon re-released with cuts due the video nasties panic. The film was banned as a video nasty anyway. It was passed 18 uncut by the BBFC for 2004 DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

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MANY PEOPLE VISIT … NO ONE EVER LEAVES.

Helmed by legendary producer/director Ovidio Assonitis, the man behind such cult favourites as The Visitor and Piranha II: The Spawning, Madhouse is a crimson-soaked tale of sibling rivalry taken to a terrifying and bloody extreme.

Julia has spent her entire adult life trying to forget the torment she suffered at the hands of her twisted twin Mary… but Mary hasn t forgotten. Escaping hospital, where she s recently been admitted with a horrific, disfiguring illness, Julia s sadistic sister vows to exact a particularly cruel revenge on her sibling this year promising a birthday surprise that she ll never forget.

An Italian production shot entirely in Savannah, Georgia, Madhouse (aka And When She Was Bad and There Was a Little Girl) fuses slasher elements with the over-the-top excess of 80s Italian terror resulting in a cinematic bloodbath so gut-wrenching that the British authorities saw fit to outlaw it as a video nasty .

  • Brand new 2K restoration from the original camera negative
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition presentations
  • Original Stereo Audio (Uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Brand new audio commentary with The Hysteria Continues
  • Brand new interviews with cast and crew
  • Alternate Opening Titles
  • Theatrical Trailer, newly transferred in HD
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Marc Schoenbach
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Booklet featuring new writing on the film
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The Beyond Blu ray The Beyond is a 1981 Italian horror film by Lucio Fulci
With Catriona MacColl and David Warbeck. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong horror and gory violence for:

  • 2017 Arrow Special Edition (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 6th February 2017

UK Censorship History

Cut by the BBFC for cinema release. Then the same version was banned as a video nasty. Passed uncut on DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US but there is also a cut R rated version.See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: The Beyond

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Only death awaits in The Beyond!

Lucio Fulci s masterpiece of face chewing spider action, milky eyed psychics, face melting embalming fluid and rotted, flesh-crazed Zombies returns in all its blood splattered, surreal and grossly disturbing glory for a new generation of Horror Kids!

If your new business venture is sited on the cursed gateway to the hell dimension of The Beyond, then maybe it s time to move elsewhere but Liza (Catriona MacColl) is determined to make her New Orleans hotel work, until strange things start happening, people vanish and her waking thoughts are haunted by a ghostly blind woman who seems to hold the answers to the whole bizarre fever-dream. As reality breaks down and the plot explodes, Liza must journey far from everything she understands and descend in The Beyond…

The Beyond is Fulci s Zombie masterwork as he assaults his audience with shock after head spinning shock, all the while leading up to one of horror cinemas most heart stopping finales. The Beyond drives sane men mad and leads others to murder. Dare you step over to the other side?

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

  • High Definition Blu-ray presentation of the film, totally uncut!
  • Optional English and Italian Audio options presented in oroginal English & Italian Mono Audio and English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Introduction by star Cinzia Monreale
  • Audio Commentary with Antonella Fulci and Calum Waddell
  • Audio Commentary with David Warbeck and Catriona MacColl
  • AKA Sarah Keller: Cinzia Monreale remembers The Beyond
  • Catriona MacColl Q&A from the Glasgow Film Theatre
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Love Camp 7 Blu-rayCombo Love Camp 7 is a 1969 USA war horror thriller by Lee Frost.
With Bob Cresse, Maria Lease and Kathy Williams. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2017 Blue Underground R0 Blu-ray/R0 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 31st January 2017

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UK Censorship History

Banned as a video nasty in 1985, then banned by the BBFC in 2002. Uncut elsewhere, but there have only been a few obscure releases until the 2017 US DVD/Blu-ray Combo.

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The story of LOVE CAMP 7 is based on fact! During the darkest days of World War II, two young American WAC officers volunteer to infiltrate a Nazi Love Camp on a desperate rescue mission. Once inside, they are subjected to horrid humiliations at the hands of their captors. Can they survive long enough to complete their objective and escape with their lives intact?

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Absurd Blu ray Joe DAmatoAbsurd is a 1981 Italy horror by Joe D’Amato (as Peter Newton).
Starring George Eastman, Annie Belle and Charles Borromel. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDbUK: Passed 18 uncut for:

  • 2017 88 Films RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 13th February 2017

UK Censorship History

BBFC cuts were required for an 18 rated 1983 cinema release. Later banned as a video nasty in 1983. The BBFC waived their cuts for an uncut 18 rated home video release in 2017. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

Summary Notes

A priest comes to a small town to help get rid of a monster whose blood coagulates very fast. This creates problems as the monster is very hard to kill and then decides to go on a killing spree of its own.

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blood feast original Horror film director Herschel Gordon Lewis has died at his home in Florida. The cause of death was not immediately disclosed. He was 87 years of age.By 1961, Lewis had made the acquaintance of softcore film producer/director David Friedman, and the pair collaborated on a series of so-called nudie cuties the first of which was Living Venus (1961), a send-up of Hugh Hefner and the founding of Playboy magazine. Several more nudie-cuties followed over the next two years, including the first nudie musical, Goldilocks and the Three Bares .

In 1963, Lewis directed his first (and most famous) horror movie, Blood Feast , considered the first splatter film and described by film critic Roger Ebert as a terrible film, and a historically important one, too –n part because Lewis could sell his horror fare to drive-in movie theaters that wouldn’t (or legally weren’t allowed) to play his nudie-cuties.

His filmography from 1963 reads

1963 Bell, Bare and Beautiful credited as Lewis H. Gordon
Boin-n-g! credited as Lewis H. Gordon
Blood Feast
Goldilocks and the Three Bares credited as Lewis H. Gordon
Scum of the Earth! credited as Lewis H. Gordon
1964 Two Thousand Maniacs!
Moonshine Mountain
1965 Monster A Go-Go uncredited as director
Color Me Blood Red
1967 A Taste of Blood
The Gruesome Twosome
Something Weird
The Girl, the Body, and the Pill
Blast-Off Girls
1968 She-Devils on Wheels
The Alley Tramp credited as Armand Parys
Just for the Hell of It
How to Make a Doll
Suburban Roulette
1969 The Ecstasies of Women credited as Mark Hansen
Linda and Abilene credited as Mark Hansen
1970 Miss Nymphet’s Zap-In credited as Sheldon Seymour
The Wizard of Gore
1971 This Stuff’ll Kill Ya!
1972 Black Love porn film; credited as R.L. Smith
Year of the Yahoo!
The Gore Gore Girls
2002 Blood Feast 2: All U Can Eat
2009 The Uh-Oh! Show

Herschell Gordon Lewis Feast Blu ray Coincidently Arrow Films are just about to release a Blu-ray/DVD Combo set of 14 major films from Lewis’ career. The Herschell Gordon Lewis Feast is collection of films by Herschell Gordon Lewis consisting of:

  • Blood Feast
  • Scum of the Earth
  • Two Thousand Maniacs!
  • Moonshine Mountain
  • Color Me Blood Red
  • Something Weird
  • The Gruesome Twosome
  • A Taste of Blood
  • She-Devils on Wheels
  • Just for the Hell of It
  • How to Make a Doll
  • The Wizard of Gore
  • The Gore Gore Girls
  • This Stuff’ll Kill Ya!

See the Herschell Gordon Lewis Feast (RB) Blu-ray/(R2) DVD Combo at UK Amazon released on 24th October 2016

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absurd Absurd is a 1981 Italy horror by Joe D’Amato (as Peter Newton).
Starring George Eastman, Annie Belle and Charles Borromel. BBFC link IMDb UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong gore, violence after previous BBFC cuts waived for:

  • 2016 88 Films video

UK Censorship History

BBFC cuts were required for an 18 rated 1983 cinema release. Later banned as a video nasty in 1983. The BBFC waived their cuts for an uncut 18 rated home video release in 2016. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Absurd

Summary Notes

A priest comes to a small town to help get rid of a monster whose blood coagulates very fast. This creates problems as the monster is very hard to kill and then decides to go on a killing spree of its own.

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Driller Killer Steelbook Blu ray The Driller Killer Steelbook is a 2016 film by Abel Ferrara.
Starring Abel Ferrara.UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

  • 2016 Arrow Limited Edition Steelbook (RB) Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon released on 28th November 2016
  • 2016 Arrow Limited Edition Steelbook (RB) Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon released on 28th November 2016

UK Censorship History

Shortened for 1982 pre-cert VHS which was then famously banned as a video nasty. A pre-cut version was released on 1999 18 rated VHS. Uncut and 18 rated since 2002. Unrated and uncut in the US.

There is also a UK release

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In career that has encompassed such controversial classics as Ms. 45, Bad Lieutenant and Welcome to New York, none of Abel Ferrara s films have quite managed to match the shock, extremity and downright notorious nature of The Driller Killer.

Ferrara plays struggling artist Reno, a man pushed to the edge by the economic realities of New York living in the late seventies and the No Wave band practising in the apartment below. His grip on reality soon begins to slip and he takes to stalking the streets with his power tool in search of prey…

One of the most infamous video nasties , in part thanks to its drill-in-head sleeve, The Driller Killer has lost none of its power to unnerve and is presented here fully uncut.

LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

  • Limited Edition SteelBook featuring original artwork (2500 copies)
  • Brand new restoration from original film elements
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
  • Original Uncompressed Mono PCM audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio commentary by director and star Abel Ferrara, moderated by Brad Stevens (author of Abel Ferrara: The Moral Vision) and recorded exclusively for this release
  • Brand new interview with Ferrara
  • Willing and Abel: Ferraraology 101, a new visual essay guide to the films and career of Ferrara by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, author of Cultographies: Ms. 45
  • Mulberry St. (2010), Ferrara s feature-length documentary portrait of the New York location that has played a key role in his life and work, available on home video in the UK for the first time ever
  • Trailer
  • Collector s booklet featuring new writing by Michael Pattison and Brad Stevens