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Burning Dual Format Blu ray DVD SteelBook The Burning is a 1981 US/Canada slasher by Tony Maylam
With Brian Matthews and Leah Ayres. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

  • 2016 Arrow Steelbook RB Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon released on 10th October 2016

Censorship History

Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1981 cinema release. Released uncut on pre-cert video but this then got banned as a video nasty. BBFC required further cuts for 18 rated 1992 VHS. Later uncut for DVD and Blu-ray. In the US the Unrated Version is uncut but the R rated version is cut. Cutting Edge Quick Trims logo

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Promotional Material

GATHER AROUND THE CAMPFIRE TO DIE!

Of all the many slice-and-dice films that emerged in the early 80s, few remain as gruesomely effective as The Burning the notorious video nasty now finally unleashed on Blu-ray!

When an ill-advised prank misfires, summer camp caretaker Cropsy is committed to hospital with severe burns. Released after five years, hospital officials warn him not to blame the young campers who caused his hideous disfigurement. But no sooner is Cropsy back on the streets than he s headed back to camp with a rusty pair of shears in hand, determined to exact his bloody revenge…

With standout gore effects courtesy of FX legend Tom Savini, The Burning proved too shocking for UK censors upon its original video release. Now, fully uncut and in High Definition, The Burning is ready to reclaim its place as the ultimate summer camp nightmare.

LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

  • Limited Edition SteelBook packaging (4000 copies)
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
  • Original mono audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio commentary with director Tony Maylam and critic Alan Jones
  • Audio commentary with stars Shelley Bruce and Bonnie Deroski
  • Brand new audio commentary with The Hysteria Continues
  • Blood n Fire Memories a detailed look at the creation of the film’s make-up effects with special effects artist Tom Savini
  • Slash & Cut an interview with editor Jack Sholder
  • Cropsy Speaks an interview with actor Lou David
  • Summer Camp Nightmare an interview with actress Leah Ayres
  • Brand new interview with composer Rick Wakeman
  • Behind-the-Scenes Footage
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Make-Up Effects Still Gallery
  • Poster & Still Gallery First pressing only: Collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Justin Kerswell
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cutting edge the burning The Burning is a 1981 US/Canada video nasty by Tony Maylam
With Brian Matthews and Leah Ayres. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Arrow are now set to release the film on UK Blu-ray in the 2nd half of 2016.

absurd dvds Absurd is a 1981 Italy video nasty by Joe D’Amato (as Peter Newton).
Starring George Eastman, Annie Belle and Charles Borromel. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

After a successful crowdfunding campaign, 88 Films is now working on a restored version for UK Blu-ray

The Anthropophagous Beast is a 1980 Italian video nasty by Joe D’Amato.
With Tisa Farrow, Saverio Vallone and Serena Grandi. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

The film is already available on Blu-ray courtesy of 88 Films but is now set for a US Blu-ray release from Severin

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Man From Deep River Blu ray The Man From the Deep River (Il Paese Del Sesso Selvaggio) is a 1972 Italy horror romance by Umberto Lenzi.
Starring Ivan Rassimov, Me Me Lai and Prasitsak Singhara. BBFC link IMDb UK: Passed 18 for sexual violence, strong violence after 3:01s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:

The BBFC commented:

  • Cuts required to remove scenes of unsimulated animal cruelty organised and directed for the purposes of the film:
  • a mongoose and a snake being forced to fight;
  • a cockfight;
  • a snake being cut open while alive;
  • a crocodile being cut open while alive).

Presumably the previous cut to the monkey’s head being sliced open has been waived.

UK Censorship History

Banned by the BBFC for 1975 cinema release. Banned as a video nasty in 1984. Passed 18 after extensive animal cruelty cuts for 2003 DVD. Slightly fewer cuts for 2016 DVD & Blu-ray. Uncut in the US.

Summary Notes

A photographer on assignment in the rain forest is ambushed and held slave by a primitive tribe, until the chief’s daughter chooses him as her groom. After being initiated by various tortures, he becomes a part of the tribe and helps them against modern dangers and a cannibal tribe they’re at war with.

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American Horror Project Vol Dual Format Blu Ray American Horror Project Vol 1 is a set consisting of:

  • Carnival of Blood
  • The Witch Who Came from the Sea
  • The Premonition

UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

  • 2016 Arrow Video (RB) Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon released on 22nd February 2016

There is also a US release.

Reviews

Carnival of Blood is a 1970 USA horror by Leonard Kirtman.
Starring Earle Edgerton, Judith Resnick and Martin Barolsky. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this film.

The Witch who Came from the Sea is a 1976 US horror by Matt Cimber.
With Millie Perkins, Lonny Chapman and Vanessa Brown. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Always uncut but briefly banned as a video nasty in 1984. Passed 18 uncut for 2006 DVD. Uncut and R rated in the US.

The Premonition is a 1992 Sweden / Denmark thriller by Rumle Hammerich.
Starring Tova Magnusson-Norling, Figge Norling and Björn Kjellman. BBFC link IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this film.

Promotional Material

Everyone knows the classic American horror titles: Night of the Living Dead, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and A Nightmare on Elm Street, to name but a few. But we want to tell you a different story a story of the unsung heroes of American terror… Whether it s a film that has languished in obscurity, or a movie that s at risk of being lost due to lack of source materials, American Horror Project is here to ensure that these unique slices of the American Nightmare are brought back into the public consciousness and preserved for all to enjoy. Volume I of this series presents three tales of violence and madness from the 1970s. Malatesta’s Carnival of Blood (Christopher Speeth, 1973) sees a family arrive at a creepy, dilapidated fairground in search of their missing daughter, only to find themselves at the mercy of cannibalistic ghouls lurking beneath the park. Meanwhile, The Witch Who Came from the Sea (Matt Cimber, 1976), stars Mollie Perkins (The Diary of Anne Frank) as a young woman whose bizarre and violent fantasies start to bleed into reality literally. Lastly, every parent s worst nightmare comes true in The Premonition (Robert Allen Schnitzer, 1976), a tale of psychic terror in which five-year-old Janie is snatched away by a strange woman claiming to be her long-lost mother.

Newly remastered from the best surviving elements and contextualised with brand new supplementary material, with American Horror Project we can re-evaluate an alternative history of American horror and film heritage.

LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new 2K restorations of the three features
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard DVD presentations
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Reversible sleeves for each film featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by the Twins of Evil
  • American Horror Project Journal Volume I – Limited Edition 60-page booklet featuring new articles on the films from Kim Newman (Nightmare Movies), Kier-La Janisse (House of Psychotic Women) and Brian Albright (Regional Horror Films, 1958-1990) MALATESTA S CARNIVAL OF BLOOD – SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
  • Brand new interview with director Christopher Speeth
  • Brand new interview with writer Werner Liepolt
  • Draft Script (BD/DVD-ROM content)
  • Production stills gallery THE WITCH WHO CAME FROM THE SEA – SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
  • Audio commentary with director Matt Cimber, actress Millie Perkins and director of photography Dean Cundey
  • Brand new interview with director Matt Cimber
  • Brand new interview with Dean Cundey
  • Brand new interview with actor John Goff THE PREMONITION – SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
  • Audio commentary with director-producer Robert Allen Schnitzer
  • Brand new interview with composer Henry Mollicone
  • Interview with actor Richard Lynch
  • Three Robert Allen Schnitzer short films: Vernal Equinox , Terminal Point and A Rumbling in the Land
  • 4 Peace Spots
  • Trailers and TV Spots PLUS MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!
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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.