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RAW FORCE Invades Blu-ray from 101 Films (UK / 8 February)

RAW FORCE Invades Blu-ray from 101 Films (UK / 8 February)

On 8th February, Edward Murphy’s Raw Force (1982) arrives in the UK on Blu-ray for the first time, from 101 Films. A crazy, over-the-top mix of martial arts and horror, this sleazy gem stars exploitation greats Cameron Mitchell and Vic Diaz, and features everything from zombies to cannibal monks. When the Burbank Kung Fu Club travels to this mysterious island, they quickly find themselves facing the bloodthirsty vengeance of flesh-ripping, kung fu fighting zombies…

“One blow! The deathblow!”

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Signature Entertainment Presents Brandon Cronenberg’s POSSESSOR on Digital HD (UK / 1 February) & Blu-ray/DVD (UK / 8 February)

Signature Entertainment Presents Brandon Cronenberg's POSSESSOR on Digital HD (UK / 1 February) & Blu-ray/DVD (UK / 8 February)

From the visionary mind of writer-director Brandon Cronenberg, Possessor is a game-changing sci-fi thriller about elite, corporate assassin Tasya Vos; available on Digital HD 1st February, and Blu-ray/DVD 8th February from Signature Entertainment.

Using brain-implant technology, Vos takes control of other people’s bodies to execute high profile targets. As she sinks deeper into her latest assignment Vos becomes trapped inside a mind that threatens to obliterate her.

“No body is safe.”

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Nico Mastorakis’ BLIND DATE & DARKROOM (Slasher Classics Collection) Available on Blu-ray from 88 Films (UK / 25 January)

Nico Mastorakis' BLIND DATE & DARKROOM (Slasher Classics Collection) Available on Blu-ray from 88 Films (UK / 25 January)

Opening with a brutal double axe murder by an unknown murderer, no one can say Darkroom doesn’t start as it means to go on – a tough, gory thriller that’s equal parts nail-biting mystery and gruesome slasher. And this Blind Date is an altogether tougher proposition.

“He kills at the blink of an eye.”

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CultFilms Presents Liliana Cavani’s THE NIGHT PORTER 4K Restoration on Blu-ray and Digital (30 November)

CultFilms is proud to present the 4K restoration of Liliana Cavani’s provocative classic The Night Porter (1974), with brand new extras that explore the film’s controversial history and make it ripe for re-assessment. The Night Porter has been controversial since its initial release in 1974. Now, Liliana Cavani’s story of obsessive passion and tragic destiny is presented in this definitive 4K restoration, overseen by Cavani herself and finally doing justice to her challenging and extraordinary vision.

“The most controversial picture of our time!”

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I Spit on Your Grave: Deja Vu (2019, USA) Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment Blu-ray Review

I Spit on Your Grave: Deja Vu (2019, USA) Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment Blu-ray Review

40 years after the theatrical release of I Spit on Your Grave became one of the most depressing experiences of Roger Ebert’s life, Director Meir Zarchi has returned with a sequel so vile, so morally reprehensible, the new generation of film critics won’t be able to contain their stomach contents. Ladies and gentlemen, this is a new Day of the Woman! The ultimate day of terror!

“Before setting out on revenge, first dig two graves…and spit on one of them.”

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The Dare (2019, Bulgaria / USA / UK) Lionsgate UK DVD Review

The Dare (2019, Bulgaria / USA / UK) Lionsgate UK DVD Review

Directed and co-written by Giles Alderson, The Dare could easily be dismissed as a copycat of the movies that led to the mid-2000s resurgence of the splatter subgenre; unfortunately labelled “torture porn” by film critics and horror detractors. James Wan and Leigh Whannell’s Saw (2004), and Eli Roth’s Hostel (2005) are both seen as the pinnacle of the subgenre; the first to be labelled “torture porn” due to their emphasis on extreme violence and sadism, and never surpassed by the countless thrillers that followed. But despite a certain familiarity, The Dare breathes new life into the art of splatter.

“Let the evil out.”

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Twisted Horror THE DARE Available Now on Digital Download & DVD from Lionsgate UK

Twisted Horror THE DARE Available Now on Digital Download & DVD from Lionsgate UK

A twisted tale of torture and bloody revenge starring veteran horror actor Richard Brake, The Dare explodes onto screens this Halloween. A rare family night for Jay takes a brutal twist when he is kidnapped, waking up chained to the wall of a squalid basement with three other prisoners. When their sadistic captor emerges, his face hidden under a gruesome skin mask, Jay soon realises their time is quickly running out. Jay must engage in a twisted battle of survival to solve the puzzle of his imprisonment, unmask their tormentor and save the lives of his family.

“It’s all fun and games until somebody dies.”

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Touch of Death (aka When Alice Broke the Mirror) (1988, Italy) Review

Touch of Death (aka When Alice Broke the Mirror) (1988, Italy) Review

Lucio Fulci is so synonymous with movie splatter that it is kind of expected to see excessive amounts of bloodletting (and rimozione degli occhi) whenever his name appears during the opening credits. And whilst Touch of Death isn’t quite the same level of gorefest when compared with his earlier efforts, it still offers a generous amount of face-melting fun (literally) that made me fall in love with his giallo/horror output. Known in Italy as Quando Alice ruppe lo specchio, Touch of Death was developed as part of a series entitled I maestri del thriller aimed at the direct-to-video market.

“I don’t make mistakes. I won’t make mistakes.”

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Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment Proudly Presents the Legendary I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION on Blu-ray & DVD (UK / 5 October)

Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment Proudly Presents the Legendary I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION on Blu-ray & DVD (UK / 5 October)

Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment proudly presents I Spit on Your Grave: The Complete Collection – the shocking, controversial and ground-breaking film series, presented in its entirety on Blu-ray and DVD for the very first time, arriving 5th October. When the original 1978 film was banned in the UK upon release, this notorious revenge movie helped launch the “video nasty” craze of the 1980’s and inspired a generation of genre directors through its provocative, no-holds-barred filmmaking.

“After it was all over… she waited… then she struck back in a way only a woman can!”

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The Assent (2019, Israel / USA / UK) Dazzler Media DVD Review

The Assent (2019, Israel / USA / UK) Dazzler Media DVD Review

In Pearry Reginald Teo’s new horror film, The Assent, a widowed father named Joel, is taking medication to keep at bay the hallucinations he suffers due to his schizophrenia.

We learn that Joel is trying to care for his young son Mason, while they piece together their lives in the wake of his wife’s death in car accident. Sadly, Joel is in danger of losing his son to social services if he fails to prove that he can hold down a permanent job and provide financially and emotionally for Mason. In his current situation he is barely making ends meet.

“It feeds on the darkness within.”

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ARMOUR OF GOD II: OPERATION CONDOR, WITCHCRAFT (aka LA CASA 4) & BEYOND DARKNESS (aka LA CASA 5) Available Now on Blu-ray from 88 Films

ARMOUR OF GOD II: OPERATION CONDOR, WITCHCRAFT (aka LA CASA 4) & BEYOND DARKNESS (aka LA CASA 5) Available Now on Blu-ray from 88 Films

The Asian Hawk is back! Undeterred by nearly dying while making the first Armour of God, Jackie Chan returned to battle for a sequel that’s bigger, better and even more daring. Witchcraft is a carnage fuelled splatter fest, and what lurks Beyond Darkness?

“On his most dangerous mission ever, the world’s toughest secret agent isn’t going in alone.”

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Rabid (2019, Canada) Review

Rabid (2019, Canada) Review

Sylvia and Jen Soska, known as The Soska Sisters, have made quite a name for themselves directing, writing and acting in some of most visceral, brutal horror films of the last ten years. Their breakout film, 2009’s Dead Hooker in a Trunk, attracted more attention for its controversial name than the movie itself. However, it established the style and mystique the Soska name would bring to independent film. I have to give Sylvia and Jen props for taking on the re-imagining of one of Canada’s greatest director’s best films.

“You’ve just had reconstructive surgery… You can’t take your bandages off just yet!”

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