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'SARCOPHILOUS FILMS' IS PROUD TO PRESENT...; Brit-horror double-bill!
Topic Started: Aug 16 2008, 03:19 PM (3,816 Views)
WANYON
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Hi Steve!

Good to hear from you...and nice to have your support behind us!

Unfortunately, the DVDs won't be having a UK release. Not at this point anyway. The fees for submitting each film, trailer, featurette, commentary tracks, etc. to the BBFC for a certificate, while not prohibitive as such, is just too costly at this stage of the game for us. So, we will be releasing it in an ultra-limited edition of just 1,000 numbered copies wordwide, Region Free and NTSC format. But we have the lease on the worldwide rights for a few years to come so hopefully, if the label grows over the next couple of years, maybe we will return to it and give it a release in the UK to capitalise on the pre-cert interest. It deserves to have an official release for its home country...
But for now, the 1,000 piece release is our only plans for it. It will be a 25th Anniversary Special Edition with some nice extras...we just hope people want it enough...

Nice to have you on here Steve. Feel free to contact me via personal message or email anytime. Maybe we can discuss something for future releases as far as you adding your voice to these neglected gems...
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Welcome to the forum, stevelongh :)
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Oct 21 2008, 06:56 PM


Unfortunately, the DVDs won't be having a UK release. Not at this point anyway. The fees for submitting each film, trailer, featurette, commentary tracks, etc. to the BBFC for a certificate, while not prohibitive as such, is just too costly at this stage of the game for us.

Wayne, in fact I'm happy you'll avoid the BBFC cuts. This was an extra risk, don't you think? Or they don't do this anymore? :unsure:
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Nah...the BBFC are very lenient these days. The double-bill would not suffer cuts. No gamble there at all. Hell, THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT has just been re-released here on DVD in a 3-Disc set uncut by the BBFC for the first time ever! AND the set has cut footage not available on the extras of any other version...footage that has not been seen in decades! The BBFC are very lenient these days. Porn gets cut quite a bit as they don't like the choking, slapping, women talking as though they are young girls, etc. But alot of very contentious films get passed uncut these days...

But, by law, you HAVE to submit your release. In the USA you can go the unrated route on DVD and it is 100% legal. Over here, that is not possible. There is no 'unrated' option. If you tried that your DVDs would be confiscated and destroyed, your masters destroyed, and you would be heavily fined to the tune of 25,000+ and face a jail term!
So, even if my film was 'PG' level violence and i thought i would just slap an '18' on it to cover my ass...it would not be legal and they would hunt you down and take you to court over it...so hundreds of in BBFC fees is required for them to accept your film for classification purposes to be viewed by their board. Same goes for every trailer, featurette, etc.

So, seeing as we don't need to pay any classification submission fees in America and Canada, we figured we may as well go with the release from there. People in the UK will pick it up no doubt anyway...

By the way...#666 has another amazing gift that will round out the exclusive package for this Ebay-only auction item! It will be announced on the website very soon...just ironing out the details before making the announcement!
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We are almost there! Some authoring issues and sleeve art issues that have been bugging us are finally being laid to rest and the delay should not be much longer.

Updates on the release date will be available via our website in the coming few days, as will the official sleeve art AND the final amazing giveaway that will be the property of the lucky winner of the special #666 numbered copy!

Keep those eyes peeled over the next few days!

www.sarcophilousfilms.com

www.invitation-to-hell.com

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It is very near to arrival! Here is the finished sleeve art!


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Check out www.sarcophilousfilms.com for updates as well as the news of the amazing giveaway offer to whoever is lucky enough to win #666 when it is auctioned on Ebay in the New Year!
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Sorry about the small sleeve image...tried twice to upload it with ImageShack and each time it has uploaded an image that cannot be clicked to apreciate in better quality!

Feel free to check our website though for a better image of the sleeve art.

If i can get a better image uploaded here later, i will...

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Hey Wayne

So its you I emailed about this release all those weeks ago? And asked about ordering one of those limited edition signed releases?

And then emailed around a month ago asking for any information on Mike Murphy's involvement with Scorpio Video back in the early 80s so I could pass it on to the members of the Pre Cert website?

Well I never heard anything from the man, but I still hold out hope, as I'm sure he'd have some interesting stuff to tell us about those glory days of video.

Funny thing is, when I was sending you those emails, I never once thought the guy behind Sarcophilous Films was the same bloke who sold me the signed Murder Set Pieces DVD eighteen months ago.

Its a small world. I hope everything goes well with this release. I certainly want a signed one, and I'll be making a bid on the #666 edition on ebay as well.... it'll be very interesting to see how far that one goes.

Good luck mate!
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Thanks Andy.

Mike is a bit of a private person. He is also usually busy with various work, so that is maybe why you have not heard from him as yet. Maybe a little shy about chatting on web forums too possibly, who knows. He hasn't mentioned anything to me about it...

Hoping the release will be end of this month. The signed editions will be a little longer being sent out though as the sleeves will be shipped to Mike for signing and then shipped straight back before being mailed out to those who order them. As for #666, we just have to finish a few things and then we will announce an auction date via the website!

But i am sure that the original demon mask make-up prop is a worthy addition to #666 and has got a few Brit-horror historians and fans salivating, right? B)
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Nov 18 2008, 12:00 PM


But i am sure that the original demon mask make-up prop is a worthy addition to #666 and has got a few Brit-horror historians and fans salivating, right? B)

Right :D

Please keep us updated!
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