Welcome Guest [Log In] [Register]
Welcome to THE CINEHOUND FORUM: Dedicated to Bill Barounis (RIP). We hope you enjoy your visit.


You're currently viewing our forum as a guest. This means you are limited to certain areas of the board and there are some features you can't use. If you join our community, you'll be able to access member-only sections, and use many member-only features such as customizing your profile, sending personal messages, and voting in polls. Registration is simple, fast, and completely free.


Join our community!


If you're already a member please log in to your account to access all of our features:

Username:   Password:
Add Reply
YOUR LATEST DVD PURCHASES
Topic Started: Dec 19 2008, 10:59 AM (34,277 Views)
WANYON
Member Avatar
Superstar Member
Don't worry about it mate...they won't understand what you are talking about...it's like a foreign language to them! lol
They don't know what a DVD is most of 'em!

"What's that you say? Explain it to me again....VIDEO...on a DISC?!? How do they do that then...is it a round disc with videotape wound around it? Like an 8mm reel you mean? I'm confuuuuuuuused..."

lol

Bless 'em...

:D
Offline Profile Quote Post Goto Top
 
WANYON
Member Avatar
Superstar Member
I wouldn't agree that most British DVD releases are still cut these days. Far from it in fact!
The main things to fall foul of the BBFC these days are porn titles to be honest. Since XXX films have been legalised here around a decade ago the BBFC tend to only cut scenes in such titles that are deemed to be representative of sexual or sexualised violence and things such as choking, heavy gagging, under-age references (such as someone talking to a performer as if they were under-age, etc.) and things like that. Female ejaculation is forbidden also as the BBFC conducted research into it with the help of various people in the medical field and other fields of expertise and their conclusion was that such a thing does not exist (just when you think they have become more liberal they display an amazingly medieval attitude towards something that almost sets women's lib back to day one again!).

Horror films and other violent and exploitational material is mostly left unscathed these past few years unless it is deemed to have some kind of genuinely dangerous or worrying 'trigger' possibilities (all based on research they constantly do amongst various psycholigists, social care workers and other experts). THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT was finally granted a release a good few years back with just a matter of seconds trimmed. It was recently re-released fully uncut for the first time ever here (an amazing 3-Disc DVD edition that is by and far the ULTIMATE edition to own). SALO is available here fully uncut and uncensored. The HOSTEL films are uncut.

Basically, anything with disembowellment, dismemberment, decapitation, eye-gouging, throat-cutting/ripping, cannibalism, brain-squashing, etc, etc, etc. is not even blinked at these days. The types of films that usually fall foul of the scissors of the BBFC are the likes of CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST (the aforementioned sexual-violence worries and animal cruelty, which the law ensures is illegal to show whether the BBFC wanted to pass such scenes or not), I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE (gratuitous rape shown in an almost glamourised/titilating manner and with horrific sexual violence), AI NO CORRIDA (the shot of the little boy having his penis tugged at by the mentally unbalanced female character is illegal here under child protection and obscenity laws, so the BBFC have no choice but to censor such imagery in defense of under-age participants and possible unwillingness, etc.), MURDER-SET-PIECES (all the raging sexual violence, ramgaging tone of misogyny, etc. is something the BBFC guidelines aim to ensure does not reach the public), etc.
As you can see, there is a real attitude towards feeling that extreme sexual violence in films is POSSIBLY harmful to CERTAIN elements of society and so should be removed. Sexual violence CAN be shown and depicted but only if done so in a manner that is seen as not glamourising it, making light of it or being excessive. If justified due to context or it is handled in a certain manner, it is allowed...

But very few scenes of standard gory violence, however graphic, are blinked at these days.
Violence is pretty much left alone, as is sex. But the combination of the two raises eyebrows at the BBFC and they tend to sharpen their scissors and cut a large amount of titles that go through them that have this heady cocktail of explicit compounds...
Offline Profile Quote Post Goto Top
 
WANYON
Member Avatar
Superstar Member
What? Nobody ordering INVITATION TO HELL and THE LAST NIGHT then? Those crazy folks over at SARCOPHILOUS FILMS have had this one available in-stock since just after Xmas now and i am shocked that you are all wasting your money on shoddily put together 3-Disc editions of LAST HOUSE and buying gialli on outdate smelly VHS tapes...and this masterful DVD release is not on your shopping lists?

Outrageous...simply out-rage-ous!

:angry:
:lol:
Offline Profile Quote Post Goto Top
 
WANYON
Member Avatar
Superstar Member
I will reply to your questions in the Sarcophilous thread so it is current info accessible to all...
Offline Profile Quote Post Goto Top
 
WANYON
Member Avatar
Superstar Member
Regarding Norman J. Warren's "TERROR" and "SATAN'S SLAVE", both had some extra-explicit footage shot for "continental"/"overseas" territories but the director says that his prefered edits are the official versions as shot for the British market. He always maintained that the extra-explicit footage was something he found to be somewhat vulgar and unnecessary.
Not long after these were shown in their export versions at BritFest back in the mid-1990s, video releases were lined up for a small batch of Warren's films, including "TERROR", "SATAN'S SLAVE" and "PREY". The former 2 were sourced from stunning (for VHS at the time) remastered prints that Warren had apparently supervised personally and were intended to be the export prints. Only "TERROR" was passed by the BBFC uncut in its export edit though as "SATAN'S SLAVE" was cut by over a minute, making the idea of releasing the export edit a little redundant!

Still, they were stunning remastered video transfers and in their full original screen ratio. I still have my VHS original of the export/"continental" edit of "TERROR" (2.35:1) on the 'Satanica' video label from the late-1990s as it became apparent when the Anchor Bay UK release of his films on DVD came about that parting with the tape was not a good idea!

Offline Profile Quote Post Goto Top
 
WANYON
Member Avatar
Superstar Member
That LOVE TO KILL release is cut unfortunately. There was another release put out minus subs (and by a Thai or Korean label i think) that was either uncut or closer to uncut if i recall and i made a composite using both versions. The only setback was that i did it using standalone equipment rather than on computer (this was years ago) and so could not use the Cantonese audio. Instead, because the base print i was using was in Mandarin i had to go with that unfortunately...=(

As for DR.LAMB...i have often wondered about this uncut DVD release and how official it actually was. Can you confirm for me whether the reinstated footage is seamlessly integrated back into the film please? I am just wondering because i made a composite of this once also and made the first uncut assembly of it in its original language and subtitled and was wondering if maybe they slyly used my composite? Maybe a bootleg outfit? The only way to know for sure is if the reinstated gore footage looks more of a VHS quality and also i never corrected the audio so the volume levels go really quiet and then explode again where the edits are!
Let me know (if you have time to check that is)...=)
Offline Profile Quote Post Goto Top
 
1 user reading this topic (1 Guest and 0 Anonymous)
DealsFor.me - The best sales, coupons, and discounts for you
« Previous Topic · DVD, VCD & Blu-Ray · Next Topic »
Add Reply