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Title: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Paul on 13 Sep 2007 - 13:19
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My Dear Killer (http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0010Z9OQK/ref=nosim?tag=lovelockandlo-21)

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Ratman (http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0010Z9OQU/ref=nosim?tag=lovelockandlo-21)

Torso (http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000W2226G/ref=nosim?tag=lovelockandlo-21)

Venus In Furs (http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000W222AW/ref=nosim?tag=lovelockandlo-21)

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Shameless is a new UK label run by a group of dedicated people with a huge love of the genre and devoted to releasing the films we love. Shameless' first releases are available on 1st October – these are Lucio Fulci's notorious NEW YORK RIPPER and Ruggero Deodato's latter-day giallo, THE PHANTOM OF DEATH (aka OFF BALANCE). These will be followed by Sergio Martino's TORSO and the previously-banned KILLER NUN in November.

Official Press Release:

OUT WITH THE SLICK - IN WITH THE SICK!

1st October sees the launch of Shameless Screen Entertainment which will be a highly visible pulp-inspired in-your-face exploitation brand of discovery offering up carefully picked vile, evil, gore-soaked, demented, disturbing, deranged, naked flesh-filled, flesh-ripping, depraved, tormenting movies that will delight horror and exploitation fans. Working from a growing vault of several hundred films Shameless will often be able to offer titles brought for the first time to UK DVD and in some cases films never before available on UK home video!
Shameless don't plan to add to the pyre of bland remakes, over-exposed classics and all the rubbish-in-between cheapo horror that's clogging-up the shelves but rather to showcase all sorts of rare delights with the longest, best available versions of each film released at the low RRP of £12.99.

Shameless are borrowing a lot of old school video techniques to help their titles stand out. The 80s were great days for selling
exploitation titles and they feel that over the years a lot of tricks have been missed. Look on eBay and you'll see vibrant sales for old VHS and even Betamax titles from Thorn EMI, Vipco, Intervision, Avco Embassy, Medusa and even majors like old Warner Bros titles. What they all shared were gratuitous, in-your-face lurid artwork that promised an unforgettable night-in.

Shameless titles will stand out like a sore thumb in amongst all the bland slick uniformity on the shelves. With eye-bleeding distinctive pulp yellow sleeves reworked for a new generation of horror lovers and housed in stunningly sexy clear yellow Amaray cases it's a sure bet that in a sea of slick you'll always be able to spot the Shameless sick!

October, November and December will be stuffed with quality horror alternatives just in time for Halloween and of course for Christmas where plenty of people want to seek refuge from all the syrupy sweetness with several bolts of terror, gore and shocks!

Apart from The Black Cat none of the titles coming out in 2007 have been released on UK DVD, all are presented in their longest ever versions and they all offer something different. New York Ripper is the ultimate in shock gore, Phantom of Death boasts impeccable cast and crew clearly having a ball, Torso is a saw-filled delight comparable to the best Argento films, Killer Nun is quite possibly the ultimate Nun movie, Black Cat is a rare Lucio Fulci film that showcases his skills in atmospheric dread and their version of Venus in Furs is the true sexy exploitation tribute to the S&M book of the same name.

Shameless Screen Entertainment: Out With the Slick - In With the Sick!

 


Almar from Shameless has joined the forum, so if anyone has anything they'd like to ask about Shameless releases, feel free to do so here.

Checkout the official MySpace page here (http://www.myspace.com/shamelessdvd)
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: fdsmedia on 14 Sep 2007 - 14:40
I'm really looking forward to Phantom of Death and Venus in Furs!!  :P
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: MarcMorris on 14 Sep 2007 - 15:08
I wonder which version of VENUS IN FURS it will be? I suspect it will be the version issued previously by Redemption (but without cuts). I have the Italian version and the German version, which has a completely different ending.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: fdsmedia on 14 Sep 2007 - 15:12
Hopefully any alternate endings will be in the extras...
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Paul on 15 Sep 2007 - 17:53
Almar - who came up for the taglines for the Shameless releases, mate? They're fucking hysterical! I was so impressed with the one for TORSO - Where Whores Meet Saws  ::), I printed out an enlarged copy and stuck it on the wall, next to my desk at work!
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 15 Sep 2007 - 17:58
They'd never let me put something like that up in work! Where the hell do you work?!?!!

Hopefully not a brothel!
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Paul on 15 Sep 2007 - 18:09
They'd never let me put something like that up in work! Where the hell do you work?!?!!

Hopefully not a brothel!

The people I work with are well alright, mate. One of the guys that works for me stuck a picture of two cats fucking to his pin board over a year ago, and no one bats an eyelid!  ::)
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Almar@Shameless on 16 Sep 2007 - 13:18
I'm glad the taglines go down well. Some movies come with great line eg The Funhouse with 'Pay to get in Pray to get out!' but a lot of these euro flicks don't. Where there are classic taglines we will use them but for the likes of Torso I came up with the new lines - same with Killer Nun, Phantom of Death, Black Cat and Venus in Furs (which is the sex and violence filled version thank you very much but we've yet to see what the BBFC will do to it). I'm struggling with Venus though - I had:

 'The Bliss of Sexual Torture'

but have now suggested:

'Beg to be tortured into sexual ecstasy!' for the front of pack.

Which is better or are they both pants? It's just not coming as easy for this one. Torso though - what a great film - I hope people outside these forums discover it. It's right up there with Argento's better giallos.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 16 Sep 2007 - 13:33
What about 'Fur coat......no knickers'?
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 16 Sep 2007 - 13:40
What about 'Fur coat......no knickers'?
::)
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 16 Sep 2007 - 14:07
 :P
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Almar@Shameless on 16 Sep 2007 - 15:56
What about 'Fur coat......no knickers'?
::)

That's more like it - I want to have some fun with these. Keep them coming!
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 16 Sep 2007 - 15:59
What about 'Fur coat......no knickers'?
::)

That's more like it - I want to have some fun with these. Keep them coming!

don't get too cheesy like some of the dreadful Redemption ones!

Who thought these up anyway Marc?
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 16 Sep 2007 - 16:16

don't get too cheesy like some of the dreadful Redemption ones!


Seconded. There's a fine line between humorous and crass. Sadly I think my suggestion crosses over it.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 16 Sep 2007 - 16:23
don't get too cheesy like some of the dreadful Redemption ones!
:-\
All 'ohh er's and 'i say,i think your ectoplasm's showing'
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: MarcMorris on 16 Sep 2007 - 17:45
That was Nigel. I agree, they were dreadful, as were the fucking awful cover images.  :)

But we did release some cracking films  ::)
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 16 Sep 2007 - 18:04
Some of the covers were fine (Blind Dead for one). Most were awful though.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Richard C on 17 Sep 2007 - 12:04
Are these titles going to be available on places like Amazon etc?
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Paul on 17 Sep 2007 - 12:20
Are these titles going to be available on places like Amazon etc?

they will be available on most sites, mate. So check Play, Amazon and the like. By the end of the week, you should be able to pre-order the November and December titles.  :D
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Richard C on 17 Sep 2007 - 12:22

they will be available on most sites, mate. So check Play, Amazon and the like. By the end of the week, you should be able to pre-order the November and December titles.  :D
Thought I'd better check because you guys buy from sites I've never heard of  :-\
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 17 Sep 2007 - 13:08
Any thoughts on releasing any Italian Cop films Almar? Or just Gialli/Horrors?

I know I've been told before that there's no demand in the UK for the Cop films but to be honest can't think of any DVD releases so far apart from Violent City. So I wonder how anyone knows that there's no demand if no ones tried releasing them...
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Paul on 17 Sep 2007 - 13:16
Any thoughts on releasing any Italian Cop films Almar? Or just Gialli/Horrors?

I know I've been told before that there's no demand in the UK for the Cop films but to be honest can't think of any DVD releases so far apart from Violent City. So I wonder how anyone knows that there's no demand if no ones tried releasing them...

I know people are quick to slag Vipco off, but they released pretty decent, non-anamorphic versions of THE BIG RACKET and THE VIOLENT PROFESSIONALS - of course, the former was slightly cut at the request of the BBFC, but at least they tried!

Cop flicks would be great. I'm pretty sure any company that released SPECIAL COP IN ACTION would see a lot of units sold, as it's not been released anywhere, not even in Italy. That would be a real coup.  :D
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 17 Sep 2007 - 13:29
crime! crime! crime!
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Almar@Shameless on 17 Sep 2007 - 15:43
Any thoughts on releasing any Italian Cop films Almar? Or just Gialli/Horrors?

I know I've been told before that there's no demand in the UK for the Cop films but to be honest can't think of any DVD releases so far apart from Violent City. So I wonder how anyone knows that there's no demand if no ones tried releasing them...

Well yes we'd love to but the problem we always face is you take your titles to retail buyers - half of them are teenagers and they look at your stuff and go what's this crazy old shit - no one is going to buy it! So we're kicking off with horrors that people might actually have heard of (like NYR which yes will be cut but kicks open doors for the range) and if the brand works we can then start trying out other exploitation genres that haven't been tried out before in the UK as stores will then be more willing to take a risk as our other titles will have sold... or not!

First up in my sights would be Convoy Busters and Mad Dog Murderer.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 17 Sep 2007 - 16:25
First up in my sights would be Convoy Busters and Mad Dog Murderer.
these have already been released on dvd, the thing is whoever is into these films will already have them despite the region, i'm not just saying it because i want stuff released that isn't out but because it makes sense to release something that isn't already out somewhere. :-\
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 17 Sep 2007 - 18:03

these have already been released on dvd, the thing is whoever is into these films will already have them despite the region, i'm not just saying it because i want stuff released that isn't out but because it makes sense to release something that isn't already out somewhere. :-\

Ditto.

Though 'Mad Dog/Beast With A Gun' might sell a few copies in the UK, I doubt 'Convoy Busters' would though as it's not really got much to entice the casual buyer... It's a good film but not much exploitation action going on in it to really sell it to punters who are new to the genre....
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: vigilanteforce on 17 Sep 2007 - 18:17
What about VIOLENT ROME? This would certainly sell more than CONVOY BUSTERS. It has a very nasty reputation.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 17 Sep 2007 - 18:23
What about VIOLENT ROME? This would certainly sell more than CONVOY BUSTERS. It has a very nasty reputation.

For sure it would! It'd be interesting to know what crime films Almar/Shameless has access to via the deal they currently have going.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 17 Sep 2007 - 18:27
What about VIOLENT ROME? This would certainly sell more than CONVOY BUSTERS. It has a very nasty reputation.

For sure it would! It'd be interesting to know what crime films Almar/Shameless has access to via the deal they currently have going.
can we see a list of what crime is available Almar :D

or is it a secret
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 17 Sep 2007 - 18:33
can we see a list of what crime is available Almar :D

or is it a secret
There might not be any mate. Give the guy a chance will you!  :-*

Plus this kinda venture involves investments of tens of thousands of pounds so don't expect a DVD release of 'Roma Violenta' just 'cos you asked for it on here...  :D
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 17 Sep 2007 - 18:46
can we see a list of what crime is available Almar :D

or is it a secret
There might not be any mate. Give the guy a chance will you!  :-*

Plus this kinda venture involves investments of tens of thousands of pounds so don't expect a DVD release of 'Roma Violenta' just 'cos you asked for it on here...  :D
Not expecting anything mate

it would be nice to know what what was available that's all.

Paul and i had a good look through a canal+ list a few years back and there were some crackers on there :D
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 17 Sep 2007 - 20:06
Movietime in Italy has some great stuff like Season for Assassins and Day of Violence.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Fray G on 17 Sep 2007 - 21:11
I'd just like to say good luck to Almar and Shameless, i'll definately be buying Phantom of Death and Killer Nun when they come out and i'm looking forward to what they do in the future.



Straying off topic,


 
What about VIOLENT ROME? This would certainly sell more than CONVOY BUSTERS. It has a very nasty reputation.

For sure it would! It'd be interesting to know what crime films Almar/Shameless has access to via the deal they currently have going.

I'd be astonished if Violent Rome ever got passed the BBFC untouched, the rape scene with Luciano Rossi is pretty nasty and violent.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Paul on 18 Sep 2007 - 08:00
I still think SPECIAL COP in action would be a lucrative title, since it's not out anywhere. If a disc was sto surface with English and Italian options, the company responsible would clean up. Same goes for FROM CORLEONE TO BROOKLYN and obviously, HIGH CRIME, which is owned by Canal+.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Almar@Shameless on 18 Sep 2007 - 11:52
I'd just like to say good luck to Almar and Shameless, i'll definately be buying Phantom of Death and Killer Nun when they come out and i'm looking forward to what they do in the future.



Straying off topic,


 
What about VIOLENT ROME? This would certainly sell more than CONVOY BUSTERS. It has a very nasty reputation.

For sure it would! It'd be interesting to know what crime films Almar/Shameless has access to via the deal they currently have going.

I'd be astonished if Violent Rome ever got passed the BBFC untouched, the rape scene with Luciano Rossi is pretty nasty and violent.


Hey people should feel free to ask and list titles they'd like to see - no point putting out DVDs no one wants - that way lies ruin. I'd like to thank everyone so far for all the positive comments and I'm taking them all in.

There is no magic list as yet - we almost have to create it from a pile of lists (none of which are handy spreadsheets) we're working through. I keep meaning to create a master list but the sheer drudgery of getting DVDs out to market keeps getting in the way! I can cut through a lot of crap first though if people give me their requests - crime, horror, thriller and action. I know I want to put out Strike Commando but that's because I'm insane - would anyone buy it! First though let me look into Violent Rome... And yes it would make sense to look at titles not readily available worldwide or currently only in poor editions as long as we can sell enough - bear in mind our titles will cost a tenner a pop from most retailers with instant gratification!

Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Paul on 18 Sep 2007 - 11:58
Thing is, if you're talking about releasing something that's not seen the light of day anywhere else, you're guaranteed to sell a shitload through the likes of Amazon. While you only licence titles for the UK, there's nothing stopping Amazon selling your product on their .com, .de or .fr sites, and there's enough people worldwide who'd make such a move lucrative...

There's an example--and you can ask Neil from Pink about this--an Artificial eye title was predicted to sell around 300 copies all told. Still not too sure why it was getting a release with those kind of numbers in mind. anyway, a couple of weeks before release, World Cinema were given a 250+ order from amazon alone, as they'd sold a shitload of them through the .com site. this is definitely something worth keeping in mind.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: vigilanteforce on 18 Sep 2007 - 11:59
I know I want to put out Strike Commando but that's because I'm insane - would anyone buy it!

Release that man, I beg you  :-\  :-\  :-\ Me and all my friends will buy it, I can promise you that! That film has a following and it seems to be getting bigger specially after Mattei's death. People on other forums (Mobius & DVD Maniacs) often mention how much they want a DVD of STRIKE COMMANDO!  :)
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Paul on 18 Sep 2007 - 12:00
I know I want to put out Strike Commando but that's because I'm insane - would anyone buy it!

Release that man, I beg you  :-\  :-\  :-\ Me and all my friends will buy it, I can promise you that! That film has a following and it seems to be getting bigger specially after Mattei's death. People on other forums (Mobius & DVD Maniacs) often mention how much they want a DVD of STRIKE COMMANDO!  :)

I so knew that you would bite on this, Lefteris!  ::)
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Almar@Shameless on 18 Sep 2007 - 12:38
I know I want to put out Strike Commando but that's because I'm insane - would anyone buy it!

Release that man, I beg you  :-\  :-\  :-\ Me and all my friends will buy it, I can promise you that! That film has a following and it seems to be getting bigger specially after Mattei's death. People on other forums (Mobius & DVD Maniacs) often mention how much they want a DVD of STRIKE COMMANDO!  :)

My kinda guy! Yes I'd love to put it out along with some other dubious delights - it's a pisser the sheer amount of effort (and money) that needs to go into releasing stuff otherwise I'd sign up for a multi-disc ultimate edition of Strike Commando right now! As for world sales Paul all our discs should be *ahem* region 0 - I think I alone have imported enough region 1s to justify that... Our titles will of course be PAL though - what problems does that pose these days for collectors in the US - does anyone know of people in the US who collect and watch PAL discs?
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 18 Sep 2007 - 12:44
Our titles will of course be PAL though - what problems does that pose these days for collectors in the US - does anyone know of people in the US who collect and watch PAL discs?

It won't pose a problem at all, I'm pretty sure most people in the US who collect DVDs have a multisystem player..
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Paul on 18 Sep 2007 - 13:00
As for world sales Paul all our discs should be *ahem* region 0 - I think I alone have imported enough region 1s to justify that... Our titles will of course be PAL though - what problems does that pose these days for collectors in the US - does anyone know of people in the US who collect and watch PAL discs?

There's enough information linked from the product pages on amazon. Here's an example on amazon.com:

 Casino Royale (1967) (http://www.amazon.com/Casino-Royale-Region-2/dp/B00005BAIQ/ref=sr_1_12/002-0921403-4956059?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1190120129&sr=1-12)


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When you click through the DVD FORMATS link, you're met with the following page of information:

DVD Region Encoding

Global region codes identify specific DVDs that are compatible with the players typically sold in that region. The majority of all current titles play in only one specific region unless otherwise noted.
Most of the DVDs sold by Amazon.com are encoded for Region 1 (for standard DVDs) or Region A (for Blu-Ray DVDs) only and may not work on DVD players in other countries.

Standard DVDs
1.   U.S., U.S. Territories, Canada, and Bermuda
2.   Japan, Europe, South Africa, and the Middle East, including Egypt
3.   Southeast Asia, East Asia, including Hong Kong
4.   Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean
5.   Former Soviet Union, Indian subcontinent, Africa, North Korea, and Mongolia
6.   China
Blu-Ray DVDs
•   A/1: North America, Central America, South America, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia.
•   B/2: Europe, Greenland, French territories, Middle East, Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
•   C/3: India, Nepal, Mainland China, Russia, Central and South Asia.
If you're interested in buying DVDs from other regions, try our international sites.

Amazon.co.uk
Amazon.de
Amazon.fr
Amazon.co.jp
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Almar@Shameless on 18 Sep 2007 - 13:02

Yeah I know multi-region players should be ok - it's the NTSC TVs I'm wondering about...
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Paul on 18 Sep 2007 - 13:07

Yeah I know multi-region players should be ok - it's the NTSC TVs I'm wondering about...

They do go to the trouble on mentioning the PAL format on the product page, mate.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: death_proof_reg on 18 Sep 2007 - 13:34
NTSC never stops me buying region 0 disks, they always work, sometimes the colour is a little strong but i just go to menu and tone it down. Perfect  ::)
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Paul on 18 Sep 2007 - 13:38
NTSC never stops me buying region 0 disks, they always work, sometimes the colour is a little strong but i just go to menu and tone it down. Perfect  ::)

It's the other way around though, mate. Almar's quite right to be concerned, as a lot of American punters buy foreign VHS and DVD releases without reading desriptions properly. I've been a seller on eBay for five years, and have completely lost track of how many American buyers have bought my tapes and then complained about them being "faulty". I'm sure the door swings both ways and there are people here in Europe that have bought US releases without realising they can't play them. That said, the sort of people that look to buy the product we're talking about here do tend to be quite tech savvy.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: vigilanteforce on 18 Sep 2007 - 14:09
Every serious genre fan is region-free and has the right setup for being able to view both PAL & NTSC systems... The fact that some people are into these films and have no idea about that stuff makes me wonder  :o
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Almar@Shameless on 18 Sep 2007 - 14:59
Well it will be interesting to see how things unfold as the worldwide demand for Phantom of Death is finally met!!! or not...
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Paul on 18 Sep 2007 - 15:03
Well it will be interesting to see how things unfold as the worldwide demand for Phantom of Death is finally met!!! or not...

PHANTOM OF DEATH will be a great title to gage demand, mate. To my knowledge, I don;t think either the Spanish or German releases have appeared on Amazon, so this could be a contender for a lot of sales from their .com site.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: fdsmedia on 18 Sep 2007 - 16:26
The German Phantom of Death DVD is OOP, and I wouldn't want one of those ugly large hardboxes anyway...  :-*
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: R-T-C Tim on 18 Sep 2007 - 16:48
I know most televisions and DVD (even VHS) players are NTSC compatible straight out of the box here in Britain, I wonder if it is the same in the US? I'd imagine so on the newer models, if only because the big firms want to save money by releasing the same televisions etc. in both territories.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: paperbag on 19 Sep 2007 - 08:16
First up in my sights would be Convoy Busters and Mad Dog Murderer.

Is that Convoy Busters/Highway Racer or the one No Shame released?
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Paul on 19 Sep 2007 - 08:35
I didn't realise HIGHWAY RACER had been released as CONVOY BUSTERS...
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 19 Sep 2007 - 08:39
First up in my sights would be Convoy Busters and Mad Dog Murderer.

Is that Convoy Busters/Highway Racer or the one No Shame released?
2 seperate films mate.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 19 Sep 2007 - 08:59
I didn't realise HIGHWAY RACER had been released as CONVOY BUSTERS...
I think i remember seeing it as this for an Austrailian release which was a bit confusing.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 19 Sep 2007 - 09:08
I didn't realise HIGHWAY RACER had been released as CONVOY BUSTERS...
I think i remember seeing it as this for an Austrailian release which was a bit confusing.
i did used to have ann Australian CONVOY BUSTERS tape, it had the worst Merli artwork available.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: MarcMorris on 19 Sep 2007 - 13:04
Quote
I know most televisions and DVD (even VHS) players are NTSC compatible straight out of the box here in Britain, I wonder if it is the same in the US? I'd imagine so on the newer models, if only because the big firms want to save money by releasing the same televisions etc. in both territories.

Sadly it's not the case with US TVs - they are NTSC only. We're lucky in Europe - Because Region 2 DVD encompasses Europe (PAL) and Japan (NTSC) all of our TVs and DVD players are compatible with both TV standards.

For Americans to watch PAL discs they mostly compromise by getting a DVD player which internally converts the PAL signal to NTSC. I'd say very few US fans are able to watch pure PAL DVDs on their TVs, unless the more diehard fans have invested in mult-system TVs.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 19 Sep 2007 - 17:37
Full-page ad in Bizarre this month. Nice to see some effort being made.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Almar@Shameless on 19 Sep 2007 - 20:04
Full-page ad in Bizarre this month. Nice to see some effort being made.


Yeah killed the biscuit tin budget though  :-[

We'll also have an HMV ad which included the Shameless titles running in the Indy of all places on the Friday before the Monday 1st Oct.

Talking of ads it was nice to see today in DarkSide an ad for Nucleus Films' upcoming Grindhouse Trailer Classics DVD coming out very soon - I always fancied doing a trailer disc but never had the guts to see it through beyond an idea in my head so I hope it gets supported as the DVD industry in the UK is far too dull these days and we need more superb grimy exploitation out there! I hope everyone saddled up with a Death Ship DVD as well - I remember drinking most of the champagne at the Anchor Bay Christmas Curry a few years back and ranting at Marc and Jake to put Death Ship out on DVD - and keep the original artwork I shouted. Knowing now how hard it is to bring a DVD out to market good on 'em.

Right back to the Venus in Furs sleeve - I have to work out whether I can have a nipple on the front packshot if it's hidden by a sticker (so that retailers will stock it)
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 19 Sep 2007 - 20:43
Right back to the Venus in Furs sleeve - I have to work out whether I can have a nipple on the front packshot if it's hidden by a sticker (so that retailers will stock it)
I can't see that being a problen, the VPRC allowed it on the 1990 reissue of the first 2 Emmanuelle films for the Braveworld releases.

I think a sticker would be fine. :D
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Almar@Shameless on 19 Sep 2007 - 22:43
Right back to the Venus in Furs sleeve - I have to work out whether I can have a nipple on the front packshot if it's hidden by a sticker (so that retailers will stock it)
I can't see that being a problen, the VPRC allowed it on the 1990 reissue of the first 2 Emmanuelle films for the Braveworld releases.

I think a sticker would be fine. :D

it's a big nipple...

Braveworld blimey - there's a blast from the past
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: R-T-C Tim on 20 Sep 2007 - 08:03
Well Optimum got away with nipples on their recent Emmanuelle disc:

http://mondo-esoterica.net/upcoming%20DVD/imgs/emmanuelle_1.jpg (http://mondo-esoterica.net/upcoming%20DVD/imgs/emmanuelle_1.jpg)
Note: not safe for work (Obviously).

A couple of ABUK's Jess Franco discs also had topless women on, sure surprised me when I saw them in HMV!
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: fdsmedia on 20 Sep 2007 - 08:09
I have now pre-ordered Phantom of Death and Venus in Furs - so they better be uncut!!  :-X
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Paul on 20 Sep 2007 - 08:25
PHANTOM OF DEATH has already gone through the BBFC. It's uncut and in widescreen.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: fdsmedia on 20 Sep 2007 - 08:27
Yes I know but as far as I know the status on Venus in Furs is still uncertain... fingers crossed.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Almar@Shameless on 20 Sep 2007 - 09:33
Well Optimum got away with nipples on their recent Emmanuelle disc:

http://mondo-esoterica.net/upcoming%20DVD/imgs/emmanuelle_1.jpg (http://mondo-esoterica.net/upcoming%20DVD/imgs/emmanuelle_1.jpg)
Note: not safe for work (Obviously).

A couple of ABUK's Jess Franco discs also had topless women on, sure surprised me when I saw them in HMV!

It's safe for my work! Good examples although Emmanuelle is allowed to get away with it - I'll find out today and as for cuts well it's with the BBFC and we've given them the lot - could her suggested enjoyment by the end of the film cause a problem? I suspect so. Sure Straw Dogs got away with it but the status of that film is somewhat higher.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 29 Sep 2007 - 09:13
Just got the first two releases through in the post today. No scanner here at home so here's a couple photo's...

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f22/lovelockandload/Shame1.jpg)

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f22/lovelockandload/Shame2.jpg)

First impressions are very good, the covers are great, very well put together and refreshingly honest too as the 'New York Ripper' covers even states that it's been cut by the BBFC of 34 secs of footage.

Very busy today so I won't be able to check the films out until tonight. I'll be sure to let you know my thoughts.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: fdsmedia on 29 Sep 2007 - 09:15
Cool photos - can't wait to get Phantom of Death in my hands.. hopefully on Monday!  :-X
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 29 Sep 2007 - 09:34
Great designs,well done Shameless.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: MarcMorris on 29 Sep 2007 - 09:57
I don't see a problem with a nipple - after all...

(http://www.anchorbay.co.uk/coverpix/dvd/large/abd4269.jpg)
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: fdsmedia on 29 Sep 2007 - 09:59
Is that nipple DVD sold separately or only in the box set?
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Richard C on 29 Sep 2007 - 11:05
Put in my pre-order for Phantom today. Already got the uncut New York Ripper although these yellow cases would look nice on my shelves  :-\
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Mart85 on 29 Sep 2007 - 11:18
Love the covers.  Think I'll have to take the plunge with PHANTOM OF DEATH.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Paul on 29 Sep 2007 - 13:18
Those covers look great.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Paul on 02 Oct 2007 - 10:07
The Shameless Website is now operational, as is the forum:

Visit Website (http://shameless-films.com/)

Visit Forum (http://shameless-films.com/forums/index.php)
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Almar@Shameless on 02 Oct 2007 - 10:26
Thanks for the plug Paul - we always felt we needed a central point where fans could come praise/vent at us so that's what the site will serve but I'll still be posting here as I'm really enjoying the community and opinions here - plus the good natured banter here is something special. I can't stand all these forums where people forget they're talking about films and start ripping into each other. 

Anyway enough of that I would appreciate all your considered feedback on the following sleeves of upcoming titles...

SHAM003 KILLER NUN

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff15/The_Associates/SHAM003KNLarge2D.jpg)

SHAM004 TORSO

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff15/The_Associates/SHAM004TorsoLarge2D.jpg)

SHAM005 VENUS IN FURS

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff15/The_Associates/SHAM005VenusLarge2D.jpg)

SHAM006 THE BLACK CAT

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff15/The_Associates/SHAM006BCLarge2D.jpg)
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 02 Oct 2007 - 10:31
I honestly think they're all great! The 'Killer Nun' one purely because it's so OTT! I can imagine some members of the public keeling over when they see that in HMV!  ::)
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Paul on 02 Oct 2007 - 10:32
Almar, thanks for the kind comments, regarding the forum, mate. We're not a bad lot, are we?

These sleeves are great, I particularly like THE BLACK CAT; it's really classy. You know my thoughts on the TORSO sleeve, as I've mentioned it before; a real killer of tagline, if you'll pardon the pun. There's obviously been a lot of thought put into the taglines – they're—as far I'm aware—are all original, aren't they?
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: death_proof_reg on 02 Oct 2007 - 10:36
These covers certainly stand out dont they?  :-\

I'm gunna try and find a copy of PHANTOM OF DEATH in shops before I order.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Almar@Shameless on 02 Oct 2007 - 10:46
Almar, thanks for the kind comments, regarding the forum, mate. We're not a bad lot, are we?

These sleeves are great, I particularly like THE BLACK CAT; it's really classy. You know my thoughts on the TORSO sleeve, as I've mentioned it before; a real killer of tagline, if you'll pardon the pun. There's obviously been a lot of thought put into the taglines – they're—as far I'm aware—are all original, aren't they?


I find this forum a breath of fresh air which is what we're trying to do with Shameless.

Anyway glad you like the Killer Nun Jonny - it is a risk this sleeve as we're not using a shot of Anita or anyone who looks nunlike.

And The Black Cat is a sleeve I really liked as it reminds me of Amicus/Hammer style efforts but the debate is whether it is not in your face enough like some of the others but it is a different film to the others - far more atmospheric rather than psycho NYR.

The only original tagline is the 'From the Secret Files of the Vatican' - otherwise I've struggled to find any taglines in some cases or very poor ones which might have been original to a territory release but not to the movie. I'd welcome any thoughts from you guys if I've missed any classics!

And Death Proof if you find a Phantom of Death in the shops do let me know where and how it was racked - we're going straight into back catalogue/obscurity in the shops so it is a concern.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Paul on 02 Oct 2007 - 10:50
Almar, when you've got a few titles out, would you consider doing some FSDUs (front of house display units, to the uninitiated). A selection of your covers racked up in an FSDU, placed in a prime location in a big HMV or the like, could really help get them seen, IMO.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 02 Oct 2007 - 10:52

Anyway glad you like the Killer Nun Jonny - it is a risk this sleeve as we're not using a shot of Anita or anyone who looks nunlike.


I think the note taped across the old womans mouth saying 'Father I've Been A Murderous Slut' should make up for not having Anita or any nuns on the cover!
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: death_proof_reg on 02 Oct 2007 - 10:55
What does catalogue obscurity mean mate?

I'm definately gonna keep an eye out for these DVD's EVERYWHERE, first DVD's I'd look for as these are the films I want to see on shelves as I really get sick of finding rubbish vipco dvd's of films I want etc

HMV etc should be jumping on the chance to have these in there horror section as youre a new promising business.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Paul on 02 Oct 2007 - 10:58
What does catalogue obscurity mean mate?


Catalogue means non-chart - so if you were to go into a store and look for a Shameless title, you'd have to go through their A-Z or genre sections, where things can get a little lost, sadly.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: death_proof_reg on 02 Oct 2007 - 11:01
Ah right I get you, I thought it might be that. Well, Paul's idea sounds ace I can see it now. But I'm sure these would be easy to find in the horror sections yknow?

also, I'm sure people will pick them up, I can see people even smiling when they see then, I know I would, and the covers all look the same (yellow with shameless on them) so if you see one film you like put out by them the rest are gonna interest you arent they  :-\
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Almar@Shameless on 02 Oct 2007 - 11:08
Almar, when you've got a few titles out, would you consider doing some FSDUs (front of house display units, to the uninitiated). A selection of your covers racked up in an FSDU, placed in a prime location in a big HMV or the like, could really help get them seen, IMO.

Hi Paul - you're spot on - as soon as we do have a selection then we would try out some prominent racking. What some may not know is that to get titles racked in display sections costs money and when you're strating up or selling crazy old films that will only sell in limited quantities it's nigh on impossible to compete against big studio titles.

The dominant yellow colour of the titles was initially to mirror the giallo novels (and also the pulp books of the US) but I quickly realised that clearly that colour was used to help them stand out in shops (I am perhaps a little slow) so that's why we've gone for bright yellow cases too so that "in a sea of slick you can always spot the Shameless sick!" Let's hope it works... If anyone can take shots on their phone showing where they've seen Shameless titles and whether they stand out or not then that would be cool!
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 02 Oct 2007 - 11:59
Nice sleeves Almar, i particularly like the Black Cat design ::)
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Richard C on 02 Oct 2007 - 12:34
Do you think you will get any negative press over the covers? I'd be interested to hear what the average joe public would think about them.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Paul on 02 Oct 2007 - 12:36
Some numpty had a dig at the way in which the spines match up on the ABUK forum, but you're always going to get negativity somewhere online – you have to remember that a lot of these people don't get to see much daylight...  :-\
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Almar@Shameless on 02 Oct 2007 - 13:22
Do you think you will get any negative press over the covers? I'd be interested to hear what the average joe public would think about them.

Who knows? It's impossible to predict but if we do get any negative press I'll let you guys know for your feedback.

I have noted a few negative comments (elsewhere) about spines matching up. Well here's why they do:

1. Because we're evil and want you to buy films you don't want to own (like when we acquire The Nostril Picker... Joke - NOT TRUE!)

And that's it.

Actually as a collector I am a sucker for spines that build and I've often tried to get clients to try them out but most companies are too scared, don't see the point and don't like to commit to an overall design. Fair enough but how annoying is it when sleeves suddenly change and your collection looks stoopid? The other thing is we can't buy cool racking in stores - it's just too expensive so what I hoped was that stores would be reminded on a constant basis that this is planned as a collection and that therefore they should try and stock a range so people can pick up gaps when they fancy and at their leisure. I remember back in the 90s you'd walk into Tower in Glasgow or HMV or Virgin and they'd have a stack of Redemption titles all lined up together in a horror section and look very cool.

Best thing on a shelf though? A row of immaculate early 80s Thorn EMI videos - still not there yet.

The danger is of course if the label fails we'l never complete 'Shameless' but we promise to try and struggle on long enough so you can spell out 'Sham!'

Or did we get it wrong - should we not have gone for a spinebuilder collection?

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff15/The_Associates/ShamelessSpineBuilder.jpg)
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: fdsmedia on 03 Oct 2007 - 06:05
I watched the Shameless DVD today - and I'm pretty much satisfied with it! One thing though, the audio track seemed to suffer from a noise gate/limiter not properly applied, creating a pumping effect noticable mostly during the quiet parts. Is this the case with the X-rated DVD too?

Otherwise a great release!   ;)
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Peter Neal on 04 Oct 2007 - 17:17
I already own most of these titles, but since I'm a sucker for great cover art and presentation, I'm very, very tempted to get some of those titles, "NYR" looks fantastic!. ;)

Am I mixing up things in my mind or are you really giving "Night Train Murders" a go?

That would be amazing. Though I own the Blue Underground disc I'll certainly find good use for an eye catching R2 release! ::)
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: death_proof_reg on 04 Oct 2007 - 17:45
I'd be really excited if SHAMELESS are doing NIGHT TRAIN MURDERS, I havnt seen it.

Is there sexual violence in it? chance of the bbfc getting there scissors out? even so.. exciting.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 04 Oct 2007 - 17:51
According to Play.com there's a February release date. http://www.play.com/DVD/DVD/4-/3479573/Night-Train-Murders/Product.html (http://www.play.com/DVD/DVD/4-/3479573/Night-Train-Murders/Product.html)

I'm usually pretty good at second-guessing the BBFC but I wouldn't like to guess if it would be cut or not. Could go either way.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: zombiefan3999 on 04 Oct 2007 - 18:03
Id bet that the vaginal knife cutting scene will be cut out. Meaning the shot of the knife sticking out of her crotch.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: death_proof_reg on 04 Oct 2007 - 18:06
I bet the only reason that hasnt been mentioned is because everyone actually has respect for other people and go ahead and dont give things away when they talk about films... something you seem to lack.

Stick a SPOILER before things like that yeah? the world would be a better place...
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: zombiefan3999 on 04 Oct 2007 - 19:05
Whatever..... You asked if there was violence in it and I told you.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: zombiefan3999 on 04 Oct 2007 - 19:13
On a side note I didnt see where you said that you havent seen it. So sorry for that.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 04 Oct 2007 - 19:18
On a side note I didnt see where you said that you havent seen it. So sorry for that.

Thanks for being so cool zombiefan.

Note to reg, calm down a bit will you?
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: death_proof_reg on 04 Oct 2007 - 19:30
I was hardly out of order...

SPOILER

I JUST WOULD RATHER BE SURPRISED BY VAGINA CUTTINGS

On a side note I didnt see where you said that you havent seen it. So sorry for that.

Its cool mate, but if you thought I'd seen it then why say

Whatever..... You asked if there was violence in it and I told you.

Whatever... its cool, still a pretty heavy thing to say when there could be people about who havnt seen it.

Jonny, I just had a pretty cool part of a film spoiled for me, I feel I reacted accordingly considering
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 04 Oct 2007 - 19:41
Jonny, I just had a pretty cool part of a film spoiled for me, I feel I reacted accordingly considering

Fair enough, calm down though. I will smack your bottom if you give me any lip!  ;D
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: death_proof_reg on 04 Oct 2007 - 19:49
haha ok mate, I wouldnt want that  :D

I guess I'm just not used to spoilers like that being the norm.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: zombiefan3999 on 04 Oct 2007 - 20:07
I just figured everyone here had already seen it,thats all.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 04 Oct 2007 - 20:12
Let's get back on topic now please everyone...
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Almar@Shameless on 04 Oct 2007 - 20:50
I already own most of these titles, but since I'm a sucker for great cover art and presentation, I'm very, very tempted to get some of those titles, "NYR" looks fantastic!. ;)

Am I mixing up things in my mind or are you really giving "Night Train Murders" a go?

That would be amazing. Though I own the Blue Underground disc I'll certainly find good use for an eye catching R2 release! ::)

Yes indeed we do plan release Night Train Murders in Feb - well spotted! It will be like New York Ripper though in that we'll submit it uncut but it may get cut. Until you've got everything ready and paid the BBFC only then do you get the verdict and by the time you've spent all that money you have to release but as with NYR we will make it clear if anything is cut. So we could play safe and not try to release films like that but then Torso, Killer Nun and Phantom of Death wouldn't now be available uncut.

To that end I might as well tell you that Venus will be cut by the BBFC. The scene where the maid is raped has to be cut from the point where she appears to be enjoying herself and that's that - unless we had Straw Dogs you can't get away with that.

One quick query - where have people been buying their Shameless DVDs from?
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 04 Oct 2007 - 21:01
I think 'Night Train Murders' will go through the BBFC without any problems apart from the knife in the crotch scene.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: fdsmedia on 04 Oct 2007 - 21:14
To that end I might as well tell you that Venus will be cut by the BBFC. The scene where the maid is raped has to be cut from the point where she appears to be enjoying herself and that's that - unless we had Straw Dogs you can't get away with that.

One quick query - where have people been buying their Shameless DVDs from?

Is the cut confirmed or are you just speculating?

Regarding my purchase, as I told you I bought mine from EUK.  :)
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: death_proof_reg on 04 Oct 2007 - 21:16
I think 'Night Train Murders' will go through the BBFC without any problems apart from the knife in the crotch scene.

haha very funny  :) ::)

To be honest, I'll still buy the SHAMELESS KILLER NUN dvd over the BU one, hopefully in shop though. That cut suits me, before I'd say "its the princible of the matter!" regardless of what the cut actually is, or for how long, but SHAMELESS titles are my exception, because they dont piss about like those vipco dvd's which have horrible transfers and then state the running time on the actual DISK! now that IS shameless  :-[
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: fdsmedia on 04 Oct 2007 - 21:19
Another thing, I find it strange that I posted about the audio problems in Phantom of Death in two different topics and nobody has commented about it. It's such a nice release otherwise, and it's such a shame about the pumping effect throughout the more quiet parts. Almar, did it sound like that when you got it from the licensor?
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: death_proof_reg on 04 Oct 2007 - 21:23
I still cant beleive the bbfc are still telling us what we can and cannot see...
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 04 Oct 2007 - 21:33
I think 'Night Train Murders' will go through the BBFC without any problems apart from the knife in the crotch scene.

haha very funny  :) ::)

I was being serious.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: death_proof_reg on 04 Oct 2007 - 21:36
I think 'Night Train Murders' will go through the BBFC without any problems apart from the knife in the crotch scene.

haha very funny  :) ::)

I was being serious.

Yes I know. I thought it was also said as a joke after the whole spoiler thing.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 04 Oct 2007 - 21:41
I still cant beleive the bbfc are still telling us what we can and cannot see...

The BBFC do the job they are paid to do and they do it very well.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: death_proof_reg on 04 Oct 2007 - 21:43
I still cant beleive the bbfc are still telling us what we can and cannot see...

The BBFC do the job they are paid to do and they do it very well.

You might say, TOO well...
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Paul on 04 Oct 2007 - 22:15
The BBFC are a lot more lenient now than they have ever been. You have to remember they operate within government guidelines.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: death_proof_reg on 04 Oct 2007 - 22:46
They do? I see...
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Peter Neal on 05 Oct 2007 - 05:00
These releases tempt me strongly to doubledip on a few faves :-\
You can never have enough backups ;D...and those covers should be a treat on the shelf!

Besides, I'vve been whining about "Night Train Murders" not having an R2 release long enough, so it would be fair to support the company that has the guts to finally do it. ;)
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Richard C on 05 Oct 2007 - 08:05
I pre-ordered mine from Play but it seems they are still waiting for stock (hence not being able to comment on the sound issue)  :-[

Did anyone order from Amazon or any other UK website? I know there's a Postal strike at the moment but I'd be interested to hear whether anyone else got their DVDs.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Almar@Shameless on 05 Oct 2007 - 10:20
I pre-ordered mine from Play but it seems they are still waiting for stock (hence not being able to comment on the sound issue)  :-[

Did anyone order from Amazon or any other UK website? I know there's a Postal strike at the moment but I'd be interested to hear whether anyone else got their DVDs.

I'd be interested to hear from anyone who has ordered form a site only to find there is no stock - Amazon have been out of NYR since mid week and in general it seems to be quite an effort to find our DVDs which is hardly helpful! Any feedback would be good so I can go back to our sales/distribution company with findings.

As for the sound on Phantom of Death that is the only point I've heard on it - anyone else reviewing for instance has been fine but I have passed the comment on to our authoring company to see what they have to say but I'm not aware that this is a problem - it seemed to play fine on my setup - in fact much better than I expected for what has generally been a much unloved film to date.

And Venus - Read and weep!

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff15/The_Associates/BBFCVenusCut.jpg)

I think the one thing people have to realise from comments I've seen elsewhere (not this forum I might stress!) is that you have to spend a pile of money (and commit to more as you're getting the DVD produced meanwhile) before you find out you're getting cut so people who've said Shameless shouldn't release cut movies (and pretend they're not!) are missing the point that if you don't take the risk we can just keep staring at the same old horror DVDs for the UK - no one else has wanted to risk this catalogue yet.

As for Night Train Murders the cutting scene is so dark I'm not sure if it will be cut but then I was watching a VHS mired in grain. Should we go ahead and try for a release?
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 05 Oct 2007 - 10:41
It's a shame about the cuts to 'Venus in Furs', what do they add up to? 1 minute 5 seconds? What can you do though? I'm still looking foward to seeing it.

Sound on the copy of 'Phantom of Death' I watched seemed fine to me, though my set up consists of a lonely stereo widescreen telly.

I reckon most hardcore Euro Cult fans will have 'Night Train Murders' via the Blue Underground DVD, though if marketed right it would sell well, it was a 'video nasty' wasn't it?
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Paul on 05 Oct 2007 - 11:27


I reckon most hardcore Euro Cult fans will have 'Night Train Murders' via the Blue Underground DVD, though if marketed right it would sell well, it was a 'video nasty' wasn't it?

that said, we're the minority, Jonny. Many of the people that buy horror DVDs aren't net savvy and buy titles from abroad. I reckong with the right sleeve (i.e. referencing the likes of LAST HOUSE, etc), this will sell quite well.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 05 Oct 2007 - 12:04
That's basically what I said mate.  :-X
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Peter Neal on 05 Oct 2007 - 13:06
Yeah! Absolutely! Put out "Night Train Murders"!!! ;)
Even if the film suffers a few cuts, its overall striking set up, mood and beautiful photography deserve to be seen by the crowds outside the "uncut only" hardcore fanbase. It could attract many new fans to Euro horror if marketed right. As some have mentioned before...If this sort of manages to transport the "Last House" and "Nasty" vibe to the average Joe Horrorfan through eye catching cover artwork, it should sell very reasonably indeed.
This is also an attractive movie for "R2 only" collectors, who might be itnerested to import it. ::)

By the way: I've no idea if that's too costly, but some of these releases might benefit from an audio commentary by an acclaimed Euro horror expert. The UK has quite a couple at offer. :-\
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 05 Oct 2007 - 14:28
I've got the US one-sheet for Night Train Murders if you want to borrow it for part of a gallery or something.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Almar@Shameless on 05 Oct 2007 - 15:11
I've got the US one-sheet for Night Train Murders if you want to borrow it for part of a gallery or something.


Thanks for the offer - do you have an image of it? We would like to produce extras, commentaries etc but as there are no staff we had to choose between shall we go into extras or put out as many films as possible. The more films faster won over and actually I can't even see how we could do more as our main jobs are doing other stuff in the industry.

Yeah we've looked into the Venus cut and to contest it would put the release back months and we've been told we'd lose anyway. So on with that and let's see what the Night Train Murders brings - I'll keep you all informed!
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 05 Oct 2007 - 15:24
I've got the US one-sheet for Night Train Murders if you want to borrow it for part of a gallery or something.


Thanks for the offer - do you have an image of it?


To see what it looks like or for you to use?
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Almar@Shameless on 05 Oct 2007 - 15:42
I've got the US one-sheet for Night Train Murders if you want to borrow it for part of a gallery or something.


Thanks for the offer - do you have an image of it?


To see what it looks like or for you to use?


Yeah I was curious to see what it looked like - we've not looked at a sleeve yet but will have to do so soon.
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Post by: Jonny on 05 Oct 2007 - 16:07
Here's some Italian posters while were on the subject...

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f22/lovelockandload/NightTrainlocandina.jpg)(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f22/lovelockandload/NightTrainPoster.jpg)
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Post by: Kevin Coed on 05 Oct 2007 - 16:19
I'll up one later or tomorrow morning.
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Post by: Jay on 05 Oct 2007 - 16:20
I very, very nearly got this for the UK. Then the deal went flat.

I worked with Aldo Lado's son some years back. Nice guy.
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Post by: Almar@Shameless on 05 Oct 2007 - 16:25
I very, very nearly got this for the UK. Then the deal went flat.

I worked with Aldo Lado's son some years back. Nice guy.

And did you anticipate getting it through uncut?

That Italian poster looks pretty good. Maybe we can do something that reflects the original art - a la New York Ripper.
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Post by: Jay on 05 Oct 2007 - 16:27
Nah, never uncut.
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Post by: Kevin Coed on 05 Oct 2007 - 17:08
US one sheet

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v288/punkrich/posters/latenight.jpg)
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Post by: Jonny on 05 Oct 2007 - 17:16
I'm loving all those fake names on that poster!  ::)
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Post by: Kevin Coed on 05 Oct 2007 - 17:25
Probably to hide the fact that the film had already been released.
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Post by: fdsmedia on 09 Oct 2007 - 10:33
Phantom of Death now in stock at xploited cinema!

http://xploitedcinema.com/catalog/phantom-death-ruggero-deodato-p-12842.html
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Post by: death_proof_reg on 11 Oct 2007 - 10:05
Found them in my HMV. It was a wall shelf, for horror, and Phantom was in with p, and New York Ripper in N, and they stood out and caught my eye straight away. They were both priced at £13. I had no way to take a pic.

Was great to finally see them in shops  :P
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Post by: Almar@Shameless on 11 Oct 2007 - 11:16
Thanks for spottin 'em - glad they stood out! Which HMV was it? I'm looking into why they're priced at £13 but whilst we're allowed to set our RRP we can't tell shops what to sell them at - that be illegal that be.
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Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 11 Oct 2007 - 11:35
Thanks for spottin 'em - glad they stood out! Which HMV was it? I'm looking into why they're priced at £13 but whilst we're allowed to set our RRP we can't tell shops what to sell them at - that be illegal that be.
what they supposed to be, a tenner?
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Post by: Almar@Shameless on 11 Oct 2007 - 11:52
Thanks for spottin 'em - glad they stood out! Which HMV was it? I'm looking into why they're priced at £13 but whilst we're allowed to set our RRP we can't tell shops what to sell them at - that be illegal that be.
what they supposed to be, a tenner?

The idea was that month in month out for the price of a pink one you'd be able to pick up two crazy old flicks but we can't force that upon anyone. That said buying through websites will get you that price.
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Post by: death_proof_reg on 11 Oct 2007 - 13:21
It was the HMV in kirkcaldy, in Fife, in Scotland.

I was happy to pay the £13 for both, I even douple dipped, I just couldnt leave the shop without them...I spent way too much money yesterday.

Also, I LOVE the trailers showing before the film, that was a brilliant idea.  ::)
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Post by: broonage on 11 Oct 2007 - 13:43
Kirkcaldy in fife huh? What you doing there?  ;D

I'm from Glenrothes.
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Post by: death_proof_reg on 11 Oct 2007 - 14:03
Kirkcaldy in fife huh? What you doing there?  ;D

I'm from Glenrothes.

I live right next to a sign saying, WELCOME TO GLENROTHES, no shit  ::)

I actually live in Kinglassie but the house is a little out the way and nearer Glenrothes, went to college there, etc.

moved here about two years ago, I used to live in a nice little coastal town called Dalgety Bay :'(
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Post by: broonage on 11 Oct 2007 - 15:10
Dalgety Bay, ha, i used go there and visit a pal.

I'm from Cadham in Glenrothes, lived there until i was 22. I'm in Paris now, so a big jump. My mum's still there though.
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Post by: Almar@Shameless on 11 Oct 2007 - 15:14
It was the HMV in kirkcaldy, in Fife, in Scotland.

I was happy to pay the £13 for both, I even douple dipped, I just couldnt leave the shop without them...I spent way too much money yesterday.

Also, I LOVE the trailers showing before the film, that was a brilliant idea.  ::)

Do they still have the Radio Forth shop in Kirkaldy?

Epic stuff that you bought both and very pleased you liked the opening trailer reel - we were nearly persuaded to dump them from trade feedback that people wouldn't want them but you can cut to menu any time you please so we stuck to our guns. The idea came to me because I started digging out my VHS and Betamax collection from the attic and playing the tapes (ex rentals) just to see what trailers were on. It was always the first thing I did when I was collecting tapes to check out the trailers at the beginning (hardly any on a Thorn EMI, same trailers every time on Avatar, cool trailers for films you nefer saw in the video shop from Vestron and so on...) and I missed that from the slick world of DVD hence the trailer gallery and crummy opening warning etc.

The one thing I should point out is that as we had to get several DVDs into production in readiness the trailers for the first four releases will be largely the same (although you'll find the trailer for Venus in Furs on Killer Nun and Torso) so my apologies for that. For future releases though I'll be picking trailers relevant to the feature (as in 'if you liked this shite we think you will like this other shite from our collection', trailers for titles coming up in the month following and then something totally random...
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Post by: death_proof_reg on 11 Oct 2007 - 15:19
There's something about seeing trailers like the film youre about to see, its like, the titles, the dub, the acting, diff story, diff music, it just sets you in the mood, and then the main feature plays, it just really worked for me  ::)

also, I like the idea of being able to see what else you can get your hands on, for example, if all the other films had been out already, I'd of been eager to get them. But its still cool to see future releases, maybe something to think of?  ::)

edit: o wait! misread, you are doing that, nice  :D
not sure about the shop...
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Post by: broonage on 11 Oct 2007 - 15:22
Radio Forth shop? Never heard of that.
I remember Kingdom FM had a shop near me in Markinch. They sucked!

I'm going to order some of those DVDs at the end of month!!
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Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 11 Oct 2007 - 15:46
I went to Kircaldy, never again! Then again, i'm not setting foot in fucking Scotland ever again!
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Post by: death_proof_reg on 11 Oct 2007 - 15:51
was slightly annoying the titles were £13 and not £10 as I had to pay £26 to buy two, but I imagine the extra 3 quid depends on the shop? and seeing as there new might have something to do with it really.

Worth it though  :P
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Post by: broonage on 11 Oct 2007 - 16:32
I went to Kircaldy, never again! Then again, i'm not setting foot in fucking Scotland ever again!
I agree, Kirkcaldy sucks ass!

It's funny cos i've only been to England twice. London was great, didn't think much of northern England though.
Def goto London again!
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Post by: death_proof_reg on 11 Oct 2007 - 16:39
By the way, I'm not too keen on the Killer Nun and Torso covers, they just look so damn unatractive and ugly, also, I dont mean to offend here, but they look a little on the cheap side, I'd still buy them, its no biggie, and just a personal thing! what do I know? haha, I just think more covers like New York Ripper would be better. Phantom of Death one is excellent, and I like the use of screen grabs to make the covers, its really cool.

Wouldnt stop me picking them up though, its just they're not too easy on the eye, personally. I know the point is to get across what the films are like, I just, maybe less is more? the use of pics on the back covers is VERY well done though.
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Post by: Peter Neal on 12 Oct 2007 - 13:32
I guess many own this already on R1, but I'd be very pleased if "Shameless" could get their hands on that still-unreleased-on-R2 nasty "Don't go in the House".! ;)

It should be easy enough to make this also appealing in mouth-watering fashion to the occasional/new horror DVD buying crowd....and it seemingly hasn't come out anywhere on R2 yet, which should attract a reasonable amount of export sales, too! ::)
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Post by: Fray G on 12 Oct 2007 - 21:26
I went to Kircaldy, never again! Then again, i'm not setting foot in fucking Scotland ever again!
I agree, Kirkcaldy sucks ass!


I can see Kirkcaldy from my window during the day about 15 miles away on the other side of the Forth. It's easy to make out the three big tower blocks  :-\
I've been to Stark's Park a few times, the amount of birdshite on the seats in their old stand is staggering.



Gonna pick up Phantom of Death tomorrow in town before the Scotland game, should be able to find it in Edinburgh no problem.
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Post by: Kevin Coed on 25 Oct 2007 - 16:31
US one sheet

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v288/punkrich/posters/latenight.jpg)

Bruce has one of these in his special Halloween sale on Ebay. No bidders as of yet. There's lots of good stuff there if anyone's got loads of money to spunk away.

Here's the link :-

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=280166225509&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=018 (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=280166225509&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=018)
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Post by: Jonny on 25 Oct 2007 - 16:34
Tempting... I know if I look on there I'll end up buying something. His postage prices were shocking the last time I looked though.
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Post by: Kevin Coed on 25 Oct 2007 - 16:54
I haven't bought from him for a while, mostly because his auctions usually go for top dollar (deservedly so, because at least with his stuff you know what you're getting quality-wise). Have his postage prices jumped a lot then?
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Post by: Jonny on 25 Oct 2007 - 17:16
It's around $26 for an item that weighs over a pound.
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Post by: Kevin Coed on 25 Oct 2007 - 17:23
To be fair, his packaging is the best I've come across and US international postage rates have gone up a lot too. Not worth it if you're only gonna buy a cheap poster off him but if you win a few then the cost will balance out.
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Post by: R-T-C Tim on 26 Oct 2007 - 18:47
Took me a while, but I've finally watched and reviewed the SSE titles.

Read my full thoughts at: http://www.mondo-esoterica.net/blog/?p=111
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Post by: Jonny on 26 Oct 2007 - 18:57
Good stuff Tim!  :P
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Post by: Paul on 01 Nov 2007 - 10:41
the latest cover - hot off the press - got to love that tagline!

(http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/8349/000000clifym8.jpg)
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Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 01 Nov 2007 - 10:53
QUALITY ::) ::)

Paul, did you know that the part of Ratman was played by Will :-\
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Post by: Jonny on 01 Nov 2007 - 10:57
Absolutely awesome! That's what I call a DVD cover!  ::)
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Post by: Paul on 01 Nov 2007 - 11:32
QUALITY ::) ::)

Paul, did you know that the part of Ratman was played by Will :-\

Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaavvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvve............
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Post by: Peter Neal on 01 Nov 2007 - 12:19
Never heard of this flick (which is quite a shocker to me  :-*), but the cover looks ace! ;)

So the inevitable question: Apart from that cover art, is there anything else to recommend it?
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Post by: Peter Neal on 08 Nov 2007 - 09:11
Got my "NYR" and "Phantom of Death" DVDs today in Helsinki and will give some feedback asap I get a chance to watch them. The cover art really is a winner. ::)

Did some reading on "Ratman" and that should be of interest to me, too.

Though I'd still like to know if there's any chance that "Shameless" could put out "Don't go in the House" on R2. :-\
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Post by: Jay on 09 Nov 2007 - 05:57
If Shameless need some behind-the-scenes photos as extras, give me a shout.

Ratman... What a cracker!
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Post by: Richard C on 09 Nov 2007 - 07:54
I guess I'm the only one on the forum that doesn't like the RATMAN cover......
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Post by: Kevin Coed on 09 Nov 2007 - 08:10
Nope. I loathe it.
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Post by: Peter Neal on 09 Nov 2007 - 11:53
Watched the "Shameless" version of "NYR" yesterday and thought it was a pretty decent presentation of a movie nobody would have thought of getting a UK release at all a decade ago.
While the particular cuts made to the film - in contrast to everything that's still IN the flick ::) - probably make only sense to UK citizens, I have to say that the "toning down" of the most controversial bits worked rather well for the amount of seconds which had to go. :o ;D
This presentation comes without the additional dialogue scene and restoration, which can be found on the AWE DVD.....BUUUUTTT you actually get a bit more of the throat slashing in the cartoon theatre nightmare sequence. ??? ::) Very odd, indeed.
Considering that the extra scene with Dr. Davies doesn't really do much to enhance the movie's tension, the "Shameless" disc is certainly the easiest option for UK fans to encounter the "New York Ripper" for the first time. ::)
It's my 3rd DVD of this personal fave and certainly the one with the classiest cover. ;)
Nice trailer-show before the feature, too.
That witch flick with George Eastman looked promising and since I still haven't watched "Manhattan Baby", I'm considering picking up the "Shameless" release when it comes along. :-\
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Post by: Richard C on 09 Nov 2007 - 14:57
Nope. I loathe it.
Must be a Welsh thing then - in that we have exemplary taste in things...
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Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 09 Nov 2007 - 15:04
Nope. I loathe it.
I don't loathe it, it is in the so shit/cheesy it's good category for me
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Post by: Kevin Coed on 09 Nov 2007 - 15:08
Nope. I loathe it.
I don't loathe it, it is in the so shit/cheesy it's good category for me

Is that why you love CREATURE FROM THE HILLBILLY LAGOON?  :-*
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Post by: fdsmedia on 19 Nov 2007 - 13:23
Venus in Furs will also be released in Italy on December 5.. no English options, though - but probably UNCUT!!

(http://www.kultvideo.com/img/prodotti/s743i.jpg)
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Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 19 Nov 2007 - 22:33
Nope. I loathe it.
I don't loathe it, it is in the so shit/cheesy it's good category for me

Is that why you love CREATURE FROM THE HILLBILLY LAGOON?  :-*
I haven't seen or want to sse that and you fucking know it!
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Post by: Kevin Coed on 20 Nov 2007 - 05:26

Is that why you love CREATURE FROM THE HILLBILLY LAGOON?  :-*
I haven't seen or want to sse that and you fucking know it!


Lieesssss......... :-*
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Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 20 Nov 2007 - 08:03

Is that why you love CREATURE FROM THE HILLBILLY LAGOON?  :-*
I haven't seen or want to sse that and you fucking know it!


Lieesssss......... :-*
any more of this foolishness and i will delete my acccount :-\
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Post by: Kevin Coed on 20 Nov 2007 - 11:14

Is that why you love CREATURE FROM THE HILLBILLY LAGOON?  :-*
I haven't seen or want to sse that and you fucking know it!


Lieesssss......... :-*
any more of this foolishness and i will delete my acccount :-\

Fuck off Metro!  ::)
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Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 20 Nov 2007 - 11:25
Fuck off Metro!  ::)
How did you know i was metro in disguise
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Post by: Jonny on 20 Nov 2007 - 11:33
This is starting to look like the pre-cert forums now, a whole page of off topic bollocks..  :-*
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Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 20 Nov 2007 - 11:39
Your all cunts, you all fuck your mothers and take it up the arse from strange men in bushes and you all plated your gramdmothers!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thats the sort of cusses they are throwing around, some of them need a hiding to put them in place!
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Post by: death_proof_reg on 20 Nov 2007 - 11:46
Santa better get me Torso and Killer Nun this christmas or I will scream till I'm blue and pass out :-[

edit: wait thats holding your breath... well i'll do that.
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Post by: Stephen Grimes on 20 Nov 2007 - 11:48
Torso sounds alright though i've read that it's the same print as the X-Rated Kult disc which i've already got,might get it next time i'm over.
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Post by: Jonny on 20 Nov 2007 - 11:50
My review of the 'Torso' DVD will be posted later today...
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Post by: Stephen Grimes on 20 Nov 2007 - 11:51
My review of the 'Torso' DVD will be posted later today...
Good man,looking forward to reading it.
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Post by: death_proof_reg on 30 Nov 2007 - 17:35
The new TORSO dvd cover, is much better, looks brilliant.
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Post by: Ben Cobb on 06 Dec 2007 - 15:42
My Film4 review of Killer Nun is now up. See it at:
http://www.channel4.com/film/reviews/film.jsp?id=104969 (http://www.channel4.com/film/reviews/film.jsp?id=104969)
You can also see my reviews of Phantom of Death and The New York Ripper there.
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Post by: Johan Melle on 06 Dec 2007 - 16:23
Glad to see that these guys are putting out some nice films like RATMAN, of which there has never been an English language dvd before, and Dallamano's VENUS IN FURS but they really ought to do something about their absolutely hideous-looking covers! Some of them are so ugly I'd be ashamed to have them on my shelf!
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Post by: death_proof_reg on 07 Dec 2007 - 19:36
My HMV had 3 KILLER NUN'S and 1 TORSO.
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Post by: Paul on 07 Dec 2007 - 22:46
My HMV had 3 KILLER NUN'S and 1 TORSO.

Where the killer nun's responsible for the torso?
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Post by: fdsmedia on 11 Dec 2007 - 06:49
I'm sorry but I can't buy the cut version of Venus in Furs so I will buy the Italian release and make myself a custom English friendly uncut version...
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Post by: Jonny on 20 Dec 2007 - 12:21
Just read on the Shameless forums that 'Flavia The Heretic' has been passed fully uncut by the BBFC!  :P

More info here (http://shameless-films.com/forums/showthread.php?t=80)

Excellent news!
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Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 20 Dec 2007 - 13:58
Just read on the Shameless forums that 'Flavia The Heretic' has been passed fully uncut by the BBFC!  :P

Even in the current more laxe state of censorship we now have this has surprised me
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Post by: Delirium on 20 Dec 2007 - 14:14
Glad to see that these guys are putting out some nice films like RATMAN, of which there has never been an English language dvd before

It was actually via that movie that I found these forums. Was looking it up on the Shameless forums, and followed a link in Pauls Sig. But I digress, i've never seen Ratman, and it's on my big wants to see list - so looking forward to that one! Bravo Shameless!
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Post by: Almar@Shameless on 21 Dec 2007 - 09:21
Yeah Flavia was a tense one as it went to full committee screenings and then head of policy. The nipple cutting was a real sticking point a la New York Ripper but we argued it was hardly the most realistic nipple and in the end they seemed to agree. Breast mutilation is a real problem though to get passed and on that basis another film we were toying with may have to bite the dust.  :'(

Anyway moving on from Torso (which I'm going to call charmingly scratchy (my standards come from an era when I was just pleased if I could retrieve my chewed-up tapes out of my top-loading Toshiba Betamax (Xtro ex-rental was a very resilliant tape by the way)) and on that basis our Torso DVD is a masterpiece...) we've had the Flavia sound track put through a far more stringent and generally loving process so let's see if we pull it off. If so that's another step towards us putting out releases you can be proud to own (even if you have to hide the sleeve!)  :D
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Post by: Peter Neal on 21 Dec 2007 - 12:39
Breast mutilation is a real problem though to get passed and on that basis another film we were toying with may have to bite the dust.  :'(

Great news about "Flavia". I just hope the film you're referring to, which might not see the light of a DVD release, is not "Night Train Murders", or is it? I can't remember a breast slicing sequence in that one. :D
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Post by: Stephen Grimes on 21 Dec 2007 - 15:31

Great news about "Flavia". I just hope the film you're referring to, which might not see the light of a DVD release, is not "Night Train Murders", or is it? I can't remember a breast slicing sequence in that one. :D
It's the nipple slicing scene during the young nuns torture in FLAVIA.
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Post by: Peter Neal on 21 Dec 2007 - 16:10
Oh, I thought Almar was referring to another movie than "Flavia", which they might cancel due to potential problems with a breast slicing scene, with which they got away with in "Flavia", but don't expect to have the same luck with in the case of this other movie. :-\ :o
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Post by: Kevin Coed on 21 Dec 2007 - 17:07
Oh, I thought Almar was referring to another movie than "Flavia", which they might cancel due to potential problems with a breast slicing scene, with which they got away with in "Flavia", but don't expect to have the same luck with in the case of this other movie. :-\ :o

I think they were.
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Post by: Peter Neal on 21 Dec 2007 - 17:16
Anyway moving on from Torso (which I'm going to call charmingly scratchy (my standards come from an era when I was just pleased if I could retrieve my chewed-up tapes out of my top-loading Toshiba Betamax (Xtro ex-rental was a very resilliant tape by the way)) and on that basis our Torso DVD is a masterpiece...)

Yeah, I can very much relate to that! ;D Just reading your post made me remember some nostalgic sessions in the 80's/90's with veeerrrry tired VHS tapes of some of my dearest nasties. ::)
It's too bad younger fans hardly can appreciate how much conditions for the presentation of our old genre faves have really improved.... :o
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Post by: Stephen Grimes on 21 Dec 2007 - 17:19
It's too bad younger fans hardly can appreciate how much conditions for the presentation of our old genre faves have really improved.... :o
Spot on Peter  :P
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: death_proof_reg on 27 Dec 2007 - 21:44
Off to watch KILLER NUN right now, wooo  ::)

My HMV only had one copy of TORSO (and havnt got any in since) which I gave to my gf for christmas, only to hear her say "I saw it but didnt get it, I got something else" (for me in fairness) so TORSO will have to wait :-[

Keep em coming shameless I'll be buying :P
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Almar@Shameless on 28 Dec 2007 - 12:46
Getting stores to restock is always going to be key for us because internet sales are actually quite small. It seems to be having those lurid yellow things on the shelves make up the majority of our sales.

Also to clarify yes I was referring to another film. We were looking at Lamberto Bava's recent flick The Torturer but as it has three key scenes of extended breast mutilation it's perhaps one for us to leave alone.  :(
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Post by: MarcMorris on 28 Dec 2007 - 13:11
When I saw THE TORTURER in Cannes a few years back would be buyers were laughing and walking out of the screening - it's a pretty bad film so is probably best left alone anyway.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Almar@Shameless on 28 Dec 2007 - 13:18
Yeah maybe I was in a good mood that day but I quite enjoyed it. It is unrealistic, the boobs very rubbery and the plot complete nonsense but I found it quite nostalgic as it ripped off one old trick after another - a bit like a Dallas reunion movie giallo-style! I would though not expect many good reviews... Anyway I think it would struggle at the BBFC so it can rest in obscurity!

You must have a few titles Marc you've considered but then thought not worth the risk due to BBFC?
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Post by: MarcMorris on 28 Dec 2007 - 13:19
Yes, as is always the case - we are trying to only release titles which we can get through the BBFC uncut.
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Post by: death_proof_reg on 28 Dec 2007 - 16:34
Getting stores to restock is always going to be key for us because internet sales are actually quite small. It seems to be having those lurid yellow things on the shelves make up the majority of our sales.

Are sales doing ok then yeah? I noticed today there was only one KILLER NUN left and when I first looked there was... I cant remember, I said it here though, like 4 or 5, I bought 2, one left today, other people are buying though which I like to see! (even if it meant me not getting TORSO :-[)

KILLER NUN is one of my favourite exploitation films, it was so arty but exploitive, wow.

VENUS IN FURS looks amazing, bladdy mental though, cant wait to see that one. Is this one cut? an amazon reviewer seems to think so.
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Post by: MarcMorris on 28 Dec 2007 - 16:42
All indie distributors are all finding it very difficult getting titles into high street stores due to competition from the majors - that's serious price cutting. Why should they stock indie titles when they can sell major studio stock by the bucket load for a lot less?

It's real tough times right now, which is another reason BitTorrent and file sharing is seriously killing an already troubled marketplace.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 28 Dec 2007 - 17:03
It's real tough times right now, which is another reason BitTorrent and file sharing is seriously killing an already troubled marketplace.

Also websites like the one Mirek mentions in this post at Latarnia will no doubt have an impact also...

Link (http://p210.ezboard.com/fthelatarniaforumsfrm10.showMessage?topicID=657.topic)

Not for the selling of VHS rips but for the blatant pirating of legitimate DVDs right down to cover art.

Then again ZDD are based in the UK so the selling of uncertified films in the form of VHS ripped DVD-R's is breaking the law also...
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 28 Dec 2007 - 17:10
I reckon that we should kick their fucking heads in. :)
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: death_proof_reg on 28 Dec 2007 - 17:13
MY HMV havnt got any shameless in that gets sold it seems, but on the upside they are selling.

I reckon SHAMELESS will sell more than a lot of the weird world cinema things you see, gauranteed.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 28 Dec 2007 - 17:18
Not for the selling of VHS rips but for the blatant pirating of legitimate DVDs right down to cover art.
I see titles from BU,Raro,01 Distribution etc being sold on their site,surprised they're still getting away with it.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 28 Dec 2007 - 17:24
They've moved web addresses once already this year so maybe they do get threats from the DVD companies concerned. Interesting to see Mirek posted an address for them, wish I lived nearer to Brighton, I'd have a nosey.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 28 Dec 2007 - 17:26
Interesting to see Mirek posted an address for them, wish I lived nearer to Brighton, I'd have a nosey.
If i remember rightly someone over at BHF forums posted the name of the bloke who runs it.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Delirium on 28 Dec 2007 - 19:25
If i remember rightly someone over at BHF forums posted the name of the bloke who runs it.

I remember finding a myspace for the guy who runs it.. with his pic n' everything. Cant remember how - must have been a link from his site or something, as I wasnt looking for him - or at myspace.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: vigilanteforce on 28 Dec 2007 - 19:44
I don't believe anybody would buy his copies of commercially available releases such as THE BIG RACKET. You can buy the originals at almost the same price. But yes, I agree that its not decent of him to keep listing them. It seems like he lists everything he can get his hands on. I am sure I know him or have dealt with him in the past as some of his descriptions and covers seem more than familiar to me.

EDIT: obviously the same person also runs this site: http://www.zerodaydvd.com/
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Peter Neal on 13 Jan 2008 - 10:51
Congrats for pushing "Night Train Murders" uncut through the BBFC! ::) ::) ::) :P :P :P

Great to have on R2 option of this arriving for those ,who're not too fluent in neither French nor Italian. :D

The BU disc is all good and fine, but the more European exploiters get widely available to (and recognized by) shoppers on R2 shores, the better! ;) ;) ;)

One DVD will surely make the journey to Helsinki in the foreseeable future! :-\
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: K August on 26 Jan 2008 - 12:56

Yeah I know multi-region players should be ok - it's the NTSC TVs I'm wondering about...

Almar, no worries. I play multi-region films from all over the world. I vaguely remember REDNECK looking just fine on my old NTSC telly.

Good luck sir!
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: K August on 26 Jan 2008 - 12:58

Yeah I know multi-region players should be ok - it's the NTSC TVs I'm wondering about...

Almar, no worries. I play multi-region films from all over the world. I vaguely remember REDNECK looking just fine on my old NTSC telly. Multi-region tv, no I haven't gone that route, but my Oppo player does the conversions just fine.

Good luck sir!
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: broonage on 30 Jan 2008 - 08:39
Finally got round to watching the New York Ripper disc. Well impressed by the quality and package! Really well done DVD.
Have to say, the film was OK. It was close to a stag movie in parts! The best part for me was the theme tune hehe.

34 secs cut? What was cut from it? Surely what got through was brutal enough - it didn't need any cuts?

I'll be def forking out on their other titles.

Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Paul on 30 Jan 2008 - 08:55
The cuts were made to the scene in which the hooker is killed in the hotel room. Some nipple and eyeball slicing.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: broonage on 30 Jan 2008 - 09:25
It's weird, they allow the gutting of a girl but won't show an eye being sliced!
Not sure if i'd watch the film again. I love the Lucio work on the film (camera sweeps, angles, cheesy New York dubbing, great skyline shots etc, oh, and the MUSIC!!), but i find the film a little too distasteful. I prefer the Michael Myers type stalk and slash.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Almar@Shameless on 30 Jan 2008 - 20:06
and as we now know the cut is more like 22 secs. Well every second counts as Tesco say!
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 27 Feb 2008 - 10:58
Shameless DVD just dropped through my letterbox. Full review of the DVD later in the week, until then check out the snazzy reversible cover...

(http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/4669/trainsov0.jpg)

(http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/6910/trains2sm8.jpg)
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Paul on 27 Feb 2008 - 11:50
That LATE NIGHT TRAINS cover is definitely preferable. Very nice and way better than the Blue Underground artwork.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Stuart Chivers on 28 Feb 2008 - 20:01
"Whore aboard": I don't know who Shameless are trying to attract with taglines like that.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 28 Feb 2008 - 20:43
I really like the top cover most with Salerno with shotgun in hand :)
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Paul on 07 Mar 2008 - 16:10
Shameless will be releasing WHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO YOUR DAUGHTERS and GLASS DOLLS on 26th May.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 15 Mar 2008 - 17:44
Final cover art for 'Ratman'

Side A

(http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/8797/ratmansleeveea3.jpg)

Side B

(http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/3641/ratmansleeverevaf2.jpg)
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 15 Mar 2008 - 17:53
It'll be side B for my purposes. I really loathe those crass taglines they use.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: fdsmedia on 15 Mar 2008 - 18:13
cover B for me too, even though I think version A is quite funny except for the tagline..  :-*
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Paul on 15 Mar 2008 - 19:47
I think those taglines are hysterical but given the choice, I'd definitely go for the original artwork everytime.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 18 Mar 2008 - 18:04
Latest news about the 'Femina Ridens' (Frightened Woman) DVD...

CLICK HERE (http://www.lovelockandload.net/forum/index.php?topic=1408.new#new)
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Richard C on 20 Mar 2008 - 17:41
I'm buying very little in the way of DVDs at the moment because I've got too many unwatched but I think I'll make an exception with this one.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 21 Mar 2008 - 15:08
Cover art for the upcoming 'My Dear Killer' DVD...

HERE (http://www.lovelockandload.net/forum/index.php?topic=203.new#new)
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: death_proof_reg on 02 Apr 2008 - 00:17
The disk is loose in the dvd case for venus and furs at my local hmv, really pissing me off as I do want it :-[
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Paul on 02 Apr 2008 - 08:32
The disk is loose in the dvd case for venus and furs at my local hmv, really pissing me off as I do want it :-[

Buy it online, Reg - it's cheaper.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: ecc on 04 Apr 2008 - 12:05
My image comparison/review of NIGHT TRAIN MURDERS

http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film2/DVDReviews36/night_train_murders.htm (http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film2/DVDReviews36/night_train_murders.htm)
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 26 Apr 2008 - 23:02
July titles have been announced...

'Who Saw Her Die?' (SHAM014)
'The Designated Victim' (SHAM015)
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 28 Apr 2008 - 13:32
And here's two for August...

'Strip Nude For Your Killer' (SHAM016)
'Oasis Of Fear' (SHAM017)
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Richard C on 28 Apr 2008 - 15:03
And here's two for August...

'Strip Nude For Your Killer' (SHAM016)
'Oasis Of Fear' (SHAM017)
What's Oasis of Fear? Already got Strip Nude so....
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 28 Apr 2008 - 15:54
What's Oasis of Fear? Already got Strip Nude so....

'Oasis Of Fear' is Lenzi's 'Un posto ideale per uccidere' aka 'Dirty Pictures'
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: MarcMorris on 28 Apr 2008 - 15:54
Oasis of Fear = Umberto Lenzi's Dirty Pictures / Un posto ideale per uccidere (1971)
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: interrabang on 28 Apr 2008 - 16:24
Oasis of Fear = Umberto Lenzi's Dirty Pictures / Un posto ideale per uccidere (1971)

well that's great news! i hope more early lenzi giallo releases will follow.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Philleh on 30 Apr 2008 - 15:15
Great news about Dirty Pictures! I really enjoyed this flick, more than I probably should have!  :(
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: ecc on 30 Apr 2008 - 15:30
If they are going to try to assemble the most complete version of OASIS OF FEAR as they did with FRIGHTENED WOMAN, then they should keep in mind that there is Italian footage in the English version that needs to be subtitled as well as some dialogue scenes only in the Italian version as well as some dialogue scenes only in the English version.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: fdsmedia on 30 Apr 2008 - 16:09
I asked them about that issue in the Shameless forum, but they haven't answered yet.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 30 Apr 2008 - 19:30
I'd wager good money that Shameless will be using the master used for the recent Italian DVD.

Like everyone else I'm looking forward to seeing how they approach the language options. It'll be impossible to dub the uncut film into English so subtitles must be used, just like they did with 'Torso'...

Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: ecc on 30 Apr 2008 - 21:17
 It'll be impossible to dub the uncut film into English so subtitles must be used, just like they did with 'Torso'...]I'd wager good money that Shameless will be using the master used for the recent Italian DVD [...] It'll be impossible to dub the uncut film into English so subtitles must be used, just like they did with 'Torso'... (http://I'd wager good money that Shameless will be using the master used for the recent Italian DVD [...)

And if the English language only scenes are not available on a widescreen master then they'd have to be included as deleted scenes.

Marc Morris has a copy of the fandub I did so hopefully that might be helpful (fdsmedia, does he have a copy of yours?  your subtitles for the Italian scenes are likely better translated) though I'm really hoping they do have access to those English scenes and can reintegrate them back into the Italian master.

Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: WilsonBros on 01 May 2008 - 12:46
Nick & I have been reviewing Shameless titles for a while - we have just reviewed Ratman...

http://www.r2-dvd.org/article.jsp?sectionId=4&articleId=7804

If anyone cares to read it, please be nice - just think of how we suffered in the name of journalism...  :D

Kev W
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Michael Blanton on 01 May 2008 - 16:19
Nick & I have been reviewing Shameless titles for a while - we have just reviewed Ratman...

http://www.r2-dvd.org/article.jsp?sectionId=4&articleId=7804

If anyone cares to read it, please be nice - just think of how we suffered in the name of journalism...  :D

Kev W

There is one moment of cinema heaven in the film.
[spoiler]When Ratman's (Nelson de la Rosa) head pops up out of the toilet![/spoiler]
Now that is pure movie bliss!  ::)
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: ecc on 01 May 2008 - 21:45
Given Shameless' RATMAN cover tagline, is that really a spoiler?
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Michael Blanton on 01 May 2008 - 22:17
Given Shameless' RATMAN cover tagline, is that really a spoiler?

Technically, no.

Happy now?  :D

Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 15 May 2008 - 16:12
Latest title announced for September 29th '08   

Watch Me When I Kill (SHAM018)
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Ben Cobb on 15 May 2008 - 17:17
Good news. Glad I never bothered picking up the X-Rated disc now.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: fdsmedia on 15 May 2008 - 17:22
Feel free to use my fandub, Almar ;-)
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 15 May 2008 - 17:23
Good news. Glad I never bothered picking up the X-Rated disc now.

Guess I'll be selling mine.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 31 May 2008 - 09:26
Some first draught art for Bianchi's 'Strip Nude For Your Killer'

(http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/3181/nudeperkf1.jpg)
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 03 Jul 2008 - 12:56
New set of revised release dates for the next batch of DVD's...

25th Aug 08 SHAM014 Who Saw Her Die?
25th Aug 08 SHAM015 The Designated Victim
15th Sep 08 SHAM016 Strip Nude For Your Killer
15th Sep 08 SHAM017 Oasis Of Fear
13th Oct 08 SHAM018 Watch Me When I Kill
13th Oct 08 SHAM019 Baba Yaga: Reloaded
TBC SHAM020 TBC
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 06 Jul 2008 - 10:19
Any thoughts on this proposed cover for the next Shameless DVD...

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff15/The_Associates/SHAM014WhoSawHerDieTestsleeve.jpg)
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 06 Jul 2008 - 10:29
Any thoughts on this proposed cover for the next Shameless DVD...
Nice and it's from the original Italian posterart :'(
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 06 Jul 2008 - 12:17
Any thoughts on this proposed cover for the next Shameless DVD...

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff15/The_Associates/SHAM014WhoSawHerDieTestsleeve.jpg)
nice sleeve, better than some of the previous shameless clovers, i wonder what the reverse side will be?
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: ecc on 06 Jul 2008 - 13:19
I'm more interested into what exactly makes their edition of BABA YAGA reloaded?
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Paul on 06 Jul 2008 - 14:42
I'm more interested into what exactly makes their edition of BABA YAGA reloaded?

They've inserted footage of the Wilson brothers wearing PVC coats and blonde dreadlocks.  :-\
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 06 Jul 2008 - 15:19
And some shots of Vincenzo deleting any forum posts that make him look like he knows fuck all about anything.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: MarcMorris on 06 Jul 2008 - 16:28
Baba Yaga will be much more special than you could ever speculate  :D

Believe me.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 11 Jul 2008 - 13:47
Cover art for OASIS OF FEAR / DIRTY PICTURES

Front...

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff15/The_Associates/SHAM017OasisofFearFrontSleeve.jpg)

Reverse...

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff15/The_Associates/SHAM017OasisofFearRevSleeve.jpg)
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: fdsmedia on 11 Jul 2008 - 13:54
Just saw them over at the Shameless forum - very nice! Any news regarding the length of their version?  :-X
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 11 Jul 2008 - 13:57
No info on the running time yet. Release is a couple of months off so we should hear something about it soon.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Ben Cobb on 11 Jul 2008 - 14:17
Both great covers. Impressed with Shameless' artwork of late.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 11 Jul 2008 - 14:35
Both great covers. Impressed with Shameless' artwork of late.
Just what i was thinking, could still do with losing them corny redemption style quotes though.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Ben Cobb on 11 Jul 2008 - 17:53
Just what i was thinking, could still do with losing them corny redemption style quotes though.

True... no need for them, IMO. Still, at least the reverse doesn't have them.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 11 Jul 2008 - 18:08
Would prefer it if the front didn't have them either. It must say something if myself and Tanzi, probably the two most foul-mouthed and crass members of this forum, don't like them.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 11 Jul 2008 - 18:12
Would prefer it if the front didn't have them either. It must say something if myself and Tanzi, probably the two most foul-mouthed and crass members of this forum, don't like them.
too fucking right, you reading this Almar, get rid of them cunting quips :D
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 11 Jul 2008 - 18:15
I think the 'quips' are getting less annoying. They were dire to start with but the ones on the future releases are acceptable if you ask me. The one on OASIS OF FEAR isn't anything to get in a tizz about.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Philleh on 15 Jul 2008 - 14:02
I'm loving the new trend of using original cover-art (like they did with their first release New York Ripper).

There was a certain cheek about having stuff like "Where whores me saws" on their covers, but I think they've matured a little since the early days and are seeing such a positive response from the new style that they will eventually cool-off the shock tactics they started off using.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: drmiaow on 15 Jul 2008 - 14:54
I can't get along with those tag-lines at all. They really spoil the artwork.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Almar@Shameless on 21 Jul 2008 - 14:50
I tell you though I have lost count of the number of people who tell me they bought Ratman purely on the strength of the tagline...
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Michael Blanton on 21 Jul 2008 - 14:52
I tell you though I have lost count of the number of people who tell me they bought Ratman purely on the strength of the tagline...

Just don't go all John Waters on us and make the covers with Odorama.  :D
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: drmiaow on 21 Jul 2008 - 15:41
"I tell you though I have lost count of the number of people who tell me they bought Ratman purely on the strength of the tagline..."

'He's the critter from the shitter'? How many people didn't buy it? :-)
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Almar@Shameless on 21 Jul 2008 - 16:13

'He's the critter from the shitter'? How many people didn't buy it? :-)

Yeah I walked into that one! Thing is the film is called Ratman - I think we fully embraced the spirit of the movie on that one...

Feel free to suggest taglines - if they're good we'll use them - we're keeping the reversibles clean though so people have a choice.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Paul on 22 Jul 2008 - 13:43


Feel free to suggest taglines - if they're good we'll use them - we're keeping the reversibles clean though so people have a choice.

WHO SAW HER DIE:

...then again who cares, she was ginger

Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 22 Jul 2008 - 13:52
Oi! My wife's ginger!*




*This is a lie.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Paul on 22 Jul 2008 - 13:54
Oi! My wife's ginger!

C'mon, Kev. I'm just joshin, bruv. My first bird was ginger too  :-\

(http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/3771/bombslz7.jpg)
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 05 Aug 2008 - 13:03
WHO SAW HER DIE final artwork - Due to hit the shops on August 25th.

Front

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff15/The_Associates/SHAM014WhoSawHerDieFrontSleeve.jpg)


Reverse

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff15/The_Associates/SHAM014WhoSawHerDieReverseSleeve.jpg)
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 05 Aug 2008 - 15:09
A question for Alamar, i just noticed on the BBFC that when you submitted THE BLACK CAT they passed it as a 15 but you have it as 18 on the dvd.

From a sales point of view would a horror film probably sell less if you put it as a "15". If this is the case can you make the certificate higher yourself than what they approve (but obviously not lower) if you wish?
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 05 Aug 2008 - 15:26
I'd imagine that some people might be less inclined to purchase a horror DVD if it was a 15 rather than 18. Companies get round it by including extras which are rated 18 thus bumping up the overall rating. I think Vipco might even not done that on a couple of occasions and just put the wrong rating on the cover.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 05 Aug 2008 - 15:51
I'd imagine that some people might be less inclined to purchase a horror DVD if it was a 15 rather than 18.
i did allude to that in the post mate :D
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 05 Aug 2008 - 15:52
I think Vipco might even not done that on a couple of occasions and just put the wrong rating on the cover.
SHOCKWAVES for an example, a PG film released as an 18.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 05 Aug 2008 - 15:53
I'd imagine that some people might be less inclined to purchase a horror DVD if it was a 15 rather than 18.
i did allude to that in the post mate :D

I know... I was agreeing with you.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 05 Aug 2008 - 16:06
...can you make the certificate higher yourself than what they approve (but obviously not lower) if you wish?

To answer this question.

No they can't make the certificate higher than the one awarded by the BBFC. To alter the rating on the cover so it looks like the main feature is an 18 they need to add a higher rated 'extra feature' to bump the cert up - as discussed in earlier posts.

Another example is Nucleus' DEATH SHIP - a 15 rated film but it's got 18 on the cover because of the extras.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Almar@Shameless on 05 Aug 2008 - 16:08
A question for Alamar, i just noticed on the BBFC that when you submitted THE BLACK CAT they passed it as a 15 but you have it as 18 on the dvd.

From a sales point of view would a horror film probably sell less if you put it as a "15". If this is the case can you make the certificate higher yourself than what they approve (but obviously not lower) if you wish?

Back in the days of video an 18 cert was always seen a sure bet to get better sales - I remember in rental stores I'd always lean towards 18s. These days with so many films now passing lower and lower I'm not sure it really matters and not for a moment would I think we could dupe fans. In our trailer selection we've got 18-rated content - that's pushed it up and from an aesthetic point of view I thought 20 '18s' in a row would look nicer! We can't make certs up though - although again that was done in the video days by some smaller outfits.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 05 Aug 2008 - 16:13
I'm not sure it really matters and not for a moment would I think we could dupe fans.

I don't think it matters either, to be honest I hadn't even noticed that all the Shameless titles released so far all carried an 18 cert.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Ben Cobb on 08 Aug 2008 - 13:36
Almar - I ran an article on Guido Crepax in the Aug/Sept issue of Wonderland magazine. Should be in shops now (Julianne Moore cover). Gave your forthcoming release of Baba Yaga a good plug. Let me know if you want me to get a copy to you.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Almar@Shameless on 08 Aug 2008 - 19:22
Oh I'd like to see that please. I'll send you something ncie in return!
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Ben Cobb on 11 Aug 2008 - 18:17
Almar - it'll go out in the post tomorrow addressed for you at The Associates.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 18 Aug 2008 - 15:39
Almar posted a latest news update over at the Shameless forums...

"Time for another revised release schedule! I know - it's as boring for us as it
is for you but all being well these dates should remain as they are - the
longer it takes us to put something out the more these titles cost in terms of
us working on them and no revenue coming in but we have felt the need to make
delays as it becomes apparent that we can do more with the titles.

29th Sep 08   SHAM015   The Designated Victim
29th Sep 08   SHAM016   Strip Nude For Your Killer
29th Sep 08   SHAM017   Oasis Of Fear
27th Oct 08   SHAM018   Watch Me When I Kill
27th Oct 08   SHAM019   Baba Yaga: Reloaded
TBC             SHAM020 TBC

Now with Designated Victim that has turned into a Frightened Woman with us re-
editing in missing footage and having to consult a lot in terms of trying to
put together the best possible version working from various sources.

Strip Nude hasn't presented too many problems but releasing that ahead of
Designated just causes confusion. With Oasis of Fear we've encountered
everything from missing sound reels to discovering unseen footage which we're
re-instating. Added to that the quality of the materials are not good so this
is proving a toughie.

Watch Me When I Kill isn't so much missing material - it's just every master we
encounter is horrible to the point where we thought we might have to abandon it
but on closer inspection we think we can still offer up the best version yet
but it's still not going to ever be a demo disc for anyone to show off their
kit by a long shot!

Baba Yaga is again a case of missing footage that we're working on so all in
all we're only delaying because the more we dig, the more we find we can do
within our typically tiny budgets!"
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 27 Aug 2008 - 17:24
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJ0JSyRX4Mg
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 27 Aug 2008 - 17:36
Looks interesting. Wonder what the differences are altogether.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Richard C on 27 Aug 2008 - 18:19
Didn't Blue Underground re-release this one with new footage/editing or am I thinking of something else?
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: MarcMorris on 27 Aug 2008 - 19:08
Blue Underground included a few outtakes as extras. I gave Shameless the contact details for Farrina and suggested they ask him to do edit his own preferred cut of the film, as I intended to originaly do back in my days at Redemption.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Almar@Shameless on 27 Aug 2008 - 19:55
indeed - hats off to a genius idea  8)
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 19 Sep 2008 - 15:59
Latest news from Shameless as regards THE DESIGNATED VICTIM DVD...

The latest on Designated Victim is that it is going back (boo) but this is the final move (hmm) and it's all because we have been trying to assemble our first Shameless Fan Edition DVD. What might this be you ask... Well it's where we collaborate with a serious heavyweight fan of a film to produce something a bit more special. The fan in this instance is Stefan Novak who is an expert on Designated Victim. Also we've had Marc Morris working on helping up to put together this release.

Here's the press release:

JUST HOW PERFECT IS YOUR PLAN?

A true high point in 70s Italian thriller cinema, this inspired remake of Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train from director Maurizio Lucidi is able to push the concept of the original movie into something far more unbearably tense and deliciously twisted.

Stefano (Tomas Milian; Traffic, Amistad, JFK) needs to sort out his troublesome wife who is seriously cramping his future plans. A chance meeting with a wealthy Count Matteo (Pierre Clemente) leads to an extraordinary plan where both will do each other a murderous favour to free them from the people who ail them. The problem is Stefano treats this as a joke whilst Matteo is deadly serious and what he does drives Stefano to the edge of sanity in a gripping race against time!

Shot in a mist-wreathed eerily beautiful Venice this near dream-like melding of thriller with baroque giallo overtones has remained until now a criminally hidden psychological gem.

The Designated Victim (cert. 18) will be released uncut in a brand new edit as a 'Fan Edition' DVD (£12.99) by Shameless Screen Entertainment on 27th October 2008. The film will be presented remastered in 2.35:1 with optional English and Italian audio tracks and English subtitles. Also included on the disc will be a Shameless Fact Track by Stefan Novak, deleted scenes, Collector's Art Gallery, original theatrical trailer and a Shameless original trailer gallery.


and here's the new trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDJ4GTgC34Q
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Richard C on 05 Oct 2008 - 14:35
Designated Victim is currently up on Amazon for a pre-order price of £6:

Designated Victim - Amazon.co.uk (http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0019J2UJK/ref=nosim?tag=lovelockandlo-21)
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: demented_uk on 05 Oct 2008 - 16:59
Same at Play too.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: dvdjunk1e on 14 Oct 2008 - 12:23
 Went to play today,new release dates for:-

Oasis of fear 24th Nov
Designated victim 3rd Nov
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: kultvideo on 05 Nov 2008 - 11:01
About Shameless : nobody knows if any dvds have Italian audio track ? Just " La vittima designata " or maybe some others more ?

thanks for the help... :D
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: vigilanteforce on 05 Nov 2008 - 11:24
Unfortunately, some of the company's releases are out of stock at play.com. Have placed an order for PHANTOM OF DEATH since last month and it hasn't shipped yet.  :-[ Hopefully it will be back in stock?? I have also pre-ordered DIRTY PICTURES and DESIGNATED VICTIM. 

EDIT: Just received an e-mail from PLAY saying my order of DESIGNATED has shipped.

RATMAN, VENUS IN FURS, FRIGHTENED WOMAN STRIP NUDE FOR YOUR KILLER, TORSO... all out of stock at play. Please try and do something about that guys! 
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Almar@Shameless on 05 Nov 2008 - 21:39
Yeah we're getting a lot of feedback about this - it's a Play promotion that they wanted to do yet they have no stock! I'm passing this on to our long-suffering sales company who go into battle on our behalf.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Almar@Shameless on 05 Nov 2008 - 21:46
I should add that Amazon seem to be price-matching on any titles Play are doing at £5.99 but at a penny cheaper and they hold stock of our titles so that may be the quickest way of getting hold of them for a song. I'd also grab Designated at the £5.98 price - that's a mistake!
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: spannick on 08 Nov 2008 - 13:09
just seen shamess is releasing OASIS OF FEAR. the Trailer says "re-edit"; so i guess it's "just" the Original Version reconstrocted (it was released uncut in France, Germany, Greece etc). will the Inserts be in Full Widescreen Format? i know Eyecatcher is working for quite a long time now on such a re-edit too, and they seem to have it all at least in 2.35.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 08 Nov 2008 - 13:15
just seen shamess is releasing OASIS OF FEAR. the Trailer says "re-edit"; so i guess it's "just" the Original Version reconstrocted (it was released uncut in France, Germany, Greece etc). will the Inserts be in Full Widescreen Format? i know Eyecatcher is working for quite a long time now on such a re-edit too, and they seem to have it all at least in 2.35.

It's all 2.35:1 and the re-edited version is longer than the Italian DVD. That's all I know at the moment.

Here's a grab of some of the extra footage...

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff15/The_Associates/Picture2.png)
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Michael Blanton on 08 Nov 2008 - 18:03
Here's a grab of some of the extra footage...

What's she doin'?  :-* 

Playin' hide & seek?  :D
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: spannick on 08 Nov 2008 - 19:55
 ;)
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: spannick on 27 Nov 2008 - 13:38
got the POSTO IDEALE DVD and it sadly is not complete. it's missing some bits & Pieces (even some Dialogue), which was in every Print BEFORE Alan Young's folks decided to cut it out for frame damage.

one Censor Cut is still applied, seemingly when it was released back the in Italy. The Mistress grabs Ornella Muti on the Breast, only her Reaction is shown in the DVD Versions.

it could have at least been included as Deleted Scenes - the German DVD will surely have them in one way or another. what i was amazed about is the "Sex Scene". it's clearly not really meant to be in the Movie - the laughable body Doubles point that this was done some time afterwards. this scene also looks WAY better than the Rest of the Movie - yikes. Another Thing is the English Audio - was it REALLY that incomplete? gotta check my Greek VHS. it's really much stuff here with burned-in subs (can't they fix that? it looks crap when subs are burned onto the Print that big and obtrusive). Also the Audio needs some better fixing. the Pops are really annoying and the Noise Filter is not really applied very good. (all stuff i've been through painfully myself).

anyway - thanks for letting me see that obscure Deleted Sex Scene, although i'd prefered not having in the movie. Thanks for a DVD which was obviously made by Fans.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 28 Nov 2008 - 13:26
Thanks for a DVD which was obviously made by Fans.

Not sure what you mean there spannick  ;D

Most of the fans of this film know that the Greek VHS is longer - ecc put these scenes as extras on his fan dub of the Italian DVD.

I actually don't mind the sex scene being edited into the film but it was quite a turn up to actually see inserts that look in much better shape than the main body of the film.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: bizarre_eye on 11 Feb 2009 - 18:09
'Watch Me When I Kill' is due out 23rd Feb.

Priced at around £8 on Amazon.co.uk at the moment. (http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B001CMV1EO/ref=nosim?tag=lovelockandlo-21)
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: K August on 14 Feb 2009 - 09:51
Hope to pick a few of these up down the road.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: bizarre_eye on 14 Feb 2009 - 11:18
Hope to pick a few of these up down the road.

I am embarassed to admit that although I live in the UK, I am yet to purchase 1 Shameless release!
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Michael Blanton on 14 Feb 2009 - 16:43
The yellow keepcases are very purty.  8) :-*
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: bizarre_eye on 14 Feb 2009 - 17:24
The yellow keepcases are very purty.  8) :-*

Admittedly, they do look good - plus they come with reversible sleeves, don't they?

It's just that I already own most if not all of their releases that interest me via different distributors.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Michael Blanton on 14 Feb 2009 - 17:46
The yellow keepcases are very purty.  8) :-*

Admittedly, they do look good - plus they come with reversible sleeves, don't they?

It's just that I already own most if not all of their releases that interest me via different distributors.

I own most of 'em from other folks too, but I'll double dip if Shameless has extra footage or a new commentary track, etc.  :-X
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: K August on 15 Feb 2009 - 14:05
For me, it's a combination of what you've both said:

I own a few titles already and the rest haven't piqued my interest.

But the extra efforts to obtain the best print, get some cool extras and fan-friendly vibe are all major pluses.

I look forward to supporting Shameless in the future, as I'm sure they're going to be around for a while.

 20 releases in about 2 years: very impressive.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: MarcMorris on 15 Feb 2009 - 14:07
I'll be designing and authoring the Shameless BABA YAGA in the coming week.  :D
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: K August on 15 Feb 2009 - 14:14
I'll be designing and authoring the Shameless BABA YAGA in the coming week.  :D

Awesome! Sounds like you have the best job around Marc.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: MarcMorris on 15 Feb 2009 - 14:42
It's actually quite hard work. Making sure all the fans are going to be happy isn't an easy task.  ;D
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 15 Feb 2009 - 14:49
Making sure all the fans are going to be happy isn't an easy task.  ;D

Oh I don't know Marc. The fans seem easily pleased...

"To be honest it's not a film I would probably have ever dreamed of watching let alone buying if it hadn't come with the yellow box seal of approval. Whilst the story is pretty slight it makes up for it by being achingly cool and stylish which looks all the better in a lovely print"

Quoted from a fan on the Shameless forums re: OASIS OF FEAR
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Michael Blanton on 15 Feb 2009 - 18:13
It's actually quite hard work. Making sure all the fans are going to be happy isn't an easy task.  ;D


Yeah, I bet you rather be selling Fish & Chips at a takeout shoppe.  ;D
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: R-T-C Tim on 16 Feb 2009 - 07:29
Not a job I would envy - knowing that if even one frame of footage gets missed out, fans will cling on to their fullscreen, low quality, French language, Greek subtitled prints rather than buy the new release into which a lot of money has been poured - and are then surprised when the company cannot afford to invest in audio commentaries, documentaries and new prints next time around...
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 16 Oct 2009 - 16:02
Cover art for BRONX WARRIORS 2  :P

Front

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff15/The_Associates/BronxWarriors2FrontSleeve.jpg)


Reverse

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff15/The_Associates/BronxWarriors2SleeveReverse.jpg)
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Gary B. on 16 Oct 2009 - 16:29
aaarghh...those covers look great!
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Luca Canali on 17 Oct 2009 - 19:48
Damn! That reverse cover of BW2 is awesome! I can't afford to shell out for the box. I wish these were available individually. Many of us will already have some or even all 3 of those titles and won't want to triple dip. I hope it does well for them though.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Ben Cobb on 20 Apr 2010 - 22:36
Just seen these Amazon pages for forthcoming Shameless releases (June 2010):
The Beast In Space
http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Beast-In-Space-DVD/dp/B003ATD7P8/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1271803053&sr=1-2 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Beast-In-Space-DVD/dp/B003ATD7P8/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1271803053&sr=1-2) and Love Goddess of the Cannibals
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Love-Goddess-Cannibals-Melissa-Chimenti/dp/B00316SREG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1271803118&sr=1-1 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Love-Goddess-Cannibals-Melissa-Chimenti/dp/B00316SREG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1271803118&sr=1-1) Anyone have any more information?
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 20 Apr 2010 - 23:05
Just seen these Amazon pages for forthcoming Shameless releases (June 2010):
The Beast In Space
http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Beast-In-Space-DVD/dp/B003ATD7P8/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1271803053&sr=1-2 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Beast-In-Space-DVD/dp/B003ATD7P8/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1271803053&sr=1-2) and Love Goddess of the Cannibals
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Love-Goddess-Cannibals-Melissa-Chimenti/dp/B00316SREG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1271803118&sr=1-1 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Love-Goddess-Cannibals-Melissa-Chimenti/dp/B00316SREG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1271803118&sr=1-1) Anyone have any more information?
All I know is that Love Goddess Of The Cannibals has been passed uncut, Cockfight included!
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: loops on 20 Apr 2010 - 23:25
From Cult-Labs:

Love Goddess of the Cannibals (SHAM022)

http://www.cult-labs.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2757

The BBFC has passed the movie uncut at 85 min 20 sec. The controversial cockfighting sequence at the head of the movie remains intact, due to the fact that the filmmakers clearly shot an event that was going to happen anyway, which is a world away from the producers setting up animal cruelty deliberately for their cameras.

The Shameless print will also restore some short sequences that, in other releases had been removed due to slight damage of the negative.



Satan's Baby Doll (SHAM023)

http://www.cult-labs.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2654

Bbfc passed uncut version 74 min 07 sec

Bbfc CONSUMER: Contains strong sex and nudity

There are three extra scenes, which we have inserted onto our version, which are not present on the Severin one, those are:

1. a longer & more revealing scene of Sol, the nun (Mariangela Giordano) touching herself (starting at approx min 14 of the movie)

2. extra and longer lesbian scene between Maria (Marina Hedman) & Sol (Mariangela Giordano)(59 min 30 sec into the movie)

3. extra lesbian scene between Miriam (Jaqueline Dupre’) & Sol (Mariangela Giordano) (1 hour 9 min and 30 sec into the movie)

Furthermore on our DVD, in the Extras we have:

- Alternate opening
- Aldo's alternate scene
- Bio of Mariangela Giordano adapted from Alan Jones & Mark Ashworth"



The Beast in Space (SHAM024)

http://www.cult-labs.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2756

Shameless once again bravely strike out into the wild country of exploitation by bringing you a stellar example of 70s Porno Space Opera. Beast in Space is a perfect example of the kind of kinky, psychedelic sexual weirdness that only the 70s could produce.

Shameless received a complete, uncut print of Beast in Space, with the Shameless cut being the strong XXX version with trims to appease the BBFC rather than the standard softcore version. This allows for the strongest British version possible while still maintaining an 18 certificate.

Here, for instance, are two examples of what snuck past the censor:

- A beastly and erect prosthetic penis

- the “Beast / Sirpa Lane rape scene”. which has been edited to give a longer version than existing non-hardcore cuts of the movie.


BBFC Consumer advice: Contains strong sex and one scene of sexual violence*

*Which is pretty much an advert on this website.


So, what we have is a unique Shameless edit of the movie, which is in keeping with the way the films were made. As most people on the site know, films like this were designed to be released in multiple edits depending on the moral outlook of the territory where they were showing. As such there can be no definitive version (in much the same way that Jess Franco's The Bloody Judge was a torture film in Germany, a softcore fleshfest in France and an historical romp in the UK).

Shameless presents the strongest possible version of this classic Sci-Fi Sex epic for your enjoyment!



Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: TEENAGER SIND NACKT on 21 Apr 2010 - 12:07
how's the quality of those inserts on Satan's Baby Doll?   Never got around to the Severin disc so I may pick up the UK release... maybe  :D
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 21 Apr 2010 - 12:22
how's the quality of those inserts on Satan's Baby Doll?   Never got around to the Severin disc so I may pick up the UK release... maybe  :D

I've got the hardcore version via the German DVD and the inserted hardcore scenes look OK, good VHS quality I'd call it.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: loops on 29 Apr 2010 - 23:22
Cover art for Satan's Baby Doll :'(

(http://homecinema.thedigitalfix.co.uk/protectedimage.php?image=CoverArt/satansbabydoll.jpg_29042010&width=200)

http://www.cult-labs.com/forums/showpost.php?p=76594&postcount=53
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: broonage on 30 Apr 2010 - 07:59
I'm reading a book called Shock Xpress and they interview the head of the BBFC at the time (91ish). Although (judging by the article) he obviously is a nice intelligent person, his naive point of view is laughable. I could never imagine that film being passed with that cover then. lol
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 14 Jul 2010 - 09:57
Shameless titles of old are getting revised cover art...


Old Version...

(http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/8711/sham017oasisoffearfront.jpg)

New Version...

(http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/6453/51ybigdqlss500.jpg)

Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Zarith on 14 Jul 2010 - 10:01
...or how to ruin a beautiful poster  ???
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 14 Jul 2010 - 10:34
Old Version...

(http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/2434/sham004torsolarge2d.jpg)

New Version...

(http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/7004/51mlfgbkblss500.jpg)

Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: ecc on 14 Jul 2010 - 10:49
Old Version...

(http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/2434/sham004torsolarge2d.jpg)

New Version...

(http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/7004/51mlfgbkblss500.jpg)



In this case, I like the new cover.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: drmiaow on 14 Jul 2010 - 12:42

The new TORSO cover is better, but I still can't get along with Shameless's tag lines. "Where Whore's Meet Saws!"? No thanks.

Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Deranged on 14 Jul 2010 - 18:28

The new TORSO cover is better, but I still can't get along with Shameless's tag lines. "Where Whore's Meet Saws!"? No thanks.



Have to agree - some of the tag lines are shudderingly cringeworthy!

Quite why they can't just let the main artwork speak for itself I'll never know!
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: gaz1 on 15 Jul 2010 - 10:02
i quite like the new oasis of fear cover  :-*
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: TEENAGER SIND NACKT on 15 Jul 2010 - 19:52
new Torso cover is an improvement.      I still need to get Rat Boy . . or whatever it's called.  I've got a VHS tape here from my early days  and god knows I love upgrading all of these tapes that are meaningful to me  .. upgrading to DVD. fuck blu ray
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 02 Oct 2010 - 09:58
(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h210/srhw1984/SHAM028packshot.jpg)
(http://img691.imageshack.us/img691/2791/lfb2.jpg)

Quote
SHAM088: Fulci's Box of Terror is a triple bill of sex, violence and insanity from the Godfather of Gore: New York Ripper (longest ever UK release), Manhattan Baby and The Black Cat, released together for the first time ever!

The more observant amongst you will notice that this release skips over SHAM025, 026 and 027 but fear not, this will be rectified over the next few days!

Now, back to Fulci! As well as the three brilliant Shameless releases of his films, this definitive, collector's set includes a booklet adapted by Stephen Thrower from his definitive, highly acclaimed book, Beyond Terror - The Films of Lucio Fulci (awarded 5 stars by Empire).

In addition to this, the artwork for this limited edition set has been exclusively created for Shameless by top British poster artist, Graham Humphreys who was responsible for the UK Evil Dead and Nightmare on Elm Street posters amongst others.

SHAM028 - Fulci's Box of Terror will be released 25 October 2010
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 02 Oct 2010 - 10:15
SHAM088: Fulci's Box of Terror is a triple bill of sex, violence and insanity from the Godfather of Gore: New York Ripper (longest ever UK release),

So, is this longer than their initial release or is it the same, which would make the statement factually incorrect as that is the only UK release?
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 02 Oct 2010 - 10:31

So, is this longer than their initial release or is it the same, which would make the statement factually incorrect as that is the only UK release?

It's the same, they're all the same. Just boxed up. Together. With a booklet.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 02 Oct 2010 - 10:33

So, is this longer than their initial release or is it the same, which would make the statement factually incorrect as that is the only UK release?

It's the same, they're all the same. Just boxed up. Together. With a booklet.

So they're talking out of their arse when they say 'longest ever UK release' - it is in fact the ONLY UK release.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: gnorthcott on 10 Oct 2010 - 16:58
I think they mean longer than any other version that has ever been released in the england,i think possibly vipco may have released a butchered version in the early parts of this decade but i could be wrong.I have no idead about any other possible releases
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 10 Oct 2010 - 17:05
I think they mean longer than any other version that has ever been released in the england,

There hasn't been any other version released in the UK though; making the statement completely reduntant.

Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: loops on 10 Oct 2010 - 17:13
The same cut version was released on VHS by Vipco back in 2002.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 10 Oct 2010 - 17:30
The same cut version was released on VHS by Vipco back in 2002.
Wasn't that cut more though? (not including the substitutes in the Shameless one)
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 10 Oct 2010 - 17:33
The same cut version was released on VHS by Vipco back in 2002.

Did that not get released though? I thought they shelved it?
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: loops on 10 Oct 2010 - 17:35
The same cut version was released on VHS by Vipco back in 2002.

Did that not get released though? I thought they shelved it?

The DVD was shelved, but the VHS wasn't.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: loops on 10 Oct 2010 - 17:40
The same cut version was released on VHS by Vipco back in 2002.
Wasn't that cut more though? (not including the substitutes in the Shameless one)

The cut's seemed the same to me, but then it's been a long time since i've watched either version.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 10 Oct 2010 - 17:43
The same cut version was released on VHS by Vipco back in 2002.
Wasn't that cut more though? (not including the substitutes in the Shameless one)

The cut's seemed the same to me, but then it's been a long time since i've watched either version.
I've not seen the cut one, I did think I read somewhere that the Shameless one is longer though.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 10 Oct 2010 - 18:01
The same cut version was released on VHS by Vipco back in 2002.

Did that not get released though? I thought they shelved it?

The DVD was shelved, but the VHS wasn't.

Well, I'm big enough to say that I'm wrong - unlike the moderators at a certain forum who would delete my posts and edit theirs.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Gary B. on 31 Oct 2010 - 01:06
Not sure if this had been mentioned anywhere yet, but I just noticed that Shameless have re-released ESCAPE FROM THE BRONX as a stand-alone release!  I just ordered one from Amazon UK.  Can't wait!
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Luca Canali on 31 Oct 2010 - 08:13
Not sure if this had been mentioned anywhere yet, but I just noticed that Shameless have re-released ESCAPE FROM THE BRONX as a stand-alone release!  I just ordered one from Amazon UK.  Can't wait!

Cool! That's great news. It's the only one out of the box set that I wanted. Cheers for the heads up.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: loops on 01 Nov 2010 - 18:43
SHAM029 - The New York Ripper (Blu-ray) http://www.cult-labs.com/forums/shameless-titles-past-present-future/3873-sham029-200-new-york-ripper-blu-ray.html


SHAM030 - The Strange Vice of Mrs Wardh (dvd) http://www.cult-labs.com/forums/shameless-titles-past-present-future/3874-sham030-strange-vice-mrs-wardh.html
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: broonage on 02 Nov 2010 - 19:36
I love Shameless and have 70% of their disks.
However I have these already. Wardh is appealing to those who don't want to fork out tons for the Noshame disk but I'd wish they'd start doing more blus in front of the dvds (i understand this isn't always possible with some transfers).
They should concentrate on some unreleased titles.

Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Gary B. on 08 Nov 2010 - 02:41
Anyone get SATAN'S BABY DOLL yet?  I never grabbed the Severin disc and it sounds tempting with the additional bits added in...will probably take the plunge with my next Amazon.uk order.  Love that cover art too.

Also, I hastily dismissed and sold my copy of OASIS OF FEAR after watching it during a rough time in my life...I think I might need to re-assess that one soon.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: MarcMorris on 08 Nov 2010 - 08:52
HD masters do not exist for 99.9% of these films - and creating a brand new HD master for the UK market is way too costly unless the titles is going to sell enough copies to make it worthwhile.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: broonage on 08 Nov 2010 - 08:59
I understand that, but I still think they should concentrate on some unreleased titles Marc.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: MarcMorris on 08 Nov 2010 - 09:04
We're trying, but in most cases there isn't a master available - again, making even a standard def master is too costly for the UK market.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: broonage on 08 Nov 2010 - 09:40
That's just too bad.
I already have the releases they are announcing so obviously I won't be getting them. It would be grand if they put 100% towards unreleased titles instead of venturing in titles that have already been done (either by themselves or other companies).
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: DjangoLi on 08 Nov 2010 - 10:57
I understand that, but I still think they should concentrate on some unreleased titles Marc.

"As a cut release NYR has become the second best selling Shameless title to date, it makes a lot of sense that it is one of their first potential BDs" Taken from their forum, linked earlier.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: R-T-C Tim on 08 Nov 2010 - 11:17
On that topic, do prints have to be resubmitted for Blu-ray release?
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: MarcMorris on 08 Nov 2010 - 11:22
If the content is in any way different to the previous classified version.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: broonage on 08 Nov 2010 - 12:26
I understand that, but I still think they should concentrate on some unreleased titles Marc.

"As a cut release NYR has become the second best selling Shameless title to date, it makes a lot of sense that it is one of their first potential BDs" Taken from their forum, linked earlier.

It makes sense, just a pain for those who bought the DVD release.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 08 Nov 2010 - 13:33
On that topic, do prints have to be resubmitted for Blu-ray release?
Only if it is a different/longer version being submitted.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 08 Nov 2010 - 13:35
Anyone get SATAN'S BABY DOLL yet? 
I did, I didn't think that much of it to be honest. Nice soundtrack though.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 08 Nov 2010 - 20:58
Some great bargains on Shameless discs in HMV at the moment.I was browsing around the Oxford Street branch the other week and noticed most of their back catalogue titles priced at only £6 each.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: TEENAGER SIND NACKT on 30 Dec 2010 - 14:10
Does anyone have a scan handy of the inside cover for Shameless' RATMAN DVD?  I want to upload it onto the DVDAf site as it uses the original artwork.  Soon as my copy makes it here from Am.uk  I intend to turn it around.    THANKS
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 20 Jan 2011 - 10:58
(http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/4452/sham030dvdfrontrgb.jpg)
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Paul on 20 Jan 2011 - 11:30
(http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/4452/sham030dvdfrontrgb.jpg)

Can't see anything here - even tried going straight to your imageshack URL, but nada.

Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 20 Jan 2011 - 11:50
(http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/4452/sham030dvdfrontrgb.jpg)

Can't see anything here - even tried going straight to your imageshack URL, but nada.


Any better now?
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Paul on 20 Jan 2011 - 11:58
No. Very strange.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 21 Jan 2011 - 08:58
ALMOST HUMAN is coming on may 11th.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: HBK on 21 Jan 2011 - 13:38
Great news that Lenzi's Almost Human is getting a release. Would be great to see other Lenzi Poliziottescho titles on English friendly discs.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 28 Jan 2011 - 12:16
DON'T TORTURE A DUCKLING will be Shameless #33, out in about 5 months time apparently.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Ben Cobb on 28 Jan 2011 - 13:54
DON'T TORTURE A DUCKLING will be Shameless #33, out in about 5 months time apparently.

Exciting news... hope it's a new transfer as the old AB disc can definitely be improved upon
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: dvdjunk1e on 30 Jan 2011 - 15:30
Anybody know or have an idea what the mystery #31 will be.I hope it's something special not just a port of a No Shame ,Anchor Bay etc title.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: bdc on 30 Jan 2011 - 18:26
I don't think Shameless have ever released ports since they are supplied with materials by the licensor.
For example Strange Vice will probably not be a port of the old (interlaced) Noshame disc (btw the Mya disc is a direct port but skips the extras),since I expect they will be using the Italian pal master.

They also have released a bunch of exclusive versions.
Since there's so much work going on it seems,I expect this to be an exclusive.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 31 Jan 2011 - 06:01

Since there's so much work going on it seems,I expect this to be an exclusive.

Exclusive, as in the film has never been on DVD before in any shape or form?
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 31 Jan 2011 - 08:58
They also have released a bunch of exclusive versions.
Oasis of Fear and Footprints are the only two I can think of, everything else gor dvd releases prior in this country and others.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 31 Jan 2011 - 09:19
Oasis of Fear and Footprints are the only two I can think of, everything else gor dvd releases prior in this country and others.

Oasis had a DVD release before too...

(http://i42.tinypic.com/21drhxu.jpg)
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 31 Jan 2011 - 09:41
Oasis of Fear and Footprints are the only two I can think of, everything else gor dvd releases prior in this country and others.

Oasis had a DVD release before too...

(http://i42.tinypic.com/21drhxu.jpg)
I didn't even realise that.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: dvdjunk1e on 31 Jan 2011 - 11:25
 Hi Port was the wrong term to use.Don't want to make Shameless sound lazy by all they do is licence pre-done titles.They a great label.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 31 Jan 2011 - 11:31
Hi Port was the wrong term to use.Don't want to make Shameless sound lazy by all they do is licence pre-done titles.They a great label.

I knew what you meant.  :-X
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: bdc on 31 Jan 2011 - 18:40

Since there's so much work going on it seems,I expect this to be an exclusive.

Exclusive, as in the film has never been on DVD before in any shape or form?
Exclusive in that their version of the film is exclusive (like for example The Frightened Woman and Baba Yaga) or it has never been on dvd  :D


I wasn't certain what you meant with port,normally a port is identical.  :-*
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 31 Jan 2011 - 19:00

Exclusive in that their version of the film is exclusive (like for example The Frightened Woman and Baba Yaga) or it has never been on dvd  :D


I think if you stick to the first part of what you said you'll be a happy camper.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: bdc on 31 Jan 2011 - 19:56
Could well be Jonny...  :D
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 01 Feb 2011 - 18:39
Great to hear that DON'T TORTURE A DUCKLING will include the Italian language track. :'(
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 08 Mar 2011 - 14:36
Cine-Excess have let slip that Shameless are preparing a new cut of CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST...

Cannibal Holocaust: New 2011 Cut

A new 2011 cut of Cannibal Holocaust (1979) is currently being completed in conjunction with Shameless Films for release in Summer 2011 and will be premiered at Cine-Excess V.

http://www.cine-excess.co.uk/cine-excess-v.php
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 08 Mar 2011 - 15:23
Quelle surprise!
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 08 Mar 2011 - 15:28


OH, THE GUY THAT RUNS IT CALLED ALMAR IS A PIECE OF SHIT WHO I CERTAINLY HOPE TO MEET FACE TO FACE ONE DAY



Almar works for the company Shameless employs to do the PR.  :D

Cool it with the rants though please mate. We here at lovelockandload pride ourselves on our friendly nature.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 08 Mar 2011 - 15:30
DO WE FUCK!!
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Paul on 08 Mar 2011 - 15:36
The guy who runs Shameless is really nice, Aarron.
Title: Re: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 08 Mar 2011 - 22:41
Shameless release of Cannibal Holocaust will also be on Blu-ray...
Title: Re: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 08 Mar 2011 - 23:05
Shameless release of Cannibal Holocaust will also be on Blu-ray...
So aswell as a dvd thats not worth purchasing they will also be releasing a blu ray that would also be a pointless purchase.
Title: Re: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 09 Mar 2011 - 09:06
So aswell as a dvd thats not worth purchasing they will also be releasing a blu ray that would also be a pointless purchase.

Possibly pointless for anyone happy with the Grindhouse release, which has the animal cruelty free option on there already plus some great extras. Shameless will undoubtedly have a slew of new extra features for this release which may give seasoned genre fans a reason to re-buy and there's also the novelty value of this being a 'new' cut of the film - it may turn out to be more than just a version with the cruelty simply snipped out.

From what I've heard this project was started by someone other than Shameless a while back and is a labour of love project that was taken over by Shameless only recently, so it's not something that's been rushed out or slapped together just to make a quick few quid.

I'd give it a chance or at least wait until people have seen the new version before assuming anything about this being pointless.
Title: Re: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 09 Mar 2011 - 09:24
So aswell as a dvd thats not worth purchasing they will also be releasing a blu ray that would also be a pointless purchase.

Possibly pointless for anyone happy with the Grindhouse release, which has the animal cruelty free option on there already plus some great extras. Shameless will undoubtedly have a slew of new extra features for this release which may give seasoned genre fans a reason to re-buy and there's also the novelty value of this being a 'new' cut of the film - it may turn out to be more than just a version with the cruelty simply snipped out.

From what I've heard this project was started by someone other than Shameless a while back and is a labour of love project that was taken over by Shameless only recently, so it's not something that's been rushed out or slapped together just to make a quick few quid.

I'd give it a chance or at least wait until people have seen the new version before assuming anything about this being pointless.
you sound like one of the mods at cuntlabs  ;D :-\
Title: Re: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 09 Mar 2011 - 09:28
you sound like one of the mods at cuntlabs  ;D :-\

I'd have put loads of smilies at the end of my post if I wanted to have that effect.
Title: Re: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 09 Mar 2011 - 09:33
you sound like one of the mods at cuntlabs  ;D :-\

I'd have put loads of smilies at the end of my post if I wanted to have that effect.
:-\
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 25 Mar 2011 - 08:43
Artwork and special features for THE STRANGE VICE OF MRS WARDH (which is shipping now apparently)

    * English audio and optional Italian with English subtitles.
    * All-new 20 minute interview with director Sergio Martino.
    * Introduction by director Sergio Martino.
    * Shameless Fact Track by Justin Harries.
    * Theatrical trailer plus complete Shameless Trailer Park.
    * Edwige Fenech bio presentation.


(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h210/srhw1984/SHAM030Front2.jpg)

(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h210/srhw1984/SHAM030Reverse.jpg)
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 11 Apr 2011 - 16:55
Some pretty astonishing news has come from Cult Labs as regards CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST...

Shameless Screen Entertainment has submitted a fully uncut version of Cannibal Holocaust to an advisory board at the BBFC who have advised them that the film would (only) have to be cut by 14 seconds!

"At 18 minutes - Remove sight of man killing small mammal with a knife. Cut required from 0:18:21 - 0:18:35."

The BBFC feels that all previous cuts to the scenes of sexual violence can now be waived as the scenes in question are horrifying and repugnant, and clearly not designed to eroticise or promote sexual violence. As for the other animal cruelty scenes (the turtle, monkey and pig), the BBFC's view is that these killings were quick, clean and humane and therefore do not contravene BBFC policy.

In conversation, Deodato has advised Shameless that, in his mind, the muskrat scene was the only animal-killing in the film where the animal was sacrificed, all of the other animals were eaten as was normal practice in that part of the world.

This minimal cut makes for the longest ever UK version of the film, although it should be noted that this is at the advisory stage and therefore the film has not yet been submitted for or received formal classification. This is such exciting news that Shameless has decided to release not one, but two versions of the film! This means that the Shameless release will feature this longest ever UK version and Deodato's 21st Century Edit, which will see the animal cruelty toned down.

This means that Deodato's new edit will not simply cut out the animal cruelty scenes, but rather will edit out the actual, obvious pain and cruelty inflicted on the animals, but keep the "fact" that it happened. As a result, Deodato's version will contain less animal cruelty than the BBFC classified version!

This advice from the BBFC has got everyone at Shameless, Cine Excess and Cult Labs very excited as it will help us to develop an amazing edition of Cannibal Holocaust for the UK.


Regardless of what anyone thinks of the Cult Labs forum I do think this is pretty groundbreaking news and certainly is interesting as regards how the BBFC view things like this and you can't deny it's great news for Shameless and Cine-Excess.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 11 Apr 2011 - 17:05
And in other news there's this... It'll be a lenticular cover.

(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h210/srhw1984/3837_SHAM032-LENTICULAR-GIF-02.gif)
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Paul on 11 Apr 2011 - 17:51
You've got to love wobbly tits. That's going to sell shitloads with that cover.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Luca Canali on 11 Apr 2011 - 18:33
I'll be impressed if that gets past the VPRC! It'll be my fourth copy of the film but I think I'll pick it up again just for that cover!
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 11 Apr 2011 - 18:45
I'll be impressed if that gets past the VPRC!

The VPRC is voluntary. If you opt out of it then you can put whatever you like on the cover.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 11 Apr 2011 - 18:54
Some pretty astonishing news has come from Cult Labs as regards CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST...

Shameless Screen Entertainment has submitted a fully uncut version of Cannibal Holocaust to an advisory board at the BBFC who have advised them that the film would (only) have to be cut by 14 seconds!


I didn't think the sexual violence would have caused any problems to be honest, but I am surprised at the level of animal violence that it looks might pass.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: CJ on 12 Apr 2011 - 01:00
There'll be a lot of sad faces over at Cult Labs then, quite a few of the posters over there detest the animal cruelty and were looking forward to a cruelty-free HD version. But, I still maintain, the film should be seen in its fullest version possible.

But yes, this is very interesting news. I'll be curious to see what they make of it when it's formally submitted. As Jonny says, this is only at an advisory stage. But if they do only ask for 14 secs of cuts, then that could indeed be a groundbreaking moment in BBFC history. After all, if some of the hiedous carnage in that film is allowed through, how can they justify cutting future submissions of, say, old westerns with horse-tripping etc? Interesting times, indeed.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 12 Apr 2011 - 04:59
There'll be a lot of sad faces over at Cult Labs then, quite a few of the posters over there detest the animal cruelty and were looking forward to a cruelty-free HD version. But, I still maintain, the film should be seen in its fullest version possible.


There's still going to be Deodato's revisionist edit for them to look forward to.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 05 Jul 2011 - 09:01
More cover art for ALMOST HUMAN with full DVD specs below...

(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h210/srhw1984/SHAM032_FRONTWeb.jpg)

Special Features

    * Special lenticular packaging - first 1,000 units only.
    * Tomas Milian interview.
    * Fact track and article by Paul Alaoui.
    * Original English audio and Italian audio with English subtitles.
    * Theatrical trailers.
    * Shameless complete trailers.

Almost Human will be released on DVD by Shameless Screen Entertainment on 18 July 2011
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: HBK on 05 Jul 2011 - 11:59
Really looking forward to this one! I like the cover above.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 06 Jul 2011 - 07:49
Final piece of cover art...

(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h210/srhw1984/SHAM032_REVERSEweb.jpg)
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 06 Jul 2011 - 11:44
Bu-ray of FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET has been announced for Dec 5th 2011...

http://www.cult-labs.com/forums/current-upcoming-shameless-titles/6093-sham202-sham035-four-flies-grey-velvet.html

To mark the Fortieth Anniversary of its production, and twenty years after the film disappeared from the public eye, Shameless Screen Entertainment are aiming to release the first ever worldwide Blu-ray of Dario Argento’s Four Flies on Grey Velvet – remastered in HD from the original negative by the original lab.


Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 20 Jul 2011 - 09:58
First sleeve design for DON'T TORTURE A DUCKLING...

(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h210/srhw1984/SHAM033Packshot.jpg)
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Paul on 20 Jul 2011 - 10:09
If it weren't for a topless Bouchet I'd not have a lot of time for that cover but since the baps are out it's a "Go on then"!

Hope this gets the lenticular treatment too!
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 20 Jul 2011 - 10:16
If it weren't for a topless Bouchet I'd not have a lot of time for that cover but since the baps are out it's a "Go on then"!

Hope this gets the lenticular treatment too!

That skeleton makes me chuckle.  :-\
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 20 Jul 2011 - 10:21
I'm not saying anything.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Mark (UK) on 20 Jul 2011 - 10:26
I'm not saying anything.

(http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/midi/froehlich/a050.gif)
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: gnorthcott on 20 Jul 2011 - 10:31
Lets hope they pick a nice piece of original poster art for the reverse
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 20 Jul 2011 - 20:33
Anyone got any idea when this is coming out?
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Paul on 20 Jul 2011 - 23:08
Anyone got any idea when this is coming out?

End of August I think, mate.


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Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: bdc on 21 Jul 2011 - 08:46
Don't like this cover (except for Bouchet  :D ).
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: demented_uk on 21 Jul 2011 - 09:16
I agree, crap cover but you could put a nude Barbara Bouchet on anything and I would probably buy it  ;D

Amazon states that the release date is August 29.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 21 Jul 2011 - 10:00
Despite how shit it is, it still manages to be better than the Anchor Bay US cover.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: demented_uk on 21 Jul 2011 - 10:27
Cover/poster art for this title has always been a bit shit.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_71HILqzQD1A/TRr7pKwvcYI/AAAAAAAAAzk/_h6rOBjcDsg/s1600/330340.jpg)
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 21 Jul 2011 - 11:00
Despite how shit it is, it still manages to be better than the Anchor Bay US cover.

It'll be a better release as well because it will have Italian audio options with English subs.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: HBK on 21 Jul 2011 - 11:16
Really looking forward to the Italian audio! ::)
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: JAMIOUSE on 21 Jul 2011 - 12:43
I think the Italian Audio will be a big selling point for Shameless, the English dub isn't generally awful but some of the voice actors chosen really don't fit the characters. I'm particurly thinking of the two old hookers.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: bdc on 21 Jul 2011 - 15:04
The Italian audio is very nice to have.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: ecc on 26 Oct 2011 - 23:21
HOUSE ON THE EDGE OF THE PARK (http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film3/dvd_reviews55/house_on_the_edge_of_the_park.htm)
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: djvaso on 21 Dec 2011 - 22:09
(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h210/srhw1984/SHAM202web.jpg)

Special Features:

- Introduction to the film by Luigi Cozzi.
- New, exclusive and extensive recent interview on the making of Four Flies On Grey Velvet with writer and assistant director Luigi Cozzi.
- Original English audio remastered in HD exclusively for this Shameless release from the original magnetic soundtrack and available for the first time since the film’s original theatrical opening in the 1970s.
- Shameless re-build edit of the complete version of the film including four inserts of previously missing footage known amongst Argento fans as the legendary “missing forty seconds” (the inserts are in Standard-Definition quality). The Blu-ray will allow for seamless branching of the four inserts giving viewers two versions of the film: one all HD without the re-inserted scenes and one longer version including the inserts.
- Restoration of all individual damaged frames, most notably with respect to the removal of the black diagonal frame line (caused by the film jumping the high speed camera gate) in the final car crash sequence.
- Optional Italian audio version in HD with English subtitles.
- Italian and English trailers.
- Alternate English opening and closing credits.
- Shameless Trailer Park (Blu-ray only).
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: gnorthcott on 21 Dec 2011 - 23:05
Sounds great,really looking forward to this one
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Luca Canali on 22 Dec 2011 - 10:37
Have to say that the Shameless disc looks really promising. On paper it reads like the most definitive version, let's hope it delivers.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 22 Dec 2011 - 11:39
Have to say that the Shameless disc looks really promising. On paper it reads like the most definitive version, let's hope it delivers.

Yep, it sounds very good indeed. Can't wait to get my hands on it.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 22 Dec 2011 - 12:17
Never realised the film was "Lost", that's a new one on me. Regardless, I'll wait till another company puts it out on blu ray.  :D
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 22 Dec 2011 - 12:43
Never realised the film was "Lost", that's a new one on me. Regardless, I'll wait till another company puts it out on blu ray.  :D

I never realsed it was a "masterpiece" so that's both of us learned something new!  :-\
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 22 Dec 2011 - 12:46
Never realised the film was "Lost", that's a new one on me. Regardless, I'll wait till another company puts it out on blu ray.  :D

I never realsed it was a "masterpiece" so that's both of us learned something new!  :-\
Me neither, although I think it's alright I think it's the weakest out of the 70's ones I've seen. (The one I haven't seen is The Five Days of Milan)
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: DjangoLi on 23 Dec 2011 - 07:01
Never realised the film was "Lost", that's a new one on me. Regardless, I'll wait till another company puts it out on blu ray.  :D

I never realsed it was a "masterpiece" so that's both of us learned something new!  :-\

Compared to everything he's shot since Opera? Yeah, I'd say it's a masterpiece  ;D
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 12 Jan 2012 - 12:57
Review of Shameless' release of FOUR FLIES...

http://www.strangethingsarehappening.com/fourflies.html
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: JAMIOUSE on 26 Jul 2012 - 19:48
Two NEW yes you read that right NEW titles are set to announced Friday 27th July. It's thought from the clues on the Cult Labs Forum that the two titles are Fulci's Contraband and Avati's House With Laughing Windows, though there not confirmed yet and Laughing Windows already has a decent UK DVD release. I thought I'd just let you all know...
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: gnorthcott on 26 Jul 2012 - 21:12
Now blu-rays of both would be fantastic,dvds i would probably pass on,despite both being faves of mine,especially avati's film.
Title: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Paul on 26 Jul 2012 - 22:10
Now blu-rays of both would be fantastic,dvds i would probably pass on,despite both being faves of mine,especially avati's film.

Same here. I already have the Italian Fox disc of Windows and the  BU CONTRABAND. I'd have loved to have seen more unreleased gialli or poliziotteschi to be honest.
Title: Re: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 27 Jul 2012 - 05:51
Two NEW yes you read that right NEW titles are set to announced Friday 27th July. It's thought from the clues on the Cult Labs Forum that the two titles are Fulci's Contraband and Avati's House With Laughing Windows, though there not confirmed yet and Laughing Windows already has a decent UK DVD release. I thought I'd just let you all know...

It's not Contraband and they'll be DVD format only.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 27 Jul 2012 - 06:26
What is the point of releasing two titles already released in the UK? WHAT IS THE POINT?!?!?
Title: Re: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 27 Jul 2012 - 06:47
What is the point of releasing two titles already released in the UK? WHAT IS THE POINT?!?!?

Even more annoying is the fact that the PR folks hinted that one of the titles would be a 'Euro Crime' film. Hence all the speculation which in the end turns out to be a massive red herring, unless your interpretation of 'Euro Crime' is totally different to the rest of genre film  fandom and just means a film set in Europe that has people committing crimes in it.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 27 Jul 2012 - 07:39
Matters not. Those fuckers would buy a dog turd if there was a sub-forum on Cult Labs for it.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: JAMIOUSE on 27 Jul 2012 - 08:13
Not strictly true Kevin, I'm on there and certainly don't buy every release. I possibly only have around nine or ten Shameless releases. It isn't confirmed that Contraband and Laughing Windows are the titles been announced today they probably aren't. The news will be posted around 1pm apparently...
Title: Re: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 27 Jul 2012 - 08:28
Not strictly true Kevin, I'm on there and certainly don't buy every release. I possibly only have around nine or ten Shameless releases. It isn't confirmed that Contraband and Laughing Windows are the titles been announced today they probably aren't. The news will be posted around 1pm apparently...

I know for a fact it's not Contraband. I've had the email telling me what the titles are, the embargo says I can't say what they titles are but I can say what they aren't.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 27 Jul 2012 - 09:05
Am I not allowed to make sweeping generalizations any more?

And I never said it was Contraband. The title does kinda rhyme with that though.
Title: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Paul on 27 Jul 2012 - 09:10
That title has been banded about on cult labs and it's another title that's had a UK release, and again, one that I have already. Shameless must have sub-licenced them from the same company as the other title (that hasn't been mentioned on here by name) was only released in late '09, far too short a time to have seen the rights elapse.

Wonder if this means that Shameless will be putting out Suspiria too?
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Longsden on 27 Jul 2012 - 09:53
Embargos on dvd releases  ::)
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Paul on 27 Jul 2012 - 10:08
Embargos on dvd releases  ::)

In fairness the major studios have done this sort of thing for years, but you're talking about products that have £millions spent on marketing.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 27 Jul 2012 - 10:36
Two NEW yes you read that right NEW titles are set to announced Friday 27th July.
:-\
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 27 Jul 2012 - 12:03
The next two releases will be THE HOUSE WITH THE LAUGHING WINDOWS and AMSTERDAMNED
Title: Shameless (UK)
Post by: the blob on 27 Jul 2012 - 12:09
Which was all figured out easily a couple of days ago and didn't impress many people. Already released plentifully elsewhere is one thing but already released in the UK??
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: JAMIOUSE on 27 Jul 2012 - 12:14
Really? Is that a joke?
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Paul on 27 Jul 2012 - 12:21
The next two releases will be THE HOUSE WITH THE LAUGHING WINDOWS and AMSTERDAMNED

You kept us waiting 3 minutes. Tsk, tsk.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Paul on 27 Jul 2012 - 12:22
Really? Is that a joke?

Is what a joke? The titles themselves or the fact both of them have been released in the UK before?
Title: Shameless (UK)
Post by: the blob on 27 Jul 2012 - 12:24
I'm hoping next they'll finally release HALLOWEEN.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: JAMIOUSE on 27 Jul 2012 - 12:32
Really? Is that a joke?

Is what a joke? The titles themselves or the fact both of them have been released in the UK before?

That Amsterdammed and Laughing Windows are the actual NEW upcoming releases from Shameless. If they are what the fuck are they doing? I'm beyond dissapointed!
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 27 Jul 2012 - 12:37
Really? Is that a joke?

Is what a joke? The titles themselves or the fact both of them have been released in the UK before?

That Amsterdammed and Laughing Windows are the actual NEW upcoming releases from Shameless. If they are what the fuck are they doing? I'm beyond dissapointed!
Best thing to do is pay no attention to the over the top "we've got it exclusive" (when they haven't) spin from Cult labs. Then when a new release isn't quite what you expected or it turns out to be yet another lot 3 older titles bundled together in an attempt to get all the cult followers to buy them again you won't be disappointed. :D


Public Enemy-Don't Believe The Hype (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LK8sxngSWaU#)
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: gnorthcott on 27 Jul 2012 - 21:02
So am I right in thinking that 'amsterdamned' is the first non italian film they have released? It seems very strange to re-release these again,and pretty pointless without a bluray release
Title: Re: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 28 Jul 2012 - 12:26
Really? Is that a joke?

Is what a joke? The titles themselves or the fact both of them have been released in the UK before?

That Amsterdammed and Laughing Windows are the actual NEW upcoming releases from Shameless. If they are what the fuck are they doing? I'm beyond dissapointed!

Can't say I didn't warn you. Why did you expect something different?
Title: Shameless (UK)
Post by: demented_uk on 28 Jul 2012 - 13:21
I thought Shameless' USP was that they only released Italian films? Have they run out of titles already? I thought they would have had the rights to WHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO SOLANGE or some of the other Redemption titles. I'm sure 01 used a lovely HD transfer for their DVD would be great to see that used for a Blu-Ray.

Methinks Nouveaux/CineExcess and Shameless have cut a deal. Not surprised at all.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: JAMIOUSE on 19 Oct 2012 - 10:01
Amsterdammed is out on the 22nd October with this awful cover
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: JAMIOUSE on 19 Oct 2012 - 10:02
And The House With Laughing Windows keeps the terrible cover art theme
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: pedrofokia86 on 19 Oct 2012 - 12:02
Amsterdammed is out on the 22nd October with this awful cover

i kinda like it... in fact it was one of the reasons for me to wishlist it :).
Title: Re: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 19 Oct 2012 - 13:03
And The House With Laughing Windows keeps the terrible cover art theme

It's better than some of the shite they've used. Where's the 'funny' tagline?
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Hellochas on 19 Oct 2012 - 16:20
What the fuck is that Amsterdammed cover? ???
 
 
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 19 Oct 2012 - 16:27
Giving all that "Fan Edition" again I see.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 19 Oct 2012 - 16:40
What makes these ones 'fan editions'? Can't see any features listed at Amazon to make them so. Just look like bog-standard releases.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: WayneSmith on 16 Feb 2013 - 09:41
Wassup? Here some of the ones I have.

(http://i.imgur.com/0Ndt0CB.jpg)
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Farmer_J on 29 Apr 2013 - 21:20
I've only ever gotten 3 Shameless films, My Dear Killer, Almost Human, and Don't Torture a Duckling.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: WayneSmith on 29 Apr 2013 - 21:22
I've only ever gotten 3 Shameless films, My Dear Killer, Almost Human, and Don't Torture a Duckling.
Get them then.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Farmer_J on 29 Apr 2013 - 21:25
I did. A while ago
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Longsden on 30 Apr 2013 - 08:37
Whats happened to Shameless? I contacted them about helping out with my event as they have release a couple of crime films. They said yes but only if I litter all flyers, posters, intro's, trailers etc etc with the Shameless logo. All for a few dvds

Needless to say I politely declined.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Farmer_J on 30 Apr 2013 - 09:02
Good choice.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 30 Apr 2013 - 09:04
Needless to say I politely declined.
Don't blame you.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Russell22 on 30 Apr 2013 - 11:54
Whats happened to Shameless? I contacted them about helping out with my event as they have release a couple of crime films. They said yes but only if I litter all flyers, posters, intro's, trailers etc etc with the Shameless logo. All for a few dvds

Needless to say I politely declined.



Might have been worth it if they had given you a bit more but i totally understand. I still like shameless but they don't release hardy anything these days. Still a uk dvd label that releases stuff like - Footprints and The Designated Victim is alright in my book. ::)
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: MarcMorris on 30 Apr 2013 - 12:25
I don't know if you were aware of this but HMV went into administration earlier this year, losing just about every UK DVD and CD label a hell of a lot of money. A lot of the larger companies were able to take this in their stride, but for us indie labels it hurt a lot and some of us will need time to recover.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 09 Aug 2013 - 16:40
Two new Shameless titles announced today. Anyone bothered? No? Ok.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 09 Aug 2013 - 17:29
Two new Shameless titles announced today. Anyone bothered? No? Ok.

What are they?
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Farmer_J on 09 Aug 2013 - 17:53
I know one of them is The Nurse with Jack Palance and Ursula Andress.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 09 Aug 2013 - 17:57
And also, apparently, this (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0393956/combined).
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 09 Aug 2013 - 18:15
Awesome
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 09 Aug 2013 - 18:41
I thought so. I've already ordered my glass cabinet ready for them.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Farmer_J on 09 Aug 2013 - 19:18
I'm probably ordering for The Nurse, I saw it a long, long time ago, and it would be nice to see a decent release of this.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: JAMIOUSE on 12 Aug 2013 - 12:45
Not exactly blown away by either of those titles. I think Shameless really need to refocus on what their about. Viva is just such an odd choice for them, it's not cult and it's not European, it's watchable but it really doesn't fit within the Shameless remit for me.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 12 Aug 2013 - 12:47
I thought so. I've already ordered my glass cabinet ready for them.
I hope you're getting the deluxe one with the sturdy lock. They would be the first thing burglars would want to take.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 06 Nov 2013 - 20:40
Shameless will be announcing 2 'new' titles this coming Friday, they're teasing on Facebook with the only clue being "A Shameless leading lady makes her return!"

So it's probably going to be a couple of Edwige Fenech titles from the Dania catalogue me thinks...

What do you reckon?

YOUR VICE and ALL THE COLORS? I'd like to be proven wrong on this as I'd love something new....
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Farmer_J on 06 Nov 2013 - 20:46
I'm thinking it might be toss up between Edwige Fenech, Sirpa lane, or Carroll Baker.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 06 Nov 2013 - 20:58
I'm thinking it might be toss up between Edwige Fenech, Sirpa lane, or Carroll Baker.

What else could they dig up featuring Sirpa Lane that would be commercially viable?
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Collins on 06 Nov 2013 - 21:37
Ive lost faith with that label. They release any old shit these days and tart it up as something else. Viva ?
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 06 Nov 2013 - 21:53
Ive lost faith with that label. They release any old shit these days and tart it up as something else. Viva ?

Same here, never even heard of VIVA until tonight.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Luca Canali on 06 Nov 2013 - 22:49
Shit choice from Shameless there. They've really lost their way and would do better sticking with the Euro titles that established them in the first place. Viva - "a US tribute to Radley Metzger"...why not just buy a Radley Metzger film instead? Judging by the artwork most likely it'll only be bought by middle-aged men who are too embarrassed to buy proper porn over the counter and haven't worked out how to order online yet, so they have to settle for HMV fodder like this. Shit.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Farmer_J on 07 Nov 2013 - 19:11
I'm thinking it might be toss up between Edwige Fenech, Sirpa lane, or Carroll Baker.

What else could they dig up featuring Sirpa Lane that would be commercially viable?

Before the news of VIVA, I was thinking probably some extremely low budget tat.
A Shame that they seem to have run out of good ideas for releases.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 07 Nov 2013 - 19:20
Couldn't care less, I got rid of the releases I had of theirs when they decided to shove the Cunt Labs logo in your face when the discs load up.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Farmer_J on 07 Nov 2013 - 20:51
I remember them on the Almost Human disc. Seemed like a cheap promotional gimmick to me.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: quidtum on 25 Jun 2014 - 12:26
(http://i57.tinypic.com/29v1eza.jpg)

@Marc Morris
Will this have also the Italian audio track?  :-X
https://www.cult-labs.com/forums/washing-machine/12307-sham044-washing-machine-artwork-specs.html (https://www.cult-labs.com/forums/washing-machine/12307-sham044-washing-machine-artwork-specs.html)
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Hellochas on 28 Jun 2014 - 06:56
Ha! Great sleeve!  ::)
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 20 Feb 2015 - 15:14
SISTER OF URSULA announced for April.

Meh.
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Jonny on 20 Feb 2015 - 17:08
SISTER OF URSULA announced for April.

Meh.
Christ, what's the point?
Title: Re: Shameless (UK)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 20 Feb 2015 - 17:10
Exactly. If it was blu ray at least that would be something.

The barrel has been scrapped so much there's a hole in the bottom.