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on 31 October 2016
Okay, the most important thing first: I bought my copy of the blu-ray / DVD Steelbook in late October 2016 and it was the 2nd Pressing with the previously missing scenes restored. Huge credit to Arrow who said they would fix this and they have. I presume that Amazon's stock is of the newly updated cut Steelbook as this is what they sent me. Great stuff.

The film itself looks astonishing. I first saw this on grainy television in the 90s. How far we have come; I never thought I would see the movie looking this clean and refined. The restoration is outstanding as is the sound. Extras include a retrospective and documentary on the making. But the true star is the film in pristine definition.

Cronenberg's body horror classic is still just that: a classic. Concepts of sexual impulse, venereal disease, sterility and blandness versus sexual promiscuity and parasites in the body (four years before the latter hit the mainstream with Ridley Scott's "Alien") helped establish the director as a modern master of filmmaking and script writing. The scene with the nurse's monologue to Dr. St Luc is like a live tap into Cronenberg's mind; a wonderful piece of dialogue from somebody who was obviously bristling with unprecedented ideas and themes. Other aspects also help elevate this film to a higher level of movie: beautiful camerawork including some very effective first-person shots, committed acting from the cast, spot-on special effects and mind-blowing sound effects. Cronenberg knows that there are limitations to what he can do budget-wise but, in working this into the film, he is endlessly inventive.

This is the serious Seventies of horror. Pre-80s tongue-in-cheek, naff humour and self-indulgence; "Shivers" is an unrelenting dialogue in concepts that echo long after the film credits roll, not least because pretty much everyone can identify with these feelings and fears. In a new era of horror filmmaking, Cronenberg was way ahead of his time.

A true classic of horror filmmaking by one of the genuinely great modern masters of cinema. Remarkable.
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on 28 October 2017
Another high quality release from Arrow UK. This is a repressing including new blurb on the back of the sleeve "High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the full original Canadian cut." This is the full uncut version. Recent releases in Australia/New Zealand are still the censored MPAA R-rated version. Very effective Cronenberg film and this is the Arrow version to get. You can disregard any concerns about getting the censored version from Amazon UK. Avoid the Australian/New Zealand releases - all Aust/NZ versions are cut, Blu-ray and DVD.
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on 31 January 2017
I just purchased this and it is the UNCUT, second pressing from Arrow. I was unsure if Amazon's stock was the old, problematic release or the new, uncensored re-release but I can confirm it is the latter. Great release by the way, highly recommended.
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on 10 December 2017
Arrow has done a tremendous job with this release The Blu-Ray transfer is beautiful to watch Special features include a making of documentary which fans of the movie will find fascinating and a presentation booklet All in all, this Blu-Ray steelbox is a must have in any horror fan's collection
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on 26 August 2017
For those who love Cronenberg movies to see this first one made outside school is wonderful. Talent and daring - a lot!
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on 6 January 2017
This film was very much david cronenberg, If you like his films you going to like this one. Very entertaining and keept my interest, I recomend it.
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on 31 May 2016
I've received my restored exchange copy. Great service from ARROW. Thank you!
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on 3 September 2017
So awesome.I'll be ordering again soon!
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on 20 May 2017
CRONENBERG'S FIRST MAINSTREAM BODY HORROR HIT.
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on 12 June 2016
Many were disappointed when they discovered that a few seconds were cut from the Arrow blu-ray - they unwittingly used a slightly cut print as their source. However, that's now been fixed. Arrow managed to find the cut footage, restore it and cut it back into the film, and have now released a second edition that's complete. The uncut edition is labelled 'second edition' in the small print around the edge of the discs themselves. If you have the cut version, contact Arrow Video directly with proof of purchase and they'll send you the uncut version at no extra charge. Impressive conduct - thanks Arrow. The film itself - one of my favourite Cronenbergs. Low budget, but big on ideas.
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