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Hey everyone.  We’ve got a pretty good list this week.  That’s not to say it didn’t come without discrepancies.  First is Umberto Lenzi’s classic Eaten Alive!, which may not hit shelves until next week, but could have dropped this week.  Keep an eye out for it, and I will also remind you again next week. Second is the Re-Animator Blu-ray.  This may have already dropped on January 30th, but if you couldn’t find it then you should be able to now.

Collectors of Criterion Collection items might be happy this week.  Both The Silence Of The Lambs and Night Of The Living Dead are being added this week.  You can check out more about that here.

Dario Argento’s The Bird With The Crystal Plumage  will be hitting Blu-ray this week.  That’s another great classic to add to your shelves.

Sam Raimi’s Drag Me To Hell is heading to Scream Factory.  You can check out more into about that here.

The Hellraiser franchise is dishing out another film, by the title of Hellraiser: Judgment.  We have footage of an exclusive gag reel with bloopers that should bring out a smile or two.

There are a bunch of other movies dropping this week, such as Francesca, Pretty Fine Things and #FromJennifer.  Plus, there are many more titles to look through below.  Whatever you choose to pick up, pleasant viewing my friends.



MOVIES

Atomic Punks (2017)

Starring:

Brenna Lee Roth, Messie Jessie, Alexious Glez

Synopsis:

Three women struggle to survive by playing gigs for the wretched remains of society after a nuclear war. When the death of a Vicious Thugs gang member gets pinned on them, they go on a cross-country chase that ends in an explosive showdown in the junker lots of New Vegas.

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ATROZ (2015)

Starring:

Lex Ortega, Patricia Leih, Carlos Padilla, Julio Rivera, Carlos Valencia

Synopsis:

Atroz/Atrocious is a film that portrays the story of two serial killers. After the pair are arrested for causing a traffic accident, the police confiscate some videotapes. These tapes contain brutal murders and tortures that show human wickedness, their background, paraphilia, and the psyche of these murderers. Juarez, trackes down the tapes, one by one to piece together the horrific crimes of the two killers, only to show them, they are in a deeper pool then they believed to be.

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Bird with the Crystal Plumage, The (1970) (Special Edition)

Starring:

Tony Musante, Suzy Kendall, Eva Renzi

Synopsis:

In 1970, young first-time director Dario Argento (Deep Red, Suspiria) made his indelible mark on Italian cinema with The Bird with the Crystal Plumage a film which redefined the ‘giallo’ genre of murder-mystery thrillers and catapulted him to international stardom.

Sam Dalmas (Tony Musante, We Own the Night), an American writer living in Rome, inadvertently witnesses a brutal attack on a woman (Eva Renzi, Funeral in Berlin) in a modern art gallery. Powerless to help, he grows increasingly obsessed with the incident. Convinced that something he saw that night holds the key to identifying the maniac terrorizing Rome, he launches his own investigation parallel to that of the police, heedless of the danger to both himself and his girlfriend Giulia (Suzy Kendall, Spasmo)…

A staggeringly assured debut, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage establishes the key traits that would define Argento’s filmography, including lavish visuals and a flare for wildly inventive, brutal scenes of violence. With sumptuous cinematography by Vittorio Storaro (Apocalypse Now) and a seductive score by legendary composer Ennio Morricone (Once Upon a Time in the West), this landmark film has never looked or sounded better in this new, 4K-restored edition from Arrow Video!

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Blood Splattered Bride, The (1972)

Starring:

Simón Andreu, Maribel Martin, Alexandra Bastedo, Dean Selmier, Angel Lombarte

Synopsis:

Susan, a young bride, travels with her husband to his family s ancient manor house in the far north of Spain. Susan is a virgin and is very hesitant about her husband’s sexual demands. She is also disturbed by her unfamiliar surroundings and wonders if she will ever come to terms with her new married life. She is shocked to discover that all the old portraits of female members of her husband s family have been locked away in the basement. When she finds them, she discovers that one of the portraits shows a woman holding a strange dagger. The woman s face has been cut out of the painting. Her name is Mircala Karstein.

This atmospheric, gothic horror story is widely regarded as one of the very best vampire films ever made. Controversial in its day for sexual content and for extreme scenes of violence and gore, it was widely cut on original release. This brand new version restores the film to its intended length and includes alternate scenes that have never been made available before. This is the first Blu-ray release of an acknowledged classic, one of Quentin Tarantino’s favourite films and an influence on his own Kill Bill.

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Curse Of The Mummy Cat, The (2009)

Starring:

Charles E. Cullen, Kenny Hicks, David Hawkins

Synopsis:

A bounty hunter with no name…a gang of lawnmower bandits…two archaeologists…a Spanish witch. These misfits have one thing in mind: finding the mummified remains of a young man’s feline companion. A pet so beloved by the farmboy that the gauze wrapped cat was entombed forever inside of his own corpse. Unfortunately the tomb of the Tucanbanman has been looted and the prized pussy purloined, sending thies group of treasure hunters on a bloody search for riches and power. Will the group survive, or end up six feet under in the litter box?

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Dismissed (2017)

Starring:

Dylan Sprouse, Randall Park

Synopsis:

David Butler is a discouraged but optimistic high school English teacher struggling to connect with his uninterested students. So when honor student Lucas Ward (Dylan Sprouse) transfers into his class, he’s thrilled to teach such a passionate scholar. David s excitement soon turns to fear however as he realizes that Lucas perfectionism is pathological and that the vengeful pupil is willing to destroy anyone standing between him and a perfect GPA.

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Drag Me To Hell (2009) (Collector’s Edition)

Starring:

Alison Lohman, Justin Long, David Paymer

Synopsis:

Christine Brown (Alison Lohman, Officer Downe) is on her way to having it all: a devoted boyfriend (Justin Long, Jeepers Creepers), a hard-earned job promotion, and a bright future. But when she has to make a tough decision that evicts an elderly woman from her house, Christine becomes the victim of an evil curse. Now she has only three days to dissuade a dark spirit from stealing her soul before she is dragged to hell for an eternity of unthinkable torment. Director Sam Raimi (The Evil Dead Trilogy, Darkman) returns to the horror genre with a vengeance in the film that critics rave is “the most crazy, fun and terrifying horror movie in years” (Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly)!

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Eaten Alive! (1980) (Limited Edition Blu-ray + CD)

Starring:

Robert Kerman, Janet Agren, Ivan Rassimov

Synopsis:

Limited Edition of Only 2,500 units with an exclusive Slip Cover and CD Soundtrack!

EATEN ALIVE! — Now Uncut, Uncensored and Remastered in HD

Eight years after he first unleashed the Italian cannibal craze, spaghetti splatter master Umberto Lenzi (Nightmare City, Cannibal Ferox) returned to the jungle for this “graphic” (Monster Hunter), “sordid” (Geek Legacy) and “extreme” (Horror News) gut-muncher that still packs the power to knock you over. EuroSleaze hall-of- famers Robert Kerman (Cannibal Holocaust), Janet Agren (City Of The Living Dead), Ivan Rassimov (The Man From Deep River) and Me Me Lai (Jungle Holocaust) — along with Hollywood legend Mel Ferrer (War And Peace) — star in this insane assemblage of flesh-ripping mayhem, depraved sexual brutality, and even the Jonestown massacre. Eaten Alive! is now presented uncut, uncensored and fully remastered in HD for the first time ever, with all-new Special Features that slit open the legacy of this definitive cannibal classic.

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Francesca (2015)

Starring:

Raul Gederlini, Silvina Grippaldi, Luis Emilio Rodríguez, Gustavo D´alessandro

Synopsis:

It’s been 15 years since the disappearance of little Francesca, daughter of the renowned poet and playwright, Vittorio Visconti. The community is stalked by a psychopath bent on cleaning the city of impure and damned souls. Moretti and Succo are the detectives in charge of finding the killer of these Dantesque crimes. Francesca has returned, but she is not be the same girl they once knew.

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#FromJennifer (2017)

Starring:

Tony Todd, Derek Mears, Danielle Taddei

Synopsis:

Jennifer Peterson is having a very rough week. She’s been fired from a movie shoot; her manager just dropped her; and her boyfriend dumped her, right after releasing a sex tape of them together. But Jennifer has decided to turn things around. She hatches a plot she calls “Revenge Porn Revenge,” in which she plans to settle the score by filming a devastatingly elaborate video and posting it online, making herself famous in the process. But like everything else in her life lately, her revenge plot doesn’t go according to plan, and a shocking trail of carnage is left in her wake.

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Grindhouse Nightmares (2017)

Starring:

Michael Madsen, Linnea Quigley, Patrick Bergin, Brigette Nielsen

Synopsis:

Welcome to the Grindhouse experience like it was meant to be, killer story lines and themes zig-zag across the screen in Grind-O-Vision, a nonstop thrill ride of babes, guns, muscle cars, motorcycle shoot-outs, a rendezvous with the devil and much more. From “Manhunt” to “Stripper with a Shotgun,” Grindhouse Nightmares is cinema exploitation at its best.

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Hellraiser: Judgment (2018)

Starring:

Heather Langenkamp, Randy Wayne, Rheagan Wallace, Paul T. Taylor, Damon Carney

Synopsis:

Three detectives attempt to solve a diabolical murder that sweeps them into the depths of hell in this next edition of the classic Hellraiser series.

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Hollywood Warrioress (2016)

Starring:

Deborah Dutch, Edward X. Young, Angelica Drum Andrews

Synopsis:

Teens in LA are being kidnapped and turned into an army of zombies by a demonic madman. With the Heart of Hell in his possession and his army of minions, it appears nothing can stand in his way.

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Inside (2016)

Starring:

Rachel Nichols, Laura Harring

Synopsis:

A new mother unleashes all of the strength she has to survive the night and protect her newborn from a menacing house intruder.

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Night of the Living Dead (1968) (The Criterion Collection)

Starring:

Duane Jones, Judith O’Dea

Synopsis:

Shot outside Pittsburgh on a shoestring budget by a band of filmmakers determined to make their mark, Night of the Living Dead, directed by horror master George A. Romero, is one of the great stories of independent cinema: a midnight hit turned box-office smash that became one of the most influential films of all time. A deceptively simple tale of a group of strangers trapped in a farmhouse who find themselves fending off a horde of recently dead, flesh-eating ghouls, Romero s claustrophobic vision of a late-1960s America literally tearing itself apart rewrote the rules of the horror genre, combined gruesome gore with acute social commentary, and quietly broke ground by casting a black actor (Duane Jones) in its lead role. Stark, haunting, and more relevant than ever, Night of the Living Dead is back, in a new 4K restoration.

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Night Of The Seagulls (1975)

Starring:

Sandra Mozarowsky, Víctor Petit

Synopsis:

A VILLAGE POSSESSED BY UNSPEAKBLE EVIL …

When a doctor and his wife move to a coastal village, they encounter strange and terrifying things: the town harbors an ancient evil that demands ritual sacrifice! For seven consecutive nights, the undead come from the sea to demand the horrific deaths of the town’s young women. Dr. Stein and his wife try to save one of the young women from her horrible fate. The final tale of the ‘Blind Dead” series comes to a haunting end.

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Pretty Fine Things (2016)

Starring:

Joe Parascand, Lynn Lowry, Camila Perez, Andrew Divoff, Krista Robelle

Synopsis:

Enter the creepy, sick world of the Banner clan, where serial killing is a family tradition. Several young girls have gone missing in the quiet, peaceful town of Bernardsville, New Jersey – and both the police and the families of the victims remain at a loss for any answers. Meanwhile, the unassuming Walter Banner is renting out his second home to a trio of young college girls who just want to party. But they have no idea they are the latest in a long line of prey to Walter’s deep-rooted insanity, bloodlust and mommy issues.

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Re-Animator (1985) (Special Edition)

Starring:

Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, Barbara Crampton

Synopsis:

Herbert West has a good head on his shoulders… and another one on his desk.

One of the most wildly popular horror movies of all-time, Stuart Gordon’s enduring splatter-comedy classic Re-Animator returns to Blu-ray in a stunning restoration packed with special features! When medical student Dean Cain advertises for a roommate, he soon finds one in the form of Dr. Herbert West. Initially a little eccentric, it some becomes clear that West entertains some seriously outlandish theories specifically, the possibility of re-animating the dead. It’s not long before Dean finds himself under West’s influence, and embroiled in a serious of ghoulish experiments which threaten to go wildly out of control… Based on H.P. Lovecraft’s classic terror tale Herbert West Reanimator and featuring a standout performance from Jeffrey Combs as the deliciously deranged West, Re-Animator remains the ground-zero of 80s splatter mayhem and one of the genre’s finest hours.

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Silence of the Lambs, The (1991) (Special Edition, Criterion Collection)

Starring:

Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins

Synopsis:

In this chilling adaptation of the best-selling novel by Thomas Harris, the astonishingly versatile director Jonathan Demme crafted a taut psychological thriller about an American obsession: serial murder. As Clarice Starling, an FBI trainee who enlists the help of the infamous Hannibal ‘the Cannibal’ Lecter to gain insight into the mind of another killer, Jodie Foster subverts classic gender dynamics and gives one of the most memorable performances of her career. As her foil, Anthony Hopkins is the archetypical antihero cultured, quick-witted, and savagely murderous delivering a harrowing portrait of humanity gone terribly wrong. A gripping police procedural and a disquieting immersion into a twisted psyche, The Silence of the Lambs swept the Academy Awards (best picture, best director, best screenplay, best actress, best actor) and remains a cultural touchstone.

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Threads (1984)

Starring:

Karen Meagher, Reece Dinsdale, David Brierly

Synopsis:

The Movie That Shook the World Restored In HD For The First Time Ever.

In September 1984, Threads was aired on the BBC and shocked tens of millions of UK viewers. Four months later, it was broadcast in America and became the most watched basic cable program in history. After more than three decades, it remains one of the most acclaimed and shattering made–for–television movies of all time. Reece Dinsdale (Coronation Street), David Brierly (Doctor Who) and Karen Meagher, in a stunning debut performance star in this “graphic and haunting” (People Magazine) docudrama about the effects of a nuclear attack on the working –class city of Sheffield, England as the fabric of society unravels. Directed by Mick Jackson (The Bodyguard, Tuesdays With Morrie) from a screenplay by novelist/playwright Barry Hines (Ken Loach’s KES) and nominated for seven BAFTA Awards, “The most terrifying and honest portrayal of nuclear war ever filmed” (The Guardian) has now been fully restored from a 2K scan for the first time ever.

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Void, The: Vol II (2017)

Starring:

Melissa Haiden, Patrick Lyster

Synopsis:

The Void Vol II is a multi volume anthology series featuring some of the best award winning short films from the Horror, Suspense, Thriller, Sci-Fi and Fantasy genres, Including: Disobedience, Savage Ivy, Somebody to Love, A Rats Dilemma, 314 and April.

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Z.A.N. (2017)

Starring:

Joăo Meira, Roberto Rowntree, Kika Hamaoui

Synopsis:

Adam Manish tells his psychologist about his psychic gifts. He is convinced that someone is trying to kill him because of that. Besides his psychologist, Zaid Hoder, thinks that everything is part of a big hallucination, indeed there are some mysterious people chasing him.

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COLLECTIONS

Chaos / Don’t Look in the Basement (Double Feature)

Starring:

Kevin Gage, Sage Stallone, Bill McGhee, Jessie Lee Fulton, Robert Dracup

Synopsis:

In retrospect of the 70s drive-in era comes 2 Houses of Hell Double Feature. The box office opens at 7PM and the first feature Don’t Look In The Basement (1973) starts at dusk (Unrated). Following the nostalgic 10-minute drive-in intermission clock comes our main feature Chaos (2005), the most brutal film ever released, starring Kevin Gage (Heat, Blow) and Sage Stallone (Daylight, Rocky V) (Rated R). Play Drive-In Mode to experience the entire show!

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Cries of Ecstasy, Blows of Death / Invasion of the Love Drones

Starring:

Sandi Carey, Uschi Digard, Michael Abbott, Eric Edwards, Joann Sterling

Synopsis:

“A pioneering slice of post-apocalypse cinema”* only begins to describe the soft-core doomsday fever-dream that is Cries of Ecstasy, Blows of Death (1973), head-lining this fantasy – sci-fi double-feature Blu-Ray / DVD combo from Pop Cinema and Something Weird. Before Mad Max, humans struggle to survive a barren planet populated by roving bands of biker gangs, armed with only some killer kung-fu moves and a willingness to get down with just about anyone. Starring Sandi Cary, Kim Lu and the ubiquitous Uschi Digard, Cries of Ecstasy, Blows of Death is a dystopian action film tailor-made for lovers of 70s exploitation cinema. “Welcome to…The Erogenous Zone” intones a Rod Sterling-esque voice as we dive into 1977’s Invasion of the Love Drones, an absurd, ambitious and ultra-stylish sci-fi romp in which Eric Edwards is enlisted by aliens to deflect a nuclear-tipped rocket from their mother ship…by causing a planetary orgasm, of course. Featuring Bree Anthony, Jennifer Jordan, with an appearance by Jamie Gillis. Remastered from the original film elements and featuring a new essay by film critic Jeremy Richey.

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Jordan Peele’s Next Genre Movie Begins Shooting Later This Year

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I’m pretty sure that there aren’t many Jordan Peele haters out there.

The man is not only a brilliant comedian – as showcased in multiple seasons of his sketch comedy series “Key & Peele” but the fact that he has earned Oscar nominations – along with boatloads of cash – for writing and directing his debut horror feature Get Out, make Peele damn-near untouchable.

It is with this in mind that not only the horror community but the world entire are holding their breathe in anticiption of Peele’s next film.

Well, today we have news on just that as Peele recently told THR that his next film will begin shooting later this year.

“I am currently writing it, and I’ll direct for Universal this year,” he said. “I’m just trying to entertain myself again.”

While the writer-director is being tighhtlipped about the details of his new film he did tell the site that the new movie will tonally resemble Get Out.

“One thing I know is that this is genre; and playing around with the thriller, horror, action, fun genre of intrigue is my favorite,” he said. “That’s my sweet spot. So I think tonally it should resemble Get Out. That said, I want to make a completely different movie. I want to address something different than race in the next one.”

Again, I don’t think there are many people out there that aren’t intensely curious about what Peele cooks up next, so we will make sure to keep you guys up to date as word pours in. Until then let us know what you think of Jordan Peele below!

Get Out is nominated for multiple Oscars this year, and we will find out just which categories it wins come March 4, 2018.

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Synopsis:

Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could never have imagined.

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Battle of the Hell Priests: Gary J. Tunnicliffe’s Idea for Hellraiser: Judgment Sequel

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I think it’s safe to say that many of us were pleasantly surprised by director Gary J. Tunnicliffe’s Hellraiser: Judgment. The film was a fun blast of twisted horror, and Tunnicliffe’s performance as The Auditor was a killer addition to the Hellraiser lore.

But has the director thought about a sequel to his film? Not during shooting evidently.

I had no concept of a sequel, a spinoff, nothing at all,” the director told Screen Rant. “People suggest, ‘Oh, you’re trying to write a sequel for The Auditor and stuff like that.’ It’s like, ‘Are you f***ng kidding?’ I was just trying to swim to the other bank and survive without being eaten by the sharks.”

But now that filming is long over with, Tunnicliffe says he does have some ideas for a sequel.

I have thought about it afterward, what I think would be great fun,” he says. “Maybe a new Cenobite ruler comes in or takes over, and a new head priest comes in, and it’s not working out and clearly this person, this Cenobite’s not doing a great job. And underhandedly, The Auditor is leaving a trail of breadcrumbs for the guy who is Pinhead to find his way back, and he gets pulled in. And then it’s like, he turns up, and it’s like a showdown between the newly born Pinhead and this guy who’s taken over his mantle… we do a bit of a standoff, and it’s like a battle of the Hell priests.

Battle of the Hell priests? Pardon the pun, but Hell, yeah! Would you like to see Tunnicliffe’s Hellraiser sequel? Let us know below!

Hellraiser: Judgment stars Damon Carney, Randy Wayne, Alexandra Harris, Jeff Fenter, Helena Grace Donald, Grace Montie, John Gulager, Diane Goldner, Heather Langenkamp, and Paul T. Taylor as Pinhead.

The film is now available on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital.

Special features:

  • Deleted and extended scenes
  • Gag reel

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Synopsis:
The dreaded Pinhead returns in the next terrifying chapter of the classic Hellraiser series. Three detectives trying to stop a diabolical serial killer are sucked into a maze of otherworldly horror, where hellish denizens including the Auditor, the Assessor, and the Jury await to pass judgment.

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Such Sights to Show You – 02/21/18

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What’s in a name? In this latest edition of Such Sights to Show you’re about to find out a great deal, that’s what! Read on for the usual cartoon shenanigans.

Kevin D. Clark is a cartoonist from Scotland who grew up watching classic monster movies, cartoons and wrestling, as well as reading comics. He started drawing at an early age and hasn’t stopped since. His sense of humor is a veritable cornucopia of the wacky and weird inspired by the likes of Monty Python, Mel Brooks, “MST3K,” Rab C. Nesbitt, as well as his older brother.

Kevin was diagnosed with Aspergers and because of that, he tries to push himself to work as hard as possible. Kevin also has a self-published comic book and helps run a film club for autistic people. He has recently earned a degree in cartooning from the London Art College and he’s pretty sure that he could take an octopus in a fight.

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