UK HOME ENTERTAINMENT RELEASE SCHEDULE – JUNE 22nd 2020

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Here’s a handy schedule of all UK home entertainment releases including VOD, DVD, Blu Ray and more.

Thanks to Strike Media for the schedule for the week commencing June 22nd 2020.

#MoviesTogether

The Ground Beneath My Feet
Release Date: Out Now
Distributor: Lightbulb Film Distribution
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Format: Digital
Contact: Strike MediaLola manages her personal life with the same ruthless efficiency as her job. But when a tragic event threatens to destroy everything that she has worked for, Lola’s dark secrets begin to unravel.
Available on iTunes
On The Record
Release Date: 26th June
Distributor: Dogwoof
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Format: Digital
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On the Record follows a former hip hop executive as she wrestles with the decision whether to make public her rape by one of the most powerful men in the music industry.
 
Available on iTunes, Apple TV, Amazon Video, BFI Player, Curzon Home Cinema, Dogwoof, Google Play, Rakuten TV, Sky Store, Virgin Media, YouTube
Dark Waters
Release Date: 22nd June
Distributor: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
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Format: Digital (DVD from 6th July)
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A corporate defense attorney takes on an environmental lawsuit against a chemical company that exposes a lengthy history of pollution.

Available on Amazon and iTunes

True History of the Kelly Gang
Release Date: 22nd July
Distributor: Picturehouse Entertainment
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Format: Digital (DVD from 6th July)
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Based on Peter Carey’s novel. The story of Australian bushranger Ned Kelly and his gang as they flee from authorities during the 1870s.

Available on iTunes and Amazon
Military Wives
Release Date: 26th June (DVD from 6th July)
Distributor: Lionsgate International (UK) Ltd
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Format: Digital
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With their partners away serving in Afghanistan, a group of women on the home front form a choir and quickly find themselves at the center of a media sensation and global movement.

Available Amazon and iTunes
7 Deadly Sins
Release Date: 22nd June
Distributor: The Movie Partnership
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Format: Digital
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A Spring Break party turns bloody when they summon the demon Charlie. Can the teenagers figure out a way to free themselves from Charlie’s evil game?
Available on iTunes
Resistance
Release Date: 19th June (DVD / Blu-ray 14th September)
Distributor: Vertigo Releasing Ltd
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Format: Digital
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Jesse Eisenberg stars in the true story of Jewish Boy Scouts joining the French Resistance to save over 10,000 orphans from the Nazis in World War Two. He plays famous mime artist Marcel Marceau who, together with a group of activists, fights to rescue 123 Jewish orphans from ruthless Nazis led by SS Klaus Barbie, and take them safely across the Swiss border.
Available on iTunes and Amazon
Emma
Release Date: 22nd June
Distributor: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
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Format: DVD & Blu Ray
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Jane Austen’s beloved comedy about finding your equal and earning your happy ending, is reimagined in this delicious new film adaptation of EMMA. Handsome, clever, and rich, Emma Woodhouse is a restless queen bee without rivals in her sleepy little town. In this glittering satire of social class and the pain of growing up, Emma must adventure through misguided matches and romantic missteps to find the love that has been there all along.

Available on Amazon and iTunes
Darlin’
Release Date: 22nd June
Distributor:  High Fliers Films Ltd
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Format: DVD
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Pollyanna McIntosh writes, directs and stars in this horror sequel to ‘The Woman’ (2011).

Available on iTunes & Amazon Prime Video
The Mad Fox
Release Date: 22nd June
Distributor:  Arrow Films
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Format: Blu-ray
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In stark contrast to the monochrome naturalism of his earlier masterwork Bloody Spear at Mount Fuji, visionary master director Tomu Uchida took inspiration from Bunraku and kabuki theater for arguably his strangest and most lavishly cinematic film, The Mad Fox

Amidst a mythically-depicted medieval Japan, a court astrologer foretells a great disturbance that threatens to split the realm in two. His bitter and treacherous wife conspires to have the astrologer killed, as well as their adopted daughter, Sakaki. The astrologer’s master apprentice, Yasuna, who was in love with Sakaki, is driven mad with grief and escapes to the countryside. There, he encounters Sakaki’s long-lost twin, Kuzunoha, and the pair meet a pack of ancient fox spirits in the woods, whose presence may be the key to restoring Yasuna’s sanity, and in turn bringing peace to the fracturing nation. 

Finally available outside Japan for the first time, Uchida’s stunning, wildly stylised widescreen tableaux – using expressionist sets and colour schemes – are highlighted in a world premiere Blu-ray™ release.

Available on Amazon and Arrow Films
Dream Demon
Release Date: 22nd June
Distributor:  Arrow Films
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Format: Blu-Ray
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A young bride-to-be’s anxieties over her upcoming wedding take on a horrifying, demonic form in this underseen 1988 “rubber reality” shocker from director/co-writer Harley Cokeliss (Black Moon Rising), starring Timothy Spall and Jemma Redgrave. 
 
As her marriage to decorated war hero Oliver draws near, well-heeled Diana moves into her sprawling new London home where she starts to experience strange and terrifying nightmares. But are these blood-curdling night terrors merely the symptom of an unsettled mind, or the sign of something far sinister at work? Hounded by a pair of sleazy journalists (Timothy Spall and Jimmy Nail), Diana soon crosses paths with American tourist Jenny, who appears to have a strange connection to the foreboding house and its sinister past. 

Long dormant on home media since its original VHS release, Dream Demon – a terrific blend of psychological horror and late 80s practical gore effects – has at long-last been stirred from its analogue slumber and arrives on Blu-ray, newly-restored from the original camera negative and in a brand new Director’s Cut!
 

Available on Amazon and Arrow Films
The Haunting of Molly Bannister
Release Date: 22nd June
Distributor: 101 Films
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Format: Digital & DVD
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After the death of their eldest sister, the women of the Bannister family begin to feel that something is very wrong. Trapped inside, the house feels menacing. The youngest sister Molly is getting sick, there are strange noises in the night and a constant feeling that they are being watched. What is wrong with Molly, and why does her doll seem to appear everywhere they go? More importantly, will anyone be able to get out of the house alive?

Available on Amazon and iTunes
Deadly Crush
Release Date: 22nd June
Distributor: Ignition
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Format: Digital & DVD
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When a painter rents a secluded cabin to jump start her creativity, she has sex with a ghost and finds herself part of his plan to bring itself back to life.

Available on Amazon and iTunes
Rise of the Nazis
Release Date: 22nd June
Distributor: Spirit Entertainment
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Format: DVD
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The Rise of the Nazis covers in detail how the Nazis took control of Germany. Leading historians will study the different psychological perspectives of Hitler’s contemporaries and highlight the incremental decisions and missed warning signs that could have prevented the rise of the Nazis.

Available on Amazon
Pennyworth: The Complete First Season
Release Date: 22nd June
Distributor: Warner Bros Home Ent.
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Format: DVD/Blu-Ray
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All ten episodes from the first season of the US crime drama which chronicles the early career of Wayne family butler Alfred Pennyworth (Jack Bannon). In an alternate 1960s London, former SAS soldier Pennyworth starts up his own security firm and is employed by billionaire Thomas Wayne (Ben Aldridge), who has become a target of the Raven Society as they set in motion their plot to overthrow the British government. The episodes are: ‘Pilot’, ‘The Landlord’s Daughter’, ‘Martha Kane’, ‘Lady Penelope’, ‘Shirley Bassey’, ‘Cilla Black’, ‘Julie Christie’, ‘Sandie Shaw’, ‘Alma Cogan’ and ‘Marianne Faithfull’.

Available on Amazon and iTunes
Fanny Lye Deliver’d
Release Date: 26th June
Distributor: Vertigo Releasing Ltd
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Format: Digital (DVD from 24th August)
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Set on an isolated farm in Shropshire in 1657. The story of Fanny Lye, a woman who learns to transcend her oppressive marriage and discover a new world of possibility – albeit at great personal cost. Living a life of Puritan stricture with husband John and young son Arthur, Fanny Lye’s world is shaken to its core by the unexpected arrival of two strangers in need, a young couple closely pursued by a ruthless sheriff and his deputy.

Available on iTunes
INXS: Live Baby, Live
Release Date: 26th June
Distributor: Universal Music Group
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Format: DVD & Blu-ray
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Live performance from Australian rockers INXS from Wembley Stadium on 13th July 1991. Includes the hits ‘Suicide Blonde’, ‘Mystify’ and ‘Disappear’.

Available on Amazon

Gordon, Gino & Fred’s Road Trip: Series Two 
Release Date: 22nd June
Distributor: Spirit Entertainment
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Format: DVD
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Join British superstar Gordon Ramsay, Italian stallion Gino D’Acampo and French master maitre d’ Fred Sirieix as they take a road trip.

Available Amazon
Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo
Release Date: 22nd June
Distributor: Universal Studios Limited
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Format: Digital
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Having spent much of his early life in prison, actor Danny Trejo discusses his career and how he has overcome a life of crime and addiction.

Available on iTunes

UK HOME ENTERTAINMENT RELEASE SCHEDULE – JUNE 15TH 2020

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Here’s a handy schedule of all UK home entertainment releases including VOD, DVD, Blu Ray and more.

Thanks to Strike Media for the schedule for the week commencing June 15th 2020.

#MoviesTogether

The Ascent
Release Date: 15th June following digital premiere on 12th June via BirdBox.Film and AltspaceVR
Distributor: Goldfinch
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Format: Digital
Contact: Strike Media

The Ascent follows a group of mercenaries, who are sent to Eastern Europe in the middle of a civil war to retrieve intel. Shortly after the mission, the unit find themselves trapped on a never-ending stairwell; forced to climb or die. To survive, they must revisit their past sins if they ever want to get off.

The film premieres on BirdBox.Film on June 12th 7pm before being release across all major platforms on June 15th. If you have a VR headset you can also tune in to the VR Premiere via AltspaceVR – read more about that here

Pre-order from BirdBox.Film
The Ground Beneath My Feet
Release Date: 15th June
Distributor: Lightbulb Film Distribution
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Format: Digital
Contact: Strike Media

Lola manages her personal life with the same ruthless efficiency as her job. But when a tragic event threatens to destroy everything that she has worked for, Lola’s dark secrets begin to unravel.

Available on iTunes
Radioactive
Release Date: 15th June
Distributor: Studio Canal
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Format: Digital
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Rosamund Pike stars as scientist Marie Curie in this biographical drama directed by Marjane Satrapi. After marrying fellow physicist Pierre Curie (Sam Riley) in Paris in 1895, Polish immigrant Marie makes the first of her world-changing scientific breakthroughs with her research on radioactivity. However, she struggles to receive the respect and acclaim she deserves in the male-dominated scientific community of the early 20th century. Her pioneering work earns Curie the first of two Nobel Prizes in 1903, before she must confront personal tragedy, scandal and the fallout from her discoveries.

Available on iTunes
The Australian Dream
Release Date: 12th June
Distributor:  Dogwoof
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Format: Digital
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The Australian Dream is a documentary that uses the remarkable and inspirational story of Indigenous AFL legend Adam Goodes as the prism through which to tell a deeper and more powerful story about race, identity and belonging.
Available on iTunes, Apple TV, Amazon Video, BFI Player, Curzon Home Cinema, Google Play, Rakuten TV, Sky Store, ShowcaseNow, Virgin Media, YouTube
Hard Night Falling
Release Date: 15th June
Distributor: The Movie Partnership
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Format: Digital
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A criminal mastermind plans to steal a fortune from the Rossini family during a party, unaware that one of the guests is a highly trained operative.

Available on iTunes
The Personal History of David Copperfield
Release Date: 13th June
Distributor: Lionsgate UK
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Format: Digital 15th June (digital) & DVD/Blu Ray 15th June
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Adapted from the classic novel by Charles Dickens, THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD brings to life one of the author’s most cherished characters. From birth to infancy, from adolescence to adulthood, the good-hearted David Copperfield (Dev Patel) is surrounded by kindness, wickedness, poverty and wealth, as he meets an array of remarkable characters in Victorian England. As David sets out to be a writer, in his quest for family, friendship, romance and status, the story of his life is the most seductive tale of all.

Available on iTunes and Amazon
Seven Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss
Release Date: 15th June
Distributor:  Blue Finch Film Releasing
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Format: Digital
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In this offbeat comedy, a young couple finds the perfect apartment, except there’s a catch – it’s also home to a bizarre cult.

Available on iTunes
The Call of the Wild
Release Date: 15th June
Distributor: Walt Disney Home Entertainment
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Format: DVD/Blu-Ray
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Harrison Ford stars in this American adventure based on Jack London’s classic novel. Set in the 1890s, the film follows St. Bernard/Scotch Collie Buck as he begins an epic adventure after he is stolen from his home in Santa Clara, California and taken to Yukon where he is sold into service as a sled dog. Delivering mail for his new masters Perrault (Omar Sy) and Françoise (Cara Gee), Buck learns to work as part of a pack before crossing paths with Jack Thornton (Ford) and discovering the call of the wild. The cast also includes Dan Stevens, Karen Gillan and Bradley Whitford.

Available on Amazon
Birds of Prey- And The Fantabulous Emancipation of  One Harley Quinn
Release Date: 15th June
Distributor: Warner Bros. Home Ent.
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Format: DVD/ Blu-Ray
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You ever hear the one about the cop, the blonde, the psycho and the mafia princess? Birds Of Prey And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn is a twisted tale told by Harley herself, as only Harley can tell it. When one of Gotham’s most sinister villains, Roman Sionis, and his sadistic right-hand, Zsasz, put a target on a young girl named Cass, the city’s wicked underbelly is turned upside down looking for her. Harley, Huntress, Canary and Renee Montoya’s paths collide and the unlikely foursome have no choice but to team up to take Roman down.

Available on iTunes and Amazon
Ordinary Love
Release Date: 15th June
Distributor: Dazzler
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Format: DVD
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Joan and Tom have been married for many years. There is an ease to their relationship which only comes from spending a lifetime together and a depth of love which expresses itself through tenderness and humour in equal part. When Joan is unexpectedly diagnosed with breast cancer, the course of her treatment shines a light on their relationship as they are faced with the challenges that lie ahead and the prospect of what might happen if something were to happen to Joan. ORDINARY LOVE is a story about love, survival and the epic questions life throws at each and every one of us.

Available on Amazon

The Fanatic
Release Date: OUT NOW on digital and DVD 20th July
Distributor: Dazzler
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Format: Digital and DVD
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MOOSE (John Travolta) is a rabid movie fan who is obsessed with his favourite horror/action hero, HUNTER DUNBAR (Devon Sawa). When he is cheated out of his opportunity to finally meet Hunter, Moose gets help from his friend LEAH (Aria Golja), a well-connected paparazzi photographer, who knows how to find celebrity homes. Moose turns to stalking to get the fan-to-star interaction he feels he deserves, and while harmless at first, Moose’s actions begin to take a dark turn as his obsession grows stronger and Dunbar continues to rebuff him. As the visits escalate, Dunbar finds himself in increasing danger.
Available on iTunes and Amazon
Little Joe
Release Date: 15th June
Distributor: BFI
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Format: Blu-Ray / DVD (Dual Format Edition) and Digital
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Single mother Alice (Emily Beecham) is a dedicated plant breeder at a corporation engaged in developing new species. She has engineered a very special flower, remarkable not only for its beauty but also for its therapeutic value: if kept at the ideal temperature, fed properly and spoken to regularly, it makes its owner happy. Alice takes one home as a gift for her teenage son, Joe. They name it ‘Little Joe’ but as it grows, so too does Alice’s suspicion that her new creations may not be as harmless as their nickname suggests.

Available on iTunes
Shaka
Release Date: 15th June
Distributor: 101 Films
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Format: Digital
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Showcasing breathtaking footage of mountains and waves around the world, Shaka follows snowboarding world champion and renowned athlete Mathieu Crepel as he faces the biggest challenge of his life: to surf the legendary waves of Jaws Beach, Hawaii.

Available on iTunes
Knight Rider: The Complete Collection
Release Date: 15th June
Distributor: Fabulous Films Ltd/Fremantle Media Enterprises
Format: DVD
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Michael Knight, a detective thought to be dead, is given a new face and identity. His assignment to fight crime with the help of an artificially intelligent, talking car named K.I.T.T., a high-speed, futuristic weapon outfitted with high-tech gadgets and a personality of its own. Driven by justice, they set out to take down criminals who operate above the law.

Doe
Release Date: 15th June
Distributor: Trinity Creative Partnership
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Format: Digital
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A man wakes up with no memory of his past but the ability to speak dozens of languages fluently. After finding a clue about his former self, he will race against time to discover his true identity.

Available on iTunes
Agatha and the Curse of Ishtar
Release Date: 15th June
Distributor: Dazzler
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Format: DVD & Digital
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It has been two years since the sensation caused by her eleven-day disappearance and Agatha is contemplating giving up detective novels to pursue a serious literary career. Seeking escape and inspiration, she travels to Baghdad on an archaeological tour. What she finds is turmoil: the world’s biggest oil field has just been discovered and Iraq’s ancient treasures are under threat. Agatha also finds a charming, naive young archaeologist, Max, who needs her help as a series of murders unfold in the faded grandeur of the villa where they are staying. Has Agatha met her match?

Available on iTunes
It  Couldn’t Happen Here
Release Date: 15th June
Distributor: BFI
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Format: Blu-Ray / DVD (Dual Format)
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IT COULDN’T HAPPEN HERE finds Pet Shop Boys, Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe, embarking on an outstanding musical odyssey from coast to capital, encountering the eccentric likes of screen legends Joss Ackland, Gareth Hunt and Barbara Windsor along the way. Perfect pop surrealism meets road movie to the sound of hits from the duo’s fantastic first two studio albums, including all-time classics ‘West End girls’, ‘It’s a sin’ and ‘Always on my mind’.

Knight Rider: The Complete Collection
Release Date: 15th June
Distributor: Fabulous Films Ltd/Fremantle Media Enterprises
Format: DVD
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Joel Fleischman is a nebbishy Jewish doctor from New York City, and a fresh faced medical school graduate. He’s also about to begin the four year service contract he promised to the state of Alaska, who financed his education. But he just happened to forget reading some of the stipulations in his contract which has assigned him to the small post of Cicely, Alaska – a town of 215 people that welcomes it’s newest resident with open arms.

LEGO DC Shazam: Magic and Monsters
Release Date: 15th June
Distributor: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
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Format: DVD/ Blu-Ray & Digital
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There’s a new hero in town and his name is Shazam! This earnest do-gooder wants to join the Justice League, but in order to do so, he has to reveal his identity as ten year old Billy Batson! Egads! Billy learns that joining a team is all about trust while fighting off the evil Mr. Mind and Black Adam in Lego Justice League Shazam! Monster Society of Evil!

Available on iTunes & Amazon
Tokyo Story
Release Date: 8th June
Distributor: BFI
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Format: Blu-Ray
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A constant fixture in critic’s polls, Tokyo Story is Yasujirô Ozu’s most enduring masterpiece and a beautifully nuanced exploration of filial duty, expectation and regret. From the simple tale of an elderly couple’s visit to their grown-up children in Tokyo, Ozu draws a compelling contrast between the measured dignity of age and the hurried insensitivity of a younger generation.

The Wishmas Tree
Release Date: 15th June
Distributor: Signature Entertainment
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Format: Digital
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A young possum freezes her hometown of Sanctuary City after wishing for a white Wishmas, threatening the lives of its residents. She must undertake a perilous journey to reverse the damage and save her home and the magical Wishmas Tree.

Buster
Release Date: 15th June
Distributor: Trinity Creative Partnership
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A semi-comic look at the real-life experiences of Buster Edwards (Phil Collins), who fled England with his wife (Julie Walters) after helping perpetrate the Great Train Robbery of 1963. Arriving in Mexico, they hoped to find paradise, but life was not quite as they expected. With a soundtrack partially written and performed by Collins.

Available on Amazon

Friendship’s Death
Release Date: 15th June
Distributor: Trinity Creative Partnership
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Format: DVD/ Blu-Ray
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Friendship’s Death is a bizarre and absorbing story of the relationship between a British war correspondent (Bill Paterson, Comfort and Joy) and a female extra-terrestrial, named Friendship (Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk About Kevin) who on a peace mission to Earth misses her intended destination of MIT, and instead lands inadvertently in Jordan during the events of Black September in 1970. The film’s intelligent wit, coupled with outstanding performances from its two leads makes this a truly compelling film.

Directed by renowned film theorist Peter Wollen (and his only solo feature) Friendship’s Death has been newly restored by the BFI National Archive and is available on Blu-ray and DVD for the first time.

Available on Amazon

Brahms: The Boy II
Release Date: 15th June
Distributor: Entertainment in Video
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Format: DVD/ Blu-Ray
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Unaware of the terrifying history of Heelshire Mansion, a young family moves into a guest house on the estate where their young son soon makes an unsettling new friend, an eerily life-like doll he calls Brahms. Katie Holmes stars in STXfilms and Lakeshore Entertainment’s, BRAHMS: THE BOY II, alongside Christopher Convery (“Gotham”), Owain Yeoman (The Belko Experience) and Ralph Ineson (The Witch). William Brent Bell returns to direct BRAHMS: THE BOY II. The producers are Lakeshore’s Tom Rosenberg, Eric Reid, Gary Lucchesi, and Richard Wright in addition to Matt Berenson, Jim Wedaa and Roy Lee.

Available on Amazon

Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence
Release Date: 15th June
Distributor: Arrow Films
Format: DVD/ Blu-Ray
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David Bowie stars in Nagisa Oshima’s 1983 Palme d’Or-nominated portrait of resilience, pride, friendship and obsession among four very different men confined in the stifling jungle heat of a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp in Java during World War II.

Available on Amazon

 

UK HOME ENTERTAINMENT RELEASE SCHEDULE – JUNE 8th 2020

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Here’s a handy schedule of all UK home entertainment releases including VOD, DVD, Blu Ray and more.

Thanks to Strike Media for the schedule for the week commencing June 8th 2020.

#MoviesTogether

You Don’t Nomi
Release Date: 12th June
Distributor: Bulldog Film Distrinution
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Format: Digital
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In 1995 Paul Verhoeven’s Showgirls was met by critics and audiences with near universal derision. With a host of compelling archive footage and new fascinating interviews, You Don’t Nomi explores the film’s complicated afterlife, tracing an extraordinary redemptive journey from notorious flop to cult classic, and maybe even masterpiece.

Available on iTunes
Emma
Release Date: 8th June
Distributor: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
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Format: Digital 8th June & DVD 22nd June
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Jane Austen’s beloved comedy about finding your equal and earning your happy ending, is reimagined in this delicious new film adaptation of EMMA. Handsome, clever and rich, Emma Woodhouse is a restless queen bee without rivals in her sleepy little town. In this glittering satire of social class and the pain of growing up, Emma must adventure through misguided matches and romantic missteps to find the love that has been there all along.

Available on iTunes
Legacy
Release Date: 8th June
Distributor: The Movie Partnership
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Format: Digital
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While on a hunting trip in the isolated wilderness, a father and his adopted teenage son are turned into the prey of unknown assailants.

Available on iTunes
Echo In The Canyon
Release Date: 8th June
Distributor: Universal Pictures Content Group
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Format: Digital
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An intimate look at the roots of the historic music scene in L.A.’s Laurel Canyon featuring the music of iconic groups such as The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield and The Mamas and the Papas. The film explores the Laurel Canyon scene via never-before-heard conversations and performances with these legendary bands and their contemporaries such as Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Graham Nash, Jackson Browne and Tom Petty (his last interview).

Available on iTunes
Waiting For Anya
Release Date: 8th June
Distributor: Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment
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Format: DVD & Digital
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Ben Cookson directs this adaptation of the children’s book by Michael Morpurgo which follows young shepherd boy Jo (Noah Schnapp) as he learns and must keep an important secret. After a chance encounter, Jo discovers that Jewish refugees are being smuggled across the French border into Spain and one of the smugglers, Benjamin (Frederick Schmidt), is waiting for his young daughter to return home after they were separated. Determined to help in his town’s efforts, Jo begins assisting the smugglers, however the Nazis are closing in and have their suspicions about the movement of people through the mountains. Jo does all he can to hide the desperate Jewish people from the Nazis, putting his own life on the line. The cast also includes Anjelica Huston, Jean Reno and Sadie Frost.

Available on Amazon & iTunes
Hooking Up
Release Date: 8th June
Distributor: Universal Pictures Content Group
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Format: Digital
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HOOKING UP sees Bailey (Sam Richardson) and Darla (Brittany Snow) embark upon a misguided and mutually deceitful form of therapy, one in which they must drive across the country re-enacting Darla’s colourful history as a sex addict. As their true motivations for the road trip come to light, the unlikely pair force one another to confront their issues, discovering that there might actually be more to love than just sex.

Available on Google Play
Banana Split
Release Date: 8th June
Distributor: Universal Pictures Content Group
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Format: Digital
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April (Hannah Marks) has spent the last two years of high school in a relationship with Nick (Dylan Sprouse), from first frantic make-out session to final tear-stained breakup. In the aimless summer between graduation and college, the newly single April mends her heartbreak by striking up an unexpected friendship with an unlikely candidate: Nick’s new girlfriend, Clara (Liana Liberato).

Available on iTunes
Apartment 1BR
Release Date: 8th June
Distributor: Blue Finch Film Releasing
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Format: Digital
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New to Los Angeles, a woman moves into a seemingly perfect apartment complex, and soon finds out that there are consequences for breaking the rules.

Available on iTunes
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Release Date: 8th June
Distributor: Curzon Artificial Eye
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Format: DVD / Blu-Ray / Digital
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Céline Sciamma writes and directs this French historical drama starring Noémie Merlant and Adèle Haenel. In 1770, artist Marianne (Merlant) travels to Brittany to paint a portrait of Héloïse (Haenel), the daughter of a French countess, to celebrate her impending marriage to an Italian nobleman. However, Héloïse objects to the marriage, so Marianne is tasked with completing her portrait in secret and acting as Héloïse’s companion. As the two women spend more time together, their relationship evolves into a forbidden affair.

Available on Amazon & iTunes
The Rhythm Section
Release Date: 8th June
Distributor: Paramount Pictures
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Format: DVD & Blu-Ray
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Blake Lively stars as Stephanie Patrick, an ordinary woman on a path of self-destruction after her family is tragically killed in a plane crash. When Stephanie discovers that the crash was not an accident, she enters a dark, complex world to seek revenge on those responsible and find her own redemption. Based on the novel by Mark Burnell, from director Reed Morano (“The Handmaid’s Tale”) and the producers of the James Bond film series, The Rhythm Section also stars Jude Law and Sterling K. Brown.

Available on Amazon
Sonic The Hedgehog
Release Date: 8th June
Distributor: Paramount Pictures
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Format: DVD & Blu-Ray
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Based on the global blockbuster videogame franchise from Sega, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG tells the story of the world’s speediest hedgehog as he embraces his new home on Earth.

In this live-action adventure comedy, Sonic and his new best friend Tom (James Marsden) team up to defend the planet from the evil genius Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) and his plans for world domination.

The family-friendly film also stars Tika Sumpter and Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic.

 

Available on Amazon
The Year of Spectacular Men
Release Date: 8th June
Distributor: Blue Finch Film Releasing
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Story of Izzy Klein, a young woman fresh out of college as she strikes up and ruins relationships with several men, and struggles to navigate the failures of post-college adulthood, leaning on her mother and older sister for support.

Available on iTunes
After Midnight Limited Edition
Release Date: 8th June
Distributor: Arrow Video
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A BROKEN HEART WAS BAD ENOUGH.

Ten years into his small-town romance with Abby (Brea Grant, A Ghost Story), bartender Hank (Jeremy Gardner, Bliss) wakes up alone in an empty home with nothing but a cryptic parting note for company. As Hank drinks himself into heartbreak and depression, Abby s sudden departure soon becomes the least of his concerns as a mysterious monster starts clawing at his door on a nightly basis.

As the threat outside his door intensifies, Hank calls on Abby s police officer brother Shane (Justin Benson, Synchronic) and best friend Wade (Henry Zebrowski, The Wolf of Wall Street) for help, but with no trace of the monster and his behaviour becoming more erratic his friends remain unconvinced of the creature lurking outside and Hank slips further into his own paranoia and loneliness.

Expertly directed by Jeremy Gardner and Christian Stella (Tex Montana Will Survive!) and co-produced by the team behind Spring and The Endless, After Midnight is a twisted genre-bending gem with mesmerising performances and sublime cinematography about breaking up, moving on and facing your monsters both real and imaginary.

Available on Amazon
Looking on the Bright Side
Release Date: 8th June
Distributor: Network Distributing
Format: DVD
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Beloved by the British public for her string of hit pre-war films, Gracie Fields’ Lancastrian earthiness, impish humour and memorable songs have endeared her to many generations of fans. Looking on the Bright Side sees Gracie starring opposite romantic lead Richard Dolman in this joyous, early ’30s musical romance. It is presented here as a brand-new remaster from original film elements in its original theatrical aspect ratio.

Gracie and Laurie are an item, both onstage and off he writes the songs and she sings them. Then Laurie has a taste of fame when he gets his first song published and spurns Gracie in pursuit of a glamorous actress.

Available on Amazon
The Vanishing
Release Date: 8th June
Distributor: Studio Canal
Format: DVD
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This original brilliant and disturbing George Sluizier’s masterpiece is regarded as one of the best suspense thrillers ever made. Based on the novel ‘The Golend Egg’ by Tim Krabbe, The Vanishing is the ultimate tribute to Alfred Hitchcock with the ending to prove it. Whilst touring in France, a young couple (Rex and Saskia) stop for a break at a roadside service station. Saskia leaves Rex to browse around the shops and vanishes leaving no clues as to her whereabouts. Three years later Rex begins to receive taunting postcards from Saskia’s supposed abductor and is drawn into a terrifying battle of cat and mouse in his desperate quest to discover the fate of his missing lover.

Available on Amazon
Hunt vs Lauda – F1’s Greatest Racing Rivals
Release Date: 8th June
Distributor: IMC Vision
Format: DVD
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Witness the battle for Formula 1 supremacy between Britain’s swashbuckling James Hunt and the scientific Austrian, Niki Lauder. Featuring exclusive interviews and unseen footage from 1976. The victory duel for the 1976 Formula 1 Championship has become the stuff of legend. The spectacular battle for supremacy that raged all season between the cool, scientific Austrian Niki Lauda and Britain’s partying, womanising James Hunt has never been equalled. Could Hunt close the huge points gap between him and Lauda? Could Lauda overcome an appalling crash to come back from the dead and fight James to the last race of the season? This powerful story captures the heart of the 1970s – told through unseen footage and exclusive interviews with the people who were really there: the team managers, families, journalists and friends who were in the front row of the season that changed Formula 1 forever.

Available on Amazon
Days of the Bagnold Summer
Release Date: 8th June
Distributor: Altitude FIlm Distribution
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A teenager spends his summer listening to heavy metal music and trying to get along with his librarian mum.

Available on iTunes
Eagle and the Albatross
Release Date: 8th June
Distributor: Trinity Creative Partnership
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When an orphaned half Korean girl finds herself in small town America with her only living relative, she seeks out a mentor to help with the only things she loves – golf. The best player in town, the widowed optometrist, takes her under his wing, sending them on a journey to face their fear of losing loved ones and their game.

Available on Amazon & iTunes
Outside the City
Release Date: 8th June
Distributor: Verve Pictures
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OUTSIDE THE CITY documents the lives and deaths of the monks living behind the walls of a closed monastic community, as they transition from dairy farming to brewing the UK’s first Trappist beer, the world famous Tynt Meadow. Director Nick Hamer spent a year with the Trappist monks of Mt St Bernard Abbey, gaining privileged access to document their hidden lives. They have turned their backs on the material, consumer society, to focus instead on contemplative spirituality, and to maintain an age-old religious tradition. Life and death in a monastery. An absorbing documentary about a cloistered community, men who have given up everything in pursuit of an ideal.

Available on Amazon & iTunes
Lasso
Release Date: 8th June
Distributor: High Flyers Film
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Format: DVD & Digital
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When Kit and Simon take a group of senior citizens to a local ranch and rodeo they are expecting a quiet day out, and that’s what they get – until they try to leave! A group of bloodthirsty cowboys are on the lookout for human livestock and this rodeo is about to get far too real. Lasso is a full throttle horror where the wild west gets wilder than it has ever been.

Available on Amazon & iTunes
Madness in the Method
Release Date: 8th June
Distributor: Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment
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Format: Digital
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Hoping to shed Hollywood’s perception of him, legendary stoner Jason Mewes teams up with filmmaker Kevin Smith to track down a book that will help him become a serious actor.

Available on iTunes
Payback
Release Date: 8th June
Distributor: Dazzler Media
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Format: Digital
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After skirting death, debt collectors French (Scott Adkins, Avengement, Doctor Strange) and Sue (Louis Mandylor, Rambo: Last Blood, My Big Fat Greek Wedding) get back to doing what they do best – cracking skulls and breaking bones – as they chase down the various lowlifes who owe money to their boss, Tommy (Vladimir Kulich, The Equalizer, Vikings).

They’re summoned to Las Vegas to collect from a dirty casino owner, who happens to be a vicious ex-lover of Sue’s. Meanwhile, a notorious drug kingpin is on the warpath to kill French and Sue to avenge his brother’s death. Facing danger from all angles, the pair has no other choice but to fight their way out of an explosively dangerous situation

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Bilal: A New Breed of Hero
Release Date: 8th June
Distributor: Dazzler Media
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A thousand years ago, a boy with a dream of becoming a great warrior is abducted with his sister & taken to a land far away from home. Thrown into a world where greed & injustice rule all, Bilal finds the courage to raise his voice and make a change. Inspired by true events, this is a story of a real hero who earned his remembrance in time and history.

Available on Amazon & iTunes

UK HOME ENTERTAINMENT RELEASE SCHEDULE – JUNE 1ST 2020

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Here’s a handy schedule of all UK home entertainment releases including VOD, DVD, Blu Ray and more.

Thanks to Strike Media for the schedule for the week commencing June 1st 2020.

#MoviesTogether

 

Screened Out
Release Date: 1st June
Distributor: The Movie Partnership
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Format: Digital
Contact: Strike Media

A startling look at the cost of our connectivity and how the tech industry has designed addiction in the quest to monopolise our time and attention.

Available on iTunes
To The Stars
Release Date: 1st June
Distributor: Blue Finch Film Releasing
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Format: Digital
Contact: Strike Media

In this acclaimed and uplifting coming-of-age story, a 1960s Oklahoma town is shaken when an enigmatic new girl arrives.

Available on iTunes
Porno
Release Date: 1st June
Distributor: Blue Finch Film Releasing
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Format: DigitalContact: Distributor / PR

An outrageous comedy horror following 5 teens who unwittingly unleash a demon determined to give them a sex education!

Available on iTunes
Buffaloed
Release Date: 1st June
Distributor: The Movie Partnership
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Format: Digita
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When an acceptance letter to the school of her dreams arrives, Peg falls into the shady business of delinquent debt collection to pay her tuition fees.

Available on iTunes
Dolittle
Release Date: 1st June
Distributor: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
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Format: Digital 1st Junes – DVD & Blu-Ray – 15th June
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Robert Downey Jr. electrifies as the man who could talk to animals: Dolittle. After losing his wife, he hermits himself away behind the high wall of his manor, but is forced to set sail on an epic adventure when the queen falls gravely ill. Helping Dolittle in search of a rare cure are his rambunctious animal friends–including Chee-Chee (Oscar® winner RAMI MALEK), an anxious, self-conscious gorilla; Dab-Dab (Oscar® winner OCTAVIA SPENCER), an enthusiastic but bird-brained duck; the bickering duo of cynical, neurotic ostrich Plimpton (KUMAIL NANJIANI) and chilly-but-chill polar bear Yoshi (JOHN CENA); as well as a headstrong parrot named Polynesia(Oscar® winner Emma Thompson).

Available on iTunes
Cats
Release Date: 1st June
Distributor: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
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Format: DVD & Blu-Ray
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Oscar-winning director Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech, Les Misérables, The Danish Girl) transforms Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-shattering stage musical into a breakthrough cinematic event.Cats stars James Corden, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson and introduces Royal Ballet principal dancer Francesca Hayward in her feature film debut.Featuring Lloyd Webber’s iconic music and a world-class cast of dancers under the guidance of Tony-winning choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton, In the Heights), the film reimagines the musical for a new generation with spectacular production design, state-of-the-art technology, and dance styles ranging from classical ballet to contemporary, hip-hop to jazz, street dance to tap.

Available on Amazon & iTunes
Parasite
Release Date: 1st June
Distributor: Curzon Artificial Eye
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Format: Digital, DVD & Blu-Ray
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Korean satirical black comedy co-written and directed by Joon-ho Bong. Kim Ki-taek (Kang-ho Song) sees a way out of his struggling family’s poverty when he is employed by the wealthy Park family to tutor their daughter Da-hye (Ji-so Jung). He quickly ingratiates himself with the Park family and convinces them to employ the rest of his impoverished family disguised as his acquaintances. However, their scheme to infiltrate the Park’s lavish life soon turns awry when their true identities come under scrutiny.

Available on Amazon & iTunes
Line Of Descent
Release Date: 1st June
Distributor: 101 Films
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Format: DVD & Digital
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LINE OF DESCENT, explores a dysfunctional mafia family in Delhi, as three brothers fight for control of their father’s legacy. When a mysterious American arms dealer (Brendan Fraser – The Mummy) becomes embroiled in the family business, a respected veteran cop (Abhay Deol) investigating the brothers, tries to stop their tragic downfall.

Available on Amazon & iTunes
Shockwave: Countdown to Disaster
Release Date: 1st June
Distributor: Trinity Creative Partnership
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Format: DVD
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When massive volcanic storms begin to spew from the Earth, geophysicist Kate Ferris tries to convince the Department of Defense that this is no natural phenomenon. They re the result of a seismic super weapon known as the Hell Storm device; and now that it’s been activated, the shock-waves it sends out will destroy major cities across the globe, killing millions.

When her claims fall on deaf ears, Kate teams up with her daughter and estranged husband at the San Andreas fault line to find a way to counteract the destruction. As Kate and her family navigate the fault, they find themselves directly at the epicenter of the largest shock wave yet. Now, in a harrowing race against the clock, Kate must figure out how to stop the shock-wave before its effects seal humanity’s fate once and for all.

Available on Amazon
The Iron Mask
Release Date: 1st June
Distributor: Signature Entertainment
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Format: Digital, DVD & Blu-Ray – 8th June
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Adventure drama directed by Oleg Stepchenko, starring Jackie Chan and Arnold Schwarzenegger. English cartographer Jonathan Green (Jason Flemyng) makes the journey to China hoping to map parts of the Far East. However, once there he finds himself involved with a village of tea makers who are under the spell of an evil witch (Li Ma). As Green aids them he discovers that in order to defeat the witch they will need the coveted dragon seal which is being held by a man known as the Master (Chan) who is currently incarcerated in the Tower of London. To ensure his escape they must evade the attention of tower guard James Hook (Schwarzenegger).

Available on iTunes
Red Dwarf – The Promised Land
Release Date: 1st June
Distributor: BBC
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It reunites the original cast of Chris Barrie (Rimmer), Craig Charles (Lister), Danny John-Jules (Cat) Robert Llewellyn (Kryten) and sees the return of Holly (Norman Lovett) the much loved ship’s computer. Three million years ago… David Lister, a vending machine repairman, was sentenced to eighteen months in suspended animation for smuggling his pregnant cat aboard the mining ship Red Dwarf. While Lister remained in stasis, a radiation leak killed the rest of the crew. Safely sealed in the hold, the cats evolved into humanoid form. The cats now roam deep space in a fleet of their own…

Available on Amazon
Who Dares Wins
Release Date: 1st June
Distributor: Fabulous Films
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Format: DVD & Blu-Ray
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It’s suspected that a peace/anti-nuke organization in UK has some extremists willing to use terrorism. The action will probably be against an embassy in London. The SAS/Special Air Service try to get the organization infiltrated.

Available on Amazon
The Running Man
Release Date: 1st June
Distributor: Fabulous Films
Format: Blu-Ray
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In the year 2019 an innocent man accused of a crime has a choice – Hard Time or Prime Time. He must pay or play The Running Man – the highest rated Television Show in history. It’s a game between life and death but tonight the game is going to be different – Arnold Schwarzenegger is The Running Man. He’s playing for a prize – the prize is his life. From now the rules are going to change… forever!

Available on Amazon
Ghostbusters / Ghostbusters 2
Release Date: 1st June
Distributor: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Format: Blu-Ray
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The classic supernatural comedies that defined a generation: Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters 2, together in this special collector’s edition Blu-ray set. Celebrate 30 years of the Ghostbusters franchise with remastered high-def picture & sound for both movies, plus all-new and never-before-seen special features. Plus, explore the history of the films with this deluxe collector’s edition, loaded with production notes, character sketches, insider info and more. Bring home these spooktacularly successful films that captured the imagination of audiences around the world—and redefined the action-comedy genre in the process. Who you gonna call?

Available on Amazon
Lady Godiva Rides Again
Release Date: 1st June
Distributor: Network Distributing
Format: Blu-Ray & DVD
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Dennis Price and Stanley Holloway star in this classic, early 1950s comedy from legendary film-makers Frank Launder and Sidney Gilliat. A cautionary tale of fame and fortune, Lady Godiva Rides Again also features Kay Kendall, Diana Dors and George Cole and is featured here as a brand-new High Definition remaster from original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.

A starstruck provincial waitress wins the local beauty contest to ride as Lady Godiva in the town pageant. She goes on to win first prize in the Fascination Soap Beauty Contest and immediately finds herself plunged into a strange new world of privilege, glamour… and not a little danger!

Available on Amazon
America As Seen By A Frenchman
Release Date: 1st June
Distributor: Arrow Academy
Format: Blu-Ray
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At the end of the 1950s, celebrated French documentarian François Reichenbach (F for Fake, Portrait: Orson Welles), whose lens captured the likes of Brigitte Bardot and Johnny Hallyday, spent eighteen months travelling the United States, documenting its diverse regions, their inhabitants and their pastimes. The result, America As Seen by a Frenchman, is a wide-eyed perhaps even naïve journey through a multitude of different Americas, filtered through a French sensibility and serving as a fascinating exploration of a culture that is both immediately familiar and thoroughly alien.

Prison rodeos; Miss America pageants; visits to Disneyland and a school for striptease; a town inhabited solely by twins; rows of newborns in incubators, like products on an assembly line all these weird and wondrous sights, and more, are captured, sans jugement, by Reichenbach s camera, aided by whimsical narration (provided by, among others, Jean Cocteau) and a jaunty musical score by the late, great Michel Legrand (Une femme est une femme).

Available on Amazon
Blood & Flesh: The Reel Life & Ghastly Death of Al Adamson
Release Date: 1st June
Distributor: Severin Films
Format: Blu-Ray
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Horror Film Director ‘Found Slain, Buried Under Floor’, screamed the 1995 headlines read around the world. But the truth behind the wild life of Al Adamson including the production of such low budget classics as SATAN’SADISTS, DRACULA VS. FRANKENSTEIN and THE NAUGHTY STEWARDESSES and his grisly death reveals perhaps the most bizarre career in Hollywood history. Told through over 40 first-person recollections from friends, family, colleagues and historians plus rare clips and archival interviews with Adamson himself BLOOD & FLESH is the award-winning chronicle of bikers, go-go dancers, porn stars, aging actors, freak-out girls, Charles Manson, Colonel Sanders, alien conspiracies and homicidal contractors that House Of Mortal Cinema calls brilliant stuff a superb documentary and one of the top films of the year.

Available on Amazon
Polaroid
Release Date: 1st June
Distributor: Vertical Entertainment
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Format: DVD & Blu-Ray
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From the producer of IT and THE RING comes an iconic and bold new vision in horror: POLAROID. High school loner Bird Fitcher has no idea what dark secrets are tied to the mysterious Polaroid vintage camera she stumbles upon, but it doesn’t take long to discover that those who have their picture taken meet a tragic end.

Available on Amazon
The Last Full Measure
Release Date: 1st June
Distributor: Parkland Entertainment
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Format: Digital
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Airman William H. Pitsenbarger Jr. is awarded the Medal of Honor for his service and actions on the battlefield.

Available on iTunes
JFK: The Ultimate Conspiracy
Release Date: 2nd June
Distributor: Entertain Me Publishing
Format: Digital
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It was one of the darkest days in American history and the most horrifying public events of the 20th century.Decades later…Kennedy’s assassination, is still a global mystery that affects the world to this date.Who took that fatal shot that killed the President? Why was he the target? And what was the motive behind the killing?Join us as we explore one of histories most complex and unsolved mysteries. This…is the assassination of John F Kennedy…The Ultimate Conspiracy.

Available on iTunes
Spycies
Release Date: 1st June
Distributor: Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment
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Format: Digital – DVD 8th June
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Special agent Vladimir, might be the Secret Services’ top spy, but he’s not so good at following orders… Sent on a disciplinary assignment, Vladimir finds himself on a remote off-shore platform, guarding a top-secret cargo called the Radiuzite, with only eccentric rookie agent, Hector the Rat, for company.

When several mysterious figures break into the platform and steal the Radiuzite under their watch, the pair are forced to work together, embarking on a thrilling undercover mission to find the stolen goods, redeem themselves as spies, and save the world from the brink of extinction!

Available on iTunes
Trick or Treat
Release Date: 1st June
Distributor: Evolutionary Films
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Format: Digital
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Taking place over the course of a single psychedelic Halloween night in a ghostly Blackpool, depressed Greg Kielty’s life is turned upside down when his estranged brother Dan turns up, claiming to have drunkenly run someone over. But has Dan, in fact, just murdered a psychopathic gangster’s son? Or maybe he’s stage-managed the whole scenario to scare Greg out of town so he can cement his affair with Greg’s wife?

Available on iTunes
Don’t Look Down
Release Date: 1st June
Distributor: Peccadillo Pictures
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Don’t Look Down is the latest offering from French directing duo Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau (Theo & Hugo, Cockles & Muscles and Drole De Felix)

In a high-rise apartment, a woman and four men gather to share their experiences of a man that they have all been involved with, to their cost. In the main room, they talk, drink, dance, while one by one, each goes next door for a private moment of truth.

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Feral
Release Date: 2nd June
Distributor: 1091
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Format: Digital
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An exploration of the invisibility and masks we put on to face the world, the story is told through the lens of a homeless woman, Yasmine, living in the tunnels beneath Manhattan’s West Side. Surviving on her own terms she is reeling from the loss of her mother who was deported when she was 16 while trying to build a new image of life alone.

Along the way, she meets a cast of characters and real New York personalities, each living their own form of loneliness. A lonely piano player who’s never played his music out loud, a mother who regrets the birth of her six-year-old, a lonely grandmother nostalgic for her salsa music past and the Mission who is there to help, but only if she’s willing to go with their rules.

Based off real stories of living underground and working with former homeless individuals, the film is an experience that lets you look into Yasmine’s emotional reality, looking her directly in the eyes, as she struggles to carry on.

Available on iTunes
Jesus Shows You the Way to the Highway
Release Date: 1st June
Distributor: Arrow Video
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Format: Digital
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CIA Agents Palmer and Gagano are tasked with the mission of destroying a computer virus called “Soviet Union”. They enter the system using VR but the mission turns into a trap.

Available on iTunes

UK HOME ENTERTAINMENT RELEASE SCHEDULE – MAY 25TH 2020

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As the UK continues in lockdown, here’s a handy schedule of all UK home entertainment releases – including VOD, DVD and more – to keep your spirits up in these trying times.

Thanks to Strike Media for the schedule for the week commencing May 25th 2020.

#MoviesTogether

I See You
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: Arrow Video
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Format: Blu-ray & Digital

Behind the seemingly perfect Harper household, Greg (Jon Tenney, True Detective), the lead investigator of a child abduction case, is struggling to come to terms with the recent infidelity of his wife Jackie (Academy Award® winner Helen Hunt, As Good As It Gets).

The already strained family harmony is further threatened when Connor (Judah Lewis, The Babysitter), their son, appears to be the victim of a mysterious malevolent presence in their house. As the secrets start to unravel, the plot threads prove to be more interlinked than it would appear at first glance.

Available on Amazon & iTunes
The Lighthouse
Release Date: 25th May Digital, DVD 8th June
Distributor: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
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Format: Digital

From Robert Eggers, the visionary filmmaker behind modern horror masterpiece The Witch, comes this hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890’s.

Available on iTunes
By Light Of Desert Night
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: Alarm Pictures
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Format: Digital

April and her two school besties are re-united for one last camping trip to Raven Rock, ahead of her small town ‘wedding of the year’ to high school sweetheart Richie. However, events unfold that expose their seemingly solid relationships as a dark web of jealousy, deceit and betrayal.

Whether or not Raven Rock truly holds a mystical energy or the only evil in the desert comes from the girls themselves – the harsh reality behind the girls’ friendship is revealed and sets them on a path of destruction.

Available on Amazon, Sky, Virgin, iTunes & Microsoft
Queen & Slim
Release Date: 25th May Digital, DVD 8th June
Distributor: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
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Format: Digital

From Emmy®-winning writer Lena Waithe and Grammy Award-winning director Melina Matsoukas, comes the unflinching new drama, Queen & Slim.

On a first date, a black man and woman are stopped by a policeman over a minor traffic infraction. As the situation spirals, the man kills the officer in self-defence, forcing the two to go on the run. As they drive, these two unlikely fugitives discover themselves in the most dire of circumstances, forging a powerful love that reveals their shared humanity and shapes the rest of their lives.

Available on iTunes
Jinn
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: The Movie Partnership
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Format: Digital

17-year-old Summer’s world is turned upside down when her mother, Jade, abruptly converts to Islam, prompting Summer to reevaluate her identity.

Available on iTunes
 Monty Python’s Flying Circus: The Complete Series 4
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: Network Distributing
Format: Blu-Ray & DVD
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of a genuinely iconic series, we present Monty Python’s Flying Circus, starring Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin in all its HD glory! This unrivalled restoration has been produced from the best available materials, painstakingly restored, and terror and destruction are sure to follow.

Previously edited sketches have been returned to their original length, while filmed sequences and Terry Gilliam’s animations have been newly scanned in High Definition, adding unimaginable depth and clarity to classic moments.

From the archive come genuine rarities including previously unseen studio outtakes and extended versions of filmed sketch material, making this the ultimate in television restoration and a must-have for every generation of Python fan!

Available on Amazon & Network On Air
Abduction
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: The Movie Partnership
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Format: Digital

This pulse-pounding thriller pits two strangers against a nefarious alien force, with the future of mankind hanging in the balance.

Available on iTunes
Vic the Viking – The Magic Sword
Release Date: 25th May Digital,  6th July DVD
Distributor: Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment
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Format: DVD & Digital

Based on the ever-popular European children’s book and TV series, Vic the little Viking stars in his first feature length film – his biggest and most colourful adventure yet!

Produced by one of Europe’s leading animation production companies, Studio 100 (Maya the Bee, Heidi), Vic the smallest of all the Vikings, proves you don’t have to be big to be brave when he ventures to a dangerous land to save the life of his Mum, who has been turned to solid gold by an ancient curse.  Can he succeed, and become a giant among his people?

Available on Amazon & iTunes
A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: Sony Pictures Home Ent
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Format: Digital

Tom Hanks and Matthew Rhys star in this biographical drama about children’s television presenter Fred Rogers (Hanks).

Assigned to write an article about heroes, journalist Lloyd Vogel (Rhys) interviews much-loved broadcaster Fred Rogers, star of ‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood’.

Struggling with problems in his personal life, Lloyd doubts the authenticity of the kindly presenter, but when he seizes the opportunity to get Fred’s opinion on his family issues, he begins to see what everyone else sees in Mister Rogers.

Available on iTunes
Paw Patrol: Ready Race Rescue
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: Universal Pictures
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Format: DVD

IT’S THE ADVENTURE BAY 500 and legendary race car driver, The Whoosh, can’t compete!The pups speed into action to help Marshall take the wheel against cheating rival, The Cheetah, for the championship trophy in this ALL-NEW PAW PATROL MOVIE!

Available on Amazon
Snowpiercer
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: Lionsgate Home Entertainment
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Format: Blu-Ray & DVD
After a failed global-warming experiment, a post-apocalyptic Ice Age has killed off nearly all life on the planet. All that remains of humanity are the lucky few survivors that boarded the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe, powered by a sacred perpetual-motion engine.
A class system has evolved aboard the train, fiercely dividing its population—but a revolution is brewing. The lower-class passengers in the tail section stage an uprising, moving car-by-car up toward the front of the train, where the train’s creator and absolute authority resides in splendor. But unexpected circumstances lie in wait for humanity’s tenacious survivors…
Available on Amazon
Pink Films Vol. 3 & 4
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: Third Window
Format: Blu-ray / with DVD – Double Play

The debut film of the director of the international hit comedy SHALL WE DANCE (1996) follows the Mamiya family after the latest arrival of the voluptuous new bride of over-sexed eldest son Kôichi.

Kazuo sees his new sister-in-law as a source of release from study stress, while his sister Akiko, after donning her Office Lady uniform heads straight to a workplace that offers much more in the way of financial incentive. Suo’s only ever pink film is a bawdy pastiche of the works of Ozu Yasujirô, presenting this far-from-typical family through idiosyncratic editing and compositional.

Blue Film Woman is a feverish mishmash of horror, blackmail sexploitation and trippy nightclub sequences revolving around the daughter of a stockbroker who is brought to his knees by an unexpected financial crash. In order to stave off bankruptcy, he offers up his wife to his sleazy, reptilian creditor Uchiyama who, after prodding and pawing over her, locks her up in the shed at the bottom of the garden where his mentally challenged son Hiroshi lurks in the attic.

Available on Amazon
Just Mercy
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: Warner Bros
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Format: DVD & Digital
A powerful and thought-provoking true story, “Just Mercy” follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Jordan) and his history-making battle for justice.
After graduating from Harvard, Bryan had his pick of lucrative jobs. Instead, he heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned or who were not afforded proper representation, with the support of local advocate Eva Ansley (Larson).
One of his first, and most incendiary, cases is that of Walter McMillian (Foxx), who, in 1987, was sentenced to die for the notorious murder of an 18-year-old girl, despite a preponderance of evidence proving his innocence and the fact that the only testimony against him came from a criminal with a motive to lie.
In the years that follow, Bryan becomes embroiled in a labyrinth of legal and political manoeuvrings and overt and unabashed racism as he fights for Walter, and others like him, with the odds—and the system—stacked against them.
Available on Amazon & iTunes
The Final Wish
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: Signature Entertainment
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Format: Digital
Be careful what you wish for because every wish comes at a price.
Following the death of his father, Aaron (MICHAEL WELCH) returns to his hometown to help his devastated mother (LIN SHAYE) pack up his father’s belongings. Discovering one item of unknown origin, Aaron soon comes to believe wishes are being granted but as he approaches his final wish, he realises that a dark genie known as a Djinn will claim his life and soul once THE FINAL WISH has been granted.
Available on iTunes
Police Squad!
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: Mediumrare
Format: DVD / Blu-Ray
There are 8 million stories in the Naked City. Here are six. Join Detective Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen) and Capt. Ed Hocken (Alan North) as they solve the toughest cases – full of all the sight-gags, puns, and non-sequiturs that made the series famous!
Created by David Zucker, Jerry Zucker and Jim Abrahams, who gave us other classics such as Flying High! and The Naked Gun series. Be an eye-witness to all the comedic action for the first time in stunning High Definition.
Available on Amazon
Screamers 
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: Trinity Creative Partnership Ltd
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Format: Blu-Ray
101 Films presents Screamers (1995), an action-packed sci-fi thriller starring Peter Weller (Robocop), based on Philip K. Dick’s short story Second Variety, and title 013 on the 101 Films Black Label.
Set on a war-ravaged mining planet in 2078, ‘Screamers’ are manmade killing machines, employed by The Alliance against the soldiers of the New Economic Bloc, burrowing underground and dispatching the enemy with brutal efficiency. As the respective sides seek to negotiate an end to hostilities, a new enemy emerges.
Available on Amazon
Rabid
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: Trinity Creative Partnership Ltd
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Format: Blu-Ray

An enduringly tense and gruesome horror that marked a landmark in David Cronenberg’s early career, Rabid (1977) is title 009 on 101 Films’ Black Label. This double Blu-ray is stacked with extras, including Part 1 of a new feature length documentary on Canadian horror film.

Available on Amazon
Wyatt Earp
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: Trinity Creative Partnership Ltd
Format: DVD

Wyatt Earp is one of the best lawmen in the West and a first-rate gunfighter. But he is a conflicted individual who is haunted by what he was taught early in his career; never, ever shoot first. But even a good man learns that sometimes, rules must be broken to survive.

Available on Amazon
Flavia the Heretic
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: Trinity Creative Partnership Ltd
Format: Blu-Ray

The most notoriously graphic and nasty descent into the nunsploitation genre with Gianfranco Mingozzi’s unforgettable masterpiece of shock cinema that is FLAVIA THE HERETIC starring the legend of arthouse and grindhouse Italian cinema , the sensuously beautiful Florinda Bolkan. Includes extras.

Available on Amazon
And Then We Danced
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: Saffron Hill
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Format: DVD

Passionate about dance, young Merab (Levan Gelbakhiani) has trained at the National Georgian Dance Ensemble since childhood. His sole aim in life; to join the Main Dance Ensemble, break free from the confines of Georgian society and travel the world. When a dancer in the main ensemble is disgraced and his place becomes available, Merab’s ambitions finally feel within reach.

When Irakli (Bachi Valishvili), a virile, talented male dancer unexpectedly joins his group, Merab fears the newcomer is the only thing standing between him and his dreams. Charismatic and carefree, Irakli, has an effect on Merab that he can’t quite explain. As they compete, Irakli becomes both Merab’s fiercest rival and strongest desire, a desire that, in conservative Georgian society, threatens to throw his dance career, livelihood and family into turmoil.

With a breath-taking central performance from breakout star Levan Gelbakhiani, Levan Akin’s luminous AND THEN WE DANCED explores forbidden desire, ambition and liberation set against the backdrop of traditionalist Tblisi.

Available on Amazon
Blood Tide
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: Arrow Video
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Format: Blu-Ray & Digital

Terror strikes in paradise as Academy Award-winning actors James Earl Jones, José Ferrer and Lila Kedrova star in this thrilling tale of sea monsters and sacrificial virgins, from the people that brought you the notoriously gruesome Island of Death!

When treasure hunter Frye (James Earl Jones) accidentally awakens an ancient sea monster that has been lying dormant on a Greek island, the inhabitants are forced to resume the practice of sacrificing virgins in order to placate the demonic creature. Meanwhile a couple, Neil and Sherry, arrive on the island in search of Neil’s missing sister, Madeline.

Available on Amazon & iTunes
White Fire
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: Arrow Video
Format: Blu-Ray & Digital
Robert Ginty (The Exterminator) and Belinda Mayne (Krull) play Bo and Inga, brother and sister jewel thieves who target the legendary White Fire diamond a priceless rock so hot it actually burns those who try to lay their hands on it!

 

When tragedy strikes, Bo undertakes an outrageous plan involving plastic surgery and explosives to infiltrate the mine where the diamond awaits. Bo’s plan hits an unexpected snag with the arrival of smooth-talking badass Noah Barclay, played by Fred Williamson (From Dusk Til Dawn).

Noah’s hunting for a missing prostitute and he thinks Bo and Inga hold the key to her disappearance!

Available on Amazon & iTunes
Spring Night Summer Night
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: Powerhouse Films
Format: Blu-Ray
With its non-professional cast, this sensitive drama, which explores the intimate relationship between a coal-miner’s daughter and her half-brother, is American independent cinema’s closest relation to Italian Neorealism. Presented by Nicolas Winding Refn in a beautiful new restoration, Joseph L Anderson’s film played international festivals in 2019 to great acclaim.
Available on Amazon
Watermelon Man
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: Powerhouse Films
Format: Blu-Ray
A bigoted, white salesman (played by stand-up comedian Godfrey Cambridge) wakes up one morning to find he has become black. Although it has been somewhat overshadowed by Melvin Van Peebles’ next film, Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song, Watermelon Man has never felt more relevant than it does today.
Available on Amazon
Moscow on the Hudson
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: Powerhouse Films
Format: Blu-Ray
Vladimir, a musician with the Moscow circus, defects to the US and must navigate a new life in New York. An early dramatic role for star Robin Williams, the actor undertook a crash course in Russian and learned to play the saxophone in order to play the part.
Available on Amazon
This Island Earth
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: Mediumrare
Format: Blu-Ray & DVD
Prepare to blast off from planet Earth with one of the most popular classic sci-fi films of all time!
When atomic scientist Dr. Meacham (Rex Reason, The Creature Walks Among Us) is chosen to take part in a top-secret research experiment in a remote lab, he quickly discovers that he is really involved in an evil scheme by alien Metalunans to take over Earth. After he and the gorgeous Dr. Adams (Faith Domergue, It Came From Beneath The Sea) make their escape shortly before the lab explodes, they are whisked away in a flying saucer to Metaluna, where they are blamed for the destruction.
Will interstellar negotiation save the day or will the scientists be forced to take part in a treacherous battle to the death?
Available on Amazon
Dragonwyck
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: Powerhouse Films
Format: Blu-Ray
Echoing Hitchcock’s Rebecca (1940), and reuniting stars Tierney and Price for the third time in as many years (having previously starred together in Otto Preminger’s Laura, 1944, and John M Stahl’s Leave Her to Heaven, 1945), Dragonwyck is a magnificently creepy chiller with a career-defining performance by Price, luminous cinematography by the legendary Arthur C Miller, and a wonderful Alfred Newman score.

The directorial debut of the great Joseph L Mankiewicz (All About Eve, Suddenly, Last Summer), Dragonwyck is a glorious melding of Gothic chills and baroque melodrama. A beautiful Connecticut farm girl (Gene Tierney) finds herself embroiled in a conspiracy of madness, murder and intrigue after she agrees to become governess and nurse to the family of her distant cousin (Vincent Price).

Available on Amazon
The Big Heat
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: Powerhouse Films
Format: Blu-Ray

Fritz Lang’s iconic film noir masterpiece is an uncompromising exploration of corruption and violence at the dark heart of small-town America. Glenn Ford is the good cop in a bad town, who single-handedly takes on local mobsters headed by Alexander Scourby and his psychotic right-hand man Lee Marvin.

Available on Amazon
The Lady from Shanghai
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: Powerhouse Films
Format: Blu-Ray

Orson Welles’ delirious and inventive film noir classic is a dazzling cinematic jigsaw puzzle. Welles plays a sailor who rescues a young woman (played by his real-life ex-wife Rita Hayworth) from a violent assault only to fall under her spell…

Available on Amazon
Suddenly, Last Summer
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: Powerhouse Films
Format: Blu-Ray

Directed by Joseph L Mankiewicz (Dragonwyck, All About Eve, Cleopatra) from the play by Tennessee Williams (A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof) and brilliantly adapted for the screen by Gore Vidal (Ben-Hur, Myra Breckinridge).

Suddenly, Last Summer casts three of Hollywood’s most iconic talents (Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn, Montgomery Clift) in a daring and often delirious mix of lurid drama and Gothic horror. Sensational and wildly controversial at the time of its release, Suddenly, Last Summer now stands as a classic – and stills packs a provocative punch.

Available on Amazon
The Deadly Affair
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: Powerhouse Films
Format: Blu-Ray

Based on John le Carré’s first novel, Call for the Dead (which introduced spymaster George Smiley), The Deadly Affair sees an ageing British secret agent (James Mason) set out to uncover the truth behind a government employee’s apparent suicide.

Eschewing the glamour of the era’s Bond thrillers, Lumet’s chilling and intelligent take on the spy drama presents a palpable and darkly sinister picture of Cold War intrigue.

The exemplary cast also includes Maximilian Schell, Harriet Andersson, Harry Andrews, Roy Kinnear and Lynn Redgrave

Available on Amazon
Distant Journey
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: Arrow Films
Format: Blu-Ray

Made in 1948, just a few short years after the horrors it strives to process, Distant Journey is one of the first feature films to tackle the subject of the Holocaust, and was the debut film from controversial avant-garde visionary of Czech theatre, Alfréd Radok.

Set in the Bohemian town of Terezín as the Nazi transports to German extermination camps began in earnest, Radok’s vividly experimental film blends documentary footage with a fictional love story between a Jewish woman and her gentile husband.

A mix of raw expressionist intensity and analysis, Distant Journey presents a harrowing account of the Nazi horrors of the recent past and remains a stark, ever-relevant warning from history.

Available on Amazon
See No Evil
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: Powerhouse Films
Format: Blu-Ray

Recently blinded in a horse riding accident, young Sarah (Mia Farrow) returns to her uncle’s English country home, unaware that a psychopathic killer is stalking the family.

This wonderfully creepy suspense-thriller from director Richard Fleischer (10 Rillington Place), from a script by British writer Brian Clemens (The Avengers, The Golden Voyage of Sinbad), features a note-perfect performance by Mia Farrow, and sterling support from a cast of formidable British character actors.

Released in America as See No Evil and in the UK and Europe as Blind Terror (with subtle differences between the cuts).

Available on Amazon
A Rebel Born
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: High Fliers Films
Format: DVD

A Rebel Born follows the life of Nathan Bedford Forrest, a brilliant Confederate general and one of the most controversial figures in the American Civil War. Responsible for the massacre at the Battle of Fort Pillow, he was an expert cavalry leader, and one of the few soldiers to be promoted to general with no military training. Even now, more than 150 years after the end of the war, Forrest remains shrouded in controversy

Available on Amazon
The Woman + Offspring Limited Edition
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: Arrow Video
Format: Blu-Ray & Digital
Almost a decade after Lucky McKee burst upon the indie horror scene and became a Master of Horror in the making thanks to his directorial debut May, he teamed up with legendary cult author Jack Ketchum for his most shocking and brutal film to date: The Woman, an instant cause célèbre on its Sundance premiere.

The Woman (Pollyanna McIntosh, The Walking Dead) is the last surviving member of a deadly clan of feral cannibals that has roamed the American wilderness for decades. When successful country lawyer Chris Cleek (Sean Bridgers, Room) stumbles upon her whilst hunting in the woods, he decides to capture and civilize her with the help of his seemingly perfect all-American family, including his wife Belle (Angela Bettis, May) and daughter Peggy (Lauren Ashley Carter, Darling). The Cleeks will soon learn, however, that hell hath no fury like The Woman scorned

Experience McKee and Ketchum s uncompromisingly twisted vision of the dark side of the American family in a definitive new edition, including a 4K remaster, brand new bonus features, and a bonus disc featuring a brand new restoration of its gut-churning 2009 predecessor Offspring, also starring McIntosh.

Available on Amazon & iTunes
Who Is America?
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: Mediumrare
Format: DVD

Famous for creating some of the funniest movies the world has known, Sacha Baron Cohen return to TV for the first time in 15 years.

Golden Globe® and DGA Award nominated Who is America features incendiary characters so believably performed that they can exist in the real world and even convince some of America s most notable political and pop culture figures. This biting satire created news headlines around the world, became the most talked about comedy of the year and even ended a political career.

The collection features all seven episodes from the acclaimed comedy series alongside over 30 minutes of never-before-released extended interviews and deleted scenes.

Available on Amazon
Fire Will Come
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: New Wave
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Format: DVD

Amador has been imprisoned for setting fires. When he is released from prison after two years, nobody is awaiting his return. He moves back to his hometown, a small village hidden in the mountains of rural Galicia, to live with his elderly mother, Benedicta, and their three cows.

Amador does not speak much and remains guarded and stern when the villagers make small talk with him. He becomes aware that there is gossip about his past. Amador has a chance encounter with Elena, a local veterinarian who has been studying abroad, which hints at a possible romance or at least a meaningful human connection.

The rhythm of nature persists until one night when a fire starts to devastate the region and Amador is unfairly blamed for it.

Available on Amazon
Night Tide
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: Powerhouse Films
Format: Blu-Ray
Presented by Nicolas Winding Refn in a new 4K restoration, Curtis Harrington’s acclaimed fantasy-thriller, featuring Dennis Hopper (The Last Movie) in his first starring role, is an offbeat classic of American cinema. Hopper plays a sailor on shore leave, when he meets a young woman (Linda Lawson) who may not be as she seems…
Available on Amazon
The Chase
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: Powerhouse Films
Format: Blu-Ray
Preceding Bonnie and Clyde by a year, Arthur Penn’s (Mickey One) acclaimed film boasts enviable pedigree – produced by the legendary Sam Spiegel, with a screenplay by Lillian Hellman from the novel by Horton Foote, a rousing score by John Barry, and a stellar cast of the hottest stars of the day (including Marlon Brando, Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, Angie Dickinson and James Fox).
The story of an escaped con making his way back to the corrupt Texas town and the people who sent him to prison, The Chase is a telling indictment of violence in American society. A seminal work which is ripe for rediscovery.
Available on Amazon
Toys & Pets
Release Date: Out Now!
Distributor: Dazzler Media
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Format: Digital

FRIENDSHIP IS THE GREATEST ADVENTURE OF ALL!

Nathan and his band of toy sidekicks live happily in a teashop. When a robot from the future arrives, Nathan and the Time Bot go on magical animated adventure to rescue their friend May from evil rat Flash and find an all-knowing mystic to grant Nathan s special wish. They discover that teamwork, friendship, and a little luck are all they need to save the day!

Available on iTunes

UK HOME ENTERTAINMENT RELEASE SCHEDULE – MAY 18TH 2020

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As the UK continues in lockdown, here’s a handy schedule of all UK home entertainment releases – including VOD, DVD and more – to keep your spirits up in these trying times.

Thanks to Strike Media for the schedule for the week commencing May 18th 2020.

#MoviesTogether

Edge of Extinction
Release Date: 18th May
Distributor: Lightbulb Film Distribution
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Format: Digital

15 years after a global apocalypse, mankind is on the verge of extinction. Civilisation no longer exists, food is scarce and most eke out a living by stealing and killing.

One man clings onto life in the desolate British countryside, where staying away from others has been key to his survival. But this self-imposed isolation comes to an abrupt end when he crosses paths with another group of survivors and faces an enemy far more savage than any of them could have imagined.

Available on iTunes
Killer Instinct
Release Date: 18th May
Distributor: Blue Finch Film Releasing
Format: Digital
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In this darkly comedic home invasion thriller, a psychopathic widower comes to blows with the millennial renting his house.
Available on iTunes
Funeral Parade of Roses
Release Date: 18th May
Distributor: BFI
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Format: Blu-Ray

Transgender actor Pîtâ gives an astonishing performance as Eddie, hostess at Bar Genet where she’s ignited a violent love-triangle with reigning drag queen Leda for the attentions of club owner Gonda.

One of Japan’s leading experimental filmmakers, Matsumoto bends and distorts time, and freely mixes documentary interviews, Brechtian film-within-a-film asides, Oedipal premonitions of disaster, his own avant-garde shorts, and even on-screen cartoon balloons.

Funeral Parade of Roses is a celebration of youth and subcultures, a condemnation of intolerance, and a one-of-kind cinematic experience. A Kaleidoscopic masterpiece, and one of the most subversive, intoxicating films of the 60s, released for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK.

Available on Amazon
Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema
Release Date: 18th May
Distributor: BFI
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Format: Blu-Ray

WOMEN MAKE FILM uses hundreds of clips from films directed by women to show how movies are made.

Presented in thematic chapters, it looks at how a great opening shot is done, how to frame an image, how to introduce a character, how to film sex, dance and death, how work and love are portrayed in cinema, and how the genres such as comedy, melodrama and sci-fi work.

Famous female directors are included, but so are scores of forgotten women from every period in film history and from five continents.

Includes narration from Tilda Swinton, Debra Winger, Sharmila Tagore, and Jane Fonda. This 5-disc set includes the full 14 hour version, divided into five separate parts and represents one of the most ambitious and in-depth documentaries ever made.

Available on Amazon
Rebel in the Rye
Release Date: 18th May
Distributor: The Movie Partnership
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Format: Digital

The story of the life and mind of the legendary author J.D. Salinger and the events that led to the birth of his iconic book The Catcher in the Rye.

Available on iTunes
Portals
Release Date: 18th May
Distributor: Film Mode
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Format: Digital

Portals is a genre-bending anthology featuring three stories from four visionary filmmakers’ as they examine the fallout of an alien invasion.

Available on iTunes
1917 – The Real Story
Release Date: 18th May
Distributor: Trinity Creative Partnership
Format: DVD and Digital
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1917 was a pivotal year for both sides in the conduct of the First World War.
Decisions made during that year were to have a profound impact on what happened the following year and the eventual outcome of the war. One of those events provides the backdrop for the incredibly successful movie by Sam Mendes, “1917”.
“1917” was a huge blockbuster success and was inspired by the director’s great-grandfather. So how much was fiction and how much was fact? This documentary analyses the movie and looks at what elements are true and why 1917 was such a momentous year in World War II history.
Available on iTunes & Amazon
Ghost Killers v Bloody Mary
Release Date: 18th May
Distributor: Trinity Creative Partnership
Format: Digital
Four YouTubers with expertise in supernatural events are seeking recognition from the audience whilst solving the urban legend of the Bathroom Blonde Case. The spirit that haunts the schools’ bathroom in Brazil.
Available on iTunes
Terror in Resonance
Release Date: 18th May
Distributor: Trinity Creative Partnership
Format: Blu-Ray
When a terrorist attack ravages Tokyo, a mysterious clue to the perpetrator’s identity confounds the police, and paranoia spreads like wildfire.
Contains the complete 11-episode series on Blu-ray with both the English dub and the original Japanese track with English subtitles. Presented in collector’s packaging.
Available on Amazon
Macabre
Release Date: 18th May
Distributor: 88 Films
Format: Blu-Ray

Italian horror directed by Lamberto Bava.

A year after her lover, Fred (Roberto Posse), is killed in a car accident, Jane Baker (Bernice Stegers) remains traumatised by his death and moves into a boarding house managed by a blind man named Robert (Stanko Molnar). Curious about her past, he begins to spy on Jane and is soon pulled into her macabre world.

Available on Amazon
Maserati
Release Date: 18th May
Distributor: Studio Soho Distribution
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Format: DVD

Documentary focusing on Italian luxury car manufacturer Maserati.

Available on Amazon
The Devil’s Honey
Release Date: 18th May
Distributor: 88 Films
Format: Blu-Ray

Talk about unsafe sex… When Horror maestro Lucio Fulci (Zombie Flesh Eaters, Aengima) turned his hand to an erotic thriller, the results were always going to be outrageous: a tale of revenge and S & M, The Devil’s Honey makes Fifty Shades of Grey look positively vanilla.

Bret Halsey (A Cat in the Brain, Four Times That Night) plays a brilliant surgeon who, when distracted by personal problems, accidentally causes a patient to die in surgery. Determined to avenge this, the man’s grief-crazed former lover kidnaps the doc and undertakes a very kinky type of vengeance – there’s no safe word.

Available on Amazon
The Truth
Release Date: 18th May
Distributor: Curzon Artificial Eye
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Format: Blu-Ray

Catherine Deneuve and Juliette Binoche star in this French drama directed by Hirokazu Koreeda.

After her mother, celebrated actress Fabienne (Deneuve), publishes her memoirs, Lumir (Binoche) travels to Paris to visit her, accompanied by her American husband, Hank (Ethan Hawke), and their young daughter. Back in her childhood home, Lumir’s reunion with her mother leads to confrontations about the past and harsh truths being revealed.

Available on Amazon
The Specialists
Release Date: 18th May
Distributor: Eureka Entertainment
Format: Blu-Ray

From Sergio Corbucci, the legendary director of Django, Navajo Joe, The Great Silence, Companeros and The Mercenary comes The Specialists (Gli Specialisti, aka Drop Them or I ll Shoot) , a thrilling spaghetti western starring French music and film great Johnny Hallyday (The Man on the Train, Détective, Vengeance).

Available on Amazon
Throw Down – The Masters of Cinema Series
Release Date: 18th May
Distributor: Eureka Entertainment
Format: Blu-Ray

In this visually arresting action drama from acclaimed director Johnnie To (Mad Detective, Election), legendary Judo fighter Szeto Bo (Louis Koo; Flash Point, The Legend of Zu) unexpectedly gave up the sport and now lives the life of an alcoholic gambler who runs a pub. However, cocky Judo newcomer Tony (Aaron Kwok) wants to challenge him, while old foe Kong (Tony Leung Ka Fai, Ashes of Time) demands Szeto to finish the match that never took place, Soon Szeto’s pub becomes the ultimate arena where the greatest Judo fighters challenge one another.

Filled with brutal, no-holds-barred Judo fight scenes, Throw Down is director To s ultra-stylish homage to the great Japanese director Akira Kurosawa, and is an emotional tale of one man s determination to rediscover himself and win at all costs. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Throw Down in its UK debut from a 4K restoration.

Available on Amazon
Destry Rides Again – The Criterion Collection
Release Date: 18th May
Distributor: Sony Pictures Home Ent. Entertainment
Format: Blu-Ray

Mild mannered Deputy sheriff, who doesn’t wear guns, cleans up a bad town and wins the love of a gambling joint hostess.

Available on Amazon
Mystery Men
Release Date: 18th May
Distributor: 88 Films
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Format: Blu-Ray

1990’s US superhero comedy.

Champion City’s Mystery Men aspire to be the coolest superheroes around but are let down by their less than impressive powers: Captain Amazing (Greg Kinnear) has an ego the size of a planet; Mr Furious (Ben Stiller) just gets angry at everything; the Blue Raja (Hank Azaria) throws forks; the Shoveler (William H. Macy) has a spade; the Spleen (Paul Reubens) emits gas; the Bowler (Janeane Garofalo) has a dangerous bowling ball; Invisible Boy (Kel Mitchell) disappears, and the Sphinx (Wes Studi) spouts nonsensical enigmas.

When Captain Amazing is kidnapped by supervillain Casanova Frankenstein (Geoffrey Rush), it is up to the bumbling heroes to save the day.

Available on Amazon
Toys & Pets
Release Date: 18th May
Distributor: Spirit Entertainment
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Format: DVD

FRIENDSHIP IS THE GREATEST ADVENTURE OF ALL!

Nathan and his band of toy sidekicks live happily in a tea shop. When a robot from the future arrives, Nathan and the Time Bot go on magical animated adventure to rescue their friend May from evil rat Flash and find an all-knowing mystic to grant Nathan s special wish. They discover that teamwork, friendship, and a little luck are all they need to save the day!

Available on Amazon
Secret Weapon
Release Date: 18th May
Distributor: 4 Digital Media
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Format: DVD

Based on a true story.

In World War 2, the Soviet rocket launcher nicknamed “Katyusha”, was kept in great secrecy. It had fantastic power but would be lethal in the wrong hands. Disaster strikes, however, when one of these unique killing machines is drowned during an unexpected retreat of the Russian troops. A special unit formed of ex-athletes is sent to rescue the secret weapon, to ensure the Germans can never find it – no matter what it takes.

Available on Amazon
The Flavour of Green Tea Over Rice
Release Date: 18th May
Distributor: BFI
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Format: Blu-Ray & DVD (Dual Format)

Available on Amazon
Justice League Dark: Apokolips War
Release Date: 18th May
Distributor: Warner Bros. Home Ent.
Format: Blu-Ray & Digital

The Justice League has always been Earth’s first and last defence, but with the imminent arrival of Darkseid and the horrors of war that will follow, everything is about to change!

With time running out, the Justice League will need all of its members and their powers like never before. But even the world’s most powerful Super Heroes, including new member John Constantine, may not be able to make a difference against Darkseid’s legions.

Witness the most shocking battle in the DC Universe, where survival itself is a victory.

 

Available on Amazon & iTunes
Convoy
Release Date: 18th May
Distributor: Network Distributing
Format: Blu-Ray

Clive Brook and John Clements star as naval officers at odds with one other in this thrilling drama from Ealing Studios that pits duty against love during wartime.

The final film from rising star Pen Tennyson, killed a year later on active service, Convoy is presented here as a High Definition remaster from original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.

Returning to port after a long and tiring tour of duty, Captain Armitage receives orders to take his warship and urgently escort a fleet of merchantmen safely to Britain. Reaching the convoy, Armitage realises that one ship is missing and amongst the refugees it is carrying is his ex-wife, Lucy.

Available on Amazon
The Shining Special Edition
Release Date: 18th May
Distributor: Warner Bros. Home Ent.
Format: Blu-Ray

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Kubrick Classic, this limited edition set includes: 4K UHD Extended Cut, Blu-ray Extended and Theatrical Cuts, Exclusive Booklet, Letter from Stanley Kubrick to Saul Bass, Saul Bass Early Design Illustrations, Behind-the-Scenes Imagery, and a Replica Theatrical Poster. ‘Academy Award winner* Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall star in director Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of Stephen King’s disturbing blockbuster horror novel.

Writer Jack Torrance (Nicholson), a former alcoholic, accepts a job as the writer caretaker for a hotel high in the Rocky Mountains, isolating him, his wife (Duvall) and their psychic young son until spring. But when the first blizzard blocks the only road out, the hotel’s store energy from evil past deeds begins to drive Jack insane…and there may be no escape for his family in this haunting story of madness, memory and violence.

Available on Amazon
Apollo 13 25th Anniversary
Release Date: 18th May
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Format: DVD

Nominated for nine Academy Awards®, including Best Picture, produced by Academy Award® winner Brian Grazer and directed by Academy Award® winner Ron Howard, Apollo 13 stars Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinise and Ed Harris in the inspiring and riveting story of the real-life space flight that gripped a nation and changed the world.

Available on Amazon
The Green Man
Release Date: 18th May
Distributor: Studio Canal
Format: Blu-Ray

An irreverent black comedy adapted by Frank Launder and Sidney Gilliat from their play, Meet a Body, The Green Man marked the directorial debut of camera operator Robert Day.

A scintillating Alastair Sim plays Hawkins, a timid watchmaker with a part time job – he is also a professional assassin who bumps off the people we love to hate. But when the philandering MP Sir Gregory Upshott (Raymond Huntley) is the intended target, vacuum cleaner salesman William Blake (George Cole) and Hawkins’ new neighbour Ann Vincent (Jill Adams) repeatedly get in the way.

As the time of the assassination draws ever closer and Hawkins tracks his victim to a dilapidated seaside hotel called the Green Man, the laughs and the tension steadily rise to a brilliant climax.

Available on Amazon
A Bigger Splash
Release Date: 18th May
Distributor: Fabulous Films
Format: DVD

Director Jack Hazan and editor David Mingay (Rude Boy) had access to David Hockney and his circle from 1970 to 1973, a critical period for the internationally-acclaimed artist following the break-up of his relationship with Peter Schlesinger.

As much an intimate study of love gone wrong as a portrait of an artist at work. A Bigger Splash chronicles the emotional ripples that separation casts on their coterie.

With appearances by such art scene icons (and subjects of Hockney’s work) as Celia Birtwell, Ossie Clark, Henry Geldzahler and Patrick Proctor, this ground-breaking film is presented here in a newly remastered version.

Available on Amazon
Elvis 5 Movies Collection
Release Date: 18th May
Distributor: Paramount Home Entertainment
Format: DVD

Tune in with the ‘King of Rock and Roll’ with a curated collection of his finest movies. Includes performances of hit songs “Wooden Heart”, “Shoppin Around”, “Little Egypt”, “Can’t Help Falling In Love’, “Rock-A-Hula Baby”, “Bossa Nova Baby” and “Return To Sender”.

Lightweight fun and soundtracks to get you on your feet, there is no better gift for Elvis superfans.

Available on Amazon
Griff Off the Rails: Down Under
Release Date: 18th May
Distributor: Spirit Entertainment
Format: DVD

British comedian and travel enthusiast Griff Rhys Jones is boarding the trains of Australia to present a very modern look at the land down under.

In this six-part series, Griff will criss-cross the vast continent from the west coast to the east coast, north to south, from surf beaches to dusty outback, he’ll cover thousands of miles through the heart of this great land. In 2015, Griff took a very successful train journey through Africa. Now he’s going to immerse himself in modern Australia, unravel its pioneering history, delight in its indigenous culture, meet some of its more unique characters, and journey through its most isolated towns and spirited cities.

Along the way, Griff will discover the history of the railroads, the people that operate them and the communities that rely on them – because it’s the railways that made modern Australia.

Available on Amazon
Killer Tattooist
Release Date: 18th May
Distributor: High Fliers Film
Format: DVD

Eva is an undercover cop, with the reputation of going too far to solve a case. On the hunt for a serial killer, who tattoos and skins his victims. Little does she know that Nathan is the serial killer she is hunting and getting close to him could result in her losing her life in ways more terrifying than she could imagine. Killer Tattooist is an edge-of-the-seat thriller that will chill you to the bone.

Available on Amazon

UK HOME ENTERTAINMENT RELEASE SCHEDULE – MAY 11TH 2020

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As the UK continues in lockdown, here’s a handy schedule of all UK home entertainment releases – including VOD, DVD and more – to keep your spirits up in these trying times.

Thanks to Strike Media for the schedule for the week commencing May 11th 2020.

#MoviesTogether

Little Women
Release Date: Digital 11th May – Blu-Ray & DVD 25th May
Distributor: Sony Pictures Home Ent.
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Format: Digital

Writer-director Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) has crafted a Little Women that draws on both the classic novel and the writings of Louisa May Alcott, and unfolds as the author’s alter ego, Jo March, reflects back and forth on her fictional life.

In Gerwig’s take, the beloved story of the March sisters – four young women each determined to live life on her own terms — is both timeless and timely. Portraying Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth March, the film stars Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, with Timothée Chalamet as their neighbor Laurie, Laura Dern as Marmee, and Meryl Streep as Aunt March.

Available on iTunes & Amazon
Bad Boys For Life
Release Date: Digital 11th May – Blu-Ray & DVD 25th May
Distributor: Sony Pictures Home Ent.
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Format: Digital

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence reprise their roles as Mike Lowrey (Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Lawrence) in the third instalment of the action comedy trilogy.

As Mike and Marcus prepare to start taking things easy as age catches up with them, an old enemy threatens to destroy their peaceful descent into retirement. With Mike assigned to the A.M.M.O department and Marcus now an inspector, they must reunite if they are to defend themselves and their right to retire.

The cast also includes Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig and Joe Pantoliano.

Available on iTunes & Amazon
Onward
Release Date: Out now on Digital! DVD & Blu-Ray 1st June
Distributor: Disney Home Ent.
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Format: Digital

Teenage elf brothers Ian and Barley embark on a magical quest to spend one more day with their late father. Like any good adventure, their journey is filled with cryptic maps, impossible obstacles and unimaginable discoveries. But when dear Mom finds out her sons are missing, she teams up with the legendary manticore to bring her beloved boys back home.

Available on iTunes & Amazon
The Divorce Party
Release Date: Digital 11th May
Distributor: Blue Finch Films
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Format: Digital

A hilarious twist on the classic romantic comedy, as a newly divorced twenty something finds love in the strangest of places…

Available on iTunes
The Dawn
Release Date: 11th May
Distributor: Kaleidoscope
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Format: Digital, DVD 18th May

The sole survivor of a murderous rampage by her war veteran father, young Rose is sent to live in a secluded convent in the North Eastern United States. Many years later she’s preparing to take her final vows. But darkness has been growing within her…

Available on Amazon & iTunes
Empathy Inc
Release Date: 11th May
Distributor: Arrow Films
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Format: Blu-Ray
Contact: Distributor / PR
Walk a mile in someone else.
After a multimillion-dollar deal goes bust, disgraced venture capitalist Joel (Zack Robdis, Succession) and his actress wife Jessica (Kathy Searle, The Good Guy) are forced to move in with her overbearing parents and try and start their lives again.
Desperate to get back on top, Joel runs into old friend Nicolaus (Eric Berryman, Marriage Story) and his business partner Lester (Jay Klaitz, Jessica Jones) tech entrepreneurs seeking new investors for their company Empathy, Inc. Offering users the chance to experience X-VR Xtreme Virtual Reality, they place them in the shoes of the much less fortunate to make them appreciate just how good they have it. As the investments start to roll in, Joel soon discovers that this start-up may have far more sinister plans for their ground-breaking tech which comes with a terrible cost…
Available on Amazon
Bombshell
Release Date:  Digital 11th May, DVD & Blu-Ray 18th May
Distributor: Lionsgate UK
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Format: Digital & DVD / Blu-Ray

Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie star in this drama directed by Jay Roach.
Based on true events, the film focuses on the female journalists at Fox News who came forward with sexual harassment allegations against the company’s CEO Roger Ailes (John Lithgow).
During the 2016 presidential election, news anchor Megyn Kelly (Theron) generates national headlines when she questions candidate Donald Trump’s treatment of women during a live debate. Meanwhile, Gretchen Carlson (Kidman) prepares to file a sexual harassment lawsuit against Ailes but must find other victims willing to come forward if the case is to succeed.
Available on iTunes & Amazon
Another Shore
Release Date: 11th May
Distributor: Network Distributing
Format: Blu-Ray

A whimsical comedy from Ealing Films, starring Robert Beatty as an idle fantasist and Moira Lister as the girl who falls for his poetic charm.

Supported by Stanley Holloway and directed by the legendary Charles Crichton, Another Shore is featured here as a brand-new High Definition remaster from original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.

Available on Amazon

Susan Hill’s a Ghost Story – The Small Hand
Release Date: 11th May
Distributor: IMC Vision
Format: DVD

Returning to Scotland for the first time in years stirs up uneasy memories for Adam Snow (Douglas Henshall, Shetland, Outlander). He longs for the beautiful Alice (Louise Lombard, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation), wife of his client, and faces the realisation that he has barelybeen present for his fragile brother Hugo (Cal MacAnich, The Victim), who is suffering a mental breakdown. While visiting Alice, Adam develops a fascination for a formerly majestic mansion nearby, Raven’s End. Seeing this as a chance to be closer to Alice, as well as to his brother, he decides to buy Raven’s End and to finally put down roots.

While working on the renovation and secretly planning a new life with Alice, Adam is plagued by haunting dreams, visions and visits from a ghostly child. Fearing he may be suffering from the same fate as his brother, Adam is determined to untangle the truth and excise the spirit from his life. But his coming to Raven’s End has set in motion a chain of sinister events linked to his past and a painful secret to which Adam’s family holds the key.

Available on Amazon

A Fistful of Dynamite – The Masters of Cinema Series
Release Date: 11th May
Distributor: Eureka
Format: Blu-Ray
Contact: Distributor / PR
Italian Western directed by Sergio Leone, starring Rod Steiger and James Coburn and set during the Mexican Revolution during the 1910s.
When Mexican bandit Juan Miranda (Steiger) encounters John Mallory (Coburn), an Irish revolutionary with an obsession for dynamite, he bribes the explosives expert into assisting him with a bank robbery. However, the bank is being used as a political prison by the army and their actions lead to the accidental release of Mexican revolutionaries. Hailed as heroes by the political prisoners the pair find themselves facing off against the army and taking up the cause of the revolution.
Available on Amazon
The Thousand Eyes of Dr. Mabuse – The Masters of Cinema Series
Release Date: 11th May
Distributor: Eureka
Format: Blu-Ray

The Thousand Eyes of Dr. Mabuse [Die 1000 Augen des Dr. Mabuse] finds that diabolical Weimar name resurfacing in the Cold War era, linked to a new methodology of murder and mayhem. Seances, assassinations, and Nazi-engineered surveillance tech all abound in Lang’s paranoid, and ultimate, filmic labyrinth.

Available on Amazon

Lola Montès – The Criterion Collection
Release Date: 11th May
Distributor: Sony Pictures Home Ent.
Format: Blu-Ray

The story of the life of adventurer Lola Montes and the various men in her life.

Available on Amazon

Dragon Soldiers
Release Date: 11th May
Distributor: Spirit Entertainment
Format: DVD

Desperate to stop a series of vicious and barbaric attacks by a fire-breathing dragon, a suburban town calls in a group of elite soldiers to take down and kill the terrifying beast. But will they succeed?

Available on Amazon

The Importance of Being Oscar
Release Date: 11th May
Distributor: Spirit Entertainment
Format: DVD
Oscar’s status as an icon of gay rights has coloured the way in which he is represented in film and TV. His trial and persecution for homosexual crimes became and remains the prevailing lens through which many look at Wilde.
Available on Amazon
The Temptation of Christ
Release Date: 11th May
Distributor: Spirit Entertainment
Format: DVD

JESUS CHRIST, The Son of God, at age 30 sets out to prepare Himself for His earthly mission to save humanity by dying on the cross to atone for the sins of the world.

Following His baptism in the Jordan River, Jesus is led into the Judean desert by the HOLY SPIRIT to fast, pray and have time with His heavenly Father.

For 40 days, weak from hunger, Christ is tormented by SATAN who tempts JESUS with sin and to abandon His painful mission to bring salvation to the world.

This journey explores the struggles of Jesus in His 40 days in the desert, but also reveals the nature of Satan as the Father of Lies, the Word of God as truth, and the love of Jesus as the Savior and Good Shepherd.

Available on Amazon

Kingdom of Swords
Release Date: 11th May
Distributor: 4DigitalMedia
Format: DVD
Deep in the middle ages, in the time of the crusades, where heroes and villains battled for control, a young Prince would unite a nation, avenge the murder of his father, and become King.
Available on Amazon
Prom Night
Release Date: 11th May
Distributor: Trinity Creative Partnership
Format: Blu-Ray

101 Films presents Prom Night (1980), title 011 on our Black Label and a UK Blu-ray debut. A slasher classic and one of the most influential horror films of the 1980s, this extras-packed limited edition includes a new documentary on the ‘Final Girl’ in horror film, a brand new interview with director Paul Lynch and a commentary with FrightFest’s Paul McEvoy and filmmaker Jake West.

Available on Amazon

Revenge
Release Date: 11th May
Distributor: Trinity Creative Partnership
Format: Blu-Ray
Rich, arrogant and married, Richard has invited his lover Jen to his luxury retreat for a romantic getaway. Their plans are interrupted, however, by the sudden early arrival of his two sleazy associates for their hunting trip. Their initial leering advances turn much uglier, culminating in a brutal assault and Jen left for dead in the desert.
Coralie Fargeat’s explosive, stunning debut subverts a well-trodden genre, winning widespread critical acclaim and instant cult status.
Available on Amazon
The Hammer
Release Date: 11th May
Distributor: Trinity Creative Partnership
Format: DVD
THE HAMMER is the true story of George and Doc, best friends from reform school to life in prison where George becomes an unbeatable prison boxer, with songwriter Doc as his cornerman and Crystal, his devoted Christian Transgender cellmate.
When George is offered freedom to fight in the 1984 Olympics, he shocks everyone by turning it down, sending Doc on a journey to discover the true meaning of loyalty.
Available on Amazon
Welcome to the Ballroom Part 2 – Collector’s Edition
Release Date: 11th May
Distributor: Trinity Creative Partnership
Format: Blu-Ray
Feckless high school student Tatara Fujita wants to be good at something. Unfortunately, he’s about as average as a slouchy teen can be, but all that changes when he meets debonair Sengoku and is pulled into the world of the ballroom. His life will never be the same.
Available on Amazon
Gundam Wing Endless Waltz Collector’s Edition
Release Date: 11th May
Distributor: Trinity Creative Partnership
Format: Blu-Ray
It is the year After Colony 195, and the battles between Earth and the space colonies have ended. Treize Khushrenada is dead and OZ has come to an end. This gives birth to the Earth Sphere Unified Nation (ESUN) and the Preventers.
Contains the film and OVA’s on Blu-Ray with both the English dub and the original Japanese track with English subtitles. This release also includes Operation Meteor in Japanese with English subtitles. All presented in collector’s packaging.
Available on Amazon
A Paris Education
Release Date: 11th May
Distributor: Wildstar Sales
Format: DVD
French drama written and directed by Jean-Paul Civeyrac.
After moving to Paris to study film, Etienne (Andranic Manet) spends his days discussing cinema, art, life and his hopes for the future with like-minded peers, including fellow aspiring film-makers Jean-Noël (Gonzague Van Bervesseles) and Mathias (Corentin Fila). Despite having a girlfriend, Lucie (Diane Rouxel), back in Lyon, Etienne becomes romantically involved with classmate Valentina (Jenna Thiam) and roommate Annabelle (Sophie Verbeeck).
Available on Amazon
Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears
Release Date: 11th May
Distributor: Acorn
Format: DVD
Glamorous lady detective Phryne Fisher (Essie Davis, The Babadook) returns in a cinematic sequel to the wildly popular television series Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries.
With her trademark wit, impeccable style, and trusty pearl-handled revolver, Phryne fights injustice on an international scale in this globe-trotting adventure.
In 1929 Jerusalem, Phryne rescues a young Bedouin girl held captive after a village massacre and reunites her with her uncle at a stately English manor. But then a man claiming to have information for the girl is shot, leaving behind a mysterious pendant. Vowing to find the truth, Phryne enlists the help of handsome detective Jack Robinson (Nathan Page, Underbelly) to uncover priceless treasures, wartime secrets, and an ancient tomb bearing a terrible curse.
Also starring Rupert Penry-Jones (MI-5), Ashleigh Cummings (NOS4A2), Hugo Johnstone-Burt (San Andreas), Daniel Lapaine (Catastrophe), Khaled Naga (Tyrant ), and Miriam Margolyes (Call the Midwife)
Available on Amazon
Hagazussa Limited Edition
Release Date: 11th May
Distributor: Arrow Films
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Format: Blu-Ray
In an isolated Alpine hut at the turn of the 15th Century, Albrun is a young girl growing up alone.
As an adult, she is a single mother and a marked woman, outcast by a society twisted in deep-rooted superstitions and misogyny. Still haunted by the death of her own mother and increasingly abused by the community around her, Albrun starts to defy the role she has been dealt in life and embarks on a path of self-empowerment the price of which may be an even greater darkness than she has ever known before.
Available on Amazon
Who Dares Wins
Release Date: 11th May
Distributor: Fabulous Films
Format: Blu-Ray
It’s suspected that a peace/anti-nuke organization in UK has some extremists willing to use terrorism. The action will probably be against an embassy in London. The SAS/Special Air Service try to get the organization infiltrated.
Available on Amazon
The Blonde One
Release Date: 11th May
Distributor: TLA
Format: Blu-Ray
Gabriel is attracted to his roommate and co-worker, Juan. But what chance does Gabriel have, given the number of women streaming in and out of Juan s bedroom?
Overcoming his shyness, Gabriel takes a risk and makes the first move. To his surprise, he finds Juan eagerly responsive. But as their relationship intensifies, Juan wonders if he can give Gabriel what he wants to bring their relationship out into the open.
Dubbed Marco Berger s (Plan B, Absent, Taekwondo) hottest film to date , THE BLONDE ONE goes further than any Berger film has gone before. A steamy, heartfelt story tracking a deepening love affair between two men. Now on stunning Blu-Ray
Available on Amazon
We
Release Date: 11th May
Distributor: Matchbox Films
Format: DVD

During a scorching summer in a Belgian-Dutch border village, eight teenagers play games of discovery to break the listless monotony. They challenge each other and themselves and pretty soon, their sexual curiosity starts to blur the lines between right and wrong. As innocence is crushed in depraved games and sexual exploitation, the teenagers soon turn into ruthless predators.

Available on Amazon

UK HOME ENTERTAINMENT RELEASE SCHEDULE – May 4TH 2020

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As the UK continues in lockdown, here’s a handy schedule of all UK home entertainment releases – including VOD, DVD and more – to keep your spirits up in these trying times.

Thanks to Strike Media for the schedule for the week commencing May 4th 2020.

#MoviesTogether

Can You Keep A Secret
Release Date: 4th May
Distributor: The Movie Partnership
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Format: Digital
On a return flight from a botched client meeting, Emma reveals all of her deepest secrets to a handsome stranger when her plane hits turbulence and she believes she is going to die. Emma thinks she will never see the guy again.
But when she comes to work Monday morning, Emma’s office is abuzz about the arrival of Jack Harper, the company’s elusive CEO and founder… and the stranger from the plane. Suddenly Emma is face-to-face with the man who knows every single humiliating detail about her.
Over the course of the coming weeks, Emma must navigate her developing relationship with Jack, what he knows of her secrets, and a life she discovers is in need of transformation.
Available on iTunes
Reborn
Release Date: 4th May (Digital), 11th May (DVD)
Distributor: Lightbulb Film Distribution
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Format: Digital, DVD
In a seedy Los Angeles hospital, a stillborn girl is brought back to life by an electrical storm and abducted by a deranged morgue attendant. On her sixteenth birthday, empowered with the gift to manipulate electricity with her mind, she escapes her captor and sets out to find her birth mother, leaving a bloody trail of destruction behind her.
Available on iTunes
Corporate Animals 
Release Date: Out Now!
Distributor: UPHE Content Group
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Format: Digital
Think your office is hard-work?  Then you haven’t worked with Lucy.
Lucy (Demi Moore) is the egotistical megalomaniac CEO of Incredible Edibles,  company provider of edible cutlery. In her infinite wisdom, Lucy leads her staff on a corporate team-building caving weekend to New Mexico. When disaster strikes, not even their useless guide,  Brandon (Ed Helms), can save them.
Available on iTunes
Playing With Fire
Release Date: 4th May
Distributor: Paramount
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Format: DVD
When straight-laced fire superintendent Jake Carson (John Cena) and his elite team of expert firefighters (Keegan-Michael Key, John Leguizamo and Tyler Mane) come to the rescue of three siblings (Brianna Hildebrand, Christian Convery and Finley Rose Slater) in the path of an encroaching wildfire, they quickly realize that no amount of training could prepare them for their most challenging job yet – babysitters.
Unable to locate the children’s parents, the firefighters have their lives, jobs and even their fire depot turned upside down and quickly learn that kids – much like fires –are wild and unpredictable.
Available on Amazon
Incidental Characters
Release Date: 4th May
Distributor: Toffee Hammer
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Format: Digital
Incidental Characters addresses some of the key challenges of modern life – overcoming loneliness, finding purpose and being true to your identity.
Available on iTunes
1917
Release Date: 4th May (Digital), 18th May (DVD, BD, 4K)
Distributor: Universal Pictures UK
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Format: Digital / DVD / BD / 4K
Sam Mendes, the Oscar®-winning director of Skyfall, Spectre and American Beauty, brings his singular vision to his World War I epic, 1917.
At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (George MacKay) and Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers—Blake’s own brother among them.
Available on iTunes
Butt Boy
Release Date: 4th May
Distributor: Blue Finch Film Releasing
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Format: Digital
In this dark science fiction comedy, Chip’s life changes forever after a prostate exam leads to a deadly addiction.
Available on iTunes
The Beach Bum
Release Date: 4th May
Distributor: Blue Finch Film Releasing
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Format: DVD
Matthew McConaughey stars in this comedy written and directed by Harmony Korine.
Funded by his wife Minnie (Isla Fisher), laidback poet Moondog (McConaughey) is a stoner who lives a wild, bohemian lifestyle in the Florida Keys, where he has assumed the status of a local legend. Following a tragic accident, Moondog is compelled to finish his long-delayed novel if he wants to continue his hedonistic ways.

The cast also includes Zac Efron, Snoop Dogg, Martin Lawrence and Jonah Hill.

Available on Amazon

Cleanin’ Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters
Release Date: 4th May
Distributor: Screenbound Pictures
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Format: DVD
Cleanin Up The Town: Remembering Ghostbusters is the definitive retrospective documentary, charting the making of Ghostbusters, featuring Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver and Ivan Reitman.
The documentary hallmarks the extraordinary achievements made by the filmmakers working in the photo-chemical era. It reveals a story of ingenuity, innovation and emphasises just how ambitious an undertaking the making of Ghostbusters really was. 46 insightful, entertaining and heartfelt cast and crew interviews accompany a wealth of never before seen archive material.
The documentary demonstrates how the filmmakers collectively defied adverse time constraints and all manner of technical challenges to make Ghostbusters, the movie that inadvertently changed the film industry forever.
Available on Amazon
#AnneFrank – Parallel Stories
Release Date: 4th May
Distributor: Spirit Entertainment
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Format: DVD
Documentary about the life of Anne Frank and her continuing legacy, featuring Helen Mirren reading from her diary.
The documentary features five female Holocaust survivors as well as one of their granddaughters who learns more about Anne Frank as she journeys across Europe visiting different sites associated with the Holocaust, including Bergen-Belsen concentration camp and the Holocaust memorial in Paris.
Available on Amazon
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
Release Date: 4th May
Distributor: Sparky Pictures
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Format: Digital
Toby, a disillusioned film director, is pulled into a world of time-jumping fantasy when a Spanish cobbler believes him to be Sancho Panza. He gradually becomes unable to tell dreams from reality.
Terry Gilliam directs this long-awaited epic adventure starring Adam Driver and Jonathan Pryce
Available on iTunes
Enemy Lines
Release Date: 4th May
Distributor: Signature Entertainment
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Format: DVD & Digital
Many Men Crossed. Few Came Back. Courage has no borders in action-packed World War II thriller ENEMY LINES. November 1943.
A British commando squad is teamed with an American officer (Ed Westwick: Gossip Girl) on a covert mission into Poland, deep behind enemy lines. Working with the resistance they cross the harsh Polish wilderness intent on kidnapping and extracting a sought-after Polish scientist, Dr Fabian (Pawel Delag: Schindler s List) from the Germans.
Fabian is known to hold information on secret innovations that would prove vital to the Allied efforts. With a German hunter unit on their tail and a Russian squad also intent on kidnapping Fabian for their own ends, it becomes a race against time, that for the winners, will change the shape of the war.
Available on Amazon
The Man With The X-Ray Eyes
Release Date: 4th May
Distributor: Trinity Creative Partnership
Format: Blu-Ray
Obsessed with expanding the powers of human sight, renowned scientist Dr James Xavier aims to develop a formula that will allow the user to see beyond the visible spectrum. Experimenting on himself, he finally perfects a serum that gives him the power to see through solid objects.
As he continues experimenting his ambition turns to obsession. No longer able to control the effects, his vision extends beyond the realms of human comprehension until he finally sees more than he can bear.
Available on Amazon
Miraculous – Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir: Sandboy & Other…
Release Date: 4th May
Distributor: Spirit Entertainment
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Format: DVD
When Paris is in peril, Marinette becomes Ladybug. Little does she know, her school crush Adrien is actually Car Noir, another city-saving superhero.
Available on Amazon
Mob Town
Release Date: 4th May
Distributor: Trinity Creative Partnership
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Format: DVD & Digital
Based on the true story of the notorious 1957 “mob summit” in upstate New York.

Spearheaded by Vito Genovese, more than 50 leaders of the organized crime syndicates from around the country converged on the sleepy town to discuss top-secret plans to expend their criminal empire across America.

Available on Amazon

The Overlanders
Release Date: 4th May
Distributor: Network
Format: Blu-Ray
Australia, 1942. Under threat of Japanese invasion the government initiate a scorched earth policy and Dan McAlpine is ordered to shoot his cattle. Refusing point blank, Dan and his helpers are determined to drive the herd 2,000 miles over some of the toughest country in the world.
Available on Amazon
Hidden Season 2
Release Date: 4th May
Distributor: Dazzler Media
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Format: DVD & Digital 
Nine months after the events of the first series we return to North Wales as DCI Cadi John and DS Owen Vaughan investigate a brutal and senseless murder. As with the first series, the investigations is multi-faceted which draws them into the lives of a group of characters and into a world of lies, revenge, cruelty and neglect. 
Available on Amazon
Strike Back: The Complete Collection
Release Date: 4th May
Distributor: 2 Entertain
Format: DVD
Section 20: an elite covert military intelligence and counter-terrorism unit, sent to track down and stop terror threats, by any means necessary.
Their mission takes them across the globe, from the deserts of Jordan, to the jungles of Malaysia, through the cities of Europe, to South Africa, Iraq, India, Thailand and beyond, as they face an ever-increasing threat.
Featuring high-octane action and breath-taking stunts, Strike Back spans three teams and eight seasons of twists, turns and adventure.
Available on Amazon
Victory & Hell: WWII War Stories
Release Date: 4th May
Distributor: Trinity Creative Partnership
Format: DVD
Victory and Hell offers three DVD discs showcasing the trials and tribulations of those innocent men, women and children caught up in a hell not of their making. The films are Normandy: The Last Rescue, The Butcher of Prague and Spring 1941.
Available on Amazon
Gundam 0083 Collector’s Edition
Release Date: 4th May
Distributor: Trinity Creative Partnership
Format: Blu-Ray
Set during October and November U.C. 0083 (2183 A.D.), the series focuses on the crew of the Earth Federation Space Force assault carrier Albion as they try to recover from a base in Australia a nuclear-armed Gundam mobile suit stolen by a Zeon group.
Available on Amazon
Show Me the Picture: The Story of Jim Marshal
Release Date: 4th May
Distributor: Modern Films
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Format: DVD
Documentary focusing on the career of American photographer Jim Marshall, who captured iconic images of rock musicians and the civil rights movement in the 1960s and ’70s.
The film chronicles Marshall’s early career in 1960s San Francisco where he photographed artists including the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane and Jimi Hendrix, explores his troubled personal life and features interview footage in which he discusses his approach to his craft and some of his best shots.
Available on Amazon
Dambusters – Great Escape
Release Date: 4th May
Distributor: IMC Vision
Format: DVD
Christened ‘The Beast’ by Churchill, Tirpitz was Nazi Germany’s most powerful and dangerous battleship. Protected by an elite squadron of German fighters, it was seen as invincible.
After 34 attempts to sink it in its Norwegian lair had failed, the RAF sent in the 617 ‘Dambusters’ Squadron and 9 Squadron, and in a spectacular raid on 14 November 1944 they managed to slip through German defences and sink Tirpitz.
With eyewitness accounts from surviving RAF crew, one of the Luftwaffe fighter pilots and German sailors who were on Tirpitz that day, this documentary tells this extraordinary story from a uniquely intimate and personal perspective and offers new and intriguing evidence to explain the raid’s improbable success.
Available on Amazon
Thomas & Friends: The Royal Engine
Release Date: 4th May
Distributor: HiT Entertainment
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Format: DVD
The Queen has invited The Fat Controller to London to receive an award and Thomas is selected to take him there! But Thomas has never been to London before and, with no knowledge of how to get there, their journey is soon filled with confusion and delay.
During the journey, Thomas befriends a very important looking engine, who has broken down just outside of London. Despite being pressed for time, Thomas helps her to the station. But little does he know just how important she is!
Available on Amazon
North America With Simon Reeve
Release Date: 4th May
Distributor: Dazzler Media
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Format: DVD & Digital
Simon Reeve is one of the BBC’s most popular presenters and this series marks his biggest project yet. Meeting engaging and colourful characters along the way, Simon’s adventure uncovers a side to the Americas we rarely see, highlighting serious social and political issues alongside the epic landscapes and sheer fun of an endlessly fascinating part of the world.
Available on Amazon
Tomorrow
Release Date: 4th May
Distributor: Stronghold Europe Limited
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Format: DVD
Martha Pinson directs this drama in which a war veteran struggles to adapt to his new civilian life after a life-threatening injury leaves him unable to walk. However, ex-soldier Tesla (Sebastian Street) soon makes new friends and sets about trying to live his new life to the fullest, regardless of the challenges he faces.
The cast also includes Stuart Brennan, Sophie Kennedy Clark and Stephen Fry.
Available on Amazon
The Family Way
Release Date: 4th May
Distributor: Warner Home Video Ltd, Studio Canal, British Lion Films, British Lion Film Corp Ltd
Format: DVD
Based on Bill Naughton’s warm-hearted play, The Family Way, directed by Roy Boulting is a thought-provoking exploration of the emotional impact of the Sixties sexual revolution.
Featuring a soundtrack by Paul McCartney and starring Hayley Mills (Whistle Down the Wind) and Hywel Bennett (Loot) as two sensitive youngsters who fail to consummate their marriage, following the vulgar ribaldry of their typically working-class Lancashire wedding. The Family Way, considered controversial at the time, remains a warm, gentle comedy of manners, morals and manhood.
Available on Amazon
Salem’s Lot
Release Date: 4th May
Distributor: Warner Bros.
Format: Blu-Ray
Sinister events bring together a writer (David Soul) fascinated with an old hilltop house; a suave antiques dealer (James Mason) whose expertise goes beyond bric-a-brac; and the dealer’s mysterious, pale-skinned “partner” (Reggie Nalder) in Salem’s Lot – a blood-curdling shocker based on Stephen King’s novel and directed by Tobe Hooper (Poltergeist).
Available on Amazon
Taste The Blood of Dracula
Release Date: 4th May
Distributor: Warner Bros.
Format: Blu-Ray
It’s the boys night out, time for bawdy fun. Yet revelry alone can’t satisfy these community leaders out on a lark. There’s still an adventure they can be duped into trying, one that will transform a certain Count from smouldering dust into blood-lusting flesh.
Taste the Blood of Dracula, another film in Hammer Studios’ cycle of haemoglobin Victorian-era horror, is a showcase of why Hammer became the name in Gothic terror. The solid cast and rich production design raise goosebumps of real-life fear and otherworldly dread.
And Christopher Lee dons his red-lined cape again to become Evil Incarnate. He’s Count Dracula. a being neither dead nor alive…but his movies are livelier than ever!
Available on Amazon
Dracula A.D. 1972
Release Date: 4th May
Distributor: Warner Bros.
Format: Blu-Ray
London’s become a small town for a handful of jaded psychedelic-era hipsters. But Johnny Alucard has a groovy new way for his pals to get their kicks. A certain ritual will be the living end, he insists. And if you still wonder where Johnny’s coming from, try spelling his last name backwards.
Dracula is raised into the modern era in this Hammer Studios shocker that’s “quite well done” (John Stanley, Creature Features). Christopher Lee dons the cape for the sixth time and seeks out fresh victims. As archnemesis Van Helsing, fellow horror legend Peter Cushing clutches a vial of holy water and edges within throwing distance.
Their harrowing battle royale is not to be missed. In fact, it’s the living end.
Available on Amazon
The Haunting
Release Date: 4th May
Distributor: Warner Bros
Format: Blu-Ray
No one lives in the 90-year-old Hill House. Or so it seems. But come in. Even if you don’t believe in ghosts, there’s no denying the terror of The Haunting.
Robert Wise, whose started his directorial career with The Curse of the Cat People (1944), returned to psychological horror for this first screen adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House. Four people (Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson and Russ Tamblyn) come to the house to study its supernatural phenomena.
Or has the house drawn at least one of them to it? The answer will unnerve you.
Available on Amazon

UK HOME ENTERTAINMENT RELEASE SCHEDULE – APRIL 27TH 2020

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As the UK continues in lockdown, here’s a handy schedule of all UK home entertainment releases – including VOD, DVD and more – to keep your spirits up in these trying times.

Thanks to Strike Media for the schedule for the week commencing April 27th 2020.

#MoviesTogether

A Second Chance
Release Date: Out Now
Distributor: Blue Finch
Format: Digital

An inspiring story of an athlete fighting for a second chance at life. Starring Joe Manganiello and Sofia Vergara.

Available on iTunes

Birds Of Prey
Release Date: April 24
Distributor: Warner Bros
Trailer
Format: Digital

It’s open season on Harley Quinn when her explosive breakup with the Joker puts a big fat target on her back. Unprotected and on the run, Quinn faces the wrath of narcissistic crime boss Black Mask, his right-hand man, Victor Zsasz, and every other thug in the city. But things soon even out for Harley when she becomes unexpected allies with three deadly women — Huntress, Black Canary and Renee Montoya.

Available on iTunes

JoJo Rabbit
Release Date: April 27
Distributor: FOX
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Format: Digital

Jojo is a lonely German boy who discovers that his single mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their attic. Aided only by his imaginary friend — Adolf Hitler — Jojo must confront his blind nationalism as World War II continues to rage on.

Available on iTunes

Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy
Release Date: May 1
Distributor: Dogwoof
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Format: Digital

Master chef, teacher, writer, and activist Diana Kennedy has become one of the most celebrated culinary legends of Mexican cuisine but has also been fighting unapologetically for change in the environment to produce and sustain fresh food for future generations.

Available on iTunes

Astronaut
Release Date: April 27
Distributor: Parkland Entertainment
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Format: Digital

ASTRONAUT is the directorial debut of Shelagh McLeod, and features a charismatic central performance from Hollywood legend Richard Dreyfuss as a lonely widower who lies about his age when entering a competition to win a trip into space.

Available on iTunes

Olympic Dreams
Release Date: Out Now
Distributor: Blue Finch
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Format: Digital

In this heart-warming romantic comedy, an athlete and volunteer form an unexpected bond at the Olympic Games.

Available on iTunes

Homeless Ashes
Release Date: Out Now!
Distributor: Aptitude Films
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Format: Digital

Frankie runs away after a traumatic incident at home and ends up on the streets where he discovers drugs and violence are just a way of life. With the help of his friends such as Chico and his childhood friend Nicole he faces up to reality and makes the decision to change his life for the better.

Available on Amazon

Alien Parasite
Release Date: April 27
Distributor: Blue Finch
Format: DVD

When an alien parasite turns people into killing machines, a town must come together to fight back.

Available on iTunes

The Easy Bit
Release Date: April 29
Distributor: Snap Dance Films
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Format: Digital

The film, directed by Tom Webb and produced by Zara Ballantyne-Grove, received its world premiere at the Raindance Film Festival in September 2019 and follows six men speaking candidly on the various stages of fertility treatment.

From the initial diagnosis through to making the decision to try fertility treatment, going to the clinic, the hormone treatments, egg collection and sample giving, the implantation procedure, the two-week wait and finally taking the test.

Available on Vimeo

Mobile Suit Gundam the Origin V – VI Standard Edition
Release Date: April 27
Distributor: Anime Ltd / Trinity Creative Partnership
Format: Blu-Ray

Universal Century 0079. Humanity has turned even space itself into a battlefield, and the Principality of Zeon forces advance after wiping out half the world’s population by carrying out Operation British (the colony drop). In response, the Earth Federation Forces mobilize their overwhelming fighting strength to regain the advantage.

Available on Amazon

Calm With Horses
Release Date: April 27
Distributor: Altitude Films
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Format: Digital

Ex-boxer Douglas ‘Arm’ Armstrong is the faithful and violent right-hand-man to the drug-dealing Devers clan, ready to dole out beatings at the whim of his best friend, and the family’s unpredictable protégé, Dympna.

Arm’s struggle to find his place in the world has consequences on his relationship with his ex-girlfriend Ursula as she strives to find a better life for herself and their young son Jack.

Available on iTunes

Tsukamoto: Killing / Haze / Denchu – Kozo
Release Date: April 27
Distributor: Arrow Films / Third Window Films
Format: Blu-Ray

Collection of Japanese horrors from director Shin-ya Tsukamoto. The films are ‘Killing’ (2018), ‘Haze’ (2005) and ‘The Adventure of Denchu-Kozo’ (1987).

Available on Amazon

The Gentlemen
Release Date: April 27
Distributor: Entertainment in Video
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Format: Blu-Ray

Guy Ritchie directs this action comedy starring Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Hugh Grant and Colin Farrell.

When American businessman Mickey Pearson (McConaughey) decides to sell his booming marijuana business in London to fund his retirement, he sparks a deadly battle for control of his empire. His preferred buyer is Oklahoma billionaire Matthew Berger (Jeremy Strong) but East End gangsters, Chinese rival Dry Eye (Henry Golding) and scheming private investigator Fletcher (Grant) want their own cut of the deal.

Available on Amazon

Kwaidan – The Masters of Cinema Series
Release Date: April 27
Distributor: Eureka
Format: Blu-Ray

Four classic traditional ghost stories from director Masaki Kobayashi.

In these stories, mortals find themselves caught up with strange supernatural forces beyond their comprehension. The individual stories are: ‘Black Hair’, ‘The Snow Maiden’, ‘Hoichi the Earless’ and ‘In a Cup of Tea’.

Available on Amazon

Sátántangó
Release Date: April 27
Distributor: Artificial Eye Film
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Format: Blu-Ray

Béla Tarr directs this epic drama following life in a small post-communist Hungarian village where nothing ever happens and nobody wants to be there.

Adapted from the novel by László Krasznahorkai, the saga is presented through chapters looking at life from the viewpoint of each of the villagers, all of whom want to leave as soon as they receive a much-anticipated cash payment following the collapse of their plans for a collective farm

Available on Amazon

An English Haunting
Release Date: April 27
Distributor: High Fliers Video Distribution
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Format: DVD

In 1960s England, Blake Cunningham and his alcoholic mother are forced to move into the mysterious Clemonte Hall, a vast isolated manor house, to care for his dying Grandfather who resides in the attic room. Soon, ghostly goings-on fill the house with dread, as it becomes apparent Grandfather’s illness may have a supernatural cause that can only be cured by uncovering the terrifying secrets of the house and its dark history.

Available on Amazon

The Cabin Murders
Release Date: April 27
Distributor: 4 Digital Media
Trailer
Format: DVD

Two sisters fight for survival when masked intruders invade their vacation cabin.

Available on Amazon

Bacurau
Release Date: April 27
Distributor: MUBI
Format: Blu-Ray

Portuguese Western co-written and directed by Juliano Dornelles and Kleber Mendonça Filho.

Teresa (Bárbara Colen) returns home to Bacurau for her grandmother’s funeral and finds the sertão village decimated by a corrupt mayor and under attack from a band of wealthy American tourists. With no one coming to their aid, the villagers unite to fight back, boosted by the effects of a psychoactive drug.

Available on Amazon

Mickey One
Release Date: April 27
Distributor: Powerhouse Films UK, Columbia Picture Corp. Ltd
Format: Blu-Ray

Arthur Penn directs this 1960s crime drama starring Warren Beatty.

When an unremarkable stand-up comedian finds himself on the wrong side of the Mafia he flees Detroit for Chicago and takes on the identity of ‘Mickey One’ (Beatty), a name picked up from a stolen social security card. In Chicago, Mickey lies low, living a rough life in an attempt to avoid being hunted down by the Mob.
Despite these fears, Mickey eventually finds himself drawn to the stage once again, but knowing any level of publicity will likely lead the Mafia straight to him, just how long can he continue to evade capture?

Available on Amazon

The Strange One
Release Date: April 27
Distributor: Powerhouse Films UK,Columbia Picture Corp. Ltd
Format: Blu-Ray

1950s film noir starring Ben Gazzara.

Jocko De Paris (Gazzara) is a bullying cadet staff sergeant at a Southern military academy. When he decides to frame cadet George Avery Jr (Geoffrey Horne), son of Major George Avery Sr (Larry Gates), Jocko’s past misdeeds begin to come back to haunt him as his fellow students unite against him.

Available on Amazon

Happy Birthday to Me
Release Date: April 27
Distributor: RCA/Columbia Pictures Video Ltd, Columbia/Tri-Star Home Video, Columbia-Emi-Warner Dists Ltd
Format: Blu-Ray / DVD

1980’s Canadian slasher horror starring Melissa Sue Anderson as Virginia, a pretty, young student at the exclusive Crawford Academy, whose disturbing past holds the key to a set of grisly murders that take place just before her 18th birthday. The denouement takes place at a macabre birthday party where the guests all have one thing in common – they are all corpses.

Available on Amazon

Ip Man 4
Release Date: April 27
Distributor: Universal Pictures HE
Format: DVD / Blu-Ray

Donnie Yen reprises his role as the legendary Wing Chun master in the grand finale of the revolutionary martial arts series.

Following the death of his wife, Ip Man travels to San Francisco to ease tensions between the local kung fu masters and his star student, Bruce Lee, while searching for a better future for his son. From the action visionary behind Kill Bill and The Matrix, witness the heroic sendoff to the saga that inspired a new wave of martial arts movie fans.

Available on Amazon

VE Day – Forever in their Debt
Release Date: April 27
Distributor: Trinity Creative Partnership
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Format: DVD & Digital

“V-E Day – Forever in their Debt” tells the stories of those who experienced the end of the war in all its many forms. It features a wide range of interviews from children who remember the street parties, to the servicemen who remember not having to buy a single drink that day.

Available on Amazon

The Prince of Tides – The Criterion Collection
Release Date: April 27
Distributor: Sony Pictures Home Ent.
Format: Blu-Ray

Tom Wingo (Nick Nolte) is unable to stop his marriage from disintegrating and cannot come to terms with his brother’s recent death. After his sister Savannah (Melinda Dillon) attempts suicide, Tom flies to New York and agrees to work with her psychiatrist (Barbra Streisand) to unlock family secrets from his childhood.

Available on Amazon

The Card
Release Date: April 27
Distributor: Spirit Entertainment
Format: Blu-Ray / DVD

A young man who hasn’t a bean in the world, turns fate around to find fame, fortune, love and success in this light dramatisation of the Arnold Bennett novel starring Alec Guiness.

Available on Amazon

Rudyard Kipling: A Secret Life
Release Date: April 27
Distributor: 4 Digital Media
Format: DVD

Documentary exploring the private life of English writer Rudyard Kipling. The documentary pays particular attention to the loss of his two children and how this grief manifested itself through Kipling’s writing.

Available on Amazon

Inmate Zero
Release Date: April 27
Distributor: Vertical Entertainment
Format: DVD

The most extreme medical trials are conducted on the inmates of St. Leonard’s, a re-purposed prison for some of the world’s most violent criminals. But when one experiment goes wrong, the entire facility becomes a terrifying, disease-ridden maze for the desperate survivors.

Available on Amazon

Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge
Release Date: April 27
Distributor: Warner Bros. Home Ent.
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Format: Blu-Ray / DVD / Digital

Once a generation, a tournament is held to between the champions of Outworld and Earthrealm. This tournament will determine the fate of Earth and all its citizens. Lord Raiden, protector of Earthrealm, must gather the greatest fighters of his realm to defend it from the evil Shang Tsung in the battle to end all battles – Mortal Kombat!

Available on Amazon

Talking About Trees
Release Date: April 27
Distributor: Drakes Avenue / Wildstar Sales
Format: DVD

Documentary following four elderly Sudanese film-makers as they attempt to restore an old outdoor cinema in Khartoum. United by their love of cinema and a desire to highlight Sudanese film history, the four members of the Sudanese Film Club, founded in 1989, must navigate politics, bureaucracy and their lack of financial resources as they bid to reopen the cinema.

Available on Amazon

UK HOME ENTERTAINMENT RELEASE SCHEDULE – APRIL 20TH 2020

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As the UK faces an unprecedented lockdown in the wake of the evolving pandemic, here’s a handy schedule of all UK home entertainment releases – including VOD, DVD and more – to keep your spirits up in these trying times.

Thanks to Strike Media for the schedule for the week commencing April 20th 2020.

Spies In Disguise
Release Date: April 20
Distributor: 20th Century
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Format: Digital

Super spy Lance Sterling (Will Smith) and scientist Walter Beckett (Tom Holland) are almost exact opposites. Lance is smooth, suave and debonair. Walter is… not. But what Walter lacks in social skills he makes up for in smarts and invention, creating the awesome gadgets Lance uses on his epic missions.

But when events take an unexpected turn, Walter and Lance suddenly have to rely on each other in a whole new way. And if this odd couple can’t learn to work as a team, the whole world is in peril. SPIES IN DISGUISE is an animated comedy set in the high-octane globe-trotting world of international espionage.

Available on iTunes

Black Christmas
Release Date: April 20
Distributor: Universal Pictures
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Format: DVD

From the producer of Get Out and Halloween, comes a timely take on a cult horror classic as a campus killer comes to face a formidable group of friends in sisterhood.

Hawthorne College is quieting down for the holidays. But as Riley Stone and her Mu Kappa Epsilon sisters prepare to deck the halls with a series of seasonal parties, a black-masked stalker begins killing sorority women one by one. As the body count rises, the sisters start to question whether they can trust any man. Whoever the killer is, he’s about to discover that this generation’s young women aren’t about to be anybody’s victims.

Available on Amazon

The Road to Gehenna
Release Date: Out Now
Format: Short film on Vimeo

Out of sight is not always out of mind.

In hiding for crimes they believe no one will ever discover, three fugitives receive a visit from the very last person they want to see.

A dark and twisted tale of justice and redemption, ‘The Road to Gehenna’ is a razor-sharp battle of wills where the dividing line between and good and evil is never quite certain.

Available on Vimeo

Villain
Release Date: April 20
Distributor: Vertigo Releasing
Format: DVD
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After being released from prison after 10 years, Eddie Franks attempts to help his family by reconnecting with his daughter and clearing his brother’s debt. Despite his best efforts, he finds himself drawn back into a life of crime, with devastating consequences.

Available on Amazon

Cinema of Conflict – Four Films By Krzystof Kieslowski
Release Date: April 20
Distributor: Arrow Films
Format: Blu-Ray

In 1976’s The Scar, a well-intentioned Party loyalist is charged with overseeing the construction of a new chemical plant in the face of fierce resistance and is forced to confront the conflict between his good intentions and local opposition.

In 1979’s Camera Buff, a family man and amateur filmmaker experiences a dramatic change in fortunes when his newfound hobby opens up new horizons but also results in deep marital and philosophical conflicts.
Blind Chance, completed in 1981 and denied a release in its native Poland until 1987, presents three possible outcomes to a single, seemingly banal event – a young medical student running to catch a train – and, in the process, explores the relationship between chance and choice.
Finally, in 1984’s No End, a recently bereaved translator juggles the conflicting demands of her work, caring for her son and her continued visions of her late husband, all against the backdrop of a Poland under the grip of martial law.

Available on Amazon

Moffie
Release Date: April 24
Distributor: Curzon Home Cinema
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Format: Digital

To be a moffie is to be weak, effeminate, illegal.

The year is 1981 and South Africa’s white minority government is embroiled in a conflict on the southern Angolan border. Like all white boys over the age of 16, Nicholas Van der Swart must complete two years of compulsory military service to defend the Apartheid regime. The threat of communism and “die swart gevaar” (the so-called black danger) is at an all-time high.
But that’s not the only danger Nicholas faces. He must survive the brutality of the army – something that becomes even more difficult when a connection is sparked between him and a fellow recruit.

Available on Curzon Home Cinema

WOMEN MAKE FILM: A NEW ROAD MOVIE THROUGH CINEMA
Release Date: April 18
Distributor: BFI
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Format: DVD / BFI Player

Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema follows in the footsteps of Mark Cousins’ earlier opus, The Story of Film: An Odyssey (2011).

An epic 14-hour long documentary, five years in the making, it is a guided tour of the art and craft of film-making covered in 40 themed chapters, illustrated with almost 1,000 film extracts from 183 women filmmakers from around the world. Some are well-established but others little-known, under-appreciated or even forgotten.

Available on Amazon

Éric Rohmer: Comedies and Proverbs
Release Date: April 20
Distributor: Arrow Films
Format: Blu-Ray

The Comedies and Proverbs series brings together six of the Éric Rohmer’s best; the first entry in the series, The Aviator’s Wife, sees François become obsessed with the idea that his Girlfriend is being unfaithful.

A Good Marriage follows Sabine in her pursuit of matrimony with Edmond, who it seems is the only person that doesn’t know the two are set to marry.

In Pauline at the Beach the titular Pauline and her cousin Marion discover lovers new and old during a summer vacation.

Full Moon in Paris centres on Louise who although in a relationship with Remi seeks the freedom of single life.

The Green Ray sees Delphine let down by her holiday companion, travelling alone she witnesses a remarkable natural phenomenon.

The sixth and final tale in the series, My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend, tells the story of new-to-town Blanche and her colleague Léa whose relationships become entangled.

Available on Amazon

Sea Fever
Release Date: April 24
Distributor: Signature Entertainment
Format: Blu-Ray & Digital

For marine biology student Siobhan (Hermione Corfield), it was supposed to be a research excursion with a trawler crew fishing the West Irish seas. But when they hit an unseen object and become marooned, a mysterious parasite infects their water supply. Soon the oozing force infiltrates the entire vessel and turns Siobhan’s journey into a claustrophobic fight for survival. Can they stop the mysterious water borne parasite from spreading before it’s too late?

Sea Fever also stars Dougray Scott (Hitman) and Jack Hickey (Game of Thrones). Written and directed by BAFTA© winning Irish filmmaker Neasa Hardiman (behind BBC triumph Happy Valley and Netflix hit Jessica Jones).

Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
Release Date: April 20
Distributor: Walt Disney Home Entertainment
Format: DVD / Blu-Ray

All nine films in the ‘Skywalker Saga’ of the epic sci-fi film series.

Available on Amazon

Heart of Dragon
Release Date: April 20
Distributor: Sino Cine Co Ltd
Format: Blu-Ray

The Comedies and Proverbs series brings together six of the 1980s action comedy starring Jackie Chan and Sammo Hung.

Cop Tat Fung (Chan) is forced to give up his dream of sailing around the world to look after his disabled brother, Do-do (Hung). When Do-do becomes involved in a gangland battle for some stolen jewels, he is kidnapped and held to ransom. His captors force Tat into a corner when they instruct him to hand over a police informant in return for his brother’s life.

Available on Amazon

Hollow Man
Release Date: April 20
Distributor: Columbia/Tri-Star Home Video,Sony Pictures Home Entertainment,Front Row TV Ltd,Columbia Pictures
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Format: Blu-Ray

Kevin Bacon stars in this sci-fi horror directed by Paul Verhoeven.

Having created a serum which turns animals invisible, top scientist Sebastian Caine (Bacon) decides to take matters one stage further and test the serum on himself. Once invisible, Caine is unable to keep his research on a purely scientific footing, and breaks out of the laboratory looking for fresh ways to abuse his new power.

Available on Amazon

Rio Grande – The Masters of Cinema Series
Release Date: April 20
Distributor: Eureka
Format: Blu-Ray
Available on Amazon
Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain
Release Date: April 20
Distributor: Eureka
Format: Blu-Ray

Legendary Hong Kong fantasy horror director Tsui Hark brings you another classic story of a demon plagued universe full of evil sorcerers and magic warriors, all battling with the Blood Monster.

Available on Amazon

A Soldier’s Courage
Release Date: April 20
Distributor: High Fliers Video Distribution
Format: DVD

When war veteran Stevan sets out to discover what happened to his fellow soldiers during the carnage of World War 1, he discovers a tale of courage, sacrifice and comradery that will show him the lengths his fellow soldiers went to during one of the darkest times in human history. A Soldier s Courage is an epic true story about overcoming insurmountable odds and surviving the horrors of war.

Available on Amazon

Crossbreed
Release Date: April 20
Distributor: High Fliers Video Distribution
Format: DVD

Set in the near future, a group of military veterans are hired to track down and retrieve a living alien weapon from a top secret reseach facility orbiting way above earth. With time running out they must risk their lives in the darkness of space until they come face to face with the ultimate opponent – the alien itself. Crossbreed is an action packed sci fi adventure that delivers alien monsters and space battles in a white knuckle space adventure.

Available on Amazon

They Live By Night 
Release Date: April 20
Distributor: Sony Pictures Home Ent.
Format: Blu-Ray

Legendary director Nicholas Ray began his career with this lyrical film noir, the first in a series of existential genre films overflowing with sympathy for America’s outcasts and underdogs.

When the wide-eyed fugitive Bowie (Farley Granger), having broken out of prison with some bank robbers, meets the innocent Keechie (Cathy O’Donnell), each recognizes something in the other that no one else ever has. The young lovers envision a new, decent life together, but as they flee the cops and contend with Bowie’s fellow outlaws, who aren’t about to let him go straight, they realize there’s nowhere left to run.

Ray brought an outsider’s sensibility honed in the theatre to this debut, using revolutionary camera techniques and naturalistic performances to craft a profoundly romantic crime drama that paved the way for decades of lovers-on-the-run thrillers to come.

Available on Amazon

Hard Target
Release Date: April 20
Distributor: Spirit Entertainment
Format: Blu-Ray / DVD

Cajun sailor Chance Boudreaux (Jean-Claude Van Damme) reluctantly comes to the aid of a female lawyer (Yancy Butler) who is searching for her missing father, a Vietnam veteran. In the course of their search the pair encounter a group of wealthy businessmen, who amuse themselves in the Louisiana swamps by hunting down the homeless.

Available on Amazon

The Intruder
Release Date: April 20
Distributor: Spirit Entertainment
Format: Blu-Ray

Guy Hamilton directs this classic British drama.

Former army officer Wolf Merton (Jack Hawkins) has lost touch with the men he commanded during the war. Now working as a stockbroker in London, Wolf returns home one night to find an intruder inside his house. Wolf quickly recognises the man as being Ginger Edwards (Michael Medwin), a man who was once part of his platoon. Can Wolf help Ginger return to a more honourable way of living?

Available on Amazon

This Island Earth
Release Date: April 20
Distributor: Spirit Entertainment
Format: Blu-Ray

Classic B-movie sci-fi shocker.

Eminent scientists and intellectuals are being kidnapped and taken to a mysterious research station. Once there they realize that their captors are not in fact humans but visiting aliens, who desperately need the Earthmen’s help.

Available on Amazon

Visual Acoustics
Release Date: April 20
Distributor: Spirit Entertainment
Trailer
Format: Blu-Ray

Dustin Hoffman narrates this documentary which centres on the life and career of American architectural photographer, Julius Shulman, who was made famous for his photograph of the Stahl House in Los Angeles, California in 1960.

Available on Amazon

Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz
Release Date: April 20
Distributor: Trinity Creative Partnership
Format: Blu-Ray

Japanese anime feature set in the distant future when humans live in rival colonies in outer space.

Following a bitter civil war peace now prevails between the rival colonies. As a result, the Gundam pilots send their suits to be destroyed. However, when peace advocate Relena Peacecraft is abducted hostilities increase and the pilots realise that in order to restore peace they must fight one final battle.

Available on Amazon

The Battle of the Sexes
Release Date: April 20
Distributor: Trinity Creative Partnership
Format: Blu-ray / with DVD – Double Play

Classic comedy starring Peter Sellers.

When American businesswoman Angela Barrows (Constance Cummings) is sent by her company to Edinburgh to look into potential export markets, she meets Robert MacPherson (Robert Morley), a company manager who has just inherited his father’s textile business and wants her advice on updating it to modern standards.

Before long Angela is introducing all sorts of new-fangled ideas and the employees, scandalised that they have to work under a female boss, turn to Mr Martin (Sellers), who promises to lead the fight against the interloper.

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The Man With the X-ray Eyes
Release Date: April 20
Distributor: Trinity Creative Partnership
Format: Blu-ray

Roger Corman directs this B-movie horror starring Ray Milland as a doctor who tests experimental eye-drops on himself and gains X-ray vision.

Though Dr James Xavier (Milland) is initially able to use his gift for positive means, such as accurately diagnosing a child’s illness, the more advanced his eyesight becomes the more it begins to affect him in a negative manner. Soon Xavier is on the run, suspected of a terrible crime, and seeing far more of the true workings of the universe than he’d like to…

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