UK Winter Release Schedule 2021

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Here’s the schedule for what’s going on this Winter in the UK including theatrical releases, VOD, DVD, Blu Ray and more.

Thanks to Strike Media for the schedule.

FRIGHT…
Shepherd 
Starring: Tom Hughes, Kate Dickie, Gaia Weiss & Greta Scacchi 
Eric Black is lost after the mysterious death of his adulterous wife. Running from his past to a new job as a Shepherd, he becomes trapped alone on a majestic, weather-beaten island with an ominous secret. One mans spiralling madness meets a vengeful supernatural force. What starts as the perfect wind-swept escape becomes a race to save his sanity and his life. 
Shepherd will be in UK Cinemas from 12th November 

Puppet Killer 
Starring: Aleks Paunovic, Lee Majdoub, Lisa Durupt  
While celebrating Christmas break at an isolated cabin in the woods, Jamie and his high school friends are stalked by a sadistic killer obsessed with horror movie icons.
Puppet Killer will be coming to Digital Download 29th November 

Father of Flies  
Starring: Camilla Rutherford, Sandra Andreis, Davi Santos, Page Ruth and Nicholas Tucci 
Co-written by Edwards’ writing partner Nadia Doherty, the film is based on a story Edwards had written as a child, a haunting tale of family life. A vulnerable young boy finds his mother pushed out of the family home by a strange new woman, and he must confront the terrifying supernatural forces that seem to move in with her. 
Father of Flies screened at Grimmfest and will have it’s UK Physical Premiere at Raindance Film Festival (6th Nov) with a general UK release in 2022 

Slumber Party Massacre  
Starring Hannah Gonera, Frances Sholto-Douglas, Mila Rayne 
Slumber Party Massacre is a reimagining of Roger Corman’s 1982 cult-classic, which was the first instalment in the SPM trilogy. The film is directed by Danishka Esterhazy (“The Banana Splits Movie”) and premiered at Fantastic Fest in September 2021. 
Slumber Party Massacre will be coming to Digital Download on Monday 13th December  

THRILL…
Disappearance at Lake Elrod  
Starring: Robyn Lively, Shanola Hampton, Bethany Anne Lind and Michael Trucco  
A year after her daughter’s disappearance, another girl from Elrod, Georgia, goes missing. Convinced there is a connection, Charlie (Robyn Lively) won’t stop searching until she discovers the truth. Recently released in North America under the original title ‘Through The Glass Darkly”. 
Disappearance at Lake Elrod will be available on DVD in the UK & EIRE from Nov 1st. Pre-order now on Amazon and AppleTV  

#LIKE 
Starring:Marc Menchaca, Sarah Rich & Jeff Wincott 
On the first anniversary of her younger sister’s death Woodstock teen, Rosie (Sarah Rich – Orange is the New Black, Law & Order), discovers the mysterious man (Marc Menchaca – Ozark, The Sinner, The Outsider) who sexploited and bullied her sister to commit suicide back on-line trolling for new victims. After the authorities refuse to get involved she finds a darker side she never knew she had, as she takes justice into her own hands. 
#Like will be available to Rent and Buy from 1st November 

HABIT 
Starring: Bella Thorne 
When a drug deal goes wrong, street smart party girl Mads (Bella Thorne) and her best friends find a possible way out by masquerading as nuns. 
HABIT will be coming to Digital Download on 22nd November 

Blonde. Purple 
Starring: Julian Moore-Cook, Joe Gallina & Jess Radomska 
An out-of-his depth inexperienced criminal is stuck in a bank, after a heist went wrong. How will he get out? 
Blonde. Purple will be coming to Digital Download on November 30th 

Pitbull – Exodus 
Starring: Jan Blachowicz, Przemysław Bluszcz & Dawid Czuprynski 
Patryk Vega returns with his latest film Pitbull – EXODUS is getting back on track with his favourite type of movies, a crime thriller. The story is told at the turn of several decades, showing the fight between the police and criminal groups from the Eastern Europe. Follow one criminals life during his childhood and adolescence to show us how he became a involved in the criminal underworld. The villains path soon crosses with a policeman who sacrifices a large part of his life just to catch him. With twists, turns, shocks and spectacular scenes Vega is back giving everyone what they want.
Pitbull – Exodus will be in UK & EIRE Cinemas from 19th November  
DRAMA…
A Bird Flew In 
Starring: Morgana Robinson, Jeff Fahey, Derek Jacobi, Sadie Frost & Camilla Rutherford
When Lockdown is imposed, the cast and crew of a film are taken from the set and sent home – alone. Actors without an audience. Directors without a script. Couples who fall apart. While others come together. A feature film composed of six interlinked narratives, ‘Alone’ explores what happens when we are freed from external distractions and forced to find the meaning in our lives and loves.
A Bird Flew In will have its UK Premiere at Raindance Film Festival on 5th November 
SMILE…
 Sideshow  
Starring: Les Dennis, Anthony Head & April Pearson
When two inept criminals break into the home of a washed-up psychic in search of hidden loot, they get a lot more than they bargained for. 
Sideshow will be in UK Cinemas from 19th November 

Christmas Thieves  
Starring: Michael Madsen, Tom Arnold & Lorenzo McGovern Zaini
After a robbery goes wrong, Frank and Vince break into a home when two kids mistake them for their babysitters. Hoping to make them fall asleep so they can make their getaway, Frank reads stories from a magic book that he stole during the robbery, taking them to the enchanted world of ARCTIC FRIENDS. The two thieves have to endure the kid’s hijinks as they make various absurd attempts to escape. 
Christmas Thieves will be available on Digital Download on 29th November 

 CBeebies Christmas Show – The Night Before Christmas 
Starring: All your CBeebies favourites!
Follow the adventures of Holly and her brother Jack on Christmas Eve, as they send their wishes to Father Christmas. But then they have to deal with the mischievous Wish Taker who steals those wishes, leading Holly to travel far and wide in search of them. Will she succeed and ensure Father Christmas has all the wishes in time for Christmas Day? Tune in to find out…
Cbeebies Christmas Show will be coming to cinemas this December 4th and 5th! 

LEARN…
 Eleven 
Filmed over a 5-year period, ELEVEN follows the stories of a diverse and dynamic group of kids (from the World Cup ‘14 in Brazil to the World Cup ‘18 in Russia) ending up in Switzerland at the Stade de Genève on 21st of April 2018, in front of 22.000 people (as part of the UEFA and United Nations event “Match for Solidarity” featuring football legends like Figo and Ronaldinho).
Eleven will be released in early 2022 

 Freakscene – The Story of Dinosaur Jr 
 Starring : J. Mascis, Lou Barlow and Murph 
Homage of one of the most influential bands on the American East Coast, which inspired the rock scene – an emotional, tragically funny and sometimes noisy roller-coaster ride by a dysfunctional family – Dinosaur Jr
Freakscene – The Story of Dinosaur Jr will be available to rent and buy on 22nd November  
EVENTS…
 Lucca Comics & Games 2021 
This year Italy is honouring Dante Alighieri, the poet and philosopher, by celebrating the 700th anniversary of his death and Dante’s Divine Comedy sets the tone for the returning festival – a community event that not only produced culture but creates a place where people can share experiences by occupying and interacting with and within a unique and monumental city. Light is the synthesis of this new Lucca Comics & Games, which signals a passage from dark to light, and paves a road to a new kind of normal. Visitors will go back to meeting creators of universes that have been an integral part of the festival – comics, games, storytelling, modern mythologies and big and small industries represented in these worlds. 
Lucca Comics & Games will be happening in person, marking its 55th year, from 28th October to 1st November in Italy  

 The Jinkx and DeLa Holiday Show, LIVE! 
Created by and starring drag superstars BenDeLaCreme & Jinkx Monsoon, “The Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Special” is the story of two queens who set out to create a classic Christmas TV variety show, but just can’t agree on how.

With the help of a chorus of dancers and DeLa’s deceased grandmother—whose spirit lives on in a glass of eggnog—DeLa tries her hardest to uphold the cheery Christmas traditions of her childhood. Meanwhile, Jinkx is much more interested in bawdy jokes, cute boys, and boozy libations. As they sing and dance their way through numbers about everything from St. Nick to the Christ child, the tension between them mounts, culminating in an all-out battle for control of the show. After some hilarious insight into the ghosts of their very different Christmas pasts, and with the help of a mysterious naked man with a surprising holiday secret, the two realize that tradition can be whatever we make of it, and family is whomever we choose.

This high camp, side-splitting romp is equal parts sacrilegious and sweet, with a sharp tongue and a heart of gold. “The Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Special” is sure to be a new holiday tradition for all the lost toys who know that the best traditions are the ones we create ourselves.
 

Book your tickets at jinkxanddela.com and is on Digital Download now 

 Reel Cinemas presents: Movie Madness 
In celebration of the independent chain’s 20th birthday, Reel are excited to be extending their Movie Madness offer until 10th December. This will allow movie lovers to get tickets for their favourite upcoming blockbusters from as little as £2.50! Across the chain, Reel Cinemas offer state of the art screens, sound, leather seats and sofas, and are offering cinema-goers tickets from just £2.50 before 1 pm and £3.50 after, every day of the week – valid until 10th December, 2021. Reel Cinemas can be found in Blackburn, Borehamwood, Bridgnorth, Burnley, Chippenham, Chorley, Fareham, Hull, Ilkeston, Morecambe, Port Talbot, Quinton, Rochdale, Wakefield and Widnes with more cinemas opening in the next two years.  

Book your tickets at: www.reelcinemas.co.uk

UK VOD Release: Tokyo Dragon Chef

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Terracotta Distribution are delighted to announce the release of their insane Japanese action comedy, Tokyo Dragon Chef. Behind the camera is renowned director, Yoshihiro Nishimura, responsible for cult hits such as ‘Tokyo Gore Police’ and ‘Meatball Machine: Kodoku’ and the special FX director of Shin Godzilla.

Retired Yakuzas open a ramen restaurant and become an overnight sensation, thanks to their recipe developed in prison. But a mysterious upstart gang is taking down every Yakuza family one by one, drawing the chefs back into the gangland underworld once more!

Terracotta Distribution owner Joey Leung was thrilled that the film will be reaching UK audiences.

Everyone needs their spirits lifted at the moment and this blend of Yakuza rivalry, culinary success story and colourful musical are the much needed ingredients for a crazy, uplifting recipe that only the Japanese directors like Yoshihiro Nishimura can serve up. This is great find from us, it’s the film equivalent of crate digging for records and finding that gem you know people will just love, with a mix of older famous actors, young youtubers and pop idols.

Tokyo Dragon Chef is a hilarious and bonkers infusion of Blues Brothers and Tampopo – martial arts, music and of course, ramen!

Tokyo Dragon Chef will be on DVD & Digital Download from 25th January

UK Christmas Release Schedule 2020

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Starring:
Sylvester McCoy (Dr Who),  Natalie Clark (The Last Bus), Kenny Boyle, Sanjeev Kohli, (Still Game) & Clare Grogan (Gregory’s Girl)
Lost At Christmas is set in the remote Scottish town of Fort William, on Christmas Eve, when life is turned upside down for Jen (Natalie Clark) and Rob (Kenny Boyle). Suddenly finding themselves heartbroken, single and stranded, they team up to try and reach home 100 miles away to be with their families. “Borrowing” Jen’s now ex-boyfriend’s classic car, the pair hit the road, but it’s not long before the weather turns for the worse forcing them to continue their journey on foot.

Bickering and bonding across the snowy Moors of Glencoe, they eventually arrive at a remote inn where they meet other guests dead set on avoiding the traditional Christmas joy. However, as Christmas Day draws closer, will happiness emerge and draw Jen and Rob together?

Lost at Christmas will bring you in from the cold, lighten your heart and provide the ultimate feel-good Christmas cinema experience.
Lost At Christmas will be in UK Cinemas from 4th December and on Digital Download from 7th December
Starring: Simon Russell Beale, Martin Freeman, Carey Mulligan, Daniel Kaluuya and Andy Serkis (voice cast) and  Michael Nunn, Jakub Franasowicz, Russell Maliphant, Karl Fagerlund Brekke, Mikey Boats, Grace Jabbari and Dana Fouras (dancing cast)
A Christmas Carol follows a Victorian family as they prepare a toy-theatre for their annual performance of A Christmas Carol. The audience enters the imagination of one of the children and quickly the cardboard stage transforms to reveal a magical world containing real dancers and stylised sets.  The tale unfolds on screen in a rich tapestry of highly absorbing, haunting and theatrical drama with characters portrayed by dancers and voiced by an eclectic cast of incredible actors. The mix of danced action and spoken narration brings a completely new and exciting dimension to Dickens’ characters whilst remaining true to the beauty of his original narrative.
 
With pantomime season all but cancelled, the dual approach to release is to support both cinema and theatre industries during a time of financial hardship generated by the Coronavirus pandemic. The announcement of a second lockdown has not changed directors David and Jacqui Morris’s approach towards such an inherently theatrical film, best enjoyed on the big screen. Both directors see the release and supporting local cinemas and theatres as an inherent part of A Christmas Carol’s 2020 release.

A Christmas Carol will be showing in mainland UK cinemas and theatres nationwide from 4th December and Ireland from 11th December. Visit the website for listings: https://www.achristmascarol2020.film/?country=united-kingdom
Starring:
Justin Long (Dodgeball), Kate Berlant & Lynn Cohen
“Safe Spaces” is a comedy about a New York City professor (Justin Long) who spends a week re-connecting with his family while defending his reputation over controversial behaviour at his college.
 Safe Spaces will be available on Digital Download from 7th December
Starring:
Andy Nyman (Ghost Stories), James Cosmo (GoT), Neve Campbell (Scream)
The Glass Man tells the story of Martin (Nyman) whose perfect life, with the perfect wife (Campbell) and the perfect house is shattered when a loan shark, Pecco (Cosmo), calls at their home in the dead of night to collect what he’s owed.  Pecco offers an ultimatum – lose everything or be his accomplice for the evening.  As they hurtle towards the terrible deed that Martin must perform, it starts to become clear that Pecco’s intentions are even darker than they appear.
 The Glass Man will be available on Sky Store, Apple TViTunes, Google Play, YouTube and Amazon from 7th December
Starring: 
Bradley Taylor, Cary Crankson, Nathaniel Martello-White, Joel Fry & Frank Harper
Recently released from prison, Mark (Bradley Taylor) attempts to reconnect with his daughter and hopes to give her a Christmas to remember. Struggling to find work, he meets Alan (Cary Crankson), his former cell-mate, who encourages him to return to a life of crime. A decision made easier when Caddy (Frank Harper), a ruthless crime boss, blackmails him into doing one last job.
 Silent Night will be in UK Cinemas from 11th December, on Digital Download from 14th December and DVD from 28th December
The anthology of horrors directed by:
Joshua Long, Pablo S. Pastor, Jason Bognacki, Adam O’Brien, A.J. Briones, Sergio Morcillo, Matt Richards & Oliver Par.
On a stormy night Rod leads a radio show dedicated to horror. Listeners call the radio telling their own paranormal stories. Until suddenly the announcer begins to receive strange calls from a child who desperately asks for help. At first Rod thinks that it is a bad joke until he discovers that this is not the case. Not only that, but these calls hide a dark secret in which the announcer himself will be involved…
 A Night of Horror: Nightmare Radio will be available on Amazon and Google from 21st December and iTunes from 30th December
MEATBALL MACHINE
Starring:
Issei Takahashi (Detroit Metal City / Kill Bill Vol.1) Shôichirô Masumoto (Azumi 2 / Godzilla: Final Wars / Battlefield Baseball / Azumi / Versus) Toru Tezuka (Ichi the Killer / Dead or Alive 2) Ayano Yamamoto (Tokyo Gore Police)
Full-throttle splatter-ific Japanese cyberpunk science fiction/horror at its most aggressive, this mind-blower about alien parasites that turn their human hosts into slave “Necroborgs” will leave you dizzy and drained – in a good way.

Meatball Machine will be on Blu-ray (Collectors Edition) from 15th January
Directed by:
Dir. Gints Zilbalodis
AWAY is about a boy travelling across an island on a motorcycle, trying to escape a dark spirit and get back home. Along the way he makes a series of connections with different animals and reflects on the possible ways he ended up on the island. Part dream, part reality, AWAY explores our common, universal need to find a connection.
 
The multiple award-winning film took the prestigious Contrechamp Award at Annecy International Animation Film Festival 2019. Director and animator Gints Zilbalodis worked on the film for three and a half years, writing the fascinating story, creating the beautifully animated landscapes and characters, and composing and recording the enchanting music to this stunning dialogue-free film.
 Away will be available on Digital Download from 18th January
Starring: 
Conor Berry, Sean Connor, Grant Robert Keelan, Tara Lee
Davie (Conor Berry) is a dreamer from the council schemes, constantly hustling for his next buck, then losing it on the horses. After a football injury, Davie falls for trainee nurse Shona (Tara Lee) and tries to impress her by running a disco. Along with friends John and Scot, the trio start promoting bands – culminating in a hugely ambitious Iron Maiden gig at the Caird Hall, Dundee. With ambition so grand they go deep in debt with Fergie, a gangster of legendary violence, Davie needs to use every trick to pull off the biggest scheme of his life.
 
SCHEMERS was written by music manager David McLean as a way to share the remarkable stories behind his early years in the music business as a fledgling promoter. From organising some of the most ambitious gigs Dundee has ever seen, David moved to London to promote some of the worlds biggest bands, where he worked with NirvanaSmashing PumpkinsPearl Jam & Green Day. Following on from this Davidwent on to manage one of the most internationally successful bands of the last 20 years, Placebo.
 Schemers will be available on DVD and Digital Download from 25th January
TOKYO DRAGON CHEF
Retired Yakuzas open a ramen restaurant and become an overnight sensation, thanks to their recipe developed in prison. But a mysterious upstart gang is taking down every Yakuza family one by one, drawing the chefs back to the gangland underworld once more!
 Tokyo Dragon Chef will be on DVD & Digital Download from 25th January
Starring:
Gabe Nicholson, Michael Daniel, Rachel Johnson & June Peterson
Secluded in a desolate forest, a broken family is observed by Sator, a supernatural entity who is attempting to claim them.
 Sator will available on Digital Download from 15th February and DVD 22nd February
Starring:
Sydne Mikelle (lead), Chad Michael Murray (One Tree Hill, Freaky Friday, A Cinderella Story), Marina Sirtis (Star Trek: Picard 2020, Star Trek Generations, Family Guy), Jade Chynoweth (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice)
Five teens are invited to the home of an eccentric billionaire to compete in a game to win his mansion. The night takes a dark turn when they become trapped in the house and are forced to face off against each other and an evil AI entity who controls everything in the house including their fate.
Max Winslow and the House of Secrets will be available on Digital Download from 15th February
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Starring:
Matthew Modine, Shane Paul McGhie, Lex Scott Davis
Michael is a high-powered lawyer and Jamal is an angry young man who has been imprisoned after years of abuse in the foster care system. Together they have to overcome their differences to find justice and expose the foster care system.
 Released 1st March 2021
Starring:
Simon Phillips, Michael Swatton, Julie Mainville
A family of sadistic butchers has dug into the back country and, from the deep freeze of winter to the dog days of summer, anyone who crosses their path is dead meat.

Butchers will be available on DVD & Digital Download from 8th March
C A G E F I G H T E R
Starring:
Alex Montagnani, Gina Gershon, Jonathan Good, Chuck Liddell
Reiss is the greatest champion to ever fight in a LEGENDS cage. But when promoter Max Black pits him against wrestling superstar Randy Stone, Reiss finds himself in the toughest fight of his life.

 Cagefighter will be available on Digital Download from 15th March

UK VOD Release: Rent-A-Pal

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Lightbulb Film Distribution are delighted to share the official poster and trailer for upcoming retro horror,  Rent-A-Pal.

Following its launch at Grimmfest (where it won the “Best Screenplay” award) and Sitges last week, Rent-A-Pal arrives across all digital download platforms from November 16 and on DVD from January 11.
 
Set in 1990, a lonely bachelor named David (Brian Landis Folkins) searches for an escape from the day-to-day drudgery of caring for his ageing mother (Kathleen Brady). Whilst seeking a partner through a video dating service, he discovers a strange VHS tape called Rent-A-Pal. Hosted by the charming and charismatic Andy (Wil Wheaton – Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Big Bang Theory, Stand By Me), the tape offers him much-needed friendship. But it comes at a cost.
Commenting on the release, Peter Thompson, sales and acquisitions director at Lightbulb Film Distribution, said:

We are thrilled to be bringing Rent-A-Pal to UK audiences. A traditional theatrical release was unfortunately not possible, so instead, the film will go direct to all major download platforms, allowing consumers the chance to watch it from the safety of their own home. The festival launch at Grimmfest, where it was one of the most talked-about films, has given it an ideal platform. This is Wil Wheaton as you’ve never seen him before!” 

Rent-A-Pal will be released on Digital Download from November 16 Pre-order here!

 #RentAPal

UK Halloween Release Schedule 2020

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Here’s the schedule for what’s going on this Halloween in the UK including theatrical releases, VOD, DVD, Blu Ray and more.

Thanks to Strike Media for the schedule. Happy Halloween.

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Sam (Stokoe) and Rose (Rundle) live a quiet life. Hunkered down in their remote woodland farmhouse, they spend their days far from the prying eyes of the outside world. Rose uses the peace and quiet to work on her novel, while Sam sets traps, hunts animals and goes to work fortifying the hidden cottage they call home. In another life, their world would seem idyllic; but Rose’s mystery illness has clouded any sense of normality that the couple may achieve.
                 
When a trip to collect supplies goes awry, Sam and Rose are thrown into a terrifying series of events that soon herald the arrival of a mysterious stranger. The little life that the couple have forged for themselves is now more fragile than ever.  

Screening at London Film Festival (both P&I & Premiere) on 13th October
Cert: TBC (For adults)
Starring Sydne Mikelle as young tech genius Max, Chad Michael Murray and Marina Sirtis, the plot follows five teens, who are invited to the home of an eccentric billionaire to compete in a game to win his mansion. The night takes a dark turn when they become trapped in the house and are forced to face off against each other and an evil AI entity who controls everything in the house, including their fate.

In UK Cinema from 23rd October
Cert: PG
Antrum, a feature film from the late 1970’s, is said to be cursed. In 1988, a movie theatre in Budapest that was screening the film burnt to the ground, killing the 56 people in attendance. This incident follows the inexplicable deaths of a number of film festival programmers that had received Antrum as a submission and died shortly after watching it. These events have created a belief that watching Antrum will kill you. 

In UK Cinemas from 23rd October & DVD + Digital from 26th October
Cert: 18
Two young women working the night shift at a secluded gas station unwittingly become the stars of a terrifying show streamed live on the dark web. Held captive by a sadistic ringmaster and his cohorts, their survival instincts are stretched to the limit as they are forced to play a game of life and death as an unseen audience decide their fate.  

In UK Cinemas from 27th November & DVD & Digital Download from 30th November
Cert: 18 (TBC)
Alien Addiction follows Riko (Jimi Jackson) who lives in a small town in the middle of nowhere (Waikato, New Zealand). Life was pretty normal until two aliens crash landed near Riko’s house. He welcomes the aliens and together they develop an intergalactic relationship of epic proportions. Alientologist Peter Mackintosh (Thomas Sainsbury) has tracked the aliens and Riko, and plans to capture them and reveal them to the world. 

Available on Digital Download from 12th October and ca be bought hereCert: TBC (For Adults)
After Sam (Drew Fonteiro “The Last Ship”) is murdered, his consciousness travels through the body of his best friend, Jay (Marc Menchaca “Ozark”), to protect him from his killer.

Available on Digital Download from 26th October
Cert: TBC (For Adults)
On the highways of Mississippi a psychotic priest is on a crusade to absolve sinners with his own brand of murder. 

Available on Digital Download from 2nd November
Cert: 18
After disappearing for five years, detective Charlie Vargas returns to Los Angeles to avenge the death of his former partner. Along with White Chocolate, a young detective with a chip on his shoulder, the two enter a world of Black Magic, Zombies and Mexican Wrestling, in search of the infamous drug trafficker and murderer, Jimmy Vanilla.

Available on Digital Download from 9th November and can be bought here
Cert: 15
When a sinister clown roams the streets terrorizing the population a news reporter scrambles to reveal his identity. As the police try to maintain order a vigilante vows to stop the clown whilst broadcasting his “hunt” live on social media. Based on a true-life incident and the viral hysteria that followed with clown sightings reported worldwide. 

Available on DVD & Digital Download from 9th November
Cert: 15
An awkward date leads a mismatched couple into a strange theatre where they are treated to a bizarre and frightening collection of Christmas stories. From sadistic office parties and last-minute shopping nightmares, to vengeful stalkers and immortal demons in this devilish stocking stuffer of a movie. 

Available on DVD & Digital Download from 23rd November
Cert: 15
With her sister’s death still very recent, Elena, a young quadriplegic, has retired to a country house along with her father. There she has the help of Author, a Belgian Shepherd service dog. But the animal who is supposed to be her best friend has contracted a strange disease… and has turned into her worst enemy. 

Available in late November
Cert: TBC (For Adults)
Kill or be killed is the golden rule of the Game of Death, which sucks for seven decent-looking millennials who decide to play one sunny day. They quickly and gruesomely realise that if they don’t murder people, their heads will literally explode. Hence, they go on a killing spree, taking the lives of anyone they meet in their middle-of-nowhere town. The killer-instinct in each of them bubbles to the surface as the search for victims unravels into chaos. Will they turn on each other? 

Available in late November
Cert: TBC (For Adults)
On a stormy night Rod leads a radio show dedicated to horror. Listeners call the radio telling their own paranormal stories. Until suddenly the announcer begins to receive strange calls from a child who desperately asks for help. At first Rod thinks that it is a bad joke until he discovers that this is not the case. Not only that, but these calls hide a dark secret in which the announcer himself will be involved…  

Available in late November
Cert: TBC (For Adults)

UK theatrical release: Antrum

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Danse Macabre have confirmed that the controversial horror Antrum will be released in UK Cinemas on 23rd October and on DVD & Digital from 26th October, over forty years after its original release.

Antrum, a feature length film shot in the late 1970’s, is said to be cursed. In 1988, a movie theatre in Budapest that was screening the film burnt to the ground, killing the 56 people who were in attendance. This incident follows the inexplicable deaths of a number of film festival programmers that had received Antrum as a submission and died shortly after watching it. These events have created a belief that watching Antrum will kill you.



Believed to have been lost, a sole copy of the film was tracked down and packaged for public release. After a short 10 minute documentary which examines the dark history of the film, viewers are given the opportunity to watch the original version of this cursed film at their own risk.

The film features a teenage girl and her young brother putting their dog to sleep for a violent act it committed. In an effort to save its soul, they enter a forest that contains “The Antrum”, the very spot that the devil landed when he was cast out of heaven. There they begin to dig towards hell, and the deeper they dig the more dangerous the forest becomes. It has been observed that at this point in the film more malevolent events start happening to the audience watching it.

As a journalist has observed, “ANTRUM’s reputation is partially due to additional real-world events that took place as the actual film was being shown. When ANTRUM screened at Fanta Fest in Rome, the organisers brought in a priest to bless the theatre.”

Antrum will be in UK Cinemas from 23rd October and DVD & Digital Download from 26th October.

UK HOME ENTERTAINMENT RELEASE SCHEDULE – AUGUST 17th 2020

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Here’s the schedule for all UK home entertainment releases including VOD, DVD, Blu Ray and more.

Thanks to Strike Media for the schedule for the week commencing August 17th 2020.

#MoviesTogether

Yes, God, Yes
Release Date: 17th August
Distributor: The Movie Partnership
Format: VOD
Trailer
Contact: Strike Media

Growing up in the Midwest in the early OOs, sixteen-year-old Alice has always been a good Catholic. But when an innocent AOL chat turns racy, she discovers masturbation and is overwhelmed with guilt. Seeking redemption, she attends a mysterious religious retreat to try and suppress her urges, but it isn’t easy, especially after a cute upperclassman starts flirting with her.

Available on iTunes
Tenet – TICKETS ON SALE TODAY
Release Date: 26th August
Distributor: Warner Bros
Contact: Distributor / PR

Armed with only one word, Tenet, and fighting for the survival of the entire world, a Protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time.

Find out more here
AVA
Release Date: 21st August
Distributor: New Wave Films
Contact: Distributor / PR

Based on her own adolescent experiences, Sadaf Foroughi’s Ava is a gripping debut about a young girl’s coming-of-age in a strict, traditional society. Living with her well-to-do parents in Tehran, Ava is a bright and focused teen whose concerns – friendships, music, social status, academic performance – resemble that of nearly any teenager. When Ava’s mistrustful and overprotective mother questions her relationship with a boy, going so far as to visit a gynecologist, Ava is overwhelmed by a newfound rage. Formerly a model student, Ava begins to rebel against the strictures imposed by her parents, her school, and the society at large.

Find out more here
PERFUMES
Release Date: 21st August
Distributor: Curzon
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A once-famous ‘nez’ (in the perfume world) sells her extraordinary olfactory facility to any company that’s prepared to pay for it. She’s a selfish diva, but one that might just have a shot at redemption through her relationship with her new chauffeur, a man with many troubles of his own…

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SOCRATES
Release Date: 21st August
Distributor: Peccadillo Pictures
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Socrates, a handsome 15-year-old, is not just another underage kid living on the margins of society while working the construction sites of São palo, he has a purpose. Because of the sudden death of his mother Socrates has had to fend for himself, trying desperately to earn the rent to keep his run-down apartment and remain out of the clutches of social services and his estranged father

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THE MAN IN THE HAT
Release Date: 18th September
Distributor: Kaleidoscope
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The Man in the Hat (Ciarán Hinds) journeys through France in a Fiat 500 accompanied by a framed photograph of an unknown woman. He is pursued by five angry men in a Citroën Dyane. Why are they chasing him? And how can he shake them off?

Travelling North on his escape across the mountains, gorges and bridges of France, he hears stories of love and loss, listens to Shubert, Otis Redding and Canteloube, and encounters mysterious strangers including The Damp Man (Stephen Dillane), The Chef (Muna Otaru) and The Biker (Maïwenn); coming face to face with the vivid eccentricities of an old country on an old continent, whilst trying to evade the pursuers who are always, relentlessly, on his tail.

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Come As You Are
Release Date: 17th August
Distributor: Studio Soho Distribution
Format: DVD – Available on VOD now!
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Inspired by a true story, three young men with disabilities (Grant Rosenmeyer, Hayden Szeto, Ravi Patel) flee their overbearing parents for a road trip to a brothel in Montreal that caters to people with disabilities, in order to lose their virginity and embrace their independence. Gabourey Sidibe stars as their jaded nurse driver, Janeane Garofalo and C.S. Lee also star as concerned parents hot on their trail. Based on the true story of Asta Philpot.

Available on Amazon & iTunes
Pegasus: Pony With A Broken Wing
Release Date: 17th August
Distributor: The Movie Partnership
Format: VOD
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While walking in the woods one day, Sydney makes a magical discovery – a winged pony that has fallen from the sky.

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Drunk Parents
Release Date: 17th August
Distributor: Dazzler Media
Format: DVD
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Two drunk parents attempt to hide their ever increasing financial difficulties from their daughter and social circle through elaborate neighborhood schemes. One terrible drunken decision however dominoes into another and soon their lives plunge into absolute chaos and they find themselves kidnapped, homeless and locked in a prison cell.

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The Parts You Lose
Release Date: 17th August
Distributor: Dazzler Media
Format: DVD
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Wesley, a young deaf boy, discovers an injured fugitive (Aaron Paul) and secretly helps him recover. Wesley’s bond with the man grows that ultimately tests his understanding of right and wrong as the police inch closer and closer.

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After Life
Release Date: 17th August
Distributor: BFI
Format: Blu-Ray
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Meditative drama from acclaimed Japanese director Kore-eda Hirokazu. In a way-station between life and death newly deceased people are asked to reflect on their lives and select one memory that will then be recreated for them and become the sole memory of their life. A group of counsellors engage with the recently-deceased for a number of days to assist them when looking for that one significant moment that means the most to them.

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Equus
Release Date: 17th August
Distributor: BFI
Format: Blu-Ray
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Alan Strang (Peter Firth) is a troubled teenager who suffers from an uncontrollable urge to blind horses. In court, facing prosecution for his actions, psychiatrist Dr Martin Dysart (Richard Burton) attempts to unravel the root causes of Alan’s pathologic affliction.

Adapted by Peter Shaffer from his own landmark, Tony-winning play, Equus is a gripping psychological thriller exploring how corrupted ideals can lead to grave consequences.

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Treasure Hounds
Release Date: 17th August
Distributor: High Fliers Video Distribution
Format: DVD
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Children’s drama from film-maker Tim Brown. When his family are threatened with eviction, a young boy named Jack (Valin Shinyei) does all he can to ensure that they remain in their home. After Jack discovers that his late grandfather hid treasure somewhere in town, he attempts to find the horde in order to protect his family from the eviction. However, there are others in town who know about the treasure and in order to find the fortune before anyone else Jack must rely upon his neighbourhood friends as well as his grandfather’s wily old dog, Skipper (voice of Norm MacDonald).

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Edge Of Extinction
Release Date: 24th August
Distributor: Lightbulb Film Distribution
Format: DVD
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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.

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The Bygone
Release Date: 24th August
Distributor: Lightbulb Film Distribution
Format: DVD
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When a young rancher crosses paths with a native American girl from a nearby reservation, tensions are raised. She mysteriously disappears which sparks a search, uncovering a harrowing past that will ultimately lead to violence and considerable bloodshed!

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At The End of The Day
Release Date: 17th August
Distributor: Trinity Creative Partnership
Format: VOD
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A conservative professor at a Christian college finds himself in a gay support group to stop their launch of an LGBT homeless youth shelter in their small town.

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Fragmentary
Release Date: 17th August
Distributor: Trinity Creative Partnership
Format: VOD
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From Jace Pickard, winner of HorrorHound’s First Time Filmmaker award, Fragmentary tells the story of a man who believes he can travel to an alternate reality under the influence of alcohol to see the love of his life who was murdered in his reality two years before.

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Fanny Lye Deliver’d
Release Date: 24th August
Distributor: Vertigo Releasing
Format: DVD, TVOD/EST
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A dark folk-horror starring Emmy and BAFTA nominee Charles Dance, this unique, slow-burning folk-horror follows the radical liberation of a devout English woman from her patriarchal husband – a powerful brew of sex, violence and political radicalism.

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Resistance
Release Date: 14th September
Distributor: Vertigo Releasing
Format: DVD, Blu-Ray
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Resistance tells the remarkable true story of a lesser known part of the French Resistance in World War Two. Before he becomes a world-famous mime, aspiring Jewish actor Marcel Marceau (Jesse Eisenberg) joins the resistance, in order to save thousands of orphaned children from the Nazis. Their mission: to take the children safely across the Swiss border whilst being pursued by a ruthless enemy.

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General Commander
Release Date: 24th August – Digital / 31st August – DVD
Distributor: Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment
Format: DVD, TVOD/EST
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A powerful action thriller, full of explosive action, exhilarating stunts and bone-crunching fights – a CIA agent vows revenge on a global crime syndicate after a member of his own team is killed during a sting operation.

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 She Dies Tomorrow
Release Date: 28th August
Distributor: Blue Finch Film Releasing
Format: VOD
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Amy knows she’s going to die tomorrow and her fear is contagious. An apocalyptic thriller from acclaimed director Amy Seimetz.

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The Voices
Release Date: 21st September – Digital / 28th September – DVD
Distributor: Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment
Format: DVD, TVOD/EST
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A powerful and haunting horror thriller starring acclaimed horror actress, Lin Shaye (The Grudge, Insidious): after a painful break-up, Grace heads home to her isolated family property hoping for some sanctuary.  Instead she finds her sister suffering from a dangerous psychological illness, and begins to unravel a terrifying family secret…..

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Look Back In Angus
Release Date: 21st September – Digital
Distributor: Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment
Format: TVOD/EST
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From The Director of the acclaimed documentary, Steak (R)evolution, comes Look Back In Angus – the extraordinary and compelling story of how a small black Scottish cow came to dominate the world of beef.

This is a story of amazing food that unravels a surprising history, telling how the ancient genes of Scottish cattle are now found across the world in breeds as far apart as New Zealand and Japan.

Narcos Mexico
Release Date: 24th August
Distributor: Arrow TV
Format: DVD / Blu-Ray
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Narcos: Mexico takes us back to where it all started with the first shots fired in the modern War of Drugs and the rise of the most successful drug empire of all time the Guadalajara Cartel.

In the immediate aftermath of Operation Condor, Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo (Diego Luna Rogue One) has lost everything his field, his home and his entire life savings. Amidst the ruins of the Mexican Army s invasion of Sinaloa, he forms a new plan to rebuild. To get it all back. Only this time in a place no one will ever touch Guadalajara.

Meanwhile Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agent Kiki Camarena (Michael Peña American Hustle) moves his wife and young son from California to Guadalajara to take on a new post quickly learning that this new assignment is going to be more challenging than he could ever have imagined

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Bicycle Thieves
Release Date: 24th August
Distributor: Arrow Academy 
Format: DVD / Blu-Ray
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Bicycle Thieves tells the story of Antonio, a long unemployed man who finally finds employment putting up cinema posters for which he needs a bicycle. His wife pawns all the family linen to redeem the already pawned bicycle and for Antonio salvation has come, until the bicycle is stolen. Antonio and his son take to the streets in a desperate search to find the bicycle. Bicycle Thieves is as much about the position of Italians in post-War, post-Fascist Italy as the relationship between father and son, told through the labyrinth of the cinematic city with De Sica s arresting visual poetry.

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The Comic
Release Date: 31st August
Distributor: Arrow Video
Format: Blu-Ray
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Stand-up comedy can be a cut-throat business, but in Sam Coex’s world, it’s downright murder… From the annals of bizarre cinema comes perhaps the most bizarre one of them all – 1985’s The Comic!

In a dystopian police state reality of indeterminate time and place, orange bouffant-haired comedian Sam Coex is eager for his big break. Realising that desperate times call for even more desperate measures, he slits the throat of his rival Joey Myers, leaving the way clear for him to carve his own niche on the comedy circuit. But success can be a fickle and fleeting mistress, and Sam soon finds his career on a downward turn when he falls foul of the powers that be.

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Vitalina Varela
Release Date: 31st August
Distributor: Second Run
Format: DVD / Blu-Ray
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Winner of the prestigious ‘Best Film’ and Best Actress’ Awards at the 2019 Locarno Film Festival, and the Silver Hugo Jury Prize at the Chicago International Film Festival, Costa’s film follows the titular Vitalina, a woman left behind in Cape Verde when her husband leaves to find work in Portugal. Years later, she finally makes the journey to Lisbon herself but arrives three days after his funeral. Alone and isolated in her late husband’s home, Vitalina is determined to persevere and confront the ghosts of the past..

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Melancholic
Release Date: 7th September
Distributor: Third Window Films
Format: Blu-Ray
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Despite having graduated from the prestigious Tokyo University, Kazuhiko is unemployed and living with his parents without any plans for the future. Everything changes, however, when he takes up a job at a local bathhouse and discovers that it is used by the yakuza as a convenient place for executions and corpse disposal. Winner of the Best Director Award at the 2018 Tokyo International Film Festival: Japanese Cinema Splash, this auspicious debut from writer/director Seiji Tanaka features an ingenious script full of unexpected shifts in genre and tone, effortlessly swinging between black comedy, coming-of-age romance and crime thriller.

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Graveyards of Honor
Release Date: 7th September
Distributor: Arrow Video
Format: Blu-Ray
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Set during the turbulent post-war years, Fukasaku s original 1975 film charts the rise and fall of real-life gangster Rikio Ishikawa (Tetsuya Watari, Outlaw Gangster VIP). Shot through with the same stark realism and quasi-documentarian approach as Fukasaku s earlier Battles Without Honor and Humanity, Fukasaku nonetheless breaks new ground through his portrayal of a gangster utterly without honor or ethics, surviving by any means necessary in a world of brutal criminality.

Meanwhile, Miike s 2002 retelling transplants the story to Tokyo at the turn of the millennium. Less a direct remake of Fukasku s film than a radical reimagining of the same overarching premise, Miike s film captures both the hedonism and nihilism of the modern Japanese crime scene in deliriously stylish fashion, resulting in a fascinating companion piece to the original that nonetheless stands as its own entity.

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Jesus Shows You Way
Release Date: 14th September
Distributor: Arrow Video
Format: Blu-Ray
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The year is 2035, and Special Agent Gagano (Daniel Tadesse, Crumbs) dreams of leaving the CIA to open a business with his wife Malin (Gerda-Annette Allikas). Before he can hand in his resignation, however, a strange cyber virus attacks Psychobook, the CIA s operating system, forcing Gagano to enter cyberspace via virtual reality to combat the threat. Before long, however, the virus starts to reach out into the real world, destabilising the fragile socio-political order for its own ends, and Gagano, trapped in the VR world, must find a way out before it s too late.

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GEORGES MÉLIÈS’ A TRIP TO THE MOON & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Release Date: 21st September
Distributor: Arrow Academy
Format: Blu-Ray
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Georges Méliès was not just a pioneer of early cinema, he was central to what we know as film today. An illustrator, magician, filmmaker, and inventor he paved the way for animation and multi-media filmmaking.

Of all of Méliès films, his boldest and most well known is certainly A Trip to the Moon (Le Voyage dans la Lune), loosely based on the writings of Jules Verne. A Trip to the Moon follows a group of travellers who jet off to the moon from earth on an exploration mission only to end up in peril and captured by the the local inhabitants, the Selenites. Featuring a who’s who of theatrical cast from the era, with Méliès himself taking a lead role, this is one of the very first forays into sci-fi cinema, and spawned one of the most iconic images of cinema – the man in the moon with a rocket in his eye.

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Ivansxtc
Release Date: 28th September
Distributor: Arrow Video
Format: Blu-Ray
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Danny Huston, Peter Weller and Lisa Enos star in this biting satire on the behind-the-scenes of the Hollywood film industry, with all its drink and drug-fuelled excess, from director Bernard Rose (Candyman, Paperhouse).

Opening with the death of its titular protagonist, ivansxtc goes back in time to chart the final days of hot-shot Tinseltown agent Ivan Beckman Huston) and his fast-paced, wheeler-dealer lifestyle, which will ultimately lead him to an early grave after a shock cancer diagnosis.

Loosely based on Leo Tolstoy’s celebrated 1886 novella The Death of Ivan Ilyich, and featuring a searing performance by Danny Huston at its core and wonderfully sleazy turn from Peter Weller as Ivan s biggest client, ivansxtc is a powerful meditation on life, death and morality set against the glitzy backdrop of La La Land.

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Elizabeth is Missing
Release Date: 24th August
Distributor: Dazzler Media
Format: DVD
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Two-time Academy Award ® winner Glenda Jackson makes a triumphant return to the screen after twenty-seven years, in this poignant and compelling mystery based on the bestselling novel by Emma Healey. When her best friend Elizabeth goes missing, Maud is convinced something terrible has happened. But her search to find Elizabeth unearths an altogether darker unsolved mystery: her sister’s disappearance, long buried in the recesses of her memory. Can Maud discover the fate of both missing women before her dementia erases the clues and the answers are lost to her forever?

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Hunter’s Moon
Release Date: 24th August
Distributor: Dazzler Media
Format: DVD / VOD
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Left alone for the night in their new orchard farmhouse, three teenage sisters soon find themselves at the mercy of some unscrupulous townie boys. The tables are turned however, when the malevolence that roams the orchard starts to hunt down the boys.

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The Tomb: Devil’s Revenge
Release Date: 14th September
Distributor: 4DigitalMedia
Format: DVD
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A down-on-his-luck archaeologist returns from a cave expedition that contains a cursed relic that’s also a portal to Hell. He discovers that the only way to stop the curse on his family is to go back to the cave and destroy the relic.

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Magical Adventures In The Forbidden City
Release Date: 21st September
Distributor: 4DigitalMedia
Format: DVD
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In another world, not unlike our own, a young woman named Abigail lives in a city whose borders were closed many years ago because of a mysterious disease. Her beloved academic father was one of the sick and, like many, mysteriously taken away when she was six years old.Now grown, Abigail is determined to find her father and discover the real secrets lurking beneath the surface of her world. When she unexpectedly encounters citizens playing with spells, she discovers her city is filled with forbidden sorcery, and she herself possesses extraordinary magical powers. Abigail takes us on an exciting magical adventure, rising against the forces in command, and shows how being brave and following your heart can show anything is possible, if you just believe it.

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Doomsday Device: 2020
Release Date: 28th September
Distributor: 4DigitalMedia
Format: DVD
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2 FBI agents trying to arrest several crooks find that they have an ancient Japanese artifact of enormous power. They then try to stop the crooks from delivering the stone to the criminal mastermind who is a rich business man.

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UK HOME ENTERTAINMENT RELEASE SCHEDULE – August 3rd 2020

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Here’s the schedule for all UK home entertainment releases including VOD, DVD, Blu Ray and more.

Thanks to Strike Media for the schedule for the week commencing August 3rd 2020.

#MoviesTogether

Disappearance At Clifton Hill
Release Date: 3rd August
Distributor: Lightbulb Film Distribution
Format: DVD
Contact: Strike Media

Following the death of her mother, Abby (Tuppence Middleton), a troubled young woman, returns to her hometown of Niagara Falls and the dilapidated motel her family used to run. She soon finds herself drawn back into a mystery that has haunted her since childhood. As Abby sets out to discover the truth, she must confront a local eccentric (David Cronenberg), convince her sister (Hannah Gross) and face her own demons.

Available on Amazon
Perfect 10
Release Date: Digital Cinema – 7th August, Digital Purchase – 11th August
Distributor: 606 Distribution
Format: VOD
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An aspiring teen gymnast’s world is turned upside down with the arrival of the half-brother she never knew she had.

Available on iTunes
Toto the Hero
Release Date: 3rd August
Distributor: Arrow Films
Format: Blu-Ray
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Off-beat drama. Thomas (played by Michel Bouquet, Jo De Backer and Thomas Godet over the different stages of his life) and his neighbour Alfred (Peter Bohlke, Didier Ferney and Hugo Harold Harrison) were born in the same hospital at the same time, although Thomas is convinced that a nursery fire led to them being mixed up as babies. As an old man, resentful of Alfred’s success and happiness, Thomas reflects back on their intertwined lives as his thoughts turn steadily towards vengeance.

Available on Amazon
Peripheral
Release Date: 3rd August
Distributor: Blue Finch Film Releasing
Format: VOD
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In this twisted cross between EX MACHINA and VIDEODROME, a writer battles with the machine designed to help her.

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Echoes of Fear
Release Date: 3rd August
Distributor: Second Sight Films
Format: DVD
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Laurence and Brian Avenet-Bradley co-direct this indie American horror. Following the sudden death of her grandfather (Norman Zeller), Alisa (Trista Robinson) inherits his old house. Rather than keep the property, however, Alisa and her partner Brandon (Paul Chirico) decide to refurbish the place and then sell.  As Alisa begins clearing up she stumbles across strange happenings and is convinced that there are evil spirits in the house.

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Infamous
Release Date: 3rd August
Distributor:Vertigo Releasing
Format: VOD
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A reckless woman and her new boyfriend become social media sensations when she streams their cross-country robberies online.
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The Number 
Release Date: 3rd August
Distributor:  Incanta
Format: DVD
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Prison drama set in South Africa and directed by Khalo Matabane. Magadien Wentzel (Mothusi Magano) undergoes a radical transformation while serving time in prison when a new warden, Jacobs (Kevin Smith), encourages him to think about his wife and young son. However, Magadien’s previous ties to the criminal activities within the prison are not so easy to break away from. When the other gang members, led by the enigmatic and fierce China Boy (Presley Chweneyagae), view Magadien’s attempts at reform they see this as a betrayal and make his life a living hell.

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PAPICHA
Release Date: 7th August
Distributor:  Peccadillo Pictures
Format: PVOD
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Algerian writer-director Mounia Meddour’s Papicha is set during the Algerian Civil War in the 90s, and follows an 18-year-old student who is passionate about fashion design and refuses to let the war keep her from experiencing a normal life.

Available on BFI Player
Behind the Line – Escape to Dunkirk
Release Date: 3rd August
Distributor: Reel2Reel
Format: DVD
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Occupied France, 1940. A Nazi Commander discovers one of his prisoners, Danny (Sam Gittins) is a champion boxer. He forces him to fight for his company’s entertainment. But the POWs realise they can use these contests, as cover for an audacious breakout, before they re sent to Germany, where escape will be almost impossible. Their fate and freedom may all come down to how long Danny can keep fighting.

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Enigma
Release Date: 3rd August
Distributor: Screenbound Pictures
Format: DVD
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Cold War thriller starring Martin Sheen as an East German dissident, Alex Holbeck, who makes propaganda broadcasts for Free World Radio. When an assassination plot on Soviet Union dissidents is uncovered by the CIA they recruit Alex to help them stop the killings from taking place. Accepting the assignment, Alex must evade attention from the East German Police and the KGB as he navigates the streets of Berlin and attempts to infiltrate Soviet intelligence. The cast also features Sam Neill and Brigitte Fossey.

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Rise 
Release Date: 3rd August
Distributor: Dazzler Media
Format: VOD / DVD
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Rise is a true story about a young nurse falsely accused of rape. Stripped of his career and his fr
eedom, Will is forced to survive maximum security jail. The film centers on an unlikely friendship formed with Jimmy, a hardened armed robber and the legal battle by a prominent lawyer who must compromise status and wage to prove his innocence.
Available on iTunes
Solar Impact: The Destruction of London
Release Date: 3rd August
Distributor: Dazzler Media
Format: VOD / DVD
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Solar debris crashes down to Earth, causing widespread destruction and unleashing solar radiation around the world. As genetic mutations rapidly spread, a group of friends must fight to stay alive and escape the chaos.
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The Way To The Stars
Release Date: 3rd August
Distributor: Network Releasing
Format: DVD
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In 1940, during the Battle of Britain, rookie pilot Peter Penrose is assigned to serve with Flight Lt David Archdale at RAF Station Halfpenny Field. By 1942 David has become acting C.O. but Peter is beginning to show signs of combat fatigue a situation that David cannot leave unresolved.
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UK HOME ENTERTAINMENT RELEASE SCHEDULE – JULY 27TH 2020

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Here’s the schedule for all UK home entertainment releases including VOD, DVD, Blu Ray and more.

Thanks to Strike Media for the schedule for the week commencing July 13th 2020.

#MoviesTogether

Spy Intervention
Release Date: 27th July
Distributor: The Movie Partnership
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When a top-secret super spy suddenly meets the woman of his dreams, he abandons his adventurous existence and settles for the security of suburbia, revelling in the quaint existence he’s never known. One year later, he is completely bored, though he refuses to admit it. His old spy friends enact a “spy intervention,” convincing him that if he just returns to his old life, the adventure will help save his listless marriage… and maybe even save the world in the process.

Available on iTunes
Life With Music
Release Date: 27th July
Distributor: Blue Finch Film Releasing
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Format: VOD
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A famous pianist struggling with stage fright late in his career finds inspiration with a free-spirited music critic.

Available on iTunes
One Way To Denmark
Release Date: Out Now!
Distributor: Blue Finch Film Releasing
Format: VOD
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In this heart-warming comedy, a down on his luck Welshman hatches a far-fetched plan to better his life.

Available on iTunes
The Game
Release Date: 27th July
Distributor: Arrow Films
Format: Blu-Ray & DVD
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Successful San Francisco tycoon and control freak Nicholas Van Orton (Michael Douglas) approaches his forty-eighth birthday with some trepidation. For it was at this age that his father fell from his mansion roof and died. Nicholas receives an introduction to Consumer Recreation Services from his younger brother, Conrad (Sean Penn), and is informed that he is now playing ‘The Game’. Nicholas soon finds himself losing control and threatened with the loss of not just his company and fortune but also his life.

Available on Amazon
Undocument 
Release Date: 27th July
Distributor: Studio Soho Distribution
Format: DVD & VOD
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Critically praised drama about four refugees and their stories. 

Available on Amazon & iTunes
Maserati
Release Date: 27th July 
Distributor: Studio Soho Distribution
Format: DVD
Contact: Distributor / PRDocumentary about the iconic sports car maker
Available on Amazon
Come As You Are
Release Date: 17th July
Distributor: Studio Soho Distribution
Format: VOD
Contact: Distributor / PRInspired by a true story – three young men with disabilities flee their overbearing parents for a road trip to a brothel in Montreal, in order to lose their virginity and embrace their independence.
Available on iTunes

Trolls World Tour
Release Date: 27th July
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Format: VOD, Blu-Ray & DVD
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Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake return in an all-star sequel to DreamWorks Animation’s 2016 musical hit: Trolls World Tour. In an adventure that will take them well beyond what they’ve known before, Poppy (Kendrick) and Branch (Timberlake) discover that they are but one of six different Troll tribes scattered over six different lands and devoted to six different kinds of music: Funk, Country, Techno, Classical, Pop and Rock. Their world is about to get a lot bigger and a whole lot louder. A member of hard-rock royalty, Queen Barb (Rachel Bloom), aided by her father King Thrash (Ozzy Osbourne), wants to destroy all other kinds of music to let rock reign supreme. With the fate of the world at stake, Poppy and Branch, along with their friends – Biggie (James Corden), Chenille (Caroline Hjelt), Satin (Aino Jawo), Cooper (Ron Funches) and Guy Diamond (Kunal Nayyar) – set out to visit all the other lands to unify the Trolls in harmony against Barb, who’s looking to upstage them all.

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Isn’t It Romantic
Release Date: 27th July
Distributor: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
Format: VOD & DVD
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American romantic comedy starring Rebel Wilson. After being knocked out on the New York subway, Australian architect Natalie (Wilson/Alex Kis), who hates romantic comedies, awakens in a fantasy world reminiscent of her least favourite films. In order to get her life back to normal, Natalie sets out to satisfy the conventions of a romantic comedy and find love, but finds herself torn between billionaire Blake (Liam Hemsworth) and her co-worker Josh (Adam DeVine). The cast also includes Priyanka Chopra, Betty Gilpin and Jennifer Saunders.

Available on Amazon
Radioactive
Release Date: 27th July
Distributor: Studiocanal
Format: DVD
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From the 1870s to the modern era, RADIOACTIVE is a journey through Marie Curie’s (Rosamund Pike) enduring legacies – her passionate relationships, scientific breakthroughs, and the consequences that followed for her and for the world. After meeting fellow scientist Pierre Curie (Sam Riley), the pair marry and change the face of science forever by their discovery of radioactivity. The genius of the Curie’s world-changing discoveries and the ensuing Nobel Prize propels the couple into the international limelight. From the producers of ATONEMENT and DARKEST HOUR and Academy Award® nominated director Marjane Satrapi (PERSEPOLIS) comes a bold, visionary depiction of the transformative effects and ensuing fallout of the Curie’s work and how this shaped the 20th Century.

Available on Amazon
Battle Scars
Release Date: 27th July
Distributor: Ignition
Format: DVD
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Michael Delucca, a war veteran suffering post-traumatic stress disorder, struggles to resist the dark experiences that haunt him. Estranged from the normal life around him, a steady low-paying job, a supportive girlfriend, and the opportunity to reconnect with the son he never saw grow up, Michael sinks into an underworld he may not return from. Written and directed by a veteran, Battle Rattle depicts with brutal authenticity the insurmountable difficulties thousands of soldiers face after returning home.

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Incidental Characters
Release Date: 27th July
Distributor: Incanta
Format: DVD
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Incidental Characters celebrates the magic of moments and the influence we each have on each other. Josie (Sophia Capasso) is a dreamer. Tony (Steve Watts) is a hapless romantic. Alf (Howard Perret) finds other people difficult to read. Alison (Isabella Marshall) is seeking answers but asking all the wrong questions.

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The Big Ugly
Release Date: 24th July
Distributor: Vertical Entertainment
Format: VOD
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Anglo-American relations go bad when London mob bosses invest in a West Virginia oil deal in hopes of laundering dirty money.

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The Assent
Release Date: 27th July
Distributor: Dazzler Media
Format: DVD, EST & VOD
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A single father suspects that his young son may be possessed. After spending three years in prison for the death of an 8-year-old during a failed exorcism, Father Lambert seeks redemption on a young widower, Joel Clarke, who believes his son has been marked by the Devil himself. Conjuring “deliverance” (unsanctioned exorcisms), Lambert convinces Joel that without his help, he will lose his son forever.

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Gangs of London
Release Date: 27th July
Distributor: Dazzler Media
Format: DVD, EST & Blu-Ray
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For 20 years, Finn Wallace (Colm Meaney) was the most powerful criminal in London. Billions of pounds flowed through his organisation each year. But now he’s dead – and nobody knows who ordered the hit. With rivals everywhere, it’s up to the impulsive Sean Wallace (Joe Cole), with the help of the Dumani family headed by Ed Dumani (Lucian Msamati) to take his father’s place. If the situation wasn’t already dangerous enough, Sean’s assumption of power causes ripples in the world of international crime. Perhaps the one man who might be able to help him and be his ally is Elliot Finch (Sope Dirsu), who up until now, has been one of life’s losers, a lowlife chancer with a mysterious interest in the Wallace family. But as the wind of fate blows, Elliot finds himself transported to the inner workings of the largest criminal organisation in London.

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Air Force
Release Date: 27th July
Distributor: Dazzler Media
Format: DVD, EST & VOD
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Recent graduates of a secluded U.S. Air Force base must protect a gene-editing bioweapon from the Russian military—who are desperate to seize the deadly viral agent at any cost. STARRING: Eric Roberts (THE DARK KNIGHT), Carole Anne Watts (ANT-MAN), Ignacyo Matynia (Marvel’s LUKE CAGE) 

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Walkabout
Release Date: 27th July
Distributor: Second Sight Films
Format: Blu-Ray
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While out on a picnic in the Australian outback with his teenage daughter (Jenny Agutter) and young son (Lucien John), a man goes insane and kills himself. The girl takes her brother into the outback in order that he doesn’t see their father’s dead body. There they meet a young Aborigine (David Gumpilil) who is on walkabout – a rites of passage ritual whereby he must survive in the wilderness for several weeks. He finds food and water for the siblings, and develops a form of communication with the young boy despite being unable to speak English. The girl, however, rebuffs the mating dance which the Aborigine performs in her honour.

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Story of a Love Affair
Release Date: 27th July
Distributor: Cult Films
Format: Blu-Ray
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Italian drama from award-winning director Michelangelo Antonioni. Paola (Lucia Bose) is the beautiful and jealously-guarded younger wife of a shady factory owner, Enrico Fontana (Ferdinando Sarmi). In order to investigate her romantic history he hires a private detective, which ironically brings Paola back into contact with former lover Guido (Massimo Girotti), with whom she resurrects a lost passion. Dogged by the suspicions of their respective mates, they are drawn closer to each other in the face of adversity, and begin to plot Enrico’s demise. But when the challenge of being together falls away, will the passion start to wane?

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The Constant Husband
Release Date: 27th July
Distributor: Network
Format: Blu-Ray
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Rex Harrison gives a memorably smooth performance as an amnesiac boffin with a singularly dedicated attitude towards matrimony in this classic comedy by Frank Launder and Sidney Gilliat. Co-starring Margaret Leighton, Kay Kendall and Cecil Parker, The Constant Husband is presented as a brand-new High Definition transfer from original film elements in its as-exhibited aspect ratio.

An Englishman wakes up in an unfamiliar hotel bedroom with amnesia. A specialist at the local hospital tells him it was brought on by some kind of upset and they both set out to unearth the patient’s past. What they find is shocking – not just to themselves but also to the man’s seven wives!

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In Her Hands
Release Date: 27th July
Distributor: Parkland Entertainment 
Format: DVD
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The music is the secret of Mathieu Malinski (Jules Benchetrit), a subject about which he dare not speak in his neighborhood, where it lags behind with his friends. While a small burglary that he committed with the latter leads to prison, Pierre Geithner (Lambert Wilson), Director of the National Conservatory of Music in fate in exchange for hours of general interest. But Pierre has another idea in mind.

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UK HOME ENTERTAINMENT RELEASE SCHEDULE – JULY 13TH 2020

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Here’s the schedule for all UK home entertainment releases including VOD, DVD, Blu Ray and more.

Thanks to Strike Media for the schedule for the week commencing July 13th 2020.

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Piranhas
Release Date: 13th July
Distributor: Blue Finch Film Releasing
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Format: VOD
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A brutal and stylish mafia thriller based on the book by Roberto Saviano (GOMORRAH). Nicola lives with his mother and younger brother in the Sanitae neighborhood of Naples, a place that has been controlled by the Camorra mafia for centuries. Dreaming of a life lush with designer clothing and elite nightclub bottle service, Nicola and his naive group of friends begin selling drugs, an entryway into the violent, power-hungry world of crime.

Available on iTunes
Quantum Leap: The Complete Collection
Release Date: 13th July
Distributor: Fabulous Films Ltd/ FremantleMedia Enterprises
Format: DVD
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“Oh Boy!” Get ready to journey back in time with Dr. Sam Beckett (Scott Bakula) in the 5 time Emmy® Award-Winning Series Quantum Leap. Physicist Sam Beckett finds himself trapped leaping through spacetime with his holographic guide Al (Dean Stockwell) during a time travel experiment. Beckett takes the place of a different person in a different time period each week where he and Al have to correct historical mistakes before moving on. Consisting of 27 discs this Complete Collection contains all the original music.

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Trolls World Tour
Release Date: 27th July
Distributor:  Dreamworks
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Format: DVD, Blu-ray & 4K
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When the Queen of the Hard Rock Trolls tries to take over all the Troll kingdoms, Queen Poppy and her friends try different ways to save all the Trolls.
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Scoob!
Release Date: 10th July
Distributor:  Warner Bros Home Ent
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Format: Digital
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Scooby and the gang face their most challenging mystery ever: a plot to unleash the ghost dog Cerberus upon the world. As they race to stop this dogpocalypse, the gang discovers that Scooby has an epic destiny greater than anyone imagined.

Available at watchscoob.co.uk

Blumhouse’s Fantasy Island
Release Date: 13th July
Distributor: Sony Pictures Home Ent.
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Format: VOD, DVD & Blu-Ray
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Jeff Wadlow directs this reimagining of the 1970s television series about a hotel owner who makes the dreams and fantasies of his guests become a reality. Mr. Roarke (Michael Peña) prides himself on giving his guests their innermost secret dreams and wishes, but when these dreams turn into nightmares, they must fight for their lives if they want to return home. The cast includes Maggie Q, Portia Doubleday and Lucy Hale.

Available on iTunes & Amazon
Creepshow 2
Release Date: 13th July
Distributor: Arrow Films
Format: VOD & Blu-Ray
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Horror anthology based on the short stories of Stephen King. In ‘Old Chief Wood’nhead’ a wooden Indian from a cigar store comes to life in the town of Dead River and avenges the death of the store’s owner who was killed in a recent robbery. In ‘The Hitchhiker’ a rich, cheating businesswoman is terrorised by a hitch-hiker she ran over. In ‘The Raft’ a group of teenagers find themselves under attack from a mysterious creature after going swimming in a lake.

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Hiroshima
Release Date: 13th July
Distributor: Arrow Films
Format: VOD & Blu-Ray
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Hideo Sekigawa directs this drama based on the eye-witness accounts of child survivors of the Hiroshima atomic bomb.

Available on iTunes & Amazon
Czech Mate – In Search of Jirí Menzel
Release Date: 13th July
Distributor: Arrow Films
Format: Blu-Ray
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Documentary from film-maker Shivendra Singh Dungarpur about Czech director Jirí Menzel.

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Inheritance
Release Date: 13th July
Distributor: Signature Entertainment
Format: DVD
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American thriller starring Lily Collins and Simon Pegg. District Attorney Lauren Monroe (Collins) is a diligent professional from a wealthy family. Following the sudden death of her father, Archer Monroe (Patrick Warburton), Lauren inherits a secret hideaway belonging to her father and that he promises her to never share with anyone else. As she uncovers more details about her father’s dark past Lauren must decide whether some secrets are worth keeping…

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Masters of Love
Release Date: 13th July
Distributor: Signature Entertainment
Format: VOD
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Matt Roberts writes, produces and directs this British comedy. Emmy (Sarah Ovens) and Samantha (Eleanor Fanyinka) are due to be married but as the day draws nearer Emmy becomes increasingly worried about what this long-term commitment actually means for their relationship. Meanwhile, her brother Josh (Owen Roberts) has just broken up with his partner and is living with best friend Niall (Ciarán Dowd), who is sleeping around in an effort to overthrow his own loneliness.

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Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot
Release Date: 13th July
Distributor: Signature Entertainment
Format: DVD
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A tale of power, betrayal, lust and revenge, ARTHUR & MERLIN: KNIGHTS OF CAMELOT tells of a man battling to fulfil his destiny to become the King his nation needs. Starring Game of Thrones legend, Richard Brake. The year 463 AD. England is a land divided. A land in need of a legend. King Arthur has been absent for five long years, fighting a war abroad that has stricken his knights, left his throne defenceless and his queen at the mercy of Modred, his illegitimate son. He must return home fast, facing dark and dangerous threats from all sides. But as he fights to preserve Camelot and all that he holds dear, the toughest conflict will be with himself. Guided by the legendary wizard Merlin, Arthur must strive to become the king that his nation needs. It is the story of a legend, before the legend was told.

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In Order of Disappearance
Release Date: 13th July
Distributor: Trinity Creative Partnerships
Format: Blu-Ray
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Norwegian crime drama starring Stellan Skarsgård as Nils, a snow-plough driver who seeks revenge for his son’s death. When he learns of his son’s demise as the result of an apparent heroin overdose, Nils, refusing to believe that his boy committed suicide, starts a private investigation. When he discovers the dangerous Serbian mafia may be involved, he declares a vendetta against mafia boss Papa (Bruno Ganz) and seems prepared to kill anyone who stands in the way of his revenge.

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Painted Horses
Release Date: 13th July
Distributor: Trinity Creative Partnerships
Format: DVD
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A highly motivated young teacher, Pam, destined to be a failure like the many generations in her family, emotionally invests in her students in a troubled town. She is determined to engage them through innovative learning tactics, especially Dylan who doesn’t interact with anyone but the horses he feels a special bond with. But Pam soon faces scrutiny about her mysterious past. Can she forge a new destiny for her and her son, and show the students a different path to follow?

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River Runs Red
Release Date: 13th July
Distributor: Trinity Creative Partnerships
Format: DVD
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When the son of a successful judge (Taye Diggs – Equilibrium) is killed by two police officers (Luke Hemsworth – Westworld/Gianni Capaldi – Hell on the Border)) and the system sets them free, a hardened veteran detective (John Cusack – 2012) finds some incriminating files on the officers and the judge teams up with another mourning father (George Lopez) to take the law into his own hands.

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Star Trek – Short Treks
Release Date: 13th July
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Format: Blu-Ray / DVD
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Star Trek: Short Treks brings fans of the Star Trek universe together on a thrilling exploration of the themes and characters we’ve already come to love. Witness the Star Trek: Discovery storyline expand with episodes featuring fan-favourites Rainn Wilson (Harry Mudd), Ethan Peck (Spock), Anson Mount (Captain Christopher Pike), Rebecca Romijn (Number One) and more. Experience nine thrilling shorts which deliver nearly two hours of live-action and animated adventures never-before-seen in Star Trek’s history. Special features include a making-of featurette, in-depth cast interviews and exclusive series commentaries. This must-own addition to the Star Trek franchise is guaranteed to take you further into the galaxy than ever before.

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Ella Bella Bingo
Release Date: 13th July
Distributor: Dazzler Media
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Format: DVD / EST
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Ella Bella and Henry are best friends, but she becomes jealous when Henry wants to play with the cool new kid. When Henry runs away, Ella Bella and a new kid go on a bicycle adventure to find Henry and learn the magic of friendship.

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Seberg
Release Date: 13th July
Distributor: Dazzler Media
Format: DVD
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Inspired by real events in the life of French New Wave icon Jean Seberg. In the late 1960s, Hoover’s FBI targeted her because of her political and romantic involvement with civil rights activist Hakim Jamal.

Available on Amazon