UK VOD Release: Angie – Lost Girls

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Jinga films is pleased to announce the UK and Ireland release of Julia Verdin’s award-winning crime thriller ANGIE: LOST GIRLS, a social-impact film about the harsh reality of modern-day child trafficking which hits VOD from September 13th 2021. 
Olivia D’Abo (Point Of No Return) and Randall Batinkoff (As Good As It Gets) star as a middle-class couple whose teenage daughter (Jane Widdop) is abducted by sex traffickers. After helping her escape they assist police to infiltrate the gang and rescue other girls being held in captivity. Other significant cast include Dylan Sprayberry, Anthony Montgomery, Cherie Jiminez and Marty Dew.

ANGIE: LOST GIRLS won Best Feature Awards at Chandler International Film Festival, Accolade Global Film Competition and Moving Parts Film Festival before its US release by Freestyle Entertainment.

ANGIE: LOST GIRLS is the feature directorial debut of Hollywood producer Julia Verdin (Merchant Of Venice) who co-wrote and produced the film for Artists For Change, an organisation she founded to raise awareness about child sex trafficking.  
ANGIE: LOST GIRLS will be available to stream and download from September 13th on Sky, Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Microsoft and YouTube.

Pre-order your copy here!

UK VOD Release: Sacrilege

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 “A breath of fresh air in the Hollywood-dominated horror space” – Metro 
“Sacrilege is a revelation for independent film” – Horror Screams Video Vault 
Bad Blood Films have confirmed that their folk-horror Sacrilege will be heading to digital download from 27th September. 

The film stars a host of British talent, including Tamaryn Payne (Hollyoaks), Emily Wyatt (Rise of the Footsoldier), Sian Abrahams (Complete Strangers), Naomi Willow (A Guide To Second Date Sex), Ian Champion (Property), Rory Wilton (Fisherman’s Friends) & Emma Spurgin Hussey (Poldark). 

Four lifelong friends head to a remote lodge for a weekend of fun.What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly descends into a fight for their lives when a local Pagan cult offer them up to their Goddess as a sacrifice for the Solstice.
Sacrilege was produced and filmed in the South West of England where Producer Mark Kenna and Writer/ Director David Creed reside. Much of the film was shot in nearby  Forest of Dean, as well as Weston-Super-Mare.  

The film was scheduled for a UK wide release in March 2020 and premiered at Empire Cineworld in Leicester Square to a packed out screening. Unfortunately within days, the Covid-19 pandemic gripped the country and many of the film’s screenings were curtailed. 

“We’re thrilled that UK audiences will finally be able to get the chance to watch Sacrilege. We’ve been blown away by its reception in the US and it’s great to see it finally come home after a tumultous eighteen months“, said producer Mark Kenna.

Bad Blood Films pushed the limits of the budget by using a drone for the opening credit scene, as well as making use of a robot camera dolly and a five-camera set-up for the Ritual scene, casting 60 local residents as extras. 

The company also tested what could be done within independnent filmmaking in terms of special effects, bringing in stunt man David Anders (Spectre, Wonder Woman) in order to set him on fire for a scene. This was a remarkable feat within the independent filmmaking industry, with most companies opting for the less realistic alternative of CGI. More information on the Burning Man stunt scene can be found here

This will be Bristol-based Bad Blood Films’ first feature length title, however they are already in different stages of production with five upcoming horror titles, starting with supernatural The Rippers Ghost and creature-feature horror Facility 31.

Sacrilege will be available on digital download from 27th September and can be pre-ordered on iTunes here and Apple TV here 

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UK VOD Release: Hall

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Lightbulb Film Distribution are delighted to share the poster and trailer for new claustrophobic horror feature, Hall

Following its world premiere at FrightFest last year, the film later played at Blood In The Snow film festival. 

Set within the confines of a dark hotel corridor, Hall stars Carolina Bartczak (X-Men: Apocalypse), Julian Richings (Anything for Jackson) and Bailey Thain (Pet Sematary). 

When a debilitating virus spreads across a hotel hallway, scattered victims must fight for survival. 

Hall will be released on UK digital download and On Demand from 13th September.
 Commenting on the release, Matthew Kreuzer, Commercial Director at Lightbulb Film Distribution, said: “Hall is an impressive debut feature from filmmaker Francesco Giannini. It was written and shot before the pandemic outbreak and arguably, as a result, will now be viewed differently. It’s tense, suspenseful and Julian Richings plays the villain perfectly.

Hall will be released on UK Digital Download and On Demand from 13th September 

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UK VOD Release: Out Of Death

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 ILY Films confirmed that their latest action thriller, Out of Death, is set to be released on Digital Download from August 2nd and on DVD from October 4th. 

Directed by Mike Burns, who makes his feature film debut, Out of Death stars the legendary action icon Bruce Willis (Die Hard), Jaime King (Sin CityMy Bloody Valentine) and Lala Kent (Hard KillVault). 

Still grieving the untimely death of her father, photojournalist Shannon Mathers (Jamie King) spreads his ashes in the woods when she witnesses a cop (Lala Kent) shooting and killing an unarmed henchman during a drug deal. She captures the whole scene on her camera before being discovered. Shot at, scared, helpless and on the run, she races her way through the woods with no recognition of her location. 

Distracted by the violent noise of the attack, Jack Harris (Bruce Willis) a newly retired police officer who is relaxing at his cabin, saves Shannon just in time and the two narrowly escape into the woods. Not sure of whom she can trust, as more dirty cops arrive to help hunt her down, including the brutal town sheriff Hank Rivers (Michael Sirow), she decides to rely on Jack, her only real chance to fight back the corrupt police and bring it to justice.
 Director of ILY FIlms, Richard Lechartier, says “We are delighted to be releasing Out of Death in the UK. It’s a tense action-packed thriller and we are sure the audiences will love seeing Bruce Willis back to his best”. 

Out of Death will be available on Digital Download from August 2nd and DVD from October 4th

UK VOD Release: A Perfect Enemy

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Smart Dog Productions is thrilled to announce that the psychological thriller A Perfect Enemy will be available in the UK on Amazon, Google and iTunes from 5th July. Based on the book by Amélie Nothomb, The Enemy’s Cosmetique, and directed by Kike Maíllo, the film stars Tomasz Kot (Cold War), Athena Strates (The Good Liar) and Marta Nieto (Madre). 

A successful architect Jeremy Angust is approached on his trip to Paris by a strange young woman who will not leave him alone. Missing his flight and trapped in the airport lounge he is unable to get rid of the annoying stranger. Although the meeting at first seems to be by chance, soon there is a turn that will transform the nature of their encounter into something much more sinister and criminal.
Speaking about the film, Director Kike Maíllo said;  “In an era when we are permanently exhibiting ourselves, with “A Perfect Enemy” I wanted to talk about the monsters we keep in the closet. About the sins we try to hide from others and ourselves. Those faults that we sweep under the carpet hoping that no one will ever be able to uncover them.” 

A Perfect Enemy will be available on Digital Download from 5th July on Amazon, Google & iTunes

UK VOD Release: My Heart Can’t Beat Unless You Tell It To

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Lightbulb Film Distribution is pleased to share the poster for new horror film, My Heart Can’t Beat Unless You Tell It To, which will be coming to Digital Download from June 28.

Following its world premiere at Tribeca last year, the film has played a string of genre festivals – including NightstreamSitges and São Paulo. The UK premiere took place at Celluloid Screams

My Heart Can’t Beat Unless You Tell It To is an elevated-genre feature directed by Jonathan Cuartas and starring Patrick Fugit (Almost Famous, First Man), Ingrid Sophie Schram (Phantom Thread) and Owen Campbell (As You Are, The Miseducation of Cameron Post). 

The film follows siblings Dwight (Patrick Fugit) and Jessie (Ingrid Sophie Schram) who put all their energy into keeping their little brother Thomas (Owen Campbell) alive. But he craves human blood.
Following its world premiere at Tribeca, we are thrilled to be bringing My Heart Can’t Beat to UK audiences. Debut filmmaker, Jonathan Cuartas, has created something very special. It’s a film about family – about what we would all do to protect them. So it’s relatable. It’s just that your brother may or may not be a vampire. Patrick Fugit – best known for his role in Almost Famous – is mesmerising in the lead role” commented Sales & Acquisitions Director, Peter Thompson.

My Heart Can’t Beat Unless You Tell It To will be released on Digital Download from June 28. 
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UK VOD Release: Laddie, The Man Behind The Movies

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Central City Media is delighted to announce that Laddie: The Man Behind The Movies will be available to rent and buy on Digital Download from 26th April. 

Laddie: The Man Behind the Movies is the story of the Alan Ladd Jr. the Oscar-winning producer and his daughter’s journey to get to know her father not just as “Dad”, but the way his collaborators do—as a doyen of modern American cinema. 

Through interviews with George Lucas, Ridley Scott, Sigourney Weaver, Ben Affleck, Ron Howard, Morgan Freeman, Mel Brooks, Richard Donner, and more, Amanda Ladd-Jones endeavours to better understand her father, Alan Ladd, Jr. 

Known to all as Laddie, he is the understated studio chief and Oscar-winning producer behind such films as Star WarsAlienBlade RunnerChariots Of FirePolice AcademyBraveheartThe OmenThelma and LouiseYoung Frankenstein and Gone Baby Gone, whose intelligence, kindness, and unflagging faith in the people he hired turned him into one of the most successful movie moguls in Hollywood history. 
Commenting on the title, Sophie Wong, Managing Director of Central City Media, said, “We are delighted to be releasing Laddie: The Man Behind The Movies to UK and Ireland audiences. The film makes a compelling watch on how Alan Ladd Jr ‘Laddie’ greenlit many films where some have become great classic movies of all time.” 

Laddie: The Man Behind The Movies will available to rent and buy from 26th April on Sky Store, iTunes/ Apple, YouTube, Google Play and Rakuten

UK VOD Release: The Oak Room

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From the distributor that brought you Sator & Disappearance at Clifton Hill, Lightbulb Film Distribution is delighted to share the poster and trailer for a new claustrophobic thriller, The Oak Room, which is coming to Digital Download from April 26.

Following its world premiere at Fantasia, the UK premiere took place at Grimmfest in October.

The Oak Room is a sinister thriller from Black Fawn Films (the team behind I’ll Take Your Dead and Vicious Fun). Directed by Cody Calahan (Let Her Out) the film stars RJ Mitte (Breaking Bad), Peter Outerbridge (V-Wars) and Ari Millen (Orphan Black).

During a raging snowstorm, a drifter (RJ Mitte) offers to settle a debt with a grizzled bartender by telling him a story. The night’s events quickly spiral into a dark tale of deceit, mistaken identity and shocking violence. 
 Commenting on the release, Matthew Kreuzer, Commercial Director at Lightbulb Film Distribution, said: “The Oak Room was one of the highlights of Fantasia last year, and we are thrilled to be bringing this dark thriller to UK, Ireland and ANZ audiences in April. The film is both haunting and disturbing in equal measure and RJ Mitte’s performance is outstanding.

The Oak Room will be released on digital download from April 26 in the UK, from April 27 in Canada (Black Fawn Distribution) and from April 28 (also Lightbulb Film Distribution) in Australia and New Zealand.

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UK VOD Release: Sensation

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GROFilm Production is excited to announce that their latest release, mystery thriller Sensation, will be available on digital download from 16th April. 

Sensation is the second film from Director Martin Grof, following his award-winning hit Excursion. Boasting an exciting cast, the film stars Eugene Simon (Game of Thrones, Genius) &  Emily Wyatt (Hurricane, Rise of the Footsoldier: The Heist).  

The film follows Andrew (Eugene Simon), who, while on a quest to uncover hidden truths about his family history, provides a top-secret agency with his DNA in order to uncover his ancestry.

Andrew soon discovers that his DNA is far from ordinary. He has superhuman powers that he traces back to his grandparents and their involvement in a top-secret government program. On entering the program he finds he’s not alone, joining him are other individuals with superhuman skills. Andrew learns that soon he’ll be able to receive information based on his senses and control the senses of others. As the secret training unfolds, Andrew spirals into turmoil as he loses control of his agency and begins to question his reality.
  Sensation will be available on Amazon Video from 16th April 

UK VOD Release: Red Rage

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Saints & Savages has revealed that Red Rage, the explosive British thriller will be released in the UK on 19th April on DVD & Digital Download platforms. Red Rage recently won Best Feature at the Europe Film Festival 2021. 

The film stars a host of British talent including Adam Deacon (Anuvahood), Vas Blackwood (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels), Ian Reddinton (Highlander) and Steven Berkoff (Octopussy). This will be the third Saints & Savages title with Savvas D. Michael behind the camera, with Original Gangster and Righteous Villains confirmed for UK release on 5th and 12th April respectively.  

The film also reunites a number of the cast with Savvas D. Michael, with Berkoff also starring in Righteous Villains, Blackwood and Reddington in Original Gangster and Deacon in both.

The gritty thriller will also introduce Fernanda Diniz in her first lead role alongside Jack Turner. 

A murderous vigilante couple tear through the city, serving vengeance to dealers of a new designer drug called Red Devil in this nightmarish dystopia where everyone seems high on something. 
 Commenting on the release, Saints and Savages’ CEO, John Pavlakos was delighted with the announcement. He said “It’s fantastic that we’re able to release Red Rage in the UK. Diniz and Turner are great in the lead roles and there is fantastic British talent supporting them in the likes of Adam Deacon, Vas Blackwood, Ian Reddington and the iconic Steven Berkoff. This one’s a wild trip!” 

Red Rage will be available on DVD & Digital Download from 19th April