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
Contact: Distributor / PR

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
Contact: Distributor / PR

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.

Available on iTunes
Echoes of Fear
Release Date: 3rd August
Distributor: Second Sight Films
Format: DVD
Contact: Distributor / PR

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.

Available on Amazon
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.
Available on  iTunes
The Number 
Release Date: 3rd August
Distributor:  Incanta
Format: DVD
Contact: Distributor / PR

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.

Available on Amazon
PAPICHA
Release Date: 7th August
Distributor:  Peccadillo Pictures
Format: PVOD
Contact: Distributor / PR

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
Contact: Distributor / PR

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.

Available on iTunes
Enigma
Release Date: 3rd August
Distributor: Screenbound Pictures
Format: DVD
Contact: Distributor / PR

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.

Available on iTunes
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.
Available on Amazon & iTunes
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.
Available on Amazon

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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Format: VOD
Contact: Strike Media

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
Contact: Strike Media

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
Contact: Distributor / PR

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
Contact: Distributor / PR

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
Contact: Distributor / PR

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.

Available on Amazon
Isn’t It Romantic
Release Date: 27th July
Distributor: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
Format: VOD & DVD
Contact: Distributor / PR

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
Contact: Distributor / PR

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
Contact: Distributor / PR

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.

Available on Amazon
Incidental Characters
Release Date: 27th July
Distributor: Incanta
Format: DVD
Contact: Distributor / PR

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.

Available on Amazon
The Big Ugly
Release Date: 24th July
Distributor: Vertical Entertainment
Format: VOD
Contact: Distributor / PR

Anglo-American relations go bad when London mob bosses invest in a West Virginia oil deal in hopes of laundering dirty money.

Available on iTunes
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.

Available on Amazon & iTunes
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.

Available on Amazon
Air Force
Release Date: 27th July
Distributor: Dazzler Media
Format: DVD, EST & VOD
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Contact: Distributor / PR

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) 

Available on  iTunes
Walkabout
Release Date: 27th July
Distributor: Second Sight Films
Format: Blu-Ray
Contact: Distributor / PR

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.

Available on Amazon
Story of a Love Affair
Release Date: 27th July
Distributor: Cult Films
Format: Blu-Ray
Contact: Distributor / PR

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?

Available on Amazon
The Constant Husband
Release Date: 27th July
Distributor: Network
Format: Blu-Ray
Contact: Distributor / PR

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!

Available on Amazon
In Her Hands
Release Date: 27th July
Distributor: Parkland Entertainment 
Format: DVD
Contact: Distributor / PR

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.

Available on Amazon

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.

#MoviesTogether

Piranhas
Release Date: 13th July
Distributor: Blue Finch Film Releasing
Trailer
Format: VOD
Contact: Strike Media

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
Contact: Distributor / PR

“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.

Available on Amazon
Trolls World Tour
Release Date: 27th July
Distributor:  Dreamworks
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Format: DVD, Blu-ray & 4K
Contact: Distributor / PR

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.
Available on Amazon

Scoob!
Release Date: 10th July
Distributor:  Warner Bros Home Ent
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Format: Digital
Contact: Distributor / PR

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
Contact: Distributor / PR

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.

Available on iTunes & Amazon
Hiroshima
Release Date: 13th July
Distributor: Arrow Films
Format: VOD & Blu-Ray
Contact: Distributor / PR

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
Contact: Distributor / PR

Documentary from film-maker Shivendra Singh Dungarpur about Czech director Jirí Menzel.

Available on  Amazon
Inheritance
Release Date: 13th July
Distributor: Signature Entertainment
Format: DVD
Contact: Distributor / PR

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…

Available on  Amazon
Masters of Love
Release Date: 13th July
Distributor: Signature Entertainment
Format: VOD
Contact: Distributor / PR

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.

Available on iTunes
Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot
Release Date: 13th July
Distributor: Signature Entertainment
Format: DVD
Contact: Distributor / PR

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.

Available on Amazon
In Order of Disappearance
Release Date: 13th July
Distributor: Trinity Creative Partnerships
Format: Blu-Ray
Contact: Distributor / PR

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.

Available on Amazon
Painted Horses
Release Date: 13th July
Distributor: Trinity Creative Partnerships
Format: DVD
Contact: Distributor / PR

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?

Available on Amazon
River Runs Red
Release Date: 13th July
Distributor: Trinity Creative Partnerships
Format: DVD
Contact: Distributor / PR

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.

Available on Amazon
Star Trek – Short Treks
Release Date: 13th July
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Format: Blu-Ray / DVD
Contact: Distributor / PR

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.

Available on Amazon
Ella Bella Bingo
Release Date: 13th July
Distributor: Dazzler Media
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Format: DVD / EST
Contact: Distributor / PR

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.

Available on Amazon & iTunes
Seberg
Release Date: 13th July
Distributor: Dazzler Media
Format: DVD
Contact: Distributor / PR

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

UK HOME ENTERTAINMENT RELEASE SCHEDULE – JUNE 15TH 2020

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

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

#MoviesTogether

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

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

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

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

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

Available on iTunes
Radioactive
Release Date: 15th June
Distributor: Studio Canal
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Format: Digital
Contact: Distributor / PR

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

Available on iTunes
The Australian Dream
Release Date: 12th June
Distributor:  Dogwoof
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Format: Digital
Contact: Distributor/PR
The Australian Dream is a documentary that uses the remarkable and inspirational story of Indigenous AFL legend Adam Goodes as the prism through which to tell a deeper and more powerful story about race, identity and belonging.
Available on iTunes, Apple TV, Amazon Video, BFI Player, Curzon Home Cinema, Google Play, Rakuten TV, Sky Store, ShowcaseNow, Virgin Media, YouTube
Hard Night Falling
Release Date: 15th June
Distributor: The Movie Partnership
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Format: Digital
Contact: Distributor / PR

A criminal mastermind plans to steal a fortune from the Rossini family during a party, unaware that one of the guests is a highly trained operative.

Available on iTunes
The Personal History of David Copperfield
Release Date: 13th June
Distributor: Lionsgate UK
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Format: Digital 15th June (digital) & DVD/Blu Ray 15th June
Contact: Distributor / PR

Adapted from the classic novel by Charles Dickens, THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD brings to life one of the author’s most cherished characters. From birth to infancy, from adolescence to adulthood, the good-hearted David Copperfield (Dev Patel) is surrounded by kindness, wickedness, poverty and wealth, as he meets an array of remarkable characters in Victorian England. As David sets out to be a writer, in his quest for family, friendship, romance and status, the story of his life is the most seductive tale of all.

Available on iTunes and Amazon
Seven Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss
Release Date: 15th June
Distributor:  Blue Finch Film Releasing
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Format: Digital
Contact: Distributor/PR

In this offbeat comedy, a young couple finds the perfect apartment, except there’s a catch – it’s also home to a bizarre cult.

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

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

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

Available on Amazon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Available on Amazon

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

Available on Amazon

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

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UK HOME ENTERTAINMENT RELEASE SCHEDULE – MAY 25TH 2020

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

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

#MoviesTogether

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Available on Amazon, Sky, Virgin, iTunes & Microsoft
Queen & Slim
Release Date: 25th May Digital, DVD 8th June
Distributor: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
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From Emmy®-winning writer Lena Waithe and Grammy Award-winning director Melina Matsoukas, comes the unflinching new drama, Queen & Slim.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Available on iTunes
Vic the Viking – The Magic Sword
Release Date: 25th May Digital,  6th July DVD
Distributor: Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment
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Based on the ever-popular European children’s book and TV series, Vic the little Viking stars in his first feature length film – his biggest and most colourful adventure yet!

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

Available on Amazon & iTunes
A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: Sony Pictures Home Ent
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Tom Hanks and Matthew Rhys star in this biographical drama about children’s television presenter Fred Rogers (Hanks).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FRIENDSHIP IS THE GREATEST ADVENTURE OF ALL!

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

Available on iTunes

UK HOME ENTERTAINMENT RELEASE SCHEDULE – May 4TH 2020

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

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

#MoviesTogether

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

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

Available on Amazon

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

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

Available on Amazon

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