‘Rose – A Love Story’ to premiere at BFI London Film Festival

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Mini Productions, Great Point Media, Bone Garden Films, Fields Park & The Development Partnership are excited to share the poster and trailer for new UK horror, Rose – A Love Story ahead of celebrating its World Premiere at the 2020 BFI London Film Festival on 13th October as part of the CULT strand. 

Starring Sophie Rundle (Peaky Blinders, Gentleman Jack) & Matt Stokoe (Cursed, Jamestown), Rose – A Love Story follows a young couple living alone in the woods, who must contend with a life-altering illness that manifests itself in a violent and terrifying way.

Sam (Stokoe) and Rose (Rundle) live a quiet life. Hunkered down in their remote woodland farmhouse, they spend their days far from the prying eyes of the outside world. Rose uses the peace and quiet to work on her novel, while Sam sets traps, hunts animals and goes to work fortifying the hidden cottage they call home. In another life, their world would seem idyllic; but Rose’s mystery illness has clouded any sense of normality that the couple may achieve.
                 
When a trip to collect supplies goes awry, Sam and Rose are thrown into a terrifying series of events that soon herald the arrival of a mysterious stranger. The little life that the couple have forged for themselves is now more fragile than ever. 
The 2020 BFI London Film Festival will be the first ever edition of the Festival to be widely accessible across the UK, with 50 Virtual Festival Premieres to be enjoyed at home. In the most accessible version of the festival to UK audiences yet, film lovers will be given an opportunity to connect for a unique and innovative festival experience, enjoying both live and digital screenings across the 12 days of the Festival.

Rose – A Love Story is the feature directorial debut for multi-award winning shorts director Jennifer Sheridan who, for the last ten years has been honing her storyteller skills through her work as an editor on shows such as Cuckoo and League of Gentleman. 

Rose – A Love Story will be celebrating its World Premiere on 13th October at the 2020 London Film Festival, book your tickets here!

UK Theatrical Release: Creation Stories

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On the 60th birthday of music industry svengali, Alan McGee, Burning Wheel Productions are delighted to reveal a brand new teaser clip from their upcoming title CREATION STORIES.

CREATION STORIES is the feature film of the life of McGee – the adaptation of his highly acclaimed autobiography ‘Creation Stories – Riots, Raves and Running a Record Label‘.

Producer Shelley Hammond was delighted with the reveal. “We are really excited for everyone to get a first glimpse at Creation Stories! It’s a true British film in the best way possible. Nick Moran and everyone involved has done an absolutely sterling job and the best part is soon to come – when it’s out there for all to see!” 

The film features a star-studded British cast including Ewen Bremner, Suki WaterhouseJason IsaacsJason FlemyngPaul Kaye,  Steven BerkoffThomas Turgoose & Ed Byrne.

Written by cult figure Irvine Welsh with writing partner Dean CavanaghCREATION STORIES is being directed by Nick Moran (Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels) with Danny Boyle (Trainspotting,  Slumdog Millionaire) executive producing.

“Creation Stories’ is a modern day fable. Part cautionary tale, part cavalier romp, mostly hilarious, occasionally sobering & constantly engaging.” Said Director Nick Moran“An irresistible trip down memory lane, or a delightful history lesson about the last great days of Rock & Roll. When Britannia ruled the airwaves, thanks to one man with his misfit mates and their indie record label that briefly changed history. It is shamelessly entertaining and I hope, a joy for everyone!”

The beginning, near bankruptcy, pills, thrills, spats, prats, success, excess and breakdowns. From leaving school at sixteen to setting up the Living Room club in London, showcasing emerging indie bands, from managing The Jesus and Mary Chain to co-founding Creation at 23. He brought us My Bloody ValentineHouse of LoveRide and, of course, Primal Scream. Embracing acid house, Alan decamped to Manchester, and hung out at the Hacienda, taking Creation into the big time with Primal Scream’s Screamadelica. His drug-induced breakdown, when it came, was dramatic, but climbing back to sobriety, he oversaw Oasis‘ rise to become one of the biggest bands in the world.

Coming to UK Cinemas soon!

UK theatrical release: Antrum

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

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



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

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

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

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

“I Made This For You” Available to Watch for Free to mark World Suicide Prevention Day

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I Made This For You, a searingly honest British feature film that tackles mental health, depression and suicide head on is now available to watch for free on Youtube globally. The release marks World Suicide Prevention Day and will be showing on the platform for a month until World Mental Health Day on October 10th. 

Watch the film here: https://youtu.be/SWLhoUr2vCM

I Made This For You follows a man, played by Gary Grant (Enemy Lines), who cuts himself off from his friends and family and has recently attempted suicide. He is pulled back from the edge by a documentary made about his life by a friend, played by director Cristian Solimeno (Guilt, Rush, Footballers Wives). His friends also include Alison Newman (Eastenders, Footballers Wives) , Dermot Murphy (Animals, The Drummer and The Keeper), Francis Magee (Star Wars: Rogue One, Game of Thrones) and West End star Siobhan Dillon (Cabaret, Grease, Sunset Boulevard, Miss Saigon).

The film within a film mixes reality with fiction in a unique and groundbreaking way. Despite the seriousness of the subject, what results is something funny, beautiful and deeply cathartic that provokes action and conversation.
Following the film, Director Cristian Solimeno also created the #imadethisforyou social campaign. The campaign invites people to take a moment out from their lives to try and make something for someone who is going through a hard time and share these acts of kindness for the week of World Suicide Prevention Day.

The aim is to create an explosion of love, kindness and creativity that empowers people to reach out and gives us the confidence to actually try. It can be a cake, a card, a jumper or a song. 

The point is to make things with other people in mind and to give these things away to show you care. Random acts of kindness count and can make a real difference.
 I Made This For You will is available NOW for FREE on Youtube:
https://youtu.be/SWLhoUr2vCM

#imadethisforyou

Pop Up Screens Kicking off ‘Pop Up Peckham’ Event Series with The Forbidden Forest Cinema

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Independent cinema Pop Up Screens is back this winter, taking over Peckham’s popular Bussey Building with a season of exciting and immersive events.
 
Taking place from 23 October to 20 December, the ‘Pop up Peckham Series’ will feature scary screenings in a forbidden forest, belly laughs at the first ever Peckham Comedy Festival, a half-term family film fest and the return of ‘Cinema in the Snow’  – a stunning cinematic Christmas experience set in a magical snow-filled wonderland.
 
The Forbidden Forest Cinema (23 Oct to 15 Nov)
 
Kicking off the schedule of events will be The Forbidden Forest Cinema, a collection of immersive fright night Halloween screenings.
 
Visitors must brave their way through a forbidden forest before discovering an eerie woodland cinema, the perfect setting for their favourite film. 
 
Films include Halloween horror favourites such as: A Nightmare on Elm Street, Hereditary, It, Beetlejuice, Scream, The Shining and The Blair Witch Project as well as cult classics like Donnie Darko, Rocky Horror Picture Show, From Dusk Till Dawn, Labyrinth and The Craft (see full schedule below).
Half term screenings of Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit, Onward, Moana, Minions and Toy Story 4 will also be part of the schedule, coupled with a family friendly magical adventure through the mysterious forest.
 
Adult tickets will be priced from £22 (incl. all fees), with concessions for family tickets and half term screenings. A limited amount of VIP tickets will also be made available at £27.50 (incl. all fees, premium seats, and a drink).
Other announced events that will follow later in the year include Peckham Comedy Festival (19 November – 22 November) and the return of Cinema in the Snow (27 November – 20 December 2020).
 
Tickets can be booked from www.popupscreens.co.uk

Jinga Films launch horror distribution, Danse Macabre

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Jinga Films are delighted to announce the launch of their new distribution arm, Danse Macabre. Under the Jinga umbrella, Danse Macabre will be focused on the distribution of horror films in the English speaking territories, UK, Ireland, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Danse Macabre will also act as a horror sales sub-label within Jinga Films whilst Jinga itself expands to include a wider range of genres, including arthouse.
Much like Jinga Films, Danse Macabre is co-owned by Julian Richards and Rosana Coutinho. Julian was thrilled to confirm the news. “Danse Macabre will be the home for horror, run by horror fans for horror fans. We travel the world, select the best films and will bring them to our audience in a terrific package. 

Jinga has established a reputation for outstanding horror films from across the globe including The Last Horror Movie, Rabies, A Serbian Film, The House At The End Of Time, The Canal, Our Evil and Still/Born. Danse Macabre will continue that tradition but as a distributor in the UK, US and Australia. Taking our inspiration from former UK label Tartan Films, we will offer genre fans a selection of exotic titles that might never find distribution in the mainstream market, whilst also releasing mainstream titles theatrically and through supermarkets.”


Marketing & communications agency, Strike Media, will be working with Danse Macabre across their titles. 
Danse Macabre will be distributing five titles across 2020. Both Antrum (26th Oct) & The Ringmaster (16th Nov) will have theatrical releases alongside their home entertainment release. Gags the Clown (5th Oct), Purgatory Road (2nd Nov) and All The Creatures Were Stirring (23rd Nov) will be released across DVD & Digital.

Danse Macabre are currently planning their 2021 slate and have confirmed the release of Tomaz Gorkic’s award winning vampire horror THE CURSE OF VALBURGA, Megan Freels Johnston’s black comedy slasher THE ICE CREAM TRUCK, Tini Tullman’s psychological thriller FREDDY/EDDY which premiered at FrightFest, Justin Reisbuller’s New York set slasher CENTRAL PARK, Mark Sheridan’s folk horror CRONE WOOD, RP Kahl’s erotic thriller ECSTASY starring Deborah Kara Ungar, Severin Eskelands controversial psychological horror LUST and SHIVER, the psychological horror starring John Jarratt, Danielle Harris, Casper Van Dien and directed by Jinga Films & Danse Macabre’s own Julian Richards.

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
Trailer
Contact: Distributor / PR

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
Trailer
Contact: Distributor / PR
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
Trailer
Contact: Distributor / PR
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
Trailer
Contact: Distributor / PR
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
Contact: Distributor / PR
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
Trailer
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
Trailer
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
Trailer
Contact: Distributor / PR

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
Trailer
Contact: Distributor / PR

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
Trailer
Contact: Distributor / PR

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

Available at watchscoob.co.uk

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Available on Amazon

UK HOME ENTERTAINMENT RELEASE SCHEDULE – JUNE 29th 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 June 29th 2020.

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The Invisible Man
Release Date: 29th June
Distributor: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
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Format: Digital (19th June) /  DVD, Blu-ray & 4K Ultra HD (29th June)
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THE INVISIBLE MAN follows a modern tale of obsession inspired by Universal’s classic monster character. Cecilia Kass (Elisabeth Moss) slowly begins to rebuild her life after the death of her abusive ex-boyfriend (Oliver Jackson-Cohen). But before long, she begins to question whether or not he is truly gone.

Available on AmazoniTunes & HMV
Outback
Release Date: 29th June
Distributor: The Movie Partnership
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Format: Digital
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Down Under for an adventure-filled vacation, a young American couple quickly find themselves stranded in the unforgiving Australian outback.
Available on iTunes
Alive
Release Date: 29th June
Distributor: Blue Finch Film Releasing
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Format: Digital
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In this twisted horror, a young couple must escape a sanitorium to discover their real identity.
Available on iTunes
Lynn + Lucy
Release Date: 2nd July
Distributor:  BFI Distribution
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Format: Digital
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Lynn and Lucy are lifelong best friends, their relationship as intense as any romance. Neither has ventured far from where they grew up. Lynn, who married her first boyfriend and whose daughter is fast growing up, is delighted when the charismatic, volatile Lucy has her first baby boy. Lucy, however, does not react to being a mother as Lynn expects. Soon, they find their friendship is tested in extreme circumstances.
Available on the BFI Player
Family Romance, LLC
Release Date: 3rd July
Distributor:  Modern Films
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Format: Digital
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Romance is a business. Family, friends, followers. All available for hire. A man is hired to impersonate the missing father of a twelve year old girl. Shot in Japan, with Japanese actors, in Japanese language, Oscar-nominated auteur Werner Herzog brings to screen a unique angle to the recurring theme of individuals chasing impossible dreams.
 
Available on Modern Films
Blumhouse’s Fantasy Island
Release Date: 29th June
Distributor:  Sony Pictures Home Ent
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Format: Digital
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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 Amazon and iTunes
Like A Boss
Release Date: 29th June
Distributor: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
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Format: DVD
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Best friends Mia and Mel (Tiffany Haddish and Rose Byrne) are living their best lives running their own cosmetics company they’ve built from the ground up. Unfortunately, they’re in over their heads financially, and the prospect of a big buyout offer from a notorious titan of the cosmetics industry Claire Luna (Salma Hayek) proves too tempting to pass up, putting Mel and Mia’s lifelong friendship in jeopardy. The beauty business is about to get ugly.

Available on Amazon and iTunes
Lost Transmissions
Release Date: 29th June
Distributor:  101 Films
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Format: Digital
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When an acclaimed music producer goes off his medication for schizophrenia, his friends chase him though the LA music scene to help commit him to a psychiatric hospital, revealing the troubling inadequacies of our mental health care system.
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Greed
Release Date: 29th June
Distributor:  Sony Pictures Home Ent
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Format: DVD, Blu-ray
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Michael Winterbottom directs this comedy starring Steve Coogan, David Mitchell, Isla Fisher and Asa Butterfield. Self-made billionaire Richard McCreadie (Coogan) has made his money from owning retail outlets in the UK. After a public inquiry which damaged his image, he is desperate to regain trust and loyalty for the sake of his business. As his 60th birthday approaches, he tries to rekindle his relationship with many of his celebrity friends who have since deserted him, but will it be enough to rebuild his rapidly failing empire?
 

Available on Amazon and iTunes
Ema
Release Date: 29th June
Distributor: MUBI
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Format: DVD & Blu-ray
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Chilean drama directed by Pablo Larraín. Unable to conceive a child of their own, dancer Ema (Mariana Di Girolamo) and her choreographer husband Gastón (Gael García Bernal) adopt a young Colombian boy but become troubled by his propensity for arson, and decide to give him up after he sets fire to their home, resulting in Ema’s sister being hospitalised and permanently disfigured. Despite the couple’s disastrous experience of adoption, Ema struggles to overcome the loss and her failure as a mother.

Available on Amazon and iTunes
Shepherd: The Hero Dog
Release Date: 29th June
Distributor:  Signature Entertainment
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Format: Digital
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SHEPHERD is based on the award-winning and bestselling Israeli novel, “The Jewish Dog,” by Asher Kravitz. Kaleb, a beloved German Shepherd, is separated from his Jewish family when the Nuremberg Laws are enacted in WWII Berlin. He is adopted by an SS Officer who trains him to attack and round up Jews at a concentration camp. Kaleb is well cared for and good at his job until one day when he is distracted by a familiar scent. His original master, a young boy named Joshua, has arrived as a prisoner of the camp. Kaleb has not lost his loyalty to Joshua who finds solace in secretly visiting his dog at night. Joshua’s life is at risk. Together they escape the camp and after months of near-death experiences, they are found by partisans who help Joshua make safe passage to Israel.

Available on iTunes
The Public
Release Date: 29th June
Distributor:  Parkland Entertainment
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Format: DVD
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Emilio Estevez writes, directs and stars in this American drama about a library that becomes a shelter for homeless people who rely on the building as a refuge from the cold. Following several deaths due to a cold snap in Cincinnati a number of homeless people, led by the loquacious Jackson (Michael K. Williams), refuse to leave the library when it is closing time. Librarian Stuart Goodson (Estevez) sympathises with their plight and agrees to let them spend the night there even though his colleague, Myra (Jena Malone), is against the idea. Once the authorities become aware of the situation a stand-off ensues with police negotiator Bill Ramstead (Alec Baldwin) attempting to remove the homeless people from the building in a peaceful manner. The cast also features Christian Slater, Jeffrey Wright and Taylor Schilling.
 
Available on Amazon and iTunes
The Booksellers
Release Date: 29th June
Distributor:  Republic Film
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Format: Digital
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A behind-the-scenes look at the New York rare book world.
Available on iTunes
The Eastern Front
Release Date: 29th June
Distributor:  Trinity Creative Partnership
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Format: DVD & Digital
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Disillusioned by the war, weary German Officer Joachim Brandt and his disparate band of soldiers work with two female Russian prisoners to save the life of a wounded man. Jaded by years of loss and war horror, the prisoners want to escape but their aid and knowledge is vital to the others survival. If they’re caught by the Russians, they will be shown no mercy. Will their greater need for compassion and humanity win out? 
Available on Amazon and iTunes