|The Last Thing Mary Saw|
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Rory Culkin, Isabelle Fuhrman, Stephanie Scott
|Winter, 1843. A young woman is under investigation following the mysterious death of her family’s matriarch. Her recollection of the events sheds new light on the ageless forces behind the tragedy. |
Release Date: The Last Thing Mary Saw will stream on Shudder from 20th January
| Starring: |
Tom Hughes, Kate Dickie, Gaia Weiss & Greta Scacchi
|Eric Black is lost after the mysterious death of his adulterous wife. Running from his past to a new job as a Shepherd, he becomes trapped alone on a majestic, weather-beaten island with an ominous secret. One man’s spiralling madness meets a vengeful supernatural force. What starts as the perfect wind-swept escape becomes a race to save his sanity and his life. |
Release Date: Shepherd will be available on Blu-ray & Digital Download in February
Jake McLaughlin, Kathy Bates & Aisling Franciosi
|When a 40-year-old man returns home from prison, he must confront the demons of his past. The directorial debut from Franka Potente, starring Academy Award Winner Kathy Bates (Misery, Richard Jewell), Jake McLaughlin (Warrior, Savages) and Aisling Franciosi (The Nightingale, The Fall). |
Release Date: Home will be available on Digital Download from 24th January
| Starring: |
Louis James, Emily Redpath, Sarah Alexandra Marks & Duncan James
| Help follows Grace, who after a painful break up visits her friend Liv who is living in the idyllic English countryside with her boyfriend Edward and his dog Polly. The trio start the weekend in high spirits but dark revelations soon cascade the weekend into chaos. |
Release Date: Help will have limited screenings on 15th February
Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Emile Hirsch, Paz Vega, Jeremy Piven & Michael Madsen
|A neo-noir set in New York City’s corrupt contemporary art world where the art dealer John Kaplan and the ruthless head of New York’s mafia, Michael Rubino, fight for money, art, power and love. |
Release Date: American Night will be available on Digital Download from 7th February
Samuel Kay Forrest, Marie Celine Yildirim, and Judy LaDivina
|Angy is a political activist fighting against the system while searching for love in the Berlin queer community. |
Release Date: Hip Beat will be coming to Digital Download Q1
Pak Hon Chu, Anna-Maija Tuokko & Lucas Hsuan
|When a mysterious stranger arrives at a small café in a remote Finnish village, accompanied by his son, he is looking for something – or somebody – but nobody can understand what. Unable to speak the language, he manages a few words in English with the locals, but all in vain. Taking pity on him, the owner, Sirkka, finds a place where he and his young son can stay, but it is only when he volunteers his services as a cook that the real transformation begins, and it is one that will have a profound effect on the entire village. |
Release Date: Master Cheng will be in UK cinemas from 11th March
|1944: Hitler’s Secret Weapon|
Yaroslav Kucherenko, Anton Karlinsky, Lilia Ostapovich, Pavel Aldoshin
| The gripping true story of Leonid Berenshtein – the commander of a partisan battalion in World War II – who located the secret facility where the Nazis were developing their last hope for victory. |
Release Date: 1944: Hitler’s Secret Weapon will be available On Demand & DVD from February 7.
|A Long Walk|
|An old Laotian man discovers that he can travel back in time and speak with the dead.|
Release Date: A Long Walk will be available On Demand from February 28
|In The Strange Pursuit of Laura Durand|
Makis Papadimitriou, Michalis Sarantis, Anna Kalaitzidou
|An award-winning and hilarious road movie, loaded with an amazing and eclectic soundtrack. ‘In the Strange Pursuit of Laura Durand’ is a feel-good, touching and very original story, that stays with you long after watching.|
A hit on the international festival circuit and in its native Greece, where it’s still enjoying a long and successful theatrical run.
Release Date: In The Strange Pursuit of Laura Durand will be available on Digital Download in January – date TBC
Les Dennis, Anthony Head, April Pearson
|When two inept criminals break into the home of a washed-up psychic in search of hidden loot, they get a lot more than they bargained for. |
Release Date: Sideshow will be in UK Cinemas Q1!
Christian Coulson, Annie Golden, Naomi Grossman, Naomi McDougall Jones
|Bite Me is a subversive romantic comedy about a real-life vampire and the IRS agent who audits her. |
Release Date: Bite Me will be coming to Digital Download 8th February
|Caught In The Net|
| Documentary exploring the world of online sexual abuse of children succeed in turning an experiment into an act of social intervention. |
Release Date: Caught In The Net will be available on Digital Download from 7th February
|Measured is a witty and moving new play examining the hidden consequences of an eating disorder for the sufferer and those who love them. Exposing the emotional turmoil of the illness without glamorising its dangers, Measured questions how effective recovery can be in a society that still wants women to be as ‘little’ as possible.|
Release Date: Measured will be coming to the The Hope Theatre Q1
|The Movie Partnership have shared a new poster and images for their upcoming Neo-Noir, American Night, which will be available on Digital Download from 7th February. |
The film includes a star-studded cast of Jonathan Rhys Meyers (The Tudors / Vikings), Emile Hirsch (Once Upon A Time In Hollywood), Jeremy Piven (Mr Selfridge / Entourage), Hollywood hard-man Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs / Kill Bill) and Paz Vega (Rambo: Last Blood / The OA).
American Night is neo-noir set in New York City’s corrupt contemporary art world. After the theft of Warhol’s ‘Marilyn’, a series of unexpected events turns an art dealer’s life upside down as he fights with the ruthless head of the New York Mafia, Michael Rubino, for money, art and power.
The film also marks the feature length directorial debut for Italian director, writer and producer, Alessio Della Valle. Pop music fans will also be able to spot singer Anastacia, who appears in the film as well as writing and performing the film’s lead song.
American Night will be available on Digital Download from 7th February
|Tokyo Bay Films is excited to present Stay Pretty, No Pity, which is available to watch on YouTube. |
If a ghost shows herself to you in the mirror and asks: “Do you want to stay pretty?” What would your answer be?
Stay Pretty, No Pity is a short film that tells the story of Lucy (Maria Ozawa) who fled an abusive relationship and took refuge with her new roommate. Things take a turn for the worst when a ghost appears and shows her seemingly random images. Lucy has three days to decipher the clues of these visions and discover the ghost’s intentions.
Stay Pretty, No Pity is a spooky extension of the ancient Japanese folklore tale of Oiwa Yotsuya (Yotsuya Kaidan). The original tale followed a samurai who after murdering his wife after she became deformed was haunted by her spirit until he became insane and killed himself.
Now hundreds of years later, Yotsuya is back! She is punishing ugly characters by recruiting the pretty, starting with Lucy.
Stay Pretty, No Pity is available to watch on YouTube now here: https://bit.ly/3Eh653b
|The Movie Partnership have today confirmed that the upcoming crime thriller Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman will be released in the UK from 6th December across iTunes, Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Sky. |
Chad Michael Murray, best known for his roles in One Tree Hill and more recently Riverdale & Marvel’s Agent Carter will play the notorious serial killer alongside horror icon Lin Shaye (Critters, Insidous film series) playing Bundy’s mother, as well as Holland Roden (Teen Wolf) and Jake Hays who makes his feature length film debut.
Notorious killer, Ted Bundy (Chad Michael Murray), stalks the highways of gritty 1970s America looking for his next victim. Hunting him are FBI agents Kathleen McChesney and (Roden) Robert Ressler (Hays) as they lead the largest manhunt in history to apprehend America’s most infamous serial killer.
Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman will be available on Digital Download from 6th December and can be pre-ordered here
|Here’s the schedule for what’s going on this Winter in the UK including theatrical releases, VOD, DVD, Blu Ray and more.|
Thanks to Strike Media for the schedule.
|Starring: Tom Hughes, Kate Dickie, Gaia Weiss & Greta Scacchi|
|Eric Black is lost after the mysterious death of his adulterous wife. Running from his past to a new job as a Shepherd, he becomes trapped alone on a majestic, weather-beaten island with an ominous secret. One mans spiralling madness meets a vengeful supernatural force. What starts as the perfect wind-swept escape becomes a race to save his sanity and his life. |
Shepherd will be in UK Cinemas from 12th November
|Starring: Aleks Paunovic, Lee Majdoub, Lisa Durupt|
|While celebrating Christmas break at an isolated cabin in the woods, Jamie and his high school friends are stalked by a sadistic killer obsessed with horror movie icons.|
Puppet Killer will be coming to Digital Download 29th November
|Father of Flies|
|Starring: Camilla Rutherford, Sandra Andreis, Davi Santos, Page Ruth and Nicholas Tucci|
|Co-written by Edwards’ writing partner Nadia Doherty, the film is based on a story Edwards had written as a child, a haunting tale of family life. A vulnerable young boy finds his mother pushed out of the family home by a strange new woman, and he must confront the terrifying supernatural forces that seem to move in with her. |
Father of Flies screened at Grimmfest and will have it’s UK Physical Premiere at Raindance Film Festival (6th Nov) with a general UK release in 2022
|Slumber Party Massacre|
|Starring: Hannah Gonera, Frances Sholto-Douglas, Mila Rayne|
|Slumber Party Massacre is a reimagining of Roger Corman’s 1982 cult-classic, which was the first instalment in the SPM trilogy. The film is directed by Danishka Esterhazy (“The Banana Splits Movie”) and premiered at Fantastic Fest in September 2021. |
Slumber Party Massacre will be coming to Digital Download on Monday 13th December
|Disappearance at Lake Elrod|
|Starring: Robyn Lively, Shanola Hampton, Bethany Anne Lind and Michael Trucco|
|A year after her daughter’s disappearance, another girl from Elrod, Georgia, goes missing. Convinced there is a connection, Charlie (Robyn Lively) won’t stop searching until she discovers the truth. Recently released in North America under the original title ‘Through The Glass Darkly”. |
Disappearance at Lake Elrod will be available on DVD in the UK & EIRE from Nov 1st. Pre-order now on Amazon and AppleTV
|Starring:Marc Menchaca, Sarah Rich & Jeff Wincott|
|On the ﬁrst anniversary of her younger sister’s death Woodstock teen, Rosie (Sarah Rich – Orange is the New Black, Law & Order), discovers the mysterious man (Marc Menchaca – Ozark, The Sinner, The Outsider) who sexploited and bullied her sister to commit suicide back on-line trolling for new victims. After the authorities refuse to get involved she ﬁnds a darker side she never knew she had, as she takes justice into her own hands. |
#Like will be available to Rent and Buy from 1st November
|Starring: Bella Thorne|
|When a drug deal goes wrong, street smart party girl Mads (Bella Thorne) and her best friends find a possible way out by masquerading as nuns. |
HABIT will be coming to Digital Download on 22nd November
|Starring: Julian Moore-Cook, Joe Gallina & Jess Radomska|
|An out-of-his depth inexperienced criminal is stuck in a bank, after a heist went wrong. How will he get out? |
Blonde. Purple will be coming to Digital Download on November 30th
|Pitbull – Exodus|
|Starring: Jan Blachowicz, Przemysław Bluszcz & Dawid Czuprynski|
|Patryk Vega returns with his latest film Pitbull – EXODUS is getting back on track with his favourite type of movies, a crime thriller. The story is told at the turn of several decades, showing the fight between the police and criminal groups from the Eastern Europe. Follow one criminals life during his childhood and adolescence to show us how he became a involved in the criminal underworld. The villains path soon crosses with a policeman who sacrifices a large part of his life just to catch him. With twists, turns, shocks and spectacular scenes Vega is back giving everyone what they want.|
Pitbull – Exodus will be in UK & EIRE Cinemas from 19th November
|A Bird Flew In|
|Starring: Morgana Robinson, Jeff Fahey, Derek Jacobi, Sadie Frost & Camilla Rutherford|
|When Lockdown is imposed, the cast and crew of a film are taken from the set and sent home – alone. Actors without an audience. Directors without a script. Couples who fall apart. While others come together. A feature film composed of six interlinked narratives, ‘Alone’ explores what happens when we are freed from external distractions and forced to find the meaning in our lives and loves.|
A Bird Flew In will have its UK Premiere at Raindance Film Festival on 5th November
|Starring: Les Dennis, Anthony Head & April Pearson|
|When two inept criminals break into the home of a washed-up psychic in search of hidden loot, they get a lot more than they bargained for. |
Sideshow will be in UK Cinemas from 19th November
|Starring: Michael Madsen, Tom Arnold & Lorenzo McGovern Zaini|
|After a robbery goes wrong, Frank and Vince break into a home when two kids mistake them for their babysitters. Hoping to make them fall asleep so they can make their getaway, Frank reads stories from a magic book that he stole during the robbery, taking them to the enchanted world of ARCTIC FRIENDS. The two thieves have to endure the kid’s hijinks as they make various absurd attempts to escape. |
Christmas Thieves will be available on Digital Download on 29th November
|CBeebies Christmas Show – The Night Before Christmas|
|Starring: All your CBeebies favourites!|
|Follow the adventures of Holly and her brother Jack on Christmas Eve, as they send their wishes to Father Christmas. But then they have to deal with the mischievous Wish Taker who steals those wishes, leading Holly to travel far and wide in search of them. Will she succeed and ensure Father Christmas has all the wishes in time for Christmas Day? Tune in to find out… |
Cbeebies Christmas Show will be coming to cinemas this December 4th and 5th!
|Filmed over a 5-year period, ELEVEN follows the stories of a diverse and dynamic group of kids (from the World Cup ‘14 in Brazil to the World Cup ‘18 in Russia) ending up in Switzerland at the Stade de Genève on 21st of April 2018, in front of 22.000 people (as part of the UEFA and United Nations event “Match for Solidarity” featuring football legends like Figo and Ronaldinho).|
Eleven will be released in early 2022
|Freakscene – The Story of Dinosaur Jr|
|Starring : J. Mascis, Lou Barlow and Murph|
|Homage of one of the most influential bands on the American East Coast, which inspired the rock scene – an emotional, tragically funny and sometimes noisy roller-coaster ride by a dysfunctional family – Dinosaur Jr|
Freakscene – The Story of Dinosaur Jr will be available to rent and buy on 22nd November
|Lucca Comics & Games 2021|
|This year Italy is honouring Dante Alighieri, the poet and philosopher, by celebrating the 700th anniversary of his death and Dante’s Divine Comedy sets the tone for the returning festival – a community event that not only produced culture but creates a place where people can share experiences by occupying and interacting with and within a unique and monumental city. Light is the synthesis of this new Lucca Comics & Games, which signals a passage from dark to light, and paves a road to a new kind of normal. Visitors will go back to meeting creators of universes that have been an integral part of the festival – comics, games, storytelling, modern mythologies and big and small industries represented in these worlds. |
Lucca Comics & Games will be happening in person, marking its 55th year, from 28th October to 1st November in Italy
|The Jinkx and DeLa Holiday Show, LIVE!|
|Created by and starring drag superstars BenDeLaCreme & Jinkx Monsoon, “The Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Special” is the story of two queens who set out to create a classic Christmas TV variety show, but just can’t agree on how.|
With the help of a chorus of dancers and DeLa’s deceased grandmother—whose spirit lives on in a glass of eggnog—DeLa tries her hardest to uphold the cheery Christmas traditions of her childhood. Meanwhile, Jinkx is much more interested in bawdy jokes, cute boys, and boozy libations. As they sing and dance their way through numbers about everything from St. Nick to the Christ child, the tension between them mounts, culminating in an all-out battle for control of the show. After some hilarious insight into the ghosts of their very different Christmas pasts, and with the help of a mysterious naked man with a surprising holiday secret, the two realize that tradition can be whatever we make of it, and family is whomever we choose.
This high camp, side-splitting romp is equal parts sacrilegious and sweet, with a sharp tongue and a heart of gold. “The Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Special” is sure to be a new holiday tradition for all the lost toys who know that the best traditions are the ones we create ourselves.
Book your tickets at jinkxanddela.com and is on Digital Download now
|Reel Cinemas presents: Movie Madness|
|In celebration of the independent chain’s 20th birthday, Reel are excited to be extending their Movie Madness offer until 10th December. This will allow movie lovers to get tickets for their favourite upcoming blockbusters from as little as £2.50! Across the chain, Reel Cinemas offer state of the art screens, sound, leather seats and sofas, and are offering cinema-goers tickets from just £2.50 before 1 pm and £3.50 after, every day of the week – valid until 10th December, 2021. Reel Cinemas can be found in Blackburn, Borehamwood, Bridgnorth, Burnley, Chippenham, Chorley, Fareham, Hull, Ilkeston, Morecambe, Port Talbot, Quinton, Rochdale, Wakefield and Widnes with more cinemas opening in the next two years. |
Book your tickets at: www.reelcinemas.co.uk
Following on from its limited cinema release in August, Escher: Journey Into Infinity – the first complete feature documentary about Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher’s life and work – is available to buy or rent on digital platforms in the UK and Ireland from October 18.
Told in Escher’s own words through Stephen Fry’s narration, drawing from a rich cornucopia of letters, diaries and lectures, the film offers an exploration of the fascinating man whose legacy continues to influence popular culture today.
“A fitting tribute to a multi-layered and unparalleled artist” D-MOVIES ★★★★
Filmmaker Robin Lutz says, “We get under his skin and come as close as possible to meet and understand this great graphic artist. The camera is Escher’s eye!”
“Escher wrote, “I fear that there is only one person in the world who could make a really good movie about my prints: myself.” And that is exactly what Escher is doing in this movie: he is the director, not literally but symbolically.”
The film includes interviews with Escher’s sons George and Jan, as well as musician, and collector of Escher’s work, Graham Nash (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young). Lutz’s feature has been described by Variety as ‘an art book that comes to life’, referencing the ingenious use of animation.
“The artist’s words are delivered with characteristic panache by Stephen Fry, while the pictures are brought ingeniously to life using animation.”
Simon Kinnear, TOTAL FILM ★★★★
British mathematician Sir Roger Penrose, Nobel Laureate in Physics and Emeritus Professor of mathematics at Oxford University, is patron of the film. Sir Roger has a long-standing interest in and connection with M.C. Escher and is said to have given Escher ideas for some of his world-famous prints.
Escher: Journey Into Infinity is available to watch from October 18 on iTunes, Amazon Prime, Sky Store, Google, Microsoft and Curzon Home Cinema.