UK Release Schedule: January – March 2022

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FRIGHT…
 The Last Thing Mary Saw 
 Starring:
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 
 Shepherd 
 Starring:
Tom Hughes, Kate Dickie, Gaia Weiss & Greta Scacchi 
Eric Black is lost after the mysterious death of his adulterous wife. Running from his past to a new job as a Shepherd, he becomes trapped alone on a majestic, weather-beaten island with an ominous secret. One 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. 
Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXUUOi4Y4ZI  
Release Date: Shepherd will be available on Blu-ray & Digital Download in February 
THRILL…
 HOME 
 Starring:
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). 
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_RnoLT7QPg 
Release Date: Home will be available on Digital Download from 24th January 
HELP 
 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. 
Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgSXweKXQLs  
Release Date: Help will have limited screenings on 15th February 
DRAMA…
 American Night 
Starring:
 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. 
Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=vR0kFifm-sg
Release Date: American Night will be available on Digital Download from 7th February 
Hip Beat 
Starring:
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. 
Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijhFQyGKE-w
Release Date: Hip Beat will be coming to Digital Download Q1 
 Master Cheng 
Starring:
 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. 
Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDsRqK9p9yI 
Release Date: Master Cheng will be in UK cinemas from 11th March 
 1944: Hitler’s Secret Weapon 
Starring:
 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. 
Trailer: https://youtu.be/3phkuWEsAZA 
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 
SMILE…
 In The Strange Pursuit of Laura Durand  
Starring:
 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.
 
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/613538835 
Release Date: In The Strange Pursuit of Laura Durand will be available on Digital Download in January – date TBC 
 Sideshow  
Starring:
 Les Dennis, Anthony Head, April Pearson
When two inept criminals break into the home of a washed-up psychic in search of hidden loot, they get a lot more than they bargained for. 
Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHtM6F-fCqI 
Release Date: Sideshow will be in UK Cinemas Q1! 
 Bite Me 
Starring:
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. 
Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTYfjIWOUbI  
Release Date: Bite Me will be coming to Digital Download 8th February 
LEARN…
 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. 
Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMJ95a6tAjg 
Release Date: Caught In The Net will be available on Digital Download from 7th February 
EVENT…
 Measured
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 

UK VOD Release: In The Strange Pursuit of Laura Durand

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Smart Dog Productions will release In The Strange Pursuit of Laura Durand for Digital Download on January 31st.

Antonis and Christos are down on their luck, disconnected from modern society and surviving mainly on Christos’ unemployment benefit. Their only escape in life is their passion for music and their 8-bit band, Speed_28. 

The two friends are united by their common, platonic love interest, Laura Durand, a porn star of the ’90s who disappeared mysteriously years before. As the friends’ lives go from bad to worse, they decide that the time has come to start the quest for Laura Durand. 
An award winning and hilarious road movie, loaded with an amazing and eclectic soundtrack, In the Strange Pursuit of Laura Durand is a feelgood, touching and very original story, that stays with you long after watching. 

The film has been a hit on the international festival circuit being Officially Selected at Tallinn Black Nights, Mons International, Sarajevo Film Festival, Athens International, Monte Carlo Comedy Film Festival, Red Rock Film Festival, Sunscreen, Cannes World Film Festival and more. 

In the Strange Pursuit of Laura Durand will be available on Digital Download from 31st January

UK VOD Release: American Night

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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 

UK VOD Release: Stay Pretty, No Pity

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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

UK VOD Release: Ted Bundy – American Boogeyman

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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 (CrittersInsidous 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

UK VOD Release: Slumber Party Massacre

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 Starring: Hannah Gonera, Frances Sholto-Douglas, Alex McGregor 
Lightbulb Film Distribution are delighted to share the poster and trailer for new horror feature, Slumber Party Massacre. Featuring an all-female principle cast, this feminist reimagining of Roger Corman’s 1982 cult-classic is smashing the glass ceiling. Slumber Party Massacre will be released on Digital Download on 13th December and  DVD from 10th January. The film had its UK Premiere at Abertoir Horror Festival in November and has also been selected as the closing film of Soho Horror Festival. 

Written by Suzanne Keilly (Warrior Nun, Ash vs Evil Dead) and directed by Danishka Esterhazy (The Banana Splits Movie), the film stars Hannah Gonera (Spell, Jamillah and Aladdin), Frances Sholto-Douglas (The Kissing Booth, Black Mirror), and Alex McGregor (Searchers, Blood Drive).  

A slumber party turns into a bloodbath when a psychopath wielding a power-drill disrupts the fun. There really is no rest for the wicked at this slumber party… 

Commenting on the release, Peter Thompson, Sales & Acquisitions Director at Lightbulb Film Distribution, said: “We are thrilled to be bringing this iconic slasher remake to audiences in the UK and Ireland. Esterhazy manages to bring a fresh perspective to this horror sub-genre, whilst capturing the essence of the much-loved original. She is an exceptional filmmaker. Gore, jumps and laughs – Slumber Party Massacre has it all.”
Slumber Party Massacre will be released on Digital Download on 13th December and on DVD from 10th January 2022 

#SlumberPartyMassacre

UK VOD Release: Red Snow

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 Starring: Dennice Cisneros, Nico Bellamy, Laura Kennon & Vernon Wells  
“Red Snow is the Christmas vampire movie that you never knew you needed” – The Hollywood News  
Amusing and smart thanks to likeable leads and a witty script” – Horror DNA
Smart, funny and solid entertainment” – Eye for Film 
Central City Media is excited to share their new comedy horror thriller, Red Snow. Fear not, this vampire-filled comedy horror will provide plenty to sink your teeth into as it comes to Digital Download on 6th December. 

Written and directed by Sean Nichols Lynch (Prep School), the film stars Dennice Cisneros (Exile, NCIS), Nico Bellamy (Boy and Girl, The Way of the Iron Buffalo), Laura Kennon (Prime, Escalate), Vernon Wells (Commando, Mad Max 2), Alan Silva (Fist of the Vagabond, Acceleration), Edward Ewell (The Lepers), & Olivia Pintz (Lil Peep : Life is Beautiful, The Alternate).  

Aspiring vampire-romance novelist Olivia Romo is spending her holidays alone, holed up in her snowbound cabin near Lake Tahoe and racking up rejection letters from publishers. Until one night, an injured bat slams against her window. Sympathetic to creatures of the night, Olivia takes the wounded critter inside her garage to nurse it back to health.

The next day, however, Olivia is delighted to discover that the bat has transformed into a handsome vampire. His name is Luke. He’s not a fan of crosses, garlic, or sunlight, but he seems to take a strange liking to Olivia.

The unlikely companions get to know each other and start to form a tenuous friendship, but Olivia grows suspicious of Luke’s intentions as his past begins to catch up with him. First, there’s the strange detective who comes looking for Luke and his dangerous associates. Then, there’s the pale figures creeping outside Olivia’s cabin at night.

And at last, Luke’s old vampire friends come out of the shadows and into Olivia’s cabin. They want Luke back, but first they want to help themselves to his tasty new friend… 
Red Snow had its World Premiere at FrightFest and won BEST FILM at Dead Northern Horror Film Festival in York 2021 

Red Snow will be released on Digital Download in the UK & EIRE from 6th December 

UK VOD Release: Puppet Killer

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This Christmas, Playtime is over.
Listen out for slay-bells as Puppet Killer is coming to town. Central City Media have today confirmed that the yuletide horror comedy will be released on Digital Download this November. Pulling the strings of Puppet Killer is director Lisa Ovies and stars Aleks Paunovic (NumbWar For The Planet of the Apes), Lee Majdoub (Sonic The HedgehogDirk Gently) & Lisa Durupt (Love Guaranteed). Guaranteed to knock the stuffing out of you, Puppet Killer will be available on all major digital platforms from 29th November in all it’s puppetry glory. 

It’s the classic ‘cabin in the woods‘ tale of teenagers (who are 100% teenage actors despite what IMDb may tell you) being assailed by a menacing pink and fluffy plush toy – that old chestnut. 

For seven-year-old Jamie, watching horror movies with his loving parents and his fuzzy pink puppet, Simon, is a beloved Christmas tradition. Unfortunately, that all ends when his mother dies of cancer and his father marries a new woman who isn’t nearly as supportive of Jamie’s horror obsession, or his unhealthy friendship with Simon. After she mysteriously disappears from the family vacation home, Jamie starts to believe that Simon may have killed her. 

Ten years later, Jamie brings five of his high school friends to the family’s cabin for Christmas Break. All seems well until Simon is discovered in the cellar, resurrecting Jamie’s old fears, causing him and his friends to question his mental well-being.  

As the weekend unfolds, Jamie’s friends are slaughtered one by one in ways that would make Freddy, Jason, and Michael proud. Jamie must confront his childhood best friend in a bloody showdown that will push him to the brink of madness… if he isn’t already there. 

This Christmas – You better watch out, you better not die. 

Puppet Killer will be available on Digital Download from 29th November

UK Winter Release Schedule 2021

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

Thanks to Strike Media for the schedule.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UK VOD Release: Escher – Journey into Infinity

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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.