He knows if you've been bad or good - oh, wait, that's Santa
After exacting revenge on those responsible for the death of his wife and children, Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) uncovers a conspiracy that runs far deeper than New York's criminal underworld. Now known throughout the city as The Punisher, he must discover the truth about injustices that affect more than his family alone.
It's the Devil you've sold your soul to. He's coming. Check out the teaser for the Netflix original series Marvel's The Punisher at the link above. Marvel's The Punisher premieres globally 2017, only on Netflix.
[22 Aug 2017 at 23:24]
The Guardians on Blu-ray and DVD
Not those ones, the Russian ones
During WWII, Joseph Stalin receives intelligence reports on top secret genetic experiments performed by Nazi doctors who were trying to create a super soldier. It was reported that German doctors carried out their experiments in the territories Germany occupied during the war - France, Spain, Poland and... USSR. Meanwhile, United States intelligence reported that there are traces of super humans in the States. Stalin has no choice but to create "Patriot" - a super-secret defiance and research organization so combat the potential threat from the German experiments.
The Soviet experiments continued after Stalin's death and During the Cold War, "Patriot" succeeded in altering the DNA of selected individuals, and created a team with super human powers known as GUARDIANS, to defend the homeland from any threats. Now, for the first time, the superheroes gather to prevent a nuclear disaster that could destroy the entire world.
The Guardians is released this week on Blu-ray and DVD.
With THE GRADUATION, acclaimed filmmaker Claire Simon delves into the daily life of the Parisian film school, La Fémis, where the rigorous entry code can be best summed up as: "Everyone is equal, but only the best gets in..." Through the admission process, the blood, sweat and tears and finally the graduation exams, THE GRADUATION establishes a portrait of our relationship to excellence in Art and how every jury doubts and questions itself...
Renowned alumni from the school include Theo Angelopoulos, Jean-Jacques Annaud, Claire Denis, Arnaud Desplechin, Louis Malle, François Ozon and Alain Resnais.
THE GRADUATION launches as part of Bertha DocHouse's DocHouse Firsts strand on September 15th. The strand, launched in 2016, aims to create opportunities for audiences to see films which they otherwise may not have had a chance to experience on the big screen. In a place of culture where generations intermingle, how do professionals determine who gets in and who doesn't?
[22 Aug 2017 at 23:18]
My Pure Land
Thrills in Pakistan
Following its premiere at the 2017 Edinburgh International Film Festival, Sarmad Masud's ground breaking debut MY PURE LAND will be released in UK cinemas on Friday 15 September.
A gripping, female led, western-style thriller, MY PURE LAND was shot guerrilla style in Pakistan, arguably one of the most violent, patriarchal regions in the world.
British-Pakistani director Sarmad Masud first envisioned his startling debut when he heard of the true story of a group of young women who survived a siege on their home by relatives in rural Pakistan, culminating in them having to defend their land from a militia of 200 bandits.
Their feat was almost unheard of and they were swiftly elevated to the position of folk heroes. When Sarmad heard their story he instantly knew this was the film he needed to make as his debut - a violent contemporary Western but grounded in realism and crucially with a feminist theme.
[21 Aug 2017 at 23:00]
Knights of the Damned
Game of groans
Prepare to be thrilled as knights lock horns with the undead in brand new epic fantasy adventure Knights of the Damned.
This action-packed visually stunning feature from the VFX artists behind Harry Potter and Inception is executive produced by award-winning Chris Newman (Game of Thones, Star Wars) and stars an impressive cast including Ross O'Hennessy (Game of Thrones), Ben Loyd-Holmes (Skyfall), Zara Phythian (Doctor Strange), Silvio Simac (Transporter 3), Adrian Bouchet (Clash of the Titans) and Andrea Vasiliou (Wonder Woman).
After relentless attacks on his castle the King enlists his finest knights to slay the dragon besieging the land. The elite army embark on their quest to defeat the fire breathing beast, but nothing can prepare them for the treacherous journey ahead.
Along their momentous crusade they encounter malicious water sirens, a race of warrior women hell bent on revenge and an unstoppable army of the damned.
Who will prevail in this epic battle against the forces of evil? Release Date: 25 September 2017.
Jerry Lewis, who grew from a child performer to a major nightclub act to a global phenomenon thanks to an insane devotion to his art, has died, it has been announced. He began his screen career with his comedy partner, smooth crooner Dean Martin, in a series of movies starting with My Friend Irma in 1949, and continuing with such crowd-pleasers as At War with the Army, Scared Stiff, Artists and Models and Hollywood or Bust.
After a public falling out with Martin, he broke out on his own with many big hits such as The Delicate Delinquent, The Sad Sack, Rock-a-Bye Baby, then developing the techniques director Frank Tashlin had nurtured in his act with The Geisha Boy, The Bellboy, Cinderfella, The Ladies Man, It's Only Money, The Nutty Professor (his most celebrated work), Who's Minding the Store, The Patsy, The Disorderly Orderly, and so on into the seventies where the quality of his efforts had declined. One film he judged so poorly conceived he refused to release it: the Holocaust movie The Day the Clown Cried.
In the meantime, he became as well known for his charitable works, including a yearly telethon, though he made a brief comeback in Martin Scorsese's cult classic The King of Comedy. He continued to work up until the end: his last credit was a Nicolas Cage movie he had a cameo in. The stories about Lewis as a showbiz monster are just as legendary as his talent, but his obsessive dedication to delivering greatness for his legions of fans will never be diminished.
OUR LAST TANGO (Un tango más) executive produced by Wim Wenders (Pina, Buena Vista Social Club, Wings of Desire) and directed by German Kral, will be released in the UK on 22nd September by Celluloid Circus in partnership with the Argentine Film Festival, London.
Written and directed by German Kral (The Last Applause, Música Cubana), OUR LAST TANGO tells the life and love story of Argentina's most celebrated tango dancers Maria Nieves Rego and Juan Carlos Copes. They met as teenagers and danced together for nearly fifty years, becoming international stars and making the Argentine tango famous around the world before a painful separation tore them apart. In German Kral's documentary the virtuosos reunite to open up about their journey, recreating incredible tango-choreographies with the help of a group of young dancers from Buenos Aires including acclaimed dancer Pablo Verón (The Tango Lesson).
OUR LAST TANGO will be released in UK cinemas on 22nd September 2017.
Eureka Entertainment to release THE VIKINGS, Richard Fleischer's rip-roaring action adventure packed with stunning visuals, brutal action and a star-studded cast, as part of the Eureka Classics range on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK on 16 October 2017.
One of the most spectacular and action packed epics of the fifties, Richard Fleischer's The Vikings wowed audiences worldwide with its stunning visuals, brutal action and star studded cast.
Prince Einar (Kirk Douglas, Paths of Glory, Ace in the Hole) is the son and heir of a savage Viking chieftain (Ernest Borgnine, Violent Saturday, The Wild Bunch). Prince Eric (Tony Curtis, Some Like it Hot) is his unknowing half-brother, the bastard offspring of Einar's father and an English queen. When the Vikings kidnap the princess Morgana (Janet Leigh, Psycho), her beauty inflames the desires of both men, forcing a bloody duel that decides their fate... and the future of the English throne.
Filmed in vivid Technicolor by the legendary Jack Cardiff (The Red Shoes, Black Narcissus) and narrated by Orson Welles, The Vikings spawned a whole sub-genre of imitators, (Mario Bava alone helmed Erik The Conqueror, The Last of the Vikings and Knives of the Avenger in the years following the film’s release) but none quite topped the glorious spectacle from one of America's greatest directors of genre cinema, Richard Fleischer.