Packed with gothic tropes, black humour and eccentric performances (including George Sanders' final screen role), Psychomania is a cult horror classic brimming with exciting action and fantastical mayhem. On 26 September 2016 it will be released on DVD and Blu-ray in a Dual Format Edition by BFI Flipside, stuffed with special features including interviews with cast members, rare short films, a new interview with Nicky Henson, a new short film about Lewis Leathers and more.
Upon discovering a dark family secret, Tom Latham (Nicky Henson), the leader of hell-raising teen motorcycle gang The Living Dead, decides to take drastic measures to ensure his gang's superiority. Through his devil-worshipping mother (Beryl Reid), Tom makes a pact with Satan to ascertain the secret of immortality. Using this information he encourages his fellow riders to end their lives, safe in the knowledge that they'll soon return from the dead to invulnerably terrorise the locals.
Psychomania will be launched with a screening at BFI Southbank (NFT1) on Wednesday 14 September at 8.30pm, followed by a Q&A with actor Nicky Henson, hosted by Flipside curators Vic Pratt and William Fowler. It will also be screened at the Starburst International Film Festival in Manchester on Friday 26 August and around the country as part of Scalarama during September. More info at the link above.
A UNITED KINGDOM is based on extraordinary true events. In 1947, Seretse Khama, the King of Botswana, met Ruth Williams, a London office worker. The attraction was immediate: she was captivated by his vision for a better world, he was struck by her willingness to embrace it.
Both felt liberated by the social upheaval that followed the war - Seretse sensed the opportunity for change as the Empire weakened, Ruth saw the possibility for a "bigger life" as women pushed for independence and equality.
They were a perfect match, yet their proposed marriage was challenged not only by their families but by the British and South African governments. The latter had recently introduced the policy of apartheid and found the notion of a biracial couple ruling a neighboring country intolerable. South Africa threatened the British: either thwart the couple or be denied access to South African uranium (vital for the British nuclear program) and gold (vital to replenish reserves following the war) and face the risk of South Africa invading Botswana.
Despite the terrible pressures they faced, Seretse and Ruth never wavered - they fought for their love every step of the way, and in so doing changed their nation and inspired the world.
THE FILM WILL HAVE IT'S WORLD PREMIERE AT THE TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL. The new trailer is above.
Eureka Entertainment have announced the theatrical release of CREEPY, director Kiyoshi Kurosawa's breath-taking psychological thriller, in selected cinemas nationwide (UK & Ireland) and Digital HD from 25 November 2016.
Based on a novel by Yutaka Maekawa, Creepy follows ex-police detective and criminal psychologist Takakura, who moves to a quiet suburban town seeking peace and quiet, but soon begins to suspect that his neighbour is a psychopath who comes into people’s households and takes over their lives.
Kiyoshi KUROSAWA, who won Best Director in the Un Certain Regard section at the Cannes Film Festival 2015 for his elegiac drama Journey to the Shore, returns to genre in which he made his name with this "creepy" psychological thriller. Bringing in a great ensemble cast of leading Japanese actors & actresses, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, who also co-wrote the screenplay, has been quoted as saying: "Each actor exudes a mysterious delicacy and ferocity, which the camera has somehow been able to capture. The end result is this breath-taking thriller."
With its gripping suspense and riveting story, Creepy marks Kiyoshi Kurosawa's return to the horror genre with a horrific thriller so intense that audiences around the world will shiver in fear. The trailer is at the link above.
[25 Aug 2016 at 23:19]
The Killing of America on Blu-ray and DVD
The underground classic finally out there
Described as "among the most controversial documentaries in the history of cinema", Sheldon Renan and Academy Award® nominee Leonard Schrader's (Kiss Of The Spider Woman, Mishima, Blue Collar) The Killing of America is a graphic and provocative examination of America’s history, complete with senseless violence, mass shootings and cold-blooded murder.
Never distributed, televised or made available for sale in the United States, this provocative documentary now arrives in the UK, courtesy of Severin Films, in a fully restored edition and makes its FrightFest premiere on 29 August 2016. A limited theatrical release will follow and, on 24 October, the first ever UK Blu-ray release of the infamous 'shock doc' arrives loaded with exclusive special features - including the even more unnerving Japanese version known as Violence U.S.A. - which remains one of the most profoundly disturbing and still chillingly relevant documentary experiences of our time. A DVD version will also be available.
[25 Aug 2016 at 23:15]
Following its tremendous success at both Sundance and Tribeca Film Festival 2016, Sony Pictures Releasing UK is proud to present EQUITY, releasing in UK cinemas from 2nd September 2016.
From director Meera Menon (Farah Goes Bang) and writer Amy Fox (Heights), financial thriller of the year EQUITY delves under the skin of the aggressive and ruthless world of Wall Street. Led by an all-female cast, the film showcases real women who thrive on ambition and aren't afraid of a little competition.
When a controversial financial deal threatens the fragile balance of power and confidentiality, investment banker Naomi (Anna Gunn; Breaking Bad) finds herself entangled in a web of politics and deception. With an aggressive prosecutor (Alysia Reiner; Orange Is The New Black) from her past on her heels, and a strained relationship with a junior colleague (James Purefoy; High-Rise) Naomi is forced to examine her own ambitions and the cutthroat world she loves - one where women have yet to break the glass ceiling.
With backing and advice from some of the top names in Wall Street, EQUITY presents a fresh perspective of the fierce world of finance and business.
[24 Aug 2016 at 23:06]
Yes, that Nick Knowles
MoliFilms Entertainment, High Fliers Films and Content Media are proud to announce that the successful British comedy heist movie GOLDEN YEARS, written by Nick Knowles, John Miller and Jeremy Sheldon and Directed by John Miller, is available now to pre-order on iTunes and on DVD and general digital release from 29th August 2016.
Nick Knowles as well as a writer, is the presenter of the hugely popular BBC programme ‘DIY SOS’. GOLDEN YEARS is his and John Miller’s first film together, and features an all-star cast of some of the UK’s most established and respected actors from stage, screen and television including Bernard Hill (Lord of The Rings, Unforgotten), Virginia McKenna (Born Free, Sliding Doors), Alun Armstrong (New Tricks, Bleak House), Brad Moore (Montana, NorthvSouth), Sue Johnston (Downton Abbey, The Royle Family), Una Stubbs (Sherlock), Simon Callow (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Amadeus), Phil Davis (Whitechapel, Poldark), Ellen Thomas (EastEnders, Rev) and Mark Williams (The Harry Potter series).
[24 Aug 2016 at 23:02]
Somewhere at Sea on DVD
All for Spall
When Timothy Spall (Secrets & Lies, The Enfield Haunting) one of Britain’s best-loved actors, was facing a life-threatening illness, he promised himself that if he survived, he’d take up sailing. The result is a collection of three travelogues, four episodes apiece, of his adventures – Somewhere at Sea, Back at Sea and All At Sea.
Somewhere at Sea is available 29th August 2016 on DVD from Simply Media and follows Timothy and his wife Shane as they navigate around the coast of Britain in a specially built sea-going barge, The Princess Matilda. From Fowey in Cornwall, to Lands End and then onto South Wales, the couple meet local characters and experience the day-to-day adventures of life at sea along the way.
It proved so popular – even the Queen is a fan – that Timothy and Shane decided to continue their mini-odyssey circumnavigating the British Isles in their floating home in Back at Sea, which arrives on DVD 3rd October 2016 and All at Sea, released on DVD 7th November courtesy of Simply Media.
Back at Sea, the second series in the trilogy, sees the couple setting off from Cardiff, heading around the coast to Liverpool, across the Irish Sea to Belfast via the Isle of Man, and through the Caledonian Canal to the east coast of Scotland.
Finally, All at Sea sees them sail around Rattray Head in Scotland, all the way down the North Sea coast, to their final journey up the Thames into London.
Eureka Entertainment to release ALOYS, a noir-like tale of mystery and private eyes from upcoming director Tobias Nölle, on home video in the UK in a Dual Format edition, on 24 October 2016.
Aloys Adorn is a middle-aged private detective who lives and works with his father. He experiences life from a safe distance, through a video camera he keeps recording 24 hours a day, and the massive collection of surveillance tapes he organises and obsessively watches at home. But when his father dies, Aloys is left on his own and his sheltered existence begins to fall apart. After a night of heavy drinking, Aloys wakes up on a public bus to find that his camera and precious observation tapes have been stolen. Soon after, a mysterious woman calls to blackmail him. She offers to return the tapes if Aloys will try an obscure Japanese invention called ‘telephone walking’ with her, using his imagination as their only connection. As he is drawn deeper and deeper, falling in love with the voice on the other end of the phone, the woman opens up a new universe that may allow Aloys to break out of his isolation and into the real world.
Making its premiere at the prestigious Berlin Film Festival in 2016, Tobias Nölle’s film has been compared to the work of Charlie Kaufmann. Beautifully lensed and scored Aloys is a feast for the senses, Eureka Entertainment are proud to present this film for the first time in the world on Blu-ray and DVD.
Ahead of its home video release, Aloys will be released in selected cinemas and On Demand in the UK on 23 September 2016. The trailer's above.