They got everything here from a diddled-eyed Joe to damned if I know!
Men & Chicken on Blu-ray and DVD
Feathers in all weathers
Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale) proves once again that he’s one of Europe’s top on-screen talents, playing one of two brothers who travel to a remote island to find the strange truth about their family. From the mind of celebrated Danish filmmaker Anders Thomas Jensen (The Green Butchers), this dark comedy is hilarious but often bizarre, packed with razor- sharp dialogue and oddball characters – all brought to life by a stellar cast of character actors, recognisable from hit Scandi television shows. A success on its U.S. release and number one hit in Denmark, Men & Chicken is the most unique and disturbing comedy you’ll see this year.
Coming to DVD and Blu-ray 15th August.
[26 Jul 2016 at 23:36]
The Almodóvar Collection on Blu-ray and DVD
The Spaniard in the works
STUDIOCANAL is proud to announce the release of a brand new boxset of six newly restored films from one of Spain’s most celebrated and truly original filmmakers, Pedro Almodóvar. Complete with brand new interviews and extras material, the collection will be available to own on DVD and Blu-Ray on September 19th. Restoration of the sound and image for all six films was done from the original negatives and supervised by Pedro’s younger brother and long time producing partner Agustín Almodóvar.
The films on the set are: Dark Habits, What Have I Done To Deserve This?, Law of Desire, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Kika and Flower of My Secret.
It’s 1977 and The Sex Pistols have taken the music world by storm with lead singer Johnny Rotten (Andrew Schofield) and bass guitarist Sid Vicious (Gary Oldman – Tinker, Tailor Soldier Spy, The Dark Knight) enjoying all the spoils that fame and money have to offer. Vicious embarks on a relationship with an American groupie – Nancy (Chloe Webb – Shameless) - who has come to London to pursue him but the couple’s increasing drug use frays relationships with Johnny and the rest of the band.
With Nancy in tow, The Sex Pistols embark on a chaotic tour US tour which ends in disaster with the band breaking up. Vicious attempts to start a solo career, with Nancy as his manager, but by now both are dangerously addicted to heroin. The two continue in a downward, destructive spiral until, in October 1978 at the Chelsea Hotel in New York,Nancy is found stabbed with Sid lying prostrate at her side. Arrested and accused of murder, he dies of an overdose before his trial.
STUDIOCANAL are thrilled to release a new trailer for their restoration of Alex Cox's cult classic SID & NANCY, starring Gary Oldman as punk icon Sid Vicious. Just click the link above.
The film will be released in cinemas on 5th August via the ICO, and will show as part of The BFI's Punk.London Season to celebrate the film's 30th anniversary, and the 40th anniversary of the birth of Punk.
Entertainment One UK Ltd is pleased to make available the official trailer for OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY - follow the link above. Starring Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Kate McKinnon, T.J. Miller, Olivia Munn, Vanessa Bayer, Jillian Bell, Jamie Chung, Rob Corddry, Abbey Lee, Karan Soni, Courtney B. Vance and Matt Walsh, OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY will be released in cinemas on 9 December.
In OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY, when the CEO tries to close her hard-partying brother’s branch, he and his Chief Technical Officer must rally their co-workers and host an epic office Christmas party in an effort to impress a potential client and close a sale that will save their jobs.
[26 Jul 2016 at 23:23]
The Daughter on DVD
The big betrayal
In the last days of a dying logging town Christian (Paul Schneider) returns to his family home for his father Henry’s (Geoffrey Rush) wedding to the much younger Anna (Anna Torv). While home, Christian reconnects with his childhood friend Oliver (Ewen Leslie), who has stayed in town working at Henry’s timber mill and is now out of a job.
As Christian gets to know Oliver’s wife Charlotte (Miranda Otto), daughter Hedvig (Odessa Young) and father Walter (Sam Neill), he discovers a secret that could tear Oliver’s family apart. As he tries to right the wrongs of the past, his actions threaten to shatter the lives of those he left behind years before.
To celebrate the release of WORST FEARS on DVD on September 5th 2016, distributor Nucleus Films is delighted and proud to announce that the documentary HORROR ICON, which examines the “alter-ego” of writer/producer David McGillivray, will receive its World Premiere at this year's FrightFest on Sunday 28th August at 1.20pm, Vue Cinema West, 12 Shepherds Bush, Green, London W12 8PP, prior to its inclusion on the WORST FEARS DVD.
Following the screening, David McGillivray will be interviewed onstage about his career in UK cult horror and sexploitation cinema, including his collaborations with directors Pete Walker and Norman J. Warren on their classic British shockers, which include HOUSE OF WHIPCORD, FRIGHTMARE, SATAN’S SLAVE, TERROR and the notorious - and most memorably titled - British sex comedy I’M NOT FEELING MYSELF TONIGHT - to name but a few.
The Frightfest screening will be a hot ticket over the Bank Holiday weekend and, along with the DVD release, is not to be missed by genre aficionados! The trailer is above.
[26 Jul 2016 at 23:15]
CI5: The New Professionals - The Complete Series on DVD [read more]
Who needs Bodie and Doyle?
CI5: The New Professionals - The Complete Series (15) is out on DVD on 1 August 2016, RRP £39.99, courtesy of Network.
Featuring scripts by The Professionals' original creator Brian Clemens, this four-disc set features all 13 episodes, complete and uncut.
Starring veteran British actor Edward Woodward as Harry Malone (The Wicker Man), head of an expanded CI5, now a global agency with a multinational body of highly skilled operatives whose job is to combat 21st century threats in the form of global terrorism, ethnic cleansing, the mass slaughter of protected species and the emergence of powerful organised crime syndicates.
[26 Jul 2016 at 23:12]
The Hard Stop on DVD and VOD
The Hard Stop is an intimate documentary revealing the story, away from all press coverage, of Mark Duggan’s friends and family following his death. He was shot and killed in a ‘Hard Stop’ police procedure in 2011, sparking the most violent riots in British history.
For 28 months, director George Amponsah (The Fighting Spirit) filmed around Broadwater Farm in Tottenham, where Duggan grew up, capturing his family’s distress and focusing on two of his best friends, Marcus Knox and Kurtis Henville. We follow the men closely as they attempt to get on with their lives, look for a job, talk about the discrimination they experience on a daily basis and the impact Duggan’s death has had on the community. Duggan is present throughout, in peoples’ testimonies and news broadcasts. What emerges is a profoundly humane, thought-provoking and topical testament, which gives a voice to people who are rarely heard.
Release date: 1st August VOD release, on DVD 8th August 2016.