Eureka Entertainment to release John Schlesinger's YANKS, a moving and romantic WWII tale of love starring Richard Gere and Vanessa Redgrave, in a Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition as part of the Eureka Classics range from 3 December 2018.
A World War II epic both sweeping and intimate,Yanks is a triumph for directorJohn Schlesinger (Midnight Cowboy, Sunday Bloody Sunday), and a moving showcase for its splendid ensemble cast led by Richard Gere and Vanessa Redgrave. A war film without battle scenes, Schlesinger's drama instead focuses on relationships far from the front, examining the romantic entanglements between the stationed U.S. soldiers and the locals in a small town in Northern England in the 1944 period before the Normandy landings.
Three very different women find themselves attracted to the American G.I.s at a new military base in town. Gere is Sgt. Matt Dyson, initiating a tentative courtship with a young woman still pining for her fiancée overseas. Redgrave is wealthy socialite Helen, engaged in an affair with a captain (William Devane), while both of them long for their respective spouses far from home. And Sergeant Ruffelo's fling with Mollie (Wendy Morgan) occurs just as the interactions between the Yanks and their British hosts begin to strain under the tension of the war, and uncertainty about what happens to their new romances.
A personal passion project for Schlesinger -- who was given free creative reign after the success of Marathon Man (1976) -- Yanks was generally not afforded the attention it deserved upon initial release, and as one of the director's warmest films, it's a gem ripe for rediscovery. Click the link for the trailer.
[14 Nov 2018 at 13:52]
Josie on DVD and digital
Bad man, Turner overdrive
Game of Thrones superstar Sophie Turner as you've never seen her before, as a high school Lolita tempting American Horror Story's Dylan McDermott, in this stylish and mysterious rural noir.
Mysterious and alluring high school student Josie (Turner) moves into an apartment in the rundown Pink Motel, attracting the attention of long-term resident and local loser Hank (McDermott). Striking up a friendship, middle-aged Hank soon becomes fixated on this free-spirited teenager.
Haunted by disturbing visions and guilt from his past, frustrated at not being able to get close to Josie, and driven to jealousy when she starts seeing her classmate Marcus (Jack Kilmer), Hank's simmering obsession with the teenager starts to boil over.
Released on DVD, VOD and EST on 14th January 2019 by Altitude Film Entertainment.
[14 Nov 2018 at 13:48]
Once Upon a Deadpool
RIP Stan Lee - it's what he would have wanted
A fairy tale that gives zero F's...
Twentieth Century Fox has today made available the poster for ONCE UPON A DEADPOOL, starring Ryan Reynolds. ONCE UPON A DEADPOOL arrives in UK cinemas - for one night only - on December 11th.
The first-ever live-action Pokémon adventure, POKÉMON Detective Pikachu stars Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool, The Croods, Green Lantern) as Pikachu, the iconic face of the global Pokémon phenomenon - one of the world’s most popular, multi-generation entertainment properties and the most successful media franchise of all time. The world of Pokémon comes to life!
Fans everywhere can now experience Pikachu on the big screen as never before, as Detective Pikachu, a Pokémon like no other. The film also showcases a wide array of beloved Pokémon characters, each with its own unique abilities and personality. The trailer's at the link.
Dual Format Edition (Blu-ray/DVD) release on 3 December 2018.
The BFI is proud to release the longest-ever English language cut of this historically important film, presented for the first time in High Definition, in a new 2K restoration by the BFI using original 35mm nitrate film elements.
Packed with special features, it includes rare early solo shorts and amateur footage of Stan and Ollie, alongside new audio commentaries and new writing by internationally acclaimed experts on the life and work of The Boys.
Coming out ahead of the feature film Stan & Ollie, starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly (released 11 January 2019) which had its world premiere in the BFI London Film Festival last month, here’s a timely chance to see the real duo in action.
The 1951 feature film finale of cinema's most beloved comedy duo, Atoll K marked Laurel and Hardy's long-delayed big screen return. The two great clowns, lured back to film amid the extensive stage tours of Europe that were the poignant coda to their career, embark here on a ramshackle voyage to save Stan's Pacific island inheritance. This ambitious attempt to invest their time-honed slapstick with a satirical edge is a testament to the duo's indefatigable comic antics. Click the link to see the specially-made trailer.
Following an acclaimed run on the international film festival circuit, Artsploitation has announced the U.S. release of Adolfo Kolmerer's Snowflake. Snowflake world premiered at the Lund International Fantastic Film Festival, where Kolmerer took home the Méliès d'Argent Award for Best Film. The film continued to screen around the globe, picking up Best Director and Best Film awards at Negative Fest and Horrible Imaginings, as well as Best Achievement in Directing and an Audience Award at Cinepocalypse. Cryptic Rock hailed Kolmerer's debut feature as "an extraordinary genre mix", comparing the surreal crime action film to Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs.
Snowflake will be available December 4th on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD, including iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, Vudu and more. The trailer's at the link.
Entertainment One UK is pleased to make available the new teaser trailer for CAPTIVE STATE. Click the link above to view.
Starring John Goodman, Vera Farmiga, Ashton Sanders and Machine Gun Kelly and directed by Rupert Wyatt, CAPTIVE STATE is the must see sci-fi film hitting cinemas in 2019.
From the director of Rise of the Planet of the Apes comes a smart sci-fi thriller in the vein of District 9 and Arrival. Set in a Chicago neighbourhood nearly a decade after an occupation by an extra-terrestrial force, Captive State explores the lives on both sides of the conflict - the collaborators and dissidents. Directed by Rupert Wyatt, and starring John Goodman and Academy Award-nominee Vera Farmiga.
Eureka Entertainment to release KHARTOUM, a spectacular and rousing historical epic starring Charlton Heston and Sir Laurence Olivier, as part of the Eureka Classics range in a Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition on 3 December 2018.
The kind of lavish, rousing historical adventure spectacle that doesn't seem to exist anymore, Khartoum is a majestic, star-studded, BAFTA and Oscar-nominated epic that finds director Basil Dearden (Victim) delivering a feast for the eyes, as well as a pointed study of English colonialism, religious fanaticism, and the nature of heroism and sacrifice.
In 1880s Sudan, thousands of British-led Egyptian troops are massacred by the forces of Arab fanatic Muhammad Ahmad (Sir Laurence Olivier), who believes he is the Mahdi, and nothing less than Mohammed's chosen warrior in battling against Anglo-Egyptian rule. Legendary Major General Charles George Gordon (Charlton Heston) is sent by Prime Minister William Gladstone (Ralph Richardson) to save the city of Khartoum from the Mahdi, but given only one aide (Richard Johnson), limited support from the British government that sent him there, and a fearless opponent determined to create a new empire, Gordon sees that further bloodshed is imminent.
With impressive battle sequences given greater weight by philosophical and moral debates about the righteousness of military action, Khartoum is a widescreen extravaganza and was the final film to be shot using Ultra Panavision 70 (and screened theatrically in Cinerama) until Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight in 2015.