From La Femme Nikita and The Professional to The Fifth Element, writer/director Luc Besson has created some of the toughest, most memorable female action heroes in cinematic history. Now, Besson directs Scarlett Johansson in Lucy, an action-thriller that tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.
Lucy also stars Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman, released through Universal Pictures on 22nd August 2014. Download a featurette on the film at the link above.
Embarking on an incredible adventure, the kids from the new must-see family movie Earth To Echo (plus their extra-terrestrial friend) seek awesome action and magical moments by knowing exactly the right places to look in the latest ‘Moment Worth Paying For’ trailer at the link above!
To celebrate the out-of-this-world release, FindAnyFilm.com (LoveMovies.ie) has teamed up with Entertainment One to create a bespoke new trailer, as part of the successful ‘Moments Worth Paying For’ campaign.
The trailer is designed not only to celebrate the value of film, but also direct audiences to www.FindAnyFilm.com – a gateway to official film services across a range of formats, both on and offline
Discover eOne’s EARTH TO ECHO in the new ‘Moments Worth Paying For’ Trailer! Out in cinemas July 25th.
[23 Jul 2014 at 22:54]
Tom at the Farm on Blu-ray and DVD
THE award-winning thriller from Quebecois actor director Xavier Dolan follows Tom, a young ad executive who travels to the country for a funeral and discovers that no one there knows his name or his relationship with the deceased. Tom At The Farm (15) will be available to own from 18 August 2014 on DVD RRP £12.99, and Blu-ray RRP £14.99, and available through iTunes and Curzon Home Cinema, courtesy of Network Releasing.
Set in Quebec’s rural panorama, this taut psychological thriller centres on the ever-growing gap between city and country and the often oppositional nature of men who live there. Stockholm syndrome, deception, grief and secretive savageries pervade this brief and brutal pilgrimage through the warped and ugly truth.
In order to protect the family’s name and grieving mother, Tom now has to play the peacekeeper in a household whose obscure past bodes even greater darkness for this trip to the farm.
[23 Jul 2014 at 22:50]
Noah on VOD
Ark of infinity
Academy Award® winner Russell Crowe (Gladiator, A Beautiful Mind) stars as Noah in the film inspired by the timeless story of courage, sacrifice and hope. Also starring Emma Watson (Harry Potter Series, The Bling Ring) and Academy Award® winners Anthony Hopkins (The Silence of the Lambs, Hitchcock) and Jennifer Connelly (Requiem for a Dream, A Beautiful Mind), this visually stunning, action-packed adventure is directed by acclaimed visionary filmmaker Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan).
On Digital HD™ and Video on demand (VOD) 28th July 2013.
The first great movie about a serial killer, Fritz Lang’s M is an undisputed classic of world cinema which still retains its power to disturb. Made two years before Hitler came to power, this brilliant psychological thriller is also a trenchant treatise on crime and justice and a vivid portrait of the rapidly disintegrating Weimar Republic. It is re-released by the BFI in a stunning new restoration to mark the 50th anniversary of lead actor Peter Lorre’s death. An extensive season of Lorre’s work will screen at BFI Southbank throughout September.
Peter Lorre shot to stardom as the compulsive child murderer who is hunted down not only by a desperate, frustrated police force, but – rather more ruthlessly – by Berlin’s criminal underworld. Unable to go about their business in a city gripped with fear and swarming with cops, they decide to take matters into their own hands, covering Berlin with a network of spies. The detailed portrayal of police procedures (based on Lang’s research at the Alexanderplatz police headquarters) has a documentary quality, while the depiction of Berlin’s prostitutes, beggars and grotesquely respectable citizens recalls the sharp-eyed satire of artists such as Grosz and Dix.
In a 1995 poll of several hundred German film critics and scholars, M was voted the most important German film of all time. Of the 40 films he made, Lang himself thought it was the one that would last longest.
Renowned for its striking imagery and inventive use of sound, M can now be enjoyed in a pin-sharp new restoration. For once, such words as ‘seminal’, ‘unmissable’ and ‘masterpiece’ are not just hype.
Opening on 5 September 2014 at BFI Southbank, IFI Dublin and selected cinemas nationwide.
[22 Jul 2014 at 22:11]
Madame DuBarry on Blu-ray and DVD
The Lubitsch Touch
Before Ernst Lubitsch created his eminently sophisticated Hollywood sex comedies, he was at work in Germany perfecting his earliest entries into the genre, alongside sweeping ironic dramas based on historical events and often set in exotic locales. One of his earliest successes merged elements of both modes: Madame DuBarry.
A recounting-à-la-Lubitsch of the torrid affair between the title character (Pola Negri) and France's King Louis XV (Emil Jannings, who would go on to portray Henry VIII in Lubitsch's Anna Boleyn of the following year – a film that neatly bookends Madame DuBarry), the picture spans scandalous intrigue at the court and the ring of the guillotine among the riotous mobs of the Revolution.
Also included in this edition is Lubitsch's earliest surviving film, the 1916 Als ich tot war [When I Was Dead], which stars the director himself in a lead role that involves his faked suicide and (prefiguring the later Die Puppe.) an infiltration of the domestic space whilst in disguise (not as an automaton, but as a servant). The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Madame DuBarry and Als ich tot war in a special Dual Format (Blu-ray + DVD) edition for the first time as part of their award-winning The Masters of Cinema Series on 22 September 2014.
NETWORK is announcing a very special and very limited Blu-ray box set following the premiere of Filmed in Supermarionation on 30 September.
Called simply Supermarionation and available from 20 October, with pre-orders from 1 August, this is the ultimate box set for aficionados of Gerry Anderson's iconic Supermarionation series and will be available exclusively from networkonair.com and gerryanderson.co.uk
Limited to just 2,500 copies, it marries the brand new film with a selection of key episodes from the Supermarionation spectrum, all painstakingly restored for the first time from the original film elements.
A newly expanded and redesigned edition of Stephen La Riviere’s book is also included, as well an exclusive one-off TV21 comic, and a wallet of postcards featuring newly created artwork based on the film’s graphics, all presented in a beautifully crafted box. The trailer is above.
NETWORK has released its brand new trailer for the upcoming documentary Filmed In Supermarionation, featuring digitally remastered clips from the iconic 1960s shows. The film will be out in October 2014.
Directed and produced by Stephen La Riviere (The Story Of Upstairs Downstairs, We Were ‘The Champions’), Filmed In Supermarionation is the definitive documentary on the work of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson and the iconic puppetry and animation technique they developed through the 1960s including Stingray, Captain Scarlet, and most famously, Thunderbirds.
The world premiere of Filmed In Supermarionation will take place during the BFI’s Sci-Fi season SCI-FI: DAYS OF FEAR AND WONDER, from 20 October 2014. The new trailer is above.