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  The Best of COI: Five decades of Public Information Films on Blu-ray [read more]
  This'll learn you
  Established in April 1946, the Central Office of Information (COI) was the successor to the wartime Ministry of Information and went on to produce and distribute thousands of films for use across Britain, the Commonwealth and the world.

Although perhaps best remembered now for the short public information films, particularly from the 1970s, the COI's huge range of films had different purposes, for instance some were aimed at specialist audiences and others were made to promote Britain abroad.

Reflecting that, this 2-disc Blu-ray collection, released by the BFI on 20 April 2020, brings together many of the COI's most loved (and in some cases feared) and most interesting productions from 1944 - 1981 which are now preserved in the BFI National Archive. Among them are Design for Today, Apaches, Lonely Water and Charley's March of Time along with two previously unreleased COI classics, Smoking and You and Waverley Steps.

Special features are four public information 'fillers', short but hard-hitting films designed to shock, including the chilling, iconic AIDS: Iceberg (1987), directed by Nic Roeg with music by Brian Eno.

Other renowned directors that passed through the portals of the COI include luminaries of the British documentary movement such as Paul Rotha, Humphrey Jennings and Lindsay Anderson and in later years the likes of Hugh Hudson (Chariots of Fire) and Peter Greenaway (The Draughtsman's Contract).
  Graeme Clark [2 Apr 2020 at 14:20]
     
  Preacher: The Final Season on Blu-ray
  More apocalypse, anyone?
  Returning for its fourth season, critically acclaimed supernatural drama series PREACHER: THE FINAL SEASON arrives on Blu-ray on April 6 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

The highly anticipated series continues to follow the misadventures of Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper, TV's Agent Carter, Captain America: The First Avenger), a small-town preacher with a criminal past who sets out to find God, only to discover he is absent from Heaven. On a long journey to reach the Most High, Jesse is joined by his ex-girlfriend Tulip (Academy Award nominee Ruth Negga, Best Actress, Loving, 2017, TV's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) and his best mate Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun, This is England, TV's Emmerdale), an Irish vampire. But as God's great design for the universe plays out, their search to find him will involve them in a twisted battle that will take them to the ends of the Earth and far beyond...
  Graeme Clark [1 Apr 2020 at 23:32]
     
  The Criterion Collection in June 2020
  Can't stop quality
  The Criterion Collection and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment are delighted to confirm the titles to be released on Blu-ray in June 2020.

On 8 June comes HUSBANDS, an unflinching portrait of masculinity in crisis directed and starring JOHN CASSAVETES.

Following on 29 June DANCE, GIRL, DANCE, directed by DOROTHY ARZNER. The film is a rich, fascinating statement from an auteur decades ahead of her time.

Also on 29 June, SCORSESE SHORTS is a compilation of five early short films by MARTIN SCORSESE, that offer a fascinating window onto his artistic development. Spanning the years from Scorsese's time at NYU in the mid-1960s to the late '70s. The shorts are: ITALIANAMERICAN, AMERICAN BOY, THE BIG SHAVE, IT'S NOT JUST YOU MURRAY! and WHAT'S A NICE GIRL LIKE YOU DOING IN A PLACE LIKE THIS?
  Graeme Clark [30 Mar 2020 at 23:18]
     
  Extraction
  Holy Hemsworth!
  Tyler Rake (Chris Hemsworth) is a fearless black market mercenary with nothing left to lose when his skills are solicited to rescue the kidnapped son of an imprisoned international crime lord. But in the murky underworld of weapons dealers and drug traffickers, an already deadly mission approaches the impossible, forever altering the lives of Rake and the boy. An action-packed, edge-of-your-seat thriller directed by Sam Hargrave, EXTRACTION is an AGBO Films and TGIM Films, Inc. production, produced by Joe Russo, Anthony Russo, Mike Larocca, Chris Hemsworth, Eric Gitter, and Peter Schwerin.

EXTRACTION will launch on Netflix on 24th April 2020.
  Graeme Clark [30 Mar 2020 at 23:15]
     
  Storm Boy on digital [read more]
  Remake time again
  Lightbulb Film Distribution are excited to share the official trailer and poster for upcoming family film, Storm Boy which will be coming to Digital Download from April 6th.

Based on the international best-selling book, Storm Boy is a timeless story of unconditional friendship. Starring Geoffrey Rush (The King's Speech, Shakespeare In Love) and Jai Courtney (Divergent, Suicide Squad).

When Michael Kingley (Rush), a retired businessman, sees images from his past that he can't explain, he is forced to recall his childhood memories and how, as a boy, he rescued and raised an orphaned pelican, Mr Percival.

The film will be available across all major Digital Download platforms - including Sky Store, Virgin Media, Apple TV, Amazon and Google Play. Try the trailer at the above link.
  Graeme Clark [30 Mar 2020 at 12:20]
     
  Throw Down on Blu-ray [read more]
  Watch out Brian Jacks
  Eureka Entertainment are to release the acclaimed masterpiece THROW DOWN; Johnnie To's gloriously inventive and empathetic action drama; presented on Blu-ray from a 4K restoration in its UK debut as part of The Masters of Cinema Series from 18 May 2020. The initial print run of 2000 copies to feature a Limited Edition O-card Slipcase.

In this visually arresting action drama from acclaimed director Johnnie To (Mad Detective, Election), legendary Judo fighter Szeto Bo (Louis Koo; Flash Point, The Legend of Zu) unexpectedly gave up the sport and now lives the life of an alcoholic gambler who runs a pub. However, cocky Judo newcomer Tony (Aaron Kwok) wants to challenge him, while old foe Kong (Tony Leung Ka Fai, Ashes of Time) demands Szeto to finish the match that never took place, Soon Szeto's pub becomes the ultimate arena where the greatest Judo fighters challenge one another.

Filled with brutal, no-holds-barred Judo fight scenes, Throw Down is director To's ultra-stylish homage to the great Japanese director Akira Kurosawa, and is an emotional tale of one man's determination to rediscover himself and win at all costs. Watch the trailer at the link above.
  Graeme Clark [30 Mar 2020 at 09:40]
     
  Revenge on Blu-ray [read more]
  Lives up to its name
  One of the most talked about movies of recent years, Revenge lends 'pitch-black humour and a cunning feminist agenda' (Daily Express) to the classic exploitation genre, and now Second Sight Films is giving this groundbreaking gore-fest the Limited Edition Blu-ray box set treatment.

The release features stacks of brand new special features, including a new interview with debut feature writer-director Coralie Fargeat and star Matilda Lutz (Medici), whose performance is 'gripping - a powerful mix of Lara Croft and The Bride' says The Sun. Also included are new interviews with the film's cinematographer and the composer, a new commentary and much more. The set arrives on 11 May 2020 complete with new artwork, designed by Adam Stothard, a poster and a soft cover book with writing by Mary Beth McAndrews and Elena Lazic. Try the trailer at the link above.

Entitled CEO Richard's (Kevin Janssens - Undercover) romantic getaway with his young mistress Jen (Lutz) is interrupted when his sleazy associates Stan (Vincent Colombe - Point Blank) and Dimitri (Guillaume Bouchède - Love at Second Sight) arrive early for the businessmen’s annual hunting trip. Their leering advances turn ugly, culminating in a brutal attack where Jen is left for dead in the desert. Like a phoenix from the ashes, Jen rises, and now she's out for revenge. What follows is 'a bloody middle finger... a demand for reckoning... a kick in the balls with a feminine combat boot' (Rolling Stone).

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned... and now it's time to get Revenge.
  Graeme Clark [27 Mar 2020 at 12:11]
     
  Huawei Video and Filmbox
  Just what you need - more movies to watch
  SPI/FilmBox and HUAWEI, one of the leading global ICT infrastructure providers and smart phone manufacturers, have partnered to bring FilmBox On Demand content to HUAWEI Video in 23 countries, including UK, Germany, France, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Poland, Turkey and Russia. Through this collaboration, HUAWEI smart device users will be able to access specially-curated and localized SPI movie titles, ranging from Hollywood blockbusters, award-winning world cinema gems to arthouse classics. Other VOD content accessible to users through this collaboration include TV series, visually ground-breaking documentaries, lifestyle programming, adrenaline sports entertainment, esports and mixed-martial arts tournaments.

HUAWEI announced today that its entertainment service HUAWEI Video will now be available to more countries together with its new mobile flagship P40 series, which will allow users to access the FilmBox On Demand VOD content easily and efficiently.
  Graeme Clark [26 Mar 2020 at 23:48]
     

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