They got everything here from a diddled-eyed Joe to damned if I know!
Well, here's to Us
Visionary filmmaker and Academy Award® winner Jordan Peele, who created the blockbuster Get Out, follows that success with another original and provocative thriller: Us.
Peele produces for his Monkeypaw Productions alongside Sean McKittrick and Jason Blum. Also producing is Monkeypaw's Ian Cooper. Written and directed by Peele, Us will be released by Universal Pictures.
Eureka Entertainment is to release PICNIC, one of the defining landmark films of 1950s Hollywood starring William Holden and Kim Novak, presented for the first time ever on Blu-ray in the UK as part of the Eureka Classics range from 18 February 2019.
Picnic is a portrait of the desires and frustrations simmering under the surface on an ordinary Labor Day in a small Kansas town. Starring William Holden in one of his most iconic roles, and Kim Novak in the performance that made her a star, the film is one of the most fondly remembered American classics of that decade, adapted by director Joshua Logan from his own Broadway production (which won a Pulitzer for playwright William Inge).
Drifter Hal (Holden) returns to his hometown, unemployed and with his college football glory days long behind him. Reunited with his old friend Alan (Cliff Robertson), Hal soon becomes acquainted with the Owens sisters, beautiful Madge (Novak) and budding poetess Millie (Susan Strasberg), along with the Owens family's boarder, schoolteacher Rosemary (Rosalind Russell). While Millie longs for Hal, his affections turn to Madge, and at the holiday picnic, passions ignite, jealousies erupt, accusations and rage explode, and Hal and Madge must decide if they can escape their small, stifling hometown.
While its examination of middle American mores may seem quaint today, Picnic's torrid romances, erotically charged dancing, and Holden's torn shirt were considered bold and risqué in the conservative 50s, although now it can be viewed as an honest and moving study of a long-gone era. Featuring stunning Cinemascope photography by the legendary James Wong Howe, this much-beloved Oscar-winner is a grand, unforgettable 1950s American milestone.
[13 Dec 2018 at 11:45]
Alpha on Blu-ray, DVD and digital
A boy and his dog
ALPHA is an epic adventure set in the last Ice Age. While on his first hunt with his tribe's most elite group, a young man is injured and left for dead. Awakening to find himself broken and alone, he must learn to survive and navigate the harsh and unforgiving wilderness.
Reluctantly taming a lone wolf abandoned by its pack, the pair learns to rely on each other and become unlikely allies, enduring countless dangers and overwhelming odds in order to find their way home before the deadly winter arrives.
ALPHA is available on digital on 17 December, out on DVD and Blu-ray 7 January.
[12 Dec 2018 at 23:47]
Searching on DVD and digital
Searching is available to own on Digital on 24 December and on DVD on 7 January.
After David Kim's (John Cho) 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a local investigation is opened and a detective is assigned to the case. But 37 hours later and without a single lead, David decides to search the one place no one has looked yet, where all secrets are kept today: his daughter's laptop. In a hyper-modern thriller told via the technology devices we use every day to communicate, David must trace his daughter’s digital footprints before she disappears forever.
[12 Dec 2018 at 23:44]
Slender Man on Blu-ray and DVD
Alternatively, draw a picture of him yourself and look at that
In a small town in Massachusetts, a group of friends perform a ritual in an attempt to debunk the lore of SLENDER MAN. When one of them goes mysteriously missing, they begin to suspect that she is, in fact, HIS latest victim.
Slender Man is available to own on Digital on 17 December and on DVD and Blu-ray on 26 December.
[12 Dec 2018 at 23:42]
Boar on DVD and digital
In the harsh, yet beautiful Australian outback lives a beast, an animal of staggering size, with a ruthless, driving need for blood and destruction. It cares for none, defends its territory with brutal force, and kills with a raw, animalistic savagery unlike any have seen before.
Believed nothing more than a myth, a legend brought to life by a drunken hunter, the beast ventures closer to civilization. When the bodies of two of its most recent victims are discovered, it is up to a locals, and an out-of-town family caught in the carnage, to halt the creature in its tracks.
Director Chris Sun, the writer-director of the horror comedy Charlie's Farm, has assembled an awesome cast of genre film legends - Bill Moseley, who played Chop-Top in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2; the superb John Jarratt from the Wolf Creek films; Roger Ward and Steve Bisley, the cops from Ozploitation classic Mad Max; and the formidable former WWF star Nathan Jones, who played Rictus Erectus from Mad Max: Fury Road, who here gets to indulge in some no-nonsense boar-wrestling, as well as lip-synching to Vanilla Ice. Thrown into this macho mix are three Sheilas - erm, that is, women - including Simone Buchanan from Patrick: Evil Awakens - who prove more than a match for the men, and, for that matter, the killer pig.
Released on DVD and Digital HD 25th February 2019.
[12 Dec 2018 at 10:18]
When A Stranger Calls set on Blu-ray
With the pivotal line "Have you checked the children?" seminal slasher When A Stranger Calls, that sees a babysitter terrorised by a psychopathic killer, struck fear into the hearts of a generation of filmgoers. Now this terrifying movie, directed by Fred Walton (The Rosary Murders) and starring Carol Kane (The Princess Bride) and Charles Durning (Dog Day Afternoon), is set to get its first ever UK Blu-ray and on download and on-demand courtesy of Second Sight on 17 December 2018.
This hugely influential horror opens with the babysitter receiving the chilling phone call from a killer, which has often been copied, but rarely bettered and provided the inspiration for the first scene in Wes Craven’s hit Scream.
Now this genre-defining film gets the high def treatment as one Blu-ray disc / one CD set in stunning collector's packaging. When A Stranger Calls/ When A Stranger Calls Back: Limited Edition features a brand-new scan and restoration of the original film; the sequel When a Stranger Calls Back in HD; the original, rarely seen, short film The Sitter newly restored; brand new interviews; a 40-page perfect bound booklet; Original Soundtrack CD; reversible poster featuring new and original artwork; reversible sleeve featuring new and original artwork.