Aubrey Plaza stars as a single mother who buys her son Andy [Gabriel Bateman] a Buddi doll, unaware of its more sinister nature. Chucky, the doll, is voiced by Mark Hamill, who says of his new role, "I can't wait to bring such an iconic character to life, and present him in a way you’ve never seen before."
Also appearing are Brian Tyree Henry as the cop on the trail of the miniature murderer and Tim Matheson [Animal House], as the founder of the Kaslan Corporation, which produces the Buddi dolls. Check out the new UK trailer at the link above.
[18 May 2019 at 10:41]
Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience [read more]
New for 2019: Book early to be the first to live through HG Wells' Martian invasion of 1898 in Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience opening on Friday 31 May.
Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of The Worlds, the all-time best-selling double album that terrified generations, has been transformed into a never-before-seen interactive 110-minute adventure. The multisensory experience will combine Jeff's Musical Version, immersive theatre, virtual reality, augmented reality, holograms and other cutting-edge technology giving audiences the chance to survive the Martian invasion of 1898. Live and virtual actors will lead groups of up to 12 to walk, crawl and travel into the heart of the story from the moment they step inside. The show is split into two-acts and includes an interval in the immersive Red Weed bar where you can enjoy a drink and listen to extended versions of Jeff Wayne's The Red Weed.
[18 May 2019 at 10:38]
The Doors: The Final Cut in 4K
Breaking on through to the other side
In 1991, Oliver Stone crafted a psychedelic and powerful musical portrait that brilliantly captured the furious energy of the 60s and the myth of The Doors' iconic front man, Jim Morrison - the man whose music shaped an era.
Two decades later, STUDIOCANAL presents a stunning new 4K restoration - THE DOORS: THE FINAL CUT - supervised by Oliver Stone and brought to life with Dolby Atmos, that will take audiences back in time, into the world and sound of the psychedelic 60s.
"This brand new 4K restoration of THE DOORS in Dolby Atmos will provide far greater overall clarity and dimension for the audience. During the many concert sequences, the sound now fills the auditorium above the audience, behind it, and all points in between. I wanted the film to be as immersive as possible to a real 60s Doors experience" said director Oliver Stone. "Additionally, I've made one cut of 3 minutes to a scene I thought was superfluous to the ending, which helps close out the film in a more powerful way."
Remastered from the original negative that was scanned in 4K 16-bit on Arriscan at EFILM US, the restoration was managed by Imagine Ritrovata in Italy with the close support of Oliver Stone who oversaw the colour grading. The Dolby Atmos mix was created at Formosa Group under the supervision of Dolby and of the original sound editors of the film: Mr Wylie Stateman and Mr Lon Bender.
[18 May 2019 at 10:34]
The Hummingbird Project
On behalf of Vertigo Releasing, we are delighted to announce that THE HUMMINGBIRD PROJECT will be released in UK cinemas on Friday 14th June. Jesse Eisenberg and Alexander Skarsgård star in this financial thriller about high-frequency trading.
In this modern epic, Kim Nguyen exposes the ruthless edge of our increasingly digital world. Cousins from New York, Vincent (Jesse Eisenberg) and Anton (Alexander Skarsgård) are players in the high-stakes game of High-Frequency Trading, where winning is measured in milliseconds. Their dream? To build a straight fiber-optic cable line between Kansas and New Jersey, making them millions. But nothing is straightforward for this flawed pair. Anton is the brains, Vincent is the hustler, and together they push each other and everyone around them to the breaking point with their quixotic adventure. Constantly breathing down their necks is their old boss Eva Torres (Salma Hayek), a powerful, intoxicating and manipulative trader who will stop at nothing to come between them and beat them at their own game.
Rakuten TV launches into June with a selection of the very best new releases, all at the click of a button on your Smart TV.
This month, don't miss out on some of 2019's biggest blockbusters and hidden gems as Rakuten TV continues increasing its 4K HDR catalogue with the freshest titles.
Join Florence Pugh and Dwayne Johnson in Stephen Merchant's hilarious directorial debut Fighting with My Family and witness Regina King's astounding Academy Award winning performance in If Beale Street Could Talk.
Raise your sword and claim the throne in Joe Cornish's feel-good children's adventure film The Kid Who Would Be King, sing along to the catchiest song of the year, "Everything is Awesome" with the hit sequel The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part and experience the magic and the pain all over again with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's epic A Star Is Born - The Extended Cut. See the trailer for all this at the link.
This documentary takes us on a journey through the eyes of Khamba Lama Natsagdorj who is a close friend and former student of the Dali Lama. We witness one of the world's most unique rich cultures through the eyes of a true world wisdom keeper. From his life and work in the city, experiencing the celebrations of Lunar New Year we travel with Khamba Lama on an epic pilgrimage to his remote homeland.
FEATURE DOCUMENTARY FILM NARRATED BY SIR BEN KINGSLEY AT REGENT STREET CINEMA FRIDAY 31st MAY.
Followed by a Q&A with Khamba Lama Natsagdorj and the director, hosted by Robin Osmani. Khamba Lama will also offer a powerful Tibetan buddhist prayer for all who are present.
Refreshment and entertainment will be provided by The Mongolian Embassy.
[18 May 2019 at 10:23]
Fighting with My Family on Blu-ray, DVD and digital
FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY is a comedy-drama written, executive produced and directed by Emmy, BAFTA and Golden Globe award winner Stephen Merchant, based on the true personal story of WWE Superstar Paige and her family of professional wrestlers.
The film is inspired by the Channel 4 documentary The Wrestlers: Fighting With My Family and tells the story of reformed gangster and former wrestler Ricky, his wife Julia, daughter Saraya and son Zak who make a living performing in tiny venues across the country. Ricky and Julia want a better life for their children and when brother and sister get the chance to audition for WWE, it seems the family dream is coming true and all their troubles will be solved. However, Saraya and Zak are about to learn that becoming a WWE Superstar demands more than they ever imagined possible as athletes and siblings. Wrestling has always kept this family together -- but now it could tear them apart.
ON DIGITAL DOWNLOAD FROM 24 JUNE ON DVD & BLU-RAY FROM 1 JULY.
Paul, a troubled young veteran, is told by a psychiatrist that sex is the solution to his dependency and drinking problems. But things turns out otherwise as Paul and his sister are sucked into a criminal underworld where sex and murder are daily specials and revenge is served piping hot.
Paying homage to the grindhouse features of the 1960s & '70s, Drew Barnhardt's Rondo is a darkly sexual, craftily stylized and wildly entertaining crime and revenge melodrama. This film festival and critics favorite will come out on DVD and VOD June 4th.