Network Releasing have announced that the bittersweet drama Anchor and Hope will be arriving in UK cinemas on 28th September. Starring Oona Chaplin (Game of Thrones), Natalia Tena (Game of Thrones/Harry Potter), David Verdaguer (10,000 Km) and Geraldine Chaplin the acclaimed and timely film has already played various festivals including the London Film Festival 2017, SXSW 2018, Gaudi Awards 2018, Sevilla European Film Festival (Best Film) and the Rotterdam Film Festival.
From director Carlos Marques-Marcet (10,000 Km), Anchor and Hope explores the themes of surrogacy, adoption, same-sex relationships and what it means to be a parent in a modern-day world.
In their mid-30s, Eva and Kat's humble, yet carefree, lifestyle in their London canal boat gets turned upside down when Eva presents Kat with an ultimatum: she wants a child. Kat resists, knowing that it will end the bohemian lifestyle she’s always envisaged with Eva. When Kat’s best friend, Roger, drops in from Barcelona to party with the ladies, however, the three of them toy around with the idea of creating a baby together.
Kevin Brownlow and Andrew Mollo's immensely powerful It Happened Here depicts an alternative history in which England has been invaded and occupied by Nazi Germany.
Coming to Blu-ray for the first time, on 23 July 2018, the film is presented in a new 2K remaster (from the original camera negative) by the BFI National Archive, supervised by Kevin Brownlow, to mark his 80th birthday.
A raft of exceptional extras include previously unseen behind-the-scenes footage, new interviews, news items, trailers and more.
"The German invasion of England took place in July 1940 after the British retreat from Dunkirk. Strongly resisted at first, the German army took months to restore order, but the resistance movement, lacking outside support, was finally crushed. Then, in 1944, it reappeared."
That is what happened when history was rewritten: Nazi Germany has won the Second World War and England is under occupation. Kevin Brownlow was only 18 when he and Andrew Mollo - just 16 - embarked on this ambitious neorealist-tinged drama, which took eight years to complete, helped along by financial support from Tony Richardson (Woodfall Films). Shot on both 16mm and 35mm, with a mainly amateur cast and with incredible attention to detail, the impressively polished result is a chilling and timely reminder of what might have been had Nazism not been defeated.
The newly remastered film will be premiered on the big screen at a special Blu-ray/DVD launch event at BFI Southbank on its release date. The original trailer is above.
[20 Jun 2018 at 23:45]
It Came from the Desert
Empire of the ants
An action-packed monster movie inspired by the cult classic 1980s video game.
When a group of teenage motocross contenders head to the New Mexico desert, they soon discover something strange coming from an underground military laboratory: mutated ants!
It's up to the survivors to uncover the secrets behind a crashed meteorite from the 1950s, fight off their giant attackers, and save the world from alien invasion.
UK DVD release 25th June 2018.
[20 Jun 2018 at 23:41]
The Lodgers on DVD
Ghosts of Eire
THE LODGERS is a classic ghost story about orphaned twins who live on a crumbling estate in 1920s rural Ireland.
Though Isolated, Rachel (VEGA) and Edward (MILNER) are not alone, for they share the house with sinister unseen entities that forbid them from leaving.
When the arrival of a troubled war veteran (SIMON) sparks a sexual awakening in Rachel, she realises that she will have to fight alone to escape the family curse that has long haunted them.
UK DVD release 25th June 2018.
[20 Jun 2018 at 23:39]
211 on DVD
Starring NICOLAS CAGE (Gone In 60 Seconds, Face/Off) and inspired by one of the longest and bloodiest real-life events in police history... 211 - which is police code for "robbery in progress" - is a high-octane action-thriller that chronicles what it means to be in the middle of an unfolding crisis situation.
Mike Chandler (Cage) is a life-long veteran police officer ready to finally enjoy his retirement and a well-deserved pension. With his partner and son-in-law, rookie Steve at his side, and Kenny, a 15-year-old court-appointed ride-along reluctantly in tow, they set out on a routine patrol of the city's streets.
The two officers and their young civilian passenger soon find themselves underprepared and outgunned when fate puts them squarely into the crosshairs of a daring bank heist in progress by a fearless team of highly trained and heavily armed men.
An exciting expose of police work at its most dangerous 211 also stars Dwayne Cameron (McLaren), Michael Rainey Jr. (TV's Orange is the New Black), and Sophie Skelton (TV's Outlander).
Directed by Michaël R Roskam (Bullhead), RACER AND THE JAILBIRD is a fast-paced, high octane thriller. When Gino (Matthias Schoenaerts, Far From The Madding Crowd) meets Bénédicte (Adèle Exarchopoulos, Blue is the Warmest Colour), it's love at first sight; passionate, unconditional and fiery. But Gino has a secret. Together, they will have to fight against fate, reason and their own weaknesses to save their love.
In the tradition of The Strangers, and featuring the hottest ensemble of the year, Minutes to Midnight on VOD July 3.
What happens when a night of fun turns into a night of horror? Seven friends and a mysterious backpacker converge at a desolate ski lodge in the mountains and as the clock begins the countdown to the New Year, they discover that the end of the old year may be the end of all their years as they are systematically hunted down by ruthless masked men with a deadly agenda.
Film is scripted by Victoria Dadi and Christopher M. Don.
Award-winning actor William Baldwin (Backdraft, Flatliners, Sliver), Richard Grieco (21 Jump Street), Bill Moseley (The Devil's Rejects), John Hennigan (Never Leave Alive), Dominique Swain (Astro), Viva Bianca (Spartacus : War of the Damned), Jared Cohn (Pernicious) and Christopher Judge (Stargate SG-1) star in a Christopher Ray (Circus Kane) film. Try the trailer above.
[18 Jun 2018 at 10:00]
A Wrinkle in Time on DVD and digital
What are little girls made of?
Just in time for summer break, Disney's A Wrinkle in Time, from acclaimed director Ava DuVernay, comes home on Digital Download, 4K Ultra HD and July 30 on DVD and On-Demand. The stunning story of an ordinary girl’s extraordinary adventure through time and space offers exhilarating entertainment and positive messages for the whole family - encouraging self-confidence, inclusion and pushing imagination to the next level.
Families who bring home A Wrinkle in Time will go behind the scenes to meet the talented crafts persons, actors and filmmakers who brought to life every spectacular detail of this triumphant tale. Bonus material includes an extended featurette providing inside access to the A-list cast and crew; deleted scenes; bloopers; and music video Warrior written and performed by sister duo and musical sensations Chloe x Halle.
More than 50 years after Madeleine L'Engle’s young adult novel A Wrinkle in Time was awarded the prestigious Newbery Medal, the big-screen retelling of this timeless classic takes audiences on a transformative journey, exquisitely illustrated through jaw-dropping visual effects, a stirring musical score and diverse, star-studded cast. Three celestial guides, Mrs. Which (two-time Academy Award® nominee Oprah Winfrey), Mrs. Whatsit (Oscar®, Golden Globe® and Emmy® winner Reese Witherspoon) and Mrs. Who (Emmy nominee Mindy Kaling), come to Earth to share their wisdom and love with struggling eighth-grader Meg Murry (Storm Reid) as she journeys across dimensions with classmate Calvin (Levi Miller) and younger brother Charles Wallace (Deric McCabe) in search of her father (Chris Pine), a world-renowned physicist who mysteriously disappeared four years ago.