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  Shark Bait [read more]
  Always with the sharks
  Altitude announce that tense and terrifying thriller SHARK BAIT is being released on DVD, on altitude.film and other digital platforms from 6th June.

This edge-of-your-seat nerve-shredder, from the producers of 47 METRES DOWN, ATTACK THE BLOCK and BOSS LEVEL, sees a group of spring-breakers being terrorised by a fearsome predator off the coast of Mexico. Director James Nunn (TOWER BLOCK, ELIMINATORS) delivers an adrenaline rush of a film packed with seriously intense set pieces, with a taut, twisting script from Nick Saltrese (who wrote the acclaimed and award-winning prison boxing film A PRAYER BEFORE DAWN). We dare you to watch it with your toes on the floor!

The fantastic cast includes Holly Earl (from the TV series HUMANS), Catherine Hannay (DOCTORS), and Malachi Pullar-Latchman (soon to be seen as D’Artagnan in THE THREE MUSKETEERS), who discover, too late, that their hi-jinks are going to have serious consequences. With an excellently ominous score by Clio award-winning composer Walter Mair (THE HEIST NO ONE IS TALKING ABOUT), and stunningly shot by Ben Moulden (ALL MY FRIENDS HATE ME), SHARK BAIT is a slick, highly-effective scare machine. Remember - once you see it, it's too late...

Fans of recent Altitude releases 47 METRES DOWN: UNCAGED, GREAT WHITE and DEAD WATER need look no further - SHARK BAIT is here to take care of all your deep sea terror needs!

A group of spring-breakers enjoying a weekend in Mexico. After a big night of partying on the beach until dawn, the friends steal a couple of jet skis and take them out to sea, but end up in a horrific head-on collision. The group finds itself stranded miles from land and struggling with a badly injured friend. With no clear way home and predators circling in the choppy waters below, the true horror begins... See the trailer at the link above.
  Graeme Clark [18 May 2022 at 12:43]
  Arrow Player in June [read more]
  Next month's streaming picks
  Key highlights this JUNE on the essential, alternative streaming service ARROW include two films from controversial auteur GASPER NOÉ, an hypnotic indie horror debut, six - yes SIX TRANCERS films and a pair of gory horror masterworks, classic western DJANGO, LUCIO FULCI, VINEGAR SYNDROME and AGFA craziness, and much more...

In June, two films from Gaspar Noé, the arch provocateur of New French Extremity. First up, he blurs the boundaries between reality and fiction in Lux Æterna, his ode to the suffering and sacrifices involved in the creation of art, starring French cinema icons Charlotte Gainsbourg (Ismael's Ghosts, Antichrist) and Béatrice Dalle (Betty Blue, Inside) as the lead actress and the director of an experimental film about witches. A powerful, hypnotic assault on the senses like no other, it cements Noé’s position as one of the most incendiary voices in cinema today. Also showing is ENTER THE VOID, a hallucinatory meditation on life, death and rebirth, shot entirely in the first person, with Nathaniel Brown and Paz de la Huerta (The Limits of Control) as American siblings eking out a shared existence in Tokyo, struck by tragedy. Described by Noé himself as a "psychedelic melodrama", ENTER THE VOID offers viewers an immersive cinematic experience like no other.

June sees the premiere of THE RIGHTEOUS, a brooding occult horror with echoes of Bergman and Pasolini, that insinuates its way beneath the skin by way of an intelligent script, taut direction, and strong performances. Set amongst the bleak and forbidding landscapes of Newfoundland, crisply captured in tenebrous monochrome, and featuring robust performances from all its cast members, writer and actor Mark O'Brien (Ready or Not) pulls no punches as he confronts grief, guilt, faith and atonement in his remarkable directorial debut. This sombre supernatural chiller builds to a memorable crescendo, and signals the emergence of a major new filmmaking talent.

Also in June, ARROW presents a pair of Italian cult classics - the definitive spaghetti western, DJANGO, with Franco Nero (Keoma, The Fifth Cord) giving career-defining performance as a mysterious loner who arrives at a mud-drenched ghost town on the Mexico-US border, ominously dragging a coffin behind him. Director Sergio Corbucci (The Great Silence) upped the ante for sadism and sensationalism in westerns, depicting machine-gun massacres, mud-fighting prostitutes and savage mutilations; and Sergio Martino's sensational serial killer slasher favourite TORSO, starring Suzy Kendall as college student in peril.

Seasons in June include The Art of Cult, a selection of carefully curated films as likely to straight up shock, surprise or delight you as it is to boggle, blow or expand your mind; The Trancers Collection, featuring all six films in the wildly entertaining sci-fi franchise; more movie madness from the vaults of Vinegar Syndrome and the AGFA Collection.

ALSO SHOWING: Lucio Fulci's superb horror The Psychic; terror in the corridors in the 80s slasher gem Hell High, and blood on Aisle 8 in the gruesome supermarket shocker Intruder; reggae crime classic The Harder The Come, and much more...
  Graeme Clark [18 May 2022 at 12:38]
  Shudder in June [read more]
  New horrors for summer streaming
  Offseason - A Shudder Exclusive
Premieres 10th June

Upon receiving a mysterious letter that her mother's grave site has been vandalised, in Offseason, Marie (Jocelin Donahue, Doctor Sleep) quickly returns to the isolated offshore island where her late mother is buried. When she arrives, she discovers that the island is closing for the offseason with the bridges raised until Spring, leaving her stranded. One strange interaction with the local townspeople after another, Marie soon realises that something is not quite right in this small town. She must unveil the mystery behind her mother's troubled past in order to make it out alive. Starring Jocelin Donahue, Joe Swanberg, Richard Brake, Melora Walters and Jeremy Gardner. Written and directed by Mickey Keating (Carnage Park).

Mad God - A Shudder Exclusive
Premieres 16th June

Mad God marks the feature directorial debut for visionary and Oscar and Emmy Award-winning stop-motion animator and special effects supervisor Phil Tippett, the creative powerhouse involved in such classics as RoboCop, Starship Troopers, Jurassic Park, and Star Wars: A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back. Mad God is an experimental animated film set in a world of monsters, mad scientists and war pigs. A corroded diving bell descends amidst a ruined city, settling down upon an ominous fortress guarded by zombie-like sentries. The Assassin emerges to explore a labyrinth of bizarre, desolate landscapes inhabited by freakish denizens. Through unexpected twists and turns, he experiences an evolution beyond his wildest comprehension. A labour of love that has taken 30 years to complete, Mad God combines live-action and stop-motion, miniature sets and other innovative techniques to bring Tippett's wholly unique and grotesquely beautiful vision to life. Winner - Most Groundbreaking Film, Fantasia International Film Festival. Winner - José Luis Guarner Critic's Award - Best Film & Best Visual Effects, Sitges Film Festival. Winner – Nocturno Nuove Visioni Award - Best Film, Trieste Science+Fiction Festival. Written and directed by Phil Tippett.

Revealer - A Shudder Original
Premieres 23rd June

Tensions rise when a stripper and religious protester are trapped together in a peep show booth and must come together to survive the apocalypse in 1980s Chicago. Starring Caito Aase (Black Mold) and Shaina Schrooten (Scare Package II: Rad Chad’s Revenge). Written by popular comic authors Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Revival) and Michael Moreci (Barbaric, The Plot) and directed by Luke Boyce.
  Graeme Clark [17 May 2022 at 23:31]
  Moon, 66 Questions [read more]
  Daddy issues
  MOON, 66 QUESTIONS written and directed by Greek filmmaker Jacqueline Lentzou was a critical success in last year's Berlinale, won the Golden Puffin at Reykjavík International Film Festival, won Best Actress at Nouveau Cinema and the Cineuropa Award for Best Film at Sarajevo. It will be released nationwide in cinemas on 24 June.

MOON, 66 QUESTIONS focuses on Artemis who, after years of distance, has to return to Athens due to her father's frail state of health. Discovering her father's well-kept secret allows Artemis to understand her father in a way she was not able to before, and to love him truly for the first time.

An intimate and touching portrayal of a teenager as she is forced to re-evaluate her relationship with her father, MOON, 66 QUESTIONS is the impressive debut feature of writer/director Jacqueline Lentzou, starring Sofia Kokkali (Thread) and Lazaros Georgakopoulos (The Other Me). The excellent soundtrack features tracks from bands including The Callas and Daniel Johnston.

A London Film School graduate originally born in Athens, Jacqueline Lentzou's previous five short films have premiered at festivals including Locarno, Toronto, Berlin and Cannes and she is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards including the Cine Leica Discovery Award by Semaine de La Critique for her short film Hector Malot: The Last Day of the Year. A great voice in contemporary Greek New Wave cinema. Watch the new trailer at the link above.
  Graeme Clark [17 May 2022 at 23:27]
  The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie on 4K UHD, Blu-ray, DVD and digital [read more]
  Luis Bunuel's Flying Circus
  STUDIOCANAL is delighted to announce the release of a stunning new 4K restoration of Luis Buñuel's multi award winning surrealist satire, THE DISCREET CHARM OF THE BOURGEOISIE, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

This virtually plotless tale of six middle-class guests and their interrupted attempts to have a meal together stars Fernando Rey (TRISTANA, THE FRENCH CONNECTION), Paul Frankeur (THE PHANTOM OF LIBERTY), Delphine Seyrig (LAST YEAR AT MARIENBAD, THE DAY OF THE JACKAL), Bulle Ogier (L'AMOUR FOU), Stéphane Audran (COUP DE TORCHON, BABETTE'S FEAST) and Jean-Pierre Cassel (MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS) and was the recipient of the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar as well as two BAFTA awards on its release in 1972.

Following a pristine 4K restoration, THE DISCREET CHARM OF THE BOURGEOISIE will be available to own on 4K UHD for the very first time, as well as on Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital from June 20. Coming complete with brand-new bonus material, this is a welcome addition to the ever-expanding VINTAGE WORLD CINEMA collection.

Buñuel’s humorous satire depicts a group of friends - the Thévenots, the Sénéchals, Madame Thévenot's younger sister Florence and Latin American ambassador Don Rafael Acosta - make repeated attempts to dine together, but are constantly frustrated by bizarre interruptions, including a series of dreams.

The new 4k restoration of THE DISCREET CHARM OF THE BOURGEOISIE will screen in selected cinemas from June, please check cinema listings for details.
  Graeme Clark [17 May 2022 at 11:26]
  Bergman Island [read more]
  His master's voice
  MUBI, the theatrical distributor and global curated film streaming service, has released a new trailer and two brand new posters for Mia Hansen-Love's critically acclaimed English-language debut Bergman Island, which will be released in cinemas in the UK and Ireland on 3 June 2022, followed by an exclusive streaming release on MUBI on 22 July 2022.

From acclaimed filmmaker Mia Hansen-Løve (Eden, Things to Come), Bergman Island is a dazzling and bittersweet romantic drama set on the breathtaking island of Fårö, where revered filmmaker Ingmar Bergman lived and worked for over forty years.

Chris (Vicky Krieps) and Tony (Tim Roth) are filmmakers, hoping to find inspiration for their next films as they retreat to the Swedish island to work on their screenplays. Meanwhile Amy (Mia Wasikowska) and Joseph (Anders Danielsen Lie), who were once lovers, are staying on Fårö to celebrate the wedding of their friend. As the summer passes by, the lines between reality and fiction become increasingly blurred as reminders of Bergman's legacy playfully influence both stories. Laced with characteristically semi-autobiographical elements, Hansen-Løve's latest is a mischievous and elegant contemplation of love, memory and the journey of the creative process.

Featuring an outstanding cast including Academy-Award nominee Tim Roth (The Hateful Eight, Rob Roy), Vicky Krieps (Phantom Thread), Mia Wasikowska (The Devil All The Time, Stoker) and Anders Danielsen Lie (The Worst Person In The World), Bergman Island premiered at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival where it was nominated for the Palme d'Or, before having its North American Premiere at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival and its UK Premiere at the 2021 BFI London Film Festival, where it received widespread acclaim. See the new trailer at the link above.
  Graeme Clark [16 May 2022 at 23:35]
  La Peau douce on Blu-ray [read more]
  Pardon mon affaire
  BFI Blu-ray release on 6 June 2022.

François Truffaut's dissection of infidelity is a subtle, humane account of the relationship between married literary publisher Pierre (Jean Desailly) and Nicole (Françoise Dorléac), the air stewardess he meets on a conference trip to Lisbon. As their differing wants and expectations become apparent, the consequences of the affair grow to be ever more far-reaching and volatile. This tender character study from 1964 is presented by the BFI on Blu-ray from a 2K restoration with special features including a feature commentary. It follows the new Blu-ray releases of Truffaut's THE 400 BLOWS (1959), JULES ET JIM (1962) and THE LAST METRO (1980).

Special features

Presented in High Definition from a 2K restoration
Feature commentary by La Peau douce co-writer Jean-Louis Richard, with contributions from film critic and journalist Serge Toubiana (2002)
Between Masters at War: Truffaut and the Lessons of Alfred Hitchcock and Roberto Rossellini (2022, 18 mins): film academic Pasquale Iannone considers how the work of Truffaut was influenced by two great directors
Paris Through the Lens (1900-1910, 9 mins): precious glimpses of the sprawling city Truffaut loved from the BFI National Archive
Old Portugal at the Ocean's Edge (1896, 1 min): mesmerising early film fragments, shot near Lisbon long before it provided the setting for illicit love in La Peau douce
Original theatrical trailer
***First pressing only*** Illustrated booklet with essays by Catherine Wheatley and Kieron McCormack, credits and notes on the special features
  Graeme Clark [16 May 2022 at 23:30]
  The Untouchables on 4K UHD
  Gangster trippin'
  Directed by Brian De Palma and nominated for four Academy Awards, the acclaimed drama THE UNTOUCHABLES makes its 4K Ultra HD debut on June 6, 2022 from Paramount Home Entertainment. The Untouchables 4K UHD + Blu-ray Special Collector’s Edition SteelBook includes the 4K Ultra HD feature film, Blu-ray, poster, 6 art cards and 2 business cards.

Originally released on June 3, 1987, THE UNTOUCHABLES celebrates its 35th anniversary this year and remains a must-see masterpiece featuring visionary filmmaking and exceptional performances from an outstanding cast. Robert De Niro as mob warlord Al Capone and Kevin Costner as law enforcer Eliot Ness are unforgettable in a glorious, fierce, larger-than-life depiction of good versus evil on the streets of Prohibition-era Chicago.

Sean Connery won his only Oscar® for his portrayal of veteran officer Jimmy Malone in the blockbuster hit that was the fourth highest grossing film of 1987. Written by David Mamet, THE UNTOUCHABLES also boasts a Grammy Award-winning score by the legendary Ennio Morricone and an excellent supporting cast including Patricia Clarkson, Andy Garcia, and Charles Martin Smith.
  Graeme Clark [16 May 2022 at 10:42]

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