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  Les Enfants Terribles on Blu-ray [read more]
  Closer than close
  Released on Blu-ray, iTunes and Amazon Prime on 13 December 2021.

In this compelling tale of obsession, teenage siblings Paul and Elisabeth create an intense, private world in their shared room. They live, sleep, bicker and play out erotically charged games within their chambre, without heed to the world around them. However, when outsiders intrude into their disturbingly private realm, the scene is set for tragedy. Newly restored, this French classic comes to Blu-ray on 13 December with extras including a new commentary by Adrian Martin.

The mercurial, multi-talented Jean Cocteau provides the screenplay, adapted from his own haunting novel, while the single-minded, self-sufficient Jean-Pierre Melville directs. Despite their clashes on set, what emerges is a unique film that is as true to Cocteau's vision as it is to Melville's.

Special features:

Newly remastered in 4K and presented in High Definition
Commentary by Gilbert Adair (2004): archive commentary track by the novelist and film critic, whose novel The Holy Innocents was inspired by Les Enfants terribles
Commentary by Adrian Martin (2021): newly commissioned commentary track by the film scholar
Ginette Vincendeau on Jean-Pierre Melville (2004, 19 mins): the film scholar and author of Jean-Pierre Melville: An American in Paris on the filmmakers background and the recurring themes in his work
Volker Schlöndorff interview (2004, 10 mins): the filmmaker discusses his apprenticeship under Jean-Pierre Melville
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**First pressing only** Illustrated booklet with new writing on the film by Dr Deborah Allison, an article and responding letter about the film from Sight and Sound in 1952 and 1953, director and writer biographies, notes on the extras and credits
  Graeme Clark [29 Nov 2021 at 23:58]
     
  The Indian Tomb on Blu-ray [read more]
  Women fight for Conrad Veidt!
  Eureka Entertainment to release THE INDIAN TOMB, Joe May's lavish adventure thriller written by Thea von Harbou and Fritz Lang, on Blu-ray to mark the 100th Anniversary of the film. Presented from a 2K restoration available for the first time ever in the UK, and released as part of The Masters of Cinema Series from 21 February 2022.

One of the grandest German epics of the silent era, Joe May's two-part adaptation of Thea von Harbou's 1918 novel is an artistic triumph.

Conrad Veidt gives an incredible performance as a dominating maharajah who commissions a German architect (Olaf Fønss) to build the most magnificent mausoleum ever constructed, where he intends to imprison his wife whilst she is still alive as a terrible revenge for her infidelity.

Rich in exotic imagery and mysticism, The Indian Tomb (Das Indische Grabmal) is a stunning epic and a thrilling adventure. The Masters of Cinema is proud to present the film across two Blu-ray discs, fully restored in 2K and available for the first time ever in the UK. Try the link above for the new trailer.
  Graeme Clark [29 Nov 2021 at 23:52]
     
  Midas Man
  Will Yoko be in it?
  StudioPOW and Trevor Beattie Films are thrilled to announce the actors bringing the Beatles to life; Jonah Lees (The Letter for the King, The Phantom of the Open) will play John Lennon, Blake Richardson (Eleven Days, No Man's Land) as Paul McCartney, Leo Harvey Elledge (Creation Stories) as George Harrison, newcomer Campbell Wallace as Ringo Starr and Adam Lawrence (England is Mine, Peaky Blinders) as Pete Best and the casting of American television host Jay Leno, best known for hosting the multi award-winning The Tonight Show, as Ed Sullivan - the highly acclaimed host of The Ed Sullivan Show credited with being a star-maker within the music industry who hosted the record-breaking first ever live TV appearance of the Beatles in 1964.

Jay Leno, the American comedian, and television personality, hosted NBC's The Tonight Show for 22 years, interviewing thousands of superstars and artists. Music was a key component of the show’s success. Beginning his stand-up career at university, he became a guest host of The Tonight Show in 1987 and eventually took over as permanent host from predecessor Johnny Carson. He also hosted the eponymous The Jay Leno Show in 2009 for NBC. He currently hosts the Emmy award-winning TV series Jay Leno's Garage, a show which delves into all things motor vehicle related - inspired by his own passion for cars and motorbikes. Having forged a reputation as one of the busiest comedians, he is renowned for booking more than 300 appearances annually and for his distinctly observational brand of humour.

Jonah Lees, Blake Richardson, Leo Harvey Elledge, Campbell Wallace, and Adam Lawrence along with Jay Leno will join a cast of talented actors including Jacob Fortune-Lloyd who plays the visionary music manager Brian Epstein, Emily Watson who plays Epstein's mother Malka "Queenie" Epstein, Eddie Marsan who portrays Brian's father and successful businessman Harry, Omari Douglas as Lonnie Trimble Epstein’s ever-trusted confidant and Rosie Day as Merseybeat superstar Cilla Black. Other key roles include Lukas Gage (Love, Victor, The White Lotus, Euphoria) who plays Tex Ellington and Charley Palmer Rothwell (Jack Ryan, Beast, Darkest Hour) who plays The Beatles' record producer George Martin.
  Graeme Clark [26 Nov 2021 at 00:08]
     
  Doctor Who: The Edge of Reality [read more]
  The Doctor is in
  Digital entertainment studio Maze Theory, in partnership with BBC Studios, have launched Doctor Who: The Edge of Reality on Nintendo Switch. Players will be swept up into their own epic Doctor Who adventure under the guidance of familiar characters: the Thirteenth Doctor (voiced by Jodie Whittaker), and the Tenth Doctor (voiced by David Tennant).

Featuring new worlds, new gameplay and an expanded story written by Gavin Collinson (Doctor Who: The Edge of Time, Doctor Who: The Lonely Assassins), players will come face to face with classic Doctor Who monsters including the terrifying Weeping Angels, power-hungry Daleks and metal clad Cybermen... and a brand-new foe, the CyberReaper.

The second Doctor Who game to land on the Nintendo Switch, after the acclaimed The Lonely Assassins earlier this year, Doctor Who: The Edge of Reality expands upon the thrilling VR experience of Doctor Who: The Edge of Time.
  Graeme Clark [26 Nov 2021 at 00:03]
     
  DC League of Super-Pets [read more]
  They didn't forget Krypto!
  Dwayne Johnson stars as the voice of Krypto the Super-Dog in Warner Bros. Pictures' animated action adventure feature film DC League of Super-Pets, from director Jared Stern.

The film also stars the voices of Kevin Hart (the Jumanji and Secret Life of Pets films), Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live, the Magic School Bus Rides Again films, Ferdinand), John Krasinski (the Quiet Place films, Free Guy), Vanessa Bayer (Saturday Night Live, Office Christmas Party, Trainwreck), Natasha Lyonne (Show Dogs, Ballmastrz 9009), Diego Luna (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Maya and the Three), Marc Maron (Joker, GLOW), Thomas Middleditch (Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie), Ben Schwartz (Sonic the Hedgehog, Duck Tales), and Keanu Reeves (the Matrix and John Wick films).

In DC League of Super-Pets, Krypto the Super-Dog and Superman are inseparable best friends, sharing the same superpowers and fighting crime in Metropolis side by side. When Superman and the rest of the Justice League are kidnapped, Krypto must convince a rag-tag shelter pack - Ace the hound, PB the potbellied pig, Merton the turtle and Chip the squirrel - to master their own newfound powers and help him rescue the superheroes.

Stern, a veteran writer/consultant on the LEGO movies, makes his animated feature film directorial debut, directing from a screenplay he wrote with frequent collaborator John Whittington, based on characters from DC, Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. Click the link above to watch the trailer.
  Graeme Clark [24 Nov 2021 at 23:22]
     
  Sing 2 [read more]
  Introduce the kids to the back catalogues
  The new chapter in Illumination's smash animated franchise returns with big dreams and spectacular hit songs as can-do koala Buster Moon and his all-star cast of animal performers prepare to launch their most dazzling stage extravaganza yet... all in the glittering entertainment capital of the world. There's just one hitch: They first have to persuade the world’s most reclusive rock star - played by global music icon Bono, in his animated film debut - to join them.

Buster (Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey) has turned the New Moon Theater into a local hit, but Buster has his eyes on a bigger prize: Debuting a new show at the Crystal Tower Theater in glamorous Redshore City.

But with no connections, Buster and his cast - including harried mother pig Rosita (Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon), rocker porcupine Ash (Scarlett Johansson), earnest gorilla Johnny (Taron Egerton), shy elephant Meena (Tori Kelly) and, of course, porcine provocateur Gunter (Nick Kroll) - have to sneak their way into the world-famous Crystal Entertainment offices, run by ruthless mogul wolf Jimmy Crystal (Emmy winner Bobby Cannavale).

In a desperate attempt to get Mr. Crystal's attention, Gunter spontaneously pitches an outrageous idea that Buster quickly runs with, promising that their new show will star lion rock legend Clay Calloway (Bono). Problem is, Buster has never met Clay, an artist who shut himself away from the world more than a decade ago after the loss of his wife. Even worse, Buster has failed to realize that Mr. Crystal is an egocentric gangster who would rather drop somebody off the roof of a building than be lied to.

As Gunter helps Buster dream up an out-of-this-world theatrical masterpiece, and the pressure (and sinister threats) from Mr. Crystal mount, Rosita's leading role in the show gets ripped away and handed to Mr. Crystal’s spoiled daughter, Porsha, played by Grammy-nominated artist Halsey. Desperate to save the show, and his life, Buster embarks on a quest to find Clay and persuade him to return to the stage. Click the link above to see the final trailer.
  Graeme Clark [24 Nov 2021 at 23:17]
     
  The Criterion Collection in February
  Stick these in your library
  The Criterion Collection and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment are delighted to confirm the titles to be released on Blu-ray on 21 February 2022.

DICK JOHNSON IS DEAD, a playful, profound, and immensely moving docu-fantasia by KIRSTEN JOHNSON (Cameraperson) is a valentine to the director's beloved father, Dick Johnson.

The operatic tragedy WRITTEN IN THE WIND, finds director DOUGLAS SIRK pushing his florid visuals and his critiques of American culture to their subversive extremes.

Golden-age Hollywood's humanist master LEO MCCAREY (Make Way for Tomorrow) brings his graceful touch and relaxed naturalism to this sublime romance, LOVE AFFAIR, one of cinema's most intoxicating tear-wringers.
  Graeme Clark [24 Nov 2021 at 23:13]
     
  Scotland's Studio [read more]
  Let there be music
  Scotland's Studio is a brand new, state-of-the-art recording facility purpose built for the world-renowned Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

Located in the heart of Glasgow, Scotland’s UNESCO City of Music, the studio builds on existing infrastructure like the RSNO Centre which opened in 2015, and features not only cutting-edge mixing technology, but the RSNO's New Auditorium: an acoustically adjustable and flexible space, ideal for the specialised production of recordings for film and television soundtracks as well as hosting educational projects.

This unique integration of the latest production technology with the highest quality musicians in an acoustically excellent space, positions the studio as a "one stop shop" able to provide full end-to-end production for industry.

A key ambition of the Studio is that it will become the go-to studio for film and game industry soundtrack recording outside of London, the RSNO being the only orchestra in the UK with a fully functioning recording facility that can record sound to picture. The studio will also be open to other Scottish based orchestras and musicians, giving them access to not only a world-class recording studio, but also allowing them to advance within the creative industries.

Scotland is increasingly becoming a popular destination for film, TV and video game productions and Scotland’s Studio is in a prime position to contribute to this development. The RSNO has an established track record and strong brand recognition for its recording work, especially in film and video games, with the orchestra credited on re-recordings of classic scores such as Vertigo and being conducted by film score icons such as Jerry Goldsmith. The studio will allow the RSNO to embark on bigger and more challenging projects within these industries and this new income stream will prove invaluable in supporting the RSNO's charitable mission, as ventures such as touring and larger scale performances continue to be affected by the ongoing pandemic.
  Graeme Clark [24 Nov 2021 at 23:09]
     

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