And now it's time to look at your pictures, in the Gallery
Quentin Tarantino has personally selected the winning entries of a nationwide fan art creative brief celebrating the home entertainment release of Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood in the UK. The brief, to produce a 60s style poster for the ninth Tarantino film, was launched in tandem with artist community website PosterSpy, where entrants competed for a cash reward and the approval of the film's esteemed director.
PosterSpy invited artists to create a poster evoking the style of 1969 and the golden era of Hollywood film posters of that era. Entrants were encouraged to draw on the film's style and historical backdrop with a nod to the golden era of cinema and how film posters were put together in 1969, using main stars Brad Pitt (Cliff Booth), Leonardo Di Caprio (Rick Dalton) and Margot Robbie (Sharon Tate).
Eureka Entertainment to release one of the silent era's most popular films, THE SON OF THE SHEIK; starring Rudolph Valentino in his final onscreen appearance. Released on 17 February 2020 as part of The Masters of Cinema Series in a definitive Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition, presented from a new restoration available for the first time on home video.
One of the most popular films from the silent era, director George Fitzmaurice's The Son of the Sheik stars Rudolph Valentino who gives perhaps the finest performance of his career. Unfortunately, it would be his last, he died suddenly at the age of 31, just days before the film's release.
In this visually intoxicating sequel to Valentino's career-defining film The Sheik, the silent screen's greatest lover portrays a cultured yet untamed young man who is lured into a thieves' trap by a beautiful dancer, Yasmin (Vilma Banky). After escaping, he kidnaps the damsel and holds her captive in his desert lair, dressing her in Arabian finery and threatening to unleash his violent passion upon her. Exotic romance saturates every frame of this Orientalist epic; its sadomasochistic fantasies are acted out against the lavish set design of William Cameron Menzies (The Thief of Bagdad) and lushly photographed by George Barnes (Sadie Thompson).
From a new restoration available for the first time on home video, and featuring a magnificent score by maestro Carl Davis. Watch the trailer at the link.
[14 Dec 2019 at 12:46]
The Wolf's Call on DVD and digital
We all live in a nuclear submarine
Available on Digital 23rd December and DVD 30th December from Altitude Film Entertainment.
Call of Duty meets The Hunt For Red October in this slick, gripping underwater action thriller that pits one man against a devastating nuclear threat.
This impressive, big budget French production, with director Antonin Baudry helming his first feature, plunges the viewer deep into the highly-charged underwater world of the submarine crew, combining the claustrophobic atmosphere of Das Boot with the nerve-shredding action sequences of The Hunt For Red October.
From visionary director Emerald Fennell (Killing Eve) comes a delicious new take on revenge. Everyone said Cassie (Carey Mulligan) was a promising young woman... until a mysterious event abruptly derailed her future. But nothing in Cassie's life is what it appears to be: she's wickedly smart, tantalizingly cunning, and she's living a secret double life by night. Now, an unexpected encounter is about to give Cassie a chance to right the wrongs of the past in this thrilling and wildly entertaining story.
CAREY MULLIGAN, LAVERNE COX and BO BURNHAM
along with an ensemble cast that includes
ALISON BRIE, CONNIE BRITTON, JENNIFER COOLIDGE,
MAX GREENFIELD, CHRISTOPHER MINTZ-PLASSE, CHRIS LOWELL, SAM RICHARDSON, MOLLY SHANNON AND CLANCY BROWN
Munro Films & Lightbulb Film Distribution are excited to announce that following its recent theatrical release, British sci-fi thriller, Invasion Planet Earth, will be coming to Digital Download from 16th December & DVD 30th December.
"The film follows Tom Dunn a broken man after the death of his young daughter. When his wife falls pregnant again, he cannot believe their luck. However, his joy is short lived, as on the very same day, the people of Earth become plagued with terrifying visions of the end of the world.
When a gigantic, all-consuming alien mothership appears in the sky and launches a ruthless attack on Earth's cities, chaos and destruction follow!
Tom must find the strength and wisdom to save his wife and unborn child. However, first he must confront a shocking truth. A truth which threatens the key to the survival of the human race.
The ultimate war for Planet Earth is about to begin..."
Invasion Planet Earth is a twenty year long labour of love from Director / Writer Simon Cox, which MyFilmClub called "British Sci-Fi at its best". Fans of the film will be treated to over two and a half hours of extras on the DVD, including a commentary with Simon Cox, deleted scenes and much more! Try the trailer at the link.
A crew of underwater researchers must scramble to safety after an earthquake devastates their subterranean laboratory.
UNDERWATER is directed by William Eubank (The Signal) and stars Kristen Stewart (Charlie's Angels, The Twilight Series) alongside T.J. Miller (HBO's Silicon Valley), Vincent Cassel (Black Swan, La Haine), John Gallagher Jr. (10 Cloverfield Lane), Jessica Henwick (Netflix's Iron First), Mamoudou Athie (Netflix's The Get Down) and Gunner Wright (J. Edgar). Check out the trailer at the link above.
UNDERWATER will release in UK cinemas on 7th February 2020.
[10 Dec 2019 at 23:34]
The Alejandro Jodorowsky Triptych
From the mind of a crazy man
EL TOPO is released 10 Jan; THE HOLY MOUNTAIN is released 24 Jan and FANDO Y LIS is released 7 Feb in selected cinemas by ARROW VIDEO.
All three titles will also be released as a Limited Edition Blu-ray set in March 2020.
ARROW FILMS announces in association with ABKCO Films a rare cinema outing next year, for three visionary, surrealist classics from the legendary, hugely influential Chilean director Alejandro Jodorowsky, presented in stunning 4k restorations.
The ultimate arthouse auteur, the celebrated director, beloved by the likes of John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Dennis Hopper and David Lynch, has been an influence on everything from Alien, The Exorcist, the imagery of Marilyn Manson, and even the songs of Noel Gallagher, Marina Abramovic' and Kanye West. A unique, extraordinary figure in the cinematic landscape, this is a rare chance for audiences to see three of his films in all their breathtaking, visionary glory.
Jodorowsky, with his talented troupe of actors, including his son Brontis Jodorowsky (star of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald), and top-flight crew, including Gonzalo Gavira (the sound technician who won an Oscar for The Exorcist) and Marcelino Pachecho (who went on to do special effects for Apocalypto), set the benchmark for extraordinary, ground-breaking and boundary-pushing cinema.
[10 Dec 2019 at 23:31]
Farming on DVD and digital
In with the wrong crowd
Based on his own life story, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje's FARMING charts the extraordinary journey of a young fostered Nigerian boy who, struggling to find an identity, falls in with a skinhead gang in 1980s England. Starring Damson Idris (Black Mirror), Kate Beckinsale (Underworld), John Dagleish (Judy), Jaime Winstone (Love, Rosie), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Belle) and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Suicide Squad) himself, FARMING is available to own on Digital Download and DVD this February.
At six weeks old, Enitan (Zephan Amissah) is left in the care of a white working-class family in the dock-town of Tilbury, in Essex. His new surrogate mother, Ingrid (Beckinsale), makes for a complex, but dubious foster parent. Unsure of his place in the world, and lacking a mother's love, desperate to belong the teenage Enitan (Idris) spirals into self-destruction, falling in with a local skinhead gang led by Levi (Dagleish). When all seems lost, a sympathetic teacher, Miss Dapo (Mbatha-Raw), offers him one last shot at redemption.
Told with brutal honesty, FARMING is an unflinching autobiographical portrait of a young man who must battle the odds and realise that, in a world of hate, his toughest battle will be learning to love himself.
EST Date: 3rd February 2020
DVD: 10th February 2020