Perfect accompaniment to the Quality Street and Bailey's
Based on Louisa May Alcott's universally beloved novel, LITTLE WOMEN, is a new three-part series, adapted by award-winning creator of Call the Midwife Heidi Thomas and directed by Vanessa Caswill.
Set against the backdrop of a country divided, the story follows the four March sisters: Jo (Maya Hawke), Meg (Willa Fitzgerald), Beth (Annes Elwy), and Amy (Kathryn Newton) on their journey from childhood to adulthood while their father (Dylan Baker) is away at war. Under the guidance of their mother Marmee (Emily Watson), the girls navigate what it means to be a young woman: from gender roles to sibling rivalry, first love, loss and marriage.
Accompanied by the charming boy next door Laurie Laurence (Jonah Hauer-King), their cantankerous wealthy Aunt March (Angela Lansbury) and benevolent neighbour Mr. Laurence (Michael Gambon), LITTLE WOMEN is a coming of age story that is as relevant and engaging today as it was on its original publication in 1868. Click the link above to see the trailer.
From award-winning director James Erskine (Sachin: A Billion Dreams, Battle of the Sexes) and producer Victoria Gregory (Shooting for Socrates, Senna) comes a new feature about the figure skating legend John Curry. Based on the book by Bill Jones and narrated by Freddie Fox, THE ICE KING is a searing documentary of a lost cultural icon, a story of art, sport, sexuality, and rebellion, releasing in cinemas across the UK and Ireland on 23 February 2018.
Watch any figure skating and it falls into two camps: before and after John Curry. From what was a macho, technical sport whose judges punished deviation, blossomed - through Curry's stubborn beauty - ice-dancing. Featuring incredible unseen footage of some of his most remarkable performances, and with access to Curry's letters and archive interviews, as well as contributions from former British skating champions Robin Cousins and Lorna Brown, legendary coach Christa Fassi, and interviews with his family, friends and collaborators, this is a portrait of the man who turned ice-skating from a dated sport into an exalted art form.
After winning gold at the Winter Olympics for a rebelliously balletic routine, audiences and reviewers alike were enthralled by his genius. Following his Olympic triumphs, Curry went on to defy expectations and to continuously redefine ice dancing as a true art form by pursuing his dream of forming his own company, which brought the sport to theatres and new audiences across the world. But Curry's story is about more than skating. On the night of the Olympics final, Curry became the first openly gay Olympian at a time when homosexuality was barely legal. From bullying and prejudice, to relief in the gay underworld, to his untimely death from AIDS, Curry's story dovetails with the experiences of a generation.
John Curry was no activist, but an artist expressing his authentic self - yet in a world where his existence was taboo, his life was unavoidably political.
Eureka Entertainment to release STRANGLED, an unpredictable psychological thriller, as part of the MONTAGE PICTURES range in a Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition on 5 February 2018.
Based on real-life events, Strangled is set in the provincial Hungary of the 1960s at the height of socialism, when a series of atrocious murders shock the small town of Martfu.
A psychotic killer is on the prowl, strangling young women. Amidst the media frenzy, an innocent man is accused and sentenced for the crimes he could not possibly have committed. A determined detective becomes obsessed with finding the real killer, whilst under pressure from his superiors who just want to see a man hang.
Winner of nine Hungarian Film Awards, Strangled is a dark and gritty thriller from Árpád Sopsits that brings to mind both Lang’s M and Fincher’s Zodiac in its approach to the murder-mystery genre. Eureka Entertainment is proud to present the film in its UK debut. The trailer's above.
[15 Dec 2017 at 12:34]
Goodybe Christopher Robin on Blu-ray, DVD and digital
More for the Eeyores than the Roos
Goodybe Christopher Robin is a touching nostalgic trip back in time, recounting when author A. A. Milne created the adorable children's classic story of Winnie-the-Pooh. Directed by Simon Curtis, it is "one of the best British films you'll see all year... an absolute must for grown-up Winnie-the-Pooh fans" (Mail on Sunday, EVENT) and one that will warm your hearts as we encounter how the infamous Pooh Bear, Tigger, Piglet and Eeyore first came to life.
At the end of the First World War, beloved children's author A. A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) creates the magical world of Winnie-the-Pooh - which brings him immediate acclaim. But the books' international success comes at a cost to the author, his young son Christopher Robin (Will Tilston) and his wife Daphne (Margot Robbie), in this beautifully filmed, poignant story about fame and family that also stars Kelly Macdonald.
Follow the journey A. A. Milne and his family embark on when the birth of Winnie-the-Pooh grasps the attention of not just Britain, but the entire world, as everyone falls for the warm, soft, fuzzy bear who conquers our hearts just as much today as he did back then.
Arrives on Digital Download 12th February 2018 and on Blu-ray™ and DVD 26th February 2018.
The death of Bruce Brown has been announced; he passed away from natural causes. He gained worldwide fame as the director of The Endless Summer in 1966, his record of a surfing trip that spanned the entire planet; although techniques in surfing documentaries improved, nothing quite captured the breezy adventurousness of Brown and his two friends excursion in that groundbreaking work. He would go on to create more documentaries with a sporting theme, On Any Sunday in 1971 being the most celebrated, his account of motorcycling in many spots around the globe. He returned with a sequel to The Endless Summer in 1994. He can be credited with popularising surfing in a way that was unprecedented.
Eureka Entertainment are to release THE HOUSEMAID, a refreshing update of the gothic-horror genre, as part of its new MONTAGE PICTURES range in a Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition on 19 February 2018.
First-time director Derek Nguyen makes a captivating debut with The Housemaid [Cô Haû Gaí], a haunting gothic romance which blends bold eroticism with a pervasive sense of dread.
Linh is a docile and hardworking poor orphaned girl who comes to Sa Cat seeking a housemaid job. Sebastien Laurent is a French captain and owner of the Sa Cat rubber plantation. For years, the massive mansion is rumoured to have ghosts, particularly those of Camille - Sebastien's late wife - and the mistreated plantation workers. Once Linh comes to Sa Cat, she begins to hear strange sounds, have frightening dreams, and witness bizarre occurrences. After some time, Linh and Captain Laurent become close to each other and develop a romance. However, their love soon awakens the vengeful souls of Sa Cat plantation.
With its sumptuous visuals and memorable scares, The Housemaid is a bold update of the gothic-horror genre, and Eureka Entertainment is proud to present the film in its UK debut as part of Montage Pictures. Try the trailer above.
Set in the glamour of 1950's post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock's life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love. With his latest film, Paul Thomas Anderson paints an illuminating portrait both of an artist on a creative journey, and the women who keep his world running. "Phantom Thread" is Paul Thomas Anderson's eighth movie, and his second collaboration with Daniel Day-Lewis.
Focus Features will release PHANTOM THREAD in select cities on December 25, 2017.
December 25 - 70MM & Digital
Arclight Hollywood, LA
The Landmark, LA
AMC Lincoln Square 13, NYC
Regal Union Square 14, NYC (digital only)
January 12 - 70MM Engagements
Alamo Drafthouse New Mission, SF
Alamo Drafthouse Ritz, Austin
Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn, NYC
The Music Box, Chicago
[8 Dec 2017 at 23:46]
Chasing the Dragon on DVD
Donnie and Andy: smells like a sitcom!
Screen legends Donnie Yen and Andy Lau star in an action-packed Hong Kong crime thriller, based on the life of a real-life drug lord and Triad gang leader, and his brutal ascension to power.
Crippled Ho, an illegal immigrant from mainland China sneaks into British-colonized Hong Kong in 1963, a den of corruption, drugs and violence. Working as a thug for a local gang, Ho comes to the attention of corrupt cop Lee Rock. The unlikely duo team up and set about taking over the city's thriving, dangerous underworld.