Arrow Films are delighted to announce the UK release of LORDS OF CHAOS in cinemas from 29th March 2019. Receiving its World Premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, LORDS OF CHAOS is a thrilling coming of age horror, weaving together rock’n'roll, youth, love and death through an incredibly dark story. Renowned Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund (Polar) brings his notorious visual aesthetic to the film, alongside ground-breaking performances from Rory Culkin (Signs, You Can Count On Me) and Emory Cohen (The Place Beyond Pines, Brooklyn).
Oslo, 1987: Seventeen-year-old Euronymous (Rory Culkin) is determined to escape his idyllic Scandinavian hometown and create "true Norwegian black metal" with his band, MAYHEM. He's joined by equally fanatical youths - Dead (Jack Kilmer) and Varg (Emory Cohen). Believing that they're on the cusp of a musical revolution, the group gets even darker driven by the black metal dogma to spread evil.
They begin burning down churches throughout the countryside and stealing tombstones for their record store. But when the press catches up with them and Euronymous takes more credit than he's earned for the group's violent acts, Varg, fresh out of jail, arranges a dark encounter to settle the score and ultimately determine who the darkest black metal musician is... Try the trailer above.
Eureka Entertainment to release Billy Wilder's ONE, TWO, THREE, a witty and energetic comedic showpiece starring James Cagney, presented on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK as a part of The Masters of Cinemas Series from 15 April 2019, featuring a Limited Edition slipcase [2000 copies ONLY].
One of director Billy Wilder's most frenetic comedies, the madcap Cold War and corporate politics satire One, Two, Three has to be one of the only films almost capable of making its Wilder predecessors Some Like It Hot and The Apartment seem sedately paced in comparison. Featuring a hilarious lead performance by James Cagney (apparently so exhausted by the rapid-fire pace that he then retired for twenty years!), One, Two, Three hasn't always been as famous as Wilder's other comedies, but it's among his best.
Cagney is C.R. "Mac" MacNamara, a top Coca-Cola executive shipped off to (then West) Berlin and told to keep an eye on his boss' 17-year-old Atlanta socialite daughter Scarlett (Pamela Tiffin) while she visits Germany. Scarlett's tour seems endless, and Mac discovers she's fallen for a (then East) Berlin communist agitator and the young couple are bound for Moscow! Mac has to bust up the burgeoning romance before his boss learns the truth, all the while dealing with his wife Phyllis (Arlene Francis) and her own impatience with German living.
With One, Two, Three, Wilder set out to make "the fastest picture in the world." Mission accomplished, so hang on and try not to miss too many gags if this is your first viewing of this knockabout comedy penned by Wilder's long-time screenwriter I.A.L. Diamond.
Amazon Prime Video, Excel Media & Entertainment and Tiger Baby have announced the trailer launch of their upcoming Prime Original Series Made in Heaven. The trailer invites viewers to take a peek into the lives of Tara and Karan, two Delhi-based wedding planners. Their stories unfold over the course of an opulent wedding season. As tradition jostles with modern aspirations against the backdrop of big fat Indian weddings, many secrets and myriad lies are revealed. Created by Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti, Made in Heaven is set to release on March 8th, exclusively on Amazon Prime Video across 200 countries and territories. Click the link for the trailer.
One final PR push for Matt Frame here, and he's broken two records. His message to the world in full:
In a final (and admittedly shameless) attempt to conjure up interest before the official release on Friday, Canadian horror-comedy film 'Camp Death III in 2D!' has simultaneously broken two moronic world records.
The dual World Records for 'Shortest Movie Trailer' and 'Longest Movie Trailer' have been submitted to both Record Setter and Guinness World Records. “These records will undoubtedly not fill cast and crew with pride” declared 'Camp Death III in 2D!' Director, Matt Frame, “However, they do perfectly fit into the theme of the movie: abject stupidity!”
The record for 'Shortest Movie Trailer' was set with a trailer clocking in at just 500 Milliseconds. The record for 'Longest Movie Trailer' was set with a trailer clocking in at 7 hours, 20 minutes, and 1 second, beating the previous Guinness World Record Holder (Swedish director Anders Weberg for his experimental film 'Ambiance') by a mere one second.
"Hopefully Anders doesn't see the one second thing as a slap in the face," stated Frame "then again, his movie 'Ambiance' has a runtime of 720 hours (30 days.) He should probably get used to people wanting to pummel him."
'Camp Death III in 2D!' is a comedy-horror parody of 'Friday the 13th Part III 3D' that has enjoyed a successful festival run since September, racking up 15 acceptances, 4 awards, and several nominations. On February 15, 2019 the film will be released digitally via Amazon Prime and Vimeo on Demand.
[14 Feb 2019 at 09:19]
Frightfest: Beneath the Dark Heart of Cinema [read more]
An orgy of horror - with comfy seats
Central City Media are delighted to announce that the documentary FRIGHTFEST: BENEATH THE DARK HEART OF CINEMA is released on 4th March. It will be available digitally via iTunes, Amazon, Virgin Media, Google Play and YouTube.
Featuring a mix of newly recorded interviews, archive and behind the scenes footage, the critically-acclaimed documentary casts an unflinching eye over the history of one of the world's leading genre festivals. Follow the trials and tribulations of four unlikely partners, thrown together into a high-pressure festival environment, forging horror history that's been nineteen years in the making. See the trailer above.
[13 Feb 2019 at 20:25]
More Than Likely: A Celebration of The Likely Lads [read more]
What became of the people we used to be?
Whatever did happen to those likely lads?
Spinning off from the BAFTA-winning 1970s sequel to the incredibly popular 1960s sitcom, The Likely Lads (1976) feature film starred James Bolam and Rodney Bewes as Terry Collier and Bob Ferris, two life-long friends with vastly different outlooks on life. This feature presentation has been beautifully restored from original film elements.
But that's not all... Bob may memorably bemoan that 'in the chocolate box of life, the top layer may have already gone', however, the folks at Network have discovered a secret stash of orange crème... in the form of two recently recovered episodes from the original BBC TV series, thought lost for over five decades!
Screening for the first time, episodes A Star is Born and Far Away Places, will follow the feature film presentation. To round off an already exciting evening, Likely Lads creators Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais will join us for a very special Q&A session.
The Likely Lads (including the missing episodes) will be available on Blu-ray and DVD from Monday 18th March - copies of the new release will be exclusively available for early purchase at the event.
Released on 2-disc Blu-ray, DVD and iTunes on 4 March 2019
An Edwardian precursor to the James Ivory-scripted Call Me by Your Name (2017), Maurice is a landmark of gay cinema in its positive and enriching portrait of first love from the team behind the film adaptations of other E M Forster novels, A Room With a View (1985) and Howards End (1992).
After a theatrical release in 2018, the BFI brings Maurice to Blu-ray, DVD and iTunes on 4 March 2019. Extensive extras include interviews with James Ivory and James Wilby and a commentary by Professor Claire Monk.
The repressed, bourgeois Maurice Hall (James Wilby) tackles the prejudices of society as he comes to terms with his sexuality, from the university cloisters of Cambridge to the cricket fields of the English countryside. This profound tale of emotional and sexual awakening features star-making performances from Wilby, Hugh Grant and Rupert Graves, and perfectly captures the fear and joy of embracing forbidden desire. See the trailer at the link.
Eureka Entertainment to present THE SONG OF BERNADETTE, an intimate and spiritual biopic of one girl’s ultimate test of faith starring Jennifer Jones, for the first time ever on Blu-ray in the UK as part of the Eureka Classics range from 8 April 2019, presented with a Limited Edition slipcase and collector's booklet [2000 copies only]
One of the rare Hollywood studio films to address spiritual belief and religious conviction in a serious and complex fashion, the beloved classic The Song of Bernadette made a star of its leading lady Jennifer Jones, who won the Academy Award for Best Actress, in addition to taking home a Golden Globe during those awards' very first ceremony (the film also won Globes for Best Dramatic Film and Best Director). A moving portrait of faith, the film is one of the crowning achievements of director Henry King (Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing).
Based on the best-selling historical novel by Franz Werfel, the film chronicles the life of 14-year-old Bernadette Soubirous, who began seeing visions of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Lourdes, France in 1858. When news of Bernadette's vision first spreads through the town, there are those who decry her as mentally unsound, while others wholeheartedly believe - particularly when the spring that erupts near the grotto that housed the visitations contains water that seems to have miraculous healing properties.
Buoyed by outstanding supporting performances by Vincent Price, Lee J. Cobb, Charles Bickford, and Gladys Cooper, The Song of Bernadette - with sumptuous cinematography by Arthur C. Miller (How Green Was My Valley) - is a profoundly affecting drama, no matter what one's own personal beliefs.