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The Commitments on Blu-ray and DVD
Sing it loud
25 years ago, on the big screen, wannabe band manager Jimmy Rabbitte put this advert in the local newspaper and before long a loveable ragtag group of Dubliners got together to form the soulful sounds of The Commitments.
Renowned director Alan Parker’s (Midnight Express, Bugsey Malone), funny, uplifting, gritty film, based on Roddy Doyle’s (The Snapper, The Van), debut novel, took the world by storm on its 1991 release, garnering critical acclaim and awards galore including a BAFTA for Best Film. It has since spawned a slew of touring bands and a hugely successful stage musical which commences its next UK tour later this year.
To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this seminal film, RLJ Entertainment is thrilled to release The Commitments Special Edition, featuring a host of bonus features, including brand new interviews with Alan Parker and cast members and much much more. It will be released in both Blu-ray and DVD formats, with a digital copy to download, watch and own, and a collectible booklet, on 19th September 2016.
In Select Theaters November 4th. The trailer is above.
BLEED FOR THIS is the incredible true story of one of the most inspiring and unlikely comebacks in sports history. Miles Teller (Whiplash, Divergent) stars as Vinny "The Pazmanian Devil" Pazienza, a local Providence boxer who shot to stardom after winning 2 world title fights. After a near-fatal car accident leaves Vinny with a severed spine, doctors tell him he may never walk again. With the help of renowned trainer Kevin Rooney (Aaron Eckhart), Vinny becomes a legend when he not only walks again, but miraculously returns to the ring to reclaim his title belt only a year after the accident.
After his engagement suddenly ends, Joshy and a few his friends decide to take advantage of what was supposed to be his bachelor party in Ojai, California. In their attempt to help Joshy deal with the recent turn of events, the guys turn the getaway into a raucous weekend filled with drugs, booze, debauchery, and hot tubs.
Written and directed by Jeff Baena, featuring a score by Devendra Banhart and an ensemble cast of hilarious comedic talents-including Thomas Middleditch (HBO's "Silicon Valley"), Adam Pally (TV's "Happy Endings"), Alex Ross Perry (director of Queen of Earth), Nick Kroll (TV's "The League"), Brett Gelman (TV's "Married") and Jenny Slate (Obvious Child) -Jeff Baena's sophomore feature is a wickedly amusing portrayal of male bonding and emotional incompetence.
Coming to theaters and VOD on August 12th. The trailer is at the link above.
[29 Jun 2016 at 22:16]
The Brand New Testament on DVD
That just about wraps it up for God
THE BRAND NEW TESTAMENT - Directed by Jaco Van Dormael (Cannes sensation and BAFTA-nominee TOTO THE HERO) comes a poetic, magical, hilarious comedy in which God is real…and lives in Brussels. On Earth, he is a coward, with dubious morals and an odious antipathy toward his family. His daughter, Ea, can’t stand being locked up in a small apartment in such an ordinary city. So she decides to revolt against her dad. Hacking his computer and leaking to the entire world the dates of each of the population’s death, she causes a global pandemic and heads out to find her own set of disciples to spread a new testament of joy and kindness.
Release Date: 8th August on DVD.
[29 Jun 2016 at 22:13]
Agatha Christie's Seven Dials Mystery on DVD [read more]
CHERYL Campbell (Chariots of Fire) stars alongside John Gielgud (Gandhi) and Harry Andrews (Battle of Britain) as Lady "Bundle" Brent – Agatha Christie's most glamorous amateur sleuth – in a stylish, feature-length television adaptation of the famous whodunit: a deadly game of Cluedo combining international treachery, romance and murder!
Agatha Christie’s Seven Dials Mystery (PG) is released on DVD on 18 July 2016, RRP £12.99, courtesy of Network.
Anticipating a weekend of leisure and pleasure, a group of Foreign Office acquaintances arrive at the palatial Hampshire estate of the Marquis of Caterham. The mood suddenly darkens when a notoriously hard-to-rouse guest fails to wake at all; and when another sinister death comes to light, the surviving guests are plunged into nervous speculation. Enter Lady Eileen Brent, the Marquis' enchanting and high-spirited daughter, affectionately known as 'Bundle'. She teams up with elegant idler Jimmy Thesiger to seek out the truth amid rumours of missing confidential papers and a cabal centred around a seedy nightclub called The Seven Dials.
[29 Jun 2016 at 22:11]
Guns 'n' Geezers part 50,239
Nicky Slimting Films and Purple Geko today announce their glossy British film, The Intent is set for a theatrical and multiplatform release on Friday 29th July. Written and produced by the award-winning Nicky Slimting Walker (It’ A Lot) and Femi Oyeniran (Kidulthood, Adulthood, Anuvahood, It’s A Lot), who also serves as director, The Intent tells the story of an undercover police officer assigned by Metropolitan Police unit, Trident to bring a notorious gang of robbers and drug traffickers to justice. As the officer becomes entangled in a web of gang culture and lies, will they have “The Intent” to abide by their oath to the force or succumb to the pressure and remain loyal to their crew?
Featuring a stellar cast of British talent, the film will be released in cinemas across the UK in association with Ourscreen, and on digital and home entertainment. To accompany the multiplatform launch, there will also be a motion picture soundtrack released simultaneously, featuring leading UK urban artists Ghetts, Rudekid, Ms. Banks, Big Tobz, Ruff Sqwad, Cadet and more. The soundtrack will be available on Friday 29th July to download online and purchase in stores nationwide.
The death of Bud Spencer, the brawling, bushy-bearded heavy who made his name in international smash hit comedy Spaghetti Westerns, was announced today; he was 86. A true renaissance man, born Carlo Pedersoli he began as an Olympic-level swimmer and law student until he turned to acting, his huge frame winning him extra work before producers took a chance on him to deliver lines. His big break came with God Forgives... I Don't! and continued with such titles as Today We Kill, Tomorrow We Die, Ace High, The Five Man Army, They Call Me Trinity (a global blockbuster), Trinity is Still My Name, Four Flies on Grey Velvet, All the Way Boys, the Flatfoot series of cop thrillers, The Sheriff and the Satellite Kid, Banana Joe, and so on until he settled in television, along with an aborted attempt at politics in his later years. He would occasionally write scripts too, and was often paired with his screen buddy Terence Hill in many of his biggest movies.
20th Century Fox has released the official trailer for MORGAN! A corporate troubleshooter (Kate Mara) is sent to a remote, top-secret location, where she is to investigate and evaluate a terrifying accident. She learns the event was triggered by a seemingly innocent "human," who presents a mystery of both infinite promise and incalculable danger.
Release Date: September 2nd, 2016. And that trailer? Follow the link above.