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Madame DuBarry on Blu-ray and DVD
The Lubitsch Touch
Before Ernst Lubitsch created his eminently sophisticated Hollywood sex comedies, he was at work in Germany perfecting his earliest entries into the genre, alongside sweeping ironic dramas based on historical events and often set in exotic locales. One of his earliest successes merged elements of both modes: Madame DuBarry.
A recounting-à-la-Lubitsch of the torrid affair between the title character (Pola Negri) and France's King Louis XV (Emil Jannings, who would go on to portray Henry VIII in Lubitsch's Anna Boleyn of the following year – a film that neatly bookends Madame DuBarry), the picture spans scandalous intrigue at the court and the ring of the guillotine among the riotous mobs of the Revolution.
Also included in this edition is Lubitsch's earliest surviving film, the 1916 Als ich tot war [When I Was Dead], which stars the director himself in a lead role that involves his faked suicide and (prefiguring the later Die Puppe.) an infiltration of the domestic space whilst in disguise (not as an automaton, but as a servant). The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Madame DuBarry and Als ich tot war in a special Dual Format (Blu-ray + DVD) edition for the first time as part of their award-winning The Masters of Cinema Series on 22 September 2014.
NETWORK is announcing a very special and very limited Blu-ray box set following the premiere of Filmed in Supermarionation on 30 September.
Called simply Supermarionation and available from 20 October, with pre-orders from 1 August, this is the ultimate box set for aficionados of Gerry Anderson's iconic Supermarionation series and will be available exclusively from networkonair.com and gerryanderson.co.uk
Limited to just 2,500 copies, it marries the brand new film with a selection of key episodes from the Supermarionation spectrum, all painstakingly restored for the first time from the original film elements.
A newly expanded and redesigned edition of Stephen La Riviere’s book is also included, as well an exclusive one-off TV21 comic, and a wallet of postcards featuring newly created artwork based on the film’s graphics, all presented in a beautifully crafted box. The trailer is above.
NETWORK has released its brand new trailer for the upcoming documentary Filmed In Supermarionation, featuring digitally remastered clips from the iconic 1960s shows. The film will be out in October 2014.
Directed and produced by Stephen La Riviere (The Story Of Upstairs Downstairs, We Were ‘The Champions’), Filmed In Supermarionation is the definitive documentary on the work of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson and the iconic puppetry and animation technique they developed through the 1960s including Stingray, Captain Scarlet, and most famously, Thunderbirds.
The world premiere of Filmed In Supermarionation will take place during the BFI’s Sci-Fi season SCI-FI: DAYS OF FEAR AND WONDER, from 20 October 2014. The new trailer is above.
[17 Jul 2014 at 23:11]
Under the Rainbow on DVD
Not the little person one
Laura has spent her whole life waiting for Prince Charming. So when Sandro appears at a party, exactly like her Prince would in her dreams, she thinks she’s finally found her knight in shining armour. But when she meets Maxime the following night, Laura starts to wonder if some Princes could be more charming than others… Will everything end happily ever after for Laura? Or will the prince turn out to be the frog?!
A witty, charming and effervescent comedy of manners and errors from Agnès Jaoui (The Taste of Others, Let’s Talk About the Rain), this modern take on the romantic fable is a smart, snappy and ultimately affecting drama that beautifully melds the cynical with the wistful.
OUT ON DVD AUGUST 11TH 2014.
[17 Jul 2014 at 23:09]
Hope it's as good as the book
From master-of-horror Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes, Piranha 3D) comes this supernatural, offbeat thriller starring beloved British actor Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter, Kill Your Darlings) and the talented Juno Temple (Magic Magic, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For).
Ig Perrish (Daniel Radcliffe) is accused for the violent rape and killing of his girlfriend, Merrin Williams (Juno Temple). After a hard night of drinking, Ig awakens, hungover, to find horns growing out of his head; they have the ability to drive people to confess sins and give in to selfish impulses. Ig decides to use this effective tool to discover the circumstances of his girlfriend's death and to seek revenge by finding the true murderer.
Daniel and Juno lead an all-star cast with strong support from David Morse (The Green Mile, The Hurt Locker) and Heather Graham (The Hangover I&II, Boogie Nights).
HORNS is based on the dark fantasy novel of the same name from New York Times best-selling author Joe Hill (Heart Shaped Box, NOS4R2).
Lionsgate releases HORNS on Friday 31st October 2014.
All fans of anime will come together at HYPER JAPAN this summer to celebrate and enjoy the latest and best that Japanese Anime has to offer - with publishers such as Kodansha of popular series Fairy Tail and Attack On Titan! and Manga UK bringing DVDs and J-comics.
This year’s HYPER JAPAN is also set to host the UK preliminaries for the European Cosplay Gathering (ECG) contest - an exciting contest that brings cosplayers from all over Europe together to showcase their experience and talent on stage.
In addition to this, HYPER JAPAN’s COSParade is once again returning to this year’s stage! This is a chance for experienced and beginner cosplayers to strut the stage and show off their costumes – with prizes available for the best costumes.
With enough exhibitors and events lined up to satisfy even the most ardent of enthusiasts, giving fans the chance to get their hands on genuine character merchandise and hard to find items. Expect a huge selection of books, figures and other goods featuring your favourite characters. Use the link above for details.
Netflix, the world’s leading Internet TV network, is looking for a Tagger in the UK and Ireland. If you’re passionate about film and TV, this could be the greatest part time job you ever hear about…
While using Netflix, you might have wondered where (and how) rows like Critically-Acclaimed-Emotional-Underdog-movies come from?
The truth is that with 48million Netflix subscribers there are 48million different people looking for what to watch next – as a company that is 80% engineers and based in Silicon Valley we don’t leave it to chance. You might love Critically-Acclaimed-Emotional-Underdog-movies, whereas your Gran might be keen on Violent Suspenseful Action & Adventure from the 1980s.
That is where Taggers come in: helping to pinpoint exactly what each member is going to want to watch next. It’s a little bit art, a little bit science and is so super accurate that sometimes it feels like we are reading minds or tea-leaves (we’re not!). We have a team of people called Taggers that help us to personalise your experience.
As a Tagger you will be paid to watch films and TV programmes, to analyse them so that Netflix can connect those titles to the people that want to see them the most.
This is the first time Netflix has appointed a Tagger outside of the Americas and there are only 40 or so taggers worldwide. The successful applicant will love watching films and TV programmes – of different genres, from different countries and in every style imaginable.
You will be part of the Netflix Enhanced Content Team and will be amongst the first to view Netflix originals – like House of Cards and Orange is the New Black –and other great exclusive shows. You will need a background and/or degree in film & TV a strong knowledge of film & TV as well as an analytical mind. Most importantly you get to watch films and TV and get paid for it! Click on the link above for info.
After losing her job and learning that her husband has been unfaithful, a woman (Melissa McCarthy) hits the road with her profane, hard-drinking grandmother (Susan Sarandon).
Warner Bros. Pictures is excited to make available a clip for new comedy TAMMY starring Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Dan Aykroyd, Allison Janney, Kathy Bates, Toni Collette and directed by Ben Falcone. Click on the link above.