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  Downhill [read more]
  Chilean chiller
  The director of Hidden in the Woods takes you on a crazy ride in the Chilean mountains filled with deranged hunters, naked witches and a deadly virus. DOWNHILL is the new horror sensation out of Chilewood with actors from Knock Knock, The Green Inferno and Aftershock! The trailer is above.

After his best friend dies in a racing accident, biking star Joe agrees to go back on the wheels for an exhibition in Chile. On a test run with his girlfriend Stephanie, they stumble upon a badly injured man dying from a mysterious virus. That’s the start of a very bad day for them as they become the target of relentless killers ready to do anything to keep their secret to go out of the mountains! Mixing GoPro footage and stunning cinematography of the mesmerising Chilean wilderness, DOWNHILL slowly transforms from a sports movie into a body horror tale just as the characters are transformed by something hidden inside them just waiting to burst out...

OUT ON DVD 10TH OCTOBER
& DIGITAL 24TH OCTOBER 2016
  Graeme Clark [26 Sep 2016 at 22:28]
     
  Farewell Herschell Gordon Lewis [read more]
  The Godfather of Gore dies aged 87
  The death of Herschell Gordon Lewis was announced today, the American writer-director-producer of low budget exploitation movies who helmed everything from nudist flicks to children's stories, but with the release of Blood Feast in 1963 his reputation as the Godfather of Gore was made. He followed this with Two Thousand Maniacs!, Color Me Blood Red and The Gore Gore Girls, among others, then left the business to pursue a career in marketing; he returned thirty years later with Blood Feast 2. Lewis' generally poor production values, amateur actors and shaky plotting were all forgiven by his fans, and though regarded as the lowest of the low in cinematic terms by most, without him the landscape of decades of horror would be very different. Call him an pioneer.
  Graeme Clark [26 Sep 2016 at 22:07]
     
  Assault On Precinct 13 40th Anniversary Blu-ray
  Nobody said anything to me about no cholo
  Assault On Precinct 13 is a film that truly defines the phrase cult film... From low budget roots, it has become acclaimed as not just one of the most successful independent releases ever, but also one of the most groundbreaking. The film helped catapult director John Carpenter (Halloween, Escape From New York), into the mainstream and also launched a million and one synth-heavy scores and soundtracks. Its influence is still felt as keenly today as it was on its release some 40 years ago.

To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of this seminal film, Second Sight is delighted to announce the release of a newly restored high definition version from a 1080p transfer. It will be will be presented in a stunning limited edition Blu-ray box set, packed full of brand new special features including an early John Carpenter student short, as well as the original soundtrack CD and art cards, and is set for release on 28 November 2016, alongside a DVD version and On-Demand on the same date. It will be available on Download-to-Own from 21st November 2016.
  Graeme Clark [26 Sep 2016 at 21:58]
     
  Inner Sanctums - Quay Brothers: The collected animated films 1979-2013 on Blu-ray [read more]
  Weird doesn't begin to cover it
  This comprehensive two-disc Blu-ray set, released by the BFI on 10 October 2016, provides an overview of the Quay Brothers remarkable career. It contains twenty-four of their short films - three UK premieres and five world premieres - and also includes Christopher Nolan's new short documentary, Quay (2015), which reveals the inner workings of the brothers' studio.

Since the late 1970s, the identical twin Quay Brothers have made a unique contribution to animation in general and the puppet film in particular. Filtering arcane visual, literary, musical, cinematic and philosophical influences through their own utterly distinctive sensibility, each Quay film rivets the attention through hypnotic control of décor, camera, lighting, music and movement, evoking half-remembered dreams, fascinating and yet deeply unsettling in turn.
  Graeme Clark [24 Sep 2016 at 10:13]
     
  It on Blu-ray
  Down with the clown
  Stephen King’s It comes to Blu-ray® in the UK for the first time from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, just in time for a haunting Halloween on October 3rd 2016.

Starring Tim Curry, Richard Masur, Annette O'Toole, John Ritter, and Richard Thomas, the terrifying tale of childhood friends being haunted by a malevolent clown will be also be available in a beautiful special edition Blu-ray steelbook available exclusively from Zavvi.

October 1957: "It" awakens and the small town of Darry, Maine will never be the same. Stephen King brings to life every childhood fear and phobia as seven children face an unthinkable horror which appears in various forms, including Pennywise, a clown who lives, hunts and kills from the town’s sewers. Years later, the surviving adults who are brave enough return to stop the new killing spree, this time for good.
  Graeme Clark [24 Sep 2016 at 10:10]
     
  Pool of London on Blu-ray and DVD [read more]
  Dockland thriller
  STUDIOCANAL is thrilled to announce a new 2K restoration of Basil Dearden’s POOL OF LONDON, which is to be re-released on DVD and for the first time on Blu-Ray as part of their Vintage Classics collection on Monday 24 October. The new release, which boasts exciting brand new extras including an unseen interview with the legendary Earl Cameron CBE, will be preceded by a very special premiere of the restoration at London's BFI Southbank on Sunday 23 October at which Cameron himself will be present. The ninety-nine-year-old actor will give an in depth career interview as he is also inducted in to the Screen Nation Hall of Fame as one of Britain's First Black British Screen Stars. The special event is part of the BFI’s wider programme Black Star which celebrates Black screen actors.

London’s Docklands, the 1950s: two seamen step ashore from The Dunbar and into the POOL OF LONDON. Dan MacDonald (Bonar Colleano: Dance Hall; The Man Inside) is a self assured and impetuous ladies' man with a sideline in petty smuggling, whilst his friend and shadow, Jamaican Johnny Lambert (Earl Cameron CBE: Sapphire; Thunderball) is rather more shy and restrained. Before their ship again vacates the docks, Dan becomes fatefully involved in a diamond heist and ends up framed for murder and Johnny falls in love with a white girl (Susan Shaw: Train of Events; It Always Rains on Sunday).

Directed by Basil Dearden (The Blue Lamp; Dead of Night), POOL OF LONDON was the first British-made film to depict an interracial relationship in the post-Windrush years. Renée Asherson (The Cure for Love; The Magic Box) and Moira Lister (Another Shore; The Cruel Sea) also star alongside Colleano, Shaw and Cameron CBE, seen here in his acting debut and undoubtedly one of his finest on screen performances.
  Graeme Clark [24 Sep 2016 at 10:06]
     
  Brighton Film Festival 2016 [read more]
  Premieres galore
  Brighton Film Festival 11 - 27 November 2016

CINECITY returns for its 14th edition this November with the very best in international cinema and a global mix of premiers and previews, live soundtracks, artists' cinema, exhibitions and special events. The Festival gives you first sight of highly anticipated, award winning films and showcases many others brought to Brighton from around the world for one-off screenings.

Last year Cinecity presented advance previews of Carol, High-Rise, The Witch, Son of Saul, Dheepan, The Assassin, Heart of a Dog and many more. Described by The Guardian as “Eclectic and imaginative”.

Cinecity is presented in partnership with Picturehouse Cinemas and the University of Brighton. With the support of the BFI Film Festival Fund, award winning funds from The National Lottery and Brighton & Hove City Council.
  Graeme Clark [24 Sep 2016 at 10:03]
     
  Odds Against Tomorrow on Blu-ray and DVD [read more]
  The human cost
  Directed by four-time Oscar®-winner Robert Wise (I Want to Live!, West Side Story), Odds Against Tomorrow is high-suspense story of a daring heist gone awry. With its exceptional jazz score, acerbic social commentary and atmospheric visual style, it is a high point in the film noir canon and one of the most important films of its era to address racism.

On 24 October 2016 it will be released on DVD/Blu-ray in a Dual Format Edition as part of BLACK STAR, the BFI's season of film and television screenings, special events and DVD/Blu-ray/VoD releases, all dedicated to celebrating the range, versatility and power of black actors.

Embittered ex-cop Dave Burke (Ed Begley) enlists ruthless killer Earle Slater (Robert Ryan, The Dirty Dozen) and gambling musician Johnny Ingram (Harry Belafonte) to rob an upstate New York bank. Trouble unfolds however when, fuelled by racist hatred, Earle clashes with Johnny and the planned heist spirals into chaos, leading to a violent climactic confrontation.
  Graeme Clark [22 Sep 2016 at 23:15]
     

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