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  The Blue Lagoon on Blu-ray and DVD [read more]
  Take aim with the coconut
  Eureka Entertainment are to release THE BLUE LAGOON, a sensuous story of natural love [I didn't write this press release - Ed.] starring Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins, for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK in a Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition on 10 April 2017.

The lush beauty and splendour of a South Pacific paradise is vividly captured in this version of Henry De Vere Stacpoole’s 1903 novel.

Two small children and a ship’s cook survive a shipwreck and find safety on an idyllic tropical island. Soon, however, the cook dies and the young boy and girl are left on their own. Days become years and Emmeline (Brooke Shields) and Richard (Christopher Atkins) make a home for themselves surrounded by exotic creatures and nature’s beauty.

They learn to cope with the bewildering variety of physical and emotional changes that come with adolescence. As they begin to mature, their childhood affections lead to a sensitive and more profound love. But will they ever see civilisation again? The trailer is above.
  Graeme Clark [24 Feb 2017 at 00:08]
     
  King Arthur: Legend of the Sword [read more]
  King Arfur?
  When the child Arthur's father is murdered, Vortigern (Jude Law), Arthur's uncle, seizes the crown. Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, his life is turned upside down and he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy... whether he likes it or not.

KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD is released in cinemas 12 May 2017.

Warner Bros. is pleased to reveal the new official trailer for Guy Ritchie's spectacular action epic, KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD, starring Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Djimon Hounsou, Aidan Gillen, and Eric Bana. Just click above to see it.
  Graeme Clark [23 Feb 2017 at 00:44]
     
  Two early Scorsese movies on DVD [read more]
  Have a Marty party
  Hailed by Roger Ebert on its original release as "a great moment in American movies", Martin Scorsese's debut feature film introduces many of the themes and techniques that he would later revisit in his classics Mean Streets, Taxi Driver and GoodFellas.

Following the two month Martin Scorsese season at BFI Southbank, Who's That Knocking at My Door will be released on DVD on 27 March 2017, alongside Scorsese's fourth film, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974).

Martin Scorsese's acclaimed fourth feature is one of the key films of the golden age of 1970s New Hollywood - a touching, funny and poignant tribute to the independent spirit and dreams of ordinary Americans.
  Graeme Clark [23 Feb 2017 at 00:40]
     
  L'Innocente and Umberto D on Blu-ray
  Voyage to Italy with these
  CultFilms is set to release newly remastered versions of two world cinema classics from two of the world's finest filmmakers: Luchino Visconti’s final film The Innocent aka L'Innocente and Vittorio De Sica’s highly acclaimed masterpiece Umberto D. Both will make their debut on UK Blu-ray as well as DVD and digital release in April 2017, complete with brand new special features and distinctive collector’s packaging.

The Innocent aka L'Innocente Visconti's grand finale; the sensual and epic portrayal of a diabolical marriage is finally restored and released in HD on Blu-ray.

Hailed by Martin Scorsese as "De Sica’s greatest achievement" Umberto D gets a newly remastered release in HD and arrives for the first time on Blu-ray.
  Graeme Clark [23 Feb 2017 at 00:37]
     
  Don't Look in the Basement 2 on Blu-ray and VOD [read more]
  Didn't listen the first time?
  In his feature film Don't Look in the Basement 2 director and co-screenwriter Anthony Brownrigg continues the storyline of the original 1973 Basement film directed by his late father S.F. Brownriggand released as The Forgotten. This 2016 sequel which Brownrigg tags a "supernatural thriller" is set forty years later when the only known survivor of a mass murder returns to the institution where the grisly killings took place, his presence triggering a series of increasingly disturbing events.

Currently available on Amazon Prime, Itunes, Google Play, Xbox, PSN, Vudu, and more. Special 2-Disc Blu-Ray too. The trailer's above.
  Graeme Clark [23 Feb 2017 at 00:32]
     
  All These Sleepless Nights [read more]
  Tell me about it
  THE NEW SOCIAL is an independent London-based collective which, through film screenings, talks and special projects, takes a sweeping look across Russia and former Soviet and Socialist republics to uncover how new social, political and cultural identities are being played out on film in the post-socialist era. The latest screening as part of THE NEW SOCIAL's NEW EAST CINEMA progamme organised in collaboration with the Barbican and Calvert 22 is Michal Marczak's ALL THESE SLEEPLESS NIGHTS on Wednesday 29th March.

Sitting somewhere between fiction, documentary and constructed reality, filmmaker Michal Marczak's ALL THESE SLEEPLESS NIGHTS is an ode to the vibrancy of modern-day Warsaw, a city in a state of flux suspended between its traumatic past and a future powered by a new generation bursting with energy.

ALL THESE SLEEPLESS NIGHTS chronicles several months in the lives of art school friends Kris and Michal, who together resolve to experience life to the limit. Marczak follows the two young men as they roam the city at night, floating from party to party, encounter to encounter, romance and heartbreak, all the way accompanied by pulsing DJ beats. As they chain-smoke, drink, and dance with abandon in city squares and makeshift clubs, the film effortlessly captures the energy, freedom and nonchalance - even if fleeting - of youth. For full ticket information, please visit the Barbican's website at the link above.
  Graeme Clark [23 Feb 2017 at 00:27]
     
  The Bechdel Test Fest 2017 [read more]
  Women in film
  The Bechdel Test Fest was founded by critic and film marketer Corrina Antrobus and is an ongoing celebration of films that represent women in a positive and progressive light. The festival launched in February 2015 as a year-long initiative celebrating the 30th anniversary of The Rule; after hosting many sold out events across London, the festival continues to showcase much-loved classics, new releases and overlooked female-focused films. Events include Q&As or lively panel discussions and aim to address the lack of positive roles for women in and on film.

The Bechdel Test Fest will be hosting three exciting screenings in March celebrating positive roles for women behind the camera and on the big screen!

• CERTAIN WOMEN + Q&A WITH DIRECTOR KELLY REICHARDT
PICTUREHOUSE CENTRAL: SATURDAY 4 MARCH 18.00

• PRE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY DOUBLE BILL CELEBRATION: 9 TO 5 & WORKING GIRL
PHOENIX CINEMA: SUNDAY 5 MARCH 13.15

• ALL THIS PANIC + Q&A WITH DIRECTOR JENNY GAGE
HACKNEY PICTUREHOUSE: THURSDAY 16 MARCH 19.00
  Graeme Clark [23 Feb 2017 at 00:21]
     
  Farewell Seijun Suzuki [read more]
  Cult auteur dies at 93
  The death of one of the most influential of Japan's maverick directors Seijun Suzuki has been announced. He marked out his distinctive style by taking a pop art approach to the gangster clichés he was ordered to make for the Nikkatsu studio, such as Youth of the Beast, Gate of Flesh, Tokyo Drifter and Branded to Kill, but he eventually fell out with them over his wild visuals and spent a decade in the wilderness of television and the independents before he was rediscovered in the late seventies. He was making films into his eighties, with Pistol Opera and Princess Racoon winning acclaim in the 21st century.
  Graeme Clark [22 Feb 2017 at 12:00]
     

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