Eureka Entertainment to release Ron Howard’s COCOON, one of the most beloved sci-fi films of the 80s featuring a star cast of Hollywood legends, in a Special Thirtieth Anniversary Edition Blu-ray on 18th July 2016.
Director Ron Howard followed up the huge success of Splash with this light-hearted science-fiction tale about a group of elderly friends who find their youth returning after encountering a benevolent Alien species living next door to their retirement home.
Bucking the trend of extravagant special effects targeted at a teenage audience, Cocoon with its senior cast and more personal focus was a huge success, picking up two Academy Awards (Best Supporting Actor & Best Visual Effects), and remains one of the most memorable and heart-warming films of the Eighties. Eureka Entertainment are proud to present Cocoon in this Special Thirtieth Anniversary Edition Blu-ray. Take a look at the original trailer above.
A BROADCASTING legend and one of the most recognisable faces on British television, Alan Whicker worked his own brand of quietly incisive journalism for over 50 years. This ongoing series of releases will showcase every programme that Whicker made for ITV, in chronological order. Whicker’s World 1 - Whicker (E) and Whicker’s World 2: Whicker’s New World (E) are both released on DVD on 23 May 2016, each RRP £19.99, courtesy of Network.
Whicker’s World 1 - Whicker
Subjects of his scrutiny in this volume – first broadcast in the late 1960s – include airports, the world of horse racing, hereditary peers, Le Touquet, Christmas in Equador, British ex-pats in Buenos Aires, the man who invented "cat's eyes" and more.
Whicker’s World 2: Whicker’s New World
Subjects of his scrutiny in this volume – first broadcast in 1969 – include cryogenics, media stardom, swinging singles, wage slavery, old age and more – as well as an unforgettable encounter with Haitian dictator Papa Doc Duvalier.
A consummate interviewer with a famously affable, urbane style, his popular, award-winning documentaries continue to be a significant influence to this day.
The launch of The Art Bastard Show youtube channel was today, a comedy showcase of the three 'best' artists in the UK and the curator that unites them.
They are launching the channel with an exclusive video of infamous feminist street artist 'Vaj Graff.' She explains the reasons behind her alleged vandalism of the Queen Victoria statue, Bristol. The art work caused quite a stir on social media and in the national press which polarised opinion but did anyone actually see it?
They will be adding new films every week focussing on very different artists from within the art world. Click above to visit the channel.
[28 Apr 2016 at 23:35]
What? on Blu-ray
WHAT? - the rarely seen film that Roman Polanski made between MACBETH and CHINATOWN – finally comes to Blu-ray, via Severin Films -- with a new 2k scan of the feature plus a host of extras.
The director described it as “the ribald adventures of an innocent girl.” The critics called it “an amoral, depraved disaster.” More than three decades after its controversial release, it remains the most butchered, debated and least-seen film of the Oscar-winning director’s entire career.
The succulent Sydne Rome stars as an oft-naked American girl lost inside a Mediterranean villa inhabited by priests, pianists, perverts and a syphilitic pimp (a deliciously bizarre performance by Marcello Mastroianni) while indulging in madcap acts of gang bangs, sodomy and ping-pong. Hugh Griffith (Tom Jones), Romolo Valli (Boccaccio ’70) and Polanski himself co-star in this surreal and sexy comedy, now finally restored to its original running time from a vault print reportedly stolen from the wine cellar of producer Carlo Ponti!
Bad Lieutenant meets Lethal Weapon in this blackly-comic buddy cop thriller. Nicolas Cage (Leaving Las Vegas, Kick-Ass) delivers his best performance in years as a nihilistic cop who teams with a reluctant young officer played by Elijah Wood (Maniac, Sin City) to stage a big money heist. After premiering at SXSW, The Trust has already picked up a word-of-mouth reputation as the crime thriller to watch this year.
Critics are praising the film as Nicolas Cage’s “renaissance” and him being back to his very best, with a blistering performance that has shades of the unhinged Bad Lieutenant and his other, most manic roles. Not one to be overshadowed, however, Elijah Woods is also fantastic, with a reserved and layered character who plays the ying to Cage’s eccentric yang.
For all its reinvention though, The Trust is still a heist movie at heart. As the plot is hatched and begins to unfold, it becomes a highly tense thriller, and the Brewer brothers demonstrate the skills and genre know-how to create a genuinely suspenseful thrill-ride.
Releases in UK cinemas and on Digital HD Friday 27th May 2016. Check out the trailer above.
Rick (Christian Bale) is a comedy writer living in present-day Santa Monica. He longs for something other, something beyond the life he knows, without knowing quite what it is, or how to go about finding it. He doesn’t know which way to turn.
The death of his brother, Billy, hangs over him like a shadow. His father, Joseph (Brian Dennehy), bears a sense of guilt for Billy’s death. A surviving brother, Barry (Wes Bentley), down on his luck, has just moved to LA from where they grew up, in Missouri. Rick has been helping him get back on his feet.
Rick seeks distraction in the company of women: Del¬¬la (Imogen Poots); Nancy (Cate Blanchett), a physician he was once married to; a model named Helen (Freida Pinto); Elizabeth (Natalie Portman), a woman he made pregnant; A stripper named Karen (Teresa Palmer); and a young woman who helps him to see his way forward, Isabel (Isabel Lucas).
Women seem to him to know more than he does. They bring him closer to the heart of things, closer to the mystery. The highs haven’t added up. The parties, the dalliances, the career, none has satisfied. And still each woman, each man he’s met through the course of his life has served him in some way as a guide, a messenger.
The road to the East stretches out before him. Will he set forth? Will his courage fail him? Will he stay awake? Or will he let it all be just a dream, a hope, a passing fancy?
STUDIOCANAL is thrilled to make available the trailer for Terrence Malick's KNIGHT OF CUPS, which is out in UK cinemas on Friday May 6th. Just click on the link above.
This unflinching drama from the controversial director of Scum explores the violent world of a football hooligan. Originally censored prior to its broadcast in 1989, The Firm has now been transferred in High Definition for the very first time, and is presented in two different versions, including a Director's Cut which finally restores previously unseen material. It will be released by the BFI on 23 May 2016 in a Special Collector’s Edition Blu-ray and DVD.
In The Firm, Bex Bissell (played, in a bravura performance, by Gary Oldman, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), wages bloody war against rival gangs to decide who will lead a national 'firm' into Europe to do battle on an international playing field.
Extensive extras include a newly recorded audio commentary with Gary Oldman, the High Definition premiere of director Alan Clarke's celebrated Elephant (1989) and a new documentary about the making of Elephant and The Firm.
THE DUEL stars Liam Hemsworth as a Texas Ranger who investigates a series of murders in a small town led by a charismatic preacher played by Woody Harrelson. However, the routine undercover investigation soon turns personal for the ranger who must solve the case before he loses everything to the mysterious town.
In Theaters & On Demand June 24, 2016. The trailer is above.