They got everything here from a diddled-eyed Joe to damned if I know!
Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead on Blu-ray and DVD [read more]
Turns out the war wasn't over after all
Its the sequel you did NAZI coming. General Herzog and his horde of undead fascists are back and more blood-thirsty than ever in one of the best horror sequels ever made. Having survived the ordeals of Dead Snow, our hero Martin wakes to find himself imprisoned in the town that is next on Herzog’s hit-list. With a bigger budget and even more explosive action, hang on to your helmets for one of the biggest and funniest thrill rides of the year.
Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead will be available on Blu-ray & DVD Monday 12th January 2015 with the Dead Snow 1&2 film collection also available on DVD. The trailer is at the link above.
A MOST VIOLENT YEAR, written and directed by J.C. Chandor, will be released in the UK and Ireland on 23 January 2015 through Icon Film Distribution, starring Golden Globe® nominee Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis) and two-time Academy Award® nominee Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty). The trailer is above.
A MOST VIOLENT YEAR is a searing crime drama set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically the most dangerous year in the city’s history. Chandor’s gripping story plays out within a maze of rampant political and industry corruption plaguing the streets of a city in decay and examines one immigrant’s determined climb up a morally crooked ladder, where simmering rivalries and unprovoked attacks threaten his business, family, and - above all - his own unwavering belief in the righteousness of his path. With A MOST VIOLENT YEAR, Chandor journeys in a bold new direction, toward the place where best intentions yield to raw instinct, and where we are most vulnerable to compromise what we know to be right.
[25 Nov 2014 at 20:52]
Vengeance Road on DVD
It's all about the motor
John Falcon is a mountain of a man, hardened by years in the dusty Californian desert. Discovered shot and left for dead in a home robbery gone bad, Falcon would have a received a lighter sentence, but he refused to snitch on his partners. Today he is finally a free man.
After catching a ride home with a beautiful stranger, Falcon discovers that the house he once shared with his wife is now inherited by meth addicts working for his brother Sam. It appears Sam has risen to top-dawg status in the local criminal underworld. Falcon recovers a stash of weapons and quickly disposes of the armed lackeys before reclaiming the one thing that has never betrayed him… his classic American muscle car.
Today, in the USA it is ILLEGAL for a woman to be topless in 37 of the United States of America in some states that includes breastfeeding. In less tolerant places like Louisiana, a woman exposing her nipples can carry a sentence of up to three years in jail and a $2,500 fine. In New York City, in 1992 it became LEGAL for women to be topless in public, but the NYPD continued to arrest women, so we took to the streets with cameras and our cast to fight these Puritanical injustices first hand. By the end the production, Free The Nipple morphed into a "real life" revolution that transcended the bounds of mere entertainment.
Famous graffiti artists, mobs of dedicated women, and celebrities from Miley Cyrus to Liv Tyler and Lena Dunham jumped on board and ignited a national media blitz that has transformed into a powerful movement to Free The Nipple in America. Other celebrity supporters include Cara Delevingne, Shepard Fairey, Kendall Jenner, Adrian Grenier, Rihanna, Elizabeth Jagger, Scout Willis, Rumer Willis, Soko, Suki Waterhouse, Kellan Lutz, Dree Hemingway, Russell Simmons.
The film concerns a group of fearless women fighting for their right to go topless in public, as they smash societal taboos one bare breast at a time. Based on a true story, this spirited satire follows New York City activists Liv and With, who take their crusade for gender equality from the streets of the urban jungle to the courts. More than just a movie, Free the Nipple has launched an empowering real-life movement, inspiring women across the globe to take back their bodies. The trailer is above (scroll down).
Mike Nichols, the German-born director in America who achieved entry to the exclusive EGOT club - winning an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony - died today, it was announced. He was part of a successful comedy act with Elaine May, also a director, then turned to theatre and film, helming sharply observed dramas and comedies like Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Graduate, Catch-22 and the controversial Carnal Knowledge.
After the flop Day of the Dolphin, his output became patchier, but The Fortune, Silkwood, Biloxi Blues, Working Girl, Postcards from the Edge, Wolf and Charlie Wilson's War all have their merits and indeed fans, many of his works winning a cult following even if they were originally intended as blockbusters. On television, he directed the award-winning miniseries Angels in America and on the stage he originated Monty Python musical Spamalot.
Adapted from Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Ridley Scott’s iconic dystopian classic is unquestionably one of the greatest Sci-Fi films ever made. From 3 April 2015, cinema-goers will have the chance to see it again, at its best on the big screen, when the BFI releases Blade Runner: The Final Cut across the UK.
Harrison Ford is exemplary as the world-weary detective hunting down intelligent but murderous replicants in a neon-lit, rain-spattered future Los Angeles. Rutger Hauer, Sean Young and Daryl Hannah all give career-defining performances.
Given complete artistic freedom to make The Final Cut in 2007, the 25th anniversary of the film’s release, director Ridley Scott created this final, definitive version, fully restored from the original negative.
Ahead of next year’s UK-wide opening, a one-day special screening of Blade Runner: The Final Cut will take place in over 80 cinemas on Sunday 14 December 2014 as part of the BFI’s Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder season, a nationwide celebration of film and television’s original blockbuster genre.
[16 Nov 2014 at 22:06]
Space: 1999 - The Complete Second Series on Blu-ray and DVD [read more]
Brian Cox's favourite TV show! Not that Brian Cox!
NETWORK Distributing has announced it will release the long-awaited Space: 1999 - The Complete Second Series, digitally restored in High Definition, on Blu-ray and DVD in Autumn 2015.
As the countdown to series 2 begins, a special edition Blu-ray release of Space: 1999 - The Bringers Of Wonder (PG), which features two key episodes from the second series, will be available exclusively through networkonair.com on 8 December 2014 (pre-buy available now), RRP £13, and limited to just 1,999 copies.
Each Blu-ray is presented in an exclusive digipack and will include both episodes of The Bringers Of Wonder and the feature-length version of Destination Moonbase-Alpha, compiled from these two episodes, all in HD. Click the link above for a trailer.
Networkonair.com will also hold a competition for all customers who order Space: 1999 - The Bringers Of Wonder before 8 December. These customers will automatically be entered into a draw to win one of three copies of Space: 1999 - The Complete Second Series. Three order numbers will be drawn at random soon after 8 December, when the Moonbase Alpha computer will display the winning numbers.
NETWORK Distributing is pleased to announce the titles set for release within its ‘The British Film’ collection for January – March 2015.
Highlights include three films available on Blu-ray from Alfred Hitchcock in January – The Man Who Knew Too Much, The Lady Vanishes and Young And Innocent; two features from Michael Winner - The Nightcomers starring Marlon Brando, and early feature West 11 with an outstanding performance from Diana Dors; the third instalment of British Musicals Of The 1930s; and two Blu-rays featuring original scores from Oscar-winning composer John Barry - Raise The Titanic and The Tamarind Seed.
Each feature once again benefits from a new transfer, an instant play facility and will be presented in special slim-line space-saving packaging.