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There Was A Crooked Man on DVD
Unseen for over fifty years, this exceptionally rare feature sees comedy legend Norman Wisdom playing a naïve explosives expert who finds himself involved with a criminal gang after uncovering nefarious dealings by a prominent industrialist!
Hailed as one of Wisdom's finest films, it was one of two features he made independently, and marked a departure from his more familiar and endlessly popular comic creation, 'the Gump'. Costarring Alfred Marks and Susannah York, There Was a Crooked Man was directed by BAFTA nominated Stuart Burge from blacklisted screenwriter Reuben Ship.
This long sought-after comedy gem is featured here in a brand-new transfer from the best available elements, in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio and is the first time There Was A Crooked Man is available on any home-entertainment format. On DVD for the first time: 8th May 2017.
Justine (Brie Larson, pictured) has brokered a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two Irishmen (Cillian Murphy, Michael Smiley) and a gang led by Vernon (Sharlto Copley) and Ord (Armie Hammer) who are selling them a stash of guns. But when shots are fired in the handover, a heart stopping game of survival ensues.
Funded by the BFI and Film4 with Martin Scorsese serving as executive producer, FREE FIRE opens nationwide across the UK this Friday. To celebrate the release, StudioCanal UK is pleased to make available a new clip - click the link above.
One of the most significant and influential British films of the 1980s, Letter to Brezhnev is a touching romantic tale set against the backdrop of Thatcherism, Liverpool’s club scene, one-night stands and a Europe still in the grip of the Cold War.
Written by Frank Clarke and directed by Chris Bernard, the film starred a fresh young cast. Now, more than 30 years on, it will be released by the BFI on Blu-ray (for the first time) and DVD in a Dual Format Edition on 24 April 2017. Special features include new interviews with cast members and a new audio commentary.
Two Merseyside girls escape their humdrum lives for a night on the town, where they meet two Russian sailors (Peter Firth and Alfred Molina) on shore leave. For Teresa (Margi Clarke), it's a welcome bit of fun, but for Elaine (Alexandra Pigg, who was nominated for a BAFTA Award) it turns into much more. Letter to Brezhnev remains a hilarious and uplifting tale of how love and idealism can help ordinary people realise their dreams. Click above to see the newly remastered original trailer.
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Hacksaw Ridge on Blu-ray, DVD and digital
Don't do war, kids
Having received a ten-minute standing ovation when it premiered at the Venice Film Festival, Lionsgate is pleased to announce that HACKSAW RIDGE, the extraordinary true story of conscientious objector Desmond Doss, will be available to own on 22nd May 2017.
Starring Oscar-nominated Andrew Garfield, it tells the epic tale of the man who saved 75 soldiers in the heat of the bloodiest battle of World War II without firing a gun. It was nominated for six Oscars (it won two) and five BAFTAS (winning one), and was directed by Academy Award-winner Mel Gibson, also an Oscar nominee for this.
Recently voted the best film of the 21st Century in a BBC Culture poll, MULHOLLAND DRIVE is essential viewing by one of the masters of contemporary American cinema. David Lynch's scary and seductive vision of Hollywood is a true masterpiece, weaving together a tale of love, jealousy, and revenge like no other.
The new restoration of the 4k digital transfer, supervised by Lynch himself, will receive its UK premiere at Birmingham's Flatpack Film Festival, which takes place April 4-9th 2017.
The film will be then released by the ICO in cinemas on April 14th 2017, followed by a new special edition DVD, Blu-ray and EST release through Studiocanal on May 22nd 2017, to coincide with the hotly anticipated return of David Lynch's cult TV show TWIN PEAKS. Try the new Mulholland Drive trailer above.
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes - Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash - it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Warner Bros. UK is pleased to reveal the official trailer and one-sheet for Zack Snyder's highly anticipated JUSTICE LEAGUE, just click the link above. JUSTICE LEAGUE is released November 17, 2017.
To celebrate Mother's Day, Shudder have released a new video featuring the perfect films to enjoy with your mother on Shudder: MOTHER'S DAY (1980), JUG FACE (2013), MAY (2002), THE HAPPINESS OF THE KATAKURIS (2001), THE HOME (2016) and DEAREST SISTER (2016).
SHUDDER, the new premium streaming video service, backed by AMC Networks, has launched in the UK & Ireland. The service's gargantuan and unique selection of titles makes it the only streaming service in the UK and Ireland dedicated to serving both casual and hardcore fans of high-quality horror and suspenseful entertainment.
Ahead of its English premiere this evening at the BFI Flare festival, Icon Film Distribution today confirms that HANDSOME DEVIL will release nationwide in UK cinemas from April 28. It releases in Irish cinemas a week earlier on April 21.
Award-winning writer/director John Butler (The Stag) returns with HANDSOME DEVIL, a charming story of the unlikely friendship between two boarding school roommates – music-mad Ned (Fionn O’Shea) and macho rugby player Conor (Nicholas Galitzine). In this funny and observant coming-of-age tale, the boys take an instant dislike to each other but are encouraged by their English teacher (Andrew Scott) to find their own voices and defy the status quo. Trailer above.