During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring “the Martian” home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible, rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney’s safe return. Based on a best-selling novel, and helmed by master director Ridley Scott, THE MARTIAN features a star studded cast that includes Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Peña, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Donald Glover.
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From Warner Bros. Pictures comes, “Pan,” a live-action Peter Pan feature directed by Joe Wright (“Atonement,” “Pride & Prejudice”).
Offering a new take on the origin of the classic characters created by J.M. Barrie, the action adventure follows the story of an orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland. There, he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny—to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan.
The film stars Oscar® nominee Hugh Jackman (“Les Misérables”) as Blackbeard; Garrett Hedlund (“Inside Llewyn Davis”) as Hook; Oscar® nominee Rooney Mara (“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”) as Tiger Lily; Adeel Akhtar (“The Dictator”) as Smee; and newcomer Levi Miller as Peter. Amanda Seyfried (“Les Misérables”) rounds out the cast as Mary, alongside Jack Charles (“Mystery Road”) as The Chief/Tiger Lily’s father; Taejoo Na (“The Kick”) as Kwahu; Nonso Anozie (“Son of God,” “Atonement”) as Bishop; Kathy Burke (“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”) as Mother Barnabas; Kurt Egyiawan (“Skyfall”) as Murray; Lewis MacDougall (UK TV’s “In the Name of the Children”) as Nibs; and newcomer Leni Zieglmeier as Wendy Darling.
PAN is released in UK cinemas 16 October 2015, with previews on 10th & 11th October.
[27 Aug 2015 at 22:30]
Tracers on DVD
Up above the streets and houses
Down on his luck Cam (Taylor Lautner - Abduction, ‘Cuckoo’) is barely scraping by. Drowning in debt and living out of a garage, he is desperately looking for an out. Cam’s prayers are seemingly answered when he meets the beautiful and mysterious Nikki (Marie Avgeropoulos – ‘The 100’). She introduces him to an underground world which offers high-risk excitement and quick money. Cam loves the glamour and easy money, but when the gang take on a new target, what was once a game soon becomes a case of life and death.
With amazing death-defying stunts from the team behind Skyfall comes this action packed thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat. Available on DVD 21st September 2015. Directed by Daniel Benmayor.
[26 Aug 2015 at 22:58]
The Reflecting Skin on Blu-ray
As mysterious deaths plague a small American prairie town, eight year-old Seth comes to believe that the pale, reclusive widow living next door (Lindsay Duncan) is a vampire. Seth’s worst nightmare comes true when his older brother Cameron (Viggo Mortensen) returns home from abroad and falls in love with the widow – will he be next? The truth is much more shocking than Seth could imagine.
Written and directed by Philip Ridley (Heartless) and hauntingly photographed by Oscar-Nominee Dick Pope (Mr Turner), the film caused a sensation at the 1990 Cannes Film Festival, went on to win eleven international awards and has amassed an ever-growing cult following ever since.
Newly restored in a director-approved high-definition transfer, this is the first time The Reflecting Skin will be released on Blu-ray in the UK. Offering extensive, never-before-seen bonus features, including new interviews with Philip Ridley and Viggo Mortensen, with more still to be announced, this special limited edition SteelBook will be a must-have collectable this winter.
[26 Aug 2015 at 22:55]
A bit of a blow
Directed by award-winning filmmaker David Leon, Kaleidoscope Entertainment is pleased to announce the cinema release of ORTHODOX on 13 November 2015, following its UK premiere at the UK Jewish International Film Festival.
Growing up in an orthodox Jewish community, Benjamin (Stephen Graham, This Is England, Boardwalk Empire) is bullied for his religion. Taking to boxing as a means of self-defence, his choice alienates him from both his family and community as he becomes increasingly involved in dangerous, unlicensed fights.
As the responsibility of business, marriage and family overwhelm him, Benjamin is forced to make a choice which devastates everything he has spent his life building.
Eureka Entertainment to release Byron Haskin’s ROBINSON CRUSOE ON MARS, the incredible adventures of a lone astronaut spaceship-wrecked on a no-man’s land in the sky, in a Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition for the first time in the UK on 23 November 2015.
A futuristic retelling of Daniel Defoe’s classic story, Robinson Crusoe on Mars has gained a beloved cult reputation ever since its debut in the years leading up to the space race. As a mingling of speculative science-fiction with an extraordinary visual design, it proved to have a significant influence on fantasy filmmaking on both the big and small screen. The UK trailer is above.
[25 Aug 2015 at 23:08]
British Musicals Of The 1930s: Volume 4 on DVD [read more]
FROM playful romantic comedies to variety extravaganzas, the pre-war British musical films offered audiences a source of much-needed escapism throughout the decade haunted by the Great Depression and the growing menace of war. British Musicals Of The 1930s: Volume 4 (U) is released on DVD on 7 September 2015, RRP £14.99, courtesy of Network’s ‘The British Film’ collection.
Often adapting much-loved hits of the music hall as well as serving as vehicles for the era’s composers, performers and band leaders, they showcased home-grown talent alongside some of Hollywood’s most bankable stars.
Eureka Entertainment to release George Stevens’ SHANE, a masterpiece of great beauty told against the breathtaking backgrounds of the western plains, in a Special Blu-ray edition as part of the Masters of Cinema Series on 16 November 2015.
One of the landmark and most enduring Westerns of the 1950s, George Stevens’ Shane struck a chord with audiences at the time of its release, and continues to influence admirers today, even as it served as a template for the series of groundbreaking spaghetti-westerns of Sergio Leone. The trailer is above.