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Zack Snyder's Justice League on 4K UHD, Blu-ray, DVD and digital
Zack on the attack
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced today that the Warner Bros. Pictures and DC full-length Max Original feature film Zack Snyder's Justice League, will be available to own on Digital Download from April 19th and on 4K, Blu-Ray, DVD and limited edition steelbook from May 24th. The film is directed by Snyder from a screenplay by Chris Terrio, a story by Chris Terrio & Zack Snyder and Will Beall, based on characters from DC, Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The film stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, and Ray Fisher as Cyborg.
On April 19th, Zack Snyder's Justice League will be available to own in high definition and standard definition from participating digital retailers. Justice Is Grey (Feature) will be available to fans in the UK for the first time as additional content available to customers who purchase a digital download of Zack Snyder's Justice League from selected digital retailers only - for years the #Snydercut existed in black and white and shown to a select few but now it is being brought to the fans.
On May 24th, Zack Snyder's Justice League will be available on 4K, Blu-ray, DVD and limited edition steelbook.
In Zack Snyder's Justice League, determined to ensure Superman's (Henry Cavill) ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) aligns forces with Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions. The task proves more difficult than Bruce imagined, as each of the recruits must face the demons of their own pasts to transcend that which has held them back, allowing them to come together, finally forming an unprecedented league of heroes. Now united, Batman (Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and The Flash (Ezra Miller) may be too late to save the planet from Steppenwolf, DeSaad and Darkseid and their dreadful intentions.
This May delivers a packed lineup of new original and exclusive films to Shudder, AMC Networks' premium streaming service for horror, thrillers and the supernatural.
Highlights for the month include:
Fried Barry, a wild and trippy horror film about sex, drugs and alien abductions destined to be a cult classic
Unsettling psychological horror Relic, a haunting story about Alzheimer's disease and the terror of forgetting starring Robyn Nevin, Emily Mortimer and Bella Heathcote
Acclaimed horror filmmaker Neil Marshall (The Descent, Game of Thrones) returns to the genre with witch hunt thriller The Reckoning, starring Charlotte Kirk (Ocean's 8) and Sean Pertwee (Gotham)
PG: Psycho Goreman, the latest horror-comedy from Steven Kostanski (The Void)
And joining the Shudder movie library, classics from the golden age of British horror including Witchfinder General, Blood on Satan’s Claw and Dr. Terror's House of Horrors
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Back to basics
From Apple Original Films and Skydance Animation comes Blush, the beautiful first short film debuting as part of an expansive multi-year partnership to deliver groundbreaking, premium animated films and theatrical-quality animated television series in over 100 countries on Apple TV+.
Blush follows the journey of a stranded horticulturist-astronaut's chances for survival after he crash lands on a desolate dwarf planet. When an ethereal visitor arrives, the once-lone traveler discovers the joy in building a new life and realizes the universe has delivered astonishing salvation.
The inaugural Apple/Skydance short film is written and directed by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Joe Mateo (Prep & Landing, Big Hero 6), and shares the storyteller's deeply personal journey of healing, hope and the undeniably human moments of being rescued by love. Mateo developed Blush alongside the Skydance Animation team and the film is produced by Heather Schmidt Feng Yanu (Toy Story, the Cars Trilogy) and executive produced by Oscar winner John Lasseter (Toy Story, Monsters, Inc., Cars). Blush joins highly anticipated Apple/Skydance features Luck and Spellbound, and the animated series The Search for Wondla, with several more feature films and television series to be announced over the term of the pact.
Blush follows Apple's recent Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Feature for Wolfwalkers, the latest film from two-time Academy Award-nominated director Tomm Moore and director Ross Stewart.
Celebrate Shakespeare's birthday weekend with The Winter's Tale
The RSC are excited to announce that The Winter's Tale will be broadcast on BBC Four on Sunday 25 April at 7pm.
The Winter's Tale was in its final stages before opening in 2020 when the Covid-19 pandemic closed our theatres. We are thrilled that we are able to finally share this production with you, which has been reimagined for the screen. Directed by Erica Whyman, this has been performed and filmed on the Royal Shakespeare Theatre stage.
Set across a 16-year span from the 1953 coronation to the moon landings, this production imagines a world where the ghosts of fascist Europe collide with horrors reminiscent of The Handmaid's Tale, before washing up on a joyful seashore.
Following the premiere broadcast on BBC Four, The Winter's Tale will then be available on iPlayer.
As you join them for this special broadcast, please consider making a donation to help them recover and reopen fully. Every gift will enable others to enjoy the magic of Shakespeare and live theatre.
Curzon are delighted to announce that Oscar nominated producer, writer and director Uberto Pasolini's (Still Life, Machan, The Full Monty) NOWHERE SPECIAL will be arriving to UK cinemas on 17th July 2021.
Inspired by true events, featuring a stunning performance from James Norton (Happy Valley, War & Peace, McMafia) and a heart-warming debut by Daniel Lamont, NOWHERE SPECIAL follows a thirty-five-year-old window cleaner, John, who has dedicated his life to bringing up his son after the child's mother left them soon after giving birth.
When John is given only a few months to live, he attempts to find a new, perfect family for his three-year-old son, determined to shield him from the terrible reality of the situation. Try watching a clip at the link above.
Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) is pleased to announce the six projects for the upcoming edition of Talent Lab Connects programme and confirm that following a successful delivery last year, the 2021 version will again take place online.
TALENT LAB CONNECTS (TLC) is a project development programme that supports filmmaking teams in moving their projects forward in productive and effective ways, with professional script editing and mentoring support. TLC is an initiative open to EIFF Talent Lab alumni and their collaborators to develop a feature film or serial drama project.
EIFF, with story editor Kate Leys and industry mentors will guide the selected teams towards achieving a series of specific goals for their projects. The programme will run from April to December 2021.
The selected projects and teams for TALENT LAB CONNECTS 2021 are:
A MAN AT THE WINDOW - Writer/Director: Lucy Rose, Producer: Maria Caruana Galizia (Talent Lab 2018)
BLOOM - Writer: Declan Dineen (TL 2019) Director: Stefan Georgiou (TL 2019), Producer: Dominique Webb (TL 2019)
DAUGHTER OF ADAM - Writer/Director: Fateme Ahmadi (TL 2019), Producers: Jack Tarling, Pietro Greppi
EVIE - Writer/Director: Douglas King (TL 2017), Producer: Kate Turner (TL 2017)
LAYLA IN DREAMLAND - Writer/Director: Celine Cotran, Producer: Oliver Sunley (TL 2019)
PRAM SNATCHER - Writer/Director: Theo Krekis, Producer: Sorcha Bacon (TL 2018)
Prestigious classic film label The Criterion Collection celebrates its 5th birthday of UK home entertainment releases on Sunday 18th April 2021.
The high-quality, extras-laden DVDs and Blu-rays from Criterion's extensive classic and contemporary film catalogue are distributed in the UK by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Boasting exclusive artwork and packaging with exceptional picture and sound, the first of the stunning collection made available in 2016 began with cult documentary Grey Gardens, the award-winning It Happened One Night, Only Angels Have Wings, silent slapstick Speedy, and Tootsie.
From landmark box sets commemorating Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films to the quirky and beautifully crafted The Grand Budapest Hotel, from the Oscar-winning Roma and Martin Scorsese’s masterful crime saga The Irishman, to this month's eagerly-awaited release of Mike Leigh's incredibly moving Secrets & Lies.
Five years on and there's now a wealth of films - over 150 - available to buy in the UK from retailers including Amazon. Click the link to see the collection.
When a phone call from out of the blue brings Leo (Joey Millin) back into contact with his sister, Virginia (Madison West), long estranged from her family due to years of drug abuse, he arrives to find her alone in a bare apartment in the midst of an apparent overdose. After the convulsions and nausea subside, Virginia insists to Leo that she has been clean for 8 months due to the help of a mysterious group. She confides to her cynical brother that her edginess and paranoia actually stem from a sinister ritual conducted by the group that took her in at her lowest and eventually revealed themselves to be a cult. This curse bound her emotions and physical sensations to a man she has never met before.
With his marriage on the rocks, Leo has his own demons to face. Nonetheless, he is reluctantly persuaded by Virginia to embark on a cross-country road trip to track down this shadowy stranger under the caveat that if he's nowhere to be found and it's all in her head, she'll go to rehab. However, as their date with destiny draws nearer, Leo begins to suspect his sister’s tall tale might have some substance.
With likeable leads and remarkable production values, THRESHOLD is stylish, shocking and as unpredictable as a red-cloaked cult member. Fans of spine-tingling and audacious indie gems like After Midnight (2019) and The Bloodhound (2020) are in for a treat - but be warned, it's one hell of a trip! Watch the trailer at the link.