Get ready for fresh sci-fi action adventure with Nicolas Cage fighting aliens alongside a host of fight stars. The future hangs in the balance as a being from another world returns to Earth to face off against the best warriors the human race has to offer. From special ops soldiers to the best martial arts experts, an epic battle for survival will place humanity on the brink of extinction. The fantastic cast leading the fight back includes FRANK GRILLO (Captain America: Winter Soldier), ALAIN MOUSSI (Kickboxer: Retaliation) and TONY JAA (Ong-Bak) joining NICOLAS CAGE in this new franchise opener.
Signature Entertainment presents Jiu Jitsu is on Digital in UK 21st December & DVD 4th January. Watch the trailer above.
HOST, the critically acclaimed British horror sensation, is released in UK and Irish cinemas and on digital platforms on 4th December, courtesy of Vertigo Releasing. For those who can't wait, special Halloween screenings with an exclusive cast and crew Q&A will be taking place at the following cinemas nationwide on 31st October (with more cinemas to be added):
Six friends get together during lockdown for their weekly zoom call. It's Haley's turn to organise an activity and instead of a quiz, she's arranged for a medium to conduct a séance. Bored and feeling mischievous, Jemma decides to have some fun and invents a story about a boy in her school who hanged himself. However, her prank gives license for a demonic presence to cross over, taking on the guise of the boy in Jemma's made-up story. The friends begin noticing strange occurrences in their homes as the evil presence begins to make itself known, and they soon realise that they might not survive the night. A SHUDDER ORIGINAL. Watch the UK trailer at the link.
[23 Oct 2020 at 19:36]
The Strange World of Gurney Slade on Blu-ray [read more]
Stop the world, I want to get this Special Edition
On 22nd October 1960 renowned singer and actor Anthony Newley crashed through the fourth wall in his weird and wonderful ATV television series The Strange World of Gurney Slade. To celebrate its 60th birthday all six episodes have been restored in HD from the original 35mm film elements and are now, sixty years to the day since their debut, released on 30th November and available to pre-order on a Limited Edition Blu-ray packed full of rare special features exclusively from the link above - this includes streaming of all six episodes via watch.networkonair.com.
This brilliantly inventive and startlingly surreal comedy was unlike anything previously seen on television. Audiences were flabbergasted to see this star on the rise in such an experimental series that deconstructed the fledgling sitcom genre and provided a platform for Newley's unique stream of consciousness. It was ultimately dropped from its primetime slot after two episodes but not before it managed to take hold in the minds of fans, not least a young David Bowie who's own breaking of the fourth wall and surreal characters took notes from his fascination and imitation with Anthony Newley and the bizarre Gurney Slade.
This Limited-Edition Blu-ray is brimming with special features including three rare Saturday Spectacular shows from 1960 which acted as a testing ground for Gurney Slade's internal monologue and feature Shirley Bassey, Peter Sellers, Lionel Blair and more. Also included is a commemorative booklet with contributions from Andrew Pixley, Dick Fiddy and Andrew Roberts and Anthony Newley's 1963 beat influenced British crime feature film The Small World of Sammy Lee from writer/director Ken Hughes.
Everybody was doing Godfather impressions in the 1970s
Eureka Entertainment to release THE DON IS DEAD, an explosively violent 70s gangster flick starring Anthony Quinn, Frederic Forrest and Robert Forster, on Blu-ray as a part of the Eureka Classics range from 18 January 2021.
A criminally underrated and explosively violent gangster saga from director Richard Fleischer, The Don Is Dead features one of the all-time great casts of tough guy actors: legendary multiple Oscar-winner Anthony Quinn, Robert Forster (Jackie Brown), and Frederic Forrest (Apocalypse Now) are joined by Al Lettieri (The Getaway), Joe Santos (The Friends of Eddie Coyle), Abe Vigoda (The Godfather), Vic Tayback (Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore), Victor Argo (Taxi Driver), and Sid Haig (House of 1000 Corpses). Riddled with as many double crosses as bullet hits, The Don Is Dead is like a gritty 70s pulp paperback come to bloody life.
After his Vegas crime family don father dies, Frank Regalbuto (Forster) now places his loyalties with Don Angelo DiMorra (Quinn), but a rival family wants to trigger a gang war and destroy the DiMorra clan. They make Frank think that his girlfriend Ruby (Prime Cut's Angel Tomkins) is locked in an affair with Don Angelo, hoping Frank will take revenge. Enlisting the Fargo brothers hit men, Tony (Forrest) and Vince (Lettieri) -- who have some nasty sibling rivalry issues of their own -- Frank is determined to rise to the top and wreak vengeance, no matter the body count that results.
Fleischer directed The Don Is Dead just after his science fiction classic from the same year, Soylent Green, and this just demonstrates the eclectic filmmaker's versatility. Also responsible for everything from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) and Fantastic Voyage (1966) to Doctor Dolittle (1967) and Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970), Fleischer could clearly do it all, but he was at his best with riveting thrillers like The Boston Strangler (1968), Compulsion (1959), and the noir classic The Narrow Margin (1952). The Don Is Dead fits in with those suspenseful shockers, and is ripe for rediscovery.
[22 Oct 2020 at 23:37]
Doctor Who: Special Interviews on The Doctors DVDs [read more]
Definitely for the Whovians
THE DOCTORS: THE PETER DAVISON YEARS
This is the definitive set of interviews with the team who brought the Peter Davison era of Doctor Who to life!
These documentaries are the best in-depth interviews ever undertaken with:
Janet Fielding (Tegan)
Sarah Sutton (Nyssa)
Matthew Waterhouse (Adric)
Mark Strickson (Turlough)
Anthony Ainley (The Third Master)
Plus two more special productions featuring Peter Davison and his assistants at 1980s Doctor Who conventions!
For all Doctor Who fans, this 2-disc special collector's edition is 6-hours of pure nostalgia, which will give you a whole new insight into the making of your favourite science fiction series.
Koch Media Presents The Doctors: The Peter Davison Years on 2-disc DVD 2 November 2020
THE DOCTORS: HEROES AND VILLAINS
This is the definitive set of interviews with the team of actors who brought the heroes and villains in Doctor Who to life and sent you "behind the sofa"!
These six documentaries are the best in-depth interviews ever undertaken with:
Prentis Hancock (Vaber - Planet of the Daleks, Salamar - Planet of Evil, Shrieve Captain - The Ribos Operation)
Geoffrey Beevers (The Master - The Keeper of Traken)
Angus Lennie (Storr - The Ice Warriors, Angus - Terror of the Zygons)
Shane Rimmer (Seth - The Gunfighters)
Kai Owen (Rhys Williams – Torchwood)
Nick Joseph (who played roles too numerous to list)
For all Doctor Who fans, this 2-disc special collector's edition is 5 hours of pure nostalgia, which will give you a whole new insight into the making of your favourite science fiction series!
Koch Media Presents The Doctors: Heroes and Villains! on 2-disc DVD 2 November 2020
Both discs presented by Robert Dick, Martin Parsons and "voice of the Daleks" Nicholas Briggs. And including a special introduction by presenter Robert Dick & producer Keith Barnfather
Lightbulb Film Distribution are delighted to share the official poster and trailer for upcoming retro horror, Rent-A-Pal - click the link for the trailer.
Following its launch at Grimmfest (where it won the "Best Screenplay" award) and Sitges last week, Rent-A-Pal arrives across all digital download platforms from November 16 and on DVD from January 11.
Set in 1990, a lonely bachelor named David (Brian Landis Folkins) searches for an escape from the day-to-day drudgery of caring for his ageing mother (Kathleen Brady). Whilst seeking a partner through a video dating service, he discovers a strange VHS tape called Rent-A-Pal. Hosted by the charming and charismatic Andy (Wil Wheaton - Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Big Bang Theory, Stand By Me), the tape offers him much-needed friendship. But it comes at a cost.
Eureka Entertainment to release 11 COLOURS OF THE BIRD, a behind-the-scenes look at the incredible 11-year process it took director Vaclav Marhoul to create the film version of Jerzy Kosinski's controversial novel, The Painted Bird. The feature-length documentary will feature on the Blu-ray edition of THE PAINTED BIRD, scheduled for release in the UK as a part of the Montage Pictures range from 16 November 2020. The first print run of 1000 copies will include a Limited-edition Slipcase and Collector's Booklet.
Who doesn't care how the award-winning film The Painted Bird was made?
The Painted Bird is the story of a lone Jewish boy wandering through a cruel obstacle course of survival and abuse in Eastern Europe at the end of World War II.
The documentary 11 Colours Of The Bird offers a unique view behind the curtain of this exceptional work, which has left its mark on European and world festivals. And it's not a look that's cruel or black-and-white or silent.
The narratives of director Václav Marhoul and (non) actor Petr Kotlár weave their way through the various periods of the film's creation, offering their subjective views from the beginning to the last flap of a year and a half long shoot. Sometimes smiley, sometimes hard...
The familiar faces of world cinema (Udo Kier, Stellan Skarsgård, Harvey Keitel, Julian Sands and Barry Pepper) also reveal their contribution to The Painted Bird. Thanks to a kind but inexorably open narrative, divided into eleven chapters, the viewer becomes another member of the film crew... Watch the trailer at the link.
Smart Dog Productions are delighted to announce that their latest Spanish horror thriller, Ropes, will be released on Digital Download from 19th November.
Fresh from its screening at Manchester's Grimmfest, where it won Best Feature Film and Best Actress, Ropes will be available on iTunes, Amazon and Google from 19th November.
With her sister's death still very recent, Elena, a young quadriplegic, has retired to a country house along with her father. There she has the help of Author, a Belgian Shepherd service dog. But the animal who is supposed to be her best friend has contracted a strange disease... and has turned into her worst enemy. View the trailer at the above link.