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  Giddy Stratospheres [read more]
  Indie disco time
  GIDDY STRATOSPHERES follows Daniel (Jamal Franklin) and Lara (Laura Jean Marsh), indie-kid soul mates in the centre of the storm of guitars and broken glass that was the 00's indie music scene. Beautiful, mischievous, dishevelled, and on a quest for the ultimate euphoria and excitement that comes with dancing and thrashing on the front row to your new favourite song by your new favourite band. They don't miss a gig. They don't miss a beat. But as the night draws to a close, a darkness looms in the shadows of the after party. And the next day Lara can't quite work out why Daniel is so desperate for her to remember the events of the night before. Why is she in denial?

Set to a fantastic soundtrack, GIDDY STRATOSPHERES is the writing/directing debut of Laura Jean Marsh with a supporting cast including Nick Helm, Richard Herring, Bethany Slater, Charlotte Weston, Charlotte Milchard and a host of up-and-coming talent.

Following a special screening event with cast & crew introduction to be held at The Rio Dalston on Wednesday 14 July (now sold out), GIDDY STRATOSPHERES will be available to own and rent on Digital HD from Monday 19 July on all major platforms including Amazon Prime Video, iTunes, Google Play, Microsoft Films & TV and Sky Store. Watch the trailer at the link above.
  Graeme Clark [18 Jun 2021 at 23:05]
  Labyrinth on 4K UHD and Blu-ray
  No, he doesn't wear a codpiece in this version
  From visionary filmmaker Jim Henson comes the unforgettable fantasy favourite LABYRINTH, now celebrating its 35th anniversary and debuting on 4K Ultra HD on August 23 courtesy of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Starring Jennifer Connelly (Academy Award winner Best Supporting Actress, A Beautiful Mind, 2001), David Bowie and dozens of creatures from Jim Henson's Creature Shop, LABYRINTH follows 16-year-old Sarah (Jennifer Connelly) as she is given 13 hours to solve a dangerous and wonderful labyrinth and rescue her baby brother when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King, played by the iconic David Bowie.

4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Bonus Materials Include

Limited edition collectible set presented as a 28-page Digibook - featuring rare artwork, photography and early script pages, all from deep within the Henson Archives - styled to resemble Sarah's book of The Labyrinth from the film


Feature presented in 4K resolution, with Dolby Vision
Dolby Atmos audio + 5.1 audio + original theatrical 2-Channel Surround audio
Special Features:

Deleted & Alternate Scene Oubliette
Over 25 minutes of never-before-seen lost and alternate scenes, with all-new commentary from Brian Henson!

Sarah's Screen Tests
A collection of rare, original screen tests for the role of Sarah! Featuring Molly Ringwald, Trini Alvarado, Tracey Gold, Claudia Wells, Jill Schoelen, Maddie Corman and Danielle von Zerneck
  Graeme Clark [18 Jun 2021 at 23:01]
  Father's Day Survey
  American Dad?
  Every year, we look forward to treating our Dads on Father's Day, and this year it's more important than ever after months of lockdown.

Father's Day falls on Sunday 20th June and to celebrate, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has commissioned research into the film habits and cinema favourites of people across the UK, all in time for its Father's Day DVD and Blu-ray promotion that will feature a raft of great titles perfect for the big day.

There's always a variety of gift options to choose for Dad on his special day, but many might now decide on a film on DVD or Blu-ray as the new survey has found that one of the main things that would make the ideal Father's Day is enjoying a Movie Night (22%). Other things that those who took part said would make the ideal Father's Day are spending time with the family (49%), a nice meal (44%) and going for a walk (24%).

The 2021 survey scoured Sony Pictures' film library and quizzed Brits on a number of fun, movie related questions.

Asked who they would want to play their Dad on the big screen, Hollywood’s Mr Nice Guy, Tom Hanks, came out on top (9%). The actor has recently cemented his good guy image with a number of hits including A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood. Hanks was closely followed by Anthony Hopkins (8%), the late Robin Williams (7%), Blade Runner 2049 star Harrison Ford (7%) and Liam Neeson (6%).

Hanks featured numerous times in the results - overall 1 in 10 of those surveyed named Tom Hanks as their favourite, partly in thanks to his role in Sleepless in Seattle. In this sweet romantic comedy for all the family, a recently widowed man's son calls a radio talk-show in an attempt to find his father a partner. Will Smith claimed second place (8.7%) in the poll's Father Figure results winning people over for his Oscar nominated performance in The Pursuit of Happyness about a salesman struggling to build a future for himself and his 5-year-old son played by Smith's real-life son, Jaden.
  Graeme Clark [17 Jun 2021 at 23:37]
  Embattled [read more]
  Beat up dad
  Starring Stephen Dorff, Darren Mann, Elizabeth Reaser and a host of UFC stars, EMBATTLED will be released in the UK and Ireland on digital download from 5 July 2021.

From director Nick Sarkisov and writer David McKenna, EMBATTLED follows a brash, maniacal MMA Champion who must confront the sins of his past when a media-firestorm forces him into the ring against his eldest son, an 18-year-old prodigy following in his father;s footsteps. For one of them, this fight might just be his last.

Raised by an abusive father, Cash (Stephen Dorff) channels his aggression to become a World Champion MMA fighter. Now accustomed to wealth, adulation and global popularity, he faces a new challenge when his second son is born with Williams Syndrome. But this time, rather than stand and fight, he runs.

While Cash continues to make his fortune in the ring, his eldest son Jett (Darren Mann) becomes the caregiver to his younger brother Quinn (Colin McKenna). When Jett decides to follow his father's fighting footsteps and take to the fight game, he faces his past head on, embarking on a course inevitably pitting father versus son in a battle which, no matter the outcome, neither can win. Watch the trailer at the link above.
  Graeme Clark [17 Jun 2021 at 23:30]
  Jumbo [read more]
  Let her ride
  JUMBO, the remarkable indie debut from Belgian writer/director Zoé Wittock comes to UK and Irish cinemas & virtual cinemas (via Modern Films, Anti-Worlds, Curzon Home Cinema and BFI Player) from 9 July. A wonderfully weird and fantastical romance like no other, JUMBO follows timid fairground worker Jeanne and the evolving relationship with her favourite ride Jumbo. Inspired by the real-life story of Olympic gold winner Erika LaBrie who famously fell in love with and married the Eiffel Tower, the film received critical praise following its World Premiere at Sundance 2020 and marked Wittock as one of Europe's new directors to watch. It stars Noémie Merlant, known for her breakout performance in Céline Sciamma's PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE alongside the great Emmanuelle Bercot (GIRLS OF THE SUN, CLÉMENT), and Sam Louwyck (UNDERGODS, THE WONDERS).

Jeanne, a shy young woman, lives at home with her uninhibited bartender mother and works the graveyard shift as a cleaner at an amusement park. Her mother wants her to meet a man, but Jeanne prefers tinkering in her bedroom with wires, light bulbs, and spare parts, creating miniature versions of theme park rides. During her late-night shifts she begins spending intimate time with the alluring new Tilt-A-Whirl ride that she decides to call Jumbo. Finding herself seduced by "his" red lights, smooth chrome, and oily hydraulics, Jeanne concludes that the thrilling new relationship she wants to pursue is with Jumbo. Watch the trailer at the link above.
  Graeme Clark [16 Jun 2021 at 23:07]
  V/H/S/94 [read more]
  Keep circulating the tapes
  Shudder, AMC Networks' premium streaming service for horror, thrillers and the supernatural, has acquired worldwide rights to V/H/S/94, the fourth instalment in the hit horror anthology franchise. The Shudder Original Film will release in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand later this year. V/H/S/94 marks the return of the infamous found footage anthology with segments from franchise alumni Simon Barrett (Séance) and Timo Tjahjanto (May the Devil Take You Too) in addition to acclaimed directors Jennifer Reeder (Knives & Skin), Ryan Prows (Lowlife) and Chloe Okuno (Slut). Greg Anderson of the legendary drone metal band Sunn O))) and Southern Lord Records founder will compose the film's score.

In V/H/S/94, after the discovery of a mysterious VHS tape, a brutish police swat team launch a high intensity raid on a remote warehouse, only to discover a sinister cult compound whose collection of pre-recorded material uncovers a nightmarish conspiracy.

"The V/H/S series has been known for two things: its unbeatable lineup of filmmakers and its edge-of-your-seat terrifying found-footage stories," said Craig Engler, GM of Shudder. "With V/H/S/94, the producers have upped their game - bigger, wilder, scarier than ever before. We can't wait to unleash this new installment on Shudder members."

"Thrilled seems like an understatement for just how stoked we all are to partner with Shudder", said producer Josh Goldbloom. "We shot the film entirely during the pandemic, building sets in hotels, conference rooms, and in the spirit of the series' punk rock roots we even ventured underground into a sewer. Our team channeled the misery of this past year appropriately, so rest assured it's the biggest, baddest, and most bloodthirsty batch of tapes yet."
  Graeme Clark [16 Jun 2021 at 23:03]
  Bergman Island [read more]
  Splendid isolation
  MUBI, the theatrical distributor and global curated film streaming service has announced that it has acquired all rights for Mia Hansen-Løve's Bergman Island for the UK and Ireland, and plans to release the film theatrically.

Written and directed by Hansen-Løve (Things to Come, Eden), the film will receive its world premiere at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, and stars Vicky Krieps (Phantom Thread, Hanna, Das Boot) and Tim Roth (Chronic, The Hateful Eight, Pulp Fiction) along with Mia Wasikowska (Maps to the Stars, Crimson Peak, Stoker) and Anders Danielsen Lie (Personal Shopper, Oslo, August 31st).

Bergman Island tells the story of a couple of American filmmakers, Chris (Vicky Krieps) and Tony (Tim Roth), who retreat to the mythical Fårö island for the Summer. In this wild, breathtaking landscape where Bergman lived and shot his most celebrated pieces, they hope to find inspiration for their upcoming films. As days spent separately pass by, the fascination for the island operates on Chris and souvenirs of her first love resurface. Lines between reality and fiction will then progressively blur and tear our couple even more apart.

The film is produced by Charles Gillibert's CG Cinema (Things to Come, Eden, Mustang) and Rodrigo Texeira at RT Features. Co-producers are Erik Hemmendorff, Genevieve Lemal, Dietmar Güntsche and Julio Chavezmontes. Kinology is handling international sales.

Current and upcoming theatrical releases for MUBI in the UK and Ireland include First Cow from Kelly Reichardt, Ben Sharrock's twice BAFTA nominated Limbo, Michel Franco's New Order, Leos Carax's Annette, Ninja Thyberg's Sundance hit Pleasure, Céline Sciamma's latest film Petite Maman and Paul Verhoeven's Benedetta. Previous theatrical releases have included Bacurau from Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles, Luca Guadagnino's Suspiria and Border from Ali Abbasi.
  Graeme Clark [16 Jun 2021 at 22:58]
  Unearth on DVD and digital [read more]
  Deeper and down
  A small town falls prey to mother nature as big business rolls in and disturbs a killer pathogen that's laid dormant beneath the ground for centuries. As the drilling starts the health of the community starts to fail and the land begins to rot. As time moves on, tensions rise but unbeknownst to the town, the rot that has infected their land is also killing them one by one. Prepare to unearth all out edge of your seat terror, as nature wages war on the human race with truly horrifying results. Starring Adrienne Barbeau (The Fog, Creepshow) and Marc Blucas (Buffy The Vampire Slayer), Unearth was written and directed by John C. Lyons.

Signature Entertainment presents Unearth on DVD and Digital Platforms 28th June. Watch the trailer at the link above.
  Graeme Clark [16 Jun 2021 at 14:14]

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