Invention for Destruction from Second Run

Presented from a new 4K restoration, Second Run are following their hugely popular release of the great Czech animator and filmmaker Karel Zeman’s The Fabulous Baron Munchausen, with his greatest and most famous work – Presented from new 4K restoration, Second Run are delighted to follow their hugely popular release of the great Czech animator and filmmaker Karel Zeman’s The Fabulous Baron Munchausen, with his greatest and most famous work – Invention for Destruction.

Critically Acclaimed Anchor and Hope Receives UK Release date

Network Releasing have announced that the bittersweet drama Anchor and Hope will be available for digital download and on DVD from 5th November. Starring Oona Chaplin (Game of Thrones), Natalia Tena (Game of Thrones/Harry Potter), David Verdaguer (10.000 Km) and Geraldine Chaplin the acclaimed and timely film has received critical acclaim at the numerous festivals it’s screened at as well as its Theatrical Release in September. From director Carlos Marques-Marcet (10.000 Km), Anchor and Hope explores the themes of surrogacy, adoption, same-sex relationships and what it means to be a parent in a modern-day world. Director Carlos Marques-Marcet says “Where does the desire to have kids come from? I am thirty, the age that biology obligates you to confront one of life’s most important questions: Do I want to have kids or not? And another question comes with it: Is there any other way of having a family that differs from the image I have known throughout my life?  The story stems from a mixture between all of the

William Castle at Columbia from Powerhouse

Coming from Powerhouse Indicator: WILLIAM CASTLE AT COLUMBIA, VOLUME ONE THE TINGLER (1959) 13 GHOSTS (1960) HOMICIDAL (1961) MR SARDONICUS (1961) Renowned for his imaginative and eccentric marketing ploys, William Castle became synonymous with delivering lurid horror films backed-up by his trademark publicity gimmicks (‘Illusion-O’, ‘Percepto’, the ‘Punishment Poll’, ‘Fright Breaks’, etc.). WILLIAM CASTLE AT COLUMBIA, VOLUME ONE features four classic fright films from the outrageous showman’s illustrious career with Columbia Pictures and presented on Blu-ray for the very first time in the UK. Containing a wealth of new and archival extras – including Jeffrey Schwarz’s acclaimed feature-length documentary Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story, newly filmed introductions and appreciations, exclusive new audio commentaries, interviews with actor Pamela Lincoln and publicists Barry Lorie and Richard Kahn, archival featurettes, and much more – this stunning Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set is strictly limited to 6,000 copies. INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY BOX SET Continue reading

Eye of the Needle from the BFI

  

The BFI is to issue Eye of the Needle (directed by Richard Marquand) with Donald Sutherland and Kate Nelligan in a Dual Format Edition release on 24 September. Sutherland (Don’t Look Now) and Nelligan (The Prince of Tides) play star-crossed lovers torn between passion and allegiance in this heart-wrenching World War II-set thriller, played out against the Blitz-scarred 1940s backdrop of England and the windswept hills of the Scottish islands.The film comes to Blu-ray for the first time on 24 September, released by the BFI in a Dual Format Edition. Extras include an audio commentary, interview with Donald Sutherland and three wartime propaganda films.

Knightfall from Lions Gate

Control the Grail. Control the World… The legendary battle for the Christianity’s most prized relic – the Holy Grail – is told in all it’s bloody glory in lavish new TV drama KNIGHTFALL, out to own on DVD this September. The Knights Templar were the most powerful, wealthy and mysterious military order of the Middle Ages, entrusted with protecting the Grail and harbouring secrets capable of great destruction. KNIGHTFALL delves deep into the clandestine world of this legendary brotherhood of warrior monks.
From their bloody battles in the Holy Land to the betrayal that would ultimately lead to their tragic dissolution, the story of the Knights Templar has never been fully told until now! Produced in conjunction with the History Channel and with advice from expert Dan Snow KNIGHTFALL stars Tom Cullen (Gunpowder), Jim Carter (Downton Abbey), Pádraic Delaney (The Wind that Shakes the Barley), Simon Merrells (Spartacus), Julian Ovenden (Person of Interest), Olivia Ross (War and Peace) and Ed Stoppard (The Pianist).

Second Run to issue the stunning 1966 Slovak feature THE MIRACULOUS VIRGIN

Presented from a new 2K transfer, Second Run presents Štefan Uher’s stunning 1966 Slovak feature THE MIRACULOUS VIRGIN (Panna zázračnica). Released on August 20, THE MIRACULOUS VIRGIN is one of Slovak’s cinema’s most admired and controversial works. Adapted by The Sun in a Net director Štefan Uher from the renowned 1944 novella by Dominik Tatarka, the film is an exquisite, surreal odyssey through the Slovak art scene of the 1960s. The Blu-ray and DVD editions also features Uher’s breathtaking 1959 short film Marked by Darkness, plus all-new documentary The Story of ‘The Miraculous Virgin’,  an exploration of the film, the talents behind it and its legacy, produced by the Slovak Film Institute.

It Happened Here from the BFI

Coming in Dual Format Edition (Blu-ray & DVD) on 23 July 2018, Kevin Brownlow and Andrew Mollo’s immensely powerful It Happened Here depicts an alternative history in which England has been invaded and occupied by Nazi Germany.  Coming to Blu-ray for the first time, the film is presented in a new 2K remaster (from the original camera negative) by the BFI National Archive, supervised by Kevin Brownlow, to mark his 80th birthday. A raft of exceptional extras include previously unseen behind-the-scenes footage, new interviews, news items, trailers and more.

Traffik from Lions Gate

You’ll need to fight to survive… tense new thriller TRAFFIK starring PAULA PATTON (About Last Night, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol), OMAR EPPS (House, Shooter) and WILLIAM FICHTNER (Empire, Drive Angry) will be available to download and own from July 2018. A romantic getaway descends into terror for Brea and her boyfriend John when they run into a brutal biker gang. They manage to escape to a secluded mountain estate for the weekend, but their short-lived joy ends when the gang turn up at their front door demanding they return a stolen item they’ve accidentally acquired.  Alone and defenceless Brea and John are forced into a deadly fight for their lives against a ring of violent criminals who will go to any lengths to protect their secrets. Directed by DEON TAYLOR (Supremacy, Meet The Blacks) TRAFFIK is a thrilling ride through a couple’s worst nightmare. 

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A Cambodian Spring

The award-winning BFI supported film A CAMBODIAN SPRING is an intimate and unique portrait of three people caught up in the chaotic and often violent development that is shaping modern-day Cambodia which is vastly under reported. Shot over 6 years, the film charts the growing wave of land-rights protests that led to the ‘Cambodian Spring’ and the tragic events that followed. This film is about the complexities – both political and personal, of fighting for what you believe in. It has won the Special Jury Prize at the 2017 Hot Docs International Documentary Festival and won Best Documentary at the Brooklyn Film Festival and has gone on to win a slew of other festival awards. It is a very personal film by award-winning filmmaker Chris Kelly whose work focusses on the human condition.

Forthcoming: Criminal Intent

After its highly successful Blu-ray box of neglected Hammer titles last year, in Hammer Volume 2: Criminal Intent, Powerhouse/Indicator has another equally intriguing collection of such material lined up for February. The gem of this particular collection is Cash on Demand, an intelligent and ingenious crime thriller starring the matchless duo of Peter Cushing and Andre Morrell (celebrated for their Hammer outing as Holmes and Watson). What makes this one particularly intriguing is the fact that cineastes can imagine the film recast with the two actors – as an uptight bank manager and a smooth conman of military mien — playing each other’s parts. The collection also has the little-seen Never Take Sweets from a Stranger; the film’s subject, a sober treatment of paedophilia, may be one of the reasons why the film has been neglected for so long. Aficionados of Hammer need not hesitate, but the box should have wider appeal than that fiefdom.