REAL BOY: PECCADILLO’S FIRST EXCLUSIVE VOD RELEASE

Peccadillo’s REAL BOY, its first VOD release, is available now on all platforms including BFI Player, FilmDoo, Amazon Instant, Sky Store, Vimeo On Demand, and Google Play. Directed by Shaleece Haas, an LA-based documentary filmmaker, the film is an intimate story of a family in transition.  It’s already proven to be a favourite of BFI Flare and winner of Iris Prize Best Feature Award .2016.

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The Hammer Horror Collection from StudioCanal

In 1957, Hammer’s first ever horror film in colour was released: The Curse of Frankenstein. Its huge success spawned many more Hammer Horror films and the studio’s domination of the horror genre, which was to last for a decade and a half. So 60 years on, to commemorate this anniversary, Studiocanal and Park Circus, in conjunction with FrightFest, Scalarama and more tbc, are releasing brand new restorations of eight classic Hammer Horror titles at cinemas and on DVD/Blu-ray doubleplay. From the gothic horrors Scars of Dracula, Blood From The Mummy’s Tomb, Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde,Horror Of Frankenstein and psychological chillers Fear In The Night, Straight On Till Morning and Demons Of The Mind to Hammer’s last horror film of the 20th century To The Devil A Daughter, the eight films are selected from the glory years of the iconic house of horror. On Sunday 27th August 2017, FrightFest will host the restoration premieres of Demons Of The Mind and Blood From The Mummy’s Tomb at the Prince Charles Cinema, London. On 19th September 2017 Scalarama’s annual month-long celebration of movies presents ‘Hammer Day’, with screenings across the UK of all eight restored Hammer films, in conjunction with Park Circus. 19th September would have been the birthday of Hammer producer/screenwriter Anthony Hinds. Studiocanal will release the newly restored films as Doubleplay editions on 23rd October 2017 [Blood From The Mommy’s Tomb, Demons Of The Mind, Fear In The Night, Scars of Dracula] and on 13th November 2017 [Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde, Straight On ‘Til Morning, To The Devil A Daughter, Horror Of Frankenstein]. Extra features are to be confirmed.

 

 

New from Network

Network’s upcoming Blu-ray releases inlcude Silver Dream Racer and The Belstone Fox. Silver Dream Racer – starring pop legend David Essex, Beau Bridges and Clarke Peters – is a thrilling ride though the cut-throat world of motorcycle racing as hot-headed racer Nick Freeman (Essex) is determined to prove himself on the track with his prototype Silver Dream Machine. The Belstone Fox is a captivating film for the whole family with exquisite backdrops of landscapes and country wildlife. From Born Free director James Hill, it tells the story of the unlikely friendship formed between an orphaned fox, Tag, and the foxhound Merlin. The film boasts an impressive British cast including Eric Porter, Jeremy Kemp, Dennis Waterman, Rachel Roberts and Bill Travers. Now both available for the first time on Blu-ray and join Network’s extensive The British Film collection.

New BFI Flipside title

BFI Flipside is to issue The Orchard End Murder, a film by Christian Marnham in a Dual Format Edition (DVD/Blu-ray) release on 24 July 2017. Set in an idyllic Kent village one balmy summer during the 1960s, The Orchard End Murder, an obscure British oddity from 1981, is a macabre tale of murder and mischief. This is the 35th title on the BFI Flipside label, which rescues weird and wonderful British films from obscurity and presents them in new high quality editions on DVD and Blu-ray. A young woman from the suburbs (Tracy Hyde, Melody), bored by a countryside tryst, wanders off to explore her surroundings. When she meets a gnome-like stationmaster and his towering, half-witted railway-worker friend (played by Casualty’s Clive Mantle), an initially strange encounter turns sinister among the trees of a nearby orchard.Written and directed by Christian Marnham and shot by Pete Walker’s regular cameraman Peter Jessop, The Orchard End Murder is a violent, darkly humorous thriller, unseen since it originally shocked UK cinemas audiences.

Eureka launches new world cinema range

Eureka Entertainment have announced today that it is set to launch a new world cinema sub-label under the brand name Montage Pictures, which will focus on delivering ground-breaking and thought-provoking world cinema from new and upcoming directors. The initial line up will include recent theatrical release Suntan (2016, Argyris Papadimitropoulos, Greece), an unpredictable psychological drama, full of suspense and humour, set on a hedonistic Greek Island; Rescue Under Fire [Zona Hostil] (2017, Adolfo Martínez Pérez, Spain), a directorial debut based on events that happened in 2012 in the north of Bala Murghab in Afghanistan. Continue reading

THE REPLACEMENT due from Sony

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 From May 1, accclaimed British actors Vicky McClure (“Line of Duty”, “This Is England”, “The Secret Agent”) and Morvern Christie (“The A Word”, “The Young Victoria”, “Lilting”) star in the gripping psychological thriller The Replacement, from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Written and directed by BAFTA nominated Joe Ahearne (“Doctor Who”), The Replacement is a psychological thriller set in Glasgow that examines workplace rivalry, motherhood and the issues that arise from making “the right choice”. The

 

SCI-FI-LONDON FILM FESTIVAL 2017 LAUNCHES

Today the SCI-FI-LONDON FILM FESTIVAL 2017 launches its astronomical 17th annual programme which will run from the 27th April until the 6th May 2017 across London with ten days of amazing film, live music, immersive experiences and more. It will showcase a fantastic lineup with 6 world film premieres, 13 UK film premieres, 11 world short premieres and 13 UK short premieres. It will host 25 features, 51 shorts and 4 VR shorts alongside its regular classic cult events such as the 48 HOUR FILM CHALLENGE and SCI-FIDO, the world’s only cosplay for dogs!
Opening this year’s festival on the 27th April at the Rich Mix is the UK Premiere of CAUGHT– a film that returns us to the great days of British science-fiction, directed by Jamie Patterson (Fractured), written and produced by Alex Francis (Moon) and starring April Pearson, Mickey Sumner and Cian Berry. It’s the story of a ‘work-from-home’ journalist couple who invite a man and woman, called Mr & Mrs Blair, into their idyllic village home. But what begins with an informal interview descends into a nightmarish fight for survival.

Final Cut to release MOBSTERS on Blu-ray

Starring Christian Slater, Patrick Dempsey, Michael Gambon, Richard Grieco, Mobsters is  directed by Michael Karbelnikoff; it is to be relesed on BLu-Ray by Final Cut..The history of the most formidable foursome in American gangster history: Lucky Luciano, Bugsy Siegel, Meyer Lansky and Frank Costello. `Mobsters’ traces their lives and work, from their formation of a New York street gang through bootlegging and finally to a more modern, corporate-style organised crime. Christian Slater, Patrick Dempsey and Richard Grieco star.