BLU-RAY ADDITIONS

Mormor og de åtte ungene (Blu-ray) 12/06/21
Great War of Archimedes (The) AKA Arukimedesu 12/06/21
Embattled (Blu-ray) 12/06/21
Fool for Love (Blu-ray) 12/06/21
Harry Birrell Presents Films of Love and War 11/06/21
All I Can Say (Blu-ray) 11/06/21
Don't Be a Dick About It (Blu-ray) 11/06/21
Take Us Home: Leeds United: Season 2 (TV) (Bl 11/06/21
Take Us Home: Leeds United: Season 1 (TV) (Bl 11/06/21
Friendship's Death (Blu-ray) 11/06/21
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal 11/06/21
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (Blu-ray 4 11/06/21
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (Blu-ray 11/06/21
Raiders of the Lost Ark AKA Indiana Jones and 11/06/21
Ziegfeld Follies (Blu-ray) 10/06/21
Rat Race (Blu-ray) 10/06/21
Pariah (Blu-ray) 10/06/21
One Potato, Two Potato (Blu-ray) 10/06/21
Leap of Faith (Blu-ray) 10/06/21
Burden (Blu-ray) 10/06/21

DVD ADDITIONS

Alicia Keys: Songs in A Minor 13/06/21
Making of Onimusha 13/06/21
Caravan to Vaccarès AKA Alistair MacLean's Ca 13/06/21
Linda Linda Linda 12/06/21
Freaky 11/06/21
Friendship's Death 11/06/21
Macbeth 08/06/21
Getting of Wisdom (The) 08/06/21
Cut Snake 08/06/21
Prophet (The) AKA Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet 08/06/21
303 Fear Faith Revenge AKA 303 Klua/Kla/Akhat 06/06/21
Airlift (The) AKA Die Luftbrücke - Nur der Hi 06/06/21
Inside Edge 06/06/21
Big Town 04/06/21
Visions of Eight 04/06/21
Before Tonight is Over AKA Kým sa skoncí táto 03/06/21
Face of the Devil AKA La Cara del Diablo 03/06/21
Savage Three AKA Fango bollente 03/06/21
Jingle Bell Rocks! 03/06/21
George Lopez: Season 2 (TV) 02/06/21
Geroge Lopez: Season 1 (TV) 02/06/21
Life Is to Whistle AKA La vida es silbar 02/06/21
Interrogation (The) AKA The Kommandant AKA Ha 01/06/21
Beate 01/06/21
Columnist (The) AKA De Kuthoer 01/06/21
Nina Wu AKA Juo ren mi mi AKA Zhuo ren mi mi 01/06/21
Little England AKA Mikra Anglia 01/06/21
Frau Stern 01/06/21
Crime at the Chinese Restaurant AKA Delitto a 31/05/21
Jamiroquai Live in Verona 31/05/21

BLU-RAY UPDATES

Inseminoid AKA Horror Planet AKA Horrorplanet 13/06/21
Female Vampire AKA Les Avaleuses AKA AKA Erot 13/06/21
Caravan to Vaccarès AKA Alistair MacLean's Ca 13/06/21
Half Baked (Blu-ray) 13/06/21
Plaisir à Trois AKA How to Seduce a Virgin AK 13/06/21
Sinister Eyes of Dr. Orloff (The) AKA Los Ojo 13/06/21
Silence of the Tomb AKA Un Silencio de Tumba 13/06/21
Why Don't You Play in Hell? AKA Jigoku de naz 12/06/21
Whispering Star (The) AKA Hiso hiso boshi (Bl 12/06/21
Love Exposure AKA Ai no mukidashi (Blu-ray) 12/06/21
Love and Peace AKA Rabu & Pîsu (Blu-ray) 12/06/21
Cold Fish AKA Tsumetai nettaigyo (Blu-ray) 12/06/21
Antiporno AKA Anchiporuno (Blu-ray) 12/06/21
Asylum AKA House of Crazies (Blu-ray) 12/06/21
Bloody Judge (The) AKA Il Trono di fuoco AKA 12/06/21
Count Dracula AKA El Conde Drácula AKA Nachts 12/06/21
Awful Dr. Orlof (The) AKA Gritos en la noche 12/06/21
Daughter of Dracula AKA Dracula's Daughter AK 12/06/21
She Killed in Ecstasy AKA Sie tötete in Eksta 12/06/21
Nightmares Come at Night AKA Les Cauchemars n 12/06/21

DVD UPDATES

Diabolical Dr. Z (The) AKA Miss Muerte AKA Le 13/06/21
... All the Marbles AKA California Dolls 13/06/21
Female Vampire AKA Les Avaleuses AKA AKA Erot 13/06/21
Other Side of the Mirror (The) AKA Al otro la 13/06/21
Countess Perverse AKA La Comtesse Perverse AK 13/06/21
Plaisir à Trois AKA How to Seduce a Virgin AK 13/06/21
Sinister Eyes of Dr. Orloff (The) AKA Los Ojo 13/06/21
Sinner: The Secret Diary of a Nymphomaniac AK 13/06/21
Devil's Island Lovers AKA Los Amantes de la i 13/06/21
Ruling Class (The) 13/06/21
Why Don't You Play in Hell? AKA Jigoku de naz 12/06/21
Whispering Star (The) AKA Hiso hiso boshi 12/06/21
Virgin Psychics (The) AKA Eiga: minna! Esupâ 12/06/21
Suicide Club AKA Jisatsu saakuru AKA Suicide 12/06/21
Strange Circus AKA Kimyô na sâkasu 12/06/21
Noriko's Dinner Table AKA Noriko no shokutaku 12/06/21
Love Exposure AKA Ai no mukidashi 12/06/21
Hazard 12/06/21
Cold Fish AKA Tsumetai nettaigyo 12/06/21
Antiporno AKA Anchiporuno 12/06/21
Asylum AKA House of Crazies 12/06/21
Bloody Judge (The) AKA Il Trono di fuoco AKA 12/06/21
Count Dracula AKA El Conde Drácula AKA Nachts 12/06/21
Venus in Furs AKA Jess Franco's Venus in Furs 12/06/21
Kiss Me, Monster AKA Bésame monstruo AKA Cast 12/06/21
Awful Dr. Orlof (The) AKA Gritos en la noche 12/06/21
Justine De Sade AKA Justine 12/06/21
Daughter of Dracula AKA Dracula's Daughter AK 12/06/21
Dracula Prisoner of Frankenstein AKA Drácula 12/06/21
Robinson and His Tempestuous Slaves AKA The S 12/06/21

NEWS

PRE-ORDER NOUCHKA VAN BRAKEL TRILOGY ON BLU-RAY/DVD

Friday 7th May 2021 - posted by Eric_Cotenas

Cult Epics presents the Nouchka van Brakel Trilogy; three subversive and controversial films dealing with strong female characters and their struggle with sexual identity in society.

The Debut (Het Debuut) tells the delicate story of the impossible love between a teenage schoolgirl (played by Marina de Graaf) and a middle-aged married man (Gerard Cox).

Arthouse LGBT favorite A Woman like Eve (Een Vrouw als Eva) is a drama about a wife (Moniek van de Ven) who leaves her husband (Peter Faber) for another woman (Maria Schneider), with the consequences of losing her children.

The Cool Lakes of Death (Van de Koelen Meren des Doods) – one of the masterpieces of Dutch cinema – is a melodrama that tells the tragic story of a wealthy woman (Rene Soutendijk) whose sexual desires lead to a life of mental illness, drug addiction, and prostitution on the streets of Paris during the 1880s.

Both A Woman as Eve and The Cool Lakes of Death were the Dutch entries for ‘Best Foreign Language Film’ at the Academy Awards.

FIRST PRESSING ONLY INCLUDES: A 16-page booklet with liner notes by Nouchka van Brakel and cinematographer Theo van de Sande (NOTE: EVERYONE WHO ORDERED THE 3 INDIVIDUAL RELEASES WILL BE SHIPPED THE 16-PAGE BOOKLET AS A BONUS WITH THE COOL LAKES OF DEATH BLU-RAY NEXT WEEK).

· New HD Transfers (from original film elements) & Restoration
· Interview with director Nouchka van Brakel, 2020 (HD)
· Polygoon Journal Newsreels (HD)
· Poster & Photo Galleries
· Original Theatrical Trailers
· Ltd. Edition Packaging featuring Original & Newly Designed Art (Blu-ray Only)

Pre-order HERE!

INGMAR BERGMAN BLU-RAY BOXSETS COMING FROM BFI

Thursday 29th April 2021 - posted by James

The BFI is proud to announce the first release in a four volume Blu-ray collection celebrating the work of the great Swedish auteur Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007). Ingmar Bergman: Volume 1, available from 19 July 2021, features eight early Bergman films made from 1946-1950; the first time these films will be available on Blu-ray in the UK.

This beautiful box set is the first of four volumes that will encompass 32 films from the filmmaker’s illustrious career. Ingmar Bergman: Volume 2 is slated for release in autumn 2021, together with standalone Blu-ray presentations of several milestone titles from the Bergman canon. Volume 3 and Volume 4 will follow in 2022. The forthcoming sets will includes films such as The Seventh Seal (1957), Persona (1966), Wild Strawberries (1957), Fanny and Alexander (1982) and Cries and Whispers (1972).

Presented across five discs, Ingmar Bergman: Volume One features 2K restorations of his debut film, Crisis (1946), Music in Darkness (1948), Port of Call (1948), Prison (1949) (his first film with his own screenplay), Thirst (1949) and To Joy (1950), alongside the Bergman-scripted Torment (1944) and Eva (1948).

SECOND SIGHT FILMS RELEASING STANDARD EDITION BLU-RAYS: IN BRUGES, FLIGHT OF THE NAVIGATOR, WORLD ON A WIRE AND UPGRADE THIS APRIL

Friday 16th April 2021 - posted by Eric_Cotenas

Second Sight brings a slew of their must have cult classic to Standard Edition Blu-ray, following their successful Limited Edition releases.

The hilariously dark hitman movie with a heart, In Bruges, gets its Standard-Edition Blu-ray release, complete with special features on 19 April from Second Sight.

The film from award-winning director Martin McDonagh (Three Bill Boards Outside Ebbing Missouri), the film was originally released in 2008 and has gone on to earn cult status. It sees Brendan Gleeson (Cold Mountain) and Colin Farrell (The Lobster) in career defining, critically acclaimed performances, as a pair of hired heavies sent to lie low in the Belgian city after a botched hit, with the Daily Express saying 'Gleeson is a delight and Farrell gives his best performance'.

Ralph Fiennes (The Grand Budapest Hotel) stars as their boss and the line-up also features Elizabeth Berrington (Good Omens), Clemence Poesy (The Tunnel) and Eric Godon (The Missing).

Special Features:
• "Six Shooter" Martin McDonagh’s Oscar Winning Short Film in HD
• "Shoot First, Sightsee Later" interview with director of photography Eigil Bryld
• "Finding the Rhythm" interview with Editor Jon Gregory
• "Finding Bruges" interview with Production Designer Michael Carlin
• "The Alcove Guy" interview with Actor Eric Godon
• "When in Bruges" interviews with cast and crew and on-set footage
• "Strange Bruges" interviews with cast and crew and on-set footage
• Deleted Scenes
• Boat Trip Around Bruges
• Gag Reel
• Optional English subtitles for the hard of hearing

Take a journey back in time to re-live family sci-fi classic Flight of the Navigator starring Joey Cramer, Sarah Jessica Parker and Paul Reubens, as it arrives on Standard Edition Blu-ray in an outstanding restored version, that was supervised by director Randal Kleiser (Grease, The Blue Lagoon), on 19 April from Second Sight.

The year is 1978 and 12-year-old David Freeman is knocked unconscious while playing. He wakes up and discovers it’s now 1986 and he’s been missing for eight years. NASA believes he’s been abducted by aliens and want to use him for their research. But with the guidance of a strange unseen entity he discovers a hidden spaceship and with the help of MAX the computer sets off on an incredible mission to get back to the past where he belongs…

Special Features:
• Brand New Second Sight 4K Scan and Restoration supervised by director Randal Kleiser
• "Directing The Navigator" interview with director Randal Kleiser
• "Producing The Navigator" interview with producer Dimitri Villard
• "Playing The Navigator" interview with actor Joey Cramer
• "Mother of The Navigator" interview with actress Veronica Cartwright
• "Brother of The Navigator" interview with actor Matt Adler
• "From Concept to Creation: The Special Effects of Flight of the Navigator" interviews with effects artists Jeff Kleiser, Randal Kleiser and Edward Eyth
• Audio Commentary with Randal Kleiser and Producer Jonathan Sanger
• Reversible sleeve with new and original artwork
• Optional English subtitles for the hard of hearing

Rainer Werner Fassbinder's dystopian sci-fi epic World on a Wire was way ahead of its time, with fascinating themes that would later be explored in films such as The Matrix. Now this hugely influential classic arrives in a stunningly restored Standard Edition Bluray on 26 April from Second Sight.

Simulacron 1 is a highly advanced project, designed to elevate conventional computer technology to a new level by creating a virtual reality inhabited by computer-generated people or 'identity units'. When the head of the project dies mysteriously after showing signs of mental disturbance, Dr Stiller becomes his successor. As he begins to probe deeper into Simulacron, the line between the real and virtual world becomes increasingly blurred and his own existence is questioned.

Special Features:
• "No Strings Attached" interview with assistant director Renate Leiffer
• "Observing Fassbinder" a tribute to photographer Peter Gauhe
• "Looking Ahead to Today" documentary
• On-set featurette
• Original Broadcast Recap
• "The Simulation Argument" – interview with Professor Nick Bostrom

The critically acclaimed breakout Sci-Fi hit, Upgrade from director Leigh Whannell (Insidious, Saw) and the team behind Get Out, gets a new Blu-ray release in Standard Edition complete with an enhanced slew of special features.

In a near-future world, where technology controls everything, technophobe Grey Trace (Logan Marshall-Green - The Invitation, Spider-Man: Homecoming) is the victim of a brutal mugging that leaves his wife dead and him paralysed. A reclusive billionaire inventor offers him an experimental cure, an A.I. implant called STEM. Grey accepts and is immediately transformed into an unstoppable killing machine with enhanced strength and agility. Now it's payback time. Genre specialist Blumhouse and the visionary creator of the Saw franchise team up to create an instant cyberpunk classic.

Special Features:
• "Not Action. Not Sci-Fi. More" interview with director Leigh Whannell
• "Permission Granted" interview with producer Kylie Du Fresne
• "Future Noir" interview with cinematographer Stefan Duscio
• "Hacking Upgrade" interview with editor Andy Canny
• "The Art of Fighting Without Fighting" interview with fight choreographer Chris Weir
• Optional English Subtitles for the Hard of Hearing

Check out Second Sight Films' website for new release info and for consumers to buy direct at www.secondsightfilms.co.uk.

THE COOL LAKES OF DEATH – CULT EPICS BLU-RAY/DVD EXCLUSIVE – PRE-ORDER NOW

Wednesday 14th April 2021 - posted by Eric_Cotenas

From the acclaimed novel by Frederik van Eeden, The Cool Lakes of Death (Van de koele meren des doods) is the magnum opus from pioneering feminist filmmaker Nouchka van Brakel. A celebrated Dutch masterpiece, The Cool Lakes of Death is a historical melodrama featuring an outstanding performance by Renée Soutendijk (The Fourth Man) as Hedwig, a wealthy woman who falls victim to a loveless marriage and the loss of her lover (Derek de Lint) and child that leads to mental illness, prostitution, and addiction – before finding possible redemption. A box-office smash upon its release in 1982, The Cool Lakes of Death remains one of the greatest Dutch drama films in history and was subsequently the Dutch entry for ‘Best Foreign Language Film’ at the Academy Awards.
Cult Epics presents Nouchka van Brakel's The Cool Lakes of Death for the first time in North America on Blu-ray & DVD in a newly restored High-definition 4K transfer and with new bonus features.

Special Features:
· New HD Transfer (from original negative) & Restoration
· Polygoon Journal Newsreel (1982, HD)
· Theatrical Trailers
· Poster & Photo Gallery
· Ltd. Edition Packaging featuring Original & Newly Designed Art (Blu-ray Only)

The Blu-ray is currently available for pre-order exclusively from Cult Epics (the first 100 pre-orders come with a repro English promo brochure).

The film is also available for pre-order on DVD.

CULT EPICS INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN FOR “SYLVIA KRISTEL: FROM EMMANUELLE TO CHABROL

Thursday 4th March 2021 - posted by Eric_Cotenas

A trailblazing figure in film and popular culture, Netherlands’ native Sylvia Kristel became one of the biggest stars in the world as Emmanuelle in 1974. Alongside her most famous role that was directed by Just Jaeckin, a little-known fact is that Sylvia Kristel also appeared in over 20 films between 1973 and 1982 featuring remarkable work with some of the greatest directors in film history including Walerian Borowczyk, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Roger Vadim, and Claude Chabrol. Now the story of Sylvia’s astonishing career in the seventies is told in Sylvia Kristel: From Emmanuelle to Chabrol. Featuring new interviews with Just Jaeckin, Pim de la Parra, Robert Fraisse, Joe Dallesandro, and Francis Lai amongst others. Sylvia Kristel: From Emmanuelle to Chabrol is a film-by-film guide to one of the most distinctive and uncompromising careers in modern cinema and a celebration of a most remarkable woman in a 352-page hardcover coffee-table book written by author Jeremy Richey, edited by Cult Epics' Nico B. and fully-illustrated with over 200 images.

A homage to Dutch movie star Sylvia Kristel, to be released as a Hardcover book written by Jeremy Richey, and produced by Cult Epics. Cult Epics needs your support at the INDIEGOGO Campaign to get this book printed.


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