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THE BROKENWOOD MYSTERIES SERIES 7 RETURNS ON DVD, UK DIGITAL & BOX SET

Monday 13th September 2021

Time for a trip down under, back to the town of Brokenwood, New Zealand, where the population is small, and the murder rate is high, as The Brokenwood Mysteries returns for a seventh series and delivers another slew of gripping murder mysteries. Following its run on UKTV’s Drama Channel, Acorn Media International brings the much-loved show to DVD and digital as The Brokenwood Mysteries Series 7 and the full bumper box Series 1–7 Box Set on 18 October 2021.

This delightful Kiwi mystery drama follows Detective Mike Shepherd (Neill Rea, Go Girls) who arrives in the seemingly sweet and sleepy town of Brokenwood. Arriving in a classic car, with a country music collection and an indeterminate number of ex-wives, Shepherd is joined by his by-the-book assistant, DC Kristin Sims (Fern Sutherland, The Almighty Johnsons). It’s not long before Shepherd discovers that Brokenwood is full of secrets and suspicions... From mysterious murders to secret societies, alongside gruesome goings-on, killers lurk between the shadows in the seedy underbelly of this town.

Series Seven sees Brokenwood C.I.B’s finest, D.S.S. Mike Shepherd and his associates, back for more enthralling investigations. This curious team of detectives work together with a warm camaraderie and deadpan humour against the background of sublime small-town New Zealand and must investigate fresh murder cases including the demise of an antiques show host, a death at a health retreat and a killing at a farmer’s market.

Featuring a soundtrack of Mike’s favourite soulful country music to match the rural setting, each series contains six enthralling stand-alone, feature-length murder mystery cases.

Murder lies just around the corner in The Brokenwood Mysteries.

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Monday 23rd August 2021


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NEW ON BLU-RAY AND DVD: EVIL DEAD TRAP!

Saturday 14th August 2021

A TV station employee takes a camera crew out to an abandoned factory to investigate a purported snuff film that was made there, only to end up running for her life.

FUN FACTS:
· 'Evil Dead Trap' received positive reviews from critics, with praise highlighting the film's mixing of giallo and slasher film genres, cinematography, and special effects! · Special effects created by Shinichi Wakasa who would go on to a career as a monster-suit maker for several Godzilla films. · 'Evil Dead Trap' was released theatrically in Japan as 'Shiryō no wana' (死霊の罠) on May 14, 1988 and it was later released in Japan on VHS on September 25, 1988. · Classic 1988 Japanese slasher film directed by Toshiharu Ikeda (Mermaid Legend) and originally produced by Japan Home Video.

Special Features:
· Brand new 4K scan restoration for Blu-ray from Stephen Biro and Unearthed Films!
· 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.66:1 Widescreen
· Japanese LPCM 1.0 Mono
· English Subtitles
· Audio Commentary by director Toshiharu Ikeda and SPFX manager Shinichi Wakasa
· Audio Commentary by filmmaker Kurando Mitsutake (KARATE KILL, GUN WOMAN)
· Audio Commentary with James Mudge of Eastern Kicks
· "Trappings of the Dead: Reflecting on a Japanese Cult Classic" documentary
· Storyboards
· Behind the Scenes Stills
· Promotional Artwork
· Trailer

Available directly from Unearthed Films with a slipcover.
Also available from Amazon.

AGUSTI VILLARONGA'S 99.9 – BLU-RAY/DVD + CD SOUNDTRACK EXCLUSIVE – PRE-ORDER NOW!

Saturday 14th August 2021

In this chilling horror film, Lara (Mario Barranco) is the host of a “psychic phenomena” radio show, whose ex-lover has been found dead in a small Spanish village. When she travels to the location, she discovers that he had been performing experiments to connect with tormented spirits, trapped between worlds. Upon arrival at the abandoned building where he conducted the experiments, she finds something she never expected.

99.9 is the third feature film directed by Agustí Villaronga (In a Glass Cage, Moon Child) that was made during the 90s wave of Spanish supernatural thrillers – with camerawork by Javier Aguirresarobe (Twilight, The Others) and music by Javier Navarrete (Pan’s Labyrinth, The Devil’s Backbone).
Special Features:
· 2K Transfer (from original 35mm negative)
· Interview with director Agustí Villaronga (2018)
· The Making of 99.9 (1997)
· Isolated Score by Javier Navarrete (47 mins)
· Agustí Villaronga Trailers

Available directly from Cult Epics for $34.95.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: 99.9 Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Exclusive CD Soundtrack by Javier Navarrete (for first 250 pre-orders) for $39.95

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Wednesday 7th July 2021


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

Friday 7th May 2021

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

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

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

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

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.

A WOMAN LIKE EVE – CULT EPICS BLU-RAY/DVD EXCLUSIVE – PRE-ORDER NOW

Tuesday 19th January 2021

Acclaimed actresses Monique van de Ven (Paul Verhoeven's Turkish Delight) and Maria Schneider (Last Tango in Paris) star alongside with Peter Faber (Soldier of Orange) in the groundbreaking film A Woman Like Eve (1979), focused on a married woman’s affair with another woman. Directed by pioneering filmmaker Nouchka van Brakel, the acclaimed A Woman Like Eve was a major hit at LGBT film festivals and was the Dutch entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards.

Cult Epics presents A Woman Like Eve for the first time on DVD and Blu-ray in North America in a newly restored High-definition transfer, and with new bonus features including a recent interview with director Nouchka van Brakel.

Special Features:
· New HD Transfer (from original 35mm print)
· Interview with Nouchka van Brakel by journalist Floortje Smit at Eye Filmmuseum in 2020 (40 Mins, HD)
· Theatrical Trailers
· Poster & Photo Gallery

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

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

LINKS TO AMAZON CANADA, ITALY AND SPAIN!

Tuesday 19th January 2021

In addition to having links to Amazon US, UK, France and Germany, Rewind now has links to titles available from Amazon Canada, Italy and Spain! Please note that purchases of titles through our affiliate links will help support our site. We are working to add more affiliate links to our existing pages, and here are some deals at through the following links:

Amazon Canada:
· "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" (Sony) Blu-ray
· "The Jewish Soul: Classics of Yiddish Cinema" (Kino Lorber) Blu-ray
· "Tenet" (Warner Bros.) UHD+Blu-ray
· "Tenet" (Warner Bros.) Blu-ray
· "2012" (Sony) UHD+Blu-ray

Amazon Spain:
· "The New Mutants" (Fox) Blu-ray
· "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" (Sony) Blu-ray
· Fritz Lang's "M" (Divisa) Blu-ray
· "Tenet (Warner Bros.) UHD+Blu-ray
· "Tenet (Warner Bros.) Blu-ray

Amazon Italy:
· "An Italian in America" (Koch Media) UHD+Blu-ray
· "Knives Out" (Eagle Pictures) UHD+Blu-ray
· "Tenet" (Warner Bros.) UHD+Blu-ray
· "Tenet" (Warner Bros.) Blu-ray
· "2012" (Sony) UHD+Blu-ray

 


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