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BRAND NEW 4K RESTORATION OF THE 1953 FILM NOIR I, THE JURY! UK HOME ENTERTAINMENT PREMIERE OUT 17TH OCTOBER FROM STUDIOCANAL

Wednesday 14th September 2022

Discover wonderfully eccentric & eclectic titles carefully curated from the vaults of the STUDIOCANAL library, with CULT CLASSICS. The collection offers an array of genre films, Eurocrime thrillers and wonderful B movies, with more rediscovered films to be added to the range throughout 2023 and beyond.

STUDIOCANAL presents a brand new 4k restoration of the 1953 film noir adaptation of the first in the classic Mike Hammer novel series by Mickey Spillane: I, THE JURY. In the iconic character’s debut big screening outing, Biff Elliot stars as the brutal, brawling ‘one-man police department’, arriving here in digital format and indeed on tape for the very first time too.

It’s nearly Christmas in New York City but private investigator Mike Hammer is out for vengeance when his closest friend Jack Williams is murdered. Hammer vows to identify the killer ahead of the police, working his way through an increasingly large number of suspects. His starting point includes Jack’s fiancée, a beautiful psychiatrist, twin socialite sisters, and a gangster. But as he tracks them down, so too does the murderer, creating a dangerous game of cat and mouse.

Rated ‘X’ on its initial release, this gritty, hard-to-find crime thriller gem was directed by the legendary Harry Essex (who wrote genre classics It Came from Outer Space and Creature from the Black Lagoon), beautifully filmed in monochrome by Oscar-winning cinematographer John Alton, and features a cameo from Hollywood character actor favourite Elisha Cook Jr (The Killing). Ripe for rediscovery by afficianadoes of hard-boiled 1950s noir, and packed with a host of new special features, this immaculate restoration is a must-own for discerning cult film fans.

Extras include:
- 2006 interview with actor Biff Elliot
- Audio Commentary by star Biff Elliot
- Audio Commentary by novelist Max Allan Collins

I, THE JURY is available to buy on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital from 17th October 2022, and available to pre-order HERE.

INTRODUCING RADIANCE FILMS - A BRAND NEW LABEL RELEASING THE BEST WORLD CINEMA, CULT CLASSICS AND REDISCOVERED GEMS

Wednesday 14th September 2022

Francesco Simeoni, drawing on over two decades worth of experience in the world of film distribution, has launched the new Blu-ray label Radiance Films, in a bid to release films that otherwise might not see the light of day. Utilising his expert knowledge of where and how to source visionary filmmaking, some of it ultra-rare, and driven by a desire to shine a light on these wonderful, and sometimes wonderfully-obscure titles, Radiance Films is an idiosyncratic and adventurous new label. As Fran himself says, "Why can’t these films be released, if done properly? I want to explore lesser trodden paths, areas of cinema that have never been touched before."

At the start of next year, Radiance Films will launch with the great Palme d’Or winning film The Working Class Goes to Heaven, starring Gian Maria Volonte, making its UK Blu-ray debut; and the outstanding Yakuza film Big Time Gambling Boss, that Paul Schrader thinks is best of its genre, and that Yukio Mishima called a masterpiece, presented for the first time ever on Blu-ray with a brand new restoration. Both titles are packed with thoughtfully curated extras featuring passionate cineastes, with stylish packaging (with a removable OBI strip allowing the cover to be free of text and certification), superbly designed new covers and collectible booklets, and will be available from 2nd January 2023.

Forthcoming films from the label in 2023 includes a never-before released French sensation A Woman Kills, a Franco Nero rarity, Alec Baldwin in Miami Blues, an acclaimed Swedish policier, Todd Solondz's Welcome to the Dollhouse, and more. To find out more about forthcoming titles visit the Radiance Films website.

Label boss Francesco Simeoni says about Radiance Films: “Every film is a journey into the unknown. I find it thrilling to explore new areas of cinema. Different periods, tropes, styles, politics, sensibilities, I find it all absolutely fascinating - it’s art, history, biography, and lots of emotion. With Radiance Films I want to encompass the whole of cinema.”

JUST JAECKIN'S THE LAST ROMANTIC LOVER BLU-RAY / MADAME CLAUDE 2-DISC LTD. EDITION BLU-RAY + CD SOUNDTRACK – PRE-ORDER NOW!

Friday 26th August 2022

The editor-in-chief (Dayle Haddon) of a New York women’s magazine is organizing the "Last Romantic Lover" contest to find out if men still have a sense of romance. One of the winners is a circus lion-tamer (Gérard Ismaël), whose prize is to spend 10 days with her.

Cult Epics presents Just Jaeckin's The Last Romantic Lover in a brand new 4K transfer, supervised by Oscar-nominated cinematographer Robert Fraisse, fully loaded with a plethora of new bonus features.

- 4k HD Transfer (from original 35mm negative) supervised by cinematographer Robert Fraisse
- Audio Commentary by biographer Jeremy Richey (author of Sylvia Kristel: From Emmanuelle to Chabrol)
- Interview with director Just Jaeckin (2020, HD)
- Interview with actress Dayle Haddon (2022, HD)
- Presentation at Cinémathèque Française (2022, HD)
- Promotional Gallery
- Cult Epics Trailers

WEB EXCLUSIVE: the first 1,000 copies is a reversible cover and the first one hundred copies include a poster.

Cult Epics has also finally received permission from the Estate of Serge Gainsbourg and will reissue Madame Claude on Blu-ray with a Bonus CD of the long-out-of-print original soundtrack by Serge Gainsbourg with Jane Birkin on vocals (limited to 1,000 copies).

Following the worldwide smashes Emmanuelle (1974) and The Story of O (1975), influential French filmmaker Just Jaeckin returned in 1977 with the sensual real-life drama Madame Claude. Starring French New Wave icon Françoise Fabian in the title role along with a sinister Klaus Kinski and the lovely Dayle Haddon, Madame Claude is an incredibly timeless look at one of the most controversial figures in recent French history. Originally released as The French Woman in the United States, Madame Claude is a mesmerizing mixture of elegant eroticism and potent political thriller powered by Jaeckin’s inventive direction and an unforgettable score by legendary French composer Serge Gainsbourg.

Cult Epics is proud to present Madame Claude in a stunning brand new 4k transfer, supervised by Oscar-nominated cinematographer Robert Fraisse, fully loaded with a plethora of new bonus features.

- 4k HD Transfer (from original 35mm negative) supervised by cinematographer Robert Fraisse
- Audio Commentary by biographer Jeremy Richey (author of Sylvia Kristel: From Emmanuelle to Chabrol)
- Interview with director Just Jaeckin (2020, HD)
- Vintage French Theatrical Trailer
- Promotional Gallery
- Cult Epics Trailers
- Double-sided Sleeve with CD track listing
- Soundtrack CD

WEB EXCLUSIVE BUNDLE: The Last Romantic Lover/Madame Claude (2-disc Blu-ray/CD limited edition).

CULT FAVOURITE FLATLINERS STARRING KIEFER SUTHERLAND AND JULIA ROBERTS GETS 4K UHD TREATMENT FROM ARROW VIDEO THIS AUGUST!

Monday 30th May 2022

Arrow Video's August release is the UHD debut of the medical sci-fi thriller Flatliners, directed by Joel Schumacher. Known for his impressively eclectic filmography and for helping to launch the careers of several young Hollywood stars of the 80s and 90s, Schumacher (The Lost Boys, St. Elmo’s Fire) tackles the existential question that, at one time or another, haunts us all: what awaits us after we die? Stylishly photographed by Jan de Bont (Basic Instinct) and featuring a cast of Hollywood’s hottest talent – including Kiefer Sutherland (Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me), Julia Roberts (Secret in their Eyes) and Kevin Bacon (Wild Things) – Flatliners is the ultimate life-and-death thrill ride.

Special Edition Contents:
• Brand new 4K restoration from the original negative, approved by director of photography Jan de Bont
• 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray™ presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible) and 1080p24 presentation on the standard Blu-ray™ edition
• Lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and 2.0 Surround Soundtracks
• Optional English subtitles for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
• Brand New Audio Commentary by critics Bryan Reesman and Max Evry
• "The Conquest of Our Generation" interview with screenwriter Peter Filardi
• "Visions of Light" interview with director of photography Jan de Bont and chief lighting technician Edward Ayer
• "Hereafter" interview with first assistant director John Kretchmer
• "Restoration" interview with production designer Eugenio Zanetti and art director Larry Lundy
• "Atonement" interview with composer James Newton Howard and orchestrator Chris Boardman
• "Dressing for Character" interview with costume designer Susan Becker
• Theatrical Trailer
• Image Gallery
• Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gary Pullin
• FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Amanda Reyes and Peter Tonguette.

Pre-order from Amazon UK UHD or Blu-ray (US links not available yet but it can be ordered direclty from the Arrow Video US shop in UHD and Blu-ray).

JUST THREE MORE WEEKS UNTIL VINEGAR SYNDROME HALFWAY TO BLACK FRIDAY!

Friday 6th May 2022


It’s now just three short weeks till the 2022 Halfway to Black Friday Sale, going live at 12:01 AM on Friday, May 27th through 11:59 PM on Monday, May 30th! We hope you’re pumped for THRILLER (in two never-on-video versions), MIAMI CONNECTION (featuring its never-on-video pre-release cut), and CLOAK & DAGGER in 4K UHD, along with the world premier of the uncut version of HORROR HIGH, paired with STANLEY, on Blu-ray!(not available to order until May 27th)

Plus, we’re itching to unveil our next set of secret surprise releases so you can bask in their bloody, low-fi chills and big budget weirdness. And if that weren't enough, we’ve got another set of action packed VSAs headed your way. And as always, we’ve got a new assortment of catalog slips including our second catalog box set and much more!

If you’re saving up to become a Halfway Subscriber, we’re ready to welcome you to the club with our biggest and best second half of the year ever. We hope you’re looking forward to plenty of slashers, gialli, and regional weirdness, as well as UHD premiers of horror masterpieces such as THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE PART 2!

SYLVIA KRISTEL IN NAKED OVER THE FENCE (BLU-RAY/CD SOUNDTRACK) BY RUUD BOS – PRE-ORDER NOW!

Thursday 5th May 2022

Rick Lemming (Rijk de Gooyer) is the operator and owner of a successful Amsterdam arcade. Along with his tenant Penny (Jennifer Willems), Rick’s life takes a turn when their friend Ed (real-life black-belt Jon Bluming), a karate instructor, is hired to act in an art film with his girlfriend, the glamorous singer Lilly (Sylvia Kristel). Lilly and Ed find themselves unsuspectingly immersed in the illicit world of pornography — resulting in death threats and murder.

Frans Weisz’s sexy comedy thriller turned cult classic Naked Over the Fence (Naakt over de Schutting) was the first major Dutch starring role of Sylvia Kristel right before she appeared in Emmanuelle. Cult Epics presents on Blu-ray/DVD the newly restored high-definition 4K transfer with a plethora of bonus features.

Special Features
. New HD Transfer (from original negative) & Restoration
. Audio Commentary by biographer Harry Hosman
. Behind-the-Scenes of Naked Over the Fence
. Radio Interview with Frans Weisz (KRO, 2014)
. B-Movie Orchestra + Interview with composer Ruud Bos (VPRO, 2015)
. Promotional Gallery
. Sylvia Kristel Trailers
. Poster & Photo Gallery

LIMITED EDITION COLLECTIBLE:
. Ltd. Edition of 1000 Blu-ray copies includes exclusive CD soundtrack by Ruud Bos, slipcase & double-sided sleeve
. Repro Promo Brochure (limited to first 100 copies)

PRE-ORDER direct from Cult Epics
. A single-disc DVD edition is also available from Cult Epics.

NEW RELEASES OF TWO FILMS BY ENZO G. CASTELLARI AND A WALTER HILL CLASSIC, AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE UK!

Friday 29th April 2022

STUDIOCANAL presents the brand-new restorations of two classics from legendary director Enzo G Castellari (The Inglorious Bastards) - the stunning Poliziotteschi crime thriller HIGH CRIME (1973), starring Franco Nero (Django) and said to have been inspired by Bullitt; and iconic Spaghetti Western KILL THEM ALL AND COME BACK ALONE (1968), starring Chuck Connors (Branded). And a new release of the superb action thriller EXTREME PREJUDICE starring Nick Nolte (48 Hours) and Powers Boothe (Southern Comfort), directed by Walter Hill (The Warriors). Available to buy on Blu-ray for the first time and on DVD and Digital from 6th June 2022.


In HIGH CRIME, Vice-Commissioner Belli (Nero), the assistant chief inspector in Genoa, is investigating a series of crimes committed by a drug-running gang. He approaches the apparently reformed old-fashioned gangster Cafiero (Fernando Rey) for information on the gang, not knowing that Cafiero plans to take care of them himself. When Belli's boss is murdered, he takes over as Commissioner and fights on, hoping for a chance to avenge his boss and take down the underworld organisation.

SPECIAL FEATURES:
- "A Criminal Conversation: Enzo G. Castellari Remembers High Crime" interview
- "The Scene of the Crime" interview with cinematographer Roberto Girometti
- "High and Dry: The Stuntwork of Massimo Vanni" interview

A bloodthirsty Civil War tale set in 1864, KILL THEM ALL AND COME BACK ALONE sees mercenary Clyde McKay (Connors) leading a squad of mercenaries on a dangerous Confederate mission: to infiltrate and raid a Unionist army fortress where a million dollars in gold has been stowed away in boxes of dynamite. A single bullet could send the whole treasure sky high but for these renegades nothing is impossible. Only madmen could pull off such a job!

SPECIAL FEATURES:
- Audio Commentary by filmmaker and fan Alex Cox
- "Shoot to Kill, Aim to Thrill" interview with director Enzo G. Castellari
- "Shoot-Outs in the Old Spaghetti West" filmmaker Romolo Guerrieri on a Family of Filmmaking
- "Italy's Cult Auteur of Action Cinema: A Critical Retrospective of Enzo G. Castellari" documentary

Neo-Western action thriller EXTREME PREJUDICE sees tough Texas Ranger Jack Benteen (Nolte) fighting to bring down his childhood friend Cash Bailey (Boothe), now a ruthless drug baron operating across the Mexican border. Jack is recruited by the CIA to terminate Cash with extreme prejudice, but must also reckon with a clandestine army of veterans officially killed-in-action but now on a top-secret assignment in pursuit of the narcotics kingpin, leading to an epic and intensely violent showdown.

SPECIAL FEATURES:
- Audio Commentary by film historians C. Courtney Joyner and Henry Parke
- Isolated Score Selections featuring an audio interview with music historian John Takis
- "The Major's Agenda" interview with actor Michael Ironside
- "The War Within" interview with actor Clancy Brown
- "Capturing the Chaos" interview with director of photography Matthew F. Leonetti
- Original Trailers
- Vintage EPK
- Stills Gallery

Packed with a host of new special features (including commentaries and interviews) these immaculate restorations, making their UK Blu-ray debuts, are a must-own for discerning cult film fans, and aficionados of the no-holds barred directors Castellari and Hill.

All three titles are available on Blu-ray. DVD, and digital on 6 July 2022:
- pre-order HIGH CRIME from Amazon;
- pre-order KILL THEM ALL AND COME BACK ALONE from Amazon;
- pre-order EXTREME PREJUDICE from Amazon.

GET CARTER COMING TO 4K FROM THE BFI JULY 2022

Friday 22nd April 2022

Newly restored in 4K from the original camera negative by the BFI, and approved by director Mike Hodges, Get Carter is back, and looking and sounding better than ever, along with a Blu-ray disc featuring new and archive extras.

Release date is July 25, 2022, with details of specs and extras at the BFI Shop and at Amazon UK.

EUREKA ENTERTAINMENT 2 FOR £35 LIMITED OFFER UNTIL MON 18 APRIL 2022

Tuesday 12th April 2022

A 2 for £35 OFFER has just gone live at Eureka Entertainment. LIMITED OFFER until Mon 18 April 2022.

Get any two titles below for £35. Mix and Match and pick as many as you wish. Discount will only be applied for every two that you purchase (while stocks last).

 


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