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Tales from the Hood 3 by James-Masaki Ryan (22nd November 2020)

"Tales from the Hood 3" (2020) William (played by Tony Todd) is taking young Brooklyn (played by Sage Arrindell) through dark and scary woods and ruins to eventually meet her mother. As the little girl is scared, she asks William to tell some stories to comfort her but unfortunately, he says he is not a storyteller. In exchange, she decides to narrate a series of tall tales to him, which are not exactly the happiest stories for a child to tell... The third installment of the series following "Tales from the Hood" in 1995 and "Tales from the Hood 2" in 2018, "Tales from the Hood 3" came surprisingly quick to production and release from original creators Rusty Cundieff and Darin Scott. It follows the same formula as the first two films, with a storyteller narrating a series of tales in the anthology film genre. While many h...


Waxworks by Eric Cotenas (20th November 2020)

A down-on-his-luck poet (Faust's William Dieterle) sees a newspaper ad looking for a creative mind to promote the figures at a carnival's wax museum with some lurid stories. He demonstrates his abilities by coming up with a story to explain how the wax figure of Harun al Raschid, caliph of Baghdad, lost his arm. Charmed by the proprietor's daughter Eva (Her Husband's Wife's Olga Belajeff), the poet envisages her and himself within the tale as the beautiful Zarah and her baker husband Assad. When the caliph (The Blue Angel's Emil Jannings) loses a game of chess to the Grand Vizier (The Spiders' Paul Biensfeldt), he attempts to maintain face by blaming the smo...


Goodbye, Dragon Inn by Eric Cotenas (20th November 2020)

Golden Horse Award (Golden Horse Award): Sheng-Chang Chen (winner), Best Taiwanese Film of the Year (winner), Best Feature Film (nominated), Best Director: Ming-liang Tsai (nominated), Best Leading Actress: Shiang-chyi Chen (nominated), and Best Sound Effects: Duu-Chih Tu and Shiang-Chu Tang (nominated) - Golden Horse Film Festival, 2003 Festival Prize (Best Narrative Film): Ming-liang Tsai (winner) and Media Choice Award : Ming-liang Tsai (winner) - Taipei Film Festival, 2004 FIPRESCI Prize (Competition): Ming-liang Tsai (winner) and Golden Lion: Ming-liang Tsai (nominated) - Venice Film Festival 2003 On a rainy night when a Taipei se...


Mothra by Eric Cotenas (20th November 2020)

When a freighter ship caught in a typhoon runs aground on Infant Island, the only four surviving men become a medical anomaly by exhibiting no ill effects from exposure to the nuclear testing site. Physicist Dr. Harada (Gorath's Ken Uehara) is a bit too cautious in his attempt to interrogate the men about their experience, and it takes the tenacity of reporter Fukuda (Chushingura's Furankî Sakai) and his photographer colleague Michi (Tokyo Story's Kyôko Kagawa) – who have sneaked into the hospital – to discover that the men encountered natives on the island and that the juice fed to them may have protected them from radiation poisoning. When Fukuda's story breaks, the Rolisican government must do damage control since they assured the Japanese that the island was uninhabited before the testing went underway....


Graveyard of Honor AKA Shin jingi no hakaba (Blu-ray) by Paul Lewis (19th November 2020)

Graveyards of Honor Graveyard of Honor (Fukasaku Kinji, 1975) Synopsis: Ishikawa Rikio (Watari Tetsuya) is a member of the Kawada family. He soon crosses paths with members of the Shinwa family. Ishikawa is warned that his actions may lead to reprisals against the Kawada family, but Ishikawa shrugs off the warnings of higher-ups within his clan – including the boss of the Kawada family. Ishikawa is enlisted by two members of the Imai family, Imai Kozaburo (Umemiya Tatsuo) – the future boss of the Imai family – and Sugiura Makoto (Go Eiji), in putting the third nationals ‘in their place’. Fleeing from the authorities after this moment of violence, Ishikawa seeks refuge in a brothel, in the room of prostitute Chieko (Takigawa Yumi), where he hides the pistol he is carrying. When the dust settles, Kozaburo suggests that Ishikawa leave the Kawada family, instead joining the Imai Clan in Tokyo. Meanwhile, Ishikawa has become besotted with Chieko and returns to her abode ostensibly to retr...


Graveyard of Honor AKA Jingi no hakaba (Blu-ray) by Paul Lewis (19th November 2020)

Graveyards of Honor Graveyard of Honor (Fukasaku Kinji, 1975) Synopsis: Ishikawa Rikio (Watari Tetsuya) is a member of the Kawada family. He soon crosses paths with members of the Shinwa family. Ishikawa is warned that his actions may lead to reprisals against the Kawada family, but Ishikawa shrugs off the warnings of higher-ups within his clan – including the boss of the Kawada family. Ishikawa is enlisted by two members of the Imai family, Imai Kozaburo (Umemiya Tatsuo) – the future boss of the Imai family – and Sugiura Makoto (Go Eiji), in putting the third nationals ‘in their place’. Fleeing from the authorities after this moment of violence, Ishikawa seeks refuge in a brothel, in the room of prostitute Chieko (Takigawa Yumi), where he hides the pistol he is carrying. When the dust settles, Kozaburo suggests that Ishikawa leave the Kawada family, instead joining the Imai Clan in Tokyo. Meanwhile, Ishikawa has become besotted with Chieko and returns to her abode ostensibly to retr...


Dawn of the Dead: Limited Edition by Eric Cotenas (17th November 2020)

In the weeks since the dead started coming back to life, polite civilization has all but collapsed. Martial law has been imposed in many states and citizens are no longer allowed to occupy private residences, but the support services like rescue stations are unable to handle the influx of people or the attacks of the growing numbers of the recent dead. Seeing the endless evidence of the breakdown of authoritative entities, many are striking off on their own; among them Pittsburgh news helicopter pilot Stephen (Hellmaster's David Emge), his news producer girlfriend Fran (Madman's Gaylen Ross), his SWAT buddy Roger (Knightriders's Scott Reineger), and Peter (From Beyond's ...


Waxworks by Eric Cotenas (17th November 2020)

A down-on-his-luck poet (Faust's William Dieterle) sees a newspaper ad looking for a creative mind to promote the figures at a carnival's wax museum with some lurid stories. He demonstrates his abilities by coming up with a story to explain how the wax figure of Harun al Raschid, caliph of Baghdad, lost his arm. Charmed by the proprietor's daughter Eva (Her Husband's Wife's Olga Belajeff), the poet envisages her and himself within the tale as the beautiful Zarah and her baker husband Assad. When the caliph (The Blue Angel's Emil Jannings) loses a game of chess to the Grand Vizier (The Spiders' Paul Biensfeldt), he attempts to maintain face by blaming the smo...


Play for Today: Volume 1 by James-Masaki Ryan (15th November 2020)

"Play for Today" Between 1970 and 1984, BBC1 broadcast over 300 episodes of "Play for Today", a series that consisted of individual productions by various cast and crew members over the years. The series was not episodic, but was in line with telefilms that showcased individual stories that stood on their own, without hosts or themes to connect the many stories told. From adaptations of existing works to original writing, "Play for Today" showcased a great amount of talent in front of and behind the camera for television, with crossing with success on the big screen as well. Unfortunately, 31 productions have been lost over the years, but of the many works that survive, the power of these small scale productions even decades later prove to be powerful with the themes presented. From social issues to family dramas, focusing in on married couples, children, or the eldery, topics and situations were vast and sometimes controversial. Productions did not shy away from hard hitting issues like violence, trauma, and language as the primetime show was geared more for an adult audience. Risks were taken and for television that can be a tough point to keep viewers, ...


Lynn + Lucy by James-Masaki Ryan (8th November 2020)

"Lynn + Lucy" (2019) Lynn (played by Roxanne Scrimshaw) is a married stay at home mother of a 10-year-old girl. Lucy (played by Nichola Burley) is also a mother, but a new one, giving birth to her first child recently. The two 26-year-old women have known each other since childhood and have been best friends ever since, and also happen to live across the street from each other in a suburban English working class town. With the two of them now being mothers, things seem to be heading in a more parallel and positive direction for the both of them. But one tragedy and circulating rumors turn happiness into turmoil... It's hard not to discuss "Lynn + Lucy" without spoiling tragic moment. It is one that is devastating, but interestingly the truth on what exactly happened and how, but regardless of who did what and how, the emotional tragedy remains. I'll do my honors and not spoil it for future audiences. "Lynn + Lucy" is a very intimate kitchen sink drama that is inspired by the works of Woodfall films and filmmaker ...


The Silencing by Robert Segedy (8th November 2020)

The opening scene is shot from way on high of a rapidly flowing river and as the camera follows the river along, we see something clad in bright red. After another couple of shots, we can see that it is the body of a woman, floating face up, eyes open to the skies. Yes, this is yet another serial killer film and here is the latest victim. Screenwriter Micah Ranum should be given credit as he actually tries to give us a storyline with characters that come across as fully realized, but somehow the thin plot crumbles under the weight of the overall production. Not that there aren’t some things here to make this film worthy of at least, a rental; the cast is particularly good, the Canadian locale filling in for Minnesota works, the direction and cinematography is crisp and motivated. But there are still nit-picky things that I noticed, and they stop me from completely rolling over and giving this top marks. However, let’s take an in-depth look at the film and examine it a bit more closely. Since I am a true crime freak, I must mention that there are elements here that resembled the MO of serial killer Robert Hansen. Hansen, wh...


The Phantom of the Opera: Collector's Edition by Anthony Arrigo (8th November 2020)

To date, Gaston Leroux’s 1910 novel “Le Fantôme de l'Opéra” (“The Phantom of the Opera”) has been adapted for film (in some form or another) nearly 30 times, though only a handful of those pictures attempted to be true to the source. The second feature-length adaptation to be filmed in color came from a joint venture between Hammer and Universal, 1962’s “The Phantom of the Opera”. Originally envisioned as a vehicle for Cary Grant, the title role wound up going to Herbert Lom who is as tragic as he is madly driven in the role of the eponymous Phantom. The aesthetic magic of Hammer’s early days brings Victorian-era London to life in sumptuous Eastmancolor with a story that is less horrific and more of a true Gothic tragedy, strongly directed by one of Hammer’s A-team, Terence Fisher. And one viewing was all it took for this to become my favorite version committed to celluloid. The London Opera House is celebrating its opening night with a performance that is nearly sold out save for one unoccupied box, which is purported to be haunted. ...


Tales from the Hood / Tales from the Hood 2 by James-Masaki Ryan (3rd November 2020)

"Tales from the Hood" (1995) Stack (played by Joe Torry), Ball (played by De'aundre Bonds) and Bulldog (played by Samuel Monroe Jr.) are three lowlife drug dealers that arrive at a local mortuary, curated by the eccentric Mr. Simms (played by Clarence Williams III). Simms says he found some drugs in the alleyway and the gangsters are there to pick up the lost stash, but there is a little more that Simms has for the three than just the drugs. While walking through the building, there are various caskets with various bodies, each having a story to tell. As an eager storyteller, Simms delightfully indulges the gangsters with their tales, ranging from racial violence, monstrous abuse, experimental terror, and more... Taking cues from anthology horror films such as "The House That Dripped Blood" and "Creepshow" among others, as well...


Tales from the Hood / Tales from the Hood 2 by James-Masaki Ryan (3rd November 2020)

"Tales from the Hood" (1995) Stack (played by Joe Torry), Ball (played by De'aundre Bonds) and Bulldog (played by Samuel Monroe Jr.) are three lowlife drug dealers that arrive at a local mortuary, curated by the eccentric Mr. Simms (played by Clarence Williams III). Simms says he found some drugs in the alleyway and the gangsters are there to pick up the lost stash, but there is a little more that Simms has for the three than just the drugs. While walking through the building, there are various caskets with various bodies, each having a story to tell. As an eager storyteller, Simms delightfully indulges the gangsters with their tales, ranging from racial violence, monstrous abuse, experimental terror, and more... Taking cues from anthology horror films such as "The House That Dripped Blood" and "Creepshow" among others, as well...


The Bride With White Hair by Eric Cotenas (3rd November 2020)

Hong Kong Film Award (Best Cinematography): Peter Pau (winner), Best Art Direction: Eddie Ma (winner), Best Costume & Make Up Design (winner), Best Film Editing: David Wu (nominated), Best Original Film Score: Richard Yuen (nominated), and Best Original Film Song: Leslie Cheung (nominated) - Hong Kong Film Awards, 1994 I-Hang (The Phantom Lover's Leslie Cheung) has grown up training in the martial arts of the Wudang Clan as the heir apparent to his master Tzu Yang (The Legend of Drunken Master's Fong Pau), internalizing the latter's black and white assertions about the world that all clans are bad except for the Eight Clans of w...


Mr. Topaze by Eric Cotenas (2nd November 2020)

Mild-mannered, middle-aged provincial schoolteacher Auguste Topaze (Lolita's Peter Sellers) is a firm believer in the value of hard work and that laziness is "the mother of all vices." He pines for Ernestine (The Omen's Billie Whitelaw), school secretary and daughter of the headmaster Muche (A Man for All Seasons' Leo McKern), offers free lessons to the son of beautiful widow Suzy (Maniac's Nadia Gray) at her chateau, and is unaware that he is the butt of jokes to his students. Topaze's colleague and best friend Tamise (Horror of Dracula's ...


Green Rain by James-Masaki Ryan (25th October 2020)

"Green Rain" <草雨> <초우> (1966) Yeonghee (played by Moon Hee) works as a maid at the residence of the South Korean ambassador to France. After receiving a gorgeous fuscia colored raincoat as a gift, it excites her to be able to wear it on rainy days to show a bit more elegance than usual. One evening at a nightclub she gets into a scuffle, but is fortunately rescued by auto mechanic Chulsoo (played by Shin Seong-il) who drives her home. Dropping her off at the ambassador's residence, he mistakes her for the daughter and she decides to play along. Chulsoo feels that being a lowly mechanic would never be able to grab the heart of an upper class woman, so he decides to play himself off as the son of a wealthy businessman, driving different cars as borrowed from the auto garage, and racking up debts by borrowing from acquaintances and coworkers along the way. Both decide to meet on rainy days and their dates may have some awkward happenings, but they seem to make each other quite happy during their brief encounters. But with both of them lying to e...


Dementia by James-Masaki Ryan (20th October 2020)

"Dementia" (1955) A young woman (played by Adrienne Barrett) who journeys into the dark atmosphere of the city one night. She encounters a dwarf newspaper seller (played by Angelo Rossitto) who gives her a paper with the headline about a grizzly murder. She also runs into a pimp (played by Richard Barron) and later a rich man (played by Bruno VeSota) who takes her out for a ride and a date at a fancy nightclub, but she is haunted by her past. Her abusive father (played by Ben Roseman) , the death of her mother (played by Lucille Howland) are all returning to her in dreams, which will eventually take a toll on her mental state and her livelihood… Released in 1955, the 56 minute feature film is one of the most mysterious and unusual films to receive an American theatrical release. At just under an hour, it is quite a short piece but not short enough to constitute it as a short film. It was made entirely outside the stu...


Spring Night Summer Night by Eric Cotenas (20th October 2020)

The Ohio town of Canaan in the Appalachian region of the United States is just like any other small American town in the late sixties. Some have settled, some run around, and some are just plain restless. All of these attitudes can be seen in the family of farmer Virgil (John Crawford) whose eldest son Carl (Ted Heimerdinger) does not respect him, his fun-loving wife Mae (Marjorie Johnson) was rumored to have been a loose woman before marriage and may still be, and his daughter Jessie (Larue Hall) has heaped her mother's chores on top of her own and is becoming a drudge. Living in close quarters, half-siblings Carl and Jessie try to ignore uncomfortable stirrings with different means of escape: Carl dreams of getting away from the farm to the city, and whispers are already starting about Jessie's reputation with the local men. When Carl catches Jessie carousing with men at a local dance, he drags her off into the field and… well, the nature of consent is a bit ambiguous. Six months later, Carl returns home after trying to make it in C...


Once Upon a Time in China Trilogy (Standard Edition) by Eric Cotenas (19th October 2020)

"The brand new 4K restorations of Tsui Hark’s phenomenal Once Upon a Time in China trilogy comes back to Blu-ray in the UK in a more economically-priced standard edition! Starring Jet Li as the real life Cantonese folk hero, Wong Fei-hung, a physical embodiment of traditional Chinese values and moral incorruptibility, this martial-arts epic charts China’s transition into the modern-world as it gradually abandons its old traditions and begins to accept the inevitable encroach of Western cultures. With action sequences choreographed by the legendary Yuen Woo-ping, the Once Upon a Time in China series is a glorious high-point in martial-arts filmmaking, and Eureka Classics is proud to present Tsui Hark’s original trilogy, as well as Once Upon a Time in China and America (which saw Jet Li return to the Wong Fei-hung role after a four year gap) back on Blu-ray in the UK in a standard edition loaded with extra content." Once Upon a Time in China: The trainer of the Black Flag Army, Wong Fei Hung (Fearless<...


Once Upon a Time in China Trilogy (Standard Edition) by Eric Cotenas (19th October 2020)

"The brand new 4K restorations of Tsui Hark’s phenomenal Once Upon a Time in China trilogy comes back to Blu-ray in the UK in a more economically-priced standard edition! Starring Jet Li as the real life Cantonese folk hero, Wong Fei-hung, a physical embodiment of traditional Chinese values and moral incorruptibility, this martial-arts epic charts China’s transition into the modern-world as it gradually abandons its old traditions and begins to accept the inevitable encroach of Western cultures. With action sequences choreographed by the legendary Yuen Woo-ping, the Once Upon a Time in China series is a glorious high-point in martial-arts filmmaking, and Eureka Classics is proud to present Tsui Hark’s original trilogy, as well as Once Upon a Time in China and America (which saw Jet Li return to the Wong Fei-hung role after a four year gap) back on Blu-ray in the UK in a standard edition loaded with extra content." Once Upon a Time in China: The trainer of the Black Flag Army, Wong Fei Hung (Fearless<...


Once Upon a Time in China Trilogy (Standard Edition) by Eric Cotenas (19th October 2020)

"The brand new 4K restorations of Tsui Hark’s phenomenal Once Upon a Time in China trilogy comes back to Blu-ray in the UK in a more economically-priced standard edition! Starring Jet Li as the real life Cantonese folk hero, Wong Fei-hung, a physical embodiment of traditional Chinese values and moral incorruptibility, this martial-arts epic charts China’s transition into the modern-world as it gradually abandons its old traditions and begins to accept the inevitable encroach of Western cultures. With action sequences choreographed by the legendary Yuen Woo-ping, the Once Upon a Time in China series is a glorious high-point in martial-arts filmmaking, and Eureka Classics is proud to present Tsui Hark’s original trilogy, as well as Once Upon a Time in China and America (which saw Jet Li return to the Wong Fei-hung role after a four year gap) back on Blu-ray in the UK in a standard edition loaded with extra content." Once Upon a Time in China: The trainer of the Black Flag Army, Wong Fei Hung (Fearless<...


Once Upon a Time in China Trilogy (Standard Edition) by Eric Cotenas (19th October 2020)

"The brand new 4K restorations of Tsui Hark’s phenomenal Once Upon a Time in China trilogy comes back to Blu-ray in the UK in a more economically-priced standard edition! Starring Jet Li as the real life Cantonese folk hero, Wong Fei-hung, a physical embodiment of traditional Chinese values and moral incorruptibility, this martial-arts epic charts China’s transition into the modern-world as it gradually abandons its old traditions and begins to accept the inevitable encroach of Western cultures. With action sequences choreographed by the legendary Yuen Woo-ping, the Once Upon a Time in China series is a glorious high-point in martial-arts filmmaking, and Eureka Classics is proud to present Tsui Hark’s original trilogy, as well as Once Upon a Time in China and America (which saw Jet Li return to the Wong Fei-hung role after a four year gap) back on Blu-ray in the UK in a standard edition loaded with extra content." Once Upon a Time in China: The trainer of the Black Flag Army, Wong Fei Hung (Fearless<...


This Gun for Hire by Eric Cotenas (14th October 2020)

Hitman Raven (Calcutta's Alan Ladd) has just murdered chemist Albert Baker (Johnny Guitar's Frank Ferguson) for a chemical formula on behalf of shady go-between Johnson (Hangover Square's Laird Cregar) who pays him off in cash. Johnson subsequently reveals himself to be Nitro Chemical executive Willard Gates who is badgering the police into finding the man responsible for a payroll robbery, having set up Raven to take the blame once he tries to pass one of the marked bills. Raven evades the police and starts on Gates' trail to pay him back for his double-crossing and discover the identity of the man behind Gates' machinations. Although Gates is unaware that blonde bombshell singing musician Ellen Graham (...


Carmilla by Eric Cotenas (13th October 2020)

Lara Bauer (Broadchurch's Hannah Rae) lives a lonely existence on a remote English country estate with her widowed father (Sense and Sensibility's Greg Wise) and her governess Miss Fontaine (Fortitude's Jessica Raine). Miss Fontaine oversees Lara's tutelage with a firm hand; so much so that Lara is quick to blame her "devilish" infraction of reading a forbidden book from her father's library for the reason that a long-awaited visit from the daughter of her father's friend must be postponed when the girl (whom Lara has never met) suddenly falls deathly ill. One night, Lara wakes to commotion and learns the next day that her father has taken in the only survivor of a carriage crash: a young woman (Auerhaus' ...


The Last Wave by James-Masaki Ryan (10th October 2020)

"The Last Wave" (1977) David Burton (played by Richard Chamberlain) is a lawyer based in Sydney that has been having some unusual nightmares that he can't quite explain. Around the same time, he is given the task of defending a group of Aboriginal men on trial for supposedly killing another Aboriginal man outside of a pub, whose death was ruled as a homicide but with mysterious circumstances surrounding it. Talking to the men, they claim they didn't kill the man and are innocent of the crime. But when he meets one of the accused, Chris (played by David Gulpilil), things turn stranger for David, as Chris was a figure that appeared in his recent dreams. Coupled with unusual weather happening in the country, David feels something, but cannot explain the connections to all the events. "The Last Wave" has the usual elements of horror and suspense - a mysterious death, unexplained dreams, paranoia, tribal mysticism. Yet is does not particularly fall into these genres and is a unique film, taking inspiration from various genres and sources. Filmmaker ...


976-EVIL by Eric Cotenas (7th October 2020)

Living with his overbearing religious Aunt Lucy (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?'s Sandy Dennis) since the deaths of his parents, bad boy Spike (Relentless's Patrick O'Bryan) is used to making his own luck, but a 976 "horrorscope" number seems to be predicting good things coming for him if he will just take a little infernal nudge to have "the nerve to take what he deserves." Spike is idolized by his nerdy cousin Hoax (Fright Night's Stephen Geoffreys) who is under his mother's thumb at home and bullied by juvenile loan shark Marcus (Back to the Future's J.J. Cohen) and his gang at school. Although Spike has called the 976 number more than ...


Vitalina Varela by Eric Cotenas (4th October 2020)

Prémio Autores (Best Film): Pedro Costa (nominee) - Autores Awards, Portugal (2020) Silver Hugo (Best Feature Film): Pedro Costa (winner) and Gold Hugo (Best Feature): Pedro Costa (nominee) - Chicago International Film Festival (2019) Best Actress: Vitalina Varela (winner), Golden Leopard (Best Film): Pedro Costa (winner), and Prize of the Ecumenical Jury - Special Mention: Pedro Costa (winner) - Locarno International Film Festival (2019) Sophia (Best Film): Abel Ribeiro Chaves (nominee), Best Director: Pedro Costa (nominee), Best Actress: Vitalina Varela (nominee), Best Original Screenplay: ...


Made in Hong Kong by Eric Cotenas (4th October 2020)

New Currents Award (Best Film): Fruit Chan (nominee) - Busan International Film Festival (1997) Golden Bauhinia Best Picture (winner), Best Director: Fruit Chan (winner), Best Screenplay: Fruit Chan (nominee) - Golden Bauhinia Awards (1998) Golden Horse Award (Best Director): Fruit Chan (winner), Best Original Screenplay: Fruit Chan (winner), Best Feature Film: Doris Yang (nominee), Best Leading Actor: Sam Lee (nominee), and Best Film Editing: Fruit Chan (nominee) - Golden Horse Film Festival (1997) Hong Kong Film Award (Best Picture): Andy Lau (winner), Best Director: Fruit Chan (winner...


North Korean Partisan in South Korea by James-Masaki Ryan (3rd October 2020)

"North Korean Partisan in South Korea" <南部軍> (1990) Taking place during the Korean War, Lee Tae (played by Ahn Sung-ki) is a North Korean journalist for the Hapdong News that joins the war effort as a partisan - a non-military solider for the front lines. The northern troops have occupied Jeonju, but the southern forced backed by the United States are starting to gain ground. Lee's platoon may be smaller, but with wits and skills they are able to survive through some fierce confrontations, though casualties are a given on both sides. After Lee is hit by a bullet, he is treated by Park Min-ja (played by Choi Jin-shil). Through their time together, they form a special bond, but that cannot last long in the line of fire... Korean cinema has long seen examples of war on film, from "Five Marines" (1961) or "The Marines Who Never Returned" (1963) in the post-war era, to ...


TECHNICAL REVIEWS
Garment Jungle (The) (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (16th November 2020)

Six tough, no-nonsense noirs from six of the genre’s toughest, no-nonsense directors: Budd Boetticher’s Escape in the Fog, in which a nurse and a war veteran take on Nazi spies in San Francisco; Joseph H Lewis’ The Undercover Man, inspired by the real-life case against Al Capone; Richard Quine’s Drive a Crooked Road, which finds Mickey Rooney moving away from comedies and musicals to a tougher persona; Phil Karlson’s 5 Against the House, starring Kim Novak as a nightclub singer embroiled in a casino heist; Vincent Sherman’s The Garment Jungle, from which Kiss Me Deadly director Robert Aldrich was famously fired; and Don Siegel’s police procedural The Lineup, based on the radio and television series, and as brutal a film as he ever made. All six films are presented for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK, with The Undercover Man and Drive a Crooked Road making their world Blu-ray premieres. This stunning collection also boasts a 120-page book, and is strictly limited to 6,000 numbered units....


Lineup (The) (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (16th November 2020)

Six tough, no-nonsense noirs from six of the genre’s toughest, no-nonsense directors: Budd Boetticher’s Escape in the Fog, in which a nurse and a war veteran take on Nazi spies in San Francisco; Joseph H Lewis’ The Undercover Man, inspired by the real-life case against Al Capone; Richard Quine’s Drive a Crooked Road, which finds Mickey Rooney moving away from comedies and musicals to a tougher persona; Phil Karlson’s 5 Against the House, starring Kim Novak as a nightclub singer embroiled in a casino heist; Vincent Sherman’s The Garment Jungle, from which Kiss Me Deadly director Robert Aldrich was famously fired; and Don Siegel’s police procedural The Lineup, based on the radio and television series, and as brutal a film as he ever made. All six films are presented for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK, with The Undercover Man and Drive a Crooked Road making their world Blu-ray premieres. This stunning collection also boasts a 120-page book, and is strictly limited to 6,000 numbered units....


5 Against the House (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (15th November 2020)

Six tough, no-nonsense noirs from six of the genre’s toughest, no-nonsense directors: Budd Boetticher’s Escape in the Fog, in which a nurse and a war veteran take on Nazi spies in San Francisco; Joseph H Lewis’ The Undercover Man, inspired by the real-life case against Al Capone; Richard Quine’s Drive a Crooked Road, which finds Mickey Rooney moving away from comedies and musicals to a tougher persona; Phil Karlson’s 5 Against the House, starring Kim Novak as a nightclub singer embroiled in a casino heist; Vincent Sherman’s The Garment Jungle, from which Kiss Me Deadly director Robert Aldrich was famously fired; and Don Siegel’s police procedural The Lineup, based on the radio and television series, and as brutal a film as he ever made. All six films are presented for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK, with The Undercover Man and Drive a Crooked Road making their world Blu-ray premieres. This stunning collection also boasts a 120-page book, and is strictly limited to 6,000 numbered units....


Undercover Man (The) (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (14th November 2020)

Six tough, no-nonsense noirs from six of the genre’s toughest, no-nonsense directors: Budd Boetticher’s Escape in the Fog, in which a nurse and a war veteran take on Nazi spies in San Francisco; Joseph H Lewis’ The Undercover Man, inspired by the real-life case against Al Capone; Richard Quine’s Drive a Crooked Road, which finds Mickey Rooney moving away from comedies and musicals to a tougher persona; Phil Karlson’s 5 Against the House, starring Kim Novak as a nightclub singer embroiled in a casino heist; Vincent Sherman’s The Garment Jungle, from which Kiss Me Deadly director Robert Aldrich was famously fired; and Don Siegel’s police procedural The Lineup, based on the radio and television series, and as brutal a film as he ever made. All six films are presented for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK, with The Undercover Man and Drive a Crooked Road making their world Blu-ray premieres. This stunning collection also boasts a 120-page book, and is strictly limited to 6,000 numbered units....


Drive a Crooked Road (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (14th November 2020)

Six tough, no-nonsense noirs from six of the genre’s toughest, no-nonsense directors: Budd Boetticher’s Escape in the Fog, in which a nurse and a war veteran take on Nazi spies in San Francisco; Joseph H Lewis’ The Undercover Man, inspired by the real-life case against Al Capone; Richard Quine’s Drive a Crooked Road, which finds Mickey Rooney moving away from comedies and musicals to a tougher persona; Phil Karlson’s 5 Against the House, starring Kim Novak as a nightclub singer embroiled in a casino heist; Vincent Sherman’s The Garment Jungle, from which Kiss Me Deadly director Robert Aldrich was famously fired; and Don Siegel’s police procedural The Lineup, based on the radio and television series, and as brutal a film as he ever made. All six films are presented for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK, with The Undercover Man and Drive a Crooked Road making their world Blu-ray premieres. This stunning collection also boasts a 120-page book, and is strictly limited to 6,000 numbered units....


Escape in the Fog (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (13th November 2020)

Six tough, no-nonsense noirs from six of the genre’s toughest, no-nonsense directors: Budd Boetticher’s Escape in the Fog, in which a nurse and a war veteran take on Nazi spies in San Francisco; Joseph H Lewis’ The Undercover Man, inspired by the real-life case against Al Capone; Richard Quine’s Drive a Crooked Road, which finds Mickey Rooney moving away from comedies and musicals to a tougher persona; Phil Karlson’s 5 Against the House, starring Kim Novak as a nightclub singer embroiled in a casino heist; Vincent Sherman’s The Garment Jungle, from which Kiss Me Deadly director Robert Aldrich was famously fired; and Don Siegel’s police procedural The Lineup, based on the radio and television series, and as brutal a film as he ever made. All six films are presented for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK, with The Undercover Man and Drive a Crooked Road making their world Blu-ray premieres. This stunning collection also boasts a 120-page book, and is strictly limited to 6,000 numbered units....


Frank Herbert's Children of Dune AKA Dune Apocalypse (TV) (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (13th November 2020)

Based on the epic novels written by Frank Herbert, comes this visually stunning, action-packed sci-fi sequel. James McAvoy, Susan Sarandon, Alice Krige star in the fantastical saga of House Atreides. Destined for greatness, the twins of Paul "Muad'dib" Atreides become embroiled in the political landscape of Arrakis (Dune) and the rest of the universe, resulting in conspiracy, betrayal and murder. (The image at left has a TBC certificate but it's been certified 15 by the BBFC: "There is a scene of strong sex between two characters. Strong violence includes a man having a knife thrown into his neck and another being stabbed in the torso.")...


Sweet Charity (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (27th October 2020)

The feature debut of the great Bob Fosse based on the Broadway hit, Sweet Charity is a musical re-imagining of Federico Fellini’s Nights of Cabiria (1957), starring the wonderful Shirley MacLaine as a taxi dancer looking for love and escape in hippy-era New York....


Call to Spy (A) AKA Liberté: A Call to Spy by Rick Curzon (18th October 2020)

Inspired by incredible true stories, this is the untold account of the personal sacrifices of courageous women who put their lives on the line to fight for freedom during WWII. At the beginning of the Second World War, with Britain becoming desperate, Churchill orders his new spy agency - the Special Operations Executive (SOE) - to recruit and train women as spies. Their daunting mission: conduct sabotage and build a resistance. SOE's "spymistress," Vera Atkins (Stana Katic), recruits two unusual candidates: Virginia Hall (Sarah Megan Thomas), an ambitious American with a wooden leg, and Noor Inayat Khan (Radhika Apte), a Muslim pacifist. Together, these women help to undermine the Nazi regime in France, leaving an unmistakable legacy in their wake. At the beginning of the Second World War, with Britain becoming desperate, Churchill orders his new spy agency - the Special Operations Executive (SOE) - to recruit and train women as spies. Their daunting mission: conduct sabotage and build a resistance. SOE's "spymistress," Vera Atkins (Stana Katic), recruits two unusual candidates: Virginia Hall (Sarah Megan Thomas), an ambitious American with a wooden leg, and Noor Inayat Khan (Radhika Apte), a Muslim pacifist. Together, thes...


Blood and Money by Rick Curzon (12th October 2020)

Combining edge-of-your-seat thrills, suspense and breath-taking cinematography, Acting legend and Academy Award nominee Tom Berenger (Inception, Platoon) stars as a retired veteran who, whilst hunting in the snowy outback of Northern Maine, discovers a dead body and a bag full of cash. Violence quickly escalates when a group of hardened criminals in search of the loot turn the hunter in to the hunted in an already stark and deadly wilderness. Blood and Money is an enthralling cat-and-mouse thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat....


Legacy of Lies by Rick Curzon (11th October 2020)

High stakes espionage takes the fight to the streets. Martin Baxter (SCOTT ADKINS, Doctor Strange) a disgraced MI6 agent is forced back into the spy game as a young journalist seeks out his help to expose the shocking truth about operations conducted by the Russian Secret Service. With his daughter pulled into the fray will Martin choose family over queen and country in this explosive, action packed thriller?...


Sax Rohmer's The Face of Fu Manchu AKA The Face of Fu Manchu AKA Ich, Dr. Fu Man Chu AKA Mask of Fu by Rick Curzon (8th October 2020)

In 1965, maverick British producer and writer Harry Alan Towers (The Bloody Judge) scored a hit with The Face of Fu Manchu, a thrilling revival of Sax Rohmer’s super-villain imperiously portrayed by Christopher Lee (The Terror of the Tongs). Over the next four years, Lee and Towers would collaborate with directors Don Sharp (Psychomania), Jeremy Summers and Jesús Franco (Venus in Furs) on four ever more delirious tales of attempted world domination (The Brides of Fu Manchu, The Vengeance of Fu Manchu, The Blood of Fu Manchu, The Castle of Fu Manchu), each pitting the criminal mastermind against his arch-nemesis Nayland Smith, as played variously by Nigel Green (Play Dirty), Douglas Wilmer (Sherlock Holmes) and Richard Greene (The Adventures of Robin Hood). Now, all five classic Fu Manchu films are presented on Blu-ray for the first time, newly restored from original negatives and containing a wealth of new and archival extras, including critical appreciations, cast and crew interviews and audio commentaries. This stunning collection is strictly limited to 6,000 units, and is presented with an exclusive, fully illustrated 120-page book, featuring new writing by Tim Lucas....


Sax Rohmer's The Blood of Fu Manchu AKA The Blood of Fu Manchu AKA Der Todeskuß Des Dr. Fu Manchu AK by Rick Curzon (8th October 2020)

In 1965, maverick British producer and writer Harry Alan Towers (The Bloody Judge) scored a hit with The Face of Fu Manchu, a thrilling revival of Sax Rohmer’s super-villain imperiously portrayed by Christopher Lee (The Terror of the Tongs). Over the next four years, Lee and Towers would collaborate with directors Don Sharp (Psychomania), Jeremy Summers and Jesús Franco (Venus in Furs) on four ever more delirious tales of attempted world domination (The Brides of Fu Manchu, The Vengeance of Fu Manchu, The Blood of Fu Manchu, The Castle of Fu Manchu), each pitting the criminal mastermind against his arch-nemesis Nayland Smith, as played variously by Nigel Green (Play Dirty), Douglas Wilmer (Sherlock Holmes) and Richard Greene (The Adventures of Robin Hood). Now, all five classic Fu Manchu films are presented on Blu-ray for the first time, newly restored from original negatives and containing a wealth of new and archival extras, including critical appreciations, cast and crew interviews and audio commentaries. This stunning collection is strictly limited to 6,000 units, and is presented with an exclusive, fully illustrated 120-page book, featuring new writing by Tim Lucas....


Sax Rohmer's The Brides of Fu Manchu AKA The Brides of Fu Manchu AKA Die Dreizehn Sklavinnen des Dr. by Rick Curzon (8th October 2020)

In 1965, maverick British producer and writer Harry Alan Towers (The Bloody Judge) scored a hit with The Face of Fu Manchu, a thrilling revival of Sax Rohmer’s super-villain imperiously portrayed by Christopher Lee (The Terror of the Tongs). Over the next four years, Lee and Towers would collaborate with directors Don Sharp (Psychomania), Jeremy Summers and Jesús Franco (Venus in Furs) on four ever more delirious tales of attempted world domination (The Brides of Fu Manchu, The Vengeance of Fu Manchu, The Blood of Fu Manchu, The Castle of Fu Manchu), each pitting the criminal mastermind against his arch-nemesis Nayland Smith, as played variously by Nigel Green (Play Dirty), Douglas Wilmer (Sherlock Holmes) and Richard Greene (The Adventures of Robin Hood). Now, all five classic Fu Manchu films are presented on Blu-ray for the first time, newly restored from original negatives and containing a wealth of new and archival extras, including critical appreciations, cast and crew interviews and audio commentaries. This stunning collection is strictly limited to 6,000 units, and is presented with an exclusive, fully illustrated 120-page book, featuring new writing by Tim Lucas....


Sax Rohmer's The Vengeance of Fu Manchu AKA Vengeance of Fu Manchu AKA Die Rache des Dr. Fu Man Chu by Rick Curzon (8th October 2020)

In 1965, maverick British producer and writer Harry Alan Towers (The Bloody Judge) scored a hit with The Face of Fu Manchu, a thrilling revival of Sax Rohmer’s super-villain imperiously portrayed by Christopher Lee (The Terror of the Tongs). Over the next four years, Lee and Towers would collaborate with directors Don Sharp (Psychomania), Jeremy Summers and Jesús Franco (Venus in Furs) on four ever more delirious tales of attempted world domination (The Brides of Fu Manchu, The Vengeance of Fu Manchu, The Blood of Fu Manchu, The Castle of Fu Manchu), each pitting the criminal mastermind against his arch-nemesis Nayland Smith, as played variously by Nigel Green (Play Dirty), Douglas Wilmer (Sherlock Holmes) and Richard Greene (The Adventures of Robin Hood). Now, all five classic Fu Manchu films are presented on Blu-ray for the first time, newly restored from original negatives and containing a wealth of new and archival extras, including critical appreciations, cast and crew interviews and audio commentaries. This stunning collection is strictly limited to 6,000 units, and is presented with an exclusive, fully illustrated 120-page book, featuring new writing by Tim Lucas....


Sax Rohmer's The Castle of Fu Manchu AKA The Castle of Fu Manchu AKA Die Folterkammer Des Dr. Fu Man by Rick Curzon (8th October 2020)

In 1965, maverick British producer and writer Harry Alan Towers (The Bloody Judge) scored a hit with The Face of Fu Manchu, a thrilling revival of Sax Rohmer’s super-villain imperiously portrayed by Christopher Lee (The Terror of the Tongs). Over the next four years, Lee and Towers would collaborate with directors Don Sharp (Psychomania), Jeremy Summers and Jesús Franco (Venus in Furs) on four ever more delirious tales of attempted world domination (The Brides of Fu Manchu, The Vengeance of Fu Manchu, The Blood of Fu Manchu, The Castle of Fu Manchu), each pitting the criminal mastermind against his arch-nemesis Nayland Smith, as played variously by Nigel Green (Play Dirty), Douglas Wilmer (Sherlock Holmes) and Richard Greene (The Adventures of Robin Hood). Now, all five classic Fu Manchu films are presented on Blu-ray for the first time, newly restored from original negatives and containing a wealth of new and archival extras, including critical appreciations, cast and crew interviews and audio commentaries. This stunning collection is strictly limited to 6,000 units, and is presented with an exclusive, fully illustrated 120-page book, featuring new writing by Tim Lucas....


Eve AKA Eva AKA The Devil's Woman (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (1st October 2020)

Jeanne Moreau (Jules et Jim) and Stanley Baker (Yesterday’s Enemy) star as two lovers caught in a deadly affair in Joseph Losey’s 1962 adaptation of the James Hadley Chase novel. A highly personal project for Losey, Eve was blighted by producer interference, and was heavily cut for its general release under the title Eva. Powerhouse Films is delighted to present the longest known version of the film for the very first time on home video in this definitive, world premiere Blu-ray edition....


Crown Vic AKA Bulletproof by Rick Curzon (23rd September 2020)

An intense, gritty and riveting crime thriller following two LAPD officers as they hunt down two cop killers on the loose, in a city about to boil over. Training Day meets End of Watch, Bulletproof is a brutal look at the extreme danger and unthinkable sacrifices police officers face when they commit to serve and protect the public. Starring Thomas Jane (The Mist) and Luke Kleintank (The Man in the High Castle)....


I, Monster (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (20th September 2020)

Horror icons Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing team up once again for an Amicus take on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novella Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, with Lee occupying the role of the scientist and his deadly alter ego. Directed by Stephen Weeks, making his first feature aged twenty-two, I, Monster presents an inventive take on an iconic tale....


Penny Slinger: Out of the Shadows (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (20th September 2020)

The incredible, untold story of the British artist Penny Slinger and the traumatic events that led to the creation of her masterpiece, the 1977 photo-romance, An Exorcism. Coming of age against a backdrop of post-war austerity and the subsequent explosion of colour that characterised the 1960s counterculture, Slinger embraced her generation’s quest for personal freedom and sexual liberation, and channelled these desires into her ground-breaking collages, sculptures, and films (including collaborations with Jane Arden and Peter Whitehead). So powerful was her vision that fifty years later her work is still influencing contemporary artists....


Best Before Death (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (20th September 2020)

Twenty-three years ago, Bill Drummond ceased activities as part of the enormously successful pop group, the KLF. Since 2014, he’s been on a World Tour, travelling around the world with his show – The 25 Paintings – visiting a different city each year. In December 2016, he based himself in Kolkata, while in the Spring of 2018, he was in Lexington, North Carolina. In each place, he carries out his regular work, setting up a shoeshine stand in the street or building a bed in order to give it away. He walks across the longest bridge he can find, banging his parade drum at dawn, starts knitting circles with anyone who wants to join him, bakes cakes and offers them to strangers whose houses sit on a circle he’s drawn on a map of the city. He’s not rich, and he’s deliberately designed his actions so they cannot be monetised. He’s mostly been ignored by the art world. So what is he doing it all for? Director Paul Duane shadowed Bill Drummond for three years before starting this film in order to achieve some level of understanding of what he’s about. Co-produced by Grammy Award-winning writer Robert Gordon and shot by Oscar-nominated DOP Robbie Ryan, the documentary is a fascinating look at an uncompromising artist. Best Bef...


Krabi, 2562 (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (19th September 2020)

In the town of Krabi, a popular tourist destination in southern Thailand, the pre-historic, the recent past and the contemporary capitalist world awkwardly collide. The town’s local folklore and histories are promoted as attractions to tourists and commercial filmmakers, while the traditional labour force is muted and hidden from the tourists’ eyes. A nameless character, whose identity continually changes, explores various sites and meets people that capture Krabi in its current state. As fact and fiction merge, the mysterious woman slowly disappears into the fabric of the narrative, and time slips between ancient and modern. A dreamlike mystery, uncovering layers of Krabi to understand how humans change a landscape....


Driver (The) by Rick Curzon (19th September 2020)

After a plague of the undead decimates human life on Earth, a former hit man (Mark Dacascos, John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum), his wife and daughter live quietly in a survivalist compound. But when the compound is attacked, a massive explosion summons a swarm of the undead, and only Bree and her father escape. As they seek out the Haven - a rumoured sanctuary up north - the hit man teaches Bree to shoot, drive and survive, sensing his time is running out....


Mortal by Rick Curzon (16th September 2020)

Chronicle meets X-Men meets Thor; Mortal is a fantasy adventure epic from the director of Troll Hunter and starring The Fault In Our Star’s Nat Wolff. Based on ancient Norse Mythology, a young boy must discover the origins of his extraordinary powers before he is captured by authorities hell-bent on condemning him for an accidental murder. A breath-taking and thrilling origins adventure story about one boys journey to uncover who, or what, he really is....


Bay of Silence (The) by Rick Curzon (10th September 2020)

Do you truly know the ones you love? When Will (CLAES BANG, DRACULA) discovers his wife (OLGA KURYLENKO, THE COURIER) and three children have suddenly disappeared, his perfect world begins to unravel. Setting out on a frantic search to recover his family and finding them in a remote village in northern France, relief soon turns to horror as he discovers his infant son has mysteriously died. What happened to his family? Is the cost of truth a price worth paying?...


Diablo AKA Race Fast by Rick Curzon (10th August 2020)

High octane, high stakes Fast & Furious style crime thriller following the dangerous world of illegal underground car racers. When a young boy in need of fast money is enlisted to take part in a race n chase event, his dangerous decision soon means his days behind the wheel are numbered when his victory means a crime lord loses out on a sizeable bet....


Burden by (6th August 2020)

From Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Robbie Brenner (Dallas Buyers Club), Burden is the shocking, thought-provoking and moving true story of disavowed South Carolina Klansman Mike Burden. When a museum celebrating the Ku Klux Klan opens in a small South Carolina town, the idealistic Reverend Kennedy (Academy Award® winner Forest Whitaker) resolves to do everything in his power to prevent long-simmering racial tensions from boiling over. But the members of Kennedy's congregation are shocked to discover that his plan includes sheltering Mike Burden (Garrett Hedlund), a Klansman whose relationships with both a single-mother (Andrea Riseborough) and a high-school friend (Usher Raymond) force him to re-examine his long-held beliefs....


Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot by Rick Curzon (6th August 2020)

A tale of power, betrayal, lust and revenge, ARTHUR & MERLIN: KNIGHTS OF CAMELOT tells of a man battling to fulfil his destiny to become the King his nation needs. Starring Game of Thrones legend, Richard Brake. The year 463 AD. England is a land divided. A land in need of a legend. King Arthur has been absent for five long years, fighting a war abroad that has stricken his knights, left his throne defenceless and his queen at the mercy of Modred, his illegitimate son. He must return home fast, facing dark and dangerous threats from all sides. But as he fights to preserve Camelot and all that he holds dear, the toughest conflict will be with himself. Guided by the legendary wizard Merlin, Arthur must strive to become the king that his nation needs. It is the story of a legend, before the legend was told....


Rainy Day in New York (A) (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (31st July 2020)

Woody Allen s romantic comedy A RAINY DAY IN NEW YORK tells the story of college sweethearts, Gatsby (Timothe e Chalamet) and Ashleigh (Elle Fanning), whose plans for a romantic weekend together in New York City are dashed as quickly as the sunlight turns into showers. The two are soon parted, and each has a series of chance meetings and comical adventures while on their own....


Woman in Black (The) (TV) (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (28th July 2020)

When a friendless old widow dies in the seaside town of Crythin, a young solicitor is sent in to settle her estate. Following cryptic warnings from the locals regarding the terrifying history of the old woman's house, he very soon begins to see visions of a menacing woman in black... Atmospherically directed by BAFTA-nominated Herbert Wise and starring Adrian Rawlins as the unfortunate young solicitor and Pauline Moran as the terrifying revenant, this unsettling drama remains a high watermark for ghost story adaptations on British television and still retains its significant potential to shock. Unseen for decades, Nigel Kneale's chilling adaptation of Susan Hill's best-selling novel has been painstakingly restored in High Definition by Network's award-winning in-house Restoration Team from original film elements for this long-awaited release....


Story of a Love Affair AKA Cronaca di un amore AKA Chronicle of a Love (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (20th July 2020)

Antonioni is one of the most influential filmmakers of all times, indeed critics revere him as the creator of Modern Cinema. His STORY OF A LOVE AFFAIR, aka Cronaca di un Amore, is his first feature film, a Noir thriller with sensual themes of yearning and jealousy. It is considered a masterpiece by Scorsese, among others. Paola (Lucia Bosè) is a strikingly beautiful young woman married to a rich older industrialist who decides to have her past investigated. The detective s enquiry reaches Paola s former lover, Guido, prompting him to seek her after seven years, and they reignite their passion. Antonioni, who defined cool modernism on screen, chronicles the love affair, observing without judgement. His ground-breaking techniques - such as the long one-take sequence, later adopted by cinema greats - and scintillating B&W photography are presented here in HD for the 1st time, from a painstaking 2K restoration, finally doing justice to the director s masterpiece....


Survive the Night AKA The Long Night by Rick Curz (8th July 2020)

Screen legend Bruce Willis (Die Hard franchise) drives the action in this gripping home-invasion thriller. After two brothers commit a robbery that goes wrong, one of them, Mathias, is mortally wounded, forcing sibling Jamie to stalk a trauma doctor named Rich (Chad Michael Murray, "One Tree Hill") from the hospital to his home. While holding Rich’s wife and daughter hostage, Jamie forces Rich to operate on Mathias. For the family to survive the night, Rich must team up with his estranged tough-as-nails father, retired sheriff Frank (Willis), in order to gain the upper hand and turn the tables on the criminals....


Inheritance by Rick Curzon (8th July 2020)

INHERITANCE is a nightmarish dive into the deepest and darkest secrets of New York's elite. Breakout British actress Lily Collins is armed and dangerous in this high-stakes thriller also starring Simon Pegg as you have never seen him before. The film follows a young ambitious lawyer (Lily Collins: Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile) whose perfect life falls off the tracks following the death of her hedge fund tycoon father. Lauren is left with a shocking secret inheritance that will threaten to unravel and destroy their lives....


Valhalla AKA Valhalla: Legend of Thor by Rick Curzon (3rd July 2020)

No man, woman or child may defy the gods. When Thor and Loki seek refuge in the home of mortals, the youngest son fails to heed a warning from the gods. As atonement for the family's sins, the gods take the two youngest children under their wing and embark on an epic adventure from Midgard to Valhalla that will see them stare down ruthless giants, barbaric gods and the dreaded wolf Fenrir. Ragnarok is coming......


Arkansas by Rick Curzon (2nd July 2020)

In Clark Duke’s directorial debut, Kyle (Liam Hemsworth) and Swin (Clark Duke) live by the orders of an Arkansas-based drug kingpin named Frog (Vince Vaughn), whom they’ve never met. Posing as junior park rangers by day, they operate as low-level drug couriers by night under the watchful eye of Frog’s proxies (John Malkovich and Vivica A. Fox). Swin settles into his day job by taking up a relationship with Johnna (Eden Brolin) against orders to blend in, while Kyle continues to question his night job by trying to figure out who Frog really is. Their world is then upended after one too many inept decisions, and Kyle, Swin, and Johnna find themselves directly in Frog’s crosshairs, who mistakenly sees them as a threat to his empire. Based on John Brandon’s best-selling novel of the same name, Arkansas weaves together three decades of Deep South drug trafficking to explore the cycle of violence that turns young men into criminals, and old men into legends....


 


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