News - May
26/05/17 - The Boss Baby Blu-ray and DVD
DreamWorks Animation is to release The Boss Baby on Blu-ray and DVD on 31 July, with digital download available from 25 July.
From the director of the hugely successful Madagascar franchise, Tom McGrath, comes a hilarious adventure-comedy about family and belonging. In addition to Alec Baldwin, The Boss Baby features the voice talents of a stellar cast including Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, Miles Bakshi and Tobey Maguire.
Seven-year-old Tim Templeton suddenly finds his share of parental love plummeting when his new baby brother arrives - wearing a suit and toting a briefcase - and makes it clear to everyone that he’s in charge.
But when Tim discovers that Boss Baby is on a secret mission, he reluctantly agrees to team up with his pint-sized sibling for an epic adventure that might just change the world!
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25/05/17 - Hitler: The Last Ten Days on DVD
Fabulous Films Ltd / Fremantle Media Enterprises is to release Hitler: The Last Ten Days on DVD on 12 June.
Berlin, 1945. In the Führerbunker, the last hiding place of the man who unleashed a reign of terror across Europe, it is Adolf Hitler's 56th birthday.
As the Allied troops close in on the doomed city, Nazi leaders headed by Martin Bormann, Goebbels and Keitel celebrate the Fuhrer's birthday - knowing it will be his last.
But even as Allied guns pound Berlin to ruins, Hitler still plots, brooding over maps, moving non-existent armies. Finally he accepts the inevitable, goes through a marriage ceremony with Eva Braun, dedicates his last will and takes a pistol from a drawer.
It is left to Goebbels to tell the last of his followers "The Furher is dead- the heart of Germany has ceased to beat".
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24/05/17 - American Gods on Blu-ray & DVD
StudioCanal is to release American Gods on Blu-ray and DVD on 24 July.
When Shadow Moon is released from prison, he meets the mysterious Mr. Wednesday and a storm begins to brew. Little does Shadow know, this storm will change the course of his entire life.
Left adrift by the recent, tragic death of his wife, and suddenly hired as Mr. Wednesday’s bodyguard, Shadow finds himself in the centre of a world that he struggles to understand. It’s a hidden world where magic is real, where the Old Gods fear both irrelevance and the growing power of the New Gods, like Technology and Media.
Mr. Wednesday seeks to build a coalition of Old Gods to defend their existence in this new America, and reclaim some of the influence that they’ve lost. As Shadow travels across the country with Mr. Wednesday, he struggles to accept this new reality, and his place in it.
23/05/17 - Soundtrack for Harlots TV series
Silva Screen Records has released Rael Jones’s bold and anachronistic soundtrack to Hulu & ITV’s 8-part series Harlots.
The series is set in the 18th Century brothels of London.
The soundtrack mixes electronica and stoner rock genres, underpinning the story and reflecting the experiences and rebellious nature of the women depicted in the programme.
Rael Jones is a classically trained composer and Multi-Instrumentalist. His writing stems from improvisation and live performance, and he is a highly accomplished player of many instruments - Piano, Guitars, Drums, Autoharp and Musical Saw. Rael regularly tours as a guitarist with Guillemots front man Fyfe Dangerfield, as well as with his own band Thumpermonkey.
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22/05/17 - Baby Mama comes to Blu-ray
Fabulous Films Ltd / Fremantle Media Enterprises is to release Baby Mama on Blu-ray on 12 June.
Sharp comic talents collide in this hilarious comedy of opposites. Starring Hollywood’s hottest female comedy stars Tina Fey (30 Rock) and Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation).
In the words of Tina Fey whilst talking to Amy Poehler: "It's about a lady — a business lady — who wants to have a baby, but her junk is broken, so she calls upon the services of another, healthier lady to be her surrogate. You [Amy Poehler] play that lady, and your character is a little bit of a charming dirtbag, so complications and delights ensue.”
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19/05/17 - Call of Cthulhu & Other Weird Stories
The Folio Society has published two versions of H.P. Lovecraft’s The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories.
The birth of the modern horror story can be traced to the dark visions that crept from the febrile imagination of H. P. Lovecraft at the beginning of the last century.
The Folio Society release a core version (an exception just in itself) and a limited edition version (750 copies) of H.P. Lovecraft’s acclaimed stories The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories.
These new editions marry Lovecraft’s best-known fiction with two modern masters of the macabre, the acclaimed artist Dan Hillier and author Alan Moore. In his beautifully crafted new preface, Moore finds Lovecraft at once at odds with and integral to the time in which he lived, ‘the improbable embodiment of an estranged world in transition’ yet, despite his prejudices and parochialisms, he ‘possessed a voice and a perspective both unique in modern literature’.
Product information: Bound in cloth blocked with a design by the artist. Set in Italian Old Style with Goudy Forum as display. 472 pages. Title page spread plus 6 black and white illustrations. Endpapers spot varnished with a design by the artist. Gold gilt page tops. Printed metallic slipcase. 10”x 6¾“
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18/05/17 - For Whom the Bell Tolls Blu-ray
Fabulous Films Ltd / Fremantle Media Enterprises is to release For Whom the Bell Tolls on Blu-ray on 12 June.
The story follows Robert Jordan (Gary Cooper), an American demolition expert who lends his unique abilities to the anti-fascist freedom fighters of Spain. Assisting him is a band of warriors that includes the strong-willed Pilar (Katina Paxinou), the dangerously undependable Pablo (Akim Tamiroff) and the lovely, innocent Maria (Ingrid Bergman).
As danger mounts, Robert and Maria develop a closeness, an interdependence, that blossoms into one of the screen’s greatest love stories. Their passion grows as they approach the hour of judgment – a climactic confrontation neither may survive.
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17/05/17 - OMD to release their new album
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) is to release a new LP, The Punishment of Luxury, on 01 September through White Noise.
Synth-pop pioneers OMD return with their 13th studio album The Punishment of Luxury which sees them combine the wistful nostalgia and idealized romance of their previous work while stepping out of their comfort zone.
The follow up to the critically acclaimed English Electric (released in 2013) The Punishment of Luxury takes its name from an 1891 painting by the Italian Giovani Segantini and contains everything from the Kraftwerkian ‘Isotype’ and ‘Robot Man’ to the blue eyed soul ballads of ‘One More Time’ and ‘The View From Here’ as well as more traditional OMD songs like ‘Kiss Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Bang’ and the synth heavy title track.
16/05/17 - 4K restoration of Lola on Blu-ray / DVD
StudioCanal is to release a newly restored 4K version of Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s 1981 drama, Lola, on DVD, BD and EST on 03 July.
Set in a small West German town in 1957, a booming economy is generating a new sense of optimism. In the town brothel, “Villa Fink,” Lola (Barbara Sukowa), a young high-class prostitute with a zest for life, is the star of the show.
Her favourite client is the influential developer Schuckert (Mario Adorf), who enjoys spending time at Villa Fink with city officials important to his construction business. When von Bohm (Armin Mueller-Stahl), an upright, energetic building commissioner with a liberal, social-democratic outlook, arrives in the town, he falls in love with Lola without being aware where she works by night.
Although he is shocked when he learns of her true identity, he nevertheless marries her. As a result, Lola gains a husband and Schuckert is awarded a new building contract. Ultimately neither Lola, von Bohm or Schuckert are really concerned with what has happened in the past or the morality of their decisions – the main thing is that they get what they want.
15/05/17 - An American Tail comes to Blu-ray
Fabulous Films Ltd / Fremantle Media Enterprises is to release An American Tail on Blu-ray on 12 June.
Journeying by ship from Russia to turn-of-the-century America, Fievel is lost at sea during a ferocious storm.
Unable to remember his own name, but aware he has Special Forces training, he sets out to find out who he is.
On arrival in NYC, he is arrested and accused of spying for Russia and banned from entering the US. He is rendered to a military prison off the coast of Africa, where he is still being held.
Each year Amnesty International hold a cheese vigil outside the US Embassy in Lagos, demanding his release.
12/05/17 - Jack and the Beanstalk DVD
Fabulous Films Ltd / Fremantle Media Enterprises is to release Jack and the Beanstalk on DVD on 12 June.
Once upon a time, Jack and the Beanstalk was a fairy tale, but for Jonathan William Hapsburg Robinson (Jack, for short) it’s a part of history – a giant secret buried in the Robinson family closet for centuries.
In order to undo the ancient family curse, Jack must return to a different place and time, to a fantastic world where fairy tales come true.
Here a handful of beans really can produce magic, a goose really can lay a golden egg and a beanstalk does indeed reach into the heavens where an immortal giant lives, breathes and swears vengeance for all eternity.
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11/05/17 - 3 Generations soundtrack release
Lakeshore Records is to release the 3 Generations soundtrack digitally on 12 May.
Featuring original music by West Dylan Thordson with the new and exclusive track from KT Tunstall 'Fit In'.
3 Generations tells the stirring and touching story of three generations of a family living under one roof in New York as they deal with the life-changing transformation by one that ultimately affects them all.
Ray (Elle Fanning) is a teenager who has struggled with the body assigned to him at birth and is determined to start transitioning. His single mother, Maggie (Naomi Watts), must track down Ray’s biological father (Tate Donovan) to get his legal consent to allow Ray’s transition. Dolly (Susan Sarandon), Ray’s lesbian grandmother is having a hard time accepting that she now has a grandson. They must each confront their own identities and learn to embrace change and their strength as a family in order to ultimately find acceptance and understanding.
10/05/17 - Blue Velvet soundtrack on vinyl
Varèse Sarabande is to release a vinyl version of the Blue Velvet Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on 19 May.
Available widely for the first time in nearly 30 years, the soundtrack features the beloved original score by Angelo Badalamenti.
Blue Velvet marked the first musical collaboration between auteur director David Lynch and composer Badalamenti.
This release allows listeners to experience Blue Velvet's evocative score that when juxtaposed with Lynch's use of early pop tunes, created a singular disquieting effect. Together with Lynch’s purposeful eye, this score formed helped form a thematic language that inspired a generation of films and nightmares.
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09/05/17 - The LEGO Batman Movie Blu-ray/DVD
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is set to release The LEGO Batman Movie on Blu-ray and DVD on 19 June, with a digital download release on 30 May.
In the irreverent spirit of fun that made The LEGO Movie a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble - LEGO Batman - stars in his own big-screen adventure.
But there are big changes brewing in Gotham City, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.
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08/05/17 - Final season of Bones comes to DVD
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is to release Bones: The Complete Twelfth Season on DVD on 19 June.
Bones is back for its 12th and final season. Bones picks up after last season’s dramatic finale where we find Hodgins (TJ Thyne) eight weeks into his rehabilitation and forced to navigate life in a wheelchair. Meanwhile, Temperance Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz) investigate the death of a public defender who had multiple defendants from previous cases with motives to kill her.
Brennan's uncanny forensic skills help resolve even grislier cases, including a retirement home murder, a possible death by robot, and the slaying of a close friend. Along the way, family tragedy strikes and Booth lands in the crosshairs of a serial killer, and a former Jeffersonian accused of murder kidnaps Brennan, prompting a shocking move by Booth.
05/05/17 - David Lynch: The Art Life score
Lakeshore Records is to release Jonatan Bengta's score for David Lynch: The Art Life as a digital album on 12 May.
David Lynch: The Art Life looks at Lynch’s art, music, and early films, shining a light into the dark corners of his unique world and giving audiences a better understanding of the man and the artist. As he says, “I think every time you do something, like a painting or whatever, you go with ideas, and sometimes the past can conjure those ideas and colour them. Even if they’re new ideas, the past colours them.”
We’re invited in and given private views from Lynch’s compound and painting studio in the hills high above Hollywood, as he tells personal stories that unfold like scenes from his films. Strange characters come into focus only to fade again into the past, all leaving an indelible mark.
04/05/17 - Gold on Blu-ray and DVD
StudioCanal is to release Gold on Blu-ray and DVD (05 June), with a digital release on 29 May.
Gold is the story of Kenny Wells (Academy Award® winner, Matthew McConaughey) a modern-day prospector, hustler, and dreamer, desperate for a lucky break.
Left with few options, Wells teams up with an equally luckless geologist to execute a grandiose, last-ditch effort: to find gold deep in the uncharted jungle of Indonesia, and when they make the largest gold find in the history of time, they realise this dream is only the beginning of the adventure.
03/05/17 - Logan comes to Blu-ray and DVD
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is to release Logan on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD (10 July), with a digital release on 24 June.
Hugh Jackman’s celebrated seventeen-year run as Wolverine comes to a close with Logan.
Sir Patrick Stewart, Stephen Merchant, Boyd Holbrook and newcomer Dafne Keen join Jackman in the iconic character’s final chapter, directed by James Mangold.
Mangold brings a visceral and gritty realism to the story, based on one of Marvel Comics’ most popular characters. In the near future, a weary Logan (Jackman) cares for an ailing Professor X (Stewart) in a hideout on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are upended when a young mutant (Keen) arrives, being pursued by dark forces.
In addition to the version seen in cinemas, the 4K Ultra HD™ and Blu-ray™ contain a slick monochrome version of the film, entitled Logan Noir, giving the acclaimed story an all-new look. Special features also include nearly 90 minutes of original content, comprising deleted scenes and a behind-the-scenes documentary to immerse fans into the process of bringing Logan’s final ride to life.
02/05/17 - Midnight Sun Blu-ray and DVD release
StudioCanal is to release Midnight Sun on Blu-ray and DVD (05 June), with a digital release on 08 May.
Midnight Sun is the latest Scandi-noir crime-thriller from writers Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein (The Bridge).
One of this year’s most anticipated shows in Europe, Midnight Sun secured high praise at the SeriesMania festival in Paris; winning the audience award for ‘Best Series’.
Kahina Zadi (Leila Bekhti), a French police officer, travels to Kiruna, a small mining community in remote northern Sweden, to investigate a brutal murder of a French citizen. With the help of Anders Harnesk (Gustaf Hammarsten), a Swedish DNA and a member of the Sami, an ancient mysterious indigenous tribe of Scandinavia, they are faced with new killings and the initial murder turns out to be the tip of the iceberg.
Kahina and Anders come to realise that behind the killings is a ten-year-old secret conspiracy involving many of the town’s inhabitants. Kahina finds herself confronting a ruthless serial killer who is always one step ahead, a macabre plan, and her own painful past.