News - March
31/03/17 - The soundtrack for Emerald City
Lakeshore Records is to release Trevor Morris's score for Emerald City digitally on CD from 05 May. A digital album is already available.
Swept up into the eye of a tornado, 20-year-old Dorothy Gale (Adria Arjona) is transported to another world - a mystical land where an all-powerful ruler (Vincent D'Onofrio) governs over one kingdom, has outlawed magic, and faces not only the wrath of a growing cauldron of witches but a looming disaster brought on by a mythical force.
Epic, romantic and fantastical, Emerald City is an empowering tale of a young woman finding her true strength and identity even as she battles to bring a divided world together.
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30/03/17 - Their Finest soundtrack release
Varèse Sarabande is release the soundtrack to Their Finest digitally (07 April) and on CD (21 April).
The soundtrack features the original music composed by Academy Award® Winner Rachel Portman along with ‘pub classics’ performed by the actors, including Bill Nighy’s lilting rendition of 'Will You Go, Lassie, Go.'
Their Finest is set in 1940s London during the Blitz. The music is a mixture of orchestral wistful, thematic, at times up tempo underscore with themes for Catrin, the protagonist, and for the war.
With London emptied of its men now fighting at the Front, Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton) is hired by the British Ministry of Information as a “slop” scriptwriter charged with bringing “a woman’s touch” to morale-boosting propaganda films. Her natural flair quickly gets her noticed by dashing movie producer Buckley (Sam Claflin) whose path would never have crossed hers in peacetime.
As bombs are dropping all around them, Catrin, Buckley and a colorful crew work furiously to make a film that will warm the hearts of the nation. Although Catrin’s artist husband looks down on her job, she quickly discovers there is as much camaraderie, laughter and passion behind the camera as there is onscreen.
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28/03/17 - Slaughterhouse Five Blu-ray and DVD
Fabulous Films is to release Slaughterhouse Five on Blu-ray in April, with the DVD available now.
Kurt Vonnegut Jr’s classic sci-fi novel comes to life in this haunting film from acclaimed director George Roy Hill.
Billy Pilgrim is an ordinary World War II soldier with one major exception: he has mysteriously become “unstuck in time”. With his life happening in a seemingly random order, Billy goes on an uncomfortable trip back and forth from his birth in New York to life on a distant planet and back again to the horrors of the 1945 fire-bombing of Dresden.
Starring Michael Sacks as Billy Pilgrim, this dazzling and thought provoking sci-fi drama co-stars Ron Leibman and Valerie Perrine.
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27/03/17 - Albion: The Enchanted Stallion score
MovieScore Media is to release the soundtrack to Albion: The Enchanted Stallion by George Kallis on digital download (24 March) and CD (07 April).
The latest collaboration between MovieScore Media and composer George Kallis (Gagarin: First in Space, 93 Days) is Albion: The Enchanted Stallion, a magical fantasy co-written and directed by Castille Landon.
The film follows the adventures of a twelve-year-old girl who gets transported to the mystical world of Albion with the help of a magical black stallion. Upon arrival, she discovers that she alone is the key to saving an entire race of people. The epic fantasy score features a traditional symphonic orchestra, choir and an assortment of exotic instruments which transports its listeners to the magical kingdom of Albion - and like all great film scores of the Golden Age, it has the power to do so without the visuals.
Click here to buy the digitally album - Amazon.co.uk
24/03/17 - The Entity comes to Blu-ray
Eureka Entertainment to release The Entity, the ultimate story of supernatural terror, on Blu-ray from 15 May.
Academy Award nominee Barbara Hershey stars as Carla Moran, a hard-working single mother who, one terrible night is raped in her bedroom by someone – or something – that she cannot see.
Met with sceptical psychiatrists, she is repeatedly attacked in her car, in the bath, and in front of her children. Could this be a case of hysteria, a manifestation of childhood sexual trauma, or something even more horrific?
Now, with a group of daring parapsychologists, Carla will attempt an unthinkable experiment: to seduce, trap and ultimately capture the depraved spectral fury that is The Entity.
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23/03/17 - The Kettering Incident comes to DVD
Dazzler Media is to release The Kettering Incident on DVD on 10 April.
When Dr Anna Macy (Elizabeth Debicki) was a child, she and her best friend Gillian were playing in ancient woodland on the edge of town when they saw strange lights in the sky, accompanied by a high-pitched sound. Hours later, Anna was found alone, her friend had mysteriously disappeared.
Fifteen years on Anna returns to her home town of Kettering to find that the rumours of what really happened that night still persist – from murder to alien abduction – so when 17-year-old Chloe Holloway disappears Anna is compelled to discover what really happened to Gillian.
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22/03/17 - Prime Suspect 1973 available to buy
ITV Studios Global Entertainment is to release Prime Suspect 1973 on download-to-own and DVD from 10 April.
The wait is over for the much-anticipated prequel to multi-award-winning global hit Prime Suspect.
This visually-stunning, cinematic drama rewinds to 1970s London to portray the early career of the formidable DCI Jane Tennison (Stefanie Martini), the role that established Oscar® winner Dame Helen Mirren as a household name.
We meet Jane as an ambitious, single-minded 22-year-old probationary officer, starting out as a WPC in a world where chauvinism and rule-bending are the norm. Jane’s dedicated, instinctive approach is evident from the start as she is thrown into a brutal murder enquiry, witnessing first-hand the devastating effects of violent crime, as well as experiencing tragic ramifications herself.
Immersed in the music, fashion and politics that defined a generation, we follow Jane Tennison as she establishes herself in a man’s world, revealing the complexities of her ambition and personal life that shaped one of television’s most iconic female characters.
21/03/17 - Bird on a Wire comes to Blu-ray & DVD
Fabulous Films Ltd / Fremantle Media Enterprises are to reissue Bird on a Wire on DVD (27 March) and Blu-ray (10 April).
Hiding under the FBI Witness Protection Program, Rick Jarmin (Mel Gibson) gets nervous when old flame Marianne Graves (Goldie Hawn) recognises him. But before he can assume a new identity, the man he put in jail is released and comes to pay his respects.
Rick and Marianne find themselves thrown together on an exhilarating cross-country scramble, barely evading the gangsters, police and an amorous veterinarian. Their whirlwind travels eventually lead to an unforgettable climax in an elaborate zoo exhibit.
20/03/17 - Brotherhood of Blades Blu-ray & DVD
Second Sight will release Brotherhood of Blades on Blu-ray and DVD on 10 April.
Chinese saga, Brotherhood of Blades, is directed by Lu Yang.
Complete with outstanding fight scenes and a high body count, Brotherhood of Blades tells an epic tale of power struggles, betrayal and conspiracies during the final years of the Ming Dynasty.
When three elite, sword-wielding assassins are tasked by the Emperor to eliminate a powerful enemy and his loyal followers, they find themselves pulled into in a treacherous conspiracy which can only lead to a bloody battle for the Empire.
17/03/17 - Grace and Frankie soundtrack release
Lakeshore Records to release the Grace and Frankie Original Series Soundtrack, digitally on 24 March.
Featuring Songs by artists Including Aretha Franklin, Mavis Staples, Sufjan Stevens, Aaron Neville, And The “Stuck In The Middle With You (Grace and Frankie Main Title Theme)” Performed by Grace Potter.
With original score tracks by Michael Skloff and Sam KS.
In Grace and Frankie, Jane Fonda (“Grace”) and Lily Tomlin (“Frankie”) star as two women whose lives are suddenly turned upside down when their husbands reveal they are gay and leave them for each other.
Both sparring partners and partners-in-crime, they form an unlikely bond to face an uncertain future together and discover a new definition of “family,” with laughter, tears and plenty of mood enhancers along the way.
16/03/17 - Daughter of the Nile coming to Blu-ray
Eureka Entertainment to release Daughter of the Nile, Hou Hsiao-hsien’s compelling drama set amidst a world of young people and petty gangsters, as part of the Masters of Cinema Series in a Dual-Format (Blu-ray and DVD) edition on 22 May 2017.
Taiwanese auteur Hou Hsiao-hsien (The Assassin, Three Times, Flight of the Red Balloon) followed up his highly acclaimed Coming of Age trilogy of films with Daughter of the Nile, a rich and poignant drama about a young woman struggling to support her family amidst the violent and neon-soaked milieu of 1980’s Taipei.
Lin (Lin Hsiao-yang) works as a waitress in a fried chicken restaurant, attends night school and pines after her brother’s friend, local gigolo Ah-sang (Fan Yang). Increasingly constrained by the casual brutality of the world around her, Lin finds escape imagining herself as the titular Daughter of the Nile, a character from her favourite manga series.
Based on the personal experiences of screenwriter, Chu T’ien-wen Daughter of the Nile is a profoundly moving observation of marginalised youth.
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15/03/17 - A new Tank Girl comic book is coming
Titan Comics is to publish a new Tank Girl comic book series, World War Tank Girl, starting 05 April.
The series reveals Tank Girl's whereabouts following the time-twisting end of Tank Girl: Gold, when she was transported to the battlegrounds of World War II.
With a few bars of gold left, and Sub Girl’s uneasy feeling that she left something behind, Tank Girl hires her scientist friend to reinvent time travel.
The Third Reich have no idea what is coming their way!
14/03/17 - Power Rangers score released
Varèse Sarabande will release the Saban's Power Rangers Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on 24 March and on CD 21 April.
The soundtrack features the original music by composer Brian Tyler and the exclusive track 'Give It All' performed by With You, featuring Santigold and Vince Staples.
Saban’s Power Rangers follows five ordinary teens who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove — and the world — is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat.
Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so, they will have to overcome their real-life issues and before it’s too late, band together as the Power Rangers.
Click here to buy the CD - Amazon.co.uk
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13/03/17 - Day of Reckoning comes to DVD
Soda Pictures will release Day of Reckoning on DVD from 10 April.
Fifteen years ago, the world suffered a horrific global disaster when millions of demon-like creatures ascended from the bowels of the earth, swarming the entire planet, and feasting on mankind for one full day.
Now due to a lunar eclipse they have returned for 24 hours to purge the Earth’s population.
One family will battle against the odds to not only save themselves but to also seal the breach.
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10/03/17 - Guardians of the Galaxy game
Telltale Games, along with Marvel Entertainment have released the first screen shots and cast details for Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series.
The game is set to premiere digitally this Spring on consoles, PC, and mobile devices.
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series is a brand new story of the universe's unlikeliest heroes: Star-Lord, Ga mora, Dr ax, Rocket, and Grot. In the wake of an epic battle, the Guardians discover an artifact of unspeakable power. Each of them has a reason to desire this relic, as does a ruthless enemy who is the last of her kind, and who will stop at nothing to tear it from their hands. From Earth to the Milan to Know here and beyond, and set to the beat of awesome music, you wear the rocket-powered boots of Star-Lord in an original Guardians adventure, where your decisions and actions drive the story you experience.
The series will feature a star-studded cast of voice talent, including Scott Porter (Friday Night Lights, The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series) as Star-Lord, Emily O'Brien (The Young and the Restless, Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor) as Gamora, Nolan North (the Uncharted series, Pretty Little Liars) as Rocket, Brandon Paul Eells (Watch Dogs) as Drax, and Adam Harrington (The Wolf Among Us, League of Legends) as Groot.
09/03/17 - Suntan in cinemas and digital HD
Eureka Entertainment is to release Suntan, an unpredictable psychological drama, full of suspense and humour, set on a hedonistic Greek Island, in selected cinemas nationwide (UK & Ireland) and Digital HD from 28 April.
Suntan is a coming of ‘middle-age’ film, from greek filmmaker Argyris Papadimitropoulos, that celebrates the beauty and strength of the youthful body, while simultaneously embracing its inevitable decay.
For middle-aged Kostis, life has passed him by. As the newly appointed doctor of a tiny island, Kostis spends a dreary winter alone. By the time summer arrives, though, the island has turned into a thriving, wild vacation spot with nude beaches and crazy parties. When Kostis meets the beautiful and flirty Anna, he falls hard for her and goes out of his way to conquer and impress her. Before long, Kostis is spending nearly all of his time getting drunk, partying hard, and even making out with Anna.
What starts as a rediscovery with his lost-long youth, though, slowly turns into an obsession as Kostis is willing to do whatever it takes to keep his Anna. The eternal Greek summer provides the perfect background for this extravagance of craving and everything that goes with it: flirting, casual sex, drugs, alcohol and pushing the boundaries to see how far your body can go.
08/03/17 - Vengeance comes to Blu-ray and DVD
101 Films will release Vengeance on Blu-ray and DVD on 27 March.
Niagra Falls police detective and Iraq war veteran John Dromoor (Nicolas Cage) is flagged down by a 12 year old girl after she witnesses her mother, Teena, being brutally attacked and left for dead by a group of local men.
When the men are caught, their parents hire slick criminal defence attorney Jay Kirkpatrick, (Don Johnson) who puts the focus on Teena s credibility, based on her sobriety and promiscuity.
Shockingly her assailants are exonerated and released, even though the daughter’s testimony should have alone been enough for a certain conviction. In the aftermath of the verdict Dromoor grows increasingly close to the victim and her family, who he then discovers are being taunted and stalked by the freed men.
The injustice becomes too much for him to take and fuelled by a sense of vengeance and his own personal demons, Dromoor sets out on a lone campaign to serve the justice the men deserve.
07/03/17 - Broadchurch's final series on Blu-ray
Acorn Media is to release the final series of Broadchurch on DVD and Blu-ray from 24 April.
Penned by acclaimed writer Chris Chibnall (Torchwood), the third and final series of Broadchurch, ITV's multi award-winning drama sees David Tennant and Olivia Colman reprise their roles as the dynamic duo DI Alec Hardy and DS Ellie Miller, as they are called in to investigate a new case – the brutal sexual assault of a local woman, Trish Winterman (Julie Hesmondhalgh).
Three years have passed in a town that will never forget; but times change. The local newspaper, once the backbone of Broadchurch, is facing closure, and DI Alec Hardy with DS Ellie Miller are about to take on a case that reopens old wounds and divides the town in ways they could never have predicted. What dark secrets still lie buried in a town that has been so closely examined? And how will unresolved issues around the death of young Danny Latimer finally be settled?
The answers lie in Broadchurch: The Final Chapter.
06/03/17 - Pet comes to Blu-ray and DVD
Signature Entertainment is to release Pet on Blu-ray and DVD on 13 March.
If you love something, never let it go...
This haunting, psychological horror follows Seth, a lonely man working in an animal shelter.
His monotonous routine is broken one day when he bumps into Holly, a girl from school who he soon becomes obsessed with.
However, when she rejects his advances, Seth’s obsession reaches a terrifying new level, with Holly hiding secrets of her own.
03/03/17 - Born Free released on Blu-ray
Eureka Entertainment is to release Born Free, on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK in a special Dual-format edition on 8 May.
Born Free is James Hill’s adaptation of Joy Adamson’s best-selling book starring Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers.
This wondrous true adventure from the best-selling novel about a woman who raised a lioness and eventually set her free is beautifully photographed on the vast, golden savannas of central Africa.
When game warden George Adamson (Bill Travers) is forced to kill a menacing lion and lioness, he and his wife Joy (Virginia McKenna) adopt their three cubs. Two are sent off to zoos, but the third is kept - a female they name Elsa - to which they have become particularly attached.
When Elsa becomes a full grown lioness, the Adamsons realise that she must be set free and taught to survive on her own. A year later the Adamsons return to the savanna and are surprised by a very special welcome from their old friend.
Highly acclaimed for its cinematography and music, Born Free is a story of courage and love, nature, and a relationship unlike any other ever filmed.
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02/03/17 - Marvel Year by Year book is updated
DK is to publish an updated version of its Marvel Year by Year, a comprehensive history of Marvel Comics, on 03 April.
Marvel Year by Year: A Visual History has been updated and expanded to provide a complete chronological account of Marvel’s evolution.
Year by year, month by month, this hardback publication includes profiles of Marvel Super Heroes such as Iron Man, Spider-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy alongside details of the comic books’ origins and landmarks in publishing, movies and TV, as well as real-life events that influenced the writers and creators at the time.
Documenting everything from the company’s beginnings as Timely Comics in the late 1930s to the present day, this updated edition contains exciting new coverage of Thor, Captain America and Doctor Strange. This new edition has a specially commissioned cover designed by Dan Panosian that features a selection of fan-favourite heroes and villains.
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01/03/17 - Marco Beltrami's score for Logan
Lakeshore Records is to release Marco Beltrami's score for Logan digitally on 03 March and on CD from 31 March.
In the near future, a weary Logan (Hugh Jackman) cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan's attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.
“When I first watched Logan I was really impressed with its originality,” Beltrami stated. “Although it’s a Marvel superhero movie, it is also many other movies as well, all tied up into a delicate balance of brazenness and subtlety.”