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Witness for the Prosecution [Masters of Cinema] on Blu-ray & DVD September 10, 2018!

Based on the hit play by Agatha Christie, Billy Wilder’s Witness for the Prosecution was nominated for six Academy Awards and was reportedly praised by Christie herself as the best adaptation of her work she had seen. When a wealthy widow is found murdered, her married suitor, Leonard Vole (Tyrone Power), is accused of the crime. Vole’s only hope for acquittal is the testimony of his wife (Marlene Dietrich)… but his airtight alibi shatters when she reveals some shocking secrets of her own. Also starring the incredible Charles Laughton in an Oscar® nominated role, Witness for the Prosecution left audiences reeling from its surprise twists and shocking climax, and The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present yet another Billy Wilder masterpiece on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK. Continue reading ‘Witness for the Prosecution [Masters of Cinema] on Blu-ray & DVD September 10, 2018!’

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King of Hearts [Eureka! Masters of Cinema] (Blu-ray Review)

A cult comic masterpiece from acclaimed director Philippe de Broca, King of Hearts was a flop upon initial release in France, but was a smash hit in the US, where it ended up running for five years straight. During the latter part of World War I, Private Charles Plumpick ( Alan Bates; Women in Love) is chosen to go into the French town of Marville and disconnect a bomb that the German army has planted. However, Charles is chased by some Germans and finds himself holed up at the local insane asylum, where the inmates are convinced that he is the “King of Hearts.” Feeling obligated to help the inmates, Charles attempts to lead them out of town, but they are afraid to leave and frolic about the streets in gay costumes. Will Charles be able to deactivate the bomb in time and save his newfound friends? Featuring a score by legendary film composer Georges Delerue and also starring Geneviève Bujold ( Anne of the Thousand Days, Dead Ringers), King of Hearts is presented here from a gorgeous new 4K restoration in its UK debut as part of The Masters of Cinema Series, in a special Dual Format edition. Continue reading ‘King of Hearts [Eureka! Masters of Cinema] (Blu-ray Review)’

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Salvador [Masters of Cinema] on Blu-ray & DVD September 17, 2018!

A harrowing drama set during the Salvadoran Civil War, Salvador is a one of director Oliver Stone’s most underrated films, a thrilling and violent look at the chaos of war as seen through the lens of an amoral photojournalist. In 1980, young men, women and children are being brutally killed in a bloody civil war in El Salvador. A horrific setting, but a perfect one for Richard Boyle (James Woods in an Oscar®nominated role), a sleazy journalist whose career needs a jumpstart. Armed with his camera, Boyle joins the front lines in an attempt to capture atrocious-but-valuable images of pain and horror. But with each picture he takes, he catches a tragic side of humanity that ignites his long-buried compassion. And he unexpectedly discovers something that will change him forever: his soul.  Also starring Jim Belushi (Thief, Twin Peaks: The Return) and John Savage (The Deer Hunter, The Thin Red Line), Salvador is a searing critique of the United States role in the Central American crisis, and The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present the film in its UK debut on Blu-ray in a special Dual Format edition. Continue reading ‘Salvador [Masters of Cinema] on Blu-ray & DVD September 17, 2018!’

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Another Wolfcop (Blu-ray Review)

A year has passed since the dark eclipse transformed hard-drinking Officer Lou Garou (Leo Fafard) into the infamous lycanthrope crime-fighter. Although the evil that controlled Woodhaven was defeated, the community is far from returning to normal. A villainous entrepreneur (Yannick Bisson) is looking to open a new brewery and revive the local hockey team, but it’s clear he has ulterior motives. With a new mayor (Kevin Smith) and the new chief of police (Amy Matysio), WolfCop has his work cut out for him when he has to save the town all over again. Continue reading ‘Another Wolfcop (Blu-ray Review)’

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Escape Plan 2: Hades (Blu-ray Review)

Years after Ray Breslin (Academy Award nominee Sylvester Stallone) fought his way out of the escape-proof prison called “The Tomb,” he’s organized a new top-notch, for-hire security force. But when one of his team members goes missing inside the computerized techno-terror battle-maze known as HADES, Breslin together with Trent DeRosa (Dave Bautista) must now decipher a way to break into the world’s best hidden prison, release their kidnapped team, and make it out alive.  Continue reading ‘Escape Plan 2: Hades (Blu-ray Review)’

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Terminal (Blu-ray Review)

Terminal follows the twisting tales of two assassins carrying out a sinister mission, a teacher battling a fatal illness, an enigmatic janitor and a curious waitress leading a dangerous double life. Murderous consequences unravel in the dead of night as their lives all intertwine at the hands of a mysterious criminal mastermind hell-bent on revenge.  Continue reading ‘Terminal (Blu-ray Review)’

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‘Escape Plan 2: Hades’ on Blu-ray & DVD June 29, 2018!

Years after Ray Breslin [Academy Award® nominee Sylvester Stallone (Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, Creed, 2016)] fought his way out of the escape-proof prison called “The Tomb,” he’s organized a new top-notch, for-hire security force. But when one of his team members goes missing inside a computerized techno-terror battle-maze known as HADES, Breslin together with Trent DeRosa (Dave Bautista, Guardians of the Galaxy) must now decipher a way to break into the world’s best hidden prison, release their kidnapped team, and make it out alive. Co-starring Jesse Metcalfe (TV’s “Desperate Housewives”) and Curtis Jackson (Den of Thieves), ESCAPE PLAN 2: HADES will be available on Blu-Ray/DVD, digital and on demand on June 29th, 2018.   Continue reading ‘‘Escape Plan 2: Hades’ on Blu-ray & DVD June 29, 2018!’

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Iron Monkey [Eureka Classics] (Blu-ray Review)

A breathtaking action adventure from perhaps the greatest action choreographer of all time, Yuen Woo-ping s Iron Monkey combines mind-blowing fight choreography, with a classic story of courage, honour and sacrifice. Wong Kei-ying ( Donnie Yen; Ip Man, Rogue One), a physician and martial artist, is mistaken for a masked vigilante known as the Iron Monkey ( Yu Rong-kwong); a Robin Hood style hero who has been robbing the wealthy local officials in order to provide medical treatment for the poor. The two men must team up to defeat a corrupt political regime; and protect the lives of the people whose cause they champion. Presented from a brand new, stunning 2K restoration, Eureka Classics is proud to present this iconic martial arts classic making its UK debut on Blu-ray.  Continue reading ‘Iron Monkey [Eureka Classics] (Blu-ray Review)’

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Jackie Chan’s ‘Police Story’ & ‘Police Story 2’ (Eureka Classics) on Blu-ray – August 20, 2018!

Two of Jackie Chan s most iconic films explode onto Blu-ray from incredible new 4K restorations! Featuring some of the most dangerous stunts ever performed on camera, Police Story and Police Story 2 are a dazzling blend of gritty action cop drama and impeccably choreographed martial-arts sequences that revitalised the Hong Kong action genre and established Jackie Chan as a worldwide superstar. Police Story – considered by Jackie Chan himself to be his best film in terms of pure action, Police Story stars Chan as super cop Chan Ka-Kui, who goes up against a notorious crime lord in a series of escalating set-pieces that resulted in many of Jackie’s stunt team being hospitalized. Police Story 2 – Demoted to traffic cop after the events of the first film, Chan Ka-Kui is reinstated to the detective unit when a deadly gang of explosive experts blow up a building and threaten to blow up more if their demands are not met. Featuring yet more bravura stunt work, and even more injuries to its cast and crew, Police Story 2 is to this day considered one of the best action films ever made. Presented from brand new 4K restorations and fully uncut, Eureka Classics is proud to present Jackie Chan s Police Story and Police Story 2 for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK in a special Limited Edition Box Set packed with extra content!   Continue reading ‘Jackie Chan’s ‘Police Story’ & ‘Police Story 2’ (Eureka Classics) on Blu-ray – August 20, 2018!’

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FLESH + BLOOD (Eureka Classics) Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) – August 6, 2018!

A deliriously violent medieval epic from genre master Paul Verhoeven ( Robocop, Total Recall), Flesh + Blood sees a savage and amoral band of mercenaries take revenge on the noblemen who betrayed them.  In Western Europe, 1501, a small army of mercenaries led by the charismatic and mercurial Martin ( Rutger Hauer; Blade Runner, The Hitcher) reclaim a heavily fortified castle for its owner Arnolfini, who then betrays the band and ejects them from the city by force. Swearing revenge, Martin leads a violent assault on the nobleman and ends up accidentally kidnapping the beautiful Agnes ( Jennifer Jason Leigh The Hateful Eight), the fiancée of Arnolfini s son Steven, who in turn pledges to wipe out the mercenary group once and for all.  Continue reading ‘FLESH + BLOOD (Eureka Classics) Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) – August 6, 2018!’

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‘Another Wolfcop’ on Blu-ray & DVD July 3rd!

RLJE Films (NASDAQ: RLJE) will release the horror, comedy film ANOTHER WOLFCOP on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital Video on July 3, 2018. ANOTHER WOLCOP is the highly anticipated sequel to the cult classic WOLFCOP. Written and directed by Lowell Dean (WolfCop), ANOTHER WOLFCOP stars Leo Fafard (WolfCop), Yannick Bisson (“Murdoch Mysteries”), Amy Matysio (“Epic Studios”), Jonathan Cherry (Goon: Last of the Enforcers), Serena Miller (Separation Anxiety) and Kevin Smith (Clerks). RLJE Films will release ANOTHER WOLFCOP on DVD for an SRP of $27.97 and on Blu-ray for an SRP of $29.97.

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‘Terminal’ on Blu-ray & DVD June 26th!

RLJE Films (NASDAQ: RLJE) will release the thriller TERMINAL on DVD and Blu-ray on June 26, 2018.  A sexy, mysterious thriller with many twists and turns, TERMINAL stars Academy Award nominee Margot Robbie (I, Tonya, Suicide Squad), Simon Pegg (Star Trek, Shaun of the Dead), Mike Myers (Austin Powers, “Saturday Night Live”), Max Irons (Woman in Gold, “The White Queen”) and Dexter Fletcher (Kick AssDoom). RLJE Films will release TERMINAL on DVD for an SRP of $29.96 and on Blu-ray for an SRP of $29.97.   Continue reading ‘‘Terminal’ on Blu-ray & DVD June 26th!’

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I Kill Giants (Blu-ray Review)

From the acclaimed graphic novel comes an epic adventure about a world beyond imagination. Teen Barbara Thorson (Madison Wolfe, The Conjuring 2) is the only thing that stands between terrible giants and the destruction of her small town. But as she boldly confronts her fears in increasingly dangerous ways, her new school counselor (Zoe Saldana, Guardians of the Galaxy) leads her to question everything she’s always believed to be true. I Kill Giants is an intense, touching story about trust, courage and love from the producers that brought you Harry Potter.

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Cure (Eureka! Masters of Cinema Blu-ray Review)

Released to critical acclaim in both the East and the West, Cure was a breakthrough film for director Kiyoshi Kurosawa, a nerve shredding thriller about the hunt for a serial killer in a bleak and decaying Tokyo.  A series of murders have been committed by ordinary people who claim to have had no control over their horrifying actions. Following the only link a mysterious stranger who had brief contact with each perpetrator and their victim detective Kenichi Takabe ( Kôji Yakusho, 13 Assassins, Tokyo Sonata) places his own sanity on the line as he tries to end the wave of inexplicable terror.  Described as one of the greatest films of all time by Bong Joon-ho ( The Host, Snowpiercer), Cure is a deeply unsettling masterpiece of its genre, and has shockingly been unavailable on home video in the UK until now. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Cure in a special Dual Format edition. *Please be aware that Cure is Region B locked, so you will need a Region Free player for proper playback. Continue reading ‘Cure (Eureka! Masters of Cinema Blu-ray Review)’

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‘I Kill Giants’ on Blu-ray & DVD May 22, 2018!

From the acclaimed graphic novel comes an epic adventure about a world beyond imagination. Teen Barbara Thorson (Madison Wolfe, The Conjuring 2) is the only thing that stands between terrible giants and the destruction of her small town. But as she boldly confronts her fears in increasingly dangerous ways, her new school counselor (Zoe Saldana, Guardians of the Galaxy) leads her to question everything she’s always believed to be true. I Kill Giants is an intense, touching story about trust, courage and love from the producers that brought you Harry Potter.

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King of Hearts [Masters of Cinema] on Blu-ray & DVD July 16, 2018!

A cult comic masterpiece from acclaimed director Philippe de Broca, King of Hearts was a flop upon initial release in France, but was a smash hit in the US, where it ended up running for five years straight. During the latter part of World War I, Private Charles Plumpick ( Alan Bates; Women in Love) is chosen to go into the French town of Marville and disconnect a bomb that the German army has planted. However, Charles is chased by some Germans and finds himself holed up at the local insane asylum, where the inmates are convinced that he is the “King of Hearts.” Feeling obligated to help the inmates, Charles attempts to lead them out of town, but they are afraid to leave and frolic about the streets in gay costumes. Will Charles be able to deactivate the bomb in time and save his newfound friends? Featuring a score by legendary film composer Georges Delerue and also starring Geneviève Bujold ( Anne of the Thousand Days, Dead Ringers), King of Hearts is presented here from a gorgeous new 4K restoration in its UK debut as part of The Masters of Cinema Series, in a special Dual Format edition.  Continue reading ‘King of Hearts [Masters of Cinema] on Blu-ray & DVD July 16, 2018!’

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‘The Defiant Ones’ [Eureka Classics] on Blu-ray & DVD June 11, 2018!

Nominated for nine Academy Awards including Best Picture, Stanley Kramer’s The Defiant Ones broke new ground by delivering its message of racial tolerance through a fast-moving blend of action and suspense. It remains a raw, powerful film that is as exciting as it is moving, real and literate. John “Joker” Jackson (Tony Curtis; The Vikings, Some Like It Hot) and Noah Cullen (Sidney Poitier; Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, In the Heat of the Night) are two convicts on the run. Escaping from a Southern work gang, the two men are bound together by an unbreakable iron chain and separated by an unbridled hatred towards each other. Relentlessly pursued by a bloodthirsty posse, they must put aside their differences if they are going to survive  Continue reading ‘‘The Defiant Ones’ [Eureka Classics] on Blu-ray & DVD June 11, 2018!’

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Legend of the Mountain (Eureka! Masters of Cinema Blu-ray Review)

Legend of the Mountain is the story of a young scholar, Ho Yunqing (Shih Jun, A Touch of Zen, Dragon Inn), is tasked by an eminent monk to transcribe a Buddhist sutra said to have immense power over the spirits of the afterlife. To execute his work in peace, he travels to an isolated monastery deep in the mountains, where he encounters a number of strange people, including the mysterious and beautiful Melody (Hsu Feng, A Touch of Zen, Dragon Inn). As malicious spirits attempt to steal the sutra, Ho becomes entangled in a conflict between duelling forces of good and evil. Will he leave the mountain alive?  Continue reading ‘Legend of the Mountain (Eureka! Masters of Cinema Blu-ray Review)’

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