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Jun 262020
 

Arrives On-Demand, Digital, and Home Entertainment Shelves for Watch-At-Home on August 4, 2020

Based on a true story, Philippe Tlokinski (Adventures of a Mathematician, Quartier des Banques) stars as real-life Polish war hero Jan Nowak-Jezioranski in the latest blockbuster from cult director Wladyslaw Pasikowski (Pitbull: Last Dog, Jack Strong, Pigs). Commemorating the anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising, the largest resistance operation in German-occupied Europe, Shout! Studios will unleash the highly anticipated action wartime drama THE RESISTANCE FIGHTER on VOD, digital, and home entertainment shelves everywhere for watch-at-home. The Blu-ray™ and DVD will be available at Walmart on the same day!

THE RESISTANCE FIGHTER tells the incredible true story of the Polish war hero Jan Nowak-Jezioranski, a man of extraordinary courage, who served as an emissary between the commanders of Poland’s resistance movement and the Polish government in exile in London at the height of the Second World War. Hunted by all the Axis Powers’ secret services, he is smuggled out of Poland on a mission to make his way to London with information that would decide the fate of the war. The stakes could not be higher in this riveting wartime thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat!

Shout! Studios | 113 minutes
English and German with English subtitles

THE RESISTANCE FIGHTER
Hits On-Demand, Digital, Blu-ray, and DVD for Watch-At-Home
August 4, 2020

AppleTV, Amazon, VUDU, GooglePlay, PlayStation®, XBOX, hoopla, Fandango Now, DirecTV, Comcast Xfinity, Spectrum, Cox, Charter, and AT&T U-verse.

The collectible Blu-ray and DVD release boast spectacular movie presentation, English, German and Polish audio track with English subtitles. A must-have for movie enthusiasts and collectors, pre-order is available now at ShoutFactory.com

THE RESISTANCE FIGHTER (a.k.a. KURIER)
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego and Scorpio Studio
Directed by Wladyslaw Pasikowski
Written by: Wladyslaw Pasikowski and Sylwia Wilkos
Producers: Dariusz Gawin, Jan Oldakowski, Klaudiusz Frydrych, Sylwia Wilkos
Cast: Philippe Tlokinski, Patricia Volny, Julie Engelbrecht, Bradley James, Zbigniew Zamachowski
 Posted by on June 26, 2020 No Responses »
Jun 252020
 

From Japan’s cutting-edge STUDIO4°C (Tekkonkinkreet, MFKZ, Mind Game) and director Ayumu Watanabe comes Children of the Sea, a stunningly beautiful adaptation of the prize-winning manga. Featuring a score from legendary composer and long-time Studio Ghibli collaborator Joe Hisaishi (Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro), this critically-acclaimed film will be available digitally, as a Blu-ray™ and DVD combo pack, and on DVD September 1, 2020 from GKIDS and Shout! Factory. Children of the Sea is scheduled for a nationwide theatrical release in select cinemas via Fathom Events on August 11 and 12, in subtitled and English dubbed versions, with more details to be revealed soon.

All editions of the release will include a number of bonus features, including an interview with director Ayumu Watanabe and CGI director Kenichiro Akimoto, an interview with composer Joe Hisaishi, a behind the scenes featurette, animatic sequences, and more! The Blu-ray™ and DVD Combo pack will also include the exclusive “Turep – Looking for Children of the Sea“, a feature-length pseudo-documentary from the creators of Children of the Sea that explores the legends that inspired the film and engages with its larger themes. Framed as a search for a lost brother with an affinity for the sea, this journey takes a young woman through old videotapes, conversations with marine and anthropological experts, and eventually, a small island nation far from Japan. Fans can pre-order their copies now by visiting ShoutFactory.com.

When Ruka was younger, she saw a ghost in the water at the aquarium where her dad worked. Now she feels drawn toward the aquarium and the two mysterious boys she meets there, Umi and Sora, who were raised by dugongs and hear the same strange calls from the sea as she does. As the kids get caught up in the mystery behind the sudden worldwide disappearance of the ocean’s fish, they uncover cosmic connections that will change them forever.

Children of the Sea Blu-ray™ and DVD Combo Bonus Features
  • Exclusive feature-length documentary “Turep – Looking for Children of the Sea
  • Interview with director Ayumu Watanabe
  • Interview with composer Joe Hisaishi
  • Animatic Sequences
  • Behind the Scenes featurette
  • Theatrical Trailers

Children of the Sea Digital and DVD Bonus Features
  • Interview with director Ayumu Watanabe
  • Interview with composer Joe Hisaishi
  • Animatic Sequences
  • Behind the Scenes featurette
  • Theatrical Trailers

 Posted by on June 25, 2020 No Responses »
Jun 252020
 

Studio Ghibli and GKIDS, with distribution by Shout! Factory, will issue The Wind Rises on digital download and On Demand on September 1, 2020 and on Blu-ray + DVD combo pack and as a standalone DVD on September 22, 2020. The Blu-ray release includes an exclusive booklet, feature-length storyboards, and a 10 Years with Hayao Miyazaki documentary episode, which goes behind the scenes in the production of the film. The Wind Rises is available for pre-order now at shoutfactory.com.

Acclaimed filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away) delivers a modern masterpiece with this Academy Award®-nominated exploration of creative passion in a hostile world.

Jiro Horikoshi is fascinated by aviation but unable to become a pilot due to a medical condition. He moves to Tokyo in 1923, surviving the Great Kanto Earthquake to become a highly accomplished airplane designer. As rumors of war escalate, Jiro reunites with Nahoko, a young woman he met during the earthquake years earlier. The two fall deeply in love, just as Nahoko falls ill with tuberculosis. Inspired by visions of Italian aeronaut Caproni, Jiro must confront mounting tragedies with dignity in this epic tale of love and perseverance.

An artistic tour de force in every sense, The Wind Rises also showcases the incredible voice talent of Joseph-Gordon Levitt, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Martin Short, Stanley Tucci, Mandy Patinkin and William H. Macy.

Special Features:
  • Exclusive Booklet
  • *Feature-Length Storyboards
  • *10 Years with Hayao Miyazaki Documentary Episode
  • Behind the Microphone
  • Film Completion Press Conference
  • Original Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spots
*Indicates items exclusive to the Blu-ray release

 Posted by on June 25, 2020 No Responses »
Jun 242020
 


Berlinale Forum _ Ecumenical Jury Prize (Forum)

Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival

Moscow International Film Festival

Seoul Eco Film Festival

Sheffield International Documentary Festival _ International Award

San Francisco Green Film Festival

Hamptons International Film Festival

Planet in Focus

RIDM, Montreal

 

Austria – Documentary – RT 115’-  In German, English, Spanish, Hungarian, Italian with English Subs

EARTH was filmed at seven locations where humans are transforming the planet on a grand scale: Entire mountains being moved in California, a tunnel being sliced through rock at the Brenner Pass, an open-cast mine in Hungary, the world-famous Carrara marble quarry in Italy, a copper mine in Spain, the salt mine used to store radioactive waste in Wolfenbüttel and a Northern Canadian tar sands site where the destruction of indigenous lands threatens local communities.

Director Nikolaus Geyrhalter contrasts these large scale projects with interviews with the individuals helping to realize them to highlight our fraught struggles for and against the planet.

 

EARTH(Erde)_Trailer from KimStim on Vimeo.

 Posted by on June 24, 2020 No Responses »
Jun 242020
 


 
Howard Bloom spent much of the 1970s and 80s as the publicist for iconic musicians like Michael Jackson, Prince, Joan Jett, Run-DMC, and Aerosmith. When a rare disease left him housebound for 15 years, Bloom reinvented himself as an author, publishing several books on evolutionary psychology and humanity’s role in the cosmos. Now in his 70s, the eccentric philosopher readies an unfathomably long masterwork that will unify all of his unorthodox theories, and makes plans for his legacy.
 
Documentary | 67 Minutes

 

 Posted by on June 24, 2020 No Responses »
Jun 242020
 

Arrow Video Channel Bites Into July Lineup

SVOD Channel Offers Classic and Cutting Edge Cult Cinema
July Seasons Include Asia Extreme & 80s Horror
New Titles Include Zombie for Sale, The 12-Film Gamera Collection, Creepshow 2, Bloodstone, Black Rainbow
& Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence

Arrow Video is excited to announce the July slate of titles on their subscription-based Arrow Video Channel, including acclaimed undead comedy Zombie for Sale and Gamera: The Complete Collection, all twelve films starring mankind’s greatest defender: a fire-breathing mutant turtle.

An infectiously funny slice of modern Korean cinema where Train to Busan, The Quiet Family and Warm Bodies collide to create Zombie for Sale, a memorable rom-zom-com from debut director Lee Min-jae. For the first time ever, fans can trace the decades-long evolution of Gamera, from the “friend of all children” in his more light-hearted earlier films, to the Guardian of the Universe in the groundbreaking 1990s reboot series, often hailed as three of the best kaiju films ever made.

Zombie for Sale and Gamera: The Complete Collection will be available July 1st on the Arrow Video Channel in the US and the UK. Additional new titles available July 1st include Creepshow 2, Bloodstone, Black Rainbow, and Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence. The Arrow Video Channel is available on Apple TV in the UK and US, as well as on Amazon in the UK. All July titles, with the exception of Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence, will be available in both territories.

When the illegal human experiments of Korea’s biggest pharmaceutical company go wrong, one of their “undead” test subjects escapes and ends up in a shabby gas station owned by the Park family – a band of misfits spanning three generations who hustle passersby to make ends meet. When the Park family uncover their undead visitor, he bites the head of their household, who instead of transforming into an undead ghoul becomes revitalised and full of life! The family then hatch a plan to exploit this unexpected fountain of youth, allowing locals to pay to be bitten too, until things go wrong…
Zombie for Sale (Arrow Video Channel Trailer)
Zombie for Sale (Arrow Video Channel Trailer)

July Additions:
Zombie For Sale (UK/US)
The Gamera Collection (12 films) (UK/US)
Creepshow 2 (UK/US)
Bloodstone (UK/US)
Black Rainbow (UK/US)
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (UK)

Arrow Video Channel (Coming Attractions: July)
Arrow Video Channel (Coming Attractions: July)

Gamera: The Complete Collection (Teaser)
Gamera: The Complete Collection (Teaser)

 

July Seasons:

Asia Extreme:
From South Korea:
Zombie for Sale (UK/US)
Oldboy (UK)
From Japan:
Audition (UK/US)
Battle Royale (UK)
Ringu (UK/US)
Ringu 2 (UK/US)
Ringu 0 (UK/US)
Spiral (UK/US)
Dark Water (UK/US)
Pulse (UK)
The Happiness of the Katakuris (UK/US)
Horrors of Malformed Men (UK/US)
The Vampire Doll (UK/US)
Lake Of Dracula (UK/US)
Evil of Dracula (UK/US)
Blind Woman’s Curse (UK/US)
Wolf Guy (UK/US)
Tetsuo: The Iron Man (UK/US)
Tetsuo II: Body Hammer (UK/US)
Killing (UK/US)
Bullet Ballet (UK/US)
Kotoko (UK/US)
A Snake of June (UK/US)
Tokyo Fist (UK/US)
Vital (US)
80s Horror:
The Burning (UK)
Demons (UK)
Rawhead Rex (UK)
Bride of Re-Animator (UK/US)
Society (UK/US)
The Mutilator (UK/US)
Maniac Cop (UK)
Pieces (UK)
Hellbound: Hellraiser II (UK/US)
Slaughter High (UK)
House (UK/US)
Creepshow 2 (UK/US)
Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (UK/US)
Bloody Birthday (UK/US)
Hellraiser (UK/US)
Doom Asylum (UK/US)
Brain Damage (UK/US)
Microwave Massacre (UK/US)
House II: The Second Story (UK)
The Initiation (UK)
Return of the Killer Tomatoes (UK)
Demons 2 (UK)
Satan’s Blade (UK)
Blood Rage (UK/US)
The Exterminator (UK)
About the Arrow Video Channel:
The Arrow Video Channel gives cult movie fans the opportunity to watch a wide selection of movies that the Arrow Video brand has been famous for – personally curated by members of the Arrow team. From horror to sci-fi, thrillers to westerns, the Arrow Video Channel is home to cutting edge cult and undiscovered gems such as Takashi Miike’s Audition, Wes Craven’s seminal masterpiece The Hills Have Eyes, George A. Romero’s contagion classic The Crazies, Edwin Brown’s slice-and-dice staple The Prey and so much more. In the coming months the Arrow Video Channel will be adding cult classics from Italy including The Case of the Scorpion’s Tail and American made horrors such as The Deeper You Dig, Children of the Corn and Lake Michigan Monster. In addition to crowd pleasing cult movies on the service, the Arrow Video Channel will continue to give you an exclusive platform to brand new genre as part of a new global strategy.

The Arrow Video Channel also hosts a growing collection of documentaries, interviews and never-before-seen content from the Arrow Video archives, as well as newly produced material. These documentaries will breathe new life on the Arrow Video Channel, giving movie fans an immersive look into the creation of many cult movie classics such as Donnie Darko and Hellraiser. The service will be updated regularly with new content, new curation focus and never-before-seen content, all hand-picked by the Arrow Video team.

 

 Posted by on June 24, 2020 No Responses »
Jun 232020
 

Based on the acclaimed Jerzy Kosiriski novel, THE PAINTED BIRD is a meticulous 35mm black and white evocation of wild, primitive Eastern Europe at the bloody close of World War II. The film follows the journey of The Boy, entrusted by his persecuted parents to an elderly foster mother. The old woman soon dies and the Boy is on his own, wandering through the countryside, from village to village, farmhouse to farmhouse. As he struggles for survival, The Boy suffers through extraordinary brutality meted out by the ignorant, superstitious peasants and he witnesses the terrifying violence of the efficient, ruthless soldiers, both Russian and German. In a defining scene, one of the peasants shows The Boy the flight of a captive bird, whom the man has painted and then released back into its own flock. The bird is immediately ripped apart because it is different from its fellows. That lesson reinforces all The Boy already knows and will soon know better: difference is fatal. But there are rare moments of compassion: a German soldier spares The Boy, a priest intervenes on his behalf, and finally The Boy becomes the protégé of a Russian sniper, who is kind to the child, but ruthless with the enemy. And there are signs of love. The Boy is seduced by an older girl, finally re-discovering the comfort of intimacy, only to realize that he has been used. When he is miraculously reunited with his weakened father at the end of the war, The Boy is cold and impenetrable, hardened by his ordeal. Yet we can still glimpse something of the old, sensitive Boy behind the eyes of the new. Perhaps there is hope.

Language: Czech, German, Russian, Slavic Esperanto

Director: Václav Marhoul
Cast: Petr Kotlár, Stellan Skarsgård, Harvey Keitel, Barry Pepper, Julian Sands, Udo Kier, Lech Dyblik, Jitka Cvancarová, Aleksey Kravchenko
Cinematography: Vladimir Smutny
Editing: Ludek Hudec
Producer: Václav Marhoul
Production Designer: Jan Vlasák
Screenplay: Václav Marhoul
Sound: Pavel Rejholec
Runtime: 169 min
Distributor: IFC Films

 Posted by on June 23, 2020 No Responses »
Jun 232020
 
GLOBAL DIGITAL RELEASING
presents

“CHARMINGLY KOOKY” – THATMOMENTIN.COM
“WILL PUT YOU IN A GOOD MOOD” – FILM THREAT

Starring
Allison Marie Volk
Christopher Glenn Cannon

Directed by
Mikael Kreuzriegler.

Mikael Kreuzriegler’s black comedy DEANY BEAN IS DEAD premieres on digital July 10, 2020 from Global Digital Releasing.

A down-on-her-luck woman (Allison Marie Volk, “The Lone Ranger”, “Anya”)  tries to win back her ex-boyfriend at his engagement party without revealing that her recently strangled boss is in the trunk of her car.

Sarah Sidak, Wendy Wilkins and Paulina Bugembe also star.

Available On Demand July 10.

 Posted by on June 23, 2020 No Responses »