Home Entertainment releases w/c June 15th

Another week in lockdown. To help keep you sane, here’s the weekly comprehensive list from Strike Media of home entertainment releases coming your way on dvd, Blu-ray and digital download.


The Ascent
Release Date: 15th June following digital premiere on 12th June via BirdBox.Film and AltspaceVR
Distributor: Goldfinch
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Format: Digital

The Ascent follows a group of mercenaries, who are sent to Eastern Europe in the middle of a civil war to retrieve intel. Shortly after the mission, the unit find themselves trapped on a never-ending stairwell; forced to climb or die. To survive, they must revisit their past sins if they ever want to get off. 

The film premieres on BirdBox.Film on June 12th 7pm before being release across all major platforms on June 15th. If you have a VR headset you can also tune in to the VR Premiere via AltspaceVR – read more about that herePre-order from BirdBox.Film

The Ground Beneath My Feet
Release Date: 15th June
Distributor: Lightbulb Film Distribution
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Format: Digital

Lola manages her personal life with the same ruthless efficiency as her job. But when a tragic event threatens to destroy everything that she has worked for, Lola’s dark secrets begin to unravel.Available on iTunes

Radioactive
Release Date: 15th June
Distributor: Studio Canal
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Format: Digital

Rosamund Pike stars as scientist Marie Curie in this biographical drama directed by Marjane Satrapi. After marrying fellow physicist Pierre Curie (Sam Riley) in Paris in 1895, Polish immigrant Marie makes the first of her world-changing scientific breakthroughs with her research on radioactivity. However, she struggles to receive the respect and acclaim she deserves in the male-dominated scientific community of the early 20th century. Her pioneering work earns Curie the first of two Nobel Prizes in 1903, before she must confront personal tragedy, scandal and the fallout from her discoveries.Available on iTunes

The Australian Dream
Release Date: 12th June
Distributor:  Dogwoof
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Format: Digital

The Australian Dream is a documentary that uses the remarkable and inspirational story of Indigenous AFL legend Adam Goodes as the prism through which to tell a deeper and more powerful story about race, identity and belonging.  Available on iTunes, Apple TV, Amazon Video, BFI Player, Curzon Home Cinema, Google Play, Rakuten TV, Sky Store, ShowcaseNow, Virgin Media, YouTube

Hard Night Falling
Release Date: 15th June
Distributor: The Movie Partnership
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Format: Digital

A criminal mastermind plans to steal a fortune from the Rossini family during a party, unaware that one of the guests is a highly trained operative.Available on iTunes

The Personal History of David Copperfield
Release Date: 13th June
Distributor: Lionsgate UK
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Format: Digital 15th June (digital) & DVD/Blu Ray 15th June

Adapted from the classic novel by Charles Dickens, THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD brings to life one of the author’s most cherished characters. From birth to infancy, from adolescence to adulthood, the good-hearted David Copperfield (Dev Patel) is surrounded by kindness, wickedness, poverty and wealth, as he meets an array of remarkable characters in Victorian England. As David sets out to be a writer, in his quest for family, friendship, romance and status, the story of his life is the most seductive tale of all.Available on iTunes and Amazon

Seven Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss
Release Date: 15th June
Distributor:  Blue Finch Film Releasing
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Format: Digital

In this offbeat comedy, a young couple finds the perfect apartment, except there’s a catch – it’s also home to a bizarre cult.Available on iTunes

The Call of the Wild
Release Date: 15th June
Distributor: Walt Disney Home Entertainment
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Format: DVD/Blu-Ray

Harrison Ford stars in this American adventure based on Jack London’s classic novel. Set in the 1890s, the film follows St. Bernard/Scotch Collie Buck as he begins an epic adventure after he is stolen from his home in Santa Clara, California and taken to Yukon where he is sold into service as a sled dog. Delivering mail for his new masters Perrault (Omar Sy) and Françoise (Cara Gee), Buck learns to work as part of a pack before crossing paths with Jack Thornton (Ford) and discovering the call of the wild. The cast also includes Dan Stevens, Karen Gillan and Bradley Whitford.Available on Amazon

Birds of Prey- And The Fantabulous Emancipation of  One Harley Quinn
Release Date: 15th June
Distributor: Warner Bros. Home Ent.
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Format: DVD/ Blu-Ray

You ever hear the one about the cop, the blonde, the psycho and the mafia princess? Birds Of Prey And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn is a twisted tale told by Harley herself, as only Harley can tell it. When one of Gotham’s most sinister villains, Roman Sionis, and his sadistic right-hand, Zsasz, put a target on a young girl named Cass, the city’s wicked underbelly is turned upside down looking for her. Harley, Huntress, Canary and Renee Montoya’s paths collide and the unlikely foursome have no choice but to team up to take Roman down.Available on iTunes and Amazon

Ordinary Love
Release Date: 15th June
Distributor: Dazzler
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Format: DVD

Joan and Tom have been married for many years. There is an ease to their relationship which only comes from spending a lifetime together and a depth of love which expresses itself through tenderness and humour in equal part. When Joan is unexpectedly diagnosed with breast cancer, the course of her treatment shines a light on their relationship as they are faced with the challenges that lie ahead and the prospect of what might happen if something were to happen to Joan. ORDINARY LOVE is a story about love, survival and the epic questions life throws at each and every one of us.Available on Amazon

The Fanatic
Release Date: OUT NOW on digital and DVD 20th July
Distributor: Dazzler
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Format: Digital and DVD

MOOSE (John Travolta) is a rabid movie fan who is obsessed with his favourite horror/action hero, HUNTER DUNBAR (Devon Sawa). When he is cheated out of his opportunity to finally meet Hunter, Moose gets help from his friend LEAH (Aria Golja), a well-connected paparazzi photographer, who knows how to find celebrity homes. Moose turns to stalking to get the fan-to-star interaction he feels he deserves, and while harmless at first, Moose’s actions begin to take a dark turn as his obsession grows stronger and Dunbar continues to rebuff him. As the visits escalate, Dunbar finds himself in increasing danger.  Available on iTunes and Amazon

Little Joe
Release Date: 15th June
Distributor: BFI
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Format: Blu-Ray / DVD (Dual Format Edition) and Digital

Single mother Alice (Emily Beecham) is a dedicated plant breeder at a corporation engaged in developing new species. She has engineered a very special flower, remarkable not only for its beauty but also for its therapeutic value: if kept at the ideal temperature, fed properly and spoken to regularly, it makes its owner happy. Alice takes one home as a gift for her teenage son, Joe. They name it ‘Little Joe’ but as it grows, so too does Alice’s suspicion that her new creations may not be as harmless as their nickname suggests.Available on iTunes

Shaka
Release Date: 15th June
Distributor: 101 Films
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Format: Digital

Showcasing breathtaking footage of mountains and waves around the world, Shaka follows snowboarding world champion and renowned athlete Mathieu Crepel as he faces the biggest challenge of his life: to surf the legendary waves of Jaws Beach, Hawaii.Available on iTunes

Knight Rider: The Complete Collection
Release Date: 15th June
Distributor: Fabulous Films Ltd/Fremantle Media Enterprises
Format: DVD

Michael Knight, a detective thought to be dead, is given a new face and identity. His assignment to fight crime with the help of an artificially intelligent, talking car named K.I.T.T., a high-speed, futuristic weapon outfitted with high-tech gadgets and a personality of its own. Driven by justice, they set out to take down criminals who operate above the law.

Doe
Release Date: 15th June
Distributor: Trinity Creative Partnership
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Format: Digital

A man wakes up with no memory of his past but the ability to speak dozens of languages fluently. After finding a clue about his former self, he will race against time to discover his true identity.Available on iTunes

Agatha and the Curse of Ishtar
Release Date: 15th June
Distributor: Dazzler
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Format: DVD & Digital

It has been two years since the sensation caused by her eleven-day disappearance and Agatha is contemplating giving up detective novels to pursue a serious literary career. Seeking escape and inspiration, she travels to Baghdad on an archaeological tour. What she finds is turmoil: the world’s biggest oil field has just been discovered and Iraq’s ancient treasures are under threat. Agatha also finds a charming, naive young archaeologist, Max, who needs her help as a series of murders unfold in the faded grandeur of the villa where they are staying. Has Agatha met her match?Available on iTunes

It Couldn’t Happen Here
Release Date: 15th June
Distributor: BFI
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Format: Blu-Ray / DVD (Dual Format)

IT COULDN’T HAPPEN HERE finds Pet Shop Boys, Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe, embarking on an outstanding musical odyssey from coast to capital, encountering the eccentric likes of screen legends Joss Ackland, Gareth Hunt and Barbara Windsor along the way. Perfect pop surrealism meets road movie to the sound of hits from the duo’s fantastic first two studio albums, including all-time classics ‘West End girls’, ‘It’s a sin’ and ‘Always on my mind’.

Knight Rider: The Complete Collection
Release Date: 15th June
Distributor: Fabulous Films Ltd/Fremantle Media Enterprises
Format: DVD

Joel Fleischman is a nebbishy Jewish doctor from New York City, and a fresh faced medical school graduate. He’s also about to begin the four year service contract he promised to the state of Alaska, who financed his education. But he just happened to forget reading some of the stipulations in his contract which has assigned him to the small post of Cicely, Alaska – a town of 215 people that welcomes it’s newest resident with open arms.

LEGO DC Shazam: Magic and Monsters
Release Date: 15th June
Distributor: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
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Format: DVD/ Blu-Ray & Digital

There’s a new hero in town and his name is Shazam! This earnest do-gooder wants to join the Justice League, but in order to do so, he has to reveal his identity as ten year old Billy Batson! Egads! Billy learns that joining a team is all about trust while fighting off the evil Mr. Mind and Black Adam in Lego Justice League Shazam! Monster Society of Evil!Available on iTunes & Amazon

Tokyo Story
Release Date: 8th June
Distributor: BFI
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Format: Blu-Ray

A constant fixture in critic’s polls, Tokyo Story is Yasujirô Ozu’s most enduring masterpiece and a beautifully nuanced exploration of filial duty, expectation and regret. From the simple tale of an elderly couple’s visit to their grown-up children in Tokyo, Ozu draws a compelling contrast between the measured dignity of age and the hurried insensitivity of a younger generation.

The Wishmas Tree
Release Date: 15th June
Distributor: Signature Entertainment
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Format: Digital

A young possum freezes her hometown of Sanctuary City after wishing for a white Wishmas, threatening the lives of its residents. She must undertake a perilous journey to reverse the damage and save her home and the magical Wishmas Tree.

Buster
Release Date: 15th June
Distributor: Trinity Creative Partnership
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Format: DVD/ Blu-Ray

A semi-comic look at the real-life experiences of Buster Edwards (Phil Collins), who fled England with his wife (Julie Walters) after helping perpetrate the Great Train Robbery of 1963. Arriving in Mexico, they hoped to find paradise, but life was not quite as they expected. With a soundtrack partially written and performed by Collins.Available on Amazon

Friendship’s Death
Release Date: 15th June
Distributor: Trinity Creative Partnership
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Format: DVD/ Blu-Ray

Friendship’s Death is a bizarre and absorbing story of the relationship between a British war correspondent (Bill Paterson, Comfort and Joy) and a female extra-terrestrial, named Friendship (Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk About Kevin) who on a peace mission to Earth misses her intended destination of MIT, and instead lands inadvertently in Jordan during the events of Black September in 1970. The film’s intelligent wit, coupled with outstanding performances from its two leads makes this a truly compelling film.Directed by renowned film theorist Peter Wollen (and his only solo feature) Friendship’s Death has been newly restored by the BFI National Archive and is available on Blu-ray and DVD for the first time.Available on Amazon

Brahms: The Boy II
Release Date: 15th June
Distributor: Entertainment in Video
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Format: DVD/ Blu-Ray

Unaware of the terrifying history of Heelshire Mansion, a young family moves into a guest house on the estate where their young son soon makes an unsettling new friend, an eerily life-like doll he calls Brahms. Katie Holmes stars in STXfilms and Lakeshore Entertainment’s, BRAHMS: THE BOY II, alongside Christopher Convery (“Gotham”), Owain Yeoman (The Belko Experience) and Ralph Ineson (The Witch). William Brent Bell returns to direct BRAHMS: THE BOY II. The producers are Lakeshore’s Tom Rosenberg, Eric Reid, Gary Lucchesi, and Richard Wright in addition to Matt Berenson, Jim Wedaa and Roy Lee.Available on Amazon

Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence
Release Date: 15th June
Distributor: Arrow Films
Format: DVD/ Blu-Ray

David Bowie stars in Nagisa Oshima’s 1983 Palme d’Or-nominated portrait of resilience, pride, friendship and obsession among four very different men confined in the stifling jungle heat of a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp in Java during World War II.Available on Amazon
Other releases of note include

Boys on Film 20 (DVD/Blu-Ray), Witchcraft (DVD/Blu-Ray), The Haunting of Molly Bannister (DVD), The Meanest Man in Texas (DVD), Beyond Darkness (Blu-Ray/ DVD), Heroic Age: The Complete Series (DVD/Blu-Ray/Boxset), Love Live! Sunshine!!: Season 2 (DVD), Britain’s Most Historic Towns: Season 3 (DVD Boxset), Armour of God II: Operation Condor (Blu-Ray/ Limited Edition), Mob Psycho 100: Season Two (Digital/ DVD), Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2202 – Part Two (DVD/ Digital)

Happy watching!

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