New home entertainment releases W/C 6th April

Courtesy of the fine people from Strike Media (you’re amazing, guys), here’s a comprehensive list of Home Entertainment releases coming your way on a variety of platforms.

There may be some omissions / not all formats listed. Sorry!

Read on!

Storm Boy

Release Date: April 6th

Distributor: Lightbulb Film Distribution

Formats: VOD

When Michael Kingley, a successful retired businessman starts to see images from his past that he can’t explain, he’s forced to remember his childhood and how, as a boy, he rescued and raised an extraordinary orphaned pelican, Mr Percival.

Available on iTunes

 

Acceleration

Release Date: April 6th

Distributor: The Movie Partnership

Formats: VOD

Vladik, a crime lord whose tentacles permeate the underbelly of a seedy Los Angeles, finds himself double-crossed by his most trusted operative Rhona.

Available on iTunes

 

Before The Plate

Release Date: April 6th

Distributor: The Movie Partnership

Formats: VOD

Explore some of the most pressing issues facing farmers today, and discover what it takes to produce food in a rapidly evolving agricultural landscape

Available on iTunes

 

Behold My Heart

Release Date: April 6th

Distributor: Blue Finch

Formats: VOD

In this uplifting story about love and loss, a mother and son find their way forward in the face of adversity.

Available on iTunes

 

All Dogs Go To Heaven

Release Date: April 6th

Distributor: 4DigitalMedia

Format: DVD, Digital

A canine angel, Charlie, sneaks back to earth from heaven but ends up befriending an orphan girl who can speak to animals. In the process, Charlie learns that friendship is the most heavenly gift of all.

Available on  Amazon

 

The First Voyage Around the World

Release Date:  April 6

Distributor: Dazzler

Format: DVD

“Hop on board and join us on the journey!

One of the most complete adventures ever told. A voyage to the unknown that started with Magellan in command and was concluded by Juan Sebastián Elcano. Storms, hunger, hostile tribes… Five ships sailed off from Seville. Three years later, only one of them managed to return, bringing their adventure full circle and finally proving that planet Earth is round.”

Available on Amazon

 

Trolls World Tour

Release Date:  April 10

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Format: EST

Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake return in an all-star sequel to DreamWorks Animation’s 2016 musical hit: Trolls World Tour. In an adventure that will take them well beyond what they’ve known before, Poppy (Kendrick) and Branch (Timberlake) discover that they are but one of six different Troll tribes scattered over six different lands and devoted to six different kinds of music: Funk, Country, Techno, Classical, Pop and Rock. Their world is about to get a lot bigger and a whole lot louder.

A member of hard-rock royalty, Queen Barb (Rachel Bloom), aided by her father King Thrash (Ozzy Osbourne), wants to destroy all other kinds of music to let rock reign supreme. With the fate of the world at stake, Poppy and Branch, along with their friends — Biggie (James Corden), Chenille (Caroline Hjelt), Satin (Aino Jawo), Cooper (Ron Funches) and Guy Diamond (Kunal Nayyar) — set out to visit all the other lands to unify the Trolls in harmony against Barb, who’s looking to upstage them all.

 

Charlie’s Angels

Release Date:  April 6

Distributor: Sony Pictures Home Ent.

Format: Blu-Ray / DVD

Remake of the action adventure written, produced, directed by and starring Elizabeth Banks. Female agents known as Angels are working for the security agency owned by the mysterious Charles Townsend. Now a global enterprise, Angels all over the world are tasked with protecting important people and their assets. Led by their handler Bosley (Banks), Angels Sabina (Kristen Stewart) and Jane (Ella Balinska) must work together when whistleblower Elena (Naomi Scott) reveals dangerous technology being developed that could potentially create a deadly weapon. With her knowledge and expertise in the area, Elena is recruited into the Angels to help stop the threat before it’s too late.

Available on Amazon

 

Trevor (short film)

Release Date:  Available Now

Why can’t everyone just be themselves?

David will do anything to keep his family together, even becoming a completely different man. A darkly comic tale of how far a family will go to stay together, even if it means living a lie.

A story of revenge, control, love and shame.

Format: VOD/Vimeo

 

Jumanji: The Next Level

Release Date:  April 6

Distributor: Sony Pictures Home Ent.

Format: VOD & on DVD April 13

In Jumanji: The Next Level, the gang is back (Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan) but the game has changed. As they return to Jumanji to rescue one of their own, they discover that nothing is as they expect. With more action and surprises, the players will have to brave parts unknown and unexplored, from the arid deserts to the snowy mountains, in order to escape.

Available on iTunes

 

Be Natural – The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché

Release Date:  April 6

Distributor: Modern Films

Format: DVD

Documentary focusing on the life and work of Alice Guy-Blaché, considered to be the first female film-maker. Narrated by Jodie Foster, the film traces Guy-Blaché’s career from witnessing the Lumière brothers’ first public cinématographe demonstration in 1895, to being inspired to create the first narrative feature, pioneering new film techniques, founding her own production company and making over 1,000 films.

Available on Amazon

 

Dracula Bloodline

Release Date:  April 6

Distributor: Trinity Creative Partnership

Format: DVD

American horror directed by Jon Keeyes. In the 19th century, Dr Lesley Parker (Erica Leerhsen) dresses as a man in order to attend hypnosis lectures delivered by a renowned psychologist. One of the psychologist’s case studies is Val Drakul (Chase Ryan Jeffery), who is believed to be a direct descendant of Dracula. When Lesley is given the opportunity to meet with Val a romance develops between the pair. However, her personal attachment gets in the way of her profession and she soon discovers some dark secrets about Val, but is she willing to believe them?

Available on Amazon

 

The Night Clerk

Release Date:  April 6

Distributor: Trinity Creative Partnership

Format: Blu-Ray / DVD

Thriller starring Tye Sheridan and Ana de Armas. Bart Bromley (Sheridan) is a young night clerk with Asperger’s syndrome who has difficulty interacting with people. In order to improve his social skills Bart studies the behaviour of the hotel guests by watching them on cameras he has discreetly placed in different rooms. When Andrea Rivera (de Armas) checks in, a rapport is immediately established between the pair. However, Bart is implicated in a previous incident from another hotel and comes under scrutiny from the investigating officer, Johnny Espada (John Leguizamo).

Available on Amazon

 

THE IRON MASK

Release Date:  April 10

Distributor: Signature Entertainment

Format: VOD

THE IRON MASK sees action legends Jackie Chan (Rush Hour) and Arnold Schwarzenegger (Total Recall) team up in a high concept fantasy historical epic featuring breath-taking fights and stunning visuals. Set in the 18th century, The Iron Mask follows English traveller Jonathan Green (Jason Flemyng, Layer Cake) as he journeys from Russia to China encountering dragons, black magic wizardry and a dragon king during an incredible but deadly adventure. The action adventure also stars Charles Dance (Game of Thrones) and Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner).

Available on iTunes

 

VFW

Release Date:  April 6

Distributor: Dazzler

Format: DVD / Blu-Ray

A typical night for veterans at a VFW turns into an all-out battle for survival when a desperate teen runs into the bar with a bag of stolen drugs. When a gang of violent punks come looking for her, the vets use every weapon at their disposal to protect the girl and themselves from an unrelenting attack.

Available on Amazon

 

I Am Patrick Swayze

Release Date:  April 6

Distributor: Dazzler

Format: DVD

I Am Patrick Swayze is a feature documentary film exploring the 1980’s most recognizable leading man, who challenged Hollywood’s very notions of masculinity and redefined what it meant to be the Sexiest Man Alive. Featuring never-before-seen home videos, photographs and original interviews with those who knew Patrick best—including the illustrious costars of his biggest films—this documentary dives beyond his status as a sex-symbol to reveal the complexities of an often misunderstood movie star. From his ferocious drive, to his most iconic roles and off camera battles with alcohol and cancer, Patrick’s family, friends and collaborators reflect on the life and legacy of the man they endearingly called Buddy.

Available on Amazon

 

Phase IV

Release Date:  April 6

Distributor: Trinity Creative Partnership

Format: Blu-Ray

1970s thriller directed by Saul Bass. In a desert in Arizona biologist Ernest Hubbs (Nigel Davenport) has set up an observation point where he is able to study a population of ants who have wiped out all predators and begin to pose a threat to humanity. Hubbs’ initial plans to eradicate the colony fail and with analyst James Lesko (Michael Murphy) and a young woman named Kendra (Lynne Frederick), who survived an ant attack, they make efforts to communicate with the intelligent ants to discover what their motivations are.

Available on Amazon

 

1917 – War Above the Trenches

Release Date:  April 6

Distributor: Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment

Format: DVD

Historical documentary exploring the evolution of the Royal Flying Corps and its significant role in the First World War.

Available on Amazon

 

Color Out of Space

Release Date:  April 6

Distributor: Studio Canal

Format: DVD / Blu-Ray

Richard Stanley directs this sci-fi horror based on the short story by H. P. Lovecraft. Nathan and Theresa Gardner (Nicolas Cage and Joely Richardson) believe they are living the dream after moving to a farm they inherited in rural Massachusetts. However, when a glowing meteorite lands outside their house it begins to affect their lives in mysterious ways. The orb quickly vanishes into the Earth, but its arrival appears to poison all surrounding life, while having a distorting effect on time and matter.

Available on Amazon

 

Jurassic Island

Release Date:  April 6

Distributor: High Fliers Video Distribution

Format: DVD

Low-budget action adventure written and directed by Canyon Prince. As his obsession with arcade games intensifies Jake (Brandon Root) finds himself transported into another realm where the video game he was last playing becomes his new reality. A number of years later Jake’s sister Sarah (Jessica Chancellor) decides to enter that same realm with her two best friends, Chrissy (Emily Sweet) and Rae (Tiana Tuttle), to try and rescue her brother.

Available on Amazon

 

Still stuck for what to watch?

The SCI-FI-LONDON team have your back! As with many of this years festivals they have had to postpone the festival until this Autumn. However, they didn’t want to let their endless Sci-Fi knowledge to go to waste so enter ‘SCI-FI-LONDON: ISOLATION VERSION’!

The team will be posting a ‘film-a-day’, containing a mixture of shorts and features, some from previous festivals, some from their 48hour Film Challenge, so head over to the website and explore!

 

2040

Release Date:  April 6

Distributor: Modern Films

Format: DVD

Film-maker Damon Gameau travels the world to investigate the ways that humans can help improve the outlook of planet Earth by the year 2040. Inspired by his young daughter Zoë, Gameau speaks to industry experts to try to work out a plan of action for himself and for the world.

Available on Amazon

 

Worzel Gummidge

Release Date: April 6

Distributor: Dazzler

Format: DVD & BluRay

Inspired by the classic books of Barbara Euphan Todd, Worzel Gummidge is the treasured tale of a witty, mischievous scarecrow who mysteriously comes to life. Now reimagined for a modern audience and with CGI technology bringing the characters back to the screens, Worzel Gummidge is a comedic, magical fantasy for all ages. Mr Gummidge returns for two new adventures, The Scarecrow of Scatterbrook and The Green Man. The series is a timely and revealing examination through humour of how everybody needs a place to call home… including scarecrows.

Available on Amazon

 

Lullaby

Release Date:  April 6

Distributor: StudioCanal

Format: DVD

French crime drama starring Karin Viard, Leïla Bekhti and Antoine Reinartz. When Myriam (Bekhti) decides to return to work as a lawyer after having two children, she and her husband Paul (Reinartz) agree to hire a nanny to help them cope with the transition. Middle-aged widow Louise (Viard) seems like the perfect candidate and is swiftly hired, but as she works her way deeper into their lives and becomes increasingly dangerous, tragedy strikes the Parisian couple.

Available on Amazon

 

The Elephant Man

Release Date:  April 6

Distributors:

Warner Home Video Ltd,Universal Pictures (UK) Ltd. – Video,Technicolor Home Entertainment Services,Studio Canal,Momentum Pictures,Columbia-Emi-Warner Dists Ltd

Format: Blu-Ray

John Hurt stars as John Merrick, aka the elephant man, in this biographical drama directed by David Lynch. Brutalised in childhood for his deformities, Merrick has been ostracised throughout his life. When he is discovered by Doctor Frederick Treves (Anthony Hopkins) in Victorian London, Merrick is finally treated with the kindness and intelligence he deserves. Unfortunately, by awakening his true character the problems continue, for he can never lead a normal life.

Available on Amazon

 

Tony Robinson’s History of Britain

Release Date:  April 6

Distributor: Dazzler

Format: DVD

Tony Robinson gives the past a good kick up the bottom in this entertaining tour through British history.  Tony isn’t interested in the rich and famous, instead, he tells a lively story through the everyday lives of ordinary people.  In each episode, he meets characters from a tumultuous period in British history.  Amongst them, a Tudor executioner, a Victorian ‘match girl’, a Georgian highwayman and a child who survived the Blitz during the Second World War.  It’s history ‘from the bottom up’.

Available on Amazon

 

The Limey

Release Date:  April 6

Distributor: 

Video Collection International,Lionsgate UK Ltd / Lionsgate International (UK) Ltd – (HE),FilmFour Ltd,Film Four Distributors

Format: Blu-Ray

US crime drama directed by Steven Soderbergh. Having served a nine-year prison sentence, cockney criminal Wilson (Terence Stamp) emerges to discover that his estranged daughter, Jenny (Melissa George), has been killed in a car crash. When he finds out that Jenny was having an affair with American rock music promoter Terry Valentine (Peter Fonda), Wilson flies out to Los Angeles, looking for revenge. Upon his arrival he is beaten up by thugs apparently employed by Valentine, and so embarks on a one-man crusade to discover how Valentine was involved in Jenny’s death.

Available on Amazon

 

Nights of Cabiria

Release Date:  April 6

Distributor:

BFI Films, Supra Films, Optimum Releasing, Cannon, British Film Institute Ltd, BFI Video

Format: Blu-Ray / DVD

1950s Italian drama directed by Federico Fellini. Cabiria (Giulietta Masina) is a resilient Italian prostitute working in Rome who, despite the various disappointments which come her way, always looks on the bright side of life. Even her optimism is threatened, however, when she is rejected first by glamorous film star Alberto Lazzari (Amedeo Nazzari), then by her supposedly respectable fiancé, Oscar (François Périer), who also absconds with Cabiria’s life savings.

Available on Amazon

 

The White Sheik

Release Date:  April 6

Distributor:

Universal Pictures (UK) Ltd,Optimum Releasing,Connoisseur Video

Format: Blu-Ray / DVD

1950s Italian romantic comedy directed by Federico Fellini. When a provincial Italian couple arrives in Rome for their honeymoon, the wife, Wanda (Brunella Bovo), sets off in search of her photo-romance magazine idol, Fernando Rivoli aka ‘The White Sheik’ (Alberto Sordi), and leaves her husband, Ivan (Leopoldo Trieste), to wander the streets of the city alone. When she eventually meets the Sheik and then finds herself alone on a yacht with him, Ivan frantically searches for her as the newlyweds’ weekend threatens to descend into disaster.

Available on Amazon

 

Danger Close – The Battle of Long Tan

Release Date:  April 6

Distributor: Signature Entertainment

Format: DVD

Kriv Stenders directs this Australian action drama starring Travis Fimmel and Richard Roxburgh. Set in 1966 in Vietnam, 108 Australian and New Zealand soldiers are led through the Long Tan rubber plantation by Major Harry Smith (Fimmel) when they come face-to-face with 2,500 Vietnamese soldiers. With their time and ammunition running out, the body count begins to rise as they must look for a way out.

Available on Amazon

 

The Beast

Release Date:  April 6

Distributor: Signature Entertainment

Format: DVD

After the mutilated body of a missing girl is discovered in tidelands, Korea is shaken. Han-soo (Lee Sung-min: The Spy Gone North) and Min-tae (Yoo Jae- myung: Stranger) – who have been rivals for years – are put in charge of finding the culprit. The case seems simple with a suspect already in custody, but things take a turn when Han-su meets an informant who insists that he knows who the real murderer is. As cover-ups and secret deals ensue, tensions rise between the two detectives and the mounting pressure comes to a head.   Also starring Daniel Choi (Traffickers), with music from the visionary composer Mowg behind I Saw The Devil and Burning. The Beast is a compelling true crime style murder mystery. 

 

Charlotte Gray

Release Date:  April 6

Distributor: Spirit Entertainment

Format: DVD

Gillian Armstrong directs this war drama set in London during WWII. Charlotte Gray (Cate Blanchett) agrees to go on a special mission to France when her RAF boyfriend, originally scheduled to carry out the mission himself, goes missing. Based in a remote French farm run by M. Levade (Michael Gambon), her job is to liaise with local Resistance fighters, including Levade’s son Julien (Billy Crudup). She then finds that she has to help harbour two Jewish children, hiding them from the Nazis who have recently deported their parents; but the presence of the children on the farm brings unwanted attention from the collaborationist school teacher Renech (Anton Lesser) and risks exposing the Resistance operations.

Available on Amazon

 

Dance With a Stranger

Release Date:  April 6

Distributor: Spirit Entertainment

Format: DVD

Mike Newell directs this film adaptation based on the true story of Ruth Ellis, the ex-prostitute and mother of two who became the last person to be hanged for murder in England. Working as a hostess in a Soho nightclub, Ellis (Miranda Richardson) finds herself becoming increasingly obsessed with her upper-class lover David Blakely (Rupert Everett). But her obsession is greeted only by his carelessness and immaturity, and it is this mismatched relationship which eventually leads to one of the most famous crimes of the 20th century.

Available on Amazon

 

Dancer in the Dark

Release Date:  April 6

Distributor: Spirit Entertainment

Format: DVD

Selma (Bjork) is a Czech immigrant who works as a machine operator in an American tool factory. Almost blind herself, she struggles to make enough money to pay for the operation which will save her son’s eyesight, and has nearly collected the complete sum when the money is stolen from her by the cop (David Morse) who lives next door. Discovering this, Selma goes to appeal to the cop’s mercy, but he refuses to listen and pulls a gun on her, an act which will have fatal consequences for the both of them.

Available on Amazon

 

High Hopes

Release Date:  April 6

Distributor: Spirit Entertainment

Format: Blu-Ray / DVD

Mike Leigh writes and directs this class struggle comedy drama which portrays the intertwined lives of an extended working class family in London during the Thatcher years. The story follows left-wing bike messenger Cyril Bender (Philip Davis), his girlfriend Shirley (Ruth Sheen) and Cyril’s conservative mother (Edna Dore), who lives in the last council house on her street next to the appallingly upper class Boothe-Braines (Lesley Manville and David Bamber). Cyril’s consumerist sister Valerie (Heather Tobias) and her car salesman husband Martin (Philip Jackson) join the family to throw a surprise 70th birthday party for Mrs. Bender but, despite their best intentions, the event descends into disaster.

Available on Amazon

 

In the Shadow of the Moon

Release Date:  April 6

Distributor: Spirit Entertainment

Format: Blu-Ray / DVD

Between 1968 and 1972, the world watched in awe each time an American spacecraft voyaged to the Moon. This documentary, presented by ‘Apollo 13’ director Ron Howard, brings together the surviving crew members from every single Apollo mission which flew to the Moon, and allows them to tell their story in their own words. These fascinating first-hand testimonies are interwoven with visually stunning archive material which has been re-mastered from the original NASA film footage.

Available on Amazon

 

Monsoon Wedding

Release Date:  April 6

Distributor: Spirit Entertainment

Format: DVD

Mira Nair’s award-winning portrait of a contemporary India in which ancient tradition combines seamlessly with 21st century modernity. Set during the on-set of the monsoon season, the film follows the members of the Verma family as they prepare for the wedding of daughter Aditi (Vasundhara Das) to Hemant (Parvin Dabas), a family friend who now lives and works in Houston, Texas. As the hour of the ceremony approaches, Aditi makes a confession to Hemant which could endanger their plans; while cousin Ria (Shefali Shetty) comes closer to revealing a disturbing secret from her childhood; and wedding planner P.K. Dubey (Vijay Raaz) finds himself falling in love with the family maid Alice (Tilotama Shome).

Available on Amazon

 

Once Upon a Time in the Midlands

Release Date:  April 6

Distributor: Spirit Entertainment

Format: DVD

Dek (Rhys Ifans) and Shirley (Shirley Henderson) live together happily, until Dek proposes to her on national TV. Enter Shirley’s ex Jimmy (Robert Carlyle), the (very) absent father of her daughter who Shirley hasn’t seen for 20 years. Will she say yes to Dek or is Jimmy in with a chance?

Available on Amazon

 

Sexy Beast

Release Date:  April 6

Distributor: Spirit Entertainment

Format: Blu-Ray / DVD

Gangster Gary Dove (Ray Winstone) has now retired to a villa on the Costa Del Sol, where he lives with ex-porn star wife DeeDee (Amanda Redman) and spends his time lazing by the pool and dining out with friends. All is well until Gary’s psychotic former colleague Dan Logan (Ben Kingsley) arrives in Spain, determined to persuade him to do one last job. Dan is now in the employ of London crime kingpin Teddy Bass (Ian McShane), who intends to rob the bank of his sometime lover Harry (James Fox). Gary maintains that he has turned his back on his criminal past, but Dan is not prepared to take no for an answer…

Available on Amazon

 

Shallow Grave

Release Date:  April 6

Distributor: Spirit Entertainment

Format: Blu-Ray / DVD

Gory thriller set in Edinburgh and produced by the team responsible for ‘Trainspotting’. Three yuppie flatmates (Kerry Fox, Christopher Eccleston and Ewan McGregor) advertise for a fourth person to join them in their swanky apartment. They end up with a mysterious man (Keith Allen) who promptly dies in his bed of a drug overdose, leaving a million pounds cash in a suitcase under his bed. The greedy threesome then agrees to dispose of the body and keep the loot. However, this means cutting off the hands and feet of the body, smashing the teeth, and finally burying it in the woods. They also ignore the rightful owners of the money, remaining unaware that those owners are, along with the police, hot on their trail.

Available on Amazon

 

Some People

Release Date:  April 6

Distributor: Spirit Entertainment

Format: Blu-Ray

Early 1960s musical drama following the fortunes of a group of teenagers who are encouraged to channel their rebellious energy into a band. Johnnie (Ray Brooks), Bill (David Andrews) and Bert (David Hemmings) have two hobbies: riding motorcycles and listening to rock music. When they are banned from doing the first following their involvement in a traffic accident, their aimless wandering leads them to a church where Johnnie gives an impromptu display of his musical skills on the organ. The vicar responds to this in the way the alienated youths have grown to expect, rebuking them furiously, but the local choirmaster Mr Smith (Kenneth More) decides to take a different approach with the boys. Through offering them the use of the church hall to start a band and the opportunity to engage with youngsters participating in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, Smith presents them with an unexpected chance to make something of themselves.

Available on Amazon

 

The House of Mirth

Release Date:  April 6

Distributor: Spirit Entertainment

Format: DVD

New York at the beginning of the 20th century. Lily Bart (Gillian Anderson), a young woman looking to make a good marriage, finds herself drawn into a downward spiral when her honour and her love for Lawrence Selden (Eric Stoltz) prevent her from accepting the advances of wealthy banker Gus Trenor (Dan Aykroyd) and bring her into conflict with the social machinations of Bertha Dorset (Laura Linney).

Available on Amazon

 

The Motorcycle Diaries

Release Date:  April 6

Distributor: Spirit Entertainment

Format: Blu-Ray / DVD

Based on the journals of Cuban revolutionary Ernesto ‘Ché’ Guevara, this coming-of-age road movie by Brazilian director Walter Salles follows the adventures of the young medical student Ché (Gael García Bernal) and his friend Alberto Granada (Rodrigo de la Serna) as they cross South America on motorbikes in the early 1950s, on their way to take up their medical residency at a leper colony in Peru. Along the way, the men discover much about life and about their own views on the world – and begin to realise just how different their individual destinies have become.

Available on Amazon

 

Touching the Void

Release Date:  April 6

Distributor: Spirit Entertainment

Format: Blu-Ray / DVD

Kevin MacDonald’s (‘A Day in September’) docu-drama is based on a true story. In 1985 two ambitious young British mountaineers, Joe Simpson and Simon Yates, set off to scale the treacherous west face of the Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes. They reached the summit on day three, but shortly after starting the descent Simpson fell and broke his leg badly. This accident turned their daring expedition into a desperate fight for survival, when Yates had to decide whether to stay with Simpson and wait to be rescued (and possibly die) or leave him behind to save his own life.

Available on Amazon

 

Trainspotting

Release Date:  April 6

Distributor: Spirit Entertainment

Format: Blu-Ray / DVD

Director Danny Boyle’s internationally successful adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s novel about a group of young Edinburgh heroin addicts. Ewan McGregor stars as Mark Renton, the most reflective member of a group that also includes the compulsive womaniser, Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), and the hapless Spud (Ewen Bremner). Renton, Spud and Sick Boy’s issues with drugs alternatively irritate and amuse their friend, Begbie (Robert Carlyle), a periodic psychopath whose outbursts of violence are one of the many factors that convince Renton to leave for London in the hope of starting a new life. Renton enjoys some success remoulding himself as an estate agent in the English capital, but it isn’t long before his Edinburgh friends catch up with him. Begbie and co need the money Renton has saved from his job to finance the drug deal that could make them all rich…

Available on Amazon

 

Velvet Goldmine

Release Date:  April 6

Distributor: Spirit Entertainment

Format: DVD

In 1984, twentysomething journalist Arthur Stuart (Christian Bale) is sent by his paper to investigate the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of glam rock star Brian Slade (Jonathan Rhys Myers) a decade previously. The rise and fall of the singer, Arthur’s pop idol as a teenager, is related in flashback as the reporter looks for an angle on the story. Director Todd Haynes examines the allure of glam and the insecurities of those who chose the eyeliner and sequins route to stardom, with Ewan McGregor as Iggy Pop-a-like rocker Curt Wild.

Available on Amazon

 

Other releases of note include

Frankie Drake S3, Bloom Into You: Complete Collection, The Railway Children,  The Sultan and the Saint, Return To OZ, The Beast, Man On The Run, The Windsor Season 3, Frankie Drake Mysteries: Complete Season Three, The A-Team: The Complete Series, Persona 5: The Animation – The Daybreakers, To Kill A King, London Kills, Preacher: The Final Season & Tokyo Ghoul:re – Part 2

Happy watching!!

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