1st April, 2016

Recent acquisitions


We made our biggest ever announcement this week revealing details about recent acquisitions and some of our home-video plans for the forthcoming months.

New acquisitions announced include FIPRESCI Panorama prize winner at this year’s Berlinale, Aloys, Tobias Nölle’s beautifully shot story of Aloys Adorn, a private investigator who receives a call from a mystery woman who he proceeds to have a “telephone walking” relationship with.

Past and present collide in Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Creepy when retired detective Takura takes on a six-year-old case of a missing family. When he moves with his family to a new neighbourhood; things start to get “creepy”.

Festival darling Naomi Kawase’s latest picture An (Sweet Bean) has been screened in almost every important festival over the last year, including entry into the prestigious Un Certain Regard category at Cannes and a spot at the London Film Festival. 

And finally, Alex Ross Perry’s Queen of Earth, a thrilling examination of a deeply complex relationship between two miserable women, starring Elisabeth Moss and Katherine Waterston

Newadditions to the Masters of Cinema Series will feature Robert Altman's memorably unsettling psychological thriller That Cold Day in the Park (Dual Format);  Buster Keaton: The Complete Short Films 1917-1923, a 4-Disc Blu-ray box set, which charts Buster Keaton’s early association with ex-Keystone Kop Roscoe ‘Fatty’ Arbuckle through to starring in, headlining, and directing his own box office smash hits; One of Billy Wilder's most poignant films, Fedora (Dual Format); five ofFW Murnau’s most influential features presented for the first time in the world in high-definition, Early Murnau - Five Films (Schloß Vogelöd, Phantom, Der Letzte Mann, The Grand Duke's Finances, Tartuffe) (Blu-ray); and Robert Aldrich’s Oscar nominated film, The Flight of the Phoenix (Blu-ray), which follows the plight of the survivors of a plane crash fighting to repair the wreckage

Other releases are to include 80s sci-fi adventure Enemy Mine (Blu-ray) starring Dennis Quaid and Louis Gosset Jr, More 4's TV Drama Resistance (DVD) which follows the lives of six young people fighting for freedom from Nazi occupation; and last but not least a 30th Anniversary Special Edition Blu-ray of Ron Howard's Cocoon, a wondrous adventure of love and friendship between a group of senior citizens.

More to be announced...




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