DVD/VOD Releases – June 2016

33, The (12)

Drama

Dir. Patricia Riggen, US/Chile, 2015, 120 mins

Cast: Naomi Scott, Cote de Pablo, Antonio Banderas

In 2010, the eyes of the world turned to Chile, where 33 miners had been buried alive by the collapse of a gold and copper mine. Over the next 69 days, an international team worked tirelessly in a desperate attempt to rescue the trapped men as their families and friends, as well as millions of people they had never even met, waited anxiously for any sign of hope. But 200 stories beneath the surface, provisions—and time—were quickly running out. A story of resilience, personal transformation and triumph of the human spirit, the film takes us to the Earth’s darkest depths, exploring the private lives and psyches of the men trapped in the mine, and depicting the courage of those who refused to give up.

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Concussion (12)

Drama | Sport

Dir. Peter Landesman, UK, 2015, 106 mins

Cast: Will Smith, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Stephen Moyer

Dramatic thriller based on the incredible true David vs. Goliath story of American immigrant Dr. Bennet Omalu, the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE, a football-related brain trauma, in a pro player and fought for the truth to be known. Omalu’s emotional quest puts him at dangerous odds with one of the most powerful institutions in the world.

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Oddball And The Penguins (U)

Family

Dir. Stuart McDonald, Australia, 2015, 95 mins

Cast: Alan Tudyk, Sarah Snook, Shane Jacobson

The true story about an eccentric chicken farmer (Shane Jacobson) who, with the help of his granddaughter, trains his mischievous dog Oddball to protect a wild penguin sanctuary from fox attacks and in the process tries to reunite his family and save their seaside town.

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Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (15)

Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

Dir. Paul W.S. Anderson, Ireland, 2016, 86 mins

Cast: Ruby Rose, Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter

Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, Alice (Milla Jovovich) is the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity’s final stand against the undead.

Now, she must return to where the nightmare began – The Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse.

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Revenant, The (15)

Adventure | Drama | Western

Dir. Alejandro González Iñárritu, US, 2015

Cast: Tom Hardy, Leonardo DiCaprio, Domhnall Gleeson, Will Poulter, Lukas Haas

Inspired by true events, THE REVENANT captures one man’s epic adventure of survival and the extraordinary power of the human spirit. In an expedition of the uncharted American wilderness, legendary explorer Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. In a quest to survive, Glass endures unimaginable grief as well as the betrayal of his confidant John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy). Guided by sheer will and the love of his family, Glass must navigate a vicious winter in a relentless pursuit to live and find redemption.

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13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (15)

Action ||Drama | Thriller

Dir. Michael Bay, US, 2015

Cast: John Krasinski, Pablo Schreiber, James Badge Dale

An adaptation of Mitchell Zuckoff’s book, 13 Hours presents, for the first time ever, the true account of the events of September 11, 2012, when terrorists attacked the US State Department Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA station called the Annex in Benghazi, Libya. A team of six American security operators fought to repel the attackers and protect the Americans stationed there. Those men went beyond the call of duty, performing extraordinary acts of courage and heroism, to avert tragedy on a much larger scale. This is their personal account, never before told, of what happened during the thirteen hours of that now-infamous attack.

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Bone Tomahawk (18)

Horror | Western

Dir. S. Craig Zahler, US, 2015, 132 mins

Cast: Kurt Russell, Richard Jenkins, Patrick Wilson, Sean Young, Matthew Fox, Lili Simmons, David Arquette, Zahn McClarnon,Kathryn Morris

When a group of cannibal savages kidnaps settlers from the small town of Bright Hope, an unlikely team of gunslingers, led by Sheriff Franklin Hunt, sets out to bring them home. But their enemy is more ruthless than anyone could have imagined, putting their mission – and survival itself – in serious jeopardy. This is a gritty action-packed thriller chronicling a terrifying rescue mission in the Old West.

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Dad's Army (PG)

Comedy

Dir. Oliver Parker, UK, 2016

Cast: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bill Nighy, Michael Gambon

It is 1944 and World War II is reaching its climax. The Allies are poised to invade France and finally defeat the German army. But in Walmington-on-Sea morale amongst the Home Guard is low. Their new mission then – to patrol the Dover army base – is a great chance to revive spirits and reputation, that is until glamorous journalist Rose Winters arrives to write about their exploits, setting the pulses racing and putting the local women on red alert. MI5 then discover a radio signal sent direct to Berlin from Walmington-on-Sea. There’s a spy on the loose! The outcome of the war is suddenly at stake, and it falls to our unlikely heroes to stand up and be counted.

Trailer     Official Site

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Deadpool (15)

Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi

Dir. Tim Miller, US, 2016, 

Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, Gina Carano

Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

Trailer     Official Site

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Nasty Baby (15)

Drama

Dir. Sebastián Silva, Chile/US, 2015, 101 mins, Some Subtitles

Cast: Sebastián Silva, Tunde Adebimpe, Kristen Wiig

An award-winning favorite that centers on a Brooklyn artist who, with his boyfriend and their best friend, try to have a baby. Their bliss is clouded by a series of confrontations with an annoying neighbor who just might be a madman.

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Our Little Sister (PG)

Drama

Dir. Hirokazu Koreeda, Japan, 2015, 128 mins, Subtitles

Cast: Haruka Ayase, Masami Nagasawa, Kaho

Three sisters live together in their late grandmother’s house in the city of Kamaruka. They have lived together since their dad left home for another woman. They have lived together since their mum imitated her husband by running off with another man… Sachi, 29, the oldest Koda sister, a nurse at the local hospital, acts as a substitute mother to Yoshino, 22, and Chika, 19. One day, the threesome learns of the death of their “traitor” father and it is only halfheartedly that they go to his funeral. But in Yamagata something unexpected happens: they meet their half-sister Suzu, 13, there and immediately fall for the spell of this exquisite young creature. Sensing that Yoko, her father’s widow, will not be a fit guardian, Sachi invites Suzu to move in.

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Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (U)

Animation | Adventure | Comedy

Dir. Walt Becker, US, 2015, 86 mins

Cast: Bella Thorne, Kaley Cuoco, Anna Faris

Through a series of misunderstandings, Alvin, Simon and Theodore come to believe that Dave is going to propose to his new girlfriend in Miami…and dump them. They have three days to get to him and stop the proposal, saving themselves not only from losing Dave but possibly from gaining a terrible stepbrother.

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By the Sea (15)

Drama | Romance

Dir. Angelina Jolie, US, 2015

Cast: Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Mélanie Laurent

Set in France during the mid-1970s, Vanessa, a former dancer, and her husband Roland, an American writer, travel the country together. They seem to be growing apart, but when they linger in one quiet, seaside town they begin to draw close to some of its more vibrant inhabitants, such as a local bar/café-keeper and a hotel owner.

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Forest, The (15)

Horror

Dir. Jason Zada, US, 2016

Cast: Natalie Dormer, Taylor Kinney, Yukiyoshi Ozawa

While investigating the disappearance of her twin sister, a young American (Natalie Dormer) encounters the tormented spirits of Japan’s mysterious and legendary Aokigahara Forest.

Trailer     Official Site

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Trumbo (15)

Biography | Drama

Dir. Jay Roach, US, 2015, 124 mins

Cast: Bryan Cranston, Elle Fanning, Diane Lane

The successful career of 1940s screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) comes to a crushing end when he and other Hollywood figures are blacklisted for their political beliefs. TRUMBO (directed by Jay Roach) tells the story of his fight against the U.S. government and studio bosses in a war over words and freedom, which entangled everyone in Hollywood from Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren) and John Wayne to Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger.

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Cabin Fever (15)

Horror

Dir. Travis Zariwny, US, 2016, 99 Mins

Cast: Gage Golightly, Matthew Daddario, Samuel Davis

The story is familiar: fresh out of college, a group of five friends retreat to a remote cabin in the woods for one last week of partying-only to become snacks for a gruesome, flesh-eating virus. What’s surprising are the ingenious new deaths, which offer a fresh spin on a horror-comedy milestone.

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How to be Single (15)

Comedy | Romance

Dir. Christian Ditter, US, 2016

Cast: Dakota Johnson, Alison Brie, Rebel Wilson

New York City is full of lonely hearts seeking the right match, and what Alice, Robin, Lucy, Meg, Tom and David all have in common is the need to learn how to be single in a world filled with ever-evolving definitions of love.

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Kill Command (15)

Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

Dir. Steven Gomez, UK, 2016, 99 mins

Cast: Vanessa Kirby, Thure Lindhardt, David Ajala

Kill Command is a sci-fi action thriller set in a near future, technology-reliant society that pits man against killing machines. Against this backdrop an elite army unit is helicoptered to a remote, off-the-grid island training facility. What starts out as a simple training exercise for Captain Bukes and his tight-knit unit, descends into a terrifying battle to the death, as the marines discover the island is overrun by an enemy that transcends the human concept of evil.

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (15)

Action | Horror

Dir. Burr Steers, US, 2016

Cast: Lena Headey, Lily James, Matt Smith

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES is a fresh twist on Jane Austen’s widely celebrated novel. A mysterious plague has fallen upon 19th century England, the land is overrun with the undead and feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is a master of martial arts and weaponry. Casting aside personal and social prejudices, Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy must unite on the blood-soaked battlefield to rid the country of the zombie menace and discover their true love for one another.

Trailer     Official Site

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