DVD/VOD Releases – November 2016

Attack Of The Lederhosenzombies (15)

Comedy | Horror

Dir. Dominik Hartel, Austria, 2016, 78 mins, some subtitles

Cast: Gabriela Marcinková, Laurie Calvert, Margarete Tiesel

Steve, a young professional snowboarder, ruins a high-paying photoshoot with a silly prank, causing him, his girlfriend Branka and fellow snowboarder Josh to be left behind on the mountain. They seek shelter in a garish, loud aprés-ski tavern that is hosting an all-night party for the last night of the season. Things go from bad to worse when a scientific experiment conducted by a local entrepreneur unleashes an epidemic of zombies and mutant wildlife, but this is mostly lost on the local drunkards as they themselves are not always so easy to distinguish from zombies. Steve, Branka and Josh have to find a way to survive this hellish night. Finally, their epic battle for survival leads to them having to use their snowboarding skills to defeat the raging aprés-ski zombies once and for all.

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Imperium (15)

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Dir. Daniel Ragussis, US, 2016, 109 mins

Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Toni Collette, Tracy Letts

Idealistic FBI agent Nate Foster goes undercover to take down a radical white supremacy terrorist group. The up-and-coming analyst must confront the challenge of sticking to a new identity while maintaining his real principles as he navigates the dangerous underworld of white supremacy.

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Now You See Me 2 (12)

Action | Comedy | Thriller

Dir. Jon M. Chu, UK, 2016, 115 mins

Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Lizzy Caplan, Jesse Eisenberg

One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their Robin Hood-style magic spectacles, The Four Horsemen resurface for a comeback performance in hopes of exposing the unethical practices of a tech magnate. The man behind their vanishing act is none other than Walter Mabry, a tech prodigy who threatens the Horsemen into pulling off their most impossible heist yet. Their only hope is to perform one last unprecedented stunt to clear their names and reveal the mastermind behind it all.

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When Marnie Was There (U)

Anime | Animation | Drama | Family

Dir. Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Japan, 2014, 103 mins

Cast (voices): Hailee Steinfeld, Kiernan Shipka, Vanessa Williams, John C. Reilly, Geena Davis, Kathy Bates

When shy, artistic Anna moves to the seaside to live with her aunt and uncle, she stumbles upon an old mansion surrounded by marshes, and the mysterious young girl, Marnie, who lives there. The two girls instantly form a unique connection and friendship that blurs the lines between fantasy and reality. As the days go by, a nearly magnetic pull draws Anna back to the Marsh House again and again, and she begins to piece together the truth surrounding her strange new friend. Based on the young adult novel by Joan G. Robinson and directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi (The Secret World of Arrietty),’ When Marnie Was There’ has been described as “Ghibli Gothic,” with its moonlit seascapes, glowing orchestral score, and powerful dramatic portrayals that build to a stormy climax.

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X-Men: Apocalypse (12)

Action | Adventure | Fantasy

Dir. Bryan Singer, US, 2016

Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Evan Peters

Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.

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Courted (12)

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Dir. Christian Vincent, France, 2016, 98 mins, Subtitles

Cast: Fabrice Luchini, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Eva Lallier

Michel Racine is a feared presiding judge of the Assize Court. He’s as tough with himself as he is with others; he’s known as the “two-figure judge.” In his courtroom, people are always sentenced to more than ten years. Everything changes the day that Racine finds himself face-to-face with Ditte Lorensen-Coteret. She is a member of the jury who will judge a man accused of murder. Six years earlier, Racine had loved Ditte. Almost secretly. She is perhaps the only woman he has ever loved.

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Independence Day: Resurgence (12)

Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi

Dir. Roland Emmerich, US, 2016

Cast: Liam Hemsworth, Joey King, Vivica A. Fox

We always knew they were coming back. After INDEPENDENCE DAY redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global spectacle on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.

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Ma ma (12)

Drama

Dir. Julio Medem, Spain/France, 2015, 111 mins

Cast: Penélope Cruz, Luis Tosar, Asier Etxeandia

Diagnosed with breast cancer, a woman (Penélope Cruz) forms a strong bond with a man (Luis Tosar) who lost his wife and daughter in a car accident.

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Secret Life Of Pets, The (U)

Animation | Comedy | Family

Dirs. Chris Renaud, Yarrow Cheney, US, 2016

Cast: Lake Bell, Ellie Kemper, Albert Brooks

Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures present The Secret Life of Pets, a comedy about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day. Taking place in a Manhattan apartment building, Max’s life as a favorite pet is turned upside down, when his owner brings home a sloppy mongrel named Duke. They have to put their quarrels behind when they find out that an adorable white bunny named Snowball is building an army of abandoned pets determined to take revenge on all happy-owned pets and their owners.

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Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years, The

Documentary | Music

Dir. Ron Howard, UK/US, 2016

Cast (as themselves): John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrision, Ringo Starr

Academy Award®-winner Ron Howard’s authorized and highly anticipated documentary feature film about The Beatles’ phenomenal early career ‘The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years’ has set its World Premiere Date in London’s Leicester Square 15 September 2016. 

Featuring rare and exclusive footage, the film is produced with the full cooperation of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison.  

‘The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years’ is based on the first part of The Beatles’ career (1962-1966) – the period in which they toured and captured the world’s acclaim. 

Only in cinemas September 15th. With world premiere broadcast live & specially remastered concert footage. 

The Beatles played Shea Stadium on August 15th 1965 in what was to be the first rock concert ever staged in a stadium in front of more than 55,000 people. The event was filmed by 14, 35mm cameras by Ed Sullivan Productions and Brian Epstein and for the very first time, the fully restored, remastered, 30-minute performance will be screened as part of the worldwide theatrical release of Academy Award®-winner Ron Howard’s authorized documentary feature film, The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years.

ONLY AVAILABLE IN CINEMAS – the 4K restoration with sound remastered at Abbey Road Studios by Giles Martin and Sam Okell, includes performances of the classic songs such as “A Hard Days Night,” “I’m Down,” “Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby” and “Dizzy Miss Lizzy.”

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BFG, The (PG)

Family | Fantasy

Dir. Steven Spielberg, US/UK/Canada, 2016, 117 mins

Cast: Rebecca Hall, Bill Hader, Mark Rylance

Ten-year-old Sophie is in for the adventure of a lifetime when she meets the Big Friendly Giant. Naturally scared at first, the young girl soon realizes that the 24-foot behemoth is actually quite gentle and charming. As their friendship grows, Sophie’s presence attracts the unwanted attention of Bloodbottler, Fleshlumpeater and other giants. After traveling to London, Sophie and the BFG must convince Queen Victoria to help them get rid of all the bad giants once and for all.

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Christmas with the Coopers (12)

Comedy

Dir. Jessie Nelson, US, 2015,

Cast: John Goodman, Diane Keaton, Amanda Seyfried,Alan Arkin, Olivia Wilde, Ed Helms, Jake Lacy, Anthony Mackie, June Squibb, Marisa Tomei

When four generations of the Cooper clan come together for their annual Christmas Eve celebration, a series of unexpected visitors and unlikely events turn the night upside down, leading them all toward a surprising rediscovery of family bonds and the spirit of the holiday.

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Ghostbusters (12)

Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi

Dir. Paul Feig, US, 2016, 116 mins

Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon

Ghostbusters makes its long-awaited return, rebooted with a cast of new characters. Thirty years after the beloved original took the world by storm, director Paul Feig brings his take to the supernatural comedy, joined by Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth. This summer, they’re here to save the world!

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Lovers And The Despot, The (PG)

Documentary | Thriller

Dirs. Ross Adam, Robert Cannan, UK, 2016, 98 mins

Cast: Paul Courtenay Hyu

After celebrated South Korean filmmaker Shin Sang-ok meets and falls in love with glamorous actress Choi Eun-hee in post-war Korea of the 1950s, it sets in motion a chain of events that lead to them becoming kidnapped by movie-obsessed dictator Kim Jong-il, their biggest fan.

Claimed as Jong-il’s own personal filmmakers, Choi and Shin spent five years under the exacting thumb of this most divisive of leaders. However, when they decided to mount a daring escape plan, the pair found that gaining Jong-il’s trust proved to be their biggest challenge.

An unbelievable true story, THE LOVERS AND THE DESPOT is an enthralling account of one of Korean cinema’s most tightly kept secrets.

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Star Trek Beyond (12)

Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi

Dir. Justin Lin, US, 2016

Cast: Idris Elba, Zoe Saldana, Chris Pine

The first leg of the USS Enterprise’s five year mission takes them into uncharted territory. There the Enterprise is nearly destroyed and strands Kirk and his crew on a remote planet with no means of communication. Kirk must then work with the elements to reunite his crew and get back to Earth.

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Valley Of Love (15)

Drama

Dir. Guillaume Nicloux, France/Belgium, 201, 91 mins, Some Subtitles

Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Gérard Depardieu, Dan Warner

Nominated for the 2015 Cannes Palme d’Or, Guillaume Nicloux’s Valley of Love is a poetic and poignant exploration of love and loss set in the blistering heat and alien beauty of Death Valley.

Two of French cinema’s most prolific performers, Isabelle Huppert and Gérard Depardieu, reunite to play an estranged couple meeting for the first time in years. Their photographer son Michael has requested they visit a series of remote locations outlined in a note prior to his suicide six months earlier.

Respecting their son’s wishes, they put their personal grievances to one side and proceed to confront the wounds of the past. With stunning César Award winning cinematography of the Californian desert, Valley of Love reignites the chemistry between Depardieu and Huppert, not seen on screen together since Maurice Pialat’s Loulou in 1980.

These are tender and deeply felt performances rich with French cinematic history, as well as being some of the finest of both actors’ recent careers.

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Finding Dory (U)

Animation | Adventure | Comedy

Dirs. Andrew Stanton, Angus MacLane, US, 2016, 97 mins

Cast: Idris Elba, Ellen DeGeneres, Diane Keaton

Dory is a wide-eyed, blue tang fish who suffers from memory loss every 10 seconds or so. The one thing she can remember is that she somehow became separated from her parents as a child. With help from her friends Nemo and Marlin, Dory embarks on an epic adventure to find them. Her journey brings her to the Marine Life Institute, a conservatory that houses diverse ocean species. Dory now knows that her family reunion will only happen if she can save mom and dad from captivity.

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Jason Bourne (12)

Action | Thriller

Dir. Paul Greengrass, US, 2016, 123 min

Cast: Alicia Vikander, Matt Damon, Julia Stiles

Matt Damon returns to his most iconic role in Jason Bourne. Paul Greengrass, the director of The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum, once again joins Damon for the next chapter of Universal Pictures’ Bourne franchise, which finds the CIA’s most lethal former operative drawn out of the shadows.

For Jason Bourne, Damon is joined by Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel and Tommy Lee Jones, while Julia Stiles reprises her role in the series. Frank Marshall again produces alongside Jeffrey Weiner for Captivate Entertainment, and Greengrass, Damon, Gregory Goodman and Ben Smith also produce. Based on characters created by Robert Ludlum, the film is written by Greengrass and Christopher Rouse.

 

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My Scientology Movie (15)

Documentary

Dir. John Dower, UK/US, 2015, 99 mins

Cast (as themselves): Louis Theroux, Rob Alter, Tom Cruise, Paz de la Huerta

Louis Theroux’s first theatrical feature documentary, from the Oscar TM winning producer of SEARCHING FOR SUGARMAN and MAN ON WIRE, sees the renowned filmmaker delve into the world of Scientology, one of the world’s most mysterious and powerful religions, in what he regards as ‘the Holy Grail of Stories’.

With a lifetime of experience dealing with eccentric, unpalatable and unexpected human behaviour, the unassuming Theroux won’t take no for an answer when his request to enter the Church of Scientology headquarters is turned down. Inspired by the Church’s alleged techniques, and aided by former Scientology members-turned-whistleblowers, Theroux uses actors to recreate incidents people claim to have experienced as members in an attempt to better understand the way it operates.  However, in a bizarre twist, it becomes clear that Louis is not the only one making a documentary… Suffused with a good dose of humour and moments worthy of a Hollywood script, MY SCIENTOLOGY MOVIE is as outlandish as it is revealing.

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Tickled (15)

Documentary

Dirs. David Farrier, Dylan Reeve, New Zealand, 2016, 96 mins

Cast: David Farrier, Dylan Reeve, David Starr

Journalist David Farrier stumbles upon a mysterious tickling competition online. As he delves deeper he comes up against fierce resistance, but that doesn’t stop him getting to the bottom of a story stranger than fiction.

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Up for Love (Un homme a la hauteur) (12)

Comedy | Romance

Dir. Laurent Tirard, France, 2016, 98 mins, subtitles

Cast: Jean Dujardin, Virginie Efira, Cédric Kahn

Diane (Efira) is brilliant, beautiful, witty… and a formidable lawyer. She’s just put an end to a toxic, unhappy marriage and is finally considering the idea of meeting someone new.

A series of fateful events lead Diane to receive a phone call from the mysterious Alexandre (Dujardin), who has found her lost mobile. Courteous, funny, and effortlessly charming, he soon wins Diane over… and before she knows it, she’s agreed to a date.

But their first meeting is not quite what either of them expected…

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