Three new home entertainment releases have been announced by Eureka Entertainment, due for release this November.
Following on from their successful American Ninja quadrilogy release, 88 Films have announced the release of the first three Children of the Corn films on Blu-ray.
Studiocanal have released a short trailer for Legend, Academy Award winner Brian Helgeland’s new film about the life of the Kray twins, both played here by Tom Hardy.
The first poster and trailer have been revealed for Paul McGuigan’s Victor Frankenstein, a new retelling of Mary Shelley’s classic horror tale starring James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe.
Director: Roberto Rossellini
Written by: Sergio Amidei, Federico Fellini (Rome, Open City). Sergio Amidei, Klaus Mann, Federico Fellini, Marcello Pagliero, Alfred Hayes, Vasco Pratolini (Paisan). Roberto Rossellini, Max Kolpé, Sergio Amidei (Germany Year Zero)
Starring: Aldo Fabrizi, Anna Magnani, Marcello Pagliero (Rome, Open City). Carmela Sazio, Robert Van Loon, Dots Johnson (Paisan). Edmund Moeschke, Ernst Pittschau, Ingetraud Hinze, Franz-Otto Krüger, Erich Gühne (Germany Year Zero)
Roberto Rossellini could be considered the focal point of the Italian neorealist movement; while he wasn’t the first director to contribute, he is certainly one of the most highly regarded and prolific of the artists working in that period. His loosely linked War Trilogy, collected here, and filmed in the five years after the end of World War Two is a centre piece of the movement, with Rome, Open City as well known and loved as Vittorio De Sica’s Bicycle Thieves.
The BFI will release a limited edition Blu-ray and DVD boxset of Charlie Chaplin’s films for the Mutual Film Corporation; the company he joined in 1916 after signing a contract to make him the highest paid star at the time.
Eureka Entertainment have released the quad poster for Listen Up Philip, the new comedy from director Alex Ross Perry.
Entertainment One have released the UK trailer for Mr. Holmes, Bill Condon’s adaptation of Mitch Cullin’s novel A Slight Trick of the Mind, which the author adapted himself.
Till Kleinert’s The Samurai is a bizarre film; sitting on the fence between genres, toying with expectations and blanketing a psychosexual culture clash under the influence of Germanic fairy tales. It is Gimm for the modern age, filled with repressed desires, sudden bursts of violence and the underestimated coming through.
In the film a young policeman, Jakob (Michel Diercks), struggles through his daily routine. He is belittled by his colleagues and the youths in his town and his main duty consists of hanging bloody bags of meat from trees in the wood to keep a wolf away.