Friday 17 November 2023

[Film Review] Misan Harriman Debut Short , The After. Streaming on Netflix

Director: Misan Harriman

Writer: John Julius Schwabach

Stars: David Oyelowo, Jessica Plummer, Sule Rumi

Successful executive Dayo’s life is shattered after a devastating random attack in the UK’s capital city of London. Months later Dayo struggles to cope with the unbearable weight of grief following the aftermath. Now working as a driver, Dayo struggles to reconnect with himself and society as a whole.

Wednesday 15 November 2023

Forbidden Worlds Film Festival Launches Short Film Competition

Are you a genre film maker with a penchant and passion for all things sci-fi, horror, action, and maybe a little fantasy? Forbidden Worlds Film Festival, a Bristol based film event celebrating the best of vintage genre movies have launched their very own short film competition showcasing the best upcoming genre talent. The doors have been flung open and filmmakers can begin submitting their finest genre shorts for consideration to be showcased in the festival's next May event. 

Thursday 9 November 2023

[Film Review] Screwdriver - Psychological Thriller with A Twist

Writer/Director: Cairo SmithStars: AnnaClaire Hicks, Charlie Farrell, Milly Sanders

With her life turned upside down by divorce, thirty-three-year-old Emily leaves her adopted Nebraska behind, returning to California with nothing but a suitcase in hand. She seeks refuge in the home of an old high school friend Robert, and his pharmacologist wife Melissa. The childless couple welcomes Emily into their lives, but their hospitality soon takes a dark and sinister turn.

Saturday 14 October 2023

The Jester Brings Chills and Scares to UK Cinemas

Autumn is the season for prowling monsters, spine tingling chills, and scares aplenty with Halloween creeping up on us. Filmmaker Colin Krawchuck’s feature film debut ‘The Jester’ promises plenty of these things and more, and a week into its US release is already scaring cinema goers and home audiences alike. The new face of horror will make its way across the big pond thanks to Dazzler Films, arriving on 6th November for a UK and Ireland cinema run.

Tuesday 10 October 2023

Trinity Cine Asia brings Prequel to Sc-Fi Blockbuster to UK Home Entertainment

Trinity Cine Asia announce the release of 'The Wandering Earth II' to UK home entertainment this autumn. A prequel to China's 2019 sci-fi epic that was a box office success, and based on a short story by one of the country's award winning authors, 'The Wandering Earth II' explores the cataclysmic build up to the events of the first film and sees writer and director Frant Gwo back at the helm. Having been ranked 8th highest grossing film of the year, it now makes its voyage to UK Digital, DVD and Blu-ray and is expected to land on 30th October. Following close behind is the limited edition 4K Ultra HD Steel book available from 11th December packed full of special features.  

Monday 9 October 2023

Latest In Search of Darkness Epic Enters New Era of Horror

Just when you thought the search was over, Creator VC, the masters of community empowered film enter a new era of the horror genre. Writer and Director David Weiner will be setting off on a journey to explore the lost decade of horror with 'In Search of Darkness: 1990-1994' and as always he's taking you, the fans, with him. David and the team at Creator VC have launched for pre-sale this latest epic long form documentary packed full of insights and interviews with horror icons, and will feature a year long campaign to offer fans opportunities to shape the finished film. 

Sunday 24 September 2023

Marko Zaror Epic Fist of the Condor Flies into UK Home Entertainment

After months of waiting, UK action film fans will finally get the chance to own and enjoy Chilean action star's martial arts magnum opus, Fist of the Condor. If you love Bruce Lee, especially his thought provoking esoteric work found in his writings as well his concepts behind TV shows such as 'Kung-Fu', the posthumously produced 'The Silent Flute' and more recently 'Warrior' then 'Fist of the Condor' is for you. Thanks to our good friends at Dazzler Films, Marko's passion piece will swoop onto UK home entertainment, and be available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital Download from 2nd October. 

Sunday 9 July 2023

Fighting Spirit Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Enter The Dragon

Following the highly successful Bruce Lee Movie Marathon in June, the Fighting Spirit Film Festival continues its commemoration of Bruce Lee's films marking 50 years since his death. The Mockingbird Cinema in Birmingham will once again play host to a spectacular Fighting Spirit event on 13th August; 'Enter the Dragon at 50; A Bruce Lee Retrospective + Q&A'. This one day special will feature screenings of Bruce Lee's classic films as well as special documentary, along with an  insightful Q&A, the mix of debate and kick-ass entertainment for which Fighting Spirit is well known.

Friday 7 July 2023

Ukrainian Animated Film Gets Big Screen UK Release

Dazzler Media Presents the UK cinema release of 'Mavka; The Forest Song' an animated film from Ukraine based on the country's most revered fairy tale. Nearly seven years in the making the film has, since its release,  become a domestic and global box office hit, giving Ukraine another positive boost during their most difficult time. From 28th July UK and Irish cinema audiences will get an opportunity to be enchanted by this moving folk story. 

Friday 30 June 2023

World's First Swissploitation Flick 'Mad Heidi' Gets US Home Release

After a successful, one night only, special screening across the US, 'Mad Heidi' melts and oozes its way to US home digital entertainment, courtesy of Raven Banner Releasing. Dubbed, the world's first 'Swissploitation' film, the zany comedy horror takes a beloved classic children's story and turns into a blood and cheese soaked grind-house epic. The film stars Casper Van Dien ('Starship Troopers') and Alice Lucy and helmed by first time directors Johannes Hartmann and Sandro Klopfstein (who also co-writer the film).

Sunday 2 April 2023

[News] Blade of the 47 Ronin Heads to UK Digital

When 2013’s '47 Ronin' was released it was badly panned barely made a big dent at the box office and killed the film making career of Ridley Scott protégé Carl Rinsch. Yet the film introduced lay audiences to legend of the Chūshingura,  a tale of timeless of warrior heroism continued that continues with 'Blade of the 47 Ronin'.

After a successful digital run starting in the US, 'Blade of the 47 Ronin' comes to the UK on Blu-ray and DVD courtesy of Dazzler Media. Directed by Ron Yuan, This follow up to the 2013 Keanu Reeves helmed action epic  brings us into the present with some surprisingly clever twists in the samurai mythos and features some big names in martial arts action. 'Blade of the 47 Ronin' slices its way to home entertainment from 24th April.

Thursday 30 March 2023

[NEWS] Korean Action Horror Comes to UK Digital Home Viewing

With Jae-Hoon Choi's action thriller 'The Killer' coming to the UK on a wave of glowing praise, South Korean cinema looks set to rock the UK home audience this year. The latest release from the nation that gave us 'The Host' and 'Train to Busan' promises a film that is 'Pure splatter-house' according to the Guardian. Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment presents the gut wrenching action-horror 'Project Wolf Hunting' will be coming to UK home audiences on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital on 10th April 2023.

During an extradition from the Philippines to South Korea, a group of dangerous criminals housed on a 58,000 ton cargo ship stage a coordinated escape attempt from their floating prison. 

Sunday 26 March 2023

[NEWS] LGBTQ Comedy Horror Gets US Release

If horror films have taught us anything, from 'Beetlejuice' all the way to the latest 'Candyman' installment, is not to call on sinister spectres. The outcome can only be grisly. In 'Summoning Sylvia', Larry is about to learn this harsh lesson when his bachelor party turns into a spectral hang out.  The feature directorial debut of Broadway stalwarts Wesley Taylor & Alex Wyse, this LGBTQ comedy horror is set to get its cinema release at the home of US indie film, Laemmle theatres, from 31st March and available on VOD from 7th April.

Wednesday 22 March 2023

[News] - Jackie Chan Rides Back onto the Big Screen in New Action Comedy

Martial arts superstar Jackie Chan is back, and courtesy of Trinity Cine Asia is galloping onto the big screen with his new heartwarming action comedy 'Ride On.' The international superstar and legend of Hong Kong action cinema saddles up for the ride of his life, paying homage to his body of work in a story packed with drama, comedy and Jackie's own brand of action. 

The film will be released in selected UK cinemas from 7th April, a very special day as it will be Jackie's 69th Birthday. What better way to celebrate than watch the man himself still holding his own in the brand of action that cemented his legacy as one of the genre's greatest superstars.

Thursday 5 January 2023

[News] Shadow Master comes to the UK thanks to Dazzler

From executive producer Prachya Pinkaew, the writer and producer of 'Ong Bak', 'Chocolate', and 'Warrior King' comes the action packed martial arts horror 'Shadow Master'. After a brief period of absence from the genre Pinkaew returns with a film that's sure to rock the action world and Dazzler media will be bringing it to UK homes this year. 

The film stars D.Y. Sao ('Everything, Everywhere All at Once'who also serves as stunt co-ordinator, as the mysterious An a stranger battling evil murderous cultists with a little help from a supernatural force. Hired as a Night Watchman for an abandoned hospital, An comes across a group of squatters who he soon discovers are victims of a cult who kidnap children for ritualistic purposes. 

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