THELMA is a 2017 coming of supernatural coming of age story directed by Joachim Trier that has just been tapped for a big budget studio remake from the team behind I, Tonya. The film centers around Thelma a shy introvert that leaves her family behind to go and study in the city. She befriends Anja an outgoing student and the two have an immediate and intense attraction. To say more would ruin the film as its dark tale of love, loss supernatural abilities unfolds. The score by Ola Fløttum is full of starkly beautiful dark strings and mood pieces washed over with the occasional synth drone or texture, it’s hauntingly beautiful, captivating and absolutely ranks as one of our favourite scores from the last few years, if you were a fan of Let The Right One In you should immediately seek out Thelma as we are sure you’ll fall in love with it as much as we did. Features: Artwork by Candice Tripp
It is a summer evening in London. Alice (Shirley Henderson), an aspiring writer, is running late for her job as a kitchen hand in a Soho café, the Stella Bar. Once she arrives, Alice discovers that the chef is drunk and incapable of working, and so, for a bonus, she agrees to be chef for the evening. The action of the film takes place over this one evening as Alice's story intertwines with that of the waitresses - aspiring actress, Abi (Neve Campbell), art student, Suzie (Alexandra Maria Lara) - and the Maitre D', Madonna (Anna Maxwell Martin), and the dishwasher, Rita (Oana Pellea). Over the course of the evening, chaos gradually ensues thanks to rat infestations, arguments about music, art, love and desire, the arrival of a Hollywood movie star, Danny Huston (playing himself), and burnt food.
Eve is a successful adult film performer whose daily routine consists of feigning youthful innocence to please her invisible audience. Adam is a reclusive university student with an obsession for media and a fixation on Eve. After he tracks her down in the real world, he becomes her anonymous follower - until he finds the courage to connect in person. When Eve agrees to star in his very own private sex tape, Adam's dream is about to become reality.
In October of 1994, three students set out to make a documentary about The Blair Witch of Black Hills, Burkittsville. These three students never returned and one year after being declared missing their footage was found. This movie portrays that footage! This critically acclaimed movie opened at The Sundance Film Festival 1999 and has gathered a cult following making it an instant classic. A creepy horror not to be missed! -M.F.
Collection of three films adapted from Nicholas Sparks novels featuring... Dear John Lasse Hallstrom directs this romantic drama based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks. While Special Forces Army Sergeant John Tyree (Channing Tatum) is home on leave, he meets beautiful college student Savannah Curtis (Amanda Seyfried) and the two fall in love. When the time comes for Savannah to return to college, she promises to write to John during his 12-month enlistment overseas. However, their budding love affair is put to the test when John decides to re-enlist in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. Safe Haven Romantic drama following the fortunes of a guarded young woman who unexpectedly finds love in a North Carolina town. Katie Feldman (Julianne Hough) stands out on arrival in Southport. Beautiful but highly reserved, she makes it clear that she expects to have little involvement in the social life of the town and its inhabitants. However, an unforeseen chain of events brings Katie close to Alex (Josh Duhamel), a widower who runs a store while also attempting to bring up his young children. As she inexorably falls in love with Alex and the children Katie begins to let down her guard, but doing so threatens to raise the dark secret she has been protecting. Will she find a way to reconcile the trauma of her past with the possibility of a brighter future? Best of Me Dawson (James Marsden) and Amanda (Michelle Monaghan) couldn t lead more different lives in a small Southern town and yet soon they are falling head over heels in love. However, they are soon separated by their families. Twenty years later they are reunited and soon both are forced into circumstances that test their love to its limit.
The Tournament Has Begun! The Great Saiyaman Saga. Attending Orange Star high school, Gohan seems like a normal student, meeting girls, and playing baseball, except for one important difference: his the Great Saiyaman. Not wanting to bring attention to his friends and family, he disguises himself in a super suit, with a touch of a button on his watch he turns into the super hero everyone knows. Videl reluctint to find this hero to find out who it is, she unmasks him, to find out it's gohan. She threatens the young hero if he doesn't enter the world martial arts tournament, she'll reveal the identity of the great Saiyaman. Gohan enters the tournament to find out that he'll be up against some of the Z fighters, including: Goku who got a leave to return to earth for the tournament, krillin, along with his wife Android 18, Vegeta, Piccolo, Goten, and the last World Champion Hercule.
Eureka Entertainment to release ROXANNE, the enchanting 80s classic update of Cyrano de Bergerac starring Steve Martin and Daryl Hannah, on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK in a Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition on 21 November 2016. Steve Martin delivers a magnificent performance as an engaging small town fire chief who has only one tiny flaw - his astonishingly long nose. Although he considers it no laughing matter, the hilarity never stops as C.D. Bales (Martin) contends with his bumbling crew of firemen, and his secret love for gorgeous astronomy student Roxanne (Daryl Hannah). Unfortunately, she is attracted to fireman Chris (Rick Rossovich), who's tall on looks and short on conversation. And when C.D. agrees to coach the dumbstruck Chris in his pursuit of the fair maiden, this ticklish triangle dissolves into a hilarious series of rib-tickling romantic misadventures. Written by Martin as an update to Cyrano de Bergerac, and directed by Fred Schepisi, this remains an enchanting classic. Eureka Classics is proud to present a new Dual-Format edition for the first time in the UK. SPECIAL FEATURES: New high-definition presentation Stereo and 5.1 soundtrack options English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Original theatrical trailer
The infamous Odenbrook Sanatorium closed after a mass suicide occurred within its walls. Sixty years later, six college students armed with cameras and recording equipment venture into the asylum to prove the existence of the paranormal. Thrills turn into nightmares as members of the group go missing without a sound, cell phones mysteriously vanish, corridors turn into mazes, walls appear where doors once stood, flashlights fail and something or someone begins toying with the group. Days later, when five of the six friends turn up missing, the lone survivor must go through the recovered footage in order to clear his name and find out what happened to his friends.
From The Director Of Madoka Magica Comes The Breakout Anime of 2014! Raku Ichijo is an average high school student. He also happens to be the sole heir to the head of a Yakuza Family called the Shuei-gumi. 10 years ago, Raku made a promise… a secret promise with a girl he met. They promised one another that they will “get married when they reunite.” Since then, Raku never let go of the pendant the girl gave him.
The album takes off with Tony Iommi, the founding guitarist, and the only member who has remained in all the band's lineups. Talking about Tony is a synonym for Black Sabbath; therefore, The Many Faces begins with him and his collaboration with Bobby Harrison. For most people, the name of Bobby Harrison could have little meaning, but for students of the confines of the world of rock, Bobby was the first drummer of Procol Harum, whom he abandoned shortly after recording A Whiter Shade of Pale, the band’s iconic track. Bobby retired because he wanted to start his own project: Freedom, a hard rock band who ended up having little success. In 1975, Bobby recorded Funkiest, a solo album for which he recruited a range of top collaborators such as guitarist Micky Moody (Whitesnake), bass player Herbie Flowers (Lou Reed, T. Rex, among many others), drummer Ian Paice (Deep Purple) and keyboardist Matthew Fisher (Procol Harum) and Tony Iommi, who does an excellent guitar work on King Of the Night, the track included here. In 1976, the British hard rock band Quartz, from Birmingham, embarked, as a support group, on a tour with their friends and fellow citizens Black Sabbath. To honor the friendship and good times shared, Tony Iommi produced their eponymous debut album, released in 1977, from where we included the song: Mainline Riders. Guitarist/Keyboardist Geoff Nicholls from Quartz left the band in 1979 to precisely join Black Sabbath with whom he stayed until 2004. Then in 2011, Quartz re-formed with a line-up consisted of Geoff Nicholls, Mike Hopkins, Derek Arnold, Malcolm Cope and former vocalist David Garner releasing the album Fear No Evil in 2016. Nicholls died in early 2017 but in his final days, he wrote and recorded with Quartz the song Highway to Madness' that has been unreleased until now. Thanks to the band, we have the exclusive on this special edition of The Many Faces of Black Sabbath. Cozy Powell was one of the most iconic musicians in the history of British rock. Member of Jeff Beck Group, Whitesnake, Rainbow and Black Sabbath, among many other projects, he is one of the pillars when talking about rock drummers. Cozy played in Black Sabbath’s albums Headless Cross (89), Tyr (90) and Forbidden (95). In The Many Faces we introduced him with a Bedlam song (I Believe In You), his own project, which released its only album in 1973. This version is a rare live recording that will be especially appreciated by Cozy’s fans. In the chaotic world of Black Sabbath, drummers have changed a lot following the split of the original lineup, after the departure of Ozzy Osbourne in 1978. In 1983, following the departure of Ronnie James Dio, Black Sabbath makes a strange move when it incorporated singer Ian Gillan, Deep Purples’ original vocalist. Together they recorded the album Born Again (83), that has many enjoyable moments. In The Many Faces we listen to Ian with its powerful track Finally The Finale, recorded for his own solo project. Next is Bev Bevan, drummer and founding member of two institutions of the British rock: the psychedelic group The Move and pop-rock symphonic band Electric Light Orchestra. Bev played with Sabbath in the tour for the album Born Again, and here we hear him in the song Flowers In The Rain, the psychedelic classic he recorded with The Move in 1967 and which reached #2 in the British singles chart. Drummer Eric Singer, has been a member of Kiss for more than 20 years. However, between 1986 and 1987 he was Black Sabbath's drummer and recorded with the band the albums Seventh Star and The Eternal Idol . He appears here doing a version of Ozzy Osbourne's hit Over The Mountain along Brad Gillis (Night Ranger), Mark Slaughter (Slaughter), Gary Moon and Paul Taylor. One of Black Sabbath's most iconic songs has been without a doubt Paranoid . We include here a version that features a superstar line-up including Vince Neil of Mötley Crüe, Dokken's guitar master George Lynch, bassist Stu Hamm (Steve Vai, Joe Satriani) and drummer Greg Bissonette (David Lee Roth, Steve Vai, Spinal Tap) Drummer Vinny Appice was part of Black Sabbath in four different occasions recorded multiple albums with the band between 1982 and 2010. In The Many Faces he appears along Marko Pukkila, Rowan Robertson and Andy Endberg doing a rockin' remake of Van Halen's And The Cradle Will Rock . The album Seventh Star from 1986 wasn't one of the band's more successful (actually, it was supposed to be Tony Iommi's solo debut). However, that line-up included (alongside Nicholls, Singer and Dave Spitz) legendary bassist and singer Glenn Hughes on vocals. Known by fans as The Voice Of Rock , he performs Freak Out Tonight with Chris Catena, Tony Franklin and Bruce Kulick from Kiss. LP2 of our collection is dedicated to Black Sabbath's stellar catalog. Most of their hits are included here: War Pigs , Into the Void , Iron Man , Children of The Grave and Snowblind among others, performer by bands that were heavily influenced by BS including Leaving Eden, High Voltage Cornivus and Fierce Atmospheres. Enjoy this journey through the darkest confines of Black Sabbath's world!
Based on the best-selling manga Love Vibes by Erika Sakurazawa and featuring a soundtrack by James Iha, former guitarist of Smashing Pumpkins, the debut feature of Momoko Andô, one of the members of this year’s festival Jury, is a delicately-nuanced portrait of two very different women. Haru, a college student, is frustrated by the lack of any real spark between her and her slobbish and indifferent boyfriend, who only seems to be interested in her for sex. One day, while brooding over a cappuccino in a cafe, she catches the eye of Riko. Riko joins her table and the two strike up a conversation in which she explains her job as a medical artist , something slightly different from a prosthetics, in that rather than create body parts that attempt to emulate the function of those lost through accident and disease, her role is to cure the psychological traumas arising from the patient’s physical deficiencies by balancing body and soul, creating parts that aesthetically make up for the loss. While Haru might be physically intact, Riko sees in her a certain emotional wanting to which she might provide a cure, and the two begin an all-encompassing relationship that draws Haru away from her dissatisfying routine and into a new and more emotionally fulfilling area of her life.
It’s 1961 and attractive, bright 16-year-old schoolgirl, Jenny (Mulligan) is poised on the brink of womanhood, dreaming of a rarefied, Gauloise-scented existence as she sings along to Juliette Greco in her Twickenham bedroom. Stifled by the tedium of adolescent routine, Jenny can’t wait for adult life to begin. Meanwhile, she’s a diligent student, excelling in every subject except the Latin that her father is convinced will land her a place at Oxford University where she is dreaming of going. On a rainy day no different to all the others, her suburban life is upended by the arrival of an unsuitable suitor, 30-ish David (Sarsgaard). Urbane and witty, David instantly unseats Jenny’s stammering schoolboy admirer, Graham (Beard). To her frank amazement, he even manages to charm her conservative parents Jack (Molina) and Marjorie (Seymour) and effortlessly overcomes any instinctive objections to their daughter’s older, Jewish suitor. Very quickly, David introduces Jenny to a glittering new world of classical concerts and late-night suppers with his attractive friend and business partner, Danny (Cooper) and Danny’s girlfriend, the beautiful but vacuous Helen (Pike). David replaces Jenny’s traditional education with his own version, picking her up from school in his Bristol roadster and whisking her off to art auctions and smoky clubs. Under the pretext of an introduction to C.S. Lewis, David arranges to take Jenny on a weekend jaunt to Oxford with Danny and Helen. Later, using an ingenious mixture of flattery and fibbery, he persuades her parents to allow him to take their only daughter to Paris for her 17th birthday. David suggests that his ‘Aunt Helen’ will once again act as a chaperone. Jack and Marjorie do not know that Jenny has chosen the date and place to lose her virginity. Paris is all that Jenny imagined it would be, sex with David somewhat less so. On her return to Twickenham, Jenny’s school friends are thrilled with her newfound sophistication but her headmistress (Thompson) is scandalised and her English teacher Miss Stubbs (Williams) is deeply disappointed that her prize pupil seems determined to throw away her evident gifts and certain chance of higher education. Just as the family’s long-held dream of getting their brilliant daughter into Oxford seems within reach, Jenny is tempted by another kind of life. Will David be the making of Jenny or her undoing?