COMPETITION: ‘Kin’ / Mogwai Merch Bundle

Thanks to our friends at Lionsgate UK, our latest competition is for a Kin / Mogwai Merch Bundle which includes:

  • Kin DVD
  • Kin Soundtrack CD by Mogwai
  • Signed Mogwai 12×12 alternative Kin LP artwork print

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To enter, simply be sure you’re following us on Twitter and retweet the below tweet:

14-year-old Eli (Myles Truitt) lives in Detroit with his father Hal (Dennis Quaid). On the eve of his estranged brother Jimmy’s (Jack Reynor) return from prison, Eli breaks into an abandoned building site, where he stumbles upon the aftermath of an intense shoot out and a mysterious otherworldly weapon hidden amongst the rubble…

Back at home, Jimmy’s arrival causes trouble for the family as he struggles to pay back local gangster Taylor (James Franco), the man who kept him alive inside. After a disastrous attempt to secure money ends in tragedy, Jimmy hits the road with Eli in tow. Chased by a criminal gang bent on revenge, it turns out that Eli’s weapon brings a much more dangerous set of pursuers, who may not be from this world. With an all-star cast and a stunning soundtrack from Mogwai, Kin blends sci-fi and action in a slick, stylish thriller about family, loss and corruption.

Starring Jack Reynor (Free Fire), Zoë Kravitz (Mad Max: Fury Road), Carrie Coon (Avengers: Infinity War), with Dennis Quaid (The Day After Tomorrow), and James Franco (127 Hours), and introducing newcomer Myles Truitt.

Directed by Jonathan & Josh Baker and based on their award-winning short film ‘BAG MAN’. Produced by Shawn Levy & Dan Cohen (Stranger Things), and Michael B. Jordan (Black Panther).

Kin: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Mogwai.

Available now on Digital with DVD & Blu-ray 26 December

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Lionsgate’s Vestron Collector’s Series Gets Three New Additions!

Lionsgate UK have announced three more cult classics joining their Vestron Collector’s Series. Originally released by Vestron Video, these classic horror and sci-fi titles are restored and remastered on Blu-ray™ and packed with hours of special features.

 

CLASS OF 1999 (1990)

The time is the future, and youth gang violence is so high that the areas around some schools have become “free fire zones” into which not even the police will venture. When Miles Langford (Malcolm McDowell), the principal of Kennedy High School, decides to take his school back from the gangs, robotics specialist Dr. Robert Forrest (Stacy Keach) provides “tactical education units”. Human-like androids have been programmed to teach and are supplied with weapons to handle discipline problems. These kids will get a lesson in staying alive!

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Audio commentary with producer/director Mark L. Lester
  • ‘School Safety’ – interviews with director/producer Mark L. Lester and co-producer Eugene Mazzola
  • ‘New Rules’ – an interview with screenwriter C. Courtney Joyner
  • ‘Cyber-Teachers From Hell’ – interviews with special effects creators Eric Allard and Rick Stratton
  • ‘Future of Discipline’ – an interview with director of photography Mark Irwin
  • Theatrical trailer
  • TV spots
  • Still gallery
  • Video promo

Pre-order on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2zEoh7o

PARENTS (1989)

Meet the Laemles. Dad’s got a great job. Mom has all the modern conveniences a happy homemaker could ask for. And ten-year-old Michael has neat new friends and two parents who kill him with kindness. They’re the all-American family… or are they? Michael can’t figure out why his family serves leftovers every night. “Leftovers? Well, what were they before they were leftovers?” questions young Michael. “Leftovers-to-be,” smiles dad. Dad’s bringing home the bacon… and a whole lot more. Michael’s parents are getting away with murder – making home where the horror is!

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Audio commentary with director Bob Balaban and producer Bonnie Palef
  • Isolated score selections and audio interview with composer Jonathan Elias
  • ‘Leftovers To Be’ – with screenwriter Christopher Hawthorne
  • ‘Mother’s Day’ – with actress Mary Beth Hurt
  • ‘Inside Out’ – an interview with director of photography Robin Vidgeon
  • ‘Vintage Tastes’ – with decorative consultant Yolanda Cuomo
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Radio spots
  • Still gallery

Pre-order on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2KSSMuL

THE UNHOLY (1988)

In New Orleans, a city with a dark underside of black magic and satanic worship, two priests have been brutally murdered at St. Agnes Church. Now The Unholy reigns, only to be challenged by the purest of mortal souls. Father Michael (Ben Cross), believed to be spiritually blessed, is appointed to the ungodly parish. Is he really the “chosen one”, strong enough to fight such ravishing temptation, such raw evil? Or is he simply the third to die? Some say Father Michael hasn’t got a prayer.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Audio commentary with director Camilo Vila
  • Isolated score selections and audio interview with composer Roger Bellon
  • Audio interview with production designer & co-writer Fernando Fonseca, featuring isolated selections from his unused score
  • ‘Sins of the Father’ with Ben Cross
  • ‘Demons in the Flesh: The Monsters of The Unholy’
  • ‘Prayer Offerings’ with production designer & co-writer Fernando Fonseca
  • Original ending featuring optional audio commentary with producer Mathew Hayden
  • Theatrical trailer
  • TV spots
  • Radio spots
  • Original storyboard gallery
  • Sill gallery

Pre-order on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Rw7D0R

 

All three restored cult classics will be released February 25th 2019! 

COMPETITION: Win A Copy Of ‘Day Of The Dead: Bloodline’ On DVD!

Fear goes viral in this terrifying retelling of George A. Romero’s zombie horror classic. Five years after an epidemic nearly wiped out the world’s population, Dr. Zoe Parker lives in an underground bunker among a small group of military personnel and survivalists, working on a cure while fighting armies of the undead. When a dangerous patient from Zoe’s past infiltrates the bunker, Zoe discovers he just might hold the key to saving humanity … or ending it.

Ramping up the action and bloodshed, and with plenty of nods to the 1985 classic, prepare yourselves for the next bloody chapter in one of horror’s most beloved franchises. Day of the Dead: Bloodline is the debut English language feature from acclaimed Spanish director Hèctor Hernández Vicens (The Corpse of Anna Fritz), a long-time fan of George A. Romero’s original ‘Dead’ series. Starring Johnathon Schaech (Legends of Tomorrow), Sophie Skelton (Outlander), Jeff Gum (New Girl) and Mark ‘Rhino’ Smith (UK Gladiators).

Thanks to our friends over at Lionsgate, we have a DVD copy of Day of the Dead: Bloodline to give away to one lucky winner! Just be sure to follow us on Twitter and retweet the below tweet!

Competition: Win A Copy Of ‘Fred’ on DVD!

We recently reviewed ‘Fred’ and thanks to the kind folks over at Lionsgate UK, we have a DVD copy up for grabs! All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is to make sure you’re following us on Twitter and retweet the following tweet!

Former London gangster Freddie Foreman is nearing the end of his life. A heavyweight villain with an unbelievably bloody past, Freddie is the last living legend of the Krays’ London underworld. A ruthless criminal, still feared and revered to this day. Freddie now lives in a retirement home: alone with only the memories of his former crimes to look back on.

DIGITAL DOWNLOAD 28TH MAY & DVD 4TH JUNE

With strained family relations and increasing health issues, Freddie finally tells all and revisits his old haunts in an attempt to understand what pushed him towards a life of crime. From his impoverished childhood, to traumatic memories of the Blitz and WWII, Freddie is a fascinating character study. Can a man accused of over forty murders, known as the Godfather of London, really find redemption?

Fred is written and directed by Paul Van Carter (‘The Guv’nor’) of Salon
Pictures.

Starring Freddie Foreman.

Amazon pre-order: http://amzn.eu/epJwobn

‘Power Rangers’ Sequel In Doubt After Disappointing Opening In China

According to Forbes, the chances of ‘Power Rangers’ receiving a sequel is becoming less and less likely due to it seriously under-performing at the box office, most recently it’s disappointing opening in China over the weekend. 

At the time of writing, BoxOfficeMojo estimates that Dean Israelite’s ‘Power Rangers’ has grossed just under $135.5 million since it’s release at the end of March. Apparently all eyes were on it’s cinematic run in China to see how it performed, but after opening yesterday to a measly $1.2 million, many reports suggest Lionsgate may re-think their plans, which they obviously hinted at during the post-credit scene of the film.

Of course, this isn’t set in stone! Lionsgate may well go ahead with a sequel in the hope it out-performs it’s predecessor. Who knows, if the film performs well in DVD/Blu Ray/Digital sales, they may be more inclined to take a show with a sequel. 

What did you think of ‘Power Rangers’? Where do you think they may have slipped up? Does it deserve a sequel?

Written by Tom Sheffield