UK HOME ENTERTAINMENT RELEASE SCHEDULE – AUGUST 17th 2020

Here’s the schedule for all UK home entertainment releases including VOD, DVD, Blu Ray and more.

Thanks to Strike Media for the schedule for the week commencing August 17th 2020.

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Yes, God, Yes
Release Date: 17th August
Distributor: The Movie Partnership
Format: VOD
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Growing up in the Midwest in the early OOs, sixteen-year-old Alice has always been a good Catholic. But when an innocent AOL chat turns racy, she discovers masturbation and is overwhelmed with guilt. Seeking redemption, she attends a mysterious religious retreat to try and suppress her urges, but it isn’t easy, especially after a cute upperclassman starts flirting with her.

Available on iTunes
Tenet – TICKETS ON SALE TODAY
Release Date: 26th August
Distributor: Warner Bros
Contact: Distributor / PR

Armed with only one word, Tenet, and fighting for the survival of the entire world, a Protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time.

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AVA
Release Date: 21st August
Distributor: New Wave Films
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Based on her own adolescent experiences, Sadaf Foroughi’s Ava is a gripping debut about a young girl’s coming-of-age in a strict, traditional society. Living with her well-to-do parents in Tehran, Ava is a bright and focused teen whose concerns – friendships, music, social status, academic performance – resemble that of nearly any teenager. When Ava’s mistrustful and overprotective mother questions her relationship with a boy, going so far as to visit a gynecologist, Ava is overwhelmed by a newfound rage. Formerly a model student, Ava begins to rebel against the strictures imposed by her parents, her school, and the society at large.

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PERFUMES
Release Date: 21st August
Distributor: Curzon
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A once-famous ‘nez’ (in the perfume world) sells her extraordinary olfactory facility to any company that’s prepared to pay for it. She’s a selfish diva, but one that might just have a shot at redemption through her relationship with her new chauffeur, a man with many troubles of his own…

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SOCRATES
Release Date: 21st August
Distributor: Peccadillo Pictures
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Socrates, a handsome 15-year-old, is not just another underage kid living on the margins of society while working the construction sites of São palo, he has a purpose. Because of the sudden death of his mother Socrates has had to fend for himself, trying desperately to earn the rent to keep his run-down apartment and remain out of the clutches of social services and his estranged father

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THE MAN IN THE HAT
Release Date: 18th September
Distributor: Kaleidoscope
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The Man in the Hat (Ciarán Hinds) journeys through France in a Fiat 500 accompanied by a framed photograph of an unknown woman. He is pursued by five angry men in a Citroën Dyane. Why are they chasing him? And how can he shake them off?

Travelling North on his escape across the mountains, gorges and bridges of France, he hears stories of love and loss, listens to Shubert, Otis Redding and Canteloube, and encounters mysterious strangers including The Damp Man (Stephen Dillane), The Chef (Muna Otaru) and The Biker (Maïwenn); coming face to face with the vivid eccentricities of an old country on an old continent, whilst trying to evade the pursuers who are always, relentlessly, on his tail.

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Come As You Are
Release Date: 17th August
Distributor: Studio Soho Distribution
Format: DVD – Available on VOD now!
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Inspired by a true story, three young men with disabilities (Grant Rosenmeyer, Hayden Szeto, Ravi Patel) flee their overbearing parents for a road trip to a brothel in Montreal that caters to people with disabilities, in order to lose their virginity and embrace their independence. Gabourey Sidibe stars as their jaded nurse driver, Janeane Garofalo and C.S. Lee also star as concerned parents hot on their trail. Based on the true story of Asta Philpot.

Available on Amazon & iTunes
Pegasus: Pony With A Broken Wing
Release Date: 17th August
Distributor: The Movie Partnership
Format: VOD
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While walking in the woods one day, Sydney makes a magical discovery – a winged pony that has fallen from the sky.

Available on iTunes
Drunk Parents
Release Date: 17th August
Distributor: Dazzler Media
Format: DVD
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Two drunk parents attempt to hide their ever increasing financial difficulties from their daughter and social circle through elaborate neighborhood schemes. One terrible drunken decision however dominoes into another and soon their lives plunge into absolute chaos and they find themselves kidnapped, homeless and locked in a prison cell.

Available on Amazon
The Parts You Lose
Release Date: 17th August
Distributor: Dazzler Media
Format: DVD
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Wesley, a young deaf boy, discovers an injured fugitive (Aaron Paul) and secretly helps him recover. Wesley’s bond with the man grows that ultimately tests his understanding of right and wrong as the police inch closer and closer.

Available on Amazon
After Life
Release Date: 17th August
Distributor: BFI
Format: Blu-Ray
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Meditative drama from acclaimed Japanese director Kore-eda Hirokazu. In a way-station between life and death newly deceased people are asked to reflect on their lives and select one memory that will then be recreated for them and become the sole memory of their life. A group of counsellors engage with the recently-deceased for a number of days to assist them when looking for that one significant moment that means the most to them.

Available on Amazon
Equus
Release Date: 17th August
Distributor: BFI
Format: Blu-Ray
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Alan Strang (Peter Firth) is a troubled teenager who suffers from an uncontrollable urge to blind horses. In court, facing prosecution for his actions, psychiatrist Dr Martin Dysart (Richard Burton) attempts to unravel the root causes of Alan’s pathologic affliction.

Adapted by Peter Shaffer from his own landmark, Tony-winning play, Equus is a gripping psychological thriller exploring how corrupted ideals can lead to grave consequences.

Available on Amazon
Treasure Hounds
Release Date: 17th August
Distributor: High Fliers Video Distribution
Format: DVD
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Children’s drama from film-maker Tim Brown. When his family are threatened with eviction, a young boy named Jack (Valin Shinyei) does all he can to ensure that they remain in their home. After Jack discovers that his late grandfather hid treasure somewhere in town, he attempts to find the horde in order to protect his family from the eviction. However, there are others in town who know about the treasure and in order to find the fortune before anyone else Jack must rely upon his neighbourhood friends as well as his grandfather’s wily old dog, Skipper (voice of Norm MacDonald).

Available on Amazon & iTunes
Edge Of Extinction
Release Date: 24th August
Distributor: Lightbulb Film Distribution
Format: DVD
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15 years after a global apocalypse, mankind is on the verge of extinction. Civilisation no longer exists, food is scarce and most eke out a living by stealing and killing. One man clings onto life in the desolate British countryside, where staying away from others has been key to his survival. But this self-imposed isolation comes to an abrupt end when he crosses paths with another group of survivors and faces an enemy far more savage than any of them could have imagined.

Available on Amazon
The Bygone
Release Date: 24th August
Distributor: Lightbulb Film Distribution
Format: DVD
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When a young rancher crosses paths with a native American girl from a nearby reservation, tensions are raised. She mysteriously disappears which sparks a search, uncovering a harrowing past that will ultimately lead to violence and considerable bloodshed!

Available on Amazon
At The End of The Day
Release Date: 17th August
Distributor: Trinity Creative Partnership
Format: VOD
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A conservative professor at a Christian college finds himself in a gay support group to stop their launch of an LGBT homeless youth shelter in their small town.

Available on iTunes
Fragmentary
Release Date: 17th August
Distributor: Trinity Creative Partnership
Format: VOD
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From Jace Pickard, winner of HorrorHound’s First Time Filmmaker award, Fragmentary tells the story of a man who believes he can travel to an alternate reality under the influence of alcohol to see the love of his life who was murdered in his reality two years before.

Available on iTunes
Fanny Lye Deliver’d
Release Date: 24th August
Distributor: Vertigo Releasing
Format: DVD, TVOD/EST
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A dark folk-horror starring Emmy and BAFTA nominee Charles Dance, this unique, slow-burning folk-horror follows the radical liberation of a devout English woman from her patriarchal husband – a powerful brew of sex, violence and political radicalism.

Available on Amazon
Resistance
Release Date: 14th September
Distributor: Vertigo Releasing
Format: DVD, Blu-Ray
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Resistance tells the remarkable true story of a lesser known part of the French Resistance in World War Two. Before he becomes a world-famous mime, aspiring Jewish actor Marcel Marceau (Jesse Eisenberg) joins the resistance, in order to save thousands of orphaned children from the Nazis. Their mission: to take the children safely across the Swiss border whilst being pursued by a ruthless enemy.

Available on Amazon
General Commander
Release Date: 24th August – Digital / 31st August – DVD
Distributor: Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment
Format: DVD, TVOD/EST
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A powerful action thriller, full of explosive action, exhilarating stunts and bone-crunching fights – a CIA agent vows revenge on a global crime syndicate after a member of his own team is killed during a sting operation.

Available on iTunes
 She Dies Tomorrow
Release Date: 28th August
Distributor: Blue Finch Film Releasing
Format: VOD
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Amy knows she’s going to die tomorrow and her fear is contagious. An apocalyptic thriller from acclaimed director Amy Seimetz.

Available on iTunes

The Voices
Release Date: 21st September – Digital / 28th September – DVD
Distributor: Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment
Format: DVD, TVOD/EST
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A powerful and haunting horror thriller starring acclaimed horror actress, Lin Shaye (The Grudge, Insidious): after a painful break-up, Grace heads home to her isolated family property hoping for some sanctuary.  Instead she finds her sister suffering from a dangerous psychological illness, and begins to unravel a terrifying family secret…..

Available on iTunes
Look Back In Angus
Release Date: 21st September – Digital
Distributor: Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment
Format: TVOD/EST
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From The Director of the acclaimed documentary, Steak (R)evolution, comes Look Back In Angus – the extraordinary and compelling story of how a small black Scottish cow came to dominate the world of beef.

This is a story of amazing food that unravels a surprising history, telling how the ancient genes of Scottish cattle are now found across the world in breeds as far apart as New Zealand and Japan.

Narcos Mexico
Release Date: 24th August
Distributor: Arrow TV
Format: DVD / Blu-Ray
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Narcos: Mexico takes us back to where it all started with the first shots fired in the modern War of Drugs and the rise of the most successful drug empire of all time the Guadalajara Cartel.

In the immediate aftermath of Operation Condor, Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo (Diego Luna Rogue One) has lost everything his field, his home and his entire life savings. Amidst the ruins of the Mexican Army s invasion of Sinaloa, he forms a new plan to rebuild. To get it all back. Only this time in a place no one will ever touch Guadalajara.

Meanwhile Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agent Kiki Camarena (Michael Peña American Hustle) moves his wife and young son from California to Guadalajara to take on a new post quickly learning that this new assignment is going to be more challenging than he could ever have imagined

Available on Amazon

Bicycle Thieves
Release Date: 24th August
Distributor: Arrow Academy 
Format: DVD / Blu-Ray
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Bicycle Thieves tells the story of Antonio, a long unemployed man who finally finds employment putting up cinema posters for which he needs a bicycle. His wife pawns all the family linen to redeem the already pawned bicycle and for Antonio salvation has come, until the bicycle is stolen. Antonio and his son take to the streets in a desperate search to find the bicycle. Bicycle Thieves is as much about the position of Italians in post-War, post-Fascist Italy as the relationship between father and son, told through the labyrinth of the cinematic city with De Sica s arresting visual poetry.

Available on Amazon

The Comic
Release Date: 31st August
Distributor: Arrow Video
Format: Blu-Ray
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Stand-up comedy can be a cut-throat business, but in Sam Coex’s world, it’s downright murder… From the annals of bizarre cinema comes perhaps the most bizarre one of them all – 1985’s The Comic!

In a dystopian police state reality of indeterminate time and place, orange bouffant-haired comedian Sam Coex is eager for his big break. Realising that desperate times call for even more desperate measures, he slits the throat of his rival Joey Myers, leaving the way clear for him to carve his own niche on the comedy circuit. But success can be a fickle and fleeting mistress, and Sam soon finds his career on a downward turn when he falls foul of the powers that be.

Available on Arrow

Vitalina Varela
Release Date: 31st August
Distributor: Second Run
Format: DVD / Blu-Ray
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Winner of the prestigious ‘Best Film’ and Best Actress’ Awards at the 2019 Locarno Film Festival, and the Silver Hugo Jury Prize at the Chicago International Film Festival, Costa’s film follows the titular Vitalina, a woman left behind in Cape Verde when her husband leaves to find work in Portugal. Years later, she finally makes the journey to Lisbon herself but arrives three days after his funeral. Alone and isolated in her late husband’s home, Vitalina is determined to persevere and confront the ghosts of the past..

Available on Amazon

Melancholic
Release Date: 7th September
Distributor: Third Window Films
Format: Blu-Ray
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Despite having graduated from the prestigious Tokyo University, Kazuhiko is unemployed and living with his parents without any plans for the future. Everything changes, however, when he takes up a job at a local bathhouse and discovers that it is used by the yakuza as a convenient place for executions and corpse disposal. Winner of the Best Director Award at the 2018 Tokyo International Film Festival: Japanese Cinema Splash, this auspicious debut from writer/director Seiji Tanaka features an ingenious script full of unexpected shifts in genre and tone, effortlessly swinging between black comedy, coming-of-age romance and crime thriller.

Available on Amazon

Graveyards of Honor
Release Date: 7th September
Distributor: Arrow Video
Format: Blu-Ray
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Set during the turbulent post-war years, Fukasaku s original 1975 film charts the rise and fall of real-life gangster Rikio Ishikawa (Tetsuya Watari, Outlaw Gangster VIP). Shot through with the same stark realism and quasi-documentarian approach as Fukasaku s earlier Battles Without Honor and Humanity, Fukasaku nonetheless breaks new ground through his portrayal of a gangster utterly without honor or ethics, surviving by any means necessary in a world of brutal criminality.

Meanwhile, Miike s 2002 retelling transplants the story to Tokyo at the turn of the millennium. Less a direct remake of Fukasku s film than a radical reimagining of the same overarching premise, Miike s film captures both the hedonism and nihilism of the modern Japanese crime scene in deliriously stylish fashion, resulting in a fascinating companion piece to the original that nonetheless stands as its own entity.

Available on Amazon

Jesus Shows You Way
Release Date: 14th September
Distributor: Arrow Video
Format: Blu-Ray
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The year is 2035, and Special Agent Gagano (Daniel Tadesse, Crumbs) dreams of leaving the CIA to open a business with his wife Malin (Gerda-Annette Allikas). Before he can hand in his resignation, however, a strange cyber virus attacks Psychobook, the CIA s operating system, forcing Gagano to enter cyberspace via virtual reality to combat the threat. Before long, however, the virus starts to reach out into the real world, destabilising the fragile socio-political order for its own ends, and Gagano, trapped in the VR world, must find a way out before it s too late.

Available on Amazon

GEORGES MÉLIÈS’ A TRIP TO THE MOON & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Release Date: 21st September
Distributor: Arrow Academy
Format: Blu-Ray
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Georges Méliès was not just a pioneer of early cinema, he was central to what we know as film today. An illustrator, magician, filmmaker, and inventor he paved the way for animation and multi-media filmmaking.

Of all of Méliès films, his boldest and most well known is certainly A Trip to the Moon (Le Voyage dans la Lune), loosely based on the writings of Jules Verne. A Trip to the Moon follows a group of travellers who jet off to the moon from earth on an exploration mission only to end up in peril and captured by the the local inhabitants, the Selenites. Featuring a who’s who of theatrical cast from the era, with Méliès himself taking a lead role, this is one of the very first forays into sci-fi cinema, and spawned one of the most iconic images of cinema – the man in the moon with a rocket in his eye.

Available on Arrow

Ivansxtc
Release Date: 28th September
Distributor: Arrow Video
Format: Blu-Ray
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Danny Huston, Peter Weller and Lisa Enos star in this biting satire on the behind-the-scenes of the Hollywood film industry, with all its drink and drug-fuelled excess, from director Bernard Rose (Candyman, Paperhouse).

Opening with the death of its titular protagonist, ivansxtc goes back in time to chart the final days of hot-shot Tinseltown agent Ivan Beckman Huston) and his fast-paced, wheeler-dealer lifestyle, which will ultimately lead him to an early grave after a shock cancer diagnosis.

Loosely based on Leo Tolstoy’s celebrated 1886 novella The Death of Ivan Ilyich, and featuring a searing performance by Danny Huston at its core and wonderfully sleazy turn from Peter Weller as Ivan s biggest client, ivansxtc is a powerful meditation on life, death and morality set against the glitzy backdrop of La La Land.

Available on Amazon

Elizabeth is Missing
Release Date: 24th August
Distributor: Dazzler Media
Format: DVD
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Two-time Academy Award ® winner Glenda Jackson makes a triumphant return to the screen after twenty-seven years, in this poignant and compelling mystery based on the bestselling novel by Emma Healey. When her best friend Elizabeth goes missing, Maud is convinced something terrible has happened. But her search to find Elizabeth unearths an altogether darker unsolved mystery: her sister’s disappearance, long buried in the recesses of her memory. Can Maud discover the fate of both missing women before her dementia erases the clues and the answers are lost to her forever?

Available on Amazon

Hunter’s Moon
Release Date: 24th August
Distributor: Dazzler Media
Format: DVD / VOD
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Left alone for the night in their new orchard farmhouse, three teenage sisters soon find themselves at the mercy of some unscrupulous townie boys. The tables are turned however, when the malevolence that roams the orchard starts to hunt down the boys.

Available on Amazon & iTunes

The Tomb: Devil’s Revenge
Release Date: 14th September
Distributor: 4DigitalMedia
Format: DVD
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A down-on-his-luck archaeologist returns from a cave expedition that contains a cursed relic that’s also a portal to Hell. He discovers that the only way to stop the curse on his family is to go back to the cave and destroy the relic.

Available on Amazon

Magical Adventures In The Forbidden City
Release Date: 21st September
Distributor: 4DigitalMedia
Format: DVD
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In another world, not unlike our own, a young woman named Abigail lives in a city whose borders were closed many years ago because of a mysterious disease. Her beloved academic father was one of the sick and, like many, mysteriously taken away when she was six years old.Now grown, Abigail is determined to find her father and discover the real secrets lurking beneath the surface of her world. When she unexpectedly encounters citizens playing with spells, she discovers her city is filled with forbidden sorcery, and she herself possesses extraordinary magical powers. Abigail takes us on an exciting magical adventure, rising against the forces in command, and shows how being brave and following your heart can show anything is possible, if you just believe it.

Available on Amazon

Doomsday Device: 2020
Release Date: 28th September
Distributor: 4DigitalMedia
Format: DVD
Contact: Distributor / PR

2 FBI agents trying to arrest several crooks find that they have an ancient Japanese artifact of enormous power. They then try to stop the crooks from delivering the stone to the criminal mastermind who is a rich business man.

Available on Amazon

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