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10/08/2020 The Secrets She Keeps DVD & digital
24/08/2020 PAYDIRT DVD & digital release
31/08/2020 Acorn TV August 2020 Highlights
31/08/2020 Walkabout Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set release
28/09/2020 The Strangers Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set release
30/10/2020 George A Romero's Dawn of the Dead and Martin

AUGUST ON ACORN TV: Toby Jones in 'Capital', Amy Huberman's millennial comedy 'Finding Joy' plus sizzling French procedural 'Balthazar' and more


Tomer Sisley (Messiah), returns as the handsome, intelligent and quick-witted forensic pathologist Raphael Balthazar who can speak to the dead, for a second gripping series of the critically acclaimed hit French drama.


Amy Huberman (Striking Out, Cold Feet) writes and stars alongside Aisling Bea (This Way Up, Living With Yourself) and Jenny Rainsford (Fleabag) in this hilarious six-part comedy series that follows the trials and tribulations of a millennial journalist turned accidental superstar vlogger.


This award-winning Swedish drama, described as the next Downton Abbey, returns for a second mesmerising series. This sprawling ensemble period piece begins at the end of WWII and runs across two decades, following the ever-changing lives of the Lowander family and their renowned restaurant. Season two spans a decade beginning in 1955, as new faces and old must face new challenges.


This award-winning French series follows mother and daughter Astrid and Aubrey, two hot shot lawyers who make the perilous decision to work together. As they set up their legal firm specialising in family law, the harsh realities soon set in. They must face the complexities of their wide-ranging clients, alongside their own delicate working partnership.

31 August: CAPITAL

Based on John Lanchester's hit novel and featuring an all-star cast, this BBC miniseries takes place in the fictional South London street, Pepys Road, right in the heart of London's melting-pot. The residents include wealthy couple Roger and Arabella played by Toby Jones (Captain America) and Rachael Stirling (Detectorists), elderly widow Petunia (Gemma Jones, Gentleman Jack) and her daughter Mary (Lesley Sharp, Scott and Bailey), corner shop keeper Ahmed (Adeel Akhtar, Four Lions) and his family, and Quentina (Wunmi Mosaku, Luther), an asylum seeker facing deportation. When they all receive identical postcards bearing the message 'We want what you have', how will they react?

Horrifying home invasion thriller The Strangers comes to Limited Edition Blu-ray from Second Sight 28 September 2020

Horrifying home-invasion The Strangers, the 2008 debut film from writer-director Bryan Bertino (Mockingbird, The Monster), stars Liv Tyler (Lord of the Rings, The Leftovers) and Scott Speedman (Underworld, Animal Kingdom) as a couple terrorised by masked attackers. Garnering cult status since its release, The Strangers now arrives as a Limited Edition Blu-ray box set from Second Sight Films on 28 September 2020.

After a proposal gone wrong at a friend's wedding, what should have been a romantic getaway for Kristen (Tyler) and James (Speedman) is disturbed by a 4am knock on the door and a terrifying invasion of their home by three strangers in disguise. Named for their nightmarish masks, Man in the Mask (Kip Weeks - Ragged Isle), Dollface (Gemma Ward - The Great Gatsby), and Pin-up Girl (Laura Margolis - Dirty Sexy Money), the twisted trio have brutality in mind and the couple are at their mercy, but who are they and what is their motive?

Kristen and James must fight to survive a night of psychological torment and bloodthirsty violence...who will make it out alive?

'A simple exercise in tension and dread...gripping...Tyler comes alive as a scream queen'

The Telegraph

'A white-knuckle thriller...a blistering, old-school horror show'

Slant Magazine

Luke Goss and Val Kilmer face off in pulse-pounding thrill ride PAYDIRT on DVD & digital 24 August 2020

Hollywood heavyweights Luke Goss and Val Kilmer face off in a brand new rip-roaring, all-action heist thriller, PAYDIRT, which gets its UK Premiere this Summer courtesy of 101 Films and Octane Entertainment.

Set in the scorching Californian desert, the heat is on as career criminal Damien Brooks aka The Brit (Luke Goss), fresh from prison after a five-year stretch, is determined to find the buried stash of cash that landed him in a cell after a DEA bust gone wrong. He's served his he wants his pay.

As he rounds up his old crew of mismatched badasses, all with their own problems, a plan starts to form...but the word is out that a real-life treasure hunt is going down and other criminal firms want in on the act.

Then there's retired Sheriff William Tucker (Val Kilmer)...he's on the warpath, obsessed with righting past wrongs and he'll stop at nothing to find the perpetrators, whatever the cost.

A slick pulse-pounding thrill ride with guns galore and a body count to die for...but who will hit PAYDIRT?

Aussie domestic noir thriller The Secrets She Keeps arrives on digital 8 July & DVD 10 August 2020

The cat is out the bag...Brand-new nail-biting drama The Secrets She Keeps is set to have viewers hooked this summer. This six-part small-screen adaptation of Michael Robotham's best-seller follows the lives of two pregnant women in wildly different circumstances, whose meeting may be more than a coincidence.

This 'domestic noir' drama arrives on digital 8 July and DVD 10 August 2020 from Acorn Media International, following its run on BBCOne.

Successful mummy-blogger Meghan (Jessica De Gouw - The Crown, Vienna Blood) meets shelf-stacker Agatha (Laura Carmichael - Downton Abbey, The Spanish Princess) in the supermarket of her affluent Sydney suburb. The pair are both pregnant, bonding over the similar due dates of their babies, but as they grow closer, Agatha becomes more and more obsessed with Meghan's ''perfect'' life. However under the surface, problems with her high-flying TV exec husband Jack (Michael Dorman - Patriot, The Invisible Man) and tension with his best friend Simon (Ryan Corr - Cleverman, Hacksaw Ridge) mean Meghan is keeping plenty of secrets of her own...

Meanwhile, the father of Agatha's child, Hayden (Michael Sheasby - The Luminaries, A Place to Call Home) is away on duty and might not be as excited about the baby as Agatha is, forcing her to confront the question: when the life you want isn't yours, how far will you go to get it?

A fascinating exploration of female friendship, urban class divide, social media, and motherhood, all wrapped up in an edge-of-your-seat thriller, you'll be guessing The Secrets She Keeps until the very end.

'Hugely enjoyable and suspenseful thriller...great script and powerful performances...a terrifying treat'

Sun TV Magazine

'Tense enough to have you shouting at your TV...Oh boy, are you in for a treat'