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Release Schedule

27/11/2017 Only An Excuse?
27/11/2017 The Work
11/12/2017 Medici: Masters Of Florence Season One
18/12/2017 Detectorists Complete Series 3 & Series 1-3 Boxset
26/12/2017 Love, Lies & Records
15/01/2018 The Battle of Algiers Dual Format

Say I do to Love, Lies & Records on 26 December 2017

PENNED BY BAFTA-winning writer Kay Mellor (The Syndicate, Fat Friends) comes a brand-new, riveting, poignant drama Love, Lies & Records starring Ashley Jensen and Rebecca Front. Following its run on BBC One it is set for release on DVD, courtesy of Acorn Media International.

It's births, deaths and marriages in this entertaining new series set around a Leeds registry office. The series features a stellar cast including Ashley Jensen (Catastrophe, Extras), Rebecca Front (The Thick of It, Humans), Adrian Bower (Teachers, The Last Kingdom), Kenny Doughty (Vera, Stella) and Mark Stanley (Dark River, Dickensian). Love, Lies & Records arrives on DVD on 26 December 2017.

Offered a promotion to her dream job of Superintendent, registrar Kate Dickenson (Jensen) is torn between the endless responsibilities of being a modern working mother and taking the next step in her career.

There's trouble at home, with a daughter who is hiding suspicious messages on her mobile, a son who hates her because she bought the wrong trainers and a stepson who has just turned up unannounced and is planning to stay. Kate must juggle her personal life with the daily dramas of new babies, weddings and bereavement and the impact they have on her.

As Kate tries to hold her career, life and relationship together, things go from complicated to impossible when a disgruntled colleague threatens to expose a secret from her past.

'This is Kay Mellor's best drama series to date...Seriously good'

The Observer

Gillo Pontecorvo's Battle of Algiers newly restored 4K edition arrives in Dual Format on 15 January 2018

'One of the most remarkable films of all time'

The Observer

CultFilms is delighted to announce the hugely anticipated release of the newly restored 4K version of Battle of Algiers, Gillo Pontecorvo's multi award-winning masterpiece of political cinema, which arrives for the first time in Dual Format.

Winner of the Golden Lion at the 1966 Venice Film Festival and nominated for three Oscars (Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best Foreign Picture), The Battle of Algiers is a tour de force of world cinema and features a haunting score from maestro Ennio Morricone.It arrives as a stunning luxury collector's set featuring a host of fascinating special features and a booklet and on both Blu-ray and DVD formats in one set, on 15 January 2018. It will be available on VOD platforms on the same date. The restored 4K version of the film recently premiered at Barbican.

Recreating the Algerian struggle for independence from French occupation this powerful, thought provoking film is one of the most influential political movies of all time, depicting the brutal acts of both sides.

Special features include

- New extra on the 4K restoration

- Booklet by Alan O'Leary

- The Making of the Battle of Algiers (interview with Dir. Gillo Pontecorvo)

- The Real Battle of Algiers (interview with producer Saadi Yacef, head of FLN guerrillas in Algiers

- Our War for Freedom (interview with FLN fighter Zohra Drif Bitat)

- Exclusive Presentation by Director Paul Greengrass

  - Exclusive interview with Director Ken Loach

'The most important piece of political filmmaking since Battleship Potemkin'



HOLLYWOOD GIANT Dustin Hoffman returns to our screens alongside Game of Thrones favourite Richard Madden in the scintillating, epic, historical drama Medici: Masters of Florence, about Italy's most powerful and influential family and banking dynasty. Following its run on Netflix, Medici: Masters of Florence Season One arrives on DVD courtesy of Acorn Media.

The House of Medici, one of the most powerful Florentine families and bankers to the pope, are in turmoil. After head of the Bank of Medici, Giovanni (Hoffman), is mysteriously poisoned, his son Cosimo (Madden) must take control.

Harbouring the dangerous secret that his father was murdered, Cosimo must fight to protect all his family has worked so hard to attain. As head of the Signoria, with attacks coming from all sides and war looming, he needs to decide whether to side with the nobility, as Giovanni would have done, or to step out from his father's shadow.

Full of intrigue and suspense, Medici: Masters of Florence follows the twists and turns through war, plague and even exile as the family attempts to hold on to power. This binge-worthy series arrives on DVD as a two-disc set, complete with a host of special features.


- The making of Medici: Masters of Florence

- Set designing

- The look of the century

- Picture gallery

'Nail-biting tension'

Irish Independent

Kick off the festive season with Only An Excuse?

Satirical football-themed comedy show Only An Excuse? is as much a Hogmanay tradition as singing Auld Lang Syne when the clocks strike midnight...Hosted by renowned comic and impressionist Jonathan Watson, he brings a whole host of characters - many of them real life football stars he mercilessly skewers - to Scottish television screens every year on 31 December.

And now this Scottish institution can be celebrated not just north of the border but beyond, and not just on New Year's Eve, as it arrives for the first time on DVD as one bumper collection in The Best of Only an Excuse?, including all episodes from the last 10 years (2007 to 2016), as seen on the BBC.

The Best Of Only An Excuse? is the perfect stocking - and football boot - filler offering a season's worth of laughs at the beautiful game, and arrives on 27 November 2017.

Tactics, formations and all forms of logic are thrown out of the window as football favourites and legends such as Frank McAvennie, Sir Alex Ferguson, Kenny Dalglish, Graeme Souness, Gordon Strachan, Craig Brown, Walter Smith, and Charlie Nicholas alongside comic creations Sean the hapless Celtic fan and his Rangers counterpart are all lined up for a comedy kicking.

Exclusives and rumours, facts and fantasies, moments that are historical and hysterical, stories that have affected all of us in the past decade are here, as Only An Excuse? snares not just football but politics and showbiz, with a smattering celebrity guests too, in its satirical net.

'The perfect Hogmanay parody'

The Herald