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27/01/2020 The Trial Of Christine Keeler DVD
10/02/2020 Under the Shadow Limited Edition Blu-ray
10/02/2020 Britannia Series II and I & II Box Set DVD and digital release
12/02/2020 Ealing Music & Film Valentine's Festival 2020
23/03/2020 Magic Blu-ray
30/03/2020 George A Romero's Dawn of the Dead and Martin

Second Sight sprinkles its 'Magic' on Anthony Hopkins' 1978 horror classic with its first UK Blu-ray release set to arrive 23 March 2020

Second Sight sprinkles its Magic on Anthony Hopkins' 1978 horror classic with its first UK Blu-ray release set to arrive this March with a host of brilliant special features.

With the continuing popularity of creepy dolls on screen from Hugo to Annabel via the many incarnations of Chucky, we meet one of the original devilish dummies: Fats...the side-kick from hell.

Adapted for the big screen by William Goldman from his best-selling book, Magic is directed by Richard Attenborough and arrives on Blu-ray on 23 March 2020.

Corky (Hopkins - The Silence of the Lambs, The Two Popes) is a shy magician who just can't get a break, but when he introduces foul-mouthed ventriloquist doll, Fats, to his act, his star begins to rise. With the chance of hitting the big time finally on the cards, the pressure starts to get to him. In a panic Corky flees the big city, returning to the security of his hometown.

When he reunites with old high school flame Peggy (Ann-Margret - Tommy, Grumpy Old Men), love could be in the air. But Fats doesn't approve and he's about to create carnage. Who's really pulling the strings? It's time for some Magic...but beware, the demonic dummy will have you screaming for mummy.




Celebrate Valentine's Day with a double bill of Brief Encounter (1945) and Tommy (1975) at Ealing Music & Film Festival 2020

The acclaimed Ealing Music & Film Festival is set for its return from 12th - 16th February with an enriching and eclectic programme including classical concerts, opera, classic films, new short films, a play and workshops for budding musicians, future video stars and much more. There is something for everyone.

Celebrate Valentine's Day with one of the greatest romantic films, the 1945 gem Brief Encounter, David Lean's heart-breaking tale of forbidden love, adapted for the screen by Noel Coward. Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard star as an English housewife and a married doctor who fall in love after meeting on a train platform. Robert Krasker's atmospheric black and white cinematography and Rachmaninov's captivating 2nd Piano Concerto remain powerfully affecting.

Following the success of last year's Quadrophenia screening, lovers of 'local band' The Who, are again in for a treat with a screening of Ken Russell's Tommy (1975). Pete Townshend's songs tell the tale of a boy brainwashed by his mother into thinking he is deaf, blind and mute. He discovers he can feel vibrations well enough to become a pinball wizard. Tommy represents the universal struggle of the young, disaffected and lost, a generation fighting for its own identity. There will also be the chance to experience the work of local directors with a careening and discussion of their short films on the last day of the festival.




Lauded as the best horror film of the decade, Under the Shadow gets a limited edition blu-ray release from Second Sight on 10 February 2020

Lauded by Mark Kermode as a 'brilliantly intelligent thriller' and one of his top 10 films of the decade, Iranian director Babak Anvari's Sundance 2016 hit Under the Shadow is loved by audiences and critics alike, and was the UK's Foreign Language submission to the Academy Awards. Part ghost story, part social thriller with cutting political commentary, the film is already considered a genre classic and is set for its UK Blu-ray debut on 10 February, in a feature packed Limited Edition box set, courtesy of Second Sight.

1988 Tehran, Shideh (Narges Rashidi) is rejected by her medical school as a consequence of her politically active history. Her husband is sent off to serve in the Iran-Iraq War. Iraqi air raids are drawing perilously close to their own apartment. As neighbours and friends flee from a city in chaos, Shideh and her daughter Dorsa (Avin Manshadi) are left on their own. But Dorsa starts to become increasingly ill and disturbed. Tantrums sparked by a missing doll are initially dismissed, but as they worsen Shideh becomes terrified that they've been targeted by a djinn - a malevolent spirit that steals from those it seeks to possess.

Drawing comparisons to Jennifer Kent's breakout hit The Babadook for its nuanced exploration of motherhood through horror, Under the Shadow also unflinchingly examines the female experience of war and of everyday suppression and the demons it creates.

Take a look Under the Shadow...if you dare.

'Thoughtful, provocative and increasingly scary fare...succeeds equally as feminist fable, fractured family drama and full-on fright-fest'

★★★★★

Best Film of 2016

Mark Kermode, The Observer

'Very much its own beast...can hold its own against any horror classic...Intelligent and terrifying, poignant and pointed...Unmissable. See it'

★★★★★

Den of Geek




'Batshit crazy' Sky Original Britannia Series II and the Series I & II Box Set come to DVD and digital 10 February 2020 from Acorn Media

Ruthless Romans, drugged-up Druids and capricious Celts...welcome to Britannia. Olivier award-winning playwright Jez Butterworth (The Ferryman) pens this rich historical series that blends fact and fantasy to create a fever-dream drama. Recently returning for its second series on Sky Atlantic, Britannia Series II comes to DVD and digital from Acorn Media International on 10 February 2020 alongside a Series I & II Box Set.

43AD, Roman General Aulus Plautius (David Morrissey - The Missing) arrives in Britannia, determined to conquer it where Julius Caesar lost to the Druids 90 years earlier. He leverages rivalries between Celtic tribes led by Queen Antedia (Zoe Wanamaker - Harry Potter), and the aging King Pellenor (Ian McDiarmid - Star Wars).

High Druid Veran (Mackenzie Crook - Detectorists) summons spirits with gruesome rituals to achieve his own ends, while chosen child Cait (Eleanor Worthington-Cox - Gwen) seeks to fulfil a prophecy to oust the Romans with the help of demon-possessed madman Divis (Nikolaj Lie Kaas - The Killing).

Who will rule Britannia?

'So radical it must be revered...a grinning Mardi Gras of gnarled mysticism, gamey dialogue and ultra-gore, with a bubbly sitcom undercurrent'

★★★★

The Guardian

'Game of Thrones meets the most debauched year you ever had at Glastonbury...has a mad, earthy charm all its own'

Radio Times

★★★★★

Financial Times