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27/05/2019 La Ronde Blu-ray & DVD
24/06/2019 Romance Blu-ray
01/07/2019 Blue DVD
30/09/2019 George A Romero's Dawn of the Dead and Martin

Max Ophuls' LA RONDE arrives on Blu-ray & DVD in a NEWLY RESTORED VERSION on 27 May 2019

Praised by directors, critics and cinephiles alike, master of cinema Max Ophuls' masterpiece La Ronde (1950) is set for a newly restored release in high-definition, as Bluebell Films announces its arrival on Blu-ray and DVD this May.

Winning the BAFTA Best Film award and earning double Oscar nominations La Ronde's scene-setting opening has been described as 'one of the marvels of cinema' (The Observer) and has garnered huge acclaim across the globe.

The film is one of the most lauded adaptations of Arthur Schnitzler's (Eyes Wide Shut) renowned play and stars some of France's most respected actors including Anton Walbrook (The Red Shoes, The Life and Death of Colonal Blimp); Simone Signoret (Les Diaboliques, Room at the Top); Serge Reggiani (The Leopard, The Lovers of Verona); Simone Simon (Cat People, La Bete Humane) and Daniel Gelin (The Man Who Knew too Much, Napoleon).

Set in 1900s Vienna, La Ronde presents an amazing series of interconnected romantic entanglements, a merry-go-round of life and love.

Now this magnum opus is set to arrive as a stunningly remastered version, from the original negative, on Blu-ray and DVD from Bluebell Films on 27 May 2019, complete with stills gallery and new subtitles.

'Great camera moves...a beautifully choreographed ballet...'

Stanley Kubrick

'Max Ophuls' most enduringly popular film...beguiling'

The Observer




The provocative Romance, directed by Catherine Breillart, is restored on UK Blu-ray for the first time on 24 June 2019

Controversial. Groundbreaking. Daring. Extraordinary. Explicit. Shocking. Romance, directed by Catherine Breillart, is all this and more. And now one of the most provocative films of modern cinema is coming to UK Blu0ray for the first time in a newly restored version, courtesy of Second Sight.

A teacher, Marie (Caroline Ducey) is happy living with her boyfriend, but their relationship lacks intimacy and, desperate for physical affection, she sets off to find it elsewhere, in a series of ever-more extreme encounters with strangers...

The film, originally released in 1999, drew as many shocked gasps from critics as it did plaudits when it first opened. It also troubled censors in the UK and around the world as it blurred the lines between art and pornography with its searingly honest depiction of a woman embarking on a series of increasingly explicit sexual experiences.

Described by Empire as a 'daring study of sex and sensibility' it arrives on Blu-ray with a brand-new scan, complete with a host of special features on 24 June 2019.

'Catherine Breillat's opaque essay in eroticism has some brilliant moments'

The Guardian

'An extraordinarily focused study, [Breillat's] most ambitious and audacious work to date...the focus on paraphernalia and emotional sophistication recall Bunuel, Borowczyk and Oshima'

★★★★

Time Out




Vitally powerful ocean conservation documentary Blue arrives on digital 29 April and DVD 1 July 2019

Half of all marine life has been lost in the last 40 years. By 2050 there will be more plastic in the sea than fish.

A powerful feature documentary Blue, from renowned filmmaker Karina Holden (Magical Land Of Oz), takes us on a provocative journey into the ocean realm, to witness a critical moment in time...when the marine world is on a precipice.

Following its theatrical run the film is now set for its UK digital release on 29 April 2019 with the DVD release to follow on 1 July 2019 from Sparky Pictures.

Blue presents a fascinating and important story that needs to be told. We journey across the seas and into the world of passionate advocates for ocean preservation, where the story of our changing oceans is unfolding.

Our inspirational guides, Lucas Handley, Madison Stewart, Philip Mango, Dr Jennifer Lavers, Tim Silverwood, Mark Dia and Valerie Taylor, have one common aim, to be guardians of the ocean and inspire others to join their work to protect the world we live in. They are defending habitats, campaigning for smarter fishing, combating marine pollution and fighting for the protection of keystone species.

Blue comes at a time when we are making critical decisions that will decide the legacy we leave for generations to come and shows us there is a way forward and the time to act is now.

'Blue is a cinematic song for our oceans; beautiful, intimate and grand. Fearlessly truth-telling, yet passionately hopeful. See this film and you will want to rise up with the waves'

Greenpeace Australia

'An important reminder of the fragility of our planet's environment'

The Australian




Based on the Olivier Award winning play, Channel 4 political thriller Chimerica, starring Alessandro Nivola and Sophie Okonedo comes to digital 18 April and DVD 13 May

Earning plaudits galore and described as an 'electrifying thriller' by The Guardian, Olivier award-winning playwright Lucy Kirkwood's stage play Chimerica is set for the small screen treatment, as a powerful and timely four-part series. Airing on Channel 4 this Spring, this unique drama is set to arrive on DVD and digital from Acorn Media International.

Adapted by Kirkwood for TV, this fictional story about true events has been brought up to date using the notorious 2016 US Presidential election as a back drop. It explores the murky borders between fact and fiction, truth and censorship, political manipulation and personal sacrifice.

Award-winning actor Alessandro Nivola (American Hustle, Disobedience) stars as Lee Berger, the photographer behind the seminal Tank Man of Tiananmen Square photo, captured during the deadly 1989 protests in China. Now working as a dedicated photojournalist in America, accusations of fake news are levelled against him, and he sets out to reclaim his credibility by searching for the subject of his most famous picture.

Joining Lee on his frantic search are seasoned reporter Mel Kincaid (Cherry Jones - Transparent, The Handmaid's Tale), corporate market researcher Tess Kendrick (Sophie Okonedo - Hotel Rwanda, The Hollow Crown) and cynical newspaper boss Frank Sams (F. Murray Abraham - Homeland, The Grand Budapest Hotel). Lee also enlists the help of an old friend, Chinese activist Zhang Lin (Terry Chen - Jessica Jones, Birth of the Dragon), who has troubles of his own. Can he uncover the elusive truth before it is too late?

Exploring not just the relationship between East and West, but also some of the most pressing and important issues affecting society today, the series delves deep into the new world of fake news, censorship and the power of political protest, with the rise of Trump and the suppression of Chinese human rights protests mirroring each other in unexpected and unsettling ways.

'Strikingly intelligent drama'

★★★★★

The Guardian

'At last, a bold geopolitical thriller with brains'

★★★★

The Daily Telegraph

'A meaty, engrossing tale'

The Times