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Skyfire DVD & digital release

Get fired up for the ultimate action-fest Skyfire, a thrilling new disaster movie from lauded director Simon West (Con Air, Expendables 2, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Gone in 60 Seconds).

This big-budget thill-ride erupted into Chinese theatres securing the number one box office slot on its opening and now gets its UK premiere on 23 November 2020 courtesy of Patriot Films.

Escape to Tianhuo Island, a beautiful remote paradise...where renowned businessman Jack Harris, played by charismatic screen favourite Jason Isaacs, is about to open a brand new holiday resort. With its breathtaking views overlooking the stunning mountains and the chance to tour the dormant volcano, visitors begin to flock from far and wide to experience the awe-inspiring sights.

But beneath the Island's beauty lies the ultimate danger...when the mountain decides to wake up, it creates terror in its wake. Will anyone survive the volcanic fallout?

Feel the heat with Skyfire, a gut-churning rollercoaster of explosive action.




Inspector Montalbano Collection 10 & Complete Collection One - Ten DVD & digital release

Our favourite Sicilian detective Inspector Montalbano returns for another enthralling series of intrigue, drama and fine food, set against a stunning sun-drenched backdrop.

From the pen of the late, great Andrea Camilleri, Inspector Montalbano Collection 10 sees two new gripping mysteries, based on some of his final works arrive on DVD and digital on 23 November 2020, following their transmission on BBC Four. The stunning full collection containing 36 feature-length episodes will also be released as Inspector Montalbano Complete Collection One - Ten Box Set.

With all of the thrills of Scandi-noir, but with delicious delicacies, Sicilian culture and the warmth of the Mediterranean sun, this ratings hit stars Luca Zingaretti as the eponymous, much-loved icon of contemporary detective drama. Salvo Montalbano is a sharp, unconventional detective who must fight to succeed within Italy's precarious justice system, alongside his trusted colleagues.

Beloved Salvo, My Livia (Salvo amato, Livia mia)

A gifted young researcher suffers a brutal death in a public records centre, but the leads don't add up: Montalbano discovers a complex personal life but finds no enemies. This case hits particularly close to home, as the victim was a close friend of Montalbano's girlfriend Livia (Sonia Bergamasco). Could their work with immigrant orphans have something to do with her death?

The Safety Net (La rete di protezione)

A Swedish TV period drama production creates a buzz in Vigata, prompting residents to dig out their old home videos. When a local uncovers mysterious old footage in his attic, Montalbano tries to figure out the story behind the videos that are taken on the same day and at the same location over a number of years. Meanwhile, a break-in at a primary school reveals the darker side of social media...could the two cases be linked?




Upright DVD & digital release

Internationally acclaimed, award-winning all-rounder Tim Minchin (Matilda the Musical) turns his hand to TV with another winner, writing and starring in eight-part Aussie roadtrip comedy drama Upright. The hit series comes to DVD and digital on 23 November 2020 courtesy of Acorn Media International after airing to unanimous praise on Sky Atlantic last year.

Minchin leads the irreverent series as the ironically named Laclan 'Lucky' Flynn, a down-on-his-luck middle-aged man roadtripping across Australia to deliver an old upright piano to his dying mother. In a dramatic twist of fate, his path collides with teenage runaway Meg (Milly Alcock - A Place to Call Home, The Gloaming), who has some secrets of her own...

Set against a backdrop of stunning outback scenery, this unlikely pair throw in their lot with each other and slowly reveal, through a series of quirky happenings along the way, what each of them might be running away from, and what it is they're seeking on the road.

Juggling grief and complex family dynamics with gleefully dark humour, and with the touching surrogate father-daughter relationship that develops between the duo at its heart, this series 'begs to be binged' (★★★★ Pilot TV), and now you can do just that, either Upright, horizontal, or anywhere in between.




All Creatures Great and Small DVD release

Beloved classic All Creatures Great and Small - based on the life and times of veterinary surgeon and writer James Herriot (aka James Alfred Wight OBE) - gets a brand spanking new remake with all the charm of the original, arriving on DVD 23 November 2020 courtesy of Acorn Media International, following its record breaking run on Channel 5. Launching to a whopping 5 million viewers, the series is their #1 British drama ever and highest rated programme so far this year.

Newcomer Nicholas Ralph plays the young vet who is taken under the wing of renowned veterinary surgeon Seigfried Farnon (Samuel West - Darkest Hour, Mr Selfridge) in the stunning countryside of 1940s Yorkshire.

As James settles in to rural professional life, he must prove himself and his credentials under Siegfried's watchful eye, all whilst trying not to be distracted by Siegfried's unruly younger brother Tristan (Callum Woodhouse - The Durrells, Cold Feet), stern housekeeper Mrs Hall (Anna Madeley - Deadwater Fell, Patrick Melrose), and beautiful farmer Helen Alderson (Rachel Shenton - White Gold, Hollyoaks) with whom romance may be on the cards...

Featuring a menagerie of guest stars including screen legend the late Diana Rigg (Game of Thrones, Victoria), Nigel Havers (Chariots of Fire, Coronation Street), Matthew Lewis (Harry Potter, Ripper Street), Philip Gascoyne (The ABC Murders, Peaky Blinders) and Naomi Radcliffe (Three Girls, Coronation Street), our vet heroes must handle everything from horses with injured hooves, feline mix-ups, milk-fever, Mrs Pumphrey's Pekingese Tricky Woo, and of course classic calfing scenes, there's something for every animal lover.

All Creatures Great and Small will love this feel-good, fun family show.




DAWN OF THE DEAD LIMITED EDITION 4K UHD RELEASE & LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY

This Autumn, Second Sight Films presents the horror release to end all horror releases. Fans, aficionados and collectors are in for a treat as horror maestro George A. Romero's long-awaited, highly anticipated Dawn of the Dead, finally gets the home entertainment release it deserves.

Widely acknowledged to be one of the greatest horror films of all time, this seminal work has been painstakingly restored and arrives in two separate format releases: Dawn Of The Dead Limited Edition 4K UHD and Dawn Of The Dead Limited Edition Blu-ray on 16 November 2020.

Both Box Sets arrive in stunning packaging featuring the original iconic poster art plus newly commissioned artwork inside. These include a whopping four discs - with three versions of the film: The Theatrical Cut, The Extended ('Cannes') Cut and The Argento Cut, plus stacks of special features that take in new and archive interviews, including the previously unreleased The Lost Romero Dawn Interview. With commentaries and documentaries galore, soundtrack CDs and a stunning brand new 160-page hardback book Dissecting the Dead complete with brand new writing, this is a veritable treasure trove and a must have for any collector. Please see list in full below.

The film originally arrived 10 years after the seminal Night of the Living Dead and ushered in a new era of zombie films. It showed Romero once again ahead of the curve, mixing biting political satire with state-of-the-art-gore for a genre defining masterpiece that packs as much of a punch today as it did 40 years ago.

With a zombie epidemic escalating, a small band of survivors seek refuge in that shrine to capitalism, the shopping mall. But the undead, still possessed by an instinctive desire to consume, have had the same idea...What follows is a nail-biting thrill-ride and fight to survive. Oh, and watch out for those helicopter blades!




Nuclear digital release

Grippingly tense, claustrophobic thriller Nuclear, the directorial debut from Cannes Un Certain Regard winning writer Catherine Linstrum (California Dreamin'), is set for its World Premiere at the prestigious Raindance Film Festival this October and is released digitally on 9 November 2020 courtesy of 101 Films.

Two of Britain's greatest young acting talents Emilia Jones and George MacKay star in this haunting psychological drama. Brutalised, traumatised teenager Emma (Emilia Jones - Utopia, Locke and Key) and her mother (Sienna Guillory - Luther, Resident Evil) are on the run from a harrowing past. Seeking refuge in a remote village, she meets a mysterious boy (George MacKay - 1917, True History of the Kelly Gang) who may be more than he appears...

As Emma grows closer to him, fascinated by his obsession with the defunct nuclear power plant that poisons the lake water, she soon realises that in order to overcome her fears she must face them...including the toxic, terrifying past which is determined to catch up with her.




The South Westerlies on Acorn TV

This charming Acorn TV Original series gets its Worldwide Premiere on Monday, November 9 exclusively on Acorn TV in the UK, Canada, U.S., Australia, and New Zealand with all six episodes and follows environmental consultant and single mother Kate Ryan (Orla Brady), who must return to her hometown, undercover, in order to quell opposition to her company's offshore wind farm...but there's a reason she hasn't been back in 15 years. Will her complicated personal history get in the way of the prized promotion she is working towards?

A delightful, bingeworthy, six-part drama THE SOUTH WESTERLIES features an impressive ensemble of acclaimed actors including Orla Brady, Patrick Bergin, Eileen Walsh (Catastrophe, Patrick Melrose), Steve Wall (Raised by Wolves, The Witcher), Ger Ryan (Little Dog, Rialto), and a guest role from Sorcha Cusack (A Discovery of Witches, Father Brown) as Kate's mother, Goldie.

Kate is on the verge of a lucrative promotion at Noreg Oil and a move to their HQ in Oslo...until her employer adds a last minute caveat - a final assignment in Ireland for their company's new wind-power subsidiary, NorskVentus. Despite getting planning permission for their wind farm offshore from the West Cork town of Carrigeen, ongoing local protests are creating a PR nightmare. Kate must return to her hometown under the cover of a family holiday, so she can smooth over any objections to the wind farm before the appeals deadline.

When Kate arrives with teenage son Conor (Sam Barrett, The Happy Prince), she faces an eco-battle as she quickly discovers that the anti-wind farm lobby is much stronger than she was led to believe. Going up against Patrick Bergin who plays 'Big Mike' Kelleher, the town's local councillor, it's not just the spectacular scenery that's under pressure - Kate's personal history in the town adds yet more stress to her situation. As tensions rise for Kate both personally and professionally, she must rally her strength to face the changing tides.




South of the River digital release

An ode to rock 'n' roll and the beauty of Brixton and London life, South of the River follows front man Aaron as he navigates life, love and cancer. This funny and touching debut feature from Joe Watkins, produced by Little Dude Films, is released digitally on 2 November 2020 courtesy of Patriot Films.

The Undefined are a struggling South London rock band with their sights set on greatness: lead singer Aaron (Alex Gillison) and guitarist Jackson (Joe Watkins) are juggling the usual routine of drink, drugs, gigs and hook-ups, aspiring to be the next big thing, while Aaron ignores his doctor's appointments and tries to run away from the brutal reality of his life-threatening illness.

When he meets the alluring Laura (Alexandra Metaxa), and his estranged, philandering dad (David Spinx) makes a sudden return to his complicated life, only Aaron can decide whether to rock until he drops or grow up to survive.

Will Aaron sink or swim South of the River?



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