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The Amazing Mr Blunden Limited Edition Blu-ray release

Lauded by Mark Kermode as one of his Top 20 Children's Films in The Observer, The Amazing Mr Blunden is set for a brand-new Limited Edition Blu-ray release courtesy of Second Sight in time for Christmas.

Adapted from Antonia Barber's novel The Ghosts by celebrated director Lionel Jeffries (The Railway Children) who also helms this mesmerising family classic, The Amazing Mr Blunden arrives in a stunning collector's edition, with a brand-new scan and restoration and rigid slipcase with new artwork by Rich Davies. It includes Barber's original out-of-print source novel exclusively reproduced for this release, a soft cover book with new essays by new essays by Kevin Lyons and Kim Newman, plus a reversible poster with new and original artwork.

The slew of special features includes audio commentaries and cast interviews, an exclusive new interview with famous fan Mark Gatiss and much more, please find full details below. It will be released on 9 December 2019.

The mysterious but kindly solicitor Mr Blunden visits Mrs Allen and her young children, offering her the position of caretaker at a derelict country mansion. More surprises are in store when the children encounter the ghosts of two former young residents and find themselves transported back in time to help their new friends right a 100-year-old wrong.




Plebs Series 5 and 1-5 Box Set DVD and digital release

WHEN IN Rome, de de de...do as the Romans do! Here come the Romans in the hilarious comedy Plebs, which returns for its fifth series on ITV2 before marching on to DVD alongside Plebs Series 1 - 5 DVD Box Set on 2 December 2019 courtesy of Acorn Media International.

Plebs follows the lives of three hapless young men from the suburbs as they try to get laid, hold down jobs and climb the social ladder in the big city.....of Rome in 23BC. Penned by Sam Leifer (How Not to Live Your Life) and Tom Basden (Fresh Meat) and starring Tom Rosenthal (Friday Night Dinner), Ryan Sampson (Brassic) and Jonathan Pointing (London Kills) alongside a stellar cast and inspired guest stars.

Series five sees Amanda Holden (Wild at Heart) feature as lusty aristocrat Rufina who takes a liking to Jason (Pointing) when he gate-crashes a banquet...and he doesn't seem to mind too much. Marcus (Rosenthal), Aurelius the water-boy (Basden) and lazy slave Grumio (Sampson) are still trying to turn the Crown and Toga into the trendiest nightspot in the city, even if it means getting in with a rowdy bunch of sports hooligans including Leo Gregory (Green Street Hooligans).

Developing schemes and side-hustles aplenty, the gang are joined on their adventures by Emilia Fox (Delicious) who guest stars as a detective and Tony Robinson (Blackadder Goes Forth) who, of course, plays an archaeologist. Returning characters include series favourites Landlady (Maureen Lipman - Coronation Street), Landlord (Karl Theobald - GameFace), Sylvia (Samantha Spiro - Sex Education) and Lepidus (Danny Webb - Humans).

With Marcus wooing Gloria (Ellie Taylor - The Mash Report) who runs the laundrette next door, Jason and Aurelius trying their luck at a male escort agency, and Grumio inventing the first hands-free parasol: The Grumbrella, you know you're in for a right Roman riot.




Anna and the Apocalypse Blu-ray

What better way to celebrate the festive season than with a zombie apocalypse Christmas musical? Anna and the Apocalypse is 'A delightful Christmas/horror/comedy/musical hybrid, with a great cast and entertaining gore' (IGN) directed by John McPhail (Where Do We Go From Here) is set for its UK Blu-ray debut on 2 December 2019, in a feature packed double-disc edition, courtesy of Second Sight.




Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound DVD Release

From the first words uttered in pioneering film The Jazz Singer - "Wait a minute, wait a minute I tell yer, you ain't seen nothing yet!" - to the early sound years of cinema including All Quiet on the Western Front, King Kong and Singing In The Rain, to groundbreaking blockbusters such as Apocalypse Now, Star Wars, Top Gun and Jurassic Park, sound and sound design are an integral part of films and film history. Sound design makes a film, but, if done properly, most viewers won't even realise how a film's narrative and themes are being advanced. Now a new feature documentary puts sound in the spotlight and makes a noise about the sound effects that set the heart racing.

Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound reveals the hidden power of sound in cinema and is set to arrive in UK cinemas courtesy of Dogwoof. Through film clips, interviews and verite footage, the film captures the history, impact and creative process of this often overlooked art form, through the insights and stories of film legends including George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, David Lynch, Barbra Streisand, Ang Lee, Christopher Nolan, Sofia Coppola and Ryan Coogler and their sound design collaborators.

Coppola and Lucas have both declared that "sound is 50 per cent of the movie" with Spielberg saying "our ears lead our eyes to where the story lives." In Making Waves, we see and hear from the key players of sound design - including multi-Oscar winners Walter Murch (Apocalypse Now), Ben Burtt (Star Wars) and Gary Rydstrom (Saving Private Ryan) - who, in pursuing their art and desire to push the medium, are the very people who will go down in the history of cinema for developing sound into the immersive storytelling force it is today.

Lend us you ears and open your eyes for an epic journey into sound and its impact on our film experience and our lives.




Doc Martin Series 9 and Series 1-9 Box Set

MARTIN CLUNES returns as Britain's favourite curmudgeonly medic in a brand new, hugely anticipated series of the immensely popular, long running hit drama Doc Martin. Following its run on ITV, Doc Martin Series Nine is set for its UK DVD release alongside a bumper binge-worthy box set of Doc Martin Series One - Nine on 25 November from Acorn Media International.

Dr. Martin Ellingham (Clunes - Men Behaving Badly, Warren), is back for eight new episodes of the ratings winning drama as the sole GP of a sleepy town. With a brusque bedside manner and a phobia of blood, he continues to treat and challenge the community of the idyllic hamlet of Portwenn in Cornwall.

Caroline Catz (DCI Banks, In Fabric) once again stars as Doc Martin's wife Louisa Ellingham, who has resigned from her job as headmistress at the local school to pursue a new career in child counselling. Concerned that their son James Henry is becoming too much like his father, she considers whether they should try for a little brother or sister. But with her career change and Martin under review from the General Medical Council following complaints from his patients, is now the right time?




Into the Mirror theatrical and digital release

Rising star Jamie Bacon writes, alongside producer Charles Streeter and stars as the lead in the award-winning feature debut Into The Mirror. This original, exciting and powerful drama is helmed by one to watch, first time director Lois Stevenson with Richard E. Grant as associate producer. It takes us on a breathtaking journey of a young man's fight to find his identity and way in the world.

Featuring an incredible original soundtrack from lauded musician, producer and visual artist Johnny Jewel (Drive, Twin Peaks: The Return), we follow Daniel (Bacon - Brighton, White Lines), a sensitive young man who has recently moved to London and is introduced to another way of life.




Dublin Murders DVD and digital release

Adapted from leading crime novelist Tana French's internationally bestselling books, Dublin Murders is a darkly enthralling new drama, set to grip audiences when it airs on BBC One and arrives on DVD and digital this winter from Acorn Media International.

Screenwriter extraordinaire Sarah Phelps (The ABC Murders, Great Expectations), brilliantly blends the first two novels in the Dublin Murder Squad series to deliver an engrossing eight-part series starring Killian Scott (Strike, Ripper Street), Sarah Greene (Penny Dreadful, Rebellion), Tom Vaughan-Lawlor (Avengers: Endgame, Peaky Blinders) Moe Dunford (Vikings, Patrick's Day) and Conleth Hill (Game of Thrones, Suits).



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