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Chernobyl DVD

'Enthralling, spectacular, meticulously researched' (The Observer) Sky Original drama Chernobyl explores the truth surrounding the disastrous nuclear power plant explosion in 1986 - a story of incredible heroism and sacrifice, but also shocking lies and conspiracy. Currently airing on Sky Atlantic to great acclaim, the gripping five-part series is set to arrive on DVD and digital from Acorn Media International on 15 July.




Blue DVD

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.




When A Stranger Calls/ When A Stranger Calls Back: Standard Edition

Following its highly acclaimed Limited-Edition release in 2018 When A Stranger Calls/When A Stranger Calls Back is set for its Standard Edition Blu-ray release complete with a slew of fantastic special features from Second Sight Films this summer.

With the pivotal line "Have you checked the children?" the seminal slasher, that sees a babysitter terrorised by a psychopathic killer, struck fear into the hearts of a generation of filmgoers. Now this terrifying movie, directed by Fred Walton (The Rosary Murders) and starring Carol Kane (The Princess Bride) and Charles Durning (Dog Day Afternoon), is set to arrive on Blu-ray alongside its rarely seen sequel When A Stranger Calls Back in HD on 1 July 2019. The set features the film in a new scan and restoration, plus the film The Sitter, reversible sleeve with new artwork and original poster artwork and much more.

When A Stranger Calls sees an urban legend made flesh, as student babysitter Jill Johnson is looking after a family's children when she receives the first in a series of mysterious and increasingly scary phone calls from a stranger. Police trace the call and discover it's coming from inside the house, sparking a desperate chase and a shocking and grisly discovery.




Inspector Montalbano Collection 9 and Complete Series 1 - 9 DVD Box Set

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

The final series of the hugely popular, long-running drama will be served up on DVD as Inspector Montalbano Collection 9 courtesy of Acorn Media International, following its run on BBC4. The Complete Series 1 - 9 Box Set will also be released for your summer viewing pleasure.

Based on Andrea Camilleri's bestselling books, the show is a TV ratings hit and stars Luca Zingaretti as the eponymous much-loved icon of contemporary detective drama. The series has all of the thrills of Scandi-noir, but with fine food, Sicilian culture and the warmth of the Mediterranean sun.

Salvo Montalbano is a sharp, unconventional detective who must fight to succeed within Italy's precarious justice system, alongside his trusted colleagues. The final two feature length delights find him amidst a refugee crisis, tying up some murderous loose ends and tackling a triple blast from the past.




La Ronde Blu-ray & DVD

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 June.

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).




Chimerica DVD and Digital

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?




Warren Series One

TV favourite Martin Clunes returns to our screens as another man behaving badly: Warren, a hilariously pedantic driving instructor who thinks the world is against him, in prime time sitcom currently airing on BBC One and coming to DVD and digital courtesy of Acorn Media International.

Created and written by upcoming British writing team Jimmy Donny Cosgrove and Paul McKenna (no, not that one), this original six part comedy drama centres around Warren Thompson, who suddenly finds himself in his mid-50s, forced to up sticks from the south to Preston when his partner Anne's (Lisa Millett - Robin Hood, Peterloo) father falls ill. Not blessed with patience, empathy, or any kind of paternal instinct whatsoever, cantankerous, blunt and grumpy, he just about tolerates his students, not to mention the two teenage stepsons he never wanted.

To put it delicately, Warren's naturally difficult personality means he's constantly finding himself in sticky situations. Set in his ways, he's happy with a clean house, a neat garden, and a nice cup of tea...but always seems to end up on the verge of absolutely losing it. From neighbourly disputes to vendettas in both his personal and professional life, this uniquely British, crabby comedy hero will have you clutching your sides and clutching your pearls in equal measure.

So stick on your L plates and get ready for a bumpy ride.




Deutschland 86 and 83 & 86 DVD Box set

THE HUGELY anticipated Deutschland '86 returns to More4 following the unparalleled success of the first series Deutschland '83, which critics hailed as the start of a golden age for German TV. Alongside programmes like the much lauded Babylon Berlin Series One and Two, which has a season three in the pipeline, the timing is perfect for the next instalment of this cool, super stylish thriller. It is set to arrive on digital and DVD on 13 May 2019 from Acorn Media International alongside a stunning box DVD set of both series.

Deutschland '83 saw viewing figures in excess of 2.5 million, exceeding that of the seminal Nordic noir hit The Killing and putting Germany at the forefront of must watch television. This epic coming-of-age story is set against real events, culture wars and the political realities of Germany in the early 1980s and sees Jonas Nay (Line of Separation) as a spy at the centre of this suspenseful Cold War thriller. The series also features an era defining 1980s pop soundtrack that hits all the right nostalgaic buttons (99 Red Balloons anyone?).

Deutschland '86 is an epic 10-part drama that catapaults audiences into the tumultuous political landscape of 80s East Germany. We join Martin Rauch (Nay) in 1986 and East Germany is broken, Perestroika is real, terrorism plagues Europe, the AIDS crisis intensifies and the struggle against apartheid rages on. Banished for his sins in 1983, Rauch wallows in limbo until his Aunt Lenora (Maria Schrader - Aimee & Jaguar, The City and the City) conscript him into her plan to drum up hard currency abroad. They set off on an adventure through Africa, Western Europe and finally home to East Germany. Can mafioso-style Capitalism save Communism just in the nick of time?



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