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World on a Wire

Rainer Werner Fassbinder's dystopian sci-fi epic World on a Wire was way ahead of its time, with fascinating themes that would later be explored in films such as The Matrix. Now this hugely influential classic arrives in a stunningly restored Standard Edition Blu-ray on 26 April from Second Sight.

Simulacron 1 is a highly advanced project, designed to elevate conventional computer technology to a new level by creating a virtual reality inhabited by computer-generated people or 'identity units'. When the head of the project dies mysteriously after showing signs of mental disturbance, Dr Stiller becomes his successor. As he begins to probe deeper into Simulacron, the line between the real and virtual world becomes increasingly blurred and his own existence is questioned.




Raw Limited Edition Blu-ray

Get ready to tuck into a meaty treat with Raw, the deliciously dark tale of a strict vegetarian who discovers a taste for human flesh after heading to a brutal veterinary college where initiation ceremonies are the norm. Second Sight has cooked up a special Limited Edition Blu-ray of this horror hit due to be dished up on 26 April 2021.

Julia Ducournau's shocking feature film debut was acclaimed by critics after a barnstorming debut at Toronto International Film Festival, where paramedics had to be called after audience members fainted at the film's premiere. Now, after wowing audiences on its initial release, Second Sight has pulled the Raw ingredients together for a lip-smacking Limited Edition release packed full of extras and served up in a sumptuous rigid slipcase with a booklet containing essays and interviews and three collector's art cards.

Shy student Justine (Garance Marillier, due to make her English language debut in sci-fi thriller Warning alongside Alice Eve), heads to a veterinary school and is subjected a tough series of hazing rituals from fellow students. And it's even tougher for vegetarian Justine as she is covered in blood and forced to eat raw meat. But after tasting the flesh, Justine finds herself craving even more meat - and it doesn't matter if it's animal or human as her uncontrollable desires lead to a horrific outcome.

Second Sight has produced a sumptuous buffet for your delectation, with new features on the menu including interviews with star Garance Marilier and producer Jean des Forets, a new commentary from critic Alexandra West, as well as interviews and commentaries from Julia Ducournau and plenty more, this is a dish that tastes as good as it looks.

Sink your teeth into Raw, a delectable, meaty treat.




Deutschland '89 and Deutschland '83, '86 & '89 Complete DVD Box Set

FOLLOWING THE unparalleled success of Deutschland '83 and '86, which critics hailed as the start of a golden age for German TV, comes the hugely anticipated third instalment of the gripping series, Deutschland '89. Alongside programmes like the much-lauded Babylon Berlin, a fourth series of which is in the making, the timing is perfect for the next instalment of this cool, super stylish thriller. It is set to arrive on digital from 24 April and on DVD on 26 April 2021 from Acorn Media International alongside a stunning Deutschland '83, '86 & '89 Complete DVD Box Set.

Deutschland '89 takes us to the era-defining fall of the Berlin Wall on 9 November 1989 and the return of superspy Martin Rauch (Jonas Nay - Line of Separation) who must deal with the consequences it brings. The peaceful revolution has thrown his world into turmoil. He and his fellow agents at the HVA (East German Foreign Intelligence) are reeling. Their government has collapsed, their organisation is in chaos and their futures are uncertain, at best. How to play the next hand? Join Big Brother at the KGB? Go West and work for an enemy agency? Use international contacts to begin a new career? Or run off to paradise with hoarded gold? Our heroes need to reinvent themselves in the face of a new world order.

Deutschland '83 saw UK 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 nostalgic buttons (99 Red Balloons anyone?).

Deutschland '86 catapults 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) conscripts 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?

Experience a seminal historical event, along with the style, sounds and politics at the end of a memorable decade, through the eyes of a superspy in the riveting Deutschland '89 and revisit Martin Rauch's journey up the ranks in Deutschland '83, '86 & '89 Complete DVD Box Set.




Flight Of The Navigator

Take a journey back in time to re-live family sci-fi classic Flight of the Navigator starring Joey Cramer, Sarah Jessica Parker and Paul Reubens, as it arrives on Standard Edition Blu-ray in an outstanding restored version, that was supervised by director Randal Kleiser (Grease, The Blue Lagoon), on 19 April from Second Sight.

The year is 1978 and 12-year-old David Freeman is knocked unconscious while playing. He wakes up and discovers it's now 1986 and he's been missing for eight years. NASA believes he's been abducted by aliens and want to use him for their research. But with the guidance of a strange unseen entity he discovers a hidden spaceship and with the help of MAX the computer sets off on an incredible mission to get back to the past where he belongs...




In Bruges

The hilariously dark hitman movie with a heart, In Bruges, gets its Standard-Edition Blu-ray release, complete with special features on 19 April from Second Sight. The film from award-winning director Martin McDonagh (Three Bill Boards Outside Ebbing Missouri), the film was originally released in 2008 and has gone on to earn cult status. It sees Brendan Gleeson (Cold Mountain) and Colin Farrell (The Lobster) in career defining, critically acclaimed performances, as a pair of hired heavies sent to lie low in the Belgian city after a botched hit, with the Daily Express saying 'Gleeson is a delight and Farrell gives his best performance'.

Ralph Fiennes (The Grand Budapest Hotel) stars as their boss and the line-up also features Elizabeth Berrington (Good Omens), Clemence Poesy (The Tunnel) and Eric Godon (The Missing).




Midsomer Murders Series 21

Internationally loved Midsomer Murders is the longest-running detective drama in the UK, and the hit series is returning to our screens for its incredible 21st series. Following its run on ITV, Midsomer Murders The Complete Series Twenty One Box set arrives on DVD this Easter, courtesy of Acorn Media International.

Airing in more than 220 different territories around the world, i>Midsomer Murders has been a fixture on our television screens since its premiere in 1997, which drew in 13.5 million viewers, making it ITV's highest rated single drama of that year. More than 20 years on the show remains one of the channel's most popular and pulls in some five million plus viewers per episode.

The series has seen over 395 murders during its incredible run and we can expect to see our favourite detectives back on form with four new mysteries to solve. Previous victims have died from touching electrified microphones, being strangled by automatic doors, being hit by a meteorite during an eclipse, and the seminal death by cheese case - how will this series' residents fare?

Dance extravaganzas, bee empires, and giant fish - what do these all have in common? In the county of Midsomer, they're united by one thing... murder. DCI John Barnaby (Neil Dudgeon - Life Of Riley, Silent Witness) and DS Jamie Winter (Nick Hendrix - The Crown, Black Mirror) are back on the case tackling curious crimes in the idyllic and picturesque setting. Beneath the tranquil exterior of country life, a sinister propensity for killing lurks...

In the new series, which sees Griff Rhys Jones (Alas Smith & Jones) and Imogen Stubbs (Sense and Sensibility) amongst some of the great guest stars, DCI Barnaby must contend with yet more cunning criminals as he tackles bizarre beekeepers, radical robots, fanatical fishermen, and to cap it all off he sashays into the baffling world of ballroom dancing.

Will the two detectives be able to solve the mysteries of Midsomer Murders?




Acorn TV April 2021 Highlights

5 Apr: BLOOD SERIES 2

Adrian Dunbar (Line of Duty, Broken) stars in the hit psychological thriller from award-winning writer Sophie Petzal (The Last Kingdom, Riviera). After the life-changing events of the first series, when Jim Hogan (Dunbar) is placed under suspicion for the death of his wife (Ingrid Craigie, Striking Out), by his younger daughter Cat (Carolina Main, Unforgotten), the Hogan family are still a long way from finding peace. Series Two sees Jim return after a year away to find his dutiful older daughter Fiona (Grainne Keenan, Black Mirror, The Foreigner) is slowly succumbing to the same Motor Neurone Disease that afflicted her mother. When Fiona is involved in a catastrophic car crash, the family gather again at the bedside of a loved one, but a shocking revelation means the newly promoted Detective Dez Breen (Sean Duggan, Normal People, Clean Break) must delve into the tangled past of this troubled family once more in pursuit of the elusive truth. Could Fiona's husband Paul (Ian Lloyd Anderson - Love/Hate, Herself) be caught up in a criminal enterprise, or is the past simply repeating itself? Either way, there is a dead body to contend with, and someone has Blood on their hands. This enthralling whodunnit will keep you guessing: is Blood really thicker than water?

5 Apr: 19-2

This critically acclaimed, multi-award-winning, Emmy-nominated gritty Canadian police drama takes an alternative look at police life, going beyond the crimes and delving deep into the complicated lives of the crime fighters. Police officers Nick Barron (Adrian Holmes - Arrow, Continuum) and Ben Chartier (Jared Keeso - Falling Skies, Godzilla) have been thrust into an unwilling partnership after the devastating shooting of Barron's last partner. Nick carries the weight of that shooting with him every day and isn't planning on committing to the country boy who's fresh to the city anytime soon.

Also starring Dan Petronijevic (American Pie Presents The Naked Mile), Benz Antoine (Rookie Blue), Mylene Dinh-Robic (Being Human), Conrad Pla (ReGenesis) and Laurence Leboeuf (Trauma), this gripping long-running series shows life on the brutal and unforgiving streets of Montreal. With drug addicts, rapists, gang-members and murderers on the loose - there's not a safe place to hide and when faced with danger, Nick and Ben need to know they've got each other's backs.

5 Apr: THE PLAGUE SERIES 2

The second series of this lavish and gripping Spanish historical crime-drama set in the late the Plague-riddled 16th-century, from creator-director Alberto Rodriguez sees Mateo (Pablo Molinero) now fighting to survive Chile's harsh Patagonian winter, and his journey on the Spanish galleons traversing the Atlantic. We get a violent introduction to the Garduna crime family and Teresa (Patricia Lopez Arnaiz) goes head to head with human traffickers.

19 Apr: EXILE

Garnering huge critical acclaim when it aired on BBC One, this BAFTA nominated miniseries is a tense, gripping, psychological thriller featuring a stellar line-up of Britain's acting greats including Jim Broadbent (Iris, Moulin Rouge), John Simm (Life on Mars, Doctor Who), Olivia Colman (The Crown, The Favourite) and Timothy West (Gentleman Jack, Last Tango In Halifax). We follow journalist Tom Ronstadt (Simm) who, after losing his job in London, returns to his home town, Manchester, after 18 years in exile. Returning to live with sister Nancy (Colman) and their ageing father Sam (Broadbent) who has Alzheimer's, we soon discover why he has stayed away so long. As Tom begins to unpack the scandal his father has been keeping hidden for decades, his investigations are hampered by his father's deteriorating health and he becomes embroiled in a tangled web of corruption.

19 Apr: THE ADVOCATES SERIES 1 & 2

This gripping Edinburgh-set legal drama features an all-star cast including Michael Kitchen (Foyle's War), Shirley Henderson (Happy Valley), Siobhan Redmond (Queens of Mystery), Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardener), and Robert Carlyle (Trainspotting). When a young prostitute is murdered by a deadly drug overdose, only the Doctor Joe Sangster, the medic who has been treating her at the local health clinic, suspects foul play. In the growing climate of fear over drugs and AIDS in the city, his clinic faces closure due to a local campaign. Sangster turns to Greg McDowell, an up and coming young lawyer who sees the case as a chance to make a name for himself.

In series two, McDowell is hired by a man accused of murdering his own wife. He begins to suspect she may have been the victim of a serial killer, but the case becomes too close for comfort, putting his girlfriend's life in danger.

26 Apr: A FAMILY TALE

This gripping Italian family drama, from the creators of The Young Pope, stars Multi-Golden Globe winner Anna Galiena and Anita Kravos (The Great Beauty) and follows mother and daughter, Emma and Micol, whose relationship is far from traditional. Amid the unrest of a moving to a new city, history repeats itself as Micol becomes pregnant at sixteen, just as her mother did. Also starring Giancarlo Giannini (Casino Royale) and helmed by award-winning director Francesca Archibugi.




Take Back

Make way. There's a new high-kickin', body-slammin', ball-bustin', head-smackin', fast-punchin', tough-talkin' action hero in town. Her name is Gillian White. All-action feature Take Back, sees her star alongside Michael Jai White and Mickey Rourke in an adrenaline-fuelled, martial arts action thriller in which old scores must be settled, once and for all.

Gillian White plays the lead as a seemingly unassuming woman who must take on an evil gang of human traffickers when they kidnap her step-daughter. This kick-ass film is set for its UK premiere on DVD and digital from 101 Films on 29 March 2021.

Zara and Brian (real-life couple - Gillian White and Michael Jai White, The Dark Knight) are living the perfect small-town life, but when Zara heroically foils a robbery, she soon becomes headline news...and the unwanted notoriety sees Zara's mysterious past catch up with her, putting her family's life in serious danger. When their daughter is kidnapped by a sadistic gang, led by the vicious Patrick (Mickey Rourke - The Wrestler), the pair face a race against time to save her life. With Detective Chalmers (James Russo - Django Unchained) also on Patrick's trail, Zara and Patrick's paths collide in an explosive finale.

Zara must finally face up to her past and get revenge on the savages who almost ruined her life.

Directed by Christian Sesma (Paydirt, The Night Crew), Take Back offers up a different kind of action hero for different times.



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