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The Cane Field Killings

Spanning the tropical coastlines and vast sugarcane plantations of South Africa, The Cane Field Killings, a brand-new, gritty, and enthralling crime-drama from award-winning writer-creator, Rohan Dickson (The Wild) arrives on UK shores. This South African noir aired as Reyka in South Africa and is the first of its kind, delivering a fresh and unique perspective for audiences across the globe.

Led by a strong female protagonist played by Kim Engelbrecht (The Flash, Raised by Wolves) as Reyka, and a stand-out performance from lauded British actor Iain Glen (Game of Thrones, Resident Evil), The Cane Field Killings boasts high production values, dramatic, visually stunning landscapes, and memorable characters. This refreshing, remarkable thriller from director Zee Ntuli (Lokoza) is set for its DVD and digital release on 30 May from Acorn Media International following its run-on Channel 4.

Brilliant but broken criminal profiler, Reyka Gama (Kim Engelbrecht) returns to her beautiful hometown of KwaZulu-Natal to track down and bring to justice a rampant serial killer who has been violently murdering women, discarding their dead and burnt bodies in the sugarcanes, to be lost forever.

But it soon becomes clear that Reyka's reasons for returning to her homeland are far more complex than they first appeared, and she finds herself drawn back to the source of a nightmarish childhood trauma that continues to haunt her... a man named Angus Speelman (Iain Glen).

Forced to face her demons both past and present Reyka embarks on a high-stakes fight for the truth amidst a web dark, deadly secrets and deception.

More than your typical tale of a troubled detective, there's an incredible amount of beauty in the story - the jubilance of a country with its shiny new democracy, breathtaking backdrops, and an awe-inspiring woman at the helm.

But scratch beneath the surface, and you'll uncover dark and deadly secrets...Discover The Cane Field Killings - a gritty thriller like no other, that promises to grip viewers from the get-go.

The sterling cast includes a host of South African A-listers including: Anna-Mart van der Merwe (Poppie Nongena), Thando Thabeth(Housekeepers), Mavuso Simelane (Deutschland 86), Hamilton Dlamini (Isithembiso), Kenneth Nkosi (District 9), Gerald Steyn (Trackers), Fiona Ramsey (Chappie), Desmond Dube (How to Ruin Christmas), and introducing teen rising-star Gabrielle de Gamt.




The Terror Infamy and The Terror Series One and Two Box set

Lauded series The Terror garnered international acclaim from critics and viewers alike and now with a brand-new premise and setting but with the same stunning production values and gripping story lines, the second series The Terror: Infamy is set to hit our screens. Following its run on BBC2, the series is set for its Blu-ray, DVD, and digital release from Acorn Media International on 23 May 2022. The Terror One and Two Box set will also be available on Blu-ray and DVD.

Boasting powerful performances from an outstanding cast of international talent The Terror:Infamy is a thrilling supernatural series set against the backdrop of World War II and the Japanese internment camps.

Chester (Derek Mio - Grey's Anatomy, Geek) lives with his family on Terminal Island, a few miles south of Los Angeles, just off the coast of California. He and his father, Henry (Shingo Usami - Unbroken, Riceballs), are fishermen but Chester seeks more. He's in love with a Spanish-American student named Luz Ojeda (Cristina Rodlo - Miss Bala, Too Old to Die Young) and doesn't understand why his immigrant mother, Asako (Naoko Mori - Torchwood, Absolutely Fabulous) and father choose to remain confined to a small swath of the big world - especially after travelling so far in the pursuit of freedom.

In the aftermath of Pearl Harbour, the family's comfortable life is about to change forever as they're forcibly uprooted and shipped off to an internment camp, where fear lurks in both supernatural and human form.

A string of relentless, brutal and bizarre deaths haunts the community, and Chester and his family are menaced by a mysterious and murderous shapeshifting entity. What spirit lies behind The Terror, and can the family overcome it and save those dearest to them?

Craftily weaving a semi-historical narrative with modern parallels, co-creators Max Borenstein(Godzilla) and Alexander Woo (True Blood) deliver an enthralling and potent exploration of monstrosity - both mythical and man-made. The Terror: Infamy is an unsettling, compelling and captivating must-watch.

Series One was executively produced by Ridley Scott and will join The Terror: Infamy in The Terror One and Two Box set. The 10-part series has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 93% and has been lauded as 'a fascinating step forward for the survival-horror genre... genius' (The Atlantic) as well as featuring a brilliant line-up of British acting greats including BAFTA winner Jared Harris (), Golden Globe nominee Tobias Menzies (The Crown, Game of Thrones), and Ciaran Hinds (Game of Thrones, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) amongst others.




PIRATES

Meet Cappo, Two Tonne and Kidda three budding pirate radio DJs finding their way in the world. But with the new millennium looming, they're determined to see out the end of the century with a bang and party like it's 1999! PIRATES is the acclaimed feature debut from Reggie Yates and it's now set for its home entertainment release this May.

Penned and directed by Yates, a man of many talents - beloved actor, TV and radio presenter - he now turns his hand to filmmaking with this outstanding, hilarious and thoroughly entertaining new coming-of-age feature. Set to a banging 90s garage soundtrack featuring music from Wookie, DJ Zinc, So Solid Crew and Sticky ft. Ms Dynamite amongst many others, it's a film that sounds as good as it looks.

Elliot Edusah, Jordan Peters and Reda Elazouar give outstanding performances as the life-long friends who just want to score tickets to the best party ever and have the ultimate New Year's Eve before it's time to sort their lives out.

PIRATES will be released on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital on Monday 16th May courtesy of Picturehouse Entertainment.

Synopsis New Year's Eve 1999. Cappo, Two Tonne and Kidda drive through London in their tiny Peugeot 205, pumping a live UK garage set from the stereo and arguing about their Avirex jackets and Naf Naf imports. As the 18-year-olds step into adulthood they know their lives and friendships are on the brink of change. Determined to end the century on a bang they drive across the city in a desperate search for tickets for the best millennium party EVER. Packed with laughs and featuring a great soundtrack, PIRATES is the outstanding debut feature from Reggie Yates.




Wyrmwood: Apocalypse

Having thrilled UK audiences - and sated horror fans' thirst for bloody-bedlam on its UK premiere at FrightFest Glasgow, now Wyrmwood: Apocalypse is set for its Blu-ray, DVD and digital release on 16 May from 101 Films. Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead and Wyrmwood: Apocalypse will also be available as a Blu-ray double set.

Australian brothers Kiah and Tristan Roache-Turner have penned another gut-splattering sensation with this fantastically frenzied feature, so get set for a hellish, high-octane return to the Aussie outback for some outlandish, blood-oozing rampaging zombie action in Wyrmwood: Apocalypse, the highly anticipated sequel to cult-classic Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead.

In a zombie infested Australian wasteland, hard-edged soldier Rhys (Luke McKenzie - Jack Irish) - who uses zombies as fuel for his barbie - dedicates his days to tracking down and capturing survivors of the Zombie apocalypse for the Surgeon (Nicholas Boshier - The Moth Effect) in hope of finding a cure for the zombie plague. But all is not as it seems, and Rhys' moralistic misadventures are much more macabre than he knows...

After a wild and twisted sequence of events, Rhys joins forces with Maxi (Shantae Barnes-Cowan - Total Control) with brother and sister-duo Brooke (Bianca Brady - Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead) and Barry (Jay Gallagher - Nekrotronic) in a race against the clock to save the one person who could be the key to ending the apocalypse...

This playfully deranged zombie-action thrill-ride will leave audiences with little time to catch their breath, but plenty of time to savour the spectacle.

Wyrmwood: Apocalypse is gory good fun at its most explosive.




Faye

Enthralling new horror, Faye, finds a self-help guru in desperate need of help herself... Filled with fear, isolation and grief, horror fans can help themselves to this this intelligent and terrifying psychological thriller, arriving on digital platforms on 9th May from Reel 2 Reel Films.

Sarah Zanotti (Rattled) gives a 'mesmerising' (Film Threat) performance as Faye, a successful self-help author who is grieving the recent loss of her husband. She retreats to a secluded cabin, on the beautiful Louisiana bayou, to complete her latest book and work through the pain of bereavement...only to discover something much more sinister at play.

Tormented by the past and paralysed by grief, it quickly becomes clear that there's more than just the past haunting her and Faye realises that she must confront her demons, both physical and phantom, if she hopes to move forward with her life...

What ensues is a painful, chilling and ultimately profound exploration of grief, that will have viewers on the edge of their seats.

Faye is a tightly produced one-woman horror that promises atmospheric chills aplenty. Eerie and evocative, viewers are encouraged to help-themselves to this unsettling and unique feature.




The Bezonians

Head over to the mean streets of North London where you'll find The Bezonians, an exclusive social club for a bunch of bloody blinding blokes, who would do anything to protect their mates. This brand new brash and ballsy, no holds barred gangster caper promises tongue in cheek violence, sharp wit, and a corking cast of Greek and cockney talent including Andreas Karras (Crooked House, Righteous Villains) and none other than genre royalty Vinnie Jones (Snatch, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels).

Greeks take on geezers in The Bezonians, a satirical Brit gangster thriller that gets its UK debut on DVD and digital this May from 101 Films.

Meet big boss man Plato (Andreas Karras), he's a family man with old fashioned values and questionable beliefs who runs the Bezonians Social Club, where a colourful bunch - from Greek immigrants to a merry mix of lonely locals - have spent much of their lives. Gambling away their savings, drinking away their sorrows deep into the night while putting the world to rights- over the years they have become his second family.

When Plato makes the mistake of playing poker with scheming bombshell Lola (Lois Brabin-Platt) it's not long before things go terribly wrong... When Lola wins big, Plato is put in a tough bind, made all the worse when her sadistic boyfriend, Willard Greb (Vinnie Jones) gives him just 24-hours to come up the cash, putting everything and everyone he knows at risk.

When Plato's life - and his beloved club - are threatened, only the suave Achilles (Savvas D. Michael), bruiser Costas (Peter Polycarpou), hard-headed Buster (Nicky B), wily Mike (Chris Tummings) and sweet Anthony (Jamie Crew) will stand by Plato as he faces intimidating threats from a psychopath. Can this mismatched group of down-and-outs come together and save their home away from home?

Written and directed by Savvas D. Michael (Red Rage, Original Gangster) this Brit flick is not for the faint hearted, or easily offended... Join The Bezonians they'll always have your back.




The Boy Behind the Door

The Boy Behind The Door is the dramatic and evocative feature film debut from writing-directing duo David Charbonier and Justin Powell. This Shudder Original from the talented team - who went on to create the critically acclaimed horror The Djinn - has been described by the NME as 'practically flawless' and is now set for its UK Blu-ray, DVD and digital release, from Acorn Media International.

The film, set for its UK physical premiere on 2 May 2022, is unrelentingly fast-paced and conjures up the nerve-jangling sense of dread of a childhood nightmare.

A night of unimaginable terror awaits twelve-year-old Bobby (Lonnie Chavis - This Is Us) and best friend, Kevin (Ezra Dewey - The Djinn) when they are abducted on their way home from school and taken to a house surrounded by miles of bleak, dark country in every direction.

Bobby manages to escape his confines and quietly navigates the dark halls in a bid for escape, but when he hears Kevin's screams, he realises he can't leave his friend behind...

Avoiding his kidnapper (Kristin Bauer van Straten - True Blood) and her menacing acquaintance (Micah Hauptman - Everest) at every turn and with no means of calling for help, Bobby embarks on a high-stakes rescue mission, determined to get himself and Kevin out alive...or die trying.

Filmed from the perspective of the two young protagonists The Boy Behind the Door tackles an undeniably dark and disturbing subject matter, while giving audiences a gripping and commanding tale of endurance and alliance in the face of evil.

What ensues is a suspenseful, chilling and expertly crafted game of cat and mouse, so tense that viewers will watch with the same trepidation as The Boy Behind The Door.




ACORN TV MAY 2022 HIGHLIGHTS

MONDAY 2 MAY, SIGNORA VOLPE STREAMING EXCLUSIVE

Renowned actor Emilia Fox whisks us away to stunning Italy for action and intrigue in this brand-new original drama, as a disillusioned British spy who turns detective in and around Umbria, the beautiful heart of the country.

To the casual observer, there's nothing remarkable about Sylvia Fox (Emilia Fox, Silent Witness, Delicious, The Pianist). An intelligent, confident woman in her 40s, she tends to keep quiet about her formidable linguistic abilities, impressive knowledge of weaponry, and skills as a markswoman. Questions about her professional life are met with bland answers about an unspectacular career in the Civil Service. Which is only very slightly true - because until recently, Sylvia was a high-ranking British spy. When she arrives in Italy for the wedding of her niece Alice, she's disillusioned with her job at MI6 headquarters in London, and in need of a break. But then, the bridegroom disappears, leaving a dead body in the lake at the bottom of his garden, and Sylvia takes it upon herself to solve the mystery and save Alice from disaster.

Despite the unpromising start to her holiday, Sylvia is enchanted by Umbria, the green heart of Italy, and is surprised and pleased to find herself reconnecting with her estranged sister Isabel Vitale (Tara Fitzgerald, Game of Thrones, Belgravia), who lives in the handsome hillside town of Panicale. When she stumbles upon a beautiful, derelict old house, Sylvia decides to buy it, quit her job and start afresh.

But Sylvia was never cut out for a quiet life and finds herself involved in a bevy of fresh mysteries - from the disappearance of a young woman a quarter of a century ago, to the theft of a truffle pig, and a blackmail plot against the son of a Russian politician. At first, Carabinieri Captain Giovanni Riva (Giovanni Cirfiera, American Crime Story; The Assassination of Gianni Versace, Queen of the South) resents Sylvia's interference, but he soon begins to seek her help. Jamie Bamber(Innocent, Marcella) also stars.

TUESDAY 3 MAY, AGATHA RAISIN SERIES FOUR

TV favourite Ashley Jensen (After Life, Catastrophe, Extras) returns as the eponymous Agatha Raisin, a London PR guru turned Cotswolds super sleuth, in the colourful, much-loved hit show based on the late MC Beaton's best-selling books. Series four sees the detective agency continue to thrive, and there's no shortage of mysteries for this chic and sharp detective to solve. Having decided not to spend any more time dwelling on her AWOL on-off partner, James (Jamie Glover, Waterloo Road) Agatha and her merry band of helpers, including loyal assistant Roy (Mathew Horne, Gavin & Stacey), have more cases to crack including a jam competition that spirals into a sticky mess when a judge is mysteriously murdered. Wilkes (Jason Barnett, Bridgerton) hires our favourite formidable PI, to keep a lid on things.

When James turns up to whisk Agatha away on a seaside trip to work on his new book, the last thing she expects is to end up in Snoth-on-Sea and become a murder suspect. And in an even more shocking turn of events, she finds herself called in to investigate when her ex-fiance's fianceee is murdered the night before their wedding...

MONDAY 23 MAY, THE MADAME BLANC MYSTERIES

Escape to fabulous France with TV favourite Sally Lindsay (Coronation Street, Still Open All Hours, Scott & Bailey), who not only stars as the lead, but also created and co-wrote this charming and entertaining series.

When Mancunian Antiques dealer, Jean White's (Lindsay) husband, Rory, is killed in a car crash on the way back from a business trip in France, life as she knows it is changed forever. Not only has she lost her husband, but she soon discovers that he was living a double life and has blown all their money - leaving her destitute and penniless.

With everything taken from her, Jean reluctantly relocates to their one remaining asset - a cottage in French antiques hotspot, Sainte Victoire, where she begins to investigate Rory's mysterious death. There she finds an eclectic bunch of on-screen legends, including Judith (Sue Holderness - Only Fools and Horses), Dom (Steve Edge - Phoenix Nights), Jeremy (Robin Askwith, Confessions) and Charlotte (Sanchia McCormack, Broadchurch). But Jean quickly learns that the circumstances surrounding the accident are more suspicious than they first appeared. When a series of antiques-related mysteries erupt around the village Jean gets caught up in Sherlockian shenanigans - but can she solve the case close to her heart? Historical artefacts, happy-go-lucky characters, and a loveable lead: The Madame Blanc Mysteries is a modern murder-mystery with heart and humour.

MONDAY 30 MAY, PROS AND CONS SERIES ONE

This Danish crime-drama follows a pair of ex-con artists Nina and Erik, who retired from their adrenaline-fuelled lives as con artists when they became parents and moved to the Copenhagen suburbs. In their younger days, alongside their partner in crime Jacqueline, they could cheat anybody out of anything. Now, 17 years later, living as law- abiding citizens, with their teenage daughter and eight-year-old son, their marriage is on the rocks. And when Jacqueline turns up out of the blue... things go from bad to worse. Threatening to reveal their past if they don't join her in a grand con, scamming a large pharmaceutical company, the couple must navigate two very different lives as con artists and suburban parents in a deadlock. But smaller lies lead to bigger ones and as their plans unfold, they find that old habits die hard...

MONDAY 9 MAY, THE CHILD IN TIME

Internationally acclaimed actors Benedict Cumberbatch (The Power of the Dog, The Imitation Game, Sherlock) and Kelly Macdonald (Boardwalk Empire, Line of Duty, Trainspotting) star in this TV adaptation of Ian McEwan's award-winning novel. Stephen Lewis, a successful writer of children's books, is confronted with the unthinkable: he loses his only child, four-year-old Kate, in a supermarket. In one horrifying moment that replays itself over the years that follow, Stephen realises his daughter is gone. With tenderness and insight, the film explores a marriage devastated by the loss of a child. Kate's absence sets Stephen and his wife, Julie, on diverging paths as both struggle with an all-consuming grief. With the passage of time, a balance of sorts returns, until hope surfaces and triumphs unexpectedly.

Also stars Stephen Campbell Moore (The History Boys, The Go-Between) and Saskia Reeves (Luther, Shetland).



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