Wednesday 30 March 2016

Presenting Princess Shaw - Movie Trailer (2016)

The true story of the incredible Princess Shaw and the enigmatic composer Kutiman, who discovers her from the other side of the world. By day, Samantha Montgomery cares for the elderly in one of New Orleans’s toughest neighborhoods. By night, she writes and sings her own songs as Princess Shaw on her confessional YouTube channel. Raw and vulnerable, her voice is a diamond in the rough. Across the globe, Ophir Kutiel creates video mash ups of amateur YouTube performers. Known as Kutiman, he is a composer, a musician, and a pioneering video artist embraced by the world of fine art. Two strangers, almost 7,000 miles apart, begin to build a song. The film unfolds as Kutiman pairs Princess Shaw’s emotional performances in a beautiful expression of generosity and compassion, revealing the bonafide star underneath and her fight to never give up on her dreams.

A Movie directed by Ido Haar
Cast : Samantha Montgomery, Ophir Kutiel
Release Date : In Theatres May 27th, 2016
Genre : Documentary

Tuesday 29 March 2016

Friend Request – Official Trailer

The official trailer for Friend Request – in UK cinemas April 22 – directed by Simon Verhoeven and starring Alycia Debnam-Carey, William Moseley and Connor Paolo

Enjoying college life as a popular student, Laura shares everything with her more than 800 friends on Facebook. But one day, after accepting a friend request from a social outcast named Marina, Laura’s life is cursed, and her closest friends begin dying cruel deaths. Before her time is up, Laura must solve the mystery behind Marina and her Facebook profile, in order to break the deadly spell.

Monday 28 March 2016

Hardcore Henry - Official Trailer #2

A man wakes up in a Moscow laboratory to learn that he's been brought back from the dead as a half-human, half-robotic hybrid. With no memory of his former life, a woman who claims to be his wife tells him that his name is Henry. Before she can activate his voice, armed thugs storm in and kidnap her. As Henry starts to understand his new abilities, he embarks on a bloody rampage through the city to save his spouse from a psychopath (Danila Kozlovsky) who plans to destroy the world.

Friday 25 March 2016

Love & Friendship Official Trailer (2016) Kate Beckinsale, Chloë Sevigny

In theaters May 27.

Lady Susan Vernon takes up temporary residence at her in-laws' estate and, while there, is determined to be a matchmaker for her daughter Frederica -- and herself too, naturally.
Director: Whit Stillman

Writers: Jane Austen (based on her novella "Lady Susan"), Whit Stillman
Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Chloë Sevigny, Xavier Samuel

Code of Honor - Official Trailer (2016) Steven Seagal Movie

In Theatres May 6th, 2016

When his family is murdered, a special-ops operative turns vigilante and wages war on all of criminals in his hometown. Can his former protégé, now an FBI agent, stop him before mobsters and police close in?

Thursday 24 March 2016

The Lego Batman Movie - Trailer

He's LEGO® Batman. He only wears black or sometimes very very dark grey and now he has his own movie. We are delighted to share with you the hilarious first trailer for The LEGO® Batman™ Movie coming to cinemas February 10, 2017, from Warner Bros. Pictures.

Deepwater Horizon (2016) International Teaser Trailer [HD]

A story set on the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, which exploded during April 2010 and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history.

Captain America Civil War - International Trailer

Marvel's 'Captain America: Civil War' finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps-one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark's surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability

Cast : Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Emily VanCamp, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd et Frank Grillo, William Hurt, Daniel Brühl.

Release Date : May 6, 2016
Genre : Super Hero, Action, Blockbuster

Wednesday 23 March 2016

Deepwater Horizon - Trailer‏

On April 20th, 2010, the world’s largest man-made disaster occurred on the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico.  Directed by Peter Berg (Lone Survivor), this story honours the brave men and women whose heroism would save many on board, and change everyone’s lives forever.

Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, John Malkovich, Gina Rodriguez, Dylan O’Brien and Kate Hudson

Directed by: Peter Berg

Based upon: An article by David Barstow, David Rohde, and Stephanie Saul published in The New York Times


5 Matthias Schoenaerts Films You Need To Watch

The muscles from Antwerp, Belgian-born actor Matthias Schoenaerts, takes to cinema screens this month in DISORDER – a thriller surrounding Matthias’ Vincent, a soldier with PTSD employed privately to protect the young family of an arms dealer. Matthias’ rise to fame has included carefully chosen roles in some great films. Here we take a look at five Schoenaerts films you need to watch.

Daens (1992)
Set in the 1890s, this film tells a tale of child labour, horrible working conditions and unfair politics within the Catholic community in the textile town of Aalst. Father Adolf Daens visits the town and is disgusted with the actions within the community. Father Daens writes a few columns in the Catholic paper regarding the mistreatment, leading to expulsion in the Catholic party. Daens then creates the Christian Democrats, is elected to Parliament, and must choose between serving God and serving the people. Daens was Schoenaert’s first film where he starred alongside his father, Julien Schoenarts, and was nominated for the Oscar’s Best Foreign Language Film in 1993.

Love Belongs to Everyone (Dennis Van Rita) (2006)
Matthias Schoenaerts stars in this film as Dennis, a man sentenced to prison for a rape sentence, then released early for his good behaviour. His parents try their hardest to keep him out of trouble, until the victim’s sister starts a hate campaign against Dennis to land him back in jail. Another abuse is reported, leading to Dennis being sent back and beaten until an unlikely source decides to help him out. Love Belongs to Everyone was Schoenaerts’s first starring role, leading to many more in the years to come.

Loft (2008)
As Belgium’s highest grossing film, Loft features mystery, drama, and a thrilling storyline. Five friends rent out a loft together where they each meet their mistresses in secrecy. When the body of a woman appears in the loft one day, the five men accuse each other of murder. Schoenaerts plays Flip, one the five friends.

Bullhead (2011)
Bullhead follows Schoenaerts’ character, Jacky Vammarsenille. Jacky’s steroid-fuelled life as a cattle farmer eventually leads him to making a deal with a shady meat trader. Jacky must face the consequences of an assonated federal agent and a woman from his traumatic past. Bullhead was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year at the 2012 Oscars and won numerous awards at film festivals around the world.

Rust and Bone (2012)
This romantic tale surrounded by life-changing events stars Matthias Schoeneart as Alain, a young boxer who falls in love with killer whale trainer, Stephanie. Stephanie must overcome a terrible accident, while learning to love Alain even more. Rust and Bone was nominated for two Golden Globe awards.

Watch Matthias in his next must-watch film: DISORDER opens in the UK on March 25th.

A Warrior's Tail - Images, Clips and Synopsis

AND ON DVD APRIL 11th 2016

Prepare to be inspired by a young boy’s heart-warming bravery and imagination in the enchanting animated adventure A WARRIOR’S TAIL, in cinemas from April 1st, 2016, courtesy of Signature Entertainment.

Milla Jovovich (the Resident Evil series, The Fifth Element) leads an all-star cast of voice talent that also features Whoopi Goldberg (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Toy Story 3), Sharon Stone (Alpha Dog, Casino) and the legendary Joe Pesci (Home Alone, The Good Shepherd) in a truly epic adventure guaranteed to pique the interest of families everywhere this Spring.

Nine-year old Savva (Jovovich) lives with his mum in a small village in a forest once protected by a pack of regal white wolves. When the wolves leave under mysterious circumstances the village is left at constant risk of attack from ruthless hyenas and only a powerful magician can help. Escaping the hyenas in search of the magician, Savva finds himself in a magical world he had only heard stories of, meeting a host of new friends who are also seeking the magician, including the white wolf Angee, the hilarious Puffy (Stone) and a very odd mosquito (Pesci); all of whom must evade a treacherous simian army led by the evil Mum JoZee (Goldberg) on their path overcoming the forces of evil and reclaiming Savva’s village.

From Gregory Poirier, the writer of The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride and National Treasure: Book of Secrets, A Warrior’s Tail is as heart-warming, thrilling and imaginative as they come and is a family adventure for all ages.


The Nice Guys | Brand New Trailer

“The Nice Guys” takes place in 1970s Los Angeles, when down-on-his-luck private eye Holland March (Gosling) and hired enforcer Jackson Healy (Crowe) must work together to solve the case of a missing girl and the seemingly unrelated death of a porn star. During their investigation, they uncover a shocking conspiracy that reaches up to the highest circles of power.

The film also stars young actress Angourie Rice, Matt Bomer (the “Magic Mike” films, HBO’s “The Normal Heart”), Margaret Qualley (HBO’s “The Leftovers”), Keith David (TV’s “Community”) and Oscar winner Kim Basinger (“L.A. Confidential”).

Tuesday 22 March 2016

Batman v Superman: European Premiere Live Stream - Starts 22 March 2016 at 18:15

TONIGHT, London's Leicester Square is host to the European Premiere of BATMAN v SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE.

In attendance will be stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg and Holly Hunter, as well as director Zack Snyder and producers Deborah Snyder and Charles Roven.

We have a live stream, beginning at 6:15pm with an introduction from the carpet.

So please bookmark this page and come back at 6:15pm (GMT) to watch!


Coming Spring 2016, Who’s Jenna…? is a riotously funny but super sweet rom-com about a man whose new girlfriend (AOFF award winner Tracey Birdsall) looks suspiciously like a famous porn star.

Jonathan Burke (Bill Sorvino), a successful financial advisor, starts dating Jenna Casey (Birdsall), an accomplished lawyer.  Jonathan’s best friend, Andy Roma (Joseph D’Onofrio) is convinced she looks exactly like a famous adult film star.

Not only does Jonathan have to deal with his friend’s nonsense, but he also has to juggle his relationship with his boss (Garry Pastore), who is possibly black-mailing him, and is Jenna’s brother in-law.
A case of mistaken identity creates a whirling storm of comical chaos in Jonathan’s world.
Joining Birdsall are The Soprano’s Vincent Pastore, Bill Sorvino, Joseph D’Onofrio, Vic Dibitetto and Garry Pastore.
Some fun cameos are in tow, too.

Who’s Jenna…?, written and directed by Thomas Baldinger, is a 624 Productions production.

Monday 21 March 2016

Hush - Official Trailer (2016) John Gallagher Jr., Kate Siegel Horror Movie

A deaf woman is stalked by a psychotic killer in her secluded home.

Release Date: April 8, 2016
Director: Mike Flanagan
Writers: Mike Flanagan, Kate Siegel
Stars: John Gallagher Jr., Kate Siegel, Michael Trucco

Competition: Win The Fall Of The Krays on DVD

The Fall Of The Krays is out on Blu-ray™ and DVD on the 28th March, and to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies on DVD to give away!

The brutal brothers from Bethnal Green are back and bloodier than ever in FALL OF THE KRAYS.

Following on from the ferocious Rise Of The Krays, FALL OF THE KRAYS picks up the story of the infamous Firm as the cracks start to show in the brothers business plans and their sanity.

Having secured their empire and their infamy, the brothers must now fight to keep hold of both as the obsession of one police officer becomes entwined with a burgeoning romance and a dangerous state of mind for Reggie and Ronnie respectively.

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Our Kind of Traitor - New Poster and Trailer

While on holiday in Marrakech, an ordinary English couple, Perry (Ewan McGregor – THE IMPOSSIBLE, THE GHOST) and Gail (Naomie Harris – SPECTRE, SOUTHPAW), befriend a flamboyant and charismatic Russian, Dima (Stellan Skarsgård – AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO), who unbeknownst to them is a kingpin money launderer for the Russian mafia.

When Dima asks for their help to deliver classified information to the British Secret Services, Perry and Gail get caught in a dangerous world of international espionage and dirty politics. The couple is propelled on a perilous journey through Paris and Bern, a safe house in the French Alps, to the murky corners of the City of London and an alliance with the British Government via a ruthless and determined MI6 agent (Damian Lewis - HOMELAND).

From the writer of DRIVE (Hossein Amini) adapting the hit John le Carré novel – the mind behind TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY, and directed by acclaimed Susanna White – this taut thriller twists and turns its way around the world with dramatic consequences.

Kristen Wiig’s most underrated performances

An actress, comedian and producer, Kristen Wiig is undoubtedly a lady with many talents. Dropping out of school to relocate to LA at the young age of 19, the young girl full of optimism is to thank for all her impressive accomplishments.

Originally taking to the limelight in improv comedy, it was her role in feel-good Christmas film Unaccompanied Minors (2006) that saw her debut into the world of film, and her hysterically funny performance in Bridesmaids (2011) that put her on the A-list. She has shown an impressive range, from balls-out comedy Knocked Up (2007) to animated family film Despicable Me (2010), and even sarcastic PR woman in Ridley Scott’s The Martian (2015).

Her latest role in Welcome to Me sees her as Alice, an extraordinary woman who after winning the lottery, buys her own TV talk show to broadcast her dirty laundry as both a form of exhibitionism and a platform to share her peculiar views on everything from nutrition to relationships to neutering pets.  As her national audience rapidly grows, her family, friends and colleagues all become increasingly entangled in Alice’s show.

To celebrate the release on March 25, we take a look at some of Wiig’s performances that you might have missed but should definitely check out over the long weekend.

Whip It (2009) 
Centered on seventeen year-old misfit Bliss (Ellen Page), who continuously lets her mother down in the beauty pageants that she is made to do, Whip It is the story of finding your place. When Bliss discovers the world of women’s roller derby one night, she lies about her age and signs up to the violent sport without telling her parents. Wiig leads the way as the team captain, Maggie Mayhem, who becomes a role model to Bliss when her parents find out, teen dramas take hold and she needs someone to talk to.

Girl Most Likely (2012)
Girl Most Likely sees Wiig as Imogene, a struggling playwright working a low-paying job at a magazine. After wasting her opportunity to become the next big thing, cracks start to show when she can no-longer hold on to the glamorous New York City lifestyle. As things turn from bad to worse, she ends up staging suicide in an attempt to win back her ex. After the attempt fails, she winds up in the custody of her gambling-addict mother and must learn to accept her strange family if she ever wants to find her feet again.

The Skeleton Twins (2014) 
Winning the Screenwriting Award at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, The Skeleton Twins finds Wiig as the twin of fellow SNL alum Bill Hader. After ten years of estrangement, the pair coincidently cheat death on the same day. Using their reunion as a chance to figure out where their lives went wrong, they quickly come to realise that the solution to fixing themselves might just lie within each other. With Wiig on top form, her role as Maggie saw her effortlessly fulfilling a comic, dramatic range of talent in a single role.

The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2015)
Beginning at the crossroads of the fading hippie movement, The Diary of a Teenage Girl tells the story of expressive teenager Minnie. Having Wiig as her hard-partying, wayward mother, she finds herself longing for love and acceptance elsewhere. When that happens to lead to a complex love affair with her mother’s boyfriend, what follows is a sharp, funny and provocative account of one girl’s sexual and artistic awakening. With a dramatic role to play, Wiig is outright, expertly expressing heaps of rage and wildness as she yearns for her bygone years.

Welcome to Me (2016) 
Hilariously dark Welcome To Me sees Wiig as Alice Klieg, a recent lottery-winning millionaire with borderline personality disorder. Deciding to use her new-found wealth to write and star in an autobiographical talk show, her family and friends to struggle to come to terms with her ludicrous antics. Soon it all gets too much, and the millionaire lifestyle starts to not appear as exciting as it first seemed. Captivating by using her natural silliness, Wiig effortlessly creates a powerful performance to communicate a complicated psychological reality.


Sunday 20 March 2016

Top 5 Diane Kruger Films

The actress beautiful enough to launch a thousand ships as Helen of Troy brings her talent back to the big screen opposite Matthias Schoenaerts this month in thriller DISORDER. Here’s a look at some of Diane Krugers best roles!

National Treasure (2004)
Diane Kruger starred alongside Nicholas Cage in this adventure to uncovering a secret treasure trove before dangerous mercenaries get to it first. The team does anything they can –even if it means stealing the Declaration of Independence—to find clues left behind by the Founding Fathers. The film’s success has led to a sequel in 2007 with rumours of a possible third film in the works.

Troy (2004)
This Oscar-nominated film features Kruger as Helen, the Queen of Sparta, in this adaptation of Homer’s, ‘The Illiad.’ The film features a number of stars, like Brad Pitt, Brendan Gleeson, Brian Cox, Julian Glover, and Orlando Bloom – just to name a few. Homer’s story takes place in the early world of Greek mythology, specifically 1250 B.C. Paris (Bloom) convinces Helen (Kruger) to leave her husband, Menelaus (Glesson), behind to live in Troy. Menelaus recruits his brother Agamemnon (Cox) to help him retrieve his wife and fight the unbeatable Trojans. This epic re-telling has cemented itself as a film classic and a must-see for any adventure lovers.

Inglorious Bastards (2009)
Inglorious Bastards is one of Quentin Tarantino’s most notable films, and for a good reason. The story follows Shosanna Dreyfus, a young Jewish refugee, who vows to seek revenge on the Nazi officer Colonel Hans Landa for murdering her family. Her plan is set into motion years later after she becomes the owner of a movie theatre and a love interest for a German war hero. Kruger plays Bridget von Hammersmark, an actress secretly working as an informant for the allies. The film took home an Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award in 2010.

Unknown (2011)
Diane Kruger leads next to Liam Neeson in this mysterious thriller. Dr. Martin Harris (Neeson), a biochemist, arrives in Berlin with his wife Elizabeth (January Jones) to attend a scientific conference. While returning to the airport to pick up a forgotten piece of luggage, Neeson’s character gets involved in a car accident. Four days later, he wakes up out of a coma only to discover his identity is completely replaced. With the help of Gina (Kruger) and a few other friendly people, Dr. Harris seeks out the mystery behind his lost identity.

Disorder (2015)
Disorder follows Vincent, a former French soldier with PTSD, played by the up and coming Matthias Schoenaerts. Vincent returns from war and is offered a job as a security guard during a glamorous party at an estate in the south of France, hosted by a Lebanese businessman and his wife, Jesse (Kruger). Vincent is later added as Jessie and her son Ali’s security guard while her husband is away. Things start to get interesting for the trio when Vincent’s paranoia from his PTSD starts to set in and an imminent threat on the family is placed.

Disorder opens in the UK 25 March.

Saturday 19 March 2016

Warcraft - In Theaters June 10 (TV Spot 2) (HD)

From Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures comes Warcraft, an epic adventure of world-colliding conflict based on Blizzard Entertainment’s global phenomenon.

The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: Orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction. From opposing sides, two heroes are set on a collision course that will decide the fate of their family, their people and their home.

So begins a spectacular saga of power and sacrifice in which war has many faces, and everyone fights for something.

Directed by Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) and written by Charles Leavitt and Jones, the film starring Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell, Ben Schnetzer, Rob Kazinsky and Daniel Wu is a Legendary Pictures, Blizzard Entertainment and Atlas Entertainment production.

The producers are Charles Roven, Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Alex Gartner and Stuart Fenegan. Jillian Share, Brent O’Connor, Michael Morhaime and Paul Sams serve as executive producers. Rob Pardo, Chris Metzen, Nick Carpenter and Rebecca Steel Roven co-produce. Warcraft will be released by Universal Pictures.

Thursday 17 March 2016

X-Men: Apocalypse | Official Trailer [HD] | 20th Century FOX

Following the critically acclaimed global smash hit X-Men: Days of Future Past, director Bryan Singer returns with X-MEN: APOCALYPSE. Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.

In Theaters - May 27, 2016

Cast: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn, Lucas Till, Evan Peters, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Alexandra Shipp, Josh Helman, Lana Condor, Ben Hardy

Competition: Win BLACK MASS on Blu-ray™ - Released on DVD and Blu-ray™ on March 21

Delve into the secret world of gangsters where corruption knows no boundaries as Black Mass arrives on Blu-ray™ and DVD on March 21 and Digital HD on March 19. Black Mass sees Johnny Depp as ruthless real life mob boss, Whitey Bulger, where he is joined by an all-star cast including Benedict Cumberbatch, Joel Edgerton, Dakota Johnson and Kevin Bacon. To celebrate the release we’re giving you the chance to win a Blu-ray™ copy of the film!  

In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton) persuades Irish mobster James “Whitey” Bulger (Johnny Depp) to collaborate with the FBI in order to eliminate a common enemy: the Italian mob. The drama tells the story of this unholy alliance, which spiralled out of control, allowing Whitey to evade law enforcement, consolidate power and become one of the most ruthless and dangerous gangsters in Boston history.

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Ice Age - Collision Course - Trailer

Scrat’s epic pursuit of the elusive acorn catapults him into the universe where he accidentally sets off a series of cosmic events that transform and threaten the Ice Age World.  To save themselves, Sid, Manny, Diego, and the rest of the herd must leave their home and embark on a quest full of comedy and adventure, travelling to exotic new lands and encountering a host of colourful new characters.

From Producer Lori Forte and Directors Mike Thurmeier and Galen Chu, ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE will be opening in cinemas 2016 and stars returning cast members Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Seann William Scott, Josh Peck, Simon Pegg, Keke Palmer, Wanda Sykes with Jennifer Lopez and Queen Latifah.

Joining the herd are Stephanie Beatriz, Adam Devine, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Max Greenfield, Jessie J, Nick Offerman, Melissa Rauch, Michael Strahan, Neil deGrasse Tyson.

ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE is out Summer 2016

The Legend of Tarzan starring Alexander Skarsgård, Margot Robbie, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson - Official trailer

From Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures comes the action adventure “The Legend of Tarzan,” starring Alexander Skarsgård (HBO’s “True Blood”) as the legendary character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

The film also stars Oscar nominee Samuel L. Jackson (“Pulp Fiction,” the “Captain America” films), Margot Robbie (“The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot”), Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou (“Blood Diamond,” “Gladiator”), with Oscar winner Jim Broadbent (“Iris”), and two-time Oscar winner Christoph Waltz (“Inglourious Basterds,” “Django Unchained”).

It has been years since the man once known as Tarzan (Skarsgård) left the jungles of Africa behind for a gentrified life as John Clayton, Lord Greystoke, with his beloved wife, Jane (Robbie) at his side.  Now, he has been invited back to the Congo to serve as a trade emissary of Parliament, unaware that he is a pawn in a deadly convergence of greed and revenge, masterminded by the Belgian, Leon Rom (Waltz).  But those behind the murderous plot have no idea what they are about to unleash.

“The Legend of Tarzan” was shot at Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden, as well as on location around the UK.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, a Jerry Weintraub Production, a Riche/Ludwig Production, a David Yates Film, “The Legend of Tarzan.” Slated for release worldwide beginning July 1, 2016, the film will be distributed in 2D and 3D in select theatres and IMAX by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.

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UK release date, July 8th

Bodyguard Films

Matthias Schoenaerts and Diane Kruger star in DISORDER (in cinemas Friday 25th), a film about a soldier suffering with PTSD who takes a private security job as bodyguard to the young family of an arms dealer. Has Matthias’ Vincent bitten of more than he can chew? To mark the release, we’ve pulled together a list of our favourite ‘bodyguard’ films!

The Bodyguard (1992)
Former presidential bodyguard Frank Farmer (Kevin Costner) is assigned a new role as security for Rachel Marron, (Whitney Houston) a famous pop singer who received death threats. His strict rules leave the singer and her entourage a little upset, until the stalker does something drastic. A romantic affair between Frank and Rachel adds another layer to this thriller.

The Pacifier (2005)
In this Disney film, Vin Diesel starts as Shane Wolfe, a Navy SEAL assigned to protect the five children of a deceased government scientist. Many enemies of the scientist are on the hunt for his top-secret experiment, which is located in the house his children live in.  Although he was put in charge of security, Shane finds himself acting more as a nanny caught up in ever more absurd situations!

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
Former bodyguard to the president Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) finds himself trapped within the White House while a mastermind terrorist kidnaps the president and essentially takes over the whole building. Until responders can defeat the terrorist, they must rely on Banning and his previous experience to help save the President and protect the nation. This one’s an action-packed rollercoaster.

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016)
This recent thriller is based on the true story of the Benghazi attack that took place 11 September, 2012. During the attack on the US compound in Libya, the Ambassador is tragically killed. A Six man team tries to handle the situation the best way they possibly can while the chaos continues around them. The attack has been under the spotlight recently as Hilary Clinton, a democratic presidential hopeful, has been accused of not acting to prevent it.

Night at the Museum (2006)
Ben Stiller stars as Larry Daley, the new night security guard at the Museum of Natural History. To Larry’s surprise, the museum comes to life during the night, making his job all the more exciting and stressful. With a star-studded cast including Dick Van Dyke, Mickey Rooney, Robin Williams and Ricky Gervais, Night at the Museum’s success led to two more films for the franchise. Larry finds himself acting as bodyguard to historic figures, animals, and artefacts!

Let Matthias protect you when DISORDER hits screen March 25th!

Independence Day 20th Anniversary Edition

Newly Restored Theatrical & Extended Cuts
Arrive on Blu-ray™ & DVD 30th May

Pre-order at Amazon using the following links
Independence Day [20th Anniversary Edition] [DVD] [2016]
Independence Day [20th Anniversary Remastered Edition] [Blu-ray] [2016]

Independence Day: Resurgence Arrives in Cinemas 23rd June

Independence Day - 20th Anniversary Edition
Experience the original OSCAR®-Winning* sci-fi epic that launched a new era in blockbuster filmmaking. Director Roland Emmerich, producer Dean Devlin and an all-star cast including Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman join forces to deliver the ultimate encounter between powerful aliens and the human race. When massive spaceships appear in Earth’s skies and blast destructive beams of fire down on cities all over the planet, a determined band of survivors must unite for one last strike against the invaders before it’s the end of mankind.

*1997; Best Visual Effects

Special Features

Newly Restored Extended and Original Theatrical Cuts
All-new 30-Minute Documentary – Independence Day: A Legacy Surging Forward
Includes Two Blu-rayTM discs

Newly Restored Theatrical Cut

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Wednesday 16 March 2016

Now You See Me 2 - Official International Trailer

NOW YOU SEE ME 2- In UK Cinemas July 4

THE FOUR HORSEMEN return for their second mind-bending adventure, elevating the limits of stage illusion to new heights and taking them around the globe. One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their Robin-Hood-style magic spectacles, the illusionists resurface for a comeback performance. When the Horsemen are threatened into pulling off their most impossible heist yet, their only hope is to perform one last unprecedented stunt to clear their names and reveal the mastermind behind it all.

Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Lizzy Caplan, Dave Franco, Morgan Freeman, Jay Chou, Daniel Radcliffe and Michael Caine.

Tuesday 15 March 2016

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children - Trailer

From visionary director Tim Burton, and based upon the best-selling novel, comes an unforgettable motion picture experience. When his beloved grandfather leaves Jake clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds a magical place known as Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers…and their powerful enemies. Ultimately, Jake discovers that only his own special “peculiarity” can save his new friends.

MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN stars Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Chris O’Dowd, Ella Purnell, Allison Janney, Rupert Everett, Terence Stamp, with Judi Dench and Samuel L. Jackson.

In cinemas Autumn 2016

Sausage Party - Official Red Band Trailer

#SausagePartyMovie in Theaters August 12, 2016

Sausage Party, the first R-rated CG animated movie, is about one sausage leading a group of supermarket products on a quest to discover the truth about their existence and what really happens when they become chosen to leave the grocery store. The film features the vocal talents of a who’s who of today’s comedy stars – Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, Bill Hader, Michael Cera, James Franco, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Paul Rudd, Nick Kroll, David Krumholtz, Edward Norton, and Salma Hayek.

Monday 14 March 2016

Marshmallow Man Reacts to Ghostbusters Trailer

The Marshmallow Man reacts to the new Ghostbusters trailer along with some old friends.

Benny Chan’s Call of Heroes - New Trailer

Starring Sean Lau Ching-wan, Louis Koo and Eddie Peng.
Sammo Hung is on board as action choreographer.

Call Of Heroes, which revolves around a plucky group of villagers standing up to a cruel young general.

Sunday 13 March 2016

Batman v Superman - Supercut v4 - All trailers (Chronological)

Spoiler Alert - All clips released so far cut in (possible) story order. Extra 1 min 20 secs of footage.

Friday 11 March 2016

The Best of John Cusack

John Cusack plays the fierce Roman warrior Lucius in Daniel Lee’s new martial arts epic, DRAGON BLADE. In the action-packed film, Lucius meets Huo An (Jackie Chan), leader of the Silk Road Protection Squad and asks for shelter from the harsh drought of the desert. After setting aside their differences the two join forces to fight the corrupt Roman leader Tiberius (Adrien Brody) and his army in an epic battle between two of history’s most dominant empires. To mark DRAGON BLADE’s arrival on Blu-ray and DVD from 14th March 2016, courtesy of Signature Entertainment, we take a look at John Cusack’s diverse range of past roles.

Being John Malkovich
In one of the most original and thought-provoking films of the 90s, John Cusack gets the opportunity to see the world from John Malkovich’s eyes, in the most literal way imaginable. After finding a portal in his office that transports you inside the mind and body of the acclaimed film and theatre actor, Craig Schwartz (Cusack) becomes addicted to his new escape but fails to keep this revelation a secret, leading to him selling tickets to all of those who want to be someone else for 15 minutes at a time. Cusack succeeds in being compassionate enough for audiences to empathise and understand his actions, whilst also carrying off the creepy and perverse nature of his character to make the audience also question his motives.

Maps To The Stars
After slipping away from the expressive and artistic side of the Hollywood scene, this role for Cusack seemed to represent a return to form. He plays TV Psychologist Dr. Stafford Weiss, pandering to his many celebrity clients and his immensely successful child actor son, Benji. Cusack becomes a major part of the narrative as secrets are revealed about his personal and professional past, in a film that aims an attack on the ugly, superficial side of Hollywood fame and lifestyle; something Cusack has always looked to avoid in his career.

Having said that, it doesn’t mean Cusack shies away from the big budget blockbuster when they come a’calling, as he plays Jackson Curtis, a man who is seen mainly running for his life as the ground caves in and waves crash into skyscrapers in Roland Emerich’s disaster flick 2012. Needing to represent the steadiness for which all the destruction revolves around, Cusack’s father and distant husband gives the audience the calming reassurance that everything might just be ok in the end, even though the world is clearly ending... Good ridiculous disaster fun for all!

The Sure Thing
Going all the way back to 1980 now, John Cusack bursts onto the Hollywood scene in Rob Reiner’s The Sure Thing. Walter "Gib" Gibson (Cusack), is a self-involved college freshman who makes plans to head to California, there to touch base (and a few other things) with a "sure thing" played by Nicollette Sheridan. Likewise planning a westward journey is coed Alison Bradbury (Daphne Zuniga), a control freak who has a wealthy, stuffy fiancé over there. Gib and Alison despise one another on sight -- so naturally, they are compelled to travel to California together. The fact that everyone in the audience knows precisely how this one will end up is inconsequential; Cusack and Zuniga deliver such engaging performances that we're pulling for them to wise up and discover one another from the very first scene.

High Fidelity
This is the kind of role that Cusack was born to play, where he feels most at home. Cusack has never really been viewed as a sex symbol, or an action star, but he does play ‘cool’ very well. High Fidelity tells the story of a man searching for the love of his life, whilst working in his record store, ‘Championship Vinyl’, with Jack Black. Cusack’s character literally talks the audience through the film by breaking the fourth wall and sharing his innermost insecurities, secrets and often ranting about his favourite records and bands. Based on the novel by Nick Hornby, Cusack does a great job of capturing our lead character’s sheer desperation to find the Vinyl playing, denim jack rocking woman of his dreams.

Love & Mercy
One of last year’s most beloved films, Love & Mercy tells the story of the musical genius behind the Beach Boys; Brian Wilson. Split into two parts, the role is shared between two actors: Paul Dano in the early years when the group are taking the music scene by storm, and coming to terms with his terrible illness; followed by John Cusack who plays Wilson in the 80s, struggling to deal with his abusive therapist (Paul Giamatti) and falling in love with Melinda Ledbetter (Elizabeth Banks). Cusack does an excellent job of playing a broken and confused music icon, with great performances coming from everyone; this is definitely not a film to miss for any music fan.

Con Air
This action movie classic is easily thought of as a Nic Cage and John Malkovich feature, but in the midst of all the chaos and mayhem is John Cusack’s air traffic controller, Vince Larkin, fighting passionately for support for the film’s hero, Cameron Poe (Cage). Poe is a man flying home from prison on board a plane full of incredibly dangerous and psychotic criminals, lead by Cyrus (Malkovich), who breaks free and attempts to highjack his freedom. For every beefed up Nic Cage there’s a John Cusack behind the scenes fighting for a ‘good man’.

Grosse Point Blank
Here Cusack plays a depressed, moralistic hitman who returns to his home town for a high-school reunion and the girl he left behind. The movie trailer narration just writes itself doesn’t it? Grosse Point Blank is cherished by many and it’s easy to see why: cheesy lines, crazy shoot outs and the kind of quick witted comedy only found in a 90s cult classic. The film was actually co-written by Cusack and succeeds once again at being cool without being too cute, and although it’s slightly absurd it owns it in a uniquely satisfying fashion.

Dragon Blade arrives on Blu-Ray and DVD from the 14th March 2016, courtesy of Signature Entertainment

10 Cloverfield Lane TV SPOT - Don't Open That Door (2016)

After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter by two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack.

Thursday 10 March 2016

Captain America: Civil War - Official Trailer 2

Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” picks up where “Avengers: Age of Ultron” left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain.

Adrien Brody Retrospective

In Daniel Lee’s action epic DRAGON BLADE, Oscar-winner Adrien Brody plays the role of the ruthless and power –hungry Roman General Tiberius. The ambitious General, who killed his father and blinded his younger brother, is pitted against Huo An (Jackie Chan) and Roman legion leader General Lucius (John Cusack), who have been wrongfully accused of treason and are trying to clear their names. Brody’s character is motivated by a merciless desire for ultimate power, and his line “I like people to hate me. Their hatred makes me feel alive” encapsulates Tiberius’s aggressiveness. To mark DRAGON BLADE’s arrival on Blu-ray and DVD from 14th March 2016, courtesy of Signature Entertainment, we take a look at Adrien Brody’s diverse range of past roles.

The Pianist (2002)
In this gut wrenching adaptation of Polish composer and World War II survivor Wladyslaw Szpilman’s autobiography, Brody gives the best performance of his career. He plays Szpilman, a renowned Jewish pianist who is separated from his family as they’re sent off on cattle trucks to Auschwitz. Left to hide and fend for himself in an occupied Warsaw, he witnesses firsthand the horrors of the Holocaust. It’s almost as hard for us to watch as it is for Szpilman, as the scenes director Roman Polanski creates are a devastating insight into the dehumanising experiences people were forced to endure during 1940s Eastern Europe. Brody’s performance is just as chilling, from the dramatic physical transformation he goes through to the emotions he expresses despite little dialogue. This breakout role resulted in Brody becoming the youngest actor to win an Academy Award for Best Actor and established him as a true force in the industry.

Midnight in Paris (2011)
Brody has a small supporting role in this fantastically unique Woody Allen film, alongside other megastars such as Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, and Kathy Bates. The films centres on Gil (Owen Wilson), a screenwriter who dreams of attaining the literary success of his idols Hemingway and Fitzgerald. On vacation with his fiancée (Rachel McAdams) in Paris, he is enthralled by the poetic undertones he sees amongst the Paris streets and inexplicably time travels back to the 1920s, where he comes face to face with literary and artistic legends. Adrien Brody makes his appearance as Salvador Dalí, a flashy, over-the-top Surrealist painter.  His hilarious depiction of Dalí’s strange eccentricities provides one of the most entertaining and memorable scenes in the movie.

The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
Adrien Brody is the star of this Wes Anderson comic tale, alongside Owen Wilson and Jason Schwartzman, who play three brothers that reunite for a “spiritual” trip to India after Wilson’s character attempts to take his own life. This is the brothers’ first encounter in over a year – their last meeting occurred at their father’s funeral, for whom they spent their life competing for his affection and approval. Through exquisite attention to aesthetic detail, complicated characters and intricate story lines, the filmmakers are able to explore the finer beauties of India and the complexities (and humour) of familial relationships. Brody gives a particularly strong performance in his Anderson debut as Peter, the troubled middle brother grappling with his soon-to-be role as a father. One of the most poignant scenes is when Peter has a firsthand experience with tragedy in a small Indian village, and how he reacts gives his character an added layer of complexity. It shifts his perspectives and forces him to re-evaluate himself and the life he’s been living, and the remarkable acting on Brody’s end only contributes to the depth of the film.

Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Brody assumes the role of moustache-twirling villain Dmitri in another Wes Anderson film, the award winning Grand Budapest Hotel. Inherently evil, his character kills his mother, has the protagonist Gustave (Ralph Fiennes) wrongly imprisoned for a murder, and orders a lot of people to be killed. His main motivations are to track down and steal a valuable painting that his mother left to Gustave in her will. However, his efforts are often thwarted by his lack of genius – he’s more of a bumbling villain than a manipulative mastermind. However, the quirkiness of the character masks some darker undertones – such as Dmitri’s ZZ officers being a reference to the Nazi SS officers. Brody depicts the role well, and through the quirk and humour he leaves us with subtle hints of something darker.

King Kong (2005)
Fresh off the Lord of the Rings trilogy, director Peter Jackson tackles this blockbuster reboot which stars Adrien Brody in one of the leading roles. He assumes the role of Jack Driscoll, a struggling playwright that starts working on a script for filmmaker Carl Denham (Jack Black). He meets love interest Ann Darrow (Naomi Watts) aboard the ship taking them to the mysterious Skull Island where they intend to start filming. However, it’s upon this island that Ann is kidnapped by Kong, who she subsequently befriends. The casting of Brody as Driscoll drew some criticism because a few critics didn’t think he was typical hero material, but that’s exactly why we like him in the role. He’s simply an unassuming writer, so it’s refreshing to have a non-traditional hero at the forefront of this epic tale.

Detachment (2011)
It’s a wonder how this film managed to stay so under the radar considering its all-star cast: Marcia Gay Harden, James Caan, Christina Hendricks, Lucy Liu, Bryan Cranston and of course, Adrien Brody. Brody takes the leading role as substitute teacher Henry Barthes, who safeguards himself from any emotional attachment by constantly changing schools. This changes when he lands a job at a struggling public school, where he becomes a role model to his students and forges meaningful relationships with them and his fellow teachers. The film criticises the American public school system, but an area it also delves into is the notion of human loneliness. This is where Brody is able to show his emotional range and bring a unique sense of depth to the film.

Predators (2010)
Brody’s role in this film is another example of how dedicated he is to fully getting in character. Similar to how he chose to become emaciated for his role in The Pianist, Brody put on almost 25 pounds of muscle for his role as Royce, an ex- U.S. Army Special Forces soldier turned mercenary. Royce finds himself parachuting onto a strange island with no idea how he got there, and soon discovers that he is joined not only by other trained killers, but also by creatures called “Predators” that are intent on slaughtering the humans. While this isn’t one of Brody’s stronger films, it still shows his commitment to the craft of acting and how seriously he takes each role.

Backtrack (2016)
In Backtrack, the brisk pulpy psycho-horror, Brody plays psychologist Peter Bower, whose life is thrown into turmoil when he discovers that the patients he has been seeing are ghosts. Risking his own sanity, Peter delves into his past to uncover a terrifying secret which only he can put right. This spine-chilling ghost story from the acclaimed writer-director, Michael Petroni, also stars Sam Neill as Peter’s fellow shrink and mentor, but it is Brody who steals the show. His portrayal of a man whose conscience is tearing him apart from the inside is moving and horrifying in equal measure, providing a psychologically damaged protagonist against Petroni’s sustained atmosphere of ominous tension.

DRAGON BLADE arrives on Blu-Ray and DVD from the 14th March 2016, courtesy of Signature Entertainment

The Divergent Series Allegiant - In Cinemas Today! New clip featuring Naomi Watts and Octavia Spencer

Starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ansel Elgort, Miles Teller, Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer and Jeff Daniels, THE DIVERGENT SERIES: ALLEGIANT arrives in UK cinemas TODAY March 10 2016.

The third installment of the blockbuster Divergent series franchise, ALLEGIANT takes Tris [Shailene Woodley] and Four [Theo James] into a new world, far more dangerous than ever before.

After the earth-shattering revelations of INSURGENT, Tris must escape with Four and go beyond the wall enclosing Chicago. For the first time ever, they will leave the only city and family they have ever known. Once outside, old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless with the revelation of shocking new truths. Tris and Four must quickly decide who they can trust as a ruthless battle ignites beyond the walls of Chicago which threatens all of humanity. In order to survive, Tris will be forced to make impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice and love.

Florence Foster Jenkins - Post, Synopsis and Trailer

The comedy drama directed by Stephen Frears (Philomena, The Queen) tells the inspirational true story of the eponymous New York heiress who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great singer. The film celebrates the human spirit, the power of music and the passion of amateurs everywhere.

The voice Florence (Streep) heard in her head was divine, but to the rest of the world it was hilariously awful. At private recitals, her devoted husband and manager, St Clair Bayfield (Grant), managed to protect Florence from the truth. But when Florence decided to give her first public concert at New York’s Carnegie Hall, St Clair realised he had perhaps bitten off more than he could chew.

The film’s supporting cast members include Simon Helberg (The Big Bang Theory) as Florence’s long suffering piano accompanist, Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation) and Nina Arianda (Midnight in Paris).

FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS will be released in UK cinemas 6th May 2016.

Wednesday 9 March 2016



To star in a martial arts film takes intense training, athletic talent and charisma. Actors including Bruce Lee, Jet Li, and Jackie Chan have mastered this art and are widely recognised as international superstars both for their martial artistry and their on-screen presence. Jackie Chan re-introduces his magnetising energy later this month as producer, choreographer and lead actor in DRAGON BLADE, which arrives on Blu-ray and DVD from 14th March. To celebrate Mr Chan’s return, let’s take a look at some of the top martial arts films of recent times...

The living martial arts legend that is Jackie Chan made his long awaited return to action in DRAGON BLADE this year, the riveting martial arts historic action flick, starring John Cusack and Adrien Brody. Set two thousand years ago, General Lucius’ (Cusack) legion of Roman soldiers marches East along the famous Chinese Silk Road to protect Publius, the youngest son of Consul Crassus, from his vicious brother Tiberius (Brody). After becoming lost in the desert they arrive at Wild Geese Gate, where Lucius meets Huo An (Chan), the Commander of the Silk Road Protection Squad of the Western Region. The two men - who have each been framed for treason - earn each other's respect and form an allegiance against Tiberius. To protect his country and to clear his name of treason, Huo An gathers all the allies of China to unite together and take on Tiberius in an epic battle that will be remembered forever… A soaring martial arts epic where East brutally meets West. Jackie Chan’s inimitable style is put to unforgettable effect.

Donnie Yen stars as Hahou, a former martial arts instructor imprisoned after accidentally killing an opponent. When a vicious killer played by Wang Baoqiang starts targeting martial arts masters, Hahou offers to help the police capture him in return for his freedom. Donnie Yen displays his incredible ability once again in this all-action feature.

IP MAN (2008)
This 2008 semi-biographical martial arts film is loosely based on the life of Yip Man, a martial arts grandmaster, founder of the martial art Wing Chun and master of Bruce Lee. It centres on the events in Ip’s life during the Sino-Japanese war. Donnie Yen stars as Yip Man, once again bringing his martial arts expertise to the big screen. Sammo Hung and Tony Leung Siu-hung designed the martial arts choreography for the film. Ip Man was hugely successful and soon became part of a franchise, the third instalment of which was released last year.

Jet Li stars in Once Upon A Time In China - a film that alerted the world to the incredible talents of the unknown, but extremely gifted martial artist and actor. It follows his character Wong Fei-Hung and sees the locals become concerned with the growing influence and presence of Westerners and foreigners in Foshan. General Liu Yong Fu of the Black Flag Army approaches Wong Fei-Hung and requests that he helps gather and train a militia to assist in defending the town. Directed by Tsui Hark, the film is a dazzling and colourful spectacle. Once Upon A Time In China was one of the first to cross over into western pop-culture in the post-Bruce Lee era, and is a firm favourite of martial arts fans around the world.

This absolute classic is synonymous not only with the genre of martial arts films, but martial arts itself, winning numerous accolades over the years, including the 2000 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The film tells the story of Master Li Mu Bai (Chow Yun-Fat) an expert swordsman and martial artist and his warrior friend Yu Shu Lien (Michelle Yeoh) on their search for a stolen sword. Crouching Tiger... combines action packed kung-fu seamlessly with a truly moving love story, thanks to the genius director that is Ang Lee, who also introduced the Matrix’s choreographer, Yuen Woo-ping, to orchestrate the film’s incredibly complex fight scenes.

A blockbuster hit, Enter the Dragon is rightfully considered one of the best martial arts films of all time and was Bruce Lee’s final film before his death. The film was the first Chinese martial arts film to be produced by a Hollywood Studio (Warner Brothers) and the story follows a master martial artist who agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord by entering a martial arts tournament as a cover. It is an exotic and extravagant spectacle and Lee is a unique and humble star who exudes emotion and unsurpassable martial arts prowess.

Set during the Tang dynasty in China, this film follows two police captains (Andy Lau and Takeshi Kaneshiro) on their search for the leader of the counterinsurgency group, the flying Daggers. Jin (Kaneshiro) poses as an average citizen and busts Mei (Zhang Ziyi) out of jail because they believe her to be a secret member of the Daggers, but it turns out that nothing is quite what it seems. Directed by Zhang Yimou, this film contains fantastic fight choreography, dancing, traditional Chinese music, and of course: martial arts.

A Touch of Zen made cinematic history when it became the first Chinese film to win an award at the Cannes Film Festival in 1971. It stars Feng Hsu as Ku, an artist who meets the beautiful Yang and discovers that she is being pursued by agents of an Imperial noble who have murdered her family. He becomes entangled in her struggle to survive, and many fierce battles are fought before there is any resolve. The story effortlessly combines elements of comedy and romance along with its drama and action.

KILL BILL VOL. 1 and 2 (2003 & 2004)
Written and directed by Quentin Tarantino and starring Uma Thurman, Kill Bill Volumes 1 and 2 follow the story of The Bride, as she seeks revenge on an assassination squad led by Bill (David Carradine) due to his assassination attempt on her and her unborn child. The film received both critical and commercial success and is considered one of Tarantino’s best films to date. Kill Bill is extremely unique in the martial arts genre as it stars an American female protagonist as opposed to the more traditional Asian male. It also co-stars Daryl Hannah and Lucy Lui proving that women can be deadly too!

HERO (2002)
Another Jet Li film, Hero is a wuxia film that is based on the story of Jing Ke’s assassination attempt on the King of Qin in 227 B.C. When the film was released it became the highest grossing motion picture in Chinese film history. The film was nominated for both the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Li stars as Nameless, a master swordsman and the primary conspirator in the assassination attempt. He brings his usual style and energy, while the film also stars Tony Leung, Maggie Cheung and Chen Daoming.

ONG-BAK (2003)
In Ong-Bak, Tony Jaa stars as a young martial artist living in rural Thailand who goes to the big city to retrieve the head of his village’s sacred statue: Ong-Bak. The film used no special effects or stunt doubles, but you wouldn’t believe it when you watch Jaa’s speed and execution of his martial artistry. The film was directed and written by Prachya Pinkaew and features stunt choreography by Panna Rittikrai. The fights are staged excellently as Jaa takes down every enemy that gets in his way. It was so successful that it also inspired two prequels: Ong-Bak 2 and Ong-Bak 3.

As a rookie member of an elite special-forces team, Rama (Iko Uwais) is instructed to hang back during a covert mission involving the extraction of a brutal crime lord from a rundown fifteen-story apartment block. But when a spotter blows their cover, boss Tama (Ray Sahetaphy) offers lifelong sanctuary to every killer, gangster, and thief in the building in exchange for their heads. Now Rama must stand in for the team's fallen leader (Joe Taslim) and use every iota of his fighting strength - winding through every floor and every room to complete the mission and escape with his life. The Raid showcases the traditional Indonesian martial art Pencak Silat, with fight choreography by Uwais and Yayan Ruhian.


DRAGON BLADE arrives on Blu-ray and DVD from 14th March 2016, courtesy of Signature Entertainment