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The Exorcist: 40th Anniversary Edition

Preview by Jack Foley

WHEN The Exorcist was first released in 1974, viewers were frightened out of their wits – and literally out of their seats.

Now Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Academy Award® winning director William Friedkin’s suspense masterpiece that haunted and intrigued the world, with a new Blu-ray release featuring the Extended Director’s Cut and Theatrical Version with new special features and premiums.

Out now on Blu-ray, just ahead of Halloween, this 40th Anniversary Edition will include two new featurettes: Beyond Comprehension: William Peter Blatty’s The Exorcist and Talk of the Devil, as well as an excerpt from Friedkin’s book, The Friedkin Connection: A Memoir.

A true cinema landmark, the theological thriller is one of the top 10 box-office performers of all time. The Exorcist took 10 Academy Award® nominations , including Best Picture, and won two Oscars® , for Best Adapted Screenplay, as well as winning for Best Sound. Subsequently, the film went on to become a multi-million pound franchise.

Directed by Friedkin (Oscar®-winner for The French Connection – Directing 1971) and written by William Peter Blatty, the film is based on his best-selling novel, which sold nearly 13 million copies in the US and was the No.1 book on the New York Times Best Seller List for 57 weeks, 17 of them at No.1.

Regarding the Extended Director’s Cut, Friedkin says: “After my initial cut, I took out 12 more minutes before we released it in theatres. Years later, Bill Blatty asked if I’d review some of that rejected footage (which he always felt should have remained) with an eye towards putting it back in a new version. In so doing I believe we strengthened the spiritual aspect of the film.”

Celebrated for his directorial role in this seminal film, Friedkin is still very much in the limelight. His new book, The Friedkin Connection: A Memoir, recently published by HarperCollins, extensively discusses the background and casting of The Exorcist.

The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films will honor Friedkin this month with their Lifetime Achievement Award for his continually influential work in genre entertainment at this year’s Saturn Awards.

In August, Friedkin received the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 70th Venice International Film Festival, where he also presented the restored version of Warner Bros.’ Sorcerer.

Synopsis

The Exorcist tells the now-famous story of a girl’s demonic possession, and a gripping fight between good and evil. Linda Blair, in a breakout role, plays Regan, a young girl who starts to exhibit strange, arcane behavior.

Her mother (Ellen Burstyn, Oscar-winner for Best Actress Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore) calls upon a priest, Father Karras (Jason Miller) to investigate. But Karras, who has a spiritual crisis of his own, is suddenly confronted with the unimaginable evil of Regan’s possession.

Father Lankester Merrin (Max Von Sydow), an archeologist-priest, is called to help, and a horrific battle for her soul begins.

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The Exorcist © 1973 Renewed © 2001, The Exorcist Extended Director’s Cut © 2000 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and William Peter Blatty . The Fear of God: The Making of the Exorcist © 1998 BBC. Package Design and Supplementary Material Compilation © 2014 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Distributed by Warner Home Video, a division of Warner Bros. Entertainment UK Ltd. All rights reserved.

Two Days, One Night - Preview

Two Days, One Night

Preview by Jack Foley

IN WHAT is already being heralded as one of her greatest performances, Marion Cotillard (Rust and Bone, Midnight in Paris) plays Sandra who has her employment threatened by the very people she works with when, behind her back, upper management offer the workforce a significant bonus if they vote for Sandra to lose her job.

With only a single weekend to spare she must confront each of her co-workers and persuade them to change their decision so she can maintain her livelihood. Join Sandra on her precarious, humbling and inspirational journey.

Extra features include annterview with Marion Cotillard, as well as a second interview with the film’s writers and co-directors Luc & Jean-Pierre Dardenne. There’s also a trailer.

Two Days, One Night is released on Blu-ray and DVD via Artificial Eye on Monday, October 20, 2014.

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Certificate: 15
Running time: 99mins
UK Blu-ray & DVD Release: October 20, 2014

The Smoke (Matt Di Angelo) - Preview

The Smoke

Preview by Jack Foley

THE worlds of small-time gangsters and burnt-out City Boys collide in the hugely entertaining, fast-paced crime thriller The Smoke, arriving on DVD and digital platforms from October 20, 2014 courtesy of Signature Entertainment.

Starring Matt Di Angelo (TV’S Eastenders and Hustle), Anna Passey (A Landscape of Lies, TV’s Hollyoaks), Stephen Marcus (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Kinky Boots) and Christian Brassington (Redemption, Elizabeth: The Golden Age), The Smoke follows city lawyer Brad Walker (Di Angelo) on the worst day of his life.

His high-maintenance girlfriend Sasha (Passey) has unceremoniously ditched him for his so-called friend Tom (Brassington) and to add insult to injury he’s just been fired…

On a night out drowning his sorrows with old friend Dean (Jeff Leach), he happens to overhear a conversation between Phil (Darren Ripley) and Ben (Marcus) – two drug dealers working for small-time gangster Jack (Alan Ford).

In no time at all, Brad manages to make off with a sports car, a call girl and £400,000 in cash… But that’s just the start.

High-octane, gritty, and with its tongue firmly in its cheek, The Smoke holds its own as an action-packed British gangster thriller that keeps its sense of humour – while showing just how quickly your luck can change in the Smoke…

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Certificate: 15
Running time: 90mins
UK DVD Release: October 20, 2014

3 Days To Kill - Preview

3 Days To Kill

Preview by Jack Foley

TO celebrate the release of 3 Days To Kill, out on DVD & Blu-ray on October 20, 2014, we have a copy on Blu-ray up for grabs!

3 Days To Kill comes from the producers of Lucy and Taken and is another high-octane action classic.

3 Days To Kill finds Kevin Costner at his raw and uncompromising best next to the stunning femme fatale, played by Amber Heard. It is an explosive, action packed thrill ride that will leave you breathless.

Shoot outs, car chases, fist-fights, Kevin Costner and Amber Heard. Put all of this together and you have an explosive film that doesn’t fail to thrill and entertain from start to finish. 3 Days to Kill, directed by McG, is a fantastic return to form for Kevin Costner in this must own for fans of high quality action.

Synopsis

Secret Service field agent Ethan Renner (Kevin Costner) dedicated his life to the CIA but when he’s diagnosed with a terminal illness, he retires from his high stakes life in order to reconnect with his estranged family.

When the agency offers him a life-saving experimental drug in exchange for one final but extremely dangerous mission, he reluctantly agrees. Before long he has embarked on his deadliest assignment – tracking down a lethal terrorist, and fighting for his life.

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Grand Piano - Preview

Grand Piano

Preview by Jack Foley

To celebrate the release of Grand Piano, out on DVD on October 20, 2014, we have a copy up for grabs!

Tension and suspense receives a standing ovation as Elijah Wood takes centre stage in thrilling new feature; Grand Piano.

Fully stylised edge of the seat entertainment, Grand Piano brings high art to a life with devastating reality leaving viewers firmly on the edge of their seat.

Tom Selznick, the most talented pianist of his generation, stopped performing in public because of his stage fright. Years after a catastrophic performance, he reappears in public in a long awaited concert in Chicago.

In a packed theatre, in front of the expectant audience, Tom finds a message written on the score: “Play one wrong note and you die”. Without leaving the piano, Tom must discover the anonymous sniper’s motives and look for help without anyone realising…

Grand Piano is directed by Eugenio Mira and also stars John Cusack, Allen Leech, Tamsin Egerton. Kerry Bishe and Alex Winter.

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Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort - Preview

Wrong Turn 6

Preview by Jack Foley

VIOLENT, gory and disturbing, Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort releases on DVD on October 20, 2014, from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Starring Roxanne Pallett (Emmerdale, Lake Placid 3), Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort is the captivating horror flick reviving the notorious exploits of the Hillicker family.

A mysterious inheritance brings Danny (Anthony Ilott) and his friends to Hobb Springs, a forgotten resort deep in the West Virginia hills. Hobb Springs is under the care of Jackson (Chris Jarvis: The Bill, Mamma Mia!) and Sally (Sadie Katz: House of Bad, Scorned), an awkward couple who introduce Danny to a family he’s never known – a clan by the name of Hillicker.

For generations, the Hillickers have observed traditions rooted in cannibalism and other taboo rituals, practices that have kept the family strong if not necessarily pure. Tempted by the forbidden, Danny is forced to choose between friends and blood.

Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort guarantees to leave audiences cowering as villains quench murderous thirst – no one is safe in this encounter.

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Wolfcop - Preview

Wolfcop

Preview by Jack Foley

WOLFCOP is a cult classic in the making with its monstrous hybrid of gory prosthetics and ‘80s B-movie magic.

For fans of modern horror-comedy gems such as Hobo With A Shotgun and James Gunn’s Slither, the film is released on DVD, Blu-Ray and for download from Monday, October 13, 2014.

It’s not unusual for alcoholic cop Lou Garou to black out and wake up in unfamiliar surroundings, but lately things have taken a strange turn.

Crime scenes seem oddly familiar. Lou’s senses are heightened, and when the full moon is out, he’s a rage-fueled werewolf. “Wolfcop” is one cop’s quest to become a better man… One transformation at a time.

Wolfcop is directed by Lowell Dean and stars Leo Fafard (I Heart Regina), Sarah Lind (The Assassination of Jesse James; True Justice), Jonathan Cherry (Final Destination 2; Goon), Jesse Moss (Tucker & Dale vs. Evil; Final Destination 3) and Amy Matysio (Just Friends; Chained).

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Treehouse - Preview

Treehouse

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FROM the director who brought you The Zombie Diaries comes Treehouse, another journey into the dark heart of horror.

Local kids are going missing and animals are turning up mutilated. When Killian and Crawford short cut through the woods to get to a party, they begin to discover why and face a pitched battle for their lives into the bargain.

When a young girl and her little brother are the latest to go missing without a trace, their home town imposes a curfew, no one is allowed to go out after dark.

But when a group of teenagers break the rules for a secret double date in the woods, they unwittingly stumble across an old isolated treehouse… And right into the middle of an unimaginable nightmare. Inside, they find the missing girl but her brother has vanished.

Together they start to unravel the horror behind the killings… But while they re safe inside the Treehouse, they can t stay hidden for long. Whatever is out there is watching them, and waiting for them to come down.

Treehouse is directed by and stars J. Michael Trautmann.

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Day of the Mummy - Preview

Day of the Mummy

Preview by Jack Foley

EGYPT: the land of the Pharaohs, a place steeped in history and legend. But those who come in search of riches beware, something lurks among those tombs, something that cracks bones and spills blood, something that will stop at nothing to guard what belongs to them.

Day of the Mummy, starring Danny Glover, rises onto DVD on October 20, 2014 from Image Entertainment.

Jack Wells arrives in Egypt in search of famed diamond, The Codex Stone. His journey leads him to a team of archeologists who are exploring the recently discovered tomb of the cursed King Neferu.

With his centuries old slumber disturbed by timeless human greed, the King rises from the dead with a blood-lust that cannot be staunched and a raging fury that will shred flesh from bone, bringing terrible, tormented death to all who dare witness Day of the Mummy.

Enter the tomb of the Mummy at your own peril!

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Open Grave - Preview

Open Grave

Preview by Jack Foley

WITH a weight of fan anticipation already behind it, Sharlto Copley, the breakout star of District 9 and Elysium, star in the taut chiller, Open Grave, which is released on DVD on Monday, October 13, 2014.

The film that centres around a man who wakes up in a mass grave. Rescued by a group of fellow survivors, he then has to establish if he, or one of his saviours, is responsible for the grave in the first place whilst also dealing with an even more deadly threat.

Open Grave also stars Thomas Kretschmann (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Downfall) and is directed by Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego.

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