Tuesday, 17 January 2017

BAFTA nominated I, DANIEL BLAKE comes to DVD and Blu Ray on 27th February




AVAILABLE DIGITALLY 13th February 2017
ON BLU-RAY AND DVD 27th February 2017





Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes 2016 and nominated for Best Picture, Outstanding British Film, Best Original Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress & Best Director at the 2017 BAFTA Awards, Entertainment One (eOne) is pleased to announce the UK Home Entertainment release of the critically acclaimed film – I, DANIEL BLAKE – the astonishing story of triumph and adversity in modern day Britain from director Ken Loach and writer Paul Laverty. I, DANIEL BLAKE is available digitally from 13th February 2017 and on Blu-ray and DVD from 27th February 2017 and is available to pre-order now from AMAZON

Daniel Blake has worked as a joiner for most of his life in Newcastle. Now, for the first time ever, he needs help from the State. He crosses paths with single mother Katie who is battling to keep her two young children fed. Daniel and Katie find themselves in a no-man’s land, striving to pull themselves out of the welfare bureaucracy of modern day Britain.

Award winning and critically lauded, I, DANIEL BLAKE is the vital film for our times

CERT: 15
RUN TIME: 100 mins
RRP: £19.99 / £24.99
- Commentary with Director Ken Loach and
Writer Paul Laverty
- How To Make a Ken Loach Film featurette
- Deleted Scenes
I, DANIEL BLAKE is available digitally from 13th February 2017 on Blu-ray and DVD from 27th

Monday, 16 January 2017

UNDER THE SHADOW - UK Home Entertainment release is set for January 23rd

Hello Folks,
Just a heads up that Under The Shadow has got a UK release date of January 23rd! I've been waiting for this since it's limited run late last year in UK cinemas. I unfortunately missed it in the cinema but having read about it and seeing that it made a lot of peoples 2016 top lists i personally am very much looking for to seeing it. I have secured a review disc so watch this space for a review coming very soon,
Jonny T.

“The feminist horror film that scared Sundance silly”

“imagine an Asghar Farhadi remake of The Babadook”

“The first great horror movie of the year”

Tehran, 1988. Shideh lives amid the chaos of the Iran-Iraq war. Accused of subversion and blacklisted from medical college, she is in a state of malaise. Furthermore, her husband is at war, leaving her alone to protect their young daughter, Dorsa. Shortly after a missile hits their apartment building but fails to explode, Dorsa falls ill and her behaviour becomes increasingly disturbed. Searching for answers, Shideh learns from a superstitious neighbour that the cursed, unexploded missile might have brought in djinn – malevolent spirits that travel on the wind. Convinced that a supernatural force within the building is attempting to possess Dorsa, Shideh finds she has no choice but to confront it if she is to save her daughter

Saturday, 14 January 2017



On DVD, Blu-ray & Digital HD Monday 20th February 2017 







A dazzlingly original, darkly funny and disturbing gem with a genre-bending twist, about a small town teenager in the US, obsessed with serial killers, who unwittingly discovers the identity of the killer who has been slaughtering residents for body parts.

Featuring a star-making lead performance from 17-year-old Max Records, and an extraordinary turn from Back To The Future’s legendary Christopher Lloyd, I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER is the most sheerly entertaining and audaciously offbeat offering since Donnie Darko hit cinema screens.

A big hit when it premiered at the South By Southwest Film Festival in March, nominated for 3 British Independent Film Awards, and was a must-see film at the prestigious BFI London Film Festival, it proves that left field indie cinema is alive and kicking, even if the Clayton County killer’s victims aren’t. “Hit the switch John...”

Max Records (Where The Wild Things Are, The Sitter)

Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?)

Laura Fraser (The Missing series 2, Breaking Bad, Talk To Me)

Karl Geary (Gravity TV series)

Billy O’Brien (BAFTA-nominated director, Isolation, Scintilla)

Dan Wells (bestselling author of Mr Monster, I Don’t Want To Kill You)

Robbie Ryan (Award-winning director of photography, Wuthering Heights, Red Road, Philomena, Slow West, Fishtank, I, Daniel Blake, American Honey)


John Wayne Cleaver is dangerous and he knows it. He is 16 and helps his Mum and Aunt at the family Mortuary. John is obsessed with serial killers but really doesn’t want to become one. So for his own sake and the safety of those around him he lives by rigid rules to keep himself “good” and “normal”.

When somebody starts murdering people in John’s small Mid-West town, he has to investigate and risk letting his own dark side out in order to stop the killer. But without his rules to keep him in check he might be more dangerous than the monster he is stalking. As the icy winter tightens its grip on the community a deadly supernatural game of cat and mouse ensues...

I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER, directed by Billy O’Brien (who made the award-winning Irish horror hit Isolation), although deliciously unclassifiable, is best described as a sensationally strange horror/sci-fi coming- of-age black comedy. Adapted from the first in a series of novels from bestselling YA author Dan Wells, the tremendously sharp script left-foots the audience at every moment, right up to the deliriously unexpected and thrilling finale.

Lead actor, 17-year-old Max Records, is superb as the teen-turned-detective John Wayne Cleaver, torn between struggling with his own demons, and a real one.
The supporting cast includes the legendary Christopher Lloyd (Doc from Back to the Future) on fabulous form as the Blake-quoting pensioner with a dark secret, Breaking Bad’s Laura Fraser, and a scene stealing turn from Raymond Brandstrom as John’s best buddy Max.

A British/Irish co-production shot in Minnesota, the same icy small town locale as Fargo, and with similarly strange things afoot, the film refuses to play by the rules, mixing a quirky coming-of-age comedy with the pathos of small town life, and adding dashes of gruesome gore with surreal and heart-stopping moments of science fiction shock, like Napoleon Dynamite crossed with Six Feet Under or Jack Sholder’s tongue in cheek sci-fi horror The Hidden mixed up with Dexter, shot through the retro vibe of TV hit Stranger Things.

Filmed on 16mm by award-winning director of photography Robbie Ryan (Slow West, I, Daniel Blake), the film has a beautifully distinctive and unsettling look, and one of the best end shots in recent memory. Matched with a haunting soundtrack, I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER feels wonderfully different and evocative.

Thursday, 12 January 2017


So the big G is back with a huge crash,Bang, Wallop!
I as you may know am a huge Godzilla fan and was delighted to hear the news that Japan was finally going to do another movie, I don't mind the Hollywood versions but there is nothing like a Godzilla movie from the lad of the rising sun.
It starts with Godzilla rising from the depths and heading towards mainland Tokyo, They try everything and every weapon they can to stop him but surprisingly everything fails. Then then form a team of Nerds and Scientists to get there heads together to sop the giant beast once and for all.

Shin Godzilla is proper old school Godzilla at it's best. It starts with a massive scene and the end half hour or so is spectacular.  As with all the Japanese movies it has it's slow parts with various sub stories but you are always waiting for him to appear and when he does it's well wort the wait.
It's a mixture of man in a suit as well as great looking models and CGI, It has a lot of humour but not to the point that it gets ridiculous. The monster itself looks brilliant with a fair few surprises up it's big sleeve. It also ends quite obviously leaving it open to a sequel which I am totally fine with.
Running time at around 1hr 40 its just about the right length.
So in summing up welcome back big man! Long may you continue to stomp for many films to come.
Jonny T.


Sunday, 8 January 2017

My Favourite films of 2016.

Hello Folks,
Hope you all had a lovely Christmas and best wishes for the new year! As a lot of people have done I bring you my top films of 2016. They are in no particular order and some may not be released until this year but I was fortunate enough to catch some of these at Nottingham's very own MAYHEM FESTIVAL . So hope you enjoy and i'm sure there are a few you have seen and maybe some you haven't but all are well worth checking out in my humble opinion,
Jonny T.

Train to Busan.
A film that has made many a list of 2016 and rightly so. In my opinion the best Asian zombie movie ever made. With probably about 3000+ zombie films last year Train to Busan stands head and shoulders above the rest. Brilliant story, Superbly acted, Flawless effects and extremely moving, It even made my dad cry! With a very limited cinema run at the back end of last year hopefully we shall get a release date soon and I for one will definitely getting it. On the downside though there has just been announced a Hollywood remake, No surprise but forget that! See this as soon as you can.

Due for release in 2017  I was fortunate enough to see it at last years MAYHEM festival. There was a lot of talk before the screening of it showing at festivals and people fainting! I knew little about it and it blew me away, A cannibal/coming of age movie of a young vegetarian girl who meets here older sister at veterinary college who has to go through various initiations in her first year.  The acting and cinematography are superb. It starts off a little slow but when the shocks start coming they come thick and fast. It also has a real kick in the balls twist. Be sure to keep RAW on your radar for 2017 it's brilliant!

Sadly this is said to be the last movie from the superb Studio Ghibli but there has been talk of future projects mainly in collaboration with other studios, Fingers crossed on that!
Marnie tells the story of a troubled teenage girl who is sent to the Japanese countryside to get her head and life back together. During secret nightly walks she becomes friends with a young girl at a seemingly abandoned grand home on the other side of the lake. When Marnie was there tells a brilliant story with all the charm and heart string pulling as well as the unique brilliant Ghibli animation. Animation may not be your thing but if you haven't seen any Ghibli I would whole hardheartedly recommend you do especially this. It's set for release early 2017 and I will definitely being adding this one to the collection.

Probably best described as the "Marmite" movie of the year, Some people loved it, Some hated it.
Its gross but for me hilarious and a brilliant soundtrack. I found myself in tears laughing and getting some strange looks of people in the cinema. It has a silly story and some jokes do repeat themselves a lot and i am still trying to work out what the end was about! I have since brought the Blu Ray and the soundtrack on Pink Vinyl. All i can really say is put some grease in your coffee and give it a go.

Another brilliant film from New Zealand. Director Taika Waititi does a superb job with an awesome cast in fantastic locations. Young Ricky is sent to a foster home way out in the mountains where he slowly gets used to the country life. Whilst out on a walk with his guardian Hec (Sam Neil) Hec has an accident where he can no longer walk and they become stuck in the wilderness. This leads to a massive manhunt basically suggesting that young Rick has been kidnapped. It may not sound the greatest plot line but there is so much more to it than just that. If you fancy a change from hum drum Hollywood please watch this. One the best movies i have seen in years.

Also due for release in 2017, The eyes of my mother is shot in black and white and brilliant for it. Deep dark and all round grim this is sure to be a hit in 2017 and a great start to the year for horror.
Tragedy hits a young girl in her remote country home and we see through various acts over the years what effect this has on her and how  she deals with it all. I though it had slight tones of Texas Chainsaw Massacre to it but not so in your face. Part subtitled and like I said filmed in black and white it looks superb.Unlike many a horror over the past few years that had more style than substance The eyes of my mother has it all for me.
 A fantastic debut from Nicolas Pesce and I feel it's destined to become a cult classic and I for one am looking forward to seeing what he comes up with in the future.

Monday, 2 January 2017


Hello Folks and a happy new year!
Lets start 2017 with a competition! I have been lucky enough to be given a copy of Call Of Heroes on Blu-Ray for 1 lucky reader. All the details are below and closing date is 8th of January 2017 so get ya skates on and email he answer to the question below with the header of Call Of Heroes.

Question - Who was the Heavyweight Boxer that starred with Donnie Yen in IP Man 3?

Email the answer to - jonnyscultfilms@gmail.com

Good luck!

Call Of Heroes - coming soon on DVD and Bluray from Trinity Film on Vimeo.


To celebrate Cine Asia’s grand return with CALL OF HEROES – Available from Monday 2nd January 2017 on DVD, Blu-Ray and VOD, we have a Blu-Ray copy to give away courtesy of Cine Asia.

Blistering, epic-scale action from director Benny Chan (NEW POLICE STORY, SHAOLIN), with action director Sammo Hung (IP MAN, DETECTIVE DEE: MYSTERY OF THE PHANTOM FLAME).

Call of Heroes thrills throughout in its tale of skilled martial artists, who take a stand to protect their village against a ruthless army. In 1914, after the collapse of China's Qing dynasty, Yang Kenan (Sean Lau Mad Detective) is appointed as guardian to defend the rural village of Pucheng. After Yang arrests the son of a sadistic warlord, Cao Shaolun (Louis Koo Flash Point), the warlord’s army threatens to bring death and destruction. As the odds for peace lessen and the pressure mounts for Yang to release the murderous captive, a stirring tale of heroic resistance unfolds.


Terms & Conditions
- Competition to run until 8th January 2017
- Prize for 1x winner is 1 x blu-ray of Call of Heroes
- There is no cash or other alternative to the prize stated and the prize is not transferable and no part or parts of the prize may be substituted for other benefits, items or additions.
- The winner will be picked at random. The prize will be delivered to the winner within 28 days of confirmation of delivery address.
- The Editor's decision is final and binding on the entrants. No correspondence will be entered into.
- The promoter of this competition is Fetch Dynamic Ltd.
- Winners will be notified by email
- Open to UK entrants only