Zavvi Exclusive Steelbook - Limited to 1000 Units Only Based on the smash hit survival horror videogame from CAPCOM, Dead Rising: Watchtower takes place during a large-scale zombie outbreak. When a mandatory government vaccine fails to stop the infection from spreading, the four leads must evade infection while also pursuing the root of the epidemic, with all signs pointing to a government conspiracy. Politics, public paranoia, and media coverage play an important role in the story’s narrative.
Jude Law and Diane Keaton star in this drama that was created and directed by Paolo Sorrentino (Youth, The Great Beauty) Lenny Belardo, aka Pius XIII, is the first American Pope in history. Young and charming, his election might seem the result of a simple and effective media strategy by the College of Cardinals. But, as we know, appearances can be deceptive. Especially in the place and among the people who have chosen the great mystery of God as the guiding light of their existence. That place is the Vatican and those people are the leaders of the Catholic Church. And the most mysterious and contradictory figure of all turns out to be Pius XIII himself. Shrewd and naïve, old-fashioned and very modern, doubtful and resolute, ironic, pedantic, hurt and ruthless, Pius XIII tries to walk the long path of human loneliness to find a God for mankind. And for himself.
The comedy king gives American pop culture and politics the royal treatment in the satiric, penultimate Chaplin film 'A King in New York'. Advertising, movies, TV, rock music, celebrity and more are in Chaplin's comic sights as he portrays a deposed European monarch who becomes a U.S. media sensation.
A carefully crafted, open-to-everything mixture of live-wire reality and controlled narrative, Medium Cool is the debut fiction feature of Haskell Wexler, who had already established himself as one of Hollywood’s premiere cinematographers in the post-studio-system-era on such films as Elia Kazan’s America, America and Mike Nichols’ Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. In 1968, he hurled himself into the tear-gas of the cultural-political moment. The result was, alongside Bonnie and Clyde and Easy Rider, a seminal early work of what came to be known as “the New Hollywood”. John (the prolific Robert Forster, who would find latter-day fame in Jackie Brown, Mulholland Drive, and Breaking Bad) plays a television cameraman who has become disenchanted as a creative subservient to the mainstream. Eileen (Verna Bloom latterly of High Plains Drifter and After Hours) depicts a newly relocated war-widow swept up in the maelstrom of the conflicts of the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago — the actual events of which serve as the spontaneous backdrop for Wexler’s picture. Documentary and narrative blur in the upheaval and chaos, and perhaps only Peter Watkins’ Punishment Park stands analogous as such a powerful statement on the politics, media, and cinema of the late-‘60s — and the present. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Haskell Wexler’s Medium Cool for the first time in the UK on Blu-ray and DVD. Special Features Including: Gorgeous 1080p presentation of the film on Blu-ray from the 4K digital film transfer approved by director Haskell Wexler Original trailer Booklet featuring new and archival writings and imagery
Broadchurch: a town in shock, after the revelation of the identity of Danny Latimer’s killer. Alec Hardy and Ellie Miller find themselves drawn back into the case as it goes to court. Ellie, estranged from family and friends, only has Hardy to turn to. But Hardy is a man still haunted by illness and the case he never could solve – Sandbrook. As the trial proceeds, battle lines are drawn: between legal teams, between the residents of the town, and even between family members. Lives will be thrown under the spotlight, and the deepest secrets laid bare for all to see. As Joe Miller’s trial and the Sandbrook case collide, no-one will emerge unscathed. Bonus Features: 40 minutes of deleted scenes
From the award-winning team behind the triple Emmy award-winning series, David Attenborough s First Life, David Attenborough s Great Barrier Reef, will use pioneering camera technology and draw on the latest research to investigate the reef in revelatory ways including using satellite scanning to show the 2,300km expanse of living coral, and revolutionary macro lenses that will capture the reef s tiniest, normally unseen, life-forms. Combined with David Attenborough s masterful storytelling on location and trademark engagement with wildlife, this series will provide a uniquely authored insight into a global treasure, and uncover the history and secrets of this richly bio-diverse landmark. Attenborough first filmed on the Great Barrier Reef for Zoo Quest in 1957, and has retained a passionate interest in its diverse wildlife and its unique status as the world s largest living organism. Using the combination of cutting-edge technology, innovative filming techniques and ground-breaking new research, Attenborough will show the full complexity of this rainforest of the ocean . David Attenborough says: People say to me, 'what was the most magical thing you ever saw in your life? ...and I always say without a word of exaggeration, the first time I was lucky enough to scuba dive on the Great Barrier Reef . As I entered the water I remember suddenly seeing these amazing multi-coloured species living in communities... just astounding and unforgettable beauty. So I m very excited to be returning to the reef with all the latest technology and science to see one of the most important places on the planet in a whole new way.
Mockumentaries are ten a penny these days, but in 1983 Zelig offered something startlingly new, as heavyweight talking heads such as Saul Bellow and Susan Sontag discuss an entirely fictional character who is nonetheless strangely convincing. Leonard Zelig (Woody Allen) is a man so introverted and insecure that he has developed the ability to blend perfectly into the background of any given situation, regardless of the personality or even ethnicity of the people around him. But when he inadvertently becomes famous as “the human chameleon” after the media takes too keen an interest in his therapy sessions with Dr Eudora Fletcher (Mia Farrow), Zelig is faced with an unprecedented challenge: how do you fade into the background when the spotlight is firmly upon you? Zelig isn’t just hilarious but also an incredible technical accomplishment. Without any recourse to CGI techniques that had yet to be invented, Oscar-nominated cinematographer Gordon Willis inserts Zelig into actual 1920s and 30s footage so seamlessly that you’re convinced that he’s really interacting with the likes of Babe Ruth and Adolf Hitler.
The ‘noughties’ was a turbulent decade, with things seemingly changing faster than we could keep up with! Addictive social media platforms saturated our daily lives, and the innovation of technology made films more popular and accessible than ever before. We bring together four iconic films that celebrate this decade: Eminem starred in the American hip-hop biopic 8 Mile; Matt Damon played a spy on the run in The Bourne Identity; Mamma Mia! was a musical sensation with an all-star cast; and there was British zombie madness with Simon Pegg in Shaun of the Dead.
MATCH ME, SIDNEY One of the darkest films ever to come out of the Hollywood mainstream both literally and figuratively this spellbindingly cynical study of Machiavellian media machinations in a neon-drenched New York City was the first and best American film by Alexander Mackendrick, who already had several Ealing Studios classics on his CV (Whisky Galore, The Man in the White Suit, Mandy, The Ladykillers) when he crossed the Atlantic. Considering his star status, Burt Lancaster was famously fearless when it came to risking audience sympathies, and he gives one of his most memorable performances as ruthless gossip columnist J.J. Hunsecker, who ll go to any lengths to break up his sister s unsuitable romance, even if it means destroying the reputation of press agent Sidney Falco (Tony Curtis). Brilliantly scripted by Clifford Odets and Ernest Lehman from the latter s autobiographical short story, and filmed in gleaming monochrome by legendary cinematographer James Wong Howe, Sweet Smell of Success is one of the greatest and most clear-eyed of all American films, lifting up the stone of Fifties decorum and unflinchingly revealing what was crawling underneath. SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS: Restored High Definition (1080p) presentation of a 4K digital transfer from the original 35mm camera negative Original uncompressed PCM mono 1.0 audio Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired Appreciation by critic and film historian Philip Kemp, author of Lethal Innocence: The Cinema of Alexander Mackendrick Selected scene commentary by Philip Kemp Mackendrick: The Man Who Walked Away Dermot McQuarrie s Scottish Television documentary from 1986, featuring interviews with Mackendrick, Burt Lancaster, producer James Hill and many others Theatrical trailer Reversible sleeve featuring an original poster and newly commissioned artwork by Chris Walker Collector s booklet with new writing on the film by Michael Brooke and Mackendrick s own analysis of various script drafts, illustrated with original stills and posters.
Oliver Stone's controversial tale of killers on the run. Micky and Mallory (Woody Harrelson and Juliette Lewis) are no-good drop-outs who respond to their social alienation by embarking on a murder rampage across America. Soon, with the help of tabloid journalist Wayne Gayle (Robert Downey Jr), they become cult heroes, and find themselves at the centre of an unlikely media circus. But FBI agent Dwight McClusky (Tommy Lee Jones) is determined to put an end to their glory. Based on a screenplay by Quentin Tarantino. Extra Content: Commentary By Director Oliver Stone Natural Born Killers: Method In The Madness NBK Evolution: How Would It All Go Down Now? Chaos Rising: The Storm Around Natural Born Killers Charlie Rose Show The Desert: Introduction by Oliver Stone The Courtroom: Introduction by Oliver Stone The Drive-In: Introduction By Oliver Stone Steve Wright: Introduction by Oliver Stone The Hun Brothers: Introduction by Oliver Stone Denis Leary: Introduction By Oliver Stone Alternate Ending: Introduction By Oliver Stone