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Release Schedule

22/01/2018 I Am Heath Ledger
05/02/2018 Delicious
07/02/2018 Ealing Music & Film Valentine Festival
12/02/2018 The Holly Kane Experiment
19/02/2018 Once Were Warriors
19/02/2018 Girlfriends
19/02/2018 The Colour of Pomegranates
22/02/2018 The Tunnel

Lee Tamahori's Seminal Once Were Warriors makes its Blu-ray Debut

Lee Tamahori's highly acclaimed Once Were Warriors is a powerful, unflinching depiction of domestic and gang violence within New Zealand's urban Maori community. And now, more than 20 years after it thrust Tamahori into the limelight and laid bare the trials of indigenous New Zealanders this powerful and uncompromising film make its Blu-ray debut courtesy of Second Sight.

Maori couple Jake (Temiera Morrison) and Beth (Rena Owen) have been married for 18 years, but although charming, Jake has a brutal temper and a rampant drink problem.

Living in the Auckland slums with their children, unemployed Jake spends most of his time in the pub, drinking and getting into fights to prove his masculinity, and when he returns home Beth and the children are on the receiving end of his extreme violence.

With the ongoing abuse and instability affecting their children differently, Beth struggles to keep her family together and soon devastating events unfold that will change all their lives forever.

The film helped Lee Tamahori become a big-name Hollywood director, with blockbusters including Die Another Day and The Devil's Double among his successes, and put New Zealand film into the spotlight on a global stage, earning rave reviews worldwide. Now When Were Warriors can be seen in stunning high definition, and arrives with brand new special features on Blu-ray on 19 February 2018.

'A gritty human drama evoking the residual vibrancy of a threatened culture'

Daily Mail




Kay Mellor's drama Girlfriends arrives on DVD 19 February 2018

With a brilliantly fresh take on female friendship Kay Mellor's highly acclaimed new drama Girlfriends, brings together three of Britain's great acting talents, Phyllis Logan, Miranda Richardson and Zoe Wanamaker. Following its run on ITV, this powerful series is set for DVD release courtesy of Acorn Media International.

This thoroughly engaging and entertaining drama follows the lives of three very different women facing the many obstacles that life has thrown at them; from bereavement, divorce and family problems, to age discrimination and health issues, but the one thing that holds them together is their strong bond.

The years have flown by for life-long friends Linda, Sue and Gail, yet their lives seem more complicated than ever. When Linda's (Logan - The Good Karma Hospital, Downton Abbey), husband Micky vanishes from a cruise ship on their wedding anniversary, she suddenly finds herself on her own for the first time in nearly 30 years. Widowed and out of her depth she turns to her old friends Gail (Wanamaker - Mr Selfridge, My Family) and Sue (Richardson - Mapp & Lucia, And Then There Were None), for support, but they all have their own problems to face.

As our girlfriends come back together to support their grieving friend, it's clear Linda, Gail and Sue's lives have changed over the years, but true friendship remains the same no matter how much time has passed.

With a fantastic support cast including Anthony Head (A Street Cat Named Bob, You, Me & Them), Daisy Head (Guilt, The Syndicate 3), Chris Fountain (Coronation Street, Hollyoaks), Philip Cumbus (The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui, Comus), Matthew Lewis (Harry Potter, Ripper Street), Adrian Rawlins (Hard Sun, Maigret in Montmartre) Wendy Craig (The Worst Witch, Unforgotten) and Dave Hill (Porridge, Vera), this six-part series arrives as a two-disc DVD set on 19 February 2018.

'Believable, engaging, full-on female characters'

Daily Mail




The Colour of Pomegranates Limited Blu-ray Box Set arrives on 19 February 2018

Sergei Parajanov's celebrated masterwork The Colour Of Pomegranates paints an astonishing portrait of the 18th century Armenian poet Sayat Nova, the 'King of Song' and now arrives on Blu-ray for the first time, presented in a stunning new restoration by Martin Scorsese's Film Foundation World Cinema Project and Cineteca di Bologna/L'Immagine Ritrovata laboratory, in association with the National Cinema Centre of Armenia and Gosfilmofond of Russia.

One of cinema's most revered and beautiful films this masterpiece is not a conventional biography but a cinematic expression of Sayat Nova's work, resulting in an extraordinary visual poem. Key moments in his subject's life are illustrated through a series of exquisitely orchestrated tableaux filled with rich colour and stunning iconography, each scene a celluloid painting alive with stylised movement.

Marking 50 years since the start of production, this cinematic masterpiece arrives as The Colour Of Pomegranates Limited Edition Box Set, a luxury two-disc collector's set on Blu-ray complete with a 112-page perfect-bound book, a host of brand new special features, archive material, short film, documentaries and both the Armenian and Russian versions of the film. It arrives on 19 February 2018.

SPECIAL FEATURES FOR LIMITED EDITION:

Disc 1

- The Film Foundation's World Cinema Project restoration of The Armenian Version ('Parajanov's Cut')

- The Russian Version ('Yutkevich's Cut') prepared using The Film Foundation's restored material

- Optional annotated commentary on The Armenian Version by James Steffen, author of 'The Cinema of Sergei Parajanov' and advisor on the new restoration

- Optional audio commentary on The Russian Version by Levon Abrahamyan

Disc 2

- New 2K restoration of Sergei Parajanov's short film 'Kiev Frescoes' with optional annotated commentary by Daniel Bird

- 'Poetry, Pomegranates and Parajanov: A new appreciation' by Daniel Bird

- 'Pomegranates Rediscovered': Cecilia Cenciarelli of Bologna Cineteca on the multi-national effort to save 'The Colour of Pomegranates'

- 'Free Parajanov!' Tony Rayns on the campaign to free Parajanov

- 'The World is a Window: The Making of the Colour of Pomegranates'

- 'Memories About Sayat Nova: Levon Grigoryan's 2006 documentary featuring extracts from the rushes

- 'Parajanov: A Requiem'

- 114-page limited edition book featuring Martin Scorsese introduction, archive material, new writings, costume designs, storyboards and original literary script.

'Remarkably beautiful and inspiring'

Empire




Ealing Music & Film Festival returns on 7-11 February 2018

The acclaimed Ealing Music & Film Festival is set to celebrate its sixth successive year in 2018 with a wonderful mix of music from a wide range of genres and film to entertain and enliven a cold, dark February. The eclectic programme celebrates Ealing's cultural heart and the Festival also supports the wealth of creative talent on its doorstep, through outreach and scholarships.

The Festival takes place from 7-11 February 2018 with both free and paid for events taking place across the Borough at venues including the University of West London, Church of St Barnabas, The Red Room (formerly The Ealing Club) and St Mary's Church. Also due to popular demand, the walking location tour of the Island Triangle, the most filmed area in Britain, returns for its second outing on Saturday 10 February.

There will be an array of outstanding concerts with classical performances including the works of Debussy (celebrating the year of the centenary of his death), Janacek, Chausson, Verdi, Delius, Dvorak and Strauss. Continuing the eclectic mix, performances will include the music of Gershwin, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Leonard Cohen and Paul Simon.

The diverse music programme continues with a selection of blues, Southern fried soul, soul rock and funk, at Ealing's seminal venue The Ealing Club, now known as The Red Room from Northsyde and Mack featuring Tommy Hare and the renowned singer Robert Hokum, presented in partnership with The Ealing Club CIC and Ealing Eclectic on Thursday 8 February.

We are delighted to announce that we'll be hosting the West London Premiere of the brand new film Suburban Steps to Rockland: the story of the Ealing Club directed by Giorgio Guernier, with a Q & A, on Friday 9 February at Weston Hall, University of West London.

The Ealing Music & Film Festival launches on Wednesday 7 February with a free lunchtime recital from renowned pianist Emilie Capulet celebrating the music of Debussy, at St Mary's Church. In the evening there will be a free screening of a selection of locally produced short films taking place at Weston Hall, University of West London.

On Thursday 8 February at 7.30pm the Tippett Quartet, with violinist Tamsin Waley-Cohen and pianist Julian Gallant perform music by Janacek, Debussy and Chausson at Weston Hall, University of West London, followed by the Friday 9 February performance from the Ealing Youth Orchestra, conducted by Leon Gee with Akito Goto on cello, who perform music by Dvorak and Strauss at 7.30pm in St Barnabas Church.

Saturday 10 February brings the hugely anticipated performance by Ealing Symphony Orchestra with conductor John Gibbons and baritone Keel Watson, who perform music by Verdi and Delius alongside Gershwin's Porgy and Bess (concert suite), 7.30pm at St Barnabas Church.

The final day of the Festival Sunday 11 February sees The Love2sing Choir, conducted by Elizabeth Lusty perform songs by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Leonard Cohen, Paul Simon and many more, at Weston Hall, University of West London. At 5pm the London College of Music, Junior College student concert takes place at Weston Hall, University of West London and includes Junior Samba Ensemble, Junior Jazz Ensemble and Oliver Sabbagha (piano solo).

For more information, the full programme and tickets for all events please visit www.ealingmusicandfilmfestival.org