Hooten and the Lady
Get ready for a brand new rip-roaring adventure Hooten and the Lady, which follows the hilarious escapades of a hugely charismatic American treasure hunter and his fantastically feisty partner in crime as they travel the world in search for hidden treasures. This rope-swinging romp comes to DVD courtesy of RLJ Entertainment's Acorn Label, following its run on Sky1.
In the darkest Amazon, Lady Alexandra Lindo-Parker (Ophelia Lovibond - W1A, Mr Popper's Penguins) - on an expedition for the British Museum to find the remains of a lost Edwardian explorer - runs into Hooten (Michael Landes - Final Destination 2, Love Soup), a rough and ready, uncompromising American explorer with a tragic past and occasional charm. They immediately and utterly fail to get on, but dangerous circumstances keep them together as they fall off mountains and out of helicopters and they find and lose a legendary city of gold.
As the pair battle through snake-filled jungles, we learn of Hooten's mysterious past and Alex's impending nuptials to vet Edward (Jonathan Bailey - Broadchurch, W1A), and an unlikely bond is formed. Now a unit, and with the brilliant and eccentric support of Ella (Jessica Hynes - Spaced, W1A) and Clive (Shaun Parkes - Line of Duty, The Mummy Returns) at the Museum - they travel the world from the Vatican to The Himalayas, the Amazon to Egypt, in their quest to save the world's lost treasures.
This adrenaline fuelled action-packed, eight-part drama lands on DVD on 28 November 2016.
I Didn't Know You Cared
Classic BBC sitcom I Didn't Know You Cared arrives as a fantastic DVD Box Set featuring all four series courtesy of Second Sight.
Based on Peter Tinniswood's renowned books comes one of television's greatest comedy families, The Brandons, in this hilarious 1970s series. There's miserable pessimist Uncle Mort (Robin Bailey - Charters & Caldicott), his sharp-tongued sister Annie played by the inimitable Liz Smith (The Royle Family), who is forever rowing with her husband Les (John Comer - Last Of The Summer Wine), there's their laid-back son Carter and his not so laid-back fiancee Pat and finally old Uncle Staveley who carries his friend's ashes around his neck in a box and only enters the constant bickering with his cry of 'I 'eard that! Pardon'.
This brilliant slice of great British comedy arrives as a bumper four-disc DVD box set on 28 November 2016.
Assault on Precinct 13 40th Anniversary Limited Edition Blu-ray
Assault On Precinct 13 is a film that truly defines the phrase cult film... From low budget roots, it has become acclaimed as not just one of the most successful independent releases ever, but also one of the most groundbreaking. The film helped catapult director John Carpenter (Halloween, Escape From New York), into the mainstream and also launched a million and one synth-heavy scores and soundtracks. Its influence is still felt as keenly today as it was on its release some 40 years ago.
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of this seminal film, Second Sight is delighted to announce the release of a newly restored high definition version from a 1080p transfer. It will be will be presented in a stunning limited edition Blu-ray box set, packed full of brand new special features including an early John Carpenter student short, as well as the original soundtrack CD and art cards, and is set for release on 28 November 2016, alongside a DVD version.
An LA gang's revenge-fuelled killing spree leads them to a half-abandoned police station in the throes of closing down. Under siege with power and phone lines cut, lone cop Ethan Bishop (Austin Stoker - Battle for the Planet of the Apes), and his skeleton staff, including two secretaries (Laurie Zimmer - A Dirty Story and Nancy Loomis - Halloween), recruit a condemned killer from the cells in a desperate battle to survive the night. As the gang close in the tension escalates to boiling point in this brutal and unrelenting cult classic.
SPIKE MILLIGAN'S Q VOLUME 1: SERIES 1-3
Spike Milligan's Q was one of the most surreal sketch shows ever made and a huge influence on Monty Python's Flying Circus, which launched six months after Q first aired in 1969. Now this highly sought-after BAFTA-nominated series gets its first ever home entertainment release courtesy of Simply Media, with Q Volume 1: Series 1-3 released on DVD on 21 November 2016.
Considered one of the best examples of the British Comedy Award winner's eccentricity and 'stream-of-consciousness' humour, Spike Milligan's sketches in Q make outrageous leaps from one subject matter or location to another, stopping with no apparent conclusion, and not shying away from controversial matters. Filled with invention and taking huge risks, Q provides the perfect showcase for Milligan's surreal wit.
A squeaky clean detective's dark past comes back to haunt her in a brilliantly tense new home-grown thriller The Level. Set in Brighton this riveting series makes its way to ITV and is set for its home entertainment release courtesy of RLJ Entertainment's Acorn label this November.
Written by Gaby Chiappe (Vera, Lark Rise to Candleford) and Alexander Perrin (Leonardo, Shetland), and produced by BAFTA winning Hillbilly Television (Downton Abbey, Second Coming), this gripping six-part detective drama arrives on DVD on 14 November 2016.
Six English Towns and Six More English Towns
Acclaimed architectural historian Alec Clifton-Taylor OBE presents a charming and informative foray into the history and architectural study of six small English towns of great character in Six English Towns and its sequel Six More English Towns. First broadcast on BBC Two in 1978, these documentary series are all released on DVD for the first time in the UK on 7 November 2016 thanks to Simply Media.
Six English Towns, available on DVD now, follows Clifton-Taylor to Chichester (West Sussex), Richmond (Yorkshire), Tewkesbury (Gloucestershire), Stamford (Lincolnshire), Totnes (Devon) and Ludlow (Shropshire). Venturing out in all weathers to marvel at treasures of conservation, while pausing to criticise past errors of restoration and development, the programme serves as a fascinating historical snapshot of the enduring character of each locale. The presenter and the show proved so popular two more series were commissioned.
Moving On Series Seven
Moving On returns for another brilliant series featuring a stellar line up of actors including Eastenders' Shane Richie, Cold Feet's John Thomson and Julie Hesmondhalgh (Coronation Street). Moving On Series Seven arrives on UK DVD for the very first time 7 November 2016.
Created by multi award-winning writer Jimmy McGovern (Cracker), this critically acclaimed long running series features stand-alone episodes with seven series to date and an eighth in production. Moving On explores complex issues all linked by the common theme of characters who reach a turning point in life... and then move on.
All at Sea
When Timothy Spall (Secrets & Lies, The Enfield Haunting) one of Britain's best-loved actors, was facing a life-threatening illness, he promised himself that if he survived, he'd take up sailing. The result is a collection of three travelogues, four episodes apiece, of his adventures - Somewhere at Sea, Back at Sea and All At Sea.
All at Sea, released on DVD 7 November courtesy of Simply Media, sees Timothy and his wife Shane sail around Rattray Head in Scotland, all the way down the North Sea coast, to their final journey up the Thames into London.
Sail away on an adventure of a lifetime in this inspirational, charming and funny BBC Four TV series.