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Based on true events, A Taxi Driver follows two very different men as they become swept up in a movement that will change the course of a nation’s history forever. Director Hang Joon (The Front Line) begins his film as a charming road movie filled with humour and colourful period detail, before taking a more serious turn as both driver and passenger are affected by the situation unfolding around them.
It’s 1980, and the political climate of South Korea is tense. Just one year earlier the country’s authoritarian president was assassinated and the military seized power through a coup d’état. Now, democracy movements that were once firmly suppressed are on the rise, but a tragic event that will change the course of the country’s history looms on the horizon.
Oblivious to all of this is taxi driver Man-seob (Song Kang-ho, The Age of Shadows, The Host). Struggling to raise his daughter on a meagre salary, Man-seob jumps at the chance to take a mysterious foreigner on a trip from Seoul down to the southern city of Gwangju. His passenger, it turns out, is a German journalist (Thomas Kretschmann, Avengers: Age of Ultron) with a secret agenda to investigate the strange rumours emanating from the far-flung town…
Directed by Dan Bush (The Signal) and Produced by Tom Butterfield and Luke Daniels, The Vault stars Francesca Eastwood(Outlaws and Angels), Taryn Manning (Orange is the New Black, 8 Mile, Hustle & Flow), Scott Haze (Granite Mountain, Midnight Special), Q’Orianka Kilcher (The New World) with Clifton Collins Jr. (Pacific Rim, Star Trek) and James Franco (127 Hours, Rise of the Planet of the Apes).
In order to save their brother Michael’s life, the Dillon sisters, Leah and Vee have organized a bank robbery, but when the upstairs vault doesn’t have enough money to cover Michael’s debt, on the advice of Assistant Bank Manager Ed Maas, they drill into the downstairs vault. But the bank’s basement hides a terrible secret and before long, the Dillons have to choose whether to face the police outside or the terrible supernatural forces in the vault below.
THE ODYSSEY, directed by Jérôme Salle (Zulu, Anthony Zimmer) and starring Audrey Tautou (Amelie The Da Vinci Code), Lambert Wilson (Ernest & Celestine, Of Gods and Men) and César Award winning actor Pierre Niney (Frantz, Yves Saint Laurent) is set to open in the UK and Ireland on 18 August 2017, by distributor Altitude (Moonlight, Lady Macbeth). The film examines the life of ocean-explorer and adventurer Jacques Cousteau, one of the iconic figures of the 1960s.
New Line Cinema’s horror thriller “IT”, directed by Andrés Muschietti (“Mama”), is based on the hugely popular Stephen King novel of the same name, which has been terrifying readers for decades. When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.
Eureka Entertainment to release BUSTER KEATON: 3 FILMS, a collection of essential films from one of the greats of cinema operating at the height of his powers, as part of The Masters of Cinema Series on Blu-ray from stunning new 4K restorations in a lavish limited edition (3000 copies) 3-disc hardbound boxed set on 16 October 2017.
In a not so distant future, where overpopulation and famine have forced governments to undertake a drastic “One Child Policy,” seven identical sisters live a hide-and-seek existence pursued by the Child Allocation Bureau. The Bureau, directed by the fierce Nicolette Cayman (Glenn Close), enforces a strict family-planning agenda that the sisters outwit by taking turns assuming the identity of one person: Karen Settman (Noomi Rapace). Taught by their grandfather (Willem Dafoe) who raised and named them – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday – each can go outside once a week as their common identity, but are only free to be themselves in the prison of their own apartment. That is until, one day, Monday does not come home…
Conducted at the 2017 Showmasters’ London Film & Comic Con from 28-30 July, the 100,000 plus attendees of this must visit weekend event were invited to vote for their favourite scene to celebrate TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY’s breath-taking new 3D conversion in UK cinemas on August 29th. Adam Farina, managing director at Fixer International and promotions and partnership director for Showmasters events said: “The fact that Terminator 2: Judgment day will be back in cinemas on 29th of August is every fans dream. To think that we got some of the best of those fans together at London Film & Comic Con and had them remember the film and vote on what scene was their favourite just adds to the joy and excitement of re-experiencing this movie in 4K and 3D! As this is my favourite movie – I know I’m looking forward to it!”
Having originally hit British screens in 1991, complete with groundbreaking special effects, this became Arnold Schwarzenegger’s (Total Recall, Predator) most iconic role to date, as well as one of the most quotable scripts of the decade, this brand new 3D version will blast the seminal blockbuster into the 21st century and introduce it to a brand new generation of fans. It has been 10 years since the events of Terminator. Sarah Connor’s (Linda Hamilton The Terminator, Dante’s Peak) ordeal is only just beginning as she struggles to protect her son John (Edward Furlong American History X, Pecker), the future leader of the human resistance against the machines, from a new Terminator (Robert Patrick Walk the Line, ‘The X Files’), sent back in time to eliminate John Connor while he’s still a child. Sarah and John don’t have to face this terrifying threat alone however. The human resistance have managed to send them an ally, a warrior from the future ordered to protect John Connor at any cost.
Now that the bloody hunt for Pablo Escobar has ended, the DEA turns its attention to the richest drug trafficking organization in the world: the Cali Cartel. Led by four powerful godfathers, this cartel operates much differently than Escobar’s, preferring to bribe government officials and keep its violent actions out of the headlines.
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