British films in UK Cinemas and on Digital, DVD & Blu-Ray May 2019.
Here'a a look at British films hitting UK Cinemas, Digital, Blu-Ray and DVD, May 2019.
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WHITE CHAMBER is released on Digital 1st May 2019.
Set in a near future, politically turbulent UK, the opening of WHITE CHAMBER sees terrified victim – played by Shauna Macdonald (THE DESCENT) trapped and tortured in the place that gives the film its title. Her hidden aggressor – SLEEPER CELL’s Oded Fehr - even masks his voice as he pushes her to reveal her true identity. Within the confines of this inescapable, brightly lit prison cell he heats her up to point of suffocation, he freezes her to heart stopping temperatures and electrocutes her within an inch of her life. But Macdonald’s character is resolute and maintains she’s just an admin girl and not some stooge for the fascist, military government. As you begin to wonder how she might get out of this, writer/director Paul Raschid whips the rug from under you by sending the story back five days earlier. Here he shows you who Macdonald’s character really is when she is working outside the chamber.
It’s interesting to learn about the political narrative and ramifications of the white chamber’s true purpose. Hell, against the geo-political real world hate theatre of Trump and Brexit, WHITE CHAMBER’s dystopia doesn’t feel false at all. Budgetary constraints mean unpicking this situation boils down to a second act of people just talking to get that point across. All the ramped up tension and excitement of dropping us into Macdonald’s waking nightmare is lost and never recovered.
Dogmatic contained horror/thrillers like Andre Bijelic’s CUBE suffocate the viewer because, like the cast, we never know how they got there or leave the unreality they wish to escape. Once you allow logic in and show how normal(ish) the world functions right outside the walls of the white chamber the audience is reduced to playing a waiting game which is not nearly as mind crushing as seeing someone try to escape the inescapable. Stuart Wright
THE ISLE - In selected UK Cinemas from 2nd May 2019.
Synopsis: The Isle. Set in 1846, three sailors are shipwrecked on an uncharted island off the west coast of Scotland to find four lone inhabitants living in what was once a thriving community. As days pass for the promised supply ship to take them home, the sailors discover that not all is well on the seemingly friendly isle.
CANNIBALS & CARPET FITTERS is released on Digital & DVD 6th May 2019.
Synopsis: A group of carpet fitters are sent on a job to an old Country house in the middle of nowhere. However they soon discover it's a trap set up by the savage, cannibalistic family, The Hannings. The carpet fitters are forced to fight for their lives or risk ending up being the evenings dinner. Unfortunately they are not quite your typical heroes!
Returning from the short film are actors Darren Sean Enright, Jenny Stokes, Darren Maffucci and Richard Lee O'Donnell, also the writer and producer on the movie. Also starring is Doctor Strange co-star and world martial arts champion, actress Zara Phythian, Grant Stevens, Mingus Johnston, Alex Zane, Jessica-Jane Stafford, Dominic Holmes, Laura Jean Marsh, Tony Nyland, Christopher Whitlow, Phill Martin and former five-times World Kickboxing Champion and stunt performer Lee A. Charles among the cast.
SMALL TOWN HERO is released on Digital 6th May 2019, courtesy of Evolutionary Films.
Synopsis: SMALL TOWN HERO is a mockumentary-styled dark comedy, set in an idyllic rural town in England, follows the story of Pep (Simon Cassidy). A resident turned vigilante after taking the law into his own hands, fighting the crime that blights his hometown. When a newcomer with a shady past arrives however, he starts an investigation that turns him from local hero into town menace.