One of the most influential and iconic westerns ever made, featuring an Oscar winning performance from Gary Cooper; a trio of spectacular martial-arts films from one of Hong Kong cinema’s most iconic figures; a timeless and stirring portrait of youth and self-discovery; plus, a standard re-issue of Jackie Chan’s Police Story & Police Story 2 is what’s in this month’s prize bag.
One of the most treasured Hollywood classics, High Noon remains a powerful study of heroism, and the tension between the individual and the society around him. One of the best films by director Fred Zinnemann (From Here to Eternity) — and produced by Stanley Kramer — High Noon is riveting entertainment and an acknowledged American masterpiece, yet one with surprisingly tumultuous roots.
One of the most prolific figures in the history of Hong Kong action cinema, Sammo Hung has worked as a stuntman, actor, choreographer, producer and director in a career spanning almost 60 years (his first film appearance was in 1961). The Iron-Fisted Monk, The Magnificent Butcher, and Eastern Condors; three highlights from his incredible career, showcasing his incredible skill and artistry both in front of, and behind the camera, are presented here fully uncut (for the first time ever in the UK) from brand new 2K restorations.
Based on the celebrated Justin Torres novel, and winner of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival Innovator Award, We the Animals is a visceral coming-of age story propelled by layered performances from its astounding cast – including three talented, young first-time actors – and stunning animated sequences which bring Jonah’s torn inner world to life. Drawing from his documentary background, director Jeremiah Zagar creates an immersive portrait of working-class family life and brotherhood.
And finally, two of Jackie Chan’s most iconic films are to be re-issued in a 2-disc Blu-ray set on 16 September 2019! Featuring some of the most dangerous stunts ever performed on camera, Police Story and Police Story 2 are a dazzling blend of gritty action cop drama and impeccably choreographed martial-arts sequences that revitalized the Hong Kong action genre and established Jackie Chan as a worldwide superstar.
There’s 3 sets of these fantastic films up for grabs. To enter, simply follow one (or more) of the instructions in the box below. Competition closes at midday 11 October 2019 (BST). Terms and Conditions apply.
September 2019 Releases