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Contest: Win Narcopolis on Blu-ray

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Drugs are legal and devious deeds abound in Justin Trefgarne’s Narcopolis, hitting home media tomorrow from Scream Factory, and we’ve been provided with three Blu-ray copies to give away.

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Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of Narcopolis.

How to Enter: For a chance to win, email contest@dailydead.com with the subject “Narcopolis Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on March 6th. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. Only one entry per household will be accepted.

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Narcopolis Blu-ray: In 2024, the manufacture and consumption of drugs has been legalized. Drecks are an elite unit created by an over-stretched police force to keep the black market dealers off the streets and the licensed drug companies rich. When dreck and former
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The Boy and Narcopolis Blu-ray Clips & Trailer

Today, Daily Dead-ers, we have new media from The Boy and Narcopolis for your viewing pleasure. We have a Blu-ray clip for The Boy from Elijah Wood’s SpectreVision as well as two Blu-ray clips and an official trailer for Justin Trefgarne’s Narcopolis. Both films are set to be released on Blu-ray on March 1st.

The Boy Blu-ray: From Elijah Wood’s SpectreVision and Chiller Films comes a disturbing new film exploring the birth of evil.

In the summer of 1989, nine-year-old Ted Henley (Jared Breeze, Cooties) and his father John (David Morse, True Detective, World War Z) are the proprietors of the Mt. Vista Motel, a crumbling resort buried in the mountains of the American West. Since Ted’s mother left, John has drifted into despondency – leaving Ted to fend for himself. In this isolation, unchecked by the bounds of parenting, Ted’s darker impulses begin to manifest. The arrival of a mysterious drifter,
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Scream Factory/IFC Midnight Set to Send You Into Narcopolis this March!

Justin Trefgarne’s futuristic mind-bender, Narcopolis is set to hit DVD/Bluray on March 1st, via a partnership between Scream Factory and IFC Midnight. The film deals with a world in which drugs have been made legal and a group of cops who are assigned to crack down on black market dealers, ensuring that the rich stay right and the poo stay poor. Like any great film that deals with these types of class war themes, a man begins to ask himself if he’s doing the right thing, and all hell breaks loose. Sign me up! In 2024, the manufacture and consumption of drugs has been legalized. An elite police unit, known as Drecks, are created by an over-stretched police force to keep the black market dealers off the streets and the licensed drug companies rich. When dreck and former addict Frank Grieves is called to investigate an unidentifiable corpse,
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Round-Up: Green Goblin Figure, The Void, Free Unotld Comic, Narcopolis, The Hollow Stills

Just in time for the holidays, this Green Goblin figure from Sideshow Collectibles is perfect for the ultimate nemesis in your life. Also: a look at the poster art for The Void, another free comic from Double Take, Narcopolis Blu-ray / DVD details, and new images from The Hollow.

Green Goblin Figurine: From Sideshow Collectibles: "Following the release of the immensely popular Amazing Spider-Man Premium Format™ Figure, Sideshow Collectibles is proud to present the Green Goblin Premium Format™ Figure!

Ever since his first appearance in Amazing Spider-Man #14, no other villain in the history of comics has caused Spider-Man more pain and suffering than the Green Goblin. Driven by his obsession, to the brink of insanity, the web slinger's eternal arch nemesis explodes into action on his Goblin Glider in another nefarious scheme to terrorize the city from above. Soaring ever higher on a towering column of billowing smoke, the conniving megalomaniac
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October VOD Releases Include Deathgasm, The Final Girls, Bone Tomahawk

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October is finally upon us which means horror and sci-fi fans have a lot to be looking forward to, especially when it comes to the films hitting VOD this month as there numerous highly anticipated choices arriving on various platforms throughout the month, including Tales of Halloween, Deathgasm, Gravy, Knock Knock, The Final Girls, A Christmas Horror Story, Bone Tomahawk, and one of my own most anticipated films of 2015, Tokyo Tribe from visionary filmmaker Shion Sono.

Here’s a look at all the genre titles arriving on VOD this October!

A Christmas Horror Story (Rlj Entertainment) - October 2nd

Christmas is supposed to be a time of joy, peace and goodwill. But for some folks in the small town of Bailey Downs, it turns into something much less festive. When Krampus - the anti-Santa who punishes the naughty children - is summoned by a young boy, everyone’s fight for survival begins.
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Exclusive Sneek Peak at violent future-shock noir Narcopolis

Blade Runner meets Miami Vice in writer/director Justin Trefgarne’s moody and macabre mind bender Narcopolis, opening in New York City this Friday, October 2nd at the IFC Center. Veteran British thesp Jonathan Pryce, he of Something Wicked This Way Comes and Brazil fame stars in this strange thriller, set in a future where all drugs are…

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Narcopolis review – budget sci-fi with a hero who's tuff, gruff and up for a fight

Set in a near-future dystopia, this British sci-fi suggests promising things for director-writer Justin Trefgarne

Related: Narcopolis review – noirish techno-thriller that's a useful calling-card movie

This British sci-fi punches well above its budget visually, it’s a shame the drama can’t match it. The set-up is promising: a near-future dystopia where drugs are legal but a black market thrives, cleverly collaged from more Blade Runner-ish parts of London. The story takes a similar approach. Our hero (Elliot Cowan) is a flawed, weary drugs cop, drawn into a mystery involving a corpse, experimental narcotics, corporate conspiracy and time travel – the latter element adding more “gotcha” twistiness than the film needs. Jonathan Pryce’s Russian techno-recluse adds some much needed acting ballast: Cowan’s more a Jason Statham than a Harrison Ford – tough, gruff and up for a fight/chase/shoot-out. Just as well, as there’s plenty of action,
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Film Review: 'Narcopolis'

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★★☆☆☆ A future where all drugs are legal and dispensed in candy coloured confections. Sounds fantastic, right? Apparently not. Funded by Kickstarter, Justin Trefgarne's debut feature Narcopolis (2014) posits such a future as a dour urban nightmare in which everyone looks miserable, except when they're dancing to futuristic house music - which basically sounds like the same thing we have now. A billionaire corporate big wig - a cross between Richard Branson and Steve Jobs - Tod Ambro (James Callis) has cornered the market and is pushing his legal wares in schools, workplaces and through mass advertising through his omnipresent TV advertising and the rather naïf slogan 'If you want Safe Play, Play Safe'.
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Narcopolis Review

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Justin Trefgarne’s directorial debut carries with it an intriguing premise, a hypothetical scenario that lays the foundations for what should be a fascinating science-fiction thriller. The idea is simple; set in the not-too-distant future, drugs have been legalised – however simple is the last word you’d use to describe this incoherent narrative, that brings

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Exclusive clip from Narcopolis

To celebrate its UK release tomorrow, we’ve got an exclusive clip from the techno-thriller Narcopolis, which you can watch below after the official synopsis…

London. 2022. With the manufacture and use of all recreational drugs legal but controlled and exploited by licensed drug companies, a new, unlicensed drug appears on the streets. One cop is forced to protect it from corrupt colleagues and a mysterious gang desperate to get it back.

Narcopolis is the breath-taking feature debut of British film-maker Justin Trefgarne and stars Elliot Cowan (Da Vinci’S Demons, The Frankenstein Chronicles) Jonathan Pryce (Game Of Thrones, Wolf Hall), Elodie Yung (G.I. Joe Retaliation, Daredevil), Robert Bathurst (Downton Abbey, Toast Of London), Harry Lloyd (The Theory Of Everything, Anthropoid) and James Callis (Battlestar Galactica, The Musketeers).

Narcopolis releases in UK and Irish cinemas on September 25th and on DVD on September 28th. It opens in Us theaters, on
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Thn enter ‘Narcopolis’ with BSG’s James Callis

James Callis Interview

One of this weeks more limited cinema releases is Narcopolis, a science fiction murder mystery. The story is set in the near future of 2044 where all drugs are legal thanks to businessman Todd Ambro.

Ambro is played by British actor James Callis, best known to mass audiences as Bridget Jones’ friend Tom in the Bridget Jones movies. He is of course also better known to many as Giaus Baltar from the phenomenal television series Battlestar Galatica.

In preparation for the release of Narcopolis we got the chance to talk to James to find out all about his new movie, as well as sneaking in a few BSG related questions for good measure.

James Callis Interview

How did you come to be involved with Narcopolis?

They sent me a script, I really liked it and said i wanted to do it, and that was essentially it.

What was
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Narcopolis review: “Fits somewhere between Looper & Blade Runner”

Narcopolis Review

Funded via Kickstarter, Narcopolis is a British-born science fiction thriller. Director Justin Trefgarne, with the aid of the general public, has managed to bring into life a film based in the UK that tries to be something vastly different to the usual period drama or mobster movie that usually comes out of our fair isle.

Narcopolis is a gritty mix of science fiction and crime thriller. We start proceedings in the year 2044, drugs have been made legal, cheap and safe, thanks to businessman Todd Ambro (Callis). We then move back in time twenty years (that’s 2024 to those bad at math) where we meet ‘Dreck’ Frank (Cowan). In this time line drugs are still legal and handled by the Ambro corporation, but we are much earlier into the culture. After an unidentified body lands in his district Frank becomes obsessed with unravelling the mystery.

Narcopolis Review

The plot,
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UK trailer for sci-fi thriller Narcopolis

Ahead of its UK release next month, a trailer has been released for the upcoming sci-fi thriller Narcopolis, which marks the feature debut of writer-director Justin Trefgarne. Check it out below after the official synopsis…

Narcopolis is a fast thriller set in a futuristic city where the manufacture and use of all recreational drugs is legal. An elite unit, created by an over-stretched police force, works to keep the black market dealers off the streets and the licensed drug companies rich.

When Frank Grieves, police officer and former addict, is called to investigate an unidentifiable corpse, he finds himself pulled into a world infected with corruption and in which the only person he can rely on is himself.

Narcopolis is set for release September 25th in the UK and features a cast that includes Elliot Cowan, Elodie Yung, Jonathan Pryce, Robert Bathurst, James Callis, Harry Lloyd, Nicky Henson, Cosima Shaw,
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IFC Midnight Traffics Rights To ‘Narcopolis’

The Us rights to Director Justin Trefgarne's science fiction thriller Narcopolis has been acquired by IFC Midnight. Set in a future city where all drugs are legal and sold by licensed companies, the story follows an elite police unit tasked with cracking down on black market dealers. When officer Frank Grieves is removed from a case investigating an unidentified murder victim, he discovers that legalization has come at a high price. What follows is a battle over a new…
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Burn, Burn, Burn producer joins Bill Kenwright Films

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Burn, Burn, Burn producer joins Bill Kenwright Films
Exclusive: Staff addition forms part of production push for London outfit.

Burn Burn Burn producer Daniel-Konrad Cooper has joined Bill Kenwright Films as an in-house producer as part of the company’s drive to move film and TV projects into production later this year.

The company, owned by Everton Football Club chairman and West End theatre producer Bill Kenwright, has previously worked on titles including Broken and Cheri.

Cooper, whose production credits include Chanya Button’s Burn Burn Burn - currently in post-production – and Edinburgh 2015 title Narcopolis, joins Naomi George, head of film & TV, and Steve Potts, who oversees all operations and productions for the Bkl group.

Potts said: “I’m delighted that Daniel has joined us.He brings a great deal of experience, passion and ideas to Bill Kenwright Ltd. at a time when we’re busier than ever, including with several exciting film and TV projects at various stages of production – more on that very
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Eiff 2015: Narcopolis is a Promising Mess [Review]

Writer/director Justin Trefgarne's debut feature Narcopolis is so well constructed in terms of both visual and sound design that it's genuinely frustrating to report that the entire enterprise is undone by the treatment given to three crucial elements: the central character, the story, and the script. I'm going to try to break down the reasons why this film doesn't work, but I must concede that the director should be congratulated for undertaking such an ambitious work, and for producing something which looks and sounds this impressive. While I cannot recommend this mess of a movie, I suspect Trefgarne is capable of interesting things.

The story introduces us to a future London, where recreation drugs are legal, and the population have become addicted en masse to legal drugs su [Continued ...]
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Narcopolis review – noirish techno-thriller that's a useful calling-card movie

An ambitious debut feature from British director Justin Trefgarne that doesn’t really reach the Blade Runner heights it’s aiming at

There are some interesting ideas and no little visual ambition on display in this feature directing debut from Justin Trefgarne, a noirish techno-thriller set in the not too distant future that aims to marry Blade Runner-ish tropes with the scuzzy urban drug movie. Despite the surface sheen, and some enterprising plot twists, it doesn’t entirely convince.

Opening with a Matrix-y prologue set in 2044, during which a couple of tech-ninja types surreptitiously break into a vaguely threatening computer mainframe, Narcopolis shoots back 20 years, to 2024, to a not-quite-London where recreational drugs are no longer illegal, and hardbitten cops are employed putting unlicensed dealers out of business, and mopping up after nasty unauthorised overdoses. Our protagonist is called Frank (Elliot Cowan), a sort of Sweeney-ish answer to Blade Runner’s Deckard,
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Edinburgh unveils 2015 line-up

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Edinburgh unveils 2015 line-up
Ewan McGregor, Jane Seymour, Malcolm McDowell and Hong Kong director Johnnie To among the guests set to attend the festival.Scroll down for competition titles

The line-up for the 69th Edinburgh International Film Festival (Eiff) has been unveiled this morning by new artistic director Mark Adams.

This year’s Eiff (June 17-28) will comprise 164 features from 36 countries, including 24 world premieres, eight international premieres, 16 European premieres and 84 UK premieres.

Highlights including the UK premiere of Asif Kapadia’s documentary Amy, about the life of singer Amy Winehouse; the latest Disney-Pixar animation Inside Out; Arnold Schwarzenegger in zombie drama Maggie; comedy The D-Train, starring Jack Black and James Marsden; and a biopic of The Beach BoysBrian Wilson, Love & Mercy, in which John Cusack and Paul Dano play different aged versions of the musician.

Classic Screenings will include a rare outing for Noel Marshall’s Roar, a cult 1981 big cat movie.

Star power

This year’s Eiff will present
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‘Narcopolis’ Trailer: Afm Sales Lift Lid On Stealth Thriller

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‘Narcopolis’ Trailer: Afm Sales Lift Lid On Stealth Thriller
Exclusive: “The future is a fix” in Narcopolis, a thriller set in a city where the manufacture and use of all recreational drugs is legal. Director Justin Trefgarne, a former story editor at Working Title Films who has also worked with the UK’s Ruby Films, Ridley Scott Associates and Film4, makes his feature helming debut here. Heading into the Afm, Narcopolis, which employed an unconventional financing method, has been acquired by the UK’s Altitude Film Distribution and by Canada’s Mongrel Media. (See trailer above.)

In the film, Elliot Cowan (Da Vinci’s Demons) plays Frank Grieves, a police officer and former addict, who is called to investigate an unidentifiable corpse and pulled into a world infected with corruption and in which the only person upon whom he can rely is himself. Jonathan Pryce also stars with Elodie Yung (GI Joe: Retaliation), Harry Lloyd (Game Of Thrones), Cosima Shaw
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Film London selects Audience on Demand projects

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A total of 12 projects selected for training addressing the changing face of distribution.Scroll down for full list of projects

Film London has revealed the 12 projects participating in Audience on Demand, the training and mentorship programme addressing the changing face of feature film distribution.

Details of the successful film-makers and projects were unveiled at The Future of Independent Distribution event at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, which featured a case study on Film London Microwave’s Borrowed Time, currently preparing for a self funded direct distribution UK release on August 16.

Audience on Demand, funded by Creative Skillset and run in partnership with Creative England, is a three-month pilot programme that mixes classroom and one-on-one sessions alongside dedicated mentoring from top industry experts.

For emerging UK talent with a completed first or second feature, a key aspect of the programme is a marketing and distribution plan created by Iris Lamprecht (Film Tiki). This enables the participating teams to develop
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