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Giveaway – Win Rise Of The Footsoldier 3: The Pat Tate Story

To celebrate the home entertainment release of Rise Of The Footsoldier 3: The Pat Tate Story which releases on DVD & Blu-ray 26th December 2017, we have a copy of the Blu-ray up for grabs, courtesy of Signature Entertainment!

On the 10th anniversary of the release of the smash hit gangster classic Rise Of The Footsoldier comes this no-holds- barred prequel, telling the tale of real life Essex Boy Pat Tate, a man mountain with a hair-trigger temper, a serious fondness for pills and cocaine, and an unquenchable hunger for power. The Scarface of Southend is a role Craig Fairbrass was born to play, and he grips the role between his teeth and does not let go. It’s a towering performance that cements Fairbrass’s reputation as a screen hard man of the top rank.

The rest of the cast is a veritable who’s who of the creme de
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Jonathan Sothcott Lifts The Lid On ‘We Still Die The Old Way’

With films, We Still Kill The Old Way and We Still Steal The Old Way still doing exceptionally well on the home formats, it comes as no surprise that a third film is on the way to round out the crime trilogy. We caught up with the series’ producer Jonathan Sothcott to get the inside scoop.

Is There A Third Movie On The Way?

Jonathan Sothcott: Yes! We start shooting early next year. I have a director on board who I really like and am excited about and we’re aiming to wrap up the trilogy with a bang.

Why Did It Take So Long For The First Sequel ‘We Still Steal The Old Way’ To Be Released?

The first two films were made for the distributor Anchor Bay UK which became Platform and was then sold to another distributor Kaleidoscope. The film was made right at the start
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New poster and trailer for Rise of the Footsoldier 3: The Pat Tate Story

A new poster and UK trailer has arrived online for the upcoming British crime thriller Rise of the Footsoldier 3: The Pat Tate Story which stars Craig Fairbrass, Terry Stone, Eddie Webber, Larry Lamb, Jamie Foreman, Josh Myers, Roland Mannokian, and Billy Murray; check them out below…

The rise of ruthless Essex gangster Pat Tate, who blazes a path from Marbella to the Medway in the late 80s, peddling pills and snorting coke and crushing anyone who gets in his way, in his quest for cash and power. Double- crossed by an ex-pat drug baron, Tate ends up in prison. Undeterred, he establishes himself as top dog inside, and gets himself in shape in preparation for his release – when he plans to reclaim his turf the only way he knows how – with violence, and no mercy.

Rise of the Footsoldier 3: The Pat Tate Story is set for release on November 3rd.
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Watch The Trailer For ‘Rise Of The Footsoldier 3: The Pat Tate Story’

Signature Entertainment have debuted the first Rise of the Footsoldier 3 trailer. The film is coming to UK cinemas later in the year, and is obviously the third movie (a prequel) in the series that has proven to be hugely popular over the last few years.

Rise Of The Footsoldier 3 trailer lands

The film follows the rise of ruthless Essex gangster Pat Tate, who blazes a path from Marbella to the Medway in the late 80s, peddling pills and snorting coke and crushing anyone who gets in his way, in his quest for cash and power. Double- crossed by an ex-pat drug baron, Tate ends up in prison. Undeterred, he establishes himself as top dog inside, and gets himself in shape in preparation for his release – when he plans to reclaim his turf the only way he knows how – with violence, and no mercy.

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Jonathan Sothcott interview: producing independent films in the UK

Kirsten Howard Aug 8, 2017

Producer Jonathan Sothcott talks about running an independent film company in the UK, finding the right project and a post-Brexit industry.

Jonathan Sothcott has had a hand in producing a whole lot of independent films here in the UK over the last decade. You may have even seen a fair few of them yourself, especially if you’re a Danny Dyer completest.

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He’s the man behind Hereford Films, the production and financing company he runs with partner Damien Morley. If that name rings a bell, it might well be because Morley owns a modelling agency that takes care of most of the Page 3 girls, and the entrepreneur has even recently launched a bid to buy the Page 3 brand off The Sun himself.
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Exclusive Interview: Jonathan Sothcott for We Still Steal The Old Way

This week sees the release of British action sequel We Still Steal The Old Way on digital download, with DVD and Blu-ray following on 17th April. The film is a follow-up to the 2014 crime drama We Still Kill The Old Way and sees the return of the old-school Archer gang, led by the charismatic Richie Archer, who this time hatches a plan to pull off an audacious robbery. Halfway through the heist, the gang get caught, and they’re sent down. So far, so good – now they’re in prison they can put into motion their plot to spring fellow inmate George, who desperately needs to get out before his wife dies. Trouble arises when Richie’s arch enemy Vic Farrow gets himself transferred into the prison, wanting to settle some old scores.

We caught up with the film’s producer Jonathan Sothcott to talk about his new film, reuniting the cast,
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Production underway on Rise of the Footsoldier: The Beginning

Production is now underway on Rise of the Footsoldier: The Beginning, a prequel to the cult crime thriller Rise of the Footsoldier and the third instalment of the hit franchise.

Directed by Zackary Alder (The Rise of the Krays, The Fall of the Krays), the film will see the return of cast members Craig Fairbrass, Terry Stones, Roland Manookian, Ian Virgo and Billy Murray, while new additions include Larry Lamb (Buster), Jamie Foreman (Layer Cake) and Laura McMonagle (Tonight You’re Mine), along with Happy MondaysShaun Ryder and Union J’s Jj Hamblett.

“I am a huge fan of the original Rise of the Footsolider movie and am very excited to be a part of the franchise,” said director Alder. “This instalment will not disappoint fans of the first film. We will be following the incredibly volatile character of Pat Tate played by the great Craig Fairbrass. I
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Crime sequel We Still Steal the Old Way gets a first trailer

Hereford Films has released a trailer for director Sacha Bennett’s upcoming crime drama sequel We Still Steal the Old Way which sees Ian Ogilvy, Chris Ellison and Tony Denham returning to their roles from 2014’s We Still Kill The Old Way alongside newcomers Billy Murray, Patrick Bergin, Julian Glover and Vas Blackwood; watch it below after the official synopsis…

Regarded as the best in the business, the Archer Gang – an ageing criminal outfit – carries out a daring robbery, only to be caught in the midst of their heist. Sentenced to hard time in Britain’s toughest prison, they encounter a nemesis from their past intent on settling an old score.

We Still Steal the Old Way is out on January 9th.
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Hereford Films punches with Roy 'Pretty Boy' Shaw biopic

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Exclusive: Mark Harris will portray the bare knuckle boxing fighter in UK crime drama.

London-based Hereford Films has acquired film rights to the autobiography of Roy ‘Pretty Boy’ Shaw [pictured left], the notorious bare knuckle boxer.

Mark Harris will star as Shaw in the film, titled Pretty Boy, which will be directed by Neil Jones from a script by Ray Bogdanovich and Dean Lines, the writing duo behind upcoming crime drama The Hatton Garden Job, which is also set to star Harris.

Jones previously directed boxing biopic Risen, which won a Welsh BAFTA for leading actor Stuart Brennan in 2011.

Executive producers for Hereford Films include Billy Murray and Adam Stephen Kelly.

Shaw is noted for three fights with fellow bare knuckle boxer Lenny McLean, a biopic of whom recently wrapped shooting in London. Shaw’s story includes brushes with many of London’s most notorious criminals, including the Kray twins.

The script is based on Shaw’s popular autobiography
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Horror Channel presents Laugh or Die season this month

The Horror Channel has announced a ‘Laugh or Die’ season for this month, which features a collection of extremely bloody and funny films spearheaded by the UK TV premiere of Jon Wright’s Grabbers, a Father Ted vs. Aliens monster romp from Ireland, and the network premiere of Jake West’s gore-ridden, exuberant zomcom Doghouse, starring Danny Dyer, Noel Clarke & Horror Channel’s Emily Booth. The season also includes the network premiere of Idle HandsRodman Flender’s stoner comedy horror starring Jessica Alba and the network premiere of Jay Lee’s Zombie Strippers starring Robert Englund and Jenna Jameson.

Sat 5 March @ 10.55pm – Grabbers (2012) *UK TV Premiere

The day after a meteor lands in the ocean and a group of fisherman go missing, Garda Lisa Nolan (Ruth Bradley) and Garda Ciarán O’Shea (Richard Coyle) start investigating strange occurrences happening around the remote fishing community. Pretty soon it becomes clear
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Exclusive interview: Producers Jonathan Sothcott & Billy Murray

Interview: Producer Jonathan Sothcott and actor/ producer Billy Murray walk Thn through their new film studio. Jonathan Sothcott and Billy Murray at their Peacock Film Studio in London

Yesterday, on perhaps the hottest day in the UK since records began, Thn made the journey to East London to visit the capital’s newest film studio facility, Peacock Film Studios in Canning Town. I had the opportunity to catch up with owners Jonathan Sothcott, producer of recent action film Age Of Kill and We Still Kill The Old Way, and his business partner Billy Murray, who you’ll also recognise from huge roles on the classic television police drama The Bill and as Johnny Allen in Eastenders.

Jonathan and Billy gave me a tour of their brand new studio, and then spoke about their upcoming slate of movies which the new studio will facilitate in the coming months.

You can watch both interviews below,
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On the trail of a con man

Richard John Taylor had no problem attracting investors to his films. After all, he was a senior editor on EastEnders, ran a production company with Louis Theroux and had a lucrative deal with ITV. There was only one problem…

At the end of Tina Renton's book, You Can't Hide, she thanks her friend Richard John Taylor for everything he's done for her. Taylor, a film-maker, had become a saviour of sorts. He had met her through Rape Crisis in August 2011 when she was at her most vulnerable, befriended her, gave her a job as his personal assistant and made her feel worthwhile again.

Renton's story was as inspirational as it was shocking. She had been abused by her stepfather from the age of six. At 14, she told her mother, but her mother said if she went to the police, the family would be left homeless. She threw her partner out of the house,
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On the trail of a con man

Richard John Taylor had no problem attracting investors to his films. After all, he was a senior editor on EastEnders, ran a production company with Louis Theroux and had a lucrative deal with ITV. There was only one problem…

At the end of Tina Renton's book, You Can't Hide, she thanks her friend Richard John Taylor for everything he's done for her. Taylor, a film-maker, had become a saviour of sorts. He had met her through Rape Crisis in August 2011 when she was at her most vulnerable, befriended her, gave her a job as his personal assistant and made her feel worthwhile again.

Renton's story was as inspirational as it was shocking. She had been abused by her stepfather from the age of six. At 14, she told her mother, but her mother said if she went to the police, the family would be left homeless. She threw her partner out of the house,
See full article at The Guardian - TV News »

First guests announced for McM Comic Con / Memorabilia Birmingham

Whether you’re into Doctor Who and Star Wars or The Wire and Sherlock, there’s a great line-up of special guests coming to the NEC on 22-23 March for McM Birmingham Comic Con and Memorabilia. Here are just a few of them!

British actor, writer and director Phil Davis has appeared in a host of top TV shows including Whitechapel; Sherlock, Being Human, Merlin and Doctor Who, while his movie credits include Alien 3, Quadrophenia, Notes On A Scandal, Secrets & Lies and Vera Drake, for which he was BAFTA-nominated. Paul McGann – Famous for playing the Eighth Doctor in the 1996 Doctor Who television film – a role he reprised in 72 audio dramas and the 2013 mini-episode ‘The Night of the Doctor’ – and for starring alongside Richard E. Grant in much-loved 1987 black comedy Withnail And I. Clarke Peters – Best known as detective Lester Freamon in acclaimed crime drama The Wire, as well as
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Av secures gangster duo deals

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Exclusive: The Orchard picks up North American rights to Gangster Playboy Legends and sequel.

London sales outfit Av Pictures has inked deals with The Orchard for North American rights to crime duo Gangster Playboy Legends and sequel Gangster Playboys Retribution.

Both films will form part of a new genre label within distributor Orchard, which previously acquired Av’s Comedown.

Sales on Gangster Playboy Legends have previously closed for Australia/Nz (Rialto), Benelux (Premiere TV Distribution), China (Jy Entertainment), France (Marco Polo), Germany (Ksm), Greece (Videorama), Japan (Take Shobo) and Scandinavia (Take One).

Discussions are ongoing with most of the same distributors on the sequel.

Gangster Playboy Legends depicts the rise and fall of the notorious Essex Boys Gang, whilst the sequel is inspired by the subsequent revenge rampage that followed the true life Range Rover Murders.

The ensemble casts include Billy Murray, Alex Esmail, Peter Barrett and Kierston Wareing.

Both films are directed by Paul Tanter with the
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First Trailer for Paul Tanter’s Essex Boys: Retribution

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Despite releasing The Fall of the Essex Boys only at the start of this year, Paul Tanter is about to return with the follow-up, Essex Boys: Retribution, a fictionalised story picking up eighteen years after the famed Range Rover murders.

The film hits cinemas just in time for Christmas next month, and we’ve got the first trailer to share with you as we head into the weekend.

Leading the cast this time around are Ian Virgo (Rise of the Footsoldier), Alex Ismail (Attack the Block), Ryan Winsley (The Fall of the Essex Boys), and Kyle Summercorn (Turnout), with Lorraine Stanley (London to Brighton), Vas Blackwood (Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels), and Billy Murray (The Rise and Fall of a White Collar Hooligan) completing the cast nicely.

Tanter (Jack Falls, The Fall of the Essex Boys) is once more directing from his own script, and he produces alongside frequent collaborator Simon Phillips (GBH/Riot,
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First Teaser Artwork for Paul Tanter’s The Rise of the Krays

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Ronnie and Reggie Kray were two of the most notorious gangsters alive in Britain in the 20th Century, already the subject of various pop culture references, with their lives being made into a film back in 1990, led by Gary and Martin Kemp. Now the two brothers are getting the cinematic treatment once more, with production soon to commence on Paul Tanter’s take, The Rise of the Krays.

Details on the project are being kept under wraps for now, but the first teaser artwork has been released, and we can expect the film to chart the brothers’ rise to power to become the most notorious gangsters in London.

Tanter (The Rise and Fall of a White Collar Hooligan) is behind the camera, directing from his own script, with Simon Phillips (White Collar Hooligan) and Billy Murray (Rise of the Footsoldier) supporting.

No word yet on who will be taking the lead,
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First Poster for The Disappearance of Lenka Wood

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Four years ago, it was Alice Creed’s disappearance act that brought one of the most memorable crime-thrillers in recent memory to the big screen. Now production has wrapped on The Disappearance of Lenka Wood, and whilst the two films are related purely in so far as their names are similar, that similarity will somewhat inevitably lead to comparisons in the coming months.

With the New York- and Turkey-set, Taken-esque thriller officially wrapped, the first poster has been released, giving us a look at Petra Bryant making her feature debut as the eponymous Lenka Wood.

A New York couple’s honeymoon in Turkey is turned upside down when the wife is kidnapped. Her ex-military husband has to act quickly, and violently, to get her back alive.

Mark O’Neal (Wanted) stars opposite Bryant in the male lead, with Tom Benedict Knight (Kick-Ass 2), Akbar Kurtha (24), Anais Alvarado, Simon Phillips (Airborne
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Shooting wraps on The Disappearance Of Lenka Wood

Shooting wraps on The Disappearance Of Lenka Wood
The kidnap thriller is written and directed by Paul Tanter.

Filming has wrapped on kidnap thriller The Disappearance of Lenka Wood.

Written and directed by British film-maker Paul Tanter, the film centres around a kidnapped woman whose ex-soldier husband attempts to free her. It is set in Turkey and New York.

Simon Phillips is producing for Press On Features and Runaway Features. Gloucester Place Films’ Nigel Thomas and Billy Murray are exec producing.

Czech actress Petra Bryant stars in her feature debut opposite Mark O’Neal (Wanted). Tom Knight (Kick Ass 2), Akbar Kurtha (24) and Billy Murray (Rise of Footsoldier) are all supporting.

The film is due for release summer 2014.
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Peter Cushing’s Corruption is Coming to Blu-ray / DVD

Grindhouse Releasing has announced that Corruption will soon be available for the first time in the Us on Blu-ray and DVD. The late 60′s British horror Corruption, starring Peter Cushing, is set for an October release as part of a 2-disc set that comes with additional bonus features. The film features Cushing as a doctor who goes to extreme lengths to restore his wife’s beautiful face after she is left disfigured by burns:

“Grindhouse Releasing is proud to present the First-ever U.S. home video release of the wildest, sickest and sleaziest swinging-sixties British horror thriller -Corruption. The legendary Peter Cushing stars as a surgeon driven to murder and madness as he attempts to restore the beauty of his hideously disfigured fashion model wife. Co-starring Sue Lloyd and Hammer Horror beauty Kate O’Mara (The Vampire Lovers). This special edition contains shocking scenes of Gore and Nudity previously
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