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The Doctors: Behind the Scenes Volume 1 & 2 – The Jon Pertwee Years / The William Hartnell Years Coming this Summer

The Doctors: Behind the Scenes Volume 1 & 2 - The Jon Pertwee Years / The William Hartnell Years - Available from 12 July and 30 August.

‘The Doctors’ compilation series of classic ‘Myth Makers’ interviews proved incredibly popular with fans of classic Doctor Who. Now, the creators of the series hope to complete issuing the entire catalogue of classic Doctor Who interviews with behind-the-scenes production staff taking centre stage (plus a few extras!).

The first in a planned series of 13 new titles, The Doctors: The Jon Pertwee Years Behind The Scenes Vol. 1, contains interviews with the men and women who brought the Jon Pertwee era of the show to life including Doctor Who legends Barry Letts (Producer), Terrance Dicks (Script Editor/Writer), Don Houghton (Writer), Christopher Barry (Director), Paul Bernhard (Director), plus bonus interviews with actors Anna Barry, Damaris Hayman, Terance Lodge and Valentine Palmer! And presented by “voice of the Daleks” Nicholas Briggs.

The second compilation will be The Doctors: The William Hartnell Years Behind The Scenes will contain interviews with the team who created history by bringing the Doctor’s ground-breaking first incarnation to television screens. Hear from Verity Lambert (Producer), Waris Hussain (Director), Donald Tosh (Script Editor), Tristram Cary (Composer), John Wiles (Producer), Dennis Spooner (Writer) and Paul Erickson (Writer), plus bonus interviews with actors Lyn Ashley, Suzanne Carroll, John Cater, Edward De Souza, and Fiona Walker!

For all Doctor Who fans, these special collector’s editions feature over five hours of pure nostalgia, which will give you a whole new insight into the making of your favourite science fiction series!

Each set will be limited to just 1000 double DVD sets.

Certificate: E
Limited Edition: 1000 copies each
Pre-order direct from: https://timetraveltv.com/programme/545

The Doctors: The Jon Pertwee Years Behind the Scenes Volume 1 is available on 2-disc DVD 12 July 2021

The Doctors: The William Hartnell Years Behind the Scenes Volume 2 is available on 2-disc DVD 30 August 2021

Featured & promotional images courtesy of Witchfinder PR

Samuel L. Jackson’s critically acclaimed ENSLAVED coming to DVD & Digital from 19th April

Dazzler Media proudly presents Enslaved, an extraordinarily moving series with Hollywood legend and human rights activist Samuel L. Jackson taking us on a powerful and personal journey. It's available to own on DVD & Digital from 19th April. 

In this extraordinarily moving series, Hollywood legend and human rights activist Samuel L. Jackson takes us on a powerful and personal journey.

Exploring four centuries of slavery, Jackson travels the globe to reveal stories of suffering and greed, resistance, cultures left behind, accomplishment and hope. With investigative journalists Afua Hirsch and Simcha Jacobovici, Jackson unpacks the history of the transatlantic slave trade. He also teams up with an elite group of divers from Diving With a Purpose (DWP) to find and dive for six sunken slave ships. The series provides penetrating new insights and points of view - discovering the legacy of the slave trade in contemporary global culture.

“A highly personal exploration” ★★★★★ The i Paper

“A brutally poignant history of the slave trade” ★★★★ The Guardian 

“This excellent series is no vanity project” ★★★★ The Telegraph

Dazzler Media presents Enslaved on DVD & Digital from 19th April.

Pre-order on Amazon: www.amazon.co.uk/Enslaved-Samuel-L-Jackson-DVD/dp/B08WJNTR5R 

Featured & promotional images: Enslaved, courtesy of Dazzler Media, The Warrior Agency

What to Watch on Disney+ Star this Weekend

Disney+ Star launched this week for international subscribers and dropped a tonne of sweet films; from high adventure, classics 80's action, beloved comedies and cult classics, it's one of the best content drops of the streaming era. Here are 10 films we're looking forward to watching over the coming days.

1. Commando (1985) 

Retired Special Forces soldier John Matrix (Arnold Schwarzenegger) lives with daughter Jenny (Alyssa Milano) in isolation, but his privacy is disturbed by former commander Franklin Kirby (James Olson), who warns him that his fellow soldiers are getting killed one by one. After Kirby leaves, Jenny is kidnapped by former Latin American dictator Arius (Dan Hedaya), who wants Matrix to restore him to power. Instead, Matrix sets out to take down the rogue leader and rescue his daughter.

Directed by Mark L. Lester. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rae Dawn Chong, Vernon Wells, Bill Duke, David Patrick Kelly, Alyssa Milano, Dan Hedaya. 

2. Conan the Barbarian (1982)

Orphaned boy Conan (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is enslaved after his village is destroyed by the forces of vicious necromancer Thulsa Doom (James Earl Jones), and is compelled to push "The Wheel of Pain" for many years. Once he reaches adulthood, Conan sets off across the prehistoric landscape of the Hyborian Age in search of the man who killed his family and stole his father's sword. With beautiful warrior Valeria (Sandahl Bergman) and archer Subotai (Gerry Lopez), he faces a supernatural evil.

Directed by John Milius. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones, Mako, Sandahl Bergman, Max Von Sydow, Gerry Lopez.

3. Crimson Tide (1995)

After the Cold War, a breakaway Russian republic with nuclear warheads becomes a possible worldwide threat. U.S. submarine Capt. Frank Ramsey (Gene Hackman) signs on a relatively green but highly recommended Lt. Cmdr. Ron Hunter (Denzel Washington) to the USS Alabama, which may be the only ship able to stop a possible Armageddon. When Ramsay insists that the Alabama must act aggressively, Hunter, fearing they will start rather than stop a disaster, leads a potential mutiny to stop him.

Directed by Tony Scott. Starring Gene Hackman, Denzel Washington, Vigo Mortensen, Steve Zahn, Matt Craven, James Gandolfini.

4. Con Air (1997)

Just-paroled army ranger Cameron Poe (Nicolas Cage) is headed back to his wife (Monica Potter), but must fly home aboard a prison transport flight dubbed "Jailbird" with some of the worst criminals living. Along with Diamond Dog (Ving Rhames) and Baby-O (Mykelti Williamson), genius serial killer Cyrus "The Virus" Grissom (John Malkovich) unleashes a violent escape plot in mid-flight. Secretly working with U.S. Marshall Vince Larkin (John Cusack), Poe tries to foil Grissom's plan.

Directed by Simon West. Starring Nicolas Cage, John Malkovich, John Cusack, Steve Buscemi, Dave Chappelle, Ving Rhames, Danny Trejo, Colm Meaney.

5. Encino/California Man (1992)

California teen Dave Morgan (Sean Astin) is digging a pit for a pool in his backyard when he happens upon a caveman frozen in a block of ice. Aided by his goofy friend Stoney (Pauly Shore), Dave transports their discovery to his garage, where the Neanderthal thaws and is revived. When Dave and Stoney find the living and thoroughly bewildered caveman, they attempt to pass him off as a foreign exchange student named Link (Brendan Fraser), resulting in many misadventures.

Directed by Les Mayfield. Starring Brendan Fraser, Sean Astin, Pauly Shore, Megan Ward.

6. Starship Troopers (1997)

In the distant future, the Earth is at war with a race of giant alien insects. Little is known about the Bugs except that they are intent on the eradication of all human life. But there was a time before the war... A Mobile Infantry travels to distant alien planets to take the war to the Bugs. They are a ruthless enemy with only one mission: Survival of their species no matter what the cost.

Directed by Paul Verhoeven. Starring Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards, Neil Patrick Harris, Jake Busey, Dina Meyer, Michael Ironside, Clancy Brown.

7. Can't Buy Me Love (1987)

Nerdy high schooler Ronald Miller (Patrick Dempsey) rescues cheerleader Cindy Mancini (Amanda Peterson) from parental punishment after she accidentally destroys her mother's designer clothes. Ronald agrees to pay for the $1,000 outfit on one condition: that she will act as though they're a couple for an entire month. As the days pass, however, Cindy grows fond of Ronald, making him popular. But when Ronald's former best friend gets left behind, he realizes that social success isn't everything.

Directed by Steve Rash. Starring Patrick Dempsey, Amanda Peterson, Courtney Gains, Tina Caspary, Seth Green.

8. Ed Wood (1994)

Because of his eccentric habits and bafflingly strange films, director Ed Wood (Johnny Depp) is a Hollywood outcast. Nevertheless, with the help of the formerly famous Bela Lugosi and a devoted cast and crew of show-business misfits who believe in Ed's off-kilter vision, the filmmaker is able to bring his oversize dreams to cinematic life. Despite a lack of critical or commercial success, Ed and his friends manage to create an oddly endearing series of extremely low-budget films.

Directed by Tim Burton. Starring Johnny Depp, Martin Landau, Sarah Jessica Parker, Patricia Arquette, Bill Murray. 

9. Grosse Point Blank (1997)

After assassin Martin Blank (John Cusack) has trouble focusing on his work, resulting in a failed assignment, he returns to his hometown, Grosse Point, Mich., for his 10-year high school reunion. There he meets Debi Newberry (Minnie Driver), an old girlfriend that he stood up for the prom. Martin's secretary (Joan Cusack) sets up a hit for him while he is in town, but Martin starts to reconsider his life. Meanwhile, he is hounded by an unstable rival hit man, Grocer (Dan Aykroyd).

Directed by George Armitage. Starring John Cusack, Minnie Driver, Alan Arkin, Dan Aykroyd, Joan Cusack, Jeremy Piven.

10. Ladyhawke (1985)

Upon breaking out of a dungeon, youthful thief Phillipe Gaston (Matthew Broderick) befriends Capt. Navarre (Rutger Hauer), a man with a strange secret. Navarre and his lover Lady Isabeau d'Anjou (Michelle Pfeiffer) were cursed by the wicked Bishop of Aquila (John Wood), who desires Lady Isabeau for himself. His dark magic prevents the pair from ever being in each other's presence except at twilight, so they enlist Gaston in a dangerous plot to overthrow the Bishop and break his evil enchantment.

Directed by Richard Donner. Starring Alex Serra, Alfred Molina, Giancarlo Prete, John Wood, Ken Hutchison, Leo McKern, Loris Loddi, Matthew Broderick, Michelle Pfeiffer, Rutger Hauer.

The Mandalorian Season 2 Trailer is Here

"The songs of eons past tell of battles between Mandalore the Great, and an order of sorcerers called Jedi." 

The Mandalorian and the Child continue their journey, facing enemies and rallying allies as they make their way through a dangerous galaxy in the tumultuous era after the collapse of the Galactic Empire

The new season of The Mandalorian starts streaming Friday 30 October only on Disney+.

Watch the new trailer below.

The Mandalorian stars Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Carl Weathers and Giancarlo Esposito. Directors for the new season include Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rick Famuyiwa, Carl Weathers, Peyton Reed and Robert Rodriguez. Showrunner Jon Favreau serves as executive producer along with Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Wilson, with Karen Gilchrist serving as co-executive producer.

Featured image & promotion art: The Mandalorian Season 2, Disney, Lucasfilm

The Boys Are Back in Season 2 Teaser Trailer

In a more intense, more desperate Season 2 of THE BOYSButcher, Hughie and the team reel from their losses in Season 1.

On the run from the law, they struggle to fight back against the Superheroes. As Vought, the company that manages the heroes, cashes in on the panic over the threat of Supervillains, and a new hero, Stormfront, shakes up the company and challenges an already unstable Homelander.

Check out the trailer below...

The Boys is an irreverent take on what happens when superheroes, who are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians and as revered as Gods, abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. It's the powerless against the super powerful as The Boys embark on a heroic quest to expose the truth about "The Seven", and their formidable Vought backing.

Featured Image: The Boys (2020), Amazon Prime Video

Gangs of London Coming to Blu-Ray & Digital

Fresh from stunning TV audiences, Gangs of London makes its way to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital platforms from 27 July, taking viewers back for an immersive journey into the hidden heart of the capital.
Created by visionary, award-winning filmmakers, Gareth Evans and Matt Flannery of The Raid film franchise, the series stars a multi-talented ensemble cast including Joe Cole
(Peaky Blinders), Sope Dirisu (Humans), Colm Meaney (Layer Cake), Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones) and Lucian Msamati (His Dark Materials). 

Set in the heart of one of the world's most dynamic and multicultural cities, Gangs of London tells the story of a city torn apart by the turbulent power struggles of the international gangs that control it, and the sudden power vacuum that's created when the head of London's most powerful crime family is assassinated. For 20 years, Finn Wallace (Meaney) was the most powerful criminal in London. Billions of pounds flowed through his organisation each year, but now he's dead and nobody knows who ordered the hit.

With rivals everywhere, it's up to the impulsive Sean Wallace (Cole), with the help of the Dumani family, to take his father's place. If the situation wasn't dangerous enough, Sean's assumption of power causes ripples in the world of international crime.

Now, the one man who might be able to help him and become his ally is Elliot Finch (Dirisu) who, up until now, has been a lowlife chancer with a mysterious interest in the Wallace family. But as the wind of fate blows, Elliot finds himself transported to the inner circle of the largest criminal organisation in London.

“A thrilling dose of capital punishment” ★★★★ THE GUARDIAN

“The most addictive wince-inducing thriller in years” ★★★★1/2 METRO

Behind-the-scenes featurettes: • The Action • The Power • The Soldier • The Families • The World

Featured Image: Gangs of London, Dazzler Media, The Warrior Agency

Vagrant Queen: Season One on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital from 13th July 2020

Season One of the vibrant Space Opera Vagrant Queen lands on DVD and Digital this July. 

She’s a royal gone rogue! Based on the comic of the same name, this colourful, trend-setting “space opera” adventure series follows Elida, child queen turned orphan who scavenges the galaxy, attempting to stay hidden from the Republic government. She must embark on a dangerous quest across the galaxy with an old friend, facing cannibalistic aliens, dangerous planets, shootouts and karaoke. And with episodes titled "Yippee Ki Yay" and "Temple of Doom", get ready for a fun ride.

Dazzler Media presents Vagrant Queen: Season One on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital from 13th July 2020.

Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Vagrant-Queen-Season-1-DVD/dp/B085RRZFHD/ 

Featured Image & Promo Art: Vagrant Queen (2020 - ) Dazzler Media, The Warrior Agency

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