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Similar to many industries affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, over the past six months our DVD service experienced much disruption. During the lockdown period, we had to temporarily suspend the service, but as DVD releases are occurring again, we are now ready to re-launch with a batch of new DVDs that club leaders can order from our catalogue - starting with four exciting titles for all age groups.
These new releases include a blockbuster animated sequel, an ensemble murder mystery, a true story born from the #MeToo movement and a British indie film exploring gang culture on the streets of London. Into Film members can also look forward to us adding the remaining new releases to our catalogue over the next couple of months.
We'll have plenty more new titles to add to the catalogue in the coming weeks and months, as the industry catches up after its enforced hiatus, so keep an eye out for more new DVDs being added. For now, dive in and order the four exciting titles below.
Following the astonishing worldwide success of Frozen, this sequel to the animated musical brings back all of the much loved characters along with some new faces. Three years after the events of the first film, Elsa begins to hear a strange sound from the north which calls for her.
Together with her sister Anna and their friends they set off on an adventure that will take them beyond their homeland of Arendelle. Featuring much-loved characters inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen, Frozen II is a fantastical musical sequel celebrating fairy tales, storytelling and the power of friendship.
Elsa, Anna and their friends travel to an ancient forest within an enchanted land in order to save their kingdom.
Age group5–14 years
One of 2019's most talented casts came together for this excellent pastiche/love letter to the whodunit films of yesteryear. After celebrated novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead in his home the morning after his birthday party, a charismatic southern detective is brought in to determine whether foul play is afoot. Blending comedy and mystery together with great panache, Knives Out also tackles themes of race, immigration and privilege with deft subversion.
When the patriarch of a wealthy family is found dead after his 85th birthday, foul play is suspected in this modern twist on the classic whodunit.
Age group14+ years
Bombshell tackles the real-life incident that sent shock-waves through the media industry as three female news anchors at a conservative news network confront their boss over sexual harassment and toxic work culture. Inspired and fuelled by the #MeToo movement, this is a semi-fictionalised account of an important subjects that also balances itself out with personal and intimate character studies.
Shot on location in South London, this thoughtful drama about the recent rise in gang violence and postcode wars looks at it's effect, both subtle and hard-hitting, on the lives of young people as a friendship is brutally tested and lives are put at risk. This creative film, which blends original music by the director with a dramatic narrative about young black men growing up with difficult circumstances, explores relevant themes in an accessible way.
Two best friends are torn apart by gang culture and postcode wars in South London.
Age group16+ years
Do be on the lookout for our DVD release articles over the next few weeks as we will be highlighting a larger number of films than usual for students of all ages. These include a fascinating Charles Dickens adaptation, the arrival of the world's most famous hedgehog, 2019's Best Picture winner and a wartime box-office smash hit.
An important cinema re-release this week concerns the French classic La Haine in a new 4k restoration from the BFI. This monochromatic blast of energy concerns three young friends from various cultural backgrounds spending a night wandering the streets of a divided and dangerous Paris and has never truly felt more relevant in the 25 years since its release.
With cinemas having been officially reopened for a few weeks now, previous week's releases are still screening, giving audiences a rich palette to choose from. French crime drama Les Misérables offers an interesting contemporary partner to the previously aforementioned La Haine whereas Christopher Nolan's Tenet is still confounding and astounding audiences around the country.
Do remember to keep up with our New Releases articles each week to discover the fresh and exciting films for young people in cinemas around the country.
Tensions run high between an aggressive police unit and teenage gangs in suburban Paris.
Age group16+ years
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No. of films19
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