July’s Signature Entertainment Slate Has Alien Invasions, Mobsters And Werewolves

The sun maybe out (for now), Signature Entertainment has your back covered when comes to those wanting some  good old fashioned entertainment. It’s the first day of July  and this month has alien invasions, mobsters with cakes and werewolves  but whodunnit?

Witch Hunt (97mins)

Hunted. Persecuted. Executed. The witch trials come to life in modern day America and no one is safe from the persecution or execution. Claire (Gideon Adlon – The Craft: Legacy) and her mother (Elizabeth Mitchell – The Expanse, The Purge: Election Year) are part of an underground movement in charge of ferrying women accused of witchcraft to safety. All is well in their world until a new charge brings the witch hunters to their door. Will they escape with their lives or will they also be charged with the ungodly crime of being a witch? Let the WITCH HUNT begin.

Signature Entertainment presents Witch Hunt on DVD and Digital Platforms 5th July

Lapsis (108mins)

Your life belongs to the machine… Struggling to support himself and his brother, Ray (Dean Imperial) takes up work in the gig economy, laying cable to connect mysterious floating cubes. His new job is strange and highly pressured but extremely lucrative. As time passes his job becomes automated and he finds himself racing to complete his tasks before the robot cablers sharing his route. With this added pressure and growing hostility from those on the trail with him, will Ray even make it through the day? Also starring Madeline Wise and Babe Howard, Lapsis was written and directed by Noah Hutton.

Signature Entertainment presents Lapsis on Digital Platforms 5th July

Occupation Rainfall (Cert 15, 128mins)

Avatar meets Star Wars meets Independence Day. From the VFX team behind The Last Jedi and Blade Runner 2049, Occupation Rainfall is a sci-fi action epic with an all-star cast including Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter), Temuera Morrison (The Mandalorian) and Ken Jeong (The Hangover). After an intergalactic invasion of Earth, where survivors are fighting back in a desperate ground war, the resistance uncover a plot that could see the war come to a decisive end for mankind. With the alien invaders hell-bent on making Earth their new home, the race is on to save the planet. Occupation Rainfall Is an explosive sci-fi extravaganza that grips from start to thrilling finish, written and directed by Luke Sparke.

Signature Entertainment presents Occupation Rainfall in Cinemas and on Premium Digital 9th July

Black Medicine

Black Medicine is a suspenseful thriller, set in the heart of the Irish crime underbelly, starring Amybeth McNulty (Anne with an E, Morgan), Orla Brady (Fringe, American Horror Story) and Antonia Campbell-Hughes (Kelly + Victor). Jo is a black-market medic who carries out illegal operations for the criminal underworld. When she gives refuge to a young girl, she must choose between breaking her medical oath or crossing her ruthless employers. Black Medicine was written and directed by Screen International Star of Tomorrow 2020 winner Colum Eastwood.

Signature Entertainment presents Black Medicine on Digital Platforms 12th July

Trigger Point

One man, one grudge and a target on his back. Disgraced U.S Secret Agent Nicolas Shaw is pulled out of hiding one last time into a world of death and espionage. With his skills put to the ultimate test and a small window of time to save a former colleague, Nicolas must resort to desperate measures in order to complete one last mission. Barry Pepper (The Green Mile, Saving Private Ryan)  takes the lead in this masterclass of action-suspense in TRIGGER POINT.

Signature Entertainment presents Trigger Point on Digital Platforms 12th July

Saving Grace (94mins, 15 Cert)

The who’s who of British acting & comedy elite star in the darkly comic Golden Globe nominated crime drama. Starring Brenda Blethyn, Martin Clunes, Bill Bailey and Tchéky Karyo. From Nigel Cole, the director of Made in Dagenham and Calendar Girls & written by Mark Crowdy (Doc Martin). Grace Trevethan’s idyllic life on the Cornish coast is turning upside down. Faced with her husband’s untimely death, a mountain of debt, a former mistress and the prospect of losing her beautiful manor house, Grace decides to put her green fingers to work. Desperate times call for desperate measures and with a little prompting from her now under-employed gardener Matthew, Grace swaps her prize-winning orchids for marijuana. Together, they convert her state-of-the-art greenhouse into what she hopes will be their goldmine and salvation. Valuable as marijuana is, it’s not a currency the bank recognises. So, Grace leaves the safety of her Cornish village to sell her produce to the menacing underworld of London’s Notting Hill. The pressures of her new-found enterprise begin to catch up with her, as gangsters, debt collectors and the police are in hot pursuit. Will Grace Trevethan, fine upstanding member of the local community turn to a life of crime?

Signature Entertainment presents Saving Grace on Digital Platforms 12th July & Amazon Prime Video 13th August

Alone (Cert 15, 98mins)

Alone is a tense and tightly-wound thriller from John Hyams, director of Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning and the upcoming Maniac Cop remake. Jessica (Jules Willcox, Bloodline) drives on a long, lonely stretch of road in the Pacific Northwest. Attempting to rebound from a tragic loss, she’s packed up her belongings and is headed back to her hometown to restart her life. Also on this stretch of road is a Man (Marc Menchaca, Ozark) who, at first, seems harmless enough, but keeps showing up in the same places as Jessica. It’s no coincidence. The Man has hostile plans for her, and once in his clutches she has to fight her way out to safety somewhere in the wilderness, away from civilization, away from any help and away from the devious psychotic out to destroy her. And she’ll have to face it all alone.

BLU-RAY EXTRAS:
The making of Alone feature commentary by director John Hyams courtesy of Rogue Commentary Podcast (2021)
John Hyams interview by HOST writer Jed Shepherd (May 2021)

Signature Entertainment presents Alone on Blu-ray from 12th July and Digital Platforms now | Our review

The Birthday Cake

The Godfather meets Layer Cake, The Birthday Cake is a hard-hitting and gripping mob-drama directed by Jimmy Giannopoulos with a murderous all-star cast including Ewan McGregor (Trainspotting), Val Kilmer (Top Gun), William Fichtner (Prison Break), Luis Guzmán (Traffic), Lorraine Bracco (Goodfellas), Emory Cohen (Brooklyn), Paul Sorvino (Goodfellas), Penn Padgley (You), Ashley Benson (Pretty Little Liars) and Shiloh Fernandez (Red Riding Hood), who is also co-writer with Diomedes Raul Bermudez. On one fateful evening, Gio, the son of a murdered mobster and the nephew of Brooklyn mob boss Angelo (Kilmer), carries on the family tradition of bringing a cake his mother baked to his uncle’s house for a celebration. Just two hours into the night, Gio’s life is forever changed as he begins to piece together what really happened to his father and ultimately comes face to face with the type of violence he has managed to avoid his whole life.

Signature Entertainment presents The Birthday Cake in Cinemas and on Premium Digital 16th July

Werewolves Within

Werewolves Within is a witty whodunnit horror directed by Josh Ruben (Scare Me) from a screenplay by Mishna Wolff, based on the video game of the same name. The film takes place in the small US town of Beaverfield, where a snowstorm has trapped a group of residents inside a local inn. Forest ranger Fin (Sam Richardson, Veep) and postal worker Cecily (Milana Vayntrub, Marvel’s New Warriors) seek to maintain peace among the residents and uncover the truth behind a mysterious and dangerous creature. The fun new film boasts a hilarious comedic ensemble cast also including Broadway star Cheyenne Jackson (American Horror Story), Sarah Burns (Big Little Lies) and Harvey Guillen (What We Do In The Shadows TV). Produced by Ubisoft Film and Television (Assassin’s Creed). The Hollywood Reporter recently described the film as a “hidden gem: John Carpenter meets Clue”.

Signature Entertainment presents Werewolves Within on Digital Platforms and DVD from 19th July

The God Committee
Who lives, who dies? They decide… Three patients wait to see if they will live or die as a hospital committee decides to grant a lifesaving heart transplant to one of them. Seven years later the committee members struggle with the consequences of that fateful decision. Starring Emmy Award winner Kelsey Grammer (Frasier, The Simpsons) and Julia Stiles (Hustlers, Orphan: First Kill), this film was written and directed by Austin Stark (The Runner).

Signature Entertainment presents The God Committee on Digital Platforms from 19th July

Plurality

Plurality is an action-packed whodunnit cyber thriller. After a bizarre bus accident, Ming Ze awakens from a coma to discover that his mind now shares the consciousness of four fellow passengers – all of them dead; all of them suspects in a serial kidnapping and murder case. To prove his own innocence, Ming evades capture by the police and tries to track down the killer’s only surviving victim. But in order to unmask the murderer’s true identity, Ming must first fight the monster within himself. Written and directed by Aozaru Shiao, with additional writing from Benjamin Lin, Plurality stars Tony Yo-ning Yang and Sandrine Pinna (The Rookies).

Signature Entertainment presents Plurality on Digital Platforms from 19th July

Vanquish (Cert 15, 94mins)

In this dynamic action thriller, Damon Hickey (Morgan Freeman, Se7en) a retired police commissioner, who has been dirty his whole career, blackmails his caretaker Victoria (Ruby Rose, John Wick: Chapter 2) by kidnapping her daughter and forcing her into her old job — doing five very dangerous pick-ups in one night. Crushed by the betrayal from the only man she ever trusted, Victoria fights her way through a sea of drug dealers and underworld thugs on a mission to save her daughter. As the night goes on, Victoria is confronted by her past and people who Damon has been protecting her from that all want her dead. Once she’s pushed to the very edge, she finds a kernel of redemption in Damon’s agenda. Vanquish is written and directed by George Gallo (Midnight Run).

Signature Entertainment presents Vanquish on Digital Platforms 23rd July and DVD 2nd August

All About Sex

Join Morgan, Casey and Sage in the sizzling, provocative and hilarious All About Sex. Three friends in their mid-20s navigate their professional and personal lives in the big city as they collide head on with the messy, hilarious and sometimes dreadful growing pains of adulthood. Written and directed by, as well as starring Dakota Gorman (Teen Wolf), All About Sex also stars Natalee Linez (Siren).

Signature Entertainment presents All About Sex on Digital Platforms 26th July

Coming To AMAZON PRIME

Rise of the Footsoldier 4: Marbella (Cert 18, 85 mins)

This time the boys are going international, with appearances from Jess Wright (TOWIE) and Conor Benn (professional boxer), alongside the original loveable-rogues Craig Fairbrass (Muscle), Terry Stone (Bonded by Blood), Roland Manookian (RocknRolla) amongst others. Fresh out of prison, Pat Tate (Craig Fairbrass) steps right back into his Essex nightclub business. But although the money is good, he can’t stop brooding about the man who had him put away. It’s not long before he’s off to Marbella to find Frank Harris and seek his revenge. But Harris is long dead and the middle-man Terry Fisher (Andrew Loveday) offers Pat the biggest drug deal of his life. Hammers, knives, crossbows and good old-fashioned fists are making their comeback in this iconic British crime thriller Rise of the Footsoldier 4: Marbella.
Signature Entertainment presents Rise of the Footsoldier 4: Marbella on Amazon Prime Video 2nd July

Prey (Cert 15, 81 mins)

Prey is a mysterious and gory chiller from horror powerhouse Blumhouse Productions the team behind Get Out, Us, The Purge, Sinister and Insidious. Toby (Logan Miller; Love, Simon), a high school senior struggling with behavioural problems, is placed on an uninhabited island in order to improve his ways. However, despite being told he is in isolation, he soon realizes he is not alone, teaming up with Madeleine (Kristine Froseth; Apostle), as they are pursued by a deadly entity. Reminiscent of cult hits Donnie Darko and Lost – is a mind-bending and disturbing new shocker. Prey for your life! Starring Logan Miller, Kristine Froseth and Joelene Anderson. Directed by horror maestro Franck Khalfoun (Maniac, P2).

Signature Entertainment presents Prey on Amazon Prime Video 9th July

A Good Woman is Hard to Find (Cert 18, 93mins)

This crowd-pleasing and violent kitchen-sink revenge thriller is a dark and daring journey through Northern Ireland’s criminal underbelly. Recently widowed mother of two Sarah (a tour-de-force Sarah Bolger, Mayans M.C.) is desperate to know who murdered her husband in front of their young son, rendering him mute. Coerced into helping a low-life drug-dealer, she’s forced to go beyond her humanity to protect her children and learn the truth. Directed by Abner Pastoll. Starring Sarah Bolger, Edward Hogg, Andrew Simpson and Jane Brennan. Written by Academy Award® nominee and BAFTA winner Ronan Blaney. Our review

Signature Entertainment presents A Good Woman Is Hard To Find on Amazon Prime Video 16th July

The Operative (Cert 15, 112mins)

Munich meets Homeland in the taught and pacey psychological thriller The Operative, available on DVD and Digital platforms from 13th January. To celebrate the release of The Operative we have some DVD copies to give away. The film follows the story of Rachel (Diane Kruger, Inglourious Basterds), a rogue spy from Israel’s feared national intelligence force Mossad, vanishes without a trace while attending her father’s funeral in London. The only clue to her whereabouts is a cryptic phone call she places to her former handler Thomas (Martin Freeman, The Hobbit Trilogy), who is then summoned from Germany to Israel by Mossad. With Rachel’s life immersed in her assignments as part of a vast espionage effort against Iran’s nuclear program, Thomas must retrace her steps to determine what threats she may now pose to their operation, while also working to protect her. Based on the hit novel The English Teacher by Yiftach R. Atir, The Operative also stars Cas Anvar (Room, Argo), Yoav Levi (Zero Dark Thirty) and Ohad Knoller (Munich).

Signature Entertainment presents The Operative on Amazon Prime Video 23rd July