A challenging tale of chemically-enhanced romance, Irvine Welsh’s Ecstasy is our latest exclusive offering. Beyond that this week, here at blockbuster.co.uk we’re in an international mood, with monster laughs from Ireland, wartime drama from China and sweet romance from France. Come read all about it in the words just below!
A twisted tale that explores the euphoric highs and devastating lows of a chemical romance, this darkly comic, criminally-inclined, controversial romantic drama comes from the unique mind of Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh.
Adam Sinclair takes the lead as Lloyd, a lad on top of the world surrounded by gorgeous girls, great club sounds and a never-ending supply of the love drug, sustained by a smuggling sideline for the local drug boss. But after meeting the lovely Heather (Smallville’s Kristin Kreuk) he is forced to question if the love he feels is real or just another chemical high. Cracks appear in his world as he realises he wants out. If he can just pull off one last job, he’ll be free…
Co-starring former hobbit Billy Boyd, Ecstasy is a gritty and intoxicating tale of love and seduction with a pulsating soundtrack courtesy of Tiesto, Coldplay, Orbital, Paul Oakenfold and Primal Scream. Rent it now on Blu-ray and DVD, in store and online, exclusively from blockbuster.co.uk.
Waking Ned meets Gremlins in this cheeky Irish creature feature from Tormented director Jon Wright. On Erin Island, an idyllic rural fishing village off the coast of Ireland, Ciarán O’Shea (Richard Coyle), the charming but heavy-drinking local policeman, is tasked with greeting Lisa Nolan (Ruth Bradley), a straight-laced young officer who has just arrived off the ferry. Not that there’s much for them to do, aside from dealing with the occasional drunk, and that’s usually O’Shea himself.
But strange doings are afoot. The crew of a fishing boat disappears, whales start appearing dead on the shore and a local lobsterman catches a strange tentacled creature in his trap. Soon it becomes clear to one and all that there’s something big out there, and that it’s hungry. Rallying the villagers and arming the troops, after discovering the creatures don’t like alcohol, they immediately head to the pub… A lively monster movie delivering equal shares of gags and gore, Grabbers is a perfect late night treat. Buy or rent it now on Blu-ray and DVD, in store and online from blockbuster.co.uk.
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An inspiring tale of wartime heroism from acclaimed filmmaker Yimou Zhang, of Hero and House of Flying Daggers fame, The Flowers of War stars Oscar-winner and current box office champ Christian Bale. A powerful tale of love and war set in war-torn Thirties’ China, the film follows a band of outcasts who emerge as unlikely heroes from the shadows of a city’s occupation. Epic and intimate, heartfelt and provocative, The Flowers of War is available now to buy and rent on Blu-ray and DVD, in store and online from blockbuster.co.uk.
A sweet romantic comedy starring France’s queen of the genre, Audrey Tautou, Delicacy tells the life-affirming tale of a grieving widow who wakes to the possibilities of new love following a spontaneous kiss with a co-worker. Deftly made and played with delightful visual flourishes, this is perfect for the Amelie fan in your life. Buy or rent it on Blu-ray and DVD, in store and online from blockbuster.co.uk.