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Hoyts Distribution Newsletter, September 2008


Hoyts Distribution Newsletter, September 2008


EARTH - Now Showing Ak, 25 September (Wgtn & Dun), 6 November (Chch & Ham)
Five years in the making, EARTH takes audiences on an unforgettable journey around the planet, using the sun as our guide, and three engrossing characters to tell its story. Narrated by Patrick Stewart and with music composed and conducted by George Fenton, EARTH offers us a chance to recognise and celebrate the beauty of our planet; whilst at the same time it serves as a timely reminder of the ecological fragility of our planet and the creatures that live on it.
Cast: Mother Nature
Directed by: Alastair Fothergill
Run time: 95 minutes
Film censorship: G
Trailer censorship: G
Genre: Documentary
Country of origin: UK
Materials available: Trailers, posters, flyers, EPKs, globes
Suggested trailering on: 2nd Hand Wedding, Mamma Mia, Get Smart, Charlie Bartlett, Closing The Ring, Married Life, Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day, Edge Of Heaven, Apron Strings, Star Wars, Kung Fu Panda, Paris, Mrs Ratcliffe’s Revolution, Sharkwater, Then She Found Me, The Forbidden Kingdom, Son Of Rambow, The King Of Kong, Un Secret, The Counterfeiters, Wall-E, Angus Thongs and Perfect Snogging, The Rocker, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Journey To The Centre Of The Earth
Website: http://www.loveearth.com/uk/film

THE FORBIDDEN KINGDOM - 4 September 2008
East meets West and kung-fu legends collide as Jackie Chan and Jet Li square off in the fists-a-flying THE FORBIDDEN KINGDOM. Based on the classical Chinese novel JOURNEY TO THE WEST, the film begins in modern-day Boston. There, while teenage kung-fu flick enthusiast Jason is buying bootleg DVDs from his favourite shopkeeper, Old Hop (Chan), he is drawn to an ancient golden staff. When a local bully forces weakling Jason to help rob Old Hop, Jason escapes with the staff and is magically transported to ancient China. He is soon rescued from the forces of the Jade Warlord by Lu Yan (Chan), a raggedy wanderer whose wine-guzzling ways conceal his kung-fu mastery. Yan reveals the truth of the staff, and that Jason is the fabled Seeker who must return it to the Monkey King (Li) to prevent the warlord's evil plans. The two are joined in their quest by a kung-fu master, Silent Monk (Li), and a beautiful orphan (Liu Yifei) who harbours her own personal vendetta. Despite their differences, the two masters teach Jason the ways of the kung-fu warrior. Jason must bring his newfound skills and courage to bear if he is to save one world and return to his own.
Choreographed by action impresario Woo-ping Yuen (THE MATRIX, KILL BILL) and shot on location in China, THE FORBIDDEN KINGDOM is an adventure about the importance of working together and the value of believing in one's abilities.
Cast: Jet Li, Jackie Chan, Michael Angarano
Directed by: Rob Minkoff
Run time: 104 minutes
Film censorship: M Contains violence
Trailer censorship: PG
Genre: Action/Adventure
Country of origin: USA
Materials available: Posters, trailers, EPKs
Suggested trailering on: Kung Fu Panda, Get Smart, The Dark Knight, The X-Files, Wanted, Star Wars, Tropic Thunder, Hellboy 2, The Strangers, The Mummy, Earth
Website: http://www.forbiddenkingdommovie.com


UN SECRET - 11 September 2008
Adapted by Claude Miller from Philippe Grimbert's autobiographical novel, this is a splendid and moving saga of a Jewish family in post-war Paris, told through the eyes of a frail & intelligent young boy who senses something is amiss with his beautiful parents (Cécile De France & Patrick Bruel). On his fifteenth birthday a family friend tells him a shattering truth — tying his family's past to the Holocaust — that may enable him to develop his own sense of self.
Cast: Mathieu Amalric, Cecile De France, Patrick Bruel, Ludivine Sagnier
Directed by: Claude Miller
Run time: 100 minutes
Film censorship: M Contains violence and sexual references
Trailer censorship: PG
Genre: Drama
Country of origin: France
Materials available: Posters, trailers, flyers
Suggested trailering on: 2nd Hand Wedding, Sex And The City, Mamma Mia, Get Smart, Charlie Bartlett, Married Life, Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day, Edge Of Heaven, Apron Strings, Earth, Prague, Paris, Mrs Ratcliffe’s Revolution, Then She Found Me, Son Of Rambow, Sharkwater, The King Of Kong, The Counterfeiters
Website: http://www.unsecret-lefilm.com


THE KING OF KONG - 11 September 2008 - Limited
In the early 1980s, legendary Billy Mitchell set a Donkey Kong record that stood for almost 25 years. This documentary follows the assault on the record by Steve Wiebe, an earnest teacher from Washington who took up the game while unemployed. Wiebe travels to Florida hoping Mitchell will face him for the 2007 Guinness World Records. Will the mind-game-playing Mitchell engage; who will end up holding the record?
Cast: Steve Wiebe, Billy Mitchell
Directed by: Seth Gordon
Run time: 78 minutes
Film censorship: PG Contains coarse language
Trailer censorship: PG
Genre: Documentary
Country of origin: USA
Materials available: Posters, trailers, please contact us if you require stills
Suggested trailering on: 2nd Hand Wedding, Prague, Son Of Rambow, Sharkwater, Un Secret, The Counterfeiters, REC, Up The Yangtze
Website: http://www.billyvssteve.com


THE EDGE OF LOVE - 2 October 2008
Two feisty, free-spirited women are connected by the brilliant, charismatic poet who loves them both. The passion and pathos of legendary poet Dylan Thomas is told through the lives of two extraordinary women.
Cast: Keira Knightly, Sienna Miller, Cillian Murphy, Matthew Rhys
Directed by: John Maybury
Run time: 106 minutes
Film censorship: M Contains violence and sexual references
Trailer censorship: M
Genre: Drama/Romance
Country of origin: UK
Materials available: Posters, trailers
Suggested trailering on: 2nd Hand Wedding, Mamma Mia, Get Smart, Charlie Bartlett, Married Life, Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day, Edge Of Heaven, Apron Strings, Then She Found Me, Prague, Earth, Paris, Mrs Ratcliffe’s Revolution, Son Of Rambow, Sharkwater, Un Secret, The Counterfeiters, Rain Of The Children, Rocket Post, Where In The World Is Osama Bin Laden, The Duchess
Website: http://www.theedgeoflove.co.uk


WHERE IN THE WORLD IS OSAMA BIN LADEN? - 2 October 2008 - Limited
Oscar nominated filmmaker Morgan Spurlock takes on a franchise even more lethal than McDonald’s - Al Qaeda. And after this real life action thriller is over, the world may never be the same.
With no military experience, knowledge or expertise, Morgan Spurlock sets off to do what the CIA, FBI and U.S. military have all failed to do: find the world’s most wanted man.
Cast: Morgan Spurlock
Directed by: Morgan Spurlock
Run time: 90 minutes
Film censorship: M Contains offensive language
Trailer censorship: PG
Genre: Documentary
Country of origin: USA
Materials available: Posters, trailers, please contact us if you require stills
Suggested trailering on: 2nd Hand Wedding, Prague, Son Of Rambow, Sharkwater, Un Secret, The Counterfeiters, REC, Up The Yangtze, The King Of Kong
Website: http://www.whereisobl.com


BRIDESHEAD REVISITED - 23 October 2008
BRIDESHEAD REVISITED, the epic novel of life, death and spiritual renewal among the English Catholic gentry, is widely described as Evelyn Waugh's greatest work. Whilst at Oxford University a chance encounter with the charming and decadent Sebastian Flyte, son of Lord Marchmain, draws Charles Ryder into the exclusive world of British high society. For the impressionable Charles, Sebastian's world of money, glamour and outrageous behaviour makes for a seductive cocktail. Sebastian takes Charles under his wing and when he's invited to 'Brideshead', the Flyte family's magnificent ancestral home, Charles becomes infatuated with Julia, Sebastian’s beautiful sister.
Cast: Emma Thompson, Ben Whishaw, Michael Gambon, Matthew Goode
Directed by: Julian Jarrold
Run time: 133 minutes
Film censorship: M Contains sex scenes
Trailer censorship: PG
Genre: Drama
Country of origin: UK
Materials available: Posters, trailers, standees, EPKs
Suggested trailering on: 2nd Hand Wedding, Mamma Mia, Get Smart, Charlie Bartlett, Married Life, Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day, Edge Of Heaven, Apron Strings, Then She Found Me, Prague, Earth, Paris, Mrs Ratcliffe’s Revolution, Son Of Rambow, Sharkwater, Un Secret, The Counterfeiters, Rain Of The Children, Rocket Post, Where In The World Is Osama Bin Laden, The Edge Of Love, The Duchess
Website: http://www.bridesheadrevisited-themovie.com


SAW 5 - 30 October 2008
In the fifth instalment of the SAW franchise, Hoffman is seemingly the last person alive to carry on the Jigsaw legacy. But when his secret is threatened, Hoffman must go on the hunt to eliminate all loose ends.
Cast: Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, Scott Patterson
Directed by: David Hackl
Run time: TBC
Film censorship: TBC
Trailer censorship: TBC
Genre: Horror
Country of origin: USA
Materials available: Posters, trailers (to arrive this month)
Suggested trailering on: The Dark Knight, The X-Files, Wanted, Tropic Thunder, Hellboy 2, The Strangers, The Mummy, REC, Step Brothers, The Rocker, Eagle Eye, Mongol, Babylon A.D., Max Payne, Burn After Reading, Pineapple Express, Choke
Website: http://www.saw5.com


Coming Soon:
In Bruges - Starring: Colin Farrell, Ralph Fiennes, Brendan Gleeson
And When Did You Last See Your Father? - Starring: Colin Firth, Jim Broadbent, Juliette Stevenson
My Best Friend’s Girl - Starring: Kate Hudson, Dane Cook, Jason Biggs
Twilight - Starring: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson
The Spirit - Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L Jackson, Eva Mendes


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