‘Jungleland’ Gets PVOD, Digital Purchase Release Four Days After Theatrical Debut

Vertical Entertainment’s Jungleland will be released on premium VOD and for digital purchase on Nov. 10 by Paramount Home Entertainment.

The home release comes four days after the film, about the bonds of brotherhood, gets a limited theatrical release.

Produced by Romulus Entertainment in association with Scott Free Productions and Big Red Films, Jungleland is directed and co-written by Max Winkler.

The film is about two brothers whose bond is tested as they hustle and scrape toward their slice of the American Dream.  Stanley (Charlie Hunnam, “Sons of Anarchy”) and Lion (Jack O’Connell, Unbroken) are brothers struggling to stay relevant in the underground world of bare-knuckle boxing.  When Stanley fails to pay back a dangerous crime boss, they’re forced to deliver an unexpected traveler  as they journey across the country for a high stakes fighting tournament.  While Stanley trains Lion for the fight of his life, a series of events threaten to tear the brothers apart, but their love for one another and belief in a better life keep them going in this gripping drama that proves family pulls no punches.

Jungleland premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.


Shout! Sets Home Date for Epic Actioner ‘The Rising Hawk’

Independent film distributor Shout! Studios has set an Oct. 2 home release date for the epic action movie The Rising Hawk.

The film, directed by John Wynn, will be available on VOD platforms and through digital retailers.

The Rising Hawk boasts an international cast that includes Robert Patrick (Terminator 2), Tommy Flanagan (“Sons of Anarchy”), Poppy Drayton (“The Shannara Chronicles”), Alex MacNicoll (“The Society,” which has just been canceled by Netflix due to the COVID-19 pandemic), Alison Doody (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade), Tsegmid Tserenbold (“Marco Polo”), Rocky Myers (“Animal Kingdom”), and Oliver Trevena (“The Reckoning” miniseries).

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The film is a collaboration between American and Ukrainian filmmakers. It was nominated for seven 2020 Ukrainian Academy Film Awards, winning three. An international team of filmmakers and actors were brought together from all over the world, including Ukraine, United States, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, England, Ireland, Scotland, and Germany, to film the movie.

The Rising Hawk takes place in a 13th Century Mongolian Empire following Zakhar Berkut (Robert Patrick) and his wife Rada (Alison Doody) as they lead a group of highlanders in the Carpathian Mountains. Unfortunately, their tranquil existence is soon threatened by Burunda Khan (Tsegmid Tserenbold), a powerful Mongolian general who leads his massive armies west in search of new lands to conquer.


Epic ‘300’ Returns Home in 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced that 300, filmmaker Zack Snyder’s 2006 action film set during the Persian invasion of Greece in 480 B.C., will be released Oct. 6 in a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc combo pack at a suggested retail price of $24.99.

The film, based on the 1998 comic series of the same name by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley, will also be available in 4K through digital retailers on that day.

The movie derives its name from the 300 Spartan warriors led by the heroic King Leonidas who challenged Xerxes and his massive Persian army at the ancient Battle of Thermopylae.  Facing insurmountable odds, they fought to the death to defend their honor and freedom, inspiring all of Greece to unite against the enemy.

300 earned $210.6 million in North American theaters, with a worldwide box office gross of $456 million.

The combo pack includes a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray with the film in 4K with HDR as well as a regular Blu-ray Disc of 300. The Blu-ray Disc will include more than three hours of previously released special features, including commentary from Zack Snyder. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc will feature a Dolby Atmos soundtrack remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. To experience Dolby Atmos at home, a Dolby Atmos-enabled AV receiver and additional speakers, or a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar, are required. Dolby Atmos soundtracks are also fully backward compatible with traditional audio configurations and legacy home entertainment equipment.