October 5, 2021
The fantasy mystery The Show from the mind of legendary graphic novel writer Alan Moore was released via VOD Oct. 5, with a Blu-ray Disc release planned for Nov. 23 from Shout! Factory.
Directed by Mitch Jenkins, The Show stars Tom Burke, Siobhan Hewlett, Ellie Bamber, Sheila Atim, Christopher Fairbank and Alan Moore himself.
The story involves Fletcher Dennis (Burke), a man of many talents, passports and identities, arriving in Northampton — a strange and haunted town in the heart of England as dangerous as he is. On a mission to locate a stolen artifact for his menacing client, Fletcher finds himself entangled in a twilight world populated with vampires, sleeping beauties, Voodoo gangsters, noir private eyes, and masked avengers. He quickly sinks into a bizarre and delirious black hole that is hidden just beneath the surface of this seemingly quiet town. Soon enough Fletcher discovers that dreams and reality have been blurred and there might no longer be a real world to go back to.
The Blu-ray edition of the film comes such extras as a “Welcome to The Show” featurette that includes interviews with Moore and Jenkins, as well as Show Pieces, the original short films on which The Show is based.