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 Posted:   Apr 1, 2014 - 6:27 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Drafthouse Films has announced the Blu-ray release of director Ben Wheatley's A Field in England, starring Michael Smiley, Reece Shearsmith, Julian Barratt, Peter Ferdinando, Richard Glover and Ryan Pope. Billed as a "psychedelic trip into magic and madness," the film will be available on Blu-ray on April 8th.

Synopsis: England, 1648 AD. A small group of deserters flee from a raging battle through an overgrown field. They are captured by two men: O'Neil (Smiley) and Cutler (Pope). O'Neil, an alchemist, forces the group to aid him in his search to find a hidden treasure that he believes is buried in the field. Crossing a vast mushroom dowcircle, which provides their first meal, the group quickly descend into a chaos of arguments, fighting and paranoia. As it becomes clear that the treasure might be something other than gold, they slowly become victim to the terrifying energies trapped inside the field.

This is the fourth feature film from writer/director Ben Wheatley, whose credits include the highly acclaimed thriller Kill List, the Edgar Wright-produced 2012 Cannes Film Festival selection Sightseers, Down Terrace, and a segment in anthology horror film The ABCs Of Death.

With a new feature, the JG Ballard adaptation High Rise, currently in pre-production with Tom Hiddleston attached to star, Wheatley and producers Claire Jones and Andy Starke assembled A Field In England with financing via Film4's talent and ideas arm, Film 4.0, headed up by Anna Higgs.

Tech specs and special features have yet to be detailed.

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=13616

 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2014 - 8:01 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Hm. I imported the UK version. It was plenty cheap. I know the movie didn't work for some, but I thought it was a blast.

 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2014 - 11:26 AM   
 By:   WILLIAMDMCCRUM   (Member)

It was certainly different.

I dunno if it was made using alchemical principles, like Fellini's Satyricon, but it certainly had a loony alchemist in it, and it's a sadly true picture of human conditions. Quite funny in places. Nicely shot too, and low budget for the most part. Keeps you riveted. A sort of 'Waiting for Godot' meets 'Witchfinder General'.

 
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