Alan Moore has been notorious in not liking film adaptations of his work. He was not a fan of Watchmen, V for Vendetta or From Hell. But he does not hate cinema. In fact he not only wrote a script for The Show, but he has a role. The Show takes us on a supernatural tour of Moore’s hometown of Northampton. Fletcher Dennis arrives in town looking for a man only to discover this isn’t a simple case. We’ve already review the film from when played theaters in the summer. Movie Review: The Show | Inside Pulse . Now you can watch the film at home when it shows up on digital in October and Blu-ray in November. Here’s the press release from Shout! Factory:
Fantasy Feature The Show Comes to Blu-ray™ and Digital This Fall
Darkly Playful Film Directed by Mitch Jenkins & Written by Alan Moore Arrives On Demand Everywhere October 5, 2021 and on Blu-ray™ November 23, 2021
A new fantasy mystery feature from the extraordinary mind of legendary graphic novel writer Alan Moore and directed by Mitch Jenkins (Show Pieces, Prisoners of Paradise), The Show will be available On Demand and Digital everywhere October 5, 2021 and on Blu-ray™ November 23, 2021.
This darkly playful and uncompromisingly original film stars Tom Burke (Mank, War & Peace), Siobhan Hewlett (Sherlock, Canterbury Tales), Ellie Bamber (Nocturnal Animals, Tony and Susan), Sheila Atim (Girl from the North Country, The Underground Railroad), Christopher Fairbank (Pirates of the Caribbean, The Fifth Element) and Alan Moore himself. The Blu-ray™ edition of the film comes with new bonus features, including a Welcome to The Show featurette which includes interviews with Alan Moore and Mitch Jenkins, as well as Show Pieces, the original short films on which The Show is based. Fans of the film can pre-order their copies now by visiting ShoutFactory.com for the Blu-ray™ and iTunes.com for the digital edition.
Fletcher Dennis (Burke), a man of many talents, passports and identities, arrives 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…Welcome to The Show.
The Show Blu-ray™ Bonus Features Welcome to The Show featurette, including exclusive interviews with Alan Moore and Mitch Jenkins.
Show Pieces Original Short Films
About Alan Moore Alan Moore, born in Northampton in 1953, is a writer, performer, recording artist, activist and magician. His comic-book work includes Lost Girls (2009) with Melinda Gebbie, From Hell (1991) with Eddie Campbell and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (for which he won a Bram Stoker Award in 2000) with Kevin O’Neill. He has worked with director Mitch Jenkins on the Show Pieces cycle of short films and on forthcoming feature film The Show, while his novels include Voice of the Fire (1996) and his epic Jerusalem (2016). He lives in Northampton with his wife and collaborator Melinda Gebbie.
About Mitch Jenkins Northampton native Mitch Jenkins, then shooting music videos for post-punk bands on the Beggar’s Banquet label, was commissioned to shoot comic book legend Alan Moore for Q magazine in 1986, which lead to a friendship and creative partnership the pair share to this day. Mitch spent much of his career as lead celebrity photographer for The Times Magazine and The Sunday Times Magazine, shooting high-profile covers of everyone from David Bowie to Kobe Bryant. In 2011, Mitch began work, directing a series of short films written by Alan Moore. These short films were released as a compendium under the name Show Pieces (2014) and were a precursor to their debut feature film THE SHOW. Mitch Jenkins lives in Northampton and is presently finishing his second feature.
About Shout! Studios Shout! Studios is the filmed entertainment production and distribution arm of Shout! Factory, specializing in all aspects of distribution, including theatrical, VOD, digital and broadcast. Reflecting Shout! Factory’s ongoing commitment to innovation and excellence, Shout! Studios champions and supports like-minded filmmakers and creators at the forefront of pop culture, driving creative expression and diversity in independent storytelling. Shout! Studios finances, produces, acquires and distributes an eclectic slate of movies, award-winning animated features, specialty films and series from rising and established talent, filmmakers and producers.
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