So here’s something we’ve never seen happen before. Ben Wheatley’s A Field in England will be the first UK film released simultaneously in cinemas, on DVD, free TV and VoD. Yes, you read that right.
Film4, Picturehouse Entertainment, 4DVD, Film4 Channel and the BFI Distribution Fund are partnering on the day-and-date release, which will take place on July 5 [Friday]. A digital masterclass designed to immerse audiences in the making of the film will also launch around release, developed by Film4.0 in partnership with the filmmakers.
The English Civil War-set film stars Michael Smiley (Kill List), Peter Ferdinando (Tony), Reece Shearsmith (The League of Gentlemen), Julian Barratt (The Mighty Boosh), Richard Glover (Sightseers) and Ryan Pope (Ideal).
In the war-torn English countryside in 1648, a small group of deserters flee the raging battle through an overgrown field. They are captured and forced to help one of their captors in his search to find hidden treasure he believes is buried in the field. The group descends into a chaos of arguments, fighting, and paranoia, and as it becomes clear that the treasure might be something other than gold, they gradually become victim to the terrifying energies trapped inside the field.
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