FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEWAN MCGREGOR, ALAN CUMMING, TOM WILKINSON, STEPHEN MERCHANT AND TIMOTHY SPALL STAR IN THE NEWEST EXPORT FROM ENGLAND, SUPERMARIONATION-STYLE “JACKBOOTS ON WHITEHALL”
AVAILABLE IN THE U.S. ON DVD, VOD AND DIGITAL JULY 26, 2011
NEW YORK, NY (June 8, 2011) – Today’s top actors from England and Scotland get together and voice the hilarious new spoof on World War II, JACKBOOTS ON WHITEHALL– made with the latest technology from the U.K.’s own puppetry filmmaking technique, supermarionation. England’s Digital Spy calls JACKBOOTS ON WHITEHALL “Team America crashing headfirst into Inglourious Basterds.”
On July 26, New Video’s Flatiron Film Company will boldly release this World War II farce for the first time in the U.S. across cable VOD, digital platforms and DVD.
The world’s future is in their tiny plastic hands.
World War II: What if Nazis seized London and all of England had to band together? When scarily campy Nazi leaders invade by drilling under the English Channel and up through the cobblestones on Whitehall, Churchill leaves his quiet retirement with a cat that looks like Hitler to issue a call to arms from his bunker under Downing Street. Chris, a young farm worker with large hands, rallies the village to fight the good fight — including an alcoholic Vicar, the oldest man in the town, several idiots, a random Frenchman and Bobby Fiske, a swearing American who believes he’s battling Russia.
“At times brilliant satire, at others simply silly fun.”—IndieWire
“Truly stellar work on the technical end…a cult hit in the making.” – Twitch Film
This comedic feature film debut from Scottish brothers Edward and Rory McHenry, has an all-star cast of voices including Ewan McGregor (Trainspotting/Star Wars Trilogy), Alan Cumming (X2/The Good Wife), Stephen Merchant (The Office), Dominic West (The Wire/300), Rosamund Pike (Die Another Day/An Education), Tom Wilkinson (The Green Hornet/Michael Clayton), Timothy Spall (The King’s Speech/Harry Potter), and Richard E. Grant (Prêt à Porter/Gosford Park), among others.
Produced by Karl Richards of U.K. production outfit, Entertainment Motion Pictures (E-Motion), the film boasts pioneering techniques in animation, fusing innovative puppeteering animatronics developed by Rory McHenry and visual effects by MFX London. Executive Producers are Nigel Thomas and Charlotte Walls of Matador Pictures.
Jackboots on Whitehall
Pricing: $19.95 U.S., $22.95 CAN
Runtime: 91 minutes
Catalog #: NNVG248120
Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Genre: Animation, Comedy
DVD FEATURES: Behind-the-Scenes footage; Interviews with the Creators; Featurettes: The Swastikas, Bad Day to be a Nazi, Hitler’s Rat Pack, The Nazi Hotties, Explosions, Voiceovers; Theatrical Trailer.
About New Video:
Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2011, New Video is a leading entertainment distributor and the largest aggregator of independent digital content worldwide. Headquartered in New York City, with an international presence in 45 territories, the company delivers feature films, TV programs and web originals via digital download, streaming media, video-on-demand, Blu-ray and DVD. New Video streamlines the distribution and marketing process for filmmakers, producers and brand partners to bring a wide variety of fresh content to new audiences. The company’s library includes original TV series and movies from A&E®, HISTORY™, and Lifetime®, unforgettable games and trophy sets from Major League Baseball®, storybook treasures from Scholastic®, award-winning documentaries from Docurama Films®, Arthouse Films, and Plexifilm, next-gen indies and web hits from Flatiron Film Company® and festival picks from Tribeca Film. New Video is proud to distribute the 2011 Oscar®-nominated films Gasland, Waste Land and, on digital, Restrepo. www.newvideo.com.
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