Frankenstein Riding A Bike Coming soon to a DVD player near you will be a collection of odds and sods you just won't be able to get enough of. For example, if you want to know more about Lance Armstrong hitting the skids, how Frankenstein would cope in modern day Los Angeles, or better yet, what Sarah Jessica Parker's next rom-com will be, then I'm sure you'll check out February's DVD releases care of Studio Canal, Lionsgate Home Entertainment, and Signature Entertainment. Oh! And while you're at it, please feel free to go ape in the Animal Kingdom, or Italy, or Brooklyn, whichever you prefer. (Pssst! This'll all start making sense as you read on) Ogga-Ogga!

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Inspired by the award-winning book, 'Seven Deadly Sins' by David Walsh, and directed by the Academy Award nominated, Stephen Frears, THE PROGRAM weaves a gripping suspenseful tale, uncovering the true story of how one of sport’s biggest heroes was able to orchestrate a truly staggering web of lies, all the while holding the public in the palm of his hand. 

A brilliant Ben Foster (Kill Your Darlings) stars as Lance Armstrong, who at the peak of his cycling career enjoyed the life of a sporting hero, despite leading the most sophisticated doping program the sport had ever seen. While the sporting world lay in thrall of his seemingly miraculous recovery, Sunday Times journalist, David Walsh (Chris O’Dowd -- Bridesmaids), remained unconvinced of Armstrong’s messiah-like return to form, and embarked on a relentless investigation to expose the man behind the myth.

Featuring a stellar supporting cast that includes Guillaume Canet (Last Night), Jesse Plemons (Breaking Bad), and Dustin Hoffman (Rain Man), THE PROGRAM hurtles along at a breakneck pace, offering a deeply compelling and astounding take on the meteoric rise and even greater fall of one of the most notorious sportsmen of modern times.

Running Time: 103 minutes / Certificate: 15 / Release Date: February 8th and the 15th / Distributed by Studio Canal / Bonus Features include extras on David Walsh, Becoming Lance, and The Program.

Set in present day Los Angeles, FRANKENSTEIN tells its tale entirely from the point of view of The Monster (Xavier Samuel -- The Twilight Saga) as he is artificially created by a husband and wife team of eccentric scientists (Danny Huston -- X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and Carrie-Anne Moss -- The Matrix Trilogy) and then left for dead. Confronted with nothing but aggression and violence as he attempts to make his way in the world, The Monster must get to grips with the horrific nature of humanity as he searches for his own.

Also starring horror stalwart Tony Todd (Candyman) and Maya Erskine (TV’s Man Seeking Woman), FRANKENSTEIN is a full-blooded and unflinching re-imagining of a timeless classic that terrifies as much as it casts a mirror over the nature of humanity and science.

Running Time: 86 minutes / Certificate: 18 / Release Date: February 15th and 22nd / Distributed by Signature Entertainment.

Two million years ago, deep in the Savannah desert, lives Edward, the eldest son of a primate king. At birth Edward is considered too small and puny for his tough tribe and is sent away to be brought up in secret. But as he grows up he realizes he is no ordinary ape.

It’s not long before Edward discovers fire (well, someone had to!), hunting, modern living, love, and even... gasp... hope. As generous as he is advanced, Edward wants to share everything, revolutionize the established order and bring his people bang up to date -- with hilarious results as the rest of the primates try to get to grips with a new way of doing things!

So be prepared for a rumble in the jungle as the primates begin to realize that evolution isn’t complete monkey business after all.

Running Time: 87 minutes / Certificate: TBC / Release Date: February 15th / Distributed by Signature Entertainment.

Sarah Jessica Parker (Sex and the City) makes a much-anticipated return to the romantic comedy genre after a five year break as Maggie, a stressed, uptight single mother and college writing teacher from New York City. In a last-ditch effort to reconnect with her troubled teenage daughter, Summer (Rosie Day -- TV’s Outlander), she books them a holiday to a Tuscan village, in Italy, which holds fond memories of her youth. However, the chance for some much-needed mother-daughter bonding-time hits a road bump almost immediately, as they run into Maggie’s handsome former lover, Luca (Raoul Bova -- The Tourist), still a bachelor and living with his eighty-year old mother, Carmen (Claudia Cardinale -- Once Upon a Time in the West). 

With Luca and Maggie attempting to navigate the ghosts of relationships past, Summer, who is missing her wayward boyfriend in NYC, and Carmen, secretly planning a wedding against her son’s wishes, find a common ground. Impulsively stealing Luca's car to race to Rome, the pair are quickly pursued by Maggie and Luca, forcing the mismatched pair to spend some ‘quality time’ together, confront exactly what drove them apart the first time, and come to a new understanding.

Running Time: 90 minutes / Certificate: 12A / Release Date: February 8th and the 29th / Distributed by Signature Entertainment.


Based on the award-winning novel by Colm Tôibín, and transformed into a BAFTA and Academy Award® nominated screenplay by Nick Hornby, BROOKLYN stars 2016 BAFTA and Academy Award® nominee, Saoirse Ronan (Atonement), as Eilis, a young woman who moves from small town Ireland to Brooklyn, where she has the opportunity for work, for a future - and love, in the form of Italian-American, Tony (Emory Cohen -- The Gambler).

When a family tragedy forces her to return to Ireland, she finds herself drawn back into the life she left behind. As a secret threatens to reveal itself, Eilis has to confront a terrible dilemma - a heart-breaking choice between two men and two countries. 

2016 BAFTA Best Supporting Actress nominee, Julie Walters (Mamma Mia), Academy Award® Winner Jim Broadbent (The Lady in the Van), and Domhnall Gleeson (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) also star in this beautifully told story. Surprisingly funny and yet deeply moving, BROOKLYN is about the meaning of ‘home’ and the intricacies of the human heart. So come on, join this emotional tour de force that has already garnered plenty of award attention, including Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild nods, five British Independent Film Award nominations, and a Best Actress Award for Ronan from the New York Critics’ Circle.

Running time: 107 minutes / Certificate: 12 / Release date: February 29th, 2016 / Distributed by Lionsgate Home Entertainment / Special Features include Deleted Scenes, Interviews, and a Featurette.


Directed by Sarah Gavron (Brick Lane) and written by Abi Morgan (Shame), SUFFRAGETTE is an inspiring drama following the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement as they fight for the right to vote.

Starring BAFTA Award winner Carry Mulligan (The Great Gatsby) as Maud Watts, SUFFRAGETTE tracks Maud as she becomes an activist for the growing Suffragette movement alongside women from all walks of life. When increasingly aggressive police action forces Maud and her fellow suffragettes underground, they engage in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse with the authorities.

These women were not primarily from the genteel educated classes, they were working women who had seen peaceful protest achieve nothing. Radicalized and turning to violence as the only route to change, they were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality - their jobs, their homes, their children and their lives. The character of Maud (Mulligan), is one such foot soldier. The story of her fight for dignity is both heart-breaking and inspirational.

Alongside Mulligan the film stars Anne-Marie Duff (Before I go to Sleep) as Violet Miller, Screen Actors Guild Award winner Helena Bonham Carter (Cinderella) as Edith Ellyn, with Academy Award winner Meryl Streep (The Devil Wears Prada) as Emmeline Pankhurst and British Independent Film Awards winner Brendon Gleeson (Gangs of New York) as Inspector Arthur Steed. 

Running time: 101 minutes / Certificate: 12 / Release date: February 29th, 2016 / Special Features include audio commentary by director Sarah Gavron and writer Abi Morgan, two featurettes called 'Inside Suffragette' and 'Looking Back, Looking Forward', plus the theatrical trailer.