Plaion Pictures: the news arriving in January 2023!

Plaion Pictures unveiled the new arrivals in Home Videos arriving in January 2023 in Italy. Let’s find out the complete list together.

PULP FICTION in 4k Ultra HD

Genre: Gangster, Pulp, Thriller

The lives of a pair of low-level hitmen (John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson), their boss’ sexy wife (Uma
Thurman), a desperate boxer (Bruce Willis), a drug dealer and a pair of robbers become entangled in a
series of unpredictable and hilarious events. Winner of the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, nominated for 7 Academy Awards® and winner for Best Original Screenplay.

SUPER 8

Genre: Science Fiction, Adventure

An extraordinary tale of youth, mystery and adventure produced by Steven Spielberg. Super 8 tells the story of six friends who witness a train derail while shooting a Super 8 movie, and discover that something unimaginable has escaped the disaster. They soon realize that the real mystery is not the existence of the creature … but what it wants.

POINT OF NO RETURN

Genre: Action, Science Fiction

With Sam Neill (Jurassic World – The domain) and Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix), Point of no return has become a real science fiction cult over the years.
The pioneering research vessel “Event Horizon” has mysteriously disappeared for 7 long years, while facing its maiden voyage. A persistent signal from the darkness of deep space prompts a rescue party to cross the galaxy on a daring rescue mission. Instead, they will discover an interstellar horror like no other that will test the sanity and soul of the entire team.

GOOD STARS – BROKER

Drama

Winner of the Best Actor Award for Song Kang ho (Parasite) at the 75th Cannes Film Festival. In the rain, a woman abandons a newborn baby in front of a “baby box”. Two men take it over, but they are child traffickers. When she comes back she would like to take it back, but then instead she decides to travel with the two to look for the ideal parents to sell the little one to. The result is a surreal on the road in which the group ends up turning into a family by chance. While they are on the road in a loving search for a better future for the child, two policewomen set out on their trail, to catch them in the act, but also to investigate a mysterious crime.

ANNA FRANK AND THE SECRET DIARY

Genre: Animation

From acclaimed director Ari Folman (Waltz with Bashir), Golden Globe winner and Academy Award® nominee. Both editions include an in-depth booklet. The film follows the story of Kitty, with whom Anne Frank converses in her Diary, which magically comes to life in modern-day Amsterdam. Armed with her precious Diary and aided by her friend Peter, who runs a secret reception center for illegal refugees, Kitty follows Anna’s trail. Baffled by a torn world and the injustices endured by refugee children, Kitty decides to carry out Anna’s intent and, thanks to her honesty and her moral sense, sends a message of hope and generosity addressed to future generations.

THE INNOCENTS

Genre: Horror

Official selection at the Cannes Film Festival 2021 in the Un Certain Regard section and winner of the Prize
for Best Director at the Fantastic Fest. Four children become friends during the summer holidays. Out of sight of adults, they discover they have hidden powers. As they explore their newfound abilities in nearby forests and playgrounds, their innocent game takes a dark turn and unexplainable and increasingly disturbing things begin to happen.

MEN

Genre: Horror

From the director of Ex-Machina and Annihilation. Seeking refuge after suffering a tragic loss, young Harper (Jessie Buckley) rents a large and beautiful house in the English countryside on the edge of Cotson in Leicestershire. Upon her arrival, the owner of the estate welcomes her, a jovial middle-aged English gentleman with an easy joke who shows her her property. After the first moments of illusory well-being, Harper realizes that her serenity will be a hard and slow conquest and the images of her violent quarrel with her husband, which served as a prologue to her tragedy, begin to haunt her. An exploration of the countryside near the estate will reveal the true color of Harper’s inner landscape and, at the same time, the ambiguous nature of Cotson and her inhabitants.

MONA LISA AND THE BLOOD MOON

Genre: Fantasy, Thriller

A contemporary and pop fairy tale that celebrates outsiders. Presented in competition at the 78th Venice International Film Festival. A girl with unusual and dangerous powers escapes from an insane asylum on a full moon day and tries to fend for herself in New Orleans. You will meet strange characters in the night: from a lapdancer to a very particular drug dealer. Psychedelic scenes and a soundtrack that ranges from Italian Techno to Heavy Metal, for a film that inevitably brings back memories of the Eighties and Nineties.

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY – CLOSE RELATIVE

Genre: Horror

Documentary filmmaker Margot travels to an isolated Amish community in hopes of meeting and learning about her mother and her lost relatives. After a series of strange events and discoveries, she and her crew quickly realize that this community that has welcomed them may be hiding something sinister.

THE EYE OF THE CAT

Genre: Horror

Three tales of fear written in the first person by Stephen King who, in the prologue, enjoys squinting at his nightmarish universe. In the first, QUITTERS INC, James Woods (Once Upon a Time in America) will face the nefarious consequences of a drastic cure to quit smoking; in the second, THE CORNICION, Robert Hays (The craziest plane in the world) will discover that embarking on a sexual relationship with the wife of a mafia boss is not really a good idea and in the last, THE GENERAL, Drew Barrymore (ET, Charlie’s Angels) and an intrepid cat will have to deal with a repulsive being that steals your breath in your sleep.

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