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film criticism by maryann johanson | since 1997

A Field in England trailer: into the past, and into the future

This film would be notable only if it were the latest from director Ben Wheatley — this looks more akin to his trippy Kill List than the comparably “light” black comedy Sightseers — but more importantly, this is the first movie in the U.K. to be released simultaneously in cinemas and on demand… and also on DVD and free TV. Yes, all on the same day.

I’ve been waiting for the U.K. film industry to catch up with what’s happening with VOD in the U.S. And now they done the U.S. one better. Or worse, depending on how gloomy you are about the current innovations in film distributions.

US/Canada release date: Feb 7 2014 | UK release date: Jul 5 2013 (VOD/DVD same day)
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