UK New Film Releases Week 8: 20 February- 26 February 2009

  • New British Feature Films (Fiction) Released in 2009 – 7  [10% of total film releases]
  • New British Fictional Feature Films (Released in 2009) Watched in the Cinema in 2009- 4
  • Total Film Releases in the UK in 2009 – 67
  • The new releases in the UK from 20 February 2009 are

    • 20th Century Boys (JAP)
    • Anvil! The Story of Anvil (USA)
    • Cadillac Records (USA)
    • Che: Part Two (SP/FRA/USA)
    • Confessions of a Shopaholic (USA)
    • Gran Torino (USA)
    • Push (USA)
    • The 81st Academy Awards Independent Short Films – Animation (Various)
    • The 81st Academy Awards Independent Short Films – Live Action (Various)

    With no British film releases in the last two weeks the percentage of British fiction feature films to total releases has slipped considerably to about 10%. In the week of the Oscars and in the face of the success of Slumdog Millionaire there is a distinct American domination of distribution once again, including the rather odd stitching together of the Oscar nominated shorts in the live action and animation categories as programmes. Big hitters Clint Eastwood and Steven Soderbergh have new films and there are more obvious genre films for young women and teens – shopping and psychic super powers.

    All in all then, a rather miserable showing for British films in February, but March is looking more promising – with high hopes for Bronson (March 13) and low expectations of Lesbian Vampire Killers (20 March) – are Corden and Horne half as funny as they think they are?

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