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Acclaimed Brit sci-fi The Machine on Blu-ray in April


Eagle Entertainment is releasing Caradog James' dystopian science-fiction movie The Machine. After positive notices in the UK where it has had exclusive screenings at select film festivals it will be out on DVD and Blu-ray April 24.

The Machine stars Toby Stephens (Die Another Day) and up and comer American actress Caity Lotz (Mad Men), who will be participating in interviews with Australian media. Twitch Film has already hailed the film by describing it as "nothing short of incredible." Here's why: the plot centers on genius scientist, Vincent (Stephens) who works underground in the highly classified industries of the Ministry of Defence while Britain is involved in a cold war with China. Funded through the roof Vincent has the greatest technological resources at his disposal as he progresses with developments in implants for wounded war veterans.

Answering to Thompson (Denis Lawson), a paranoid warmongering department head, Vincent is careful not to reveal his secret agenda which is to eventually create a breakthrough that can help assist his young dying daughter who suffers from a degenerative brain condition. To expedite advancements Vincent enlists the help of a beautiful researcher Ava (Caity Lotz), who specialises in artificial intelligence. The pair commence collaboration on improving the experiments on Vincent's volatile subjects by utilising Ava's brain patterns for an improved blueprint but in doing so occasion a sinister intervention.

Recognised as an independent genre film The Machine has won three BAFTA Wales awards, been nominated for two British Independent Film Awards, won the Jury Prize at the Slamdance Film Festival and also taken home an award at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival. Screen Daily describes it as "an impressively slick and intense British sci-fi film." More recently the London Film Review named The Machine as one of the 12 Must See Sci-fi films to see in 2014,