What To Watch: The Best of Men, Vanquish & 1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything

Entertainment South Wales previews new films and TV series available across digital platforms.

The Best of Men (Cert 12, 90mins)

The Best of Men is set in 1943 and reveals the true story behind the birth of the Paralympic Games. A refugee doctor from Nazi Germany uses new methods to rehabilitate those with spinal injuries in Great Britain. Dr. Guttmann revolutionised life for paralysed people by introducing sport into their rehabilitation.

This heart-warming and uplifting film stars Rob Brydon (The Trip, Swimming with Men), George MacKay (1917, Ophelia) and Eddie Marsan (Ray Donovan, Vice).

The Best of Men will be available from Dazzler Media on DVD & Digital from 14th June

Vanquish (Cert 15, 94mins)

In this dynamic action thriller, Damon Hickey (Morgan Freeman, Se7en) stars as a retired police commissioner, who has been dirty his whole career, blackmails his caretaker Victoria (Ruby Rose, John Wick: Chapter 2) by kidnapping her daughter and forcing her into her old job — doing five very dangerous pick-ups in one night. Crushed by the betrayal from the only man she ever trusted, Victoria fights her way through a sea of drug dealers and underworld thugs on a mission to save her daughter.

As the night goes on, Victoria is confronted by her past and people who Damon has been protecting her from that all want her dead. Once she’s pushed to the very edge, she finds a kernel of redemption in Damon’s agenda.

Written and directed by George Gallo (Midnight Run) Vanquish is released by Signature Entertainment and available on Premium Digital Platforms from May 28th.

1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything (Docuseries)

1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything is an immersive, new docuseries that will explore the musicians and soundtracks that shaped the culture and politics of 1971. The docuseries is executive produced by Academy, BAFTA and Grammy Award winners Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees (both having previously worked on the docufilms Amy and Senna).

1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything is an eight part docuseries

Rich with archival footage and interviews, 1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything, will show how music icons of the time were influenced by the changing tides of history; and, in turn, how they used their creativity to inspire hope, change and the culture around them. The docuseries will examine the most iconic artists and songs that we still listen to 50 years later, including The Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Bob Marley, Marvin Gaye, The Who, Joni Mitchell, Lou Reed and more.

The eight-part docuseries is available to watch now on Apple TV+.

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