Itís a wonderfully moody mental exercise for audiences who donít mind taking a black-and-white journey to 17th century England in the middle of the English Civil War. The film follows an alchemistís assistant named Whitehead (Reece Shearsmith) who tags along with a few other war deserters in searching for a safe and battle-free setting.
The rising indie force Drafthouse Films announced that they have partnered up with distribution company Cinedigm to bring their films to all manners of home entertainment, including DVD, Blu-ray, all forms of VOD and digital services, as well as broadcast television.
Set in England during their 17th century civil war, A Field in England focuses on a band of soldiers who have fled their duties and escaped the battlefield. However, when they attempt to cross the titular plain, they encounter an alchemist who forcefully enlists them to join his treasure hunting expedition, which is centered where they stand. Foraging for food, this motley crew feasts on hallucinogenic mushrooms, and soon chaos reigns.
The film stars Reece Shearsmith (The League of Gentlemen) and Michael Smiley (Kill List), with a small part to be played by Julian Barrett (The Mighty Boosh). No word on release dates, but it probably wonít be too long before it hits theaters.