Hopscotch Entertainment has unleashed Bruised - an adrenalin-fuelled label with a sophisticated range of male-skewed titles for everyone from sports fanatics to urban enthusiasts.
Releases to date have included the critically-acclaimed documentary Tyson - a truly compelling and honest look at one of the world's most controversial sporting figures. Bruised has also turned the spotlight on Maradona, another controversial sporting icon, in a documentary by the award-winning director Emir Kusturica. Also out on the Bruised label are Waveriders, a stunning film about the little known surfing culture in Ireland that has received rave reviews both here and in the UK, as well as Blood, Sweat & Gears, an inspiring film that tracks the journey of a US cycling team as they make their bid for the world's greatest cycling event.
Look out also for a host of classic titles that have been re-released under the Bruised banner, including Bra Boys, Faster, Deep Water and the thrilling Touching the Void. Watch this space for more action-packed titles coming to the Bruised label.
Out now on DVD
Tyson is acclaimed indie director James Toback's stylistically inventive portrait of a mesmerizing Mike Tyson. Through a mixture of original interviews and archival footage and photographs, a startlingly complex, fully-rounded human being emerges. It is the story of a legendary and uniquely controversial international athletic icon, a figure conjuring radical questions of race and class.read more
Jaw-dropping stunts, nail-biting action and surprising emotion, Turn it Loose is an inspired look at the dynamic world of breakdancing. With stunning camera work, slick editing, a thumping soundtrack and unbelievable moves, Turn it Loose is an absorbing look into an extraordinary subculture.read more
Two-time Palme d'Or winning director Emir Kusturica turns his attention to a monumental, yet still enigmatic figure - Diego Maradona. This is more than just a sports documentary, this is Maradona as Kusturica sees him: the revolutionary, the footballer, the man, the God, the drug addict, the legend.read more
Look out for the relaunched Bruised release of Touching the Void. Based on the best-selling novel, this documentary from Academy Award®-winner Kevin MacDonald recounts the mountain climb Joe Simpson and Simon Yates undertook in 1985. Experience the exhaustion, the pain and the triumph of what is truly one of the most remarkable stories of human survival.read more