The.Babadook-SE.Blu-Ray-CoverScream Factory has officially announced the Blu-Ray (available in both Standard and Special Edition’s) and DVD releases of the critically acclaimed ‘The Babadook’ set to arrive on April 14th. Hit the jump to check out the full announcement including artwork, special feature listings and more.

 

 

Critically Acclaimed 'The Babadook' Makes its Blu-ray Debut April 14th, 2015 from Scream Factory 7

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“A Flat-Out Masterpiece” – Indiewire

 

“I’ve never seen a more terrifying film than The Babadook. It will scare the hell

out of you as it did me.” William Friedkin

 

“A smart, darkly drawn modern-day horror movie of monsters, memories and

mothers.” -Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times

 

IFC Midnight and Scream Factory Present the Critically

Acclaimed Horror Phenomenon

The Babadook

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                 Special Edition Blu-ray, Standard Blu-ray and DVD Available

                         Everywhere April 14th, 2015 from Scream Factory

 

 Pre-Order your copy of the Blu-Ray on Amazon at a discounted price by clicking here!

 

If it’s in a word, or it’s in a look, you can’t get rid of The Babadook. This chillingly prophetic refrain haunts the worldwide sleeper hit The Babdook, the engrossingly eerie tale of a widowed  mother and her troubled young son.  On April 14th, 2015, this critically acclaimed psychological thriller makes its Blu-ray and DVD debut from Scream Factory, in partnership with IFC Midnight. The Special Edition Blu-ray, housed in a striking limited run pop-up package, comes loaded with bonus features, including theatrical trailers and an in-depth look behind-the-scenes of the making of The Babadook with cast and crew interviews (Creating The Book with illustrator Alex Juhasz, A Tour of the House Set, The Stunts: Jumping the stairs, Special Effects: The Stabbing Scene); as well as deleted scenes and director Jennifer Kent’s award-winning short film MONSTER.

 

The standard Blu-ray and DVD editions include the theatrical trailers and a look behind-the-scenes of the making of The Babadook with cast and crew interviews (Creating The Book with illustrator Alex Juhasz, A Tour of the House Set, The Stunts: Jumping the stairs, Special Effects: The Stabbing Scene). Fans can pre-order their copies by visiting ShoutFactory.com.

 

Named one of the Top Ten Films of 2014 by the New York Time’s A.O Scott, New York Magazine’s David Edelstein, and Slate’s Dana Stevens, The Babadook is one of the most celebrated genre films in recent history. Winner of three 2015 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards, including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay and Best Direction, The Babadook has earned rave reviews from critics and audiences alike. Star Essie Davis’ captivating performance as the tormented Amelia has won Best Actress at Fantastic Fest, Sitges International Film Festival, and the Toronto After Dark Film Festival; as well as earning Best Actress nominations from across the globe, including San Francisco Film Critics Circle, London Critics Circle, Houston Film Critics Society and the Australian Film Institute. Heralded as deeply heartfelt yet genuinely frightening, The Babadook is a must-own for all fans of genre cinema.

 

The Babadook Synopsis

Where there is imagination, there is darkness and from within that darkness lurks a being of unfathomable terror…

Amelia (AFI Award winner Essie Davis – The Matrix Revolutions, Girl with a Pearl Earring) is a single mother plagued by the violent death of her husband. When a disturbing storybook called Mister Babadook turns up at her house, she is forced to battle with her son’s deep-seated fear of a monster. Soon she discovers a sinister presence all around her. A chilling tale of unseen and otherworldly horror in the haunting tradition of The Conjuring and The Orphanage, Jennifer Kent’s visceral journey into the heart of fear itself is as terrifying as it is believable.

 

Special Edition Blu-ray Bonus Features:

  • Jennifer Kent’s short film MONSTER
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Limited run pop-up package
  • Cast and Crew interviews and a look behind-the-scenes of the making of The Babadook:
  • Creating The Book with illustrator Alex Juhasz
  • A Tour of the House Set
  • The Stunts: Jumping the stairs
  • Special Effects: The Stabbing Scene
  • Theatrical Trailers

 

Standard Blu-ray Bonus Features

  • Cast and Crew interviews and a look behind-the-scenes of the making of The Babadook:
  • Creating The Book with illustrator Alex Juhasz
  • A Tour of the House Set
  • The Stunts: Jumping the stairs
  • Special Effects: The Stabbing Scene
  • Theatrical Trailers

 

DVD Edition Bonus Features:

  • Cast and Crew interviews and a look behind-the-scenes of the making of The Babadook:
  • Creating The Book with illustrator Alex Juhasz
  • A Tour of the House Set
  • The Stunts: Jumping the stairs
  • Special Effects: The Stabbing Scene
  • Theatrical Trailers

 

IFC MIDNIGHT, ENTERTAINMENT ONE, SCREEN AUSTRALIA and CAUSEWAY FILMS present in association with SOUTH AUSTALIA FILM CORPORATION and

SMOKING GUN PRODUCTIONS “THE BABADOOK”

ESSIE DAVIS NOAH WISEMAN HAYLEY McELHINNEY DANIEL HENSHALL BARBARA WEST BEN WINSPEAR Casting NIKKI BARRETT

Composer JED KURZEL Sound Designer FRANK LIPSON Editor SIMON NJOO Costume Designer HEATHER WALLACE

Production Designer ALEX HOLMES Director of Photography RADEK LADCZUK Line Producer JULIE BYRNE

Executive Producers JONATHAN PAGE MICHAEL TEAR JAN CHAPMAN JEFF HARRISON

Producers KRISTINA CEYTON KRISTIAN MOLIERE Written and Directed by JENNIFER KENT

 

Shout! Factory will continue to present the on-going SCREAM FACTORY™ home entertainment series in 2015 with specific release dates, extras and key art.  Meanwhile, fans  are encouraged to visit Shout! Factory’s website (www.ShoutFactory.com)  follow them on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ScreamFactoryDVD) and Twitter (@Scream_Factory) or to view exclusive video content on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/user/ScreamFactoryTV/Home).

 

About IFC MIDNIGHT

Established in 2010 and based in New York City, IFC Midnight is a leading U.S. distributor of genre entertainment including horror, science-fiction, thrillers, erotic art house, action and more. Some of the company’s previous successes have included Jennifer Kent’s critically acclaimed THE BABADOOK Tom Six’s controversial horror film THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE (FIRST SEQUENCE); Ben Wheatley’s unconventional hitman thriller KILL LIST; Rodney Ascher’s acclaimed documentary ROOM 237; Franck Khalfoun’s slasher movie MANIAC; Vincenzo Natali’s HAUNTER; Dennis Iliadis’ +1; and Renny Harlin’s DEVIL’S PASS. IFC Midnight is a sister label to Sundance Selects and IFC Films, and is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.

 

About Shout! Factory

Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD and Blu-Ray™ offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials in lavish packages crammed with extras. Shout’s audio division boasts GRAMMY®-nominated box sets, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast digital distribution network which delivers video and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America.  Shout! Factory also owns and operates Timeless Media Group, Biograph Records, Majordomo Records, HighTone Records and Video Time Machine. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit www.shoutfactory.com

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