Drafthouse Films, Filmbuff & Anchor Bay have announced the Blu-Ray and DVD releases of ‘Spring’ the latest film from Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead (Resolution) which will arrive home on June 2nd. Hit the jump to read the full announcement including special features listings and more.
“A beautiful and unique love story … a real accomplishment of genre and tone.”
– BOYHOOD DIRECTOR RICHARD LINKLATER
DRAFTHOUSE FILMS, FILMBUFF AND ANCHOR BAY PRESENT THE ACCLAIMED TALE OF A TRULY DANGEROUS LOVE
On Blu-ray and DVD on June 2nd
“Phenomenal….a hybrid of Richard Linklater & H.P. Lovecraft” – rogerebert.com
A young American in a personal tailspin heads to Europe to escape his past and falls for a beautiful woman with a dark and deadly secret in the unique and unforgettable Spring. From Drafthouse Films, FilmBuff and Anchor Bay, the genre-bending horror romance that’s been described as a brilliant cross between Before Sunrise and An American Werewolf in London comes to DVD on June 2, 2015. The film will also be released on Blu-ray as a Best Buy exclusive on June 2nd – it will be available at retailers nationwide beginning August 11, 2015. The discs, which have extras totaling more than 90 minutes, have an SRP of $22.98.
“Stunning … a monster movie disguised as a love story.” Jeremy Kirk, FirstShowing.net
Variety critic Joe Leydon captured the essence of this one-of-a-kind film when he wrote, “If Richard Linklater attempted a remake of Val Lewton’s Cat People, the end result might resemble Spring.” Filmmakers Danny Benson and Aaron Moorehead (Resolution) blend stunning locations, bold performances and a unique visual style in this story of loneliness, love and monsters.
After the death of his mother and a bar fight that could lead to jail time, sous-chef Evan (Lou Taylor Pucci, Evil Dead, Thumbsucker) flees California for Italy. While backpacking along the spectacular cliffs of the Adriatic coast, he stops in an idyllic village, where he meets and instantly connects with the enchanting and mysterious Louise (European TV star Nadia Hilker in a breakout role). A flirtatious romance begins to bloom between the two – however, Evan soon realizes that the voracious Louise harbors a monstrous, primordial secret that could put both their relationship and their lives in jeopardy.
“The actors get a chance to create a real relationship, and they make the most of the opportunity.”
Neil Genzlinger, The New York Times
Spring received high praise from audiences and critics at film festivals, including the Toronto International Film Festival (where it had its world premiere), Austin’s Fantastic Fest (where Lou Taylor Pucci was named Best Actor), the Los Cabos Film Festival, the Morbido International Fantasy Film Festival in Mexico and the Paris International Fantastic Film Festival, where it was named Best Film.
“A genre-tinged affair abroad that proves as alluring and elusive as, well, love itself.”
William Goss, Austin Chronicle
Special Features on the Spring release will include:
- Audio commentary with writer-producer-editor-director Justin Benson and producer-editor-cinematographer-director Aaron Moorhead
- Feature-length “The Making of Spring”
- Deleted scenes
- SFX case studies
- Proof of Concept short
- Alternate ending
- Featurettes “The Talented Mr. Evan,” “Angelo: The Worst Farmer,” “Wankster Girlfriend Monologue” and “Evan Ti Odio.”
- Promo videos
- English subtitles for the hearing impaired, Spanish subtitles
About Drafthouse Films
Drafthouse Films, the film distribution arm of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, is a curated brand of provocative, visionary and artfully unusual films new and old from around the world. Following the earnestly simple motto of “sharing the films we love with widest audience possible,” Drafthouse Films debuted in 2010 with the theatrical release of Four Lions, which was named of Time Magazine’s “Top 10 Films Of The Year.” Their diverse and unique slate includes the highly-acclaimed, Oscar® nominated documentary The Act Of Killing produced by Errol Morris and Werner Herzog, 2013 SXSW Midnight Audience Award winner Cheap Thrills starring David Koechner (Anchorman), British auteur Ben Wheatley’s psychedelic trip into magic and madness, A Field In England, Ari Folman’s Cannes Film Festival selected sci-fi epic The Congress starring Robin Wright, Harvey Keith, Jon Hamm and Paul Giamatti, Midnight Movie sensations Miami Connection and The Visitor and rediscovered classics Wake in Fright and Ms. 45. Recent and upcoming releases include Dutch thriller Borgman, Michel Gondry’s Mood Indigo, Sundance Award-winning documentaries The Overnighters and the recently acquired Look of Silence, Joshua Oppenheimer’s stunning follow up to The Act of Killing. Drafthouse Films distributes films theatrically, through home video, VOD and their direct-to-consumer platforms integrating into the ever-growing Alamo Drafthouse entertainment lifestyle brand, which along with the Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas includes: Mondo, the collectible art boutique; Fantastic Fest, the largest international genre film festival in the US; and the pop culture website Badass Digest.
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About Anchor Bay Entertainment
Anchor Bay Entertainment is a leading independent home entertainment company celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2015. Anchor Bay acquires and releases a wide array of filmed entertainment in the theatrical and home entertainment markets, including STARZ Original series, children’s entertainment, fitness (Anchor Bay Fitness), sports and specialty films on Blu-ray™ and DVD formats. The company has long-term distribution agreements in place for select programming with The Weinstein Company, AMC Networks and RADiUS, among others. Headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA, Anchor Bay Entertainment (www.anchorbayentertainment.com) is a full service distributor in the North American market. Anchor BayEntertainment is a Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB) business, www.starz.com.