Radius TWC, The Weinstein Company and Anchor Bay Entertainment have now officially announced the home entertainment releases of the acclaimed horror film ‘It Follows’ which is set to arrive on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand July 14th and available Early in Digital HD on July 3rd. Hit the jump to check out the full announcement including special features info, disc specs, artwork for both the Blu-Ray and DVD releases and more.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
“The best horror movie in over a decade.”~BoingBoing
“The very incarnation of paranoia.”~ The New York Times
“A must-see.Nothing short of amazing.”~ Rolling Stone
Available on Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand July 14th
Available Early in Digital HD on July 3rd
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BEVERLY HILLS, CALIF. – May 19, 2015–The critically acclaimed breakout movie of the year, It Follows arrives on Blu-ray™ and DVD July 14th from Anchor Bay Entertainment, RADiUS and DIMENSION. Dubbed “the best horror film in over a decade”*, It Followsis directed by David Robert Mitchell (The Myth of the American Sleepover), and stars Maika Monroe (upcoming Independence Day 2, The Guest), Keir Gilchrist (It’s Kind of a Funny Story, “United States of Tara”), Daniel Zovatto (Beneath, Innocence, Laggies) and Jake Weary (Altitude, Fred).
One of the highest grossing independent films of the year so far, It Follows is credited with ushering in a new era of indie film success, appealing to horror genre fans, art house cinema aficionados and the general movie-going audience. With spectacular cinematography and a powerful score, the film is destined to become a cult classic.
For 19-year-old Jay, fall should be about school, boys and weekends out at the lake. But after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter, she finds herself plagued by strange visions and the inescapable sense that someone, or something, is following her. Jay and her teenage friends must now find a way to escape the horrors that seem to be only a few steps behind in this chiller that Bloody Disgusting calls “the scariest movie of 2015.”
The many special features on the Blu-ray™ and DVD include a critics’ commentary hosted by Nerdist’s Scott Weinberg and featuring Eric D. Snider (MovieBS), Britt Hayes (Screencrush),
Samuel D. Zimmerman (Shock Till You Drop), Alison Nastasi (Flavorwire) and Eric Vespe (Ain’t It Cool News); the featurette “A Conversation with Film Composer Disasterpeace” and a Poster Art Gallery.
It Follows is available and on Blu-ray™and DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment on July 14 for the suggested retail price of $29.99 and $26.98, respectively, and also available On Demand. The title will be available early in Digital HD on July 3 from Starz Digital.
RADiUS is the boutique label of the Weinstein Company (TWC) and the first studio division dedicated to both multi-platform VOD and theatrical distribution. Utilizing both traditional and digital media, RADiUS brings the highest quality films and other specialty entertainment to a wider audience than ever before. Founded and led by Tom Quinn and Jason Janego, the label continues to develop innovative distribution strategies to make marquee content available to consumers where, when and how they want it. The label’s inaugural slate included such films as BACHELORETTE (the first multi-platform film to hit #1 on iTunes and the only multi-platform release to ever reach #4 for top Cable VOD performers) and Cannes competition entry ONLY GOD FORGIVES directed by Nicolas Winding Refn and starring Ryan Gosling and Kristen Scott Thomas. Other high profile releases include: the Academy Award winning CITIZENFOUR, the Academy Award winning 20 FEET FROM STARDOM; Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman’s LOVELACE; Zachary Heinzerling’s Oscar nominated CUTIE AND THE BOXER (Sundance 2013 U.S. Documentary Directing Award), Jacob Kornbluth’s INEQUALITY FOR ALL (Sundance 2013 U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award) and Keanu Reeves’ directorial debut – MAN OF TAI CHI in which he also stars. Last year, RADiUS’ slate featured (among others): Bong Joon Ho’s runaway hit SNOWPIERCER, BLUE RUIN (winner of the FIPRESCI International Critics Prize at the Cannes Film Festival), Errol Morris’ THE UNKNOWN KNOWN, FED UP from Laurie David and Katie Couric and THE ONE I LOVE starring Elisabeth Moss and Mark Duplass (Sundance). RADiUS currently has the wildly successful IT FOLLOWS in theaters in addition to THE HUNTING GROUND from the Academy Award nominated team of Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering. Upcoming titles include Chris Evans’ directorial debut BEFORE WE GO, the Safdie brothers HEAVEN KNOWS WHAT which world premiered at the New York Film Festival and A LEGO® BRICKUMENTARY.
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 Bay Entertainment is a Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB) business, www.starz.com.
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