Scream Factory and IFC Midnight have now officially announced and detailed their Blu-Ray releases of ‘Backcountry’ and ‘The Harvest’, both of which are set to arrive home on September 1, 2015. Hit the jump to read the full announcement including special features listings and more.
Two Suspenseful Contemporary Thrillers Available
September 1st, 2015 from Scream Factory
This fall, the tension-filled, critically acclaimed thrillers Backcountry and The Harvest
make their Blu-ray and DVD debut on September 1st, 2015 from Scream Factory, in partnership with IFC Midnight. Featuring exciting new bonus content including audio commentaries, behind the scenes featurettes and more, both titles can be pre-ordered now from ShoutFactory.com.
A tense thriller about a young couple camping in the Canadian wilderness, Backcountry is a heart-stopping, full-tilt run through deadly territory. Alex (Jeff Roop, Jekyll + Hyde) is a seasoned camper, but Jenn (Missy Peregrym, Rookie Blue) is not. But when they realize that they have entered bear territory, the terror gets turned up to a whole new level.
Written and directed by Adam MacDonald, Backcountry also stars Eric Balfour (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Skyline, Haven), Melanie Mullen (Dead Before Dawn 3D) and Nicholas Campbell (The Brood, The Dead Zone).
Backcountry Special Features:
Audio Commentary with writer/director Adam MacDonald and actors Missy Peregrym and Jeff Roop
IFC MIDNIGHT EVENT FILM and D FILMS present a FELLA FILMS Production “BACKCOUNTRY”
MISSY PEREGRYM JEFF ROOP with NICHOLAS CAMPBELL and ERIC BALFOUR
Casting by PAUL WEBER Costume Design GINGER MARTINI
Original Score by FRÉRES LUMIÉRES Editor DEV SINGH Production Designer PIERRE BONHOMME
Director of Photography CHRISTIAN BIELZ Line Producer PETER HARVEY
Associate Producer MELANIE MULLEN DAVID SCOTT Executive Producers JEFF ROOP BRANDON BAKER MICHAEL BAKER
Produced by THOMAS MICHAEL Written and Directed by ADAM MACDONALD
In his first film in nearly 15 years, the director of Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer harks back to the twisted suspense that made his 1986 debut a horror milestone with The Harvest . Deeply unsettling, The Harvest is a taut psychological thriller that examines that horrors that can lurk in unsuspecting places. Maryann (Natasha Calis, The Possession) moves in with her grandparents after she’s orphaned. Desperately lonely, the preteen sets out to befriend a deathly ill, bed-ridden boy (Charlie Tahan, Gotham), despite the outright disapproval of his overprotective mother (Samantha Morton, Minority Report, Sweet and Lowdown). Maryann’s persistence pays off, however, and during a series of secret visits she gradually uncovers some seriously sinister goings-on in the house. Showcasing a powerhouse performance by Morton that is both utterly monstrous and tragically desperate, The Harvest also features an impressive performance by Michael Shannon (Boardwalk Empire, Man of Steel) as the subdued suburban father.
The Harvest Special Features:
Audio Commentary with director John McNaughton and producer Steven A. Jones
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; Adam MacDonald’s wilderness thriller BACKCOUNTRY; Ben Wheatley’s unconventional hitman thriller KILL LIST; Rodney Ascher’s acclaimed documentary ROOM 237; Franck Khalfoun’s slasher movie MANIAC and Vincenzo Natali’s HAUNTER. IFC Midnight is a sister label to Sundance Selects and IFC Films, and is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.
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.
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