Feeling Lucky, Punk?

Thursday, October 6 2011
Feeling Lucky, Punk?

After plenty of hype, Internet chat and all manner of discussion, debate and conversation, The Woman, Revolver’s acclaimed and much-talked about horror, has arrived in cinemas on its way to a fairly speedy DVD, Blu-ray and other formats release, due on October 17.

The film opened at London’s den of cult cinema, the Prince Charles, which hosted its first midnight public screening for some years to show the film.  A Scottish premiere was held with actress Pollyanna McIntosh in her native Edinburgh. Hosted by Dead By Dawn, it was just one of the genre-based airings for the film, from such wonderfully-titled events as Celluloid Screams (Sheffield), the Abertoir (Aberystwyth, natch) and, into this week and beyond,  Mayhem (Nottingham), Grimm Up North (Manchester), Dundead (Dundee) and Shock And Gore in Birmingham (we can’t help but thinking they missed a trick there compared with some other regional variants). 

And now on to its forthcoming home entertainment release and we’ll let Revolver’s Mike Hewitt take up the story. “We are pleased to be able to include, as a world exclusive, the full 43 minute Total Film panel discussion which took place during Film4 FrightFest in August.

“The panel, hosted by Total Film’s Jamie Graham, includes The Woman director Lucky McKee, The Woman producer Andrew van den Houten and the current cream of US horror indie filmmaking talent including Ti West (The Innkeepers), Adam Green (Hatchet, Frozen), Joe Lynch (Wrong Turn 2) and Larry Fessenden (The Last Winter) all discussing the current state of American Horror. 

“Other extras featured on the DVD and Blu-ray include a 30 minute Making Of’, deleted scenes, a short animated film called Mi Burro, behind-the-scenes documentaries, and a track from the film’s soundtrack – Distracted by Sean Spillane. The soundtrack will actually be released on October 1 via iTunes and Amazon.co.uk and will also be available as a blood red vinyl limited edition via Rough Trade. 

Hewitt continues: “Adverts are already running in publications such as SFX, the SFX Zombie Special, Metal Hammer, Scream, Bizarre and Fortean Times and the social media side of things will ramp up next week in advance of the DVD release with several competitions including a chance to win limited edition art prints of some fantastic illustrations we have commissioned, and there will be several surprises to come over the next couple of weeks…”

In the meantime, here’s Revolver’s newly-created trailer for this most shocking of films…

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