Best Blu-ray Deals

Best Blu-ray Deals, See All the Deals »
Top deals | Price drops  
 All countries United States United Kingdom Canada Germany France Spain Italy Japan
RoboCop (Blu-ray)
$5.00
Ender's Game (Blu-ray)
$13.00
Gravity 3D (Blu-ray)
$19.99
Gravity (Blu-ray)
$12.99
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Trilogy (Blu-ray)
$16.98
Ripper Street: Season Two (Blu-ray)
$19.99
Mallrats (Blu-ray)
$9.96
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (Blu-ray)
$12.99
Reality Bites (Blu-ray)
$9.96
Mad Max Trilogy (Blu-ray)
$24.99
8-Film Action Collection (Blu-ray)
$7.99
Pacific Rim 3D (Blu-ray)
$14.99
Despicable Me 2 3D (Blu-ray)
$19.99
Despicable Me 2 (Blu-ray)
$14.99
Robin Hood (Blu-ray)
$14.99
Weird Science (Blu-ray)
$6.96
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 3D (Blu-ray)
$14.99
Brother Bear / Brother Bear 2 (Blu-ray)
$13.99
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (Blu-ray)
$10.99


Releases


 Release calendar
 New releases
 Coming soon
 New covers
 Recently listed

Reviews


 New reviews
 New user reviews

Top lists


 Best movies (all time)

Best movies by year


 2014
 2013
 2012
 2011
 2010
 2009
 2008
 2007
 2006
 2005
 2004
 2003
 2002
 2001
 2000
 1999
 1998
 1997
 1996
 1995
 1994
 1993
 1992
 1991
 1990
 1989
 1988
 1987
 1986
 1985
 1984
 1983
 1982
 1981
 1980
 1979
 1978
 1977
 1976
 1975
 1974
 1973
 1972
 1971
 1970
 1969
 1968
 1967
 1966
 1965

Search


 Search movies


Father's Day


2011 | 99 min | Unrated | 1.85:1

Father's Day

Rating


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
7.2
/10
14
ratings.


User reviews


No user reviews yet, post one

Movie appeal

 
Dark humor100%
Action-

1
fans

252
Blu-ray
collections
0
DVD
collections

Theatrical release date


 10 February, 2012

Country of origin


 United States

Links


         

Overview Preview Cast & crew User reviews News Forum

Screenshots from Father's Day Blu-ray

Father's Day Preview  

8
 / 10
Preview by Brian Orndorf, February 11, 2012

“Father’s Day” is the type of genre entertainment that gives its audience plenty of reason to refuse its blood-soaked charms. It’s an unbelievably violent and nasty enterprise with a taboo-smashing, genital-eating attitude certain to make the unprepared run screaming for the exits. It’s also one of the funniest features I’ve seen in quite some time, using its inherent sickness to come together as a clever, sublimely silly grindhouse goosing, able to assemble disparate elements of gore and goofballery in a fluid manner missing from similar efforts searching to shock and guffaw. While leaning on chaos to fill its running time, “Father’s Day” is a triumphantly diseased motion picture, easily the best movie to pop out of Troma Entertainment in quite some time.



A lunatic is on the loose, terrorizing the fathers of Tromaville with promises of sexual invasion, penis consumption, and a horrible death. The monster is known as The Fuchman (Mackenzie Murdock), and the only man who can stop his reign of terror is Ahab (Adam Brooks), a one-eyed lethal enforcer who’s resigned himself to a life of maple syrup harvesting. When teen hustler Twink (Conor Sweeney) learns his father has been slaughtered by The Fuchman, the young man teams up with Father Sullivan (Matthew Kennedy) to convince Ahab to return to duty. Back on the case, Ahab stops at nothing to track down The Fuchman, reuniting with his stripper sister Chelsea (Amy Groening) to help find the monster, while Father Sullivan and Twink gradually recognize the nightmare unfolding before them, looking to extinguish evil for good.

Instead of mimicking the “Grindhouse” formula of single-screen exhibition worship, “Father’s Day” establishes itself as a z-grade shocker broadcast during the wee hours on a UHF station. Setting the tone for the production in the opening minute, the picture embarks on journey of ‘80’s schlock and mayhem, freely roaming wherever it wants to go. The credited writer/director is Astron-6, a team of five creative forces including Brooks, Kennedy, and Sweeney, who’ve joined up to make a horror send-up that’s heavy on the blood and light on its feet, skillfully avoiding oppressive genre habits by maintaining a tight ship of humor and snowballing macabre elements, making sure to tickle potential viewers before completely grossing them out. It’s a difficult tonality to maintain, with “Hobo with a Shotgun” a recent example of a feature that attempted to make a harebrained mess, only to fall flat on its face. “Father’s Day” doesn’t show the same fatigue, keeping matters causal and awful without expelling all of its energy emphasizing the obvious.



“Father’s Day” is a lark, but a well-crafted one. The Astron-6 squad shows tremendous skill assembling a no-budget effort, with special attention to a toxic waste lighting design and shadow play, while the synth score ripples with an exquisite retro pulse, furthering the enticing sense of VHS escapism. The filmmakers find interesting visuals to combat the expected plunges into revulsion, a graphic adventure that includes some decidedly unrated forays into genital mutilation and cannibalism -- it wouldn’t be Troma if it didn’t require a nervous fingering of rosary beads while watching. The Fuchman’s wrath is a disgusting routine of bodily evisceration (the make-up effects are outstanding), captured here in an over-the-top fashion to combat anticipated viewer blood loss. Although outrageously gruesome, “Father’s Day” isn’t looking to kill the fun factor of its screen tomfoolery. It’s the type of film that offers a battle between The Fuchman and a topless stripper wielding a chainsaw. There’s blood, nudity, and violence. Everyone goes home happy.

Bordering on camp, “Father’s Day” doesn’t give itself over to overtly winking shenanigans, preferring deadpan reactions and straightforward silly business. The cast demonstrates a comedic competency that opens the effort up to chuckles and a few bellylaughs, having a grand time staying committed to foolishness, with Brooks a merry Snake Plissken copy keeping straight with syrup, Sweeney playing up Twink’s naivete, and Kennedy digging into the Father Sullivan’s spiritual divide as the priest is confronted with horrors beyond his imagination. The ensemble is loose and occasionally unprepared, but they’re effective throughout, selling the organ-slicing madness without leaping into the viewer’s lap. “Father’s Day” is outrageous, yet maintains an even flow of comedic mischief without tainting its rather appealingly lurid interests.



While the feature contains an excursion into tainted berry hallucinations, a mid-movie commercial for a cheapy “Star Wars” knockoff, and an understandable venture into incest, “Father’s Day” transforms into something else entirely for its final act. Traveling to Heaven (God is portrayed by Lloyd Kaufman, natch) and Hell to face The Fuchman’s ultimate form, the production goes haywire and a tad existential, greeting stop-motion animated creatures and ultimate temptations, pulled off with a winningly ragged style befitting such late-night television programming. The berserk climax pulls “Father’s Day” off the rails, but doesn’t sour the experience. In fact, there’s a bravery in execution that’s downright admirable, making the picture even more of a lovable, sickening daredevil filmgoing experience.

Starring: Adam Brooks, Mackenzie Murdock, Matthew Kennedy, Conor Sweeney, Lloyd Kaufman
Director: Adam Brooks

» See full cast & crew


Father's Day, Forum Discussions



Topic
Replies
Last post
Father's Day movies 28 Jun 19, 2013


Have you seen this movie?



Rate and write your own review

 


Get Daily Blu-ray Deals



* We do not share your email and you may opt out at any time.



Top Blu-ray Deals

 


The best Blu-ray deals online. Don't miss out on these great deals.

See Today's Deals »


 Top movies


Latest Deals United States



The latest deals on Blu-ray movies
at Amazon.

Show new deals »


Trending Blu-ray Movies
1. Frozen
2. Mallrats
3. Gravity 3D
4. The Jungle Book
5. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
6. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
7. Gravity
8. Scanners
9. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
10. The Wolf of Wall Street
11. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
12. Double Indemnity
13. Ender's Game
14. Ride Along
15. Touch of Evil

Trending in Theaters
1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
2. The Raid 2
3. RoboCop
4. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
5. Noah
6. Oculus
7. The LEGO Movie
8. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
9. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
10. The Grand Budapest Hotel
11. Frozen
12. Thor: The Dark World
13. Draft Day
14. Rio 2
15. Under the Skin

Top 10 Sellers United States
1.  Frozen
2.  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
3.  Rocky: Heavyweight Collection
4.  Planes
5.  The Pirate Fairy
6.  Gravity
7.  Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
8.  Gravity 3D
9.  Ender's Game
10.  The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  » See more top sellers


Top 10 Pre-orders United States
1.  Space Battleship Yamato: Movie
2.  The Walking Dead: The Complete Four...
3.  Scanners
4.  The Lego Movie
5.  Lone Survivor
6.  Noah
7.  The Lego Movie
8.  The Monuments Men
9.  True Detective: The Complete First ...
10.  Pompeii 3D
  » See more pre-orders


Top 10 Bargains United States
1.  Frozen
$19.96, Save 56%
2.  Planes
$19.96, Save 56%
3.  The Pirate Fairy
$19.96, Save 46%
4.  Gravity
$12.99, Save 64%
5.  Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
$12.99, Save 68%
6.  Gravity 3D
$19.99, Save 56%
7.  Ender's Game
$13.00, Save 67%
8.  Despicable Me 2
$14.99, Save 50%
9.  The Jungle Book
$19.96, Save 50%
10.  The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
$19.99, Save 50%
  » See more deals



Most Popular Blu-ray Movie Deals


RoboCop

 United States


$19.99 $5.00





Ender's Game

 United States


$39.99 $13.00





Gravity 3D

 United States


$44.95 $19.99





Best Blu-ray Movie Deals »



This web site is not affiliated with the Blu-ray Disc Association.
All trademarks are the property of the respective trademark owners.
© 2002-2014 Blu-ray.com. All rights reserved.
Registration problems | Business/Advertising Inquiries | Privacy Policy | Legal Notices