Severin Films to Release The Manson Family (Updated)
Posted May 2, 2013 04:41 PM by Webmaster
Independent distributors Severin Films have announced that they are planning to release on Blu-ray Jim Van Bebber award-winning indie The Manson Family (2003). The director's new short Gator Green will also be included on the upcoming Blu-ray release. Street date is June 11th.
To celebrate the film's 10th anniversary, the distributors are also planning theatrical screenings in Landmark theaters across the nation. (Below is a partial list of engagements, with more to be announced in the coming weeks).
The Manson Family delivers an uncompromising, brutal vision of the collapse of the "Love Generation." On a ranch outside of LA the hippie dream is perverting into something evil. What was once an oasis of free love and acid trips has become ground zero for a madman's paranoid visions. An average group of kids, the "Family", become engulfed in a delusional world where torment and slaughter is considered the path to righteousness. The Manson Family is a dizzying, rapid-fire vision of the sex and violence that unifies the misguided group, and at the direction of their leader, ends in a brutal spree leaving seven people dead in 48 hours.
The Manson Family has been re-mastered in stunning HD for the first time ever in America. Extras include an all-new Director's commentary, the brand new short Gator Green, the uncut version of the previously censored, feature-length documentary The Vanbebber Family on the film's near-mythic production, and much more.
March 22 & 23 Clay Theatre, San Francisco
March 22 & 23 Esquire Theatre, Denver
March 27 Boston Underground Film Festival Brattle Theatre, Cambridge MA
March 29 & 30 Landmark's Sunshine Cinema, New York City
March 29 & 30 Alamo Drafthouse Vintage Park, Houston
March 29 Plaza Theatre, Atlanta
April 3 Granoff Center for the Arts, Providence RI
April 5 Ritz Bourse, Philadelphia
April 5 & 6 Egyptian Theatre, Seattle
April 12 Logan Theatre, Chicago
April 12 & 13 Hi-Pointe Theatre, St. Louis
April 13 Cedar Lee Theatre, Cleveland
April 19 & 20 E Street Theatre, Washington DC
April 19 & 20 Inwood Theatre, Dallas
April 21 Screenland Crossroads, Kansas City MO
April 23 New Beverly Cinema, Los Angeles
Audio Commentary with Director Jim VanBebber
Gator Green - Exclusive First Release of VanBebber's latest short
Exclusive New Interview With Phil Anselmo
The VanBebber Family - Uncut Version of 'Making Of' Documentary Featuring Interviews with Cast and Crew
In The Belly of The Beast - Documentary On the 1997 Fantasia Film Festival
Gotta agree @deadmonkey, Deadbeat at Dawn holds the title of one of my most anticipated potential blu's, along with Van Bebber's shorts, especially My Sweet Satan... hilarious. Still stoked on this one, though, probably the best biographical Manson pic I've seen.