Tell me the MPAA isn’t a form of censorship? In order to achieve a theatrical release in some markets, the filmmakers behind the Blood Feast (read our review) remake were forced to edit the film to achieve an “R” rating.
“Some markets are unable to screen an unrated film,” said Hannover House CEO, Eric Parkinson. “The decision to seek the MPAA rating for Blood Feast was tailored after a similar development impacted the Lionsgate release of Saw a few years back. The film has been very modestly edited to conform to the film ratings standard that should make it accessible to a larger audience.”
Originally slated for release this past week, Hannover House will now set the table for July 28, 2017.
The official remake, which we said “has the makings of a cult classic,” was directed by acclaimed German director Marcel Walz and features an impressive cast – including an appearance by the 90-year-old Herschell Gordon Lewis, filmed shortly before his death late last year. Other cast members include Robert Rusler (A Nightmare on Elm Street 2), Caroline Williams (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2), and Sophie Monk (The Hills Run Red).
Hannover and Crimson will promote the film’s release through horror-related media and websites, as well as national cable TV ads and in-theatre promotions. An October 31st home video release is anticipated, with a subscription video-on-demand window available for January.
“Fuad Ramses (Rusler) and his family have moved from the United States to France, where they run an American diner. Since business is not going too well, Fuad also works night shifts in a museum of ancient Egyptian culture. During these long, lonely nights he is repeatedly drawn to a statue representing the seductive ancient goddess Ishtar (Katz). He becomes more and more allured by the goddess as she speaks to him in visions. Eventually he succumbs to her deadly charms.
After this pivotal night, Fuad begins a new life, in which murder and cannibalism become his daily bread. He starts to prepare a ritual feast to honor his new mistress, a lavish affair dripping with blood, organs, and intestines of human victims. As butchered bodies are heaped upon the Altar of Ishtar, Fuad slowly slips further into madness until he is no more than the goddess’ puppet; and she thirsts for the blood of Fuad’s wife and daughter too…”