The winner of the Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez SXSW Grindhouse Trailer Competition, Hobo With a Shotgun, is now a full-length horror thriller debuting July 5 on Blu-ray, Two-Disc Special Edition DVD with Digital Copy, and single-disc DVD from Magnolia Home Entertainment under the Magnet label.
Starring international film legend Rutger Hauer (Sin City, Blade Runner) and produced by Niv Fichman (Blindness, The Red Violin), i>Hobo is the explosive tale of one man pushed to his bloody breaking point by the surrounding chaos and violence of the grotesque urban hell in which he lives.
Earning rave reviews after its premiere at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, the trailer for the film is already an online sensation with over two million views to date. The Hobo Blu-ray Disc, Two-Disc Special Edition DVD with Digital Copy, and single-disc DVD are all packed with bonus features including the first commentary ever delivered by screen icon Rutger Hauer, and will be available for the suggested retail price of $29.98, $29.98 and $26.98, respectively.
“A train pulls into the station -it’s the end of the line. A Hobo jumps from a freight car, hoping for a fresh start in a new city. Instead, he finds himself trapped in an urban hell. This is a world where criminals rule the streets and Drake, the city’s crime boss, reigns supreme alongside his sadistic murderous sons, Slick & Ivan. Amidst the chaos, the Hobo comes across a pawnshop window displaying a second hand lawn mower. He dreams of making the city a beautiful place and starting a new life for himself. But as the brutality continues to rage around him, he notices a shotgun hanging above the lawn mower. Quickly, he realizes the only way to make a difference in this town is with that gun in his hand and two shells in its chamber.”