‘Death and Cremation’ Burns home Video This April

Some relationships can really burn you up in Death and Cremation (review), on DVD April 24 from Green Apple Entertainment.

Crest Point is stereotypical Anywhere, U.S.A., where people go about their business, attend Friday night football games and the local cops’ biggest worry is youthful pranksters.

Stan (Brad Dourif; the Halloween films, HBO’s “Deadwood,” the voice of Chucky) is a 59-year-old recluse who offers cremation services from the basement of his funeral home … though he doesn’t seem much interested in promoting his business. In fact, he’s a deranged sociopath who eliminates anyone he perceives to be a bully.

Jarod (Jeremy Sumpter; TV’s “Friday Night Lights”) is a fatherless, 17-year-old high school outcast who no longer even attempts to fit in at school. Things aren’t much better at home with mom’s abusive boyfriend (Daniel Baldwin; Vampires, Born on the Fourth of July).

When Stan takes the beleaguered teen under his wing, they soon develop a demented friendship. But the neophyte makes mistakes and – as detective Fairchild (Scott Elrod) struggles to pull together clues from local disappearances – Stan must decide if protecting his newfound protégé is worth killing for …

Death and Cremation is presented in full frame with an aspect ratio of 4×3 (1.33:1) and 2.0 Dolby Digital Stereo.