It is a tender love story. A graphic horror shocker. An urgent ecological warning. And around the world, it became the must-see midnight movie sensation of the year. From writer/producer/director/visionary James Nguyen – The Master of the Romantic Thriller – comes Birdemic: Shock and Terror, perching onto Blu-ray and DVD from Severin Films on February 22, 2011, with an SRP of $29.98 and $24.98, respectively.
An outrageous homage to Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds, BIRDEMIC: SHOCK AND TERROR caught the attention of such mighty media powers as CBS News and The New York Times when Severin Films released it in more than 50 cities, where it enjoyed sold-out midnight showings. Judged an instant cult classic and hailed for its chutzpah as much as its cinematic ingenuity, the movie is truly a one-of-a-kind experience.
Alan Bagh stars as Rod, a Bay Area software salesman (named in apparent tribute to The Birds star Rod Taylor) who has just made a million-dollar deal. Riding high on his success, Rod snags a date with Nathalie (Whitney Moore), his former high school classmate who has become a knockout lingerie model. They hit if off immediately but awake from their first night together in a quaint seaside town to the horror of eagles and vultures swooping down and attacking the locals, turning this picturesque locale into an avian hell on earth.
Hollywood legend Tippi Hedren of Hitchcock’s 1963 classic makes a special appearance in the global cult movie phenomenon that Videogum says “might end up being the greatest film of all time!”
In addition to equally high praise from The New York Times and CBS, BIRDEMIC: SHOCK AND TERROR was called “our crazy new movie obsession!” by Entertainment Weekly, and Bloody-Disgusting.com described seeing it as “the greatest night of your life.”
The much-anticipated arrival of the movie on DVD and Blu-ray comes as the sequel, Birdemic II: The Resurrection, is being readied for theatrical release in 2011.
Both the Blu-ray and DVD of BIRDEMIC: SHOCK AND TERROR are filled with an abundance of hilarious special features. Additionally, two songs, “This Is Birdemic” and “Hangin’ Out With My Family,” are being released to coincide with the movie’s DVD/Blu-ray release.
Audio commentary with director James Nguyen
Audio commentary with wtars Alan Bagh and Whitney Moore
Birdemic Experience Tour featurette
James Nguyen on “Movie Close Up”
MOVIEHEAD: The James Nguyen Story teaser
Birdemic Experience 2010 trailer