This breakout horror comedy centers around a fallen soldier who somehow finds he has joined the ranks of the living dead. Bart Gregory (Anders) has just recently been laid to rest – so why is he still up and walking around? The only person Bart can turn to for answers is his best friend Joey (Wylde), and before long the two pals have surmised that the blood is the life. In order to survive, Bart requires a steady supply of it. Convinced that no one will miss the drug dealers and killers who have transformed LA into a swirling cesspool of crime and vice, the two friends decide to do law enforcement a favor by cleaning up the streets while collecting the precious blood needed to keep poor Bart from withering away into dust!
Years after premiering at Screamfest LA The Revenant finally arrives on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand September 18 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment, following a limited theatrical release from Lightning Entertainment rolling out on August 24th. With the announcement comes the first ever trailer, which we’ve added below. The movie is pretty slick, what are your thoughts on the trailer?
“The breakout film centers on a fallen soldier who somehow finds he has joined the ranks of the living dead. Bart Gregory (Anders) has just recently been laid to rest – so why is he still up and walking around? The only way he can keep himself from diminishing to dust is to supply himself with a constant supply of fresh blood. He quickly decides to do law enforcement a favor by cleaning up the streets.”
Winner of the Best Feature, Best Director, Best Actor and Audience Choice at the 2009 New York City Horror Film Festival, this hilarious thriller stars David Anders (TV’s “The Vampire Diaries”) and Chris Wylde (Joe Dirt).Loaded with special features including two audio commentaries; one with director Kerry Prior and the other with cast members David Anders and Chris Wylde, a “making of” featurette, deleted scenes and a photo gallery, The Revenant DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $26.98.
Worldwide rights holder Lightning Entertainment has struck a deal with notable New York-based independent distribution company Paladin to handle the theatrical release of the fantastic award-winning horror comedy The Revenant.
Paladin plans to release the film theatrically in August in an initial 10 markets. That same day, the film will be available as a premium V.O.D., as part of an event driven day-and-date Ultra VOD bow through Lightning’s distribution arm, Lightning Media. No exact date is set (why not announce this when you have a date, no?)
A horror comedy in the vein of Shaun of the Dead and Zombieland, “‘The Revenant’ tells the story of a soldier and his slacker best friend who become zombies, and then use their newfound powers to become vigilante crime fighters with hilariously mixed results when their adventures become more complicated and bloody than expected.”
The DVD will be released through Lionsgate under Lightning Media’s on-going partnership with the company.
Starring David Anders (“The Vampire Diaries”) and Chris Wylde (The Ten), The Revenant is written and directed by acclaimed visual effects expert D. Kerry Prior (Phantasm). READ MORE