Kino Lorber has a nice variety of releases coming to DVD this July for genre fans everywhere. A number of titles stand out to me but the one I’m really intrigued by is Paul Verhoeven’s Tricked, which by all accounts quite the experiment project. Has anyone seen this yet? It sounds really cool and was apparently “user-generated,” which means Verhoeven shot a scene and uploaded it online and allowed viewers to finish out the story. At the very least that has to be interesting. It’s like one of those stories where each person writes a sentence.
Details on all releases are below.
Circle (Kino Lorber, DVD)
DVD Street Date:July 5, 2016
Directors: Aaron Hann, Mario Miscione
Starring: Julie Benz, Mercy Malick, Carter Jenkins, Lisa Pelikan, Cesar Garcia
Synopsis: In a massive, mysterious chamber, fifty strangers awaken to find themselves trapped with no memory of how they got there. Organized in a circle and unable to move, they learn that every two minutes, one of them must die…executed by a strange device in the center of the room. The strangers soon realize that they have the power to decide who will be the next to be killed. But how can they choose who deserves to die? And what happens when there’s only one person left?
Bonus Features: Behind-The-Scenes Featurette, Trailer
13 Cameras (Kino Lorber, DVD)
DVD Street Date:July 12, 2016
Director: Victor Zarcoff
Starring: PJ McCabe, Brianne Moncrief, Sarah Baldwin, Jim Cummings, Heidi Niedermeyer, Neville Archambault
Synopsis: In the pulse-pounding thriller 13 Cameras, newly-weds Ryan (PJ McCabe) and Claire (Brianne Moncrief) move into a new house across the country, only to find out that their marital issues are the least of their problems. Unbeknownst to them, their grim and lascivious landlord (Neville Archambault) has been spying on them from day one, and he has evil intentions.
Bonus Features:Finding the Monster: the Search for the Perfect Slumlord, Highlight-Lowlight with the Cast and Crew of 13 Cameras, Horror on a Shoestring: Making a Low Budget Horror Film, Trailer
Comix: Beyond the Comic Book Pages (Kino Lorber, DVD)
DVD Street Date:July 19, 2016
Director: Michael Valentine
Synopsis: Comix: Beyond the Comic Book Pages is an exciting documentary about the worldwide comic book phenomenon told through the thoughts and images of comic book creators, artists, writers, and collectors, but especially the passionate fans who have made the art form the success that it is today. Comix includes exclusive one-on-one interviews with icons from the comic book industry, like Stan Lee (Spiderman, X-Men, Fantastic Four) and Frank Miller (Sin City, 300), while capturing the fans, many dressed in full costume, as they talk about their love for the characters and cosplay, at conventions like Comic-Con, Wizard World, and more.
Disc 1:Extended Scenes and Outtakes
Disc 2: Hour-long Interviews with Frank Miller and Stan Lee
Paul Verhoeven’s Tricked (Kino Lorber, DVD)
DVD Street Date: July 26, 2016
Director: Paul Verhoeven
Starring: Peter Blok, Robert De Hoog, Sallie Harmsen, Gaite Jansen, Rickey Koole, Carolien Spoor, Jochum Ten Haaf, Pieter Tiddens
Synopsis: After his string of subversive Hollywood hits like Basic Instinct, Robocop, and Total Recall, director Paul Verhoeven has returned home to Holland for his most experimental project of all – the first user-generated film, Tricked. The first five minutes of this comedic-erotic thriller were written by a professional screen-writer and filmed by Verhoeven. After this first scene was posted to the internet, viewers were invited to submit their version of the rest of the story. Verhoeven and his team then pieces together the rest of the plot from their submissions. This unique feature begins with a documentary of Tricked‘s production, Paul’s Experience, which takes you through nine months of behind-the-scenes adventures, as the whole nation guided Verhoeven in his project. The second part presents Tricked itself, a slickly realized thriller of lies and romantic betrayal. It follows a real estate tycoon and womanizer (Peter Blok, Black Book) whose entire family is caught up in his web of lies, leading to shady corporate takeovers and pregnancies of unknown origin. A prockling, erotic, and hilarious satire of modern capitalism, it’s a rollicking film only Verhoeven could make.
Bonus Features:Behind-the-scenes Footage, Interviews, Trailer
H8RZ (Kino Lorber, DVD)
DVD Street Date: July 26, 2016
Director: Derrick Borte
Starring: Israel Broussard, Eliza Bennett
Synopsis: After a mysterious high school tragedy, an attorney questions the only witness, a student, in hopes of protecting the school from any lawsuits. But as this student weaves his tale, it’s clear that there is much more to this story than meets the eye. H8RZ has the intrigue of a thriller, while cleverly dealing with issues of bullying, school corruption, and the darker side of teen interactions