Severin Films today announced the May 7th Blu-ray debut of Jim VanBebber’s legendary, award-winning indie movie THE MANSON FAMILY on the tenth anniversary of its original release. US theatrical dates in twenty major cities are scheduled through March and April and new poster artwork has been created by artist Stephen Romano for the occasion. VanBebber’s highly anticipated new short film Gator Green will accompany many of the screenings and will also be included in the extras-packed Special Edition Blu-Ray release.
The theatrical run launches at Landmark Theatres locations in Denver and San Francisco on March 22nd and will continue through April taking in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Boston and many more (see below for a partial list of engagements, with more to be announced in the coming weeks).
THE MANSON FAMILY delivers an uncompromising, brutal vision of the collapse of the “Love Generation.” On a ranch outside of Los Angeles, the hippie dream is perverting into something evil. What was once an oasis of free love and acid trips has become ground zero for a madman’s paranoid visions. An average group of kids, the “Family”, become engulfed in a delusional world where torment and slaughter is considered the path to righteousness. THE MANSON FAMILY is a dizzying, rapid-fire vision of the sex and violence that unifies the misguided group, and at the direction of their leader, ends in a brutal spree leaving seven people dead in 48 hours. Now re-mastered in stunning HD for the first time ever in America.Extras include an all-new director’s commentary, the brand new short Gator Green, the uncut version of the previously censored, feature length documentary The Vanbebber Family on the film’s near-mythic production, and much more.
The movie features music by Phil Anselmo, Superjoint Ritual, Necrophagia, Download, and Southern Isolation. VanBebber has directed music videos for Pantera, Down, Skinny Puppy, Necrophagia, and others.
Severin Films was formed in 2006 with offices in Los Angeles and London. The company produced the acclaimed 2012 horror anthology The Theatre Bizarre and their previous releases include Richard Stanley’s restored Hardware, the all-star war classic The Wild Geese, the unrated Director’s Cut of Just Jaeckin’s Gwendoline, Enzo Castellari’s original action classic Inglorious Bastards, Oscar®-nominee Patrice Leconte’s The Hairdresser’s Husband, the midnight movie sensation Birdemic – Shock & Terror, Eugenio Martin’s restored Horror Express, and Alejandro Jodorowsky’s incomparable masterpiece Santa Sangre.
THE MANSON FAMILY 2013 Theatrical Screenings:
3/22/2013 Landmark’s Clay Theatre – San Francisco, CA
3/22/2013 Landmark’s Esquire Theatre – Denver, CO
3/23/2013 Landmark’s Clay Theatre – San Francisco, CA
3/23/2013 Landmark’s Esquire Theatre – Denver, CO
3/27/2013 Boston Underground Film Festival – Brattle Theatre – Cambridge MA
3/29/2013 Landmark’s Sunshine Cinema – New York, NY
3/29/2013 Alamo Drafthouse Vintage Park – Houston, TX
3/29/2013 Plaza Theatre – Atlanta, GA
3/30/2013 Landmark’s Sunshine Cinema – New York, NY
3/30/2013 Alamo Drafthouse Vintage Park – Houston, TX
4/03/2013 Granoff Center for the Arts – Providence, RI
4/05/2013 Landmark’s Ritz Bourse – Philadelphia, PA
4/05/2013 Landmark’s Egyptian Theatre – Seattle, WA
4/06/2013 Landmark’s Egyptian Theatre – Seattle, WA
4/12/2013 Logan Theatre – Chicago, IL
4/12/2013 Hi-Pointe Theatre – St. Louis, MO
4/13/2013 Hi-Pointe Theatre – St. Louis, MO
4/13/2013 Cedar Lee Theatre – Cleveland, OH
4/19/2013 Landmark’s E Street Theatre – Washington, DC
4/19/2013 Landmark’s Inwood Theatre – Dallas, TX
4/19/2013 Landmark’s Uptown Theatre – Minneapolis, MN
4/20/2013 Landmark’s E Street Theatre – Washington, DC
4/20/2013 Landmark’s Inwood Theatre – Dallas, TX
4/20/2013 Landmark’s Uptown Theatre – Minneapolis, MN
4/21/2013 Screenland Crossroads – Kansas City, MO
4/23/2013 New Beverly Cinema – Los Angeles, CA
4/26/2013 Tampa Pitcher Show – Tampa, FL
4/27/2013 Clinton St. Theater – Portland, OR
4/28/2013 Clinton St. Theater – Portland, OR
October – Housecore Horror Film Festival – Austin, TX