October 31, 2011

Unrated Director's cut of Zavier Gen's The Divide to hit theaters!


I'm a big fan of director Xavier Gen's movies, Frontier(s) was savage and I thought Hitman was a very cool flick, so I am as happy as the proverbial pig that his latest flick The Divide is to get a theatrical release. Anchor Bay will be releasing it on January 13th and it will include previously unseen footage. Excited? Damn straight I am! Check out the full press release, and TADFF trailer, below.

ANCHOR BAY FILMS TO RELEASE
THE FULL UNRATED DIRECTOR’S CUT OF XAVIER GENS’
THE DIVIDE IN THEATRES ON JANUARY 13TH, 2012
Starring Lauren German (Hostel Part 2), Michael Biehn (The Terminator, Aliens), Milo Ventimiglia (NBC’s “Heroes”), Courtney B. Vance (Final Destination 5), Ashton Holmes (A History of Violence) and Rosanna Arquette (Pulp Fiction).


New York, NY
 (October 31, 2011) – Anchor Bay Films has announced today that on Friday, January 13th 2012, they will be releasing theatrically the full, unrated directors cut of Xavier Gens’ The Divide in theatres. The version will contain additional footage not seen during its previous screenings at SXSW and Fantasia 2011. Initial markets on January 13th will include New York, Los Angeles, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas and Denver with additional markets to be announced.

Says Jennifer Roberts, Anchor Bay Film’s SVP of Brand Marketing, “Fans of director Xavier Gens’ Frontier(s) will be pleased to know that once again he has pulled no punches, and has delivered a kick-ass film that will set the bar in extreme cinema.  We felt strongly that we needed to bring his full vision to the screen, and confident this is the version audiences will want to see.”

In this graphic and violent, post-apocalyptic thriller, nine strangers—all tenants of a New York high-rise apartment—escape a nuclear attack by hiding out in the building’s bunker-like basement. Trapped for days underground with no hope for rescue, and only unspeakable horrors awaiting them on the other side of the bunker door, the group begins to descend into madness, each turning on one another with physical and psycho-sexual torment. As supplies dwindle, and tensions flare, they grow increasingly unhinged by their close quarters and hopelessness. Each act against one another becomes more depraved than the next.  While everyone in the bunker allows themselves to be overcome by desperation and lose their humanity, one survivor holds onto a thin chance for escape, even with no promise of salvation on the outside.

The Divide features a large and diverse cast featuring such icons of horror and sci-fi as Lauren German (Hostel Part 2), Michael Biehn (The Terminator, Aliens) and Milo Ventimiglia (NBC’s “Heroes”) as well as Courtney B. Vance (Final Destination 5, The Hunt for Red October), Ashton Holmes (CW’s “Nikita”, A History of Violence) and Rosanna Arquette (Pulp Fiction) .
About Anchor Bay Films
Anchor Bay Films is unique in that it offers the creative community a fully integrated distribution capability on all platforms and an international solution extending beyond the U.S.  Anchor Bay Films is a division of Anchor Bay Entertainment and is on the ground providing quality distribution with operations in the U.S., United Kingdom, Canada and Australia, as well as distribution capabilities in other key territories. The company focuses on a platform release strategy for its films with an eye toward maximizing their potential across all ancillary distribution platforms. Upcoming releases include Corman’s World about Academy Award® winning filmmaker Roger Corman which premiered at Cannes 2011.  Films in its library include the critically-acclaimed comedy City Island starring Andy Garcia andSolitary Man starring Michael Douglas as well as the 2011 releases of Kill the Irishman starring Ray Stevenson, Vincent D’Onofrio, Val Kilmer and Christopher Walken and Toronto Film Festival award-winner Beautiful Boy with Maria Bello and Michael Sheen. Anchor Bay Entertainment is a subsidiary of Starz Media, LLC (www.starzmedia.com ) which is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation attributed to the Liberty Starz tracking stock group.




1 comment:

SHOW ME YOUR BOOKS said...

Love this director can;t wait to see this one...