GET READY FOR THE VIOLENCE OF THE LAMBS!
HARMLESS SHEEP BECOME BLOOD THIRSTY KILLERS IN GENIUS PRODUCTS AND THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY’S
Herding Onto DVD on October 9, Under Company’s Dimension Extreme Label
“It is actually the most fun I’ve had in a theatre all year and quite possibly the single best midnight movie of its era.”
-Ain’t It Cool News
SANTA MONICA, CA â€“ An experiment in genetic engineering turns mild sheep into flesh eating animals gone wild in BLACK SHEEP arriving on DVD October 9, 2007 from The Weinstein Company and Genius Products LLC. As part of the new Dimension Extreme brand – home of the most intense, edgy and provocative programming, BLACK SHEEP writer/director Jonathan King provides a hybrid of outlandish humor and graphic gore in his feature film debut. When Henry Oldfield (Nathan Meister) returns to his family’s farm to sell out to his older brother Angus (Peter Feeney), he learns that Angus’ reckless genetic engineering program has infected thousands of sheep on their sprawling New Zealand farm and turned them into bloodthirsty predators. Featuring outstanding special effects by the renowned WETA Workshop (King Kong, Lord of the Rings), including masterful use of puppets and robots, BLACK SHEEP is a gory bloodbath drenched in black comedy as the heroes make their way through a spectacular rural landscape, dodging ravenous rams with blood-smeared fleece. With a talented cast of up and coming actors, this film is destined for horror cult glory. The Black Sheep DVD arrives with five deleted scenes, a blooper reel and much more. The Black Sheep DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.95.
An experiment in genetic engineering turns harmless sheep into blood-thirsty killers that terrorize a sprawling New Zealand farm.
â€¢ Five Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary
â€¢ Blooper Reel
â€¢ Commentary by Writer/Director Jonathan King & Actor Nathan Meister
â€¢ The Making Of Black Sheep featurette
â€¢ “Early Morning” â€“ Surprise Scene shot exclusively for DVD
Street Date: October 9, 2007
MPAA Rating: NR
Subtitles: English and Spanish
Running time: 87 Minutes
Catalog Number: 80570 Widescreen
Genius Products, Inc. (OTCBB:GNPI), along with The Weinstein Company, together owns Genius Products, LLC, a leading independent home-entertainment distribution company that produces, licenses and distributes a valuable library of motion pictures, television programming, family, lifestyle and trend entertainment on DVD and other emerging platforms through its expansive network of retailers throughout the U.S. Genius handles the distribution, marketing and sales for such brands as Asia Extremeâ„¢, Baby GeniusÂ®, Discovery Kidsâ„¢, Dragon Dynastyâ„¢ , Dimension Filmsâ„¢, ESPNÂ®, IFCÂ®, RHI Entertainmentâ„¢, Sesame WorkshopÂ®, Wellspringâ„¢, The Weinstein CompanyÂ® and WWEÂ®. Genius Products, Inc. is the managing member of Genius Products, LLC, in which it holds a 30% equity interest.
About The Weinstein Company
The Weinstein Company was created by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, the brothers who founded Miramax Films Corp. in 1979. TWC is a multi-media company that officially launched on October 1, 2005. Dimension Films, the genre label that was founded in 1993 by Bob Weinstein, is also included under TWC banner. The Weinsteins are actively working on the production, development and acquisition of projects for TWC.