From The Writer and Director of Last Year’s Controversial “Masters of Horror: Homecoming” Episode â€¦
Commencing Battle on DVD June 12th
BURBANK, CA â€“ Last year, he tackled the Iraq war in the controversial “Homecoming” from the first season of Masters of Horror. Now, legendary director Joe Dante (The Howling, Gremlins and Small Soldiers) tackles a conflict as old as time itself â€“ the eternal rift between man and woman. And this time, the stakes are the very survival of the human race! On June 12th, Anchor Bay Entertainment presents Dante’s “The Screwfly Solution” on DVD, from the EmmyÂ®-award winning horror anthology series.
Blending social observation and satirical commentary with the horror mayhem MOH fans have come to expect, “The Screwfly Solution” ratchets the war between the sexes to Code Blood-Red! In addition, the DVD stimulates with bonus materials that delve deep into the mysteries behind creating what is undoubtedly one of the series’ most provocative installments â€“ all for the SRP of $14.98. Pre-book is May 2nd.
Adapted by Sam Hamm (who also wrote the teleplay for “Homecoming”) from the award-winning short story by James Tiptree, Jr., “The Screwfly Solution” begins with an unexplained outbreak of isolated homicides â€“ 1,100 women slaughtered in one city alone â€“ and the attacks are multiplying. Around the world, normal male sexual urges have suddenly mutated into violent rage.
Now, a pair of scientists (Jason Priestley, “Beverly Hills 90210” and Elliott Gould, Ocean’s Eleven) are locked in a desperate race against time to figure out how â€“ and why â€“ the war between the sexes turned murderous. Is a mysterious virus making every red-blooded man a potential lady-killer? Could the extermination of all women lead to the extinction of the human race? Kerry Norton (“Battlestar Galactica”) and William S. Taylor (Willard) co-star in this graphic and provocative shocker.
Bonus features on “The Screwfly Solution” DVD include:
- Widescreen (1.78:1) presentation, enhanced for 16×9 televisions
- Audio commentary with Director Joe Dante and Writer Sam Hamm
- The Cinematic Solution: the making of “The Screwfly Solution”
- The Exterminators: a look behind the FX
- Screenplay (DVD-ROM)
- Photo Gallery
First airing on the Showtime cable network in October 2005 to critical and public acclaim, each one-hour Masters of Horror film sets a new standard in terror, written and directed by some of the genre’s leading practitioners.
The executive producers of Masters of Horror are Morris Berger and Steve Brown; Starz Media’s John W. Hyde; Industry Entertainment’s Keith Addis and Andrew Deane; and Nice Guy Productions’ Mick Garris. Reunion Pictures’ Lisa Richardson and Tom Rowe are producers. Industry Entertainment’s Adam Goldworm and Ben Browning are co-producers on the series.
Anchor Bay Entertainment is distributed by Starz Home Entertainment, a division of Starz Media. Starz Media, LLC, is a programming production and distribution company operating worldwide. It includes the Film Roman, Anchor Bay Entertainment, and Manga Entertainment brands. Its units create animated and live-action programming — including theatrical films — and programming created under contract for other media companies. It distributes that programming, and programming acquired from outside producers, through home video retailers, theaters, broadcasters, ad supported and premium television channels, and Internet and wireless video distributors in the US and internationally. Starz Media is an operating unit of Starz, LLC, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation that is attributed to Liberty Capital Group.
Industry Entertainment Partners, a leading talent management and production company, has produced award-winning films including sex, lies and videotape, Drugstore Cowboy, The Player, Requiem for a Dream, and Quills.
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MASTERS OF HORROR SEASON TWO:
JOE DANTE’S “THE SCREWFLY SOLUTION”
Street Date: June 12, 2007
Pre-Book: May 2, 2007
Catalog #: N9904
UPC: 0 1313 89904-8 8
Run Time: 60 Minutes
Rating: Not Rated