Hello ! Yes it’s Friday and it’s time for Retro Friday. Don’t want to repeat myself but every Friday I’m blogging on an “old” inde film because it’s fun to re-watch an old cool flick or, for some people who nerver saw it, well it’s cool to discover some good inde horror flick.
So this week I want to talk about a movie from Happy Clouds Picture called The Resurrection Game because they just put out The Resurrection Game 10th Anniversary DVD! So I will be lazy an I will just Copy and Paste their Presse Release !
Happy Cloud Pictures is proud to announce the release of
The Resurrection Game 10th Anniversary DVD!
After ten long years of false-starts and works-in-progress, PA-based Happy Cloud Pictures has finally completed the official DVD of their 16mm “zombie-noir”, The Resurrection Game, just in time for the movie’s 10th Anniversary.
Referred to as “ultra-rare” (which is an understatement) by Stoker-Winning writer Jonathan Maberry, The Resurrection Game is set in the years following an undead outbreak, where the constant presence of zombies is just another daily nuisance. When a private detective teams up with a scientist and a pair of colorful zombie exterminators, he uncovers a dark conspiracy so far-reaching that the walking dead are the least of the problems. The movie stars Ray Yeo (One of the Living), Amy Lynn Best (Splatter Movie: The Director’s Cut), Bill Homan (Demon Divas and the Lanes of Damnation), Francis Veltri (Severe Injuries) and Kristen Pfeifer (Biophage), with special appearances by Jasi Cotton Lanier (Alice in Wonderland) and Debbie Rochon (Colour from the Dark).
Beset with numerous problems during its long post-production, The Resurrection Game will finally be available to the public in its final form on April 30, 2010. “We went back to the original neg-to-DV transfer,” says writer/director Mike Watt (A Feast of Flesh, Demon Divas and the Lanes of Damnation), “and discovered that a lot of the digital ‘archiving’ glitches were present from the outset. We still cleaned it up to the best of our ability, with a new color correction pass and a new audio mix taken from the original on-set ¼” recordings, professional digital compression and the whole nine yards. It looks better than ever and the 16mm colors really pop on this transfer.”
The anniversary DVD comes with motion menus hosted by everyone’s favorite undead pitch-man, Necro-Phil, two audio commentaries—one solo track from the director and one featuring the producer trio of Best, Watt and Homan—and a brand new 40-minute documentary about the long journey getting from 2000 to today, featuring interviews with fellow artists Scooter McCrae (Shatter Dead), Alan Rowe Kelly (The Blood Shed), Lloyd Kaufman (Poultrygeist), Michael Gingold (Fangoria Magazine managing editor), Patrick Desmond (The Absence of Light) and many more. The documentary also includes some never-before-seen behind-the-scenes footage and rushes.
“While Amy, Jeff Waltrowski (Project: Valkyrie), Henrique Couto (Faces of Schlock) and I were archiving sixty or so hours of VHS footage shot on set, we discovered a number of tapes that we hadn’t seen since the day we’d shot them, including snippets of things that were originally meant for the final cut that got lost along the way. So it was fun to see that stuff again.”
Covered in such publications as Jamie Russell’s Book of the Dead, Zombiemania, Zombie CSU, The Dark Side, Rue Morgue and Fangoria Magazine, The Resurrection Game has developed an incredible cult-following over the years and fans will be pleased with the final version. But if the anniversary disk isn’t enough, those who purchase the DVD can send in a proof of purchase provided on the cover to receive a completely free companion disk filled with numerous other extras—including a rare investor’s video, unseen trailers, a never-before-seen alternate opening and the original VHS workprint which has been bootlegged around the world!
“That’s the version most people were familiar with,” says Watt. “This ugly, ‘Robot Epilepsy Theater’ thing I shot off a Steenbeck monitor. But when we asked fans what they’d most like to see on a second disk, this is what they asked for. Grease pencil marks, stuttering picture, chattering soundtrack and all.”
As 2010 also marks Happy Cloud Pictures’ 13th Anniversary as a company, look for more special offers from the company throughout the year by visiting the website at www.happycloudpictures.com
The Resurrection Game streets on April 30, 2010, with an S.R.P. of $19.99. For more information, please visit www.happpycloudpictures.com. To arrange interviews with the principals, please contact them directly at email@example.com