MONDO, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH INTERVISION,
ANNOUNCES LIMITED EDITION COLLECTIBLE “THINGS” VHS
Austin, TX--- Tuesday July 12, 2011 --- Mondo, the collectible art boutique arm of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, is pleased to announce a continued partnership with Intervision Picture Corporation – a video label dedicated to “vintage outsider cinema from a world all its own” – to release 1989’s THINGS on VHS. The first Canadian shot-on-Super 8 gore shocker commercially distributed on video, THINGS is the much anticipated follow-up to May’s sold-out run of SLEDGEHAMMER, the inaugural title from Mondo Video, a new VHS-only label created to release rare genre films in a collectible format. The VHS release will coincide with film’s debut on DVD from Intervision, which includes over four hours of bonus material including video testimonials from iconic horror auteur Tobe Hooper (THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE), HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN director Jason Eisener and more.
“THINGS is the surreal saga of two friends who visit a remote cabin, only to discover a womb of monstrous horror that demands graphic dismemberment,” according to Intervision’s packaging, “it’s an inexplicable orgy of eye ripping, beer guzzling, boob baring, skull drilling, sandwich making, chain sawing, bad acting and post-sync dubbing.” Mondo Video’s THINGS includes the original poster art, vintage box copy from the 1989 VHS release and will be available for purchase only at MondoTees.com on Wednesday, July 13, 2011. See a clip from THINGS here: vimeo.com/26308455. The Intervision DVD streets on July, 12 2011 and is available on Amazon: amzn.to/rbhBbe.
“Some will be repulsed. Others may be transformed forever. But you have never seen anything like this before,” says Intervision marketing director Evan Husney, “THINGS is the quintessential Canadian ‘homemade’ horror film and beneath it’s oozing outsider façade, lies a barrage of low-budget freakiness and transcendent surrealism earning its place in the new Intervision/Mondo Video cult cannon.” Mondo creative director says, “Mondo Video strives to only release things that YOU NEED TO SEE and this low budget Canadian monster movie ranks at the top of that list!”
Mondo is the Alamo Drafthouse's collectible art boutique, featuring designs from world famous artists based on licenses for popular TV and Movie properties including Star Wars, Star Trek & Universal Monsters. Championed for their limited edition screen printed posters, Mondo focuses on bringing art back to movie posters by working with artists such as Olly Moss, Tyler Stout, Martin Ansin and others. Besides creating stunning works for beloved classics and contemporary films, Mondo produces posters for featured Alamo Drafthouse events and inaugurated a "Director's Series" that will focus on a celebrated filmmaker's body of work. Mondo recently announced its first project as a game publisher with the adaptation for Hobo with a Shotgun, available exclusively on Apple’s App Store for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.
About Intervision Picture Corporation
Intervision was founded by the late Larry Gold, Sr., a pioneer of ‘70s film distribution and ‘80s genre VHS, and reactivated in January 2011 with the DVD releases of Goya Award Winner Jess Franco’s 1973 rarity Sinister Eyes Of Dr. Orloff and his acclaimed 2010 ‘audio-visual experience’ Paula-Paula. In April 2011, his estate announced that Severin Films would handle all future marketing and production. Severin, founded in 2006 with offices in Los Angeles and London, has been called “well on its way to becoming the greatest indie label of all time” by BlogCritics.org. Their DVD and Blu-ray releases include Alejandro Jodorowsky’s Santa Sangre, Jess Franco’s Macumba Sexual and Bloody Moon, Walerian Borowczyk’s Immoral Women, the unrated Director’s Cut of Just Jaeckin’s Gwendoline, Richard Stanley’s restored Hardware, Enzo Castellari’s original Inglorious Bastards, Oscar®-nominee Patrice Leconte’s The Hairdresser’s Husband, Don Sharp’s Psychomania and Roman Polanski’s What?. Severin’s upcoming HD restorations include Ted Post’s The Baby, Eugenio Martín’s Horror Express and Richard Rush’s The Stunt Man. The company’s theatrical releases include Birdemic, Devolved, and the forthcoming horror anthology The Theatre Bizarre.
About Alamo Drafthouse
The Alamo Drafthouse is a lifestyle entertainment brand with an acclaimed cinema-eatery, the largest genre film festival in the United Sates and an online collectible art store. Named “the best theater in America” by Entertainment Weekly, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has built a reputation as a movie lover’s oasis not only by combining food and drink service with the movie-going experience, but also introducing unique programming and high-profile, star studded special events. Alamo Drafthouse Founder & CEO, Tim League, created Fantastic Fest, a world renowned film festival dubbed “The Geek Telluride” by Variety. Fantastic Fest showcases eight days of offbeat cinema from independents, international filmmakers and major Hollywood Studios. The Alamo Drafthouse’s collectible art boutique, Mondo, offers breathtaking, original products featuring designs from world-famous artists based on licenses for popular TV and Movie properties including Star Wars, Star Trek & Universal Monsters. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is expanding its brand in new and exciting ways, including the launch of Drafthouse Films, a new film distribution label and plans to extend its theaters and unique programming philosophy to additional markets across the United States. More information about Alamo Drafthouse franchise opportunities are available on the official website.
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