If you listen to the Dead Air Podcast that I host, then you've probably have already heard me praise Jeremy Gardner's indie zombie film, THE BATTERY, many times over. It was one of my favorite films of 2013, and also the best film that I saw at last year's Toronto After Dark Film Festival. It stands as proof that A) You don't need a big budget to make a great movie (you just need interesting, well-developed characters), and B) The zombie genre can still be good when done right. In short, I love it, and you need to see it.
As such, when Scream Factory announced a while back that they would be releasing THE BATTERY on Blu-ray and DVD later this year, I was very happy. I love their company, and it always makes me giddy when they pick up a new indie film that I can really get behind (last year, it was COCKNEYS VS ZOMBIES). Up until now, however, we had no clue what would be on the release. Well, Scream Factory finally made the official announcement this afternoon, and here's what we have to look forward to...
THE BATTERY will be available on separate Blu-ray and DVD releases on September 16, 2014. The SRP is $20 for the Blu, but you can pre-order the movie right now on Amazon for a low price.
The film will be presented in a 1080p High Definition transfer, in its Original Aspect Ratio of 2.35:1, and it will feature a DTS-HD Master Audio Stereo track.
- Audio Commentary with Writer/Producer/Director/Star Jeremey Gardner, Producer/Star Adam Cronheim and Producer/Director of Photography Christian Stella
- TOOLS OF IGNORANCE: The Making Of The Battery (90 minute documentary)
- Theatrical Trailer
- ROCK PLAZA CENTRAL AT THE PARLOR: The Music Of The Battery
If you ask me, that is one hell of a package and quite the bang for your buck... The movie is worth it alone, but a 90-minute documentary and commentary track (Gardner is funny as hell) should seal the deal immediately for anyone on the fence. I suggest that everyone run, don't walk, to buy this now.
The official artwork is above, and the full Press Release can be found below:
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“one of the best and most ambitious zombie movies in recent memory.” Dread Central
“The Battery is good. It’s damn good…the movie is outrageously, insanely good.” Bloody Disgusting
In a world ravaged by the undead, two men must not only survive a zombie apocalyptic mayhem, but also learn to survive each other. Or will they? On , SCREAM FACTORY™ will release writer-director Jeremy Gardner’s enthralling zombie-horror drama THE BATTERY on Blu-ray™ and DVD. Featuring a general dose of suspense, character tension and wit, this critically acclaimed movie follows two former baseball players as they traverse the rural back roads of a post-plague New England teeming with the undead, psychological strain and their stark personality differences.
THE BATTERY stars Jeremy Gardner, Adam Cronheim, Niels Boole, Alana O’Brien, Jamie Pantanella, Larry Fessenden and Kelly McQuade. Packed with insightful special bonus content, THE BATTERY is a must have for movie enthusiasts, loyal fans and collectors. The Blu-ray has a suggested retail price of $19.97 and $14.97 for the DVD.
Two former baseball players, Ben (Jeremy Gardner) and Mickey (Adam Cronheim), cut an aimless path across a desolate New England. They stick to the back roads and forests to steer clear of the shambling corpses that patrol the once bustling cities and towns. In order to survive, they must overcome the stark differences in each other’s personalities — Ben embraces an increasingly feral, lawless, and nomadic lifestyle, while Mickey is unable to accept the harsh realities of the new world. Mickey refuses to engage in Ben’s violent games and longs for the creature comforts he once took for granted — a bed, a girl and a safe place to live.
When the men intercept a radio transmission from a seemingly thriving, protected community, Mickey will stop at nothing to find it, even though it is made perfectly clear that he is not welcome.