Monday, July 23, 2012

Official Anchor Bay Entertainment Press Release for 'Chained' DVD

A twisted tale from the director of
Boxing Helena and Surveillance


Blu-ray™Combo Pack and DVD To Include Unrated Deleted Scene;
Unfettered Starting October 2nd

Beverly Hills, CA – Perhaps the most terrifying human relationship is the one between a serial killer and his target. But what if it starts that way, and becomes something...more? From the visionary mind of director Jennifer Lynch (Boxing Helena, Surveillance, Hisss) comes the dark fable Chained, coming to Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD October 2nd from Anchor Bay Films. 

'With a stellar cast including Vincent D’Onofrio (Full Metal Jacket, Men In Black, “Law and Order: Criminal Intent”), Gina Phillips (Jeepers Creepers, “Ally McBeal”) Conor Leslie (“90210”), Evan Bird (“The Killing”), with Jake Weber (Dawn of the Dead, “Medium”) and Julia Ormand (My Week With Marilyn, “Mad Men,” The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), Chained is an unforgettable ride into the darkness that can reside in the human heart – no matter what your age. The Chained Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD also includes, as a bonus feature, the scene that prompted the MPAA give the film an NC-17 rating! SRP is $26.98 for the DVD, and $29.99 for the Blu-ray™ Combo Pack. Pre-book is September 5th.

Coming home from a routine trip to the movies, eight-year-old Tim (Bird) and his mother, Sarah (Ormond) are picked up by a psychopathic cab driver named Bob (D’Onofrio). It ends up being their last ride together. Bob murders the young boy’s mother and keeps Tim as his unwilling protégée, making him clean up the mess following each murder he commits. After a couple of aborted escape attempts, Bob chains Tim – now renamed Rabbit -- allowing just enough length to move freely within the house. As the years pass, Bob starts instructing Rabbit, teaching him anatomy and human behavior. Now a teenager, Rabbit (Eamon Farren, X: Night of Vengeance) is slowly being pressed by Bob to start his own homicidal spree. Slowly but surely, he must soon choose whether to follow in Bob’s serial killer footsteps or make one final, desperate attempt to break free...

Bonus features on Chained Blu-ray™ and DVD include feature-length audio commentary by writer/director Jennifer Lynch and actor Vincent D’Onofrio; the alternated unrated version of “Mary’s Murder;” and the original theatrical trailer.


vikeau said...

The only down sideto this is I have to wait until September 5 to pre-order.

Rose said...

Mary's Murder, that's the name of the unrated version? Don't understand completely, will Chained not be shown in theaters at all, just film festivals? Wonder when this came about, I was under the impression it would be coming to the theater. I will buy the blu-ray, but was hoping to see it on the big screen.

miss lee said...

I don't own a Blue-ray DVD Player, but I pray it's on DVD . I have a Sony DVD player .

Nantz said...

Me too, vikeau. If anything changes on that, I'll let everyone know. Rose, kind of looks that way. I am very disappointed they took this route but nothing I can do about it. To answer your question, yes, it's the scene in which Mary is murdered who is the girl we see with the slashed throat. Leann, not to worry, there will be a DVD available in October with a tentative pre-order in September.

Rose said...

Thank-you Nantz, I'm disappointed as well. For some reason I was thinking Mary was perhaps the mother's name of the little boy, kept reading and reading I must have missed the part of who Mary was. Was looking around the internet to see why they are doing this with the movie, but couldn't find anything.

Nantz said...

I'm guessing it's a business thing.