Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead‘s Spring (2014) was a great movie in the vein of horror romances like Twilight should have been. There are some deep strange moments with very original concepts. Read our review of Spring here. The Blu-ray and DVD release is set for June 2, 2015 with highlight bonus content like audio commentary from the directors, “The Making of Spring” feature and deleted scenes. Starring in Spring are Lou Taylor Pucci, Nadia Hilker and Vanessa Bednar.
From the Press Release:
A young American in a personal tailspin heads to Europe to escape his past and falls for a beautiful woman with a dark and deadly secret in the unique and unforgettable Spring. From Drafthouse Films, FilmBuff, and Anchor Bay, the genre-bending horror romance that’s been described as a brilliant cross between Before Sunrise and An American Werewolf in London comes to DVD on June 2, 2015. The film will also be released on Blu-ray as a Best Buy exclusive on June 2nd - it will be available at retailers nationwide beginning August 11, 2015. The discs, which have extras totaling more than 90 minutes, have an SRP of $22.98.
Variety critic Joe Leydon captured the essence of this one-of-a-kind film when he wrote, "If Richard Linklater attempted a remake of Val Lewton’s Cat People, the end result might resemble Spring." Filmmakers Danny Benson and Aaron Moorehead (Resolution) blend stunning locations, bold performances, and a unique visual style in this story of loneliness, love and monsters.
After the death of his mother and a bar fight that could lead to jail time, sous-chef Evan (Lou Taylor Pucci; Evil Dead, Thumbsucker) flees California for Italy. While backpacking along the spectacular cliffs of the Adriatic coast, he stops in an idyllic village, where he meets and instantly connects with the enchanting and mysterious Louise (European TV star Nadia Hilker in a breakout role). A flirtatious romance begins to bloom between the two - however, Evan soon realizes that the voracious Louise harbors a monstrous, primordial secret that could put both their relationship and their lives in jeopardy.
Spring received high praise from audiences and critics at film festivals, including the Toronto International Film Festival (where it had its world premiere), Austin’s Fantastic Fest (where Lou Taylor Pucci was named Best Actor), the Los Cabos Film Festival, the Morbido International Fantasy Film Festival in Mexico, and the Paris International Fantastic Film Festival, where it was named Best Film.
- Audio commentary with writer-producer-editor-director Justin Benson and producer-editor-cinematographer-director Aaron Moorhead
- Feature-length "The Making of Spring"
- Deleted scenes
- SFX case studies
- Proof of Concept short
- Alternate ending
- Featurettes "The Talented Mr. Evan," "Angelo: The Worst Farmer," "Wankster Girlfriend Monologue," and "Evan Ti Odio"
- English subtitles for the hearing impaired, Spanish subtitles
Synopsis: A young man in a personal tailspin flees the US to Italy, where he sparks up a romance with a woman harboring a dark, primordial secret.
Directors: Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead
Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi, Romance
Writers: Justin Benson
Producers: Justin Benson, Nate Bolotin, Todd Brown, Fulvio Compagnucci, David Lawson Jr., Luca Legnani, Aaron Moorhead, Nick Spicer, Aram Tertzakian, Stephanie Trepanier
Musicians: Jimmy Lavalle
Editors: Justin Benson, Michael Felker, Aaron Moorhead, Giulio Tiberti
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