It’s no surprise that we here at the Bloodsprayer are fans of Jim VanBebber, especially when it comes to his cult classic The Manson Family. For those of you that did not know, Severin Films is hard at work on a new HD transfer for the upcoming Blu-ray release on May 7th. Also to commemorate the release, The Manson Family is once again out and about in select theaters all across the United States! On top of the feature, you also get a first glimpse at the highly anticipated new short film Gator Green! Check out the press release below, and do what you can to get out to one of these screenings!
Severin Films Releases Jim VanBebber’s THE MANSON FAMILY
Controversial Masterpiece Gets Blu-Ray Treatment; Theatrical Dates Commence Today + New Additions!
Special Edition Of Underground Epic Will Include HD Transfer, VanBebber’s New Gator Green Short & Other Exclusive Extras!
Features Music by Phil Anselmo, Superjoint Ritual, Download, More!
As previously announced, on May 7th, Severin Films will unleash the blu-ray debut of Jim VanBebber’s legendary, award-winning indie movie THE MANSON FAMILY on the tenth anniversary of its original release.
US theatrical dates, set to commence today at Landmark Theatres in San Francisco and Denver, are scheduled through March and April with additional screenings just added (see updated itinerary below). Additionally, new poster artwork has been created by artist Stephen Romano for the occasion. VanBebber’s highly anticipated new short film Gator Green will accompany many of the screenings and will also be included in the extras-packed Special Edition Blu-Ray release.
THE MANSON FAMILY delivers an uncompromising, brutal vision of the collapse of the “Love Generation.” On a ranch outside of Los Angeles, the hippie dream is perverting into something evil. What was once an oasis of free love and acid trips has become ground zero for a madman’s paranoid visions. An average group of kids, the “Family”, become engulfed in a delusional world where torment and slaughter is considered the path to righteousness. THE MANSON FAMILY is a dizzying, rapid-fire vision of the sex and violence that unifies the misguided group, and at the direction of their leader, ends in a brutal spree leaving seven people dead in 48 hours. Now remastered in stunning HD for the first time ever in America. Extras include an all new director’s commentary, the brand new short Gator Green, the uncut version of the previously censored, feature length documentary The Vanbebber Family on the film’s near-mythic production, and much more.
The movie features music by Phil Anselmo, Superjoint Ritual, Necrophagia, Download, and Southern Isolation. VanBebber has directed music videos for Pantera, Down, Skinny Puppy, Necrophagia, and others.
Severin Films was formed in 2006 with offices in Los Angeles and London. The company produced the acclaimed 2012 horror anthology The Theatre Bizarre and their previous releases include Richard Stanley’s restored Hardware, the all-star war classic The Wild Geese, the unrated Director’s Cut of Just Jaeckin’s Gwendoline, Enzo Castellari’s original action classic Inglorious Bastards, Oscar®-nominee Patrice Leconte’s The Hairdresser’s Husband, the midnight movie sensation Birdemic – Shock & Terror, Eugenio Martin’s restored Horror Express, and Alejandro Jodorowsky’s incomparable masterpiece Santa Sangre.
THE MANSON FAMILY 2013 Theatrical Screenings:
3/22/2013 Landmark’s Clay Theatre – San Francisco, CA
3/22/2013 Landmark’s Esquire Theatre – Denver, CO
3/23/2013 Landmark’s Clay Theatre – San Francisco, CA
3/23/2013 Landmark’s Esquire Theatre – Denver, CO
3/27/2013 Boston Underground Film Festival – Brattle Theatre – Cambridge MA
3/29/2013 Landmark’s Sunshine Cinema – New York, NY
3/29/2013 Alamo Drafthouse Vintage Park – Houston, TX
3/29/2013 Plaza Theatre – Atlanta, GA
3/30/2013 Landmark’s Sunshine Cinema – New York, NY
3/30/2013 Alamo Drafthouse Vintage Park – Houston, TX
4/03/2013 Granoff Center for the Arts – Providence, RI
4/05/2013 Landmark’s Ritz Bourse – Philadelphia, PA
4/05/2013 Landmark’s Egyptian Theatre – Seattle, WA
4/06/2013 Landmark’s Egyptian Theatre – Seattle, WA
4/12/2013 Logan Theatre – Chicago, IL
4/12/2013 Hi-Pointe Theatre – St. Louis, MO
4/13/2013 Hi-Pointe Theatre – St. Louis, MO
4/13/2013 Cedar Lee Theatre – Cleveland, OH
4/19/2013 Landmark’s E Street Theatre – Washington, DC
4/19/2013 Landmark’s Inwood Theatre – Dallas, TX
4/19/2013 Landmark’s Uptown Theatre – Minneapolis, MN
4/19/2013 The Loft Cinema – Tucson, AZ*
4/20/2013 Landmark’s E Street Theatre – Washington, DC
4/20/2013 Landmark’s Inwood Theatre – Dallas, TX
4/20/2013 Landmark’s Uptown Theatre – Minneapolis, MN
4/20/2013 The Loft Cinema – Tucson, AZ*
4/21/2013 Screenland Crossroads – Kansas City, MO
4/21/2013 The Loft Cinema – Tucson, AZ*
4/22/2013 The Loft Cinema – Tucson, AZ*
4/23/2013 New Beverly Cinema – Los Angeles, CA
4/23/2013 The Loft Cinema – Tucson, AZ*
4/24/2013 The Loft Cinema – Tucson, AZ*
4/25/2013 The Loft Cinema – Tucson, AZ*
4/26/2013 Tampa Pitcher Show – Tampa, FL
4/26/2013 The Loft Cinema – Tucson, AZ*
4/27/2013 Clinton St. Theater – Portland, OR
4/28/2013 Clinton St. Theater – Portland, OR
October – Housecore Horror Film Festival – Austin, TX