Wed, 26 November 2008
Lionsgate has announced the DVD and Blu-ray Disc release date for The Midnight Meat Train. Directed by critically acclaimed Japanese filmmaker Ryûhei Kitamura (Versus) in his American debut, the film is based on legendary horror writer Clive Barker's popular short story from his classic Books of Blood collection. The screenplay was adapted by Jeff Buhler. Featuring a cast highlighted by some of today's hottest stars including Bradley Cooper (Wedding Crashers), Leslie Bibb (Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby), Tony Curran (The Good German), Brooke Shields (TV's "Lipstick Jungle"), and Vinnie Jones (X-Men: The Last Stand), critics called The Midnight Meat Train "one of the most effective horror films of the year" (Cinematical), "destined to become a cult classic as a vicious, brilliant, and disgusting horror film" (Cinema Crazed), "sharp and brutal" (Boxoffice Magazine) and "guaranteed to make you squirm, scream and beg for more" (Bloody-Disgusting.com).
The DVD and Blu-ray Disc contain frightening bonus materials including the featurettes "Anatomy of a Murder Scene," - a first hand look into how the grizzly killings from the film were created, "What's in Mahogany's Bag?" - a look inside the killer's tool kit and "Clive Barker: The Man Behind the Myth" - the horror legend shares the origins of Midnight Meat Train as well as presents a never-before-seen tour of his personal art studio and paintings.
I didn't get a chance to see this during it's VERY brief theatrical run, and I've been a fan of Barker's short stories for a long time, so I'm definitely looking forward to this. I've listened to the score by Johannes Kobilke and Robb Williamson, which I found to be appropriately creepy - here's to hoping the movie holds up!
Category:general -- posted at: 8:48pm PDT