Sunday, August 28, 2011

Lucky McKee's THE WOMAN Hits Theaters On October 14th

Bloody Disgusting and The Collective
To Bring Controversial Sundance Selection
To Theaters Near You Starting October 14th, 2011

WHAT: Directed by Lucky McKee, based on the bestselling novel by Jack Ketchum, written Ketchum and McKee by and produced by Andrew van den Houten and Robert Tonino for MODERNCINÉ, THE WOMAN is a disturbing tale of torture and dirty little secrets that can haunt any seemingly harmless neighborhood. The story follows a successful country lawyer who captures and attempts to "civilize" the last remaining member of a violent clan that has roamed the Northeast in the wild for decades, thereby putting the lives of his family in extreme jeopardy.

Starring Pollyanna McIntosh, Sean Bridgers and Angela Bettis, the film prompted furious debates and
walkouts during its world premiere in the Park City at Midnight program at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Reports surfaced of people becoming sick while watching the graphic scenes and one irate Sundance audience member went so far as to say THE WOMAN “ought to be confiscated, burned. There's no value in showing this to anyone." Whether a “wonderfully bizarre tale” or an “inhumane degradation of women,” you’ll have to decide for yourself.

Rated R for “strong bloody violence, torture, a rape, disturbing behavior, some graphic nudity, and language" this film is sure to have viewers (and reviewers) squirming in their seats.

WHEN: Opens theatrically beginning October 14th, 2011.

WHERE: AMC and other theaters. Please visit for tickets and show times or check local listings.

MORE: Director Lucky McKee has been involved in filmmaking since his childhood in Jenny Lind, CA, when he and a friend recreated THE NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET after seeing it in a local theatre. McKee directed his first video in 2001, and quickly gained a cult following a year later after releasing the film MAY, an eerie murder thriller based loosely on Mary Shelley’s “FRANKENSTEIN;” “TAXI DRIVER;” and lyrics from the band Nirvana. After showing at Sundance, MAY earned a limited theatrical release before being released on DVD. McKee has previously teamed up with Ketchum, adapting two of his novels into films: THE LOST in 2006 and RED in 2008. THE WOMAN made headlines earlier this year when it screened at the Sundance Film Festival, prompting walkouts and controversy surrounding its graphic violence. The film has also screened at the Texas Frightmare Film Festival.

WHAT ELSE: The Collective, a full-service entertainment management and content company and #1 Horror website, have partnered to acquire and distribute the best new horror and thriller titles from the festival and international markets to theatres across America.

The series has included RAMMBOCK, YELLOWBRICKROAD, PHASE 7 and ATROCIOUS. The Collective, along with Bloody Disgusting Selects, also released the critically acclaimed Sion Sono film COLD FISH, which will be available on DVD and iTunes August 23 following its current art-house theatrical run, including a Sept. 16-22 run at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco, and is available for rental on iTunes:

After their theatrical runs, The Collective and Bloody Disgusting will make each film in the series available to fans on DVD, Video on Demand (VOD), online and television. Released though The Collective’s home-video partnership with Vivendi Universal, DVDs for each film in the Bloody Disgusting series feature unrated content, bonus features and special packaging. The first, RAMMBOCK, was released June 28 on DVD and VOD. YELLOWBRICKROAD was released on August 2 on DVD and VOD and will also run on TV VOD from Sept. 2 through Nov. 1. COLD FISH streets on DVD and iTunes August 23 and follows with TV VOD on Sept. 23 through Nov. 22.

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