Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Wither From Artsploitation Films On Aug. 20

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
Artsploitation Films, with sales and distribution support provided by Kino Lorber, has targeted Aug. 20 as the DVD debut date for the Swedish-language import, Wither.

In a time when information can zip instantly (speed of light sort thing) to any point on the planet, coupled with rapid advances in both filmmaking and computer technologies, the so-called Hollywood entertainment institutions can no longer claim dominion over the movie-making process.  That’s just a fact.

Indie filmmakers, not just here in the Unites States, but all around the globe are producing films that not only rival the studio-produced releases, but run counter — in terms of subject matter — to what one normally expects to see from countries tucked safely away and off the beaten path of genre flicks.   A zombie film — no, make that a terrific zombie film — from Sweden?   No way!

That’s exactly what the Stockholm-based filmmaking team of Sonny Laguna and Tommy Wiklund have done with Wither, a rollercoaster ride of guts, blood and gore that will absolutely please any zombie-loving film freak.   

The Swedish-speaking unknowns quickly drift into the background as the story kicks in, which isn’t all that alien to what we’ve come to expect from domestic sources — when four attractive couples head off for a weekend at a cabin, you know in your heart of hearts that they are the victim pool.    
DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey

And remember, a good-looking woman — and there are several here — battling zombies in the deep dark woods is certain to draw the interest of genre fans regardless of the language being spoken (English subtitles provided).   Enjoy!

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