Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Throwback (2014) - US DVD Release Announced

Fresh from successful film festival screenings worldwide, Australian Bigfoot horror feature Throwback will be released on DVD in the US and Canada by MVD Entertainment on June 23rd. A third and final trailer for the film has been unveiled to support the DVD launch:

Throwback follows two treasure hunters, a female park ranger and an unhinged ex-cop as they encounter a Yowie, the Australian version of Bigfoot, in the remote jungles of North Queensland. The film stars Shawn Brack, Anthony Ring, Melanie Serafin, and Vernon Wells from Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior and Commando.

Described by writer/director Travis Bain as “a cross between The Legend of Boggy Creek and Predator”, Throwback has screened at eleven international film festivals and won awards including Best Feature (Tri-Cities International Fantastic Film Festival), Best Foreign Feature (Famous Monsters Film Festival) and Best Supporting Actor for Vernon Wells (Scare-a-Con Film Festival). The DVD will present Throwback in its original 2.35:1 aspect ratio plus bonus materials including a commentary, deleted scenes, an alternative ending, behind-the-scenes featurettes and more.

Writer/director Bain says he is thrilled that Throwback will finally be available to North American genre fans who have been unable to see it until now.

“Not everyone lives near a film festival,” Bain says, “so it’s great that Throwback can now reach an even wider audience through home video.”

Bain is currently running a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for his next feature, Starspawn, a sci-fi/horror thriller inspired by the works of cult horror author H.P. Lovecraft. Starspawn is about a TV current affairs journalist who uncovers evidence of an imminent alien invasion whilst on assignment to interview some Outback survivalists. Starspawn is aimed at a 2017 release and will star Vernon Wells and other actors yet to be announced. The campaign link is:

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