IFC Press Release: Wrecked (DVD)

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    ‘THE TWILIGHT ZONE’ MEETS ‘127 HOURS’ IN A GRIPPING AND EERIE T

    ALE OF A MAN TRAPPED, HURT, ALONE – AND UNAWARE HOW HE GOT THERE


    WRECKED


    Starring Oscar Winner Adrien Brody as an Accident Victim Who Must Battle Pain and Fear to Survive, the Acclaimed Film Hits Blu-ray and DVD August 30, 2011


    “Never less than gripping. Adrien Brody gives a bravado performance.”

    Kirk Honeycutt, The Hollywood Reporter


    New York, NY A man awakens in a mangled car wreck at the bottom of a steep cliff. Injured and trapped inside, he has no memory of how he got there or who he is. So begins WRECKED, a mysterious and relentlessly suspenseful thriller that brings our worst nightmares to life. The movie, the stunning debut feature by director Michael Greenspan, comes to high-definition Blu-ray and DVD on August 30, 2011, via IFC Films with SRPs, respectively, of $29.98 and $24.98.


    In his most intense and demanding performance since The Jacket, Oscar winner Adrien Brody (The Pianist, Midnight in Paris) stars as the unnamed man who wakes trapped in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by two dead passengers, a pile of cash and a gun. He has no recollection of who he is or how he got there. Is he an innocent victim? A dangerous criminal? All he knows is he’s fighting for his life and his sanity in the middle of the deep woods.


    But as he attempts to free himself from the carnage and escape an impossible situation, a darker side is revealed. Even if he manages to survive, the tormented man may have to face the horrible consequences of an earlier, forgotten life.


    Like a cross between Deliverance and The Bourne Identity, with echoes of 127 Hours and TV’s creepy classic The Twilight Zone, director Michael Greenspan’s feature debut showcases another acclaimed turn by one of the most lauded and talented actors of our time, who dominates the screen in a gut-wrenching, riveting performance. The WRECKED cast also includes Caroline Dhavernas (TV’s Off the Map and Wonderfalls), Ryan Robbins (Battlestar Galactica) and Adrian Holmes (Red Riding Hood).


    Released theatrically in major markets by IFC Films, the movie drew strong critical response. “Because it‘s so carefully parceled out and so evocatively framed, WRECKED is an absorbing ordeal, perhaps less for its survival narrative than its metaphoric heft,” wrote Michael Atkinson in The Village Voice. “Asked to convey a wide spectrum of emotional tones like confusion, shock, sadness, anger … Brody does all he can to hold the screen,” said Mark Olsen of the Los Angeles Times. The “first 30 minutes are as scary as anything I’ve seen in recent months,” said Glenn Lovell at CinemaDope.


    About IFC Entertainment

    A leader in the independent film industry, IFC Entertainment consists of multiple brands that are devoted to bringing the best of specialty films to the largest possible audience: IFC Films, Festival Direct, IFC Productions, and the IFC Center. IFC Films is a leading distributor of independent film. Its unique day and date distribution model, ‘IFC In Theaters,’ makes independent films available to a national audience by releasing them simultaneously in theaters as well as on cable’s On Demand platform and through Pay-Per-View, reaching 50 million homes. ‘IFC Festival Direct’ features a wide selection of titles acquired from major international film festivals and offers them exclusively through Video on Demand. IFC Productions is a feature film production company that provides financing for select independent film projects. IFC Center is a three screen, state-of-the-art cinema with luxurious seating and HD digital and 35mm projection that shows art-house films in the heart of New York’s Greenwich Village. IFC Entertainment’s companies are subsidiaries of Rainbow Media Holdings LLC.



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