“A supremely nasty piece of work in the best way possible.”
– Nathan Rabin, AV Club
“This is one you don’t want to miss”
– Dread Central
“It's Dario Argento's HEATHERS or David Cronenberg's SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL. Dark, gross and weird.”
- Jordan Hoffman, About.com
“EXCISION is a film that was built to be a cult classic.”
ANCHOR BAY FILMS PRESENTS ONE OF THE MOST UNNERVING PSYCHOLOGICAL HORROR FILMS OF THE YEAR WITH
Starring AnnaLynne McCord, Traci Lords, Ariel Winter, Roger Bart, with performances by Jeremy Sumpter, Matthew Gray Gubler, Ray Wise,
John Waters, Golden Globe® nominated Malcolm McDowell, and Academy Award® Winner Marlee Matlin .
Comes to Blu-ray™ and DVD October 16th.
Beverly Hills, CA – On October 16th, Anchor Bay Films presents the harrowing coming-of-age horror film, and instant cult classic, Excision, from writer/director Richard Bates, Jr., which Sundance Channel deemed “Without question the most mind-blowingly grotesque film to screen at this year’s fest.” Boasting an impressive and eclectic cast including AnnaLynne McCord (The CW’s “90210,” Transporter 2, Fired Up, FX’s “Nip Tuck”), Traci Lords (Blade, Zack & Miri Make a Porno, Cry Baby), Ariel Winter (ABC’s “Modern Family”), Roger Bart (Hostel Part II, Law Abiding Citizen, American Gangster), Malcolm McDowell (The Artist, A Clockwork Orange, Rob Zombie’s Halloween, HBO’s “Entourage”) and cameos including Ray Wise, director John Waters, and Academy Award® winner Marlee Matlin, Excision comes to Blu-ray™ for an SRP of $24.99 and DVD for an SRP of $22.98. Pre-book is September 19th.
Excision turned critics’ stomachs as well as heads, garnering much attention at festivals around the world this past year after premiering at Sundance in January, with the most recent being Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal QB. Noel Murray of AV Club calls it “One of the damnedest ‘adolescent misfit’ movies you'll ever see -- for those who can stomach the splatter, that is” and Chris Bumbray of JoBlo exclaims “While it’s more than a little sick, and will likely leave you queasy by the time the credits roll, EXCISION is nonetheless a truly unique horror ride into the scariest of all places- the mind of a teenaged misfit.” Excision holds a 94% “want to see” rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Upcoming NA festival showings include Toronto After Dark (October 26), the SpookyMovie festival in Washington D.C. and the Mile-High Horror Film Festival in Denver.
Based on writer/director Richard Bates, Jr’s short film of the same name, Excision follows a disturbed and delusional high school student, Pauline (AnnaLynne McCord). Pauline, with aspirations of a career in medicine, goes to extremes to earn the approval of her controlling mother (played by Traci Lords). While dealing with both being an outcast teenager and having an obsession over curing her sister’s cystic fibrosis, Pauline becomes increasingly deranged as her fascination with surgery and flesh and blood grows into something compulsive and demonic, if not epic.
UPDATE: Bonus feature on the Excision Blu-ray™ and DVD: audio commentary with writer/director Richard Bates, Jr. and AnnaLynne McCord.
About Anchor Bay Films
Anchor Bay Films is unique in that it offers the creative community a fully integrated distribution capability on all platforms and an international solution extending beyond the U.S. Anchor Bay Films is a division of Anchor Bay Entertainment and is on the ground providing quality distribution with operations in the U.S., United Kingdom, Canada and Australia, as well as distribution capabilities in other key territories. The company focuses on a platform release strategy for its films with an eye toward maximizing their potential across all ancillary distribution platforms. Recent theatrical releases include High Schoolstarring Adrien Brody and Colin Hanks and Seeking Justice starring Nicolas Cage, January Jones and Guy Pearce. Films in its library include the critically-acclaimed comedy City Island starring Andy Garcia and Solitary Man starring Michael Douglas as well as the 2011 releases of Kill the Irishman starring Ray Stevenson, Vincent D’Onofrio, Val Kilmer and Christopher Walken, Toronto Film Festival award-winner Beautiful Boy with Maria Bello and Michael Sheen and Cannes 2011 premiere Corman’s World. Anchor Bay Entertainment is a subsidiary of Starz Media, LLC which is an operating unit of Starz, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation.
| Street Date || October 16, 2012 || October 16, 2012 |
| Pre-book Date || September 19, 2012 || September 19, 2012 |
| Catalog # || BD25683 || AF25679 |
| UPC || 0 1313 25683-9 3 || 0 1313 25679-9 0 |
| Run Time: || 81 minutes || 81 minutes |
| Rating || Unrated || Unrated |
| SRP || $24.99 || $22.98 |
| Format || Anamorphic Widescreen (2.40) || Anamorphic Widescreen (2.40) |
| Audio || Dolby TrueHD 5.1 || Dolby Digital 5.1 |
| Subtitles || English, Spanish || English, Spanish |