PRESS IN CLOSER: THE BABADOOK


babadook5Hooray! Been waiting for this one for a while and am excited about the parties behind it. Recent rumors have paid off, as we now know that THE BABADOOK is coming to DVD/Blu-Ray April 14th thanks to IFC Midnight and SCREAM! Factory! People need to get in on that limited edition version.

babadook6From the official press release:

If it’s in a word, or it’s in a look, you can’t get rid of The Babadook. This chillingly prophetic refrain haunts the worldwide sleeper hit The Babdook, the engrossingly eerie tale of a widowed mother and her troubled young son. On April 14th, 2015, this critically acclaimed psychological thriller makes its Blu-ray and DVD debut from Scream Factory, in partnership with IFC Midnight. The Special Edition Blu-ray, housed in a striking limited run pop-up package, comes loaded with bonus features, including theatrical trailers and an in-depth look behind-the-scenes of the making of The Babadook with cast and crew interviews (Creating The Book with illustrator Alex Juhasz, A Tour of the House Set, The Stunts: Jumping the stairs, Special Effects: The Stabbing Scene); as well as deleted scenes and director Jennifer Kent’s award-winning short film MONSTER.

The standard Blu-ray and DVD editions include the theatrical trailers and a look behind-the-scenes of the making of The Babadook with cast and crew interviews (Creating The Book with illustrator Alex Juhasz, A Tour of the House Set, The Stunts: Jumping the stairs, Special Effects: The Stabbing Scene). Fans can pre-order their copies by visiting ShoutFactory.com.

Named one of the Top Ten Films of 2014 by the New York Time’s A.O Scott, New York Magazine’s David Edelstein, and Slate’s Dana Stevens, The Babadook is one of the most celebrated genre films in recent history. Winner of three 2015 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards, including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay and Best Direction, The Babadook has earned rave reviews from critics and audiences alike. Star Essie Davis’ captivating performance as the tormented Amelia has won Best Actress at Fantastic Fest, Sitges International Film Festival, and the Toronto After Dark Film Festival; as well as earning Best Actress nominations from across the globe, including San Francisco Film Critics Circle, London Critics Circle, Houston Film Critics Society and the Australian Film Institute. Heralded as deeply heartfelt yet genuinely frightening, The Babadook is a must-own for all fans of genre cinema.

The Babadook Synopsis

Where there is imagination, there is darkness and from within that darkness lurks a being of unfathomable terror…

Amelia (AFI Award winner Essie Davis – The Matrix Revolutions, Girl with a Pearl Earring) is a single mother plagued by the violent death of her husband. When a disturbing storybook called Mister Babadook turns up at her house, she is forced to battle with her son’s deep-seated fear of a monster. Soon she discovers a sinister presence all around her. A chilling tale of unseen and otherworldly horror in the haunting tradition of The Conjuring and The Orphanage, Jennifer Kent’s visceral journey into the heart of fear itself is as terrifying as it is believable.

Special Edition Blu-ray Bonus Features:

Jennifer Kent’s short film MONSTER
Deleted Scenes
· Limited run pop-up package

· Cast and Crew interviews and a look behind-the-scenes of the making of The Babadook:

§ Creating The Book with illustrator Alex Juhasz

§ A Tour of the House Set

§ The Stunts: Jumping the stairs

§ Special Effects: The Stabbing Scene

· Theatrical Trailers

Standard Blu-ray Bonus Features

· Cast and Crew interviews and a look behind-the-scenes of the making of The Babadook:

§ Creating The Book with illustrator Alex Juhasz

§ A Tour of the House Set

§ The Stunts: Jumping the stairs

§ Special Effects: The Stabbing Scene

· Theatrical Trailers

DVD Edition Bonus Features:

· Cast and Crew interviews and a look behind-the-scenes of the making of The Babadook:

§ Creating The Book with illustrator Alex Juhasz

§ A Tour of the House Set

§ The Stunts: Jumping the stairs

§ Special Effects: The Stabbing Scene

· Theatrical Trailers

IFC MIDNIGHT, ENTERTAINMENT ONE, SCREEN AUSTRALIA and CAUSEWAY FILMS present in association with SOUTH AUSTALIA FILM CORPORATION and

SMOKING GUN PRODUCTIONS “THE BABADOOK”

ESSIE DAVIS NOAH WISEMAN HAYLEY McELHINNEY DANIEL HENSHALL BARBARA WEST BEN WINSPEAR Casting NIKKI BARRETT

Composer JED KURZEL Sound Designer FRANK LIPSON Editor SIMON NJOO Costume Designer HEATHER WALLACE

Production Designer ALEX HOLMES Director of Photography RADEK LADCZUK Line Producer JULIE BYRNE

Executive Producers JONATHAN PAGE MICHAEL TEAR JAN CHAPMAN JEFF HARRISON

babadook7Producers KRISTINA CEYTON KRISTIAN MOLIERE Written and Directed by JENNIFER KENT

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