Aussie Horror Hit The Loved Ones Coming To DVD

In an early announcement to retailers, Paramount Home Entertainment is adding the Australian horror release The Loved Ones to its September calendar of titles. While the film may have been a favorite at the South by Southwest Film Festival in 2010, its exposure in US theaters came at the behest of Paramount partnering with to give it limited engagement screenings in theaters around the country. I was fortunate enough to see it again recently (read my review) and I’m glad that it’s getting a home video release on September 11, 2012 – one week prior to the other big genre-bending horror release of year (The Cabin in the Woods).

Winner of the Toronto International Film Festival’s Midnight Madness People’s Choice award, The Loved Ones  is proof that genre specific titles from the land of “Gooday” are still alive and well. When Brent (Xavier Samuel, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse) rejects his classmate Lola’s (Robin McLeavy, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) invitation to the prom, he sets off a chain of events that leave him the victim of her twisted revenge.  Now he’s the only guest at Lola’s terrifying and demented prom, and must fight to survive what could be his final dance.   Will Brent live through this nightmare of drills, nails, glitter and syringes…or become one of Lola’s “loved ones”?

The Loved Ones DVD will be presented in 16:9 anamorphic widescreen with Dolby Digital 5.1 sound. The disc will include an unrated version of the film, plus interviews with the film’s stars and special effects makeup supervisor. MSRP is set at $19.99.

o   Unrated Version of the Film

o   Cast & Crew Interviews

·         Robin McLeavy (“Lola”)

·         Xavier Samuel (“Brent”)

·         Justin Dix (Special Effects Makeup Supervisor)

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