Being a fan of an artist or performer can lead to a certain familiarity of them that borders on the way too personal. The star uses every aspect of their life to make you feel like there’s a connection in the hopes that you’ll show up and buy a ticket to their movie, purchase their autobiography or tune into their TV show. You wouldn’t dare miss their latest project. They share details of their lives in lavish interviews that your own siblings won’t reveal in private to you. Nowadays they turn their social media into a way that you can see their every move and upcoming movie. They want you to feel that if you ever ran into each other, you’d be the best of pals. Of course this perceived relationship can all go wrong with a fan wants to be a star’s new best friend or even lover. The Fan explores this with Hollywood royalty as the subject of a zealous viewer’s desires. Lauren Bacall (Key Largo) find herself dealing with an out of control Michael Biehn (Aliens) admirer who wants to be the next man in her life. The film wasn’t a big hit when it was released in 1981, but has built up a cult following over the years especially as Biehn’s profile grew in the ’80s. This was also Bacall’s only real horror movie since her role in Misery didn’t have her in jeopardy. Now the movie is being upgraded to Blu-ray with fresh bonus features. Here’s the press release from Scream Factory:
SCREAM FACTORY PRESENTS
ON BLU-RAY™ NOVEMBER 19, 2019
He is Sally Ross’ greatest fan … and greatest nightmare.
Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood legend Lauren Bacall (The Big Sleep) and Michael Biehn (The Terminator) tear up the screen in the edge-of-your-seat thriller, The Fan, coming to Blu-ray™ from Scream Factory on November 19th. The release gets the star treatment from Scream, bearing new interviews with actor Michael Biehn, director Edward Bianchi, and editor Alan Heim, and a new audio commentary with cult film director David DeCoteau and film historian David Del Valle, moderated by Scream Factory marketing director Jeff Nelson.
Sally Ross (Bacall) is a renowned Broadway star, glamorous celebrity, and the object of adoration for countless admirers. But among all the loving little people lurks a young man (Biehn) whose devotion teeters on the edge of madness. His impassioned letters to her are initially a source of pleasure, but as he attempts to realize his ultimate fantasy – and is met with rejection – the stakes are raised to terrifying heights … which might bring on the final curtain for Sally.
Also starring James Garner, Maureen Stapleton, and Hector Elizondo, The Fan is a twisted tale of fame and obsession you’ll never forget.
The Fan Bonus Features
· NEW Number One Fan – an interview with actor Michael Biehn
· NEW Fan Service – an interview with director Edward Bianchi
· NEW Fanning the Flames – an interview with editor Alan Heim
· NEW Audio Commentary with cult film director David DeCoteau and film historian David Del Valle, moderated by Scream Factory marketing director Jeff Nelson
· Theatrical Trailer
· TV Spots
· Still Gallery
About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast entertainment distribution network which delivers culturally relevant programming, movie and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America and across multiple platforms. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Studios, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Shout! Factory Films, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory TV. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.
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