You may have heard about Escape From Tomorrow when it premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival; it’s the black and white psychological horror movie shot at Disneyland without approval. I’ve heard nothing but good things about it, and am very much looking forward to checking it out:
Trailer: Escape From Tomorrow
THE MOST TALKED ABOUT FILM OF 2013
ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW
ARRIVES ON DVD AND BLU-RAY APRIL 29
Following Its Smash Debut At Sundance 2013, Groundbreaking Feature From Writer/Director Randy Moore Pushes The Limits Of Filmmaking With Thrilling Horror Set In The Happiest Place On Earth
“A one-of-a-kind piece of subversive surrealism”
– The Hollywood Reporter
“A Remarkable Piece of Filmmaking”
“The GQ Punch List: 22 Things You Should’ve Watched, Listened To, and Read This Year”
Featured in IndieWire’s top 5 first features of 2013, and called “a cult classic in the making” (Salon), Escape From Tomorrow comes to DVD and Blu-Ray April 29 from Cinedigm. Unlike any film ever made, the most buzzed about debut at Sundance 2013 enraptured audiences with the fearless methods used by its writer/director Randy Moore, along with its compelling take on childhood fantasy gone awry. Secretly shot at two world-famous theme parks, Escape From Tomorrow uses covert techniques that take guerilla filming to another level, placing it amongst one of the most revolutionary films in history.
Celebrated by ScreenCrush as one of the best movies of the year, and called a “sneakily subversive exercise in low-budget surrealism and anti-corporate satire” (Variety), Escape From Tomorrow takes place in a fantasyland of deliberately crafted childhood dreams. When family man Jim vacations with his wife and children, he is invaded by nightmares in the guise of princesses, happy theme park rides and fellow tourists. With a backdrop familiar to all audiences as a setting where fairy tales become real, his world suddenly comes crashing down as these enchanting figures eerily turn into horrific characters threatening his very life.
Filled with “stunningly beautiful compositions made all the more impressive by the difficult circumstances of the shooting” (Los Angeles Times), Escape From Tomorrow on DVD features exclusive commentary, including one in which Jim recounts his adventure first-hand, along with a fascinating, must-see look at making of the film.
The most provocative film from the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, Escape From Tomorrow should not exist, and yet it does. Like nothing you’ve ever seen, Randy Moore‘s directorial debut is a bold and ingenious trip into the happiest place on earth. An epic battle begins when a middle-aged American husband and father of two learns that he has lost his job. Keeping the news from his nagging wife and wound-up children, he packs up the family and embarks on a full day of park hopping amid enchanted castles and fairytale princesses. Soon, the manufactured mirth of the fantasyland around him begins to haunt his subconscious. An idyllic family vacation quickly unravels into a surrealist nightmare of paranoid visions, bizarre encounters, and an obsessive pursuit of a pair of sexy teenage Parisians. Chillingly shot in black and white, Escape From Tomorrow dissects the mythology of artificial perfection while subversively attacking our culture’s obsession with mass entertainment.
DVD AND BLU-RAY BASICS
Extras: Commentaries, behind the scenes, poster gallery
Street Date: April 29, 2014
Pre-Book: March 18, 2014
Catalog Number: 883476132327
Feature running time: Approx. 90 minutes
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