I’ve been waiting for this to happen for a long time. I rented/bought the digital copy of Jeremy Gardner’s The Battery a long time ago, and have been raving about it since. It was announced recently that Shout! Factory would be bringing the title home, with one of its modern horror acquisitions under the Scream Factory Banner. Details have been scarce, including when we could expect the release to hit shelves, but Scream Factory have sent out a news blast today, detailing the release, its date, the extras and disc specifics. The title will be available beginning September 16th. And, believe it or not, it is a dollar cheaper to pre-order the title at Shout’s website, than it is to do so on Amazon. You should totally do that, so click here to do so. Below is all of the details you need about the release, so read through the press release, and make sure to blind-buy this disc. It definitely deserves your money.
SCREAM FACTORY™ PRESENTS
A Film by Jeremy Gardner
One of the Most Celebrated Zombie Horror Movies Hits
Home Entertainment Shelves Everywhere on September 16, 2014
Pre-Order This Scream Factory™ Home Entertainment Collection Today!
“one of the best and most ambitious zombie movies in recent memory.” Dread Central
“The Battery is good. It’s damn good…the movie is outrageously, insanely good.” Bloody Disgusting
In a world ravaged by the undead, two men must not only survive a zombie apocalyptic mayhem, but also learn to survive each other. Or will they? On September 16, 2014, SCREAM FACTORY™ will release writer-director Jeremy Gardner’s enthralling zombie-horror drama THE BATTERY on Blu-ray™ and DVD. Featuring a general dose of suspense, character tension and wit, this critically acclaimed movie follows two former baseball players as they traverse the rural back roads of a post-plague New England teeming with the undead, psychological strain and their stark personality differences.
THE BATTERY stars Jeremy Gardner, Adam Cronheim, Niels Boole, Alana O’Brien, Jamie Pantanella, Larry Fessenden and Kelly McQuade. Packed with insightful special bonus content, THE BATTERY is a must have for movie enthusiasts, loyal fans and collectors. The Blu-ray has a suggested retail price of $19.97 and $14.97 for the DVD.
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Two former baseball players, Ben (Jeremy Gardner) and Mickey (Adam Cronheim), cut an aimless path across a desolate New England. They stick to the back roads and forests to steer clear of the shambling corpses that patrol the once bustling cities and towns. In order to survive, they must overcome the stark differences in each other’s personalities — Ben embraces an increasingly feral, lawless, and nomadic lifestyle, while Mickey is unable to accept the harsh realities of the new world. Mickey refuses to engage in Ben’s violent games and longs for the creature comforts he once took for granted — a bed, a girl and a safe place to live.
When the men intercept a radio transmission from a seemingly thriving, protected community, Mickey will stop at nothing to find it, even though it is made perfectly clear that he is not welcome.
- Audio Commentary with Writer/Producer/Director/Star Jeremey Gardner, Producer/Star Adam Cronheim and Producer/Director of Photography Christian Stella
- TOOLS OF IGNORANCE: The Making Of The Battery (90 minute documentary)
- Theatrical Trailer
- ROCK PLAZA CENTRAL AT THE PARLOR: The Music Of The Battery
1080p High-Definition Widescreen (2.35:1)/DTS-HD Master Audio Stereo /2013/Color/100 minutes/Not Rated
An O. hannah Films Production
Written and Directed by Jeremy Gardner
Produced by Jeremy Gardner, Douglas A. Plomitallo, Adam Cronheim, Christian Stella
Executive Produced by Bob Precious, Matt Bacco, Will Starks, Casey Dohme, Jamie Pantanella,
Kelly McQuade, Sean McQuade, Aaron Fawcett, Ben Pryzby, Adam Cronheim
Director of Photography: Christian Stella
Editing: Alicia Stella and Michael Katzman
Original Score: Ryan Winford
Jeremy Gardner | Ben
Adam Cronheim | Mickey
Niels Bolle | Jerry
Alana O’Brien | Annie
Jamie Pantanella | Egghead
Larry Fessenden | Frank
Kelly McQuade | Laura
Henry Owens The Worm | Worm on Hook
Shout! Factory will continue to present the on-going SCREAM FACTORY™ home entertainment series in 2014 with specific release dates, extras and key art. Meanwhile, fans are encouraged to visit the Scream Factory main website (www.screamfactorydvd.com), follow them on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ScreamFactoryDVD) and Twitter (www.Twitter.com/@Scream_Factory) or to view exclusive video content on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/user/ScreamFactoryTV/Home).
About Scream Factory and Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform entertainment 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 DVD and Blu-Ray™ offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials in lavish packages crammed with extras. Shout’s audio division boasts GRAMMY®-nominated box sets, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast digital distribution network which delivers video and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America. Shout! Factory also owns and operates Timeless Media Group, Biograph Records, Majordomo Records, HighTone Records and Video Time Machine. 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 Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit www.shoutfactory.com