ANTI-WORLDS Blu-rays from Feb 24th including HOLIDAY / CHAINED FOR LIFE / RELAXER

On 24 February 2020, new distribution company Anti-Worlds proudly presents its inaugural Blu-ray editions in association with established publisher Powerhouse Films.

By showcasing the work of some of the most daring, innovative and controversial filmmaking talent working today, Anti-Worlds hopes not only to excite those viewers who share a common passion for challenging and taboo-busting cinema but also to surprise and delight those viewers for whom these titles and their directors are, as yet, unfamiliar. anti-worldsreleasing.co.uk

Made with the same love and attention to detail as the releases in Powerhouse’s Indicator series, these collectible editions will boast high-quality feature-film presentations, each complemented by an array of extensive bonus content, including director interviews and commentaries, on-set material, short films and even entire feature films which will be exclusively available in the first pressings.

CHAINED FOR LIFE
Aaron Schimberg’s impressive second feature is his response, as a filmmaker with facial deformity, to cinematic portrayals of disfigured people, from Freaks to The Elephant Man. Simultaneously empathetic and sardonic, Chained for Life’s multi-layered meta-narrative casts Jess Weixler (Teeth) as Mabel, a well-intentioned Hollywood star. She takes the role of a blind woman in a hospital-based horror movie about abnormalities, directed by an egomaniacal German filmmaker. As shooting progresses, Mabel gradually falls for her friendly British co-star Rosenthal, played by Under the Skin actor Adam Pearson.

LIMITED EDITION 2 x BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES:
DISC ONE: CHAINED FOR LIFE
· High Definition presentation
· Original mono soundtrack
· Audio commentary with writer-director Aaron Schimberg
· A Different Kind of Intimacy (2020): new interview with actor Jess Weixler
· Good Things Happen to Good People (2020): new interview with actor Adam Pearson
· We Are Family (2020): new interview with actor Sara Lennick
· Eight deleted/extended scenes
· Super 8 on-set footage
· Late Spring/Regrets for Our Youth (2018): short film by Aaron Schimberg
· Theatrical trailer
· Image gallery
· English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing

DISC TWO: GO DOWN DEATH (LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE)
· UK premiere presentation of Aaron Schimberg’s debut feature
· High Definition presentation
· Original mono soundtrack
· Theatrical trailer
· Image gallery
· English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
· Limited edition exclusive booklet containing new writing on the films, and film credits
· Limited edition of 3,000 copies

HOLIDAY
This controversial drama, passed fully uncut by the BBFC, tells the story of the trophy girlfriend of a Danish drug lord who sets a dangerous game in motion when she seeks the attention of another man whilst on vacation in the Turkish Riviera. Included in the Hollywood Reporter’s list of the Best 20 Films from Sundance 2018, and in IndieWire’s list of Sundance standouts that deserve to find distribution, the film has met with critical acclaim all around the world. Director Isabella Eklöf was also selected in the 10 directors to watch list by IndieWire.

LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES:
· High Definition presentation
· Classified fully uncut by the BBFC
· Original 5.1 surround sound
· Tricks of the Trade (2020): new interview with writer-director Isabella Eklöf
· ICA Q&A (2019): audience Q&A with Eklöf recorded at London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts
· Theatrical trailer
· Image gallery
· English subtitles
· English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
· Limited edition exclusive booklet containing new writing on the film, and film credits
· Limited edition of 3,000 copies

RELAXER
Set on the eve of Y2K, Relaxer is a mind-bending drama about a young man who is tasked by his overbearing brother to get to level 256 on the classic computer game Pac-Man, and not to leave his couch until he does. Inspired by Luis Buñuel’s absurdist classic The Exterminating Angel, the film premiered at the 2018 South by Southwest festival, and won the Best Actor award at that year’s Fantasia Film Festival.

LIMITED EDITION 2 x BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES:
DISC ONE: RELAXER
· High Definition presentation
· Original stereo soundtrack
· Audio commentary by writer-director Joel Potrykus
· Behind-the-scenes footage
· Deleted scene
· Rehearsal footage
· A selection of short films by Joel Potrykus: Ludovico Treatment (1999), Ludovico Testament (1999) and Coyote (2010).
· Follicle Gang (Green) (2011): music video for Heavier Than Air Flying Machines, directed by Potrykus
· Image gallery
· Theatrical trailer
· David Dastmalchian promos
· English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing

DISC TWO: BUZZARD (LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE)
· UK premiere presentation of writer-director Joel Potrykus’ 2014 feature
· High Definition presentation
· Original stereo soundtrack
· Audio commentary by writer-director Joel Potrykus
· Buzzard: The Rehearsal Cut (2014): alternative version of the complete film comprised entirely of rehearsal footage
· Locarno Film Festival footage
· Behind the scenes footage
· Seven deleted/alternative scenes
· Hidden ‘Buzzard’ (2014): a guide to the ‘Easter eggs’ within the film
· Image gallery
· Theatrical trailer
· Festival trailer
· English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
· Limited edition booklet containing new writing on the films, and film credits
· Limited edition of 3,000 copies

Powerhouse Films Ltd was formed by John Morrissey and Sam Dunn in 2016. Its mission to bring a broad selection of well-known and under-appreciated films from a range of eras and genres to high-quality Blu-ray has seen them release UK Blu-ray premiere editions of titles as diverse as Michael Antonioni’s The Passenger, Alan Parker’s Birdy, the Marlene Dietrich-Josef von Sternberg collaborations from Paramount, a collection of Norman J Warren’s British horror films, and new restorations of HandMade Films’ The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearn and The Missionary. powerhousefilms.co.uk

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