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PR The Final Member on Blu-ray & DVD Jun 17

Drafthouse Films



Paris has the Louvre, London has the Tate Modern, and New York the Metropolitan Museum. But Husavik, Iceland - a remote village on the fringe of the Arctic Circle - boasts the world's only museum devoted exclusively to painstakingly preserved male genitalia. Founded and curated by Siggi Hjartarson, the Icelandic Phallological Museum houses mammalian members collected over 40 years.

DRAFTHOUSE FILMS, IN CONJUNCTION WITH CINEDIGM, REVEALS THE BLU-RAY/DVD DEBUT OF FASCINATING, STRANGER-THAN-FICTION DOCUMENTARY

The world's only penis museum needs one last endowment

The Final Member

'Side-splittingly funny...you can't make this stuff up.'- Variety

It wouldn't seem to be all that special, since all male mammals have one, yet an Icelandic museum devoted to it has become the focus of global attention. The Final Member, the hotly discussed, and well reviewed, film about the world's first and only penis museum, comes to Blu-ray and DVD from Drafthouse Films, the distribution arm of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, on June 17, 2014. SRPs are $29.95 for the Blu-ray and $27.95 for the DVD. A "Total Package" edition, complete with a very special phallological keepsake, is $39.

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Paris has the Louvre, London has the Tate Modern, and New York the Metropolitan Museum. But Husavik, Iceland - a remote village on the fringe of the Arctic Circle - boasts the world's only museum devoted exclusively to painstakingly preserved male genitalia. Founded and curated by "Siggi" Hjartarson, the Icelandic Phallological Museum houses mammalian members collected over 40 years, from a petite field mouse to the colossal sperm whale, and every "thing" in between.

Lamentably, Siggi's collection lacks the holy grail of phallic phantasmagoria: a human specimen. But Siggi's world changes dramatically when he receives generous offers from an elderly Icelandic Casanova looking to bequeath his organ upon his death and an eccentric American who's willing to be a living donor. However, as the competition for eternal penile preservation heats up between the two men, Siggi discovers that this process is more complicated than it initially appeared.

Jonah Bekhor and Zach Math's debut feature has been praised by critics and acknowledged by audiences for its sincere and sublimely comic portrait of obsession. "The Final Member ultimately reflects on how we choose to live our life, and even more, how we want it to be remembered," Kevin Jagerman says in his review for The Playlist. The doc follows Siggi on his dogged, often emotional quest to complete his exhibition in a peculiar yet startlingly relatable story of self-fulfillment and the value of personal legacies (both big and small).

"The Final Member documents the search for that last specimen with a twinkle in its eye and warmth in its tone," praised Jeannette Catsoulis in The New York Times. "This film demonstrates the supreme emotional effectiveness of a simple quest narrative," raved Heather Baysa in The Village Voice. It "finds hilarity in humanity," said Variety. Josh Kupecki of The Austin Chronicle said, "While very funny, The Final Member is also a compelling examination of society's concept of masculinity and male identity." "What sounds like the beginning of a dirty joke is in fact a pretty poignant character study. ... This shouldn't be missed," said Dave Canfield of Twitch. Luke Mullen of Film School Rejects called it "a beautiful portrait of one man's lifelong obsession."

Special Features on The Final Member Blu-ray and DVD include:
* A booklet about the museum and film
* A digital download of the film
* Deleted scenes

"Total Package" Collector's Limited Edition includes:
* A Blu-ray or DVD of the film, with above extras
* A limited edition genuine bull penis, preserved in a glass jar with wax seal and signed Certificate of
Authenticity
* Penis donation form for the Icelandic Phallological Museum

AboutDrafthouseFilms
Drafthouse Films, the film distribution arm of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, is a curated brand of provocative, visionary and artfully unusual films new and old from around the world. Following the earnestly simple motto of "sharing the films we love with widest audience possible," Drafthouse Films debuted in 2010 with the theatrical release of Four Lions which was named of Time Magazine's "Top 10 Films Of The Year." The 2012 release slate includes the acclaimed Best Foreign Language Oscar(R)) Bullhead, the internationally celebrated Danish comedy Klown (currently slated for a Warner Bros/Todd Phillips produced US remake), Cannes Film Festival 2013 Official Selection The Congress starring Robin Wright, Harvey Keitel and Jon Hamm, the 40th anniversary restoration of landmark Australian thriller Wake In Fright, the Werner Herzog/Errol Morris produced documentary The Act Of Killing and British auteur Ben Wheatley's psychedelic trip into magic and madness A Field In England. Drafthouse Films distributes films theatrically, through home video, VOD and their direct-to-consumer platforms integrating into the ever-growing Alamo Drafthouse entertainment lifestyle brand, which along with the Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas includes: Mondo, the collectible art boutique; Fantastic Fest, the largest international genre film festival in the US; and the pop culture website Badass Digest.

About Cinedigm
Cinedigm is the leading independent content distributor in the United States, with direct relationships with over 60,000 physical and digital retailers, including Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Target, iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon. The company's library of over 32,000 titles and episodes encompasses award-winning documentaries from Docurama Films(R), next-gen Indies from Flatiron Film Company(R), acclaimed independent films and festival picks through partnerships with the Sundance Institute and Tribeca Films and a wide range of content from brand name suppliers, including National Geographic, Discovery, Scholastic, WWE, NFL, Shout Factory, Hallmark, Jim Henson and more. Cinedigm proudly distributes numerous Oscar(R)-nominated films, including The Invisible War, Hell and Back Again, GasLand, Waste Land and Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory; current and upcoming theatrical releases include Destin Daniel Cretton's highly acclaimed Short Term 12, Godfrey Reggio's Visitors and Shaul Schwarz's Narco Cultura.

Cinedigm(TM) and Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp(TM) are trademarks of Cinedigm Corp www.cinedigm.com.

The Final Member Blu-ray / DVD
Genre:Documentary
Rating:R
Running time:72 minutes, plus extras
Languages:English and Icelandic with subtitles
Year:2012
SRP:$29.95 (BD) / $27.95 (DVD) / $39 ("Total Package")
Street Date:June 17, 2014

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