A joyful mash-up of genre and prolific influences spanning spaghetti westerns, graphic novels, horror films, and the Iranian New Wave. While comparisons have been made to Jarmusch, Lynch, Tarantino, and Sergio Leone, the film is wholly original and refreshingly daring, signaling the arrival of a bold new voice with writer/director Lily Amirpour.
KINO LORBER RELEASES ANA LILY AMIRPOUR'S A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night ON DVD AND BLU-RAY
"The biggest honest-to-God discovery of 2014." – Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
BLU-RAY COMES WITH OVER TWO HOURS OF SPECIAL FEATURES
"... a new vampire classic, one to treasure endlessly." – Drew Taylor, The Playlist (Indiewire)
"Even as Ms. Amirpour draws heavily from various bodies of work with vampire-like hunger, she gives her influences new life by channeling them through other cultural forms, including her chador-cloaked vampire..." – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
New York, NY – April 6, 2015 – Kino Lorber is proud to announce the highly anticipated DVD and Blu-ray release of A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, both scheduled with an April 21 street date and a SRP of $34.95 (on Blu-ray) and $24.95 (on DVD).
The film's Blu-ray brings over two hours of special features (138 minutes, to be precise), as well as a collectible version of the first two issues of the comic book, written by Ana Lily Amirpour and drawn by Michael DeWeese, being published by RADCO.
After grossing over $420,000 in US theaters and playing in more than 75 markets, Ana Lily Amirpour's feature debut is ready for its home media release. Loaded with special features, the film's Blu-ray comes with a behind-the-scenes documentary produced by Vice (20 mins.), a talk with Ana Lily Amirpour and actress Sheila Vand, hosted by Vice's Eddy Moretti (31 mins.), and some additional behind-the-scenes footage (20 mins.) – all exclusive to the Blu-ray being released on April 21, 2015.
In addition, both the Blu-ray and DVD editions feature deleted scenes, a stills gallery, the film's official trailer, a Q&A with Amirpour, hosted by Roger Corman at the Hammer Museum, and an exclusive essay by Indiewire film critic Eric Kohn.
Dubbed the world's first "Iranian Vampire Western," A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is a joyful mash-up of genre and prolific influences spanning spaghetti westerns, graphic novels, horror films, and the Iranian New Wave. While comparisons have been made to Jarmusch, Lynch, Tarantino, and Sergio Leone, the film is wholly original and refreshingly daring, signaling the arrival of a bold new voice with writer/director Amirpour.
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night also features an impressive cast of actors including leads Sheila Vand (Argo), Arash Marandi (Kunduz: The Incident at Hadji Ghafur) and Dominic Rains (The Taqwacores), as well as Mozhan Marnó (House of Cards, The Stoning of Soraya M), Rome Shadanloo, Marshall Manesh and Milad Eghbali.
The film is rounded out by the sumptuous, black-and-white anamorphic cinematography of Lyle Vincent and a soundtrack that features the Middle Eastern fusion beats of Bei Ru, the underground Iranian rock of Radio Tehran and Kiosk, and the spaghetti western-inspired tunes of Portland-based Federale.
Blu-ray Special Features:
Collectible Graphic Novels with essay by Eric Kohn
Q&A Hosted by Roger Corman at the Hammer Museum, part of MoMAs Contenders Series
VICE Behind-the-Scenes Documentary
VICE Meets Ana Lily Amirpour and Sheila Vand
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
DVD Special Features:
Bonus Feature include: Booklet Essay by Eric Kohn
Q&A Hosted by Roger Corman at the Hammer Museum, part of MoMA Contenders Series
"Just when you think you've seen it all...along comes something completely new, or at least something so intriguingly bizarre as to seem completely new." – Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal
"This is a dream on your screen, absurd, languid (if not slow), and possessed by the calm of an inevitable beauty. This is what cinema was invented for." – David Thomson, The New Republic
April 7, 2015, 10:58 pm - PR