A young American in a personal tailspin heads to Europe to escape his past and falls for a beautiful woman with a dark and deadly secret in the unique and unforgettable Spring. From Drafthouse Films, FilmBuff and Anchor Bay, the genre-bending horror romance that’s been described as a brilliant cross between Before Sunrise and An American Werewolf in London comes to DVD on June 2, 2015. The film will also be released on Blu-ray as a Best Buy exclusive on June 2nd – it will be available at retailers nationwide beginning August 11, 2015. The discs, which have extras totaling more than 90 minutes, have an SRP of $22.98.
“Stunning … a monster movie disguised as a love story.” Jeremy Kirk, FirstShowing.net
Variety critic Joe Leydon captured the essence of this one-of-a-kind film when he wrote, “If Richard Linklater attempted a remake of Val Lewton’s Cat People, the end result might resemble Spring.” Filmmakers Danny Benson and Aaron Moorehead (Resolution) blend stunning locations, bold performances and a unique visual style in this story of loneliness, love and monsters.
After the death of his mother and a bar fight that could lead to jail time, sous-chef Evan (Lou Taylor Pucci, Evil Dead, Thumbsucker) flees California for Italy. While backpacking along the spectacular cliffs of the Adriatic coast, he stops in an idyllic village, where he meets and instantly connects with the enchanting and mysterious Louise (European TV star Nadia Hilker in a breakout role). A flirtatious romance begins to bloom between the two – however, Evan soon realizes that the voracious Louise harbors a monstrous, primordial secret that could put both their relationship and their lives in jeopardy.
“The actors get a chance to create a real relationship, and they make the most of the opportunity.”
Neil Genzlinger, The New York Times
Spring received high praise from audiences and critics at film festivals, including the Toronto International Film Festival (where it had its world premiere), Austin’s Fantastic Fest (where Lou Taylor Pucci was named Best Actor), the Los Cabos Film Festival, the Morbido International Fantasy Film Festival in Mexico and the Paris International Fantastic Film Festival, where it was named Best Film.
“A genre-tinged affair abroad that proves as alluring and elusive as, well, love itself.”
William Goss, Austin Chronicle
Special Features on the Spring release will include:
- Audio commentary with writer-producer-editor-director Justin Benson and producer-editor-cinematographer-director Aaron Moorhead
- Feature-length “The Making of Spring”
- Deleted scenes
- SFX case studies
- Proof of Concept short
- Alternate ending
- Featurettes “The Talented Mr. Evan,” “Angelo: The Worst Farmer,” “Wankster Girlfriend Monologue” and “Evan Ti Odio.”
- Promo videos
- English subtitles for the hearing impaired, Spanish subtitles