Three new titles from Anti-Worlds

Showcasing the work of some of the most daring, innovative and controversial filmmaking talent working today.

On 24 February 2020, new distribution company Anti-Worlds proudly presents its inaugural Blu-ray releases. 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.

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.

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, 18 mins): actor Jess Weixler reflects on the themes and production of Chained for Life
❉ Good Things Happen to Good People (2020, 10 mins): actor and activist Adam Pearson discusses the role of Rosenthal
❉ We Are Family (2020, 17 mins): actor Sari Lennick recalls her experiences of making the film
❉ Eight deleted/extended scenes (12 mins)
❉ Super 8 on-set footage (2018, 2 mins, mute), silent material shot by film archivist John Kalcsmann
❉ Late Spring/Regrets for Our Youth (2009, 5mins): short diary by Aaron Schimberg
❉ UK and US theatrical trailers
❉ Teaser 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 2013 debut feature
❉ High Definition presentation
❉ Original mono soundtrack
❉ It would be sad to see this end up in a dump (2013, 6 mins): rare behind-the-scenes footage shot by producer-editor Vanessa McDonnell
❉ Nine deleted scenes (32 mins)
❉ Theatrical trailer
❉ Image gallery
❉ Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
❉ Limited edition exclusive 36 page booklet containing new writing on Chained for Life by David Jenkins, Jeff Billington on the 1950 exploitation film Chained for Life, Alejandro Bachmann and Michelle Koch on Go Down Death, and film credits
❉ Limited edition of 3,000 copies

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REGION FREE
EAN: 5060697920246
RRP: £25.99

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
❉ On ‘Holiday’ (2020, 20 mins): in-depth interview with writer-director Isabella Eklöf on the creation and production of her debut feature
❉ Q&A with Isabella Eklöf (2019, 29 mins): the filmmaker in discussion with Lizzie Francke, recorded at London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)
❉ Deleted scene (3 mins)
❉ Willy Kyrklund. (2002, 11 mins): short documentary portrait of the acclaimed author and poet, directed by Eklöf
❉ Theatrical trailer
❉ Optional English translation subtitles
❉ Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
❉ Limited edition exclusive 32-page booklet containing new writing on Holiday by Anna Bogutskaya, an interview with Isabella Eklöf by Addy Fong, Peter Walsh on Willy Kyrklund., and film credits
❉ Limited edition of 3,000 copies

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REGION FREE
EAN: 5060697920253
RRP: £22.99

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 (2018, 7 mins): on-set footage featuring Potrykus and actor Joshua Burge
❉ Deleted scene (5 mins)
❉ Rehearsal footage (2018, 10 mins)
❉ Milk Party (2001, 9 mins): the real-life inspiration behind one of Relaxer’s most memorable scenes
❉ Four short films by Joel Potrykus: Ludovico Treatment (1999, 2 mins), Ludovico Testament (1999, 4 mins), Coyote (2010, 25 mins) and Test Market 447b (2019, 2 mins)
❉ Follicle Gang (Green) (2011, 2 mins): music video for Heavier Than Air Flying Machines, directed by Potrykus
❉ Image gallery: behind the scenes photography
❉ Theatrical trailer
❉ David Dastmalchian promos
❉ Optional 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, 65 mins): alternative version of the complete film comprised entirely of rehearsal footage
❉ ‘Buzzard’ at Locarno Film Festival (2018, 9 mins): short documentary on the filmmakers’ trip to Milan, Italy, shot and edited by director of photography Adam J Minnick
❉ Behind the scenes footage (2014, 8 mins): a selection of outtakes and on-set material
❉ Seven deleted/alternative scenes (9 mins)
❉ Hidden ‘Buzzard’ (2014, 1 min): a guide to the ‘Easter eggs’ within the film
❉ Image gallery: behind the scenes photography
❉ Theatrical trailer
❉ Festival trailer
❉ Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
❉ Limited edition 36-page booklet containing new writing on Relaxer by Nathan Rabin, Joel Potrykus on the making of Relaxer, Caden Mark Gardener on Buzzard, Alex Ross Perry on Potrykus, and film credits
❉ Double-sided inlay with full Buzzard artwork
❉ Limited edition of 3,000 copies

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REGION FREE
EAN: 5060697920260
RRP: £25.99

❉ Chained For Life, Holiday & Relaxer Limited Edition Blu-Rays released on 24 February 2020. For more information or to order Blu-rays: anti-worldsreleasing.co.uk


❉ News source: Zoe Flower.                           

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