'Red State' Blu-ray Announced

Posted Wed Aug 3, 2011 at 06:00 AM PDT by

Kevin Smith's action-thriller will debut in high-definition this October.

In an early announcement to retailers, Lionsgate says 'Red State' will hit Blu-ray on October 18.

A departure from his classic comedies, Smith ('Clerks') takes on his first thriller project as writer and director. Centering on a fundamentalist group with a sinister agenda, the film features Academy Award® winner Melissa Leo* and Golden Globe winner® John Goodman**, alongside Michael Parks ('Kill Bill: Vol 1 and 2'), Kyle Gallner ('The Haunting in Connecticut') and Kevin Pollak ('The Usual Suspects').

The film debuted at this year’s Sundance Film Festival to much notoriety when Smith ended studio bidding by buying his own film for $20 and declaring he would be self-distributing the film theatrically. Smith has since toured the film around the country to enthusiastic audiences, grossing close to $1 million to date at the US box office from only 15 single show engagements. SModcast spent less than $500 in paid advertising to support the tour which kicked off at Radio City Music Hall on March 5th and grossed $162,000 during one show. It quietly topped the per screen average charts for three weekends, becoming the 10th best per screen average film of all time. The film opens in theaters the week of September 23 from Smodcast Pictures.

Specs haven't been revealed yet, but supplements include: "The Making of Red State" documentary, Audio commentary with Kevin Smith, Sundance speech with introduction by Kevin Smith, Sundance ending, Deleted scenes with introduction by Kevin Smith, and Poster Gallery with introduction by Kevin Smith.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $29.99.

You can find the latest specs for 'Red State' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's now indexed under October 18.

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Red State (Blu-ray)
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