'Bereavement' Announced and Detailed For Blu-ray

Posted Mon Jun 20, 2011 at 08:00 AM PDT by

The acclaimed film, based on the semi-autobiographical novel of the same name by Rula Jebreal, is planned for Blu-ray in July.

In an early announcement to retailers, Starz/Anchor Bay will release 'Bereavement' on Blu-ray on August 30.

The highly-anticipated prequel to the 2005 cult hit 'Malevolence,' 'Bereavement' stars Michael Biehn ('Terminator,' 'Aliens,' 'The Abyss,' 'The Rock,' 'Tombstone'), John Savage ('The Deer Hunter'), Alexandra Daddario ('Hall Pass,' 'Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief,' “White Collar”), and Brett Rickaby ('The Crazies,' 'The Assassination of Richard Nixon').

In 1989, six-year-old Martin Bristol (Spencer List) was kidnapped from his backyard swing in Minersville, PA. Graham Sutter (Rickaby), a psychotic recluse, kept Martin imprisoned on his derelict pig farm, forcing him to witness and participate in unspeakable horrors. Chosen at random, his victim’s screams were drowned out by the rural countryside.

Martin’s whereabouts would have remained a mystery, until 17-year-old Allison Miller (Daddario) comes to live with her Uncle Jonathan (Biehn). While exploring her new surroundings, Allison discovers things aren’t quiet at the farmhouse down the road. What started as an innocent exercise in satisfying her curiosity will soon disturb a hornet’s nest of evil and despair. For everyone involved, there can only be two outcomes: bereavement or death!

Like the critically-acclaimed 'Malevolence,' 'Bereavement' already wowed audiences during its theatrical run earlier this year. Michael Gingold from Fangoria Magazine gave the film “3-out-of-4 skulls,” saying “For fans of Stevan Mena’s accomplished, classical slasher opus 'Malevolence,' his prequel Bereavement is worth the long wait,” while Mike Snoonian from All Things Horror called it “an intelligent in-depth look at a tortured killer.”

The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, Dolby TrueHD 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements include: Commentary track with director/writer Stevan Mena, Behind-the-Scenes Featurette, Deleted Scenes, and a Theatrical Trailer. .

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $34.98.

You can find the latest specs for 'Bereavement' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under August 30.

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Bereavement (Blu-ray)
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