Posted Mon Feb 27, 2012 at 08:00 AM PST by Tom Landy
Momma's coming home to Blu-ray in May!
In an early announcement to retailers, Starz/Anchor Bay is prepping 'Mother's Day (2011)' for Blu-ray on May 8.
Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman ('Saw II, III and IV') with screen story and screenplay by Scott Milam based on the original 'Mother’s Day' written by Charles Kaufman and Warren Leight, 'Mother’s Day' is a graphic remake of the Troma horror classic. After a bank robbery gone wrong, three brothers go home to hideout…only to discover that their Mother (Rebecca De Mornay) lost their house in a foreclosure. The new owners and their party guests become the depraved brothers’ unwitting hostages. Their sadistic Mother soon arrives and brilliantly takes control of the situation, ratcheting up the terror. As the hostages struggle desperately to survive the harrowing torture, they realize that there is nothing a Mother won’t do to protect her children.
With an all-star cast including Rebecca DeMornay ('The Hand That Rocks The Cradle,' 'Wedding Crashers'), Jamie King ('Red Tails,' 'My Bloody Valentine,' 'Sin City'), Brianna Evigan ('S. Darko,' 'Step Up 2: The Streets'), Patrick John Flueger ('Footloose'), Deborah Ann Woll (HBO’s “True Blood”), Lyriq Bent ('Saw II-IV,' 'Skinwalkers'), Frank Grillo ('The Grey,' 'Minority Report') and Shawn Ashmore (the 'X-Men' films, 'Frozen'), 'Mother’s Day' is the chilling and gorier remake of the 1980 Troma classic by the same name.
Ain’t It Cool News called 'Mother’s Day' "'I Spit On Your Grave' mixed with 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' with heavy portions of 'Friday The 13th' thrown in,” while Dread Central declared, “Mama's boys have once again made their Mother very proud.”
The Blu-ray/DVD combo pack will feature 1080p video, a Dolby TrueHD 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements include an audio commentary with director Darren Lynn Bousman and actor Shawn Ashmore.
Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $29.99.
You can find the latest specs for 'Mother's Day (2011)' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under May 8.
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