Posted Fri Feb 26, 2016 at 06:00 AM PST by Tom Landy
The cult film will be getting the Blu-ray treatment in April.
As previously reported, Drafthouse Films says 'Dangerous Men' will be available on Blu-ray on April 5.
The fanatical brainchild of Iranian polymath John Rad, Dangerous Men is a passion project that remained in obsessive production for nearly two decades before it finally debuted in Californian theaters in 2005. An unflappably prodigious creative force, Rad handled much of the technical duties of the film, appearing multiple times in the film's credits as the director, writer, location scout, producer, executive producer, and more.
Despite initially languishing at the box office during its limited theatrical release, and never finding a likeminded audience before Rad's untimely death in 2007, Dangerous Men developed a devoted following before vanishing as mysteriously as it appeared. Chief among them was Hadrian Belove, of the independent Los Angeles theater The Cinefamily, who saw the film multiple times during its brief theatrical run, and alerted Drafthouse Films and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema programming teams to the existence of the film. Working with the late artist's family, the team worked tirelessly alongside the American Genre Film Institute to locate and restore the original film.
"It took us almost three and a half years of continuous begging, pleading and debasement before John Rad's family agreed to license us the film," said Drafthouse COO James Emanuel Shapiro. "It was well worth it! We are immensely proud that we've carved out our own niche of mind-shredding repertory releases and beyond thrilled to unleash what should very much be considered the Holy Grail of Holy F*cking Sh#t on audiences worldwide!"
Specs haven't been revealed yet, but supplements include: 16-page booklet featuring only documented full-length interview with John S. Rad; Audio commentary featuring Destroy All Movies authors Zack Carlson and Bryan Connelly; That's So John Rad - An original documentary about to write the chair and the film and its original 2005 theatrical release; Rare footage of John S. Rad appearing on local access television; Interview with director of photography Peter Palian; Original theatrical trailer; and Trailers.
You can find the latest specs for 'Dangerous Men' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under April 5.
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