Posted Tue Dec 6, 2016 at 10:00 AM PST by Tom Landy
The 2015 comedy-drama is headed to Blu-ray in March.
In an early announcement to retailers, Music Box Films is working on 'The Brand New Testament' for Blu-ray on March 7.
The Brand New Testament begins with one simple conceit: God exists, and He's a jerk. He lives in a high-rise apartment in Brussels and never gets out of His pajamas. He takes sadistic delight in dreaming up new "laws" to torment humanity, and He's a petty tyrant to his wife and ten year-old daughter, Ea. Like her brother before her, Ea has had enough of her Father's abuse and when she spies the right opportunity, she hacks into His computer and leaks to the entire world—by text message—the only thing He has over them: their inevitable death date.
Ea, after escaping and with her Father in pursuit, gathers apostles and writes her own New Testament to try to fix the mess her Father has made of humanity. Her six apostles —a one-armed woman, a sex maniac, a killer, a woman who has been left by her husband, an office worker, and a gender dysphoric child—learn to celebrate life and love, and provide us with Jaco Van Dormael's dark, witty and eccentric answer to the loaded question: what would you do if you knew exactly how much time you had left to live?
You can find the latest specs for 'The Brand New Testament' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under March 7.
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