Posted Tue Sep 13, 2016 at 06:00 AM PDT by Tom Landy
The outrageous comedy starring Mads Mikkelsen and Stine Engberg Andersen will be released next month.
In an early announcement to retailers, Drafthouse Films is about to bring 'Men & Chicken' to Blu-ray on October 25.
A darkly hilarious slapstick comedy starring Mads Mikkelsen ("Hannibal," Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One) follows a pair of socially-challenged siblings who discover they are adopted half-brothers in their late father's videotaped will. Their journey in search of their true father takes them to the small, insular Danish island of Ork, where they stumble upon three additional half-brothers-each also sporting hereditary harelips and lunatic tendencies-living in a dilapidated mansion overrun by barn animals. Initially unwelcome by their newfound kin, the two visitors stubbornly wear them down until they're reluctantly invited to stay. As the misfit bunch get to know each other, they unwittingly uncover a deep family secret that ultimately binds them together.
In addition to showcasing a nearly unrecognizable and gleefully entertaining side of Mikkelsen that American audiences have likely never before seen, the "hilarious" and "willfully bizarre" (Paste Magazine) comedy by acclaimed director Jensen also stars David Dencik (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo), Nikolaj Lie Kaas (the Department Q trilogy), Søren Malling (A Hijacking) and Nicolas Bro (Nymphomaniac).
Men & Chicken made waves on the international festival circuit, screening at prestigious festivals such as Sitges, Neuchâtel, BFI London, TIFF and winning the award for Best Comedy Feature at Fantastic Fest, the largest international genre film festival in the U.S.
Specs have yet to be revealed, but the release comes with a lengthy booklet featuring gorgeous behind-the-scenes photos and concept art from the film's production as well as a brief essay from Jensen, plus trailers for Drafthouse Films releases and a free HD digital copy of the film.
You can find the latest specs for 'Men & Chicken' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under October 25.
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