Tuesday, December 7, 2010

New Trailer: Let Me Die Quietly

In Let Me Die Quietly, Mario is a broken-down alcoholic haunted by visions of murder victims in their final, dying moments. When he meets Gabrielle - a beautiful woman with the same dark gift - they both set out to save the final victim of their shared visions.

Below is the new trailer. Look for Let Me Die Quietly on DVD January 4.

New DVD Release: The Stranger in Us

The first of our "Holi-gay" releases - Scott Boswell's The Stranger in Us - comes out on DVD today!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Happy Holi-gays!: Our Big Gay Holiday Wishlist

Breaking Glass Pictures is celebrating the holi-gays with four December DVD releases from its QC Cinema label, whose queer-themed titles cater to LGBT audiences. The December titles include: The Stranger in Us (in stores Dec. 7), Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement, Taxi zum Klo: 30th Anniversary Edition, and Seeing Heaven (all three in stores Dec. 14).

Whether your buying for someone naughty or nice, all of the below titles get our QC seal of approval for your holiday gift-giving list.

Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement

Critically-acclaimed documentary Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement retells the story of two New York women whose engagement lasted more than 40 years before they seized the opportunity to marry in 2007. The film was recently catapulted into the national spotlight when Edith Windsor (“Edie”), with the help of the ACLU, sued the government for marriage rights in the wake of Thea Spyer’s death. Directed by Susan Muska and Greta Olafsdottir (The Brandon Teena Story), the film garnered more than 20 audience and jury awards during its film festival run.

DVD Extras:

• Interview with Judge Harvey Brownstone (who presided over Edie and Thea’s wedding)
• Edie with directors Susan Muska and Greta Olafsdottir on the festival circuit
• Link to “In the Life” Edie & Thea segment
• “Coping with Disability” featurette
• Photo gallery

Pre-order here.

The Stranger in Us

The Stranger in Us, which premiered to a sold-out crowd at this year’s Frameline LGBT film festival in San Francisco, is a poetic, verité-style drama about a small-town gay man who must cope with a break-up while settling into a new life in San Francisco.

DVD Extras:

• Interviews with director Scott Boswell and the cast
• Alternate ending
• True Margrit music video
• Deleted and extended scenes
• Trailer

Taxi zum Klo

Taxi zum Klo – a classic of the queer genre – returns 30 years after its original – and highly controversial - theatrical release with this digitally remastered collector’s edition. The film, which the Village Voice called “the first masterpiece about the mainstream of male gay life” follows a gay school teacher who lives a double life of lesson plans and nightly hookups in public restrooms.

DVD Extras:

• Interview with director Frank Ripploh for “Taxi nach Kairo”
• Photos and video of the “Max-Ophüls-Preis” film prize celebration
• Frank Ripploh’s illustrated “idea album” with pre-production photos
• International press clippings
• Written interviews with Frank Ripploh
• Original press kit
• Original French trailers
• Production stills

Seeing Heaven

Seeing Heaven combines suspense and gay eroticism with its tale of a hustler whose sexual encounters trigger visions of a masked killer. Winner of Best Cinematography at the Yellow Fever International Film Festival, the film also played at this years Philadelphia QFest and was described as “a moody, at times creepy, very sexy and intensely atmospheric thriller.”

DVD Extras:

• Deleted scenes
• Behind-the-scenes video diary
• Cast and crew interviews

Other recent QC Cinema releases:

The Big Gay Musical

The title says it all for this smart and sexy hit about the stars of a fictional Off-Broadway musical called Adam & Steve: Just the Way God Made 'Em. "Seldom has blasphemy been so entertaining," says Variety.

Buy it here.

Ticked-Off Trannies with Knives

Again, the title says it all. See the notorious tale of cold-blooded, high-heeled vengeance that GLAAD wanted pulled from theaters. "The whole thing stirred up rich feelings the way so few movies do - it's a real trannie trip and a half!" — Michael Musto, Village Voice

Buy it here.

Leslie Jordan: My Trip Down the Pink Carpet

Emmy-winner Leslie Jordan (of Will & Grace fame) recounts his life story and gives the dish on his encounters with Hollywood stars in this rollicking, laugh-out-loud extravaganza recorded live in Atlanta. Based on the bestselling book of the same name.

The Lost Coast

A lush, beautifully-filmed tale of unrequited love between two high school friends who reunite in the iconic Castro neighborhood of San Francisco. DC Metro Weekly called it "a masterpiece for all time."

The Adonis Factor

Eye candy meets eye-opening insight in this documentary about pop culture's growing obsession with male body image. Examiner.com calls this follow-up to The Butch Factor "a compelling and interesting look at men's self-body image."