Friday, September 7, 2012

'After the Wizard' Makes Honey Boo Boo Holla

7-year-old beauty pageant queen and reality TV sensation Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson showed some love for Breaking Glass Pictures on her Facebook page after receiving her very own copy of After the Wizard.

The film, which imagines what happens to Dorothy after she leaves Oz in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, is the first family film from Breaking Glass.  Seems like a perfect choice for Honey Boo Boo to enjoy with her family - that is, once her go-go juice wears off.

Fingers crossed that we'll see an Oz-themed pageant performance from Honey Boo Boo in the near future!

Also, check out Philadelphia Citypaper's take on the Honey Boo Boo shout out here.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Three Scream Queens Unite in 'Screaming in High Heels'

Michelle Bauer, Linnea Quigley and Brinke Stevens faced men in rubber monster suits, pubescent boys and killer showers - and have lived to tell about it.

Screaming in High Heels reunites these three B-movie scream queens who achieved cult fame with the direct-to-video horror movie boom of the 1980s and fondly looks back on their prolific careers.  Grind house fans will remember them from classics like Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama, The Slumber Party Massacre and Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers.

Screaming in High Heels comes out on DVD September 4.

Fans in LA will also have the chance to meet Michelle Bauer and Brinke Stevens at the Dark Delicacies DVD signing event on August 29!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Mind the (Age) Gap: 'Nate & Margaret' Explores a Modern Friendship

Based on appearance alone, Nate and Margaret - the two titular protagonists at the heart of director Nathan Adloff's Nate & Margaret shouldn't be friends.  He's a gay, 19-year-old film student and she's a 52-year-old waitress by day/aspiring stand up comic by night.  But the unlikeliness of their friendship is part of the charm of this understated comedy.  Thanks to its snappy writing and strong performances by leads Tyler Ross (The Wise Kids) and Natalie West (TV's Roseanne), it's totally believable that easygoing Nate would befriend the quirky, self-deprecating Margaret and vice versa.  Of course, conflict ultimately arises when Nate finds romance in his feisty classmate James and Margaret's standup act catches the interest of a talent agent.  As their paths diverge, the two friends suddenly have less time for each other and less patience for each other's differences.

Nate & Margaret sharply observes that transitional phases can occur at any point in a person's life - and it's this common link that allows its two main characters to find common ground in spite of the age gap between them.

For those of you who missed Nate & Margaret during its nationwide film festival tour, be sure to catch it when it arrives on DVD August 28.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Corey Feldman Returns to Horror in '6 Degrees of Hell'

Corey Feldman, who left an indelible mark on American cinema with his roles in 1980s classics like The Goonies, The Lost Boys, and Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter revisits the horror genre in the upcoming 6 Degrees of Hell.  The film follows a group of six people in rural Pennsylvania who are terrorized by a demonic force.  As halloween approaches, a supernatural perfect storm convenes at a local haunted house establishment where all Hell breaks loose.  Feldman stars as the paranormal investigator who's trying to piece together the cause of the horrifying events.

Check out the trailer below and be sure to "like" the film on Facebook to learn more about the upcoming release on DVD and Blu-ray:

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Breaking Glass Pictures - Summer DVD Slate

It's getting hot outside and things are heating up at Breaking Glass as we prepare to release are upcoming summer DVD releases.  We've got something for everyone: from a psychological thriller to a gay 1980s period piece to a dark, high school coming-of-age tale:

June 12

  • Almost Kings: A high school coming of age story featuring a knockout cast of stars to watch (including Chronicle's Alex Russell).  When freshman Math whiz Ted joins his older brother Truck's gang of friends - who call themselves "The Kings" - he gets drawn into their competition to see who can sleep with the most freshman virgin girls. 
  • House of Boys: When high school runaway Frank arrives in Berlin in 1984, he's seduced by the wild nightlife and takes up residence at the famed gay burlesque house called the House of Boys.  Featuring Udo Kier in a scene-stealing role as the Madame of the House - plus a soundtrack full of 80s hits.  
  • You'll Know My Name: Two high schools guys in a south Jersey wasteland duke it out for a girl in this modern update of classic Western themes.  
July 3
  • The Casserole Club: In a 1960s suburb, a group of housewives decides to form a recipe club and hold regular dinners with their husbands to see who can make the best casserole.  But friendly competition soon turns to boozy flirtation and more than recipes end of getting swapped at their parties.  Featuring former Backstreet Boy Kevin Scott Richardson in a breakout role. 
  • GONE: The Disappearance of Aeryn Gillern: When police veteran Kathy Gilleran receives news that her son – a U.N. employee overseas in Vienna and a former Mr. Gay Austria – has disappeared, she’s outraged to learn that the Viennese police have ruled his case a suicide after only a brief investigation.  This haunting documentary follows Kathy as she sets out to find her son and uncover the true reasons behind the police’s failure complete a thorough investigation.
July 31
  • Scalene (available on DVD & Blu-ray): Emmy(r)-winner Margo Martindale (TV's Justified and Dexter) makes an indelible performance as the enraged mother of a mentally handicapped man who's been accused of rape in this psychological thriller told from three opposing perspectives.  

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

We're back!

Hello all!

It's been a while since our last post, but now Breaking Glass Pictures is back in full blog mode and we can't wait to get you excited about our upcoming releases and what's going on with the company!

Since our most recent post, we've acquired 8 awesome new films.

Kinyarwanda is a haunting and beautiful movie about the genocide in Rwanda. Given a rare four stars by Roger Ebert, he wrote, "I thought I knew something about Rwanda, but I didn't really know very much. I was moved by "Hotel Rwanda" (2004), but not really shaken this deeply. Not like this. After seeing "Kinyarwanda," I have a different kind of feeling about the genocide that took place in Rwanda in 1994. The film approaches it not as a story line but as a series of intense personal moments."

Kinyarwanda had a theatrical release. But if you happened to miss it in theaters, never fear! It will be out on DVD on May 15th. Pre-order here!

Also new to our Breaking Glass family is House of Boys (available 5/29), You'll Know My Name (5/29), Almost Kings (6/12), The Casserole Club (7/3), Scalene (7/3), Nate and Margaret (7/31) and After the Wizard (8/7).

We would also like to say welcome and introduce you to our new interns! Stephanie, Vasyl, Meghan and Findlay will be with us for the next six months.

Keep checking back for more info. But if you need a more daily dose of Breaking Glass (and let's be honest, who doesn't), follow us on twitter @breakingglasspx or on Facebook:

Thursday, February 2, 2012

New Trailer: Wound

Vicious Circle Films will release director David Blyth's sinister, hyperviolent horror flick Wound on DVD. The film follows Susan, a woman who's haunted by the daughter she left for dead.

Check out the trailer for a taste of this twisted, bloody nightmare, which arrives on DVD March 6:

5 Star Day - Out on DVD this Tuesday

The romantic indie drama 5 Star Day (Starring Twilight's Cam Gigandet and Sucker Punch's Jena Malone) arrives on DVD this Tuesday, Feb. 7 — just in time for Valentine's Day:

You can pre-order 5 Star Day now in our web store.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Two New QC Titles on Netflix!

Netflix has posted two new QC Cinema titles on their site:

Be sure to add Into the Lion's Den and Hold Your Peace to your queue today!

(Or, if you want the full DVD package, you can buy both titles here)

Friday, January 27, 2012

BGP Acquires 'The Fields'

We're very pleased to announce that we'll be releasing The Fields - a chilling psychological thriller starring Cloris Leachman and Tara Reid - on DVD and Blu-Ray April 24.

The film takes place in the Pennsylvania countryside during the fall of 1973 when Joshua, a young boy, is sent to stay with his grandparents while his mother and father work through their marital troubles.

Joshua quickly develops a morbid fascination with the corn fields surrounding his grandparents house. His grandmother warns him to stay out of the fields so as not to get lost, but strange noises at night suggest that something dangerous is lurking in the corn stalks. Then, strangers resembling members of the Manson Family start showing up in town and the family dogs disappear. Though Joshua's family tries to keep him away from the fields that doesn't mean whatever's lurking in the fields won't come out to find him!

Thanks to convincing performances from Academy Award (r) winner Cloris Leachman and Tara Reid, gorgeous cinematography and a script that builds suspense to the closing scenes, The Fields is one thriller you won't want to miss this Spring.

Check out the trailer below and be sure to "like" The Fields' Facebook page for the latest updates.