(January 8, 2007 - Burbank, CA) — On March 13, 2007, Warner Home Video is proud to present “Sublime,” the second film in the successful “Raw Feed” direct-to-DVD series. Directed by Tony Krantz (Executive Producer of “24”) from a screenplay by Erik Jendresen (HBO’s “Band of Brothers”) and with cinematography by Dermott Downs (“CSI: New York, Miami”), “Sublime” is described as “a really great 'Twilight Zone'” (Peter Hammond, Maxim) and is a provocative modern-times horror-tale as well as a social and political allegory. This edgy, thought-provoking film explores upper-middle class unconsciousness and fear and the idea that in order to awaken from that state of ignorance, fears must become a reality. “Sublime” was recently selected for the 2007 Cinequest Film Festival in the “New Visions” category. The film festival features films of artistic, social or stylistic merit and will occur February 28 through March 11 in San Jose, Ca. The pre-order date for “Sublime” is February 6, 2007 and has an SRP of $24.98. “Sublime” features a diverse and talented cast led by Tom Cavanagh (“Scrubs,” “Ed”, “Two Weeks”), Oscar® nominated "Crash" songstress Kathleen “Bird” York ("West Wing," "The OC"), Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs ("Welcome Back, Kotter," "Roots") and Katherine Cunningham-Eves ("The Passage of Mrs. Calabash"). In addition, Paget Brewster ("Huff"), George Newbern ("Father of the Bride"), Tony® Award-winner John Rubinstein, and many others round out the remarkable cast. The DVD soundtrack will feature three haunting songs from artist Kathleen “Bird” York, who performed at the 2005 Academy Awards®. “More than just a horror film or psychological thriller, I saw this as an opportunity to make a socio-political allegory and commentary on principally white upper middle class fear in our culture,” said Krantz, director of “Sublime.” “We are living in fear and this film is about what happens when all these fears manifest.” Synopsis Admitted to a hospital for a routine, minimally invasive procedure, George Grieves (Cavanagh) discovers that his circumstances are much more serious and complicated than originally expected. Trapped in the increasingly bizarre and dangerous world of Mt. Abaddon Hospital, George tries to maintain his sanity while uncovering the truth behind the growing number of medical misdeeds happening within the institution's East Ward. As his own fears begin to manifest all around him, he learns that this is not a place where people come to get better... this is a hospital where people come to die. Extra DVD Content The “Sublime” "Unrated" DVD includes the following features: • Surgical Exorcism – Cultural anthropologist Dr. Falk’s webcast of a live surgical exorcism in the mountains of Peru • Film Commentary with Director Tony Krantz and Writer Erik Jendresen • Interview with Director Tony Krantz • Interview with Writer Erik Jendresen • Trailer Gallery featuring "Rest Stop" and "Sublime" Films under the Raw Feed banner are a mix of thriller, horror, and sci-fi with an uncomfortable edge, and are as much psychological as they are thriller or horror genre. The films will be released on DVD in rated and unrated versions, and will include innovative extra features and bonus content. The “Raw Feed” label originated from the creative minds of Tony Krantz (“24”), Daniel Myrick (The Blair Witch Project) and John Shiban (“Supernatural”). The first film in the series, Rest Stop, written and directed by Shiban, debuted on DVD October 17, 2006. The third film, Believers, directed by Myrick, is currently in production. With operations in 90 international territories Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video’s film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment.
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