Kino Lorber is kicking off the new year with the Jan. 18 Blu-ray Disc-only release of the 2021 thriller This Game’s Called Murder, with a cast that includes Ron Perlman, Natasha Henstridge, Vanessa Marano and James Lastovic.
Directed by Adam Sherman, the film is a dark comedic tale of murder, greed and betrayal in the eccentric Wallendorf family. Mr. Wallendorf (Perlman) is a women’s footwear designer with a sadistic streak. His wife (Henstridge) is his equal in conniving and brutality, while their troubled daughter Jennifer (Marano) is a social media celebrity trying to figure out her love life and world domination at the same time. “The Wallendorfs are power-crazed sociopaths, and This Game’s Called Murder exposes their most outré transgressions with shocking savagery,” according to a press release.
Bonus features include interviews with Perlman, Henstridge, and Marano.
Shout! Studios and XYZ Films announced the upcoming home and theatrical release of the new dark comedy How to Deter a Robber, starring Vanessa Marano (Saving Zoe, The Comeback, “Gilmore Girls”), Benjamin Papac (Greenhouse Academy, “The Walking Dead”) and Abbie Cobb (Mom’s Night Out, Suburgatory).
The film will premiere on VOD, digital and in select cinemas on July 16.
Written and directed by Maria Bissell (Corridor Four), How to Deter a Robber had its festival premiere at Fantastic Fest.
The film takes place during Christmas in a desolate Northern Wisconsin town, where a stubborn young woman and her naïve boyfriend walk into the wrong cabin. They’re forced to face off against a pair of amateur house burglars and protect themselves with Home Alone-style booby traps.
The cast also includes Sonny Valicenti (Mindhunter, Office Christmas Party), Jonah Ray (Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return, The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail), Gabrielle Carteris (BH90210) and Chris Mulkey (“Twin Peaks,” Whiplash).