After all the positive buzz that followed festival screenings of The Sacrament, including from our own Todd Gilchrist, the latest film from Ti West will be released early in 2014. Courtesy of Magnet Releasing, The Sacrament will have a limited theatrical release on June 6th, but it will be available first on digital services and VOD on May 1st. A Blu-ray and DVD release will follow, but a date has not yet been mentioned.
“The Wagner/Cuban Company’s Magnet Releasing, genre arm of Magnolia Pictures... have acquired North American rights to THE SACRAMENT, a chilling death-cult thriller written, directed and edited by Ti West. Featured in Venice and Toronto, THE SACRAMENT stars AJ Bowen (TheHouse of the Devil), Joe Swanberg (You’re Next) and Amy Seimetz (Upstream Color), and features a star-making performance from Gene Jones as the charismatic cult leader known as “Father.” Magnet and West are frequent collaborators, working together on West’s landmark horror film The House of the Devil, as well The Innkeepers, V/H/S and THE ABCs OF DEATH. THE SACRAMENT was produced and financed by Worldview Entertainment. Eli Roth, Jacob Jaffke, Peter Phok, and Worldview’s Christopher Woodrow and Molly Conners produced.
THE SACRAMENT stars Bowen and Swanberg as reporters for VICE Media who journey to a remote Central American compound along with a photographer (Kentucker Audley) hoping to reunite with his sister (Seimetz), who has dropped off the map after struggling with drug addiction. They find an isolated community of true believers devoted to a shadowy but charismatic figure called “Father.” Skeptical at first, the journalists begin to come around to the group’s utopian claims, until things rapidly take a very dark turn."
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