January will find Scream Factory resurrecting a film by William Friedkin when they release a special edition of The Guardian. This 1990 effort was an entry into the “parental fears” subgenre of horror that was so popular during that decade, telling the tale of a couple hiring a nanny who brings an ancient supernatural evil into their home. The disc will be packed with special features, including an interview with Friedkin himself. Read on for all the nefarious nanny details, including cover art and a rundown of the special features…
Highly-Anticipated Supernatural Horror Cult Classic from the Director of The Exorcist
A Film by William Friedkin
Starring Jenny Seagrove, Dwier Brown and Carey Lowell
SPECIAL BLU-RAY™ DEBUTS ON HOME ENTERTAINMENT SHELVES
JANUARY 19, 2016 FROM SCREAM FACTORY™
William Friedkin, the Academy Award® winning director of The Exorcist, delivers a new kind of fairy tale for adults. A handsome young couple finds the perfect live-in babysitter to look after their newborn child. It seems like a fairy tale, until ancient, supernatural forces turn the couples dream into a nightmare. On January 19, 2016, SCREAM FACTORY™ is proud to present THE GUARDIAN, arriving for the first time on Blu-ray™. A film by William Friedkin (The Exorcist, The Hunted), the supernatural thriller stars Jenny Seagrove (Local Hero), Dwier Broan (Red Dragon) and Carey Lowell (License to Kill).
A must-have for loyal fans, movie collectors and horror-thriller enthusiasts to complete their home entertainment library, THE GUARDIAN Blu-ray™ is available for pre-order now at:
*** Avid fans and collectors please take note: those who order William Friedkin’s THE GUARDIAN Blu-ray™ directly from ShoutFactory.com and get it shipped two weeks early.
THE GUARDIAN Blu-ray Edition
- NEW- A Happy Coincidence — an interview with actor Dwier Brown
- NEW From Strasberg to The Guardian — an interview with actor Gary Swanson
- NEW A Mother’s Journey — an interview with actress Natalija Nogulich
- NEW Scoring The Guardian — an interview with composer Jack Hues
- NEW Tree Woman: The Effects of The Guardian — an interview with makeup effects artist Matthew Mungle
- Return to the Genre — an interview with director/co-writer William Friedkin
- The Nanny — an interview with actress Jenny Seagrove
- Don’t Go Into the Woods – an interview with co-writer Stephen Volk
- Still Gallery of Behind-the-Scenes photos
In his first horror film since The Exorcist, Oscar-winning director William Friedkin spins a terrifying tale based on every parent’s worst fear. Jenny Seagrove portrays the enchanting guardian who enters the home of new parents Phil (Dwier Brown) and Kate (Carey Lowell) possessing impeccable references and an affinity for children. But as her true intentions are revealed, the battle for the child’s soul begins in this chilling film based on Dan Greenburg’s popular novel, The Nanny.
UNIVERSAL PICTURES presents A JOE WIZAN Production
A WILLIAM FRIEDKIN Film
JENNY SEAGROVE DWIER BROWN CAREY LOWELL
Music by JACK HUES Co-producers TODD BLACK MICKEY BOROFSKY DAN GREENBURG
Production Designer GREGG FONSECA Director of Photography JOHN A. ALONZO, A.S.C.
Executive Producer DAVID SALVEN Based on “The Nanny” by DAN GREENBURG
Screenplay by STEPHEN VOLK and WILLIAM FRIEDKIN Produced by JOE WIZAN
Directed by WILLIAM FRIEDKIN
A UNIVERSAL RELEASE