Synapse does consistently strong work in restoring vintage fare but they also have an ever-growing sideline in current films. They’ll add another notch to that belt in October when they release South Of Heaven, an over-the-top revenge tale with an eclectic cast that includes cult favorite Jonathan Gries as well as starlet Diora Baird. It will include an anamorphic transfer, a 5.1 stereo mix and a nice little complement of special features. Read on for all the neo-noirish details…
NOBODY IS HIS NAME.
REVENGE IS HIS GAME!
A bold anti-hero origin story steeped with atmosphere and ultraviolence!
When Roy Coop finished his stint in the Navy, he only had two things on his mind: seeing his brother Dale, and writing the great American novel. What he gets, however, is the homecoming from Hell! A pair of violent vaudevillians (NAPOLEON DYNAMITE’s Jon Gries, and Thomas Jay Ryan) mistake him for his brother, looking to collect on a debt he didn’t know he owed.
Eight fingers later, Roy is burnt to a crisp, forged by fire into a new man. Roy is dead. Nobody is born.
Now it’s Nobody’s turn to have his wicked revenge, and to save his brother before it’s too late. Wrapped in bandages and ready for blood, Nobody is determined to kill those that gets in his way, even the murdering masochist named Mad Dog Mantee (Shea Whigham, MACHETE and HBO’s BOARDWALK EMPIRE).
Dodging bullets and dodging dames, Nobody meets the nasty ne’er-do-wells Lily (Diora Baird, THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE BEGINNING) and Veronica (Elina Löwensohn, SCHINDLER’S LIST). In this wonderful neo-film-noir, violence and vengeance are destined to meet in a little town they call… SOUTH OF HEAVEN.
Special Features and Disc Info (SOUTH OF HEAVEN):
– Three Audio Commentaries Featuring Director J.L. Vara, Star Shea Whigham and other cast/crew. Critic Commentary includes Todd Brown (twitchfilm.com), Scott Weinberg (fearnet.com) and Devin Faraci (badassdigest.com)
– Three Short Films by Director J.L. Vara: MISERABLE ORPHAN, AZOLE DKMUNTCH and A BOY AND HIS FETUS
Director: J.L. Vara
Starring: Shea Whigham, Diora Baird, Elina Löwensohn
Run Time: 97 minutes
Release Date: October 11, 2011
Language: English (5.1 Surround)
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic 1.78:1