Here’s good news for fans of thrillers: Shout Factory will give the Walter Hill classic Southern Comfort its first U.S. blu-release in July. This alternately spooky and explosive tale chronicles what happens to a group of National Guardsmen who undertake training maneuvers in the Louisiana bayou and soon find themselves in a struggle for survival against hostile locals (and each other). It boasts a killer roots/zydeco score by Ry Cooder and a great cast that includes Keith Carradine, Powers Boothe, Fred Ward, Peter Coyote and many more. Read on for all the bayou bloodbath details, including a list of special features…
TO BE RELEASED ON BLU-RAY FOR THE FIRST TIME
FROM Shout! Factory JULY 8
Los Angeles, CA – On July 8, 2014 Shout! Factory brings you the 1981 thriller Southern Comfort on Blu-ray for the first time, featuring a new high definition transfer, with bonus features including a theatrical trailer, still gallery, and ‘The Making of Southern Comfort’ featuring new interviews with director/writer Walter Hill, producer/writer David Giler and actors Keith Carradine, Powers Boothe, Peter Coyote and Lewis Smith.
From Walter Hill, the director of The Warriors and 48 Hrs., comes this gut-wrenching tale of backwoods terror that “draws you into the eerily beautiful Louisiana bayou…then has you running for your life” (Pauline Kael, New Yorker)! Keith Carradine (The Duellists) and Powers Boothe (Sin City, The Avengers) lead a “first-rate ensemble” (Newsweek) in this “exciting, arresting and tautly told suspenser” (Variety).
Nine National Guardsmen enter the Louisiana swamp for routine training, but an error in judgment by one of the team incites an all-out war with some angry Cajuns who know the territory like the backs of their hands. Armed with a precious few bullets, and confused by the dimly lit, moss-covered maze into which they’ve stumbled, the guardsmen know they’ll be picked off one by one, until they come up with a solution using the only resources they have left…their wits.
The film also stars Fred Ward (Tremors, 2 Guns), T.K. Carter (The Thing), Peter Coyote (Jagged Edge) and Brion James (Blade Runner).
· NEW High Definition Transfer
· Making of Southern Comfort featuring new interviews with director/writer Walter Hill, producer/writer David Giler and actors Keith Carradine, Powers Boothe, Peter Coyote and Lewis Smith
· Theatrical Trailer
· Still Gallery