Phase 4 Slates 3D VOD Release ‘Scar’29 Sep, 2010 By: Billy Gil
Jed Weintrob’s 3-D horror film Scar will be the first-ever stereoscopic 3D video-on-demand film released through major cable broadcasters Oct. 1, according to its distributor, Phase 4 Films.
Consumers who own 3D HDTVs and liquid crystal shutter glasses will be able to view the film in stereoscopic 3D, while Phase 4 also will release a 2D version of Scar through VOD the same day. The film tells the story of a young woman who escaped the clutches of sadistic mortician Ernie Bishop and killed him, only to years later face a copycat killer and allegations against her as the new killer.
“If Freddie Krueger, Michael Myers, Jason Vorhees and Jigsaw had a party, they would have invited Ernie Bishop,” said Berry Meyerowitz, president and CEO of Phase 4 Films. “This film is a total crowd pleaser for those who love to be scared out of their minds, and we are really excited about taking it to audiences. With the popularity of 3D films and as more consumers increasingly recreate the theater experience by buying 3D televisions, Scar is a groundbreaking independent film positioned to tap into this growing market.”
Scar stars Angela Bettis, Kirby Bliss Blanton, Ben Cotton and Christopher Titus, and was written by Zack Ford. Phase 4 early next year will release the film as a dual format combo pack, with an anaglyph 3D version and a traditional 2D version.
“I grew up with the wave of 3D horror films in the 1980s, and I was at the theater for every one of those movies, so when I was offered the opportunity to make an homage to the classic slasher horror films in the new digital stereoscopic 3D, I jumped at it,” Weintrob said. “It's incredible how much more visceral the horror becomes in this new generation of 3D. We literally had someone in the audience pass out at our first test screening!”