HOBO ON DVD/BLURAY THIS TUESDAY!

HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN is approaching the final stop on the publicity-rails as it’s DVD/BluRay release is this Tuesday, July the 5th! Rejoice!

Check out that badass pop-up cover (above) found in the HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN BluRay. I challenge anyone to find another actor with 2 minutes of screen time more prominently featured in such an extensive advertising campaign. That’s talent.

The DVD/BluRay will be released all across the great expanse of North America, so save up your nickels and dimes and run out this Tuesday to pick up this ridiculously packed package.

Magnet Releasing (obviously along with Eisener, Cotterill & Davies) really must be commended for putting together such a solid disc featuring…

  • MORE BLOOD, MORE HEART, the fantastic, in-depth making-of featurette, which I had the pleasure of viewing a rough cut of. You really need to see it. So well done.
  • An interview with Jason, Rutger and Fangoria’s Mike Gingold (35-40 mins).
  • Two commentary tracks (which I can’t wait to hear): (1) Jason Eisener & Rutger Hauer, & (2) Jason Eisener, John Davies, Rob Cotterill, and the original Hobo, the immortal Dave Brunt!
  • Deleted scenes, an alternate ending, & video blogs.
  • The fake-trailer contest winner, the exquisite VAN GORE from Keith Hodder, Jerrad Pulham & Peter Strauss.
  • Shotgun-Mode (which I believe is exclusive to the BluRay) where even more behind-the-scenes footage is revealed as you’re watching the film.
J. Hurtado over at my personal favourite film-news website, TwitchFilm wrote a review for the HOBO BluRay wherein he says…
This is a massive and mighty package for an explosive film that deserves all the attention it can get.  Jason Eisener is a major emerging talent, and he really deserves a lot of credit, along with his crew, for making an outstanding film that captures the spirit of a bygone era of film making without becoming cloying or nudging the audience too hard to acknowledge the joke.  This is no joke.  Magnet Releasing’s Blu-ray release of Hobo with a Shotgun is HIGHLY REOMMENDED.
Pick it up this Tuesday!
PS. Happy Canada Day!

SUNDANCE ’11 – UPDATE #9

FOND FAREWELL
Author: Glen Matthews
January 29th, 2011 – 12:52pm

Hello blog, the last time we spoke I was half-way through my return home and developing a bit of a nasty cough. Well that cough then developed into a nasty flu. And that flu developed into an intense depression over the fact that I’m not in Park City with a bunch of awesome people any more. Seriously. It’s like camp is over.

Although I’m happy to report that my cough, and flu symptoms have passed, I’m still going through a little bit of Sundance withdrawal. Actually, myself and Kevin A. Fraser (HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN‘s behind-the-scenes-documentary director) are checking out Denis Villeneuve‘s INCENDIES today, the Canadian film playing at Sundance that has just been nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.

Despite the sickness, this trip down to Sundance was even better than last time (although I did manage to get shingles last time). There’s something truly magical about it. Almost everyone you encounter has a film in Sundance, either that they directed, wrote, acted, or picked up garbage for. And although my part in Hobo was not a huge one (ET Canada did not request an interview with me at the time of this blog-post), I had an immense pride in the project; being able to say I was there from stage one, and also to see something from Nova Scotia grow into such a true force, something that is officially a part of pop culture, that is really terrific to witness.

First TRAILER PARK BOYS, now HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN: I’m glad that we Nova Scotians are at the forefront of making the rest of the world think Canadians are fucked.

One thing that hasn’t been touched on much on the blog, was the night that we checked out the protest of Kevin Smith‘s RED STATE by the Wesboro Baptist Church (GodHatesFags.com). Much the same as shark attacks, nuclear power-plant meltdowns, and other mind-blowing events, the Westboro Baptist Church’s methods of protest were so extreme that we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to view something that (like it or not) is so chock-full of shock-value.

We were not let down.


My favourite sign was definitely a toss-up between “GOD HATES YOUR FEELINGS” and “FAG ENABLER”. I would buy a t-shirt of either or those.

Just when the novelty started to wear-off and the horror started to set-in, Kevin Smith came outside surrounded by fans and papparazzi. We were standing right in his path, and thus we were standing in the papparazzi’s path. It was fascinating to experience the physical rush of a crowd of papparazzi as they surround their target. It was violent, it was quick, it was desperate. Like a damned feeding frenzy!


Christ. Not gonna lie. Wish they would have protested Hobo.

Last but not least, check out HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN on Entertainment Tonight Canada! BLUTS!

Anyways, this is my last entry on the blog in regards to Sundance ’11. Thank you all so much for following along with our adventures here on the blog, it was a true honour to represent this movie, and Nova Scotia, and Canada on one of the greatest stages of them all! Thank you.

PS. I’m told that there are still a couple of folks who have blog entries to chuck up on here, so stay tuned for that!

HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN POSTER #2

Look Ma’, I’m on a poster! For the first time in my career, I’ve made it onto the poster of a feature length film (baby steps), HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN. That’s me in the  top right sporting the yellow balaclava (you’ll have to take my word for it), along with fellow gang-member Zach Tovey (owner of Pro Skates).

She’s a beaut’, isn’t she?

HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN premieres in six days in Park City, Utah as part of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival! In five days, I will be touching down in Utah to take part in the fest. Check back on the 2oth for frequent updates from myself and other members of the Hobo posse!

Credit: First Showing

SUNDANCE-BOUND!

Hello folks, I hope your holidays were filled with chocolate, cheer, and all of that other good stuff that surrounds family-related-anxiety. The LOGAN AND I remount was an even better experience than the first time around, and I also managed to get some work done on a top secret project that you all will be able to have a peak at shortly! Fun? Yes.

As I’m sure you’ve already heard, Jason Eisener’s HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN has been accepted in to the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, where TREEVENGE (also by Eisener) played and accepted an Honorable Mention two years ago. As was the case with the last time I went down to Utah, I will be blogging up a storm for the five days that I’m there (January 20th to the 25th), and also having guest-bloggers write an entry or two to keep everyone back home updated.

So make sure to check back between January 20th to the 25th for all of the Sundance madness!

Happy Almost New Year, internet-people!