CAV and Severin Films’ January 2021 Release of FAMILY PORTRAITS
The worldwide Blu-ray premiere of Douglas Buck’s devastating anthology
1 Blu-ray disc
Label: Severin Films
Preorder: 12/29/20 Release: 1/26/21
Catalog #: SEV93190
MPAA Rating: NR
Color, 104 minutes in English
Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78:1
Dolby Digital Mono
Production year: 2003 in USA
Director: Douglas Buck
Cast: Jared Barsky, Gary Betsworth, Ray Bland
Over the course of seven years, three short films about the brutal dissolution of the American family – CUTTING MOMENTS (1997), HOME (1998), and PROLOGUE (2003) – elicited both horrified gasps and standing ovations at film festivals around the world. When combined into a theatrical feature, this trilogy by writer/producer/director/editor Douglas Buck – whose directing credits would eventually include the SISTERS remake and ‘The Accident’ segment of THE THEATRE BIZARRE – was hailed as “nightmarish” (The New York Times), “like Todd Solondz on crack” (Digitally Obsessed) and “the most chilling portrait of the loss of humanity in the manicured lawns of Middle America ever made” (LA Weekly). Buck’s “unbearably intense and enormously moving” (Filmecho) stunner is now scanned in 2k from the original negative for the first time ever with all-new Special Features.
- Commentary with Director Douglas Buck.
- Commentary with Maitland McDonagh.
- After All – Early Short Film.
- Cutting Moments – Interviews, Circa 1998.
- That’s Dark – Podcast on CUTTING MOMENTS & Interview with Director Douglas Buck.
- Deleted Scene – Prologue.
- Behind the Scenes – Prologue.
- Stills Galleries.