The road from concept to comic to DVD/Blu-ray has been a long, rocky one for the illustrated film Godkiller, mainly because demand has been so high that Halo-8 Entertainment simply hasn’t been able to keep up. To make up for the postponement of the Blu-ray release to a still yet to be determined date, company President Matt Pizzolo (who also wrote and directed the film) has announced that purchasers of the standard-def DVD will be entitled to a free Godkiller Blu-ray.
From the Press Release:
“We’re not trying to double-dip on the DVD and Blu-ray. The hi-def version is being delayed due to unforeseen circumstances, but we want Godkiller fans to feel confident getting the film now and knowing we’ll take care of them when the Blu-ray comes out,” explained Pizzolo.
“Godkiller really beat all our expectations, and that’s been a good thing as well as a bad thing for the audience because it keeps maxing out our infrastructure, which results in delays,” said Pizzolo. “Producing and distributing Godkiller through our existing system has been a bit like the overloaded containment system from Ghostbusters; the overwhelming response to Godkiller is busting our system at the seams. The good news is we’re fixing that for the next slate of projects coming down the pike, but it’s been a tough road so far with Godkiller. But I can’t complain, it’s a good problem to have.”
Halo-8 asks that purchasers of the Godkiller DVD hold onto their receipts. The system for requesting the free Blu-ray will most likely involve mailing in the receipt and UPC code from the standard-def DVD.
The Godkiller full-length DVD debuted last month at the San Diego Comic-Con, where the initial pressing sold out at Halo-8’s booth. After a serialized release of short-form DVDs, the complete film premiered at Chicago’s C2E2 Comic Convention before playing theatrically in 11 cities and being distributed via cable-on-demand to 75 million homes.
The twisted, sci-fi/horror adventure about a teenage boy’s odyssey to find a new heart for his dying sister in a post-nuke wasteland of fallen gods, organ-stealing hookers, and sex-addicted techno-wizards, Godkiller was directed by award-winning filmmaker Matt Pizzolo (Threat) with music by Alec Empire, Nic Endo, and Atari Teenage Riot, starring voice performances by genre heroes Lance Henriksen (Aliens), Danielle Harris (Halloween 4, 5, I, II), Bill Moseley (The Devil’s Rejects), Nicki Clyne (Battlestar Galactica), and Tiffany Shepis (Night of the Demons); punk icon Lydia Lunch (Hardcore); and rock stars Justin Pierre (singer Motion City Soundtrack) and Davey Havok (singer AFI).
For more info visit the official Halo-8 website.
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