We get sent a lot of stuff here at Dread Central, but this? This may well take the cake. In honor of The Innkeepers hitting Blu-ray and DVD on April 24th, we got a neat little package in the mail today that blew us away.
Upon opening it, we thought it was the soundtrack for the film. It wasn’t until we rifled inside that we realized what we were holding was a special edition of the Blu-ray in totally unique and not available for public purchase packaging.
That being said, we’re doing the only right thing that we can! As we approach the film’s street date, we’ll be giving it away to ONE lucky reader. Contents include a fold-out poster contained in the left sleeve of the album packaging and a sheet with the disc holder inside the right sleeve. Check out the pictures below; click each to see it larger.
From the Press Release
A New England inn about to close for good is the classically creepy setting for THE INNKEEPERS, the acclaimed new film from Ti West, the young filmmaker whose critically praised House of the Devil gave the genre a jolt. Starring Sara Paxton, Pat Healy and Kelly McGillis, THE INNKEEPERS comes to Blu-ray and DVD from Dark Sky Films and MPI Media Group on April 24, 2012, with SRPs of, respectively, $34.98 and $27.98.
After over one hundred years of service, The Yankee Pedlar Inn in Connecticut is shutting its doors for good. The last remaining employees – Claire (Sara Paxton, Shark Night 3D, The Last House on the Left) and Luke (Pat Healy, Dirty Girl) – are determined to uncover proof of what many believe to be one of New England’s most haunted hotels. As the inn’s final days draw near, odd guests start to check in, and the pair of minimum wage “ghost hunters” begin to experience strange and alarming events that may ultimately cause them to be mere footnotes in the hotel’s long mysterious history.
Writer-director Ti West has revealed a unique style that pays tribute to classic horror of the 1970s and 80s with the bold spirit of the new American independent cinema. THE INNKEEPERS, which co-stars Kelly McGillis (Top Gun, Stake Land), was an award-winning hit on the film festival circuit and opened to rave critical reviews in theaters nationwide. “The way he works his magic is through a technique that some fans have called the slow burn: long takes and deliberately paced scenes, in which the camera follows characters down hallways, through the woods or into empty rooms.” says The New York Times. “Featuring great fun, scares and characters, it’s a film that has the wonderful ability to both make you laugh and scream without ever becoming a parody of itself,” says CinemaBlend. Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times wrote,“Ti West knows how to build suspense.”
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