Chain Letter Gets Passed onto Home Video
Deon Taylor's fall offering Chain Letter got swallowed up by the pack of box office horror heavyweights so it was fairly easy to miss in theatres. That's okay, though, as Image Entertainment will be bringing the murderous little flick home to DVD and Blu-ray in a couple of months.
From the Press Release
Electronic mail. Cell-phone texting. Unthinkable a generation ago, these technological marvels are considered by many as life-saving devices. But what if these contributions become an instrument of murder – when your death is announced in the subject line? On February 1, Image Entertainment releases Chain Letter (review here) – a story of a deadly communiqué carrying a message of murder, if the recipient dares to break the chain. Where the “e” in e-mail could mean “execution,” after a national theatrical release, Chain Letter will be available on DVD in separately-available rated and unrated versions for an SRP of $27.97, on Blu-ray™ for an SRP of $29.97, as well as digital download. The unrated version contains new footage not seen in the theatrical release.
Nikki Reed (Twilight, New Moon) stars as Jessie, a high-school student addicted to her laptop and cell phone – to every mode of cyber-speech. But suddenly this communication turns from amusement to menace. She and six of her friends become the subjects of a chain letter that is much more than the usual combination of annoyance and guilt. Arriving through e-mail and text message, the letter carries a threat: that if it is not passed on, the party to blame faces an unexpected, horrible death.
Unstoppable and barely believable…this is a message that cannot be deleted. But to forward this message on would ensure the death of a friend – does one save or be saved? As time runs out, the lethal letter’s instructions become more challenging – it is up to the survivors to find who is behind these deadly dispatches: before they are dispatched themselves.
Also starring Betsy Russell (Saw III – VI), Brad Dourif (Emmy® nominee, “Deadwood”) and Michael J. Pagan (“CSI Miami”) Chain Letter is a thriller in the terrifying tradition of The Grudge and the Final Destination films. It is where every link is a death, where each death forms a chain…and where anyone can be next.
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