We knew it wouldn’t be long before somebody – pardon the pun – swooped in to start snatching up distribution rights to Birdemic 2: The Resurrection, and we have the early bird details for you right here along with the worm.
From the Press Release
Chill, the Web’s premier video distribution platform for entertainment content distributed direct from filmmakers, artists, and comedians, today announced that it has acquired exclusive digital rights for James Nguyen’s highly anticipated cult sequel Birdemic 2: The Resurrection. The film will be available exclusively on Chill for 90 days, before Chill rolls it out wide to other VOD platforms such as iTunes, Amazon and Google Play. Additionally, the film will be shown in theaters across the U.S. and internationally as part of a multi-city theater tour with stops in New York, San Francisco, New Orleans, Los Angeles, The Mall of America in Minnesota, London and Paris, amongst many others.
Birdemic 2: The Resurrection picks up on the catastrophe of the first film when a flock of eagles and vultures wreak havoc amidst blossoming romance in Hollywood, California, leaving bloodshed and destruction wherever they hover in the sequel to the cult smash hit Birdemic: Shock and Terror. The story features original ‘Birdemic’ survivors Rod (Alan Bagh) and Nathalie (Whitney Moore), who are joined by new friends – struggling filmmaker Bill (Thomas Favaloro), aspiring actress Gloria (Chelsea Turnbo) and several other Angelenos they encounter along the way as they battle angry birds and a host of new enemies. Also returning from the original Birdemic are Rick Camp and Eric Swartz.
“If you’re a fan of the first one, Birdemic: Shock and Terror, I know you’re going to like the sequel,” stated James Nguyen, writer and director of Birdemic 2: The Resurrection. “And my honest opinion is that the plot of Birdemic 2: The Resurrection is even better than the first one!”
“This is a truly special film with a truly unique, and worldwide, following,” said Marc Hustvedt, Head of Entertainment at Chill. “Making this instantly available to fans with a wide and global digital release on Chill was the perfect way to satiate the rapid interest out there to see Birdemic 2.”
The full feature film Birdemic 2: The Resurrection, directed and written by James Nguyen and produced by Jeff Gross, who has also worked on other large studio films, will be available exclusively for HD download and streaming worldwide on Chill.com for $9.99 starting April 16, 2013. Additionally, Chill.com will be the only place fans can order exclusive, limited edition bundles including signed posters from director and official Birdemic 2 hand-puppet eagles to participate at home.
Director Ngyuen has been called “a latter-day anti-genius to rival Edward D. Wood Jr.” (Plan 9 From Outer Space) by The New York Times while covering the cult success of the first Birdemic.
The film is produced by Jeff Gross and Executive Produced by Loren Semmens and Adam Deyoe.
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