A new trailer is here for Australian filmmaker Travis Bain’s homage to 70s Bigfoot flicks, entitled Throwback (review). Read on for the goods!
From the Press Release:
Fresh from successful film festival screenings worldwide, Australian Bigfoot horror feature Throwback will be released on DVD in the US and Canada by MVD Entertainment on July 21st, 2015. A third and final trailer for the film has been unveiled to support the DVD launch.
Throwback follows two treasure hunters, a female park ranger, and an unhinged ex-cop as they encounter a Yowie, the Australian version of Bigfoot, in the remote jungles of North Queensland. The film stars Shawn Brack, Anthony Ring, Melanie Serafin, and Vernon Wells from Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior and Commando.
Described by writer/director Travis Bain as “a cross between The Legend of Boggy Creek and Predator,” Throwback has screened at eleven international film festivals and won awards including Best Feature (Tri-Cities International Fantastic Film Festival), Best Foreign Feature (Famous Monsters Film Festival), and Best Supporting Actor for Vernon Wells (Scare-a-Con Film Festival). The DVD will present Throwback in its original 2.35:1 aspect ratio plus bonus materials including a commentary, deleted scenes, an alternative ending, behind-the-scenes featurettes, and more.
Writer/director Bain says he is thrilled that Throwback will finally be available to North American genre fans who have been unable to see it until now. “Not everyone lives near a film festival,” Bain says, “so it’s great that Throwback can now reach an even wider audience through home video.”
Two modern-day treasure hunters — Jack and Kent — venture into the remote jungles of Far North Queensland in search of lost bushranger gold. But their adventure goes terribly awry when they are threatened by a savage creature, a legendary monster known as a Yowie, Australia’s answer to Bigfoot. Together with a female park ranger named Rhiannon and a burnt-out ex-homicide detective, Jack and Kent find themselves locked in a battle for survival as the territorial Yowie tries to ensure they never leave its domain alive.