If films were judged based on their titles alone, The Man Who Killed Hitler and then The Bigfoot would be an award winner. Sure, it’s long and slightly gangly, but the title is instantly evocative, conjuring imagery and creating mythologies in our minds. And while the film isn’t strictly horror (or even mostly horror), I’ve seen it and can attest: It’s definitely something mature genre-fans who appreciate drama along with their thrills will want to experience.
Full Disclosure: The Man Who Killed Hitler and then The Bigfoot is being distributed by RLJE Films, but it’s also an Epic Pictures production (and as most readers know, Epic is Dread Central’s parent company). Accuse me of self-promotion is you will, but I genuinely loved the film, and believe a lot of you will too. If Nazis and Bigfoot aren’t enough to whet your whistle, the fact that the film stars Sam Elliott should be the only further convincing you need!
Today, we’re pleased to report that The Man Who Killed Hitler and then The Bigfoot will be released on Blu-ray/DVD on April 2nd. For a taste of what’s in store, check out the film’s synopsis and trailer below.
The Man Who Killed Hitler and then The Bigfoot follows the epic adventures of an American legend that no one has ever heard of. Since WWII, Calvin Barr (Sam Elliott) has lived with the secret that he was responsible for the assassination of Adolf Hitler. Now, decades later, the US government has called on him again for a new top-secret mission. Bigfoot has been living deep in the Canadian wilderness and is carrying a deadly plague that is now threatening to spread to the general population. Relying on the same skills that he honed during the war, Calvin must set out to save the free world yet again.
The Man Who Killed Hitler and then The Bigfoot is written and directed by Robert D. Krzykowski; in addition to Elliot, the film stars Aidan Turner, Caitlin FitzGerald, and Ron Livingston.