CINEDIGM’S FLATIRON FILM COMPANY RELEASES “CITADEL”
TO HOME AUDIENCES ON JANUARY 29
International Cult Horror Film Available on Cable VOD, Digital, DVD and Blu-ray, Following Its National Theatrical Release
“Among the best horror movies of the year.” – IGN
“A rock solid slow burn creep out.” – Ain’t It Cool News
January 7, 2013 – New York, New York – Tommy Cowley lives a quiet life in a decaying apartment complex with his very pregnant wife. The couple is attacked one day by a group of hooded young thugs, and after a shocking act of violence, Tommy is left to raise his newborn daughter alone.
So shaken by the events that he’s developed extreme agoraphobia, Tommy alternates his days hiding out from imagined threats in his new flat and intense therapy sessions aimed at bringing him back to normalcy. When the same hooded gang—seemingly intent on kidnapping his daughter—begins terrorizing his life again, he’s torn between his paralyzing fear and protective parental instinct.
“An intensely suspenseful horror-thriller…”—Variety
“Everything a horror film should be…creepy, atmospheric, and packed full of quality scares that run the gamut…”—Twitch Film
CITADEL brings a fresh take to classic horror by raising the question: How can you protect your family from evil when you’re afraid of everything? Following up on the film’s theatrical premiere in November, Flatiron Film Company, a label of Cinedigm Entertainment Group, will release CITADEL on January 29 on Cable VOD, standard digital platforms, Blu-ray and DVD. Written and directed by Irish filmmaker Ciarán Foy, CITADEL won SXSW Film Festival’s Midnighter Audience Award when it world premiered there in 2012. Aneurin Barnard, who stars as Tommy, was recently named one of “16 Talent Breakouts from 2012” by Indiewire.
“I describe CITADEL as half psychological horror and half autobiography,” said Foy. “The autobiographical part stems from my own battle with agoraphobia in my late teens and early twenties, which was the result of a violent mugging I endured at the hands of a gang of youths. I wanted to create a horror film but I also wanted it to feel ‘real’ and grounded. I envisioned a film that played out like a real, believable, and gritty drama, but contained all the thrills and suspense of a solid work of genre filmmaking.”
CITADEL also stars James Cosmo (Game of Thrones), Wunmi Mosaku, Jake Wilson and Amy Shiels. The film’s score was composed by tomandandy, the creative team behind the soundtracks for Resident Evil: Afterlife, The Hills Have Eyes, The Mothman Prophecies, Mean Creek and The Strangers, among others. Tim Fleming was director of photography; Katie Holly and Brian Coffey produced; Gillian Berrie, David Mackenzie and Kieron J. Walsh executive produced. Bonus material on DVD and Blu-ray includes a “Making Of” featurette and cast and crew interviews.
Pricing: $26.95 DVD; $29.95 BD
Runtime: 84 mins. + extras
DVD Catalog #: NNVG278421
BD Catalog #: NNVG281041
Audio Format: Dolby Digital 5.1 Stereo
About Cinedigm Entertainment Group
Cinedigm Entertainment Group (CEG), a division of Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (NASDAQ: CIDM), is an end-to-end digital distribution company delivering content in theaters, across digital and on-demand platforms, and on DVD/Blu-ray. CEG reaches a global digital audience through partnerships with iTunes, Netflix, Amazon, Google, Hulu, Vudu, Xbox, Playstation, and others. The company’s library of over 5,000 titles includes award-winning documentaries from Docurama Films®, next-gen indies from Flatiron Film Company® and acclaimed independent films and festival picks through partnerships with Sundance Institute and Tribeca Film. CEG is proud to distribute many Oscar®-nominated films including Hell and Back Again, GasLand, Waste Land, Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory, A Cat in Paris and Chico & Rita. Recent and upcoming CEG multi-platform releases include The Invisible War, In Our Nature, Dead Man’s Burden, Come Out and Play and Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey. [CIDM-G] www.cinedigm.com.
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