Peace ArchÂ® Home Entertainment (USA) LLC, a division of Peace ArchÂ® Entertainment Group Inc. (AMEX:PAE – News) (TSX:PAE.TO – News), a leading worldwide producer and distributor, is pleased to announce the DVD release of the psychological thriller The Devilâ€™s Mercy. Directed by Melanie Orr (Harmâ€™s Way, Grindstone Road) and starring Academy AwardÂ® nominee Stephen Rea (The Crying Game, Stuck, V for Vendetta), Hannah Lochner (Harmâ€™s Way, Dawn of the Dead), and Deborah Valente (Animal 2, Resident Evil: Apocalypse) The Devilâ€™s Mercy unmasks the evils that can lie hidden behind a white suburban picket fence. The film will be released on DVD on October 7, 2008.
When Beth and Matt Winters discover a beautifully renovated apartment in an old Connecticut house it seems too good to be true. Their new downstairs neighbor, Tyler Grant (Stephen Rea), has a niece named Kayla who seems to be a perfect playmate for the Winters’ six-year-old son Calvin. When Calvin becomes increasingly restless around the Grants and tells his mother there are monsters in the house, Beth dismisses it as just her sonâ€™s active imagination but soon has to face the fact that there may be something sinister going on within their perfect house. Fangoria Magazine says The Devilâ€™s Mercy is â€œâ€¦another fascinating turn by the Oscar-nominated Rea, a performer whose work in horror has always been nothing short of magnetic.â€
In an interview with Fangoria.com Director Melanie Orr stated: â€œMy approach to Devilâ€™s Mercy was to accentuate the suspense of the story â€¦ I wanted to balance the bloody scenes carefully with the reactions of the characters, and not overly dwell on the deaths, but more on how they affect this young, vulnerable family.â€ Eerie and creepy Rea and Lochner are not your typical friendly next door neighbors.
Peace ArchÂ® Home Entertainment Inc. will be releasing The Devilâ€™s Mercy on DVD on October 7, 2008. The DVD will be available for $29.99 SRP at all major retailers across the United States. New England and witchcraft meet in this frightening film, with chilling performances by its stellar cast.
* Academy AwardÂ® nominee Stephen Rea (The Crying Game, Stuck, V for Vendetta,)
* Hannah Lochner (Harmâ€™s Way, Dawn of the Dead)
* Deborah Valente (Animal 2, Resident Evil: Apocalypse)
* Dylan Everett (Breakfast With Scot, Super Why)
* Directed by Melanie Orr (Harmâ€™s Way, Grindstone Road)
THE DEVILâ€™S MERCY – Specifications:
Street Date: October 7, 2008
Prebook Date : September 8, 2008
Run time: 90 Minutes
Sound: 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound
Aspect ratio: Widescreen (16 x 9)
Language: English, Spanish Sub-titles
* Theatrical Trailer
* â€˜Making ofâ€™ Featurette
* Photo Gallery
About Peace ArchÂ® Entertainment Group Inc.
Peace Arch Entertainment produces and acquires feature films, television and home entertainment content for distribution to worldwide markets. Peace Arch owns one of the largest libraries of top quality independent feature films in the world, featuring more than 500 classic and contemporary titles. Peace Arch Home Entertainment Inc. is one of the leading independent distributors of DVDs and related products in Canada. Peace Arch Releasing distributes feature films theatrically in the United States and Canada. For additional information, please visit www.peacearch.com.
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