Earlier this year saw the theatrical and VOD release of the Sundance surprise ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW, which was shot 'guerilla style' on location at at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland without permission from The Walt Disney Company. While many suspected the film would never be seen outside of the festival, it somehow voided Disney’s security forces long enough to make it into theaters (taking in something like $170,000 in the U.S.) and VOD, garnering mixed reviews from audiences and critics alike. Now the film has solidified DVD and Blu-ray distribution and is set to hit shelves in April 2014, according to The Wrap.
Multiplatform content company Random Media will be releasing the minor-cult hit ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW on DVD and Blu-ray next year, although details on bonus features haven't been announced. I'm hoping for a commentary track from director Randy Moore detailing how he got away with shooting the film in Disney's parks as well as how in the hell he avoided having Disney's lawyers erase the film from existence. I'm still amazed that he pulled this off!
The film stars Roy Abramsohn, Elena Schuber, and Katelynn Rodriguez and has the following synopsis:
An epic battle begins when a middle-aged American husband and father of two learns that he has lost his job. Keeping the news from his nagging wife and wound-up children, he packs up the family and embarks on a full day of park hopping amid enchanted castles and fairytale princesses.
Soon, the manufactured mirth of the fantasy land around him begins to haunt his subconscious. An idyllic family vacation quickly unravels into a surrealist nightmare of paranoid visions, bizarre encounters, and an obsessive pursuit of a pair of sexy teenage Parisians.
More on the DVD/Blu-ray release of ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW as we hear it!