Found makes it’s world debut on the Blu-ray format in Germany and Austria this April, when Meteor Film releases the movie in Germany and teams with Illusions Unlimited for a 2-Disc Uncut Limited Collector’s Edition available only in Austria! Meteor Film is also releasing the film on DVD, with both formats containing the original English language track as well as a German-language dub. Note: The German edition is censored, missing three minutes of material from the uncut version. The Austrian release is the original, uncut version of the film (the same version released in North America). Special features on the German release include the 30-minute documentary ‘The Making of Found,’ the Deep Dwellers short film, outtakes, and trailers. The Austrian limited edition comes in a digibook format containing both the DVD and the Blu-ray, with a 16-page booklet containing illustrations and an interview with director Scott Schirmer, as well as the original short film version of Headless, and multiple audio commentaries. The Austrian edition is available in two different covers, one featuring Steve and one featuring the Headless Killer — each limited to just 31,333 copies. Learn more about the differences between the North American and Austrian releases (both uncut!) here: https://jnvahtola.wordpress.com/2015/05/01/found-comparing/.
Found opened Friday, August 15th, 2014 across the United States on iTunes, cable VOD, and in limited theaters in Los Angeles and New York. “Scott Schirmer’s intriguing debut feature presents its story through the eyes of a serial killer’s little brother,” writes Dennis Harvey at Variety. He continues to call the film “a serious attempt at psychological realism under grotesque narrative circumstances… solid performances, production values and general polish keep Found compelling, on occasion arresting.” Michael Rechtshaffen at The Hollywood Reporter calls Found “a genuinely disturbing serial killer thriller” that “could find a faithful genre following,” while Michael Gingold at Fangoria writes, “This is an impressively composed and assured example of what can be done with minuscule funds but sizable ambition… it points toward a bright future for Schirmer on the horror-filmmaking scene.” Read more »
USA TODAY covered Found just three days ahead of its U.S. premiere on iTunes, cable VOD, and a limited theatrical engagement in Los Angeles and New York. The coverage included an exclusive clip featuring actors Gavin Brown and Ethan Philbeck. The movie opens August 15th in America, with a one-week theatrical engagement at the Arena Cinema in Hollywood, a one-time screening in New York sponsored by Fangoria Magazine. It will also be available on iTunes and multiple cable video-on-demand outlets. The feature-laden DVD streets September 23rd (pre-orders are available at Amazon, Best Buy, Barnes & Noble, and Walmart).
We are thrilled to announce that XLrator Media will be distributing Found on their “MACABRE” label in North America! They are releasing the film on August 15th in theaters (click here for theater listings), video-on-demand, and iTunes, with a DVD release scheduled for September 23rd (available for pre-order now at Amazon, Best Buy, Barnes & Noble, and Walmart).
The North American release will be the original, unedited version. DVD special features include audio commentary with the filmmakers, an interview with author Todd Rigney, and the full un-cut short film versions of “Deep Dwellers” and “Headless” (the later of which is now on its way to becoming a feature film!)
Here is the official press release from XLrator Media: Read more »
The creators of Found are going to turn Headless into a feature film! If you’ve seen Found, you’ll remember that Headless is the depraved slasher film that Marty and his best friend David watch together. Visit the official Kickstarter page for all the details on what is sure to be one of the goriest underground horror flicks in recent memory! The campaign ends July 21st, and the contributor rewards include limited edition DVDs, Blu-rays, and VHS!
Found has been picked up by Monster Pictures for distribution on DVD and Video-on-Demand in Australia and the United Kingdom! The DVD will be released in Australia on September 17th and in the U.K. on October 13th. Special features will include the 35-minute documentary, “The Making of Found,” two audio commentaries with the cast and crew, the full “Deep Dwellers” short film, and a gag reel. The UK edition is already available for pre-order at Amazon.com.
On May 21st, the Australian Classification Board banned Found from public retail in its original, unedited form. You can read all about what will be censored in the Australian release here. Monster Pictures is making the required changes to the film and plans to resubmit the film for government classification in time for the September 17th release date. Read more »
Found played to a full house at the 2nd annual Nocturna Madrid International Fantastic Film Festival. The festival was held at the Palafox Cinemas in Madrid, May 26th through June 1st. This was Found‘s second screening in Spain, following last Fall’s premiere at the Molins de Rei Horror Film Festival, where the film won awards for best feature (jury and audience prizes) and best actor (Gavin Brown). (Found screened out of competition at Nocturna.) Festival highlights included retrospective screenings of films by Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre) and Dario Argento (Suspiria), with both filmmakers in attendance. Following the screening on Saturday, May 31st, Found received numerous good reviews from the Spanish press and festival attendees. Visit the ‘Reviews‘ page for all the latest reviews, and for more information, visit the festival website and facebook page!
Found was awarded Best Actor (Gavin Brown) and Best Director (Scott Schirmer) at the 3rd Annual Winter Film Awards Independent Film Festival at the Blue Diamond Theater in New York on Saturday, March 1st. In addition to the two wins, Phyllis Munro was also nominated for Best Actress. Other festival winners included best feature Behind Closed Doors and best horror feature The Gauntlet.
Found will make its Massachusetts premiere in Somerville at the historic Somerville Theater on Saturday, March 8th, at 7:00 pm. The screening is part of an All Things Horror program entitled “The Kids Aren’t All Right” which will include a number of short films in addition to the feature presentation. Tickets are on sale now!