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DRAFTHOUSE FILMS' "A FIELD IN ENGLAND" ON BLU-RAY & DVD APRIL 8, 2014


 

AUSTIN, TX - March 19, 2014 - From Drafthouse Films and director Ben Wheatley comes the original horror film A Field In England, available on DVD and Blu-ray April 8. This is the fourth feature film from writer/director Ben Wheatley, whose credits include the highly acclaimed tour-de-force thriller Kill List, the Edgar Wright-produced 2012 Cannes Film Festival selection Sightseers, and a segment in anthology horror film The ABCs Of Death. Billed as "a psychedelic trip into magic and madness," A Field In England follows a group of English Civil War soldiers in the 17th century who are captured by an alchemist and led into a vast mushroom field, where they fall victim to violent and nightmarish forces. A Field In England will be distributed on home video by Cinedigm, at an SRP of $29.95 for Blu-ray and $27.95 for the DVD.
 
With a new feature, the JG Ballard adaptation High Rise, currently in pre-production with Tom Hiddleston attached to star, Wheatley and producers Claire Jones & Andy Starke assembled A Field In England with financing via Film4's talent and ideas arm Film 4.0 headed up by Anna Higgs. The film stars Reece Shearsmith ("The League Of Gentlemen"), Kill List's Michael Smiley andfeatures Julian Barrett ("The Mighty Boosh") in a small role.
 
Wheatley's work has been lauded by both critics and moviegoers, placing him at the forefront of a new-wave in contemporary cinema emerging from the festival circuit dubbed "art-house horror." Chris Hewitt of Empire Magazine has proclaimed, "in only three years, Ben Wheatley has gone from unknown to one of the UK's most exciting, hilarious and most violently disturbing filmmakers."
 
SYNOPSIS
England: 1648 AD. A small group of deserters flee from a raging battle through an overgrown field. They are captured by two men: O'Neil and Cutler. O'Neil (Michael Smiley), an alchemist, forces the group to aid him in his search to find a hidden treasure that he believes is buried in the field. Crossing a vast mushroom dowcircle, which provides their first meal, the group quickly descend into a chaos of arguments, fighting and paranoia, and, as it becomes clear that the treasure might be something other than gold, they slowly become victim to the terrifying energies trapped inside the field. A Field In England is a psychedelic trip into magic and madness from Ben Wheatley - award-winning director of Down Terrace, Kill List and Sightseers.
 
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About A Field In England
England: 1648 AD. A small group of deserters flee from a raging battle through an overgrown field. They are captured by two men: O'Neil and Cutler. O'Neil (Michael Smiley), an alchemist, forces the group to aid him in his search to find a hidden treasure that he believes is buried in the field. Crossing a vast mushroom circle, which provides their first meal, the group quickly descend into a chaos of arguments, fighting and paranoia, and, as it becomes clear that the treasure might be something other than gold, they slowly become victim to the terrifying energies trapped inside the field. A Field In England is a psychedelic trip into magic and madness from Ben Wheatley - award-winning director of Down Terrace, Kill List and Sightseers.
 
About Ben Wheatley, Director
Ben Wheatley's films, Down Terrace, Kill List & Sightseers, have won numerous awards, received international critical acclaim and been theatrically released globally.Sightseers had its world premiere as part of Director's Fortnight at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, and has gone on to play at Toronto, Melbourne, Sundance, & Rotterdam film festivals. A Field In England is Wheatley's fourth film.
 
About Drafthouse Films 
Drafthouse Films, the film distribution arm of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, is a curated brand of provocative, visionary and artfully unusual films new and old from around the world. Following the earnestly simple motto of "sharing the films we love with widest audience possible," Drafthouse Films debuted in 2010 with the theatrical release of Four Lions, which was named of Time Magazine's "Top 10 Films Of The Year." The 2012 release slate includes the acclaimed Best Foreign Language Oscar®) Bullhead, the internationally celebrated Danish comedy Klown (currently slated for a Warner Bros/Todd Phillips produced US remake), Quentin Dupieux's Sundance 2012 favoriteWrong, the 40th anniversary restoration of landmark Australian thriller Wake In Fright, the Werner Herzog/Errol Morris produced documentary The Act Of Killing, Fantastic Fest 2012 Audience Award winner I Declare War and together with producing partners Magnolia Pictures and Timpson Films, the much-anticipated anthology horror film The ABC's Of Death featuring 26 different directors that Fangoria calls, "a stunning roll call of some of the most exciting names in horror across the world." Drafthouse Films distributes films theatrically, through home video, VOD and their direct-to-consumer platforms integrating into the ever-growing Alamo Drafthouse entertainment lifestyle brand, which along with the Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas includes: Mondo, the collectible art boutique; Fantastic Fest, the largest international genre film festival in the US; and the pop culture website Badass Digest.