Drafthouse Films will finally be unleashing E.L. Katz’s ‘Cheap Thrills’ onto DVD and Blu-ray stateside on 27 May. The much praised directorial effort from Katz will be available to own later this month and it comes complete with a new 45-minute documentary that gives us a behind the scenes look at all the struggles and pressures that the project faced during its 14 day shoot. As well as the documentary the release includes a 16-Page Booklet as well as all the usual commentaries and trailers. ‘Cheap Thrills’ stars Pat Healy (‘The Innkeepers’), Ethan Embry (‘Vacancy’), Amanda Fuller (‘Red White & Blue’), David Koechner (‘Final Destination 5’) and Sara Paxton (‘Shark Night’). Head below for the bonus features as well as the Blu-ray artwork.
“Cheap Thrills follows Craig (Pat Healy, Compliance), a struggling family man who loses his low-wage job and is threatened with eviction. In an effort to delay facing the music at home, he heads to a local bar and encounters an old friend (Ethan Embry, Empire Records). The two friends are roped into a round of drinks by a charismatic and obscenely wealthy stranger (David Koechner, Anchorman 2) along with his mysterious wife (Sara Paxton, The Inkeepers). The couple engages the two friends in a series of innocent dares in exchange for money over the course of the evening, with each challenge upping the ante in both reward and boundaries. It seems like easy and much needed money, but the couple’s twisted sense of humor pushes just how far Craig and his friend are willing to go for money and cheap thrills.”
The Blu-ray release comes complete with the following:
– Audio Commentary with Director E.L. Katz and Star Pat Healy
– 45-Min Making-Of Documentary
– Cheap Thrills at Fantastic Fest 2013
– 16-Page Booklet
– Digital Download
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