It Waits

Posted by Peter Hall - May 6th 2006 @ 10:12 am
It Waits DVD Art

After digging the print ad for it the other day, I was actually sent the trailer and some other promotional material for It Waits, an upcoming DVD release from the great genre champions, Anchor Bay.

Now, I can’t vouch for the quality of the actual film yet, but just that Anchor Bay is behind its DVD release (out May 23) gives it enough credit to be interesting in my book.  On top of that, it’s seemingly minimal cast puts it above some other indie splatter fests that just want a high body count.  Plus, who the hell doesn’t love a creature feature, especially one about a banished soul seeking eternal vengeance?

Check out the trailer here, and the press release below:

For Immediate Release

March 13, 2006

“It Lurks, It Prowls…”

IDT Entertainment’s

Anchor Bay Entertainment Unleashes

“It Waits”

On DVD May 23

TROY , MI – Anchor Bay Entertainment, an IDT Entertainment Company, presents the terrifying story of a dark legend come to life seeking vengeance on mankind. From acclaimed writer/producer Stephen J. Cannell (“A Team”, “Hunter”, “Profit”, “ 21 Jump Street ”) comes… It Waits! Premiering on DVD May 23 rd , 2006 , consumers won’t have to wait any longer to thrill at the extensive bonus features including behind-the-scenes footage and interviews of the cast and writers, in addition to a feature-length audio commentary. SRP is $19.98 and pre-book date is April 12.

Written by Cannell, Thomas E. Szollosi (“Mythquest”) and Richard Chris tian Matheson ( Masters of Horror ) and directed by Steven R. Monroe ( House of 9 ), It Waits focuses on a tale taken from Native American folklore of a lost Human Being whose vicious resentments fueled an anger so fierce that its soul was banished from the world of the living. What happens when this malevolent spirit returns – can anyone stop its relentless and destructive powers?

After her best friend is killed in an auto accident in which she was the driver, Forest Ranger Danielle St. Clair (Cerina Vincent – “CSI”, Not Another Teen Movie ) moves into a secluded watchtower in the mountains to bury herself in her work, unaware that something else is buried in the forest. A spirit of the underworld – a victim of its own evil bitterness long entombed in a cave. For a chance to escape and exact its bloody revenge, it waits…

And when accidentally released, the peaceful forest becomes a killing ground. Only Danielle and her fiancé Justin (Dominic Zamprogna, “Battlestar Galactica”) are left to stand up against this ancient nightmare.

Value-added supplements on the It Waits DVD include:

Widescreen Presentation (1.77:1), enhanced for 16×9 TVs

  • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
  • “Blood On The Pines” Behind-The-Scenes Featurette
  • Feature-length audio commentary with director Steven R. Monroe and star Cerina Vincent
  • Trailers

Stephen J. Cannell Productions, Inc. owns the worldwide distribution rights to more than 1,000 hours of Cannell produced series and TV movies. DVD releases from the company’s broadcast hits include “Hunter Season One & Two,” “The Greatest American Hero Seasons One, Two & Three,” “The Commish Season Three” and “Silk Stalkings Season Four.” For more information on Stephen J. Cannell, visit www.cannell.com .

Anchor Bay Entertainment is a recognized name in home entertainment.  The company offers an expansive selection of award-winning, notable theatrical films including “Time Bandits” and “Halloween,” classic television programming such as “Roseanne,” “3 rd Rock from the Sun,” “Three’s Company,” “Highlander” and much of the Stephen J. Cannell library, traditional children’s fare featuring the ever-popular Thomas & Friends collection and Mister Rogers Neighborhood, the impressive Manga anime line and chart-topping fitness titles including the "Crunch" and "For Dummies" series.   Anchor Bay Entertainment is aggressively developing a wide range of original programs and concepts in addition to licensing existing brands and films.

Anchor Bay Entertainment is a subsidiary of IDT Entertainment. IDT Entertainment is a vertically integrated entertainment company that develops, produces, and distributes proprietary and licensed entertainment content.

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IT WAITS

Street Date: May 23, 2006
Pre-Book: April 12, 2006
Catalog #: DV12990
UPC: 0-1313-12990-9 0
Run Time: 88 Minutes
Rating: Not Rated
SRP : $19.98


rss 6 comments
  1. Brian
    May 7th, 2006 | 7:08 pm | #1

    I love that the felt the need to mention that the producer purchased the rights to “The Commish Season Three” and “Silk Stalkings Season Four."  High comedy.

  2. Brian
    May 7th, 2006 | 8:00 pm | #2

    *they

  3. May 8th, 2006 | 8:46 am | #3

    Come on, this looks bland and crappy. Will definitely skip this one.

  4. May 8th, 2006 | 10:17 am | #4

    I guess I just have a soft spot for indie creature features.  Hell, I even watch Sci-Fi channel original movies…

  5. May 8th, 2006 | 5:25 pm | #5

    We dont receive Sci-Fi channel here. Thank goodness. Some titles are released on DVD. I avoid them. Which doesn’t mean i don’t like a creature feature, just not on that level. But then again, i’m pretentious.

  6. May 8th, 2006 | 8:52 pm | #6

    Nah, not pretentious, just good taste.

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