Drafthouse Films' is releasing E.L. Katz's completely bitchin' Cheap Thrills on Blu-ray and DVD May 27th, and we're celebrating with a VERY, very good giveaway.
First, a look at what's on the DVD/Blu:
The Blu-ray/DVD will feature a documentary on the making of the film and commentary with director E.L. Katz and star Pat Healy. Cheap Thrills will be distributed on home video by Drafthouse Films, at an SRP of $24.95 for Blu-ray and $19.95 for DVD. It will be available for purchase at retail locations nationwide, including Redbox and Walmart.
The 45-minute documentary chronicles the insanely tight 14-day shooting schedule for the “black comic masterpiece” (Drew McWeeny, HitFix) with a fly-on-the-wall perspective of the pressures and rewards of making a first feature on an impossibly short schedule.
Audio Commentary with Director E.L. Katz and Star Pat Healy
45-Min Making-Of Documentary
Cheap Thrills at Fantastic Fest 2013
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 Innkeepers). 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.
We're giving away a copy of the Blu-ray and one limited release Mondo poster (above) to a very lucky Badass Digest reader. So what do you have to do to win? Cut off your pinkie, obviously!
Or, okay, how about this instead: email me at [email protected] with your name, mailing address, the subject line CHEAP THRILLS GIVEAWAY and a description or visual representation of what you would do to win this contest if I were mean enough to make you.
If you don't want to leave it to fate and my ever-capricious whim (and who could blame you), you can pre-order Cheap Thrills here.