This year’s Fantasia International Film Festival saw the world premiere of a strange little movie called The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot. I saw it. I reviewed it. I interviewed its director, Robert D. Krzykowski, and lead actor, Sam Elliott. All of these activities were delightful.
Now, I can exclusively reveal that the film will release to theatres, VOD, and Digital HD on February 8th, 2019 - just in time to treat your loved one to Sam Elliott’s lustrous moustache for Valentine’s Day.
In case you’re not familiar with the concept, and if the title itself doesn’t give you a hint, here’s the official synopsis:
Since WWII, Calvin Barr has lived with the secret that he was responsible for the assassination of Adolf Hitler. Now, decades later, the US government has called on him again for a new top-secret mission. Bigfoot has been living deep in the Canadian wilderness and is carrying a deadly plague that is now threatening to spread to the general population. Relying on the same skills that he honed during the war, Calvin must set out to save the free world yet again. Starring Sam Elliott (A Star is Born), Aidan Turner (Poldark), Caitlin FitzGerald (Masters of Sex) and Ron Livingston (Office Space), The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot follows the epic adventures of an American legend that no one has ever heard of.
As ludicrously silly as that sounds, Man/Hitler/Bigfoot is actually a surprisingly sedate, meditative picture, more about the concept of legend than it is about Hitler and Bigfoot. Elliott gives a restrained and moving performance as an unknown pillar of 20th-century history nearing the end of his life, and even the Bigfoot material gets surprisingly emotional. It’s a truly unique film, and I hope all who see it enjoy it for what it is, rather than for what they think it will be.
Again, the movie releases on February 8th, but we’ll leave you with some exclusive new stills to tide you over until then.