Columbus, Ohio (PRWEB) October 8, 2007
The independent film 'Horrors of War' will be released from Maverick Entertainment on DVD November 6th, 2007 in North America. The DVD will have a commentary track, behind the scenes, and other special features. The film has already been an official selection at 20 film festivals and has won awards for the filmmakers at the Columbus International Film Festival, Fright Night Film Festival, and other genre festivals. Horrors of War was shot entirely in Ohio with an all Ohio cast and crew.
"We made a 'Grindhouse' style movie, like Planet Terror, or a 'B' Movie you would have seen on a Saturday matinee," says Peter John Ross, co-director of the film. "We're excited that it's finally coming out on DVD in the U.S."
Horrors of War takes place in Europe in World War II, centering on a group of soldiers that encounter science fiction and horror based phenomena in battle. Crossing genres of shows like "X-Files" and "Band of Brothers," the storyline follows Lt. John Schmidt as he comes face to face with a horde of Nazi secret weapons. "Horrors of War" was made in a B-movie style, yet with a dramatic grounding and an eye for bigger production values.
"It's rare for a feature film to be entirely shot and made in Ohio" says Phil Garrett, the films producer. "We even did our post production here with all local companies. We have all the resources to make movies here."
Several fixtures from Columbus' burgeoning film scene contributed to the making of 'Horrors of War'. From local production companies either donating or lowering rates to accommodate the low budget production, to people of every level of experience giving their time to help the production, the film benefited from the community.
"There's no way we could have done this movie anywhere else", says John Whitney, co-director and co-writer of the film. "Everyone got behind this ambitious project and I think we made something special. It's not everyday you get to make a period World War II movie with zombies and werewolves and have this much fun."
The DVD will be released through traditional retail outlets like Best Buy, and is already available for pre-order on Amazon.com. The Blockbuster chain is also set to have copies for rent. The filmmakers have also put for sale on Amazon.com the Illustrated Screenplay featuring storyboards and production design for the film, emulating the marketing of bigger budget Hollywood films.
About Maverick Entertainment - Maverick Entertainment has steadily positioned itself as a dominant force in the domestic home video arena by specializing in the production, acquisition and distribution of Urban and Latino-themed films. Under the experienced hand of founder and President Doug Schwab, the six-year-old company has cemented its place as the leading distribution entity for these fast growing markets by forging key alliances that allow for a continuous flow of quality product. Maverick Entertainment is committed to forming new alliances and is aggressively looking for finished product for video distribution for release in 2003 and beyond into 2004.
"Horrors of War" is a co-production between Columbus, Ohio based Sonnyboo Productions, Arbor Ave Films, and Hollywood Wizard based in Los Angeles, California. Stills, Behind the Scenes pics, and additional information can be found at the official movie website http://www.horrorsofwarmovie.com.
A Press Only Page is at http://www.horrorsofwarmovie.com/epk.php