Kino Lorber is proud to announce the Blu-ray and DVD release of THE FRONTIER, a new film by Oren Shai that combines elements of film noir, Westerns and ’50s pulp fiction into a stylish thriller about the characters who converge at a lone motel in the Southwest desert, and a female drifter’s plan to make off with stolen cash belonging to a violent gang holed up in the motel. THE FRONTIER enjoyed its World Premiere at the 2015 SXSW festival, where it was met with critical acclaim.
Filmed in the California desert on Super 16mm, THE FRONTIER weaves elements of classic noir, American western, and the hard-boiled paperbacks of the ’50s to create a timeless world within which the film’s colorful characters roam. Shadowy, textured, and wonderfully lush, THE FRONTIER looks like it popped out of the front cover of a gritty paperback novel. A female drifter (Jocelin Donahue, The House of the Devil) discovers a violent gang of thieves at a desert motel run by a mysterious woman (Kelly Lynch, Drugstore Cowboy) and hatches a plan to escape with their stolen cash. An official selection of SXSW 2015, this riveting neo-noir keeps viewers guessing to the last exhilarating shot.
The film stars Jocelin Donahue (The House of the Devil, Insidious 2, “StartUp”) and two-time Independent Spirit Award-nominee Kelly Lynch (“Magic City,” Drugstore Cowboy); Jim Beaver (Crimson Peak, “Deadwood,” “Supernatural”); Izabella Miko (Step Up All In, “Deadwood,” Coyote Ugly); Jamie Harris (“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” Knight of Cups); AJ Bowen (The Sacrament, The House of the Devil); and Liam Aiken (The Killer Inside Me, Ned Rifle).
THE FRONTIER comes to Blu-ray and DVD on December 6, with a SRP of $34.95 for the Blu-ray and $29.95 for the DVD. Special features include audio commentary by director/co-writer Oren Shai and co-writer Webb Wilcoxen, moderated by Shock Waves podcast’s Elric Kane; “The Stranger,” an interview with Jocelin Donahue; “The Law,” an interview with AJ Bowen; “The Heavy,” an interview with Jim Beaver; and “8mm: Behind the Scenes of The Frontier“.
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