As Sergio noted in a post last month, The Mortician a thriller from British director Gareth Maxwell Roberts, starring Method Man (as the titular mortician), Edward Furlong, Dash Mihok, Wendell Pierce, and others will be released on DVD on February 14th.
The film made its worldwide debut at the Berlin Film Festival last year, in the Panorama sidebar, and screened at a handful of film festivals after that.
I should also make it clear that the film, which we first profiled in October 2009, was actually shot in 3D.
The official synopsis for this “technologically innovative and creatively groundbreaking… urban noir tale”reads:
THE MORTICIAN, one man’s struggle through the violence and corruption of a dying city where the poor are corralled into lawless ghettos. Alienated and cold, THE MORTICIAN processes the corpses with steely disregard. His new employee, NOAH, a volatile youth working as part of his parole, brings the notorious gangster, CARVER, to the mortuary door. The Mortician’s attention is pricked by the tattoo of ‘Botticelli’s ‘Birth of Venus’ inked on the body of a murdered woman, triggering a series of haunting dreams. Discovering a scared child, KANE, fleeing the morgue, he’s forced to act. Kane sparks The Mortician’s emotional awakening. They become reluctant allies struggling for redemption, determined to escape the physical and emotional chains that threaten to imprison them forever.
Fast-forward to this morning when I logged onto my laptop to find an email from director Gareth Roberts reminding me of the upcoming DVD release, as well as alerting me to a new official US trailer in anticipation of its upcoming DVD release.
When I last wrote about it, the entry contained several clips from the film which I lost after effing Vimeo shut down my Vimeo account due to some, ahem, “rights violations,” which they were wrong to do, and which I’ve been trying to rectify. I still have the clips on my computer and just need to re-upload them again to some other video sharing site.
For now, here’s the film’s US release trailer; several still images and poster follow underneath: