By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire June 29, 2011 at 6:27AM
LGBT-oriented film distribution label TLA Releasing will soon start releasing Blu-rays, kicking off with its celebrated title, "Latter Days."
The select Blu-rays will be released under the new label, TLA Select. Among the other titles TLA plans to re-release on the format: "Another Gay Movie," "Another Gay Sequel" and "Boy Culture."
Full release below:
TLA Releasing’s Premium Blu-Ray Brand TLA SELECT to Launch Aug. 30 with Re-Release of Hit Film LATTER DAYS
(PHILADELPHIA – JUNE 21, 2011) – TLA Releasing, the nation’s largetst distributor of LGBT-oriented films, will launch its new label TLA SELECTthis summer, starting with its best-selling title, LATTER DAYS, on Blu-ray format August 30.
TLA SELECT will carefully choose amongst its expansive and eclectic catalog only their most successful and top-grossing genre films on the industry’s new premium Blu-ray technology, providing customers with yet another dimension in quality for the films they love to watch.
“Blu-ray is our way of celebrating our top selling titles and giving the consumer yet another level of quality for the best in Queer Cinema,” said Derek Curl, President of TLA Releasing.
LATTER DAYS is a heartwarming and tender gay romantic drama that combines laughs, seduction and tears with plenty of romance. Aaron (Steve Sandvoss), a handsome Mormon missionary, travels door-to-door throughout the glitzy city of Los Angeles spreading the word of his religion. Christian (Wes Ramsey), a beautiful West Hollywood club-goer, goes from man to man without much commitment.
But, opposites surely attract when Aaron and Christian come face to face, and sparks begin to fly, leading to both searing and heart-wrenching surprises.
Featuring two star-making performances from Sandvoss and Ramsey, the film also features a terrific supporting cast including Mary Kay Place (HBO's "Big Love"), Joseph Gordon-Levitt ((500) Days of Summer) and international screen legend Jacqueline Bisset.
The 2003 film, written by C. Jay Cox, has won loads of awards since its release, and has even been named by various LGBT and independent film sources in their lists of top 10 gay films ever made.
Following the re-release of LATTER DAYS on Blu-ray, TLA SELECT has plans to soon after re-release other hit titles, such as ANOTHER GAY MOVIE, ANOTHER GAY SEQUEL and BOY CULTURE.
The retail price for LATTER DAYS is $29.99 for Blu-ray, and the street date is Aug. 30, 2011. Running time is 107 minutes. It is presented in English, digitally remastered 1.85 widescreen, with English Dolby Digital Stereo. Bonus features will includedeleted scenes, audio commentary, a behind-the-scenes featurette, music videos and a photo gallery.