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After finding much success with their distribution of “Roar” earlier this year, Drafthouse Films is once again taking a cult sensation in the making and giving it a theatrical re-distribution. “Dangerous Men,” which spent nearly two decades in production, opened in California theaters back in 2005 and quietly died out at the box office, though that’s all about to change if Drafthouse Films has anything to do with it. The film comes from the late John Rad, whose credits on the picture include director, writer, location scout, producer, executive producer and more.
The movie never found a following in its initial run, though it slowly has become a cult hit in the years since Rad’s 2007 death. Chief among its biggest fans is Hadrian Belove of The Cinefamily, who saw the film multiple times during its brief theatrical run and alerted Drafthouse Films and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema programming teams about its existence. Working with the late artist’s family, the team worked alongside the American Genre Film Institute to locate and restore the original film
“It took us almost three and a half years of continuous begging, pleading and debasement before John Rad’s family agreed to license us the film,” said Drafthouse COO James Emanuel Shapiro. “It was well worth it! We are immensely proud that we’ve carved out our own niche of mind-shredding repertory releases and beyond thrilled to unleash what should very much be considered the Holy Grail of Holy F*cking Sh#t on audiences worldwide!”
“Dangerous Men” will open nationwide starting Friday, November 13, and will hit On Demand platforms in December. A home video release on Blu-ray, DVD and VHS is planned for early 2016.
Watch the bonkers trailer for the film above, which plays like the best action film Ed Wood ever made.