Supernatural Horror Cult Classic, ‘The Guardian’ Coming To Blu-ray Jan. 19th!

From the director of The Exorcist and The Hunted is another film, an ancient supernatural tale called The Guardian. The 1990 film from Academy Award winning direction William Friedkin will be coming home on Blu-ray on January 19, 2016 from Scream Factory. You can pre-order it now, and if you order direct from Shout! Factory, you can get it two weeks early. Check out the press release for further details about this cult classic film heading to home video (again).

Highly-Anticipated Supernatural Horror Cult Classic from the Director of The Exorcist

A Film by William Friedkin

THE GUARDIAN

Starring Jenny Seagrove, Dwier Brown and Carey Lowell

SPECIAL BLU-RAY™ DEBUTS ON HOME ENTERTAINMENT SHELVES JANUARY 19, 2016 FROM SCREAM FACTORY™

William Friedkin, the Academy Award® winning director of The Exorcist, delivers a new kind of fairy tale for adults. A handsome young couple finds the perfect live-in babysitter to look after their newborn child. It seems like a fairy tale, until ancient, supernatural forces turn the couples dream into a nightmare. On January 19, 2016, SCREAM FACTORY™ is proud to present THE GUARDIAN, arriving for the first time on Blu-ray™. A film by William Friedkin (The Exorcist, The Hunted), the supernatural thriller stars Jenny Seagrove (Local Hero), Dwier Broan (Red Dragon) and Carey Lowell (License to Kill).

A must-have for loyal fans, movie collectors and horror-thriller enthusiasts to complete their home entertainment library, THE GUARDIAN Blu-ray™ is available for pre-order now at: Shout! Factory and Amazon.

*** Avid fans and collectors please take note: those who order William Friedkin’s THE GUARDIAN Blu-ray™ directly from ShoutFactory.com and get it shipped two weeks early.

THE GUARDIAN Blu-ray Edition
Special Features:

  • NEW- A Happy Coincidence – an interview with actor Dwier Brown
  • NEW From Strasberg to The Guardian – an interview with actor Gary Swanson
  • NEW A Mother’s Journey – an interview with actress Natalija Nogulich
  • NEW Scoring The Guardian – an interview with composer Jack Hues
  • NEW Tree Woman: The Effects of The Guardian – an interview with makeup effects artist Matthew Mungle
  • Return to the Genre – an interview with director/co-writer William Friedkin
  • The Nanny – an interview with actress Jenny Seagrove
  • Don’t Go Into the Woods – an interview with co-writer Stephen Volk
  • Still Gallery of Behind-the-Scenes photos

Movie synopsis:
In his first horror film since The Exorcist, Oscar-winning director William Friedkin spins a terrifying tale based on every parent’s worst fear. Jenny Seagrove portrays the enchanting guardian who enters the home of new parents Phil (Dwier Brown) and Kate (Carey Lowell) possessing impeccable references and an affinity for children. But as her true intentions are revealed, the battle for the child’s soul begins in this chilling film based on Dan Greenburg’s popular novel, The Nanny.

UNIVERSAL PICTURES presents A JOE WIZAN Production
A WILLIAM FRIEDKIN Film
“THE GUARDIAN”
JENNY SEAGROVE DWIER BROWN CAREY LOWELL
Music by JACK HUES Co-producers TODD BLACK MICKEY BOROFSKY DAN GREENBURG
Production Designer GREGG FONSECA Director of Photography JOHN A. ALONZO, A.S.C.
Executive Producer DAVID SALVEN Based on “The Nanny” by DAN GREENBURG
Screenplay by STEPHEN VOLK and WILLIAM FRIEDKIN Produced by JOE WIZAN
Directed by WILLIAM FRIEDKIN
A UNIVERSAL RELEASE

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About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD and Blu-Ray™ offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials in lavish packages crammed with extras. Shout’s audio division boasts GRAMMY®-nominated box sets, Broadway cast albums, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast digital distribution network which delivers video and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America. Shout! Factory also owns and operates Westchester Films, Inc., Timeless Media Group, Biograph Records, Majordomo Records, HighTone Records and Video Time Machine. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com
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