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Controversial Cult Classic 'The Manson Family' Gets Blu-ray Treatment and Theatrical Re-Release



Writer/director Jim Van Bebber's controversial, award-winning feature The Manson Family, considered by many to be the most terrifying and realistic film dramatization of the Manson murders ever made, is finally getting the special edition Blu-ray treatment, courtesy of Severin Films. The company announced that the disc's May 7th drop date will coincide with the 10th anniversary of the film's initial release – an event also being marked by a series of theatrical screenings in several major cities this spring.


An intense, explicit and graphic depiction of the events which led to seven horrific murders carried out by Charles Manson's hippie cult in 1969, Van Bebber's film took many years to complete, finally emerging from the underground to shock viewers at film festivals. The new HD remaster from Severin includes director commentary, extensive background material on the film's long, rough road to completion, including the controversial documentary The Van Bebber Family (included here uncut), and the director's new short film Gator Green. The disc and re-release poster also feature this sick new grindhouse-style promo art, created by Stephen Romano (Shock Festival):
Theatrical screenings of The Manson Family will begin at Landmark Theatres locations in Denver and San Francisco on March 22nd, and will continue through April in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and Boston, with new dates and theaters to be added soon. Here's the most current list:
March 22 & 23 – Clay Theatre, San Francisco
March 22 & 23 – Esquire Theatre, Denver
March 27 – Boston Underground Film Festival - Brattle Theatre, Cambridge MA
March 29 & 30 – Landmark’s Sunshine Cinema, New York City
March 29 & 30 – Alamo Drafthouse Vintage Park, Houston
March 29 – Plaza Theatre, Atlanta
April 3 – Granoff Center for the Arts, Providence RI
April 5 – Ritz Bourse, Philadelphia
April 5 & 6 – Egyptian Theatre, Seattle
April 12 – Logan Theatre, Chicago
April 12 & 13 – Hi-Pointe Theatre, St. Louis
April 13 – Cedar Lee Theatre, Cleveland
April 19 & 20 – E Street Theatre, Washington DC
April 19 & 20 – Inwood Theatre, Dallas
April 21 – Screenland Crossroads, Kansas City MO
April 23 – New Beverly Cinema, Los Angeles