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Drafthouse Films Announces Theatrical Revival of 1979's The Visitor


The Visitor

What do Lance Henriksen, John Huston, Sam Peckinpah, Shelley Winters and original Django Franco Nero have in common?  Well, if you answered that they all starred in a trippy Italian sci-fi/horror flick called The Visitor, pat yourself on the back, because you are correct!

The lost and little-seen gem from 1979 has been restored by Drafthouse Films, who will be releasing the uncut version into theaters later this month - marking the very first time the complete movie has EVER been released theatrically in the United States.  The theatrical rollout begins in a dozen cities on Halloween night, expanding into additional markets throughout the rest of the year.  A home video and Video On Demand release will follow, in February of next year.

Check out the original teaser and plot crunch below, and learn more over on the Drafthouse Films website - where you can find full theatrical listings!



In this unforgettable assault on reality, legendary Hollywood director/actor John Huston stars as an intergalactic warrior who joins a cosmic Christ figure in battle against a demonic 8-year-old girl, and her pet hawk, while the fate of the universe hangs in the balance. Multi-dimensional warfare, pre-adolescent profanity and brutal avian attacks combine to transport the viewer to a state unlike anything they've experienced... somewhere between Hell, the darkest reaches of outer space, and Atlanta, GA.