Red State

(2011)

A group of kids encounters a crazed preacher (based on Fred Phelps, founder of the Westboro Baptist Church) who gives a whole new meaning to the term “extreme fundamentalism.”

Five ‘Red State’ Blu-ray Clips

Lionsgate has released five clips from the upcoming home video title Red State, which arrives on Blu-ray and DVD October 18. Click on the video players below to explore more of Kevin Smith's horror tale starring Melissa Leo, John Goodman, Michael Angarano, and Kyle Gallner.

Three teenage boys are lured to the town of Cooper's Dell with the promise of a party. But instead of enjoying the night of their dreams, the teens are plunged into the nightmarish world of Pastor Abin Cooper and the Five Points Trinity, a fundamentalist group with a stockpile of weaponry and a deadly moral agenda. When word of the teens' disappearance reaches the authorities, a military task force is mobilized. With Cooper's Dell teetering between salvation and damnation, the ATF braces for furious gun battle with Cooper and his heavily armed followers in this fever-pitched action thriller from writer-director Kevin Smith.

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‘Red State’ Gets Nationwide One Night Only Screenings on September 25th

On the heels of its chart topping, Academy-qualifying run at Quentin Tarantino's New Beverly Cinema, SModcast Pictures announced today the next phase of its unprecedented release strategy for Kevin Smith's controversial thriller Red State.

On Sunday, September 25, Red State will screen at select theatres nationwide through a unique partnership with the Emerging Pictures theatre network, announced David Dinerstein, whose D Squared Films is overseeing the films distribution for SModcast.

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‘Red State’ Comes to VOD September 1st

One of the most talked about films of the year premieres for home audiences as Lionsgate releases Kevin Smith's Red State. Beginning September 1st, the film will be available On Demand - six weeks before the debut of the Blu-ray Disc, DVD and Digital Download, set to release on October 18th.

A departure from his classic comedies, Kevin Smith (Jersey Girl; Cop Out) takes on his first thriller project as writer and director. Centering on a fundamentalist group with a sinister agenda, the film features Academy Award® winner Melissa Leo* and Golden Globe winner® John Goodman**, alongside Michael Parks, Kyle Gallner and Kevin Pollak.

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‘Red State’ Red Band Trailer

Director Kevin Smith is preparing an Academy qualifying run of his horror hit Red State this August in Los Angeles. To promote the event, which runs August 19-25 at the New Beverly, he has launched an all-new Red Band trailer along with a gun-toting poster that features star Kerry Bishé. Check them out below.

Red State was released September 25th, 2011.

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Kevin Smith Gets Innovative ‘Red State’ Distribution Through Lionsgate

Lionsgate, a leading diversified global entertainment company, and SModcast Pictures announced today that they have partnered to create an innovative approach to distribute Kevin Smith's controversial thriller Red State, announced Jim Packer, Lionsgate President of Worldwide Television and Digital Distribution, and SModcast's Kevin Smith.

Under the terms of the arrangement, Lionsgate obtains the rights to distribute the title on all packaged media, Video-On-Demand (VOD), Subscription Video-On-Demand (SVOD), Electronic Sell-Through (EST) and Television in the United States, while SModcast has retained the theatrical distribution rights throughout the US. Under the guidance of marketing and distribution executive David Dinerstein, Kevin Smith 's self-distribution label SModcast Pictures and Lionsgate Films have devised a multi-tier release strategy unlike any independent film to date. The film is scheduled to release on multiple platforms this September followed by packaged media before the end of the year.

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Ninth ‘Red State’ Poster

The ninth poster has debuted from director Kevin Smith's new horror project, Red State, which arrives in theaters October 19. Take a look at this creepy new one-sheet below.

Red State was released September 25th, 2011.

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‘Hit Somebody’ Script Scene from Kevin Smith

Writer-director Kevin Smith took to his blog earlier today and revealed a scene from the script of Hit Somebody, which he plans to shoot sometime this summer. Before you read the scene, though, take a look at the disclaimer from Kevin Smith.This is a work-in-progress, not the final script, or even the final version of the scene. When all's said and done, there's a good chance this scene might not even make the final draft, left alone the first cut. Consider it more of a sketch than anything else: an impression of what I'm going for in Hit Somebody. I left a blank space in one section of Blue Jay's dialogue to conceal a plot point.

Blue Jay Jennings climbs out of his truck, carrying a bag.

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‘Red State’ Bootleg Clip Featuring Michael Parks

Most of the time, bootlegs are frowned upon. But Kevin Smith seems to be embracing the Red State bootleg, offering eager fans a taste of his first horror-thriller with a scene shot from the middle isle of a movie theater. We haven't seen a clip offered in this manner before, and it's hard to even make out what this is. But you can take a look at Michael Parks preaching his sermon below.

Red State was released September 25th, 2011.

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