Are you ready for not just one of the craziest movies ever made, but quite possible the most dangerous in the history of cinema? Drafthouse Films has partnered with Olive Films to release Noel Marshall's sole, and career-derailing, directorial effort, the notorious 1981 family affair with big cats, Roar. The film will have a limited theatrical release across the US this spring and will be available on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand platforms later this summer. We have the new trailer for this rerelease, but be warned, it's not for the squeamish!
An unprecedented, and wholly unpredictable, action-adventure, Roar follows wildlife preservationist Hank (Noel Marshall), who lives harmoniously alongside a menagerie of untamed animals, including cheetahs, elephants, lions and tigers on a preservation in the African plains. When his wife and children arrive for a visit, a long-brewing battle for dominance between two lions erupts and threatens their very lives. Says Drafthouse Films CEO and founder Tim League about the rerelease:
"Roar is so singular, so breathtaking...You've never seen a movie like Roar and there will never, ever be a movie like Roar again."
There is no hype to buy into here. The proof is all contained within this trailer. This is surely a movie the more adventurous filmgoers will want to seek out. This 'family' movie will hit select theaters next, showcasing 150 Untrained wild animals, of which injured 70 members of the cast and crew, including Melanie Griffith who had to have facial reconstructive surgery...you've been warned!