Arrow Video is proud to announce
the US theatrical release the UK / USA and Canada Blu-ray and Digital HD of WHY DON’T YOU JUST DIE! this April, a blood-soaked black comedy in the vein of Quentin Tarantino and Edgar Wright. Making his feature debut, writer/director Kirill Sokolov presents a rousing tale of family, modern relationships and the dark places they can take you to when things turn sour.
WHY DON’T YOU JUST DIE! has received critical acclaim from festivals around the globe, taking home the New Flesh Award for Best First Feature and Silver Audience Award at Fantasia, Best European Feature Film at MOTELx, Best Director at Fantaspoa, Best Feature, Best Director and Best VFX Awards at Grimmfest. Following a screening at Fantastic Fest, Film School Rejects raved that “Russian cinema has a new filmmaker to champion”.
Ahead of the release, Sokolov shared,
“Despite our exaggerated use of genre tropes and all the flashy effects, Why Don’t You Just Die! remains, for me, an incredibly personal and sincere story. The film’s inherent violence is the result of reflection on the realities of life in Russia, modern relationships, and societal attitudes. The gallows humor which pervades the film is the only true reaction whatsoever to all of this. The film is intended as an emotional rollercoaster, making the audience laugh, cry, and laugh again – but then immediately feel a sense of unease for having laughed.“
Matvey (Aleksandr Kuznetsov) has just one objective: to gain entry to his girlfriend’s parents’ apartment and kill her father Andrey (Vitaliy Khaev) with a hammer to restore her honour. But all is not as it initially seems, and Matvey’s attempts to bludgeon the family patriarch to death don’t quite go to plan as Andrey proves a more formidable – not to mention ruthless – opponent than he anticipated… and Matvey, for his part, proves stubbornly unwilling to die.
WHY DON’T YOU JUST DIE! will open in select theaters across the USA including Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, Columbus, Knoxville, Ithaca, Houston, Lubbock, El Paso and Phoenix on 10th April 2020.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic that has ground daily life to a halt around the globe, Arrow Video has scrapped the 10th April US Theatrical release of WHY DON’T YOU JUST DIE!
Arrow Video will now release WHY DON’T YOU JUST DIE! on Blu-ray 20th April in the UK, and Digital HD in the US. A Blu-ray release is scheduled to be released 21st April in USA and Canada.