Black Fawn Distribution has acquired the Canadian home video rights to Jenn Wexler’s festival favorite, the punk rock slasher flick The Ranger.
Directed by Jenn Wexler (producer of Darling and Most Beautiful Island) who co-wrote script with Giaco Furino, the film follows our pink-haired punk rock protagonist, Chelsea. After a run-in with the cops at a punk show goes sideways, Chelsea and her friends flee the city in search of a place to lay low. Running to the security of Chelsea’s old, abandoned family cabin in the woods, they fall under the watchful eye of an overzealous park ranger who holds a secret from Chelsea’s past.
Shudder has acquired the streaming rights (the film will land on the platform in 2019), but if you’re a fan of physical releases, Black Fawn Distribution’s Blu-ray/DVD package will have some killer bonuses.
The package is full of awesome collectible items and special features including audio commentary with members of the cast and crew, five “making of” documentaries, a pair of exclusive “Ranger” aviator glasses, and much more.
“I’ve been a fan of Black Fawn for a long time, so getting to team up with them for the Canadian release of The Ranger is so exciting,” states director Jenn Wexler. “I can’t wait for all the extra punk-rock goodness they have in store!”
Following its world premiere at SXSW, The Ranger has made some serious noise on its tour through the festival circuit (you can read our review here).
The film has been lauded for its standout performances from Chloë Levine (The Transfiguration, The Defenders) as the pink-haired punk with a secret, and Jeremy Holm (House of Cards, Mr. Robot) as the maniacal park ranger, ready to get his hands bloody in defense of his woods.
Granit Lahu (The Sinner), Jeremy Pope, Bubba Weiler (Puzzle), Amanda Grace Benitez (School of Rock), Jeté Laurence (Pet Sematary) and horror icon Larry Fessenden (Habit, We Are Still Here, The House of the Devil) round out the impressive cast.
Featuring a ragin’ punk rock soundtrack composed by Wade MacNeil (Gallows, Alexisonfire) and Andrew Gordon Macpherson, The Ranger is a thrashing, slashing flick that’s meant to be cranked as loud as possible.
The Ranger is a co-production between Glass Eye Pix and Hood River Entertainment, produced by Andrew van den Houten, Larry Fessenden, Ashleigh Snead, Heather Buckley, and Jenn Wexler.
“I am so excited to get this release out into the hands of fans,” says producer and Glass Eye Pix founder Larry Fessenden. “The extras are exhaustive, fun and lovingly crafted, and prove why physical media is still vital for true cinephiles.”
“It’s exciting to be working with a company that is going to get the film in all its physical, collectible glory, into the hands of the fans. We are thrilled to be in partnership with Black Fawn!” says producer Andrew van den Houten.
“Jenn and her team have made one hell of a flick,” states Black Fawn Distribution’s Sales Manager C.F. Benner. “The Ranger takes those awesome punk rock flicks of the 80s and really pulls them into the 21st century.”
The Ranger is set for release on January 22, 2019, but pre-orders are available through Black Fawn Distribution’s online store.