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Thursday, July 2, 2015

"DARK STAR: H. R. GIGER'S WORLD"--Explore the World of the Alien Creature Creator, On VOD 8/18 & DVD 9/1

Coming to VOD on August 18 and DVD on September 1!


A film by Belinda Sallin

“And you thought the stuff in Alien was creepy!”
—The Hollywood Reporter

"Dark Star plunges into H. R. Giger’s hellscapes."
—The Village Voice

July 1, 2015: Following its successful nationwide theatrical release, Icarus Films and KimStim are proud to announce the release of DARK STAR: H. R. GIGER'S WORLD, exclusively on VOD from August 18, and then on DVD on September 1, 2015!

Surrealist artist H. R. Giger (1940–2014) terrified audiences with his Oscar-winning monsters in Ridley Scott's ALIEN. Sci-fi, horror, music, album covers, tattoos and fetish art have been influenced by his dark, intricate paintings and sculptures depicting birth, death and sex.

 Both a mesmerizing introduction to Giger's oeuvre and a must-see for Giger devotees, Belinda Sallin's definitive documentary DARK STAR: H. R. GIGER'S WORLD shares the intimate last years of the artist's life and reveals how deeply he resided within his own artistic visions.

Behind the shuttered windows and ivy-covered walls of his residence in Zurich, Switzerland, DARK STAR brings viewers into Giger's mysterious realm: from the first skull he was given by his father at the age of six, to macabre dinner parties with his close-knit team, to the grisly souvenirs from his time spent on the ALIEN set and reminiscences about model Li Tobler, Giger's one-time muse, whose suicide reverberates throughout his work.

"A glimpse inside his Freudian mind."
—Entertainment Weekly

"Goes into the weird, wonderful, and troubled mind of Giger ... a fascinating film."
—Dallas Observer

 The film also addresses Giger's complex relationship to the art world, where he defied traditional categories and embraced commercial projects for musicians including Debbie Harry, Korn, Emerson, Lake and Palmer and the Dead Kennedys. Fittingly enshrined in a museum dedicated to his work, Giger's output includes sculpture, painting, drawing, film and architecture, integrating meticulous technique with a instantly-recognizable sensibility that has inspired generations of nightmares.

DARK STAR had its major theatrical roll out this spring and has played in over 50 cities so far. The DVD and iTunes releases will feature a making-of documentary, and the DVD will also feature galleries of Giger's work and an essay by critic Bilge Ebiri. Director Belinda Sallin is available for interviews.

"A Halloween film for adults!"
—The Bay Area Reporter

"Fanboys and fangirls will surely go wild!"
—San Francisco Chronicle

"Quiet, pensive and not unlike a 90-minute stroll through a Giger gallery, Dark Star does a good job of presenting its subject’s oeuvre in the context of his life story."
—Toronto Star

Watch the Trailer
Film Website

 A film by Belinda Sallin
 UPC# 8-54565-00181-7
 SRP: $29.98
Pre-book date: 7/28/15
 VOD date: 8/18/15
 Street Date: 9/1/15


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