Finally we have a release date for the Darren Lynn Bousman remake of Mother’s Day acquired by Anchor Bay. Looks like the shelf date will be May 8th which is fitting because the actual holiday is the following Sunday. Horror fans will finally get a chance to see the cult classic remake after it had a limited run at certain theaters and an on-demand release. Nothing is better than getting your hands on actual copy of the film to get all the extra goodies that will be included with the movie. Here is the official press release from Anchor Bay accompanied with the cover art below.
-Anchor Bay Films presents the ultimate “Mother” with the May 8th release of Mother’s Day on Blu-ray™+DVD Combo Pack and on DVD. With an all-star cast including Rebecca De Mornay (The Hand That Rocks The Cradle, Wedding Crashers), Jaime King (Red Tails, My Bloody Valentine, Sin City), Briana Evigan (S. Darko, Step Up 2: The Streets), Patrick John Flueger (Footloose, Brothers), Deborah Ann Woll (HBO’s “True Blood”), Lyriq Bent (Saw II-IV, Skinwalkers), Frank Grillo (The Grey, Minority Report) and Shawn Ashmore (the X-Men films, Frozen), Mother’s Day is the chilling and gorier remake of the 1980 Troma classic by the same name. SRP is $26.98 for the DVD, and $29.99 for the Blu-ray™+DVD combo. Pre-book is April 11th, 2012. Mother’s Day will also have an exclusive theatrical engagement in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago on May 4th in select theaters.
Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II, III and IV) with screen story and screenplay by Scott Milam based on the original Mother’s Day written by Charles Kaufman and Warren Leight, Mother’s Day is a graphic remake of the Troma horror classic. After a bank robbery gone wrong, three brothers go home to hideout…only to discover that their Mother (Rebecca De Mornay) lost their house in a foreclosure. The new owners and their party guests become the depraved brothers’ unwitting hostages. Their sadistic Mother soon arrives and brilliantly takes control of the situation, ratcheting up the terror. As the hostages struggle desperately to survive the harrowing torture, they realize that there is nothing a Mother won’t do to protect her children.
The Mother’s Day Blu-ray™ and DVD feature an audio commentary with director Darren Lynn Bousman and actor Shawn Ashmore.”