Director J.T. Petty’s horror/comedy “Hellbenders” is finally hitting home video next year. Although it’s arriving a little later than some fans had hoped, at least they can now mark an official date on their calendars. I have a hunch that this one might be worth the wait. However, that’s not a money-back guarantee. Sorry, folks.
Fans who decide to pick up the flick on Blu-ray can enjoy the 3D version of “Hellbenders.” If you haven’t made that jump to high-definition just yet, then you’ll have to settle for the two-dimensional edition. Depending on how you feel about 3D, that’s either a really good or a really bad thing. The choice, for what I understand, is entirely yours.
Here’s what the film is all about:
An official selection at the Toronto International Film Festival, Hellbenders was written and directed by JT Petty (The Burrowers). Clifton Collins, Jr. (Pacific Rim), Clancy Brown (Cowboys and Aliens), and Andre Royo (HBO’s The Wire) star in this twisted tale of rebel ministers who drag the worst demons back to hell. Shot in state-of-the-art 3D, Hellbenders includes an audio commentary with the director, a “making of” featurette, and a behind-the-scenes featurette and will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.
There are demons so terrible that no mortal man of God could successfully drive them back to Hell. The only option is for the exorcist himself to invite possession and then commit suicide, dragging along the demon to damnation so the Augustine Interfaith Order of Hellbound Saints – or Hellbenders – was formed. A group of elite, highly-trained exorcists, they live in a constant state of debauchery so they will be ready to go to Hell at any moment. When an infernal Norse demon called BLACK SURTR escapes into New York City intent on cracking open the gates of Hell, the Hellbenders must use every ounce of their debauchery to battle the demon and save the planet from eternal damnation!
Lionsgate Home Entertainment drops JT Petty’s “Hellbenders” on February 18.