I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Photoshop killed motion picture promotion. Back in the day, people took their time to create vivid and eye-catching artwork for upcoming movies, a trend that slowly died once digital image manipulation became affordable to the common man. Anyone and their visually-impaired grandparents armed with Photoshop-style software can create a one-sheet in five minutes, as evidenced by George Lucas’ “Star Wars” DVD releases. It saddens me to think that people like Graham Humphreys are being replaced by monkeys jockeying computers. One glance at the artwork for Franck Richard’s “The Pack” is all you need to see the difference. The film is scheduled to hit DVD in the UK on July 4th, 2011, courtesy of Icon Home Entertainment. When will Indomina Releasing allow North American residents to view the film? Right now, I have absolutely no idea.
Here’s what the flick is all about:
he Pack follows Charlotte (Emilie Dequenne), a beautiful but rough around the edges kind of girl, who drives a beat-up station wagon in the countryside of northern France. Her journey takes a turn when she picks up a mysterious hitchhiker (Benjamine Biolay), with whom she strikes an unusual bond. Stopping at a roadside diner, her new companion strangely disappears, and Charlotte finds herself knocked unconscious and held captive. She soon encounters a peculiar and disturbed woman (Yolande Moreau) and discovers that her blood is being used to feed a “pack” of flesh-eating ghouls.
The aforementioned artwork, as well as a snappy trailer, are featured below.
Source: Dread Central