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Freeway 1 & 2 [Hard Case]

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Note: this is a brand new limited edition hard case designed to hold Blu-rays that were originally released in 2022 and 2023. It is not included in any Subscription, nor will a Subscriber discount be issued.

This special limited edition hard case (designed by Robert Sammelin) is limited to 4,000 units and is only available on our website and at select indie retailers. Absolutely no major retailers will be stocking them. This hard case is designed to perfectly hold both slipcovers for FREEWAY and FREEWAY II. It's available in two options: 
  • Empty hard case (for those that already have the two slipcover'd releases)
  • The hard case + FREEWAY and FREEWAY II with slipcovers

From the twisted mind of writer/director Matthew Bright, two of the most depraved “fairy tales” ever put on film, FREEWAY 1 & 2, are now available together in this beautifully designed hard box (Robert Sammelin). If you're new to FREEWAY, these twisted takes on Little Red Riding Hood and Hansel & Gretel (respectively) feature all star casts doing the most demented things in the name of bloody revenge. Already own both films? You can still suit them up properly by purchasing the box itself!

FREEWAY
Vanessa Lutz' life is a mess. Her mother, a prostitute, and father, an abusive drunk, have been hauled off to jail. With nowhere to live, Vanessa has no choice but to move in with her grandmother. Hitting the road to granny's house, she quickly encounters the silver-tongued Bob Wolverton, who offers to give her a lift. However, what Vanessa doesn't realize is that Bob is the notorious I-5 Killer; a vicious murderer who preys on young, female hitchhikers, and soon finds herself face-to-face with a real "Big Bad Wolf." Using all her wits, she sets in motion a cunning trap which all comes to a grisly head in this modern take on Little Red Riding Hood...

Among the most notorious and jaw dropping "mainstream" movies of the 90s, Matthew Bright's (Ted Bundy) FREEWAY has earned a reputation as a neo-exploitation classic and critically acclaimed indie thriller thanks to its unhinged violence, sharply written dialogue, and general non-stop barrage on good taste, all wrapped up as one truly twisted fairytale. Starring Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon (Legally Blonde, Wild) alongside film and TV superstar Kiefer Sutherland (The Lost Boys), and co-starring Emmy nominee Bokeem Woodbine (Dead Presidents), along with acclaimed character actors Wolfgang Bodison (A Few Good Men), and Dan Hedaya (The Usual Suspects), plus a special appearance from Brooke Shields (Pretty Baby), Vinegar Syndrome is thrilled to present the worldwide UHD and BD debut of FREEWAY, newly restored in 4K from its long lost 35mm original camera negative and presented fully uncut with two minutes of additional violence and dialogue deemed too extreme for its original run!

directed by: Matthew Bright
starring: Reese Witherspoon, Kiefer Sutherland, Bokeem Woodbine, Brooke Shields, Guillermo Diaz, Wolfgang Bodison, Dan Hedaya, Brittany Murphy, Alanna Ubach, Amanda Plummer
1996 / 105 min / 1.85:1 / English Stereo

Additional info:

  • Region Free 4K Ultra HD / Region A Blu-ray Set
  • 4K UHD presented in High-Dynamic-Range
  • Newly scanned & restored in 4K from its 35mm original camera negative
  • Brand new commentary track with writer/director Matthew Bright
  • Archival commentary track with writer/director Matthew Bright
  • "Vulgarity is Timeless" (31 min) - a brand new interview with writer/director Matthew Bright
  • "Producing Freeway" (18 min) - a brand new interview with producer Brad Wyman
  • "Changing Lanes" (17 min) - a brand new interview with editor Maysie Hoy
  • "To Catch a Predator" - a brand new interview with actor Wolfgang Bodison
  • "You're Under Arrest" (12 min) - a brand new interview with actor Robert Peters
  • "Murder Twins" (24 min) - a brand new interview with actresses Leanna Creel and Monica Lacy
  • Archival interview with director Matthew Bright (15 min)
  • Archival interview with actress Amanda Plummer (3 min)
  • Archival interview with composer Danny Elfman (5 min)
  • Archival interview with executive producer Oliver Stone (8 min)
  • Archival interview with co-producer Samuel Hadida (8 min)
  • Raw behind-the-scenes footage (6 min)
  • Original Electronic Press Kit featurette (6 min)
  • On-set 'soundbite' interviews
  • Original video trailer
  • Alternate scenes from the R-Rated cut
  • Reversible sleeve artwork
  • English SDH subtitles

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FREEWAY II: CONFESSIONS OF A TRICKBABY
White Girl is a twisted teenage prostitute with a bad attitude and a nasty eating disorder, who's been sent to the slammer for 25 years. Her cellmate, Cyclona, is equally deranged, being a vicious killer. And, as like minds attract, the two are quick to form a truly twisted alliance. When the opportunity arises, White Girl and Cyclona manage to escape from the pen and embark on a non-stop orgy of violence and debauchery, all while hoping to make it across the border into Mexico in order to seek refuge with Cyclona's proxy caretaker, Sister Gomez. However, there's a big hitch in their plans as the good Sister isn't as "she" seems...

Somehow weirder, sleazier, and even more jaw dropping than its predecessor, director Matthew Bright's in-name-only sequel, FREEWAY II: CONFESSIONS OF A TRICKBABY regurgitates onto the screen with an unflinching barrage of gross-out-gags and adept social satire. Starring Natasha Lyonne (But I'm A Cheerleader, TV's Poker Face and Russian Doll) in one of her first, and most controversial, starring roles alongside Vincent Gallo (Buffalo '66), María Celedonio (Dragstrip Girl), and a rare on-screen appearance from filmmaker John Landis (An American Werewolf in London), Vinegar Syndrome is delighted to present the UHD debut of this demented reimagining of Hansel & Gretel, newly restored in 4K from its 35mm original camera negative, jam packed with extras, and looking so perversely crystal clear you can almost taste the perversion.

directed by: Matthew Bright
starring: Natasha Lyonne, María Celedonio, Vincent Gallo, David Alan Grier, John Landis
1999 / 98 min / 1.85:1 / English 2.0 Stereo

Additional info:

  • 4K Ultra HD / Region A Blu-ray Set
  • 4K UHD presented in High-Dynamic-Range
  • Newly scanned & restored in 4K from its 35mm original camera negative
  • "Once Upon a White Girl: Remembering Confessions of a Trickbaby" (98 min) - a brand new making-of documentary with the cast and crew
  • "Bright on Dark" (23 min) - an interview with writer/director Matthew Bright from 2018
  • "Disrupt and Revolt" (29 min) - an interview with producer Chris Hanley from 2018
  • Archival interview with Matthew Bright (4 min)
  • Archival interview with executive producer Samuel Hadida (5 min)
  • BTS Footage (28 min)
  • Still Gallery (7 min)
  • Reversible sleeve artwork
  • English SDH subtitles

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