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Southern Comfort

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This special limited edition deluxe magnet box + slipcover set (designed by Tony Stella), includes a 40 page perfect bound book and is limited to 8,000 units. It is only available on our website and at select indie retailers. Absolutely no major retailers will be stocking them.

Set during the height of the Vietnam War and deep in the swamps of Louisiana, a group of National Guardsmen have been ordered to partake in a simulated jungle exploration in an isolated part of Cajun country. After getting lost during the training mission, the soldiers commandeer canoes belonging to the locals in order to take a shortcut. When the rightful owners discover the soldiers with their property, the situation spirals out of control leaving one man dead and the soldiers caught in a deadly game of retribution. What follows is a bloody fight for survival as, with only their wits and blanks for ammunition, the soldiers will have to journey deeper and deeper into the bayou as they’re forced to face the brutal reality of Cajun justice...

An intensely violent war metaphor filmed on location in the Louisiana Bayou, director and co-writer Walter Hill’s (The Warriors, 48 Hrs.) acclaimed “backwoods” survival thriller, SOUTHERN COMFORT features an all-star cast headlined by Oscar winner Keith Carradine (Nashville), Emmy winner Powers Booth (Red Dawn), Fred Ward (Short Cuts), T.K. Carter (John Carpenter’s The Thing), and Emmy winner Peter Coyote (Bitter Moon). Vinegar Syndrome Ultra is proud to present SOUTHERN COMFORT in 4K UHD for the first time, newly restored and loaded with extras.

directed by: Walter Hill
starring: Keith Carradine, Powers Booth, Fred Ward, T.K. Carter, Peter Coyote, Lewis Smith
1981 / 106 min / 1.85:1 / English Mono

Additional info:

  • 2-disc Set: 4K Ultra HD / Region Free Blu-ray
  • 4K UHD presented in High-Dynamic-Range
  • Newly scanned & restored in 4K from its 35mm interpositive
  • Commentary track with Walter Chaw, author of A Walter Hill Film: Tragedy and Masculinity in the Films of Walter Hill
  • "Battle in the Bayou" (17 min) - brand new interview with co-writer / director Walter Hill
  • "Behind Enemy Lines" (26 min) - brand new featurette with editor Freeman A. Davies and assistant editor Lisa Zeno Churgin
  • "Soldiers, Not Mailmen" (17 min) - brand new interview with costumer Dan Moore
  • "Into the Unknown" (15 min) - brand new interview with film historian Wayne Byrne on Southern Comfort and the legacy of Walter Hill
  • Archival featurette featuring interviews with: co-writer / director Walter Hill and co-writer / producer David Giler, along with actors Powers Boothe, Keith Carradine, Peter Coyote and Lewis Smith (27 min)
  • Still gallery
  • Video trailer
  • Limited edition deluxe box includes a 40 page perfect bound book featuring essays by Nicolas Rapold, Justine Peres Smith and Matt Lynch (Note: only included with the deluxe box edition)
  • 20-page booklet with an essay by author Brian Brems
  • Reversible sleeve artwork
  • English SDH subtitles