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Mother's Day

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This special limited edition embossed and spot gloss slipcover (designed by Robert Sammelin) is limited to 7,000 units and is only available on our website and at select indie retailers. Absolutely no major retailers will be stocking them.

Every year, former college roommates Jackie, Abbey and Trina take turns organizing a mystery getaway for the three of them. This year it’s Jackie’s turn, and she’s chosen a weekend of camping in New Jersey’s Deep Barons. Despite ominous warnings from a local shopkeeper, the young women set off into the wilderness with high spirits, and it’s not long before they’re skinny dipping in the nearby lake and generally making the most of the great outdoors - blissfully unaware that they’re being watched. As the friends settle in for the night, they’re suddenly attacked by a pair of sadistic brothers, Ike and Addley, who drag them in their sleeping bags back to their dilapidated house in the middle of the woods to meet Mother… who turns out to be even more sick and twisted than they are. Subjected to violence, torture and assault beyond their worst nightmares, the women are forced to channel their inner savages in a desperate bid to fight back against these backwoods degenerates.

One of the earliest and best films to come from the then-burgeoning slasher wave, Charles Kaufman’s MOTHER’S DAY pre-empted (and arguably transcended) the Friday the 13th-era bodycount craze of the early 1980s with this smart and perversely humorous subversion of the slasher template, which is as intent on unsettling the viewer with its scenes of bloody carnage (which led to the film becoming banned in the United Kingdom) as it is with delivering a biting satire of consumerism and pop culture. Now restored in 4K from its original 35mm camera negative by the backwoods dwellers at Vinegar Syndrome, fans can celebrate MOTHER’S DAY all over again with this UHD world premiere, packed with archival material and a shockingly extensive array of brand new bonus features sure to make any mother proud!

directed by: Charles Kaufman
starring: Nancy Hendrickson, Deborah Luce, Tiana Pierce, Beatrice Pons, Gary Pollard, Michael McCleery
1980 / 91 min / 1.85:1 / English Mono

Additional info:

  • 2-disc Region Free Set: 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray
  • 4K UHD presented in High-Dynamic-Range
  • Newly scanned and restored in 4K from its 35mm original camera negative
  • Commentary track with director Charles Kaufman and assistant art director Rex A. Piano
  • “You're a Sick Woman!” - an interview with actress Nancy Hendrickson
  • “My Brother and Me” - an interview with actor Michael McCleery
  • “Writing to Mother” - an interview with co-writer Warren Leight
  • “The Book of Mother's Day” - an interview with producer Michael Kravitz
  • “The Last House in the Woods” - an interview with production designer Susan Kaufman and costume designer Ellen Lutter
  • “Cutting Mother” - an interview with editor Daniel Loewenthal and assistant editor Richard W. Haines
  • “Celebrating Mother's Day” - an interview with assistant art director Rex A. Piano
  • Director Charles Kaufman interviewed by Lloyd Kaufman
  • Interview with actress Tiana Pierce
  • “Messin' Up In Deep Barons: The Locations of Mother's Day” - a tour of the shooting locations with assistant art director Rex A. Piano and MOTHER’S DAY superfan Brandon Hall
  • Archival interview with director Charles Kaufman
  • Charles Kaufman and Darren Bousman talk MOTHER’S DAY at Comic Con 2010
  • Eli Roth on MOTHER’S DAY
  • 8mm behind-the-scenes with commentary by Charles Kaufman
  • Archival interview with assistant art director Rex A. Piano
  • Theatrical trailer
  • TV spot
  • Multiple radio spots
  • Reversible cover artwork
  • English SDH subtitles