Following a rip-roaring reception on the festival circuit, S. Craig Zahler’s Brawl in Cell Block 99 hit VOD in October and is now headed to Blu-ray, DVD and 4K Ultra HD and damn, the latter comes with some seriously sweet cover art. Take a peek below; you can practically hear the ‘70s funk pumping out of that bold yellow title.
The latest from Bone Tomahawk writer/director Zahler, the film stars Vince Vaughn, cast against type as boxer-turned-drug runner Bradley and heading an eclectic cast that also includes Jennifer Carpenter (The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Dexter), Miami Vice star-turned cult icon Don Johnson and horror/exploitation/sleaze legend Udo Kier (Flesh for Frankenstein, Mark of the Devil).
A former boxer named Bradley loses his job as an auto mechanic, and his troubled marriage is about to expire. At this crossroads in his life, he feels that he has no better option than to work for an old buddy as a drug courier. This vocation improves his situation until the terrible day that he finds himself in a gunfight between a group of police officers and his own ruthless allies. When the smoke clears, Bradley is badly hurt and thrown in prison, where his enemies force him to commit acts of violence that turn the place into a savage battleground.
Brawl In Cell Block 99 hit US shelves on December 26th.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)