“Low-brow, completely ridiculous, and packed to the gills with heart… I loved the damn thing! (5/5)”
– Dan Wilder, Famous Monsters of Filmland
MVD has acquired the exclusive US distribution rights for Bubba The Redneck Werewolf. Based on the cult classic comic book series, the feature film marks the second directorial effort of Brendan Jackson Rogers, who also serves as one of the film’s producers.
The deal was negotiated by Eric D. Wilkinson and Rob Hauschild for MVD and producer Will Phillips of And You Entertainment on behalf of the filmmakers.
Originally published in 1996 by Brass Ball Comics and later by Creature Entertainment, the cult classic comic is a favorite among collectors. Created by Mitch Hyman, who also serves as the film’s executive producer.
2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the comic book release and producers Will Phillips and Brendan Jackson Rogers couldn’t be more excited. “Making Bubba The Redneck Werewolf was an awesome opportunity. I was a huge fan of the comics and jumped on the opportunity to be a part of the team.” Brendan Jackson Rogers agreed. “Filming was a blast. We were very fortunate to have a great cast and crew and our makeup and special effects team was second to none.” When asked about the comics Brendan continued his enthusiasm, for the property, “The fact that there is so much material from the comics to pull from is awesome. Bubba is literally already a franchise.”
Eric Wilkinson, MVD Entertainment’s Director of Acquisitions and Sales shares the filmmakers’ excitement about the release of Bubba The Redneck Werewolf. “MVD Entertainment is one of the last companies out there that is exceptionally supportive of artists and independent filmmakers. So many other independent distribution companies have basically abandoned true indie films and MVD has engaged customers looking for product that is beyond typical studio fare. My goal here is to not only see that the filmmaker’s vision is kept intact in bringing this movie to market but also serve the fans of the genre something they have never seen before. “Bubba” is funny, original and just plain bat-shit crazy and that’s just how I like it. I look forward to releasing this movie later this year.”
Bubba The Redneck Werewolf is scheduled for release on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital / VOD on October 11, 2016. Pre-ordering is available at the MVD Shop or Amazon.