SANTA MONICA, Calif., -- Xenon Pictures announces the home entertainment release of the Urban horror anthology SNOOP DOGG'S HOOD OF HORROR. The film, which features the legendary rapper as the "Crib Keeper", presents three grisly morality tales that blend horror, anime, live action and a strong dose of gallows humor. The Xenon Pictures release, produced by Social Capital, BloodWorks, and Snoopadelic Films, which opened nationally in theaters in May, makes its long-awaited DVD launch on September 11th. SNOOP DOGG'S HOOD OF HORROR will be available nationwide in all major retail stores and on-line merchants for $26.98 (SRP). The DVD is rated R.
Inspired in part by the classic "Tales from the Crypt" comic book series, SNOOP DOGG'S HOOD OF HORROR takes the urban nightmare into the realm of the supernatural and the bizarre. Take, for example, the tagger who's given the power of life and death by a shamanistic stranger, the son of a Texas oil millionaire who never fought in a war, steals from veterans, and doesn't care if somebody has to get killed, or the rap star whose skeletons come out of the closet -- literally. Hip-hop icon Snoop Dogg stars as Devin, a slain gangster forced to atone for his misdeeds by ushering his fellow sinners to their infernal "rewards", accompanied by his posse of scantily-clad succubi. Described by Variety as "gleefully disgusting", this darkly comical gorefest boasts a stellar cast from the worlds of film and TV, hip-hop and pro sports, including Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters, "Desperate Housewives"), Danny Trejo (The Devil's Rejects), Lin Shaye (There's Something About Mary), Anson Mount (In Her Shoes, City by the Sea), Playmate(R) Brande Roderick, Daniella Alonso (The Hills Have Eyes 2), Pooch Hall ("The Game"), Sydney Tamiia Poitier (Grindhouse), WWF superstar Diamond Dallas Page, Aries Spears ("Mad TV") and NBA star Tayshaun Prince. Also featured are Billy Dee Williams, Jason Alexander ("Seinfeld"), rapper Method Man ("The Wire"), NBA star Lamar Odom and NFL stars Teyo Johnson, Justin Fargas and Glenn Cadrez.
In addition to its eye-catching foil-embossed packaging and 24-page booklet, the DVD is packed with great extras, such as the featurette "Inside Snoop Dogg's Hood of Horror", where members of the production team and cast discuss how the film came to be, what the characters are about and, even better, how they created some of the incredible makeup effects, including the notorious "40-ouncer-through-the-head". Another feature, "Bringin' the Gore", gives a behind-the-scenes look at how many of the visual effects were created, while "H.O.H.: The Anime" shows the painstaking work that went into creating the film's electrifying anime sequences. Also included are the Snoop Dogg video "Welcome to the Hood", an interview with sexy actress Brande Roderick, footage of the film's Los Angeles premiere, and much more!
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