All of us at Icons of Fright are definitely fans of poster artist Jay Shaw (interview) , so this brand new collaboration between Drafthouse Films and Mondo for Shaw’s THE KEEPING ROOM print is quite awesome. Limited to a run of 75 prints, Mondo’s release of the poster is going on now (order here) and only runs a small price of $35. The film itself, THE KEEPING ROOM, is available now on digital download and comes to DVD and Blu-ray on February 2nd.
It’s an intense ride, led by more than a couple of eye opening performances from Brit Marling (Arbitrage, The East), Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit, Pitch Perfect 2), Sam Worthington (Avatar, Clash of the Titans) and newcomer Muna Otaru. We’ve got glimpses of both the Mondo poster and the Bluray/DVD cover as well after the synopsis, so scroll down!
In this radically reimagined American Western set toward the end of the Civil War, Southerner Augusta (Marling) encounters two renegade, drunken Union soldiers (Worthington and Kyle Soller, BBC’s “Poldark,”)who are on a mission of pillage and violence. After escaping an attempted assault, Augusta races back to the isolated farmhouse that she shares with her sister Louise (Steinfeld) and their female slave Mad (Otaru). When the pair of soldiers track Augusta down intent on exacting revenge, the trio of women are forced to take up arms to fend off their assailants, finding ways to resourcefully defend their home and themselves as the escalating attacks become more unpredictable and relentless.