WOW! Epic Pictures Announces Rad As Fu%! 3-Disc “Ultra Turbo Charged” Edition of TURBO KID; Hitting Faces January 25th

31e64c2Look, you loved TURBO KID, I loved TURBO KID, we all loved TURBO KID. The RKSS (the co-directoring collective of François Simard, Anouk Whissell, and Yoann-Karl Whissell)-helmed splatterfest was quite possibly one of the most lovable and unique genre films in years. Set in the futuristic year of 1997 (I’m still laughing about that one), it’s a film filled to the brim with humor, gore and such memorable performances that it’s destined to already become a cult classic (read our interview with Michael Ironside regarding the film). After blowing the minds of audiences during its festival run, followed by a limited theatrical engagement last August, the film is set to do even more brain exploding, when Epic Pictures releases an EPIC (pun intended) 3-Disc Ultra Turbo Charged Special Collector’s Edition (that’s a mouthful) this January 25th. From the looks of it, it’s going to be one hell of a release too. Full details/specs below!

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Turbo Kid follows “The Kid,” (Munro Chambers) an orphan left to survive on his own through drought-ridden nuclear winter, traversing the Wasteland on his BMX, scavenging for scraps to trade for a scant supply of water in a 1997, ruined post-apocalyptic world. When his perpetually chipper, pink-haired new best friend Apple (Laurence Leboeuf) is kidnapped by a minion of evil overlord Zeus (Michael Ironside), The Kid summons the courage of his comic book hero and prepares to deliver turbocharged justice to Zeus, his buzzsaw-handed sidekick Skeletron, and their vicious masked army.

Bolstered by a pitch-perfect synth score, and clever and cheeky period details, co-directors François Simard, Anouk Whissell, and Yoann-Karl Whissell, collectively coined RKSS, create a raucous retro-futuristic action comedy that pays homage to ’80s movies great and small, while adding their own flair with inventive and exuberant violence and gore (prepare for disemboweling by exercycle). Sci-fi legend Michael Ironside delivers with malevolence and glee as the larger-than-life Zeus, a despicable villain with joie de vivre.

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Disc 1 – Turbo Kid – DVD – Main Feature + Commentaries

Audio Options: English 5.1 Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Dolby Stereo, French 5.1 Dolby Digital
Subtitles English (SDH), Spanish, French
Commentaries English, French
Disc 2 – Turbo Kid – DVD – Bonus Features

Bloody Wasteland: The Making of Turbo Kid (24 min.)
T Is For Turbo (original short) (6 min.)
Mini Docs: Fantasia, Gore, Stunt, Funny, The Kid, Apple, Zeus
Festival Introductions: BIFFF (Brussels)*, Edinburgh (UK), Sitges (Spain)*
Still Galleries (3): Design/On Set, Fan Art, ‘The Ride’ booklet
Official Trailer
Trailers from Epic Pictures Releasing
Disc 3 – Turbo Kid – BluRay – Main Feature + Commentaries

Audio Options: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, English 5.1 Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Dolby Stereo, French 5.1 Dolby Digital
Subtitles: English (SDH), Spanish, French
Commentaries: English, French

The suggested retail price for the collection is $29.99; and is currently available for pre-order at http://turbo-kid.com at $19.99. The collection will be available exclusively on Amazon.com and directly from the filmmakers’ site: http://turbo-kid.com/store

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