Anchor Bay Entertainment and RADiUS are teaming up to bring Piranha 3-D director’s Alexandre Aja’s distinctive horror-comedy Horns, starring Daniel Radcliffe, to Blu-Ray early next year. The film, in which Radcliffe plays a young man who inexplicably sprouts horns after the brutal rape and murder of his beloved girlfriend (Juno Temple), is getting a quick turn-around for home media – it didn’t arrive stateside until October 31st, but the Blu-Ray is now set for January 8th, 2015.
The plot synopsis for the flick, which co-stars Heather Graham, David Morse, Max Minghella, and Kelli Garner, reads as follows:
Based on Joe Hill’s novel. Blamed for the brutal murder of his longtime girlfriend (Temple), a small-town guy (Radcliffe) awakens one morning to find a pair of horns growing from his head, in this offbeat supernatural thriller from horror ace Alexandre Aja.
We Got This Covered’s own horror hound Matt Donato took issue with some of Horns‘ tonal shifts and opined that it marked a noticeably uncomfortable departure for Aja, though he awarded the film three-and-a-half stars and explained, “Radcliffe’s demonic performance strikes a devilishly indulgent balance between dark comedy and romantic tragedy that saves the day.”
For Blu-Ray, Anchor Bay and RADiUS are giving Horns a standard package, including a 1080p transfer and a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track. Unfortunately, the almost complete dearth of special features attached to the release betrays a lack of faith on the studios’ part in the project. All we’ve got is an EPK featurette titled “The Making of Horns.”
Regardless, if you’re a horror fan, Horns may be worth picking up. Don’t miss it when it streets in January.