The release comes with a commentary from me, worth listening to to hear me gradually develop a lisp as three hours of non-stop talking (there were 3 aborted efforts) and no drink of water take their toll. There are also deleted scenes, and a featurette showing the (maddeningly) laborious process of how how the film was made.
The disc is Region 0, as opposed to the advertised Region 1, so should be playable on all DVD players worldwide. As an added bonus, the button in the centre which releases the disc when pressed is by far and away the best example of quick-release technology I've ever seen. So that's good. Oh, and anyone who knows my girlfriend Sinéad should tell her how much they like the photo of her on the cover of the DVD. She craves the attention and validation such comments generate.
Traditionalists can purchase the DVD from Amazon (hyperlinks aren't working, so here's a tinyurl: tinyurl.com/jbloxhr), whereas penny-pinchers will find better value for money at wowhd.com (make sure to order it from your country of residence's version of the site; here's a link to the Irish one: ie.wowhd.com/3-sisters/760137964193).
Some news to report on older and newer projects too. My first film, The Farm, has been given an aural and visual upgrade recently, and is now both audible, and free of a sickly green tint. It'll be available on Amazon as a DVD-R very shortly. I had planned to have it available from today to capitalise on the doubtlessly extravagant sales figures of 3 Sisters (it is number 536 in the film and TV DVD charts as I type, so the figures are indeed verging on extravagant), but that hasn't happened, has it?
My second, and probably best, film, The Gingerbread Men has 2 DVD copies available on amazon.co.uk for under £2 (http://tinyurl.com/zllhtve). It's also available to stream and download from my own site (dairemcnab.com/the-gingerbread-men.html), and I may stick it up on the Youtube in the near future (so expect it in 2019).
My most recent project was a trailer for a film that doesn't actually exist (the trailer does though). Inspired by the commercial failure of Grindhouse (which featured trailers for fake films) in 2007, Body Bag Films has put together two compilations of fake trailers and short films, called Grindsploitation (and Grindsploitation 2). My trailer is for a film called The Samurai Motorcycle Horror Gang, and is on Grindsploitation 2. It's based on an idea I had in 2003, which was intended as a vehicle for a little-known actor called Bryan Cranston. He seems to have vanished in the interim, so I cast Neill Fleming, of 3 Sisters and The Farm fame, in the role instead, with Elliot Moriarty, of 3 Sisters and Gingerbread Men infamy, as his sidekick. It's a pretty fun 5 minute piece, cast adrift is a 122 minute sea of substantially variable quality.
Hipster traditionalists can purchase Grindsploitation 2 on VHS from SRS Cinema (srscinema.com/srsstore/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=4&products_id=170), and modernists can stream it on the Troma Now streaming service (watch.troma.com). You can sign up for a month's trial and watch it for free (probably best to cancel the subscription then, as you'll be hard-pressed to find more than 5 or 6 worthwhile films on the service). It'll also be getting a DVD and Blu release from Troma later in the year, which is pretty cool, as Troma are a big name in indie film.
Right, that's enough for now, especially as this is the second time I've typed all this shit (thanks Weebly for deleting my first pass at this). It's pretty cool to see the film out on a physical medium, and only five years since I started making it. And did I mention the amazingly efficient disc release mechanism?
I'm looking forward to getting back to watch a few gialli over the coming weeks. I made a decision in 2015 to refrain from watching any until The Three Sisters got an official release (which was looking like a serious gamble for a long time until the deal with TomCat/Summer Hill Films materialised), so now I can finally crack into some of the 17 or 18 new titled I've amassed in the interim. If you need me tonight, I'll be knee-deep in Arrow's Blu release of Mario Bava's Blood and Black Lace. As will most of you, I'd imagine.
Happy 3 Sisters Day.