Brothers of the Night (c) Altered Innocence

Just Came Out: Brothers of the Night

With four gay-themed movies released or coming soon so far – the kaleidoscopic mind-fuck Baby Bump; the gorgeous black-and-white tour of Helsinki’s underbelly Concrete Night; the punk rock-infused tribute to Berlin Desire Will Set You Free; and the edge-of-your-seat exorcism thriller A Closer Walk with Thee – the relatively new distribution label Altered Innocence is proving to be a powerhouse source for fans of edgy queer cinema. They now have exceptional new doc Brothers of the Night lined up for release in November.

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Doors Cut Down - Special Edition Blu-ray

Just Came Out: Doors Cut Down

Doors Cut Down is available in a Special Edition Blu-ray from Altered Innocence and Anus Films starting TODAY! Click here to pick up your copy.

 

A subversive 18-minute short film, Doors Cut Down made a big splash when it debuted on the LGBT film festival circuit back in the year 2000. The film follows Guillermo (Israel Rodriguez), a 16-year old who seems like an average high school student, but hides a grown-up secret. He’s becomes a suave expert at cruising his local shopping malls for gay sex. Always looking for a new trick, he even resorts to seducing his much older English tutor. When he finally meets the hottest guy he’s ever seen, a man who may mean more to him than just a hot fuck, Guillermo finds himself suddenly conflicted.

 

Directed by Antonio Hens, who went on to make feature films like Clandestinos and The Last MatchDoors Cut Down made a bit of a comeback last year when it became available again as a streaming option on Dekkoo. Now it’s been given the royal treatment by the brand-new label Anus Films (a spirited play on Janus Films, revered distributor of world cinema masterpieces like Fox & His Friends and Ali: Fear Eats the Soul). Newly restored in High Definition, the short is now available in a Special Edition Blu-ray.

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Brothers of the Night (c) Altered Innocence

Coming Soon: Brothers of the Night

With four gay-themed movies released or coming soon so far – the kaleidoscopic mind-fuck Baby Bump; the gorgeous black-and-white tour of Helsinki’s underbelly Concrete Night; the punk rock-infused tribute to Berlin Desire Will Set You Free; and the edge-of-your-seat exorcism thriller A Closer Walk with Thee – the relatively new distribution label Altered Innocence is proving to be a powerhouse source for fans of edgy queer cinema. They now have exceptional new doc Brothers of the Night lined up for release in November.

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A Closer Walk with Thee

Queer Horror: A Closer Walk with Thee

Coming just in time for Halloween, the new thriller A Closer Walk with Thee aims to take care of your seasonal scare needs while offering a heaping helping of homoeroticism!

 

A Closer Walk with Thee is a queer psychological horror feature. In fact, it may actually be the first of its kind! As far as we can tell, there are currently zero narrative features centered around gay “curing” exorcisms (which are a real thing that still tragically exist). The growing movement of “deliverance” churches (Evangelical exorcism) is a previously untapped yet rich genre territory that the filmmakers were excited to explore. According to their original Kickstarter page, a major catalyst in getting the film made, the movie is “an unrelenting and intense emotional experience that will offer something unique to queer, horror, and art house fan-bases alike.”

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Image Gallery: Baby Bump

Coming to DVD and Blu-ray this September from Altered Innocence, the same label that brought films like Concrete Night and Desire Will Set You Free to the US, Baby Bump is an incredibly strange and sometimes deliberately off-putting modern fairy tale from Polish director Kuba Czekaj. It’s also quite a feast for the eyes, as you’ll see from the image gallery above.

 

Czekaj has a unique visual style and a bright color pallet that keep you captivated even while the story goes to some extremely bizarre places. One critic remarked that the film is “like something David Lynch would have made if he were an angry Polish kid.”

 

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