After a successful time at the film festivals last year, The Autopsy of Jane Doe comes out on DVD, Blu-ray and digital download in June...
“Some things you can’t unsee”
Experienced coroner Tommy Tilden and his son Austin run a family-owned morgue and crematorium in Virginia. When the local Sheriff brings in an emergency case – an unknown female corpse nicknamed ‘Jane Doe’, found in the basement of a home where a multiple homicide took place – it seems like just another open-and-shut case.
But as the autopsy proceeds, these seasoned professionals are left reeling as each layer of their inspection brings frightening new revelations. Perfectly preserved on the outside, Jane Doe’s insides have been scarred, charred and dismembered – seemingly the victim of a horrific yet mysterious ritualistic torture. As Tommy and Austin begin to piece together these gruesome discoveries, an unnatural force takes hold of the crematorium. While a violent storm rages above ground, it seems the real horrors lie on the inside...
The award-winning film is produced by Fred Berger (La La Land), Eric Garcia (Cassandra French’s Finishing School), alongside Ben Pugh and Rory Aitken from UK-based production and management outfit, 42 (The Other Side Of The Door, Welcome to the Punch, Shifty). Director André Øvredal burst onto the scene in 2010 with his extraordinary cult horror comedy Trollhunter. For his follow up, Øvredal has moved into yet darker territory and doesn’t shy away from the grisly subject matter at hand.
Emile Hirsch (Into the Wild) and Brian Cox (the original Hannibal Lector in Manhunter), play off each other as the father and son morticians; ably supported by Guardians of the Galaxy star Ophelia Lovibond and Michael McElhatton from Game of Thrones. Special mention to Olwen Kelly as Jane Doe - whose still, wordless presence in every scene is unspeakably unsettling.
Out on: Download 19th June 2017, Blu-Ray/DVD/VOD 26th June 2017 with an bonus feature of Q&A with Director André Øvredal on the DVD & Blu-ray formats.
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