On Digital and On Demand August 15 and 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack (+Blu-ray™ & Digital), Blu-ray™ (+DVD & Digital) and DVD August 22 from Lionsgate®
SANTA MONICA, CA (July 11, 2023) – The gerne-bending meta-horror, The Blackening, arrives on digital August 15 and 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack (+Blu-ray™ & Digital), Blu-ray™ (+DVD & Digital), and DVD on August 22 from Lionsgate. The film features seven friends who reunite for a weekend getaway and find themselves at the hands of a demented killer who wants them to play a game for their survival. Directed by Tim Story (Ride Along, Think Like a Man, Barbershop) and screenplay and screen story by Tracy Oliver (Girls Trip, TV’s “Harlem”) and Dewayne Perkins (TV’s “The Amber Ruffin Show,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”), and stars Grace Byers (TV’s “Empire”), Jermaine Fowler (Coming 2 America), Melvin Gregg (House Party), X Mayo (TV’s “American Auto”), Dewayne Perkins (TV’s “The Upshaws”), Antoinette Robertson (TV’s “Dear White People”), Sinqua Walls (TV’s “White Men Can’t Jump”), with Jay Pharoah (TV’s “Saturday Night Live”) and Yvonne Orji (TV’s “Insecure”), The Blackening will be available for the suggested retail prices of $29.96 for DVD, $39.99 for Blu-ray Combo pack, and $42.99 for 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack.
The Blackening follows a group of Black friends reunited for a Juneteenth weekend getaway only to find themselves trapped in a remote cabin with a masked killer who forces them to play a twisted board game by his rules, which they soon realize ain’t no motherf****** game. The Blackening skewers genre tropes and poses the sardonic question: If the entire cast of a horror movie is Black, who dies first?
Lionsgate and MRC present, a Story Company / Tracy Yvonne / Artists First / CatchLight Studios production.
4K ULTRA HD/BLU-RAY/DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
- Audio Commentary with Director Tim Story and Writers Tracy Oliver and Dewayne Perkins
- Do the Write Thing
- They Can’t All Talk First
- Shall We Play a Game?
- Cabin in the Woods
- “Who’s the Blackest?” Game Show
- Theatrical Trailer
- And more!
Grace Byers TV’s “Empire,” “Harlem”
Jermaine Fowler Coming 2 America, Judas and the Black Messiah
Melvin Gregg TV’s “Snowfall,” The United States vs. Billie Holiday
X Mayo TV’s “American Auto,” “Swarm”
Dewayne Perkins TV’s “The Upshaws,” “Saved by the Bell”
Antoinette Robertson TV’s “Dear White People,” Block Party
Sinqua Walls TV’s “White Men Can’t Jump,” Nanny
with Jay Pharoah TV’s “Saturday Night Live,” Resort to Love, Spinning Gold
and Yvonne Orji TV’s “Insecure,” Vacation Friends
Copyright: The Blackening © 2022 MRC II Distribution Company L.P. Artwork & Supplementary Materials ®, ™ & © 2023 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Year of Production: 2022
Type: New Release
Rating: R for pervasive language, violence and drug use
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Run Time: 96 Minutes
4K Ultra HD Format: 2160p High Definition, 16x9 (2.39:1) Presentation
4K Ultra HD Audio: English Dolby Atmos, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Audio, English Descriptive Audio
Blu-ray Format: 1080p High Definition, 16x9 (2.39:1) Presentation
Blu-ray Audio: English Dolby Atmos, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Audio, English Descriptive Audio
DVD Format: 16x9 (2.39:1) Presentation
DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Audio, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Audio, English Descriptive Audio
Subtitles: Spanish Subtitles, English SDH