‘Vanishing On 7th Street’ Appears on Blu-ray May 17th

Magnolia Films is set to release Brad Anderson’s (The Machinist, Session 9, Transsiberian) on Blu-ray this May.  Vanishing On 7th Street is the story of a mysterious blackout that blankets Detroit.  Only a few strangers are left among the heaps of empty clothing, empty cars, and abandoned buildings.  They are not alone.  Evil lurks in the darkness.  They must gather as much supplies as possible and will have to try to stay in the light to survive.  Vanishing On 7th Street will come equipped with bonus features and an audio commentary by director Brad Anderson.  Vanishing On 7th Street hits stores on May 17th, 2011.  




From Award-Winning Genre Director Brad Anderson, The Lights Go Out On
Blu-ray Disc And DVD May 17 From Magnolia Home Entertainment


An unexplained blackout plunges the city of Detroit into total darkness, and by the time the sun rises, only a few people remain—surrounded by heaps of empty clothing, abandoned cars and lengthening shadows. A small handful of strangers that have survived the night (Hayden Christensen, Thandie Newton, John Leguizamo and newcomer Jacob Latimore) each find their way to a rundown bar, whose gasoline-powered generator and stockpile of food and drink make it the last refuge in a deserted city. With daylight beginning to disappear completely and whispering shadows surrounding the survivors, they soon discover that the enemy is the darkness itself, and only the few remaining light sources can keep them safe. As time begins to run out for them, darkness closes in and they must face the ultimate terror.

When the city of Detroit is suddenly plunged into complete darkness, a group of strangers will need to band together in Vanishing On 7th Street, debuting on Blu-ray Disc and DVD May 17 from Magnolia Home Entertainment. Directed by Brad Anderson (The Machinist, Session 9) and starring Golden Globeânominee Hayden Christensen (Takers, Jumper), Emmy winner John Leguizamo (The Lincoln Lawyer, The Happening), Thandie Newton (For Colored Girls, 2012) and young R&B sensation Jacob Latimore, Vanishing On 7th Street taps into one of humankind’s most primal anxieties: fear of the dark. As the survivors gather at an abandoned tavern, they realize they have found their enemy in the darkness itself, with only their limited light sources available to keep them out of harms way. With time running out, they must face the horrific terror hiding in the shadows.

“A nicely calibrated mix of intellectual dread and visceral shock,” (MSN Movies), the Vanishing On 7th Street Blu-ray Disc and DVD includes suspenseful bonus features including a making-of featurette and commentary by Anderson. The Blu-ray Disc and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $29.98 and $26.98, respectively.

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3 Responses to “‘Vanishing On 7th Street’ Appears on Blu-ray May 17th”

  1. Aaron Neuwirth

    I’ve heard mixed things, and Anakin doesn’t help. But I like Brad Anderson. I’ll be checking this out.

  2. Gerard Iribe

    This got a very limited theatrical release. I’m looking forward to it. Brad Anderson does rule.

  3. Big Boys Oven

    wow awesome