You can watch Drafthouse Films' hilarious raunchy comedy Klown right now on your computer! Legally!
Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. I mentioned in the Before the Mask Robert Englund casting story I just posted that we life in a fascinating time of movie fandom. In that case it was the opportunity for a genre filmmaker with a known, if niche, franchise to pre-sell another entry in that franchise to the fans by offering an advance purchase of the DVD/Blu-Ray. With this story, about the next step in VOD distribution, we talk a little about a raunchy foreign flick called Klown.
Klown was a Fantastic Fest entry last year, way before Drafthouse Films picked it up, and I loved it. Those crazy Danish bastards cross lines that would cause heart attacks during the MPAA screening if it were made here. Two middle-aged guys on a graphic sexual vacation would be enough, but add in a kid witnessing their escapades on this “tour de pussy” and that’s an immediate half-dozen faints in that screening.
At it’s heart Klown’s a sweet movie about a man accepting responsibility and proving himself a true father figure to his pregnant wife… it just has a lot of penises, boobies and wildly inappropriate humor on the way to that character shift.
It’s one of my favorite things Drafthouse Films has picked up, so I’d be happy to sing its praises even if they weren’t undergoing a rather fascinating experiment.
Usually Video on Demand (VOD) releases are hard to cover. It’s not as easy as pointing to a specific link and saying “Go here!” I honestly don’t watch hardly any VOD releases not because I’m cheap (while I do see many films for free at press screenings, I pay for a whole lot of regular screenings too), but because I can never find the damn things and I get frustrated and just end up waiting for DVD or Netflix.
Drafthouse Films is releasing Klown in theaters, on VOD and now in a streaming option via a new service called Distrify. No more searching for VOD content. You can plop down $6.99 and watch this brand new film right on your pretty Mac/PC screen (or send it to your even prettier TV if you have that amazing technology!).
To me, this seems like the logical next step for Day and Date VOD releases. With so much film viewing now done via streaming means like Netflix it just makes sense.
Technology aside, the movie’s great. You can watch it now and be the smart-ass hipster in your group who saw the original by the time the Todd Phillips produced Danny McBride starring American remake!
Whatever you do, don’t watch this at work, around your in-laws or in close proximity to that slightly restrained and conservative girl you’ve had a crush on for the last 3 years. If you can stay clear of those scenarios, then you’re good to go.
Before you watch, here's an exclusive video interview with the stars of the film conducted by Alamo grand master Tim League himself! There's not as much exposed genetalia as the film, but it's a good primer nonetheless.
You can see this movie at all Alamo Drafthouses in Austin or at locations in LA (Cinefamily) and New York (The Village East) this weekend, at cinemas in San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, Chicago and many more (click here for the full list) next weekend or you can just click on the embed below and check it out right now! The future is now!
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July 28, 2012, 5:14 a.m. CST
by Sir Pirvan
Awesome movie!! :D
July 28, 2012, 6:09 a.m. CST
I'm the Pee Wee Herman of Copenhagen. Starting out with a TV-show. Ending up masturbating in a movie theatre.
by Rasmus Starup Petersen
Those crazy Danes!
July 28, 2012, 8:59 a.m. CST
Just set up a different section on the website for the ppv or VOD stuff and tack the extra charge onto your bill. That'd make this sort of thing VERY easy.
July 28, 2012, 11:55 a.m. CST
by Stereotypical Evil Archer
Not sure how Quint has a disconnect on VOD, Harry needs to pay the guy a real salary so that Quint can spend those few extra dollars. Quint's cheapness is related directly to his small paycheck. He loves his job, but Quint's gotta eat.
July 28, 2012, 12:34 p.m. CST
by Ian Masterson
Looking forward to it.
July 28, 2012, 4:17 p.m. CST
First I had VHS, then laserdisc then DVD then bluray.. all sitting on my shelves ready to go whenever I wanted, delivering the best possible picture and sound quality for the technology of the day, no download/buffering issues and no worries about "data cap". All for one, convenient, up front payment per title for unlimited viewings... on demand. Yes, I had to pay to upgrade my favourite titles over the years as technology improved but with most titles getting many, many re-watches that still puts me way ahead of paying every damned time I want to watch one title even just once. And of course I was able to lend movies to friends, to introduce them to greatness that had somehow passed them by. Streaming / VOD... it's not about any benefit for the consumer, it's all about the content providers getting a stranglehold on your wallet. Anyone that tells you otherwise is selling something.
July 28, 2012, 4:33 p.m. CST
I too live in LA...what theater are you talking about? :
July 28, 2012, 4:34 p.m. CST
just by looking at the poster
July 28, 2012, 6:51 p.m. CST
Not condoning it but it's a fact that these VOD premieres usually end up being available for free within hours Not sure if the studios can ever really prevent that but the music industry still makes billions so i don't think the movie industry is too concerned about it's profit loss. It seems to be just a few producers that get their panties in a bunch over torrents, and they usually come across as greedy millionaires when they cause a fuss It;s good to see Hollywood embracing VOD and online distribution, nothing will replace going to the theater but releasing a movie online shorty after its theatrical release can be a good source of income from those of us that don't always want to go out on a cold night to see a movie
July 28, 2012, 8:05 p.m. CST
...then why are all the sexual harassment cases initiated by liberals?
July 28, 2012, 9:01 p.m. CST
by Ian Masterson
July 28, 2012, 9:57 p.m. CST
This movie looks like garbage. Don't quite get, what is so funny or brilliant about it. I mean, I'll watch it, but.... Think I will go see the Dark Knight Rises Again. What am I missing here.
July 28, 2012, 10:10 p.m. CST
Far be it from me to claim libs don't sexually harass, they do. But just off the top of my head, Herman Cain? There are more that came up after a quick Google search. It ain't pretty. To say nothing of the strippers and prostitutes who love it when the GOP comes to town. Overwhelming more than the Dems apparently. Difference being that most on the left don't talk about "family values" as much. Not seeing what this has to do with this movie though.
July 29, 2012, 1:28 a.m. CST
I may as well steal a car. Or kill myself. Or kill an old granny for her purse. And then kill myself.
July 29, 2012, 9:22 a.m. CST
July 29, 2012, 11:33 a.m. CST
by Uncle Charley
I got the joke. It was ALMOST as funny as the anti-piracy ads themselves.
July 29, 2012, 6:19 p.m. CST
by Adelai Niska
it means someone who is traditional, preserves past conditions and resists change. A conservative person in your workplace would mean a person who thinks work is for work and not for watching movies. A capital C Conservative in your workplace is a person supporting a Conservative political party. Got it, meatheads?
July 30, 2012, 1:54 a.m. CST
by Ian Masterson
Surprised at how much heart it showed towards the end. Dark, unsettling heart... but heart none the less.
July 30, 2012, 11:30 a.m. CST
I've seen a couple of episodes from the TV series subtitled in english, it's pretty funny, in a european sort of way. It's like, a raunchy Curb your Enthusiasm filmed by a Dogma 95 director.
July 31, 2012, 1:54 p.m. CST
Especially if you're gonna walk around in it.
Aug. 1, 2012, 11:36 a.m. CST
I couldnt have said it better myself. Leave it to fucking Conservatives to not know what conservative actually means. Dumb shits.
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