On 6th December 101 Films will release trailblazing mystery The Last Broadcast (1998) for its worldwide Blu-ray debut
Title 023 on the 101 Films Black Label, Stefan Avalos and Lance Weiler's chilling feature debut is disturbing, ambiguous, and a landmark in the history of the found footage genre. An early all-digital motion picture, its format precluded it from wide release at the time, and while the phenomenal commercial success of the following year’s The Blair Witch Project sparked the golden era of found footage, The Last Broadcast’s influence and cult status has been steadily growing since its relatively low-key original release.
This Limited Edition Blu-ray release includes a new 30 minute interview with the directors, newly commissioned slipcase artwork from legendary comics artist Stephen R. Bissette, and a booklet with expert writing on the film and the found footage genre from the directors of feature documentary The Found Footage Phenomenon (2021). Synopsis: In 1995 a four-man team from the cable-access program Fact or Fiction braved the desolate New Jersey Pine Barrens determined to deliver a live broadcast of legendary monster, the Jersey Devil. Only one came out alive. The lone survivor was sentenced to life in prison, but filmmaker David Leigh is convinced that he's innocent. Could the Jersey Devil still haunt the barrens?
Limited Edition version comes with special packaging and booklet, limited to 3000 copies
Special Features • A New Broadcast: Interviews with co-directors Stefan Avalos and Lance Weiler (NEW) • Limited Edition Booklet: Includes 'Welcome to the Digital Age: The Last Broadcast and the horrors of the Internet' by Phillip Escott and 'Fact or Fiction?' by Sarah Appleton (NEW) • Commentary with co-directors Stefan Avalos and Lance Weiler (1999) • Commentary with co-directors Stefan Avalos and Lance Weiler (2006) • Behind-the-scenes documentary: Production • Behind-the-scenes documentary: Post-production • Behind-the-scenes documentary: Distribution • Exclusive interviews • Fact or Fiction: rare clips from the infamous public access show • Jim Seward: Alive and Well performing two folk songs • Lucas: What really happened? • Gallery of Gore: Pine Barrens murder crime scene and autopsy images, Last Broadcast poster and box art from around the globe • Trailer