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On DVD: Threat

The winner of the Best Feature award at the 2006 Lausanne Underground Film Festival, Threat will be released in a special 3-disc DVD set from Halo 8 on April 3. The film also just recently played at the 2007 Miami Underground Film Festival.

Directed by Matt Pizzolo, Threat is the first feature film by King’s Mob, a “multimedia militia” dedicated to producing movies based in the worlds of NYC hardcore punk and underground hip hop. In the film, two friends — one white and one black — get caught in the middle of a race riot in Manhattan. The review site Blog Critics has a good, positive write-up of the film.

On the discs, you get the film, 45 minutes of bonus material, plus a soundtrack CD and a “songs that inspired the film” CD. The soundtrack is by Alec Empire, formerly of the band Atari Teenage Riot. Their album Delete Yourself! is a favorite of mine.

For more info, visit the film’s official site. Or just go buy it from Amazon. Here’s the trailer: