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.