Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment has three new titles in the works for a summer release, the black comedy I Love You To Death, the romantic comedy Better Than Sex and the disturbing Spider.
Rosalie Boca is the devoted wife of a philandering pizza maker in “I Love You To Death”. When Rosalie learns that he’s been squeezing more than just tomatoes, her homicidal instincts take over. She’s Catholic, so divorce is out of the question. With the help of a New Age busboy, drug-addled cousins Harland and Marin and her own mother, Rosalie attempts to send Joey to that big bed in the sky. Hopelessly incompetent as killers, they beat, poison and shoot Joey who remains oblivious to their numerous attempts.
In “Better Than Sex”, when wildlife photographer Josh and fashion designer Cin meet a party in Sydney, they are not initially attracted to one another. But after sharing a taxi ride home, they decide to take advantage of the opportunity to have a one-night-stand. After all, Josh has to return to London in three days so there’s no way this can go anywhere – or can it? As their one night together last’s a little longer than expected through three days of sex and conversation, it begins to look like their lust just might be turning into love – if they let it go that far!
Set in East End London, “Spider” tells the intense story of a deeply disturbed young boy
nicknamed Spider who sees his father brutally murder his mother and replace her with a
prostitute, Yvonne. Convinced they plan to murder him next, Spider hatches an
insane plan, which he carries through to tragic effect. Years later, Spider is released
into a halfway house for the mentally ill, where he receives little care or attention from the
landlady, Mrs. Wilkinson. Unsupervised, Spider stops taking his medication for
acute schizophrenia and starts revisiting his childhood haunts. His attempts to sustain his
delusional account of his past begin to unravel and Spider spirals into fresh madness and loses
his fragile grip on reality.
All three titles will be anamorphic widescreen with audio in Dolby Digital 5.1 but will contain no extras except for featurettes on “Spider”.
Each will arrive with a suggested retail price of $24.95 on July 29th.