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‘Red State’ debuts on VOD before theatrical run

Pic to get Oscar qualifying run at New Beverly Cinema

Lionsgate will release Kevin Smith’s “Red State” on VOD on Sept. 1, three weeks before his Smodcast Pictures banner releases the pic theatrically on Sept. 23.

Red State” will be released on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download on Oct. 18.

Horror-thriller, starring Melissa Leo and John Goodman in the story of a group of teens in Middle America who receive an online invitation for sex, debuted in January at Sundance with a publicity stunt in which Smith bought his own film for $20 and declared that he would self-distribute.

When Lionsgate acquired homevid rights in June, it said “Red State” has grossed close to $1 million from 15 single-show engagements with ticket prices of about $65, including $162,000 at Radio City Music Hall at the March 5 kickoff show. Smith announced last week that he would mount a one-week Oscar-qualifying run starting Aug. 19 at Quentin Tarantino’s New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles, with an entry price of $20 including a live Q&A.

Lionsgate said Monday that the Blu-ray and DVD release will contain a documentary, audio commentary with Smith, deleted scenes and an extended ending sequence.

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