Ten years after emerging as a cult sensation, “The Boondock Saints” will return to the big screen in a special one-night presentation, “The Boondock Saints 10th Anniversary Event,” on March 11 at 7:30 p.m. local time.
Creator, writer and director Troy Duffy will introduce the event and share rare behind-the-scenes experiences and footage as well as exclusive interviews with cast and crew members including Norman Reedus (Murphy MacManus) and Sean Patrick Flanery (Connor MacManus), captured especially for this anniversary celebration. Audiences will also be treated to special performance clips by The Dirges, Ty Stone and Taylor Duffy, along with a sneak peek into the mobile games, comic books and graphic novel currently in development.
Presented by NCM Fathom, The Boondock Saints, LLC, and Hot Topic, tickets for “The Boondock Saints 10th Anniversary Event” are available at www.FathomEvents.com and presenting theater box offices.
“2010 is already shaping up to be an amazing milestone year for ‘The Boondock Saints’ and for the millions of fans who have literally carried us to where we are today,” said Duffy. “I know I speak for Sean and Norman as well when I say that it’s going to be a year-long celebration of our connecting with, thanking and entertaining as many fans as possible just for the pure thrill of it all … and it starts on March 11.”
Initially released in 2000 as a limited engagement to theaters following the Columbine tragedy, “The Boondock Saints” has gained a tremendous cult following, selling more than seven million DVDs to date.
“’The Boondock Saints’ special event was a hit four years ago as thousands of fans experienced this cult classic in their local movie theaters,” said Dan Diamond, vice president of NCM Fathom. “For those who have only seen this crime thriller on the small screen, this is a unique opportunity to experience it on the big screen like never before with an exclusive retrospective from Troy and the cast members who are part of ‘The Boondock Saints’ decade long journey.”
“The Boondock Saints 10th Anniversary Event” will be shown in 457 select movie theaters including: AMC Entertainment Inc., Celebration! Cinema, Cinemark Holdings, Inc., Clearview Cinemas, Georgia Theatre Co., Goodrich Quality Theaters, Hollywood Theaters, Kerasotes Showplace Theatres, National Amusements and Regal Entertainment Group movie theaters, as well as Arlington Theatre (Santa Barbara, Calif.), Bainbridge 5 (Seattle, Wash.), The Carolina (Asheville, N.C.), Palace Cinema 9 (South Burlington, Vermont) and Penn Cinema (Lititz, Pa.).
“The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day” Blu-ray and DVD will be available March 9. Both the Blu-ray and DVD include two commentary tracks with filmmakers & cast, deleted scenes, and two behind-the-scenes featurettes: the making-of documentary “Unprecedented Access: Behind the Scenes” and “Billy Connolly and Troy Duffy: Unedited.” For more information about The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day Blu-ray™ and DVD, visit www.theboondocksaintsii.com.
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