‘Rabid’ Available Across Canada on EST, VOD and DVD April 28thApril 27, 2020
Jen and Sylvia Soska’s re-imagining of the classic David Cronenberg film Rabid is coming home.
Following the Canada-wide theatrical release, Rabid will now be available on Apple TV, Sony, Rogers, Bell, Shaw, and DVD across Canada on April 28th. Written and Directed by Jen and Sylvia Soska (Dead Hooker in A Trunk, American Mary) and John Serge, Rabid stars Laura Vandervoort (Jigsaw, V WARS, BITTEN) as “Rose” a demure seamstress who goes through a radical transformation after electing for plastic surgery following a disfiguring accident. Rabid also stars Ben Hollingsworth (CODE BLACK) as “Brad” a fashion photographer, WWE superstars CM Punk as “Billy” and his wife New York Times best-selling author AJ Mendez as “Kira.”
The remake is set in the seductive and glamourous world of high fashion and follows Rose (Laura Vandervoort), a young woman whose disfigurement after an accident leads to a radical and untested stem-cell treatment, an experimental transformation that comes at a price.
“It’s a tremendous honor re-imagining David’s 1977 body horror classic, Rabid. Our Rabid is a continuation of the thoughts and conversation David started but modernized through a female perspective. The film not only honors his original Rabid but also Cronenberg’s entire body of work,” said Writer-Directors Jen and Sylvia Soska.
The Rabid DVD (Blu-ray and Standard) contains the following special features, Audio Commentary with Directors and Writers Jen and Sylvia Soska and an interview with star Laura Vandervoort. It is released by Shout! Factory on behalf of A71.
Rabid is produced by Back 40 Pictures in conjunction with Telefilm Canada, Ontario Media Development Corporation, and London based, Media Finance Capital. Michael Walker, Paul Lalonde, and John Vidette are the producers.