From a suspenseful supernatural horror film to a lethally hilarious comedy, this September brings something for all film fans with the release of THE VIGIL and BLITHE SPIRIT on Blu-ray from IFC Films and Shout! Factory. THE VIGIL will be available September 21, 2021, and BLITHE SPIRIT on September 28, 2021. Fans of these films can pre-order their copies now on ShoutFactory.com.
Steeped in ancient Jewish lore and demonology, THE VIGIL is a supernatural horror film set over the course of a single evening in Brooklyn’s Borough Park. Low on funds and having recently left his insular religious community, Yakov (Dave Davis, American Horror House) reluctantly accepts an offer from his former rabbi and confidante to take on the responsibility of an overnight shomer – fulfilling the Jewish practice of watching over the body of a deceased community member. Shortly after arriving at the departed’s dilapidated house to sit in vigil, Yakov begins to realize that something is very, very wrong.
In BLITHE SPIRIT, best-selling crime novelist Charles (Dan Stevens) suffers from terrible writer’s block and is struggling to finish his first screenplay. His picture-perfect new wife Ruth (Isla Fisher) is doing her best to keep him focused so they can fulfill her dream of leaving London for Hollywood. Charles’ quest for inspiration leads him to invite the eccentric mystic Madame Acarti (Judi Dench) to perform a seance in his home. He gets more than he bargained for when Madame Acarti inadvertently summons the spirit of his first wife: the brilliant and fiery Elvira (Leslie Mann). Ready to pick up her life right where she left off, Elvira is shocked to discover the prim and proper Ruth is now married to her husband and running her household. Charles finds himself stuck between his two wives and their increasingly over-the-top attempts to outdo one another in this lethally hilarious comedy. BLITHE SPIRIT also includes a behind-the-scenes featurette as a bonus feature.
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