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“JAKOB’S WIFE” faces evil temptation on Blu-ray/DVD next month; details & art

Monday, June 21, 2021 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

Two longtime fixtures of the horror genre co-star in the new film from the writer/director of GIRL ON THE THIRD FLOOR.

RLJE Films and Shudder have announced a July 20 Blu-ray and DVD release date for JAKOB’S WIFE, directed by Travis Stevens from a script he wrote with Mark Steensland and Kathy Charles. Barbara Crampton (RE-ANIMATOR, WE ARE STILL HERE), Larry Fessenden (DEPRAVED, WENDIGO), Nyisha Bell, Mark Kelly, Sarah Lind (WOLFCOP), Robert Rusler (A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 2), Bonnie Aarons (THE NUN, THE CONJURING 2) and former WWE wrestler Phil Brooks, a.k.a. CM Punk, star; the synopsis: “Anne [Crampton] is married to a small-town minister [Fessenden] and feels like her life and marriage have been shrinking over the past 30 years. After a chance encounter with “The Master” [Aarons], she discovers a new sense of power and an appetite to live bigger and bolder than before. As Anne is increasingly torn between her enticing new existence and her life before, the body count grows and Jakob realizes he will have to fight for the wife he took for granted.” The discs will include “The Making of JAKOB’S WIFE” featurette and deleted scenes; retail prices are $28.96 for the Blu-ray and $27.97 for the DVD.  See our interviews with Stevens and Crampton on JAKOB’S WIFE.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.