Solstice (25th Anniversary Blu-ray)

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The thriving Chicago film scene has given us iconic midwest flavored holiday stories like "Home Alone" and "Planes, Trains and Automobiles"... but Chicago has long been the home of indie film talent as well. 25 years ago, filmmaker Jerry Vasilatos began his journey as an independent filmmaker with a dream to make a Christmas movie, going from script to screen with "Solstice", a Chicago Christmas story which was broadcast into millions of households as Lifetime Television's Original World Premiere Movie in 1994.
Set in frigid, mid-winter Chicago, SOLSTICE tells the story of Nick (played by Michael Kelley, creator of ABC's "Revenge" in his earlier acting days), a disillusioned young man who encounters a variety of characters that help him regain a sense of hope and optimism during a lonely Christmas Eve.

This year, the newly restored 25th Anniversary Edition with a brand new orchestral score has garnered nominations and awards including Best Drama and Best Score at the Action on Film Megafest, Hollywood Dreams International Film Festival, Los Angeles Film Awards and Los Angeles Independent Film Festival. 

On December 15th, 2019 the 25th Anniversary Restoration of "Solstice" will be released on Blu-ray. The Limited Edition release, featuring 140 minutes of bonus content including newly produced behind the scenes programs, commentary tracks and foreign subtitling in French, German, Greek, Russian and Spanish, is available for pre-order now!"

Starring: Michael Kelley, Mary McCloud, Jay Lehrfeld, Bill Fogarty, Ramona Curtis, Lawrence Bull

Directed By: Jerry Vasilatos

Written By: Jerry Vasilatos

Score By: Balint Sapszon

Language: English

Video: 1080p High Definition / 1.33:1 / Color

Audio: English 2.0 Dolby Digital

Subtitles: English SDH, French, German, Spanish, Greek, Russian

Theatrical Release: 1994

Runtime: 48 Minutes

Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Region Code: Region Free (A/B/C)

Special Features: 2019 Director's Commentary, 2019 Film Historian's Commentary. 1994 10th Anniversary Cast and Crew Commentary.  95 minutes of newly produced, never before seen HD anniversary programs including: Spirits of Christmas Past and the Making of "Solstice" (44 min), "Solstice II" - Kristine's Story (2.5 min), The History of the Music Box Sing-Along (6 min), 25th Anniversary Trailer (2 min), 25th Anniversary Screening Q&A (24 min), Spirits of Christmas Past Roadshow Cut (15 min), Coda (4.5 min), Deleted Scene w/Directors Commentary (1 min), Outtake w/ Director's Commentary (.50 min), Original 1993 Release with Mono Mix (48 min) Original 2004 Bonus Content Archives ported from the Standard Definition DVD including: Star Michael Kelley and Mary McCloud's original audition (4.5 min), Behind the Scenes at Six Corners (6.5 min), Chicagoland TV News Segment covering the original Lifetime Broadcast (3 min), Cable Access coverage of the Chicago theatrical premiere by Nights Out Chicago (6.5 min), Cable Access interview with director Jerry Vasilatos from Mise-En-Scene (9 min), Behind the Scenes Slideshow and radio interview from WLUP Chicago (14 min), Original Lifetime Promos (1 min), First and Revised Third Draft Screenplay Slideshows, Storyboard Slideshow

Genre: Drama, Holiday

Label: Nitestar

Limited Edition of 500 Units