Ten years after emerging as a cult favorite, The Boondock Saints will return to the big screen in a special one-night presentation called The Boondock Saints 10th Anniversary Event, on Thursday, March 11th 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 whose music is part of the upcoming soundtrack to The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day, along with a sneak peek into the mobile games, comic books and graphic novel currently in development.
“Twenty-ten 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 11th.”
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. Acclaimed by critics and fans alike, The Boondock Saints is a story about fraternal twin brothers Connor and Murphy McManus, who embark upon a mission to rid Boston of human evil. After killing two members of the Russian mafia in self-defense, these hard-drinking brothers take the law into their own hands. No public outcry is heard and even FBI agent Paul Smecker begins to feel that the brothers are doing a good deed.
The Boondock Saints was previously presented by NCM Fathom in 2006 in 130 select theaters.
The Boondock Saints 10th Anniversary Event will be shown in 457 select movie theaters including, AMC Entertainment, Celebration! Cinema, Cinemark Holdings, Clearview Cinemas, Georgia Theatre Company, Goodrich Quality Theaters, Hollywood Theaters, Kerasotes Showplace Theatres, National Amusements and Regal Entertainment Group movie theaters, as well as Arlington Theatre (Santa Barbara, CA), Bainbridge 5 (Seattle, WA), The Carolina (Asheville, NC), Palace Cinema 9 (South Burlington, VT) and Penn Cinema (Lititz, PA), through NCM’s exclusive Digital Broadcast Network – North America’s largest cinema broadcast network.
The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day Blu-ray and DVD will be available on March 9th. Both the Blu-ray and DVD include two commentary tracks with filmmakers and the cast, deleted scenes, as well as two behind-the-scenes featurettes, including the making-of documentary “Unprecedented Access: Behind the Scenes” and “Billy Connolly and Troy Duffy: Unedited.”
Presented by NCM Fathom, The Boondock Saints, and Hot Topic, tickets for the event are available at www.fathomevents.com, as well as participating theater box offices.