Friday, June 26, 2009

Little Red Riding Hood (with Christina Ricci) & Other Stories Now On DVD

This has been a long time in coming.
On June 16th, David Kaplan's award winning film of Little Red Riding Hood, starring a 16 year old Christina Ricci, finally became available.

Sinister fun.... Absolutely gorgeous film... woozy, Murnauesque sets, narration from Quentin Crisp, and, above all, the preternaturally expressive visage of Christina Ricci as an all-too-knowing Red.
--Hazal-Dawn Dumpert, L.A. Weekly.


16-year-old Christina Ricci stars as a not-so-innocent Red Riding Hood in writer/director David Kaplan’s underground cult classic hailed by viewers as "breathtaking", "a masterpiece", "perfection", and "one of the greatest short films of all time". With narration by Quentin Crisp, based on the folktale "The Story of Grandmother". This short film collection includes new director's cuts of Kaplan's rare award-winning short films "The Frog King" and "Little Suck-a-Thumb" as well as audio commentary from Kaplan and folklore scholar Jack Zipes.

LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and went on to screen in over fifty international film festivals where it received several awards including the Silver Hugo Award at the Chicago International Film Festival and the Prix Panavision for Best U.S. Short Film at the Avignon Film Festival. After a successful theatrical run in cities across the country, LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD was televised on The Sundance Channel as well as in Sweden, Spain, Brazil, Australia, and the U.K. The film is currently being used as an educational device in universities worldwide.

Here's the trailer to whet your appetite. ;)

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