DVDetails: Out-There Found Footage “MR. JONES”Movies/TV,News Samuel Zimmerman
One of the more divisive midnighters of last year’s Tribeca Film Festival, the docu-style MR. JONES aims to get a bit strange with the medium, resulting in one of the more unique uses of an oversaturated technique. Anchor Bay has acquired the film for North American theatrical and home release, and now you’ll get to see the strange picture for yourself.
In MR. JONES, Scott (Jon Foster) and Penny (Sarah Jones) just moved to a remote cabin to escape the pressures of the world and breathe new life into their art. But they’ll soon discover they are not alone: an infamously reclusive artist – known only as ‘Mr. Jones’ – lives nearby. He doesn’t like to be disturbed, and only comes out at night when he drags his strange, sinister sculptures deep into the woods. When Scott and Penny’s curiosity leads them too close for Mr. Jones’ comfort, he plunges the young couple into a nightmare world of mayhem, madness and mind-bending terror.
The feature debut of Karl Mueller (who co-wrote Xavier Gens’ gonzo THE DIVIDE), Anchor Bay will open MR. JONES in select theaters on May 2, followed by a Blu-ray/DVD release May 6. For more on the film, which I was taken with, you can read our review here.