Director Craig Zobel's acclaimed and controversial drama "Compliance," will be released on DVD / Blu Ray and available on VOD starting Jan. 8.
Based on true events that took place in April 2004 at a suburban McDonald’s restaurant, "Compliance" tells the chilling story of just how far one might go to obey a figure of authority.
On a particularly busy day at a suburban Ohio fast food joint, high-strung manager Sandra Ann Dowd ("Garden State") receives a phone call from a police officer saying that an employee, a pretty young blonde named Becky (newcomer Dreama Walker) has stolen money from a customer.
Convinced she's only doing what's right, Sandra commences the investigation, following step-by-step instructions from the officer at the other end of the line, no matter how invasive they become.
According to the filmmakers, the purpose of the film was to have viewers ask themselves two questions: “Why don’t they just say no?” and the more troubling, "Am I certain I wouldn't do the same?"
The film is Zobel's second feature. It screened at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and SXSW Film Festival. He was also behind the 2007 Sundance hit "Great World of Sound."
"Compliance" is described as a riveting recreation of the nightmare, in which the line between legality and reason is hauntingly blurred, with a cast that delivers startlingly authentic performances making the appalling events unfolding onscreen all the more difficult to watch – but impossible to turn away from.
Dowd's performance in the film has garnered a 2013 Independent Spirit Award nomination and Critics Choice Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
"Compliance" will be available on DVD / Blu Ray Jan. 8. It will also be available for digital download on iTunes, Amazon, Charter, Comcast, Google Play, DirecTV, Playstation, SuddenLink, Time Warner, Verizon FIOS, Vudu, and XBOX.
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