Revised Details on the New DVD
Wed., Nov. 17. 2004 11:45pm EST
Our new "Downer of a Sister" DVD comes with a full-color, four-page CD booklet (featuring liner notes, plenty of photos, cast and crew listing, and inside information) in a slimline case, so you can store it with the rest of your ApologetiX collection in a CD binder or on the shelf.
We decided not to do subtitles (for those who have a hard time deciphering rock and roll lyrics) after a 57-year-old stranger watched the DVD and asked, "Why do you need subtitles? I understood every word?" But the blooper reel and behind-the-scenes footage had us all laughing at a private screening last Saturday in Mississippi.
Directed by ApologetiX lead guitarist/producer Karl Messner and filmed by Lynyrd Skynyrd videographer Eric Pensenstadler, "Downer of a Sister" is our hit parody of System of a Down's alternative hit "Chop Suey" and tells the biblical story (Genesis 29:15-30) of how Jacob came to be married to two wives, Rachel and Leah, as a result of his Uncle Laban's deception. The video brings that story to life, using an unconventional mix of Biblical costumes, modern rock music and old-fashioned humor.
Imagine waking up the morning after your wedding night and discovering you didn't marry the dream girl you'd been engaged to for the past seven years but her very different-looking older sister! And to top it off, you'd been double-crossed by your new father-in-law, who also happens to be your uncle. This is reality T.V. circa 1800 B.C.
We are taking pre-orders for our "Downer of a Sister" video DVD at a sale price of $7.99. While our "New & Used Hits" CD will be available in stores for Thanksgiving weekend, the "Downer of a Sister" DVD is currently available only through our website and is not scheduled to be available in stores anytime soon. The DVD has been slightly delayed and now should be ready soon after Thanksgiving, and will ship separately from the new CD. To take advantage of the pre-order sale price, click on this link:
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