Gabriel going DTV in the states?

Released Feb 19 through Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


Seems the Australian pic “Gabriel”, at one time intended for theatrical release in the states, may instead be premiering in a lounge room.

The following press release just arrived from SPHE :

Culver City, Calif. (December 17, 2007) – On February 19, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release the supernatural thriller Gabriel on DVD. In the tradition of mega-hit Underworld, Gabriel showcases the ultimate battle between good and evil, and the fight for the human soul, starring rising talent Andy Whitfield (Australian TV’s “All Saints”) and Samantha Noble (See No Evil). Gabriel DVD special features includes deleted scenes and three “making of” featurettes for the SRP of $24.96.

Synopsis: Gabriel

There is a struggle between Arc and Fallen angels for control of Purgatory and its population of re-born souls. At present, darkness rules and Gabriel (Whitfield), the last of the seven Arcs sent to return light to the city, must assume human form for the first time. Purgatory’s underworld is dangerous and seedy, and Gabriel must hide his powers in order to survive. In the darkest place of the human soul, this lone arc angel’s battle with his human feelings and emotions will prove as perilous as facing the Fallen angels.

Written by newcomer Matt Hylton Todd and first-time director Shane Abbess, Gabriel stars a hot, young cast including Andy Whitfield (“All Saints”), Samantha Noble (See No Evil), Erika Heynatz (George of the Jungle 2, TV’s “Mermaids”) and Michael Piccirilli (Devil’s Gateway, TV’s “McLeod’s Daughters”).

DVD BONUS FEATURES INCLUDE:

Deleted Scenes
Making of Featurettes
Genesis: Pre-production
Battlefront: Shooting Gabriel
Evolution: Special Effects and Scoring