Man Bites Dog Films, in collaboration with Volar Video, announces the Digital Pay-Per-View and DVD/Blu-ray release dates of “The Rivalry: Red V. Blue,” the first film to document college basketball’s ultimate rivalry: University of Louisville vs. University of Kentucky.
Today we are pleased to report that amazon.com is currently taking preorders for the DVD and Blu-Ray. The film will also be available through Digital Pay-Per-View beginning Sunday, March 16th, 2014 at 6:00 pm ET on redvbluefilm.com. Fans can purchase unlimited digital viewing of the film for $9.99 and will be able to purchase advanced tickets beginning Friday, March 14th.
In addition, the film’s DVD and Blu-ray versions will be released on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014. Fans can purchase copies of this film for $19.99 (DVD) and $24.99 (Blue-ray) by visiting retailers across the state including Walmart, Kroger, Meijer, Hibbett Sports, Fan Outfitters, Kennedy, Neutral Zone, Dunham’s Sports, FiveStar Food Mart, Hallmark, Lids, and JD Becker, and also online through redvbluefilm.com, Amazon.com, CatsPause.com, ESPN.com, CBSSports.com, UKTeamShop.com and Shop.GoCards.com.
Red V. Blue weaves current events, including back-to-back national championships in 2012 and 2013, with the intriguing history of a rivalry game that didn’t exist for decades. The film features interviews with legendary coaches of both programs, former players, prominent sportswriters and other sports media personalities, politicians, celebrities, and a wide range of die-hard fans, making it a must-see for any college sports fan.
The documentary premiered in Lexington at the Lexington Opera House and in Louisville at the Muhammad Ali Center in December 2013 and is currently being shown in select theaters across Kentucky through March 2014. The film also screened at The River City Festival of Films in Owensboro, KY this past weekend. For more information, please visit www.redvbluefilm.com.
About Man Bites Dog Films
Man Bites Dog Films is a boutique film production company established by filmmaker Rory Owen Delaney with the mission of creating unique content for unique audiences. In 2010 producer Wade Smith joined forces with Man Bites Dog Films. Both Delaney and Smith share a passion for film, grew up in Kentucky and were named honorable Kentucky Colonels. “The Rivalry: Red V. Blue” is the second feature length documentary produced by Man Bites Dog Films. Man Bites Dog Films specializes in innovative digital filmmaking and has offices in Los Angeles, CA and Paintsville, KY. For more information, visit www.mbdfilms.com.
About Volar Video
Volar Video is a digital video technology company whose proprietary software and production platform enables clients to broadcast and monetize events in high quality with custom graphics and ad insertion. Led by an experienced team of production, technical software, marketing and sports executives, Volar Video delivers customized video solutions across television, computer and mobile platforms. Volar Video has offices in Lexington, Ky. and New York. For more information, visit www.volarvideo.com.
“The Rivalry: Red V. Blue” is playing in theaters now in Kentucky in January and February 2014. Be sure to catch the first documentary about college basketball’s ultimate rivalry on the big screen with as many fellow U of L and UK fans as possible!
In case you hadn’t heard, The Rivalry: Red V. Blue is playing in select theaters now in Kentucky. It will be playing at the Village 8 in Louisville at 7 and 9 pm on January 31st and February 7th. It will also be playing in Georgetown and Ashland, among other cities. For a full list of screenings go to redvbluefilm.com/screenings.
For the December 27th world premiere at the Lexington Opera House, Lexington mayor Jim Gray was in attendance along with Rob Bromley, Miss Kentucky, Governor John Y. Brown, and Tom Leach, among others. WKYT News covered the event on the local news. Watch here.
For the December 29th premiere at the Muhammad Ali Center, Louisville mayor Greg Fischer attended along with Tony Vanetti, Terry Howard, Al Benniger, Jim Tharp, Ken Kurlas and the barbers (Robert Boone and the Wagners). WHAS and WLKY covered the event on the local news. Watch here.
For the December 30th premiere a the SIPP Theater, Paintsville mayor Bob Porter attended along with UK fan Doug Young and U of L fan Rick Roberts. WYMT covered the event on the local news. Watch here.
The Rivalry: Red V. Blue will be available on DVD in March 2014!
The Louisville Kentucky Basketball Rivalry is undoubtedly college basketball’s ultimate feud, and The Rivalry: Red V. Blue is the first film to document this incredible sports story.
The Rivalry: Red V. Blue weaves the fascinating history of one of college basketball’s greatest rivalries with the incredible back-to-back championship runs of the Kentucky Wildcats and Louisville Cardinals in 2012 and 2013. From Louisville’s upset win over Adolf Rupp’s Wildcats in 1959 to the 1983 Dream Game and the 2012 Final Four clash in the Big Easy, “Red V. Blue” documents why the Kentucky-Louisville rivalry is second to none. Thanks again to Gillette for sponsoring “The Rivalry: Red V. Blue!”
P.S. The release date announcement is coming soon!
Go behind the scenes with “Mr. Horsepower” Kent Rose (a.k.a. the “Arm Drop Guy“) and see how he gets in the zone for the Hillbilly Drags. This August 30th and 31st come out and see Mr. Horsepower arm-drop over 300 cars at the Combs Airport between Paintsville and Prestonsburg, located just off of the Country Music Highway!
Never Got Caught perform “Highway Wreckage” live in Boston! This show at McGann’s Irish Pub was filmed as part of a short documentary about Never Got Caught as they were recording a new EP at a local recording studio in the Alston neighborhood of Boston.
Thursday night The Rivalry: Red V. Blue surged past $10,000 in kickstarter pledges thanks to Kentucky Pride and the generosity of “Red V. Blue” nation!
To say thank you, we released a new video “Kentucky Pride,” featuring one of our favorite UK fans, Doug Young.
Doug Young owns the Finishing Touch frame shop in Paintsville, KY. In this clip he explains what Kentucky basketball means to him and so many others in the state.
But Doug’s message of the importance of tradition is as applicable to Louisville fans as it is to Kentucky fans. Just as Doug is a lifelong Wildcats supporter because UK was his dad’s team, there are thousands of Louisville Cardinal fans with similar stories whose love for the Cards grew out of their love for a family member or good friend.
“Red V. Blue” isn’t just a basketball documentary. It’s a movie about the rich traditions of Kentucky and their meaning to generations of Kentuckians.
Today producer Adam Lefkoe was a guest on the Leach Report with the Voice of the Wildcats, Tom Leach.
This weekend we will be featured in the Lexington Herald and the Appalachian News-Express.
Additionally, director Rory Owen Delaney was interviewed by Surreelfilm. The interview will air Sunday at 1 pm EST on Crescent Hill Radio in Louisville and will be simulcast on crescenthillradio.com!
To back us on kickstarter, click here and hit the green “back this project” button!
Thank you for your support so far. We have come a long way and owe it all to you!
Saturday’s edition of the Courier Journal featured a great article in print and online about Red V. Blue. The story includes interviews with director Rory Owen Delaney and producer Wade Smith. Read all about it below!
Documentary captures universities of Kentucky and Louisville in title seasons
by Adam Himmelsbach
Rory Delaney is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker whose connection to his hometown of Louisville has endured despite the distance. He loves U of L basketball, detests UK, and feels at home when he meets someone with similar tastes.
So imagine his concern, then, when he was aboard a small prop plane in 2008, flying above swaths of contaminated wasteland for his documentary “Toxic Soup,” when he realized his pilot was a diehard Wildcats fan. He held on a little tighter and smiled a little harder, but ultimately he and Paintsville native Wade Smith forged a friendship that was hatched by the glaring polarity.
Smith, in addition to flying U of L fans over contamination zones, was also a film producer. The two stayed in touch, and each fall, as the annual U of L-UK basketball game approached, they’d fire off a flurry of text messages to each other, their jabs both playful and sharp.
In 2009, of course, first-year UK coach John Calipari started off a string of four consecutive wins against Cardinals coach Rick Pitino.
It was a crafty way to shift the focus from Louisville’s losses, but it was also a logical question. Delaney had tired of the incessant attention paid to the comparably sterile Duke-North Carolina rivalry, and he thought the nation deserved to know more about the Commonwealth’s simmering feud.
And so two years, two national championships, and too many barroom debates later, Delaney and Smith’s labor of love, “The Rivalry: Red V. Blue” is nearing completion.
To read the rest of the article, go here. To back our kickstarter campaign, click here.
Although John Calipari and Rick Pitino are officially on good terms, it is no secret that unofficially the two coaches despise each other. Red V. Blue explores the impact this coaching feud has had on the rivalry between the University of Kentucky and University of Louisville. In this clip, Oscar Combs, founder of the Cats’ Pause, speaks on the seriousness of the bad blood between John Calipari and Rick Pitino. “Red V. Blue” is the first movie to document the history of the Kentucky-Louisville college basketball rivalry. Please visit our Kickstarter page to help get this movie made!
“The Rivalry: Red V. Blue” is the first and only movie to document college basketball’s hottest rivalry: the Kentucky Wildcats versus the Louisville Cardinals. Now we need YOUR help to finish this one-of-a-kind sports documentary. Please visit our Kickstarter page to donate or promote our documentary!
The Red V Blue Kickstarter Campaign is live. It’s official. ”The Rivalry: Red V. Blue” is the FIRST movie to document the Louisville-Kentucky basketball feud, college basketball’s most heated rivalry!
The documentary has been in production for over two and a half years and has been funded entirely out-of-pocket by the filmmakers. Now we need your help to finish “The Rivalry: Red V. Blue”!
We have completed 80 percent of the production, but there are a few more players, coaches, and personalities who need to be interviewed. Your Kickstarter dollars will cover the completion of principal photography as well as the post-production and distribution expenses of Red V. Blue. These costs include but are not limited to:
Animation / graphics
Below is the official video for the Red V Blue kickstarter campaign. If you like what we are doing and want to see Kentucky recognized for its excellence in college basketball, share “The Rivalry: Red V. Blue” with your family, friends, teammates and rivals alike!