The Farmer (lost film; 1977)


The Farmer (1977)
Film poster.
Film poster.
Status Lost

The Farmer (aka Blazing Revenge or The Killer Farmer) is a 1977 film directed by David Berlatsky in his only directorial role. The film chronicles the story of Kyle Martin, a farmer who has just returns from World War II a hero and Silver Star recipient. He's upset to find that the bank intends to foreclose his dilapidated farm, and despite his previous heroism, the creditors refuse to change their minds. Martin sets out to raise money to try and save the farm.

The film had a limited screening in public theatres in 1977, though it's believed to have been screened heavily at a variety of Marine Corps base theatres around the world. It also appeared on cable TV for a short period after its theatrical release. The film, to this day, has never received a home video release of any kind, and is heavily sought-after by collectors.

In 2006, Code Red DVD claimed that they were in the process of digitally remastering the film for an upcoming DVD release, but said release simply never came to fruition. Code Red even included its trailer on several other DVD releases. This trailer remains the only footage from the film that is publicly available. A collection of screenshots released by Code Red in 2007[1], and a few production stills and advertisements have resurfaced online.

Surviving Trailer

The released trailer for the film.

Resurfaced Stills

References

  1. 2007 Code Red blog post, in which 10 screenshots from the film were released. Retrieved 05 Sep '13.

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