Thursday 27th October 2011
Smoking Laws is the first comedy feature from hit US indie Eggwork Productions, the creative collaboration between director/writer Matthew Ehlers and writer/producer Todd Neilsen. It will be released on retail DVD by Scanbox Entertainment on 26th December 2011 ... just in time for all those people whose number one New Year Resolution is to give up smoking!!
There's a smoky new perimeter in the barfly subculture. Across the globe, smokers are being forced to stand outside their favourite drinking haunts and have curious conversations and confrontations that last the length of a cigarette. In the smoky haze they talk dirty secrets, dirty habits, beginnings, endings and even matters of life-and death.
Smoking Laws is a voyeuristic look at these people and at The Bossman, a bar owner stuck with a bunch of smokers but he spends most of his time trying to keep his staff under control, most of whom apart from an overzealous bouncer are total slackers.
His customers aren't much better. The random collection of misfits and barflies who brave the cold outside so that they can smoke their cigarettes make The Bossman's life pure misery. Drunks, failed artists and an assortment of other characters with dark secrets surround the bar in a ring of smoke and strange conversations but at least Smoking Laws allows the viewer to spend a night sampling bar culture without smelling like an ashtray after it!
- Deleted Scenes (6:40)
- Gag Reel (2:20)
- 3 x Shorts Films also Written & Directed by Matthew Ehlers: Lunch (3:42), Autobank (2:28) and Who's Your Daddy? (3:20)
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.