New Release: Zonad DVD

Zonad movie scene

Simon Delaney makes a point to his Terran friends in Zonad.

On July 19, 2011, FilmBuff and MPI issued the 2009 Irish comedy Zonad on DVD for a list price of $24.98.

Written and directed by brothers John and Kieran Carney (John was the writer/director of the Oscar-winning 2006 sleeper hit Once), Zonad is set in the small Irish town of Ballymoran, where the Cassidy family comes home to find a red leather-clad man passed out on their living room floor.

They assume he’s an alien visiting Earth when in reality the “creature” is actually Liam Murphy (Simon Delaney, TV’s EastEnders), an escapee from an alcohol rehab clinic. Liam goes along with the ruse and passes himself off as an alien named Zonad.

It doesn’t take too long for Zonad to start enjoying his life as an extraterrestrial, beginning with women, booze and a nice place to live. But when one of the town residents becomes suspicious and a fellow rehab escapee (David Pearse, Bloody Sunday) shows up claiming to be Zonad’s alien pal, Bonad, the good times are put in serious jeopardy.

Zonad popped up at a few international film festivals over the past year. It premiered on DVD in the U.S.

Take a look at the trailer for this zany-looking film, which Variety describes as “delightfully unhinged:”


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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.