Wednesday, February 18, 2009

"Imprint" released on DVD

Just last week Linn Productions' "Imprint" was released on DVD to a national audience.

Linn Productions is based in Rapid City and "Imprint" was filmed completely in South Dakota. The Native American cast and the locations on the Pine Ridge Reservation provide a fresh look at Indians as people in today's world.

Filmmmakers Michael and Marc Linn told me that some are categorizing "Imprint" as a horror film, but it has none of the blood or violence that typifes that genre. It is much more of a spooky supernatural thriller. I've seen it twice and enjoyed it very much and I'm not a fan of horror films.

I spent some time discussing the movie with 89-year-old Lakota Chief David Bald Eagle who plays a medicine man in "Imprint." He said, "I've been in 37 movies. I've played in Indian movies and I've played in western movies. Imprint was the best as far as the Indian side of things. It got it right."

Imprint is available nationwide at Blockbuster and other fine video rental stores. Check out more information at


  1. I personally was pleasantly surprised by how great this film was. I've never really watched Native American Centered cinema, so I didn't know what to expect, but this was great, and the story was fantastic! Nothing but good things to say about this, and best of all, it's a South Dakota Film. Can't wait to see what else comes out of SD in the near future!

  2. Thanks for reading Ryan, I couldn't agree more!