Slither is one of the greatest modern horror-comedies, in my opinion. Though the plot is derivative of several movies that came before it, slither combined just the right amount of talent behind and in front of the screen to leave a lasting impression on myself, and many others. Slither was released to Blu-ray in Canada back in 2008, and I’ve had that Blu-ray for several years, as I’m sure many fellow importers have as well. This press release doesn’t mention a new transfer or a new source, so I’m assuming it will be similar, with some minor tweaks and enhancements performed by Scream Factory. The release ports over some extras from previous home video incarnations, but also features a brand new commentary, and two new retrospective interviews/mini-docs. Pre-order from Scream Factory’s website and receive a free 18″ X 24″ rolled poster featuring the cover art, and your order ships two weeks prior to the title’s street date. Scream Factory’s Collector’s Edition release of the film releases on the first of August. See the full press release and listing of extras below.
“A wickedly fun horror flick!” – David Germain, Associated Press
“The most entertaining horror movie in years” Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Cult Favorite Makes Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Debut August 1st, 2017 from Scream Factory
From James Gunn, co-writer and director of Guardians of the Galaxy and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, comes Slither, the deliciously demented story of an unnamed evil wreaking havoc on a small town.
Making its Blu-ray debut as a deluxe Collector’s Edition Blu-ray on August 1st, 2017 from Scream Factory, this delightfully disgusting creature feature comes jam-packed with bonus features, including a new audio commentary with director James Gunn, actor Nathan Fillion and actor Michael Rooker, a new interview “The Genesis of Slither” with writer and director James Gunn, a new interview with actor Gregg Henry, audio commentary with James Gunn and Nathan Fillion, deleted and extended scenes with optional commentary by James Gunn, Slithery Set Tour with actor Nathan Fillion, and much, much more! Fans can pre-order their copies now by visiting ShoutFactory.com
The sleepy town of Wheelsy could be any small town in America — somewhat quaint and gentle, peopled with friendly folks who mind their own business. But just beneath the surface charm, something unnamed and evil has arrived…and is growing. Intent on devouring all life on Earth, this dark and slimy entity is infecting anyone in its path. Now it’s up to the local sheriff, Bill Pardy (Nathan Fillion,Firefly, Castle), and his team to stop the spread of rampant devastation – and shocking mutilation – before it’s too late. This outrageously funny horror film also stars Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy, The Walking Dead), Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games, Pitch Perfect) and Gregg Henry (Body Double, Jason Bourne).
Slither Bonus Features:
- NEW Audio Commentary with writer/director James Gunn and actors Nathan Fillion and Michael Rooker
- NEW The Genesis of SLITHER – an interview with writer/director James Gunn
- NEW The Other MacReady – an interview with actor Gregg Henry
- Audio commentary with James Gunn and Nathan Fillion
- Deleted and extended scenes with optional commentary by James Gunn
- Visual Effects: Step by Step
- Slithery Set Tour with actor Nathan Fillion
- The Sick Minds and Slimy Days of SLITHER
- Brewing the Blood – How to Make Blood
- Bringing SLITHER’s Creatures to Life
- Lloyd Kaufman’s Video Diary
- Gag Reel
- Who is Bill Pardy? featurette
- Theatrical Trailer
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