Cult classic rescuer Shout! Factory will be bringing the 1982 Swamp Thing movie, based on the comic book and memorably starring Adrienne Barbeau, to Blu-ray combo pack on August 6.
In the movie, Dr. Alec Holland (Ray Wise) is turned into the monstrous Swamp Thing as a result of Arcane (Louis Jourdan)’s attempt to steal his secret formula to end world hunger. (Or so I’m told. I haven’t actually seen the movie. Just the poster, which is also the cover for this release.)
According to High-Def Digest, the special features will include:
- New audio commentary with writer/director Wes Craven
- New interviews with actress Adrienne Barbeau, makeup effects artist Bill Munn, co-creator Len Wein, and actor Reggie Batts
- Theatrical trailer
- Photo galleries
Unfortunately, the Blu-ray will only have the 91-minute U.S. theatrical cut of the film; the 93-minute unrated cut is unavailable “due to legal issues”.
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