Shout! Factory announces ‘Critters’ box set.

“Kill Crites!” Why don’t we discuss the wonderful and underappreciated Critters series more?  These outer space killers appeared in four mostly good films, each with a distinctly different take on the creatures.  The first movie was a mostly effective horror tale about a family being attached by the crites.  The second film played up the camp factor as the entire rural town was under siege.  The third film moved the action from the country to the city where the space-killers attack an apartment building.  The fourth… well the fourth takes place in outer space.  Plus, this series brought us Leonardo DiCaprio in his first film role and Angela Bassett in one of her earlier film roles.   In case you need to get caught up with killer porcupines, Shout! Factory has announced that all 4 installments will be released on Blu-ray in an exclusive box set.

Set for release on November 27th, this Shout! Factory collection will include all 4 films and special bonus features for each.  You can preorder here.

  • The Blu-Ray set housed in a rigid slipcase
  • A limited edition 28.5″ X 16.5″ lithograph of the newly-designed art from artist Laz Marquez (limited to the first 1,000 pre-orders)
  • A second, limited edition 28.5″ X 16.5″ lithograph of newly designed alternate art from artist Laz Marquez (limited to the first 1,000 pre-orders)
  • Early shipping to arrive two weeks before the national street date

 

Bonus Features

Disc One: Critters (1986)

  • NEW 2K Scan From The Original Film Elements
  • NEW Audio Commentary With Producer Barry Opper And Star Don Opper
  • NEW Audio Commentary With Critter Designers Charles Chiodo, Edward Chiodo, And Stephen Chiodo
  • NEW They Bite!: The Making Of Critters Featuring Interviews With Actors Dee Wallace, Don Opper, Terrence Mann, And Lin Shaye, Producer Barry Opper, Writer Brian Muir, Critters Designers Charles Chiodo, Edward Chiodo, And Stephen Chiodo, Make-Up Artist R. Christopher Biggs, Special Prop Supervisor Anthony Doublin, Composer David Newman, Second Unit Director Mark Helfrich, Critter Voice Actor Corey Burton, And Miniature Effects Supervisor Gene Warren Jr.
  • NEW For Brian: A Tribute To Screenwriter Brian Domonic Muir
  • Behind-The-Scenes Footage
  • Alternate Ending
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Still Gallery

Disc Two: Critters 2: The Main Course (1988)

  • NEW 2K Scan From The Original Film Elements
  • NEW Audio Commentary With Director Mick Garris
  • NEW Audio Commentary With Critters Designers Charles Chiodo, Edward Chiodo, And Stephen Chiodo
  • NEW The Main Course: The Making Of Critters 2 Featuring Interviews With Director Mick Garris, Actors Liane Curtis, Don Opper, Terrence Mann, And Lin Shaye, Producer Barry Opper, Critter Designers Charles Chiodo, Edward Chiodo, And Stephen Chiodo, And Make-Up Artist R. Christopher Biggs
  • Behind-The-Scenes Footage
  • Additional TV Scenes
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Still Gallery

Disc Three: Critters 3 (1991)

  • NEW Audio Commentary With Producer Barry Opper And Star Don Opper
  • NEW You Are What They Eat: The Making Of Critters 3 Featuring Interviews With Producer Barry Opper, Screenwriter David J. Schow, Stars Don Opper And Terrence Mann, Director Of Photography Thomas J. Callaway, And Critters Designers Charles Chiodo, Edward Chiodo, And Stephen Chiodo
  • Trailer
  • Still Gallery

Disc Four: Critters 4 (1992)

  • NEW Audio Commentary With Producer/Director Rupert Harvey
  • NEW Space Madness: The Making Of Critters 3 Featuring Interviews With Producer Barry Opper, Screenwriter David J. Schow, Stars Don Opper And Terrence Mann, Director Of Photography Thomas J. Callaway, And Critters Designers Charles Chiodo, Edward Chiodo, And Stephen Chiodo
  • Trailer
  • Still Gallery

 

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