Schlock-Wire: Scream Factory Attacks Blu-Ray With INVADERS FROM MARS In April

Some big new for fans of Tobe Hooper’s “Cannon Trilogy”: the last film of this trio will be making its way to blu-ray in April when Scream Factory issues a new special edition release of Invaders From Mars. Hooper’s remake of the beloved ’50 classic of the same name applies a quirky sensibility to some major-league FX resources, including visual effects by John Dykstra and creature designs from Stan Winston. This blu-ray will also feature an array of special features, including a new retrospective short documentary. Read on for all the interstellar invasion details, including a breakdown of those extras…

From the director of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and Lifeforce


Cannon Pictures Classic Available April 7th, 2015

from Scream Factory

InvMars86-bluFamed horror director Tobe Hooper’s 1986 re-make of the classic thriller film Invaders from Mars is a space-age creature feature crawling with horrifying hordes of Martians hell-bent on stealing your soul – as well as your planet!

Making its Blu-ray debut on April 7th, 2015 from Scream Factory, Invaders from Mars comes loaded with bonus features, including an all-new audio commentary from director Tobe Hooper, the new retrospective The Martians Are Coming!-The Making of Invaders from Mars, which features interviews with director Tobe Hooper, actor Hunter Carson, special creature effects artists Alec Gillis and Gino Crognale, and composer Christopher Young; galleries for the original storyboards and original production illustrations, and more! As an additional bonus, fans who order their copy from will have their order shipped two weeks early.

Little David Gardner’s starry-eyed dreams turn into an out-of-this-world nightmare when invaders from the red planet land in his backyard and unleash their hostilities on unsuspecting earthlings! Paralyzed with fear as the aliens take over the minds of his mother, father and even his classmates, David must somehow find a way to stop them- before they turn the whole human race into brain-dead zombies!

Showcasing special effects from John Dykstra (Star Wars) and the creations of Stan Winston (Aliens), and starring Karen Black (House Of 1,000 Corpses), Hunter Carson (Paris, Texas), Timothy Bottoms (Rollercoaster), Louise Fletcher (Flowers In The Attic), James Karen (The Return Of The Living Dead) and Bud Cort (Harold And Maude), this thrilling remake is a must-own for horror fans.


Invaders from Mars Bonus Features

New audio commentary with director Tobe Hooper

The Martians Are Coming! – The Making of “Invaders from Mars”, an all-new retrospective featuring interviews with director Tobe Hooper, actor Hunter Carson, special creature effects artists Alec Gillis and Gino Crognale, and composer Christopher Young

Theatrical Trailer

TV spot

Original Storyboards

Original Production Illustration Gallery with commentary from artist William Stout.

Still Gallery


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