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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