Scream Factory did fans of ’80s horror when they rescued Deadly Blessing from home video oblivion – and they’re returning to the Wes Craven filmography in August when they release a new blu-ray/DVD combo set of Swamp Thing. This 1982 adaptation of the D.C. Comics character features an eclectic cult movie cast – Adrienne Barbeau, Louis Jordan and David Hess (!) – and spawned both a sequel and a television series. This new special edition will include a high-definition transfer as well as plenty of new extras. Read for all the swamp-schlock details…

Scream Factory Presents

Wes Craven’s

SWAMP THING

Horror Classic Makes its Blu-ray Debut

August 6, 2013 from Shout! Factory


Science made him a monster. Love changed him even more! Swamp Thing is the perfect blend of thrills and chills from master of horror Wes Craven (A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Last House on the Left, The Hills Have Eyes). On August 6, 2013 this much-loved horror classic will make its Blu-ray debut from Scream Factory. The Blu-ray + DVD combo pack features high-definition anamorphic widescreen presentations and  exciting bonus content including  all-new interviews with Adrienne Barbeau, co-creator Len Wein and actor Reggie Batts; as well as commentary tracks with writer/director Wes Craven and Makeup Effects artist Bill Munn. Fans can pre-order their copy by visiting ShoutFactory.com

Deep in the Florida everglades, a brilliant scientist, Dr. Alec Holland (Ray Wise), and a sexy government agent, Alice Cable (Adrienne Barbeau, The Fog), have developed a secret formula that could end world hunger. Little do they know, however, that their arch nemesis, Arcane (Louis Jourdan, Octopussy), is plotting to steal the serum for his own selfish schemes. Looting the lab and kidnapping Cable, Arcane douses Holland with the chemicals and leaves him for dead. Mutated by his own formula, Holland becomes “Swamp Thing” – a half-human/half-plant superhero who will stop at nothing to rescue Cable and defeat Arcane…even if it costs him his life!

“SWAMP THING” A MELNIKER-USLAN Production of A WES CRAVEN Film

LOUIS JOURDAN  ADRIENNE BARBEAU

Based Upon Characters appearing in magazines published by DC COMICS, INC.

Produced by BENJAMIN MELNIKER and MICHAEL E. USLAN Written and Directed by WES CRAVEN

Bonus Features:

  • Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Wes Craven
  • Audio Commentary with Makeup Effects artist Bill Munn
  • Interviews with Adrienne Barbeau,  co-creator Len Wein and actor Reggie Batts
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Photo Galleries

Blu-ray: 1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.78:1)/DTS-HD Master Audio Mono

DVD: Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1)/Dolby Digital Mono

1982/Color/91 minutes/PG

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