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

Further under­scor­ing its posi­tion as a lead­ing cura­tor and home enter­tain­ment provider of many mem­o­rable cult movie clas­sics, Shout! Factory launched SCREAM FACTORY, a new home enter­tain­ment series cre­at­ed to cel­e­brate some of the most enthralling hor­ror and sci-fi films with mas­sive cult fol­low­ings in cin­e­mat­ic his­to­ry. Shout! Factory will con­tin­ue to present the on-going SCREAM FACTORY™ home enter­tain­ment series in 2013 with speci­fic release dates, extras and key art for the rest of the title line­up. Meanwhile, fans will are encour­aged to fol­low us and click the “Like” tab on the offi­cial SCREAM FACTORY Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Scream-Factory/103961936407493) for up-to-the-min­ute updates or vis­it ScreamFactoryDVD.com .