Scream Factory Unveils Full Details for Blu-ray Releases of Willard and Man’s Best Friend

Per usual, Scream Factory has a slew of horror films hitting Blu-ray for the first time this year, and the first two that you should be adding to your shopping cart involve some out-of-control animals… Willard‘s basement-dwelling killer rats and Max, a genetically enhanced guard dog with a vicious killer instinct, aka Man’s Best Friend! Read on for the details, including pre-ordering links!

First up, the 2003 version of Willard makes its Blu-ray debut February 26th.

Crispin Glover leads the pack in Willard, a skin-crawling thriller that takes an unforgettable journey into the mind of a madman! This remake of the classic 70’s film comes loaded with new bonus features, and fans can pre-order their copies now by visiting ShoutFactory.com or Amazon.com.

For years Willard Stiles (Crispin Glover, The Wizard of Gore) has been trapped in a dead-end job with no friends and no future. Willard’s life seems hopeless until he makes an eerie discovery: He shares a powerful bond with the rats that dwell in his basement. Now a guy who has been trampled in the rat race his entire life is suddenly ready to tear up the competition… beginning with his boss.

Bonus Features:

  • NEW 2K Scan of the original film elements
  • NEW Audio Commentary with writer/director Glen Morgan and director of photography Robert McLachlan
  • NEW Audio Commentary with animal trainers Mark Harden and David Allsberry of Animals for Hollywood
  • NEW The Road to Willard – an interview with writer/director Glen Morgan
  • NEW Destination Willard – an interview with director of photography Robert McLachlan
  • NEW The Rat Trainer’s Notebook – behind-the-scenes footage from Animals for Hollywood
  • Audio Commentary with writer/director Glen Morgan, producer James Wong, actors Crispin Glover and R. Lee Ermey
  • The Year of the Rat – a documentary on the making of Willard
  • Rat People: Friends or Foes? – A Real Rat Documentary
  • Deleted/Alternate Scenes with optional commentary
  • Music Video “Ben” by Crispin Hellion Glover with optional commentary
  • Behind-the-Scenes Footage and interviews from the electronic press kit
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots

Next up is the aforementioned Man’s Best Friend. Nature created him. Science perfected him. But no one can control him… It’s Cujo meets The Terminator!

This 90’s cult favorite debuts on Blu-ray on March 12th featuring a new 2K scan of the original film elements and more. Pulse-pounding action and spine-chilling thrills put the bite into this sci-fi shocker starring Ally Sheedy (X-Men: Apocalypse, The Breakfast Club) and Lance Henriksen (Pumpkinhead, Aliens).  Pre-order your copy now by visiting ShoutFactory.com or Amazon.com.

When an ambitious news journalist (Sheedy) breaks into a genetic research facility, she uncovers the biggest story of her career and unleashes the lab’s most dangerous experiment: Max – a genetically enhanced guard dog with a vicious killer instinct. Superior sight, hearing, strength, and intelligence make him faster, stronger, and smarter than almost any other animal alive – and deadlier. Without the neuropathic drugs needed to curb his aggressive nature, his predatory urge runs out of control… and once he tastes blood, nothing can stop him.

Bonus Features:

  • NEW 2K Scan of the original film elements
  • NEW Audio Commentary with writer/director John Lafia
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Teaser Trailer
  • TV Spots

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