The Deadly Mantis Crawls its Way to Blu-ray

Giant bug movies. Few things make me happier, and word has come that one of the best, The Deadly Mantis, is on its way to Blu-ray via horror’s best friend, Scream Factory.

From the Press Release:
This was the day that engulfed the world in terror! A thrilling classic from the golden age of sci-fi cinema, Deadly Mantis debuts on Blu-ray on March 19, 2019, from Scream Factory. The release sports a new 2k scan of the original film elements and new audio commentary with film historian Tom Weaver and Dr. Robert J. Kiss.

What’s worse than a horde of locusts? A gigantic man-eating praying mantis, released from a million years of deep, frozen sleep and ready to claw its way to world domination!

This menacing insect kills everything in its path while scientists and military men work feverishly to stop it. Craig Stevens (Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde) stars as the commander in charge of putting an end to this beastly insect with William Hopper (20 Million Miles to Earth) as the paleontologist and Alix Talton (The Man Who Knew Too Much) as his beautiful assistant, a photojournalist, assigned to help in this epic battle between man and mantis!

Special Features:

  • NEW 2K Scan of the original film elements
  • NEW Audio Commentary with film historians Tom Weaver and David Schecter
  • Mystery Science Theatre 3000 episode “The Deadly Mantis” (02/22/97)
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Gallery

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