In a quite surprising turn today – Writer/Director James Gunn announced on his official Instagram page that his debut feature, Slither, is finally going to be released on Blu-Ray this year. 11 years after the comedy/horror first appeared in theatres.
The film was critically well-received, however it bombed at the box office. Amassing just short of $13 million in return of a $15 million budget. But it has gained much notoriety and popularity since, and is considered a cult film. The announcement comes in good time, as anticipation is through the roof for his latest film – Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2, which hits cinemas on April 28th in the U.K.
The Collector’s Edition, distributed by Scream Factory, features new exclusive artwork and other extras. Including commentary from Gunn himself and the stars of the film. Slither boasts an ensemble cast including Michael Rooker, Elizabeth Banks, Nathan Fillion, Gregg Henry and Jenna Fischer.
The only catch is that this only ties into the U.S release for July 25th 2017. So for anyone that isn’t fortunate enough to own a multi-region Blu-Ray player – it looks like you’ll have to wait a little while longer, before the other territories get their own release outside of the Region A catchment.
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I'd like to officially announce that after MANY YEARS of waiting, and me endlessly bitching to the rights holders, FINALLY my directorial debut Slither will be available on Blu-Ray. The wonderful folks from Scream Factory will be distributing a brand new edition on July 25 of this year. It will have lots of cool extras including a NEW COMMENTARY FROM ME AND THE CAST. It's like "When Harry Met Sally" only it's "When Gunn Met Rooker (and Fillion and Banks and Henry)." These people all changed my life. And Slither is how they did it. You can buy it here www.shoutfactory.com/film/film-horror/slither-collector-s-edition or soon on Amazon, Best Buy, and other online retailers. Oh and check out the cool new artwork. I love it.