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Body-horror winner “THE CLEANSE” gets long-overdue special-edition Blu-ray; full details and art

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 | Blu-ray/DVD, News


The filmmaker has put together a very extensive package of extras.

Writer/director Bobby Miller has announced that Sony Pictures is releasing his offbeat horror/drama THE CLEANSE (a.k.a. THE MASTER CLEANSE) on Blu-ray May 21. After winning strong reviews (including ours) at festivals in 2016, the film took two years to see limited theatrical/VOD release, and is now available in a definitive showcase. Johnny Galecki stars as a young man who loses his job and his fiancée and decides to spend some time at a woodsy retreat where a “cleanse” promises to make him a new man. The procedure has some unexpected side effects, however, which lead the story into both horrific and perceptive directions. Anna Friel, Kyle Gallner, Kevin J. O’Connor, Diana Bang, Oliver Platt and Anjelica Huston also star.

“I’ve been sitting on a Dropbox folder filled with special features FOR YEARS, and all of them have been approved for this release!” Miller says on his website. Those bonuses are:

  • Commentary by Writer/Director Bobby Miller
  • Commentary by Writer/Director Bobby Miller and Actors Johnny Galecki and Kyle Gallner
  • Making THE CLEANSE Documentary
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Proof of Concept Teaser
  • Creature Tests
  • Kyle Gallner Audition
  • Creature Gallery
  • Animatics
  • 2 Short Films by Director Bobby Miller: END TIMES & TUB
  • Trailer

Click on Miller’s site link above for further details on these features; the Blu-ray can be pre-ordered at

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and in addition to his work for RUE MORGUE, he has been a longtime writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. He has also written for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM,, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM, MOVIEMAKER and others. He is the author of the AD NAUSEAM books (1984 Publishing) and THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press), and he has contributed documentaries, featurettes and liner notes to numerous Blu-rays, including the award-winning feature-length doc TWISTED TALE: THE UNMAKING OF "SPOOKIES" (Vinegar Syndrome).