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For rabbit fans: “NIGHT OF THE LEPUS” Scream Factory Blu-ray details!

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 | Blu-ray/DVD, News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

Nature-amok fans will want to hop to this one: The notorious 1972 giant-killer-bunny movie NIGHT OF THE LEPUS is coming to Blu-ray from Shout! Factory on the Scream Factory line, and complete info has been released.

The disc hits June 19, sporting a new 2K scan from the original film elements, presented in 1.85:1 widescreen. Directed by William F. Claxton and featuring an overqualified cast including Stuart Whitman, Janet Leigh (PSYCHO), Rory Calhoun (MOTEL HELL) and STAR TREK’s DeForest Kelley, it’s about hormone experiments intended to curb the rabbit population of Arizona that instead cause the critters to grow to six-foot human-eating monsters. Special features on the Blu-ray are:

  • New audio commentary by author Lee Gambin (MASSACRED BY MOTHER NATURE: EXPLORING THE NATURAL HORROR FILM)
  • New audio commentary by pop-culture historian Russell Dyball
  • Theatrical trailer
  • TV spot
  • Radio spot
  • Still gallery

Retail price is $29.99, but you can pre-order the Blu-ray from the Shout! website for $23.99 and get it shipped two weeks early.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.