By MICHAEL GINGOLD
No relation to the recent Lupita Nyong’o zombie comedy, or the just-announced Universal project, 1989’s cult favorite LITTLE MONSTERS is getting a hi-def disc upgrade fully loaded with bonus features.
Lionsgate will issue LITTLE MONSTERS on Blu-ray and digital September 15 as part of its Vestron Video Collector’s Series. Directed by Richard Alan Greenberg from a script by Terry Rossio and Ted Elliott (PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN), it stars Fred Savage as a sixth-grader who makes friends with the creature (Howie Mandel) dwelling under his bed, who takes him to a world of monsters that’s both fun and frightening. The movie will be presented in 1080p high-definition 1.78:1 widescreen, with DTS-HD 2.0 Master Audio. Special features are:
- NEW Audio commentary by Jarret Gahan, editor-in-chief of CultofMonster.com
- NEW Isolated score selections and audio interview with composer David Newman
- NEW “Call Him Maurice”: An interview with actor Howie Mandel
- NEW “Beneath the Bed”: An interview with producer Andrew Licht
- NEW “Monsters Big & Small”: An interview with special makeup effects creator Robert Short
- Vintage interviews with actors Fred Savage and Ben Savage, special makeup effects creator Robert Short and director Richard Alan Greenberg
- Behind-the-scenes footage
- “Making Maurice”: Vintage footage of Howie Mandel’s makeup transformation
- Vintage EPK & VHS promo
- Theatrical trailer
- Still gallery
Retail price is $17.99.