Audiences will experience High Definition thrills as Lionsgate debuts Guillermo Del Toro’s never-before-seen director’s cut of Mimic, available for the very first time anywhere, on 1080P High Definition Blu-ray Disc September 7. This all new cut of the film, featuring seven minutes of restored footage, introduces subtle character moments that transform Mimic into a film that Del Toro fans and newcomers alike will embrace as the definitive version. Containing new bonus materials created especially for this release, the disc includes audio commentary and a video prologue from Del Toro plus three featurettes; a look at the creatures from the film, a behind-the-scenes retrospective on the shooting of Mimic and Del Toro discussing his vision of the film and how he completed this version, as well as deleted scenes, a gag reel and storyboard animatics. Mimic: The Director‘s Cut stars Academy Award® winner* Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite) and Academy Award® nominee* Josh Brolin (No Country for Old Men) along with Jeremy Northam (Showtime’s “The Tudors”).
Full details inside!Directed by Oscar® nominee Del Toro (Best Writing, Original Screenplay, Pan’s Labyrinth, 2006), the Miramax film Mimic: The Director’s Cut features a screenplay and screen story by Matthew Robbins & Guillermo Del Toro and is based on the short story by Donald A. Wollheim.
A disease carried by common cockroaches is killing children in Manhattan. In an effort to stop the epidemic, entomologist Susan Tyler (Sorvino) creates a mutant breed of insect that secretes a fluid to kill the roaches. This mutant breed was engineered to die after one generation, but three years later Susan finds out that the species has survived and evolved into a large, gruesome monster that can mimic human form.
*Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Mighty Aphrodite, 1995
*Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Milk, 2008
ALL NEW BLU-RAY DISC SPECIAL FEATURES*
· Video Prologue with director Guillermo del Toro- NEW
· Audio commentary with director/co-writer Guillermo Del Toro – NEW
· “Reclaiming Mimic” featurette – NEW
· “A Leap In Evolution – The Creatures of Mimic” featurette – NEW
· “Back Into The Tunnels – Shooting Mimic” featurette – NEW
· Deleted scenes – NEW
· Storyboard animatics – NEW
· Gag reel – NEW
· Theatrical Trailer