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Not Available on DVD: Willard and Ben

21 January 2010 5:45 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Hollywood saw a rash of ‘animals on the rampage’ movies in the 1970’s including ones about frogs (Frogs in 1972), snakes (Stanley also 1972) and even rabbits (Night Of The Lepus in 1974). Though the conventions were in part established by The Birds in 1963, it was the runaway success of the 1971 shocker Willard, about a nerd’s retaliation against his tormentors with the help of an army of rats, which really ignited the genre. Willard spawned the quickie sequel Ben the next year, but surprisingly neither is available on DVD.

Based on the novel ‘The Ratman’s Notebooks’ by Stephen Gilbert, Willard tells the story of Willard Stiles (Bruce Davison), a lonely young man employed at the company his late father founded, who suffers cruel humiliations at the hands of his boss (Ernest Borgnine), who’s also dad’s former business partner. Willard’s only companion is his ailing, decrepit mother (Elsa Lanchester »

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