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'Mimic' Legacy to Release on 3-Film Set in May

By MoreHorror.com,

The complete legacy of one deadly experiment, 'Mimic: 3-film Set' (which includes Guillermo Del Toro's Director's Cut of Mimic) will be unleashed to DVD and Bly-ray on May 1. Read the official details below.

Audiences will experience thrills and chills from the franchise that brought the epic battle of man and nature to life as Lionsgate debuts the Mimic: 3-Film Set on Blu-ray Disc this May. Available for the first time as an HD collection, the set includes Mimic: The Director’s Cut, along with Mimic 2 and Mimic 3: Sentinel – both on Blu-ray Disc for the first time and available exclusively in the set. Telling the complete story of one deadly genetic engineering experiment, each film includes a host of special features, certain to excite and terrify fans of the sci-fi series.

Mimic: The Director’S Cut Synopsis

Directed by Oscar® nominee Guillermo Del Toro (Best Writing,
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Blu-ray Review: Mimic – Directors Cut

Mimic: Directors Cut

Stars: Mira Sorvino, Jeremy Northam, Alexander Goodwin, Giancarlo Giannini, Charles S. Dutton, Josh Brolin | Written by Guillermo Del Toro, Matthew Robbins | Directed by Guillermo Del Toro

Originally released in 1997, Mimic was acclaimed director Guillermo Del Toro’s first steps into American cinema following his success with quasi-vampire movie Cronos and provided audiences with the first glimpses of what we now know as typical Del Toro genius. This new directors cut, released last month to coincide with Halloween, has been totally re-cut by the director in the hopes of reclaiming a film which was, for the most part, a heavy compromise between Del Toro’s vision and the studios demands. And whilst a lot of the original ideas Del Toro had for the film were lost in production through studio interference, what survived – and is presented here in the new Blu-ray from StudioCanal – is much closer to
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Looking back at Guillermo del Toro's Mimic

As the Mimic Director’s Cut arrives on Blu-ray, Ryan takes a look back at Guillermo del Toro’s flawed yet fascinating monster flick…

1997 was an unusually busy year for that venerable staple of Hollywood, the creature feature. The Relic saw a Chicago museum terrorised by a rhino-like man-eating monster. Paul Verhoeven’s Starship Troopers offered up an entire planet full of giant insects and ingenious brain bugs.

And then there was Guillermo del Toro’s Mimic, which saw its own breed of terror stalk the sewers of Manhattan. The sophomore feature from Mexican director, and his first movie for a Hollywood studio, Mimic was something of a trial by fire. Subjected to various changes once del Toro came aboard – Mimic was initally planned as a half-hour segment in a three-part horror anthology – the film constantly mutated through its production, largely due to the interference of studio bosses.

I was
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New this Week: ’50/50,’ ‘Dream House’ and ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon (DVD)’

Hitting movie theaters this weekend:

50/50 – Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick

Courageous - Alex Kendrick, Ken Bevel, Kevin Downes

Dream HouseDaniel Craig, Rachel Weisz, Naomi Watts

What’s Your Number? - Anna Faris, Chris Evans, Ari Graynor

Movie of the Week

50/50

The Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick

The Plot: A comedic account of a 27-year-old guy’s cancer diagnosis, and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease.

The Buzz: I don’t know, I’m not that excited about 50/50, but it’s gotta be better than Dream House, right? Naomi Watts and Rachel Weisz are both great actresses, generally known for choosing good films, but this Daniel Craig guy, really? He’s looking so haggard, like he’s strung out on heroin, and he just emanates this brooding whininess, and I sense zero acting talent within. How in the world did he become a leading man? I
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Exclusive: Mimic Bug Design Blu-ray Featurette

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Exclusive: Mimic Bug Design Blu-ray Featurette
We have an exclusive special feature clip from Mimic, which hits shelves in a new Director's Cut on Blu-ray September 27. Click on the video player below to watch director Guillermo del Toro explain his bug designs in this genre thriller.

Click to watch Exclusive: Nature in the Bugs!

A disease carried by common cockroaches is killing children in Manhattan. In an effort to stop the epidemic, entomologist Susan Tyler (Mira 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.

Special Features:

Video Prologue with director Guillermo del Toro

Audio commentary with director/co-writer Guillermo del Toro

"Reclaiming Mimic" featurette

"A Leap In Evolution" featurette

"Back Into The Tunnels" featurette

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Nine Crazy Things I Learned about 'Mimic' from Guillermo del Toro's Blu-ray Commentary

I had never seen Guillermo del Toro's Mimic until this past weekend when I watched the new Lionsgate Director's Cut Blu-ray. The film centers on Susan Tyler (Mira Sorvino), a scientist that genetically engineers a cockroach to kill off disease-carrying cockroaches that are killing New York City children. However, after the experiment proves successful the insects that were engineered to die off have lived on for three years and have grown much larger, some the size of humans.

The film was marred with production issues and ended up grossing just over $25 million on a budget of $28-30 million. It was critically dismissed and now Lionsgate has issued this brand new director's cut on Blu-ray complete with a brand new introductory prologue and audio commentary from del Toro exploring the pre-production and production turmoil he went through in an attempt to get the film made. And I have to tell you,
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The Week in Spandex - The Dark Knight Rises, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Avengers and more...

Our weekly round-up of all the talking points from the world of movie superheroes...

As I’m sure we’re all aware, filming kicked off on the The Dark Knight Rises last weekend with early spy photos suggesting the inclusion of Ra's al Ghul's mystical Lazarus Pit. Well, since then a scene description has emerged that, if true, would go some way to explaining the presence of Josh Pence (Young Ra's) and Tom Hardy (Bane) on set. Obviously there's the chance of spoilers, but if you're interested check it out here. Meanwhile Xnet (via BadAssDigest) reported that Israeli actor Alon Abutbul (Munich, Body of Lies) has been cast as a ‘mad scientist’, and while there’s already talk of Hugo Strange it’s probably best to wait until we hear some kind of official announcement on the casting before everyone gets too excited.

Elsewhere in The Dark Knight Rises camp,
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Film review: 'Box of Moonlight'

Film review: 'Box of Moonlight'
By Michael Rechtshaffen

Film festival favorite Tom DiCillo ("Living in Oblivion", "Johnny Suede") applies a deft satirical touch to a quirky trifle of a picture that nevertheless holds a goofy allure thanks to the buoyant performances of leads John Turturro and Sam Rockwell.

While this comic journey of self-discovery hits a couple of roadblocks along the way, the prevailing whimsical irreverence is catchy. Trimark should be pleased with what a little "Moonlight" can do in the specialty arena.

Turturro is Al Fountain, a straitlaced, rigidly by-the-book electrical engineer overseeing a remote construction job. When the project is abruptly canceled, Al, troubled by disturbing visions (kids riding bicycles backward and waitresses pouring coffee in reverse), decides to spend a couple of extra days trying to find his true self.

The experiment doesn't begin well. Al returns to the idyllic recreational lake of his youth, only to find it long abandoned -- its waters having turned into a chemical dump site for nearby factories.

But then his pre-Independence Day quest for the meaning of life takes an unexpected turn when he meets the Kid (Rockwell), a free-spirited Nature Boy decked out in a tattered Davy Crockett outfit (complete with the coonskin cap) who lives in a half-shell of a mobile home and believes chopped-up Hydrox cookies served in dog food bowls of milk with big wooden spoons consitutes a balanced breakfast.

The childlike Kid proves to have a positive influence on Al, who keeps on delaying his return home to his perplexed wife (Annie Corely) and mathematically challenged son (Alexander Goodwin) until he has something resembling an epiphany.

Turturro is terrific as the clock-watching Fountain, but it is Rockwell who almost steals the show as the perennial lost boy. His is an irresistibly loopy performance, played out with a nonchalant innocence serves as an effective comic contrast to the meticulous Turturro.

Among the supporting players, DiCillo regular Catherine Keener and Lisa Blount are equally effective as Floatie and Purlene Dupre, a pair of sisters who help Al and the Kid set off some Fourth of July fireworks; while Dermot Mulroney does a considerable change of pace from his current "My Best Friend's Wedding" outing as the disfigured Wick, a tough guy who has an understandable aversion to lit matches.

While the film is not without its problems -- it could have benefited considerably from a little pruning, and the ultimate explanation for Al's visions is pretty lame -- writer-director DiCillo has done a creditable job of keeping the oddball characters and situations affably amusing.

He's ably assisted by director of photography Paul Ryan, who has a strong affinity for outdoor shooting, and production designer Therese DePrez, whose imaginative, fanciful touches strike the perfect visual chord. Taking a page out of the Tarantino songbook, the picture's accompanying tunes are big on '60s surf/party rock, with appropriately loose selections from the Chantays, the Champs and the Fireballs.

BOX OF MOONLIGHT

Trimark Pictures

Lakeshore Entertainment presents

a Lemon Sky production

A Tom DiCillo film

Director-screenwriter:Tom DiCillo

Producers, Marcus Viscidi & Thomas A. Bliss

Executive producers:Michael Mendelsohn, Tom Rosenberg, Sigurjon Sighvatsson & Steven Sherman

Director of photography:Paul Ryan

Production designer:Therese DePrez

Editor:Camilla Toniolo

Costume designer:Ellen Lutter

Music:Jim Farmer

Casting:Marcia Shulman

Color/stereo

Cast:

Al Fountain:John Turturro

The Kid:Sam Rockwell

Floatie Dupre:Catherine Keener

Purlene Dupre:Lisa Blount

Deb Fountain:Annie Corely

Wick:Dermot Mulroney

Bobby Fountain:Alexander Goodwin

Running time - 107 minutes

MPAA rating:R

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