New Release: The Tenant DVD and Blu-ray

The Tenant movie scene

Michael Berryman takes residence in The Tenant.

The 2010 science-fiction thriller The Tenant, starring horror movie legend Michael Berryman (The Devil’s Rejects) and Bill Cobbs (Get Low), arrived on DVD and Blu-ray on Aug. 16 from Indican for a list price of $24.99 and $29.99, respectively.

Written and directed by Ric La Monte (Night Terror), the film tells the tale of altruistic doctor Walter Newman (Randy Molnar), who attempts to cure human deformities through DNA splicing, an obsession he works on via experimentation on patients at the Edgewood Asylum.

Newman ignores both his pregnant wife Olivia (Georgia Christ) and a scheming nurse (Sylvia Boykin) with an evil agenda, and everything goes horribly wrong when Olivia delivers their twins — one, a beautiful baby girl; the other, a deformed creature that defies nature.

Twenty-five years later, a group of teens and their driver break down on a dark road and find shelter in an old abandoned building, which just happens to be the Edgewood Asylum. A quarter-of-a-century hasn’t made the building or its tenants any less creepy…

There’s been a lot of talk about The Tenant online for the past couple of years, so we’ve got to admit we’re curious about the movie. Sports fans should note that the film co-stars the lovely Jenn Sterger, the TV sports hostess who achieved a bit of notoriety last year when reports surfaced that future Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre allegedly sent her several suggestive text messages and voicemails and a way-explicit picture of a part of his anatomy.

Here’s the movie’s trailer:


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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.