Blu-ray Release: Ravenous

Blu-ray Release Date: June 3, 2014
Price: Blu-ray $24.97
Studio: Shout! Factory

RavenousIt’s a cannabilistic fest in 1999 horror movie Ravenous.

Guy Pearce (Lockout) stars in the independent film as Capt. Boyd, a disgraced war veteran who’s quietly sent to a remote fort inhabited by soldiers half-mad with boredom. Then a frozen stranger (Robert Carlyle, California Solo) arrives and tells them about a group of settlers who are trapped in a cave and forced to eat one another. When Boyd and soldiers go to help, they fall into a deadly ambush.

David Arquette (Black Limousine) and Jeffrey Jones (TV’s Deadwood) also star in the thriller, which was directed by Antonia Bird (Priest) and written by Ted Griffin (Tower Heist).

Critics panned Ravenous, which grossed $2 million when it was in theaters. But moviegoers like it much better. The film scored 40% with critics and 79% with moviegoers, according to Rotten Tomatoes.

This Blu-ray release is the film’s debut on the high-definition format.

The disc comes with these special features:

  • Commentary with director Antonia Bird and composer Damon Albarn
  • Commentary with screenwriter Ted Griffin and actor Jeffrey Jones
  • Commentary with actor Robert Carlyle
  • Deleted scenes with commentary by Antonia Bird
  • New interview with actor Jeffrey Jones
  • Theatrical trailer
  • TV spot
  • Two stills galleries – costume design and production design

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    About S. Clark

    Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.