Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD Release: Krampus

Digital Release Date: April 12, 2016, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: April 26, 2016
Price: DVD $19.99, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $22.99
Studio: Universal


An ancient demonic avenger lays siege to an unsuspecting family in the fantastical comedy-horror film Krampus.

When his dysfunctional family clashes over the holidays, young Max (Emjay Anthony) is disillusioned and turns his back on Christmas. Little does he know, this lack of festive spirit has unleashed the wrath of Krampus: a demonic force of ancient evil intent on punishing non-believers. All hell breaks loose as beloved holiday icons take on a monstrous life of their own, laying siege to the fractured family’s home and forcing them to fight for each other if they hope to survive.

krampus-1Co-written and directed by Michael Dougherty (writer and director of the cult horror favorite Trick ’rTreat), the PG-13-rated Krampus also stars Adam Scott (Black Mass), Toni Collette (Miss You Already) and David Koechner (Anchorman series).

Well-received by the critics and audiences (it rang up a not-bad $43 million at the domestic box office) Krampus in its disc incarnation offers a bunch of bonus stuff. Here’s a breakdown:

BLU-RAY AND DVD BONUS FEATURES:

  • Alternate Ending
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Extended Scenes
  • Gag Reel
  • The Naughty Ones: Meet The Cast – At the center of this crazed story, filled with horrifying creatures and massive set pieces, are some of the funniest and most talented actors working today.  This piece shines a light on the cast of Krampus as they share their experiences making this movie.
  • Galleries – Still Images from the set
  • Feature Commentary With Director/Co-Writer Michael Dougherty and Co-Writers Todd Casey & Zach Shields

BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVELY ON BLU-RAY:

  • Krampus and His Minions – In this exclusive feature see how Krampus and his twisted underlings gave the visual-effects superstars at Peter Jackson’s New Zealand-based Weta Workshop some creative and technical challenges. Viewers will have an insider look at how Krampus and his evil minions were created and executed.
  • Practical Danger – Stunt Coordinator Rodney Cook walks viewers through how the film’s thrilling stunts were done live on set while facing challenges with the creatures, children and set design.
  • Inside the Snowglobe: Production Design – Filming almost entirely on sound stages in the middle of summer in New Zealand, the art department and special effects team had to pull out all of their tricks to create sets that were realistic, ready for stunts and practical effects, all while creating the look of a winter wonderland.
  • Behind the Scenes at Weta Workshop: Krampus – Go behind-the-scenes at the world famous Weta Workshop to see how they brought the amazing Krampus creatures to life.
  • Dougherty’s Vision – In this featurette Director Michael Dougherty, along with the film’s cast and crew, reveal how his approach informed the tone, pacing, humor and performances of Krampus.
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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.