New Release: Piranha DVD, Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D

Piranha movie scene with Jerry O'ConnellAs well as Resident Evil: Afterlife, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment released the new Piranha movie on Blu-ray 3D the same day as DVD and Blu-ray on Jan. 11, 2011.

The comedy horror film, starring Ving Rhames (Death Race 2), Elisabeth Shue (Back to the Future 2) and Jerry O’Connell (TV’s Crossing Jordan), revisits the killer fish story. Set during Spring Break at the vacation town of Lake Victoria, Piranha follows a group of strangers who must band together to stop themselves from becoming fish food after an underwater tremor releases scores of the prehistoric man-eating fish.

The R-rated film, which grossed $25 million in theaters, also stars Jessica Szohr (TV’s Gossip Girl) and Adam Scott (Leap Year) and features cameos from Richard Dreyfuss (Jaws), Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future series) and Eli Roth (Hostel series).

The DVD includes these special features:

  • filmmaker commentary
  • and five behind-the-scene featurettes.

The Blu-ray has those plus:

  • deleted scenes with optional commentary
  • deleted storyboard sequence
  • storyboard gallery
  • and five more behind-the-scenes featurettes.

The Blu-ray 3D contains:

  • filmmaker commentary
  • and all 10 behind-the-scenes featurettes.

The Blu-ray 3D version also includes a regular 2D version of the movie playable on existing Blu-ray players. (Blu-ray 3D requires a Blu-ray 3D-capable player and a 3D TV.)

Piranha was priced at $28.95 on DVD, $34.95 on Blu-ray and $39.95 on Blu-ray 3D.

Check out the movie’s trailer:


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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.