New Release: Birdemic: Shock and Terror Blu-ray and DVD

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Avian horrors swoop down on the Bay Area in Birdemic: Shock and Terror.

The 2008 cult movie sensation Birdemic: Shock and Terror came to Blu-ray and DVD from Severin Films on Feb. 22, 2011.

In this outrageous homage to Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 classic The Birds, Alan Bagh stars as Rod, a Bay Area software salesman who has just made a million-dollar deal.

Riding high on his success, Rod snags a date with Nathalie (Whitney Moore), his former high school classmate who has become a knockout lingerie model. They hit if off immediately but awake from their first night together in a quaint seaside town to the horror of eagles and vultures swooping down and attacking the locals, turning this picturesque locale into an avian hell on Earth.

Written, produced and directed by James Nguyen, Birdemic caught the attention of the mainstream media when Severin Films released it theatrically in more than 50 cities this past year. In theaters, it enjoyed sold-out midnight showings and praises for its ingenuity and sense of nuttiness.

Playing up the movie’s Hitchcockian roots, Hollywood legend Tippi Hedren, the star of The Birds, even makes an appearance (via archival footage).

The arrival of the movie on disc came as the sequel, Birdemic II: The Resurrection 3D, was being readied for theatrical release.

Here’s a list of the extensive bonus features that are on both the Blu-ray and DVD:

  • audio commentary with Nguyen
  • audio commentary with Bagh and Moore
  • deleted scenes
  • “Birdemic Experience Tour” featurette
  • Nguyen on “Movie Close Up”
  • “MOVIEHEAD: The James Nguyen Story” teaser
  • Birdemic Experience 2010 trailer

The Blu-ray and DVD were priced at $29.98 and $24.98, respectively.

Here’s the trailer for the movie:


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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.