New Release: Red Riding Hood DVD and Blu-ray

Red Riding HoodDirector Catherine Hardwicke swapped vampires for fairy tales in the young romance film Red Riding Hood, which was released on DVD and Blu-ray on June 14, 2011, by Warner Home Video.

Starring Amanda Seyfried (Letters to Juliet) as the iconic Red — or Valerie, in the movie — the film gives the original story a werewolf twist, with Seyfried living in a medieval village that is haunted by a wolf. When Seyfried’s sister is slain, werewolf hunter Gary Oldman (The Fifth Element) shows up to save the town no matter what. Meanwhile, Seyfried is being pulled between two men, the one she wants (Shiloh Fernandez, TV’s Jericho) and the one (Max Irons, Dorian Gray) her parents (Virginia Madsen of TV’s The Event and Billy Burke of Twilight: New Moon) approve of.

Julie Christie (Doctor Zhivago) and Lukas Haas (Inception) also star in the PG-13-rated film.

Debuting in theaters to some pretty bad reviews, the fairy tale horror film grossed only $37 million.

Warner kept the DVD light on special features, including only deleted scenes. The DVD was priced at $28.98.

Red Riding Hood Blu-ray boxThe Blu-ray, however, comed loaded. With a list price of $35.99, the Blu-ray/DVD combo containd an extended cut of the film with an alternate ending, plus all these extras:

  • “Secrets Behind the Red Cloak” picture-in-picture commentary with Hardwicke, Seyfried, Fernandez and Irons
  • “Reinvention of Red Riding Hood”
  • “Red Riding Hood’s Men”
  • “Making of the Score”
  • “Before the Fur…Making of the CG Wolf”
  • “Casting Tapes – Casting Shiloh Fernandez”
  • “Casting Tapes – Casting Max Irons”
  • “Casting Tapes – Shiloh Fernandez and Max Irons”
  • “Rehearsals – The Dance”
  • “Rehearsals – The Festival”
  • “Rehearsals – The Wolf Attack”
  • “The Wolf – Music Video by Fever Ray”
  • “Just a Fragment of You – Music Video by Anthony Gonzalez of M8”
  • “Red Riding Hood in 73 seconds”
  • “The Wolf Goes to a Hamlet Audition” Easter egg
  • Gag reel
  • Deleted scenes
  • Digital copy

Did you see this movie in theaters? What did you think?

Check out the 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.