1957 sci-fi film The Deadly Mantis is heading to Blu-ray for the first time ever on March 19th thanks to Scream Factory. This release will see a new 2k transfer of the film, a new audio commentary with film historians Tom Weaver and David Schecter, and the episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000 on the film. It is available for preorder now. Check out the cover and details down below!
This was the day that engulfed the world in terror! A thrilling classic from the golden age of sci-fi cinema, Deadly Mantis debuts on Blu-ray on March 19, 2019 from Scream Factory. The release sports a new 2k scan of the original film elements and new audio commentary with film historian Tom Weaver and Dr. Robert J. Kiss.
What’s worse than a horde of locusts? A gigantic man-eating praying mantis, released from a million years of deep, frozen sleep and ready to claw its way to world domination!
This menacing insect kills everything in its path while scientists and military men work feverishly to stop it. Craig Stevens (Abbott And Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde) stars as the commander in charge of putting an end to this beastly insect with William Hopper (20 Million Miles To Earth) as the paleontologist and Alix Talton (The Man Who Knew Too Much) as his beautiful assistant, a photojournalist, assigned to help in this epic battle between man and mantis!
Here is the list of special features included on the disc. I like their new trend of including the MST3K episode on the respective film. That is a nice touch.
NEW 2K Scan of the original film elements
NEW Audio Commentary with film historians Tom Weaver and David Schecter
Mystery Science Theatre 3000 episode “The Deadly Mantis” (02/22/97)