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Kids’ creature feature “LITTLE MONSTERS” coming to Blu-ray on Lionsgate’s Vestron line; details & art

Monday, July 13, 2020 | Blu-ray/DVD, News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

No relation to the recent Lupita Nyong’o zombie comedy, or the just-announced Universal project, 1989’s cult favorite LITTLE MONSTERS is getting a hi-def disc upgrade fully loaded with bonus features.

Lionsgate will issue LITTLE MONSTERS on Blu-ray and digital September 15 as part of its Vestron Video Collector’s Series. Directed by Richard Alan Greenberg from a script by Terry Rossio and Ted Elliott (PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN), it stars Fred Savage as a sixth-grader who makes friends with the creature (Howie Mandel) dwelling under his bed, who takes him to a world of monsters that’s both fun and frightening. The movie will be presented in 1080p high-definition 1.78:1 widescreen, with DTS-HD 2.0 Master Audio. Special features are:

  • NEW Audio commentary by Jarret Gahan, editor-in-chief of CultofMonster.com
  • NEW Isolated score selections and audio interview with composer David Newman
  • NEW “Call Him Maurice”: An interview with actor Howie Mandel 
  • NEW “Beneath the Bed”: An interview with producer Andrew Licht 
  • NEW “Monsters Big & Small”: An interview with special makeup effects creator Robert Short  
  • Vintage interviews with actors Fred Savage and Ben Savage, special makeup effects creator Robert Short and director Richard Alan Greenberg 
  • Behind-the-scenes footage  
  • “Making Maurice”: Vintage footage of Howie Mandel’s makeup transformation  
  • Vintage EPK & VHS promo  
  • Theatrical trailer  
  • Still gallery

Retail price is $17.99.​

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.