(April 26, 2019 – Burbank, CA) – The feeding frenzy begins! “Critters Attack!,” the newest entry in the bloody, live-action, horror/sci-fi film series lands on earth on July 23, 2019, from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital for $24.98 / $19.98 / $19.99 SRP. Fans can also watch the fur-ocious creatures’ television debut on SYFY, scheduled to air in October.
Dee Wallace (“E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial”), who starred in the original “Critters” as Helen Brown, will sink her teeth into the franchise for a second time in the mysterious role of Aunt Dee. Inspired by the film series from the ’80s and ’90s, Critters follows 20-year-old Drea (Tashiana Washington), who reluctantly takes a job babysitting for a professor of a college she hopes to attend. Struggling to entertain the professor’s children Trissy (Ava Preston) and Jake (Jack Fulton), along with her own little brother Phillip (Jaeden Noel), Drea takes them on a hike, unaware that mysterious alien critters have crash-landed and started devouring every living thing they encounter.
While being tracked by the ravenous critters, Drea and the kids encounter an adorable, seemingly harmless female critter named Bianca, an exiled royal fleeing the critter race. As the critters converge on the college campus, Drea and the kids, who are now inextricably linked to Bianca, rush to head them off. Will Drea discover her inner badass, and will it be enough to stop the critter onslaught? And is the critter princess as innocent as she seems?
“The infamous, carnivorous aliens are back and fiercer than ever in a new original live action ‘Critters’ film,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, WBHE, Vice President, TV Marketing, Family & Animation. “Fans of the original cult classic will be delighted with some familiar faces while a new generation of fans will join in the suspense and excitement.”
“Critters Attack!” is written by Scott Lobdell (“Happy Death Day”) and directed by Bobby Miller (“The Cleanse”). Rupert Harvey and Barry Opper from the original film franchise are on as producers. The film comes from Blue Ribbon Content in association with SYFY, and production services are provided by Blue Ice Pictures.
- “Entineering Gore; Designing Critters” (featurette)
- “Critters: An Out-of-this-World Experience” (featurette)
- “The Critter Ball” (featurette)
- Scene Specific Commentary with Director Bobby Miller and a Critter
Street Date: July 23, 2019
Order Due Date: June 18, 2019
Running Time: Approx. 89 minutes / Enhanced Content: Approx 22 minutes
Presented in 16x9 widescreen format
Blu-ray Combo Pack
Price: $24.98 SRP
1 BD + 1 DVD + Digital
Price: $19.98 SRP
About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.
SYFY is a global, multiplatform media brand that gives science fiction fans of all kinds a universe to call home. Celebrating the genre in all its forms, SYFY super-serves passionate fans with original science fiction, fantasy, paranormal and superhero programming, live event coverage and imaginative digital and social content. The brand is powered by SYFY WIRE (www.syfy.com), the premier portal for breaking genre news, insight and commentary. SYFY is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.
About Blue Ribbon Content
Formed in 2014, Warner Bros. Television Group’s Blue Ribbon Content (BRC) develops and produces live-action series for digital platforms, tapping the creative talent already working at the Studio while also identifying opportunities for collaboration with new writers and producers. In addition to live-action programming, BRC produces animated content and also experiments with emerging platforms such as virtual reality. Live-action BRC programs include the movies “Daphne and Velma” for Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and “The Banana Splits” for Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and SYFY, comedy series “Beerfest: Thirst for Victory” for CW Seed, SpringHill Entertainment’s basketball documentary series “Best Shot” for YouTube Red, and the following upcoming projects: the second season of the UNINTERRUPTED comedy series “Now We’re Talking,” comedy series “Golden Revenge,” and the feature-length comedy “Good Girls Get High.” Animated BRC programs include “Constantine: City of Demons” and “Freedom Fighters: The Ray” for CW Seed, as well as “Ginger Snaps” for ABC Digital.
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