It’s news like this that warms the cockles of our hearts! Seeing an Awesome B movie get the treatment it deserves…
So apparently the ‘Criterion Collection’ is releasing C.H.U.D. (aka Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dweller) onto Bluray in July 2011! C.H.U.D. (1984) stars of course Daniel Stern (The Wonder Years/Home Alone) and John Heard (Cat People/Home Alone) under the direction of Douglas Cheek (Editor of Alien Autopsy).
DISC FEATURES INCLUDE:
DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION
- New digital restoration of the unrated director’s cut, including “excessively violent” shots cut from the theatrical release to avoid an X rating, with DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
- Optional soundtrack dubbed in the guttural language of C.H.U.D. (DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray edition)
- Two audio commentaries, one by director Douglas Cheek and one by filmmaker Pedro Costa
- Visual essay by Tag Gallagher
- Morning in Underground America, a feature documentary about the making of C.H.U.D.
- The Humanoid and the Professor, a conversation with Kent Jones
- Film-to-storyboard comparison
- Downloadable MP3 of the 1987 radio dramatization, featuring Eric Bogosian
- Theatrical and teaser trailers
- PLUS: A booklet featuring new essays by film writers J. Hoberman and Dennis Lim, a reprint of the manifesto Cheek issued on the film’s release, and sheet music for the original score
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