You know something creeps, I can’t believe we’ve been left high and dry without George P. Cosmatos’ soggy shocker Leviathan gettin’ the ol’ Blu-ray treatment, but fret not ‘cuz our pals over at Scream Factory are set to dive right in (I know, I’m gettin’ outta hand) starting August 19th. Let’s get our feet wet with a few diabolical details:
Five miles beneath the ocean surface, a crew of underwater miners stumbled upon a haunting secret. What they uncovered will strike terror into our hearts! On August 19, 2014, the long-awaited deep-sea sci-fi creature thriller LEVIATHAN, a film by George P. Cosmatos (Rambo: First Blood Part II, Cobra) finally unleashes on Blu-ray™ for the first time from SCREAM FACTORY™. Starring Peter Weller (Robocop), Richard Crenna (First Blood), Amanda Pays (Max Headroom), Daniel Stern (Home Alone), Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters), Michael Carmine (*Batteries Not Included), Lisa Eilbacher (Beverly Hills Cop) and Hector Elizondo (The Celestine Prophecy), LEVIATHAN features a solid script by veteran screenwriters David Peoples (Blade Runner) and Jeb Stuart (Die Hard, The Fugitive) and amazing creature effects by Stan Winston (Aliens, Predator, Terminator 2, Jurassic Park). Packed with terrifying suspense and creature action, this definitive Blu-ray™ edition is a must-have for sci-fi creature thriller enthusiasts and movie collectors to complete their entertainment library. ($24.97 SRP)
LEVIATHAN Blu-ray™ Special Features:
New Interviews with actors Hector Elizondo, Ernie Hudson and creature effects artists Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff Jr.
Swim (I can’t stop) on over here or here to pre-order Leviathan today!
I have talked once or twice about my love of Paul Verhoeven’s Robocop before on the site. Though I’ve told this story before it bears repeating. When my Father and I saw this during it’s original release back in 1987 it was playing here at our local Drive-In. No one was paying attention to the film and I mean people were laughing and yelling to one another and playing their radios as the movie began. That was until ED-209 opened up on poor Kinney and left him a twitching mess…then you could hear a pin drop and everyone immediately shut up and started paying attention to the film.
Well, thanks to the Robocop Archive YouTube Channel we have this nice featurette, a look back from the cast and crew of the film featuring Paul Verhoeven, Kurtwood Smith (Clarence Boddicker), and Miguel Ferrer (Bob Morton), as well as Peter Weller of course. Be warned there is a clip from the film with some Salty Language.
While Robocop has a pretty final way of dealing with drug pushers as seen in Robocop, or other cyborg foes that are powered by Nuke as in Robocop 2, Peter Weller here makes a much more impassioned plea. This PSA was featured on the Robocop VHS tape release.
A big thanks to NinjaInk over at deviantART for this wonderful poster of the Paul Verhoeven directed cult classic, Robocop, starring Peter Weller (Buckaroo Banzai), Nancy Allen (Blow Out), Ronny Cox (Deliverance), Kurtwood Smith (Rambo III), and Dan O’Herlihy (The Last Starfighter).
Now back in my youth when I saw that ABC was going to show Robocop on television…I couldn’t fathom how they were going to show this awesome but incredibly violent film. Surprisingly they did a pretty good job on the edits, I personally do not think they hurt the narrative of the film in the least. The great Paul Verhoeven might disagree with me though.