Species 4K UHD Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Coming This Summer
Scream Factory comes out Species Collector’s Edition in 4K UHD Blu-ray combo pack this summer. This 1995 sci-fi horror film follows a team of scientists and government agents as they search for a handsome and beautiful human-alien hybrid named Sil. They hope to catch her before she manages to mate with a male human.
The film is a strange combination of John Carpenter The thing and by Mary Shelley Frankensteinputting a bizarre twist on the usual alien horror movie tropes established by earlier films like by Ridley Scott Extraterrestrialeven having HR Giger create the look of Sil herself. The film showcases the acting talents of Ben Kingley, Michael Madsen, Alfred Molina, Whitaker Forest, Marg Helgenbergerand serves as by Natasha Henstridge screen debut.
Currently, Shout! Factory has a special offer for fans to take advantage of. If the collection is ordered from ShoutFactory.com, an exclusive rolled poster featuring the original theatrical artwork will be added to the mix. It is important to mention that these posters are in limited quantity, so it is a “first come, first served” offer.
The contents found on Disc 1 are as follows:
- New 4K scan of the original negative
- Audio commentary with Henstridge, Madsen and the director Roger Donaldson
- Audio Commentary with Makeup Effects Creator Donaldson Steve Johnsonvisual effects supervisor Richard Edlundand Producer Frank Mancuso Jr..
Disc 2 is the Blu-ray edition of the film and contains the same bonus features as Disc 1. Disc 3 is packed with bonus features exploring different aspects of the film’s production and will contain the following:
- Afterbirth: the evolution of species with interviews with Donaldson, director of photography Andzej Bartkowiakdecorator Jean-MutoComposer Christopher YoungCreature Designer Steve Johnsonand more
- From Sil to Eve – An interview with Henstridge
- Life Engineering
- HR Giger at work
- The making of species: the origin, the concept, the discovery
- Design a hybrid
- Theatrical trailer
- An alternate ending
- Photo galleries (production design, creature designs, film stills, behind the scenes photos, posters and presentation cards)
For those who don’t know, Scream! Factory is an entertainment company specializing in cult films and classic television. His dedication to giving fans a chance to own remastered collections and additional features of beloved series and movies has made him a leading figure in entertainment production. Shout! Factory also has several well-known properties, such as Shout! Studios, Scream Factory, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Shout Kids, Shout Select, and a streaming service called Shout! Factory TV – all of which contribute to the goal of keeping classic media alive.
Species is an unorthodox take on the alien invasion trope that only the 90s could produce. With wonderful special effects, heart-pounding suspense, and an impressive cast, it’s well worth checking out if you haven’t watched it yet. And with the release of the Collector’s Edition, fans of the film will be able to enjoy it in a whole new way.
4K UHD Blu-ray from Species will be released on July 26, 2022.