Joe Dante’s classic PIRANHA is headed to steelbook Blu-ray from Scream Factory on April 11th, including my NEW career-spanning commentary discussion with Roger Corman.
This was the track Dick Miller was to appear on with us. They were both so excited to finally have a chance to do something like that together, but we lost Dick a few days before the session. Lainie Miller showed up at the studio, sitting behind the engineers, listening the whole time. I still had the facility set up Dick’s space in the booth, complete with headphones and mic, so he was “there” with us, too. It was a very emotional, very special day for all of us.
From Shout/Scream Factory on this release:
• We are preparing a new 4K scan of the film from the original negative and have recorded a brand new audio commentary with Executive Producer Roger Corman! All bonus features from the prior Blu-ray release will be ported over as well.
• Only 5,000 units of the steelbook are being produced total. When they’re gone, they’re gone!
• The artwork you see pictured on both come to us from by artist Nathanael Marsh (who also illustrated our prior Carpenter-themed steelbooks, including Halloween II & III). If you order directly from our site though, your packaging will also include an exclusive 28.5” x 16.5” rolled lithograph of the illustration. (The litho will not be available elsewhere and only 1,500 of them each are being made).
Bonus features from previous release that will also be included:
Audio Commentary With Director Joe Dante And Producer Jon Davison
“The Making Of Piranha” Featurette With New Interviews From Roger Corman, Joe Dante, Dick Miller, Belinda Balaski And Many More
Bloopers And Outtakes
Piranha Trailer With Commentary By Producer Jon Davison – Courtesy Of Trailers From Hell (www.trailersfromhell.com)
Stills Gallery With Photos And Posters From Around The World
Behind-The-Scenes Stills Gallery Featuring Photos From Phil Tippett’s Personal Collection
Additional Scenes From The Network Television Version
Radio And TV Spots
New World Trailers