Last year the three sequels to Species were released on Blu-ray by Scream Factory. But fans were curious about the original. There’s good news that on July 11, will see Species: Collector’s Edition released with all the bonus items that will please fans. The science fiction film was surprise hit when it was first released in theaters. The movie was the unlikely fusion of Natasha Henstridge and an H.R. Giger creation that got a lot of people excited and frightened when the lights went down. Here’s the press release from Scream Factory with all the goodies in Species: Collector’s Edition:
A ROGER DONALDSON Film
SPECIES COLLECTOR’S EDITION BLU-RAY™
Starring Ben Kingsley, Michael Madsen, Alfred Molina, Forest Whitaker, Marg Helgenberger And Natasha Henstridge
BRING HOME THIS DEFINITIVE SCREAM FACTORY™ RELEASE ON JULY 11, 2017
Beauty can be deceiving. Loyal fans of the popular sci-fi terror classic SPECIES know well that evil lurks beneath the beauty go unnoticed, especially in the form of a seductive alien-human hybrid. Directed by Roger Donaldson (The Bank Job, The Recruit) and produced by Frank Mancuso, Jr. (Stigmata, Friday the 13th Part II), SPECIES stars Ben Kingsley (Shutter Island), Michael Madsen (The Hateful Eight), Alfred Molina (Feud), Forest Whitaker (Arrival), Marg Helgenberger (CSI) and introducing Natasha Henstridge (The Whole Nine Yards). Charged with pulse-pounding suspense and thrills, the film features ingenious special effects from Richard Edlund (Star Wars). On July 11, 2017, Scream Factory™ is proud to present SPECIES Collector’s Edition 2-Disc Blu-ray set. This definitive collector’s edition features new 4K scan of the film and contains insightful bonus content. A must-have for movie collectors, sci-fi horror enthusiasts and loyal fans, SPECIES Collector’s Edition Blu-ray also includes a collectible slipcover featuring newly rendered artwork and a reversible cover wrap featuring original theatrical key art.
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When a beautiful human-alien hybrid (Henstridge) escapes from observation, scientist Xavier Fitch (Kingsley) dispatches a crew of experts to find her before she is able to fulfill her horrific purpose: to mate with unsuspecting men and produce offspring that could destroy mankind. As her deadly biological clock ticks rapidly, Fitch and his team are hurled into a desperate battle in which the fate of humanity itself hangs in the balance!
SPECIES Collector’s Edition Bonus Content:
NEW 4K scan of the film’s inter-positive
Audio Commentary with Natasha Henstridge, Michael Madsen and director Roger Donaldson
Audio Commentary with director Roger Donaldson, make-up effects creator Steve Johnson, visual effects supervisor Richard Edlund and producer Frank Mancuso Jr.
NEW Afterbirth: The Evolution of SPECIES featuring interviews with director Roger Donaldson, cinematographer Andzej Bartkowiak, production designer John Muto, composer Christopher Young, creature designer Steve Johnson, chrysalis supervisor Billy Bryan and “Sil” creature supervisor Norman Cabrera
From Sil To Eve – an interview with actress Natasha Henstridge
HR Giger At Work
The Making Of Species: The Origin, The Concept, The Discovery
Designing A Hybrid
Photo Galleries (Production Design, Creature Designs, Film Stills, Behind the Scenes photos, posters and lobby cards)
METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER presents A FRANK MANCUSO, Jr. Production A ROGER DONALDSON Film
Starring (in alphabetical order) BEN KINGSLEY MICHAEL MADSEN ALFRED MOLINA FOREST WHITAKER “SPECIES”
MARG HELGENBERGER and introducing NATASHA HENSTRIDGE
Associate Producer MARK EGERTON Executive Producer DAVID STREIT “Sil” Designed by H.R. GIGER
Music by CHRISTOPHER YOUNG Costume Designer JOE I. TOMPKINS Visual Effects Supervised by RICHARD EDLUND
Editor CONRAD BUFF Production Designer JOHN MUTO Director of Photography ANDRZEJ BARTKOWIAK
Written by DENNIS FELDMAN Produced by FRANK MANCUSO, JR. and DENNIS FELDMAN Directed by ROGER DONALDSON
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