During the ’70s, American theaters were under attack from giant wild animals. There was giant killer whales, giant killer bees, giant killer bears and giant killer ants. But what about giant killer bunnies? They were there too in a cult classic called Night of the Lepus. A small town in Arizona finds itself under siege by rabbits the size of freight cars. What can they do? Luckily the cast can fight back with the help of Bones from Star Trek and Rory Calhoun. Now you can watch the animal invasion in higher resolution as Scream Factory brings Night of the Lepus to the glory of Blu-ray on June 19. Here’s the details from Scream Factory:
SCREAM FACTORY PRESENTS
NIGHT OF THE LEPUS
IN ITS BLU-RAY DEBUT
ARRIVING JUNE 19, 2018
Los Angeles, CA – How many eyes does horror have? How many times will terror strike? Giant mutant rabbits are on the loose in the campy 70’s cult classic Night Of The Lepus for the first time on Blu-ray on June 19, 2018 from Scream Factory. This release features a new 2K scan of the original film elements and comes complete with new audio commentaries.
There was no limit to the horror … no end to the Night Of The Lepus! A hormone intended to alter the breeding cycle of rabbits overrunning Arizona ranchlands ends up turning them into flesh-eating, 150-pound monsters in Night of the Lepus.
Stuart Whitman (Eaten Alive), Janet Leigh (Psycho), Rory Calhoun (Motel Hell) and DeForest Kelley (Star Trek) are among the intrepid humans facing off against the behemoth bunnies, using guns, flames, dynamite and anything else in their grasp to battle their oversized, hungry tormentors.
NEW 2K scan of the original film elements
NEW Audio Commentary with author Lee Gambin (Massacred by Mother Nature: Exploring the Natural Horror Film)
NEW Audio Commentary with Pop Culture historian Russell Dyball
About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast entertainment distribution network which delivers culturally relevant programming, movie and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America and across multiple platforms. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Studios, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Shout! Factory Films, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory TV. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.
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