Alligator (Collector’s Edition) chomps 4K UHD in February

There really was a time when there would be ads in the back of comic books offering to mail you a live baby alligator to raise at home. While this seems like a cool idea, the alligator grew fast. And then what was a kid supposed to do with it? Most disturbed mothers tossed the toothy reptile into the toilet and flushed it away like a dead goldfish. What happens when they get into the sewer system? That’s what Alligator is all about. This drive-in giant monster staple gives a fierce account of a reptile that isn’t happy just eating whatever gets dumped down the drain. The movie stars Robert Forster as the hunter who has to go into a stinky world to protect the people of Chicago. The fans of the film will get to see even more of the subterranean world since Scream Factory is releasing Alligator (Collector’s Edition) that will include the film on 4K UHD and Blu-ray. This is one of the best of the nature gone crazy films from the 20th Century. Here’s the press release from Screen Factory:

Los Angeles, CA – It lives 50 feet beneath the city. It’s 36 feet long. It weighs 2,000 pounds… and it’s about to break out! Alligator (Collector’s Edition) comes snapping on February 22, 2022 in a 4K UHD™ + Blu-ray™ combo pack from Scream Factory. Special features will be announced at a later date.

From director Lewis Teague (Cujo, Cat’s Eye) and screenwriter John Sayles (Piranha, The Howling) comes an unstoppable thriller with bite. After returning from their Florida vacation, the Kendal family decides their pet baby alligator is too much to take care of and they flush him down the toilet. At the same time, Slade Laboratories is conducting secret experiments with animals and disposing of them in the sewer. The baby alligator, fending for itself, must feed on anything it can … including the dead animals. Now, twelve years later, when several murders happen in the city of Chicago, David Madison (Robert Forster, Jackie Brown) is put on the case to find out who … or what … is killing people.

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Shout! Factory, LLC is a leading multi-platform media company devoted to film and TV distribution, development, and production, as well as the preservation and revitalization of the very best in pop-culture entertainment. Founded by Richard Foos, Bob Emmer, and Garson Foos in 2003, Shout! owns and manages a large portfolio of films, contemporary and classic TV series, animation, and documentaries. The company’s creative acquisition mandate has established it as a leading independent distributor, with partners and properties including GKIDS, Sesame StreetThe Carol Burnett Show, The Johnny Carson Show, IFC Films, Stephen J. Cannell Productions, ITV Studios, Major League Baseball Productions, and many others. Shout! Factory Kids focuses on live-action and animated kids and family properties, and the company releases films and television shows in other genres under the Scream Factory and Shout Select imprints. Shout! develops, acquires and distributes new films via Shout! Studios, owns and operates libraries including Mystery Science Theater 3000 (in partnership with creator Joel Hodgson) and the Roger Corman New Horizon Pictures Library, and operates the acclaimed streaming service Shout! Factory TV. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit

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