Shout Select, the prestige sub-label of Shout! Factory, has announced the final specs for their upcoming Blu-ray Collector’s Edition of director Joe Dante’s Matinee (1993). This was one of our most anticipated discs of 2017, which was pushed back slightly to early 2018. However, it sounds like the wait will be well worth it, as Shout Select has loaded the release with special features.
This is a truly great movie — one of director Joe Dante’s best films, featuring one of John Goodman’s best performances. We’ll be amongst the first to pick it up on January 9th!
Here are the full details from the Shout! Factory website:
Synopsis: John Goodman is at his uproarious best as the William Castle-inspired movie promoter Lawrence Woolsey, who brings his unique brand of flashy showmanship to the unsuspecting residents of Key West, Florida.
It’s 1962, and fifteen-year-old fan Gene Loomis (Simone Fenton) can’t wait for the arrival of Woolsey, who is in town to promote his latest offering of atomic power gone berserk, Mant! But the absurd vision of Woolsey’s tale takes on a sudden urgency as the Cuban Missile Crises places the real threat of atomic horror just 90 miles off the coast. With the help of Woolsey’s leading lady, Ruth (Cathy Moriarty), the master showman gives Key West a premiere they’ll never forget. Anything can happen in the movies, and everything does in this hilarious tribute to a more innocent (and outrageous) time in American cinema.
- NEW Master Of The Matinee – An Interview With Director Joe Dante
- NEW The Leading Lady – An Interview with Cathy Moriarty
- NEW MANTastic! The Making Of A Mant
- NEW Out Of The Bunker – An Interview With Actress Lisa Jakub
- NEW Making A Monster Theatre – An Interview With Production Designer Steven Legler
- NEW The Monster Mix – An Interview With Editor Marshall Harvey
- NEW Lights! Camera! Reunion! – An Interview With Director Of Photography John Hora
- Paranoia In Ant Vision – Joe Dante Discusses The Making Of The Film
- MANT! – The Full Length Version Of The Film With Introduction By Joe Dante
- Vintage Making Of Featurette
- Behind The Scenes Footage Courtesy Of Joe Dante
- Deleted And Extended Scenes Sourced From Joe Dante’s Workprint
- Still Galleries
- Theatrical Trailer