Scream Factory, the horror-thriller offshoot of independent film distributor Shout Factory, has detailed its upcoming Blu-ray release of George P. Cosmatos' Leviathan (1989), starring Peter Weller, Richard Crenna, Amanda Pays, Lisa Eilbacher, Meg Foster, Hector Elizondo, and Eugene Lipinski. The release will be available for purchase on August 19th.
Synopsis: On the dark and forbidding ocean floor, the crew of a deep-sea mission rig discovers a sunken freighter that harbors a deadly secret: a genetic experiment gone horribly wrong. With a storm raging on the surface and no hope of rescue, the captain and his team are propelled into a spine-tingling battle for survival against the ultimate foe - a hideous monster that cannot die...and lives to kill!
New Interviews with:
Actors Hector Elizondo and Ernie Hudson
Creature effects artists Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff Jr.
Leviathan's a pretty hokey movie, fun, but hokey. It does have excellent sets, diving suit design (by way of Alien), and pretty good actors. Unfortunately, the silly handling of the horror and the poorly animated monsters, kinda ruin it.
@asabreed: I'd pay more for a quality rendering of the film than for a thousand extras any day. $25 is actually on the cheap side for a small distributor, like Shout - who puts more effort into their BDs than most studios, even the ones they botch.
The price will drop to around 15 I'm sure. In Canada we have it for 17.99, there's no way well end up getting it cheaper than the US. This type of package is Scream's cheapest release, no dvd and not a collectors edition.