Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced that, on January 11, 2011, it will release Piranha on Blu-ray, in two editions: a 2D Blu-ray and a 3D Blu-ray which also includes the 2D version but reportedly misses out on some special features. This Weinstein Company production, directed by Alexandre Aja, features "buckets of blood, gratuitous nudity and can't-miss cameos by Hollywood legends Richard Dreyfuss and Christopher Lloyd, plus horror maestro Eli Roth."
Note that when it opened in theaters, this movie was originally titled Piranha 3D, with "3D" as part of the title, but for the home video release SPHE has decided to drop the 3D tag, probably to avoid confusing the public.
I actually LOVED this movie. It was incredibly fun. I don't have a 3D TV nor do I have much interest in watching my movies with sunglasses on my face, so I'll be buying the 2D version only. That way I get the deleted scenes and storyboards, too. To me, that's much more interesting.
I liked this movie, but was a little dissapointed. I thought the tone was a bit mixed up. Jerry O'Connell thought he was in a completely different movie than everyone else. He was a flat-out cartoon character while everyone else played it straight. Also I thought some of the kills crossed a line from dark comedy into totally gruesome. That interrupted my fun a bit. It's hard to laugh when a girl is screaming and crying not in a funny cliche way, but in a very realistic painful way. I thought The Final Destination nailed this tone perfectly for example.
I liked it, I just didn't love it. Maybe I'll appreciate it more with a second viewing. Definitely getting the 3D. Mixed blessing that it got pushed back a month. I want it ASAP, but I'm already going to have to make hard choices when I've got Xmas presents to get too.
One of the most fun times at the movies I've had this year. Will buy it for sure. I probably would have bought the 3D version since it includes the 2D one (despite not having a 3D TV yet, like most here have also said), but I don't know. I kind of want all of the extras :P. We'll see.
@rwojtalewics - If you had actually seen the Piranha 3D 2010, you would know that these are NOT normal piranhas, but rather a prehistoric carnivorous fish that DO eat live animals in the water. BTW, did you see How the Grinch stole Christmas? I can't believe you'd put up with that drivel that has no factual basis at all.
Jurassic park was a myth too. It a thing we in the movies like to call fiction . . .
Piranha 1972, Piranha 1978, Piranha 1995, Piranha 3D 2010... LOL, all these stupid gollywood films that people find to be so fascinating and entertaining have no factual basis at all. Man eating piranha stories are myths. Piranhas are primarily vegetarians but are also scavengers. They aren't predators seeking fleshly meals like sharks and V. raptors, and they don't hunt like raptors and sharks! However, they will feed on animal or human corpses rotting in the water just like any fish might do. You are more likely to be eaten by a Cretaceous V. raptor than a school of bloodthirsty pirhana, LOL! @ ROLOL!
Enough of this decadent entertainment! Nowadays we get nothing but crap like this from gollywood. Why aren't there more movies like Jaws and Jurassic Park?
@a_nonymous: I never saw How the Grinch stole christmas. Stop telling lies about my thoughts on a movie that I didn't see, dingbat! I did see Piranha 2010. My comment wasn't specifically for that dumb movie, but for all those stupid Piranha spin-offs. At least the V. raptor is a real prehistoric animal, not so with your beloved, mythical prehistoric piranha! Jurassic Park is sci-fi and fiction, but not based on a mythical carnivorious creature.