The Blu-ray release of Lightning Bug has been announced by Image Entertainment.
Already a cult hit on DVD, the debut feature by makeup effects artist Robert Hall (Laid To
Rest and ChromeSkull: Laid To Rest 2) comes to Blu-ray in an extended cut
featuring fifteen minutes of additional footage. Street date is January 15, 2013.
Lightning Bug is a nostalgic journey through the budding aspirations and sobering realities of
youth, as told semi-autobiographically by writer/director Hall. Bret Harrison ("Reaper,"
"Grounded For Life," "The O.C.") stars as Green Graves, a young Alabama man desperate to
escape the stifling grip of his rural confines. In a Bible-Belt town chock full of misfits, Green
finds escape and solace in his longing to create special effects creatures in Hollywood. Despite
finding a kindred spirit in a local girl with a sordid past, Green soon learns that sometimes the
most frightening monsters aren't always made of rubber and latex.
The film co-stars Laura Prepon ("That 70's Show") as Angevin Duvet, his love interest and a
girl with demons of her own. The film features a stellar supporting cast including genre
favorite Ashley Laurence (Hellraiser), Kevin Gage (Heat), Hal Sparks ("Queer
as Folk") and Josh Todd (frontman for Buckcherry).
Bonus features, in addition to the extended cut, include:
Afterglow: A Look Back at Lightning Bug (brand new featurette)
The Making of Lightning Bug (featurette)
Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Robert Hall and cast