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Lightning Bug Blu-ray Announced

Posted October 29, 2012 04:55 PM by Webmaster

Image EntertainmentThe 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
  • Deleted Scenes





Source: Blu-ray.com | Permalink | United States [Country settings]

News comments (2 comments)


Shawneboy
  Oct 29, 2012
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This is great news! Loved this film. Haven't watched it in a while, I'll be glad to revisit it in an extended cut and a new featurette.

MikeScott
  Oct 29, 2012
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This was a good film. I haven't seen it since it first hit DVD. Will definitely be interested in seeing an extended cut.


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