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Tremors (1990) 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray: A creature classic!

Arrow Video (USA) will be releasing director Ron Underwood’s excellent creature feature, Tremors (1990) on a 2-Disc 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. Stars Kevin Bacon.

A pulse-pounding love letter to 1950s creature features that deliver horror and humor in equal measure, Tremors is a bonafide cult classic that has grabbed audiences’ affections ever since its release and spawned a successful franchise that continues to this day.

Tremors (1990) — Photo
Image courtesy IMDB

Good-ol’-boy handymen Val (Kevin Bacon) and Earl (Fred Ward) are sick of their dead-end jobs in one-horse desert town Perfection, Nevada (population: 14). Just as they’re about to escape Perfection forever, however, things start to get really weird: half-eaten corpses litter the road out of town; the phone lines stop working; and a plucky young scientist shows evidence of unusually strong seismic activity in the area. Something is coming for the citizens of Perfection… and it’s under the goddamn ground!

Bursting with indelible characters, quotable dialogue, and jaw-dropping special effects, Tremors is back and bigger than ever in this 4K-restored and fully loaded collectors’ edition.

Unlike the typical movie homage, Tremors actually improves on the B-movies that inspired it.

Steve Simels — Entertainment Weekly

Release date: December 15, 2020
Genre: Comedy / Horror

DirectorRon Underwood
CastKevin Bacon, Fred Ward, Finn Carter
Production Year1990
Discs2 Blu-ray Discs
Region4K Blu-ray – Region Free / 2K Blu-ray – Region A
Run Time96 minutes
FormatsColor / 4K Ultra HD / 1.85:1
AKALand Sharks
StudioArrow Video (USA)

Special features

NEW 4K restoration from the original negative by Arrow Films, approved by director Ron Underwood and director of photography Alexander Gruszynski
A 60-page perfect-bound book featuring new writing by Kim Newman and Jonathan Melville and selected archive materials
Large fold-out double-sided poster featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matt Frank
Small fold-out double-sided poster featuring new Graboid X-ray art by Matt Frank
Six double-sided, postcard-sized lobby card reproduction art cards
Limited Edition packaging with a reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matt Frank

Disc 1 — Special features

High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
Restored DTS-HD MA original theatrical 2.0 stereo, 4.0 surround, and remixed 5.1 surround audio options
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
New audio commentary by director Ron Underwood and writers/producers Brent Maddock & S.S. Wilson
New audio commentary by Jonathan Melville, author of Seeking Perfection: The Unofficial Guide to Tremors
Making Perfection, a brand new documentary by Universal Pictures interviewing key cast and crew from the franchise (including Kevin Bacon, Michael Gross, Ariana Richards, Ron Underwood, Brent Maddock & S.S. Wilson, among many others) and revisiting the original locations
The Truth About Tremors, a newly filmed interview with co-producer Nancy Roberts on the film’s rocky road to the screen
Bad Vibrations, a newly filmed interview with the director of photography Alexander Gruszynski
Aftershocks and Other Rumblings, newly filmed on-set stories from associate producer Ellen Collett
Digging in the Dirt, a new featurette interviewing the crews behind the film’s extensive visual effects
Music for Graboids, a new featurette on the film’s music with composers Ernest Troost and Robert Folk
Pardon My French!, a newly assembled compilation of overdubs from the edited-for television version
The Making of Tremors, an archive documentary from 1995 by Laurent Bouzereau, interviewing the filmmakers and special effects teams
Creature Featurette, an archive compilation of on-set camcorder footage showing the making of the Graboids
Electronic press kit featurette and interviews with Kevin Bacon, Michael Gross, and Reba McEntire
Deleted scenes, including the original opening scene
Theatrical trailers, TV and radio spots for the original film as well as trailers for the entire Tremors franchise
Comprehensive image galleries, including rare behind-the-scenes stills, storyboards and two different drafts of the screenplay

Disc 2 — Interviews & short films (Limited Edition exclusive)

Extended hour-long interviews from Making Perfection with Ron Underwood, Brent Maddock, S.S. Wilson, Nancy Roberts, and creature designer Alec Gillis
Outtakes with optional introduction and commentary by S.S. Wilson
Three early short films by the makers of Tremors, remastered in high definition, including S.S. Wilson’s stop-motion horror/comedy classic Recorded Live (1975)
Tremors (1990) 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Details

Tremors (1990) trailer

Notice: The picture quality of these videos do not reflect the picture quality of the Blu-ray or DVD in this package.

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