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HALF MAN... HALF ANT... ALL TERROR!So says the advertising campaign for Mant!, the latest low-budget schlock-horror classic from cigar-chomping producer Lawrence Woolsey (John Goodman, The Big Lebowski), who more than makes up for his films' lack of production values by festooning them with gimmicks that would turn even William Castle (The Tingler) green with envy.But the most potent gimmick of all is accidental: Woolsey schedules a sneak preview of Mant! in Key West, Florida, in October 1962, unaware that the Cuban missile crisis is about to flare up. Will the threat of genuine nuclear war distract the locals from the movie, or will they find it doubly terrifying?Directed by the legendary Joe Dante (The Burbs), this delightful film isn t just an affectionate love-letter to the sci-fi and horror films that he grew up with in the 1950s and 60s, it s also a witty and intelligent exploration of the way that the most successful genre films worked by preying on the very real fears of their audiences about everything from Soviet satellite launches to atomic mutation.SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:High definition digital transfer supplied by NBC UniversalLossless stereo audioOptional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearingParanoia in Ant Vision, a discussion with director Joe Dante about the making of the filmMant!, the full length version of the film-within-a-filmDiscussion with Joe Dante on the effects of Mant!Vintage making of featuretteRare on-set footage, sourced from Joe Dante s personal collectionOriginal theatrical trailerReversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys
studio:
Arrow Video
Director:
Joe Dante
Certificate:
TBC
Subtitle Languages:
English SDH
Theatrical Release Year:
1993
Main Language:
English
Number of Discs:
2
Region:
2
Brand:
Arrow Video

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HALF MAN... HALF ANT... ALL TERROR!So says the advertising campaign for Mant!, the latest low-budget schlock-horror classic from cigar-chomping producer Lawrence Woolsey (John Goodman, The Big Lebowski), who more than makes up for his films' lack of production values by festooning them with gimmicks that would turn even William Castle (The Tingler) green with envy.But the most potent gimmick of all is accidental: Woolsey schedules a sneak preview of Mant! in Key West, Florida, in October 1962, unaware that the Cuban missile crisis is about to flare up. Will the threat of genuine nuclear war distract the locals from the movie, or will they find it doubly terrifying?Directed by the legendary Joe Dante (The Burbs), this delightful film isn t just an affectionate love-letter to the sci-fi and horror films that he grew up with in the 1950s and 60s, it s also a witty and intelligent exploration of the way that the most successful genre films worked by preying on the very real fears of their audiences about everything from Soviet satellite launches to atomic mutation.SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:High definition digital transfer supplied by NBC UniversalLossless stereo audioOptional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearingParanoia in Ant Vision, a discussion with director Joe Dante about the making of the filmMant!, the full length version of the film-within-a-filmDiscussion with Joe Dante on the effects of Mant!Vintage making of featuretteRare on-set footage, sourced from Joe Dante s personal collectionOriginal theatrical trailerReversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys
studio:
Arrow Video
Director:
Joe Dante
Certificate:
TBC
Subtitle Languages:
English SDH
Theatrical Release Year:
1993
Main Language:
English
Number of Discs:
2
Region:
2
Brand:
Arrow Video

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MATINEE

A surprisingly good low budget horror movie with John Goodman. The extra material was a nice bonus to the movie.

Love Letter to the Theater

Joe Dante's MATINEE is a beautiful love letter to the movies. The setting was before my time, but as an 80s kid who grew up with black and white horror movies and William Castle as well as a love for history, this 1962 period piece felt like it was made specifically for me. Arrow put together a great release with lovely new cover art and a handful of extras both new and from past international releases.

Not bad

Good acting from John godman as always, and a fun little movie

Another Dante hit

Fantastic film with John Goodman at his best. Highly recommend checking this one out.

Matinee

Great movie in the arrow video sale Of a movie I’ve never seen before, I really enjoyed it and was very happy to get it for such a cheap price.

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