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Joe Dante's Piranha Blu-ray steelbook coming this summer

Director Joe Dante's (GREMLINS, THE HOWLING) classic JAWS rip-off PIRANHA is swimming its way onto Steelbook Blu-ray this summer via Scream Factory and today we have the new edition's cover art designed  by Nathanael Marsh, and some killer special features to share with you guys, including a new audio commentary by executive producer Roger Corman.

This edition of the 1978 creature feature is limited to 5,000 and has been given a new 4K scan from the original camera negative. All previous extras will be ported over, along with the above mentioned new audio commentary by executive producer Roger Corman. You can check out all the special features below along with the new artwork and then let us know if you plan to snag a copy this summer!

Special features:

Audio commentary with executive producer Roger Corman (new)

Audio commentary with director Joe Dante and producer Jon Davison

The Making of Piranha – Interviews with executive producer Roger Corman, director Joe Dante, and actors Dick Miller, Belinda Balaski, and more

Behind-the-scenes footage

Bloopers and outtakes

Stills galleries

Behind-the-scenes photo gallery from creature designer Phil Tippett’s archives

Additional scenes from TV version

Theatrical trailers

TV spots

Radio spots

Here's the synopsis:

While searching for missing teenagers, novice skip tracer Maggie McKeown (Heather Menzies) and one of the locals, town boozer Paul Grogan (Bradford Dillman) stumble upon a top-secret Army laboratory doing genetic research on piranha fish for the purpose of developing biological warfare. When they are accidentally released from the compound, the deadly school of eating machines head downstream and eat everything, and anything, in their path.

Joe Dante (GREMLINS, THE HOWLING) directs PIRANHA from a screenplay written by John Sayles (ALLIGATOR, THE HOWLING). Roger Corman executive produced the movie which stars Bradford Dillman, Heather Menzies, Kevin McCarthy, Keenan Wynn, Barbara Steele, Dick Miller, and Belinda Balaski. PIRANHA will be unleashed on Steelbook Blu-ray via Scream Factory on June 11th, 2019.

Source: AITH

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