The Return of Swamp Thing gets a 4K UHD release

MVD Entertainment is giving director Jim Wynorski’s The Return of Swamp Thing a 4K UHD release later this month!

It’s a big news week for our old pal Swamp Thing. DC Studios head James Gunn announced that a Swamp Thing movie will be part of the first slate of DC films he will be producing as he reboots the DC Universe. The next day, we heard that Logan director James Mangold is in early talks to direct the Swamp Thing movie. This morning, we released a Revisited episode that looks back at director Wes Craven’s 1982 version of Swamp Thing (you can watch that in the embed above). And now MVD Entertainment is gearing up to give the 1989 sequel The Return of Swamp Thing a 4K UHD release! The release date is February 7th, and copies can be pre-ordered at THIS LINK.

Directed by Jim Wynorski from a screenplay by Neil Cuthbert and Grant Morris, The Return of Swamp Thing has the following synopsis: After her mother’s mysterious death, Abigail Arcane travels to the Florida swamps to confront her resurrected evil stepfather Dr. Anton Arcane. In an attempt to stave off the effects of aging, Dr. Arcane, assisted by Dr. Lana Zurrell, combines genes from various swamp animals and human beings, creating an army of monsters known as Un-Men. When Abby arrives, Dr. Arcane is hell-bent on taking his own stepdaughter’s life in the name of science… that is until she is rescued by SWAMP THING in this must-see sequel to the original cult classic and based on the award-winning DC Comics series!

The film stars Louis Jourdan, Heather Locklear, Sarah Douglas, Ace Mask, Monique Gabrielle, Daniel Emery Taylor, Joey Sagal, and RonReaco Lee, with Dick Durock as Swamp Thing.

The Return of Swamp Thing comes to 4K UHD with the following features:

BRAND NEW 4K restoration from the original interpositive with Dolby Vision / HDR mastering.
BRAND NEW: Reflections on Swamp Thing 35 years later by Michael Uslan, Producer of both Swamp Thing movies and Exec Producer of all the Batman movies.
BRAND NEW: Music Video by the RiffTones: ‘Your Ever-Loving Swamp Thing’
Original 2.0 and 5.1 Stereo Audio
Audio commentary from Director Jim Wynorski, Composer Chuck Cirino and Editor Leslie Rosenthal
Audio commentary from Director Jim Wynorski
Interview with Editor Leslie Rosenthal
Interview with Composer Chuck Cirino
Interview with Director Jim Wynorski
Interview with Lightyear Entertainment Executive Arnie Holland
1989 Promo Reel
Photo Gallery (accompanied by Chuck Cirino’s film’s score)
Original Theatrical Trailer (HD Transfer from original 35mm materials)
2 TV Spots
6 Promotional TV Clips
2 Greenpeace Public Service Announcements

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The Return of Swamp Thing

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