Wes Craven’s Swamp Thing oozes onto Blu-ray 25 March (88 Films)

Long before superhero movies were packing out multiplex cinemas, Freddy Krueger creator Wes Craven followed-up the success of Richard Donner’s Superman with this fondly remembered DC adaptation that brings a comic book favourite to life!

Following the success of The Hills Have Eyes, Swamp Thing shows Craven adapting his style from less rough ‘n’ ready thrills and spills – and the result is an adventure thriller featuring a mutant-monster with good intentions, and a supporting cast of fan-favourites including Adrienne Barbeau (The Fog, Escape from New York), Ray Wise (Twin Peaks, RoboCop) and David Hess (The Last House On The Left) in one of his best-remembered villainous turns.

Released in 1982 to an appreciative cult following, Swamp Thing remains one of Craven’s most mesmerising achievements – with a faithful DC-comic look and action-packed special effects. 88 Films is delighted to present Swamp Thing in a very special edition Blu-ray release that packs a pristine punch and highlights this creature feature classic in all of its bayou-tinged brilliance!


•High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and standard definition DVD presentations

•Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing

•Audio commentary by director Wes Craven, moderated by Sean Clark

•‘Swamp Screen: Designing DC’s Main Monster’ – an interview with Production designer Robb Wilson King

•‘From Krug to Comics: How the Mainstream Shaped a Radical Genre Voice’ – interview with critic Kim Newman

•Original theatrical trailer

•Picture booklet


•Region Code: B

•Picture Format: HD 1080p 1.85:1

•Audio Format: DTS-HA MA 2.0 Stereo

•Certification: 15

•Running Time: 93 mins

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Written by Blacktooth

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