Mimic: The Director’s Cut on Blu-ray September 27th

Lionsgate is proud to announce major updates to the September 27th Blu-ray Disc release of Mimic, now to be released as Mimic: The Director’s Cut, including newly restored footage, a sound upgrade and the addition of another featurette to the list of never-before seen special features from director/co-writer Guillermo Del Toro.  Audiences will experience High Definition thrills as Lionsgate debuts Guillermo Del Toro’s never-before-seen director’s cut of Mimic, available for the very first time anywhere, on 1080P High Definition Blu-ray Disc.  This all new cut of the film, featuring seven minutes of restored footage, introduces subtle character moments that transform Mimic into a film that Del Toro fans and newcomers alike will embrace as the definitive version.    Containing new bonus materials created especially for this release, the disc includes audio commentary and a video prologue from Del Toro plus three featurettes; a look at the creatures from the film, a behind-the-scenes retrospective on the shooting of Mimic and Del Toro discussing his vision of the film and how he completed this version, as well as deleted scenes, a gag reel and storyboard animatics.  Mimic: The Director’s Cut stars Academy Award® winner* Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite) and Academy Award® nominee* Josh Brolin (No Country for Old Men) along with Jeremy Northam (Showtime’s “The Tudors”).

Directed by Oscar® nominee Del Toro (Best Writing, Original Screenplay, Pan’s Labyrinth, 2006), the Miramax film Mimic: The Director’s Cut features a screenplay and screen story by Matthew Robbins & Guillermo Del Toro and is based on the short story by Donald A. Wollheim.

A disease carried by common cockroaches is killing children in Manhattan. In an effort to stop the epidemic, entomologist Susan Tyler (Sorvino) creates a mutant breed of insect that secretes a fluid to kill the roaches. This mutant breed was engineered to die after one generation, but three years later Susan finds out that the species has survived and evolved into a large, gruesome monster that can mimic human form.

*Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Mighty Aphrodite, 1995

*Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Milk, 2008


·      Video Prologue with director Guillermo del Toro- NEW

·      Audio commentary with director/co-writer Guillermo Del Toro – NEW

·      “Reclaiming Mimic” featurette – NEW

·      “A Leap In Evolution – The Creatures of Mimic” featurette – NEW

·      “Back Into The Tunnels – Shooting Mimic” featurette  – NEW

·      Deleted scenes – NEW

·      Storyboard animatics – NEW

·      Gag reel – NEW

·      Theatrical Trailer

*subject to change

Pricing: Blu-ray Disc – $19.99



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2 Responses to “Mimic: The Director’s Cut on Blu-ray September 27th”

  1. Aaron Neuwirth

    Awesome. Was already a fan of Mimic, but new Del Toro had problems with the Weinstiens making this film. Looking forward to finally seeing his version of the film.

  2. Sean Ferguson

    This must be the reason you were asking who had Lionsgate. Sly devil!