Piranha 3D Bites Into Blu-ray This December!

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the “Blu” water.   LOL.  The re-imagining of the classic Piranha movie was one I did not think I would enjoy, but after all the positive critic buzz I just had to check it out.  Sure enough, I LOVED every minute of it!  I mean sure, what’s not to love about it?  It has a little bit of something for everyone.  Yes, I said that seriously.  LOL.  And so it gives me great pleasure to announce that on January 11th, Piranha releases hell on both 2D and 3D Blu-ray.  Check out the full press release below from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Think ‘Jersey Shore’ with underwater cannibalism.”

Peter Travers / Rolling Stone

“It’s ‘Jaws’ Gone Wild!”

Owen Gleiberman / Entertainment Weekly

The Classic Franchise taken to a Frighteningly Fun & Sexy New Dimension

Starring Elisabeth Shue and Jerry O’Connell


The Feeding Frenzy Begins January 11th

Tearing Through the Screen on Blu-ray 3D™, 2D Blu-ray™ & DVD

Culver City, CA (11/1/10) – On January 11th, the hilariously gory, sexy action thriller PIRANHA shows its teeth on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD, courtesy of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Directed by acclaimed genre filmmaker Alexandre Aja (High Tension, The Hills Have Eyes) and starring Oscar® nominee Elisabeth Shue (Best Actress in a Leading Role, 1995, Leaving Las Vegas), Adam Scott (TV’s “Party Down”, Leap Year), Jerry O’Connell (TV’s “The Defenders”, Scream 2), Ving Rhames (Dawn of the Dead, Mission: Impossible series), Steven R. McQueen (TV’s “Vampire Diaries”), Jessica Szohr (TV’s “Gossip Girl”) and sizzling Playboy cover girl Kelly Brock (The Italian Job), and with cameos by Eli Roth (Hostel series) and Hollywood legends Richard Dreyfuss (Jaws) and Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future series), PIRANHA sent critics and moviegoers into a frenzy of amusement this summer with its shocking mix of horror, humor and sex.  Now action and horror fans can experience the movie The New York Times called “the future of cinema” at home with the latest in eye-popping, truly immersive high definition 3D home entertainment technology.

The PIRANHA Blu-ray and DVD include a swarm of killer bonus features, including deleted scenes, a filmmaker commentary, storyboard comparisons and extensive behind-the-scenes featurettes.

Featuring buckets of blood, gratuitous nudity and can’t miss cameos by Hollywood legends Richard Dreyfuss (Jaws) and Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future series), plus horror maestro Eli Roth (Hostel I and II), PIRANHA is destined to thrill every action, horror and thriller fan on land…or on water!


Every year the population of sleepy Lake Victoria explodes from 5,000 to 50,000 for Spring Break, a riot of sun and drunken fun. But this year, there’s something more to worry about than hangovers and complaints from local old timers; a new type of terror is about to be cut loose on Lake Victoria. After a sudden underwater tremor sets free scores of the prehistoric man-eating fish, an unlikely group of strangers must band together to stop themselves from becoming fish food for the area’s new razor-toothed residents.

PIRANHA was written by Peter Goldfinger (Sorority Row) & Josh Stolberg (Sorority Row). It was produced by Alexandre Aja (P2), Mark Canton (300, Letters to Juliet), Gregory Levasseur (Mirrors, P2) and Marc Toberoff (Bottle Shock, It’s Alive). Executive producers are Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, Alix Taylor, Louis G. Friedman and J. Todd Harris. It was distributed by Dimension Films and has a run time of approximately 89 minutes. It is rated R for sequences of strong bloody horror violence and gore, graphic nudity, sexual content, language and some drug use.

Blu-ray 3D* Bonus Material

  • Filmmaker Commentary
  • 10 Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes
  • In addition to the 3D version of the film, the Blu-rau 3D contains a 2D version playable on all existing Blu-ray players

Blu-ray Bonus Material

  • Filmmaker Commentary
  • Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary
  • Deleted Storyboard Sequences
  • 10 Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes
  • Storyboard Gallery
  • Piranha 3D Trailer & TV Spots

DVD Bonus Material

  • Filmmaker Commentary
  • 5 Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes

*Bonus material on the Blu-ray 3D is available in 2D only.


6 Responses to “Piranha 3D Bites Into Blu-ray This December!”

  1. Aaron Neuwirth

    Some movies are good, and then some movies are Piranha good. In terms of being the type of movie that knows what it is, this was one of the most entertaining movies of the summer.

  2. Sean Ferguson

    It can’t touch JAWS!

  3. Gerard Iribe

    I’ll rent this.

  4. Aaron Neuwirth

    @Sean, no one is saying it can, that’s like hitting a fly with a sledgehammer.

  5. Sean Ferguson

    Sorry that’s my knee-jerk reaction to JAWS ripoffs. 🙂

  6. Brian White

    This one was just so much fun! I can’t wait for it in all its 2D glory!