Tobe Hooper’s INVADERS FROM MARS Makes Its Blu-ray Debut April 7th!

Invaders-From-MarsThis is exciting.  I’m really loving that Scream Factory is making efforts in giving attention to the works of some of the great horror directors and figures of years’ past.  We know they are doing their best to put out every John Carpenter film ever made, but here’s another one from Tobe Hooper.  Previously, they’ve done Lifeforce (One of my personal favorite Scream Factory releases of all time), Funhouse and he also had a short in Body Bags.  Now comes one of the more demanded ones of Hooper’s catalog, Invaders From Mars.  And its not too far away.  What else do you think they could pull off from Tobe Hooper (No Mangler, please)?  Maybe they could put out a nice looking special edition of his adaptation of the Stephen King mini series Salem’s Lot from the 1970s?  Anyway, this is another in the long line of fine releases and nice surprises from our friends at Scream Factory.

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From the director of The Texas Chain Saw

Massacre and Lifeforce

Invaders from Mars


Cannon Pictures Classic Available April 7th, 2015

from Scream Factory

Invaders From Mars MEDFamed horror director Tobe Hooper’s 1986 re-make of the classic thriller film Invaders from Mars is a space-age creature feature crawling with horrifying hordes of Martians hell-bent on stealing your soul – as well as your planet!

Making its Blu-ray debut on April 7th, 2015 from Scream Factory, Invaders from Mars comes loaded with bonus features, including an all-new audio commentary from director Tobe Hooper, the new retrospective The Martians Are Coming!-The Making of Invaders from Mars, which features interviews with director Tobe Hooper, actor Hunter Carson, special creature effects artists Alec Gillis and Gino Crognale, and composer Christopher Young; galleries for the original storyboards and original production illustrations, and more! As an additional bonus, fans who order their copy from ShoutFactory.com will have their order shipped two weeks early.

Little David Gardner’s starry-eyed dreams turn into an out-of-this-world nightmare when invaders from the red planet land in his backyard and unleash their hostilities on unsuspecting earthlings! Paralyzed with fear as the aliens take over the minds of his mother, father and even his classmates, David must somehow find a way to stop them- before they turn the whole human race into brain-dead zombies!

Showcasing special effects from John Dykstra (Star Wars) and the creations of Stan Winston (Aliens), and starring Karen Black (House Of 1,000 Corpses), Hunter Carson (Paris, Texas), Timothy Bottoms (Rollercoaster), Louise Fletcher (Flowers In The Attic), James Karen (The Return Of The Living Dead) and Bud Cort (Harold And Maude), this thrilling remake is a must-own for horror fans.

Invaders from Mars Bonus Features

  • New audio commentary with director Tobe Hooper
  • The Martians Are Coming! – The Making of “Invaders from Mars”, an all-new retrospective featuring interviews with director Tobe Hooper, actor Hunter Carson, special creature effects artists Alec Gillis and Gino Crognale, and composer Christopher Young
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV spot
  • Original Storyboards
  • Original Production Illustration Gallery with commentary from artist William Stout.
  • Still Gallery



Brandon is the host, producer, writer and editor of The Brandon Peters Show (thebrandonpetersshow.com) on the Creative Zombie Studios Network. At Why So Blu he is a Writer/Reviewer. Brandon is a lifelong obsessive film nerd. As eager to educate in the world of film as I am to learn. An avid lover of horror, schlock and trash. You can also find older essays on his blog Naptown Nerd (naptownnerd.blogspot.com).

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