Everyone seems to openly give their love to Joe Dante's GREMLINS, THE HOWLING, PIRANHA, or THE 'BURBS, while his kid-centric sci-fi film EXPLORERS goes largely unmentioned. (And if I'm wrong about that well.... good!) So it brings me great joy in sharing this news Vault Dwellers: As of May 25th, EXPLORERS is available on Blu-ray disc! Initially only available on DVD from Paramount, the movie makes its HD debut with two different cuts (sadly neither is a director's cut), deleted scenes, new making-of featurette, & more! If you're excited as I am to own this Collector's Edition release, then read on!
Synopsis: The visionary dreams of three curious and adventuresome young boys become an exciting reality in Explorers, the action-fantasy from acclaimed director Joe Dante, who combines keen humor, warmth and fantasy with unexpected twists.
In their makeshift laboratory, the boys use an amazing discovery and their ingenuity to build their own spaceship and launch themselves on a fantastic interplanetary journey. A galaxy of adventure for the whole family, EXPLORERS stars a young River Phoenix (STAND BY ME, SNEAKERS) and Ethan Hawke (TRAINING DAY, REALITY BITES).
Rated PG | Color | 106 & 109 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
- Includes The Home Video & Theatrical Cuts Of The Film!
- NEW! A Science Fiction Fairy Tale: The Story Of Explorers – Featuring New Interviews With Director Joe Dante, Screenwriter Eric Luke, Star Ethan Hawke, And More! (65 min.)
- NEW! Deleted Scenes With Optional Commentary By Joe Dante!
- NEW! Interviews With Cinematographer John Hora And Editor Tina Hirsch!
- Theatrical Trailer
As of tomorrow (May 25th) Shout Select's Collector's Edition of EXPLORERS will be available, wherever Blu-ray discs are sold, and should cost between $23 - $29. Treat yourself and relive the magic of this film by picking up a copy today from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY. (Note: The collectible poster that Shout! was offering through their site when you ordered this movie is officially OUT OF STOCK.)
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