Lionsgate to Unleash 'Bug' on Blu-ray This September (UPDATED)

Posted Thu Jul 12, 2007 at 04:55 AM PDT by

UPDATE (7/13/07): We have received word directly from Lionsgate Home Entertainment that despite prior announcements, at this time 'Bug' is being scheduled as a standard-def DVD release only. Well keep you posted as soon as any Blu-ray version is confirmed. We have also moved 'Bug' to the "Release Dates Pending" section of our Blu-ray Release Schedule.

Lionsgate Home Entertainment has announced it will bring the William Friedkin chiller 'Bug' to Blu-ray in time for Halloween.

Starring Ashley Judd and Harry Connick, Jr. and based on the hit off-Broadway stageplay, 'Bug' generated a good deal of controversy during its brief theatrical run this past May for its graphic content.

Despite all the hullabaloo, 'Bug' ultimately got squashed at the box office (having the misfortune of opening against the blockbuster 'Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End'), but it seems likely to find an appreciable cult audience on video.

Lionsgate will release the icky horror flick on September 25, day-and-date with the standard-def DVD version.

Tech specs have not yet been announced, but among the extras will be an audio commentary with Friedkin, plus two making-of featurettes and the theatrical trailer.

Retail price will list for $39.95

We've added a new listing for 'Bug' to our Blu-ray Release Schedule, under September 25. Stay tuned for full specs and box art to be revealed in the coming days.

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Bug (Blu-ray)
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