There is still no release date but The Monster Squad DVD is sounding like it's going to be a fan's dream.

In a story from Fangoria, they recently got to sit in with Red Shirt Productions president Michael Felsher, who is producing the eventual Monster Squad DVD.

"The plan is to do a new transfer in the original 2.35:1 aspect ratio." States Felsher. "It has never been presented that way in North America; it was transferred on high-definition a couple of years ago, and that looked great, but it was in 1.78:1. So the new one will be 2.35, and Fred (Dekker; the director of The Monster Squad) is very anxious to make sure it's presented properly."

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Felsher went on to say "And there will be plenty of extras... we just completed an audio commentary with Fred and three members of the Monster Squad, Andre Gower, Ashley Bank and Ryan Lambert." In addition to this "a panel discussion with the quartet and creature actors Duncan Regehr (Dracula), Tom Noonan (Frankenstein's monster) and Tom Woodruff Jr. (Gillman) was also taped for the disc."

"I'm shooting a series of featurettes here that will be on the DVD as well," Felsher offers. "There are plans for other stuff, but since we're still going back and forth on what else will be on the disc, I don't want to say anything else right now."

As for the reason why this movie took song long to make it to DVD? "A long, tangled rights history with that picture over the years. It was part of a catalog that was bought up by another company that then became part of this company that became part of another company that became part of a huge conglomerate, and it got kind of buried. A lot of people think that studios don't care about these titles, but sometimes they just don't know, they have no idea; it's just layer upon layer of catalogs. So I followed the catalog that Monster Squad was a part of, and it ended up at Lionsgate. I spoke to one of the marketing people there and sent them a proposal, and said, 'Look, the 20th anniversary is coming up, there have been screenings at the Alamo Drafthouse and elsewhere around the country; there's a great awareness of this movie right now.' The Lionsgate people are extremely into the genre, so they were very much interested and aware of the film, and they were excited about it and said, 'Sure, let's see what we can do.'"

As great as all of this is going to be there is still no release date given to this DVD. Felsher offers this, "I can't speak for Lionsgate as to what their plans are. Obviously their intention is to have it out, I would think, before Halloween. But they haven't made any official announcement, so I'm not really at liberty to say."

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Evan Jacobs