October 24 is going to get a bit slimy as the campy horror flick Slither squirms it's way to DVD.

Synopsis:

The sleepy town of Wheelsy could be any small town in America-somewhat quaint and gentle, peopled with friendly folks who mind their own business. But just beneath the surface charm, something unnamed and evil has arrived...and is growing. No one seems to notice as telephone poles become clogged with missing pet flyers, or when one of the town's richest citizens, Grant Grant (Michael Rooker), begins to act strangely. But when farmers' livestock turn up horribly mutilated and a young woman goes missing, Sheriff Bill Pardy (Nathan Fillion) and his team, aided by Grant's wife Starla (Elizabeth Banks), uncover the dark force intent on absorbing and devouring all life on Earth.

A small town in Texas turns into a gruesome slugfest when Slither, the most deliciously twisted horror film ever to slink onto DVD and HD DVD & DVD Combo Format arrives on October 24, 2006 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Written and directed by James Gunn, Slither is packed with gut-wrenching terror. The film stars Nathan Fillion (Serenity), Elizabeth Banks (Spiderman 1, 2 and 3, The 40-Year-Old Virgin), Gregg Henry ("24") and Michael Rooker (Thief) as denizens of a community faced with a dark force intent on devouring all life on Earth. The DVD includes a tubful of insidiously sick and twisted bonus features celebrating the gore of a film that will change the face of horror.

The DVD is priced at $29.98 SRP, the HD DVD & DVD Combo Format is priced at $39.98 and the pre-order close is September 19, 2006.

Cast & Filmmakers:

Written and Directed By: James Gunn

Produced By: Paul Brooks, Eric Newman

Cast: Nathan Fillion, Elizabeth Banks, Gregg Henry and Michael Rooker

Steven Rea of the Philadelphia Inquirer says, "Slither delivers seat squirming scares..."

DVD Features:

- Deleted Scenes With Optional Commentary By Director James Gunn

- Extended Scenes With Optional Commentary By Director James Gunn

- Visual Effects: Step By Step

- Gag Reel

- Who is Bill Pardy?

- The Sick Minds and Slimy Days of Slither

- Director James Gunn, Nathan Fillion, Elizabeth Banks and other cast and crew discuss how life was on this slithery set!

- Bringing Slither's Creatures To Life: Learn how the remarkable Special FX and Prosthetics were visualized and completed for Slither. Focus on the parasites, the puppets and the people who make them!

- Slithery Set Tour With Nathan Fillion: Nathan Fillion takes the camera on a hilarious journey amongst the cast & crew to find out who is Bill Pardy?!

- The Gorehound Grill: Brewin' The Blood - Special FX technician Kurt Jackson demonstrates how to make fake blood at home.

- The King Of Cult: Lloyd Kaufman's Video Diary: Troma Film's Legendary Lloyd Kaufman takes his camera and shows us what happened behind-the-scenes.

- Feature Commentary With Director James Gunn And Actor Nathan Fillion

Technical Specs:

- Run Time: 1 hour 36 minutes

- Layers: DVD-9

- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1); Full Frame (1.33:1)

- Rating: R

- Rating Reason: strong horror violence and gore, and language

- Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround, English SDH

- Subtitles: French and Spanish Subtitles

Technical Specs (HD DVD & DVD Combo Format):

- Run Time: 1 hour, 36 minutes

- HD Layers: HD-15

- HD Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1

- Audio: Dolby Digital Plus 5.1, English SDH

- Subtitles: French and Spanish Subtitles

For more information please visit: www.slithermovie.net.

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Evan Jacobs