Tuesday, November 24

Cabin Fever: Director's Cut Announced for Blu-ray

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Blu-ray.com is reporting today Eli Roth's 2002 Cabin Fever will be arriving on February 16th, 2010 on Blu-ray. They don't mention any specs, but DVDEmpire's listing now features the following cover with "Unrated Director's Cut" above the title. The DVD/BD e-tailer lists a 93 minute theatrical version runtime but I'm assuming this is just temporary information until the studio releases full details. The IMDB has details on a longer festival cut on bootleg here.

No word on a DVD re-release of this cut yet that I can find. I liked this flick last time I caught it, aside from the overly stupid humor (PANCAKES!) that pops up from time to time. I remember digging through information on foreign DVDs a few years back trying to determine if this version was ever officially released. Apparently, Lions Gate had final cut and the current theatrical version reflects that so it's good to see Roth's cut arriving no matter one's opinion of the film.

1 comment:

Anthony1138 said...

It doesn't seem like Roth's cut isn't too much different, but I'd never turn down a director's cut (except if it's by George Lucas). I just revisited both Hostel films last week on Fear.net HD. It's probably about time I go back watch the film that made me an Eli Roth fan in the first place.

If I remember correctly, Cabin Fever having a "low-budget" kind of look to it when I saw it in the theater. I wonder how well the image is going to hold up in HD.

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