Maybe you didn’t notice it, but I know we sure as hell did; Splinter was supposed to hit DVD on January 27th. It didn’t. Why the hell is that, do you ask? No idea, but Magnolia will now be releasing Toby Wilkins’ badass monster movie on April 14th.
That’s quite a jump, no? I’m sure they have their reasons, but as Wilkins made clear in a post on HorrorMovies.ca’s forums, this delay is actually a good development for the fans; ”pushing the release date back a little has given us the time to add a ton of extra content to the DVD, including two commentary tracks we recorded last week, and also to do a Blu-Ray release, which I was personally very pleased to get.” Wilkins posted, ”So I hope you agree that the extended wait comes with at least a little bit of a silver lining.”
Splinter is currently airing in On-Demand, and the Sci Fi Channel will be showing the film in high definition during the Valentine’s Day weekend, including a back-to-back showing with Neil Marshall’s Dog Soldiers on Valentine’s night, so you at least have a few chances to check it out before April. Keep it here for an expanded look at the DVD’s specs as soon as we get them!
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