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Let Me In – Full Specs Announced

Let Me In pulled off the near impossible by being one of the better remakes that absolutely no one had any faith in, and now that the flick is hitting both Blu-ray and DVD on February 1st, we’ve got the skinny on what will be included.

According to DVD Active extras will include an audio commentary with director Matt Reeves, featurettes (“From The Inside: A Look at the Making of Let Me In”, “The Art of Special Effects”), unrated deleted scenes, a Car Crash Sequence Step-by-Step, trailers, and a poster gallery. The Blu-ray release will also include a “Dissecting Let Me In” feature and a digital copy of the film.

From the Press Release
A bullied young boy befriends a young female vampire in the thriller, Let Me In, available on Blu-ray™ and DVD on February 1st, 2011 from Anchor Bay Entertainment. Written and directed by filmmaker Matt Reeves (Cloverfield), Let Me In is based on the best-selling Swedish novel Låt den Rätte Komma In (Let The Right One In) by John Ajvide Lindqvist, and the highly acclaimed film of the same name. The film’s score is by Oscar®-, Emmy®- and Grammy®-winning composer Michael Giacchino (Up, “Lost”).

Starring Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Road), Chloë Grace Moretz (Kick-Ass), Elias Koteas (Shutter Island), Cara Buono (“The Sopranos”), and Oscar® nominee Richard Jenkins (The Visitor), Let Me In is a poignant coming-of-age story as well as a bone-chilling horror film. In a pop-culture landscape littered with the bloodthirsty undead, the 2010 release from Overture Films Let Me In stands out as a very different kind of vampire movie – a haunting meditation on the difficult and often painful transition into adolescence. SRP is $39.99 for the Blu-ray™ and $29.98 for the DVD. Genre fans and DVD aficionados will be thrilled with the generous amount of bonus features on the Let Me In Blu-ray™ and DVD, including the much-talked-about visual effects piece, “Car Crash Sequence Step-By-Step”, with commentary from Director Matt Reeves; “From The Inside: A Look at the Making of Let Me In”; “The Art of Special Effects”; Unrated Deleted Scenes; Trailer Gallery: Greenband Trailer, Redband Trailer; and a Poster and Still Gallery. The Blu-ray™ edition also includes the Blu-ray™ exclusive: “Dissecting Let Me In”, as well as a digital copy of the film. And if that wasn’t enough, both editions include a Let Me In comic book with an exclusive cover designed by award-winning comic book artist Sean Phillips. A graphic novel will be released next year.

Here’s what the critics have to say about Let Me In:

Lou Lumenick of the New York Post calls Let Me In, “The scariest, creepiest and most elegantly filmed horror movie in years.” Says TIME’s Richard Corliss, Let Me In is “Seductive and shocking. A film people will talk about!” Adds Bloody-Disgusting.com’s Brad Miska, “It will be nearly impossible for any vampire film, ever, to measure up.” Scott Bowles of USA Today calls the film “chillingly real,” while Cinematical describes it as “one of the best horror films of the year,” and Pete Hammond of Boxoffice Magazine says Let Me In is “a haunting, touching and unforgettable thriller.”

In bleak New Mexico, a lonely, bullied boy, Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee), forms a unique bond with his mysterious new neighbor, Abby (Chloë Grace Moretz), who moves from town to town with the man who appears to be her father (Richard Jenkins). Trapped in the mind and body of a child, however, Abby is forced to hide a horrific secret of bloodthirsty survival. But in a world of both tenderness and terror, how can you invite in the one friend who may unleash the ultimate nightmare?

Based on the Swedish novel, Let the Right One In, “Let Me In is a dark and violent love story, a beautiful piece of cinema and a respectful rendering of my novel for which I am grateful,” says the book’s author, John Ajvide Lindqvist.

Let Me In - Full Specs Announced

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  • Terminal

    A Lackluster remake all around. I was anxious to see if it would live up to the hype, but it’s basically just a very sub-par and tedious remake neutered for Twilight fans.

    I’m SO glad it did poorly at the box office.

    I’m a big fan of the two young stars though. They were great.
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  • doubleh55

    Here is a question, why did they release this film in like no theaters out of the blue with no hype but The Last Excorcism did? I would think Let Me In could have done numbers as good as The Last Excorcism. Both were well reviewed so wouldn’t it have been cool to have two movies that did well?

    • Vanvance1

      I think it would be even cooler to not have yet ANOTHER remake. Worse still a remake of a recent film.

      I will never understand why so many people can’t deal with sub-titles.

      • LifeMi

        Did you see Let Me In? It was so much better than it should have been and it’s right up there with the original. That being said, I agree with you on subtitles. I don’t see the problem.

        • Uncle Creepy

          The only issue I had with the remake is the swimming pool scene was done so much better in the original. Other than that it’s right up there with it.

          • Terminal

            I agree on the pool scene. The original movie was so much more subtle. This one tried to shock us in to submission. Ooh a floating head! Forgettable movie.
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        • Vanvance1

          Not yet. I have a policy of not supporting remakes theatrically. I have the original on blu and I’ll eventually get around to seeing this version but it’s low on my list.

          I’ve seen precious few remakes that can be justified and a lot that are just freakin’ awful.

          • doubleh55

            I really have no problem with “remaking” films that were books to begin with.