Mimic. Director’s Cut. Blu-ray. No Joke.

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It’s amazing to us here at Dread Central that we actually just spelled out the words “Mimic” and “director’s cut” in the same headline. Still, it’s coming, and when it arrives, it will be in glorious high definition! Read on for all of the details.

From the Press Release: Lionsgate is proud to announce major updates to the September 27th Blu-ray Disc release of Mimic, now to be released as Mimic: The Director’s Cut, including newly restored footage, a sound upgrade and the addition of another featurette to the list of never-before-seen special features from director/co-writer Guillermo Del Toro.

Audiences will experience High Definition thrills as Lionsgate debuts Guillermo Del Toro’s never-before-seen director’s cut of Mimic, available for the very first time anywhere, on 1080P High Definition Blu-ray Disc. This all-new cut of the film, featuring seven minutes of restored footage, introduces subtle character moments that transform Mimic into a film that Del Toro fans and newcomers alike will embrace as the definitive version. Containing new bonus materials created especially for this release, the disc includes audio commentary and a video prologue from Del Toro plus three featurettes — a look at the creatures from the film, a behind-the-scenes retrospective on the shooting of Mimic and Del Toro discussing his vision of the film and how he completed this version — as well as deleted scenes, a gag reel and storyboard animatics. Mimic: The Director’s Cut stars Academy Award® winner Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite) and Academy Award® nominee Josh Brolin (No Country for Old Men) along with Jeremy Northam (Showtime’s “The Tudors”).

Directed by Oscar® nominee Del Toro (Best Writing, Original Screenplay, Pan’s Labyrinth, 2006), the Miramax film Mimic: The Director’s Cut features a screenplay and screen story by Matthew Robbins and Guillermo Del Toro and is based on the short story by Donald A. Wollheim.

A disease carried by common cockroaches is killing children in Manhattan. In an effort to stop the epidemic, entomologist Susan Tyler (Sorvino) creates a mutant breed of insect that secretes a fluid to kill the roaches. This mutant breed was engineered to die after one generation, but three years later Susan finds out that the species has survived and evolved into a large, gruesome monster that can mimic human form.


  • Video Prologue with director Guillermo del Toro- NEW
  • Audio commentary with director/co-writer Guillermo Del Toro – NEW
  • “Reclaiming Mimic” featurette – NEW
  • “A Leap In Evolution – The Creatures of Mimic” featurette – NEW
  • “Back Into The Tunnels – Shooting Mimic” featurette – NEW
  • Deleted scenes – NEW
  • Storyboard animatics – NEW
  • Gag reel – NEW
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  • Steve Barton

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    • Rottenjesus

      This AND Exterminator out in the same month? Life is very good for this genre fiend.

    • hegemon13

      Yes! Finally. Thank you. One of my favorite movies finally restored to an even better form. (I trust that if Del Toro says it’s better, it’s better.) There’s just something about the atmosphere of Mimic that keeps me coming back again and again. The ending sequence is actually the weakest part, as it devolves into a predictable, splosion-filled action sequence. But the ever-present sense of dread leading up to it is astonishingly well-executed.

    • The Buz

      I adore Mimic, cannot wait for this! I still need to see the sequels. Are they really worth checking out?

    • Shambling_in_Bandages

      I hope those seven extra minutes are of Mira Sorvino in just her underwear.

      …Yeah, I’m a pig.

    • James Coker

      oh Happy Days

    • Vanvance1

      The best of these movies was number 3. Petty did an amazing job with a tiny budget.

      I’ll still likely buy this when it’s cheap.