On the one hand, Howard the Duck is not really horror related. On the other hand, the movie does have the cigar-chomping duck man waging war with a body-snatching alien called the Dark Overlord that eventually manifests itself in the form of a humongous insectoid bent on world domination. Ah, who cares one way or another? Howard the Duck is finally coming to DVD.
Universal has confirmed a special edition DVD release of the notorious yet strangely beloved, George Lucas produced, 1986 box office bomb Howard the Duck for March 10, 2009. Digitally remastered and featuring new 5.1 surround sound, no DVD artwork just yet but the extras have been confirmed. This disc is going to be fairly loaded for a DVD retailed for around $14.99.
Winner of multiple Razzie Awards, hailed as one of the worst films of 1986 by Siskel & Ebert, and a rather costly financial catastrophe at the box office, Howard the Duck has garnered a cult following. Maybe it’s the absurdity of the very premise. Maybe it’s the hot duck-on-Lea Thompson action. Maybe it’s Tim Robbins overacting to the hilt. Whatever the reason be, a DVD release has been greatly anticipated by many for years now. The wait is finally over.
Loved the movie as a little kid. Haven’t seen it again in nearly 20 years. Be curious to see it again through the scrutiny of adult eyes.
Mark your calendars, folks. Howard the Duck on DVD: 3/10/2009.
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