Having just announced that they will be releasing Dick Maas’ 1983 Dutch horror/thriller The Lift, it only makes sense that Blue Underground would also be releasing the 2001 English-language remake, which was also directed by Maas!
The 2K restoration Blu-ray will also be released on October 10th, so you could theoretically have a marathon of both films to see what changed over the years!
Written and directed by Dick Maas, Down stars James Marshall, Naomi Watts, Eric Thal, Michael Ironside, Edward Herrmann, Ron Perlman, Dan Hedaya, and David Gwillim.
When the express elevators in New York City’s 102-story Millennium Building start to malfunction, elevator mechanics Mark (James Marshall of “Twin Peaks”) and Jeff (Eric Thal of The Puppet Masters) are sent to find the cause. After a series of gruesome and deadly “accidents” occur, Mark joins forces with spunky reporter Jennifer (Naomi Watts of The Ring), who’s on the hunt for a juicy story. As the death toll rises and the building is sealed off amid claims of terrorism, Mark and Jennifer attempt to unravel the horrifying secret behind the mysterious behavior of the bloodthirsty lift before it takes them – and the entire city – Down!
* Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Dick Maas and Stunt Coordinator Willem de Beukelaer
* The Making of DOWN
* Behind-the-Scenes Footage [Blu-ray Exclusive]
* Theatrical Trailer
* Teaser Trailers
* Poster & Still Gallery
* BONUS Collectable Booklet with new essay by author Michael Gingold