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After waking up from its arctic slumber, a massive monster enjoys a human buffet in The Deadly Mantis, and with the 1957 creature feature coming to Blu-ray on March 19th from Scream Factory, we've been provided with the full list of special features, including a new audio commentary and "The Deadly Mantis" episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000.

Press Release: Los Angeles, CA – This was the day that engulfed the world in terror! A thrilling classic from the golden age of sci-fi cinema, Deadly Mantis debuts on Blu-ray on March 19, 2019 from Scream Factory. The release sports a new 2k scan of the original film elements and new audio commentary with film historian Tom Weaver and Dr. Robert J. Kiss.

What’s worse than a horde of locusts? A gigantic man-eating praying mantis, released from a million years of deep, frozen sleep and ready to claw its way to world domination!

This menacing insect kills everything in its path while scientists and military men work feverishly to stop it. Craig Stevens (Abbott And Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde) stars as the commander in charge of putting an end to this beastly insect with William Hopper (20 Million Miles To Earth) as the paleontologist and Alix Talton (The Man Who Knew Too Much) as his beautiful assistant, a photojournalist, assigned to help in this epic battle between man and mantis!

Special Features:

  • NEW 2K Scan of the original film elements
  • NEW Audio Commentary with film historians Tom Weaver and David Schecter
  • Mystery Science Theatre 3000 episode “The Deadly Mantis” (02/22/97)
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Gallery"

Derek Anderson
About the Author - Derek Anderson

Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.

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