The Leprechaun has the ultimate luck of the Irish, but those who cross his path have some of the worst luck in the world, for they'll be lucky to survive his wrath. The horror franchise that began in 1993 will be reborn late this summer with Leprechaun: Origins. The first full-length trailer for the film doesn't give us a good look at the Leprechaun, but it does feature his potential victims.

This time around the Leprechaun is portrayed by WWE Superstar Dylan “Hornswoggle” Postl. From Lionsgate Home Entertainment, Leprechaun: Origins is set for an August 26th VOD release and will come out on Blu-ray and DVD on September 30th. Check out the press release for the film's synopsis and bonus features, and we also have the the movie's first full trailer:

"WWE Superstar Dylan “Hornswoggle” Postl stars in Leprechaun: Origins, a brand new take on the horror franchise Leprechaun, reinventing the cult favorite and terrifying a new generation. The film will be available on Digital HD, Video On Demand and Pay-Per-View on August 26, and on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) on September 30. Also starring Stephanie Bennett (Grave Encounters 2), Andrew Dunbar (Alien Trespass), Melissa Roxburgh (Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days) and Brendan Fletcher (Freddy vs Jason), Leprechaun: Origins was written by Harris Wilkinson and directed by Zach Lipovsky.

Backpacking through the lush Irish countryside, two unsuspecting young couples discover a town's chilling secret. Ben (Dunbar), Sophie (Bennet), David (Fletcher) and Jeni (Roxburgh) quickly discover the idyllic land is not what it appears to be when the town's residents offer the hikers an old cabin at the edge of the woods. Soon, the friends will find that one of Ireland's most famous legends is a terrifying reality.

The Blu-ray and DVD include two behind-the-scenes featurettes and will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98 respectively.


  • “Leprechaun: An Icon Reborn” featurette
  • “Leprechaun: Behind the Blood” featurette

*Subject to change

Year of Production: 2014
Title Copyright: Leprechaun: Origins © 2013 Lions Gate Films Inc. and WWE Studios Inc.
Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2014 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc.
All Rights Reserved.
Type: Home Entertainment Premiere
Rating: R for Horror Violence, and Language ​
Genre: Horror
Blu-ray Closed Captioned: English SDH
DVD Closed Captioned: English
Subtitles: English and Spanish
Feature Run Time: 90 minutes
Blu-ray Format: 1080P High Definition 16x9 Widescreen (1.78:1)
DVD Format: 16x9 Widescreen (1.78:1)
Blu-ray Audio: 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
DVD Audio: 5.1 Dolby Digital"

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