Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Rated: Unrated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 52 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: September 27, 2011
- Originally Released: 1997
- Label: Miramax Lionsgate
- Note: Disc 1 - Mimic: The director's cut:
- Video prologue with director Guillermo del Toro
- Audio commentary with director/cowriter Guillermo del Toro
- "Reclaiming Mimic" featurette
- "A Leap in Evolution - The creatures of Mimic" featurette
- "Back into the Tunnels - Shooting Mimic" featurette
- Deleted scenes
- Storyboard animatics
- Gag reel
- Theatrical trailer
- Director's Cut
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- DTS HD Master Audio - English
- Subtitles - English, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Jeremy Northam &
Charles S. Dutton,
F. Murray Abraham,
Eve English &
Guillermo del Toro
Matthew Robbins &
Guillermo del Toro
Donald A. Wolheim
Bob Weinstein &
Director of Photography:
New York Times - 08/22/1997
"...Ominous....The bugs move with scary agility, and the sounds are highly evocative..."
Los Angeles Times - 08/22/1997
"...Del Toro is an expert at the ominous, using a striking visual sense to drench his films with an atmosphere suffocatingly thick with undefined menace..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 08/22/1997
"...Stylishly directed by Guillermo Del Toro, whose visual sense adds a certain texture that makes everything scarier and more effective..."
Sight and Sound - 12/01/2011
"Guillermo del Toro's second feature and first 'Hollywood' film has been undervalued in his output..."
When a cockroach-spread plague threatens to decimate the child population of New York City, evolutionary biologist Susan Tyler and her research associates rig up a species of "Judas" bugs and introduce them into the environment, where they will "mimic" the diseased roaches and infiltrate their grubby habitats. So far so good...until the bugs keep on evolving and learn to mimic their next prey--humans. Noirish, dazzling production work ensconces reliably creepy bug-related thrills. Based on the short story by Donald A. Wolheim.
Theatrical Release |
- Steven Soderbergh rewrote much of the script for MIMIC but was uncredited.