- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 29 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: October 13, 2009
- Originally Released: 1987
- Label: Shout Factory Theatr
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Audio Commentary with Director Joseph Ruben
- The Stepfather Chronicles - An all-new retrospective featuring interviews with Director Joseph Ruben, Producer Jay Benson, Actress Jill Schoelen, Author Brian Garfield and others on the making of the film and its enduring legacy
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
New York Times - 05/08/1987
"...Psychological acuity....There's a lot to admire in [Ruben's] ambition..."
Variety - 01/21/1987
"...THE STEPFATHER is an engrossing suspense thriller that refreshingly doesn't cheat the audience in terms of valid clues and plot twists..."
Los Angeles Times - 01/23/1987
"...A gruesome delight. It's an icy parody of suburban bliss..."
This is the chilling tale of a congenial family man whose engaging smile and staid demeanor insidiously mask a deep-seated dementia. His obsessive desire to live the ideal family life ultimately leads to the family's very destruction.