Matinee (Blu-ray) PG

Lawrence Woolsey presents the end of civilization as we know it. Make that... Proudly Presents!
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 39 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region A
  • Released: January 16, 2018
  • Originally Released: 1993
  • Label: Shout Factory
  • Note: NEW interviews with director Joe Dante, editor Marshall Harvey, cinematographer John Hora, Mant performer Mark McCracken and Mant designer Jim McPherson
    • "Paranoia In Ant Vision" - Joe Dante discusses the making of the film
    • MANT! - The full-length version of the film with introduction by Joe Dante
    • Vintage making-of featurette
    • Theatrical trailer
    • And more!
  • Collectors Edition
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
    • DTS HD Master Audio
    • Subtitles - English

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 34


User Ratings: 6,998
...A delightful comedy and one of the most charming movies in a long time....There are plenty of big laughs in MATINEE...
Chicago Sun-Times
Jan 29, 1993
Rating: 4/5 -- Something of a forgotten gem, 1993's Matinee sits between Gremlins and Toy Soldiers in director Joe Dante's oeuvre. Full Review
Jan 16, 2017
A tremendously sympathetic film capable of transcending the mere character of entertainment to become the most emblematic celluloid example of Joe Dante's work. [Full Review in Spanish] Full Review
Jul 30, 2019
Rating: 3.5/4 -- A delightful comedy and one of the most charming movies in a long time. Full Review
Chicago Sun-Times
Jan 1, 2000
Rating: 9/10 -- [Dante's] delirium is both hilariously absurd and terrifyingly convincing. Full Review
The Young Folks
Aug 3, 2018
A wonderful message about the power of the horror director, and what treasures they can bestow on their audiences. Full Review
Cinema Crazed
Oct 14, 2013
Rating: 3.5/4 -- One of director Joe Dante's finest achievements. Full Review
Creative Loafing
Jan 13, 2018

Product Description:

It's 1962 and 15-year-old horror film fan Gene Loomis (Simon Fenton) is the new kid in a small Key West town; the Cuban Missile Crisis is happening in his own backyard; an intriguing girl (Lisa Jakub) is actually looking his way, and best of all, master showman Lawrence Woolsey (John Goodman) is in town promoting his latest sci-fi horror flick. Gene and his friends eagerly gather at the local theater for the debut of MANT!, a terrifying tale of one man's mutation into a demonic ant. At the theater they experience the thrill of a lifetime, as the threat of nuclear war looms overhead. John Goodman is at his uproarious best as the larger-than-life horror promoter who revels in the creation of one-of-a-kind shock and terror as the nation waits for its fate to be revealed. MATINEE is a masterful homage to B-movie science fiction classics of the 1950s and '60s that ingeniously combines science fiction shock and suspense with the real life horror of the Cuban Missile Crisis.


Production Notes:

  • Cameo appearances are made by screenwriter Charlie Haas as Mr. Elroy and by director/screenwriter John Sayles (as Bob) who co-wrote Dante's PIRANHA.

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