Species R1 CE & Species 4 in October
MGM Home Entertainment have announced the Region 1 DVD release of Species IV: The Awakening and Species (Collector’s Edition) on 2nd October 2007. Making its debut on Unrated DVD, Species IV: The Awakening ($26.98 SRP) introduces Swedish Actress Helena Mattsson as Miranda, the latest hybrid heroine in a new chapter of alien seduction. The film also stars Ben Cross and Marlene Favela.
A barebones release, Species IV: The Awakening is presented in 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen with English DD5.1 Surround audio and optional English, French and Spanish subtitles.
Species (Collector’s Edition) ($19.98 SRP) is loaded with nearly two hours of bonus features on a two-disc special edition, including actor, director and crew commentaries, an array of production, design and special effects featurettes and an alternate ending, among others. Starring Ben Kingsley, Natasha Henstridge, Forest Whitaker, Michael Madsen and Alfred Molina, Species spawned a successful franchise and fan base since its original 1995 theatrical debut.
Disc 1: Main Feature
- 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
- English DD5.1 & DTS 5.1 Surround
- French and Spanish Dolby Surround
- English and Spanish subtitles
- Commentary by Natasha Henstridge, Michael Madsen and Director Roger Donaldson
- Commentary by Director Roger Roger Donaldson, Producer Frank Mancuso Jr., Visual Effects Supervisor Richard Edlund and Creature/Special Make-Up Effects Creator Steve Johnson
Disc 2: Extra Features
- “Engineering Life” featurette
- “H.R. Giger At Work: Designing Species” featurette
- “The Making of Species” featurette
- “The Origin”
- “The Concept”
- “The Discovery”
- “Designing a Hybrid” featurette
- Alternate ending
- Original theatrical trailer
- Species IV: The Awakening Sneak Peek
- “Project Sil” image files and photo gallery