CERT: 15 / PLATFORM: BLU-RAY / RELEASE DATE: SEPTEMBER 28TH
From writer-director Bryan Bertino, The Strangers sliced its way to cinemas back in 2008. At the centre of this tale, we have Kristen (Liv Tyler) and James (Scott Speedman) as a couple thrust into a terrifying night of home invasion terror. Making the simple mistake of answering the door, Kristen and James soon find themselves being stalked and toyed with by Man in the Mask, Dollface, and Pin-Up Girl – with it abundantly clear that this trio are brimming with bad intentions.
Given that The Strangers first hit the silver screen 12 years ago, you’re likely well aware of what to expect from Bertino’s movie – spoilers: it’s a brilliant, disturbing offering that will stay with you long after a first watch – and so the main selling points here, then, are the plentiful bonus material and the fact that this release marks the first time that The Strangers is available on UK Blu-ray.
Heading up the special features here are several brand-new interviews, with the one-hour long chat with director Bryan Bertino a particular highlight. We also get to hear new comments from Liv Tyler, Pin-Up Girl actress Laura Margolis, and editor Kevin Greutert as they reflect back on their experience on the movie and the subsequent reaction to the picture. Elsewhere, there’s a booklet filled out with essays and behind-the-scenes images, extended/deleted scenes, and previously seen featurettes to flesh out this new release.
The Strangers still remains one of the most impactful and jarring horrors of the past two decades, and this new limited edition Blu-ray is an absolute must-buy for any fans of this modern-day standout.