HTS Moderator , Reviewer
Street Date: 1/31/17
Blu-ray™ SRP: $34.97
There’s a new name for terror when the Vestron Video Collector’s Series brings the family back together in Parents, coming to limited-edition Blu-ray on January 31 from Lionsgate. In this black-comedy horror classic, a young boy in 1950s suburbia suspects his parents are cannibalistic murderers. The Parents Blu-ray includes all-new special features, including an audio commentary with director Bob Balaban and producer Bonnie Palef and interviews with screenwriter Christopher Hawthorne and actress Mary Beth Hurt. This limited-edition Parents Blu-ray will be available for the suggested retail price of $34.97.
Meet the Laemles. Dad’s got a great job, mom has all the modern conveniences a happy homemaker could ask for, and ten-year-old Michael has great new friends and two parents who kill him with kindness. They’re the all-American family . . . or are they? Michael can’t figure out why his family serves leftovers every night. “Leftovers? Well, what were they before they were leftovers?” questions young Michael. “Leftovers-to-be,” smiles dad. Dad’s bringing home the bacon . . . and a whole lot more! Michael’s parents are getting away with murder — making home where the horror is!
BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES
· Audio Commentary with Director Bob Balaban and Producer Bonnie Palef
· Isolated Score Selections/Audio Interview with Composer Jonathan Elias
o “Leftovers to Be” with Screenwriter Christopher Hawthorne
o “Mother’s Day” with Actress Mary Beth Hurt
o “Inside Out” with Director of Photography Robin Vidgeon
o “Vintage Tastes” with Decorative Consultant Yolando Cuomo
· Theatrical Trailer
· Radio Spots
· Still Gallery
Year of Production: 1988
Title Copyright: Parents © 1988 Vestron Pictures Inc. All Rights Reserved. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2017 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Type: Theatrical Release
Subtitles: English SDH
Feature Run Time: 82 Minutes
Blu-ray™ Format: 1080p High Definition, 16x9 Widescreen 1.85:1 Presentation
Blu-ray™ Audio: Original 2.0 Stereo Audio