An ultracreepy blend of horror and fantasy (think of it as Beauty and the Bugs
) from Mexican director Guillermo del Toro (Cronos
) about giant cockroaches in the subway tunnels beneath Manhattan. Like its DNA-altered spawn (the title refers to the way some insects evolve to resemble their predators), Mimic
is not your everyday bug picture, but a more poetic (though quite gruesome) sort of film, literally crawling with bizarre, striking images. In this case, the mutant bugs are not the result of evil atomic experiments (as in Them!
), but are the unexpected side effect of work done by an entomologist (Mira Sorvino) and her Centre for Disease Control officer husband (Jeremy Northam), who, in a last-ditch effort to control a roach-carried disease epidemic that was killing children, released a genetically altered form of sterile cockroaches beneath the city. They stopped the virus, but... Also starring Charles Dutton, Giancarlo Giannini, F. Murray Abraham, and Josh Brolin. --Jim Emerson
Guillermo Del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy) presents his electirfying horror MIMIC like you’ve never seen before in a visually stunning DIRECTOR’S CUT. Starring Academy Award winner Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite) and Josh Brolin (True Grit), MIMIC brings the epic battle between man and nature to life when a team of scientists discover that their experiment in genetic engineering has gone horribly awry. With the power to mimic and destroy its every predator and the threat of an entire city's destruction, their creation has taken on a horrifying life of its own.
Recut and presented with in-depth special features that take you inside the film, MIMIC: THE DIRECTOR’S CUT restores Guillermo Del Toro’s vision for this chilling modern cult classic.EXTRAS:
- Video prologue with director Guillermo del Toro
- Audio commentary with director/co-writer Guillermo del Toro
- “Reclaiming Mimic” Featurette
- “A leap in evolution – the creatures of Mimic” featurette
- “Back into the tunnels – shooting Mimic” featurette
- Deleted scenes
- Storyboard animatics
- Gag reel
- Theatrical trailer