The Strangers fans, rejoice! A new collector’s edition is coming your way.
Landing March 6th, 2018, Scream Factory’s 2-disc Blu-ray Collector’s Edition of The Strangers features new cover art commissioned from The CRP Group. Featuring the film’s trio of masked antagonists (known in the credits as Dollface, The Man in the Mask, and Pin-Up Girl), the cover includes the iconic tagline “Because You Were Home.”
Written & directed by Texas native Bryan Bertino, The Strangers (released theatrically in 2008) earned mixed reviews. In the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Barry Paris describes the movie as “an accomplished exercise in diabolical terror — even if it makes no particular sense.” Amy Biancolli in the Houston Chronicle claims, “There is absolutely, positively no suspense at all: just sudden money shots designed to goose us out of our seats.” By contrast, Kim Newman says in Empire, “This is undeniably effective suspense-horror, and Bertino stages quiet chills and short, sharp shocks with a technical expertise which suggests he has a future if he ever grows a heart.” In the Bangor Daily News, Christopher Smith calls the movie “a fine throwback, and one filled with moments of real suspense.”
The Collector’s Edition will include a slipcover during its initial release. If you order directly from Scream Factory here, you’ll receive the product two weeks before its official street date and also get a limited edition 18″ by 24″ rolled poster featuring the new artwork (while supplies last).
This new Blu-ray set barely precedes the movie’s much-anticipated sequel The Strangers: Prey at Night, which is slated for release on March 9th, 2018.
The 2-disc Collector’s Edition of The Strangers will feature new transfers of both the theatrical and unrated cuts (86 minutes and 91 minutes, respectively). Bonus materials/extras shall be announced closer to release.
The Universal Blu-ray release had as bonus features a pair of deleted scenes plus a nine-minute set of interviews with cast & crew titled The Elements of Terror.