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    Unique ID Code: 0000175707
    Added by: Jitendar Canth
    Added on: 9/9/2016 17:43
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    HALF MAN... HALF ANT... ALL TERROR!
    Certificate: PG
    Running Time: 99 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    Content Type: Movie

    Synopsis:
    So says the advertising campaign for Mant!, the latest low-budget schlock-horror classic from cigar-chomping producer Lawrence Woolsey (John Goodman, The Big Lebowski), who more than makes up for his films' lack of production values by festooning them with gimmicks that would turn even William Castle (The Tingler) green with envy.

    But the most potent gimmick of all is accidental: Woolsey schedules a sneak preview of Mant! in Key West, Florida, in October 1962, unaware that the Cuban missile crisis is about to flare up. Will the threat of genuine nuclear war distract the locals from the movie, or will they find it doubly terrifying?

    Directed by the legendary Joe Dante (The Burbs), this delightful film isn't just an affectionate love-letter to the sci-fi and horror films that he grew up with in the 1950s and 60s, it's also a witty and intelligent exploration of the way that the most successful genre films worked by preying on the very real fears of their audiences about everything from Soviet satellite launches to atomic mutation.

    Special Features:
    Paranoia in Ant Vision, a discussion with director Joe Dante about the making of the film
    Mant!, the full length version of the film-within-a-film
    Discussion with Joe Dante on the effects of Mant!
    Vintage making of featurette
    Rare on-set footage, sourced from Joe Dante's personal collection
    Original theatrical trailer
    Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys

    Video Tracks:
    1.85:1 widescreen 1080p

    Audio Tracks:
    PCM 2.0 Stereo English

    Subtitle Tracks:
    English

    Directed By:
    Joe Dante

    Written By:


    Starring:
    John Goodman
    Cathy Moriarty
    Simon Fenton
    Omri Katz
    Lisa Jakub
    Kellie Martin
    Jesse Lee Soffer
    Lucinda Jenney
    James Villemaire
    Robert Picardo
    Jesse White
    Dick Miller
    John Sayles

    Casting By:
    Gretchen Rennell

    Music From:
    Jerry Goldsmith

    Director of Photography:
    John Hora

    Editor:
    Marshall Harvey

    Costume Designer:
    Isis Mussenden

    Production Designer:
    Steven Legler

    Producer:
    Michael Finnell

    Distributor:
    Arrow Video

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