Alligator (1980) + Alligator 2: The Mutation (1991) (4K + Blu-ray Limited Edition) (101 Films Black Label #033) [UK]

Sep 10, 2020
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Release date: February 12, 2024
Purchase links: 101 Films - Amazon UK - Zavvi - HMV
Price: £39.99
Notes: Only the first movie (Alligator 1980) is in 4K. Sequel (Alligator 2: The Mutation) is a Blu-ray

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101 Films presents cult classic creature feature Alligator (1980) on 4K UHD, along with the TV cut and 1991 sequel Alligator II: The Mutation (1991) on Blu-ray, title 033 on the 101 Films Black Label. Packed with interviews with cast and crew, this limited edition release is packaged in a rigid box with brand new artwork, and includes a limited edition booklet with new writing on the films.

A B-movie masterpiece, Alligator remains a standout picture from the post 70s creature feature boom, with surprising depth and an overtly critical take on the inaction on environmental issues of the time that is still relevant today. Its lesser-known sequel Alligator II: The Mutation, follows a similar path to its predecessor with a more comedic and knowing undertone in true B-movie fashion.

Alligator

From Director Lewis Teague (Cujo) and screenwriter John Sayles (The Howling) comes an unstoppable thriller with bite. A family returning from Florida decides their pet baby alligator is too much to handle and flushes him down the toilet. Meanwhile, Slade Laboratories is conducting secret experiments with animals and disposing of them in the sewer. The alligator, fending for itself, begins to feed on the dead animals, and grows. Now, twelve years later, after several mysterious murders, David Madison (Robert Forster, Jackie Brown) is on the case to find out who ... or what … is killing people.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Theatrical cut (4K & Blu-ray)
  • Alternate TV cut (Blu-ray)
  • Everybody In The Pool – An interview with actress Robin Riker
  • Wild In The Streets – An interview with Director Lewis Teague
  • It Walks Among Us – An interview with screenwriter John Sayles
  • Luck Of The Gator – An interview with special makeup effects artist Robert Short
  • Gator Guts, The Great River, and Bob – An Interview With Bryan Cranston
  • Additional Scenes From The TV Version
  • Teaser Trailer
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots

Alligator II: The Mutation

Deep in the sewers beneath the city of Regent Park, a baby alligator feeds on the experimental animals discarded by Future Chemicals Corporation. Nourished by the toxic growth hormones and other mutating chemicals, the gator grows immense in size ... and voracious in appetite. Now, it must kill to survive. It’s a classic confrontation between man and beast. This sequel to the classic thriller Alligator stars Joseph Bologna (Transylvania 6-5000), Steve Railsback (Lifeforce), Dee Wallace (The Howling). Richard Lynch (Bad Dreams) and Kane Hodder (Jason X).

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • From The Echo Lake Lagoon – An Interview With Director Jon Hess
  • Dead In The Water – An Interview With Special Effects Coordinator John Eggett
  • Cutting With Teeth – An Interview With Editor Marshall Harvey
  • Becoming The Hunted – An Interview With Actor Kane Hodder
  • Blood Brothers – An Interview With Second Unit Director Eugene Hess
  • Theatrical Trailer
 
Are these worth a watch? Or are they really bad bad? I like that front art
 
Are these worth a watch? Or are they really bad bad? I like that front art
They are creature features that are a product of their time. The first one is a considerably better film than the sequel but I still enjoy it none the less. As far as alligator/crocodile movies I would put it below Rogue/Black Water/Lake Placid. I would say it is worth the watch, granted I’m pretty nostalgic about it from when I was a kid but maybe not at that price point. I would watch the film first, they are available for streaming on Amazon. I already have the Scream Factory 4k but I do agree the artwork on this one is cool.
 
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They are creature features that are a product of their time. The first one is a considerably better film than the sequel but I still enjoy it none the less. As far as alligator/crocodile movies I would put it below Rogue/Black Water/Lake Placid. I would say it is worth the watch, granted I’m pretty nostalgic about it from when I was a kid but maybe not at that price point. I would watch the film first, they are available for streaming on Amazon. I already have the Scream Factory 4k but I do agree the artwork on this one is cool.
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I’ll prob check out the first one. Imo Crawl is the best alligator/ crocodile film around. But I do have a soft spot for lake placid
 
Yeah I'd have to echo what jcm said, its corny as hell in places but a lot of fun. First one was a regular watch for me as a kid also so i have a soft spot for it!

Trailer will give you a good idea of what to expect (The wedding party scene is hilarious!)
 
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Cool. Cheers.
I’ll prob check out the first one. Imo Crawl is the best alligator/ crocodile film around. But I do have a soft spot for lake placid

Oh yeah I forgot about Crawl. It’s definitely one of the top alligator/crocodile movies.
 
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