DAY OF THE ANIMALS (1977) Reviews and Severin Films Blu-ray news

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Day of the Animals is being released on Blu-ray by Severin Films from a remastered 2K scan of the internegative and with the following special features:

Audio Commentary with Lee Gambin, author of Massacred by Mother Nature: Exploring the Natural Horror Film
Animal Boy – Interview with Actor Bobby Porter
Against Nature – Interview with Actor Andrew Stevens
Unleashed – Interview with Stunt Coordinator Monty Cox
Something Was Out There: Day of the Animals 30 Years Later – Archival Making Of Day of the Animals Featurette
TV Spots
More to be announced
Severin Webstore Exclusive slipcase
Reversible Blu-ray wrap
Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
Audio: English mono
Closed Captions: English SDH
Region: All/0

Meanwhile, here is our previous coverage of the movie:

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Day of the Animals is a 1977 American horror film thriller about a group of hikers that encounter a chemically imbalanced forest. The imbalance was caused by a hole in the Earth’s ozone layer caused by pollution.

Directed by William Girdler (Grizzly; Three on a Meathook; Abby; The Manitou) from a screenplay co-written by William W. Norton and Eleanor E. Norton, based on a story by producer Edward L. Montoro

A Film Ventures release, the movie reunited stars Christopher George and Richard Jaeckel, director Girdler and producer Montoro from the previous year’s hit film Grizzly. Leslie Nielsen — later in the horror spoofs Repossessed and Dracula: Dead and Loving It also stars.

The soundtrack score was composed by Lalo Schifrin (Tales of Halloween; The Amityville Horror; Enter the Dragon; Dirty Harry; Bullitt; Eye of the Cat).


The depletion of the earth’s ozone layer causes animals above the altitude of 5,000 feet to run amok, which is very unfortunate for a group of hikers who get dropped off up there by helicopter just before the quarantine is announced…


“Just when you think things can’t get any better a bear lumbers into the camp and a shirtless Nielsen wades in to wrestle it ! Holy Crap !! For any other movie this would be the climax but there’s still more – massed German Shepherd attacks, cars full of snakes and leaping rats.” The Oak Drive-In

“An emotionally scathing and surprisingly involving movie of murderous mayhem and all-too-human monsters, Girdler’s ode to the great outdoors is pure exploitation pleasure.” Eccentric Cinema

” …the most routine kind of thrills, packed with all the lack of imagination Girdler lavished on Grizzly.” Geoff Brown, Time Out Film Guide

” … watch Leslie Nielsen transforming before our eyes into a bare-chested murderer […] who hits children and threatens women. You may feel that you’ve waited your whole life to see a movie in which Mr Nielsen ill-advisedly challenges a grizzly bear to a wrestling match. Watch Day of the Animals and feel fulfilled at last.” Eat My Brains

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Disc features:

Features both a TV master print (letterboxed at 1.85:1) and a vintage theatrical release print under the alternate title Something is Out There, letterboxed in the original aspect ratio of 2.35:1
Commentary by star Lynda Day George with horror icon Scott Spiegel
Interviews with actors John Cedar, Paul Mantee and Susan Backlinie
Still gallery

Cast and characters:

Christopher George … Steve Buckner
Leslie Nielsen … Paul Jenson
Lynda Day George … Terry Marsh
Richard Jaeckel … Professor MacGregor
Michael Ansara … Daniel Santee
Ruth Roman … Shirley Goodwyn
Jon Cedar … Frank Young
Paul Mantee … Roy Moore
Walter Barnes … Ranger Tucker
Andrew Stevens … Bob Denning
Susan Backlinie … Mandy Young
Kathleen Bracken … Beth Hughes
Bobby Porter … John Goodwyn
Michelle Stacy … Little Girl
Michael Andreas … Sheriff
Jan Andrew Scott … Helicopter Pilot
Gil Lamb … Old Man in Bar
Garrison True … TV Announcer
Gertrude Lee … Ranger’s Wife
Mike Clifford … Army Officer (uncredited)
Walt Gorney … Sam (uncredited)

Filming locations:

Long Barn and Murphys, California

Technical details:

97 minutes
DeLuxe colour
Aspect ratio: 2.35: 1
Audio: 4-Track Stereo

Alternate title:

Something is Out There


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