Willard

Released: May 16, 2017 • Available in US & Canada
Product SKU: 826663173260
$23.99
List Price: $29.99 USD

Collection:

Scream Factory

Synopsis

Where your nightmares end… WILLARD begins.

"A twisted tale you won’t soon forget." — Tales Of Terror

Willard Stiles (Bruce Davison, Insidious: Chapter 4) is a young man with a big problem. He lives alone in a crumbling house with his ailing mother (Elsa Lanchester, Arnold, Bride of Frankenstein). His boss, Al Martin (Ernest Borgnine, Escape from New York) is a vulgar, cruel man who stole his business from Willard's father and is now working Willard to death at his factory job.

Lonely, depressed and isolated, Willard is on the verge of a breakdown when he makes a new friend: Ben, one of the many rats who inhabit his dilapidated home. Not only can Willard communicate with the rodent, but he can actually command him to do his bidding. Using Ben and his furry friends as instruments of retaliation, Willard commands his pets to carry out his vengeance…

Why We Love It

“Presented in the original 1.85:1 aspect ratio, Willard has undergone a full restoration that goes above and beyond all of my expectations. Colors pop like never before and there is so much information in the image that it is like seeing it again for the first time. I seriously cannot rave about this transfer enough as it is a rare occasion for such a niche cult film to receive such lavish attention to detail.” – Horror Talk

“It’s a smart, often-moving drama that nicely dissolves into a blood-spattered skin-crawler and it looks positively stunning on Blu-ray, with sharp details and day-glow colors (dig Borgnine’s pants!) that pop.” – Chris Alexander, Coming Soon

“WILLARD’s 1080p HD 1.85:1 widescreen 4k Blu transfer is a revelation for fans of the movie. The last time I saw WILLARD was a grainy fullscreen VHS copy back in the 1980s, and even then I remembered how poor it looked in comparisons to my big-screen memories. Shout!’s Blu-ray makes WILLARD look like it was shot yesterday.” – Paul Mavis, DVD Drive-In

“Willard debuts on Blu-ray with a brand new 4K scan of the original camera negative. And boy does this look marvelous. The image still retains some film grain and such, but the negative is in great shape. Details run rambunctious with clothing textures, surfaces and more oozing with little signs of wear, showcasing patterns, wrinkles, scuffs, powders and seasonings on food and more. You can see little polishing finishes and such on women’s shoes in medium shots. The image also retains a crisp, sharp look. Hell, even grass is pretty astounding. This is a nice, very impressive image from Scream Factory and one of their best.” – Brandon Peters, Why So Blu

Trailer

Bonus Features

  • NEW 4K Scan Of The Original camera Negative
  • NEW Audio Commentary With Actor Bruce Davison
  • NEW Interview With Actor Bruce Davison
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spot
  • Radio Spots
  • Still Gallery

Product Information

Discs
2
Run-time
95 min
Aspect Ratio ?
1.85:1
Color
Color
Language
English
Region
A/1
Rating
PG
Production Date
1971
Closed-Captioned ?
No
Subtitles
English

Willard

TITLE NAME
Director Daniel Mann
Actor Bruce Davison
Actor Elsa Lanchester
Actor Ernest Borgnine
Actor Michael Dante
Actor Sondra Locke
Writer Gilbert A. Ralston
Producer Charles A. Pratt
Producer Mort Briskin
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