News Ticker

The Lawnmower Man (Collector’s Edition): Blu-Ray Review

Arriving on Collector’s Edition Blu-ray this week is the 1992 sci-fi thriller, “The Lawnmower Man”. At the time of its’ release the computer effects created for the film were quite impressive. This was the year between “Terminator 2” and “Jurassic Park”, so CGI wasn’t really a big part of filmmaking at this point.  The film is also “very loosely” based on of Stephen King’s short story of the same name.

This is the first time “The Lawnmower Man” will be available on Blu-ray in the United States.  Fans of the film will be pleased to know that this 2-disk release includes 4k restorations of the theatrical and director’s cut. Personally I prefer the theatrical cut as the director’s cut run’s way too long and the addition scenes just don’t feel necessary.

There are a decent number of bonus features, but it’s the “Cybergod: Creating The Lawnmower Man” that is the stand out feature.  I was never a big fan of the film, though I do like Jeff Fahey as Jobe.  If I had one wish, it’s that this released included “Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace”. Yeah, it’s bad but for some reason, I kind of dug it.

Bonus Features

DISC ONE – Theatrical Cut:

  • NEW 4K Scan Of The Interpositive
  • NEW Cybergod: Creating The Lawnmower Man – Featuring Interviews With Co-Writer/Director Brett Leonard, Actor Jeff Fahey, Editor Alan Baumgarten, Make-up Effects Artist Michael Deak And Special Effects Coordinator Frank Ceglia
  • Audio Commentary With Writer/Director Brett Leonard And Writer/Producer Gimel Everett
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Original Electronic Press Kit With Cast Interviews And Behind-The-Scenes Footage
  • Edited Animated Sequences
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spot

DISC TWO – Director’s Cut:

  • NEW 4K Scan Of The Interpositive With Additional “Director’s Cut” Footage From The Original Camera Negative
  • Audio Commentary With Writer/Director Brett Leonard And Writer/Producer Gimel Everett
  • Conceptual Art And Design Sketches
  • Behind-The-Scenes And Production Stills
  • Storyboard Comparison

By: Marc Ferman

Order: The Lawnmower Man (Collector’s Edition): Blu-ray