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Mimic (The Director's Cut) [Blu-ray + Digital Copy] (1997)

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  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Blu-ray, Color, Director's Cut, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Miramax Lionsgate
  • DVD Release Date: September 27, 2011
  • Run Time: 112 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (121 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005BQTUVI
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #28,539 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Special Features

• Video Prologue with director Guillermo del Toro
• Audio commentary with director/co-writer Guillermo Del Toro
• “Reclaiming Mimic” featurette
• “A Leap In Evolution – The Creatures of Mimic” featurette
• “Back Into The Tunnels – Shooting Mimic” featurette
• Deleted scenes
• Storyboard animatics
• Gag reel
• Theatrical Trailer

Editorial Reviews

From acclaimed director Guillermo Del Toro (Pan's Labrynth, Hellboy) comes "a terrifying film of great elegance" (San Francisco Chronicle). Starring Academy Award© winner Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite) and screen favorite Charles S. Dutton (A Time to Kill) and Josh Brolin (True Grit) this electrifying thriller brings the epic battle between man and nature to life when a team of scientists discover a glitch in their miracle cure. With the power to mimic and destroy its every predator and the threat of an entire city's destruction, their creation has taken on a horrifying life of its own. With the weight of extinction on their shoulders the team is forced to take matters into their own hands in this stylish hit that delivers heartpounding thrills from beginning to end.

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56 of 61 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rises above the norm! August 3, 2001
Format:DVD
"Life finds a way." Ian Malcom, "Jurassic Park"
This famous line from Steven Speilberg's dinosaur adventure has become a popular lesson of many science fiction films today. "Mimic," a film in which genetically altered insects become something never intended, is no exception to this particular lesson; in fact, the movie uses it to its advantage on numerous occasions, that, and some very sophisticated special effects and filmmaking techniques. Mexican director Guillermo del Toro, who directed "Cronos," turns what is a basic nature-gone-mad movie into something more terrifying, more chilling, and more suspenseful than anything we've ever seen done before.
That's not to say that "Mimic" is as fresh as a spring breeze. There are elements at work in the film that are all too familiar if you know your science fiction well. There's the obligatory explanation for the havoc surrounding the central characters, scenes involving them being trapped somewhere beyond any help, and a hero in the group that will devise all the plans for escape and the way in which to kill their opponent. But under a new premise, and some very strikingly intense moments, "Mimic" makes the old seem new again.
The hero (or heroine, in this case) is Dr. Susan Tyler (Mira Sorvino), who is called upon by the city of New York to find a cure for a fatal disease striking the city's children. Along with husband Peter Mann (Jeremy Northam), they create a genetically altered breed of insect (revealed as a cross between a cockroach and a praying mantis) to wipe out the disease-infested cockroaches underneath the city.
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51 of 57 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Over-hyped Director's Cut September 9, 2011
By L.T.
Format:Blu-ray
I enjoy "Mimic," the movie. I have owned it on VHS, DVD, and now on this nice Director's Cut Blu Ray (Best Buy started selling the Blu Ray on September 6 . . . everyone else will have it on September 27). I am happy with my purchase and I will keep my Blu Ray of "Mimic" because the movie is kind of awesome in that science gone wrong giant bug sort of way.

My three stars for this review are strictly based off of the fact that this Blu Ray release is marketed as a Director's Cut and every single movie website, fan site, movie reviewer site (I think you are getting my drift) has been overjoyed in the fact that Guillermo Del Toro is finally given the chance to "reclaim" "Mimic." There is this whole back story involving executive producers, movie studio big wigs, and creative differences that plagued the development of "Mimic" (It is one of those typical Hollywood stories). It became such a problem, that Del Toro believed "Mimic" was not really his movie, he lost control of it, and did not like the outcome - this is all pretty much stated within the new "Reclaiming Mimic" featurette found on the Blu Ray. With a back story such as this, yes, people should be excited for a Director's Cut . . . Del Toro finally gets to reinstate his vision - or, at least, what's left of it being that he cannot go back and re-shoot the movie. But, as stated in the "Reclaiming Mimic" featurette, Del Toro is finally happy with the movie's Director's Cut. Without re-shooting the entire film, this is the cut of the movie Del Toro wants the audience to experience.

See, there's a lot of hype. Del Toro did not like the original cut, but is more than happy with his own cut. The studio was too hands on the first time around and completely changed his vision.
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A terrific if flawed fantasy/horror film, "Mimic" suffered from studio interference as the film was taken away from Guillermo Del Toro prior to release and recut. In the wake of his success with "Pan's Labrynith", Del Toro was given the opportunity to recut the film, alter the pacing and tone of the film to reflect as much of his original vision as possible and that included reinstating some scenes cut prior to release.

Unfortunately, the meddling began well before the film went before cameras and the pre-production screenplay truly represents the "Director's Cut" of the film but, sadly, that film was never shot. As it stands though "Mimic" is still a terrific fantasy/horror/thriller even if it isn't what he had originally hoped for.

Shot for less than $8 million the film did decent business at the box office (well enough to inspire two sequels that Del Toro wasn't involved in)making $25 million. This new Blu-ray release sparkles with a sharp, nice looking transfer. The film has always looked dark and the Blu-ray gives this film the visual depth that it has always needed and this is a much needed upgrade from the rather murky looking DVD released in 1998.

The presentation isn't perfect however but it still looks exceptionally good particularly compared to what has come before and kudos must be given to Lion's Gate for allowing Del Toro the opportunity to return to this film and improve it. The film has always looked quite grainy and the Blu-ray remains true to the "look" of Del Toro's conception.

Special features include an introduction from Del Toro and a commentary track where the director discusses the challenges he faced making the film from pre to post-production.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent movie!
Published 16 days ago by shirley
5.0 out of 5 stars Great sci-fi!
Great sci-fi! Good acting, storyline. The bugs are very convincing. Has some language, but is tolerable.
Published 1 month ago by L. Dey
5.0 out of 5 stars Bugs gone wild
Love the movie. Actors were right for there parts and do a great job. The idea seems believable and is well put across. Would recommend move to any science fiction lover.
Published 1 month ago by Jackie Marsh
5.0 out of 5 stars Mimic equals creepy, and scary...great movie
Great thriller. Loved the scary scenes, that keep you on the edge of your seat. I had seen this years ago at the movies, and was thrilled to find it on Amazon.... Read more
Published 1 month ago by pamela parslow
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
good
Published 2 months ago by 1
1.0 out of 5 stars Stop the madness
Please, stop the madness with this piece of garbage, where do I begin the fact that they are passing this movie off as a horror/ Thriller movie is almost laughable and here's why. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Nicholas D. Laha
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Excellent movie. Its arrived in excellent condition.
Published 3 months ago by Michael Ramirez
2.0 out of 5 stars false advertisement
it did not come with a digital copy it was a blu ray from Canada with a DVD, very disappointed! I did not get my digital copy as advertised.
Published 3 months ago by P. Brown
4.0 out of 5 stars mimic
I liked nostalgic movies. I liked horror movies. I enjoyed watching the movie. I'm a satisfied customer. Thanks much. Sincerely,
Published 5 months ago by Constance Smith
1.0 out of 5 stars Interesting premise, poorly executed
Interesting idea, but somehow they managed to make a boring movie out of it. I didn't even finish watching the last 1/2 hour- went to bed.
Published 5 months ago by Dragomirova
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