Universal Pictures Home Entertainment has just announced the upcoming release of Guillermo Del Toro’s stunning gothic horror movie Crimson Peak, scheduling it for release on Blu-Ray Disc and DVD in early February.
When her heart is stolen by a seductive stranger, a young woman is swept away to a house atop a mountain of blood-red clay— a place filled with secrets that will haunt her forever. Between desire and darkness, between mystery and madness, lies the truth behind Crimson Peak. From the imagination of director Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth) comes a terrifying, gothic romance masterpiece starring Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska and Charlie Hunnam.
The DVD version will feature a host of bonus materials, starting out with a Commentary Track with Co-Writer and Director Guillermo Del Toro. But there will also be a number of Featurettes on this release, such as ”The Light and Dark of Crimson Peak”, which takes a look at the stylized turn of the century with carefully crafted visuals that provide the perfect backdrop for Del Toro’s brand of psychological horror. Follow the phases of production to discover a booming America and a dark and removed England portrayed with a multi-layered sophistication unlike any seen in recent cinema.
In ”Beware Of Crimson Peak”, actor Tom Hiddleston (Sir Thomas Sharpe) offers a walking tour of the many secret spaces in Allerdale Hall.
The release will be rounded out by a selection of Deleted Scenes.
As we move to the Blu-Ray version, you will find all of the above extras on the release, of course, supplemented by even more Featurettes, such as ”I Remember Crimson Peak”, featuring a series of interviews with director Guillermo del Toro and his standout cast, Mia Wasikowska, Tom Hiddleston and Jessica Chastain.
”A Living Thing” shows you how an army of artisans was amassed to construct the Sharpe mansion on North America’s largest soundstage. Witness first-hand and in great detail the construction of Del Toro’s most elaborate set to date.
Employing his encyclopedic knowledge and passion for the genre in ” A Primer on Gothic Romance”, Guillermo del Toro traces the lineage of Gothic Romance in cinema. Using Crimson Peak as the basis, Del Toro outlines the history of cinematic terror and illuminates the differences between traditional scares and elevated horror.
”Crimson Phantoms” sheds some light on Del Toro’s approach to make-up effects, as it is discussed by award-winning effects house DDT. In this piece, they offer an exclusive look inside their workshop, where they deconstruct the creation of the film’s most disturbing prosthetic effects. The discussion delves into the mythology of these elegant creatures and how Del Toro’s belief in the supernatural informed the design and narrative of the ghosts.
Costume designer Kate Hawley unravels her collaboration with Del Toro in ” Hand Tailored Gothic “ and reveals the symbolism constantly at play in the wardrobe’s design.
“Crimson Peak” will be in stores on February 9 for $34.98 on Blu-Ray Disc and $29.98 on DVD.