The furry little menaces from the genus Rattus are something to be feared in the repellent rodent films Willard and Ben. Making their Blu-ray and DVD debuts May 16th, 2017 from Scream Factory, these two twisted “tails” feature brand-new bonus material, including new scans, new audio commentary and interview with actor Bruce Davison, new audio commentary and interview with actor Lee Montgomery, theatrical trailers, still galleries, and more! Fans can pre-order their copies now by visiting ShoutFactory.com
In Willard, 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…
In Ben, detective sergeant Cliff Kirtland (Joseph Campanella, Meteor) investigates the horrifying murder of Willard Stiles by a band of rats, he discovers that the rats are now an organized army, and he must destroy the murderous rodents before it is too late. But the rats, led by Ben, the only survivor of the Willard attack, take to the challenge with full force and little fear.
Put your feet up – way up – and watch: Ben is an absolute must for everyone who likes a good scare!
Willard 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
Ben Bonus Features
- NEW HD transfer of the best surviving archive print
- NEW audio commentary with actor Lee Montgomery
- NEW interview with actor Lee Montgomery
- Theatrical Trailers
- TV Spots
- BEN/WILLARD Double Feature Trailer and TV spot
- Radio Spot
- Still Gallery
About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast entertainment distribution network which delivers culturally relevant programming, movie and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America and across multiple platforms. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Factory Productions, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Shout! Factory Films, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory TV. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.
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