It may not be St. Patrick's Day quite yet, but you'll have plenty of time to prepare. Leprechaun: Origins, the new reimagined story of an evil mythological creature, is coming to VOD, Blu-ray and DVD relatively soon. While you may be familiar with the original franchise that has inspired many laughs and imitators, this is a chance to bring the series into new ground.
Both Lionsgate and WWE Studios have been hard at work bringing us a pile of new horror features. WWE Studios will be releasing See No Evil 2 very shortly which should be an excited entry into the Soska Sister catalog and Lionsgate released I Frankenstein and Nurse 3-D this year as well as collaborating with Hammer to bring us The Quiet Ones (one of my favorite releases of 2014 so far).
Full notes from Lionsgate and WWE Studios below.
FROM LIONSGATE AND WWE STUDIOS
A Horror Icon is Reborn In This Reimagining Of The Terrifying Evil Behind The Hit Cult Franchise LEPRECHAUN
Starring WWE® Superstar Dylan “Hornswoggle®” Postl, The Film Arrives On Digital HD And Video On Demand August 26th From Lionsgate Home Entertainment
Available on Blu-ray and DVD On September 30th
SANTA MONICA, CA (June 9, 2014) – WWE Superstar Dylan “Hornswoggle” Postl stars in Leprechaun: Origins, a brand new take on the horror franchise Leprechaun, reinventing the cult favorite and terrifying a new generation. The film will be available on Digital HD, Video On Demand and Pay-Per-View on August 26, and on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) on September 30. Also starring Stephanie Bennett (Grave Encounters 2), Andrew Dunbar (Alien Trespass), Melissa Roxburgh (Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days) and Brendan Fletcher (Freddy vs Jason), Leprechaun: Origins was written by Harris Wilkinson and directed by Zach Lipovsky.
Backpacking through the lush Irish countryside, two unsuspecting young couples discover a town's chilling secret. Ben (Dunbar), Sophie (Bennet), David (Fletcher) and Jeni (Roxburgh) quickly discover the idyllic land is not what it appears to be when the town's residents offer the hikers an old cabin at the edge of the woods. Soon, the friends will find that one of Ireland's most famous legends is a terrifying reality.
The Leprechaun: Origins Blu-ray and DVD include two behind-the-scenes featurettes and will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98 respectively. In addition, Leprechaun: The Complete Movie Collection, including all seven Leprechaun films on Blu-ray for the first time, will be available September 30th for the suggested retail price of $39.97.
BLU-RAY/DVD SPECIAL FEATURES*
· “Leprechaun: An Icon Reborn” featurette
· “Leprechaun: Behind the Blood” featurette
*Subject to change