Swamp Thing

Swamp Thing

Director: Wes Craven Cast: Louis Jourdan, Adrienne Barbeau, Ray Wise

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Overview

Director Wes Craven, who went on to fame as the force behind blockbuster horror films such as A Nightmare on Elm Street, departed from his favorite genre to film this unique cult classic -- a spoof on the mad scientist movies of the 1950s. Adrienne Barbeau stars as Alice Cable, a government agent sent to replace a man who has disappeared while guarding a secret experimental lab in the middle of the Louisiana bayous. Dressed in heels and a skirt, Cable professes unease at her strange new surroundings, but she is soon wooed by Dr. Alec Holland (Ray Wise). Holland is working on a concoction that combines plant and animal cells. Arcane (Louis Jourdan) is the criminal mastermind who is trying to steal the secret recipe for the potion. When Arcane and his mercenaries break into the government camp, they kill Holland's sister Linda (Nannette Brown) and the scientist is accidentally doused with his own formula and bursts into flames, then dives into the swamp. Arcane's men pursue Cable, but she is rescued by a mysterious green man. It takes several rescues for her to understand that the Swamp Thing (Dick Durock) is Dr. Holland, transformed by his own formula. ~ Michael Betzold

Product Details

Release Date: 08/06/2013
UPC: 0826663142129
Original Release: 1982
Rating: PG
Source: Shout Factory
Region Code: A1
Time: 1:31:00

Special Features

Audio commentary with writer/director Wes Cravel; Audio commentary with makeup effects artist William Munns; Interviews with actress Adrienne Barbeau, Swamp Thing creator Len Wein and actor Reggie Batts; Theatrical trailer; Photo galleries

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Louis Jourdan Arcane
Adrienne Barbeau Alice Cable
Ray Wise Alec Holland
David Hess Ferret
Nicholas Worth Bruno
Dick Durock Swamp thing
Don Knight Ritter
Al Ruban Charlie
Ben Bates Arcane Monster
Mimi Craven Arcane's Secretary
Bill Erickson Young Agent
Dov Gottesfeld Commando
Tommy Madden Little Bruno

Technical Credits
Wes Craven Director,Screenwriter
Patricia Bolomet Costumes/Costume Designer
Richard Bracken Editor
Tony Cecere Stunts
Bennett Choate Costumes/Costume Designer
Todd Corman Asst. Director
Ted Duncan Stunts
Robin Goodwin Cinematographer
Ken Horn Makeup Special Effects
Robb Wilson King Production Designer
Harry Manfredini Score Composer
Benjamin Melniker Producer
Esther Mercado Makeup Special Effects
William Munns Makeup,Makeup Special Effects
Rhoda Neal Art Director
David Nichols Production Designer
Al Ruban Executive Producer
Deborah Shankle Makeup Special Effects
Paul A. Simmons Costumes/Costume Designer
Michael E. Uslan Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Swamp Thing
1. Chapter 1
2. Chapter 2
3. Chapter 3
4. Chapter 4
5. Chapter 5
6. Chapter 6
7. Chapter 7
8. Chapter 8
9. Chapter 9
10. Chapter 10
11. Chapter 11
12. Chapter 12
13. Chapter 13

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