Universal Pictures has announced the release dates for Crimson Peak on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and Digital HD. The feature film will first be available in Digital HD format on January 26th, followed by the Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand formats on February 9, 2016.
Guillermo del Toro co-wrote and directs Crimson Peak, a “terrifying Gothic romance masterpiece” that stars Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers), Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty), Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland) and Charlie Hunnam (Pacific Rim).
The Blu-ray and DVD versions include extras such as deleted scenes, production featurette “The LIght and Dark of Crimson Peak,” and commentary from del Toro, The Blu-ray Disc will include five more exclusive featurettes including a series of interviews with del Toro and cast.
Exclusive Blu-ray Bonus Features:
- I Remember Crimson Peak: A series of interviews with director Guillermo del Toro and his standout cast, Mia Wasikowska, Tom Hiddleston and Jessica Chastain.
- A Living Thing: 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.
- A Primer on Gothic Romance: Employing his encyclopedic knowledge and passion for the genre, 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: Del Toro’s approach to make-up effects 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.
- Hand Tailored Gothic: Costume designer Kate Hawley unravels her collaboration with Del Toro and reveals the symbolism constantly at play in the wardrobe’s design.
Blu-ray and DVD Bonus Features
- Deleted Scenes
- The Light and Dark of Crimson Peak: Crimson Peak offers a 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.
- Beware Of Crimson Peak: Tom Hiddleston (Sir Thomas Sharpe) offers a walking tour of the many secret spaces in Allerdale Hall.
- Feature Commentary with co-writer and Director Guillermo Del Toro