‘Igor’ Coming to DVD in January
The CGI-animated Igor, telling a monster story from the point of view of the mad scientist’s erstwhile assistant, may have done poorly at the box office, with just under $20 million earned to date, but should make for fun winter viewing when MGM releases it on DVD January 20.
Igor features a stellar ensemble voice cast including Golden Globe nominee John Cusack (Being John Malkovich, High Fidelity), Academy Award nominee John Cleese (Shrek The Third, A Fish Called Wanda), Golden Globe nominee Steve Buscemi (Fargo, The Big Lebowski), Sean Hayes (The Bucket List, Will & Grace), Emmy Award winner Jay Leno (Ice Age 2: The Meltdown), Jennifer Coolidge (American Pie, Joey), Christian Slater, Emmy Award nominee Molly Shannon (Kath And Kim), Emmy Award winner Eddie Izzard (The Riches) and Arsenio Hall.
This hilarious animated twist on the classic monster movie is must-see family fun! Determined to prove he can create his own diabolical invention, a mad scientist’s (John Cleese) nice-guy assistant, Igor (John Cusack), creates a female Franken-monster. But his creation, Eva (Molly Shannon), is sweet and sings show tunes! That is, until she falls into the clutches of Dr. Schadenfreude (Eddie Izzard) and his shape-shifting girlfriend (Jennifer Coolidge). Now it’s up to Igor and his sidekicks (Steve Buscemi and Sean Hayes) to save Eva – and their country – from real evildoers, including sneaky Prince Malpert (Jay Leno)!
The Igor DVD is presented in widescreen and full screen with English Dolby Surround 5.1 sound and includes bonus features such as deleted scenes, bloopers and “Be An Igor” featurette. Entertaining for children and adults alike, the IGOR DVD will be available for a suggested retail price of $17.99 U.S. The IGOR Blu-ray Disc is presented in widescreen and features an alternate opening scene and commentary by Director Tony Leondis, writer Chris McKenna and producer Max Howard and will be available for a suggested retail price of $39.99.
DVD Price: $17.99 U.S.
Blu-ray Price: $39.99
Street Date: January 20, 2009
Total Run Time: 87 minutes
Screen Format: Widescreen and Full Screen
Closed Captioned: Yes