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  • An MVD Exclusive
  • SKU: AV614
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • UPC: 760137154235
  • Street Date: 06/11/24
  • PreBook Date: 05/07/24
  • Label: Arrow Video »
  • Genre: Mystery/Thriller
  • Run Time: 108 mins
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio: STEREO
  • Year of Production: 1998
  • Region Code: 0
  • Box Lot:
  • Territory: US
  • Language: English

 

Cast & Crew

  • Actor: Bill Murray
  • Actor: Kevin Bacon
  • Actor: Matt Dillon
  • Actor: Denise Richards
  • Actor: Neve Campbell
  • Actor: Theresa Russell
  • Director: John McNaughton

 

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Wild Things [Standard Edition]

A police detective uncovers a conspiracy involving a high-school guidance counselor when accusations of rape are made against him by female students.

Wild Things [Standard Edition]
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A spoiled rich kid, a troubled teen from the wrong side of the tracks, a carefree playboy and a dogged detective find themselves all caught up in the sex crime of the century in this steamy star-studded crime thriller from the director of Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer.

Popular and charming, student counsellor Sam Lombardo (Matt Dillon) is no stranger to being the focus of female attention within the moneyed cliques of Florida's Blue Bay. His fortunes are about to change dramatically, however, when one of the wealthiest students at his high school, sultry siren Kelly Van Ryan (Denise Richards), accuses him of rape. The charge looks sure to stick when another girl from the other end of the social spectrum, Suzie Toller (Neve Campbell), steps forward with her own allegations, but Detective Duquette (Kevin Bacon) smells something fishy, and the truth is as murky and dangerous as the alligator-infested swamps in the hinterlands of this affluent beach community.

Presented in 4K restorations of its original theatrical version and extended 'Unrated Edition', Wild Things is a classic piece of sexy late-90s neo-noir from director John McNaughton and writer Stephen Peters, whose serpentine plotting will keep you on the edge of your seat until the end credits roll.

Media

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Bonus Materials

  • 4K restorations of both the Original Theatrical Version and the Unrated Edition from the original camera negatives by Sony Pictures Entertainment
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original uncompressed stereo audio and DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Exclusive audio commentary by director John McNaughton and producer Steven A. Jones
  • Commentary by director John McNaughton, cinematographer Jeffrey Kimball, producers Steven A. Jones and Rodney Liber, editor Elena Maganini and score composer George S. Clinton
  • Exclusive interview with John McNaughton
  • Exclusive interview with Denise Richards
  • Making of documentary
  • An Understanding Lawyer outtakes
  • Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sam Hadley

Sales Points

  • Great star power with Bill Murray, Matt Dillon, Neve Campbell, Kevin Bacon, and Denise Richards
  • A blockbuster hit upon initial release, Wild Things has continued to gain praise over the years as an edgy, landmark studio film

Press Quotes

Trashy, mean spirited, yet all in good fun, McNaughton's Spring '98 hit has remained something of a cult favorite since its original release.

     —Andre Dursin, AndyFilm.com

...still gets the pulse racing.

     —Jason Bailey, The Playlist

With a twisty plot, and lurid tone, one aided by its game cast, its entertainment value is undiminished even after 24 years. Arrow go above and beyond yet again, with an impressive 4K transfer, and a host of extras to match.

     —Jon Partridge, Cinapse

...a dizzyingly constructed labyrinth of an erotic thriller. Recommended!

     —Preston Barta, High-Dev Digest

Wild Things is pure sex noir in the style of Body Heat and Basic Instinct.

     —David J. Moore, The Movie Elite

Blu-ray.com

     —https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Wild-Things-Blu-ray, 1

...the notoriety surrounding Wild Things guarantees that it is remembered in a way that many other erotic thrillers of a bygone age can never hope for...

     —Orrin Grey, Unwinnable.com

[It's got] Neve Campbell and Denise Richards making out, all the plot twists and double-crossing of a James Ellroy novel, Neve Campbell and Denise Richards having a catfight in a swimming pool and Bill Murray as a sleazy neck-brace-wearing lawyer.

     —Tom Nawrocki, Rolling Stone

A sleazy, seamy, flashy, steamy, vulgar exploitation thriller that revels in every minute of its own trashiness and delivers some pretty solid -- if prurient -- entertainment.

     —Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide

Sly, torrid and original, pic is certain to shake up an otherwise complacent marketplace.

     —Leonard Klady, Variety

Wild Things is beautifully filmed and some passages of the score wouldn't have seemed out of place in Twin Peaks. It's tremendous fun to watch and very rewarding because it delivers so much more that it initially seems to promise.

     —Anne Carlini, Exclusive Magazine

Wild Things has the kind of sultry sense of place that you can feel like a drop of sweat on the back of your neck. One of the most under-appreciated cheap-thrill films of the Clinton era.

     —Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly

'Wild Things' is lurid trash, with a plot so twisted they're still explaining it during the closing titles. It's like a three-way collision between a softcore sex film, a soap opera and a B-grade noir. I liked it.

     —Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

I heartily recommend Wild Things for its fits of teasing and eroticism (rare in American cinema) and for Bill Murray who has a great role as Lombardo's attorney.

     —Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid

  

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