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Lewis Teague’s ‘ALLIGATOR’ (1980) 4K UHD Pre-Order and Extras Announced

Shout! Factory is bringing ALLIGATOR (1980) to home video in full 4K UHD glory! If that’s not exciting enough, this all-new 3 disc release is absolutely jam-packed with bonus features and extras. If you love this film the way I do, you’re going to want to pre-order this baby immediately so you can get the exclusive poster.

Read on for the exciting details!

ALLIGATOR (1980) Synopsis

It lives 50 feet beneath the city. It’s 36 feet long. It weighs 2,000 pounds… and it’s about to break out!

From director Lewis Teague (Cujo, Cat’s Eye) and screenwriter John Sayles (Piranha, The Howling) comes an unstoppable thriller with bite. After returning from their Florida vacation, the Kendal family decides their pet baby alligator is too much to take care of and they flush him down the toilet. At the same time, Slade Laboratories is conducting secret experiments with animals and disposing of them in the sewer. The baby alligator, fending for itself, must feed on anything it can … including the dead animals. Now, twelve years later, when several murders happen in the city of Chicago, David Madison (Robert Forster, Jackie Brown) is put on the case to find out who … or what … is killing people.

Here’s a look at the official cover art!

Alligator (1980)

DISC ONE (4K UHD – Theatrical Version):

  • NEW! 4K Scan From The Original Camera Negative
  • Audio Commentary With Director Lewis Teague And Actor Robert Forster

DISC TWO (BLU-RAY – Theatrical Version):

  • NEW! 4K Scan From The Original Camera Negative
  • NEW! Everybody In The Pool– An Interview With Actress Robin Riker
  • Alligator Author – An Interview With Screenwriter John Sayles
  • NEW! Wild In The Streets – An Interview With Director Lewis Teague
  • NEW! It Walks Among Us – An Interview With Screenwriter John Sayles
  • Audio Commentary With Director Lewis Teague And Actor Robert Forster
  • NEW! Luck Of The Gator – An Interview With Special Makeup Effects Artist Robert Short
  • NEW! Gator Guts, The Great River, And Bob – An Interview With Production Assistant, Now Famous Actor/Director/Producer, Bryan Cranston
  • Additional Scenes From The TV Version
  • Teaser Trailer (NEW 2K Scan)
  • Theatrical Trailer (NEW 2K Scan)
  • Trailers From Hell – Filmmaker Karyn Kusama (Jennifer’s Body) On ALLIGATOR
  • TV Spots (NEW 2K Scan)
  • ALLIGATOR Game Television Commercial
  • NEW! Newspaper Ad Still Gallery By Drive-In Asylum
  • Still Gallery (Movie Stills, Movie Posters, Lobby Cards, And Behind-The-Scenes Photos)

DISC THREE (BLU-RAY – Television Version)

  • The Extended TV Version In HD For The First Time (NEW! 4K Scan From The Original Camera Negative With Additional Footage Scanned From An Internegative)


ALLIGATOR (1980) is available to pre-order now at the Shout! Factory website. The film releases on February 22, 2022. Can’t wait! If you’re REALLY hard-core, you can pre-order the sequel, too!

This movie terrified me as a kid. I remember watching it with my dad. I can’t wait to check it out in 4K! What do you think? Will you order a copy for yourself? Tell us in the comments!

About Kenn Hoekstra

PopHorror Writer. Associate Editor. @PopHorrorNews Tweeter. Also... Screenwriter. Blogger. Horror Movie Aficionado. Wisconsin Sports Fan. IT Guy. Father. Smartass. People's Champion. TIME Person of the Year - 2006.

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