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‘Tremors 2: Aftershocks’ Resurfaces With New 4K Ultra HD Release This Fall

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Revamped Release of ‘Tremors 2: Aftershocks’ Unearthed for Fall: A Cinematic Resurgence with a Side of Shriekers!

In a world where direct-to-video sequels often find themselves at the butt of jokes, one sequel has shattered stereotypes and resurfaced as a true gem. “Tremors 2: Aftershocks,” a continuation of the beloved franchise, defies expectations by offering an unexpectedly good and charming cinematic journey. Prepare to be thrilled as new challenges emerge in this sequel, introducing the menacing Shriekers, an evolutionary leap from the Graboids we know, capable of rapid reproduction. And that’s not all – get ready for a cinematic treat as the 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray release of “Tremors 2: Aftershocks” comes with a treasure trove of special features and goodies that will undoubtedly leave fans craving more.

Ah, the ever-elusive direct-to-video sequel, often burdened with the stigma of being lower in quality than their theatrical counterparts. These underdogs, with their modest budgets and inevitable changes in cast and crew, often get dismissed as mere cash-grab endeavors. But every so often, a glimmer of cinematic excellence emerges from this sea of skepticism. Enter “Tremors 2: Aftershocks.” This sequel is the exception, proving that some films can defy expectations and build a cult following. Arrow Video, in a cinematic feat, is rolling out the red carpet for this underappreciated masterpiece, granting it a much-deserved 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray upgrade set to grace screens on November 28.

The absence of Kevin Bacon might raise eyebrows, but fear not, for “Aftershocks” boldly charges ahead, crafting an exciting sequel that maintains the original’s charm. The torch of charismatic lead is passed to the late Fred Ward, reprising his role as Val’s laid-back companion, Earl Bassett, in another gripping showdown against the Graboids. Strapped for cash, Earl embarks on a thrilling venture to eradicate the colossal worms infesting a Mexican oil field, all for a lucrative reward. Along for the ride are the overly enthusiastic taxi driver Grady (played by Christopher Gartin) and the resourceful geologist Kate Reilly (embodied by Helen Shaver). But as the Graboid population swells uncontrollably, the trio calls in the big guns: Burt Gummer (portrayed by Michael Gross), the local arms aficionado and doomsday prepper.

And let’s not forget the star of the show – the Graboids. These subterranean terrors have returned with a vengeance, proving that they haven’t lost their touch in the intimidation department. But wait, there’s more! Brace yourself for the introduction of the Shriekers, a new evolution of Graboids that adds an exhilarating twist to the mayhem. These blind, heat-sensing creatures are a force to be reckoned with, reproducing at a pace that could give rabbits a run for their money. As if one type of terror wasn’t enough, now our heroes are facing an entire ecosystem of threats. This ingenious plot twist paved the way for a series of sequels, culminating in the 2020 release, “Tremors: Shrieker Island.”

Now, onto the goodies that await in the 4K release of “Tremors 2: Aftershocks.” Behind the camera is S.S. Wilson, the mastermind behind the original “Tremors” script, now wielding his directorial prowess for the sequel. The dedication of the team, including actors and effects artists who took significant pay cuts, shines through in the final product. This commitment, combined with Wilson’s unpaid directorial efforts, birthed a direct-to-video sensation that stands head and shoulders above its peers.

The 4K and Blu-ray release promises an avalanche of features that will have fans rejoicing like Graboids at a buffet. Feast your eyes on a new anatomy chart for the enigmatic Shriekers, stunning cover artwork that’s practically a collector’s item on its own, and a treasure trove of additional content. Here’s a sneak peek at what you can expect:

  • A pristine 4K restoration from the original negative by Arrow Films, personally approved by director S.S. Wilson.
  • Immerse yourself in the cinematic experience with a 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentation in Dolby Vision, ensuring your viewing journey is nothing short of spectacular.
  • Immerse yourself in the cinematic experience with a 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentation in Dolby Vision, ensuring your viewing journey is nothing short of spectacular.
  • Dive into the minds behind the movie with brand new commentary by director and co-writer S.S. Wilson, alongside co-producer Nancy Roberts.
  • Delve deeper into the world of “Tremors” with additional commentary by Jonathan Melville, the maestro behind “Seeking Perfection: The Unofficial Guide to Tremors.”
  • Unearth the secrets of special effects design with “Graboid Go Boom,” an exclusive interview with the mastermind behind the effects, Peter Chesney.
  • Get a crash course in critical info with “Critical Need-to-Know Information,” a revealing interview with CG supervisor Phil Tippett.
  • Go behind the scenes with “The Making of Tremors 2,” an on-set featurette brimming with insights from the cast and crew.
  • Uncover the laughter with outtakes that showcase the lighter side of filmmaking.
  • Relive the excitement with trailers for both “Tremors” and “Tremors 2: Aftershocks.”
  • Embark on a visual journey through an image gallery that captures the essence of the film.
  • Immerse yourself in insightful reading with an illustrated perfect bound booklet featuring new writing by Jonathan Melville on the unrealized scripts of Tremors 2 and a historical exploration of Universal’s DTV sequel division by Dave Wain & Matty Budrewicz.
  • Adorn your walls with the artistry of “Tremors” using the double-sided fold-out poster, showcasing original and newly commissioned artwork by the talented Matt Frank.
  • Experience a slice of the film with a small fold-out poster boasting new Shrieker X-ray art, once again created by Matt Frank.
  • Bask in the glory of limited edition packaging featuring both original and newly commissioned artwork by the brilliant Matt Frank.

Mark your calendars for the grand return of “Tremors 2: Aftershocks” on November 28. Whether you’re eyeing the standard limited edition 4K, the exclusive 4K from Arrow Store, or the limited edition Blu-ray, you can pre-order your chosen edition now. The trailer below provides a tantalizing taste of the adventure that awaits. Get ready to plunge back into the world of Graboids, Shriekers, and cinematic excellence!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Sequel Revival

What is “Tremors 2: Aftershocks” all about?

“Tremors 2: Aftershocks” is a direct-to-video sequel that defies expectations, offering an exciting and charming continuation of the Tremors franchise. It introduces new challenges, including the menacing Shriekers, an evolution of Graboids that reproduce rapidly.

When will the 4K Ultra HD release be available?

The 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray release of “Tremors 2: Aftershocks” is set to hit screens on November 28, allowing fans to experience the cinematic excitement in stunning detail.

Who takes over as the lead in “Tremors 2: Aftershocks”?

In the absence of Kevin Bacon, the charismatic torch is passed to the late Fred Ward, reprising his role as Val’s companion, Earl Bassett. He leads the charge against the Graboids once more, delivering an exciting performance.

What’s the new twist in this sequel?

Prepare for a fresh wave of terror with the introduction of the Shriekers. These new bipedal creatures can sense body heat and reproduce rapidly, adding an exhilarating twist to the storyline.

What special features come with the 4K release?

The 4K and Blu-ray release offers an array of exciting features, including commentaries by the director and co-writer, interviews with special effects designers, behind-the-scenes featurettes, outtakes, trailers, artwork, and much more.

Can I pre-order the release?

Yes, you can pre-order your chosen edition – the standard limited edition 4K, the exclusive 4K from Arrow Store, or the limited edition Blu-ray – and secure your copy to experience the cinematic adventure once it’s released.

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MovieBuff94 August 25, 2023 - 11:49 pm

oh man, tremors 2 is like a surprise package, who thought direct-to-video cud b this cool! them shriekers, dang, scary but cool, lol

MusicNerd123 August 26, 2023 - 2:20 am

wait, no Kevin Bacon? Well, Fred Ward got game too, no doubt. Shriekers sound intriguing, gonna rock those extras, new artwork FTW!

GadgetGuru August 26, 2023 - 5:44 am

hold up, there’s tech stuff too? Dolby Vision, surround audio, that’s the immersive deal. gonna snag it in a flash, no doubt!

FilmFanatic7 August 26, 2023 - 3:31 pm

Tremors fan since forever, this upgrade’s what I needed! Gimme the insights on Graboid design, and bring on those Tremors vibes!

TechGeekStar August 26, 2023 - 8:45 pm

wowza, 4K? like, I’m in! need those details poppin’ for Graboid action. earl’s back too, that’s rad. gimme that shiny Blu-ray!


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