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Title:
Willard
Author:
Wong, James.
Uniform Title:
Willard (Motion picture : 2003)
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Los Angeles, Calif. : New Line Home Entertainment, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Willard has been picked on and pushed around his whole life and is a twentysomething man who still lives at home with his nagging mother. He works at a shipping company for a stern, authoritarian supervisor. When Willard becomes fascinated with a hidden nest of rats living in his decrepit home, they become both his friends and his aggressors. He sics them upon anyone who crosses his path. But one rat, Ben, isn't so amenable to Willard's orders, and a horrifying test of wills begins.
General Note:
Based on the screenplay by Gilbert Falston.

Special features: widescreen and full screen presentations; 12 deleted scenes; "Year of the Rat" - a behind-the-scenes documentary on the making of 'Willard'; "Rat people" - a documentary on real rats; Crispin Glover "Ben" music video; commentary by director Glen Morgan, producer James Wong, Crispin Glover and R. Lee Ermey.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: R; for terror/violence, some sexual content and language.
ISBN:
9780780643765
UPC:
794043641923
Format :
DVD

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A repressed young man befriends a legion of rats and commands them to take revenge on the people who bully him. This edition features the following supplements: twelve deleted/alternate scenes with optional commentary; filmmaker commentary with director Morgan, producer James Wong, and actors Glover and Ermey; "The Year of the Rat" documentary on the making of Willard; "Rat People: Friends or Foes?"; music video "Ben" by Crispin Hellion Glover, with optional commentary; Theatrical trailer; TV spots.


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A young man uses his vermin pals to exact revenge upon the people who've domineered his life in this remake of the 1971 cult classic. Starring Crispin Glover in the role originated by Bruce Davison, Willard concerns the mundane, repressed existence of the twentysomething title character, who lives at home with his nagging mother (Jackie Burroughs) and works at a shipping company for a stern, authoritarian supervisor (R. Lee Ermey). When Willard becomes fascinated with a gaggle of rats living in his decrepit home, they become both his friends and his aggressors, as he sics them upon anyone who crosses his path. But one rat, Ben, isn't so amenable to Willard's orders, and a horrifying test of wills begins. Willard was brought to the screen for the second time by writer/director Glen Morgan and producer James Wong, who previously worked together on episodes of The X-Files as well as the features Final Destination and The One. ~ Michael Hastings, Rovi