On its opening weekend in January, Mama grossed $28.1 million across 2,647 theaters, earning the #1 spot in its debut. Ever since, Mama has received generally positive reviews and the film was called an “effectively spooky ghost story” by Philadelphia Inquirer. I personally haven’t seen it yet, but if the original short captured the attention of Guillermo del Toro, who was the executive producer on the feature film. You just can’t really gone wrong with Mama, if you’re into old school scares over cheap gore.
With that said, Universal Studios has officially announced the DVD/Blu-ray and VOD release date for May 7, 2013. If you plan to purchase the disc format, you can expect all of the following bonus features:
MATRIARCAL SECRETS BD EXCLUSIVE: An in-depth exploration of the digital and practical effects employed to shape the film’s phantom presence.
DELETED SCENES with Commentary by Director/Co-Writer Andy Muschietti and Producer/Co-Writer Barbara Muschietti
ORIGINAL SHORT WITH INTRODUCTION BY GUILLERMO DEL TORO with Commentary by Director/Co-Writer Andy Muschietti and Producer/Co-Writer Barbara Muschietti THE BIRTH OF MAMA: MAMA began as a chilling short that announced a new voice in thegenre. Exclusive interviews with Executive Producer Guillermo del Toro and the filmmakers track the bloodline of the feature and explore changes needed to make the transition to a film.
FEATURE COMMENTARY with Director/Co-Writer Andy Muschietti and Producer/Co-Writer Barbara Muschietti