To watch Crawl is to love Crawl.
Who would’ve thought that an early July animal attack movie from Aja would win over America? What? You don’t know about the Summer of Crawl? You were too busy crying over SONY and Disney’s internal business dealings? Let me get this straight. The hurricane film laden with alligators that reshaped American cinema hit the multiplex and you were busy cancelling people? Between this and Harambe, you’re having a bad last few years.
Now is the time to rectify that. As Crawl has just hit Blu-ray. It’s also on Digital HD, if you are one of the kids who can’t be bothered with physical media. I get it, you think it’s clutter. Well, your parents thought you were clutter and they still kept you. Let’s use that anger and talk about the best alligator movie since John Sayles cranked out a fast one.
Director Alexandre Aja has a command of modern horror that isn’t insulting. Playing with modern sensibilities, but an 80s indie horror style eye…he melds CG and gore together in a way that just pops. If you haven’t already, I suggest reading our theatrical review here.
The Blu-ray comes with an all-new motion comics based on the alternate opening, deleted scenes, extended scenes and a ton of bonus content. Plus, there’s an offer to try Shudder for free for three months on the box. The A/V Quality is sharp as you’d expect from a recent release. However, it’s the DTS-HD 7.1 master audio track that will make you think you’re drowning during the movie.