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Director: Douglas Cheek Cast: John Heard, Kim Greist, Daniel Stern

Blu-ray (Special Edition / Reissue)

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People are disappearing all over the Big Apple. Nobody cares, though, because most of the missing are homeless. But when investigative reporter Murphy (J.C. Quinn) tips off principled photographer George Cooper (John Heard) to a government conspiracy involving the dumping of nuclear waste beneath the streets, Cooper decides to dig a little deeper. Soon he discovers the existence of C.H.U.D.s, or "Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers," derelicts who have become grotesque monsters after being exposed to the mountains of hazardous waste. Meanwhile, Captain Bosch (Christopher Curry), a cop whose wife is among the missing, forms an unlikely alliance with the Reverend (Daniel Stern), a leftist soup-kitchen cook who knows the score. Murphy, Cooper, Bosch, and the Reverend soon run up against the stonewalling tactics of Wilson (George Martin), a government toadie. As the titular monsters begin to tire of their underground habitat, the protagonists -- including Cooper's wife, beautiful model Lauren Daniels (Kim Greist) -- face a race against time to defeat not only the C.H.U.D.s, but the government's cover-up. The debut, and only film, from writer Parnell Hall and director Douglas Cheek, C.H.U.D. was followed by 1989's C.H.U.D. 2: Bud the C.H.U.D. Co-stars Stern and Heard would later appear together in the first two Home Alone pictures, while Curry would appear in the third.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/12/2019
UPC: 0760137953883
Original Release: 1984
Source: Arrow Video
Region Code: A
Time: 3:04:00
Sales rank: 565

Special Features

High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the Integral Cut from a new 2k film transfer; High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the Original Theatrical Cut (Limited Edition Exclusive); Original Uncompressed PCM Mono Audio; Brand new audio track featuring isolated score selections and an interview with composers Martin Cooper and David A. Hughes; Audio Commentary with Director Douglas Cheek, Writer Shepard Abbott, and actors John Heard, Daniel Stern and Christopher Curry; A Dirty Look - an Interview with Production Designer William Bilowit; Dweller Designs - an Interview with Special Make-Up and Creature Creator John Caglione Jr.; Notes from Above Ground: The NYC Locations of C.H.U.D. - featurette hosted by journalist Michael Gingold and filmmaker Ted Geoghegan; Behind-the-Scenes Gallery; Extended Shower Scene; Original Theatrical Trailer; Reversible sleeve featuring orginal and newly commissioned artwork by Dan Mumford ; Fully illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Michael Gingold

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Heard George Cooper
Kim Greist Lauren Daniels
Daniel Stern The Reverend
Christopher Curry Capt. Bosch
George Martin Wilson
John Ramsey Commissioner
Eddie Jones Chief O'Brien
Frankie R. Faison Parker
James Dudley C.H.U.D.
Brenda Currin Francine
Justin Hall Justin
Michael O'Hare Fuller
Cordis Heard Sanderson
Vic Polizos Hays
Sam McMurray Crespi
Frank Adu Interrogation Cop
J.C. Quinn Murphy
Patricia Richardson Ad Woman
Ray Baker Ad Man
Beverly Bentley Doris
Graham Beckel Val
Gene O'Neill Jackson
William Joseph Raymond Victor
Peter Michael Goetz Gramps
John Bedford Lloyd Shadow
Henry Yuk Coroner
John Goodman Cop in Diner
Jay Thomas Cop in Diner
Hallie Foote Waitress
Jon Polito Newscaster
Mark Mikulski C.H.U.D.
Lou Leccese C.H.U.D.
Carey Eidel C.H.U.D.
Ruth Maleczech Mrs. Monroe
Laure Mattos Flora Bosch
Rocco Siclari Hugo
Shanna Lee Farrell Cindy
Robert Toupin Benson
Ivar Brogger Gooney NRC Man
Parnell Hall Judson
Sanford Clark C.H.U.D.

Technical Credits
Douglas Cheek Director
Shepard Abbott Original Story,Screenwriter
Larry Abrams Executive Producer
William Bilowit Production Designer
Andrew Bonime Producer
Bob Bordiga Production Manager
John Caglione Makeup Special Effects
Thomas H. Field Associate Producer
Susan Giammusso Makeup
Lewis Gould Asst. Director
Parnell Hall Screenwriter
Cooper Hughes Score Composer
David A. Hughes Score Composer
Harry Lapham Sound/Sound Designer
Jennifer Lax Costumes/Costume Designer
Dennis M. O'Connor Editor
Claire Simpson Editor
Peter Stein Cinematographer
Bonnie Timmermann Casting
Jorge Toro Art Director

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C.H.U.D. 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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I first saw this film when it first came out in the 80's and thought it was one of the creepiest films I had ever seen. 15 years later I purchased this film and watched it again I have to admit at first this film dragged on and on but if you can make it thru the first 45min the film becomes very intertaining. Its not very scary but if you want to go back to the day of the 80's slasher film stero-type this is a must film to add to your collection. The special affects were pretty good as well.