Guillermo del Toro has come a long way since 1997’s “Mimic,” a movie about a genetically engineered breed of insect called the Judas Breed that feasts on humans and can copy their appearance and behavior in stunning fashion. But even with films like “Pan’s Labyrinth” and the “Hellboy” movies to his name, the legacy of “Mimic” remains: two direct-to-video sequels have been produced, and now a brand new director’s cut is coming to Blu-ray on September 27.
The “Mimic” director’s cut, featuring seven minutes of restored footage and a wealth of never-before-seen featurettes, certainly boasts a vision of the movie that you’ve yet to see. But even if it had seen the light of day previously, del Toro would likely argue that the movie has changed — or, at least, you have changed.
In this exclusive look at one of the “Mimic” Blu-ray’s featurettes, del Toro speaks about the nature of storytelling and life, an ever-flowing river that necessitates the steady stream of endless change. For GDT fans, this is can’t miss material; give it a watch and see for yourself.