Eli Roth’s Thanksgiving is heading to DVD and Blu-ray

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Eli Roth’s gory and twisted slasher Thanksgiving is yours to own on DVD and Blu-Ray next month. More details here:


Thanksgiving was one of the bigger surprises of 2023, especially after an uneven year of horror films. Released relatively late in the year, Thanksgiving was met with a lot of positive buzz, including from us. 

We wrote in our review that “Thanksgiving is probably the best no-budget, straight-to-streaming, goofy horror flick you’ve ever seen – except it’s distributed by a major studio.” 

Thanksgiving follows a town terrorised by a serial killer in a pilgrim costume. Patrick Dempsey, Nell Verlaque, Addison Rae, Jalen Thomas Brooks, Milo Manheim and Rick Hoffman star. 

Well, if you missed Roth’s gloriously gory film in the cinemas or you’re just a big fan of physical media, you can buy the disc version of Thanksgiving very soon. The film is due to be released on DVD and Blu-Ray on 26th February. 

You can pre-order this bloody good slasher here, if you so wish. 

Now, the listing doesn’t mention any special features, which is disappointing, but perhaps they just haven’t been finalised yet, giving that the US release didn’t mention any either and it’s hard to believe the film wouldn’t have anything attached to it. Even The Green Inferno, Roth’s critically maimed cannibal film, had a commentary track.

The film itself is based on a fake trailer, directed by Roth, that appeared in 2007’s Grindhouse double feature. The trailer was one of several fake trailers created for the film. Other trailers that were made into feature films include Robert Rodriguez’s Machete and Jason Eisener’s delightfully violent and goofy Hobo With A Shotgun

Thanksgiving had a small budget of $15 million, but it went on to make a respectable $44 million at the worldwide box office. That, combined with the enthusiastic reviews, warranted a sequel which is currently in development and it will also be helmed by Roth. The sequel is expected to land in cinemas in 2025. 

Read more: Thanksgiving | The past and future of the Grindhouse trailers

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