You don’t need to subscribe to Netflix to watch The Munsters, the upcoming reboot of the classic TV series from director Rob Zombie. On Instagram, Zombie posted a trailer for the film’s Blu-ray/DVD release, providing a little more footage of the film that will be released this fall. Zombie has previously announced that The Munsters comes to Netflix in September with an exact day yet to be revealed, and in the new teaser, it’s shown that the Blu-ray and DVD will arrive on Sept. 27, 2022. You can also purchase your own digital version that same day.
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The Blu-ray comes with tons of cool bonuses that you can’t find on Netflix. This includes over 60 minutes of extra footage with a making-of documentary about the movie’s production. That may be just as interesting as watching the film itself, given the great lengths Zombie has gone to make this movie a faithful homage to the original TV series, down to having houses constructed from scratch to make up Mockingbird Lane.
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As shown in the trailer, the film stars Sheri Moon Zombie as Lily, Jeff Daniel Phillips as Herman, and Dan Roebuck as The Count. Other guest stars that appear in The Munsters include Richard Brake, Jorge Garcia, Sylvester McCoy, Catherine Schell, Cassandra “Elvira” Peterson, Jeremy Wheeler, Tomas Boykin, and Dee Wallace. Original Munsters stars Pat Priest and Butch Patrick are also featured in special roles.
Rob Zombie Clears Up Release Rumors
It wasn’t until recently when Rob Zombie announced that The Munsters would be making its exclusive debut on Netflix this fall. There had previously been rumors about the film heading to theaters, possibly with a day-and-date release by simultaneously streaming on Peacock. But with a new post on Facebook, Zombie has cleared up these release rumors, explaining how the plan was always to develop the movie at Netflix. He also shuts down the rumor that The Munsters had a $40 million budget.
“How the hell did everyone get the idea that The Munsters cost 40 millions dollars? F***, I wish I had that kind of budget,” Zombie lamented. “To put a little perspective on it all if you add up the budgets of Halloween 2, The Lords of Salem, 31, 3 From Hell and The Munsters all together it wouldn’t even add up to 30 million. Also the movie was never going to theaters or Peacock or Paramount. It was always being made for Netflix which is fine since it is the largest of the streaming services.”
He added, “This was done way before I ever got involved in the project. I have no control or say over this type of stuff. This is a Universal deal. But the internet loves to invent rumors which somehow turns to facts so the fans can get all bend out of shape. None of this actually matters but thought you might like the real story.”
With that said, The Munsters comes to Netflix in September alongside Tim Burton’s Wednesday.