Bats [DVD] [1999]

The campy horror flick Bats gets a special edition presentation with this disc from Columbia TriStar. The uncut R-rated version of the film is given a widescreen presentation with Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound. English subtitles are available. Also contains a commentary track from director Louis Morneau and star Lou Diamond Phillips, along with an audio option to hear the isolated musical score. Bonus material includes a featurette called "Bats Abound," photo galleries, storyboards, and talent files. Contains theatrical trailers for John Carpenter's Vampires, Fright Night, Night of the Living Dead, and a teaser for Bats.
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Special Features

  • Uncut "R" rated version
  • Features widescreen presentation
  • Digitally mastered audio and video
  • Feature audio: English 5.1 [Dolby Digital] and 2-channel [Dolby Surround] includes Dolby Ex enhancement
  • Subtitles: English
  • Director and lou diamond phillips commentary
  • Bats abound featurette
  • Isolated music score
  • Direct weblink
  • Photo galleries
  • SFX and storyboard comparisons
  • Talent files
  • Theatrical trailers
  • Animated menus
  • Scene selections


Beware of what goes "bump" (and "squeak" and "flap flap flap") in the night. Dr. Sheila Casper (Dina Meyer) is a respected zoologist dispatched by the government to Gallup, TX, a small community suffering from an unusual number of reported bat attacks. Casper finds this news puzzling, since bats are generally placid creatures who avoid contact with humans. The local sheriff, Emmett Kimsey (Lou Diamond Phillips), assures Casper that the reports are on the level and that something needs to be done about swarms of aggressive bats so thick they blot out the moon. Caspar and Kimsey discover that a new breed of genetically altered bats have escaped from a research facility and taken up residence in a cave near Gallup -- but the nocturnal bloodsuckers have no intention of leaving as quickly as they arrived. Bats was written by John Logan, who had two other projects hit the screen within a few months of Bats' release: Oliver Stone's Any Given Sunday and Ridley Scott's Gladiator. The supporting cast includes Leon and Bob Gunton. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Lou Diamond Phillips
    Lou Diamond Phillips - Sheriff Emmett Kimsey
  • Dina Meyer
    Dina Meyer - Dr. Sheila Casper
  • Bob Gunton
    Bob Gunton - Dr. Alexander McCabe
  • Leon
    Leon - Jimmy Sands
  • Carlos Jacott
    Carlos Jacott - Dr. Tobe Hodge

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