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  • Exclusive behind-the-scenes clip: Teddy scare in “KRAMPUS”

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    Among the evil-toy minions of the anti-Claus in KRAMPUS, one of the most memorable is the monstrous teddy bear, and we’ve got an exclusive excerpt from the movie’s disc release revealing how it was created.

    In KRAMPUS, just out on Blu-ray and DVD from Universal Studios Home Entertainment, the teddy is one of a sack full of vicious playthings besieging a dysfunctional family on Christmas Eve, all under the sway of the legendary Yuletide demon (see our review here). Michael Dougherty directed the film from a script he wrote with Todd Casey and Zach Shields, and the cast is headed by Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner, Allison Tolman, Emjay Anthony and Conchata Ferrell. The complete list of disc extras:

    KRAMPUSEXCTEDDYCLIPNEWS• Audio commentary by director/co-writer Michael Dougherty and co-writers Todd Casey & Zach Shields
    • Alternate ending
    • Deleted scenes
    • Extended scenes
    • Gag reel
    • “The Naughty Ones: Meet The Cast”: At the center of this crazed story, filled with horrifying creatures and massive setpieces, are some of the funniest and most talented actors working today. This piece shines a light on the cast of KRAMPUS as they share their experiences making this movie
    • Galleries: Still Images from the set

    Exclusive to the Blu-ray:
    • “Krampus and His Minions”: In this exclusive feature, see how Krampus and his twisted underlings gave the visual-FX superstars at Peter Jackson’s New Zealand-based Weta Workshop some creative and technical challenges. Viewers will have an insider look at how Krampus and his evil minions were created and executed
    • “Practical Danger”: Stunt Coordinator Rodney Cook walks viewers through how the film’s thrilling stunts were done live on set while facing challenges with the creatures, children and set design
    • “Inside the Snowglobe: Production Design”: Filming almost entirely on soundstages in the middle of summer in New Zealand, the art department and special FX team had to pull out all of their tricks to create sets that were realistic, ready for stunts and practical FX, all while creating the look of a winter wonderland
    • “Behind the Scenes at Weta Workshop: KRAMPUS”: Go behind the scenes at the world-famous Weta Workshop to see how they brought the amazing KRAMPUS creatures to life
    • “Dougherty’s Vision”: In this featurette, director Michael Dougherty, along with the film’s cast and crew, reveal how his approach informed the tone, pacing, humor and performances of KRAMPUS

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  • Q&A: Filmmaker Jeremy Saulnier on “GREEN ROOM,” Punk Inspirations and Patrick Stewart

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    Writer/director Jeremy Saulnier is poised for his first mainstream hit when GREEN ROOM goes into theaters nationwide this Friday—even though it’s as aggressive and confrontational as independently made genre films get. Saulnier spoke to FANGORIA about how it came together, the film’s basis in real life and his star Patrick Stewart.

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