The 1978 film Piranha, produced by Roger Corman and directed by Joe Dante, is set to be released on DVD and Blu-Ray on the 3rd of August this year, the same month the remake of the film hits theatres. I am looking forward to the home theatre release of the original a lot more than I am the theatrical release of the remake.

Predictably this new Piranha film,directed by Alexandre Aja, is being released theatrically in 3D. Although it has hard to have high hopes for this remake the film  looks truly terrible based on the teaser below. Although I am a fan of schlocky B movies I wonder if Piranha 3-D actually has anything new or interesting to offer. Check out the teaser and see what you think.

Released in the UK on the 20th of August the synopsis and UK teaser are embedded below.

Synopsis: In Lake Victoria Arizona, a tremor causes the lake’s floor to open, setting free scores of prehistoric piranhas… Theyre back! Every year the population of sleepy Lake Victoria explodes from 5,000 to 50,000 for a single, wild weekend – the 4th of July, a riot of sun, drunken fun and sex-crazed mayhem. But this year, there’s something more to worry about than hangovers and complaints from local old timers. Lake Victoria sits in the crater formed by a prehistoric volcanic eruption, and when earth tremors tear open a crack in the lake floor, all hell breaks through. Piranhas – a million ravenous, razor-toothed monsters, unchanged since the dawn of time. Unstoppable killing machines acting blindly under one primeval impulse: to hunt down anything that moves and strip it to the raw, bleeding bone. In seconds.

Image source: Bloody Disgusting

The Teaser can also be found on Youtube here.