As a young director in the mid-’90s, Guillermo del Toro had just completed his first feature, Cronos, when he landed the gig of helming the $30 million sci-fi horror Mimic for Miramax. Though del Toro’s creepy style seemed like an obvious fit for a story about giant killer bugs that prey on humans, the project famously did not go well. Creative struggles with producer Bob Weinstein ultimately resulted in a theatrical cut that del Toro so disliked that he publicly distanced himself from the film.

Now, some fourteen years later, del Toro is finally making peace with Mimic in the form of a new director’s cut that hits Blu-ray today. After the jump, watch a clip from one of the Blu-ray special features in which del Toro discusses his original vision for the movie.

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