Back in February we learned that Fred Dekker's cult classic horror comedy The Monster Squad was finally (FINALLY!) going to make its way to the DVD shelves. (And there was much rejoicing among movie nerds of a very specific age and gender.) Now comes word from BD.com that Lionsgate's 2-disc 20th Anniversary Monster Squad release, which hits the streets on July 24, will be absolutely over-stuffed with good geeky gizmos. Check out these specs:

  • An anamorphic widescreen transfer with Dolby Digital 5.1 audio!
  • A never-before-seen interview with Frankenstein's Monster!
  • Audio commentary with Dekker and "The Squad"!
  • Audio commentary with Dekker and cinematographer Bradford May!
  • Deleted scenes, trailers and photo galleries!
To those who might not be overly familiar with the classic piece of mid-'80s brilliance, The Monster Squad is about a bunch of evil creatures (Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster, The Mummy, The Wolf Man, and the Black Lagoon Slimebag) who aim to take over the world with the help of a magical amulet. Too bad there's a horror-addicted gang of kids who stand between the monsters and world domination.

I know this is fantastic news for all you Squad geeks out there, and I'm definitely right there with you -- but the Fred Dekker DVD I really want is Night of the Creeps. Perhaps Lionsgate can help me out on that one next!