Mimic: The Director’s Cut


USA | 1997 | 111 min. | Guillermo del Toro

August 21, 2022

Three years ago, entomologist Dr. Susan Tyler genetically created an insect to kill cockroaches carrying a virulent disease. Now, the insects are out to destroy their only predator, mankind.

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A disease carried by common cockroaches is killing Manhattan children. In an effort to stop the epidemic an entomologist, Susan Tyler, creates a mutant breed of insect that secretes a fluid to kill the roaches. This mutant breed was engineered to die after one generation, but three years later Susan finds out that the species has survived and evolved into a large, gruesome monster that can mimic human form. Guillermo del Toro's first Hollywood feature didn't turn out the way that the Mexican director had envisioned, with significant changes at the studio level. In 2014, the Director’s Cut was released, adding only 7 minutes, but the changes made changed the atmosphere of the film, refocusing on character-centric moments over jump scares and exposition, much more in del Toro’s aesthetic and style.

  • Director: Guillermo del Toro
  • Principal Cast: Mira Sorvino, Jeremy Northman, Charles Dutton, Josh Brolin
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 1997
  • Running Time: 111 min.
  • Producer: Ole Bornedal, B.J. Rack, Bob Weinstein
  • Screenplay: Guillermo del Toro, Matthew Robbins
  • Cinematographers: Dan Laustsen
  • Editors: Peter Devaney Flanagan, Patrick Lussier
  • Music: Marco Beltrami
  • Language: English, Italian
  • US Distributor: Paramount