Ben 1972
Ben (1972), the sequel to the rat-revenger Willard (1971), picks-up right where the first left off, with a recap of the last few minutes of the first film, with lead rat Ben commanding his horde of rats to kill the treacherous human Willard. The cops have arrived on the scene and are investigating the strange death of Willard Styles, lead by detective Cliff Kirtland (Joseph Campanella). The case proves hard for him to wrap his head around, but they find Willard's diary which sheds some light on the events leading up to his murder, but it still seems impossible to think that a horde of rats are killing people. It becomes easier to believe when a cop left behind to guard the crime scene is attacked and killed by Ben and his vermin-horde, who the unfortunate cop found hiding within the walls.

Ben soon makes a new friend, an eight-year old boy with a heart condition named Danny (Lee Montgomery) who lives in the neighborhood. He lives with his mom and his protective sister Eve. Because of his heart condition Danny keeps mostly to himself without any friends, playing with his marionette dolls out on the garage, which is where he first encounters Ben. He and the rat become fast friends, and much like with Willard, the two begin to communicate with each other, and soon Ben introduces Danny to his own family, a horde of rats living in the sewers below the city...

Director: Phil Karlson
Cast: Lee Montgomery, Joseph Campanella, Arthur O'Connell, Rosemary Murphy, Meredith Baxter
Country: USA
Genre: Horror, Thriller

BD50 + DVD9 | 1080p AVC, NTSC | 01:34:29 | 30.7 Gb + 6.74 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English

-- Audio commentary with actor Lee Montgomery
-- The Kid with the Rat: An Interview with Lee Montgomery (9:19)
-- Still Gallery
-- Theatrical Trailers
-- TV Spots
-- Ben/Willard Double Feature TV Spots
-- Radio Spot