In 2001, a multi-region special edition DVD was released from Anchor Bay Entertainment in Dolby Digital 5.1.
Heather Chandler vows to destroy Veronica's reputation after they quarrel at a fraternity party. Heather Mc Namara calls a radio show one night while Veronica and Heather Duke are listening and talks candidly about her personal problems; the next day, Duke tells the entire class about Mc Namara's radio call. Assuming she is dead, he rambles about his plan to blow up the school during a pep rally. Many actors and actresses turned down the project because of its dark subject matter.
The sound was mastered from the magnetic sound elements.
The film was first released on DVD on March 30, 1999, in a bare-bones edition.
In fact, Heathers may be the nastiest, cruelest fun you can have without actually having to study law or gird leather products.
If movies were food, Heathers would be a cynic's chocolate binge." Roger Ebert gave the film 2.5 stars out of 4 and wrote that the film "..a morbid comedy about peer pressure in high school, about teenage suicide and about the deadliness of cliques that not only exclude but also maim and kill." Heathers screenwriter Daniel Waters has stated that he had not seen Massacre at Central High at the time he wrote Heathers, but that he had read a review of it in Danny Peary's book Cult Movies, and that the earlier film may have been "rattling around somewhere in my subconscious".