The Hammer classic Dracula: Prince of Darkness is coming to Blu-ray as a Collector’s Edition and we have a look at the final cover art and details of the disc’s release! I’m all for more Hammer films in high-def and it sounds like Millenium’s release is going to be a good one. Read the press release below to find out what you’re in for with this new disc, which comes out on September 3rd.
Beverly Hills, CA– (July 3, 2013) Millennium Entertainment is pleased to reveal the final artwork and announce details for their upcoming high-definition release of the classic 1966 Hammer Film, Dracula: Prince of Darkness on September 3rd. Directed by Terence Fisher and starring the iconic Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley and Andrew Keir, Millennium’s Collector’s Edition of Dracula: Prince of Darkness marks the first time that horror fans in the US will be able to enjoy the film on Blu-ray. Millennium is also planning to release several other Hammer Films on Blu-ray later this year including Quartermass and the Pit, The Plague of the Zombies and The Devil Rides Out.
Special features for the Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray of Dracula: Prince of Darkness include an exclusive still gallery (never before released), audio commentary featuring Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley, Suzan Farmer and Francis Matthews, Super 8MM behind-the-scenes footage, a restored original trailer, “Back to Black”- a brand new documentary on Dracula: Prince of Darkness and much more.
In this direct sequel to Hammer’s Dracula (1958), Christopher Lee returns for more blood as he encounters a group of stranded English tourists who are holidaying in the Carpathian Mountains. Despite receiving several warnings by the unconventional Father Sandor (Andrew Keir) along their travels to stay as far away from the Count’s castle as they can, the group end up stranded there where their host is set to be resurrected upon their arrival. Will the travelers survive their fateful meeting with Dracula: Prince of Darkness?
· Audio commentary with Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley, Suzan Farmer and Francis Matthews
· Exclusive still gallery (NEVER BEFORE RELEASED!)
· Restored original trailer
· Dracula: Prince of Darkness restoration comparison
· Super 8MM behind-the-scenes footage
· Brand new documentary- “Back to Black”
· World of Hammer Episode: “Hammer Stars: Christopher Lee”
· Printed Memorabilia perfect for every classic Hammer fan out there
About Millennium Entertainment:
Formed in 2010 and led by CEO Bill Lee, Millennium Entertainment is a leading independent supplier that acquires and distributes feature films. The company most recently released director Ariel Vromen’s The Iceman, starring Michael Shannon, Winona Ryder and Chris Evans and What Maisie Knew from directors Scott McGehee and David Siegel and starring Julianne Moore, Alexander Skarsgard, Steve Coogan and introducing Onata Aprile as Maisie. Up next for Millennium is Josh Boone’s directorial debut Stuck in Love starring Lily Collins, Jennifer Connelly, Greg Kinnear and Kristen Bell. Other releases include Academy Award-nominated director Lee Daniel’s The Paperboy starring Nicole Kidman (who garnered both a Golden Globe and Screen Actor’s Guild Award nominations for her role as a sultry, death-row groupie), Zac Efron, Matthew McConaughey, John Cusack and Macy Grey and Richard Linklater’s critically acclaimed Bernie, starring Jack Black (for which he earned Golden Globe and Independent Spirit Award nominations), Shirley MacLaine and Matthew McConaughey.
by Ben McBride
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