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“Prom night… everything is all right!” If these lyrics make you recall Jamie Lee Curtis tearing up the dance floor at her high school prom in the 1980 slasher flick, Prom Night, then you might feel like dancing yourself now that Synapse Films has unveiled their Blu-ray cover art, bonus features, and release date for their Special Edition Prom Night Blu-ray that’s hitting shelves this September.
Paul Lynch’s Prom Night is making its Blu-ray debut and a fresh appearance on DVD this September 9th. Featuring a 2K transfer update of the original camera negative, the Prom Night Blu-ray comes with a host of bonus features, including a new audio commentary:
Brand-New 2K High-Definition Transfer from the Original 35mm Camera Negative New 5.1 Surround Remix Specifically Created for this Release (Original 2.0 Mono Included) Audio Commentary with Director Paul Lynch and Screenwriter William Gray The Horrors Of Hamilton High: The Making of »
- Derek Anderson
It was on July 19th of last year when we told you Synapse Films was busy restoring the slasher classic Prom Night as a means to put it out on Blu-ray high definition, and now today the studio has revealed what's in store for us!
According to Fangoria, Synapse has remastered and restored the Paul Lynch-helmed movie in 2K from the original camera negative, presenting it in 1.78:1 widescreen (1080p hi-def on the Blu-ray), with an all-new 5.1 Surround mix plus the original 2.0 mono sound.
Look for this one in stores and online this September.
In the interim behold Jamie Lee Curtis performing her Dance Of Disco Fury™ and wonder how insane it will look in 1080p! Serious Business!
Audio commentary by director Paul Lynch and screenwriter William Gray “The Horrors of Hamilton High: The Making of Prom Night” featurette Collection of additional scenes added for television broadcast »
- Steve Barton
1980 was a huge year for Jamie Lee Curtis. It’s the year she starred in three genre classics. ‘The Fog’, ‘Terror Train’ and of course, ‘Prom Night’. While “Halloween certainly thrust her into the “Scream Queen” arena it was the release of those three films in 1980 that cemented her crown.
If you’ve never seen this masterpiece of 80′s horror … Continue reading →
- Dave Dreher
Synapse Films has released the breakdown of special features you will find on its Blu-ray and DVD presentation of Prom Night. This 1980 slasher film stars Jamie Lee Curtis and Leslie Neilsen - it's embraced by some and shrugged off by others (who don't hold as much nostalgia for it). Four Hamilton High seniors are hiding a terrible secret. What happened to Robin Hammond six years ago was a game that turned into a horrible tragedy, and someone saw what they did… someone waiting for gruesome revenge!
The post Prom Night Special Edition Blu-ray Specs Are In appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Ryan Turek
Prepare to be corrupted and depraved once more as Nucleus Films releases the sequel to the definitive guide to the Video Nasties phenomenon – the most extraordinary and scandalous era in the history of British film. Video Nasties: The Definitive Guide Part 2, a three-disc collector’s edition box set, is being released on DVD on July 14th 2014, to tie in with the 30th Anniversary of the Video Recordings Act 1984.
For the first time ever on DVD, all 82 films that fell foul of the Director of Public Prosecutions “Section 3” list are trailer-featured with specially filmed intros for each title, alongside a brand new documentary – Video Nasties: Draconian Days (review), directed by Jake West.
And to celebrate the release, Film4 FrightFest is hosting a special event – the world exclusive London Premiere of the finalised unseen extended 97 minute cut of Video Nasties: Draconian Days at The Prince Charles Cinema on Thurs 3 July, 8.30pm. The »
- Phil Wheat
As a composer, I'm quick to acknowledge the role of music in setting the tone for a horror film, and while theme songs with lyrics and vocals can be just as effective as an instrumental score, there are definitely risks involved: along with clothing and hairstyles, songs tend to anchor a film to the year it was made, and as tastes change, a pop tune can be exposed as a quaint and silly relic of its decade. Then again, some of those tracks were pretty goofy to begin with, and nothing could have saved them. With that said, I love every one of these oddball themes to death (even the truly painful ones), so I'd like to share with you the best of the weirdest, straight from one of my more... uh, let's say “eccentric” party playlists. Let's rock! Fat Boys: “Are You Ready for Freddy?” (A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master, »
- Gregory Burkart
6 items from 2014