I love this film to death. Shockingly, this was one I had never gotten around to seeing until recently for the first time for whatever reason. I really don't know why, I just never did. But when I finally did I was blown away. This is easily one of John Carpenter's BEST films and a true testament to the "less is more" technique of old school filmmaking. After coming off a string of big budget flops, he wanted to get back to his roots and Prince of Darkness is a true testament to his talent as a filmmaking genius. The story and the techniques he uses to tell it are simple, yet extremely effective with Prince of Darkness. While Prince of Darkness got no love during it's initial release (as is the case with many of Carpenter's films), it's grown such a fan base and cult status throughout the years and is easily considered one of his best films.
Again, Scream Factory is knocking this release out of the park as with the continuous releases of classic and cult classic horror and sci-fi films. Check out their website for a list of films you never thought would get the Badass Blu ray treatment. Scream Factory knows how to do it right. I already own many of their recent releases and you can bet your ass this will be mine.
You can check out my original review of this masterpiece of horror HERE.
Prince of Darkness is set to be released on September 24, 2013.
You can pre-order the Blu ray HERE
And the DVD HERE
Here are the specs from the Scream Factory website:
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No film has ever frightened me more than Prince of Darkness…Carpenter is on top of his game…” – DVD Verdict
It is evil… It has awakened.
Master of horror John Carpenter (Halloween, The Thing) directs this terrifying battle between mankind and the ultimate evil.
A group of graduate students and scientists uncover an ancient canister in an abandoned church, but when they open it, they inadvertently unleash a strange liquid and an evil force on all of humanity. As the liquid turns their co-workers into zombies, the remaining members realize they have released the most unspeakable horror of them all. Terror mounts as the team must fight to save the world from a devilish fury that has been contained for over seven million years.
Starring Donald Pleasence (Halloween), Jameson Parker (Simon & Simon), Lisa Blount (Needful Things), rock icon Alice Cooper and Victor Wongand Dennis Dun (both from Carpenter’s Big Trouble In Little China), this “ingenious twist on classical occultism” (Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film Review) will scare you witless!
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Audio Commentary with John Carpenter
Sympathy For The Devil – An all-new Interview with Writer/Director John Carpenter
Alice at the Apocalypse – An all-new interview with Actor & Rock Legend Alice Cooper
The Messenger – All-new interview with Actor & Special Visual Effects Supervisor Robert Grasmere
Hell On Earth – A look at the film’s score with Co-Composer Alan Howarth
Horror’s Hallowed Grounds with host Sean Clark
Alternate Opening from TV Version
Original Theatrical Trailer
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