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Prince of Darkness (1987) 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray: Underrated!

Shout Factory will be releasing director John Carpenter’s underappreciated horror classic, Prince of Darkness (1987) on a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. Stars Donald Pleasence.

Poking around in a church cellar, a priest (Donald Pleasence) finds an otherworldly vial filled with slime. Frightened, he brings his discovery to a circle of top scholars and scientists, who eventually learn that the strange liquid is the essence of Satan. The slime then begins to seep out, turning some of the academics into zombified killers. As the possessed battle the survivors, student Kelly (Susan Blanchard) is infected by a large quantity of the liquid and becomes Satan personified.

Prince of Darkness (1987) — Photo
Image courtesy IMDB

The claustrophobic terror generated by fluid camerawork and striking angles is reinforced by a narrative that builds slowly but surely towards a heart-racing climax.

Nigel Floyd — Time Out


Release date: January 19, 2021
Genre: Horror


DirectorJohn Carpenter
CastDonald Pleasence, Lisa Blount, Jameson Parker
CountryUSA
Production Year1987
Discs2 Blu-ray Discs
Region4K Blu-ray – Region Free / 2K Blu-ray – Region A
Run Time102 minutes
FormatsColor / 4K Ultra HD / 2.35:1
AudioEnglish
SubtitleEnglish
AKAJohn Carpenter’s Prince of Darkness
StudioShout Factory

4K Blu-ray Special features


DOLBY VISION/HDR PRESENTATION OF THE FILM
NEW DOLBY ATMOS AUDIO TRACK
Audio Commentary with director John Carpenter and actor Peter Jason
Theatrical trailer
Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature

Blu-ray Special features


NEW DOLBY ATMOS AUDIO TRACK
Audio Commentary with John Carpenter and actor Peter Jason
Sympathy for The Devil –Interview with Writer/Director John Carpenter
Alice at the Apocalypse –interview with Alice Cooper
The Messenger – 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
Radio Spots
Still Gallery
Original Theatrical Trailer
Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature

Prince of Darkness (1987) trailer

Notice: The picture quality of these videos do not reflect the picture quality of the Blu-ray or DVD in this package.

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