There are certain cinematic horror villains who have become nearly inseparable from the actors who portrayed them. Robert Englund is Freddy Krueger; Brad Dourif is Chucky; Kane Hodder is Victor Crowley. While several actors have given amazing turns as Bram Stoker’s OG vampire Dracula, arguably no one did it better than Christopher Lee in several films produced during Hammer Horror’s heyday.
Fans of the undead bloodsucker formerly known as Vlad the Impaler will want to invite Lee’s distinguished Count into their homes when Scream Factory releases Dracula Prince of Darkness on Blu-ray/DVD reissue on December 18th. Here’s the scoop from today’s press release (including a pre-order link) followed by the reissue’s special features, along with the synopsis and trailer at the bottom of the article.
“Christopher Lee’s second outing as the eponymous Dracula pushes the cinematic boundaries of graphic gore and terror in this 1966 Hammer Films classic. Available as a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray December 18th from Scream Factory, this ghoulish tale from Hammer’s golden era includes both the UK and US version of the film and a new 4K scan of the US version of the interoceptive from the 20th Century Fox vaults, as well as brand-new bonus features including a new audio commentary with author Troy Howarth, a new audio commentary with filmmaker Constantine Nasr and writer/producer Steve Haberman, and much more! Fans can pre-order their copies now by visiting ShoutFactory.com”
Dracula Prince of Darkness Bonus Features
- Two Versions! The UK version and the U.S. version
- NEW 4K scan of US version of the interpositive from the 20thCentury Fox vaults
- NEW audio commentary with author Troy Howarth
- NEW audio commentary with filmmaker Constantine Nasr and writer/producer Steve Haberman
- Audio commentary with cast members Christopher Lee, Suzan Farmer, Francis Matthews, Barbara Shelley
- World of Hammer episode “Dracula and the Undead”
- Back to Black – The Making of Dracula -Prince of Darkness
- Super 8mm Behind-the-Scenes footage
- Theatrical Trailers
- Still Gallery
Four English tourists find themselves stranded in the mysterious village of Karlsbad, a sinister and remote place with a deadly, dark legend. Their journey leads them to an abandoned castle where a nightmarish destiny awaits them: an evil in need of resurrection, a blood-craving beast known only as Count Dracula, Prince of Darkness (Christopher Lee, The Lord Of The Rings films, Wicker Man).
Are you a fan of Christopher Lee’s Count Dracula? Are you excited to bring home Dracula Prince of Darkness from Scream Factory in December? Sound off in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!