John Badham’s DRACULA (1979) Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Coming From Scream Factory!

Scream Factory has announced they will be releasing a collector’s edition Blu-ray of the 1979 version of DRACULA by director John Badham. The film starred Frank Langella. The original VHS, Laserdisc, and eventual DVD release had notoriously bad color timing. Hopefully, this new 4K scan will solve those color problems. Look for the Blu-ray to be released on November 26th. Get all the disc details below.

From The Press Release

Dracula comes to Blu-ray™ Scream Factory-style on November 26, dripping with exquisite new bonus features (full list below) and a new 4K scan of the original best available film elements. Customers ordering from ShoutFactory.com will receive an exclusive 18×24 rolled poster featuring brand new artwork, available while supplies last.

Throughout history, Dracula has filled the hearts of men with fear and the hearts of women with desire. In this stylish production of Bram Stoker’s classic gothic horror tale, Frank Langella, reprises his electrifying, award-winning stage performance as the bloodthirsty Count Dracula as he goes in search of his ultimate bride. Meanwhile, the renowned and relentless vampire hunter, Professor Van Helsing (Sir Laurence Olivier), seeks to end the dark prince’s reign of terror over the citizens of Transylvania. Featuring an all-star cast, fine direction and a superbly atmospheric score by the great John Williams, Dracula is an unforgettable adaption of one of the most enduring horror legends of all time.

DRACULA Bonus Features

Disc 1 – Desaturated color timing:

· NEW introduction by director John Badham
· NEW King of My Kind – an interview with John Badham
· NEW What Sad Music – an interview with writer W.D. Richter
· NEW Dracula’s Guest – an interview with camera assistant Jim Alloway
· NEW interview with editor John Bloom
· NEW interview with make-up artist Peter Robb-King
· NEW interview with hair stylist Colin Jamison
· NEW interview with assistant director Anthony Waye
· NEW interview with production manager Hugh Harlow
· Audio Commentary with director John Badham
· The Revamping of Dracula featurette

Disc 2 – Original Theatrical Color timing:

· NEW 4K scan of the original film elements
· NEW introduction by director John Badham
· NEW Audio Commentary by film historian/filmmaker Constantine Nasr
· Theatrical Trailer
· Radio Spots
· Still Gallery

About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast entertainment distribution network which delivers culturally relevant programming, movie and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America and across multiple platforms. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Studios, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Shout! Factory Films, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory TV. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.

About Michael Juvinall (4099 Articles)
I am a devoted husband and father. I have been a voracious horror fan since the early age of 5 and metal fan since I was 14. I watch all horror films but my great loves are classic horror films: Universal Monsters, Werewolves, Hammer Horror and an all-around affinity for things that go bump in the night! I'm also a huge fan of extreme metal music.

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