Fright Night

Eureka Entertainment are releasing the classic 1980s comedy-horror Fright Night on a dual-format DVD and Blu-Ray package.

DUAL FORMAT SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES:

  • 4K digital restoration
  • Original stereo PCM soundtrack and 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio options (on the Blu-ray)
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hearing-impaired
  • You’re So Cool, Brewster! A new two-hour version of the definitive 2016 documentary on the making of Fright Night, focusing on the first film, created exclusively for this release
  • What is Fright Night? featurette, a 2016 video piece featuring cast and crew interviews (BLU-RAY ONLY)
  • Tom Holland: Writing Horror, a 2016 video piece featuring interviews with Holland and his collaborators (BLU-RAY ONLY)
  • Rowdy McDowall: From Apes to Bats, a 2016 video piece featuring archival footage of McDowall and cast and crew interviews (BLU-RAY ONLY)
  • Fear Fest 2 2008 reunion panel featuring Tom Holland, Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Stephen Geoffreys, Amanda Bearse, Jonathan Stark and moderated by Rob Galluzzo (BLU-RAY ONLY)
  • Shock Till You Drop Present Choice Cuts with Tom Holland and Ryan Turek, a three-part video interview on the film (BLU-RAY ONLY)
  • The full electronic press kit, featuring extensive on-set interviews and behind-the-scenes footage (BLU-RAY ONLY)
  • Stills and memorabilia from Tom Hollands personal collection (BLU-RAY ONLY)
  • G-rated and R-rated theatrical trailers (BLU-RAY ONLY)

The Criterion Collection Expands Into The UK – Media Reaction

The Guardian has done an interesting article on the news that The Criterion Collection is expanding into the UK.

I had a number of takeaways from the piece – that Criterion’s relationship with Sony was critical to the decision; that the UK market for boutique classics releases is already well served by a number of respected independents; and that there is disappointment that the current plans are only for two or three releases a month after the initial burst. Some of the Below The Line comments were interesting – clearly some people with closer knowledge than we have.

Variety magazine’s take is that Criterion have formed a “Pact” with Sony. It’s a very American word, something that is not heavily used in Europe, in my opinion, as it tends to either military agreements!

Home Cinema Choice’s article confirms that the UK releases will share the same spine numbers as the US originals.

The Criterion Collection expands into the UK

Sight And Sound, the film magazine from the BFI, sent out an email newsletter this week announcing that Criterion are expanding into the UK, something that Criterion Cast have picked up on.

First up on the roster are Toostie, Grey Gardens, Speedy, It Happened One Night, Roman Polanski’s MacBeth, and Only Angels Have Wings. From Amazon, it appears that these are blu ray only titles.