Bob Clark’s Deathdream (1974) Blu-ray Due 11/28

From Blue Underground

Blue Underground has announced the full specs on their upcoming limited-edition Blu-ray release of Deathdream, a.k.a. Dead of Night from director Bob Clark (Black Christmas, A Christmas Story).  I’ve heard good things about this shocker — “A story of one night in a small town that changed the lives of many and ended the lives of some,” as the trailer promises.

Clark’s Black Christmas (1974) is one of my favorite horror films, so I’m very interested in this release, due out November 28th!  Here’s the full announcement from Blue Underground’s Facebook Page:

 

SOMETHING UNSPEAKABLE HAS COME HOME

In this shattering variation on “The Monkey’s Paw,” grief-stricken suburban parents (Academy Award® nominees John Marley of THE GODFATHER and Lynn Carlin of FACES) refuse to accept the news that their son Andy (Richard Backus) has been killed in Vietnam. But when Andy returns home soon after, something may be horribly wrong: Andy is alive and well… or is he? Produced and directed by Bob Clark (BLACK CHRISTMAS) and written by Alan Ormsby (DERANGED), DEATHDREAM was one of the very first films to confront the domestic ravages of the Vietnam War. More than forty years later, it remains one of the most chilling horror films of all time.

DEATHDREAM was released under several different titles, including DEAD OF NIGHT, THE NIGHT WALK and THE NIGHT ANDY CAME HOME, and marked the grisly debut of gore effects legend Tom Savini (DAWN OF THE DEAD). Blue Underground is proud to present this acclaimed zombie shocker in a new 2K restoration from the 35mm negative in its most complete version ever, along with original and brand-new Extras exclusive to this release!

Extras:

  • Audio Commentary #1 with Co-Producer/Director Bob Clark
  • Audio Commentary #2 with Writer/Make-Up Artist (Uncredited) Alan Ormsby
  • NEW! A Recollection With Star Anya Liffey and Writer/Make-Up Artist Alan Ormsby
  • NEW! Notes For A Homecoming – Interview with Composer Carl Zittrer
  • NEW! Flying Down To Brooksville – Interview with Production Manager John ‘Bud’ Cardos
  • Tom Savini: The Early Years
  • Deathdreaming – Interview with Star Richard Backus
  • Alternate Opening Titles
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • NEW! Expanded Still Galleries
  • NEW! Alan Ormsby Student Film
  • BONUS Collectable Booklet with new essay by critic Travis Crawford (First Pressing Only!)
  • WORLD PREMIERE of brand new 2K restoration from the 35mm negative in its most complete version ever!
  • EXCLUSIVE LIMITED COLLECTOR’S EDITION includes Blu-ray, DVD, bonus collectable booklet, reversible “Dead of Night” artwork, and special packaging

Blu-ray Audio Specs: English: DTS-HD Mono
DVD Audio Specs: English: Dolby Digital Mono
Optional Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish
ALL REGIONS

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