Shout Factory had some more info about another title we announced at Comic Con back in July. Hammer Films‘ classic vampire tale – starring the legendary Christopher Lee — planned for a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray release before the holidays! Some more detail as follows:
Official street date is December 18th for U.S. and Canada territories (Region A)
Release will come with a slipcover (guaranteed for three months after its original release date)
The newly-commissioned artwork pictured comes to us from artist Mark Maddox. This art will be front-facing and the reverse side of the wrap will showcase the original theatrical poster art design.
Extras are still underway and announced later in Nov. We are reconfirming today though that we have an all-new High-Def transfer in the works.
Once again National release date planned for 12/18/18.
However, if you pre-order now for early shipping directly from us @ https://www.shoutfactory.com/…/dracula-prince-of-darkness-c… you will also receive an 18′ x 24″ rolled poster of the newly-commissioned art. Only 500 of them are being produced.
For those unaware the summary reads:
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). Released in 1966, this film presents the legendary Lee’s second outing as Dracula, with Hammer Films pushing the cinematic boundaries of graphic gore and terror.