Blu-ray Release: John Carpenter’s Vampires

Blu-ray Release Date: Oct. 13, 2015
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time

The 1998 horror-action flick John Carpenter’s Vampires might be best described as The Wild Bunch meets Nosferatu.

JC VampiresThis time around, the dirty business of vampire elimination is carried out by the Vatican-sanctioned version of a sleazily elite SWAT-like A-team headed by hard-bitten veteran Jack Crow, ebulliently played by James Woods (Salvador). The bounty that these hunters seek to secure is a long-hidden relic that in the wrong hands, i.e., those of Lord of the Vampires Jan Valek (Thomas Ian Griffith), could allow the nocturnal creatures to function in daylight, thereby dooming humanity.

Derived from a recent Sony Pictures 4K restoration, this Twilight Time edition features director/composer John Carpenter (The Fog) on an audio commentary.

As supplier Twilight Time prints up only 3,000 copies of each title, be sure to keep an eye on the Twilight Time site or that of their distributor Screen Archives’s for the announcement of the prebook date (usually 2-3 weeks before the title’s street date) and get ready to reserve!

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.