Blu-ray Release: Fright Night: 30th Anniversary Edition

Blu-ray Release Date: Jan. 20, 2015
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time

Chris Sarandon nails it in Fright Night.

Chris Sarandon nails it in Fright Night.

The 1985 comedy-horror tale Fright Night makes its Blu-ray debut in a features-filled 30th Anniversary edition courtesy of Twilight Time.

Writer/director Tom Holland’s homage to classic horror films, the film stars Chris Sarandon as the suave vampire next door and Roddy McDowall as the washed-up actor turned vampire killer who attempts to thwart the ambassador of evil’s designs on a peaceful suburban enclave.

A cult favorite, Fright Night features superb visual effects from a team headed by Richard Edlund (Ghostbusters) and Randall Cook (The Lord of the Rings), and is presented here with an isolated score track by composer Brad Fiedel.

Fright Night 30th Anniversary Blu-ray boxSpecial features on Twilight Time’s Blu-ray debut of the film include the following:

-Isolated score track
-Audio commentary with writer/director Tom Holland, actors Chris Sarandon and Jonathan Stark and moderated by filmmaker Tim Sullivan
-Audio commentary with writer/director Tom Holland, actors William Ragsdale and Stephen Geoffreys, FX artist Randall Cook and moderated by journalist Jeremy Smith and filmmaker Tim Sullivan
-First-ever Fright Night Reunion Panel – Fear Fest 2 (2008) with Tom Holland, Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Stephen Geoffreys, Amanda Bearse, Jonathan Stark and moderated by Rob Galluzzo
– Shock Till You Drop presents Choice Cuts with Tom Holland and Ryan Turek
-Vintage EPK with behind-the-scenes raw footage
-Stills and memorabilia gallery from the Tom Holland Archives
-Original theatrical trailers

Supplier Twilight Time usually manufactures only 3,000 copies of each title, but for Fright Night, the number has been upped to 5,000. This one’s gonna be fast-mover, so the time to order your Blu-ray discs directly from distributor Screen Archives is NOW!

About Laurence

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.