For years John Carpenter churned out the classics including They Live, Escape From New York, and his most famous Halloween. Now Shout Factory’s brand Scream Factory is bringing another of his classics with 1987s Prince of Darkness featuring Donald Pleasence, Victor Wong, Jameson Parker, Lisa Blount, and Alice Cooper to Blu-ray for the first time.
Prince of Darkness follows a group of physics graduate students brought together by a priest to investigate a vat containing a mysterious green liquid that they soon realize is the essence of Satan himself. This film is classic Carpenter with all the usual slow build he is known for that allows the story and the tension to build with greater effectiveness. There are the usual cheesy aspects that are associated with a film of this time period, but it still maintains as a really effective flick. Everyone gives a wide variety of performances from great to over the top with all of them adding to the overall experience. The classic practical effects still hold up today making for a great film experience that any Carpenter fan is sure to love. This may not be one of his best or most recognizable films, it is still a damn good film and does everything it sets out to do creating some great tone and iconic visuals like only Carpenter can.
The high-def transfer is beautiful and really makes this film stand out, allowing the visuals to tell the story just as much as the actors. In addition to this classic film this Blu-ray also includes commentary, interviews, and the trailer. Make sure to grab your copy when this John Carpenter classic hits the shelves on September 24th.
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