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Full details for Scream Factory Blu-ray of Hammer’s “KISS OF THE VAMPIRE” revealed

Thursday, June 4, 2020 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

A classic of Hammer horror is coming to hi-def disc in a new edition fully stocked with bonus features; read on for the info and the cover art.

Shout! Factory will release KISS OF THE VAMPIRE on a Scream Factory Collector’s Edition Blu-ray July 14. Directed by Don Sharp from a script by John Elder, the film stars Clifford Evans, Noel Willman, Edward De Souza, Jennifer Daniel and Barry Warren and is about a newlywed couple who become stranded in a Bavarian forest, where they are preyed upon by a vampire family. The disc features a new 2K scan of the interpositive in two aspect ratios (1.85:1 and 1.66:1), presented in 1080p high definition with DTS-HD Master Audio. Special features are:

  • New audio commentary by author/film historian Steve Haberman and filmmaker/film historian Constantine Nasr on the 1.66:1 version
  • New “The Men Who Made Hammer: Composer James Bernard”
  • New “The Men Who Made Hammer: Production Designer Bernard Robinson”
  • Audio commentary by actors Edward De Souza and Jennifer Daniels, moderated by Peter Irving on the 1.85:1 version
  • Theatrical trailer
  • TV spot
  • TV version KISS OF EVIL with optional audio commentary by film historians Troy Howarth and Nathaniel Thompson (in standard definition 1.33.1)
  • Additional scenes added to the TV version KISS OF EVIL
  • KISS OF EVIL TV trailer

Retail price is $29.99, and you can pre-order the Blu-ray for $28.43 from the Shout! Factory website and receive an exclusive 18×24” rolled poster of the new cover art while supplies last.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.