John Carpenter has come up with various ways to scare audiences with bumps in the night with Michael Myers coming home, urban frights in a decaying Manhattan, the fog and weird objects in churches. In 1998 he finally delved into the undead creatures that suck the blood of the living in John Carpenter’s Vampires. This is about a world where the Vatican sponsors crews to go around the country to kill vampires. Jack Crow and his team find themselves on the trail of the original vampire. But are they really up to such a challenge? The film stars James Woods (Videodrome and Sheryl Lee (Twin Peaks). John Carpenter’s Vampires comes out from Scream Factory on September 24. Here is the press release from Scream Factory with all the bonus features:
SCREAM FACTORY PRESENTS
JOHN CARPENTER’S VAMPIRES
ON BLU-RAY™ SEPTEMBER 24, 2019
The confrontation of the ages is about to begin.
Los Angeles, CA – Prepare for the dawn. On September 24, 2019, Scream Factory proudly presents the definitive release of John Carpenter’s Vampires on Blu-ray. The fang-baring film directed by the legendary John Carpenter is presented in this stacked collector’s edition release, featuring brand-new interviews with John Carpenter, Sandy King Carpenter, Greg Nicotero, Gary B. Kibbe, James Woods, Thomas Ian Griffith and Tim Guinee.
“Forget everything you’ve ever heard about vampires,” warns Jack Crow (James Woods), the leader of Team Crow, a relentless group of mercenary vampire slayers. When Master Vampire Valek (Thomas Ian Griffith) decimates Jack’s entire team, Crow and the sole team survivor, Montoya (Daniel Baldwin), set out in pursuit. Breaking all the rules, Crow and Montoya take one of Valek’s victims hostage – a beautiful but unlucky prostitute (Sheryl Lee). She is the sole psychic link to Valek and they use her to track down the leader of the undead. As Valek nears the climax of his 600-year search for the Berziers Cross, Jack and the new Team Crow do everything possible to prevent him from possessing the only thing that can grant him and all the vampires the omnipotent power to walk the world in daylight.
NEW Time to Kill Some Vampires – an interview with composer/director John Carpenter, producer Sandy King Carpenter and cinematographer Garry B. Kibbe
NEW Jack the Slayer – an interview with actor James Woods
NEW The First Vampire – an interview with actor Thomas Ian Griffith
NEW Raising the Stakes – an interview with special effects artist Greg Nicotero
NEW Padre – an interview with actor Tim Guinee
Audio Commentary by composer/director John Carpenter
Vintage Making of featurette
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