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Make a date with Jamie Lee Curtis in the newly-restored
Out Now on DVD and Blu-ray
Scream Queen Jamie Lee Curtis (the Halloween film series) and Leslie Nielsen (The Naked Gun film and TV series, Forbidden Planet) star in Prom Night, the celebrated Canadian slasher horror classic that’s newly-restored for its Blu-ray debut and a shiny new DVD version through Synapse Films and CAV. The US suggested retail are $24.95 Blu-ray and $19.95 DVD. Both formats were released in Canada by Video Services Corp. (VSC), with a DVD suggested retail of $22.98 and Blu-ray suggested retail of $29.98.
Synapse Films spent two years remastering and restoring the new version of Prom Night in 2K from the original 35mm camera negative with an all-new 5.1 surround mix and screened earlier this year in Montreal as part of the Fantasia Festival. The film, originally released in 1980, follows four Hamilton High seniors who are hiding a terrible secret. What happened to a young girl six years ago was a game that turned into a horrible tragedy, and someone saw what they did… someone waiting for gruesome revenge! Wearing a black hood and wielding an axe, a killer brutally slaughters the teenagers one by one at their high school prom. As the spotlight falls on the newly crowned prom king and queen, the psychopath will show everyone his new favorite game to play…
The DVD and Blu-ray both feature a host of bonus features in a true Collector’s Edition, including audio commentary with Director Director Paul Lynch and Screenwriter William Gray, a Making-of Featurette, additional scenes and outtakes, and original trailer and television spots.
“We spent a lot of time and effort restoring Prom Night and we’re so pleased with the final result,” said Don May, Jr., President of Synapse Films, who restored the film and produced the DVD and Blu-ray. “It’s such a classic film it deserves to be seen in its best form.”
“We have enjoyed working with Synapse and their eclectic product and we’ve been pleased with the response from consumers to the restoration of Prom Night,” said VSC President Jonathan Gross. “You can’t go wrong with a Jamie Lee Curtis horror film and the Synapse team did a great job creating a special package for horror fans.”
SRP: $22.98 | TRT: 92
Street Date: September 9, 2014
UPC: 6-54930-31669-6 Catalog: SYNSFD0143
SRP: $29.98 | TRT: 92
Street Date: September 9, 2014
UPC: 6-54930-31659-7 Catalog: SYNSFD0142
Extras: Brand-New 2K High-Definition Transfer from the Original 35mm Camera Negative, 5.1 Surround Remix Specifically Created for This Release (Original 2.0 Mono Included), Audio Commentary with Director Paul Lynch and Screenwriter William Gray, THE HORRORS OF HAMILTON HIGH: The Making of “Prom Night” – Featurette, Collection of Additional Scenes Added for Television Broadcast, Never-Before-Seen Outtakes from “Prom Night” [Exclusive to Blu-ray], Motion Still Gallery [Exclusive to Blu-ray], Original Theatrical Trailer & Television Spots, English Subtitles for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
About Video Services Corp.
Founded in 1993 by former rock critic Jonathan Gross, Video Services Corp. (VSC) is a leading independent all-platform film distributor with offices in Toronto and Los Angeles. VSC’s DVD catalogue includes “Corner Gas,” Sharknado, “Comedy Now! Starring Russell Peters” and “Spectacle: Elvis Costello With….” Recent theatrical releases include Union Square, with Oscar® winner Mira Sorvino, Alan Partridge, starring Steve Coogan, and the Israeli horror sensation Big Bad Wolves. VSC has an eclectic 2014 slate that features Cannes Selection Life Itself, TIFF Midnight Madness People’s Choice Award Winner What We Do In The Shadows and the horror film ABCs of Death 2. www.videoservicescorp.com.
About Synapse Films
Synapse Films is a company started by Don May, Jr. in 1997. Partnering with his friend of fifteen years, Jerry Chandler and associate Charles Fiedler, the goal of Synapse Films is to release newly, digitally remastered films in the Horror, Science Fiction, Cult and Independent genres on available Home Video formats.