‘Prom Night,’ ‘Pumpkinhead’ Get Special Editions Sept. 9

prom-night-1Prom Night Special Edition (1980) Dir.: Paul Lynch; Jamie Lee Curtis, Leslie Nielsen, Eddie Benton. In this celebrated “slasher” horror classic, four Hamilton High seniors are hiding a terrible secret. What happened to Robin Hammond 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. Remastered and restored in 2K from the original 35mm camera negative with an all-new 5.1 surround mix. (Original 2.0 mono included). Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: 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, original theatrical trailer & television spots. Blu-ray adds never-before-seen outtakes, motion still gallery. from Synapse Films/CAV Distributing.

pumpkinheadPumpkinhead (Collector’s Edition) BLU-RAY DEBUT (1988) Horror favorite with one of the scariest movie monsters of all time. When a group of teenagers inadvertently kill his only son, Ed Harley (Lance Henriksen) seeks the powers of a backwoods witch to bring the child back to life. But instead, she invokes “the pumpkinhead” — a monstrously clawed demon which, once reborn, answers only to Ed’s bloodlust. Extras: New featurette “Remembering the Monster Kid: A Tribute to Stan Winston”; new interviews with producer Richard Weinman and actors John D’Aquino and Matthew Hurley; commentary by co-screenwriter Gary Gerani and Creature & FX Creators Tom Woodruff Jr. and Alec Gillis; “Pumpkinhead Unearthed” making of documentary featuring “Evolution of a Demon,” “The Cursed and the Damned,” “The Tortured Soul of Ed Harley,” “Constructing Vengeance,” “Razorback Holler”; “Demonic Toys” featurette; behind-the-scenes footage; still gallery; theatrical trailer. From Scream Factory/Shout! Factory.


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