• Tom Holland's 1985 Horror Comedy Classic "Fright Night" Spooks Up A 4k UHD SteelBook Release, Oct 4th, 2022

    Posted Mon Jul 11, 2022 at 06:56 AM PDT by
    Fright Night - 1985 - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook Review Cover

    Welcome to Fright...Night...FOR REAL!!! 

    Writer/Director Tom (Not Spider-man) Holland's classic teenage horror-comedy spin on Hitchcock's Rear Window comes home to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray for the first time from Sony in a terrifying new 3-Disc 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray + Blu-ray + Digital SteelBook set. Pre-orders aren't yet open for this release, but Tuesday, October 4th is the day and date to keep in mind! But this isn't just a simple new scan in 4K and a dump of old bonus features, Sony has pulled out the stops giving fans a genuinely exciting new release of this hilarious 80s horror gem. Let's take a look - 

    Fright Night - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook 

    Fright Night - 4K UHD

    While this isn't the first SteelBook release out there to use the classic poster art, I do have to tip my hat to Sony and also Paramount of late for their recent SteelBook releases using the classic vintage poster art instead of some Pop Art monstrosity or custom art that kinda looks nice but really isn't all that amazing. I've looked at that cover art image ever since I was a little kid at our Mom & Pop rental shop in Dexter, MI and it always terrified me and excited me. By the time I was old enough to slip it past my Mom, I was all up for it and it's remained a favorite ever since. 

    But - a slick SteelBook case isn't all this set has going for it - lets check out the exciting specs and new and archival bonus features we're picking up!

    4K ULTRA HD DISC

    • Feature scanned from the original camera negative and presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision
    • All-new Dolby Atmos audio + 5.1 + original Dolby Stereo
       

    BLU-RAY™ FEATURE DISC

    • Feature presented in High Definition, sourced from the 4K master
    • 5.1 + original Dolby Stereo
    • Special Features:
      • NEW: Deleted Scene Storyboards – Tom Holland guides us through the film’s only deleted scene, using his personal pre-production storyboards
      • NEW: Holland/Beyda Spec Trailer with an Introduction by Tom Holland – the never-before-seen alternate trailer cut by Fright Night editor Kent Beyda with the guidance—and narration—of Tom Holland
      • Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Tom Holland, Actors Chris Sarandon & Jonathan Stark, Moderated by Filmmaker Tim Sullivan
      • Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Tom Holland, Actors William Ragsdale & Stephen Geoffreys, FX Artist Randall Cook, Moderated by Journalist Jeremy Smith and Filmmaker Tim Sullivan
      • You're So Cool, Brewster! The Story of Fright Night
      • What is Fright Night
      • Tom Holland: Writing Horror
      • Theatrical Trailers

    BLU-RAY™ SPECIAL FEATURES DISC

    • Special Features:
      • NEW: Fright Night 35th Anniversary Script Read – an anniversary cast reunion and script reading featuring writer/director Tom Holland and special guests including Rosario Dawson, Jason Patric, and many more!
      • NEW: The Queer Lens: Bryan Fuller in Conversation with Amanda Bearse – a candid discussion between Fright Night aficionado Bryan Fuller (Hannibal, Queer for Fear: The History of Queer Horror) and Fright Night star Amanda Bearse about the Gothic’s queer roots, the film’s queer subtext, and its metaphorical power
      • NEW: A Novel Approach: The Splatterpunk Story of the Fright Night Novelization – Tom Holland, Fright Night novelization authors John Skipp and Craig Spector, and publisher Mark Alan Miller discuss how the progenitors of the splatterpunk genre came to work on the book, their writing process, and the novel’s enduring legacy
      • NEW: SFX Storyboard Comparisons – a selection of original storyboards from key effects sequences, compared with their final filmed versions
      • Roddy McDowall: From Apes to Bats
      • Tom Holland and Amanda Bearse Talk Fright Night
      • Round Table with Tom, Stephen and William
      • Shock Till You Drop Presents Choice Cuts with Tom Holland and Ryan Turek
      • First Ever Fright Night Reunion Panel - Fear Fest 2 (2008)
      • Weekend of Hell Panel with Amanda and Stephen
      • Vintage EPK with Behind-the-Scenes Raw Footage

    So yeah - that's a lot! As we said at the top of the post, this isn't yet up for pre-order but as soon as it is we'll update our listings. If you pre-order through our links to Amazon, Best Buy or Zavvi, it goes a long way towards keeping our little show up and running - thank you!

    Here's the full Press Release from Sony:


    THE FAN-FAVORITE 1980s HORROR CLASSIC DEBUTS ON
    4K ULTRA HD™ WITH OVER 14 HOURS OF SPECIAL FEATURES
    AVAILABLE AS A LIMITED EDITION STEELBOOK
    OCTOBER 4TH
    SYNOPSIS
    Meet Jerry Dandrige. He's sweet, sexy, and he likes to sleep in late. You might think he's the perfect neighbor. But before inviting Jerry in for a nightcap, there's just one thing you should know. Jerry prefers his drinks warm, red, and straight from the jugular! It's FRIGHT NIGHT, a horrific howl starring Chris Sarandon as the seductive vampire and William Ragsdale as the frantic teenager struggling to keep Jerry's deadly fangs out of his neck. Only 17-year-old Charley Brewster (Ragsdale) knows Jerry's bloodcurdling secret. When Charley can't get anybody to believe him, he turns to TV horror host Peter Vincent (Roddy McDowall), who used to be the "Great Vampire Killer" of the movies. Can these mortals save Charley and his sweetheart Amy (Amanda Bearse) from the wrathful bloodsucker's toothy embrace? If you love being scared, FRIGHT NIGHT...will give you the nightmare of your life.
     
    DISC DETAILS & BONUS MATERIALS
     
    4K ULTRA HD DISC
    • Feature scanned from the original camera negative and presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision
    • All-new Dolby Atmos audio + 5.1 + original Dolby Stereo
       
    BLU-RAY™ FEATURE DISC
    • Feature presented in High Definition, sourced from the 4K master
    • 5.1 + original Dolby Stereo
    • Special Features:
      • NEW: Deleted Scene Storyboards – Tom Holland guides us through the film’s only deleted scene, using his personal pre-production storyboards
      • NEW: Holland/Beyda Spec Trailer with an Introduction by Tom Holland – the never-before-seen alternate trailer cut by Fright Night editor Kent Beyda with the guidance—and narration—of Tom Holland
      • Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Tom Holland, Actors Chris Sarandon & Jonathan Stark, Moderated by Filmmaker Tim Sullivan
      • Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Tom Holland, Actors William Ragsdale & Stephen Geoffreys, FX Artist Randall Cook, Moderated by Journalist Jeremy Smith and Filmmaker Tim Sullivan
      • You're So Cool, Brewster! The Story of Fright Night
      • What is Fright Night
      • Tom Holland: Writing Horror
      • Theatrical Trailers
    BLU-RAY™ SPECIAL FEATURES DISC
    • Special Features:
      • NEWFright Night 35th Anniversary Script Read – an anniversary cast reunion and script reading featuring writer/director Tom Holland and special guests including Rosario Dawson, Jason Patric, and many more!
      • NEW: The Queer Lens: Bryan Fuller in Conversation with Amanda Bearse – a candid discussion between Fright Night aficionado Bryan Fuller (Hannibal, Queer for Fear: The History of Queer Horror) and Fright Night star Amanda Bearse about the Gothic’s queer roots, the film’s queer subtext, and its metaphorical power
      • NEW: A Novel Approach: The Splatterpunk Story of the Fright Night Novelization – Tom Holland, Fright Night novelization authors John Skipp and Craig Spector, and publisher Mark Alan Miller discuss how the progenitors of the splatterpunk genre came to work on the book, their writing process, and the novel’s enduring legacy
      • NEW: SFX Storyboard Comparisons – a selection of original storyboards from key effects sequences, compared with their final filmed versions
      • Roddy McDowall: From Apes to Bats
      • Tom Holland and Amanda Bearse Talk Fright Night
      • Round Table with Tom, Stephen and William
      • Shock Till You Drop Presents Choice Cuts with Tom Holland and Ryan Turek
      • First Ever Fright Night Reunion Panel - Fear Fest 2 (2008)
      • Weekend of Hell Panel with Amanda and Stephen
      • Vintage EPK with Behind-the-Scenes Raw Footage

    CAST AND CREW
    Written and Directed By: Tom Holland
    Produced by: Herb Jaffe
    Cast: Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse, Stephen Geoffreys and Roddy McDowall
     
     
    SPECS
    Run Time: Approx. 106 minutes
    Rating: R
    4K UHD Feature Picture: 2160p Ultra High Definition, 2.39:1
    4K UHD Feature Audio: English Dolby Atmos (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 Compatible) | English 5.1 DTS-HD MA | 2-Channel Surround DTS-HD MA

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