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Prince of Darkness Blu-ray

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Collector's Edition Shout Factory | 1987 | 102 min | Rated R | Sep 24, 2013

Prince of Darkness (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC (30.00 Mbps)
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 (48kHz, 24-bit)

Subtitles
English

Discs
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD)

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Slipcover in original pressing

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Region A (locked)

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Video 4.6 of 54.6
Audio 4.6 of 54.6
Extras 4.2 of 54.2
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Prince of Darkness

 (1987)

Prince of Darkness Blu-ray delivers stunning video and audio in this fan-pleasing Blu-ray release

A research team finds a mysterious cylinder in a deserted church. If opened, it could mean the end of the world.

For more about Prince of Darkness and the Prince of Darkness Blu-ray release, see Prince of Darkness Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 3.5 out of 5.

Starring: Donald Pleasence, Lisa Blount, Victor Wong, Jameson Parker, Dennis Dun, Alice Cooper
Director: John Carpenter

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Prince of Darkness Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.5 of 5

Prince of Darkness is presented on Blu-ray courtesy of Shout! Factory's imprint Scream Factory, with an AVC encoded 1080p transfer in 2.35:1. Perhaps ironically, for being a frankly lesser entry in the John Carpenter canon, this is one of the more impressive looking Blu-ray releases we've seen from Shout!'s recent foray through Carpenter's films. Fine grain, while very fine, is evident throughout the presentation, but the most commanding thing about this transfer is its sharpness and luminously saturated color. The film still has some of the issues it had in its theatrical exhibition in terms of being a tad too dark at times (one important scene involving fingers penetrating a mirror is still a bit hard to make out), but generally speaking, the image here is clear, precise and artifact free. Some of the practical effects show their age, but the make-up effects look especially good in this new high definition presentation.


Prince of Darkness Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.5 of 5

Prince of Darkness was another Carpenter feature initially released in Ultra Stereo, and its original mix is presented here both in DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0. The 5.1 mix is notable for a much improved low end, something that helps the thumping synth driven score by Carpenter and Alan Howarth really pulse with energy. Surround activity tends to be limited mostly to the score and occasional sound effects, though there are some nicely immersive moments, including a late in the film scramble to get out of a confessional where the chopping actions on one side and encroaching possessed demons on the other create a nice whirlwind of sonic activity. Dialogue is cleanly presented, which actually may not be a good thing, considering the dialogue. Fidelity is excellent and dynamic range is very wide.



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John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness Detailed - July 24, 2013

Scream Factory, the horror-thriller offshoot of independent film distributor Shout Factory, has revealed the final list of supplemental features that will be included on its upcoming Collector's Edition Blu-ray release of director John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness. ...

John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness Heading to Blu-ray - May 17, 2013

Scream Factory, the horror-thriller offshoot of independent film distributor Shout Factory, has revealed that it is planning to bring to Blu-ray director John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness (1987), starring Donald Pleasence, Jameson Parker, and Victor Wong. The ...


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