The good people at Shout Factory’s horror cult/horror line, Scream Factory, have announced that this March, Blacula will once again rise. Blacula and its sequel Scream Blacula, Scream are finally coming to blu-ray. The classic Blaxploitation films star William Marshall in the iconic role as Prince Mamuwalde, a vampire in modern day (70’s at the time) Los Angeles in search of blood.
Scream Blacula, Scream also features one of my favorite actress Pam Grier. So this is a must buy for me all around AND I finally get to replace those MGM DVDs. Box cover art work below:
No information has yet been announced on the specs for this release. However, earlier this year the pair of films were released in the UK by Eureka Entertainment. The specs for that release MAY mirror Scream Factory’s blu-ray. This is what the Region B release had:
DUAL FORMAT EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES including:
—GORGEOUS New high-definition presentation
—New and exclusive introduction to the films by critic and author Kim Newman
—Trailers for both films
—Optional English SDH
—A 32-page booklet with new writing by Josiah Howard, reprints of original Blacula ephemera and rare archival imagery
How about a trailer?
We’ll see what we get in Region A when the two-movie feature is released on March 03, 2015. Pre-order it from Amazon here.
“Urban action and fatal attraction give rise to a groove from beyond the grave in this funkadelic, fangadelic Soul Cinema sensation! The eternally cool William Marshall puts a fresh spin on the age-old legend of the vampire, condemned to wander the Earth with an insatiable lust for blood.
In 1780, African Prince Mamuwalde (Marshall) pays a visit to Count Dracula in Transylvania, seeking his support in ending slave trade. Instead, the evil count curses his noble guest and transforms him into a vampire! Released from his coffin nearly two centuries later by a pair of luckless interior decorators, Mamuwalde emerges as “Blacula,” one strange dude strollin’ the streets of L.A. on a nightly quest for human blood!”
Scream, Blacula, Scream:
“Blacula lives, and only the legendary Pam Grier (Jackie Brown) has the power to deep-six his reign of terror. William Marshall is “magnificent” (Los Angeles Times) as the noble African prince turned bloodthirsty fired in this hair-raising sequel to the terrifying hit Blacula! This time, it’s voodoo power versus vampire fury when Willis (Richard Lawson), the son of a late high priestess, seeks revenge on the cultists who have chosen his foster sister Lisa (Grier) as their new leader. Hoping to curse Lisa, Willis unwittingly resurrects Blacula’s earthly remains – and lets loose the Prince of Darkness and his freaked-out army of the undead!”