Prince of Darkness

Prince of Darkness

Donald Pleasence
Director: John Carpenter Cast: Donald Pleasence
Donald Pleasence
, Jameson Parker
Jameson Parker
, Victor Wong
Victor Wong
John Carpenter

DVD (Wide Screen)

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John Carpenter's underrated horror gem Prince of Darkness comes to DVD once again from the folks at Universal, though sadly, it isn't quite the edition fans have been waiting for here in the States. This release boasts the same audio and visual technical specs as the previous disc -- with the 2.35:1 widescreen image perfectly showing off Carpenter's stylistic eye and lone Dolby surround track, which begs to be remastered in this 5.1 day and age. A new inclusion on this disc is the stunning original theatrical trailer, which perfectly fits the film's frightening tone and nightmarish images, though one has to wonder where the commentary track, which graced the Region 2 disc, has gone? Recorded with Carpenter and longtime collaborator Peter Jason, the track is a gold mine for any fan of the director's and one that Region 1 audiences shouldn't have to order through various U.K. distributors just to hear.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/07/2003
UPC: 0025192123429
Original Release: 1987
Rating: R
Source: Universal Studios
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Surround]
Time: 1:42:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; [None specified]

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Donald Pleasence Priest
Jameson Parker Brian
Victor Wong Professor Birack
Lisa Blount Catherine
Dennis Dun Walter
Susan Blanchard Kelly
Anne Howard Susan
Ann Yen Lisa, Language Expert
Ken Wright Lomax
Dirk Blocker Mullins
Jesse Lawrence Ferguson Calder
Peter Jason Dr. Leahy
Alice Cooper Street Schizo
Robert Grasmere Wyndham
Thom Bray Etchinson
Joanna Merlin Bag Lady

Technical Credits
John Carpenter Director,Score Composer,Screenwriter
Andre Blay Executive Producer
Linda Francis Casting
Larry Franco Asst. Director,Producer
Rick T. Gentz Set Decoration/Design
Shep Gordon Executive Producer
Alan Howarth Score Composer
David J. Hudson Sound/Sound Designer
Jeff Imada Stunts
Gary B. Kibbe Cinematographer
John Loggia Production Designer
Daniel Lomino Production Designer
Mel Metcalfe Sound/Sound Designer
Steve Mirkovich Editor
Terry Porter Sound/Sound Designer
Martin Quatermass Screenwriter
Mario Roberts Stunts

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. The Key (Main Titles) [5:24]
2. Universal Order [5:36]
3. The Brotherhood of Sleep [7:31]
4. Volunteered Services [4:41]
5. They're Watching [5:51]
6. Gaining Strength [5:19]
7. Recruiting Souls [4:33]
8. A Burst of Energy [8:52]
9. The Ultimate Truth [5:12]
10. A Dream Broadcast [6:49]
11. "You Will Not Survive" [5:05]
12. "Pray for Death" [4:35]
13. Demon Seed [4:49]
14. Trapped [4:26]
15. No One Can Help Us [5:28]
16. The Awakening [4:55]
17. "Father" [7:31]
18. Future Broadcast (End Titles) [4:45]

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