Vampires: Dual Format (1998)
Saturday 14th January 2017
Prolific director John Carpenter takes on the vampire genre in his action-horror film Vampires, released on limited edition DVD and Blu-ray by Powerhouse Films on 30th January 2017.
Bitter, tough-as-nails mercenary vampire hunter Jack Crow (James Woods) leads a specialised team that is dedicated to destroying the race of vampires that inhabit the earth. The team is successful, and becomes lazy in its success, eventually falling victim to an elaborate ambush set up by a powerful master vampire (Thomas Ian Griffith). Crow teams up with Montoya (Daniel Baldwin) to fight back. Their only link to Valek is the beautiful, psychic prostitute Katrina (Sheryl Lee), and with her help they set out to confront the ultimate evil.
Carpenter takes the genre to new heights with powerful action scenes, nifty vampire-killing weapons and great special effects. James Woods is Vampires is based on the book by John Steakley, adapted for the screen by Don Jakoby.
- Original stereo audio
- Alternative 5.1 surround sound track
- Audio commentary with director John Carpenter
- Behind the scenes (1999, 6 mins): 'making of' documentary, featuring interviews with cast and crew, including John Carpenter, James Woods and Sheryl Lee Cast & Crew Interviews (1999, 9 mins)
- B-roll footage (1999, 9 mins)
- Original theatrical trailer
- New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
- Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Kim Newman
- Limited Dual Format Edition of 5,000 copies
- UK Blu-ray premiere