Sunday, November 13, 2011
Screen Archives Entertainment will officially be taking pre-orders for Fright Night starting at 12 Noon Pacific Time (that's, let me check... 3 pm for me?) tomorrow - that's Monday the 14th - with a release date of December 13th. Limited to a mere 3,000 copies this release is a first come first served affair, so don't wait if you have any interest in quality 80s horror releases. The HD transfer work was handled by Sony Pictures, and word is the 1080i MPEG-2 broadcast version was no slouch in the audio and video department, so there's every reason to expect that this high bitrate 1080p release should only improve upon what we've already seen.
Orders can be placed exclusively at the Screen Archives website, and the list of current TWILIGHT TIME DVD/BLU-RAY titles can be found here. $29.95 plus shipping gets you the film, the trailer, and an isolated score, if I'm not mistaken. It's not a wild special edition, I admit, but Sony has shown to give absolutely zero fucks about this title, so I'd argue to everyone bitching that it's not available at Target for half the price that a quality, limited release made for the people who actually care is better than no release at all.
The company's main stock and trade is actually in niche dramatic titles from the 50s 60s, so this is the closest thing you'll find to contemporary genre cinema. Still, their release of The Mysterious Island on Blu-ray is shipping now and not yet sold out, so at least fans of awesome vintage stop-motion effects can get their groove on until this gem is available.
UPDATE: It's up all right, as I've just ordered mine. Boo-yah!