Sam Raimi wanted to make movies so much that he went out and revolutionized the horror genre with Evil Dead and Evil Dead 2. He was not to e denied a career in film, so it makes sense that – when he couldn’t get the rights to make a Shadow movie – he would create his own pulp hero and direct Darkman.
Now, Shout!Factory – a company known for giving cult movies prestige home video editions – is releasing Darkman Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray on February 18th. Once again ‘Crime has a new enemy, and justice has a brand new face.’ This collector’s edition will include new interviews with stars Liam Neeson and Frances McDormand, Larry Drake (who played the villainous Durant); an audio commentary track with the film’s director of photography, Bill Pope, and more. Check out the press release after the jump for details.
CREAM FACTORY™ PRESENTS
From Director Sam Raimi
DARKMAN COLLECTOR’S EDITION BLU-RAY™
Starring Golden Globe® Nominee Liam Neeson and Oscar® Winner Frances McDormand
LEAPS ONTO HOME ENTERTAINMENT SHELVES EVERYWHERE
OWN IT ON FEBRUARY 18, 2014 FROM SHOUT! FACTORY
Crime has a new enemy, and justice has a brand new face. Fans of visionary director Sam Raimi (The Spider-Man trilogy) know well the story of Dr. Peyton Westlake and his tragic transformation into the action hero known as Darkman. Based on Raimi’s short story “The Darkman,” the popular crime-fighting master of disguises comes to life in the 1990 film adaptation DARKMAN, starring three-time Golden Globe® nominee Liam Neeson (Taken) and Oscar® winner Frances McDormand (Fargo). Directed by Sam Raimi, this explosive, action-packed thriller also stars Colin Friels (Dark City), Larry Drake (Dr. Giggles), Dan Hicks (Evil Dead 2) and Nicholas Worth (Swamp Thing) and features soundtrack by award-wining composer Danny Elfman. On February 18, 2014, SCREAM FACTORY™ will release DARKMAN COLLECTOR’S EDITION Blu-ray, featuring all-new interviews with Liam Neeson, Frances McDormand, Larry Drake, Danny Hicks, make-up effects artist Tony Gardner, production designer Randy Ser, art director Philip Dagort and much more! This definitive collector’s edition also contains a collectible cover featuring newly rendered retro-style artwork, a reversible cover wrap with original theatrical key art. A must-have for loyal fans, movie collectors and pop culture and comic book enthusiasts to complete their entertainment library, DARKMAN COLLECTOR’S EDITION Blu-ray is priced to own at CDN $25.49 SRP.
In the darkest hour, there’s a light that shines on every human being, but one….
Liam Neeson and Frances McDormand star in this explosive, action-packed thriller from director Sam Raimi. Dr. Peyton Westlake (Neeson) is on the verge of realizing a major breakthrough in synthetic skin when his laboratory is destroyed by gangsters. Having been burned beyond recognition and forever altered by an experimental medical procedure, Westlake becomes known as Darkman, assuming alternate identities in his quest for revenge and a new life with a former love (McDormand).
UNIVERSAL PICTURES presents LIAM NEESON FRANCES McDORMAND “DARKMAN” COLIN FRIELS LARRY DRAKE
Music by DANNY ELFMAN Make-up Effects by TONY GARDNER and LARRY HAMLIN Production Designer RANDY SER
Director of Photography BILL POPE Line Producer DARYL KASS Story by SAM RAIMI
Screenplay by CHUCK PFARRER and SAM RAIMI & IVAN RAIMI and DAN GOLDIN & JOSHUA GOLDIN
Produced by ROBERT TAPERT Directed by SAM RAIMI
• Interviews with Liam Neeson and Frances McDormand
• MY NAME IS DURANT – interview with Larry Drake
• THE FACE OF REVENGE – interview with Makeup Designer Tony Gardner
• HENCHMAN TALES – Interviews with actors Danny Hicks and Dan Bell
• DARK DESIGN – interview with Production Designer Randy Ser and Art Director Philip Dagort
• Audio Commentary with director of photography Bill Pope
• Vintage “Making of” and interview Featurettes featuring interviews with Sam Raimi, Liam Neeson, Frances McDormand and more…
• Vintage full-length interviews, not used in the featurettes, with Sam Raimi, Liam Neeson and Frances McDormand
• Theatrical Trailer
• TV Spots
• Still Galleries – Posters & production stills, Behind the Scenes, Make-up Effects and Storyboards
1080p High-Definition Widescreen (2.35:1)/ DTS Master Audio 5.1/1990/Color/96 minutes/Subtitles: English/Special Features are Not Rated.
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About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD and Blu-Ray™ offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials in lavish packages crammed with extras. Shout’s audio division boasts GRAMMY®-nominated box sets, Broadway cast albums, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast digital distribution network which delivers video and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America. Shout! Factory also owns and operates Timeless Media Group, Biograph Records, Majordomo Records, HighTone Records and Video Time Machine. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com