First look/news: Synapse’s “PROM NIGHT” Blu-ray/DVDetails and art


Get ready to catch disco madness this fall as Synapse Films gives the 1980 slasher favorite PROM NIGHT its Blu-ray debut and a new DVD. We’ve got the first peek at the art and all the details!

The first of Jamie Lee Curtis’ post-HALLOWEEN slasher features, the Paul Lynch-directed film casts her as one of a group of friends stalked at their big dance by a masked murderer seeking vengeance for the death of a little girl years before; Leslie Nielsen, in one of his last post-AIRPLANE! serious roles, plays the high school’s principal. For the discs, which street September 9, Synapse has remastered and restored the movie in 2K from the original camera negative, presenting it in 1.78:1 widescreen (1080p hi-def on the Blu-ray), with an all-new 5.1 Surround mix plus the original 2.0 mono sound. The special features are:

• Audio commentary by Lynch and screenwriter William Gray
• “The Horrors of Hamilton High: The Making of PROM NIGHT” featurette
• Collection of additional scenes added for television broadcast
• Never-before-seen outtakes from PROM NIGHT (exclusive to Blu-ray)
• Motion still gallery (exclusive to Blu-ray)
• Original theatrical trailer and television spots
• English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

Retail prices are $24.95 for the Blu-ray, $19.95 for the DVD.


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