Alice Cooper in John Carpenter's "Prince of Darkness"

Alice Cooper in John Carpenter’s “Prince of Darkness”

The wait is just about over folks. John Carpenter’s Prince of Darkness Collector’s Edition Blu-ray / DVD is set to release September 24 from SHOUT! Factory, under their SCREAM Factory banner. Highly anticipated throughout the genre community, SHOUT has announced the disc’s special features as well, including all-new interviews with writer/director John Carpenter, Actor/Rock Legend Alice Cooper and much more.

Donald Pleasence (Halloween, The Great Escape), Jameson Parker (Simon & Simon, White Dog), Victor Wong (Big Trouble in Little China), rock star Alice Cooper and Dennis Dun (also in Carpenter’s Big Trouble in Little China) all star in this suspense thriller. The tale follows a group of graduate students and scientists as they face the battle between man and evil. After discovering and opening an ancient capsule they soon realize they have unleashed a terrifying liquid that begins turning their co-workers into demonic zombies. Panic begins to spread as the remaining members of the team must fight the evil force that had been contained for millions of years. Although not one of Carpenter’s most successful projects, the film has endured time to become one of the director’s most prolific cult classics. Scary, visually incredible and well-acted, Prince of Darkness Collector’s Edition Blu-ray and DVD will be a must-own for Carpenter fans, and another solid release for SHOUT! Check below for the full-list of features:

Special Features

Audio Commentary with John Carpenter

Sympathy For The Devil – A all-new Interview with Writer/Director John Carpenter

Alice at the Apocalypse  – An all-new interview with Actor & Rock Legend Alice Cooper

The Messenger – All-new interview with Actor & Special Visual Effects Supervisor Robert Grasmere

Hell On Earth –A look at the film’s score with Co-Composer Alan Howarth

Horror’s Hallowed Grounds with host Sean Clark

Alternate Opening from TV Version

Original Theatrical Trailer

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– By Nick Hiras