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Sony Announces Long Awaited “Loaded” Blu-ray Of ‘Bram Stoker’s Dracula’

DRACULA_DIGICLEAR_BEAUTYSHOT_1It’s been a long time coming but Sony has announced their plans to release a definitive Blu-ray of the visually stunning Francis Ford Coppola film Bram Stoker’s Dracula. The first release in their Supreme Cinema Series this is going to certainly be a must own edition for any horror fan.  The press release lays out the details:

“The Supreme Cinema Series edition of BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA includes 24 pages of rare photos, behind-the-scenes detail, and an all-new personalized written introduction from director Francis Ford Coppola. Coppola, along with his son, Second Unit/Visual Effects Director Roman Coppola, together participated in a new, on-camera retrospective, reflecting on how the film has impacted their lives and careers. The bonus features also offer the original 1993 commentary with Francis Ford Coppola, Roman Coppola, and Makeup Supervisor Greg Cannom.

The film is presented with an all-new 4K restoration and exclusive Dolby Atmos sound, available both as a standalone Blu-ray and in a limited edition Blu-ray Supreme Cinema Series Clear Case. The new Dolby Atmos audio, remixed specifically for the home theater environment, delivers captivating sound that places and moves audio anywhere in the room, including overhead.

Originally released in 1992, BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA follows the devastatingly seductive Transylvanian prince, Dracula (Gary Oldman), who travels from Eastern Europe to 19th century London in search of human love. After centuries alone, the charismatic Dracula meets Mina (Winona Ryder), a young woman who appears as the reincarnation of his lost love, and the two embark on a journey of romantic passion and horror.

BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA is the first release under the new SPHE Supreme Cinema Series banner. The Supreme Cinema Series is a premium, limited edition collection befitting beloved cinematic favorites and modern classics. Each film is presented with pristine high-definition picture, enhanced sound, and a collection of new and/or archival special features, creating an ultimate edition for first-time viewers and fans alike. Complete with unique Clear Case packaging, the Supreme Cinema Series is the optimal way to celebrate these unforgettable cinematic experiences.

BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA has a run time of approximately 128 minutes and is rated R. The Clear Case packaging is produced by Multi Packaging Solutions.

Dracula_BD_Outersleeve_FrontLeftSynopsis:
From award-winning director Francis Ford Coppola comes the remake of the classic and chilling tale about the devastatingly seductive Transylvanian prince (Gary Oldman), who travels from Eastern Europe to 19th century London in search of human love. After centuries alone in his crumbling castle, Dracula’s taste for humanity has grown bold with desire, drawing him out of seclusion. When the charismatic Dracula meets Mina (Winona Ryder), a young woman who appears as the reincarnation of his lost love, the two embark on a journey of romantic passion and horror. Now fully remastered in 4K, experience this sensual Gothic spectacle like never before.

All-New Blu-ray Bonus Features Include (for both skus):

  • 4K Restoration & Dolby Atmos soundtrack (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 compatible)*
  • Reflections in Blood: Francis Ford Coppola and Bram Stoker’s Dracula
  • Practical Magicians: A Collaboration Between Father and Son
  • Rare 1993 Commentary with Francis Ford Coppola, Roman Coppola, and Greg Cannom

Also Featured (for both skus):

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Audio Commentary and Film Introduction by Director Francis Ford Coppola
  • Four (4) Legacy Featurettes

Limited Edition Supreme Cinema Series Sku Also Includes

  • High-end Clear Case package
  • 24 pages of rare photos, behind-the-scenes info, and an all-new exclusive written introduction by Director Francis Ford Coppola”

So, when you can own all this awesomeness?  Just in time for the Halloween season of course.  The discs hit on Oct. 6th.

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About David Dreher

A lifelong fan of all things dark and spooky Dave has written for Creature Corner, House of Horrors, Horrornew.net and The Horror Channel. He is co-host of Horror News Radio and has spent the last 18 years working with Tom Savini as the webmaster of his website. Dave holds a BA in Creative Writing and a MA in New Media Journalism.

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