classic 1958 Dracula –
or Horror of Dracula if you are
American – gets its long-awaited Blu-ray
release on March 18th. The Three-disc set, which
also includes two DVDs, promises to be the ultimate
edition of the film, and includes both the restored
BFI edition of the film that played theatrically
in 2007 and the recent Hammer
restoration, with additional scenes long thought
to be mythical – the legendary Japanese
cut – reinstated.
The disc also includes 90 minutes worth of featurettes,
a commentary track, all four 'Japanese reels'
unrestored and more.
This is the film that Hammer fans have been waiting
for, and while the previous Hammer Blu-rays haven't
always met with appreciation from the more picky
viewers, it's hard to imagine how – barring
some production disaster – this could not
satisfy even the most anal of viewers. Watch out
for our review soon.