Big news for horror fans and blaxploitation fans alike: March will see the release of two of the greatest blaxploitation/horror hybrids ever when Scream Factory issues a double feature blu-ray of Blacula and Scream Blacula Scream. Both films feature the great, Shakespearean-trained actor William Marshall giving a fearsome performance in the title role – and the sequel throws in Pam Grier for good measure. This new blu-ray will also include a couple of special features. Read on for all the soulful shockfest details, including more on the extras and a pre-order link…

BLACULA and SCREAM, BLACULA, SCREAM

Blaxploitation Classics Make Their Blu-ray Debuts

March 3rd, 2015 in a Scream Factory Double Feature

Blac-SBS-bluThe eternally cool William Marshall puts a fresh spin on the age-old legend of the vampire, condemned to wander the Earth with an insatiable lust for blood in the riveting Blaxploitation classics Blacula and Scream, Blacula, Scream. Available on March 3rd, 2015 for the first time on Blu-ray, the double feature release also includes features a brand-new audio commentary track by author/film historian/filmmaker David F. Walker and a new  interview with actor Richard Lawson (Scream, Blacula, Scream). Fans can pre-order their copies by visiting ShoutFactory.com

 

Set in 1780, Blacula is the tale of African Prince Mamuwalde (Marshall), who pays a visit to Count Dracula in Transylvania, seeking his support in ending slave trade. Instead, the evil count curses his noble guest and transforms him into a vampire! Released from his coffin nearly two centuries later by a pair of luckless interior decorators, Mamuwalde emerges as “Blacula,” one strange dude strollin’ the streets of L.A. on a nightly quest for human blood!

Blacula lives! This scintillating sequel, Scream, Blacula, Scream, pits voodoo power against vampire fury! Willis Daniels (Richard Lawson), the son of a late high priestess, seeks revenge on the cultists who have chosen his foster sister Lisa (Pam Grier) as their new leader. Hoping to curse Lisa, Willis unwittingly resurrects Blacula’s earthly remains – and unleashes the Prince of Darkness and his freaked-out army of the undead!

 

Blacula and Scream, Blacula, Scream Special Features:

New audio commentary on Blacula with author/film historian/filmmaker David F. Walker (Reflections on Blaxploitation: Actors and Directors Speak)

  • New  interview with actor Richard Lawson (Scream, Blacula, Scream)

Theatrical Trailers

 

SAMUEL Z. ARKOFF Presents

“BLACULA”

Starring WILLIAM MARSHALL DENISE NICHOLAS VONETTA McGEE

GORDON PINSENT THALMUS RASULALA as Gordon

Co-Starring EMILY YANCY LANCE TAYLOR, SR. CHARLES MACAULAY

Produced by JOSEPH T. NAAR

Directed by WILLIAM CRAIN

Written by JOAN TORRES and RAYMOND KOENIG

Music Composed and Conducted by GENE PAGE

Color by MOVIELAB®

An AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL Picture

 

SAMUEL Z. ARKOFF Presents

“SCREAM, BLACULA, SCREAM”

Starring WILLIAM MARSHALL DON MITCHELL

PAM GRIER MICHAEL CONRAD BERNIE HAMILTON

Introducing RICHARD LAWSON

Executive Producer SAMUEL Z. ARKOFF

Screenplay by JOAN TORRES & RAYMOND KOENIG and MAURICE JULES

Story by JOAN TORRES & RAYMOND KOENIG

Produced by JOSEPH T. NAAR

Directed by BOB KELLJAN

Color by MOVIELAB®

An AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL Picture

 

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