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

 

Shout! Factory will con­tin­ue to present the on-going SCREAM FACTORY™ home enter­tain­ment series in 2015 with speci­fic release dates, extras and key art.  Meanwhile, fans  are encour­aged to vis­it the Scream Factory web­site (www.screamfactorydvd.com), fol­low them on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ScreamFactoryDVD) and Twitter (www.Twitter.com/@Scream_Factory) or to view exclu­sive video con­tent on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/user/ScreamFactoryTV/Home).