The first Scream Factory news for the New Year is killer news for fans of superhero and horror fare: the label will be releasing a special edition blu-ray of Sam Raimi’s cult favorite Darkman in February.  This original sci-fi/horror tale told in a convincing comic book style is one of Raimi’s best films and boasts an excellent cast that includes Liam Neeson, Frances McDormand and Larry Drake.  The new blu-ray will supplement its high-definition transfer with an array of new special features. Read on for all the death-defying details, including a full rundown of the extras…

SCREAM FACTORY™ PRESENTS

From Director Sam Raimi

DARKMAN

COLLECTOR’S EDITION BLU-RAY™

Starring Golden Globe® Nominee Liam Neeson and Oscar® Winner Frances McDormand

LEAPS ONTO HOME ENTERTAINMENT SHELVES EVERYWHERE

OWN IT ON FEBRUARY 18, 2014 FROM SHOUT! FACTORY

Darkman-bluCrime has a new enemy, and justice has a brand new face.  Fans of visionary director Sam Raimi (The Spider-Man trilogy) know well the story of Dr. Peyton Westlake and his tragic transformation into the action hero known as Darkman.  Based on Raimi’s short story “The Darkman,” the popular crime-fighting master of disguises comes to life in the 1990 film adaptation DARKMAN, starring three-time Golden Globe® nominee Liam Neeson (Taken) and Oscar® winner Frances McDormand (Fargo). Directed by Sam Raimi, this explosive, action-packed thriller also stars Colin Friels (Dark City), Larry Drake (Dr. Giggles), Dan Hicks (Evil Dead 2) and Nicholas Worth (Swamp Thing) and features soundtrack by award-wining composer Danny Elfman. On February 18, 2014, SCREAM FACTORY™ will release DARKMAN COLLECTOR’S EDITION Blu-ray, featuring all-new interviews with Liam Neeson, Frances McDormand, Larry Drake, Danny Hicks, make-up effects artist Tony Gardner, production designer Randy Ser, art director Philip Dagort and much more! This definitive collector’s edition also contains a collectible cover featuring newly rendered retro-style artwork, a reversible cover wrap with original theatrical key art. A must-have for loyal fans, movie collectors and pop culture and comic book enthusiasts to complete their entertainment library, DARKMAN COLLECTOR’S EDITION Blu-ray is priced to own at $29.93 SRP.

***Avid fans and collectors please take note: those who order DARKMAN COLLECTOR’S EDITION Blu-ray from ScreamfactoryDVD.com will receive the exclusive 18”x24” poster featuring the newly commissioned artwork!  These are only available while supplies last.***

Pre-order link:

http://www.shoutfactory.com/node/218599

http://www.amazon.com/Darkman-Collectors-Blu-ray-Liam-Neeson/dp/B00ESZZO4A/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1383081041&sr=1-1&keywords=darkman+collector%27s+edition

In the darkest hour, there’s a light that shines on every human being, but one….

Liam Neeson and Frances McDormand star in this explosive, action-packed thriller from director Sam Raimi. Dr. Peyton Westlake (Neeson) is on the verge of realizing a major breakthrough in synthetic skin when his laboratory is destroyed by gangsters. Having been burned beyond recognition and forever altered by an experimental medical procedure, Westlake becomes known as Darkman, assuming alternate identities in his quest for revenge and a new life with a former love (McDormand).

UNIVERSAL PICTURES presents LIAM NEESON  FRANCES McDORMAND “DARKMAN” COLIN FRIELS  LARRY DRAKE

Music by DANNY ELFMAN Make-up Effects by TONY GARDNER and LARRY HAMLIN Production Designer RANDY SER

Director of Photography BILL POPE Line Producer DARYL KASS  Story by SAM RAIMI

Screenplay by CHUCK PFARRER and SAM RAIMI & IVAN RAIMI and DAN GOLDIN & JOSHUA GOLDIN

Produced by ROBERT TAPERT  Directed by SAM RAIMI

Special Features:

•                    Interviews with Liam Neeson and Frances McDormand

•                    MY NAME IS DURANT – interview with Larry Drake

•                    THE FACE OF REVENGE – interview with Makeup Designer Tony Gardner

•                    HENCHMAN TALES – Interviews with actors Danny Hicks and Dan Bell

•                    DARK DESIGN – interview with Production Designer Randy Ser and Art Director Philip Dagort

•                    Audio Commentary with director of photography Bill Pope

•                    Vintage “Making of” and interview Featurettes featuring interviews with Sam Raimi, Liam Neeson, Frances McDormand and more…

•                    Vintage full-length interviews, not used in the featurettes, with Sam Raimi, Liam Neeson and Frances McDormand

•                    Theatrical Trailer

•                    TV Spots

•                    Still Galleries – Posters & production stills, Behind the Scenes, Make-up Effects and Storyboards

1080p High-Definition Widescreen (2.35:1)/ DTS Master Audio 5.1/1990/Color/96 minutes/Subtitles: English/Special Features are Not Rated.

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