Schlock-Wire: Full Specs For Scream Factory’s THE SENTINEL Blu-Ray

Here is some big news for fans of ’70s shockers. Scream Factory postponed their intended August release date for Michael Winner’s infamous supernatural horror opus The Sentinel to improve upon its contents and they have now announced their finalized plans. The newly-expanded edition not only boasts a new high-definition transfer but also in an array of extras, many of which were produced specially for this set. Read on for all the bloodcurdling brownstone details, including a full breakdown of the extras…





Sentin-bluLos Angeles, CA – Scream Factory has announced the September 22 release of the 1977 horror classic The Sentinel on Blu-ray with a slate of new bonus features.

When a beautiful model, Alison Parker (Cristina Raines, Nashville, The Duellists), rents an apartment in a gloomy New York brownstone, little does she realize that an unspeakable horror awaits her behind its doors… a mysterious gateway to hell. Alison likes her eccentric new neighbors, so it comes as a shock when she’s told that, except for a strange old priest, she’s the only tenant.


Based on Jeffrey Konvitz’s best-selling novel, this contemporary gothic chiller features amazing special makeup effects by the legendary Dick Smith (The Exorcist, Little Big Man) and an incredible assemblage of stars including Chris Sarandon, Ava Gardner, José  Ferrer, John Carradine, Arthur Kennedy, Eli Wallach, Martin Balsam, Burgess Meredith, Beverly D’Angelo, Deborah Raffin, Jerry Orbach, Jeff Goldblum, Tom Berenger and Christopher Walken. Director Michael Winner (Death Wish) comes up with something to terrify everyone in this spine-tingling exercise in supernatural horror.

Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD and Blu-Ray™ offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials in lavish packages crammed with extras.  Shout’s audio division boasts GRAMMY®-nominated box sets, Broadway cast albums, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations.  In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast digital distribution network which delivers video and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America.  Shout! Factory also owns and operates Timeless Media Group, Biograph Records, Majordomo Records, HighTone Records and Video Time Machine. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention.  Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit


Special Features:

  • NEW High Definition 1080p transfer
  • NEW Audio Commentary by actress Cristina Raines
  • NEW Audio Commentary with writer/producer Jeffrey Konvitz
  • Audio Commentary with director Michael Winner
  • NEW interview with assistant director Ralph S. Singleton
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Still Galleries – movie stills, press photos, posters and lobby cards


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