'Countess Dracula' Hits Blu Ray in May   

March 30, 2014 After going out of print on DVD in the U.S., Hammer's classic 1971 true-horror-story "Countess Dracula", starring Ingrid Pitt, at last hits Blu Ray on May 6! The original announcement from Synapse that it would hit Blu Ray eventually was made in 2011 so it's been a long time coming.

I remember when we were excited just to have this title out on DVD in the U.S. The two-disc set features the film in high definition, of course, but also a just-announced slew of special features, including:

Audio Commentary With Actress Ingrid Pitt, Director Peter Sasdy, Screenwriter Jeremy Paul And Author Jonathan Sothcott
Immortal Countess: The Cinematic Life Of Ingrid Pitt Featurette
Audio Interview With Ingrid Pitt
Still Gallery
Reversible Cover Artwork
Theatrical Trailer

This release comes a few months after another much-sought after Hammer gem hit Blu Ray: "Frankenstein Created Woman" from 1966 is now out in the format in the U.S. too.

Now, if only Warner Bros. and MGM would release "Curse of Frankenstein", "Horror of Dracula", "The Gorgon" and "Curse of the Werewolf" so we'd have the complete essential Hammer collection out in high definition.

Talk about this story on ESplatter's Message Board

Gotta scoop? Drop a line to

comments powered by Disqus
<< Back

Related News
Hammer's 'Countess Dracula' Heading to Blu Ray
'Countess Dracula' Hits Blu Ray in May
The Classic Horror Blu-Ray Report
Teaser Trailer for 'The Countess'
Farewell, Countess Dracula
'Texas Chainsaw' Hits Blu-Ray Sept. 30
'Horror of Dracula' Gets High-Def Restoration Treatment
No 'Grindhouse' Blu-Ray in the USA
Hammer Hits Blu-Ray With 'The Man Who Could Cheat Death'
Genius Products Goes Blu
'Vampire Circus' Hits Blu Ray This Year
'Legend of Blood Castle' Finally Hits DVD
New Edition of 'Last House on the Left' Hits DVD
Insane 'Hellraiser' Blu-Ray Deal
'Let the Right One In' Blu-Ray and DVD Details
'Friday the 13th' to Hit Blu-Ray
'Re-Animator' Leads Blu-Ray Horror Titles in September
All the Hot Blu-Ray Releases Are in Europe - Argento, 1978's 'I I Spit On Your Grave' and 'Spirits o the Dead'
'Exorcist' to Hit Blu-Ray in 2009
Sony Brings 'Carrie', 'Amityville' and 'Zombie Strippers' to Blu-Ray

Latest News
'Scarecrows' Joins Scream Factory 2015 Blu Ray Lineup
Original 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' Is Hitting Theaters!
'Sonno Profondo' Gets VHS Release Date
'Invasion of the Scream Queens' to Hit DVD
Jeffrey Combs to Perform Edgar Allan Poe Live