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Blue Underground to Release Deathdream on 4K/Blu-ray


In a thrilling announcement for horror aficionados and film restoration enthusiasts alike, director Bob Clark's seminal work "Deathdream" (also known as "Dead of Night") is set to make its long-awaited debut on 4K UHD and Remastered Blu-ray this May 21st, marking its 50th anniversary in cinematic history. The release promises a visual feast with a brand-new 4K restoration and an array of exclusive new and archival extras that delve into the making of this iconic film.

Originally released in 1974, "Deathdream" is a gripping tale that unfolds against the backdrop of the Vietnam War, where grief-stricken parents Charles and Christine, portrayed by Academy Award® nominees John Marley and Lynn Carlin, receive the heartbreaking news of their son Andy's death in combat. However, their devastation takes a surreal turn when Andy (Richard Backus) mysteriously returns home, seemingly alive and well. Christine, unwilling to accept her son's demise, welcomes Andy with open arms, dismissing his reappearance as a clerical error. Yet, as Andy's behavior grows increasingly erratic and dark, the family is drawn into a chilling confrontation that culminates in a shocking and unforgettable climax.

Inspired by W. W. Jacobs' classic short story "The Monkey's Paw," "Deathdream" deftly weaves a tale of psychological horror and familial tension, exploring the aftermath of war and the haunting effects it has on the human psyche. Screenwriter Alan Ormsby and director Bob Clark masterfully crafted one of the earliest Vietnam War parables, delivering a film that Kevin Thomas of the Los Angeles Times hailed as "a potent and compelling thriller."

The upcoming 4K UHD and Blu-ray release of "Deathdream" promises to be an immersive experience for fans, offering a treasure trove of special features to enhance appreciation for this landmark film. Viewers can anticipate audio commentaries featuring co-producer/director Bob Clark, writer/make-up artist Alan Ormsby, and other key contributors, along with retrospective interviews with the cast and crew. Additionally, the release will include a meticulously restored theatrical trailer, extensive still galleries, and more, providing a comprehensive behind-the-scenes look at the making and enduring legacy of "Deathdream."

For horror enthusiasts and cinephiles alike, the arrival of "Deathdream" in stunning 4K serves as both a celebration of its enduring impact on the genre and a testament to the artistry of Bob Clark and his collaborators. Don't miss the opportunity to revisit this chilling classic in unparalleled visual clarity and explore the depths of its haunting narrative when it arrives on 4K UHD and Remastered Blu-ray this May 21st. Get ready to experience the ultimate edition of a timeless thriller that continues to resonate with audiences half a century later.

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