Universal Pictures Home Entertainment has announced that addition of the classic horror film Dracula to their upcoming slate of Blu-ray releases. The film was directed by Tod Browning and starred Bela Lugosi, Helen Chandler, David Manners, Dwight Frye, and Edward Van Sloan. Dracula will be available for purchase online and in stores beginning on September 17th.
The original Dracula was released in 1931 and launched the Hollywood horror genre and defined the iconic look and frightening character of the famed vampire. Towering ominously among the shadows of the Carpathian Mountains, Castle Dracula strikes fear in the hearts of the Transylvanian villagers below. After a naive real estate agent succumbs to the will of Count Dracula, the two head to London where the vampire hopes to stroll among respectable society by day and search for potential victims by night. The inspiration for hundreds of subsequent remakes and adaptations is the signature adaptation of Bram Stoker’s story with its eerie passion, shadowy atmosphere and thrilling cinematography.
The Blu-ray edition of Dracula features a DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono track and the following extras:
- Drácula (1931) – Spanish Version: Introduction by Lupita Tovar Kohner
- Feature Commentary with Film Historian David J. Skal
- Feature Commentary with Steve Haberman, Screenwriter of Dracula: Dead and Loving It
- Alternate Score by Philip Glass – Performed by the Kronos Quartet
- The Road to Dracula
- Lugosi: The Dark Prince
- Dracula: The Restoration
- Monster Tracks
- Dracula Archives
- Trailer Gallery
Trailer for the film Dracula (1931) courtesy of Movieclips Trailer Vault