The mystery of Dracula’s descent into darkness is revealed in Dracula: The Dark Prince arriving on DVD as a Walmart exclusive, as well as Video on Demand and Pay-Per-View October 15 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The film will be available two weeks earlier on Digital October 1.
When Dracula kidnaps a woman he believes is the reincarnation of his dead wife, vampire hunter Van Helsing and his companions must rescue her before time runs out. Starring Academy Award winner Jon Voight, and including audio commentary with Director Pearry Teo, cast interviews and a behind-the-scenes featurette, the DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $9.96.
“Once the honored and respected Prince of Wallachia, Dracula turned to the dark side after those whom he trusted most murdered his wife. After Dracula meets a beautiful crusader named Alina, he is convinced she is the reincarnation of his long-dead love and has her kidnapped. Alina’s companions, led by the renowned vampire hunter Van Helsing, set off in pursuit. Their thrilling journey takes them into savage country where they must fight nightmarish creatures and armies of the undead-culminating in an epic battle against the terrifying power and malice of the lord of the vampires.” READ MORE
Screen Daily reports that Steven Paul has wrapped production on Dracula: The Dark Prince, one of 10 features he has committed to producing in the next 12 months through his group of companies SP Entertainment Group, Crystal Edge and Crystal Sky (who had originally been behind Castlevania). The vampire project shot in Romania and stars Luke Roberts, Kelly Wenham and Jon Voight as Van Helsing. Pearry Teo (Dead Inside, Necromentia) directs from a screenplay he co-wrote with Nicole Jones. “It’s a film that will appeal to the legion of Twilight fans around the world,” said Paul, making my stomach churn. “Our Dracula is a young, good-looking hero who is betrayed by those closest to him and exacts his revenge on a grand scale.”
Empress Road Pictures has unveiled a slate of horror titles, building on last year’s success with Elevator. Screen Daily reports that the LA-based firm is selling worldwide rights here to Dose of Reality, starring Fairuza Balk. “2AM, closing time: A cocky bar manager with a shady past and a young handsome bartender discover a beautiful woman bloodied and unconscious in the bathroom of a late night lounge. When she awakens, Tony, Matt and the mysterious Rose are plunged into a stirring evening of dangerous role playing in an ever-escalating game of cat and mouse that forces them to face the dark shadows of themselves. As we begin to piece together the elaborate puzzle, nothing is what it seems. However, one thing is for certain: this Rose is full of thorns.” Trailer inside, more at the official website.
They’ve also revealed JMR Luna’s found footage horror Stripped (pictured), “Five friends head to Vegas for a 21st birthday in hopes of finding adventure, debauchery and memories that will last them a lifetime.” Trailer inside, more at the official website.
It also has worldwide rights, excluding North America, to voyeurism thriller Gut and road trip horror Killer Holiday. READ MORE