Tales From the Crypt: Demon Knight Comes to Blu from Scream Factory

Ernest Dickerson’s awesome Tales From the Crypt: Demon Knight will be coming to Blu-ray alongside Bordello of Blood, thanks to Scream Factory.

 The 1995 favorite, directed by Dickerson and starring Billy Zane and William Sadler, is a highly requested title by the cult and horror label. An extension of the series, Demon Knight sees the Crypt Keeper spin a yarn (though not directly culled from the EC Comics series) about a man on the run from The Collector.

Ethan Reiff, Cyrus Voris & Mark Bishop penned the film, Dickerson’s third feature as director. Dickerson has of course gone on to be an acclaimed television filmmaker, helming episodes of The Wire, The Walking Dead and more. Dickerson also acted as cinematographer on multiple episodes of Tales from the Darkside and Spike Lee’s immortal (and beautiful) Do the Right Thing.

Both Demon Knight and Bordello of Blood will arrive October 20th in separate Collector’s Ediiton Blus. Scream Factory writes, “You asked for them…and we got em! Both TALES FROM THE CRYPT films DEMON KNIGHT (1995) and BORDELLO OF BLOOD (1996) will be coming out on 10/20 as separate Collector Edition Blu-rays. We have no additional information at this time except that newly-commissioned artwork will be revealed next month and that extras will be announced in Late Summer.”

Update: Whatever leak spurred this on has also forced Scream Factory to announce they’ll be bringing Army of Darkness to Blu this October, as well. “We will certainly aim to make it the most definitive version to own to date,” the company says of the oft-released title. 

With Scream Factory having recently released Lord of Illusions and Candyman II on Blu, maybe they can pull off a true 1995 miracle and somehow get The Day of the Beast and Tales From the Hood, as well.


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