By MICHAEL GINGOLD
Just in time to celebrate the holidays, Shout! Factory is issuing the notorious Santa-slasher film SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT on a new Scream Factory Collector’s Edition Blu-ray, packed with new extras and also available with additional merch. Read on for the complete info!
Shout! issues the Blu-ray December 5, presenting the movie in both its original theatrical (79 minutes) and unrated (85 minutes) versions, derived from a new 1.85:1 4K scan of the original camera negative.
Special features include:
- New “Slay Bells Ring: The Story of SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT,” featuring interviews with writer Michael Hickey, co-executive producers Scott J. Schneid and Dennis Whitehead, editor/2nd unit director Michael Spence, composer Perry Botkin and actor Robert Brian Wilson
- New “Oh Deer!”: An interview with actress Linnea Quigley
- New “Christmas in July”: SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT locations, then and now
- New audio commentary by actor Robert Brian Wilson and co-executive producer Scott J. Schneid
- Audio commentary by Michael Hickey, Perry Botkin, Scott J. Schneid and Michael Spence
- Audio interview with director Charles E. Sellier, Jr.
- “Santa’s Stocking of Outrage”
- Poster and still gallery
- Original theatrical trailer
- Original TV spots and radio spot
Retail price is $34.93, but fans can currently pre-order the Blu-ray here for $27.93 and get it one week early, along with a free 18 x 24-inch rolled poster featuring the new cover art. There’s also a deluxe limited edition available here for $64.93 that comes with the rolled poster along with an exclusive NECA action figure of the Santa-suited Billy!