Did you know that Prom Night initially received a PG rating, but the studio didn’t want to release a slasher that was too tame, so they put some money back into production to shoot some gorier scenes until it finally got an R? Anyway, it seems Synapse Films has finally finished restoring the film from its negatives in 2K, remixed the audio for you 5.1 surround sound junkies (no worries, 2.0 mono track is still available for you if you prefer) and filled it full of great special features! But what are they? Check them out!
-Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
-DTS-HD MA 5.1 Surround
-Brand-New 2K High-Definition Transfer from the Original 35mm Camera Negative
-New 5.1 Surround Remix Specifically Created for This Release (Original 2.0 Mono Included)
-Audio Commentary with Director Paul Lynch and Screenwriter William Gray
-THE HORRORS OF HAMILTON HIGH: The Making of “Prom Night” – Featurette
-Collection of Additional Scenes Added for Television Broadcast
-Never-Before-Seen Outtakes from “Prom Night” [Exclusive to Blu-ray]
-Motion Still Gallery [Exclusive to Blu-ray]
-Original Theatrical Trailer & Television Spots
-English Subtitles for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
This is one that is going to look sharp on Blu-ray, but there will be a DVD available for you if that’s your poison. Speaking of looking sharp, Fangoria gave us the first look at the cover art, which you can check out if you scroll down. But what about the reversible art? After some digging (or a quick Google search) I did find what could possibly be the artwork on the reverse side of the sleeve, which I have to say is pretty damn cool. Make a date with Prom Night on September 9th!
Four Hamilton High School seniors have been hiding the truth of what happened to ten-year-old Robin Hammond for six long years. But someone saw what they did and is preparing for revenge—a prom night killing spree. Hooded, masked, and wielding an axe, he’ll stalk his prey in the dark, empty halls, striking when his victims are alone. And just as the spotlight falls upon the newly crowned king and queen, the killer will show everyone what his favorite game to play is…