Shout! Factory’s complete “DARKMAN” Blu-ray details revealed


Sam Raimi’s first jump into the mainstream is finally receiving the hi-def disc showcase it deserves, thanks to the good folks at Shout! Factory. Read on for the full specs.

Shout! will issue a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray of Raimi’s 1990 feature DARKMAN February 18. Starring Liam Neeson as a scientist whose formula for synthetic skin comes in handy when he seeks revenge on the bad guys who have disfigured him, the movie will be presented on the disc in 1080p high-definition 2.35:1 widescreen, with DTS 5.1 Master Audio. As usual, Shout! is providing a wealth of special features:

DARKMANSHOUTBLUDETAILSNEWS• Interviews with stars Neeson and Frances McDormand

• “My Name Is Durant”—interview with Larry Drake

• “The Face of Revenge”—interview with makeup designer Tony Gardner

• “Henchman Tales”—interviews with actors Danny Hicks and Dan Bell

• “Dark Design”—interviews with production designer Randy Ser and art director Philip Dagort

• Audio commentary by director of photography Bill Pope

• Vintage making-of and interview featurettes including interviews with Raimi, Neeson, McDormand and more

• Vintage full-length interviews, not used in the featurettes, with Raimi, Neeson and McDormand

• Theatrical trailer

• TV spots

• Still galleries: posters and production stills, behind the scenes, makeup FX and storyboards

Retail price is $29.93; the first 200 people to pre-order the DARKMAN Blu-ray from Shout!’s website will receive an exclusive 18×24” poster featuring the newly commissioned cover artwork.

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