Director Roddy McDowall, Ava Gardner, and Ava's pet corgi, Cara, on set of TAM LIN (1970) (Originally THE BALLAD OF TAM LIN)
Fright Night will be released on 4K Ultra HD in Steelbook packaging on October 4 via Sony. The three-disc set includes the film on 4K UHD and Blu-ray along with a second Blu-ray loaded with extras.
The 1985 vampire film marks Tom Holland’s (Child’s Play) directorial debut, working from his own script. Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse, Stephen Geoffreys, and Roddy McDowall star.
Fright Night has been restored in 4K from the original camera negative with Dolby Vision. It includes a new Dolby Atmos audio track along with 5.1 and original Dolby Stereo options. Special features are listed below.
Disc 1 - 4K UHD:
Disc 2 - Blu-ray:
Audio commentary by writer/director Tom Holland and actors Chris Sarandon and Jonathan Stark, moderated by filmmaker Tim Sullivan
Audio commentary by writer/director Tom Holland, actors William Ragsdale and Stephen Geoffreys, and effects artist Randall Cook, moderated by journalist Jeremy Smith and filmmaker Tim Sullivan
Deleted scene storyboards - Director Tom Holland explains the film’s only deleted scene using his pre-production storyboards (new)
Spec trailer with an introduction by Tom Holland - Alternate trailer with narration by Tom Holland (new)
You’re So Cool, Brewster! The Story of Fright Night - 2016 documentary with cast and crew
What is Fright Night
Tom Holland: Writing Horror
Disc 3 - Blu-ray:
Fright Night 35th anniversary script read - 2020 script reading with writer-director Tom Holland, original cast members, special guests Rosario Dawson, Jason Patric, and more (new)
The Queer Lens - Filmmaker Bryan Fuller discusses the film’s queer subtext and more with actress Amanda Bearse (new)
A Novel Approach - writer-director Tom Holland, authors John Skipp and Craig Spector, and publisher Mark Alan Miller discuss the film’s novelization (new)
SFX storyboard comparisons (new)
Roddy McDowall: From Apes to Bats
Tom Holland and Amanda Bearse Talk Fright Night
Round Table with Tom Holland, Stephen Geoffreys, and William Ragsdale
Choice Cuts with Tom Holland and Ryan Turek
Fear Fest 2 Fright Night reunion panel (2008)
Weekend of Hell panel with Amanda Bearse and Stephen Geoffreys (2015)
EPK with behind-the-scenes footage
Meet Jerry Dandrige (Chris Sarandon). He’s sweet, sexy, and he likes to sleep in late. You might think he’s the perfect neighbor. But before inviting Jerry in for a nightcap, there’s just one thing you should know. Jerry prefers his drinks warm, red, and straight from the jugular!
Only 17-year-old Charley Brewster (William Ragsdale) knows Jerry’s bloodcurdling secret. When Charley can’t get anybody to believe him, he turns to TV horror host Peter Vincent (Roddy McDowall), who used to be the “Great Vampire Killer” of the movies. Can these mortals save Charley and his sweetheart Amy (Amanda Bearse) from the wrathful bloodsucker’s toothy embrace?
Roddy McDowall (deceased)
DOB: 17 September 1928
RIP: 3 October 1998
Ethnicity: White - British
Occupation: Actor, director, photographer
Remembering Roddy McDowall on his birthday #botd