ByDrew Grimm Van Ess, writer at
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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.

Last July we heard word of Synapse Films restoring the classic 80's slasher film, Prom Night starring Jamie Lee Curtis, for a Blu-ray release. Well now, after almost a year of waiting, we at least know what to expect.

Synapse has remastered the disco-horror film in 2K from its original camera negative, and it's presented in 1080p hi-def for the Blu-ray with 5.1 Surround sound and the original 2.0 mono sound. The bonus materials include:

Audio commentary by 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 stills gallery (exclusive to Blu-ray)

Original theatrical trailer and television spots

I've bought Blu-rays done by Synapse before, including Maniac Cop, and I am always astounded by the crispness of the picture and sound they provide. This one is definitely worth a purchase and is absolutely an easy buy. I also love how they stuck with the original classic cover, and just updated it. Having seen the movie countless times on VHS and DVD, it'll be a real treat to not see it in its normal grainy texture on screen, and to see it in a crystal clear fashion. Like most, I'm not too concerned with seeing the dancing and disco aspect, I'm interested in seeing the kill scenes and overall quality difference.

Prom Night will be available to buy on Blu-ray this September, and I don't know about anyone else, but I'm gonna go ahead and toss my DVD now!



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