[Blu-Ray Review] Tales From The Crypt Presents: ‘Demon Knight’ & ‘Bordello Of Blood’: Collector’s Edition Blu-ray’s Now Available From Scream Factory

Tales.From.The.Crypt-Demon.Knight-Bordello.Of.Blood-CE-Blu-ray.CoversAfter years of anxiously waiting and hoping, Scream Factory has finally delivered what so many of us fans have been dying for, gorgeous Collector’s Edition releases of both ‘Tales from the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight’ and ‘Tales from the Crypt Presents: Bordello of Blood’ which also marks their first time available on Blu-ray. Hit the jump to check out our reviews of both releases which are now available to own (separately) from Scream Factory.

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Director: Ernest Dickerson

Cast: Billy Zane, William Sadler, Jada Pinkett Smith

Release Date: Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray Now Available

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Film Rating: 8/10
Disc Rating: 9/10

Synopsis:

A mysterious drifter known as Brayker (William Sadler) possesses the last of seven ancient keys that hold the power to stop the forces of darkness and protect all humanity from ultimate evil. But the human race is safe only so long as Brayker can evade the demonic Collector (Billy Zane) who has gathered the other six keys.

In his obsessive quest for the key, the Collector rallies an army of ghastly cadavers against Brayker and the inhabitants of a run-down hotel. Armed with automatic weapons, sacred blood and sadistic humor, Brayker and the strong-willed Jeryline (Jada Pinkett-Smith) must lead the other guests in a gruesome battle against the Collector and his evil horde of ghouls.

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The fan favorite and debut feature film in the ‘Tales from the Crypt Presents’ feature film line (which unfortunately was cut short due to the lack of success with ‘Bordello of Blood’) ‘Demon Knight’ is an incredibly fun horror romp featuring numerous infinitely quotable lines and no shortage of laughs or gore. Directed by Ernest Dickerson (Juice & Bulletproof) and featuring memorable performances from Billy Zane, William Sadler and Thomas Haden Church among others, ‘Tales from the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight’ is nonstop bloody fun that has lost none of its appeal over the years, still holding up in every way; it will leave you simultaneously cringing and giggling until the Crypt Keeper bids you farewell and the end credits roll.

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Fellow fans of this incredibly fun film will definitely want to make certain to pick up a copy of ‘Tales from the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight’ on Collector’s Edition Blu-ray to add to their collections. Not only does the release mark its Blu-ray debut, it delivers impressive high definition video and audio presentations that are sure to please the fans, along with a number of great bonus goodies including some new interviews with members of the cast and crew and plenty more (more detailed information regarding the bonus content can be found in the special features section of the technical specification coverage below) almost surely making it a definite must own.

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VIDEO:

Scream Factory’s Collector’s Edition Blu-ray release of ‘Tales from the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight’ features a full 1080p High Definition presentation utilizing the film’s original 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio. The video presentation looks pretty fantastic, delivering a rich and detailed presentation throughout that still retains some mild grain and other minimal artifacts reminiscent of its source, although nothing negative or troublesome, holding up impressively even during the fast moving and darkly lit sequences which are more common than not within the film, never resulting in anything occurring on screen to become negatively affected or rendered indiscernible. Overall, this is a solid high definition video presentation that should easily please fellow fans of this classic.

AUDIO:

The Collector’s Edition Blu-ray release features a lossless 5.1 channel DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack. This lossless multichannel soundtrack sounds pretty great, providing a sharp, clean and often quite aggressive audio presentation, utilizing all five available channels regularly in order to surround the viewer with the films perfectly fitting soundtrack in addition to a number of creepy, goopy and action oriented auditory effects, while never causing any dialogue which may be occurring simultaneously to become distorted or rendered inaudible. Overall, this is a more than competent 5.1 channel DTS-HD MA soundtrack that adds yet another layer of fun to this incredibly enjoyable classic.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Scream Factory’s Collector’s Edition Blu-ray release of ‘Tales from the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight’ includes some great bonus goodies including some brand new extras. Included on the release are two Audio Commentary tracks; the first with Director Ernest Dickerson and the second with the Special Effects Team. Also included on the release is an ‘Egyptian Theater Q&A Session’ (running approximately 10 minutes in length), and ‘Under Siege: The Making of Demon Knight’ (approximately 39 minutes) which features interviews with numerous members of the cast and crew. Lastly we are treated to a ‘Still Gallery’ and the ‘Theatrical Trailer’.

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*Please note that the above images are taken from the Blu-Ray and resized. They additionally will suffer quality loss as a result of .jpg compression. Larger versions of each image can be viewed by clicking on the image. All images and content included on this Blu-Ray release are the property of their respective owners.

Film Rating: 8/10
Disc Rating: 9/10

‘Tales From The Crypt Presents: Demon Knight’ is now available to own on Collector’s Edition Blu-ray from Scream Factory.

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Director: Gilbert Adler

Cast: Dennis Miller, Erika Eleniak, Angie Everhart

Release Date: Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray Now Available

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Film Rating: 6/10
Disc Rating: 8/10

Synopsis:

Wisecracking private eye Rafe Guttman (Dennis Miller) investigates some strange happenings at a titillating bordello on the edge of town. It seems owner Madam Lilith (Angie Everhart) and her luscious cohorts want more than money… they want blood!

Soon Rafe finds himself up to his neck in a den of hungry vampiresses and battling the Reverend Jimmy Current (Chris Sarandon), a slick televangelist with an unstoppable talisman.

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The second and significantly less praised entry released in the ‘Tales from the Crypt Presents’ feature film franchise may not be on the level of its predecessor ‘Demon Knight’, yet ‘Tales from the Crypt Presents: Bordello of Blood’ is still one sufficiently good time and a film I personally continue to thoroughly enjoy in repeat viewings. This time around we follow a wisecracking Private Eye hunting for the troubled lost brother of a woman who has inadvertently become involved with a group of vampires running a bordello in order to acquire food without attracting notice from the public. Directed by Gilbert Adler and with plenty of well known individuals once again comprising the cast including Dennis Miller, Erika Eleniak, Angie Everhart, Chris Sarandon, Corey Feldman and more, ‘Bordello of Blood’ may not contain the magic that made ‘Demon Knight’ so wonderful (the cast and crew even discuss the plagued production in the extras), it’s still one deliciously fun and gory good time.

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Those such as me who still enjoy this entry a great deal will definitely also want to make sure to pick up a copy of ‘Tales from the Crypt Presents: Bordello of Blood’ on Collector’s Edition Blu-ray. Also marking the films Blu-ray debut, this release provides top notch high definition video and audio presentations along with a number of notable extras including an Audio Commentary with screenwriter A.L. Katz and more (more detailed information regarding the bonus content can be found in the special features section of the technical specification coverage below), likely making this is a must own for many right along with its counterpart.

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VIDEO:

Scream Factory’s Collector’s Edition Blu-ray release of ‘Tales from the Crypt Presents: Bordello of Blood’ features a full 1080p High Definition presentation utilizing the film’s original 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio. The video presentation looks pretty great on this release as well, providing a clean and detailed presentation which also contains some mild grain and other minimal artifacts reflecting its source that simply contribute to the overall viewing experience, with no notable issues or faults found within. Overall, this is a pretty gorgeous high definition video presentation that should easily have fans satisfied.

AUDIO:

The Collector’s Edition Blu-ray release features a lossless 5.1 channel DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack. This lossless multichannel soundtrack sounds outstanding and provides a clean, discrete and at times highly aggressive audio presentation, utilizing all five available channels quite commonly to surround the viewer with everything from random crowd chatter and creepy noises to large quantities of body parts flying and dropping in every possible direction; never resulting in any dialogue or other auditory elements which might be occurring simultaneously to conflict or be rendered inaudible. Overall, this is an impressive 5.1 channel DTS-HD MA soundtrack that is certain to thrill fans of the film.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Scream Factory’s Collector’s Edition Blu-ray release of ‘Tales from the Crypt Presents: Bordello of Blood’ also includes some solid extras. Included on the release is an Audio Commentary with Screenwriter A.L. Katz, along with an old ‘Video Promo’ provided to video retailers in order to promote VHS pre-order sales upon its initial home video release. The release also includes ‘Tainted Blood: The Making of Bordello of Blood’ (running approximately 36 minutes in length) which features interviews with various members of the cast and crew discussing the films plagued production and more. A ‘Still Gallery’ and the ‘Theatrical Trailer’ are also included.

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*Please note that the above images are taken from the Blu-Ray and resized. They additionally will suffer quality loss as a result of .jpg compression. Larger versions of each image can be viewed by clicking on the image. All images and content included on this Blu-Ray release are the property of their respective owners.

Film Rating: 6/10
Disc Rating: 8/10

‘Tales From The Crypt Presents: Bordello Of Blood’ is now available to own on Collector’s Edition Blu-ray from Scream Factory.

Purchase your copy of the Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray on Amazon (while also supporting our site) by clicking on the Amazon cart Icon immediately below!

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