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Sink your teeth into Severin’s 4K “BLOOD FOR DRACULA” disc release tonight at midnight!

Thursday, June 24, 2021 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

Paul Morrissey’s bloody, satirical take on the legend is receiving its North American UHD/Blu-ray premiere.

As part of its Mid-Year Sale that begins at midnight EST tonight, Severin Films is unveiling a sumptuous new package for BLOOD FOR DRACULA (a.k.a. ANDY WARHOL’S DRACULA), starring Udo Kier in his classic performance as the “wirgin”-seeking Count. The three-disc set includes a UHD containing a 4K transfer of the film, scanned uncut from the original negative for the first time ever in 1.85:1. The second disc is a Blu-ray with a 1080p presentation of the movie plus bonus features, and the third is a newly mastered, extended edition of the CD soundtrack featuring Claudio Gizzi’s music. The special features are:

  • “Trans-Human Flesh and Blood”: Interview with director Paul Morrissey
  • “Rubinia’s Homecoming”: Interview & location visit with actress Stefania Casini
  • “Blood for Udo”: Interview with actor Udo Kier
  • “Little Big Joe”: Interview with actor Joe Dallesandro
  • “Conversation With a Vampire”: Audio interview with actress Milena Vukotic
  • “Bloodthirsty”: Interview with assistant director Paolo Pietrangeli
  • “Black Cherry”: Interview with art director Gianni Giovagnoni
  • “The Blood of These Whores…”: Interview with MURDEROUS PASSIONS author Stephen Thrower
  • “Sad, Romantic Dracula”: Interview with soundtrack composer Claudio Gizzi
  • “The Roman Connection”: Interview with producer Andrew Braunsberg
  • Trailers

The Mid-Year Sale also includes new Blu-ray special editions of Guy Magar’s supernatural chiller RETRIBUTION, a bunch of Italian postapocalyptic thrillers and more, and runs through midnight, Monday night the 28th. For complete details, click here.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.