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on January 29, 2014
You get a Blu-ray and a DVD in this Shout! Factory release. Night of the Demons (1988) was directed by Kevin S. Tenney. This is the unrated cut of the movie. This collector's edition also comes with a new commentary and new interviews.

The following scenes included in the unrated version were cut from the theatrical release to earn an MPAA rating of "R" rather than an "X":
*The scene in which Angela bites off Stooge's tongue is a few seconds longer with a little bit more blood.
*When Suzanne gouges out Jay's eyes, the shot lingers slightly longer, exposing more gore.
*The close up shot of the razor blade ripping from the old man's throat is slightly extended with more gore.
*In the convenience store scene at the beginning of the unrated version, Linnea Quigley's character asks the two male clerks if they have "Sour Balls". In the R rated version, she simply walks past them, and out of the store.
*In the unrated version, the party scene is a little longer with more exposition.
*There are substantially more shots of Angela floating through the hallway.
*For reasons still unknown, the giant demon head that appears over Hull House at the end of the film has animated glowing red eyes in the unrated version, but does not in the R-rated theatrical cut.

Video Resolution/Codec: 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 | Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Audio Formats: English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo, English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles/Captions: English SDH

Special Features:
NEW commentary with Director Kevin Tenney and actors Cathy Podewell, Hal Havins, Billy Gallo and FX artist Steve Johnson
NEW interviews with cast and crews including director Kevin Tenney, writer/producer Joe Augustyn and actress Linnea Quigley
Audio Commentary With Director Kevin Tenney, Executive Producer Walter Josten and Producer Jeff Geoffray
Promo Reels, Trailers, TV and Radio Spots; Still Galleries

Buy this Blu-ray.
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on March 14, 2014
this film was originally released on Anchor bay dvd years over 10 years ago now
which only had a 14mins interview with Linniea quigly and an audio commentary

it's time to throw out the old Anchor bay release
and get this all new Scream factory blu-ray release
first of all the picture quality does look amazing in High Definition
with an all new 5.1 HD Master audio track, better than the Anchor bay dvd

2nd, there is all new making of Documentary YOU'RE INVITED goes for about 70mins
all in depth interviews with all the cast and crew from the film
Director Kevin Tenney, writer/producer Joe Augustyn
plus Linnea Quigley Cathy Podewell all the cast basically is interviewed
Steve Johnson is interviewed about his make up effects
plus a new Audio commentary with the Director and some of the Actors
which is not really a informative commentary, they mess around alot and Joke
about their experiences in the film
so i thought the commentary was pointless not worth listening to
but the Documentary is excellent
there is also a seperate interview with the Actress that plays Angela
there's still Galleries, Trailers, TV spots
plus i almost forgot this new blu-ray release is the UNRATED version
completely uncut with extra Blood and Gore and violence

so this new blu-ray from scream factory definitely is a collectors edition for sure
this release also comes with a dvd of the film which i didn't bother watching
i'm only interested in blu-ray quality these days, DVD is long gone
Definitely time for an upgrade and get this new blu-ray release by scream factory
and throw out the Anchor bay release
i gave it 5 star rating for sure
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on January 20, 2014
Scream Factory is extremely efficient at their job of releasing and cleaning up many of the lost genre gems of the 1980s and 1990s. I'm beginning to have a hard time introducing each new Blu-ray or DVD versions of the movies they save from obscurity. It's now time for "Night of the Demons" to make its high definition debut.

Weirdo party girl Angela (Amelia Kinkade) invites a group of school friends to a Halloween party at the secluded Hull House. It's the perfect place to host the get-together, considering it was once a funeral home with a mysterious past rooted in the occult. It doesn't take long before the good times go bad, as each attendee becomes possessed by demons or killed by them.

I remember seeing "Night of the Demons" back in the early 1990s and thinking it was absolutely awful in every way. I thought the acting was bad. I thought the special effects were unbelievably cheesy. Watching it again now, I realized that the acting really WAS bad… really bad. However, I would categorize it as "so bad, it's good." I was completely wrong about the special effects. Every severed limb and gory sequence is handled with care and efficiency.

It's safe to say "Night of the Demons" has probably never looked or sounded so great. The hi-def conversion didn't take any of the 1980s "real film" flavor out of the viewing experience. The clean picture makes sure that every spurt of blood is as bright as it should be. The audio upgrade surrounds the audience in all the blood-curdling screams and squishy gross-out sound effects you can think of.

The Scream Factory Collector's Edition of "Night of the Demons" is unrated and claims to have more gore and violence. There certainly is a lot of blood dripping and oozing out of people. There's also some full-frontal nudity and these characters curse like sailors. It's pretty standard stuff for a 1980s horror film.

The movie might have demons, but don't expect anything remotely theologically sound from a religious standpoint. That's not the point of "Night of the Demons." Nothing is to be taken seriously in this fun and entertaining grade-B flick. I guess you could say the message of the movie is don't conjure demons or mess with the occult.

As we've all come to expect, Scream Factory's Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack comes with some great bonus material. New commentary is provided by Director Kevin S. Tenney and actors Cathy Podewell, Hal Havins, Billy Gallo, and FX artist Steve Johnson. A second commentary track features Director Tenney, Executive Producer Walter Josten, and Producer Jeff Geoffray sharing their insights. New interviews with both the cast and crew include Director Tenney, Writer/Producer Joe Augustyn, actress Linnea Quigley, and others. A promo reel, video trailer, theatrical trailer, TV and radio spots, still galleries, and more are found as well.

Revisiting "Night of the Demons" for this special Collector's Edition made me appreciate it more than I did when I first saw it 20 years ago. It's a near-perfect example of schlock 1980s comedy/horror with parts that will have you laughing out loud. It also reminds the viewer how much fun movies were when there were practical effects versus everything being CGI the way it is today.
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on July 2, 2015
Our guys and gals at Shout Factory did it again- knocked another upgrade out of the park!
The video,audio,everything has been cleaned up and it makes a big difference,especially with a movie from the late 1980's- mostly all low light situations and you can really see what is going on.
I haven't watched this movie in a few years but it is one of those i continue to go back to.
Bonuses galore in this version. Almost everyone involved in this original is on the bonus tracks and it makes for a really nice one on one experience. Everyone worked very hard and had to put up with difficult conditions,make-up-hours after hours in the make up chair,etc.,etc. Inhaling blue smoke and coughing it up for months afterward. You name it! They have all earned this extra exposure!
If you have already watched this movie in regular DVD(can't remember if they put it out in VHS) then by all means-spend the $18.00!
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on August 8, 2014
I saw this when I was a kid and thought it was pretty's still good today...they don't make 'em like this anymore...the re-make with Edward Furlong & Shannon Elizabeth sucked compared to the original...the original had good special effects and makeup, where the re-make is mostly CGI that doesn't look real at all...the 80's was the best decade for the demon/zombie movies, and this was one of the best for sure.
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on August 17, 2015
Great movie to watch during Halloween this is the unrated version also had special features. Angela has a Halloween party at hull house of course it goes wrong when they try and summon demons. Good gory effects Linnea quigley with the lipstick who can forget that .
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on August 23, 2015
Fantastic movie, fantastic packaging, was super excited to see this come to blu ray in all it's gorey glory! For fans of Evil Dead and other old school horror movies before CG took over the industry! Please god pick this up!
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on June 27, 2014
Night of the Demons was one of those movies that I used to rent wayyyy back in the 80's during my high school years (back in the day when you had to "be kind... rewind!"). Unlike most of the scads of mindless horror films that would grace my VCR, Night of the Demons is one that always stood out to me. From the beautiful, eye-catching animated opening to the then-unconventional ending (one of the survivors/heroes is the type of person who usually would have been killed off first in most horror movies of the time), NotD impressed and entertained me.

Now granted that some of the ideas aren't exactly original or groundbreaking... group of "kids" -- most of them looking obviously quite a bit long in the tooth to be high schoolers -- goes to a haunted house, lots of sex and bare breasts, demonic possession, etc. But the way in which they were presented gave them a freshness and originality. The effects were pretty amazing considering the budget constraints. I remember rewinding and replaying the scene with Linea Quigley and her disappearing lipstick trick about 50 times in slack-jawed amazement thinking, "how the heck did they DO that??" The acting was pretty perfect for the type of movie it was. With a title like Night of the Demons, most viewers aren't expecting Shakespearean delivery, so all the actors and actresses did a great job at keeping it fun and campy. As another reviewer smartly noted, it was a great idea to have each character who was killed off come back possessed. Not only were they cutting down the number of protagonists, at the same time they were increasing the number of antagonists which really amped up the fear factor past the normal single-slasher-picking-off-kids-one-by-one level.

The Blu-Ray looks amazing. They did a wonderful job making sure the picture is clean and sharp... while watching it, it was almost hard to believe the movie is over 25 years old (ugh... now I feel ancient). I haven't watched all the special features yet nor have I had a chance to listen to the audio commentaries, but the lengthy documentary on the making of the film is almost worth the price of the disks alone! The film had such an easy, organic quality that it was really amazing to find out all the hard work, talent, and planning that went into executing it. It made me appreciate the film even more. The interviews are both informative and entertaining... I was surprised to see that, with so many cast and crew members giving information and anecdotes, they were all very funny and engaging to watch. Even at over an hour long, it never seemed tedious or drawn out.

I VERY rarely purchase movies any more because I'm not one to watch movies numerous times. That said, Night of the Demons is one of the very few movies I enjoy watching over and over (and introducing others to as well), so I'm extremely happy with my purchase of this well-made and thorough edition.
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on June 23, 2014
This movie is one my favs since it came out. I saw it in the theater in 88'. Its a classic B horror. For any horror fans. This is a must in your collection. All the top and biggest horror movie collection is not complete with out this one. Trust me. But the fact it's on re-release on Blu-ray.. Finally and thank you.
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on March 5, 2014
Scream Factory releases are hit and miss. Sometimes the extras are lacking or they have great extras the movie itself is lacking but this isn't the case for their release of the 80s Cult Classic, Night Of The Demons. The film itself looks amazing. Having first watched this movie on VHS, then DVD, and now Blu Ray, the Blu Ray has brought out elements of the cinematography and the special make-up effects that were lost in their original releases. The commentary track with the cast and director was fun to listen to. I loved it. But the making of on this release was hands down the best extra on this release. You learn so much of what went on behind the scenes and how the movie came to be made. It would compare it to the making of of John Carpenter's The Thing. It's not as thorough but it came pretty close. Growing up, I always had a crush on Cathy Podewell and she still looks stunning! If you're a fan of the movie, you should purchase this release. It's a must! "...where you going? The party's just begun".
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