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Prom Night [Blu-ray] (1980)

Jamie Lee Curtis , Leslie Nielsen , Paul Lynch  |  R |  Blu-ray
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Jamie Lee Curtis, Leslie Nielsen, Eddie Benton
  • Directors: Paul Lynch
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Anamorphic, Surround Sound, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Synapse Films
  • DVD Release Date: September 9, 2014
  • Run Time: 92 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,625 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Jamie Lee Curtis (the HALLOWEEN film series) and Leslie Nielsen (THE NAKED GUN film and TV series, FORBIDDEN PLANET) star in this celebrated slasher horror classic.

Four Hamilton High seniors are hiding a terrible secret. What happened to Robin Hammond six years ago was a game that turned into a horrible tragedy, and someone saw what they did... someone waiting for gruesome revenge! Wearing a black hood and wielding an axe, a killer brutally slaughters the teenagers one by one at their high school prom. As the spotlight falls on the newly crowned prom king and queen, the psychopath will show everyone his new favorite game to play...

Are you ready for a bloody night of Disco Madness ? Synapse Films is proud to present PROM NIGHT in a beautiful new version, remastered and restored in 2K from the original 35mm camera negative with an all-new 5.1 surround mix.
Region A.

Special Features:

  • Brand-New 2K High-Definition Transfer From The Original 35mm Camera Negative
  • New 5.1 Surround Remix Specifically Created For This Release (Original 2.0 Mono Included)
  • Audio Commentary With 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 Still Gallery [Exclusive To Blu-ray]
  • Original Theatrical Trailer & Television Spots
  • English Subtitles For The Deaf And Hard Of Hearing

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars IF YOU'RE NOT BACK BY MIDNIGHT, YOU WON'T BE COMING HOME! September 9, 2014
By Jimmy R
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
One of my favorite 80's horror flicks finally gets the loving respect it deserves in a Synapse special edition Blu Ray (also on DVD). Before you start thinking, "oh great, yet ANOTHER issue of this 1980 slasher.", hold up, this one is different and presented like never before, and packed with solid special features which include:
- A new beautiful 2K scan HD transfer in 16x9 1.78.1
- A brand new 5.1 surround sound mix specially created for this release (also in original 2.0 mono)
- Captioning in English (only) for the hearing impaired or hard of hearing.
- Reversible cover featuring the classic original poster art & foreign version, which looks very nice too.
- About 9 minutes of additional scenes that were added for the original NBC TV Broadcast (though nothing spectacular)
- A new 25 minute behind the scenes making of Featurette: The Horrors of Hamilton High: The Making of "Prom Night".
- An insightful audio commentary with Director Paul Lynch & Screenwriter William Gray (the moderator is very annoying!)
- The original trailer & rarely seen tv spots (4 of them) were nice too; which were legendary in 1980, with the great tag line:
"If you're not back by midnight, you won't be coming home!". Great memories!

My only complaints are that during the 23 minutes of rare outtakes (exclusive to the Blu Ray version), there's no dialogue, it's just music from the soundtrack, and it would have been nice to hear what's being flubbed and talked about between takes. Also, the old iconic Avco/Embassy logo is missing from the opening, despite everyone talking about A/E in the extras... It says on the packaging that the program content is licensed from Echo Bridge, and none of their (EB's) previous DVD versions had the A/E opening..
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars PROM NIGHT FINALLY GETS THE TREATMENT IT DESERVES!!! September 12, 2014
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Odds are, if you're looking at this, you know the story. If not, here we go:
Four tweens accidentally kill a girl in some weirdly threatening version of hide and seek. They vow to never tell anyone... but little do they know, someone saw everything. Six years pass, and it's the night of the prom. The now teens start getting calls and stuff and then the heads roll to a disco beat.

I've loved this film since I saw it on the Syfy network when I was in like 2nd grade. The previous releases don't hold a candle to this one. The picture and sound quality is astounding. You know how it has that 'hazy/dream-like' filter? Well, it looks pretty good here, for once. It's got great balance. You can see everything. You'll probably see things you might not have noticed before, especially in the night scenes. There are a few parts where it gets a bit grainy, but overall, it's clear and looks crisp.
The special features are to die for. You like that? Lol. But yeah. It's great to see the cast and crew, still proud of a little film they made 35 years ago. And after viewing the trailer and many TV spots, the ad campaign was pretty strong too! No wonder this is often remembered as one of the 1980s better slasher offerings.

For you first timeys, I'll let you know a few things: This film kind of has a bad rep because of the disco, but it's not exactly a major thing. Also, people complain about it being 'slow'. Oh, you mean because half the cast doesn't die within the first 30 minutes? Lol. There's not oodles of gore like Friday the 13th, but the characters (in my opinion), are pretty likable. You care about them and are genuinely frightened for them. And HELLO, this movie was one of the first slasher films off the Halloween success cannon.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Upgrade!!! October 11, 2014
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Being a fan of the horror/slasher genre I was very excited to hear PROM NIGHT was getting a Special Edition release! I bought it right away & it did not disappoint. The quality of sound & picture far exceeded my expectations. Two highlights are that in this new transfer parts of the film that were too dark to see in previous dvd releases are lit up nicely. In particular, Wendy's stalking scene. She is running through very dark school corridors & in the Special Edition I can actually see the surroundings rather than just a dark picture---that was worth the price of dvd alone!!! Also, the bonus featurette with cast members was a welcome surprise. It had behind the scenes info that was new to me & seeing familiar faces from cast members was awesome ( MaryBeth Reubens, Joy Thompson & Michael Tough were the highlights for me). Pick this up if you get the chance you will not be disappointed. :)
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Killer Are Coming,Killers Are Coming! September 21, 2014
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Prom Night" Is another of my favorite retro Slashers.
I love the disco soundtrack especially the Title track 'Prom Night" It's a great example of the late Seventies/1980 Disco craze .It's like going back in a time machine.The characters are pretty well developed as we see them go from children to high school teenagers.

Ever since I saw Halloween I craved more Jamie lee Curtis in a horror role and Prom Night gives you a healthy dose of both.It is light on gore save one good decapitation scene, although there is a good amount of blood. But it still holds up as Slasher Royalty.

The Blu ray transfer was nicely done as were the extras and the sound was amazing.I am always pleased when a classic comes on BRay and this certainly is no is both suspenseful and will have you empathizing with the killer.

A must for any collector.
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I have to be honest, PROM NIGHT not my favourite slasher film down the bottom of the list for me
HALLOWEEN, FRIDAY THE 13TH & A NIGHTMARE ON ELM ST a probably among my... Read more
Published 19 minutes ago by Ben30
5.0 out of 5 stars one of the year's best Blu ray releases
the love for Jamie Lee Curtis this is an excellent movie beautiful transfer great sound
Published 3 days ago by Vernon
Published 6 days ago by Tracys
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it!
This Blu-Ray is great! I love all the special features that are only exclusive to this Blu-Ray! Thank you!
Published 7 days ago by Kelly McInnis
5.0 out of 5 stars the company - Synapse Films really went ALL OUT when ...
the company - Synapse Films really went ALL OUT when they released this title. It has more than I expected and think anyone who likes this title should own it!!!
Published 17 days ago by jonnstoffer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie, BAD BLU-RAY QUALITY.
Great movie, HORRIBLE BLU-RAY. Quality has ALOTTTTTTTT OF GRAIN. Almost looks like a dvd rather than blu-ray
Published 20 days ago by hard sell
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Blu-ray. Fun movie. Horrible commentary track!
First let me say that this movie has never looked better. I saw this in the theater back in 1980, and as a fan of Jamie Lee Curtis it is a guilty pleasure (I even like the cheesy... Read more
Published 21 days ago by Todd Smith
4.0 out of 5 stars Prom Night Is A Hoot!
Despite borrowing heavily from Halloween and Carrie (plus healthy smidge of Saturday Night Fever), and despite the relatively slow 45 minutes or so after the beginning, Prom Night... Read more
Published 23 days ago by Poe
5.0 out of 5 stars It's not who you go with, honey. It's who takes you home.
Nice transfer and lots of extras make for a nice bundle on this edition of Prom Night. For avid fans, they pretty much get everything here but the kitchen sink. Read more
Published 26 days ago by Mad Collector
5.0 out of 5 stars FIve Stars Great first time in Blu-ray !
See again young Jamie Lee Curtis !
Published 27 days ago by Theresa
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