'Elvira: Mistress of the Dark' Finally Coming to Blu-ray
Elvira fans underwent a rollercoaster of emotions in 2017, with an announcement early in the year [...]
Elvira fans underwent a rollercoaster of emotions in 2017, with an announcement early in the year confirming that her film, Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, was coming to Blu-ray in a set jam-packed with special features. Unfortunately, before the year was over, news broke that the set had been canceled, leaving fans to wonder if the film would ever get the HD treatment. The new year brings along with it some good news, with Arrow Video teasing that they're taking over production on the Blu-ray, which will be released before the end of the year.
The Blu-ray distributor's post was vague, merely confirming they would release not only Elvira's film but also 12 Monkeys, without specifying when the discs would be available or what special features could be found in either set.
Hopefully Arrow can obtain the previously announced special features for their disc, which included a 100-minute documentary, multiple feature-length commentaries, behind-the-scenes footage and new interviews.
The movie was originally released in 1988, at the height of the character's popularity, with another movie being made in 2001. Cassandra Peterson, the actress behind the character, shared with ComicBook.com last year that she doesn't see another movie in store for the character.
"I go back and forth on that," Peterson confessed. "Honestly, I kind of feel like you can't reheat an old soufflé, and I wouldn't want to make another Elvira film if it didn't have the impact that the first one had, and that one has become a real cult classic."
The performer likened her character's popularity to another pop culture personality from the '80s, Paul Reubens' Pee-Wee Herman, and the underwhelming response of his recent Netflix special.
"Pee-Wee's first movie was so freaking great and then he did the Netflix one and I loved it, I absolutely adored it," Peterson gushed. "I thought it was great, but people still criticized it by comparing it to that first one and it's like, how are you ever going to do that again? It was just magic, and I'm afraid of doing that and going, 'Yeah, Elvira did another film and, you know. It didn't live up to the first one.' That's just kind of a bummer."
Stay tuned for details on the upcoming Blu-ray.