John Carpenter's 'Prince of Darkness' and 'Assault on Precinct 13' Get Steelbook Treatment

As the world of movies grows increasingly digital, with audiences often relying on merely viewing what's available on a variety of streaming services, a growing trend for horror movie fanatics is to purchase collectible Blu-rays, allowing owners to watch these films whenever they like. In honor of two of his most classic films, Scream Factory is paying their respects to John Carpenter by producing collectible steelbook Blu-rays of Prince of Darkness and Assault on Precinct 13.

Each film will be limited to 10,000 copies and, like all Scream Factory releases, will be packed with special features and all-new cover art.

Both films have previously been released by the distributor and contain the same special features on the standard releases of the Blu-rays. In addition to these steelbooks being produced in limited quantities, you will also receive a free lithograph featuring the artwork while supplies last, so long as you order the discs from ShoutFactory.com.

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In Prince of Darkness, "a group of graduate students and scientists uncover an ancient canister in an abandoned church, but when they open it, they inadvertently unleash a strange liquid and an evil force on all of humanity. As the liquid turns their co-workers into zombies, the remaining members realize they have released the most unspeakable horror of them all."

The special features are as follows:

  • Audio Commentary By Writer/Director John Carpenter And Peter Jason
  • Sympathy For The Devil – An All-New Interview With Writer/Director John Carpenter
  • Alice At The Apocalypse – An All-New Interview With Actor & Rock Legend Alice Cooper
  • The Messenger – All-New Interview With Actor & Special Visual Effects Supervisor Robert Grasmere
  • Hell On Earth – A Look At The Film's Score With Co-Composer Alan Howarth
  • Horror's Hallowed Grounds With Host Sean Clark
  • Alternate Opening From The TV Version
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Radio Spots
  • Still Gallery
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In Assault on Precinct 13, "isolated inside a soon-to-be-closed L.A. police station, a group of police officers and convicts cut off from the city must join forces to defend themselves against the gang called Street Thunder, who have taken a blood oath to kill someone trapped inside the precinct."

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The special features are as follows:

  • Audio Commentary By Writer/Director John Carpenter
  • Audio Commentary By Art Director/Sound Effects Designer Tommy Lee Wallace
  • Vintage Interview With John Carpenter And Actor Austin Stoker
  • Bishop Under Siege – An Interview With Austin Stoker
  • The Sassy One – An Interview With Actress Nancy Loomis
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Radio Spots
  • Still Gallery
  • Isolated Music Score

Both sets will be released on March 27, 2018, but are available now for pre-order on Scream Factory's website.

[H/T Scream Factory]