Fright Night [DVD] [1985]

  • SKU: 3484606
  • Release Date: 09/07/1999
  • Rating: R
  • 4.9 (7)
Columbia/Tri-Star's DVD release of this 1985 cult horror favorite features a clean-looking, crisp-sounding transfer of the film, but remains a let-down thanks to a lack of special features. Beyond simply owning this great horror-comedy in the DVD format, the only real reasons to purchase this version is to see the letterboxed version of the film (in its original 2.35: 1 aspect ratio) on side one and to be able to hear the heavily '80s-influenced soundtrack in Dolby Surround Sound (English track only). Unfortunately, those are all the extras this disc has to offer unless you've been dying to catch the film in French or Portuguese. The lone addition is the original theatrical trailer which gives away most of the film's ending. The picture quality is excellent and Richard Edlund's special effects are captured in the ideal technological display. Side two also features the full-screen version of the film for those averse to letterboxing.
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Ratings & Reviews

Overall Customer Rating:
4.9
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (7 out of 7)

Special Features

  • Languages: English, French
  • Scene selections
  • Subtitles: English, French
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Widescreen and full screen formats

Synopsis

Fright Night
A teenage horror film addict is shocked to discover that his new next-door neighbor is a vampire in this delightful mix of horror and comedy. The problems only grow for young Charley Brewster (William Ragsdale) when he expresses his thoughts about fanged new neighbor Jerry Dandridge (Chris Sarandon). His girlfriend, Amy (Amanda Bearse), thinks Charley is avoiding their relationship issues, his single mom thinks Dandridge (Chris Sarandon) could be a potential boyfriend, and his buddy "Evil" (Stephen Geoffreys) just thinks Charley's losing it. Worst of all, Dandridge and his nasty assistant, Billy Cole (Jonathan Stark), are on to Charley's wild notions -- and have plans to pay him a late-night visit to silence him. With no one to help him, Charley turns to the one man he knows has faced the wrath of the undead and lived, the fearless vampire killer Peter Vincent (Roddy McDowall). A washed-up actor who has just been fired from his job as the host of a late-night horror show, Vincent is not about to believe in the rantings of an impressionable teen. However, lured by Amy's cash offer, he agrees to help her convince Charley that Dandridge isn't a vampire. There is just one problem: Dandridge is a vampire and when Amy falls under his evil spell, its up Charley and Peter to drive a stake through their potential romance. ~ Patrick Legare, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Chris Sarandon
    Chris Sarandon - Jerry Dandridge
  • William Ragsdale
    William Ragsdale - Charley Brewster
  • Amanda Bearse
    Amanda Bearse - Amy Peterson
  • Roddy McDowall
    Roddy McDowall - Peter Vincent
  • Stephen Geoffreys
    Stephen Geoffreys - Evil Ed

Overall Customer Rating

4.9 out of 54.9
7 Reviews
100%of customers recommend this product.

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