Tales from the Crypt Presents Demon Knight [DVD] [1995]

  • SKU: 5997601
  • Release Date: 10/07/2003
  • Rating: R
Directed by Spike Lee cinematographer Ernest Dickerson, this biting horror flick from the makers of the HBO anthology series Tales From the Crypt stars Billy Zane and Jada Pinkett. The film centers on a battle between good and evil as the inhabitants of an old hotel attempt to keep an otherworldly villain and his army of ghouls from unleashing a demonic apocalypse on the world. This second DVD treatment of the film improves slightly on the first, but remains an essentially bare-bones offering. The film has been transferred in widescreen with the original English soundtrack mastered in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound. Additionally, there is a dubbed French audio track and subtitles in Spanish and French.
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (18 out of 18)

    Synopsis


    Demon Knight
    This first theatrical feature spun off from the television series Tales from the Crypt (which was in turn inspired by the infamous EC horror comics of the 1950s) concerns a mysterious man named Brayker (Bill Sadler), who arrives at a church-turned-rooming house in a small town in New Mexico. Hot on his trail is an equally mysterious and very menacing figure known as the Collector (Billy Zane), who arrives with policemen in tow; he claims that Brayker stole some keys from him, and he wants the cops to help him reclaim them. It turns out, however, that the "keys" are actually several amulets that contain drops of the blood of Christ; they can be used to ward off evil in the right hands, but they can lead the world to doom if used improperly. the Collector and his forces lay siege to the house with the other residents caught in the middle between Brayker and the Collector, including alcoholic Uncle Willy (Dick Miller), prostitute Cordelia (Brenda Bakke), sleazy Southerner Roach (Thomas Haden Church), postal employee Wally (Charles Fleischer), sensible Jeryline (Jada Pinkett), and landlady Irene (CCH Pounder). Bordello of Blood, the second Tales from the Crypt feature, hit theaters the following year. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Billy Zane
      Billy Zane - The Collector
    • William Sadler
      William Sadler - Brayker
    • Jada Pinkett Smith
      Jada Pinkett Smith - Jeryline
    • Brenda Bakke
      Brenda Bakke - Cordelia
    • CCH Pounder
      CCH Pounder - Irene



    Customer rating

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    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great film, decent picture

      Posted
      Carlitos
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      Demon Knight is one of my all-time favorite horror films so when I heard ScreamFactory were releasing it I just had to have it! In my honest opinion this is the best film for all the actor's involved (Jada, Billy Zane, etc.) and they gave their best performances here considering it's a campy-gorey horrorfest. Unfortunately I had to knock off one star because the picture quality is only Good, not Excellent. In this day and age, remastering of old films have soiled us and while this release has a picture quality far superior to the DVD, I still notices little bits of artifacts (such as black lines and dots) throughout the movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Shlock Knight Fright

      Posted
      Tigon

      Billy Zane, Jada Pinkett-Smith, William Sadler plus Thomas Haden Church would star in this horror tale of a demonic man-hunter set to claim a Biblical relic from an immortal yet cursed drifter set preventing Armageddon. Derived from the 'Tales of the Crypt' series of HBO then Fox from the 1990's, this twisted horror comedy will be a scare, shock and surprise to watch if you can tolerate the corny jokes and rim shot action. Definitely NOT for small children or haters of gore, the rocking soundtrack is superb for horror and metal fans alike.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A Demon blast

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      Countprice
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      It had been since the days of VHS when I last watched Demon Knight so I was skeptical of it holding up. I can confidently say after watching Demon Knight, it's better than I remember! There is fun to be had and gore to be appalled by. Billy Zane turns in a wonderful performance and the rest of the cast is pretty great also. If you've wondered how Demon Knight, would be after all these years, pick it up. You won't be disappointed.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Overlooked Gem

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      Ghost
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      There's a reason SCREAM Factory chose this movie for one of their awesome releases: It's a BLAST from the past. It's loud, fun 90's horror that really holds up and SF's care and custom artwork reinforces that. If you remember liking this, or are thinking about giving it a watch for the first time: this is the release you want.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Classic Horror Comedy

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      ilr100
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      I remember watching this movie years ago and always thought it was a great movie. Although not particularly "scary", the special effects/makeup and story kept me entertained. This release by Scream Factory is a great blu-ray to own.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A Classic

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      BeerMan82
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      You can't talk about the horror genre without mentioning Tales From The Crypt. The humor and horror work well together and make this a staple for any collection.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Crypt Keeper Classic

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      agentJFK
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      I forgot how much I loved this movie but it has good, creepy story and fun dialogue.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Stands the Test of Time

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      Brentold1
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      Demon Knight on blu ray looksxand sounds great...glad to see the movie holds up well. Great soundtrack too!

      I would recommend this to a friend



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