Rent Prince of Darkness (1987)

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1h 38min
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Synopsis:
Deep in the basement of an abandoned church, once run by a sinister religious sect, lies a strange bottle of green liquid being investigated by a group of local theoretic physics students. But as the night draws in the students soon realise that the strange relic holds a dark and powerful force beyond their control. A force that could well be the essence of pure evil: the remains of Satan himself.
Actors:
, , , , , , , Ann Yen, , , , , , , , ,
Directors:
Producers:
Larry J. Franco
Writers:
John Carpenter
Studio:
StudioCanal
Genres:
Classics, Horror
BBFC:
Release Date:
21/10/2002
Run Time:
98 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Exclusive Audio Commentary by Director John Carpenter
BBFC:
Release Date:
26/11/2018
Run Time:
102 minutes
Languages:
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Malevolent: Unearthing John Carpenter's 'Prince of Darkness'
  • Sympathy for the Devil: Interview with John Carpenter
  • Horror's Hallowed Grounds with Sean Clark
  • Introduction by John Carpenter
  • Scene Analysis by John Carpenter
  • Audio Commentary by Writer and Director John Carpenter and Actor Peter Jason
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Photo Gallery including Behind the Scenes
  • Radio Spots
BBFC:
Release Date:
18/03/2019
Run Time:
102 minutes
Languages:
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, English LPCM Stereo
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 0 (All)
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
(0) All

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Reviews (2) of Prince of Darkness

Mediocre scares - Prince of Darkness review by VG

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16/10/2020

A politically problematic, overwritten and at times fairly dumb but still partially suspenseful and atmospheric occult horror of faith and science.

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A near-total misfire - Prince of Darkness review by LC

Spoiler Alert
29/10/2020

Stylistically, this is recognisably a John Carpenter movie, with another group of isolated characters battling for survival, set against a moody synth soundtrack - unfortunately however, it falls flat on pretty much every level. Where the mix of SF and horror worked brilliantly in 'The Thing', here the attempt to merge supernatural horror with scientific theory just feels messy, whilst the threat element is too nebulous ( we have an eerie glowing container, murderous tramps, zombies who shoot water from their mouths, people who turn into bugs, and a demon from a mirror dimension) to act as a strong hook. Worst of all, the characters are all flat and uninteresting, so it's hard to care when they die anyway - even Donald Pleasance can't save this script.

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