New John Carpenter Steelbooks From Scream Factory
We really are in a golden age of physical media. Not only has vinyl come back in a big way cornering the music collector with insane packaging, new liner notes, and typically albums that have never before been released in any format. Even cassette tapes and VHS are having a boom, albeit minor, in recent years for die hard format collectors. And of course, Blu Ray is currently at the top of its game. And we have companies like Scream Factory to thank for that.
Scream Factory just announced that this March, they will be releasing John Carpenter’s Prince of Darkness and Assault on Precinct 13 in new limited edition steelbooks! Scream Factory stated, “Our Steelbook® releases this past summer of The Fog, They Live and Escape from New York were very successful so we’re offering two more from John Carpenter’s roster next Spring! PRINCE OF DARKNESS and ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 are being reissued in limited-edition Steelbook packaging with only 10,000 of each being produced. Official Release Date for both are March 27th but they will ship two weeks early if you order directly from us.”
The releases will be identical to the previous Collector's Editions that were released in 2013, just with the new packaging and key art. The art is provided by Nathanael Marsh, who previously worked on the steelbook releases for The Fog, They Live, and Escape from New York. And as always with these limited edition releases from Scream Factory, if you order directly from their site you will receive a 28.5”x16.5” lithograph print of the newly commissioned illustrations.
You can pre-order both Blu Ray’s directly from Scream Factory, which will ship two weeks before release date, and they will both be in stores on March 27th!