Blu-ray Review “Prom Night: Special Edition (1980)”

Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Leslie Nielsen, Jeff Wincott, Anne-Marie Martin, Robert A. Silverman, Mary Beth Rubens
Director: Paul Lynch
Rated: R (Restricted)
Studio: Synapse Films
Release Date: September 9, 2014
Run Time: 92 minutes

Film: 4 out of 5 stars
Blu-ray: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Extras: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Who doesn’t remember the classic 80’s tagline “If you’re not back by midnight, you won’t be coming home!” That is honestly something that films today lack, which is a solid memorable tagline! Synapse is behind this brand-new 2K high definition transfer which was taken from the original 35mm camera negative. Plus who doesn’t love seeing Jamie Lee Curtis in a bra in HD? 😉 They give this film a lot of love and it has never looked better. The film also still holds up today and hopefully will wipe the horrible remake from our memory. A must for any horror fan and perfectly times for the Halloween season.

Official Premise: Jamie Lee Curtis (“Halloween”) and Leslie Nielsen (“The Naked Gun”) star in this celebrated slasher horror classic. Four Hamilton High seniors are hiding a terrible secret. What happened to Robin Hammond six years ago was a game that turned into a horrible tragedy, and someone saw what they did… someone waiting for gruesome revenge! Wearing a black hood and wielding an axe, a killer brutally slaughters the teenagers one by one at their high school prom. As the spotlight falls on the newly crowned prom king and queen, the psychopath will show everyone his new favorite game to play…

The Special Edition Blu-ray release for “Prom Night” comes with a great Blu-ray presentation. The 1080p transfer for this film with a 1.78:1 aspect ratio is really outstanding. You can see that a lot of time and effort went into this restoration. Synapse Films also includes a solid brand new 5.1 DTS-HD MA surround track. It works well with the suspense and the film’s score. Also included with this Blu-ray is the original 2.0 Mono track, but the new track is personally my choice here.

The special features are fantastic like the film. There is over 10 minutes of additional footage from the original NBC TV Broadcast. There is a brand new 40+ minute behind the scenes featurette called “The Horrors of Hamilton High: The Making of Prom Night” with select cast and crew interviews. There is a decent commentary track with Director Paul Lynch & Screenwriter William Gray. Lastly there are Never-Before-Seen Outtakes From Prom Night and a Motion Still Gallery that are both Exclusive to Blu-ray along with the Original Theatrical Trailer & Television Spots, rounding out these great extras.

Disney’s “Prom” Blu-ray Giveaway [ENDED]



Available on Blu-ray ™ and DVD Combo Pack August 30th

At PROM, every couple has a story and no two are exactly alike. For Nova Prescott (Aimee Teegarden), it’s a classic tale of opposites attracting when she finds herself drawn to the guy (Thomas McDonell) who gets in the way of her perfect prom. Share the laughter and the drama as secrets are brought to light, seemingly steady relationships unravel and new romance catches fire. Get ready for this hilariously heartfelt date with destiny featuring a hot ensemble cast of rising young stars and cool bonus features. There are hundreds of nights in high school, but there’s only one PROM!

To celebrate the Disney release of “PROM”, Media Mikes would like to giveaway 10 copies of the Blu-ray™ Combo Pack (Blu-ray™ + DVD). If you would like to win one of these great prizes, please leave us a comment below or send us an email and let us know your favorite high school movie. This giveaway will be open until Tuesday September 6th at Noon, Eastern Time and is only open to residents of the United States. Only one entry per person, per household; all other entries will be considered invalid. Once the giveaway ends, Movie Mikes will randomly pick out winners and alert the winners via email

Label: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
Genre: Comedy
Running Time: 104
MPAA Rating:PG
Language: English, Spanish, French
Sound: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio(48 kHz/24-Bit), French Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound

Bonus features for the DVD:
– Putting on PROM: Making of Featurette
– Bloopers

Bonus features for the Blu-ray™:
– Everything on the DVD, plus…
– “Last Chance Lloyd” Exclusive Short
– 4 Deleted Scenes—With introductions by producer Justin Springer and director Joe Nussbaum.
– 7 Music Videos:
– Allstar Weekend—“Not Your Birthday”
– Neon Trees—“Your Surrender”
– Moon—“Time Stand”
– Nolan Sotillo—“We Could Be Anything” (English version)
– Nolan Sotillo—“Juntos Lo Haremos Bien” (Spanish version)
– Those Dancing Days—“I’ll Be Yours”
– Girl In A Coma—“Come On, Let’s Go”

Bonus features for the movie download:
– Everything on the DVD, plus…
– 3 Music Videos:
– Allstar Weekend—“Not Your Birthday”
– Neon Trees—“Your Surrender”
– Moon—“Time Stand”


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