Scream Factory revealed the cover art for Wes Craven‘s The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988) Collector’s Edition Blu-ray a while back but needed time to solidify the bonus features. Now we get to see what they are. The news-worthy bonus features includes a new HD transfer taken from the original The Serpent and the Rainbow inter-positive negatives, a new audio commentary with Bill Pullman, and a “making of” featurette including many interviews. Bill Pullman, Cathy Tyson, and Zakes Mokae star in The Serpent and the Rainbow.
Press Release: Loyal fans of legendary director Wes Craven (Scream, The People Under the Stairs, A Nightmare on Elm Street) know well the terrifying story of one man’s nightmarish journey into the eerie and deadly world of voodoo from the 1988 horror cult classic THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW, directed by Craven and executive produced by Rob Cohen (The Fast and the Furious, The Running Man), and Keith Barish (The Fugitive,Big Trouble in Little China). The film stars Bill Pullman (Independence Day, Lake Placid), Cathy Tyson (Priest, Neil Jordan’s Mona Lisa), Zakes Mokae (Waterworld, The Island) and Paul Winfield (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, The Terminator). On February 23, 2016, Scream Factory(TM) is proud to present THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW Collector’s Edition Blu-ray(TM), packed with insightful bonus content including new interviews with actor Bill Pullman, author Wade Davis, director of photography John Lindley and special makeup effects artists Lance Anderson and David Anderson, and much more.
Available for the first time on Blu-ray(TM), this definitive collector’s edition contains a collectible cover featuring newly rendered retro-style artwork and a reversible cover wrap featuring original theatrical key art. A must-have for movie collectors, horror enthusiasts and loyal fans, Wes Craven’s THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW Collector’s Edition Blu-ray is priced to own at $34.93 SRP.
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A Harvard anthropologist (Bill Pullman) is sent to Haiti to retrieve a strange powder that is said to have the power to bring human beings back from the dead. In his quest to find the miracle drug, the cynical scientist enters the rarely seen netherworld of walking zombies, blood rites and ancient curses. Based on the true life experiences of Wade Davis and filmed on location in Haiti, it’s a frightening excursion into black magic and the supernatural.
KEITH BARISH presents A ROB COHEN/DAVID LADD Production
"THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW" Starring BILL PULLMAN CATHY TYSON ZAKES MOKAE PAUL WINFIELD
Screenplay by RICHARD MAXWELL and A.R. SIMOUN Inspired by the Book by WADE DAVIS
Music by BRAD FIEDEL Production Designer DAVID NICHOLS Editor GLENN FARR
Executive Producers ROB COHEN and KEITH BARISH Produced by DAVID LADD and DOUG CLAYBOURNE
Directed by WES CRAVEN
A UNIVERSAL PICTURE
Wes Craven’s THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW Collector’s Edition Blu-ray(TM)
NEW 2015 HD transfer from the inter-positive film element
NEW audio commentary with actor Bill Pullman
NEW The Making of The Serpent and the Rainbow featuring new interviews with actor Bill Pullman, author Wade Davis, director of photography John Lindley and special makeup effects artists Lance Anderson and David Anderson
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Directed by Wes Craven
Official Synopsis: In 1985, after a successful research in Amazonas, Dr. Dennis Alan from Harvard is invited by the president of a Boston pharmaceutics industry, Andrew Cassedy, to travel to Haiti to investigate the case of a man named Christophe that died in 1978 and has apparently returned to life. Andrew wants samples of the voodoo drug that was used in Christophe to be tested with the intention of producing a powerful anesthetic. Dr. Alan travels to meet Dr. Marielle Duchamp that is treating Christophe and arrives in Haiti in a period of revolution. Soon Alan is threatened by the chief of the feared Tonton Macuse Dargent Peytraud, who is a torturer and powerful witch. Alan learns that death is not the end in the beginning of his journey to hell.
Cast: Bill Pullman, Michael Gough, William Newman, Zakes Mokae, Francis Guinan, Paul Winfield, Dey Young, Paul Guilfoyle, Evencio Mosquera Slaco, Johnny…
Genres: Horror, Fantasy