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Remastered ‘Blacula’ Films Finally Coming to Blu-Ray in the U.S. in Feb

Remastered 'Blacula' Films Finally Coming to Blu-Ray in the U.S. in Feb

It was this
past August when I reported the news that both the 1972 horror blaxploitation
classic “Blacula,” and the 1973 sequel “Scream Blacula Scream,” were finally coming, remastered, to blu-ray/DVD this month (HERE).

The catch, however,
was that it was coming out only in the U.K., from British video label, Eureka Entertainment, which meant that the discs would be Region B. What that
means is, unless you own a multi-region blu-ray DVD player, viewers here in
States would be unable to watch it (since, by some secret agreement between DVD
player manufacturers and videos labels) domestic DVD players are “locked”
Region A.

But I added
this caveat: There’s a chance that the American video label, Shout Factory’s horror
film specialty label, Scream Factory, might release the “Blacula”
Blu-rays in the States, since Scream Factory has previously released  a number of American International horror
film titles from the 60’s and 70’s, on Blu-ray. So a Region 1 “Blacula”
Blu-ray DVD could be in the works.

Well, guess
what? I was right. Shout Factory announced today that they were going to be releasing
both “Blacula” films on the horror specialty label Scream Factory in February

So is
everyone happy now?

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