What I consider to be one of Carpenter’s better projects – Vampires is a great western – slayer mash up with a fantastic character in Jack Crow – a character I have often wished Carpenter might turn his sights on again at some point in his career. Vampires never seemed to get the love that I personally felt it deserved but it appears that Scream Factory agrees with me and have announced it will soon be inducted into the ranks of their coveted ‘Collector’s Edition’ Blu-rays.
If for some reason you’ve never seen this dynamic western twist on a classic vampire tale – the story goes as follows:
“Ever since his parents were murdered by vampires, Jack Crow (James Woods) has had one purpose in life: putting stakes through bloodsuckers’ hearts. With his battle-hardened crew of vampire killers and the assistance of the Catholic Church, Crow roams the New Mexico desert looking for undead lairs to annihilate. But he meets his match when, at a roadside motel, he comes face to face with Jan Valek (Thomas Ian Griffith), a vampire kingpin possessed of incredible powers.”
This must own blood sucker will hit shelves on Sept. 24th – no word on special features yet but – we do have the newly designed artwork that will grace the front cover of the release. I think you’re going to like this!