Fang Me

Fang Me

Aug 19, 2009

How do you like your bloodletting? Do you prefer the sex, violence and Southern Gothic charms of the vampires surrounding Sookie Stackhouse on HBO’s True Blood, or are the longing stares, pregnant pauses and Robert Pattinson’s magical coiffure in Twilight enough to satisfy your immortal cravings? Blu-ray Bob is firmly in the former camp and if you are too, you’ll want a vampire tale with a little more bite than the teen-friendly The Twilight Saga: New Moon is likely to offer this November. Fortunately, Lionsgate is bringing director Kathryn Bigelow’s 1987 cult classic Near Dark to Blu-ray on November 10, just before New Moon rises in theaters. The story about a good-looking country boy (Adrian Pasdar) used to hunting local girls who himself becomes hunted by an outlaw pack of vampires has more palpable teen angst—and more action—than Twilight. Since Bigelow was romantically involved with James Cameron when Near Dark was made, it’s not surprising that she lifted three actors from Aliens for her vampires—Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton and Jenette Goldstein. The BD debut will feature a beautiful 1080p widescreen picture and a 5.1 DTS-HD soundtrack, but no word yet if the bonus features will match the excellent two-disc Anchor Bay Near Dark DVD from a few years ago. Here is to hoping Lionsgate doesn’t bleed us dry with an anemic offering.

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