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Vestron Video Summons Warlock Collection to Blu-Ray!

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There are certain horror franchises that everybody knows, and which would obviously need no introduction for anyone reading this website. I’m talking about your Halloweens, your Friday the 13ths, etc.

However, hardcore horror devotees are also aware of a selection of second-tier franchises. These center on villains or concepts just popular enough to earn them a cult following, but not enough to elevate them to A-list status.

This second category includes franchises such as Critters, Tremors, Leprechaun, and Wishmaster. Recently, the last of those series was brought to Blu-Ray for the first time by Lionsgate’s revived sub-label Vestron Video, in a handsome box set of all four Djinn-focused films.

Wishmaster Collection Blu-Ray Cover
Photo Credit: Lionsgate

In a fitting follow-up to the their Wishmaster set, Vestron has now announced plans to bring the Warlock complete series collection to Blu-Ray for the first time. All three films will receive shiny new digitally remastered transfers.

Hitting shelves on July 25th, Vestron’s Warlock set comes housed on only 2 discs, but packs a real punch content wise. Disc 1 houses the original 1989 Warlock film, which introduced Julian Sands as the titular character, a smoothly sadistic, mega powerful…warlock (duh) with a mission to bring about the apocalypse.

Julian Sands in Warlock (1989)
Photo Credit: Lionsgate

Disc 2 first plays host to underrated 1993 sequel Warlock: The Armageddon, which brings Sands’ character back, and tasks him with unleashing Satan himself upon the Earth. As one does when one is an evil bastard.

Disc 2 also contains 1999’s Warlock III: The End of Innocence, which recasts Sands with Passenger 57 villain Bruce Payne. Payne actually isn’t all that bad in the role, but he’s sadly just not even close to as charismatic or charming as Sands was.

Bruce Payne in Warlock III (1999)
Photo Credit: Lionsgate

The Warlock series has some pretty impressive genre cred behind it, with the original film directed by Friday the 13th Part II and Halloween H20 helmer Steve Miner, and written by Pitch Black’s David Twohy.

Meanwhile, The Armageddon was directed by Anthony Hickox, maker of Waxwork and Hellraiser III. Finally, Warlock III features an all too rare lead performance from always gorgeous Hellraiser star Ashley Laurence,

Warlock Collection Blu-Ray Cover
Photo Credit: Lionsgate

Presented below is the full list of extras for Vestron’s Warlock Collection. In the meantime, remember this: Satan also has one son, and honestly, he’s kind of a dick.

DISC ONE: WARLOCK

  • NEW Audio Commentary with Director Steve Miner
  • NEW Isolated Score Selections/Audio Interview with Author Jeff Bond
  • NEW Interviews
    • “Satan’s Son” with Actor Julian Sands
    • “The Devil’s Work” with Director Steve Miner
    • “Effects of Evil” with Make-up Effects Creators Carl Fullerton and Neal Martz
  • Behind-the-Scenes Footage
  • Vintage Interview Segments with Cast and Crew
  • Vintage Featurette with Make-Up Effects Creators Carl Fullerton and Neal Martz
  • Vintage Featurette with Visual Effects Supervisors Patrick Read Johnson and Robert Habros, Animation Supervisor Mauro Maressa, and Matte Artist Robert Scifo
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • Video Trailer
    • TV Spots
    • Still Gallery

DISC TWO: WARLOCK THE ARMAGEDDON

  • NEW Audio Commentary with Director Anthony Hickox
  • Vintage Making-of Featurette Behind-the-Scenes Footage
  • Extended Vintage Interview Segments with Actor Julian Sands, Director Anthony Hickox, and Actress Paula Marshall
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Still Gallery

DISC TWO: WARLOCK III THE END OF INNOCENCE

  • Behind-the-Scenes Footage
  • Vintage Interview Segments with Cast and Crew
  • Trailer
  • Video Sales Promo
  • Still Gallery