I guess it’s going ‘straight-to-DVD’ so to speak, –I’m old, I still think of it as ‘straight-to-video’, which basically means your film is a) independent, or b) crap, –the two are not mutually exclusive, and even though I am excited to see where they’ve taken the original story, I do approach sequels with caution. The story picks up about a year after Barrow, Alaska was pretty much burned to the ground after some vampires popped in to visit. Stella, widow of the man-turned-vampire-hero, is running around trying to convince people that vampires do represent a serious threat, and of course, everyone thinks she’s insane. She’s ready to give up, when three weirdos come along and offer her a chance for REVENGE! dun dun dun! She goes off to hunt the vampire queen, Lilith, which of course means lots of blood, gore, and vampire hijinx.
HorrorBid announces the release date for 30 Days of Night: Dark Days, on DVD and Blu-Ray:
“The bloodthirsty vampires are back October 5th when 30 Days of Night: Dark Days – the action-packed sequel to the globally successful franchise – arrives on DVD and in a Blu-ray + DVD Combo pack from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The cast features Kiele Sanchez (TV’s “Lost”), Harold Perrineau (Felon, TV’s “Lost”), Mia Kirshner (The Black Dahlia, Not Another Teen Movie), Diora Baird (Wedding Crashers) and Rhys Coiro (TV’s “24”)….
From production company Ghost House Pictures, 30 Days of Night: Dark Days was co-written by Steve Niles, the creator of the original graphic novels, along with director Ben Ketai.
Both the DVD and Blu-ray™ + DVD combo pack contain special features, including filmmaker commentary and The Gritty Realism of Dark Days, a new featurette that provides an all access behind-the-scenes exploration of the production design, make-up effects and cinematography used to create the gory war on the vampires. The Blu-ray™ + DVD combo pack is also enhanced with an exclusive Blu-ray interactive featurette, Graphic Inspirations: From Comic to Film, which compares and contrasts the visuals of the graphic novel with the imagery from the film, with discussion by director Ben Ketai.
30 Days of Night: Dark Days will be available in a Blu-ray™ + DVD Combo Pack for $30.95 SRP and on DVD for $24.96 SRP.”
I don’t think I’ll buy this one before I’ve screened it through Netflix; $25 is a lot to spend on faith that it’s going to rock. Netflix should have Dark Days available for rental fairly soon, so if you’re like me, and want to sample the goods before you pay, I suggest adding Dark Days to your queue, –after the last season of Weeds and True Blood, of course.