June 29, 2021
Lionsgate will release the 1989 horror-comedy Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat on Blu-ray Disc through its Vestron Video collector’s series Aug. 17.
Seeking atonement for centuries of human carnage, Count Mardulak (David Carradine) has instructed Purgatory’s vampire residents to slather on SPF 100 sunblock, pursue daytime activities and drink only synthetic blood. But some vampires don’t agree with Mardulak — they want real blood, even if it means a vampire civil war. The cast also includes Bruce Campbell, Maxwell Caulfield, Morgan Brittany, Jim Metzler, John Ireland, Deborah Foreman and M. Emmet Walsh.
The Blu-ray edition also includes a digital copy of the film. Extras include a commentary with director Anthony Hickox and cinematographer Levie Isaacks; isolated score selections and audio interviews with music historian Randall Larson and producer Jefferson Richard; the theatrical trailer; a still gallery; and several featurettes:
- “Wild Weird West” — An interview with director Anthony Hickox;
- “Bloodsuckers From Purgatory” — An Interview with special makeup effects creator Tony Gardner;
- “Memories of Moab” — An interview with actor Bruce Campbell;
- “A Vampire Reformed” — An interview with actor David Carradine;
- “A True Character” — An interview with actor M. Emmet Walsh.