Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Coolest Cover Art Ever?

For all you UK'ers out there, you're in for quite a treat this holiday season. At long last, the Christmas horror classic 'Silent Night, Deadly Night' will be released uncut (for the first time ever in the UK) on region 2 DVD in just a couple short weeks (Nov. 23rd). Although we've had the flick uncut on DVD here in the states for several years now, I can't help but be incredibly jealous of the cover art you guys are getting. As much as I love the classic image of Santa coming out of a chimney holding an axe that's on the US DVD's (and on the shirt i'm currently wearing), this is by far one of the coolest cover arts I have ever seen. Please put this on a shirt or make a poster out of it!



I have such a love for SNDN, especially around this time of the year, that I just might have to pick this one up even though I already own the rare and out of print SNDN/SNDN Part 2 Double Feature. Being that that set sells for upwards of $60 on Amazon, it's one of my most prized DVD possessions in my entire collection. SNDN was re-released (on its own) in 2008, which also went out of print - this time before I could snatch it up. As for SNDN Part 2, it can only be gotten on DVD in the afformentioned Double Feature set, which makes the DVD all the more precious to me. If only SNDN 3, 4, and 5 would come to DVD. If only it were a perfect world....

Oh wait! That's right! They are! On December first of this year, 'Silent Night, Deadly Night' parts 3, 4, and 5 will be released in the form of a box set - which can be pre-ordered right now for a mere $14.99!



So whether you live in the UK or in the US, i'd say you have something to be excited about this Christmas!

Anyone else out there have a yearly tradition of watching the Silent Night flicks? I always watch part 1 and 2 but have never actually seen 3, 4, or 5. Needless to say, I cannot wait to have a marathon of all five next month!

9 comments:

Emily said...

Ohhhhhh yeah. We used to rent one every year, then switched to Jack Frost when we ran out of Silent Nights. I think I remember Part 5 being awesome, and either 3 or 4 being awful, and the other being okay. For me, nothing beats Part 2. It's the ideal film because you get all the good from part 1, plus GARBAGE DAY!!! which never fails to make me happier than anything that ever lived.

I am, quite obviously, insanely jealous that you have the original release of 1 & 2. When, when I ask you! will they be rereleased for my pleasure?

Johnny said...

That's a question I unfortunately don't have the answer to =(

Chuck Conry said...

This is by far one of my favorites!

I to was lucky enough to get the DVD with part 1 and 2 on it. It was the last copy the store had and probably one of the last copies even around here..plus I only paid like 16 bucks for it.

I haven't gotten the chance to see 3,4,or 5 either so I've had my calender marked for when the boxed set comes out because I can't wait.

J. Astro said...

Yes! Not only do I have a tradition of watching SNDN's each year, I have the same rare double feature that you do. I particularly like the 'gallery of outrage' feature. :)

Matt-suzaka said...

That is without a question, the greatest box art I have ever seen! I haven't watched any of the SNDN films since VHS was still prevalent, but man would I love to get my hands of the first two films. I may actually consider picking up that UK edition - the cover alone makes it worth the cash!

Jenn said...

I'm a HUGE fan of this series (PUNISH!) and now I'm a HUGE fan of this UK poster art. Very, very nice!

Soon it will be time for my annual SNDN/Christmas Evil/Santa's Slay marathon. Soon! (Said while rubbing hands together menacingly and giggling).

Noelle said...

Thanks for this post. I just pre-ordered the box set from Amazon. I'm so pumped!!!

Johnny said...

Jenn - Christmas just isn't Christmas without those three movies! Love Christmas Evil and Santa's Slay. In fact I too had a double feature of SNDN and Santa's Slay last year!

Noelle - =) Enjoy!

Carl (ILHM) said...

Im kinda really digging the 3,4,5 cover art too!! Cant wait to grab this one, I own the double feature as well so this will complete the set, never seen any of the other films yet =D