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SPHE Press Release: Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark (2011) (Blu-ray)

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#1 of 2 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted October 26 2011 - 09:10 AM

“Scares the hell out of you.” -  Eric Vespe, Ain’t It Cool News

Presented by Guillermo del Toro


Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce and Bailee Madison Star in

“... Hands Down One of the Best – and Scariest – Horror Films of 2011” (Tony Timpone, Fangoria)

Debuting on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital January 3rd  

Bonus Features Include Three Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes

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CULVER CITY, CALIF. (October 26, 2011) – Katie Holmes (Batman BeginsJack and Jill), Guy Pearce (The King’s Speech, HBO’s “Mildred Pierce”) and Bailee Madison (Just Go With It) star in Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, the frightening horror film from Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s LabyrinthHellboy) debuting on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital January 3rd from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. When she moves in with her father (Pearce) and his new girlfriend (Holmes), Sally (Madison) starts to hear voices coming from creatures in the basement. Blu-ray and DVD bonus materials include the three-part making-of documentary that explores “The Story,” “Blackwood’s Mansion,” and “The Creatures.” Blu-ray exclusive features include a conceptual art gallery.  Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark will be available for $35.99 SRP (Blu-ray) and $30.99 SRP (DVD).


Sally, a young girl, moves to Rhode Island to live with her father and his new girlfriend in the 19th century mansion they are restoring. While exploring the house, Sally starts to hear voices coming from creatures in the basement whose hidden agenda is to claim her as one of their own.

Blu-ray and DVD Bonus Features Include:

§  Three-Part Making-of Documentary

o   “The Story”

o    “Blackwood’s Mansion”

o   “The Creatures”

Blu-Ray Exclusive Bonus Features Include:

§  Conceptual Art Gallery

Directed by Troy Nixey from a screenplay by Guillermo Del Toro and Matthew Robbins and the teleplay by Nigel McKeand, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark was produced by Mark Johnson and Guillermo Del Toro.

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark has a running time of 99 minutes and is rated R for violence and terror.

BD Catalog #: 39204

DVD Catalog #: 39207

BD UPC Code: 0-43396-39204-5

DVD UPC Code: 0-43396-39207-6

BD Order Date: 12/1/11

DVD Order Date: 12/1/11

BD SLP: $35.99

DVD SLP: $30.99



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#2 of 2 OFFLINE   Brisby


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Posted October 26 2011 - 02:19 PM

I greatly enjoyed this film, and will gladly add it to my collection of Halloween-time staples by next October. :) Shame there aren't more extras.

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