Near Dark 4K release on the way for Kathryn Bigelow’s vampire classic

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

Details appear to be non-existent at this time, but Geek Gab News on Twitter has reported that Studio Canal UK is bringing the 1987 classic Near Dark (you can buy an older release HERE), one of the best vampire movies ever made, to 4K Ultra HD in the near future. 

4K Ultra HD discs are region free, so the Near Dark fans who aren't in the UK should still be able to enjoy this release… whenever it happens to be available. A street date has not yet been revealed.

Directed by Oscar winner (for The Hurt Locker) Kathryn Bigelow and scripted by our own Horror Hall of Fame member Eric Red, Near Dark has the following synopsis: 

Cowboy Caleb Colton meets gorgeous Mae at a bar, and the two have an immediate attraction. But when Mae turns out to be a vampire and bites Caleb on the neck, their relationship gets complicated. Wracked with a craving for human blood, Caleb is forced to leave his family and ride with Mae and her gang of vampires, including the evil Severen. Along the way Caleb must decide between his new love of Mae and the love of his family.

The film boasts an incredible cast, with Aliens stars Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton, and Jenette Goldstein reuniting and being joined by Adrian Pasdar, Jenny Wright, Tim Thomerson, and Joshua Miller.

We'll let you know when the release date for the Near Dark 4K Ultra HD disc is announced. In the meantime, Geek Gab News also provided a look at some potential cover art (note that it says "Artwork TBD" at the bottom), and you can check that out below.

Bigelow's other directing credits include the Red collaboration Blue Steel, the action classic Point Break, and the underappreciated Strange Days. Red has written several other great genre movies, including The Hitcher, Body Parts, Bad Moon, and 100 Feet.

Near Dark 4k

Source: Geek Gab News

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