Behold Blacula! America’s first African American vampire! In 1972’s Blacula, Prince Mamuwalda (William Marshall) is turned by Dracula into a ‘living fiend’ and entombed for nearly two centuries until he is unwittingly released in modern-day Los Angeles, where he goes all Fatal Attraction on Vonetta McGee’s Tina, who could be the reincarnation of his long-dead wife. Resurrected a year later, in 1973’s Scream Blacula Scream, Blacula encounters Pam Grier’s voodoo priestess who could be the answer to bringing peace to his soul…
THE UK DUAL FORMAT RELEASE
The Eureka! Classics release includes brand new 1080p high-definition transfers and progressive DVD encodes; plus optional English subtitles. The extras include trailers for both films and introductions from Kim Newman; however there is a very informative booklet with neat articles by Josiah Howard, author of Blaxploitation Cinema: The Essential Reference Guide; and includes some reprints of original lobby cards and posters.
If you want to read more about the schlocky 70s horror double-bill, check out Pete’s full review (just click here).