Dogs have long been referred to as "man's best friend," but they can be loyal to the undead as well, as evidenced in 1977's Dracula's Dog, aka Zoltan... Hound of Dracula, coming to Blu-ray this fall with a new 4K master from the team at Kino Lorber, who are also releasing 1966's Billy the Kid vs. Dracula on Blu-ray this August.
An exact release date for the Dracula's Dog Blu-ray has yet to be announced, but it is expected to arrive in October, while Billy the Kid vs. Dracula is slated for an August 20th release.
Directed by Albert Band from a screenplay by Frank Ray Perilli, Dracula's Dog stars José Ferrer, Michael Pataki, and Reggie Nalder.
Dracula's Dog Synopsis (via Blu-ray.com): "Russian soldiers accidentally unleash the servant of Dracula, as well as his dog, during excavations of Romania. Together, they set out for America, to find the last descendant of the great Count."
Directed by William Beaudine from a screenplay by Carl Hittleman, Billy the Kid vs. Dracula stars Chuck Courtney as William "Billy the Kid" Bonney and John Carradine as Count Dracula. The film also features Melinda Casey and Virginia Christine.
Billy the Kid vs. Dracula Synopsis (via Blu-ray.com): "Dracula travels to the American West, intent on making a beautiful ranch owner his next victim. Her fiance, outlaw Billy the Kid, finds out about it and rushes to save her."
Special features have yet to be announced, but we'll keep Daily Dead readers updated on both Blu-ray releases as more details are revealed. In the meantime, if you're unfamiliar with Dracula's Dog and Billy the Kid vs. Dracula, you can watch their theatrical trailers below: