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Hammer Horror fans already have a new Blu-ray release of Dracula: Prince of Darkness to look forward to from Scream Factory, and now Warner Archive is bringing more Christopher Lee Hammer Horror movies to life in high definition with new remastered Blu-ray releases of The Satanic Rites of Dracula and Dracula A.D. 1972.

Announced on Warner Archive's official Facebook page, the new Blu-rays of The Satanic Rites of Dracula and Dracula A.D. 1972 do not have release dates yet, but they are expected to come out this year, along with 1974's Bad Ronald.

We'll keep Daily Dead readers updated on the exact release dates for these Blu-rays when they're revealed, and in the meantime, we have a look at the cover art, technical specs, and synopses below (via Warner Archive):

"The Satanic Rites of Dracula

SATANIC RITES OF DRACULA (1974)
NEW 2018 1080p HD remaster!
Run Time 88:00
Subtitles English SDH
Sound DTS HD-Master Audio 2.0 - English
Aspect Ratio 1.78:1, 16 X 9 WIDESCREEN
COLOR
Disc Configuration BD 25

A dying man’s report of a ritual black mass stirs Britain’s security chief into action, and a mansion filled with young vampire girls is soon discovered. And this is but the first twist in a labyrinth of horror. Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee pair up for the final Hammer Dracula in this follow-up to Dracula A.D. 1972. In this go-round, the Count (Christopher Lee, naturally) follows a more pulpish, super-villainous playbook, posing as a millionaire industrialist alive and well and living in London while secretly brewing up a batch of super-plague in a quest to destroy the world. Mixing Satanists, spies and sci-fi, the film makes viewers glad that Peter Cushing is on hand to solidly anchor the more outré elements as the effortlessly expositioning Dr. Van Helsing. Lee, in turn, has more dialogue as Dracula than was the norm, and ratchets up the evil to the nth degree. Joanna Lumley (Absolutely Fabulous) costars. Also known as Count Dracula and His Vampire Bride.

Dracula A.D. 1972

DRACULA AD 1972 (1972)
NEW 2018 1080p HD remaster!
Run Time 96:00
Subtitles English SDH
Sound DTS HD-Master Audio 2.0 - English
Aspect Ratio 1.78:1, 16 X 9 WIDESCREEN
COLOR
Disc Configuration BD 50

London’s become a small town for a handful of jaded psychedelic-era hipsters. But Johnny Alucard has a groovy new way for his pals to get their kicks. A certain ritual will be the living end, he insists. And if you still wonder where Johnny’s coming from, try spelling his last name backwards.

Dracula is raised into the modern era in this Hammer Studios shocker that’s “quite well done” (John Stanley, Creature Features). Christopher Lee dons the cape for the sixth time and seeks out fresh victims. As archnemesis Van Helsing, fellow horror legend Peter Cushing clutches a vial of holy water and edges within throwing distance. Their harrowing battle royale is not to be missed. In fact, it’s the living end.

Bad Ronald

BAD RONALD (1974)
NEW 2018 1080p HD remaster!
Run Time 74:00
Subtitles English SDH
Sound DTS HD-Master Audio 2.0 - English
Aspect Ratio 4 X 3 FULL FRAME, 1.33:1
Disc Configuration BD 25
COLOR

How bad is Ronald? The Wood family finds out when they move into a house with an extra the realtor didn’t know about: teenage Ronald, who’s been hiding in a secret room ever since he killed a neighbor girl. Ronald was a little weird when he entered the room. Now he’s creepy-scary crazy. And he finds the three pretty Wood daughters very, very interesting. A fine cast that includes Scott Jacoby (The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane), Kim Hunter (Planet of the Apes) and Dabney Coleman (Tootsie) maintains a nerve-tightening atmosphere of suspense as Ronald begins terrorizing the unsuspecting family. Bad Ronald. Great horror flick!"

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Derek Anderson
About the Author - Derek Anderson

Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.

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