Earlier this summer, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment gave Stephen King fans a big reason to rejoice when they announced a September 20th release date for their IT miniseries Blu-ray. And now they've added two other King adaptations to their September 20th Blu-ray slate: 1979's two-part miniseries Salem's Lot (1979) and the horror anthology Cat's Eye (1985), with the former being released with a new audio commentary by director Tobe Hooper.

EW reports that Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release Salem's Lot and Cat's Eye on Blu-ray, respectively, on September 20th.

On the new audio commentary for Salem's Lot, director Tobe Hooper will discuss what should be fascinating insights on the making of the miniseries based on King's 1975 novel about a small New England town with a serious bloodsucker problem.

Featuring adaptations of King's short stories "Quitters, Inc." and "The Ledge," as well as a third tale starring Drew Barrymore, a sinister troll, and a resilient tomcat named "General," the horror anthology Cat's Eye will come with a commentary by director Lewis Teague.

The IT miniseries Blu-ray, meanwhile, will feature a collectible Pennywise shirt and the previously released audio commentary by director Tommy Lee Wallace and cast members Dennis Christopher, Tim Reid, John Ritter, and Richard Thomas.

Below, we have the synopses and Blu-ray cover art for all three movies, and be sure to stay tuned to Daily Dead for more details. Will you be adding these titles to your home media shelf before Halloween? Also, in case you missed it, check out our own Scott Drebit's recent "It Came From the Tube" article on Salem's Lot.

Salem's Lot synopsis (via Blu-ray.com): "A New England village is plagued by vampirism in this blood-curdling shocker based on the bestselling novel by Stephen King, directed by Tobe Hooper (Poltergeist) and starring David Soul, James Mason, Bonnie Bedelia, Lew Ayres and Ed Flanders.

Sinister events bring together a writer fascinated with an old hilltop house, a suave antiques dealer whose expertise goes beyond bric-a-brac and the dealer's mysterious, pale-skinned partner."

Cat's Eye synopsis (via Blu-ray.com): "An anthology of three Stephen King short stories, connected by a supernatural stray cat who wanders through each tale."

IT synopsis: "“It can be anything. A fanged monster that won’t stay on the movie screen. Something ominous lurking in the basement. No matter what your biggest fear is, no one knows It better than Stephen King.

Based on the King Of Horror’s 1986 bestseller, It is a jittery, jolting excursion into personal fear. A malevolent force in a small New England town takes the shape of a clown, but he’s not clowning around. Instead, he terrifies youngsters and brings some to their untimely doom – until some wily kids fight back.The evil resurfaces 30 years later: meaner, angrier, deadlier. And friends who vividly remember youthful terrors reunite to fight It.”

Blu-ray cover art via Blu-ray.com and Amazon:

Source: EW
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