For quite some time now, the folks at Scream Factory have been hard at work on a Collector's Edition Blu-ray of the late, great Wes Craven's The Serpent and the Rainbow. Today, they have rewarded fans' patience by revealing the release's official list of special features, and they are well worth the wait.

In addition to a fresh HD transfer taken from The Serpent and the Rainbow's original inter-positive, this Collector's Edition Blu-ray also includes a new commentary with lead actor Bill Pullman and a "making of" featurette with an impressive number of interviews. Scream Factory will release this special Blu-ray on February 23rd:

Press Release: Loyal fans of legendary director Wes Craven (Scream, The People Under the Stairs, A Nightmare on Elm Street) know well the terrifying story of one man's nightmarish journey into the eerie and deadly world of voodoo from the 1988 horror cult classic THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW, directed by Craven and executive produced by Rob Cohen (The Fast and the Furious, The Running Man), and Keith Barish (The Fugitive,Big Trouble in Little China).  The film stars Bill Pullman (Independence Day, Lake Placid), Cathy Tyson (Priest, Neil Jordan’s Mona Lisa), Zakes Mokae (Waterworld, The Island) and Paul Winfield (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, The Terminator). On February 23, 2016, Scream Factory™ is proud to present THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW Collector’s Edition Blu-ray™, packed with insightful bonus content including new interviews with actor Bill Pullman, author Wade Davis, director of photography John Lindley and special makeup effects artists Lance Anderson and David Anderson, and much more.

Available for the first time on Blu-ray™, this definitive collector’s edition contains a collectible cover featuring newly rendered retro-style artwork and a reversible cover wrap featuring original theatrical key art.  A must-have for movie collectors, horror enthusiasts and loyal fans, Wes Craven’s THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW Collector’s Edition Blu-ray is priced to own at $34.93 SRP.

*** Avid fans and collectors please take note: those who order Wes Craven’s THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW Collector’s Edition Blu-ray™ directly from and get it shipped two weeks early, plus receive a limited-edition 18"x24" poster featuring our newly commissioned artwork! Available while supplies last.

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Movie Synopsis

A Harvard anthropologist (Bill Pullman) is sent to Haiti to retrieve a strange powder that is said to have the power to bring human beings back from the dead. In his quest to find the miracle drug, the cynical scientist enters the rarely seen netherworld of walking zombies, blood rites and ancient curses. Based on the true life experiences of Wade Davis and filmed on location in Haiti, it's a frightening excursion into black magic and the supernatural.



Screenplay by RICHARD MAXWELL and A.R. SIMOUN Inspired by the Book by WADE DAVIS

Music by BRAD FIEDEL Production Designer DAVID NICHOLS Editor GLENN FARR


Directed by WES CRAVEN


Wes Craven’s THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW Collector’s Edition Blu-ray™

Special Features:

  • NEW 2015 HD transfer from the inter-positive film element
  • NEW audio commentary with actor Bill Pullman
  • NEW The Making of The Serpent and the Rainbow featuring new interviews with actor Bill Pullman, author Wade Davis, director of photography John Lindley and special makeup effects artists Lance Anderson and David Anderson
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spot
  • Still Gallery

Shout! Factory will continue to present the on-going SCREAM FACTORY™ home entertainment series in 2016 with specific release dates, extras and key art.  Meanwhile, fans  are encouraged to visit the Scream Factory main website(, follow them on Facebook ( and Twitter( or to view exclusive video content on YouTube (

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Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD and Blu-Ray™ offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials in lavish packages crammed with extras.  Shout’s audio division boasts GRAMMY®-nominated box sets, Broadway cast albums, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations.  In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast digital distribution network which delivers video and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America.  Shout! Factory also owns and operates Westchester Films, Inc., Timeless Media Group, Biograph Records, Majordomo Records, HighTone Records and Video Time Machine. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention.  Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit

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