’30 Days Of Night: Dark Days’ Release Date Announced

30 Days of Night: Dark Days” will hit shelves October 5 on DVD and Blu-Ray, bringing fans another live-action adaptation of the bloody, vampire-infested comic book series.

Featuring a screenplay co-written by original “30 Days of Night” comic scribe Steve Niles and director Ben Katai, the sequel to 2007’s “30 Days of Night” re-casts Kiele Sanchez (“Lost”) as main character Stella Oleson, the lone survivor of a vampire attack on an isolated Alaskan town. “Dark Days” follows a similar story arc as the comic it was based upon, with Stella traveling the country in search of vampires and proof of the threat they present.

The film will be available on DVD, Blu-Ray and a special DVD Combo pack. Read on for all the details.

Official press release text:

The Pulse-Pounding Sequel to the Box-Office Horror Hit
30 Days of Night: Dark Days
Arrives on DVD and Blu-ray™ + DVD Combo Pack
October 5th

Loaded with Special Features Including Filmmaker Commentary
And a Behind-the-Scenes Featurette
CULVER CITY, CALIF. (July 8, 2010) – The bloodthirsty vampires are back October 5th when 30 Days of Night: Dark Days — the action-packed sequel to the globally successful franchise — arrives on DVD and in a Blu-ray™ + DVD Combo pack from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The cast features Kiele Sanchez (TV’s “Lost”, A Perfect Getaway), Harold Perrineau (Felon, TV’s “Lost”), Mia Kirshner (The Black Dahlia, Not Another Teen Movie), Diora Baird (My Best Friend’s Girl, Wedding Crashers) and Rhys Coiro (TV’s “24”, TV’s “Entourage”). From production company Ghost House Pictures, 30 Days of Night: Dark Days was co-written by Steve Niles, the creator of the original graphic novels, along with director Ben Ketai.

Both the DVD and Blu-ray™ + DVD combo pack contain special features, including filmmaker commentary and The Gritty Realism of Dark Days, a new featurette that provides an all access behind-the-scenes exploration of the production design, make-up effects and cinematography used to create the gory war on the vampires. The Blu-ray™ + DVD combo pack is also enhanced with an exclusive Blu-ray interactive featurette, Graphic Inspirations: From Comic to Film, which compares and contrasts the visuals of the graphic novel with the imagery from the film, with discussion by director Ben Ketai.

30 Days of Night: Dark Days will be available in a Blu-ray™ + DVD Combo Pack for $30.95 SRP and on DVD for $24.96 SRP.

SYNOPSIS
It’s been almost a year since the Alaskan town of Barrow’s population was decimated by vampires during its annual month-long sunset. Riddled with grief over the death of her husband, bound by nightmares and void of all emotions beyond hate and sorrow, Stella (Sanchez) has spent the past months traveling the world, trying to convince others that vampires exist. Met with skepticism and laughter, Stella is ready to throw in the towel when a group of lost souls (Coiro, Baird and Perrineau) offers an incredible opportunity: the chance to exact revenge upon Lilith (Kirshner), the vampire queen responsible for the assault on Stella’s sleepy Alaskan town. With nothing remaining to live for, and nothing left to fear, Stella joins their mission and ventures into the uncharted underbelly of Los Angeles where she pushes herself to the most extreme limits to stop the evil from striking again.

DVD and Blu-ray + Combo Pack Special Features include:
• Filmmaker Commentary
• Featurette: The Gritty Realism of Dark Days

Blu-ray + Combo Pack Special Features include:
• Interactive Feature :Graphic Inspirations: From Comic to Film

30 Days of Night: Dark Days has a run time of approximately 92 minutes and is rated R for bloody violence, language and some sexual content. Artwork and clips are available for downloading at www.SPHEPUBLICITY.COM. Visit Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on the Web at www.SonyPictures.com.

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