Set to hit the shelves December 4th –the same day as their release of the remake– Anchor Bay will be releasing the unrated original version of Silent Night, Deadly Night as well as its “R” rated sequel on a double feature DVD. Both films will be 1.85:1 (16×9) widescreen and have a Dolby Digital mono soundtrack. Disk one will contain an audio interview with director Charles E. Sellier, Jr., a featurette entitled “Santa’s Stocking of Outrage” as well as a poster and stills gallery. The second DVD will also feature audio commentary with writer/director Lee Harry, writer Joseph H. Earle and actor James Newman, the theatrical trailer, the screenplay (DVD-ROM) and a poster and stills gallery.
Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)
Years ago, little Billy saw his parents murdered by an escaped killer wearing a Santa Claus costume. The experience left indelible scars on his psyche, made all the worse by his subsequent years languishing in an orphanage, where his life was made a living hell by the cruel and domineering Mother Superior (Lilyan Chauvin, Universal Soldier). With the help of the sympathetic Sister Margaret (Gilmer McCormick, Slaughterhouse-Five, Starting Over), the 18-year-old Billy (Robert Brian Wilson, “Search for Tomorrow”) secures a job at a toy store. But when the store’s regular Santa is injured, Billy is called upon to don the red suit. But as he does, he becomes a ticking time bomb. The traumatic memories of his parents’ murders, combined with the abuse he has suffered at the hands of the Mother Superior, propel him into a state of psychotic rage. Santa Claus is coming to town, and he’s got murder on his mind…
Silent Night, Deadly Night 2 (1987)
Billy’s younger brother Ricky (Eric Freeman) follows in the family tradition of Christmas carnage. Psycho Santa is back…to deck the halls with chunks of bodies!