Demon Knight

Demon Knight

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Director: Gilbert Adler, Ernest R. Dickerson, Billy Zane, William Sadler

Cast: Gilbert Adler, Ernest R. Dickerson, Billy Zane, William Sadler

     
 

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Directed by Spike Lee cinematographer Ernest Dickerson, this biting horror flick from the makers of the HBO anthology series Tales From the Crypt stars Billy Zane and Jada Pinkett. The film centers on a battle between good and evil as the inhabitants of an old hotel attempt to keep an otherworldly villain and his army of ghouls from unleashing a demonic

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Directed by Spike Lee cinematographer Ernest Dickerson, this biting horror flick from the makers of the HBO anthology series Tales From the Crypt stars Billy Zane and Jada Pinkett. The film centers on a battle between good and evil as the inhabitants of an old hotel attempt to keep an otherworldly villain and his army of ghouls from unleashing a demonic apocalypse on the world. This second DVD treatment of the film improves slightly on the first, but remains an essentially bare-bones offering. The film has been transferred in widescreen with the original English soundtrack mastered in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound. Additionally, there is a dubbed French audio track and subtitles in Spanish and French.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jeremy Wheeler
The tension runs high and the blood runs EC Comics red in Tales From The Crypt's first feature Demon Knight. Mixing scares, humor, down and dirty gore, and a nifty style thanks to director Ernest R. Dickerson, this film succeeds in all the places it should. William Sadler and Jada Pinkett lead a great bunch of character actors through each and every turn in this romp -- though it's Billy Zane who really owns this movie! His devilish grin ends up stealing every scene as the ultimate charming minion of the underworld. Zane brings it all to the table in this one, creating one of the funniest and most wicked villains seen in years. With exceptional Pumpkinhead-esque demon FX to back him up, and groan-inducing Crypt Keeper scenes bookending the film, Tales From The Crypt hits a home run on the fun scale with Demon Knight... it's just too bad they couldn't keep the momentum going with the next installment -- the sad, plodding, Dennis Miller wise-cracking dud Bordello Of Blood.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/07/2003
UPC:
0025192360527
Original Release:
1995
Rating:
R
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:33:00
Sales rank:
23,471

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[None Specified]

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Billy Zane The Collector
William Sadler Brayker
Jada Pinkett Smith Jeryline
Brenda Bakke Cordelia
CCH Pounder Irene
Dick Miller Uncle Willy
John Kassir Crypt Keeper
Thomas Haden Church Roach
John Schuck Sheriff Tupper
Gary Farmer Deputy Bob Martel
Charles Fleischer Wally Enfield
Tim de Zarn Homer
Sherrie Rose Wanda
Tony Salome Sirach
Ken Baldwin Dickerson
Graham Galloway Fred
Dale Swann Bus Driver
Mecki Heussen Actor
John Larroquette Slasher (opening sequence) (uncredited)

Technical Credits
Gilbert Adler Director,Producer
Ernest R. Dickerson Director
Mark Bishop Screenwriter
Rick Bota Cinematographer
Jaki Brown-Karman Casting
Alexander B. Collett Associate Producer
Tim Cooney Musical Direction/Supervision
Sscott Coulter Special Effects
Dan Cracchiolo Associate Producer
Kelsee Devoreaux Stunts
Richard Donner Producer
Richard Edlund Producer
David Giler Executive Producer
Donna Lou Henderson Makeup
Walter Hill Executive Producer
Colin Irwin Art Director
A.L. Katz Producer
Alan Katz Co-producer
Trish Keating Costumes/Costume Designer
Stephen Lovejoy Editor
Todd Masters Makeup
Gregory Melton Production Designer
Warden Neil Costumes/Costume Designer
Scott Nimerfro Co-producer
Scott Patton Special Effects Supervisor
Ethan Reiff Screenwriter
Henry Rollins Songwriter
Edward Shearmur Score Composer
Joel Silver Executive Producer
George Toomer Set Decoration/Design
Cyrus Voris Screenwriter
Christian Wagener Production Designer
Wendy Wanderman Co-producer
Leigh A. Webb Asst. Director
Robert Zemeckis Executive Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Going Hollywood
2. Welcome to Wormwood (Main Titles)
3. Room for the Night
4. Clean Sheets
5. The Key
6. Heads Up
7. Who Are You?
8. Let Me In
9. Find a Way Out
10. Separated
11. The Seventh Key
12. Give Up Your Soul
13. Last Call
14. Let's Make a Deal
15. Time to Play
16. Demon Dancing
17. Kiss of Death
18. End Titles

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Demon Knight 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This one was better than Bordello of Blood. really cool story and effects.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you've only seen the mediocre Bordello of Blood, seek out Demon Knight, the first and by far best of the two feature films released under the Tales From the Crypt banner. Demon Knight features a top-flight director in Ernest Dickerson, a tremendous ensemble cast, and a script that deftly mixes wise-cracking and bone-cracking. The two male leads are exceptionally well-cast. The always great William Sadler, a fine comedic actor in his own right, plays the doomed hero with the right mix of fatalism and resolve. His decades of experience fighting the forces of Hell show in his weary expression, but he still refuses to give in to despair or the temptations offered by the enemy. His devilish adversary is played by Billy Zane with exactly the right mix of the good ol' boy, the carnival huckster, and the purely evil. Zane is clearly having the time of his life in this movie, and his enthusiasm is infectious. In fact, the viewer gets the feeling that everyone involved in the production must of enjoyed themselves, from CCH Pounder, to Brenda Bakke, to horror-comedy staple Dick Miller. Invite some friends over and enjoy Demon Knight.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago