Scream Factory's got a burning new Blu-ray release of Stephen King's Firestarter

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Jan 31, 2017

If there's a faint whiff of smoke in the air, it could quite possibly be the blazing bounty of Blu-ray bonus features in the new premium collector's edition of Firestarter.  

Firestarter is a stalwart installment of the wide collection of '80s Stephen King film adaptations that included The Shining, Christine, The Dead Zone, Pet Sematary, Silver Bullet, Cujo, Cat's Eye and Children of the Corn.  

Directed by Mark Lester, the film stars Drew Barrymore as a pyrokinetic tyke on the run with her loving father, played by David Keith. It features a mercurial performance by a pony-tailed George C. Scott as the manipulative government agent of The Shop out to trap and contain the incendiary child, the always maniacal Martin Sheen (fresh from his turn the previous year as Greg Stillson in King's The Dead Zone) and an infectious musical score by Tangerine Dream.

Scream Factory's beautiful new 2K restoration is also ablaze with deleted scenes, cast and crew interviews, new documentaries, trailers and stills. The prestige format Collector's Edition of Stephen King's Firestarter crackles to life on March 14, 2017.

Here are the official press release and content details:

Based on the unforgettable best-seller by esteemed horror author Stephen King, Firestarter chronicles the extraordinary life of Charlene 'Charlie' McGee. Eight-year-old Drew Barrymore stars as the child who has the amazing ability to start fires with just a glance. Can her psychic power and the love of her father save her from 'The Shop,' the threatening government agency which wants to control her … or destroy her?

Filled with dazzling special effects and featuring an all-star cast including Martin Sheen, Heather Locklear, Art Carney, Louise Fletcher, David Keith and George C. Scott, Firestarter is directed by Mark L. Lester (Class of 1984, Commando) and is driven by a pulsating, thrilling score from Tangerine Dream (Legend, Sorcerer, Risky Business).

Available March 14, 2017 from Scream Factory, the Collector's Edition of Firestarter comes loaded with bonus features, including a new 2K scan of the inter-positive film element, new interviews with director Mark L. Lester, actors Freddie Jones and Drew Snyder, stuntman/actor Dick Warlock and Johannes Schmoelling of Tangerine Dream, a new exclusive performance of "Charlie’s Theme" by Johannes Schmoelling of Tangerine Dream, radio spots, and more! Fans of the film can pre-order their copy now from ShoutFactory.com.

Special Features:

NEW 2K scan of the inter-positive film element

NEW Audio commentary with director Mark L. Lester

NEW Playing with Fire: The Making of FIRESTARTER – featuring interviews with director Mark L. Lester, actors Freddie Jones and Drew Snyder, stuntman/actor Dick Warlock and Johannes Schmoelling of Tangerine Dream

NEW Tangerine Dream: Movie Music Memories – an interview with Johannes Schmoelling

NEW exclusive performance of "Charlie's Theme" by Johannes Schmoelling of Tangerine Dream

Theatrical Trailers

Radio Spot

Still Gallery

(Via Dread Central)