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‘The Last Voyage of the Demeter’ Arrives On Blu-Ray With Exclusive Behinds The Scenes Extras

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A Winged-Horror is Coming to Blu-Ray

The Last Voyage of the Demeter will be available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital release on October 17, with over 30 minutes of bonus content, including an alternate beginning, deleted scenes, and behind-the-scenes features showcasing the making of the film. 

Directed by André Øvredal (The Autopsy of Jane Doe), based on a single chapter from Bram Stoker’s classic novel Dracula, The Last Voyage of the Demeter tells the terrifying story of the merchant ship Demeter, which was chartered to carry a private cargo–fifty unmarked wooden crates. Strange events befall the doomed crew as they attempt to survive the ocean voyage, stalked each night by a merciless presence onboard the ship.

What Features to Expect on Blu-ray

Exclusive bonus features on the Blu-ray include an alternate opening scene with commentary from the director and producer Bradley J. Fischer. Multiple deleted scenes that expand on the story are also available with commentary. 

As well as multiple featurettes, including FROM THE PITS OF HELL: DRACULA REIMAGINED – learn how the creative team behind The Last Voyage of the Demeter conjured a new nightmare”. A mini-doc, EVIL IS ABOARD: THE MAKING OF THE LAST VOYAGE OF THE DEMETER – an exclusive journey inside the making of the movie with the filmmakers and cast. A visual effects-focused featurette, DRACULA & THE DIGITAL AGE – where visual effects supervisor Brad Parker leads a detailed look at the imaginative work that adds fresh layers of fear to Dracula, creating realistic water and enhancing scenery with bleeding-edge VFX. The Blu-ray also includes a feature commentary with director Andre Øvredal and producer Bradley J. Fischer.

The Last Voyage of the Demeter stars Corey Hawkins, Aisling Franciosi, Liam Cunningham, David Dastmalchian, Jon Jon Briones, Stefan Kapicic, and Nikolai Nikolaeff, with Javier Botet as Dracula. From Universal Pictures and Dreamworks, the film is directed by Andre Øvredal, written by Bragi F. Schut and Zak Olkewics, and will be available on October 17.

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What Is ‘The Last Voyage of the Demeter’ Based on?

Dracula has been portrayed many times by Max Schreck, Bela Lugosi, and now, most recently, Javier Botet, who embodies a skeletal, more macabre, winged interpretation of Univeral’s classic monster.

The movie is based on a chapter called “The Captain’s Log” from Bram Stoker’s classic 1897 novel Dracula. “The chapter tells the story of the Russian schooner, Demeter, which was chartered to carry a private cargo in twenty-four unmarked wooden crates, sailing from Carpathia to London. Detailing the strange events that the crew suffered as they attempt to survive an ocean voyage, stalked each night by a terrifying stowaway onboard the ship. When it finally arrived near Whitby Harbour, it was derelict. There was no trace of the crew.”

The latest version of the script was co-written by Zak Olkewicz (Bullet Train) after writer Bragi Schut’s script for The Last Voyage of the Demeter had been floating around for many years. Several different directors had attached themselves at various points but fell through. In total, the production of the film from conception to execution took 21 years. 

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The Last Voyage of the Demeter (2023) Universal Pictures Official Trailer 

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