Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat Returns From Lionsgate and Vestron!

Lionsgate has be bringing back some great films from their Vestron catalogue and this latest film is a fun and worthy addition. Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat! Read on for the details…

A new edition to the Vestron Video Collector’s Series, the tongue-in-cheek vampire film Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat arrives on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital) August 17 from Lionsgate. Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat stars Golden Globe® nominee David Carradine (2005, Best Supporting Role – Motion Picture, Kill Bill: Vol.2), Maxwell Caulfield (Grease 2, “The Colbys, A Prince for Christmas), Morgan Brittany (Gypsy, Gable and Lombard, TV’s “Dallas”), Bruce Campbell (The Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2, Army of Darkness, TV’s “Ash vs Evil Dead”), and Golden Globe® nominee Jim Metzler (1983, Best Supporting Role – Motion Picture, Tex). Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat will be available on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital) for the suggested retail price of $17.99.


The road to Purgatory is paved with good intentions, and Count Mardulak (David Carradine) wouldn’t have it any other way. He’s seeking atonement for centuries of human carnage, which is why he’s instructed Purgatory’s vampire residents to slather on SPF 100 sunblock, pursue daytime activities…and drink only synthetic blood. But some vampires don’t agree with Mardulak — they want the real thing — and if that means wooden bullets flying in a vampire civil war, so be it! This wild horror-comedy also stars Bruce Campbell, Maxwell Caulfield, M. Emmet Walsh, and John Ireland.


  • AUDIO COMMENTARY with Director Anthony Hickox and Director of Photography Levie Isaacks
  • ISOLATED SCORE SELECTIONS AND AUDIO INTERVIEWS with Music Historian Randall Larson and Producer Jefferson Richard
  • “Wild Weird West” — An Interview with Director Anthony Hickox
  • “Bloodsuckers from Purgatory” — An Interview with Special Makeup Effects Creator Tony Gardner
  • “Memories of Moab” — An Interview with Actor Bruce Campbell
  • “A Vampire Reformed” — An Interview with Actor David Carradine
  • “A True Character” — An Interview with Actor M. Emmet Walsh
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Gallery


David Carradine          Stretch, Death Race 2000, Kill Bill Vols. 1 & 2

Maxwell Caulfield    Grease 2, TV’s “The Colbys, A Prince for Christmas

Morgan Brittany          Gypsy, Gable and Lombard, TV’s “Dallas”

Bruce Campbell          The Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2, Army of Darkness, TV’s “Ash vs Evil Dead”

Jim Metzler                 TV’s “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” and “North & South” series, River’s Edge

John Ireland                Waxwork II: Lost in Time, The Graveyard Story, Spartacus

M. Emmet Walsh        Blade Runner, Knives Out,TV’s “Sneaky Pete”


Year of Production: 1990

Title Copyright: Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat © 1990 Vestron Pictures Inc. Artwork & Supplementary Materials ®, TM & © 2021 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Type: Catalog Re-Release

Rating: R

Genre: Comedy, Western, Horror

Closed-Captioned: N/A

Subtitles: English, Spanish, English SDH

Feature Run Time: 104 minutes

Blu-ray Format: 1080p High Definition 16×9 (2.35:1) Presentation

Blu-ray Audio: English 2.0 DTS-HD Master Audio™

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