Renowned for his imaginative and eccentric marketing ploys, William Castle became synonymous with delivering lurid horror films backed-up by his trademark publicity gimmicks (Illusion-O'; Percepto'; the Punishment Poll'; Fright Breaks', etc.). WILLIAM CASTLE AT COLUMBIA VOLUME TWO features four more weird and wonderful films from the outrageous showman's illustrious career with Columbia Pictures, all presented on Blu-ray for the very first time in the UK. Containing a wealth of new and archival extras this stunning Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set from Indicator... is strictly limited to 6,000 units. INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY BOX SET SPECIAL FEATURES: High Definition remasters of all four films Original mono audio Alternative presentations of The Old Dark House the black and white 1963 US theatrical presentation (87 mins); the cut-down A-certificate 1966 UK presentation (77 mins); and the complete uncut colour presentation (87 mins) Zotz! audio commentary by Diabolique Magazine's editor-in-chief Kat Ellinger 13 Frightened Girls audio commentary by Daughters of Darkness' Samm Deighan The Old Dark House audio commentary by celebrated horror and fantasy authors Kim Newman and Stephen Jones Strait-Jacket audio commentary film historians Lee Gambin and Emma Westwood Stephen Laws Introduces Zotz!' (2018): an appreciation by the acclaimed horror author Kim Newman on Ray Russell (2018): an appreciation of novelist and writer of Zotz! by the critic and author of Nightmare Movies 13 Frightened Girls: William Castle's original 'The Candy Web' opening / closing 'Danger Card' messages 13 Frightened Girls: four alternativee opening sequences created for international release versions Jonathan Rigby on The Old Dark House' and Strait-Jacket' (2018): new appreciations by the author of American Gothic: Six Decades of Classic Horror Cinema The Old Dark House' in Eastmancolor (2018): Paul Frith, Senior Research Associate, School of Art, Media and American Studies at UEA discusses the film's cinematography Joan Had Me Fired! (2018): an interview with actor Anne Helm On the Road with Joan Crawford (2018): an interview with publicist Richard Kahn Battle-Axe: The Making of 'Strait-Jacket' (2007, 15 mins) Joan Crawford Wardrobe Tests (1964, 4 mins) Joan Crawford - Axe Test (1964, 1 min) How to Plan a Movie Murder (1964, 5 mins): star Joan Crawford, director William Castle and author Robert Bloch discuss making Strait-Jacket in this vintage piece Super 8 version of Strait-Jacket Isolated music & effects track on all four films Original theatrical trailers Strait-Jacket trailer commentary with David DeCoteau 13 Frightened Girls original UK trailer introduction Alternative 13 Frightened Girls 'The Candy Web' trailer Promotional and on-set photography, poster art and archive materials New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Limited Edition box set exclusive booklets for each film with new essays by Joe Jordan, Rachael Nisbet, James Oliver and John Oliver, archival interview materials, contemporary reviews and film credits World and UK premieres on Blu-ray Limited Edition box set of 6,000 numbered units All extras subject to change [show more]
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