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 ONE features four classic fright films from the outrageous showman's illustrious career with Columbia Pictures and presented on Blu-ray for the very first time in the UK. Containing a wealth of new and archival extras including Jeffrey Schwartz's acclaimed feature-length documentary Spine... Tingler! The William Castle Story, newly filmed introductions and appreciations, exclusive new audio commentaries, interviews with actor Pamela Lincoln and publicists Barry Lorie and Richard Kahn, archival featurettes, and much more this stunning Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set is strictly limited to 6,000 copies. Features: High Definition remasters of all four films Original mono audio Two presentations of 13 Ghosts: the original Illusion-O' presentation and the alternative black-and-white version The Tingler audio commentary by Jonathan Rigby, author of American Gothic: Six Decades of Classic Horror Cinema, and Kevin Lyons, editor of The Encyclopedia of Fantastic Film and Television Homicidal audio commentary by author and film historian Lee Gambin Mr Sardonicus audio commentary with Daughters of Darkness' Samm Deighan and Kat Ellinger Spine-Tingler! The William Castle Story (2007, 82 mins): Jeffrey Schwartz's acclaimed documentary on Castle, featuring interviews with John Landis, Joe Dante, Roger Corman, Stuart Gordon, Leonard Maltin, Budd Boetticher, Bob Burns, David Del Valle, Fred Olen Ray and John Waters among others Larger Than Life: The Making of 'Spine-Tingler' (2007) Kim Newman on 'The Tingler' (2018): an appreciation by the critic and author of Nightmare Movies Scream for Your Lives!: William Castle and 'The Tingler' I Survived The Tingler' (2007): an interview with actor Pamela Lincoln Unleashing Percepto (2007): an interview with publicist Barry Lorie Stephen Laws Introduces 13 Ghosts' (2018): an appreciations by the acclaimed horror author The Magic of 'Illusion-O': William Castle and '13 Ghosts' Psychette: William Castle and 'Homicidal' Stephen Laws Introduces 'Homicidal' (2018) The Punishment Poll (2007): an interview with publicist Richard Kahn Taking the Punishment Poll: William Castle and 'Mr Sardonicus' Ballyhoo!: Bob Thomas recalls the time he interviewed William Castle Original theatrical trailers Trailer commentaries with Sam Hamm, Stuart Gordon and Joe Dante Promotional and on-set photography, poster art and archive materials Limited Edition box set exclusive booklets with new essays by Kat Ellinger, Dan Whitehead, Rebecca Nicole Williams and Jo Botting, archival interview materials, contemporary reviews, and film credits UK premieres on Blu-ray Limited Edition box set of 6,000 numbered copies ...AND MORE! All extras subject to change [show more]
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