From Hammer-rival Amicus Productions comes this horror anthology penned by Robert Bloch (author of Psycho) and directed by the great British cinematographer Freddie Francis. Genre legend Peter Cushing stars alongside Jack Palance and Burgess Meredith in an omnibus of chilling and gruesome stories, inspired by E.C. Comics' Tales from the Crypt comic-book series of the 1950s. Extras: High Definition remaster Original mono audio World premiere Blu-ray presentation of the original theatrical cut (93 mins) Alternative presentation of the extended TV cut (100 mins) The Guardian Interview with Freddie Francis (1995, 77 mins): the great cinematographer and director in conversation with journalist Alan Jones recorded at the National Film Theatre, London Production Supervisor Ted Wallis on Torture Garden' (2017, 5 mins): a brief look at the film's production Ramsey Campbell on Robert Bloch (2017, 17 mins): the horror-fiction author explores the importance of the prolific Bloch Fiona Subotsky on Milton Subotsky (2017, 8 mins): a personal remembrance Kim Newman on Torture Garden' (2017, 25 mins): new appreciation by the author and genre-film expert Original theatrical trailer Stills Gallery: on-set and promotional photography Lobby Cards and Posters Gallery: an extensive selection of original international promotional material New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
Richard Bradford is ex-CIA agent 'Mac' McGill who now works as a private investigator. He goes from job to job living out hotel rooms with all his worldly possessions in one old brown suitcase... Featuring all the episodes ever made! Episodes comprise: 1. Brainwash 2. The Sitting Pigeon 3. Day of Execution 4. Variation on a Million Bucks (1) 5. Variation on a Million Bucks (2) 6. Man from the Dead 7. Sweet Sue 8. Essay in Evil 9. The Girl Who Never Was 10. All That Glitters 11. Dead Man's Shoes 12. Find the Lady 13. The Bridge 14. The Man Who Stood Still 15. Burden of Proof 16. The Whisper 17. Why They Killed Nolan 18. The Boston Square 19. Somebody Loses Somebody... Wins? 20. Blind Spot 21. No Friend of Mine 22. Jigsaw Man 23. Web with Four Spiders 24. Which Way Did He Go McGill? 25. The Property of a Gentleman 26. The Revolutionaries 27. Who's Mad Now? 28. Three Blinks of the Eye 29. Castle in the Clouds 30. Night Flight to Andorra
Craig Sterling (Damon) Sharron Macready (Bastedo) and Richard Barrett (Gaunt) are agents for an international intelligence organisation called NEMESIS. After a plane crash and being rescued by an unknown civilisation the trio make their way back Geneva to continue their work only to discover they have mysteriously developed super-human abilities like telepathy amazing memories and abnormal strengths. Instead of telling anyone about these developments they keep their secret quiet but use their new powers to help complete a range of dangerous assignments... This 9 DVD box set features all 30 episodes from the ITC series The Champions. Episodes Comprise: 1. The Beginning 2. The Invisible Man 3. Reply Box No. 666 4. The Experiment 5. Happening 6. Operation Deep-Freeze 7. The Survivors 8. To Trap A Rat 9. The Iron Man 10. The Ghost Plane 11. The Dark Island 12. The Fanatics 13. Twelve Hours 14. The Search 15. The Gilded Cage 16. Shadow of the Panther 17. A Case of Lemmings 18. The Interrogation 19. The Mission 20. The Silent Enemy 21. The Body Snatchers 22. Get Me Out Of Here! 23. The Night People 24. Project Zero 25. Desert Journey 26. Full Circle 27. Nutcracker 28. The Final Countdown 29. The Gun-Runners 30. Autokill
After making a number of successful ‘Hammer Horrors’ in the early sixties, Director and Academy Award winning cinematographer Freddie Francis (Paranoiac, Tales From the Crypt, Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors) moved to the fledgling Amicus Productions and produced an incredible run of horror titles that would make them the only studio able to rival the ascendant Hammer Pictures during the peak years of British horror filmmaking. Of these films, the most chilling is The Skull. Peter Cushing stars as Dr. Christopher Maitland, a writer and collector of occult items (with a preference for those with a somewhat macabre history), who is offered the chance to purchase a highly expensive and unusual item – the skull of the Marquis de Sade. Warned against obtaining the item by fellow collector (Christopher Lee in a rare non-villainous role), the skull’s influence draws Maitland in, madness and death soon follow… Adapted from a short story by Robert Bloch (Psycho) and featuring a score by avant-garde composer Elisabeth Lutyens, The Skull is one of the most expertly crafted British horror movies of its era. Eureka Entertainment is proud to present The Skull in a special Dual Format edition.
Stroll down the corridors of a mental asylum, where your mind won't believe what your eyes see. In the tradition of Tales from the Crypt and Creepshow.. This anthology of pulp horror tales, helmed by the ever- reliable horror master, Freddie Francis (Dr. Terror's House of Horrors). The film features a quartet of eerie vignettes involving four patients in the care of psychiatrist Donald Pleasance (Halloween), who attempting to justify his strange theories of colleague, Jack Hawkins (Theatre of Blood). The all-star cast includes Kim Novak, Joan Collins, Peter McEnery and Suzy Kendall.
Double DVD set of two classic Amicus titles. Tales from the Crypt: Five strangers go with a tourist group to view old caves. Separated from the main group, they find themselves in a room with the mysterious Crypt Keeper, who details how each of the strangers will die drastic financial cuts, reducing heat and rationing food for the residents, while he lives in luxury with Shane, his Belgian Malinois. Vault of Horror: Five unsuspecting hotel guests step into an elevator, which leads them into an underground vault. Trapped with no way out, each guest shares a gruesome tale of an encounter with death. But as the stories unfold, the men begin to suspect that their presence in the vault is no coincidence, and that the only way out is death.
Freddie Francis directs this cult horror tale starring Peter Cushing as the mysterious Dr Schreck. Aboard a train, Dr Schreck offers to tell his five fellow passengers their fortunes using his 'House of Horrors' tarot cards. His deadly tales include werewolves, vampires, voodoo and a severed hand. But who is this sinister doctor and where exactly is the train heading?
Dr Terror (Peter Cushing) is a mysterious fortune teller who boards a train and offers to tell fellow passengers (Christopher Lee, Roy Castle, Donald Sutherland) their fortune with tarot cards. Five possible futures unfold: an architect returns to his ancestral home to find a werewolf out for revenge; a huge flesh-eating vine takes over a house; a musician gets involved with voodoo; an art critic is pursued by a disembodied hand and a doctor discovers his new wife is a vampire. But they all end in the same result ..DEATH. A fascinating and fast paced example of portmanteau filmmaking with a deadly twist in the tale. Scanned at 4k by Pinewood Post Production and with newly commissioned art by Graham Humphreys. Also includes a feature 60 minute feature extra by Nucleus Films.
NOTICE: Polish Release, cover may contain Polish text/markings. The disk DOES NOT have English audio and subtitles.
United Kingdom released, Blu-Ray/Region A/B/C DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), English ( Dolby Linear PCM ), English ( Mono ), WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Blu-Ray & DVD Combo, Cast/Crew Interview(s), Interactive Menu, Making Of, Photo Gallery, Scene Access, Trailer(s), SYNOPSIS: Hardly the best of Hammer Studios' Frankenstein epics, The Evil of Frankenstein is too much the mixture as before to be truly memorable. Back in business once more is Baron Frankenstein (Peter Cushing), who finds his fabled monster (Kiwi Kingston) frozen in a block of ice. Once the creature is thawed out, the Baron, worried that the big lug might develop a mind of his own, engages the services of a hypnotist (Peter Woodthorpe). Instead of keeping the monster docile, the hypnotist decides to use old "Frankie" for his own evil designs, and we're off and running again. At 84 minutes, Evil of Frankenstein was too short for a two-hour network TV slot, so Universal (the film's American distributor) tacked on 13 minutes of pointless additional footage, featuring timorous villagers Steven Geray, Maria Palmer and William Phipps. The film was followed by a vastly superior sequel, Frankenstein Created Woman. ...The Evil of Frankenstein (Blu-Ray & DVD Combo) (Blu-Ray)
Once hounded from his castle for creating a monstrous living creature Baron Frankenstein (Peter Cushing) returns to his ancestral home in Karlstaad determined to continue his experiments into the creation of life. High in the mountains Frankenstein and his faithful assistant Hans stumble on the body of the creature perfectly preserved in ice. He is brought back to life but Frankenstein is forced to employ a hypnotist Zoltan to complete the process. Unbeknown to Frankenstein Zoltan now controls the creature and has plans to use him to rob and pillage the local villages. Can Frankenstein break Zoltan's hypnotic spell or will Zoltan induce the creature to destroy its creator?
Freddie Francis (Tales From The Crypt, Torture Garden) apparently didn't care much for this, his 1974 assignmentfor the Kandel and Cohen production house even going so far as to describe it as worse than Trog We at Nucleus, however, disagree: Craze is a slice of prime British horror sleaze, ripe for rediscovery. It's got everything! It's got Jack Palance (Dracula, Torture Garden, Hawk The Slayer) pretending to be English, exclaiming Jeezus Christ Almighty! and picking up dolly birds in funky psychedelic nightspots! It's got Martin Potter (Goodbye Gemini, Satan's Slave, Cruel Passion) as his paranoid, hard-drinking gay business partner, Julie Ege (Creatures the World Forgot, Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires) andKathleen Byron (Twins of Evil) as ritual victims, and Michael Jayston (Thriller, Quiller, Tales that Witness Madness) Percy Herbert (The Fiend, Black Snake) and David Warbeck (The Beyond, The Black Cat) as a trio of grumpy flatfoot coppers! It's got Suzy Kendall (Up The Junction, Bird with the Crystal Plumage, Torso) as a curly-wigged hooker with a jaw-dropping sex-aid collection, and Trevor Howard, Diana Dors, Hugh Griffith and Edith Evans (you KNOW who they are), slumming it in late-career cameos.
Back in the 60's and 70's a company called Amicus delivered a string of noteworthy anthology horror films. This five story collection is adapted from tales first told in the E.C. horror comics of the 1950's and it's a good and ghoulish cinematic adaptation. An excellent British cast brings this movie to life as well as sterling stylish photography by Norman Warwick and fun music by Douglas Gamley; film also makes good use of Bachs' Toccata and Fugue in D Minor. Death Lives in the Vault of Horror! Five strangers go with a tourist group to view old caves. Separated from the main group they find themselves in a room with the mysterious Crypt Keeper who details how each of the strangers will die. ...And All Through the House: After Joanne Clayton (Joan Collins) kills her husband on Christmas Eve she prepares to hide his body but hears a radio announcement stating that a homicidal maniac (Oliver MacGreevy) is on the loose. Reflection of Death: Carl Maitland (Ian Hendry) abandons his family to be with Susan Blake (Angela Grant). After they drive off together they are involved in a car accident. He wakes up in the wrecked car and attempts to hitchhike home but no one will stop for him. Poetic Justice: Edward Elliott (David Markham) and his son James (Robin Phillips) are a snobbish pair who resent their neighbour retired garbage man Arthur Grymsdyke (Peter Cushing) who owns a number of animals and entertains children at his house. Wish You Were Here: Businessman Ralph Jason (Richard Greene) is close to financial ruin. His wife Enid (Barbara Murray) discovers a Chinese figurine and wishes for a fortune. Blind Alleys: Major William Rogers (Nigel Patrick) the new director of a home for the blind makes drastic financial cuts reducing heat and rationing food for the residents while he lives in luxury with Shane his Belgian Malinois.
Five strangers go with a tourist group to view old caves. Separated from the main group they find themselves in a room with the mysterious Crypt Keeper who details how each of the strangers will die. And All Through the House- After Joanne Clayton (Joan Collins) kills her husband on Christmas Eve she prepares to hide his body but hears a radio announcement stating that a homicidal maniac (Oliver MacGreevy) is on the loose. Reflection of Death- Carl Maitland (Ian Hendry) abandons his family to be with Susan Blake (Angela Grant). After they drive off together they are involved in a car accident. He wakes up in the wrecked car and attempts to hitchhike home but no one will stop for him. Poetic Justice- Edward Elliott (David Markham) and his son James (Robin Phillips) are a snobbish pair who resent their neighbour retired garbage man Arthur Grymsdyke (Peter Cushing) who owns a number of animals and entertains children at his house. Wish You Were Here- Businessman Ralph Jason (Richard Greene) is close to financial ruin. His wife Enid (Barbara Murray) discovers a Chinese figurine and wishes for a fortune. Blind Alleys- Major William Rogers (Nigel Patrick) the new director of a home for the blind makes drastic financial cuts reducing heat and rationing food for the residents while he lives in luxury with Shane his Belgian Malinois. Features: Tales from the Amicus Crypt A new 36-minute documentary featuring Reece Shearsmith Jonathan Rigby Steve Chibnall and others.
He lives! They die! Christopher Lee as the fanged undead.
Scientists are sent to investigate an unusual meteor shower in a rural area and find themselves possessed by an alien force that wants to use them as slaves.
Mumsy (Ursula Howells) Nanny (Pat Heywood) and overgrown children Sonny (Howard Trevor) and Girly (Vanessa Howard) are a happy family living in a sprawling decaying mansion. Sonny and Girly bring friends home to play but if they don't obey the rules they are tried and sent to the angels. The arrival of new friend (Michael Bryant) - a gigolo on the run after his girlfriend is accidentally killed while playing with Sonny and Girly upsets the household with his very own brand of adult games playing the quartet off against each other. But Girly doesn't like to share her friends; not even with Mumsy and Nanny....
Oliver Reed stars in this early 1960s gothic horror from Hammer Studios, directed by Freddie Francis. While the wealthy Ashby siblings - brutish alcoholic Simon (Reed) and his emotionally unstable sister, Eleanor (Janette Scott) - are waiting to come into their vast family trust fund, Simon plots to have his sister certified insane after she claims to have seen an apparition of their long-dead brother, Tony (Alexander Davion), wandering around the estate. Extras: The Making of Paranoiac (27 mins) Stills Gallery
The Adventures Of Black Beauty: The Complete Series (8 Discs)
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