Based on M R James classic tale of terror, Casting the Runes , and adapted for the screen by regular Hitchcock collaborator Charles Bennett, Jacques Tourneur's (Cat People, I Walked with a Zombie, Out of the Past) Night of the Demon is considered to be one of the seminal horror films of Twentieth-Century cinema. Released on Blu-ray for the very first time in the UK, the film is presented here in four different versions, and is accompanied by an incredible array of new and archival special features. INDICATOR 2-DISC BLU-RAY EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES DISC ONE: Night of the Demon the original full-length pre-release version (96 mins) Curse of the Demon the US reissue version (96 mins) 2K BFI restoration presentations at 1.75:1 High Definition remaster presentations at 1.66:1 Original mono audio Audio commentary with film historian Tony Earnshaw, author of Beating the Devil: The Making of Night of the Demon DISC TWO: Night of the Demon the original UK theatrical cut (82 mins) Curse of the Demon the original US theatrical cut (82 mins) High Definition remasters at 1.66:1 Original mono audio Speak of the Devil: The Making of Night of the Demon (2007, 20 mins): a documentary featuring actor Peggy Cummins and production designer Ken Adam Cloven in Two (2018, 23 mins): a video essay exploring the different versions Hal E Chester at the Manchester Festival of Fantastic Films (1996, 51 mins): a rare archival video interview with the producer Dana Andrews on Night of the Demon (1972, 10 mins): a rare audio interview with the actor conducted by film historian and preservationist Scott MacQueen The Devil s in the Detail (2018, 36 mins): Christopher Frayling discusses the film and Ken Adam Horrors Unseen (2018, 27 mins): an interview with Chris Fujiwara, author of Jacques Tourneur: The Cinema of Nightfall Sinister Signs (2018, 21 mins): an analysis by Kim Newman, author of Nightmare Movies Under the Spell (2018, 19 mins): a personal appreciation by horror writer Ramsey Campbell The Devil Gets His Due (2018, 23 mins): Scott MacQueen details the film's release history The Truth of Alchemy (2018, 22 mins): a discussion of M R James by author Roger Clarke The Devil in Music (2018, 11 mins): David Huckvale on composer Clifton Parker A Note of Fear (2018, 10 mins): Scott MacQueen discusses aspects of the film's score Casting the Runes (1984, 53 mins): an audio recording of Michael Hordern reading M R James original story Escape: Casting the Runes (1947, 30 mins): a radio adaptation of the story Super 8 version (7 mins): original cut-down home cinema presentation Isolated music & effects track Original theatrical trailer Image gallery: promotional and production material New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
Night Of The Demon / Curse Of The Demon (2 Discs)
The first of the horror films producer VAL LEWTON (The Body Snatcher, I Walked with a Zombie) made for RKO Pictures redefined the genre by leaving its most frightening terrors to its audience's imagination. SIMONE SIMON (La bÃªte humaine) stars as a Serbian Ã©migrÃ© in Manhattan who believes that, because of an ancient curse, any physical intimacy with the man she loves (KENT SMITH) will turn her into a feline predator. Lewton, a consummate producer-auteur who oversaw every aspect of his projects, found an ideal director in JACQUES TOURNEUR (Out of the Past), a chiaroscuro stylist adept at keeping viewers off-kilter with startling compositions and psychological innuendo. Together, they eschewed the canned effects of earlier monster movies in favour of shocking with subtle shadows and creative audio cues. One of the studio's most successful movies of the 1940s, Cat People raised the creature feature to new heights of sophistication and mystery. SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES: New, restored 2K digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack Audio commentary from 2005 featuring film historian Gregory Mank, with excerpts from an audio interview with actor Simone Simon Val Lewton: The Man in the Shadows, a 2008 feature length documentary that explores the life and career of the legendary Hollywood producer Interview with director Jacques Tourneur from 1977 New interview with cinematographer John Bailey about the look of the film Trailer PLUS: An essay by critic Geoffrey O'Brien Click Images to Enlarge
From Jacques Tourneur director of numerous horror classics including Cat People I Walked with a Zombie and Night of the Demon comes The Comedy of Terrors – a gleefully macabre tale which brings together genre greats Vincent Price Peter Lorre and Boris Karloff. Price plays Waldo Trumbull a perpetually inebriated down-on-his-luck undertaker who has struck on an interesting way to boost business – by hastening the deaths of those whom he buries. When landlord Mr. Black (Basil Rathbone) threatens to put him out on the street for falling behind with the rent Trumbull together with his reluctant and bumbling assistant Felix Gillie (Lorre) hatches an ill-advised plan to “kill two birds with one stone” so to speak… The penultimate directorial effort from Tourneur The Comedy of Terrors bears many of the hallmarks of the master filmmaker’s earlier works whilst adding a healthy dash of humour to the proceedings. Careful – you might just die laughing!
Everything you want in a film noir you'll find in Out of the Past. A tenacious detective (Robert Mitchum) spinning his wheels to make good. A drop-dead beauty (Jane Greer) up to no good. A moneyed mobster (Kirk Douglas) with a shark's grin. Plus double-crosses and fall guys. Shadowy rooms and bleak souls. Mitchum solidified his tough-guy persona in this archetypal film noir directed with memorable style by Jacques Tourneur (Cat People I Walked with a Zombie). He plays Jeff Bailey a one-time private investigator walking the straight and narrow of small-town life...until an acquaintance from his past pulls him back into the troubles he'd left behind. ""Build my gallows high baby "" Bailey sneers as events stack up against him. With dialogue like that and much more Out of the Past builds its reputation high.
Set Comprises: The Killers (1946) Double Indemnity (1944) The Big Steal (1949) Crossfire (1947) Out of the Past (1947) The Blue Dahlia (1946) The Glass Key (1942) This Gun For Hire (1942) Farewell My Lovely (1944)
Adventure awaits when a pack-mule express owner (Dana Andrews) escorts a young woman (Susan Hayward) home to a remote Oregon town.
Based on M R James' classic tale of terror, Casting the Runes', and adapted for the screen by regular Hitchcock collaborator Charles Bennett, Jacques Tourneur's (Cat People, I Walked with a Zombie, Out of the Past) Night of the Demon is considered to be one of the seminal horror films of TwentiethCentury cinema. Released on Bluray for the very first time in the UK, the film is presented here in four different versions, and is accompanied by an incredible array of new and archival special features. Also includes a Limited Edition exclusive doublesided poster and 80page book. Features: The BFI's 2013 2K restoration of the 96minute version Highdefinition remaster of the 82minute cut Original mono audio Four presentations of the film: Night of the Demon the original fulllength prerelease version (96 mins), and the original UK theatrical cut (82 minutes); Curse of the Demon the original US theatrical cut (82 mins), and the US reissue version (96 mins) Audio commentary with film historian Tony Earnshaw, author of Beating the Devil: The Making of Night of the Demon' Speak of the Devil: The Making of Night of the Demon' (2007): documentary featuring interviews with actor Peggy Cummins, production designer Ken Adam and historians Tony Earnshaw and Jonathan Rigby Dana Andrews on 'Night of the Demon': a rare audio interview with the actor conducted by Scott MacQueen The Devil's in the Detail (2018): Christopher Frayling on Night of the Demon and acclaimed production designer Ken Adam Horrors Unseen (2018): a discussion of the celebrated director of Night of the Demon by Chris Fujiwara, author of Jacques Tourneur: The Cinema of Nightfall Sinister Signs (2018): an analysis by Kim Newman, author of Nightmare Movies Under the Spell (2018): the celebrated British horror writer Ramsey Campbell discusses the unique combination of M R James and Jacques Tourneur The Devil in Music (2018): a new appreciation of Clifton Parker's score by David Huckvale, author of Movie Magick: The Occult in Film The Devil Gets His Due (2018): film historian and preservationist Scott MacQueen on the release history of Night of the Demon The Truth of Alchemy (2018) a discussion of M R James and Casting the Runes' by Roger Clarke, author of A Natural History of Ghosts: 500 Years of Hunting for Proof Cloven In Two (2018): a new video piece exploring the different versions of the film Escape: 'Casting the Runes' (1947): a radio play adaptation of James' original story Super 8 version: original cutdown home cinema presentation Isolated music & effects track on the US theatrical cut Original US Curse of the Demon theatrical trailer Image gallery: onset and promotional photography, including rare production design sketches from the Deutsche Kinemathek's Ken Adam Archive New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hardofhearing Limited Edition exclusive 80page book containing a new essay by Kat Ellinger, M R James on ghost stories, a history of the film's production through the words of its principle creators, a profile of witchcraft consultant Margaret Murray, the film's history with the BBFC, a look at the different versions of the film, contemporary critical responses, a look at Charles Bennett's original scripted ending, and film credits Limited Edition exclusive doublesided poster UK premiere on Bluray Limited Edition of 6,000 copies ...AND MORE! All extras subject to change
When a landlord is forced to pay a year's back rent ASAP he has to maintain a high turnover of tenants. To do this he has to be creative in 'disposing' of clients...
There is a 5th dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension.Those were the first words that echoed when the Twilight Zone first aired in 1959. Its episodes featured stories of the bizarre and unexplained, blended with humour and often with an unexpected twist to the tale. Created by the legendary Rod Serling, its eclectic mix of fantasy and sci-fi has helped to define it as one of television's most original and celebrated series.
During his long and varied career, Jacques Tourneur (The Comedy of Terrors, Cat People) tackled a breadth of genres on both sides of the Atlantic. With 1956 s Nightfall, he returns to the noir trappings he tackled so successfully with Out of the Past for a tale of deception, intrigue and paranoia. Adapted from the novel by prolific crime fiction author James Goodis (Dark Passage), Nightfall is the story of Jim Vanning (Aldo Ray, The Violent Ones; The Naked and the Dead), an innocent man wrongly accused of murder. On the same night he has a chance encounter in a bar with glamorous model Marie (Anne Bancroft, The Graduate), the hoods he s spent the past year running from catch up with him, determined to recover the money they believe he stole from them. Pursued by both the hoods and law enforcement, Vanning and Marie go on the lam, leading to a desperate chase that takes them from the streets of Los Angeles to the snowy peaks of Wyoming. Eschewing both the big names associated with the genre and its familiar urban locales, and featuring striking monochromatic photography by Oscar-winner Burnett Guffey (From Here to Eternity), Nightfall is a gripping and inventive late-period noir which shows that, even in its twilight years, the genre still had room for innovation. Special Contents: High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation, restored from original film elements Original lossless mono soundtrack Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing New audio commentary by author and critic Bryan Reesman White and Black, a new video appreciation of Nightfall by film historian Philip Kemp Do I Look Like a Married Man?, a new video essay on the themes of Nightfall by author and critic Kat Ellinger Theatrical trailer Image gallery Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Jennifer Dionisio FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Amy Simmons
It was one of the strangest days of his life... On a train to New York Psychiatrist 'Hunt' Bailey (George Brent) becomes acquainted with an old lady called 'Cissie' Bederaux (Olive Blakeney). She tells him about her strange family about her volatile brother Nick (Paul Lukas) and his beautiful but damaged young wife Allida (Hedy Lamarr). When he later learns that 'Cissie' has died mysteriously Hunt becomes curious about her family and sets out to meet them. Hunt is fascinated by Allida but Nick warns him that she is losing her mind and that he fears for her safety. But is Nick all that he seems? As Hunt gets closer to Allida he realises she is in grave peril - and so is he...
A cleverly plotted mystery from Cat People director Jacques Tourneur, Circle of Danger casts Oscar winner Ray Milland as an American who comes to London hoping to discover the true circumstances of his brother's death during a wartime operation in France. Also boasting fine performances from Marius Goring and Gainsborough heroine Patricia Roc, Circle of Danger is featured here in a brand-new transfer from the riginal film elements, in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.Clay Douglas arrives in London to investigate the mysterious death of his brother, who served as a Commando with the British Forces. Suspecting it was not a German bullet that killed his brother, Clay's investigations uncover the fact that there was a mysterious thirteenth member of the raiding party...SPECIAL FEATURES:Original Theatrical Trailer Image Gallery
“You're traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind; a journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination — Next stop, the Twilight Zone.” Rod SerlingThe final season of this genuinely iconic series features some of The Twilight Zone’s most renowned episodes and includes star appearances from William Shatner (Nightmare at 20,000 Feet), his Star Trek co-star George Takei (The Encounter) and Hollywood heavyweights Martin Landau (The Jeopardy Room), Telly Savalas (Living Doll) and Mickey Rooney (The Last Night Of A Jockey).Released digitally remastered for the first time in the UK, this 6 disc set contains all 36 episodes from this fifth season as well as special features;Special Features: 90 minute documentary on the life of The Twilight Zone creator Rod Serling: American Masters “Submitted For Your Approval” Commentaries and interviews featuring Mickey Rooney, Martin Landau, Michael Constantine, Bill Mumy, Carolyn Kearney, Mariette Hartley and Earl Hammer Jnr Disc 1 In Praise of Pip Steel Nightmare at 20,000 Feet: A Kind of Stop Watch The Last Night of A Jockey Living Doll The Old Man In The Cave Disc 2 Uncle Simon Probe 7, Over And Out The 7th is Made Up of Phantoms A Short Drink From A Certain Fountain Ninety Years Without Slumbering Ring-A-Ding Girl You Drive Disc 3 The Long Morrow The Self-Improvement of Salvadore Ross Number 12 Looks Just Like You Black Leather Jackets Night Cell From Agnes- With Love Spur of The Moment Disc 4 An Occurence At Owl Creek Bridge Queen of The Nile What's In The Box The Masks I Am The Night- Color Me Black Sounds and Silences Caesar and Me The Jeopardy Room Disc 5 Stopover in a Quiet Town The Encounter Mr. Garrity and The Graves The Brain Center at Whipple's Come Wander With Me The Fear The Bewitchin' Pool
Stranger on Horseback: Judge Thorne (Joel McCrea) is a circuit judge who comes to a small western town which is under the feudal thumb of the Bannerman family.Four Fast Guns: After blasting the 'town-tamer' that was meant to travel to the town of Purgatory, gunfighter Tom Sabin (James Craig) takes his place and rides into Purgatory.Outlaw Women: Dr. Bob Ridgeway (Allan Nixon) is leaving the town of Silver Creek because there is nothing for him to do but pull slugs out of gunfighters.
A film noir classic directed by the great Val Lewton! Irena (Simone Simon) a mysterious fashion artist falls in love but believes that she suffers from an ancient curse and whenever emotionally aroused will turn into a panther and savage her victims. Psychiatrist Dr. Judd (Tom Conway) tries to cure her.
Set in the immediate post-war occupied Germany a group of international passengers become entwined with a Nazi plot to assassinate a German peace campaigner Dr Bernhardt on an express train from Paris to occupied Berlin. As time runs out the five must comb the shadowy ruins of bombed-out Frankfurt to uncover a loyalist Nazi spy ring.
Oscar winner Gregory Peck makes his Hollywood debut in this hard-hitting 1944 war film set on the brutal Eastern Front. As Soviet Russia reels under the Nazi onslaught, Vladimir (Gregory Peck), a young Red Army officer, stays behind enemy lines to organise local villagers into an effective guerrilla army. From their hidden base deep in the forests, they emerge to kill and sabotage the German ammunition supply trains.Vladimir finds himself fiercely attached to the men and women under his command - and against his better judgement falling in love with the gentle, frightened refugee Nina (Tamara Toumanova) who has taken shelter with them. Then a fateful order arrives. The Soviet Army is to launch a massive counter-attack against the Nazis - and Vladimir's tiny band of partisans are ordered to fight to the last against an overwhelming force of German tanks...
When a supposedly tame black leopard escapes from a New Mexico nightclub, young girls start to die - horribly. While the police desperately search for the beast, nightclub singer Kiki Walker (Jean Brooks) and her manager Jerry Manning (Dennis O'Keefe) start to suspect that someone - or something - far worse is responsible for the killings. Something is stalking the small town, something with an overwhelming compulsion to kill and kill again...
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