Schalcken - The Painter Blu-Ray + DVD

Schalcken - The Painter Blu-Ray + DVD
Schalcken - The Painter Blu-Ray + DVD Schalcken - The Painter Blu-Ray + DVD
An aspiring young painter falls for his patron's niece but forsakes love for ambition when a ghoulish stranger demands her for himself. Adapted from the chilling ghost story by J Sheridan Le Fanu, Schalcken the Painter weaves a fictional tale of terror around the work of real life seventeenth-century Dutch painter, Godfried Schalcken. Originally screened by the BBC during the dying hours of 23 December 1979 this exquisitely shot, atmospheric horror film explores the uneasy relationship between art, commerce and erotic desire. The superb cast includes Jeremy Clyde (Supernatural) and Maurice Denham (Torture Garden).

Special Features
Presented In Both High Definition And Standard Definition, The Pit (Edward Abraham, 1962, 27 Mins): Experimental Gothic Short, Adapted From Edgar Allen Poe's 'The Pit And The Pendulum', Original Production Sketches For The Pit, The Pledge (Digby Rumsey, 1981, 21 Mins): Three Criminals Pledge To Free The Soul Of Their Friend From His Gibbeted Corpse In This Short Film Based On 'The Highwayman' By Lord Dunsany, Look Into The Dark (2013, 39 Mins): Interviews With Director/Writer/Producer Lesley Magahey And Director Of Photography John Hooper On The Making Of Schalcken The Painter, Fully Illustrated Booklet With New Essays By Ben Hervey, James Bell And Vic Pratt; Complete Film Credits 
Specifications
Aspect Ratio1.33:1
AudioEnglish PCM Mono Audio, English Dolby Digital Mono Audio
BBFC15
Case TypeAmaray Single
CastRosemary Jenner,Roy Evans,Val Penny,Victor Dear,John Justin,Eric Francis,Helena Clayton,Jeremy Clyde,Amanda Carlson,Anne Tirard,Anthony Sharp,Maurice Denham,Charles Gray,Charles Stewart,Cheryl Kennedy
ColourColour
DirectorLeslie Megahey
Discs2
FormatBlu-ray
FormatDVD
FormatIncludes - Booklet
HOH (Hard of Hearing)Yes
LanguageEnglish
RegionBlu-Ray B
Released2013-11-18
Run Time70
Special Features
SubtitleEnglish
Year1979

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