Schalcken - The Painter DVD

Schalcken - The Painter DVD
In this unsettling ghost story, a 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 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 unessy relationship between art, commerce and erotic desire. The superb cast includes Jeremy Clyde (Supernatural) and Maurice Denham (Torture Garden).

Special Features
Look Into The Dark (2013, 38 Mins): Interviews With Director/Producer Leslie Megahey And Director Of Photography John Hooper On The Making Of Schalcken The Painter, The Pit (Edward Abraham, 1962, 26 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
Specifications
Aspect Ratio1.33:1
AudioEnglish Dolby Digital Mono
BBFC15
Case TypeAmaray Single
CastJeremy Clyde, Maurice Denham, Cheryl Kennedy
ColourColour
DirectorLeslie Megahey
Discs1
FormatDVD
HOH (Hard of Hearing)Yes
LanguageEnglish
RegionDVD 2
Released2015-10-19
Run Time68
Special Features
SubtitleEnglish
Year1979

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Tags: 1970s