The Skull Blu-Ray + DVD

The Skull Blu-Ray + DVD
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 UK home video premiere of The Skull in a special Dual Format edition.

Special Features
Brand New 1080p High-Definition Transfer In The Film's Original Aspect Ratio, With Exclusive Image Restoration, Optional English Subtitles For The Deaf And Hard Of Hearing, Exclusive New Video Interviews With Critic And Novelist Kim Newman And Author And Historian Jonathan Rigby, 36-Page Booklet, Featuring New Writing By BFI Curator And Writer Vic Pratt: Reprint Of The Original Merchandise Manual And Press Book; Poster And Lobby Card Gallery; And Archival Images
Specifications
Aspect Ratio2.35:1
AudioEnglish LPCM 2.0, English Dolby Digital 2.0
BBFC12
Case TypeAmaray Single
CastPeter Cushing,Patrick Wymark,Jill Bennett
ColourColour
DirectorFreddie Francis
Discs2
FormatIncludes - Booklet
FormatDVD
FormatBlu-ray
HOH (Hard of Hearing)No
LanguageEnglish
RegionDVD 2
RegionBlu-Ray B
Released2015-10-26
Run Time83
Special Features
SubtitleEnglish
Year1965

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Tags: 1960s, British, Based On Book