Psychomania (BFI UK) (DVD / Blu-Ray R2/B)

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Upon discovering a dark family secret Tom Latham (Nick Henson), the leader of hell-raising teen motorcycle gang ‘The Living Dead’, decides to take drastic measures to ensure his gang’s superiority.

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A film by Don Sharp

Upon discovering a dark family secret Tom Latham (Nick Henson), the leader of hell-raising teen motorcycle gang ‘The Living Dead’, decides to take drastic measures to ensure his gang’s superiority.
Through his devil-worshipping mother (Beryl Reid), Tom makes a pact with Satan to ascertain the secret of immortality. Using this information he encourages his fellow riders to end their lives, safe in the knowledge that they’ll soon return from the dead to invulnerably terrorise the locals.

Packed with gothic tropes, black humour and eccentric performances (including George Sanders final screen role), Psychomania is a cult horror classic brimming with exciting action and fantastical mayhem.

Special features

Newly remastered in 2K from preservation negatives and presented in both High Definition and Standard Definition
Return of the Living Dead (2010, 25 mins): featuring interviews with stars Nicky Henson, Mary Larkin, Denis Gilmore, Roy Holder and Rocky Taylor
Sound of Psychomania (2010, 9 mins): interview with soundtrack composer John Cameron
Riding Free (2010, 7 mins): interview with ‘Riding Free’ singer Harvey Andrews
An interview with Nicky Henson (2016, 14 mins): the star of Psychomania recalls his time on the film
Hell for Leather (2016, 8 mins): documentary about the company who supplied the film’s costumes
Remastering Psychomania (2016, 2 mins)
Discovering Britain with John Betjeman: Avebury, Wiltshire (1955, 3 mins): the celebrated British poet narrates this travelogue about the Avebury stone circle and nearby burial grounds
Roger Wonders Why (1965, 19 mins): a church-made amateur film which sees two Christian biker youths visit the legendary 59 Club, where they meet its founder, Reverend Bill Shergold
Original theatrical trailer
Wilson Bros Trivia Track (2016, onscreen text): a newly-produced subtitle trivia-track by the horror aficionado siblings
Fully illustrated booklet with new writing by Vic Pratt, William Fowler and Andrew Roberts; and full film credits

UK | 1973 | colour | English language, with optional hard-of-hearing subtitles | 91 minutes | original aspect ratio 1.66:1 | BD50: 1080p, 24fps, PCM mono (48kHz/24-bit)| DVD9: PAL, 25fps, Dolby Digital 1.0 mono (192kbps)

Additional information

Weight 5 oz