William Castle at Columbia Volume Two (Indicator UK) (Blu-Ray See Description)

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Renowned for his imaginative and eccentric marketing ploys, William Castle became synonymous with delivering lurid horror films backed-up by his trademark publicity gimmicks (‘Illusion-O’; ‘Percepto’; the ‘Punishment Poll’; ‘Fright Breaks’, etc.). WILLIAM CASTLE AT COLUMBIA VOLUME TWO features four more weird and wonderful films from the outrageous showman’s illustrious career with Columbia Pictures, all presented on Blu-ray for the very first time in the UK. Containing a wealth of new and archival extras this stunning Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set from Indicator is strictly limited to 6,000 units.

 

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WILLIAM CASTLE AT COLUMBIA, VOLUME TWO

ZOTZ! (1962) 

13 FRIGHTENED GIRLS (1963) 

THE OLD DARK HOUSE (1963) 

(REGION B) STRAIT-JACKET (1964)

Limited Blu-ray Edition (UK Blu-ray premieres)

Renowned for his imaginative and eccentric marketing ploys, William Castle became synonymous with delivering lurid horror films backed-up by his trademark publicity gimmicks (‘Illusion-O’; ‘Percepto’; the ‘Punishment Poll’; ‘Fright Breaks’, etc.). WILLIAM CASTLE AT COLUMBIA VOLUME TWO features four more weird and wonderful films from the outrageous showman’s illustrious career with Columbia Pictures, all presented on Blu-ray for the very first time in the UK. Containing a wealth of new and archival extras this stunning Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set from Indicator is strictly limited to 6,000 units.

INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY BOX SET SPECIAL FEATURES: 

• High Definition remasters of all four films 

• Original mono audio 

• Alternative presentations of The Old Dark House – the black and white 1963 US theatrical presentation (87 mins); the cut-down A-certificate 1966 UK presentation (77 mins); and the complete uncut colour presentation (87 mins) 

• Zotz! audio commentary by Diabolique Magazine’s editor-in-chief Kat Ellinger 

• 13 Frightened Girls audio commentary by Daughters of Darkness’ Samm Deighan 

• The Old Dark House audio commentary by celebrated horror and fantasy authors Kim Newman and Stephen Jones 

• Strait-Jacket audio commentary film historians Lee Gambin and Emma Westwood

• Stephen Laws Introduces ‘Zotz!’ (2018): an appreciation by the acclaimed horror author 

• Kim Newman on Ray Russell (2018): an appreciation of novelist and writer of Zotz! by the critic and author of Nightmare Movies 

• 13 Frightened Girls: William Castle’s original ‘The Candy Web’ opening / closing ‘Danger Card’ messages 

• 13 Frightened Girls: four alternativee opening sequences created for international release versions 

• Jonathan Rigby on ‘The Old Dark House’ and ‘Strait-Jacket’ (2018): new appreciations by the author of American Gothic: Six Decades of Classic Horror Cinema 

• ‘The Old Dark House’ in Eastmancolor (2018): Paul Frith, Senior Research Associate, School of Art, Media and American Studies at UEA discusses the film’s cinematography 

• Joan Had Me Fired! (2018): an interview with actor Anne Helm 

• On the Road with Joan Crawford (2018): an interview with publicist Richard Kahn 

• Battle-Axe: The Making of ‘Strait-Jacket’ (2007, 15 mins) 

• Joan Crawford Wardrobe Tests (1964, 4 mins) 

• Joan Crawford – Axe Test (1964, 1 min) 

• How to Plan a Movie Murder (1964, 5 mins): star Joan Crawford, director William Castle and author Robert Bloch discuss making Strait-Jacket in this vintage piece 

• Super 8 version of Strait-Jacket 

• Isolated music & effects track on all four films 

• Original theatrical trailers 

• Strait-Jacket trailer commentary with David DeCoteau 

• 13 Frightened Girls original UK trailer introduction 

• Alternative 13 Frightened Girls ‘The Candy Web’ trailer 

• Promotional and on-set photography, poster art and archive materials 

• New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing 

• Limited Edition box set exclusive booklets for each film with new essays by Joe Jordan, Racheal Nisbet, James Oliver and John Oliver, archival interview materials, contemporary reviews and film credits 

• World and UK premieres on Blu-ray 

• Limited Edition box set of 6,000 numbered units 

• All extras subject to change

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BBFC cert: 12 

REGION FREE (except STRAIT-JACKET, which is REGION B) 

EAN: 5037899071830

 

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Weight 25 oz