onsdag 16 september 2009

GHOST STORY artwork and release date

This previously mentioned release has finally got some artwork and a definite date - October 26. Coming from UK company Nucleus Films. Here are the details:

Revered, misunderstood and oft-discussed, Stephen Weeks' rarely seen 1974 dreamlike chiller is the absolute definition of a cult British Horror film. Set in 1930s England it tells of three former public schoolmates, Larry Dann (The Bill), Murray Melvin (The Devils) and the enigmatic Vivian Mackerrell (the inspiration for Bruce Robinson' s creation 'Withnail', seen here in his only major screen role), who reunite in a country mansion haunted by the spirit of insane former resident Marianne Faithfull (Girl on a Motorcycle). The haunting transports them to a surreal world of demonic dolls, sadistic doctors, incest and murder. Hammer fans will see Barbara Shelley (Dracula Prince Of Darkness) and Leigh Lawson (Hammer House Of Horror), among the cast, 'cult TV' enthusiasts will recognise Anthony Bate (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Beasts), and sitcom lovers will enjoy a cameo from Penelope Keith (The Good Life, To The Manor Born).
This combination of 1970s Britsploitation and 1930s quaintness, realised perfectly by Weeks and soundtracked by Pink Floyd collaborator Ron Geesin, have made Ghost Story legendary. Now, for the first time on DVD Nucleus Films proudly presents this pristine 2-disc collector's edition including Ghost Stories, an in-depth featurette about the curious tale about the making of the film, an audio commentary, a trailer and a selection of Weeks' fascinating early shorts and commercials including the previously unseen Tigon film 1917!

Two Disc Collector's Edition
Widescreen (1.85:1) Presentation Enhanced for 16x9 TVs
English 2.0 Mono
Ghost Stories - an all-new 60 minute featurette including interviews with Director/Producer Stephen Weeks, Actors Larry Dann and Murray Melvin, British Horror Icon Barbara Shelley, composer (and Pink Floyd collaborator) Ron Geesin, with comments from UK critic Kim Newman.
Audio Commentary with Stephen Weeks, moderated by Professor Samuel Umland
Theatrical Trailer
The Chelsea Cobbler store commercial
Alternate opening credits sequence
Stephen Weeks' The Making of Ghost Story (.pdf)
Plus 7 previously unseen early short films!
Owen's War (1965 / B+W / 10m)
Deserted Station (1965 / B+W / 7m)
The Camp (1965 / B+W / 4m)
Moods of a Victorian Church (1967 / Colour / 9m)
Two At Thursday (1968 / B+W / 10m)
1917 (1968 / Colour / 35m)
Flesh (1969 / Colour / 3m)

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