fredag 25 december 2009

THE ASPHYX artwork and press release

Available February 22, 2010 from Odeon Entertainment.

Brilliant Victorian aristocrat and scientist Sir Hugo Cunningham (Robert Stephens) has a morbid fascination with photographing the dead. But when his son's death in a horrific boating accident is caught on film he discovers that a mysterious creature (called the Asphyx) appears at the point of death to consume the soul.

Sir Hugo theorises that if he can capture the Asphyx when it appears and lock it away he can achieve immortality. Together with his soon to be son-in-law Giles (Robert Powell) Sir Hugo embarks on a dangerous and all-consuming quest, to give his family eternal life. But as his obsession takes over, his experiments start to go wrong...

The Asphyx Special Edition has been digitally remastered in HD from the original negatives by BBC Post Production. It is available for the first time in it's full widescreen glory and is presented here in both the UK and US Theatrical versions.

Please note: The best possible source elements were traced for the US version but the extended scenes have varying picture quality.

FEATURES
Both the UK and US Versions of the film.
Widescreen 2.35:1 HD Transfer Enhanced for 16x9 TV’s sourced from the Original Negatives.
Restoring The Asphyx Featurette
Deleted and Extended Scenes
Theatrical Trailer
Stills Gallery

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