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Preview- The Beast Must Die (Limited Edition Bluray)

The last of Amicus’ famed horror productions, The Beast Must Die combines the country-house whodunnit with the werewolf movie – with a dash of blaxploitation.

In the movie Calvin Lockhart (A Dandy in Aspic) and Marlene Clark (Ganja & Hess) have invited a disparate group of guests, including Peter Cushing (Corruption), Michael Gambon (The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover) and Charles Gray (The Legacy), to their mansion in the English countryside.

He believes one of them is a werewolf… and before the weekend is out, he’ll find out who!

You can pre-order HERE.

 

 

BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES

  • High Definition remaster
  • Original mono audio
  • Audio commentary with director Paul Annett with writer Jonathan Sothcott (2003)
  • Interview with Max J Rosenberg (2000): archival audio recording of the famed producer in conversation with Sothcott
  • The BEHP Interview with Jack Hildyard (1988): an archival audio recording, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring the Oscar-winning cinematography in conversation with Alan Lawson
  • The BEHP Interview with Peter Tanner – Part Two, 1939–1987 (1987): an archival audio recording, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring the acclaimed editor in conversation with Roy Fowler and Taffy Haines
  • Introduction by Stephen Laws (2020): appreciation by the acclaimed horror author
  • Directing the Beast (2003): archival interview with Annett
  • Super 8 version: cut-down home cinema presentation
  • Image gallery: publicity and promotional material
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Kim Newman and David Flint trailer commentary (2017): short critical appreciation
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Limited edition exclusive 40-page booklet with a new essay by Neil Young, an archival article on Amicus Productions, a look at the James Blish short story which inspired the film’s screenplay, an extract from the pressbook profiling actor Calvin Lockhart, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits
  • UK premiere on Blu-ray
  • Limited edition of 3,000 copies

Founded Cult Faction in 2014; previously crawled out of the Black Lodge in 1976, only to find himself in the Village.

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