Schalcken The Painter (UK-import) (Blu-ray + DVD)

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An aspiring young painter falls for his patron's niece but forsakes love for ambition when a ghoulish stranger demands her for himself. Adapted from the chilling ghost story by J Sheridan Le Fanu, Schalcken the Painter weaves a fictional tale of terror around the work of real life seventeenth-century Dutch painter, Godfried Schalcken.

Originally screened by the BBC during the dying hours of 23 December 1979 this exquisitely shot, atmospheric horror film explores the uneasy relationship between art, commerce and erotic desire. The superb cast includes Jeremy Clyde (Supernatural) and Maurice Denham (Torture Garden).

Bonusmateriale

  • The Pit (Edward Abraham, 1962, 27 mins): experimental gothic short, adapted from Edgar Allen Poe's 'The Pit and the Pendulum'
  • Original production sketches for The Pit
  • The Pledge (Digby Rumsey, 1981, 21 mins): three criminals pledge to free the soul of their friend from his gibbeted corpse in this short film based on 'The Highwaymen' by Lord Dunsany
  • Look Into the Dark (2013, 39 mins): interviews with director/writer/producer Leslie Magahey and director of photography John Hooper on the making of Schalcken the Painter
  • Fully illustrated booklet with new essays by Ben Hervey, James Bell and Vic Pratt, complete with film credits

Produktfakta

Produksjonsår 1979 Utgitt 2013
Format Blu-ray + DVD Sone Sone B - Import
Sjanger Drama Antall disker 2
Spilletid 1 timer 10 minutter Aldersgrense 15
Undertekster Engelsk Lydformater PCM 1.0 (Engelsk)
Bildeformater Fullscreen 4:3 Regissør Leslie Megahey
Skuespillere Jeremy Clyde, Maurice Denham Bestillingsnummer BFIB1184
Leverandør Gardners

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