Psychomania/BluRay

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< Psychomania

US/UK

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The United States gave motorcycle-mad cinemagoers Easy Rider, The Wild One and The Wild Angels. The United Kingdom gave them Psychomania, the tale of zombie bikers run amok is southern England.

The Living Dead are a delinquent biker gang, fond of causing havoc on British roadways and making out in graveyards. Gang leader Tom (Nicky Henson) also has a Satanist for a mother, and when he discovers the secret of immortality, the name of his motley crew takes on a more literal meaning…

Directed by Hammer veteran Don Sharp (The Kiss of the Vampire, The Devil-Ship Pirates) and co-starring Beryl Reid (Dr. Phibes Rises Again) and George Sanders (Village of the Damned), Psychomania is a wonderfully offbeat gem, outlandish and eccentric in equal measure.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS: 2K restoration from preservation negatives • High Definition (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations • Original 1.0 mono audio (uncompressed on the Blu-ray) • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing • Brand-new interview with star Nicky Henson • Return of the Living Dead, an archive featurette containing interviews actors Henson, Mary Larkin, Denis Gilmore, Roy Holder and Rocky Taylor • Sound of Psychomania, an archive interview with composer John Cameron • Riding Free, an archive interview with ‘Riding Free’ singer Harvey Andrews • Hell for Leather, a brand-new featurette on the company who supplied the film’s costumes • Remastering Psychomania, a look at the film’s restoration from the original 35mm black and white separation masters • Theatrical trailer • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by the Twins of Evil

FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector’s booklet containing writing by Vic Pratt, William Fowler and Andrew Roberts

  • Region A+B
  • Studio: Arrow Video
  • Buy from: Amazon.com • [Amazon.uk]

UK

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  • Region B
  • Studio: BFI
  • Special Features: Return of the Living Dead (2010, 25 mins): interviews with stars Nicky Henson, Mary Larkin, Denis Gilmore, and others • Sound of Psychomania (2010, 9 mins): interview with soundtrack composer John Cameron • Riding Free (2010, 6 mins): interview with Riding Free singer Harvey Andrews • An interview with Nicky Henson (2016): a new interview with actor Nicky Henson, star of Psychomania • Leather and Hell: Dressing the Living Dead (2016): new featurette on the company who supplied the film's costumes • Discovering Britain with John Betjeman: Avebury, Wiltshire (1955, 4 mins): the famous British poet narrates this travelogue about the Avebury stone circle and nearby burial grounds • Roger Wonders Why (1965, 18 mins): a church-made amateur film which sees two Christian biker youths visit the legendary 59 club where they meet the founder, Rev. Bill Shergold • Remastering Psychomania (2016) • Original theatrical trailer • Fully illustrated booklet with new writing by Andrew Roberts, Vic Pratt and Will Fowler
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USA

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  • Region 1
  • Studio: Severin Films
  • SPECIAL FEATURES: New HD transfer from dupe negative, the only known 35mm film element in the world. | Return of the Living Dead featurette (20 mins approx): Interviews with stars Nicky Henson, Mary Larkin, Denis Gilmore, Roy Holder and Rocky Taylor | Sounds of Psychomania (9 mins approx): Interview with Soundtrack composer John Cameron | Riding Free (6 mins approx): Interview with Riding Free singer Harvey Andrews | Introduction by Fangoria Editor in Chief Chris Alexander (5 mins) | Original Theatrical Trailer
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