William Castle at Columbia: Part One (BluRay)
From The Grindhouse Cinema Database
Renowned for his imaginative and eccentric marketing ploys, William Castle became synonymous with delivering lurid horror films backed-up by his trademark publicity gimmicks ('Illusion-O', 'Percepto', the 'Punishment Poll', 'Fright Breaks', etc.). WILLIAM CASTLE AT COLUMBIA, VOLUME ONE features four classic fright films from the outrageous showman's illustrious career with Columbia Pictures and presented on Blu-ray for the very first time in the UK. Containing a wealth of new and archival extras – including Jeffrey Schwarz's acclaimed feature-length documentary Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story, newly filmed introductions and appreciations, exclusive new audio commentaries, interviews with actor Pamela Lincoln and publicists Barry Lorie and Richard Kahn, archival featurettes, and much more – this stunning Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set is strictly limited to 6,000 copies.
INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES: High Definition remasters • Original mono audio • The Tingler alternative feature audio: mono; with stereo 'Scream' sequence; and drive-in version • The Tingler fully restored bathroom scene, scanned in 4K • Alternative feature presentations of 13 Ghosts: the original 'Illusion-O' version (85 mins) and the original black-and-white version (83 mins) • The Tingler audio commentary by Jonathan Rigby and Kevin Lyons • Homicidal audio commentary by author and film historian Lee Gambin • Mr. Sardonicus audio commentary with Samm Deighan and Kat Ellinger • Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story (2007, 82 mins): acclaimed documentary featuring John Landis, Joe Dante, Roger Corman and John Waters • Spine Tingler! audio commentary with Jeffrey Schwarz and Terry Castle • Larger Than Life: The Making of 'Spine-Tingler!'(2011, 9 mins) • Imaginary Biology (2018, 17 mins): a new appreciation of The Tingler by Kim Newman • Scream for Your Lives!: William Castle and 'The Tingler' (1999, 16 mins): documentary featuring actor Darryl Hickman, archivist Bob Burns and film historian David Skal • I Survived 'The Tingler' (2018, 4 mins): interview with actor Pamela Lincoln • Unleashing Percepto (2018, 3 mins): interview with publicist Barry Lorie • Stephen Laws Introduces '13 Ghosts' (2018, 13 mins): a personal appreciation The Magic of 'Illusion-O'(2001, 8 mins): Bob Burns and filmmakers Michael Schlesinger and Fred Olen Ray discuss 13 Ghosts • Psychette (2002, 8 mins): Bob Burns and filmmakers David Del Valle, Michael Schlesinger and Fred Olen Ray discuss the Homicidal • Stephen Laws Introduces 'Homicidal' (2018, 8 mins): a personal appreciation • 'Homicidal': Youngstown, Ohio Premiere (1961, 5 mins): promotional film • Gothic Castle (2018, 28 mins): Jonathan Rigby on Mr. Sardonicus • The Punishment Poll (2018, 6 mins): an interview with publicist Richard Kahn • Taking the Punishment Poll (2002, 8 mins): a discussion of Mr. Sardonicus • Ballyhoo! (2018, 4 mins): film historian Bob Thomas on interviewing Castle • Isolated music & effects tracks • Original trailers and lobby spots • Trailer commentaries • Image • Limited Edition box set exclusive booklets with new essays, archival materials and film credits • UK Blu-ray premieres • Limited to 6,000 numbered copies