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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 TWO features four more weird and wonderful films from the outrageous showman's illustrious career with Columbia Pictures, all presented on Blu-ray for the very first time in the UK. Containing a wealth of new and archival extras this stunning Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set from Indicator is strictly limited to 6,000 units.
 
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 TWO features four more weird and wonderful films from the outrageous showman's illustrious career with Columbia Pictures, all presented on Blu-ray for the very first time in the UK. Containing a wealth of new and archival extras this stunning Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set from Indicator is strictly limited to 6,000 units.
  

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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 TWO features four more weird and wonderful films from the outrageous showman's illustrious career with Columbia Pictures, all presented on Blu-ray for the very first time in the UK. Containing a wealth of new and archival extras this stunning Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set from Indicator is strictly limited to 6,000 units.

  • Region Free

Special Features and Technical Specs: High Definition remasters of all four films • Original mono audio • Alternative presentations of The Old Dark House – the black and white 1963 US theatrical presentation (87 mins); the cut-down A-certificate 1966 UK presentation (77 mins); and the complete uncut colour presentation (87 mins) • Zotz! audio commentary by Diabolique Magazine's editor-in-chief Kat Ellinger • 13 Frightened Girls audio commentary by Daughters of Darkness' Samm Deighan • The Old Dark House audio commentary by celebrated horror and fantasy authors Kim Newman and Stephen Jones • Strait-Jacket audio commentary film historians Lee Gambin and Emma Westwood • Stephen Laws Introduces 'Zotz!' (2018): an appreciation by the acclaimed horror author • Kim Newman on Ray Russell (2018): an appreciation of novelist and writer of Zotz! by the critic and author of Nightmare Movies • 13 Frightened Girls: William Castle's original 'The Candy Web' opening / closing 'Danger Card' messages • 13 Frightened Girls: four alternativee opening sequences created for international release versions • Jonathan Rigby on 'The Old Dark House' and 'Strait-Jacket' (2018): new appreciations by the author of American Gothic: Six Decades of Classic Horror Cinema • 'The Old Dark House' in Eastmancolor (2018): Paul Frith, Senior Research Associate, School of Art, Media and American Studies at UEA discusses the film's cinematography • Joan Had Me Fired! (2018): an interview with actor Anne Helm • On the Road with Joan Crawford (2018): an interview with publicist Richard Kahn • Battle-Axe: The Making of

'Strait-Jacket' (2007, 15 mins) • Joan Crawford Wardrobe Tests (1964, 4 mins) • Joan Crawford - Axe Test (1964, 1 min) • How to Plan a Movie Murder (1964, 5 mins): star Joan Crawford, director William Castle and author Robert Bloch discuss making Strait-Jacket in this vintage piece • Super 8 version of Strait-Jacket • Isolated music & effects track on all four films • Original theatrical trailers • Strait-Jacket trailer commentary with David DeCoteau

13 Frightened Girls original UK trailer introduction • Alternative 13 Frightened Girls 'The Candy Web' trailer • Promotional and on-set photography, poster art and archive materials • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing • Limited Edition box set exclusive booklets for each film with new essays by Joe Jordan, Racheal Nisbet, James Oliver and John Oliver, archival interview materials, contemporary reviews and film credits

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