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Indicator Releasing British Horror ‘Night of the Demon’ Blu-Ray Limited to 6000 Copies

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Indicator Releasing British Horror 'Night of the Demon' Blu-Ray Limited to 6000 Copies

Powerhouse Films is set to release British horror classic Night of the Demon on a limited edition UK Blu-Ray via their Indicator label on October 22, 2018. There’s only 6000 copies available, so you better be quick to snag one. Head on down to check out the cool artwork and packaging, including a direct pre-order link for the film RIGHT HERE!

Based on M R James’ classic tale of terror, ‘Casting the Runes’, and adapted for the screen by regular Hitchcock collaborator Charles Bennett, Jacques Tourneur’s (Cat PeopleI Walked with a ZombieOut of the PastNight of the Demon is considered to be one of the seminal horror films of Twentieth-Century cinema. Released on Blu-ray for the very first time in the UK, the film is presented here in four different versions, and is accompanied by an incredible array of new and archival special features. Also includes a Limited Edition exclusive double-sided poster and 80-page book.

Synopsis:
American professor John Holden (Dana Andrews) arrives in London for a conference on parapsychology only to discover that the colleague he was supposed to meet was killed in a freak accident the day before. It turns out that the deceased had been investigating a cult lead by Dr. Julian Karswell (Niall MacGinnis). Though a skeptic, Holden is suspicious of the devil-worshiping Karswell. Following a trail of mysterious manuscripts, Holden enters a world that makes him question his faith in science.

LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS:

  • The BFI’s 2013 2K restoration of the 96-minute version
  • High-definition remaster of the 82-minute cut
  • Original mono audio
  • Four presentations of the film: Night of the Demon – the original full-length pre-release version (96 mins), and the original UK theatrical cut (82 minutes); Curse of the Demon – the original US theatrical cut (82 mins), and the US re-issue version (96 mins)
  • Audio commentary with film historian Tony Earnshaw, author of Beating the Devil: The Making of ‘Night of the Demon’
  • Speak of the Devil: The Making of ‘Night of the Demon’ (2007): documentary featuring interviews with actor Peggy Cummins, production designer Ken Adam and historians Tony Earnshaw and Jonathan Rigby
  • Dana Andrews on ‘Night of the Demon’: a rare audio interview with the actor conducted by Scott MacQueen
  • The Devil’s in the Detail (2018): Christopher Frayling on Night of the Demon and acclaimed production designer Ken Adam
  • Horrors Unseen (2018): a discussion of the celebrated director of Night of the Demon by Chris Fujiwara, author of Jacques Tourneur: The Cinema of Nightfall
  • Sinister Signs (2018): an analysis by Kim Newman, author of Nightmare Movies
  • Under the Spell (2018): the celebrated British horror writer Ramsey Campbell discusses the unique combination of M R James and Jacques Tourneur
  • The Devil in Music (2018): a new appreciation of Clifton Parker’s score by David Huckvale, author of Movie Magick: The Occult in Film
  • The Devil Gets His Due (2018): film historian and preservationist Scott MacQueen on the release history of Night of the Demon
  • The Truth of Alchemy (2018) a discussion of M R James and ‘Casting the Runes’ by Roger Clarke, author of A Natural History of Ghosts: 500 Years of Hunting for Proof
  • Cloven In Two (2018): a new video piece exploring the different versions of the film
  • Escape: ‘Casting the Runes’ (1947): a radio play adaptation of James’ original story
  • Super 8 version: original cut-down home cinema presentation
  • Isolated music & effects track on the US theatrical cut
  • Original US Curse of the Demon theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography, including rare production design sketches from the Deutsche Kinemathek’s Ken Adam Archive
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Limited Edition exclusive 80-page book
  • Limited Edition exclusive double-sided poster
  • UK premiere on Blu-ray
  • Limited Edition of 6,000 copies
  • All extras subject to change

You can pre-order a copy of Night of the Demon on Blu-Ray from Amazon.co.uk.

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