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Innocents, The (Blu-ray) Innocents, The (Blu-ray)

Deborah Kerr stars in this brilliant exercise in psychological horror, adapted from Henry James__s The Turn of the Screw.

Deborah Kerr stars in this brilliant exercise in psychological horror, adapted from Henry James__s The Turn of the Screw.

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In the performance of her career Deborah Kerr plays Miss Giddens, an emotionally repressed vicar's daughter, who becomes the guardian of two, apparently angelic, orphans at a secluded stately home. When the apparitions of a late governess and her sadistic lover manifest themselves to Miss Giddens she determines to save her young charges from the their ghostly evil. But just who is corrupting whom? Jack Clayton's superbly haunting The Innocents retains the ambiguity of Henry James's novella The Turn of the Screw and Freddie Francis's atmospheric and inventive photography keeps us guessing until the film's tragic conclusion.

Please be aware that the playback of this Blu-ray disc is problematic on the following players:

  • LG BD360
  • Oppo BD80
  • Sony 370
  • Sony 470
  • Sony 373
  • Philips BD3000
  • Philips BDP7500

In the performance of her career Deborah Kerr plays Miss Giddens, an emotionally repressed vicar's daughter, who becomes the guardian of two, apparently angelic, orphans at a secluded stately home. When the apparitions of a late governess and her sadistic lover manifest themselves to Miss Giddens she determines to save her young charges from the their ghostly evil. But just who is corrupting whom? Jack Clayton's superbly haunting The Innocents retains the ambiguity of Henry James's novella The Turn of the Screw and Freddie Francis's atmospheric and inventive photography keeps us guessing until the film's tragic conclusion.

Please be aware that the playback of this Blu-ray disc is problematic on the following players:

  • LG BD360
  • Oppo BD80
  • Sony 370
  • Sony 470
  • Sony 373
  • Philips BD3000
  • Philips BDP7500

Extras

  • Full-feature commentary by Professor Christopher Frayling
  • Video introduction (Caroline Millar, 2006, 26 minutes): Christopher Frayling, on the location at Sheffield Park house - where The Innocents was shot - on the making of the film.
  • The Bespoke Overcoat (Jack Clayton, 1955, 37 minutes)
  • Naples is a Battlefield (Jack Clayton, 1944, 14 minutes)
  • Original US trailer ( 3 minutes)
  • Designed by Motley (2010, 14 minutes); Gallery of costume designs for The Innocents by prolific British designers Motley. With introduction and audio captions by film historian Catherine Surowiec.
  • Illustrated booklet with sleevenote essay by The League of Gentleman's Jeremy Dyson, an on-set report, new director biography and more.

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 5035673010327
Catalogue Number BFIB1032
Subtitle A film by Jack Clayton
Product contents
  • Full-feature commentary by Professor Christopher Frayling.
  • Video introduction (Caroline Millar, 2006, 26 min): Christopher Frayling, on the location at Sheffield Park house - where The Innocents was shot - on the making of the film.
Year 1961
Director Clayton, Jack
Format DVD, Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) BFI
Countries United Kingdom
Aspect ratio 2.35:1 Cinemascope
Colour Black/white
Sound Sound
Subtitles English for the hard-of-hearing
Running time 100
DVD region 2
Certificate 12

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