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Schalcken the Painter (Flipside 028) (Dual Format Edition) Schalcken the Painter (Flipside 028) (Dual Format Edition)

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World premiere of this highly sought-after ghost story from the BBC. Released 18 November.

World premiere of this highly sought-after ghost story from the BBC. Released 18 November.

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Based on a short story by Sheridan Le Fanu, Schalcken the Painter was originally shown in the Omnibus strand on BBC 2 during Christmas 1979. The story follows a young seventeenth century Flemish painter Godfried Schalcken, who forsakes love for ambition, but discovers that there is still a terrible price to pay for his choice.

One of the most frequently requested programmes in the BBC archive, Schalcken the Painter is an exquisitely shot, atmospheric horror film which explores the uneasy, dark relationship between art, commerce and erotic desire. The superb cast includes Jeremy Clyde, Maurice Denman and Cheryl Kennedy.

Newly transferred to High Definition from the film materials preserved in the BFI National Archive, the release includes such as the rare, experimental Edgar Allan Poe adaptation, The Pit (1962), assistant directed by Peter Collinson.

Based on a short story by Sheridan Le Fanu, Schalcken the Painter was originally shown in the Omnibus strand on BBC 2 during Christmas 1979. The story follows a young seventeenth century Flemish painter Godfried Schalcken, who forsakes love for ambition, but discovers that there is still a terrible price to pay for his choice.

One of the most frequently requested programmes in the BBC archive, Schalcken the Painter is an exquisitely shot, atmospheric horror film which explores the uneasy, dark relationship between art, commerce and erotic desire. The superb cast includes Jeremy Clyde, Maurice Denman and Cheryl Kennedy.

Newly transferred to High Definition from the film materials preserved in the BFI National Archive, the release includes such as the rare, experimental Edgar Allan Poe adaptation, The Pit (1962), assistant directed by Peter Collinson.

Extras

  • Presented in both High Definition and Standard Definition
  • The Pit (Edward Abraham, 1962, 27 mins): experimental gothic short, adapted from Edgar Allen Poe's 'The Pit and the Pendulum'
  • Original production sketches for The Pit
  • The Pledge (Digby Rumsey, 1981, 21 mins): three criminals pledge to free the soul of their friend from his gibbeted corpse in this short film based on 'The Highwayman' by Lord Dunsany
  • Look Into the Dark (2013, 39 mins): interviews with director/writer/producer Lesley Magahey and director of photography John Hooper on the making of Schalcken the Painter
  • Fully illustrated booklet with new essays by Ben Hervey, James Bell and Vic Pratt; complete film credits

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 5035673011843
Catalogue Number BFIVDSTP
Subtitle A film by Leslie Megahey
Product contents
  • World premiere release on any home video format.
  • Presented in both High Definition and Standard Definition.
  • The Pit (1962, Edward Abraham, 25 min): experimental gothic short adapted from Edgar Allen Poe’s tale The Pit and
Year 1979
Director Megahey, Leslie
Format DVD, Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) BFI
Countries United Kingdom
Colour Colour
Sound Sound
Subtitles 70
DVD region 2
Blu-ray region B
Certificate 12

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