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The Man Who Could Cheat Death (Dual Edition) The Man Who Could Cheat Death (Dual Edition)

His terrifying secret, his hideous obsession made him... The Man Who Could Cheat Death His terrifying secret, his hideous obsession made him... The Man Who Could Cheat Death
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Director Terence Fisher (The Curse of Frankenstein, Dracula, The Hound of the Baskervilles) transformed the fate of Hammer Pictures with his vibrant and explicit series of gothic horror films, which would become the studio's signature style for nearly two decades. Fisher continued his winning streak for the studio with this tale of scientific debauchery, which remains one of Hammer Films finest achievements.

Doctor and amateur sculptor Georges Bonnet (Anton Diffring Circus of Horrors, Fahrenheit 451) has discovered a murderous method of maintaining his youth, once every ten years he murders a young woman and removes her parathyroid glands to replace his own. But after 104 years, he's run into some problems. His collaborator is now too old to perform the surgical procedure, and a detective is on his case. In desperation Bonnet blackmails another surgeon (Christopher Lee) into performing the procedure by threatening the life of Janine Dubois (Hazel Court), a woman who both men desire. Director Terence Fisher (The Curse of Frankenstein, Dracula, The Hound of the Baskervilles) transformed the fate of Hammer Pictures with his vibrant and explicit series of gothic horror films, which would become the studio's signature style for nearly two decades. Fisher continued his winning streak for the studio with this tale of scientific debauchery, which remains one of Hammer Films finest achievements.

Doctor and amateur sculptor Georges Bonnet (Anton Diffring Circus of Horrors, Fahrenheit 451) has discovered a murderous method of maintaining his youth, once every ten years he murders a young woman and removes her parathyroid glands to replace his own. But after 104 years, he's run into some problems. His collaborator is now too old to perform the surgical procedure, and a detective is on his case. In desperation Bonnet blackmails another surgeon (Christopher Lee) into performing the procedure by threatening the life of Janine Dubois (Hazel Court), a woman who both men desire.

Extras

Brand new 1080p high-definition transfer in the film's original aspect ratio, with exclusive digital restoration

Optional English subtitles for the dead and hard-of-hearing

Exclusive new video interviews with critic and novelist Kim Newman and author and historian Jonathan Rigby

Full colour booklet featuring new writing by author Marcus Hearn, author of The Hammer Story: The Authorised History of Hammer Films, and archival imagery

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SKU 5060000701890
Product contents Dual edition (Blu-ray & DVD)
Year 1959
Director Terrence Fisher
Publisher(s) Eureka Entertainment Ltd
Format DVD, Blu-Ray
Aspect ratio 16:9 - 1.66:1
Subtitles English HOH
Language(s) English
Running time 83 mins
DVD region 2
Blu-ray region B
Certificate 15

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