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Four classic horrors directed by William Castle, available for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK and presented in a deluxe limited edition package

Four classic horrors directed by William Castle, available for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK and presented in a deluxe limited edition package

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Beautifully presented limited edition box set of horrors directed by William Castle.

In The Tingler (1959), coroner Dr. Warren Chapin (Vincent Price) discovers a parasite which he names 'The Tingler,' created in people's bodies as a by-product of fear, which attacks their spinal columns. The Tingler can only be subdued by its victims' screams, but when Dr. Chapin attempts to induce fear in himself, it all goes horribly wrong and before he can put a stop to it, the pest goes on a rampage.

In 13 Ghosts (1960), a typically wholesome family inherit a house, unaware that it contains a hidden fortune and an array of ghosts.These include a headless lion and his tamer, a knife throwing baker and his wife, a skeleton and a hanging woman. Will the family fight for their place in the house or will they run for their lives?

In Homicidal (1961), Emily (Jean Arless), a young nurse, returns from her own wedding ceremony, which has descended into murder, to the house where she looks after a mute, wheelchair-bound stroke victim named Helga (Eugenie Leontovich) and who she confesses to that she has just murdered a justice of the peace. When a police investigation leads a local shop owner to confront Emily and check up on Helga, chaos ensues as Emily's true identity is revealed.

In Mr Sardonicus (1961) a renowned British doctor (Ronald Lewis) is summoned to a castle in Central Europe by his ex-girlfriend (Audrey Dalton). She asks him to perform a miracle cure on her paralysed husband, Baron Sardonicus (Guy Rolfe). The treatment is a success, and as a reward the Baron clears the way for his wife to return to the doctor's arms. However, the castle's devious servant reverses the effect of the cure - and the Baron finds his jaws are clamped together...

This special numbered edition is strictly limited to 6,000 copies, and features High Definition remasters of all four films, a host of extras and exclusive booklets with new essays and archival materials.

Beautifully presented limited edition box set of horrors directed by William Castle.

In The Tingler (1959), coroner Dr. Warren Chapin (Vincent Price) discovers a parasite which he names 'The Tingler,' created in people's bodies as a by-product of fear, which attacks their spinal columns. The Tingler can only be subdued by its victims' screams, but when Dr. Chapin attempts to induce fear in himself, it all goes horribly wrong and before he can put a stop to it, the pest goes on a rampage.

In 13 Ghosts (1960), a typically wholesome family inherit a house, unaware that it contains a hidden fortune and an array of ghosts.These include a headless lion and his tamer, a knife throwing baker and his wife, a skeleton and a hanging woman. Will the family fight for their place in the house or will they run for their lives?

In Homicidal (1961), Emily (Jean Arless), a young nurse, returns from her own wedding ceremony, which has descended into murder, to the house where she looks after a mute, wheelchair-bound stroke victim named Helga (Eugenie Leontovich) and who she confesses to that she has just murdered a justice of the peace. When a police investigation leads a local shop owner to confront Emily and check up on Helga, chaos ensues as Emily's true identity is revealed.

In Mr Sardonicus (1961) a renowned British doctor (Ronald Lewis) is summoned to a castle in Central Europe by his ex-girlfriend (Audrey Dalton). She asks him to perform a miracle cure on her paralysed husband, Baron Sardonicus (Guy Rolfe). The treatment is a success, and as a reward the Baron clears the way for his wife to return to the doctor's arms. However, the castle's devious servant reverses the effect of the cure - and the Baron finds his jaws are clamped together...

This special numbered edition is strictly limited to 6,000 copies, and features High Definition remasters of all four films, a host of extras and exclusive booklets with new essays and archival materials.

Extras

  • High Definition remasters 
  • Original mono audio 
  • The Tingler alternative feature audio: mono; with stereo 'Scream' sequence; and drive-in version
  • The Tingler fully restored bathroom scene, scanned in 4K 
  • Alternative feature presentations of 13 Ghosts: the original 'Illusion-O' version (85 mins) and the original black-and-white version (83 mins) 
  • The Tingler audio commentary by Jonathan Rigby and Kevin Lyons 
  • Homicidal audio commentary by author and film historian Lee Gambin 
  • Mr. Sardonicus audio commentary with Samm Deighan and Kat Ellinger 
  • Spine-Tingler! The William Castle Story (2007, 82 mins): acclaimed documentary featuring John Landis, Joe Dante, Roger Corman and John Waters
  • Spine Tingler! audio commentary with Jeffrey Schwarz and Terry Castle 
  • Larger Than Life: The Making of 'Spine-Tingler!'(2011, 9 mins) 
  • Imaginary Biology (2018, 17 mins): a new appreciation of The Tingler by Kim Newman 
  • Scream for Your Lives!: William Castle and 'The Tingler' (1999, 16 mins): documentary featuring actor Darryl Hickman, archivist Bob Burns and film historian David Skal 
  • I Survived 'The Tingler' (2018, 4 mins): interview with actor Pamela Lincoln 
  • Unleashing Percepto (2018, 3 mins): interview with publicist Barry Lorie 
  • Stephen Laws Introduces '13 Ghosts' (2018, 13 mins): a personal appreciation 
  • The Magic of 'Illusion-O'(2001, 8 mins): Bob Burns and filmmakers Michael Schlesinger and Fred Olen Ray discuss 13 Ghosts
  • Psychette (2002, 8 mins): Bob Burns and filmmakers David Del Valle, Michael Schlesinger and Fred Olen Ray discuss the Homicidal 
  • Stephen Laws Introduces 'Homicidal' (2018, 8 mins): a personal appreciation 
  • 'Homicidal': Youngstown, Ohio Premiere (1961, 5 mins): promotional film 
  • Gothic Castle (2018, 28 mins): Jonathan Rigby on Mr. Sardonicus
  • The Punishment Poll (2018, 6 mins): an interview with publicist Richard Kahn 
  • Taking the Punishment Poll (2002, 8 mins): a discussion of Mr. Sardonicus
  • Ballyhoo! (2018, 4 mins): film historian Bob Thomas on interviewing Castle
  • Isolated music & effects tracks
  • Original trailers and lobby spots 
  • Trailer commentaries 
  • Image galleries 
  • Limited Edition box set exclusive booklets with new essays, archival materials and film credits
  • UK Blu-ray premieres
  • Limited to 6,000 numbered copies

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 5037899071540
Catalogue Number PHILTD094
Product contents 4 discs
Year 1959 - 1961
Director William castle
Format Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) Powerhouse Films
Countries USA
Colour Black & White
Sound Mono
Language(s) English
Running time 343 min total
Blu-ray region B
Certificate 15

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