Night of the Demon Limited Edition Blu-ray with four versions – news

Acknowledged horror classic Night of the Demon aka Curse of the Demon (1957) is receiving a Limited Edition Blu-ray release via Powerhouse Films Indicator imprint in the UK on October 22, 2018.

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The package includes:

  • 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

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