Amicus anthologies The House That Dripped Blood and Asylum coming on Limited Edition UK Blu-ray

Second Sight Films is releasing Limited Edition UK Blu-ray releases of the Amicus horror anthologies The House That Dripped Blood and Asylum. Each release will be presented in a box set featuring original artwork from Graham Humphreys alongside a host of special features, including essays from horror aficionados and a collector’s booklet.

Street date: 29 July 2019.

The House That Dripped Blood (1970) was directed by Peter Duffell from a screenplay by Robert Bloch.  A great cast comprising Denholm Elliott, Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Jon Pertwee and Ingrid Pitt are featured in four tales of terror that unfold as a Scotland Yard’s Inspector Holloway investigates a mysterious mansion with a ghoulish history and a chilling fate for its occupants…

Special features:

  • Audio commentary with director Peter Duffell and author Jonathan Rigby
  • Audio commentary with film historian and author Troy Howarth
  • Interview with Second Assistant director Mike Higgins
  • A Rated Horror Film: Vintage featurette featuring interviews with director Peter Duffell and 
actors Geoffrey Bayldon, Ingrid Pitt and Chloe Franks
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • Radio Spots
  • Stills Gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring new artwork by Graham Humphreys and original artwork

Asylum (1972) was directed by Roy Ward Baker from a screenplay from Robert Bloch.

Robert Powell plays a young doctor attending a job interview at a secluded asylum for the incurably insane, where he hears the macabre stories of four inmates to determine which is the former head of the asylum. The sterling cast includes Peter Cushing, Charlotte Rampling, Britt Ekland, Herbert Lom, Barbara Parkins and Patrick Magee.

Special features:

  • Audio commentary with director Roy Ward Baker and camera operator Neil Binney
  • Two’s a Company: 1972 On-set BBC report featuring interviews with producer Milton 
Subotsky, director Roy Ward Baker, actors Charlotte Rampling, James Villiers, Megs Jenkins, 
Art Director Tony Curtis and production manager Teresa Bolland
  • Screenwriter David J Schow on Robert Bloch
  • Fiona Subotsky Remembers Milton
  • Inside The Fear Factory: Featurette with directors Roy Ward Baker, Freddie Francis and 
producer Max J Rosenberg
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring new artwork by Graham Humphreys and original artwork

Limited edition contents for both House That Dripped Blood and Asylum releases:

  • Rigid slipcase featuring new artwork by Graham Humphreys
  • 40 page booklet with new essays by Allan Bryce, Jon Towlson and Kat Ellinger
  • Reversible poster featuring new and original artwork

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