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    Unique ID Code: 0000171089
    Added by: Stuart McLean
    Added on: 25/10/2015 14:51
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    The Skull

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    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 83 Mins
    Retail Price: £15.95
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    Content Type: Movie

    After making a number of successful ‘Hammer Horrors’ in the early sixties, Director and Academy Award winning cinematographer Freddie Francis (Paranoiac, Tales From the Crypt, Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors) moved to the fledgling Amicus Productions and produced an incredible run of horror titles that would make them the only studio able to rival the ascendant Hammer Pictures during the peak years of British horror filmmaking. Of these films, the most chilling is The Skull.

    Peter Cushing stars as Dr. Christopher Maitland, a writer and collector of occult items (with a preference for those with a somewhat macabre history), who is offered the chance to purchase a highly expensive and unusual item – the skull of the Marquis de Sade. Warned against obtaining the item by fellow collector (Christopher Lee in a rare non-villainous role), the skull’s influence draws Maitland in, madness and death soon follow…

    Adapted from a short story by Robert Bloch (Psycho) and featuring a score by avant-garde composer Elisabeth Lutyens, The Skull is one of the most expertly crafted British horror movies of its era. Eureka Entertainment is proud to present The Skull in a special Dual Format edition.

    Special Features:
    • Exclusively restored 1080p presentation of the film on Blu-ray
    • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing New video interview with film scholar Jonathan Rigby
    • New video interview with critic & author Kim Newman
    • Reversible sleeve featuring original and new artwork
    • Limited Edition Collector’s Booklet

    Video Tracks:
    2.35:1 Colour

    Audio Tracks:
    Mono English

    Subtitle Tracks:
    English SDH

    Directed By:
    Freddie Francis

    Written By:

    Peter Cushing
    Christopher Lee
    Patrick Wymark

    Soundtrack By:
    Elisabeth Lutyens

    Director of Photography:
    John Wilcox

    Oswald Hafenrichter

    Costume Designer:
    Jackie Cummins

    Production Designer:
    Bill Constable

    Visual Effects:
    Ted Samuels

    Max Rosenberg
    Milton Subotsky


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