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Horror Classics in June

Optimum Home Entertainment have announced the UK DVD release of two films as part of their new Amicus Classics series on 25th June 2007. In I, Monster Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee star in the Amicus take on the horror staple Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde while The Beast Must Die also stars Cushing as a scientist, this time trying to find a werewolf in his midst with an audience participation twist.

Presented in 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen and 1.33:1 Full Frame respectively, both feature English Mono audio and no extras. The Beast Must Die is “fully remastered”.

Also from Optimum on 25th June 2007 are another two titles on their Horror Classics line. Hazel Court and Dermot Walsh star in Ghost Ship as a young couple who decide to buy a luxury steamboat for a romantic getaway, but wrongly scoff at warnings that it’s haunted. Dr. Crippen is the true story of the American Dr. Hawley Harvey Crippen (Donald Pleasence), who was hanged in London in 1910 for poisoning his wife, Belle, so he could be with his young lover, the darkly beautiful Ethel Le Neve. As the adulterous couple fled England, Belle’s dismembered remains are discovered in the coal cellar. Crippen and Ethel are finally arrested en route to North America by ship. Billed as the crime of the century at the time, was Crippen really guilty?

Dr. Crippen is “fully remastered”, presented in 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen while Ghost Ship is 1.33:1 Full Frame. Both feature English Mono and no extras.

Retail on all titles is £9.99.

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