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Ghost Story (1974) (R2) in November

Nucleus Films have announced the UK DVD release of Ghost Story on 9th November 2009. This 1974 British chiller from director Stephen Weeks is set in 1930’s England where it tells of three former public schoolmates, Larry Dann (The Bill), Murray Melvin (The Devils) and Vivian Mackerrell (the inspiration for Bruce Robinson' s creation 'Withnail', seen here in his only major screen role), who reunite in a country mansion haunted by the spirit of insane former resident Marianne Faithfull (Girl On A Motorcycle). The haunting transports them to a surreal world of demonic dolls, sadistic doctors, incest and murder.

Available for the first time on DVD as a 2-Disc CE, features include:

  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DD2.0 Mono
  • Ghost Stories - an all-new 72 minute featurette including interviews with Director/Producer Stephen Weeks, Actors Larry Dann and Murray Melvin, British Horror Icon Barbara Shelley, composer (and Pink Floyd collaborator) Ron Geesin, with comments from UK critic Kim Newman.
  • Audio Commentary with Stephen Weeks, moderated by Professor Samuel Umland
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Alternative Opening Credits sequence
  • The Chelsea Cobbler store commercial
  • Trailer
  • 4 PDF files
    • Stephen Weeks’ The Making of Ghost Story
    • Stephen Weeks’ My Early Films
    • Essay by Drew Shimon
    • Original Press Book
  • 7 previously unseen early short films
    • Owen's War (1965 / B+W / 10m)
    • Deserted Station (1965 / B+W / 7m)
    • The Camp (1965 / B+W / 4m)
    • Moods of a Victorian Church (1967 / Colour / 9m)
    • Two At Thursday (1968 / B+W / 10m)
    • 1917 (1968 / Colour / 35m)
    • Flesh (1969 / Colour / 3m)

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