POWERHOUSE FILMS RELEASING TWO AMICUS FILMS

Powerhouse Films will be releasing two Amicus films to their Indicator series label. THE BEAST MUST DIE and I, MONSTER are scheduled to come out in the next few months. More details on each release can be found below.

 

THE BEAST MUST DIE

 

The last of Amicus’ famed horror productions, THE BEAST MUST DIE combines the country-house whodunnit with the werewolf shocker and adds a dash of blaxploitation for good measure.

 

Synopsis:

Calvin Lockhart (A Dandy in Aspic) and Marlene Clark (Ganja & Hess) have invited a disparate group of guests, including Peter Cushing (Corruption), Michael Gambon (The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover) and Charles Gray (The Legacy), to their mansion in the English countryside. He believes one of them is a werewolf… and, before the weekend is out, he’ll find out who it is!

 

 

INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES:

High Definition remaster
Original mono audio
Audio commentary with director Paul Annett and author Jonathan Sothcott (2003)
Interview with Max J Rosenberg (2000, 48 mins): archival audio recording of the famed producer in conversation with Sothcott
The BEHP Interview with Jack Hildyard (1988, 92 mins): an archival audio recording, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring the Oscar-winning cinematographer in conversation with Alan Lawson.
The BEHP Interview with Peter Tanner – Part Two, 1939–1987 (1987, 81 mins): an archival audio recording, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring the celebrated editor in conversation with Roy Fowler and Taffy Haines.
Introduction by Stephen Laws (2020, 4 mins): appreciation by the acclaimed horror author
Directing the Beast (2003, 13 mins): archival interview with Annett
Super 8 version: cut-down home cinema presentation
Image gallery: publicity and promotional material
Original theatrical trailer
Kim Newman and David Flint trailer commentary (2017, 2 mins): short critical appreciation by the genre-film experts.
New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard- of-hearing
Limited edition exclusive 40-page booklet with a new essay by Neil Young, an archival article on Amicus Productions, a look at the James Blish short story which inspired the film, an extract from the pressbook profiling actor Calvin Lockhart, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits.
UK premiere on Blu-ray (REGION B)
Limited edition of 5,000 copies

 

THE BEAST MUST DIE will be released on a limited edition Blu-ray on 29th June 2020.

Pre-order on Powerhouse Films website HERE or via Amazon at the link below.

 

I, MONSTER

 

Horror icons Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing team up once again for an Amicus take on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novella Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, with Lee occupying the role of the scientist and his deadly alter ego. Directed by Stephen Weeks, making his first feature aged twenty-two, I, MONSTER presents an inventive take on an iconic tale.

 

 

INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES:

New 2K restoration by Powerhouse Films from original film materials
Two presentations of the film: the original 75-minute theatrical cut; and the extended 80-minute version
Original mono audio
Audio commentary with director Stephen Weeks (2020)
The BEHP Interview with Peter Tanner – Part One, 1914–1939 (1987): an archival audio recording, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring the celebrated editor in conversation with Roy Fowler and Taffy Haines.
Introduction by Stephen Laws (2020): appreciation by the acclaimed horror author
Stephen Weeks at the Manchester Festival of Fantastic Films (1998): archival video recording of the director in conversation.
Interview with Milton Subotsky (1985): archival audio recording of the famed producer
Interview with Carl Davis (2020): the renowned composer discusses his score
Image gallery: publicity and promotional material
Original theatrical trailer
Kim Newman and David Flint trailer commentary (2017): short critical appreciation by the genre-film experts
New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
Limited edition exclusive 36-page booklet with a new essay by Josephine Botting, Milton Subotsky on I, Monster, an archival interview with Stephen Weeks, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits.
World premiere on Blu-ray (REGION B)
Limited edition of 3,000 copies

 

I, MONSTER will be released on a limited edition Blu-ray on 24th August 2020.

Pre-order on Powerhouse Films website HERE or via Amazon at the link below.

 

 

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