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Six 70s and 80s British horror titles on Indicator Blu-ray in July

2 May 2019

On 22 July, Indicator delves into the darkest recesses of British horror cinema of the 1970s and 80s in order to unleash six terrifying tales on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK.

First out of the shadows is Bloody Terror: The Shocking Cinema of Norman J. Warren 1976-1987. Celebrating the wild and wonderful cinematic legacy of the great horror-exploitation filmmaker, this deluxe Limited Edition box set brings together UK Blu-ray premieres of five of his most celebrated films: the shocking Satan's Slave (1976); the gruesome, subversive Prey (1977); the Suspiria-inspired Terror(1978); the sci-fi-horror shocker Inseminoid (1981); and the slasher/haunted-house hybrid Bloody New Year (1987). All five films are presented in new restorations, all of which have been approved by Norman J Warren.

Next up is Richard Marquand’s 1979 bloody chiller The Legacy starring Katharine Ross (The Graduate, The Stepford Wives), Sam Elliott (The Big Lebowski, A Star Is Born), Roger Daltrey (Tommy, McVicar) and the great Charles Grey (You Only Live Twice, The Devil Rides Out) in a horrifying tale of supernatural revenge, penned by legendary Hammer alumnus Jimmy Sangster (The Revenge of Frankenstein, Taste of Fear).

Mastered from the finest available materials, each of these collectable Limited Editions contains an extensive selection of new interviews, archival material, and English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. THE LEGACY includes a Limited Edition exclusive booklet which contains a newly commissioned essay, contemporary reviews, and film credits. Bloody Terror: The Shocking Cinema of Norman J. Warren 1976-1987 is published in a rigid-board slipcase with a perfect-bound 120-page book.

 

Bloody Terror: The Shocking Cinema of Norman J. Warren 1976-1987 Blu-ray cover art

Bloody Terror: The Shocking Cinema of Norman J. Warren 1976-1987 | £44.99

One of British genre cinema’s most important and distinctive independent filmmakers, Norman J Warren made a series of horror films which were at the forefront of a new wave in British horror during the 1970s. Reflecting a period of permissiveness and fearlessness, Warren’s distinctive stylings are far removed from the Gothic conventions of Hammer Films, deliberately upped the ante in terms of sex, violence and gore to create a new breed of horror that was designed to shock for shock’s sake.

Five of Norman J Warren’s horrifying chillers are presented here in new restorations and on Blu-ray for the very first time in the UK. Containing a wealth of new and archival extras – including new appreciations by contemporary British filmmakers, new cast and crew interviews, audio commentaries on all five films, rare short films, outtakes and alternative scenes, and making-of documentaries – this stunning Limited Edition box set is strictly limited to 6,000 units.

Indicator Limited Edition Blu-ray box set features:

  • New 2K restorations of all five films, approved by director Norman J Warren 
  • Original mono audio
  • The BEHP Interview with Norman J Warren (2018): an archival video recording, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring the prolific filmmaker in conversation with Martin Sheffield
  • Satans Slave audio commentary with director Norman J Warren and screenwriter David McGillivray, and a second commentary with Warren and composer John Scott
  • Prey audio commentary with Norman J Warren and author Jonathan Rigby
  • Terror audio commentary with Norman J Warren and screenwriter David McGillivray
  • Inseminoid audio commentary with Norman J Warren and assistant director Gary White
  • Bloody New Year audio commentary with Norman J Warren and film critic Josephine Botting
  • All You Need Is Blood (1976): a vintage ‘making of’ documentary for Satan’s Slave, presented in High Definition for the first time
  • Creating Satan (2004): an archival documentary on the making of Satan’s Slave featuring interviews with Warren, David McGillivray, actor Martin Potter, and others
  • Devilish Music (2004): an archival interview with composer John Scott
  • Satan’s Slave alternative scenes
  • Keep on Running (2004): an archival documentary on the making of Prey featuring interviews with Warren, actor Sally Faulkner, producer Terry Marcel, and others
  • Prey: On Set with Norman J Warren (1977): location footage with new Norman J Warren commentary
  • Bloody Good Fun (2004): an archival documentary on the making of Terror featuring interviews with Warren, actors Carolyn Courage, Mary Maude, James Aubrey and Elaine Ives-Cameron, writer David McGillivray, and others
  • Interview with John Nolan (2019): the Terror actor recalls making the film
  • Terror deleted scene
  • Subterranean Universe (2004): an archival documentary on the making of Inseminoid featuring interviews with Warren, actors Stephanie Beacham, David Baxt and Barry Houghton, and others
  • Interview with Trevor Thomas (2019): a new interview with the Inseminoid actor
  • Inseminoid Girl (2004): an archival interview with actor Judy Geeson
  • Electronic Approach (2004): an archival interview with Inseminoid composer John Scott
  • Interview with Catherine Roman (2019): the Bloody New Year actor recalls making the film
  • Interview with Steve Emerson (2019): the actor and stunt coordinator discusses working on Terror and Bloody New Year
  • Norman J Warren: A Sort of Autobiography (2004): an archival career-encompassing interview
  • The Bridge (1955-57): surviving footage of an early short film directed by Warren, about a pilot on a mission to locate a bridge in Germany during World War II
  • The Making of ‘The Bridge’: rare and unseen behind-the-scenes footage with commentary by Warren
  • Carol (1962): pilot tests for Warren’s unrealised feature film about teenage pregnancy and backstreet abortion, with Georgina Hale and Michael Craze
  • Drinkin’ Time (1963): a comic silent short directed by Warren
  • Turn Off Your Bloody Phone: Norman J Warren and the Ghost (2013): horror short produced for FrightFest, starring Warren, David McGillivray, and Yixi Sun
  • Interview with Yixi Sun (2019): an interview with the filmmaker and Warren collaborator
  • Trailers and TV Spots
  • Image galleries: promotional and publicity material
  • New English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Limited edition exclusive 120-page book with a new essay by Adrian Smith, archival interviews, articles and on-set reports, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits and more
  • World and UK premieres on Blu-ray
  • Limited Edition of 6,000 copies
  • All extras subject to change

 

The Legacy Blu-ray cover art

The Legacy | £15.99

Written by the late, great Jimmy Sangster, this supernatural riff on Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None is a gruesome, hugely entertaining chiller. 

Two American architects (real-life couple Katharine Ross and Sam Elliott, who met on the set of this film) are holidaying in England and find themselves trapped at a country mansion where the various guests become victims in a series of unexplained and increasingly violent deaths.

Director Richard Marquand (Return of the JediJagged Edge), making his feature-film directing debut, deftly balances horror and grisly black humour. The film also boasts sumptuous photography by the great Dick Bush and Alan Hume, a wonderfully eccentric score by Michael J Lewis and a superb supporting cast which includes Charles Gray, Margaret Tyzack, Ian Hogg, John Standing and The Who’s Roger Daltrey.

Indicator Limited Edition Blu-ray features:

  • High Definition remaster 
  • Original mono audio
  • Audio commentary with Kevin Lyons, editor of The Encyclopedia of Fantastic Film and Television 
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV and Radio Spots
  • Between the Hammer and the Anvil(1973): Marquand’s acclaimed documentary short film, made for the Central Office of Information, about the Liverpool police force
  • Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Julian Upton, an overview of contemporary critical responses, archival articles, and film credits
  • Limited Edition of 3,000 copies
  • All extras subject to change