To celebrate the UK release by The Criterion Collection of THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER on 28th June 2021, we’ve two copies on Blu-Ray to give away!
The Night of the Hunter—incredibly, the only film the great actor CHARLES LAUGHTON ever directed— is truly a standalone masterwork. A horror movie with qualities of a Grimm fairy tale, it stars a sublimely sinister ROBERT MITCHUM (Cape Fear, The Friends of Eddie Coyle) as a traveling preacher named Harry Powell (he of the tattooed knuckles), whose nefarious motives for marrying a fragile widow, played by SHELLEY WINTERS (A Place in the Sun, The Diary of Anne Frank) are uncovered by her terrified young children. Graced by images of eerie beauty and a sneaky sense of humour, this ethereal, expressionistic American classic—also featuring the contributions of actress LILLIAN GISH (Intolerance, Duel in the Sun) and writer JAMES AGEE—is cinema’s quirkiest rendering of the battle between good and evil.
SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
- New, restored high-definition digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
- Audio commentary featuring assistant director Terry Sanders, film critic F. X. Feeney, archivist Robert Gitt, and author Preston Neal Jones
- Charles Laughton Directs “The Night of the Hunter,” a two-and-a-half-hour archival treasure trove of outtakes from the film
- New documentary featuring interviews with producer Paul Gregory, Sanders, Jones, and author Jeffrey Couchman
- New video interview with Simon Callow, author of Charles Laughton: A Difficult Actor
- Clip from The Ed Sullivan Show, in which cast members perform live a scene that was deleted from the film
- Fifteen-minute episode of the BBC show Moving Pictures about the film
- Archival interview with cinematographer Stanley Cortez
- Gallery of sketches by author Davis Grubb
- New video conversation between Gitt and film critic Leonard Maltin about Charles Laughton Directs “The Night of the Hunter”
- Original theatrical trailer
- PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by critics Terrence Rafferty and Michael Sragow
We’ve giving away one copy on Twitter and one copy on Facebook. All you have to do is like, comment and share on FB or like, follow and RT on Twitter to enter.
Follow us, Like and RT for your chance to win a copy of @UKCriterion THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER – available on Blu-Ray in the UK on 28th June 2021.
UK entrants only. Comp ends 11.59pm 4th July 2021.
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The competition will close at 11.59pm GMT BST on Sunday 4th July 2021 and two valid entries will be chosen at random and contacted.
- This promotion is open to UK residents only.
- Entrants must be aged 12 years or older
- One entry per household
- No alternative prize is available
- Two winners will each win 1x The Night of The Hunter Criterion Collection Blu-Ray
- The Editor’s decision is final and binding on the entrants. No correspondence will be entered into.