STUDIOCANAL To Release HORRORS OF THE BLACK MUSEUM on Blu-Ray in UK





Horrors of the Black Museum

STUDIOCANAL has announced a new restoration of the 1959 horror film on Blu-ray and DVD, and making its UK digital debut, HORRORS OF THE BLACK MUSEUM, starring Michael Gough and directed by Arthur Crabtree (Fiend Without a Face), marked the first film in the “Sadian Trilogy”, followed by the Hammer favourite Circus of Horrors and Michael Powell’s infamous Peeping Tom – introducing cinema audiences to a more shocking and salacious brand of onscreen horror.

A series of grisly, macabre murders sweep London and leave Scotland Yard completely baffled. Bancroft, an evil crime journalist, is hypnotising his assistant to commit murders using items curated in his own personal “Black Museum” – inspired by the infamous real-life collection of weapons and torture instruments used by criminals. Using these murders to fuel his own crime stories, Bancroft delights in the Yard’s embarrassment.

Experience fear beyond belief in this gruesome British horror treat that features a splendid lead performance from the estimable Michael Gough (star of horror gems including Trog, Horror Hospital and The Skull), with a cast that also includes Shirley Anne Field (The Damned, Peeping Tom) and June Cunningham (The Small World of Sammy Lee).

Originally shown in the new filmmaking format ‘Hypno-Vista’ (‘It actually puts YOU in the picture – can you stand it?’), HORRORS OF THE BLACK MUSEUM was a box office hit, and can count Martin Scorsese among its fans – the director got the film inducted to the New York Museum of Modern Art.

HORRORS OF THE BLACK MUSEUM is available to buy on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital from 15th January 2024.

INCLUDED WITH HORRORS OF THE BLACK MUSEUM:

  • BRAND NEW Interview with novelist and critic Kim Newman
  • BRAND NEW Audio Commentary with Kim Newman and writer/editor Steve Jones
  • Hypno-Vista Introduction
  • Original Trailer
  • B&W Lobby Cards Gallery
  • The Blu-ray edition comes with an exclusive set of four collector’s art cards
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