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  • An MVD Exclusive
  • SKU: AV485
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • UPC: 760137117209
  • Street Date: 01/10/23
  • PreBook Date: 12/06/22
  • Label: Arrow Video »
  • Genre: Horror
  • Run Time: 97 mins
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio: STEREO
  • Year of Production: 1970
  • Region Code: 0
  • Box Lot:
  • Territory: US
  • Language: English

 

Cast & Crew

  • Actors:
  •       Dean Stockwell
  •       Sandra Dee
  •       Ed Begley
  •       Talia Shire
  •       Lloyd Bochner
  •       Sam Jaffe
  •       Donna Baccala
  •       Jason Wingreen
  •       Beach Dickerson
  •       Michael Fox
  •       Jack Pierce
  •       Toby Russ
  •       Michael Haynes
  • Director: Daniel Haller
  • Producer: Curtis Hanson
  • Producer: Samuel Z. Arkoff
  • Producer: Roger Corman
  • Producer: James H. Nicholson

 

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The Dunwich Horror

A few years ago in Dunwich a woman bore illegitimate twins. One of them was almost human. Based on the short story of the same name by H.P. Lovecraft.

The Dunwich Horror
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Riding high on their successful adaptations of Edgar Allan Poe, Roger Corman and American International Pictures took on that other titan of literary terror, H.P Lovecraft, in The Dunwich Horror! Dean Stockwell stars as Wilbur Whateley, a mysterious young man who travels from the small town of Dunwich to the library of the Miskatonic University which holds one of the only copies of the Necronomicon, a legendary book of occult lore that Wilbur hopes to borrow. Graduate student Nancy Wagner (Sandra Dee) falls under his malign influence and travels with him back to his home where Wilbur has plans to use her in a ritual to raise 'The Old Ones', cosmic beings from another dimension. But who, or what, is in the locked room at the top of the stairs? And what will happen if they get out? Directed by Daniel Haller, genius art director of numerous Corman classics, this was also the first screenwriting credit for Curtis Hanson, who would later direct the multi award-winning L.A. Confidential. Newly restored by Arrow Films from the original 35mm camera negative, The Dunwich Horror is among the most successful Lovecraft adaptations ever committed to film, and it has never looked better.

Media

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Bonus Materials

  • New 2K restoration by Arrow Films from the original camera negative
  • High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation
  • Original lossless mono audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • New audio commentary by Guy Adams and Alexandra Benedict, creators of the audio drama Arkham County
  • The Door into Dunwich, a new conversation between film historian Stephen R. Bissette and horror author Stephen Laws in which they discuss The Dunwich Horror, Lovecraft, and their memories of seeing the film on release
  • After Summer After Winter, a new interview with science fiction and fantasy writer Ruthanna Emrys, author of The Innsmouth Legacy series
  • The Sound of Cosmic Terror, new interview with music historian David Huckvale in which he takes a closer look at Les Baxter’s score for The Dunwich Horror
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Luke Preece
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing by film critics Johnny Mains and Jack Sargeant

Sales Points

  • From the author of Re-Animator, the director of Die Monster Die, and the Producer of Piranha
  • Arrow restoration of a late-night TV staple with a rabidly loyal fanbase
  • Classic counter-culture adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft - from legendary producer Roger Corman
  • Sandra Dee in her final theatrical release

Press Quotes

The Dunwich Horror is entertaining, creepy (at times), and a fun film all around. The score is powerful, and the women are (as you would expect) gorgeous

     —Morbidly Beautiful

Haunting atmosphere... [with] build-up of tension and dread, with an eerie supernatural and otherworldly premise. There are some really effective and creepy moments highlighted with decent cinematography and the suitably spooky music score by Les Baxter

     —Off the Shelf

An overlooked gem of contemporary gothic horror

     —Movie Geeks United

The greatest opening titles ever... a very decent movie

     —Obscuria Filmcast

Arrow Video’s new 2K restoration is miles better in detail and color saturation.

     —GREG WALTON, Movieline Online

This disc's supplements are first rate, and the off the wall commentary is probably one of my recent favorites. Recommended.

     —JEFFREY KAUFFMAN, Blu-ray.com

The Dunwich Horror maintains the right nightmarish tone and will remind you to be careful about meeting strangers at the library.

     —JOE COREY, Inside Pulse

It is a film that is overflowing with atmosphere and trippy, psychedelic moments.

     —MICHAEL DEN BOER, 10k Bullets

an entertaining, at points subtle creepy and lightly tripped-out slice of early 1970s horror

     —ROGER BATTY, Musique Machine

wildly entertaining

     —PHIL BAILEY, Ink 19

This is definitely the best that The Dunwich Horror has looked on home video

     —TIM SALMONS, The Digital Bits

  

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