Corruption (Limited Edition) [Blu-ray] [2021]

Release Date: 30 August 2021
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In the 1960s, director Robert Hartford-Davis (The Black Torment, The Fiend) teamed up with producer/cameraman Peter Newbrook (The Asphyx) to make a series of low-budget films capitalising on the cinematic crazes of the day. In 1968, the duo stridently ventured into the surgical horror subgenre with Corruption, a grim update of Eyes Without a Face, transposed into the scenic south-coast seaside town of Seaford, via Swinging Sixties London. In a surprising performance, Peter Cushing (Captain Clegg, The Revenge of Frankenstein) stars as a high-class plastic surgeon who is driven to murder as part of a demented quest to rebuild the decaying visage of his fashion model wife (Sue Lloyd, The Ipcress File), who has been severely scarred at a party. A film that pushed the envelope of gore and sleaze in its era, Corruption is presented on home video for the first time in the UK.

Features

Extras INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES •2K restoration from the original negative •Two feature presentations: the theatrical version (92 mins); and the more graphic international version (91 mins) •Original mono audio •Audio commentary with Peter Cushing biographer David Miller and English Gothic author Jonathan Rigby (2013) •The BEHP Interview with Peter Newbrook (1995): career-spanning audio interview with the producer and cameraman, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring Newbrook in conversation with Alan Lawson and Roy Fowler •The Guardian Lecture with Peter Cushing (1986): audio recording of an interview with the legendary actor recorded at the National Film Theatre, London •Interview with actor Phillip Manikum (2021) •Interview with actor Billy Murray (2012) •Interview with actor Jan Waters (2012) •Whatever Happened to Wendy Varnals? (2013): interview with the English actor •Stephen Laws Introduces ‘Corruption’ (2021): appreciation by the acclaimed horror author •The Unkindest Cuts (2021): critic and writer Michael Brooke on the history of surgical horror •Edgar Wright trailer commentary (2013): short critical appreciation •Original UK theatrical trailer •Original US theatrical trailer •TV spots •Radio spots •Image gallery: promotional and publicity material •Director’s shooting script gallery •New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing •Limited edition exclusive 80-page book with a new essay by Laura Mayne, archival articles and interviews, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits •Limited edition exclusive set of five replica production stills •UK home video premiere •Limited edition of 5,000 copies
Release Date: 30 August 2021

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