Tuesday, 18 August 2009

William Castle DVD box set

This October, Sony Home Entertainment will be releasing a five-disc DVD set featuring eight films from William Castle, the legendary director/producer/showman that inspired the John Goodman character in Joe Dante's excellent Matinee, including three that have never been previously released on DVD. The eights films are Frightened Girls, 13 Ghosts, Homicidal, Strait-Jacket, The Old Dark House, Mr Sardonicus, The Tingler and Zotz!. The set will also include Jeffrey Schwarz’s award-winning documentary Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story, with a commentary from Schwarz and Castle's daughter Terry, two episodes of the Castle-produced Ghost Story TV series, and a host of other extras. If you've never enjoyed Castle's unique brand of showmanship, now's your chance.

And to get you in the mood, here's Castle's introduction to The Tingler...

and 13 Ghosts.

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