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(Robert Hartford-Davis, 1968)
Release date: 20 March 2023
Standard Edition Blu-ray

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.


  • 2K restoration from the original negative
  • Three feature presentations: the censored UK theatrical cut (92 mins), the US theatrical cut (92 mins), and the graphic continental version (91 mins)
  • Original mono audio
  • Audio commentary with Peter Cushing biographer David Miller and English Gothic author Jonathan Rigby for the US cut and continental version (2013)
  • The BEHP Interview with Peter Newbrook (1995, 92 mins): archival audio recording of the producer and cameraman in a career-spanning conversation with Alan Lawson and Roy Fowler, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project
  • The Guardian Interview with Peter Cushing (1986, 72 mins): archival audio recording of the legendary actor in conversation with David Castell at the National Film Theatre, London
  • The Reluctant Beatnik (2021, 15 mins): actor Phillip Manikum revisits his time on the film
  • What Ever Happened to Wendy Varnals? (2013, 16 mins): the actor and TV host remembers playing Terry
  • Archival interview with actor Billy Murray (2012, 14 mins)
  • Archival interview with actor Jan Waters (2012, 9 mins)
  • Stephen Laws Introduces ‘Corruption’ (2021, 7 mins): appreciation by the acclaimed horror author
  • Alternative Laser Killer opening titles (3 mins)
  • Isolated music & effects track
  • Original UK theatrical trailer
  • Original US theatrical trailer
  • Edgar Wright trailer commentary (2013, 3 mins): short critical appreciation
  • TV spots
  • Radio spots
  • Image galleries: production stills and promotional material
  • Director’s shooting script gallery
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

BBFC cert: 18
EAN: 5060697923193