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(Jim O’Connolly, 1967) 
Release date: 21 March 2022
Standard Edition Blu-ray

After the huge success of Robert Aldrich’s What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962), Hollywood legend Joan Crawford found herself taking the lead in a series of lurid and sensational horror pictures in her later years – and Berserk was one of the best and most successful.

Crawford stars as a ruthless circus owner who exploits a series of gruesome murders for her own ends... until the killer targets her. Directed by Jim O’Connolly (Valley of Gwangi, Tower of Evil) and co-starring Diana Dors (Yield to the Night, Deep End), Michael Gough (Horror Hospital, Batman) and Judy Geeson (10 Rillington Place, Inseminoid), Berserk is a deranged slice of Great British Grand (Dame) Guignol – a bloody exploitation classic!


  • High Definition remaster
  • Original mono audio
  • The NFT Interview with Joan Crawford (1956, 14 mins): archival interview with the celebrated actor, recorded at London’s National Film Theatre
  • Audio commentary with film historians Lee Gambin and Eloise Ross
  • The Shopgirl’s Delight (2018, 15 mins): career-spanning appreciation of Joan Crawford by film critic Pamela Hutchinson
  • Circus of Blood (2018, 34 mins): Jonathan Rigby, author of English Gothic: Classic Horror Cinema 1897–2015, provides a wide-ranging production history of Berserk
  • Didier Chatelain on Herman Cohen (2018, 14 mins): Herman Cohen’s assistant and business partner remembers the famed producer
  • Tom Baker’s Beyond Belief! (1997, 5 mins): introduction by the much-loved actor, recorded for Berserk’s UK VHS release
  • Tom Baker’s Beyond Belief! Outtakes (1997, 22 mins)
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

BBFC cert: 12
EAN: 5060697921953