CORRUPTION - LE

CORRUPTION - LE

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    (Robert Hartford-Davis, 1968)
    Release date: 30 August 2021
    Limited Edition Blu-ray (UK Blu-ray premiere)

    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.

    INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES

    • 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
    • Limited edition exclusive 80-page book with a new essay by Laura Mayne, a history of production company Titan International Films, an archival interview with producer and cinematographer Peter Newbrook, a look at the film’s music, cast and publicity, excerpts from the novelisation, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits
    • Limited edition exclusive set of five replica production stills
    • UK premiere on any home video format
    • Limited edition of 5,000 copies

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    BBFC cert: TBC
    REGION B
    EAN: 5060697921458