NEVER TAKE SWEETS FROM A STRANGER - BD
THIS ITEM IS AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR PAYMENT WILL BE TAKEN IMMEDIATELY, AND THAT THE ITEM WILL BE DISPATCHED JUST BEFORE THE LISTED RELEASE DATE.
SHOULD YOU ORDER ANY OF THE ALREADY RELEASED ITEMS FROM OUR CATALOGUE AT THE SAME TIME AS THIS PRE-ORDER ITEM, PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR PURCHASES WILL ALL BE SHIPPED TOGETHER WHEN THIS PRE-ORDER ITEM BECOMES AVAILABLE.
PLEASE PLACE A SEPARATE ORDER FOR PRE-ORDERS IF YOU WISH TO HAVE IN-STOCK ITEMS SHIPPED SOONER.
(Cyril Frankel, 1960)
Release date: 15 February 2021
Standard Edition Blu-ray
One of Hammer’s most controversial and genuinely adult thrillers, Never Take Sweets from a Stranger is a serious drama that dealt candidly (for the time) with the issue of child abuse.
Deftly handled, the film is a sincere and unsensational treatment of a taboo subject. Avoiding melodrama it addresses the horrors of the real world but remains a compelling and genuinely unsettling work.
INDICATOR STANDARD EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES
High Definition remaster
Original mono audio
Presented under its original British title
- Alternative presentation with US Never Take Candy from a Stranger title sequence
Hammer’s Women: Gwen Watford (2018, 8 mins): British cinema expert Dr Laura Mayne explores the life and career of the prolific film, stage, and television actress
An Interview with Janina Faye (2018, 15 mins): the British actress recalls her time working with Hammer
An Appreciation by Matthew Holness (2018, 12 mins): the actor, writer, director and Hammer fan reflects on many aspects of the film
The Perfect Horror Chord (2018, 44 mins): a new appreciation of composer Elisabeth Lutyens by David Huckvale, author of Hammer Film Scores and the Musical Avant-Garde
US theatrical trailer
Brian Trenchard-Smith trailer commentary (2013, 4 mins): a short critical appreciation
Image galleries: press and promotional material
- New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
BBFC cert: 12