THE STRANGLERS OF BOMBAY - BD

THE STRANGLERS OF BOMBAY - BD

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(Terence Fisher, 1959)
Release date: 21 June 2021
Standard Edition Blu-ray

Sensationally based on a ‘true story’, Hammer’s The Stranglers of Bombay incorporates elements of the horror and thriller genres within an exotic adventure tale involving the murderous Kali-worshipping Thuggee cults in India during the early 1800s.

Under Terence Fisher’s masterful direction, and with a surprising degree of attention to historical detail, The Stranglers of Bombay presents a solid yarn while (naturally) highlighting the gruesome and horrific elements of the story. It set an impressive and intriguing precedent for Hammer’s subsequent adventure-thrillers.


INDICATOR STANDARD EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES
  • High Definition remaster
  • Original mono audio
  • Three presentations of the film: the original uncensored UK and US theatrical cuts, and an integral version incorporating all existing footage presenting the most complete version of the film ever seen
  • Audio commentary with screenwriter David Z Goodman 
  • Ritual Murder: Inside ‘The Stranglers of Bombay’ (2018, 17 mins): documentary written and directed by Hammer expert Marcus Hearn, narrated by Claire Louise Amias, and featuring film historians Alan Barnes and Jonathan Rigby 
  • Hammer’s Women: Jan Holden (2018, 6 mins): Colette Balmain on the popular stage and screen actress
  • ‘The Stranglers of Bombay’ and the Censor (2018, 27 mins): ex-BBFC examiner Richard Falcon discusses the film’s history with the Board
  • About the Versions (2018, 7 mins): highlighting the differences between the UK and US theatrical cuts 
  • Musical Orientalism (2018, 17 mins): a new appreciation of James Bernard’s score by David Huckvale, author of Hammer Film Scores and the Musical Avant-Garde
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Brian Trenchard-Smith trailer commentary (2013, 4 mins): a short critical appreciation  
  • Image gallery: promotional photography and publicity material 
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
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BBFC cert: 15
REGION FREE
EAN: 5060697921557