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(Joseph Losey, 1962)

Release date: 19 July 2021
Standard Edition Blu-ray

Having been exiled from Hollywood in the 1950s, American filmmaker Joseph Losey settled in Britain, where he made a series of remarkable and highly individual works. 

A film about the horrors of the nuclear age, and the irresponsible science which spawned it, The Damned is one of Losey’s – and Hammer’s - most idiosyncratic films, and one which has grown in reputation through the years.


  • 2K restoration 
  • Original mono audio 
  • Alternative presentations of the complete 96-minute version, playable as either The Damned or These Are the Damned
  • Audio commentary with film historians Kat Ellinger and Samm Deighan
  • On the Brink: Inside ‘The Damned’ (2019, 27 mins): documentary, featuring Alan Barnes, Kevin Lyons, Nick Riddle and Jonathan Rigby, exploring aspects of the film production
  • Hammer’s Women: Viveca Lindfors (2019, 15 mins): profile of the renowned actor by film historian Lindsay Hallam
  • Looking in the Right Place (2019, 10 mins): actor Shirley Anne Field recalls working with Oliver Reed and Joseph Losey
  • Children of ‘The Damned’ (2019, 24 mins): former child actors David Palmer, Kit Williams and Christopher Witty discuss their experiences making The Damned
  • Something Out of Nothing (2019, 7 mins): screenwriter Evan Jones reflects on this first feature-film credit
  • Smoke Screen (2019, 12 mins): interview with camera operator Anthony Heller
  • Beneath the Surface (2019, 26 mins): interview with filmmaker Gavrik Losey, son of director Joseph Losey
  • Beyond Black Leather (2019, 15 mins): academic I Q Hunter discusses The Damned
  • No Future (2019, 26 mins): appreciation by author and film historian Neil Sinyard 
  • The Lonely Shore (2019, 21 mins): appreciation of James Bernard’s score by David Huckvale, author of James Bernard, Composer to Count Dracula: A Critical Biography 
  • Isolated music & effects track
  • Original US theatrical trailer 
  • Joe Dante trailer commentary (2013, 4 mins): short critical appreciation 
  • Image gallery: promotional and publicity materials 
  • New and improved subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

BBFC cert: 12
EAN: 5060697921670