BERSERK - LE
THIS ITEM WAS A LIMITED EDITION AND IS NOW OUT-OF-PRINT.
STANDARD EDITIONS ARE HERE.
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!
INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES
- 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
- Limited edition exclusive 40-page booklet containing a new essay by Josephine Botting, an archival interview with Herman Cohen, historical articles on Joan Crawford and Diana Dors, an overview of contemporary critical responses and full film credits
- UK premiere on Blu-ray
- Limited Edition of 3,000 copies
BBFC cert: 12