Are you ready for Joan Collins in 1080p? Brace yourself for seeing a youthful Joan in Tales from the Crypt when it’s double featured with Vault of Horror on Blu-ray this December 2. Both films were anthology horrors that used to scare theater goers in the ’70s. Both films were made by Amicus which was as noted for its British Horror films like Hammer. Amicus used plenty of Hammer’s stars and crew in their scary output. The major difference between the two studios was that the heads of Amicus were Americans. Here’s the press release from Scream Factory about this upcoming double feature:
Tales from the Crypt and Vault of Horror
Two Classic British Horror Films Make Their Blu-ray Debut
December 2nd, 2014 from Scream Factory
Scream Factory invites you to embrace the chills this December with two classic British horror films! On December 2nd, 2014, Scream Factory will release Tales from the Crypt and Vault of Horror on Blu-ray for the first time! Featuring the rare, uncut version of Vault of Horror, the two disc set includes three different cuts of the cult classic. The first disc will include Tales from the Crypt and Vault of Horror‘s uncut widescreen presentation. The second disc will include Vault of Horror‘s theatrical PG cut and a rare open-matte version of the BFI master. The release also includes an original trailer and an alternate opening scene for Vault of Horror.
Tales From The Crypt
When five unwary travelers with dark hearts stumble into a series of catacombs, they find themselves in a cavern with no way out. But the horror’s only just begun as a mysterious figure appears to reveal to each person the shocking events that will lead to their well-deserved, untimely – and unavoidable – demise. Starring Joan Collins (Empire Of The Ants), Peter Cushing (Horror Of Dracula), Patrick Magee (A Clockwork Orange) and Sir Ralph Richardson (Rollerball), and directed by Freddie Francis (The Creeping Flesh), Tales From The Crypt is the original, gets-right-under-your-skin creepfest!
Vault Of Horror
Available uncut for the first time on home video! Five unsuspecting hotel guests step into an elevator, which leads them into an underground vault. Trapped with no way out, each guest shares a gruesome tale of an encounter with death. But as the stories unfold, the men begin to suspect that their presence in the vault is no coincidence, and that the only way out…is death. Starring Tom Baker (Doctor Who), Denholm Elliott (Raiders Of The Lost Ark), Curt Jurgens (The Mephisto Waltz) and Michael Craig (Mysterious Island), this ferociously entertaining film is a worthy sequel to Tales From The Crypt!
METROMEDIA PRODUCERS CORPORATION Presents an AMICUS PRODUCTION “TALES FROM THE CRYPT”
Starring JOAN COLLINS PETER CUSHING ROY DOTRICE RICHARD GREENE IAN HENDRY
PATRICK MAGEE BARBARA MURRAY NIGEL PATRICK ROBIN PHILLIPS and SIR RALPH RICHARDSON
Screenplay by MILTON SUBOTSKY Produced by MAX J. ROSENBERG and MILTON SUBOTSKY
Executive Producer CHARLES FRIES Directed by FREDDIE FRANCIS
METROMEDIA PRODUCERS CORPORATION Presents an AMICUS PRODUCTION “VAULT OF HORROR”
Starring DAWN ADDAMS TOM BAKER MICHAEL CRAIG DENHOLM ELLIOTT GLYNIS JOHNS
EDWARD JUDD CURT JURGENS ANNA MASSEY DANIEL MASSEY TERRY-THOMAS
Written by MILTON SUBOTSKY Produced by MAX J. ROSENBERG and MILTON SUBOTSKY
Executive Producer CHARLES FRIES Directed by ROY WARD BAKER
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