Hammer’s Paranoiac (Collector’s Edition) arrives on Blu-ray in Feb.

Hammer studio was best known for making outright horror films feature undead monsters. The English studio also knew how to stir up fears without Dracula or Frankenstein roaming the screen. Paranoiac is tale of deception when a long-lost brother returns home. But is he really the brother? Or is he doing his best to lie and gaslight his way into the family fortune. The film gave a meaty early role to Oliver Reed (Tommy & Gladiator). Scream Factory is releasing the Paranoiac: Collector’s Edition Blu-ray on February 8, 2022 with plenty of fresh bonus features. Here’s the press release from Scream Factory:

Los Angeles, CA – Scream Factory has announced the February 8 release of Paranoiac (Collector’s Edition) on Blu-ray™. Special features include a new 2K scan from the interpositive, a new audio commentary, and two new interviews.

Customers ordering from shoutfactory.com will receive a rolled 18×24 poster featuring the brand new art while supplies last.

Nothing is quite what it seems in this riveting, complex tale of greed, dementia and deceit from Hammer Films, the experts in terror. Rescued from a suicide attempt by a man claiming to be her long-dead brother, a young heiress (Janette Scott, The Day Of The Triffids) finds a new reason to live. But her relatives have doubts. They think “Tony” (Alexander Davion) is an imposter who’s trying to get his hands on the family fortune. Everyone has their own secret reasons to suspect Tony, as well as their own designs on his vast inheritance – especially brother Simon (Oliver Reed, The Curse Of The Werewolf), a magnetic but devastatingly cruel wretch who’ll stop at nothing to thwart the supposed pretender. 

NEW 2K scan from the interpositive·       
NEW audio commentary with film historian Bruce Hallenbeck·       
NEW Drink to Deception – an interview with author/film historian Kim Newman·       
NEW A Toast to Terror – an interview with author/film historian Jonathan Rigby·       
The Making of Hammer’s PARANOIAC hosted by author Wayne Kinsey·       
Theatrical Trailer·       
Still Gallery
1080p High-Definition Widescreen (2.35:1)/DTS-HD Master Audio Mono/English SDH Subtitles/1963/Approximate Feature Running Time: +/- 80 Minutes 

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Shout! Factory, LLC is a leading multi-platform media company devoted to film and TV distribution, development, and production, as well as the preservation and revitalization of the very best in pop-culture entertainment. Founded by Richard Foos, Bob Emmer, and Garson Foos in 2003, Shout! owns and manages a large portfolio of films, contemporary and classic TV series, animation, and documentaries. The company’s creative acquisition mandate has established it as a leading independent distributor, with partners and properties including GKIDS, Sesame StreetThe Carol Burnett Show, The Johnny Carson Show, IFC Films, Stephen J. Cannell Productions, ITV Studios, Major League Baseball Productions, and many others. Shout! Factory Kids focuses on live-action and animated kids and family properties, and the company releases films and television shows in other genres under the Scream Factory and Shout Select imprints. Shout! develops, acquires and distributes new films via Shout! Studios, owns and operates libraries including Mystery Science Theater 3000 (in partnership with creator Joel Hodgson) and the Roger Corman New Horizon Pictures Library, and operates the acclaimed streaming service Shout! Factory TV. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com

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