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Old 26th July 2021, 07:59 PM
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Default 1960s BRIT HORROR not yet on Bluray (in the UK)

Compiled using English Gothic as a reference. Again, are there any I'm missing? Corrections welcome.

1960
The Flesh and the Fiends (US release - Kino)
The Hand
The Hands of Orlac
The House in Marsh Road
Peeping Tom (coming soon from StudioCanal)

1961
Doctor Blood's Coffin (US release - Shout)
Gorgo (US release - VCI)
House of Mystery
Konga (US release - Kino)
The Man in the Back Seat
The Snake Woman
What a Carve Up!

1962
Night of the Eagle (US release - Kino as 'Burn, Witch, Burn')
Vengeance

1963
The Day of the Triffids
The Very Edge

1964
Children of the Damned
Devil Doll
The Eyes of Annie Jones
The Horror of It All
Night Must Fall
Witchcraft

1965
Catacombs
Curse of Simba
Curse of the Fly (US release - Fox)
Devils of Darkness
Hysteria
The Nanny
The Night Caller
She

1966
Eye of the Devil
Fahrenheit 451 (US release - Universal)
The Frozen Dead
Naked Evil
The Projected Man (US release - Shout)
The Psychopath (US release - Kino)
The Vulture

1967
Dance of the Vampires (US release - Warner as 'The Fearless Vampire Killers')
Frankenstein Created Woman (US release - Shout)
It!
Night of the Big Heat (UK release - Odeon but a dreadful print)
The Penthouse
Prehistoric Women
The Shuttered Room
The Terrornauts
Theatre of Death

1968
Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (US release - Warner)
The Hand of Night
The Lost Continent (US release - Shout)
Twisted Nerve
Vengeance of She (US release - Shout)

1969
The Body Stealers
Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (US release - Warner)
Moon Zero Two
Night After Night After Night
The Oblong Box (US release - Kino)
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Old 26th July 2021, 10:04 PM
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Children of the Damned and Dracula Has Risen from the Grave are possible Premium Collection titles i'd think.

The other Hammer's are begging for a Powerhouse release.

There are a fair few obscurities there. The House on Marsh Road was released by Renoun on dvd whilst films such as The Snake Woman have never even had a dvd release over here.

You said Triffids was on the way years ago. I almost didn't buy the Odeon dvd in anticipation but i'm pleased i did even though it looks a bit meh at best.
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Old 27th July 2021, 12:06 AM
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Children of the Damned and Dracula Has Risen from the Grave are possible Premium Collection titles i'd think.

The other Hammer's are begging for a Powerhouse release.

There are a fair few obscurities there. The House on Marsh Road was released by Renoun on dvd whilst films such as The Snake Woman have never even had a dvd release over here.

You said Triffids was on the way years ago. I almost didn't buy the Odeon dvd in anticipation but i'm pleased i did even though it looks a bit meh at best.
Triffids apparently was restored but rumour has it the rights holder is asking for too much to license it.

When I compiled the list I was surprised at how many there were! Plenty to go at for labels such as Indicator, BFI and Network who champion Brit titles.
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There are a fair few obscurities there.
Some are out of English Gothic's 'borderline' section. I'm relying on Jonathan Rigby as I haven't seen a lot of those listed in that section.

Personally, I prefer to have a broad definition of horror and include as many dark thrillers as possible. Often these are the ones that are the most twisted and sleazy. I don't like to think I'm missing out
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Old 27th July 2021, 10:01 AM
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Some are out of English Gothic's 'borderline' section. I'm relying on Jonathan Rigby as I haven't seen a lot of those listed in that section.

Personally, I prefer to have a broad definition of horror and include as many dark thrillers as possible. Often these are the ones that are the most twisted and sleazy. I don't like to think I'm missing out
Have you seen The Snake Woman?

It's on one of those MGM Timeless Horror four pack dvd's along with The Face of Marble, I Bury the Living and The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake.

I had no idea it was British when i bought it but was pleasantly surprised as it's a bit of a gem to me and a definite precursor to Hammer's The Reptile five years down the line. It stands out like a sore thumb against the American dross on the disc.
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I've not seen it. Never used to be on TV 'in the day' and I gave up buying cheap DVD sets about 15 years ago because so many had poor picture quality and to be honest I had other priorities around that time.
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I've not seen it. Never used to be on TV 'in the day' and I gave up buying cheap DVD sets about 15 years ago because so many had poor picture quality and to be honest I had other priorities around that time.
They were cheap but they weren't poor quality. Just MGM putting out little known films in one set.
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I have had a UK Bluray of Peeping Tom by Studio Canal for ages?
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I have had a UK Bluray of Peeping Tom by Studio Canal for ages?
Yes, I did know this, so its inclusion on the list wasn't strictly correct. But the present release is considered to be a poor job with DNR and orange skin tones. The new upcoming restoration promises to be definitive.

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Old 30th July 2021, 01:29 PM
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Yes, I did know this, so its inclusion on the list wasn't strictly correct. But the present release is considered to be a poor job with DNR and orange skin tones. The new upcoming restoration promises to be definitive.

Ah, really. I wasn't aware it was that bad.

Good to know!
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