The Skull

Blu-Ray Rating: ***1/2

Reviewed by: Jennie Kermode

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The Skull

This classic slice of Amicus horror makes a great addition to any fan's collection, bringing together some of the era's greatest stars. It's a film full of intriguing background details which can really only be spotted in repeat viewings. Alongside the film are two interviews: Jonathan Rigby provides a history of the studio with a remarkable amount of depth for the time taken; and Kim Newman talks passionately about his love of the era and his frustration with mainstream critics who won't make the effort to let themselves be scared.

There's also a gorgeous collector's edition booklet here which supplies further background about the film along with international promotional artwork (under several different titles) and clippings from the time of release. It's a really nicely produced item that will give a lot of pleasure to fans.

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Reviewed on: 21 Oct 2015
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The acquisition of the skull of the Marquis de Sade proves dangerous for an increasingly obsessive collector.

Product Code: B00ZGA2FAW

Region: 2

Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1

Extras: Interview with Jonathan Rigby; interview with Kim Newman; English subtitles; collector's edition booklet.

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