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Posted November 1, 2022 by

 
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On the 31st of October 1992, television changed forever. Without a doubt one of the most influential and pioneering pieces of horror media ever made, Ghostwatch – now celebrating 30 years of fright – makes its long-awaited Blu-ray debut thanks to 101 Films

This terrifyingly epic release contains the iconic broadcast in high definition, along with a fascinating retrospective doc, commentaries and more. This must-own Limited Edition set also includes art-cards, a booklet of essays, and a reproduction of the original annotated script.


Synopsis

Despite being part of BBC Drama’s Screen One series, the presence of trusted presenters, along with the quality of the production, convinced thousands of people that the events depicted on screen were genuine, and taking place live. 

Sarah Greene and Craig Charles report from a reputedly haunted London home for the outside broadcast, while Michael Parkinson and Mike Smith stay in the warmth and “safety” of a BBC studio. The Early family are allegedly being harassed by the ghost ‘Pipes’, so named as his banging and crashing were initially attributed to bad plumbing. After a deliberately slow start the tension gradually builds, culminating in a terrifying crescendo. Although entirely fictional, the masterly combination of great scripting, intuitive direction and perfect casting made the supernatural pastiche appear frighteningly real.

An inspiration to a generation of filmmakers, and years ahead of the profusion of found footage movies that would follow, Ghostwatch is regarded as a classic of the genre and remains as relevant, as terrifying, and as inspirational today. Title 028 on the 101 Films Black Label, this 30th anniversary edition includes a new documentary on the making of Ghostwatch, a new commentary, limited edition packaging featuring newly commissioned artwork, a booklet with new writing on the film and more.

Bonus Features

  • ‘Do You Believe in Ghosts?’, a brand new 30th anniversary documentary on the Ghostwatch phenomenon
  • Commentary with film historians Shellie McMurdo and Stella Gaynor
  • Commentary with writer Stephen Volk, producer Ruth Baumgarten and director Lesley Manning
  • Shooting Reality by Lesley Manning
  • Limited Edition Booklet: Includes ‘Extra Sensory Perception Management’ by Sarah Appleton, ‘Ghostwatch – As it Happened’ by Tim Murray, and short story ‘31/10’ by Ghostwatch writer Stephen Volk
  • Reproduced script, annotated by director Lesley Manning
  • Set of six art cards

GHOSTWATCH is available now on Limited Edition Blu-ray from 101 Films

 


Samuel Love

 
Freelance writer. Email: samuel@smlcreative.co.uk


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