Today: February 25, 2024

Horrors of the Black Museum, Devil Girl from Mars Unboxings

StudioCanal are starting off 2024 with a couple more entries in their Cult Classics range, and genre fans will be thrilled; 1954 sci-fi Devil Girl from Mars and 1959 horror Horrors of the Black Museum make their debut and the results are stunning. Boasting gorgeous transfers, the two films are given a new lease of life on Blu-ray and the extra effort of included artcards show the films have been treated with love. These two 50s hidden gems are charming little curiosities that will delight fans of cult sci-fi and horror.

HORRORS OF THE BLACK MUSEUM

A new restoration of this 1959 horror film starring Michael Gough and directed by Arthur Crabtree. HORRORS OF THE BLACK MUSEUM marked the first film in the “Sadian Trilogy” followed by Circus of Horrors and Peeping Tom. A series of grisly, macabre murders sweep London and leave Scotland Yard completely baffled. Bancroft, an evil crime journalist is hypnotising his assistant to commit murders for his own crime stories and delighting in the Yard’s embarrassment.

Extras

  • NEW Interview with novelist and critic Kim Newman
  • NEW Audio Commentary with Kim Newman and writer/editor Steve Jones
  • Hypnovista Introduction
  • Original Trailer
  • B&W Lobby Cards Gallery

DEVIL GIRL FROM MARS

A new restoration of the 1954 British black-and-white science fiction film DEVIL GIRL FROM MARS directed by David MacDonald and starring Patricia Laffan, Hugh McDermott, Hazel Court, Peter Reynolds, and Adrienne Corri. One winter evening in a lonely Scottish inn, guests become prisoners when Nyah, a pitiless Martian with a robot minion, lands on earth and traps them within an invisible wall. With Martian males extinct after a battle of the sexes, Nyah aims to capture breeding stock on Earth. As escape attempts falter, the helpless humans must decide which one of them will die to save the others and possibly the world.

Extras

  • NEW Interview with novelist and critic Kim Newman
  • NEW Audio Commentary with Kim Newman and wrIter & journalist Barry Forshaw
  • Stills gallery
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