Tuesday 22 April 2014

The Beast Within - Final Specs

We hope your Easter break was a nice and relaxing one, full of chocolate bunnies and fluffy chicks... But enough of that, now it's time for gruesome gore galore! We're extremely pleased to be bringing Philippe Mora's one-of-a-kind creature feature The Beast Within to Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD this May, and with the release right around the corner we can now proudly present to you the final specs of this deluxe director-approved edition. Feast your eyes on this lot!


•  High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of the feature, transferred from original film elements by MGM - available uncut in the UK for the first time!
•  Original stereo 2.0 audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray) 
•  Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing 
•  New audio commentary with director Philippe Mora moderated by author Calum Waddell 
•  I Was a Teenage Cicada: The Making of The Beast Within - An in-depth look back at Philippe Mora’s creature feature classic featuring new interviews with writer Tom Holland, actors Paul Clemens, John Dennis Johnston, Katherine Moffat and effects wizard Garry Elmendorf 
•  Storyboarding The Beast – An all-new animated featurette in which Philippe Mora discusses the film’s journey from storyboard to screen 
•  Image Gallery – Including rare production stills from the private collection of star Paul Clemens plus new photographs of various special effects props 
•  Original Trailer 
•  Reversible sleeve with original and newly commissioned artwork by Marc Schoenbach 
•  Collector’s Booklet featuring new writing on the film by Lee Gambin, author of Massacred by Mother Nature: Exploring the Natural Horror Film plus a contemporary article on the film’s production, all illustrated with original stills and artwork.

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