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The Horrible Dr. Hichcock - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (Limited Edition)

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Genres: Horror
Starring: Barbara Steele, Robert Flemyng, Silvano Tranquilli, Maria Teresa Vianello, and Harriet Medin
Director: Ricardo Freda
Plot Sypnosis:

Brilliant scientist, Professor Bernard Hichcock, harbors a secret fascination with the corpses of beautiful young women. His perverse desires are so strong that he has developed a unique serum capable of placing people into a death-like state; a drug he has decided to experiment with on his wife, Margaretha. However, after accidentally giving her a lethal dose, the doctor panics and covers up his wife's death. Hichcock soon remarries, this time to the orphaned Cynthia, whom he brings to live with him at his isolated castle. Shortly after her arrival, Cynthia begins to experience increasingly strange and ghastly goings-on. While her new husband dismisses these seemingly supernatural occurrences, Cynthia becomes convinced that someone - or something - is lurking in the castle and her loving husband might know more than he's letting on…

A crucial early work in the Italian gothic horror canon, THE HORRIBLE DR. HICHCOCK, from director Riccardo Freda (Tragic Ceremony) and screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi (The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh), is a macabre period chiller which stars Barbara Steele (Black Sabbath) alongside Robert Flemyng (The Blood Beast Terror), Silvano Tranquilli (So Sweet, So Dead), and Harriet Medin (Blood and Black Lace). Graced with eye-poppingly colorful cinematography from Raffaele Masciocchi (The Ghost), Vinegar Syndrome proudly presents the 4K Blu-ray debut of this twisted and suspenseful classic in a brand new and exclusive 4K restoration of its original negative, and loaded with fresh extras including interviews with second assistant director Marcello Avallone and star Barbara Steele!

Special Features and Technical Specs:

  • 4K BLU-RAY/BLU-RAY COMBO PACK
  • NEW 4K RESTORATION FROM THE ORIGINAL CAMERA NEGATIVE
  • HDR PRESENTATION OF THE FILM
  • The 87-minute Italian cut features both its Italian and English language tracks and is available on both discs
  • The 76-minute American cut with its English language track and is available on both discs
  • Commentary track with film historians Eugenio Ercolani, Troy Howarth and Nathaniel Thompson
  • "The Horrible Dr. Freda" - an interview with second assistant director Marcello Avallone
  • "The Most Honorable Julyan Perry" - an interview with screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi
  • "Necropolises and Necrophiliacs" - filmmaker Marcello Avallone on Italian horror and his experiences of working within the genre
  • Scene select commentary track with actress Barbara Steele, moderated by Barbara Steele archivist Russ Lanier
  • English "Raptus" title sequence
  • Italian trailer
  • Still gallery
  • Reversible sleeve artwork
  • Newly translated English subtitles
  • 4K BLU-RAY: REGION-FREE
  • BLU-RAY: REGION-A "LOCKED"

 

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Release Details

Movie Release Year: 1962
Tech Specs & Release Details

Specs: Reversible sleeve artwork
Video Resolution/Codec: 2160p/HEVC HDR PRESENTATION OF THE FILM
Aspect Ratio(s): 1.85:1
Subtitles/Captions: Newly translated English subtitles