From Dan Curtis, creator of the classic Gothic soap Dark Shadows, comes the 1976 horror Burnt Offerings. Now out on Blu-ray and DVD from Arrow Video.
When college lecturer Ben Rolf (Oliver Reed) and his family rent a remote country mansion at a bargain price, they believe they’re in for an uneventful summer. Little do they realise that they’ve just moved into a veritable house of horrors! As the malevolent force that dwells within its walls exerts its dark influence on the minds of its new inhabitants, and the sinister occurrences begin to mount up, it grows increasingly clear that this is a holiday they’ll never forget… provided any of them live to tell of it.
Also starring Karen Black, Bette Davis and Lee Montgomery, Burnt Offerings provides a unique and chilling portrait of a modern family in meltdown. Presented in high definition for the first time in the UK, there has never been a better time to revisit – or discover for the first time – this unforgettable slice of American Gothic.
Burnt Offerings is out in the UK on dual format (Blu-ray and DVD) from 18 October.
• High Definition Blu-ray and Standard Definition DVD presentation of the feature, transferred from original film elements by MGM.
• Original uncompressed PCM mono audio.
• Optional English subtitles.
• Audio commentary with Dan Curtis, Karen Black and William F Nolan.
• Audio commentary with film critic Richard Harland Smith.
• Acting His Face: Interview with actor Anthony James..
• Blood Ties: Interview with actor Lee Montgomery.
• From the Ashes: Interview with screenwriter William F Nolan.
• Animated gallery
• Collector’s booklet (first pressing only).