Director Peter Medak’s The Changeling arrives as a limited edition collector’s set with a 4k restoration on 13 August from Second Sight.
A child’s ball bouncing down a flight of stairs was enough
to scare the daylights out of me’ Stephen King
After losing his wife and daughter in an accident, John Russell (George C Scott), an eminent composer, accepts a teaching post in Seattle. With the aid of Claire Norman (Trish Van Devere), an employee of the local Historical Society, he takes a lease on an old mansion which had been donated 12 years before by retired US senatorJoseph Carmichael (Melvyn Douglas). But when a series of strange occurrences convinces Russell that some unseen presence is attempting to communicate with him, he sets out to investigate – with nerve jangling consequences.
This is a very superior example of the haunted house thriller, whose horrors are never seen (except in flashback), from The Krays director Peter Medak, while some noisy plumbing, a hidden well, a music box, and a wheelchair covered in cobwebs all have very important parts to play.
The Changeling Limited Edition Blu-ray will be released on 13 August 2018 from Second Sight, and includes the follows special features…
• Brand new 4K scan and restoration
• Limited Edition packaging featuring poster, 40 page booklet and Original Soundtrack CD
• Audio commentary with director Peter Medak and producer Joel B Michaels
• The House on Cheesman Park: The haunting true story of The Changeling
• The Music of The Changeling: Interview with Music Arranger Kenneth Wannberg
• Building The House of Horror: Interview with Art Director Reuben Freed
• The Psychotronic Tourist: The Changeling Locations featurette
• Master of Horror Mick Garris on The Changeling
• Trailer & TV Spot
• New English subtitles