Left in the care of their governess Miss Jessel (Stephanie Beacham) and housekeeper Mrs Grose (Thora Hird) at their absent uncle’s grand manor, Bly House, orphans Flora (Verna Harvey) and Miles (Christopher Ellis) become enthralled by the estate’s Irish retainer Peter Quint (Marlon Brando), whose enigmatic presence exerts a corrupting hold of them as he enters into a sadomasochistic affair with their governess…
1971’s The Nightcomers, based on an original screenplay by dramatist Michael Hastings, sketches a prequel to Henry James’ 1898 novella The Turn of the Screw. Directed by a pre-Death Wish Michael Winner on location at Sawston Hall in Cambridgeshire, it features a Bafta-nominated performance from Marlon Brando, and marks Stephanie Beacham’s first leading role in a feature.
THE UK RELEASE
Presented as part of Network Distributing’s The British Film collection, The Nightcomers is presented in a High Definition transfer (on Blu-ray and DVD) from the original film elements, and includes theatrical trailer, teaser trailer and gallery.
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