Bloody Terror: The Shocking Cinema of Norman J Warren, 1976-1987 (Blu-ray) Indicator Ltd

$149.95

One of British genre cinema’s most important and distinctive independent filmmakers, Norman J Warren made a series of horror films which were at the forefront of a new wave in British horror during the 1970s. Reflecting a period of permissiveness and fearlessness, Warren’s distinctive stylings are far removed from the Gothic conventions of Hammer Films, deliberately upped the ante in terms of sex, violence and gore to create a new breed of horror that was designed to shock for shock’s sake.

Five of Norman J Warren’s horrifying chillers are presented here in new restorations and on Blu-ray for the very first time in the UK. Containing a wealth of new and archival extras – including new appreciations by contemporary British filmmakers, new cast and crew interviews, audio commentaries on all five films, rare short films, outtakes and alternative scenes, and making-of documentaries – this collection is strictly limited to 6,000 units.

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Special Features

SATAN’S SLAVE

2K restoration, newly supervised and approved by director Norman J Warren
Original mono audio
Two presentations of the film: the director’s cut (89 mins); and the export version (90 mins)
Audio commentary with Warren and screenwriter David McGillivray (2004)
Audio commentary with Warren and composer John Scott (2019)
Before the Blood (2019, 29 mins): Warren recalls his earliest experiences in the film industry
All You Need Is Blood (1976, 13 mins): vintage ‘making of’ documentary, presented in High Definition for the first time
All You Need Is Blood Outtakes (1976, 33 mins): rare and previously unseen footage shot on location
Creating Satan (2004, 30 mins): archival documentary featuring interviews with Warren, McGillivray, actor Martin Potter, and others
Devilish Music (2004, 13 mins): archival interview with John Scott
Two deleted scenes with commentary by Warren
Censoring ‘Satan’s Slave’ (2019, 16 mins): video demonstration of the cuts imposed by the British Board of Film Censors in 1976
Original ‘U’ certificate theatrical trailer
Original ‘R’-rated theatrical trailer
Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
UK premiere on Blu-ray

PREY

2K restoration, newly supervised and approved by director Norman J Warren
Original mono audio
Audio commentary with Warren and film historian Jonathan Rigby (2004)
The BEHP Interview with Norman J Warren – Part One (2018, 60 mins): archival video recording, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring Warren in conversation with Martin Sheffield
Keep on Running (2004, 28 mins): archival documentary on the making of Prey, featuring interviews with Warren, actor Sally Faulkner, producer Terry Marcel, and others
On-set Footage (1977, 3 mins): rare behind-the-scenes footage with commentary by Warren
The Bridge (1955–57, 7 mins): rare footage from Warren’s ambitious early film project about a pilot on a mission to locate a bridge in Germany during World War II, with optional director’s commentary
Making ‘The Bridge’ (1957, 2 mins): rare and previously unseen footage with commentary by Warren
Carol (1962, 3 mins): mute test footage from Warren’s unrealised feature about teenage pregnancy and backstreet abortion, featuring Georgina Hale and Michael Craze, with optional director’s commentary
Drinkin Time (1963, 3 mins): silent comedy short directed by Warren
‘Drinkin Time’ Introduction by Norman J Warren (2019, 4 mins)
Whipper Snappers (c1977, 1 min): toy advertisement directed by Warren
‘Whipper Snappers’ Introduction by Norman J Warren (2019, 4 mins)
Original theatrical trailer
Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
UK premiere on Blu-ray

TERROR

2K restoration, newly supervised and approved by director Norman J Warren
Original mono audio
Audio commentary with Warren and screenwriter David McGillivray (2004)
The Early Years (2019, 17 mins): Warren recalls his first films as director
Bloody Good Fun (2004, 41 mins): archival documentary on the making of Terror featuring interviews with Warren, McGillivray, actors Carolyn Courage, Mary Maude, James Aubrey and Elaine Ives-Cameron, and others
Tales of Terror (2019, 13 mins): actor John Nolan reflects on Terror’s production
Norman J Warren: A Sort of Autobiography (2004, 28 mins): archival interview with the director
Four extended scenes, with introductions by Warren
Norman J Warren Presents Horrorshow (2008, 33 mins): anthology film of five horror tales, hosted by Warren
Daddy Cross (2011, 2 mins): trailer for a 1978 ‘lost film’, with voice-over by Warren
Original theatrical trailer
French theatrical trailer
TV spot
Radio spot
Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
UK premiere on Blu-ray

INSEMINOID

2K restoration, newly supervised and approved by director Norman J Warren
Original mono audio
Audio commentary with Warren and assistant director Gary White (2004)
The BEHP Interview with Norman J Warren – Part Two (2018, 67 mins): archival video recording, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring Warren in conversation with Martin Sheffield
Norman J Warren at the Manchester Festival of Fantastic Films (2011, 62 mins): archival video recording of the director in conversation with horror author John Llewellyn Probert
Subterranean Universe (2004, 45 mins): archival documentary on the making of Inseminoid, featuring interviews with Warren, actors Stephanie Beacham, David Baxt and Barry Houghton, and others
Alien Encounter (2019, 6 mins): actor Trevor Thomas recalls playing the part of Mitch
Electronic Approach (2004, 13 mins): archival interview with composer John Scott
Original theatrical trailers
Horror Planet teaser trailer
TV spot
Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
World premiere on Blu-ray

BLOODY NEW YEAR

2K restoration, newly supervised and approved by director Norman J Warren
Original mono audio
Audio commentary with Warren and film historian Jo Botting (2019)
Norman’s Wisdom (2019, 29 mins): Warren discusses some of the lesser-known areas of his career, including his work in television and documentaries
New Blood (2019, 16 mins): actor Catherine Roman warmly remembers her first film role
The Art of Blood (2019, 15 mins): screenwriter and set dresser Frazer Pearce relates the production history of Bloody New Year
Fights, Camera, Action! (2019, 11 mins): actor and stuntman Steve Emerson recalls his work with Warren on Terror and Bloody New Year
Working with Warren (2019, 10 mins): interview with filmmaker and Warren collaborator Yixi Sun
Turn Off Your Bloody Phone: Norman J Warren and the Ghost (2013, 1 min): short produced for FrightFest, starring Warren, Sun, and David McGillivray
Original trailer
Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
UK premiere on Blu-ray

Format

Bluray

Label

Indicator