There's no denying we're huge fans of Severin Films around these parts, as they've been just killing it with multiple releases.
Now, the horror home video house is going to be making everyone's Christmas Season a little gorier, as they've announced their Amicus Collection - a four disc, remastered retrospective covering the British film company (known as 'The Studio That Dripped Blood'). Founded by American writer/producers Max J. Rosenberg and Milton Subotsky, Amicus built a legacy of horror anthologies and twisted thrillers that remains among the very best genre movies of the ‘70s.
The collection showcases a trio of Amicus classics – featuring stars like Peter Cushing, Herbert Lom, Britt Ekland, Patrick Magee, Stephanie Beacham, Calvin Lockhart, Michael Gambon and Charlotte Rampling – you’ll discover the studio’s legendary Asylum, their insane gothic shocker And Now the Screaming Starts, and – exclusive to this set – the infamous werewolf whodunit The Beast Must Die, as well as a Bonus Disc of Amicus trailers, TV commercials, rare interviews and more.
Check out all these features included with the set (which is limited to 3500 units):
Asylum Special Features:
Two's A Company: 1972 On-set report from BBC featuring Interviews With Producer Milton Subotsky, Director Roy Ward Baker, Actors Charlotte Rampling, James Villiers, Megs Jenkins, Art Director Tony Curtis and Production Manager Teresa Bolland
David J. Schow on Robert Bloch - Featurette
Fiona Subotsky Remembers Milton Subotsky - Featurette
Inside The Fear Factory Featurette with Directors Roy Ward Baker, Freddie Francis and Producer Max J. Rosenberg
Audio Commentary with Director Roy Ward Baker and Camera Operator Neil Binney
And Now the Screaming Starts Special Features
The Haunting Of Oakley Court - Featurette with Allan Bryce, Author of "Amicus: The Friendly Face Of Fear", and David Flint, Author of "Ten Years Of Terror", visit the classic horror film location
Audio Commentary with Director Roy Ward Baker and Actress Stephanie Beacham
Audio Commentary with Star Ian Ogilvy
Archive Audio Interview with Actor Peter Cushing By Denis Meikle
Horror Journalist Denis Meikle Recalls And Now The Screaming Starts - Featurette
The Beast Must Die Special Features
And Then There Were Werewolves - Audio Essay By Horror Historian Troy Howarth
Audio Commentary with Director Paul Annett
Directing the Beast:
The Vault of Amicus Special Features
Over An Hour of Amicus Trailers
Audio Commentary With British Horror Film Writers Kim Newman & David Flint
Phil Nutman Audio Interview with Milton Subotsky - Audio Interview With Accompanying Stills / Posters
Jonathan Sothcott Audio Interview with Max Rosenberg - Audio Interview With Accompanying Stills / Posters
Bonus Amicus TV spots
Here's a trailer for the set:
I don't know about you, but I'm definitely buying one for myself and the coolest horror head in my life (so, probably Phil). Severin is one of the best lines in the business, and this looks to be the crown jewel of their current run.