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Win Cult Classics DEVIL GIRL FROM MARS and HORRORS OF THE BLACK MUSEUM on Blu-ray!

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Studiocanal release a pair of cult classics this week, Devil Girl from Mars and Horrors of the Black Museum and we have a bundle featuring both films on Blu-ray to give away for one lucky reader. Just read on and enter below…

Devil Girl from Mars

A new restoration of the 1954 British black-and-white science fiction film Devil Girl from Mars, directed by David MacDonald and starring Patricia Laffan, Hugh McDermott, Hazel Court, Peter Reynolds and Adrienne Corri.

One winter evening in a lonely Scottish inn, guests become prisoners when Nyah, a pitiless Martian with a robot minion, lands on earth and traps them within an invisible wall. With Martian males extinct after a battle of the sexes, Nyah aims to capture breeding stock on Earth. As escape attempts falter, the helpless humans must decide which one of them will die to save the others and possibly the world! .

A famously economical film, Devil Girl from Mars was filmed over three weeks with no retakes in order to use up pre-booked studio time when another project finished ahead of schedule.

With a cast including the magnificent Patricia Laffan (Quo Vadis) as Nyah, and genre favourites Adrienne Corri (Vampire Circus), and fifties scream queen Hazel Court (The Masque of the Red Death), the film was shot by Jack E Cox (who filmed Hitchock’s The Lady Vanishes and Blackmail), with a score by prolific composer Edwin Astley, the man behind the catchy theme tunes to TV series The Saint and Danger Man.

Featuring the striking female Martian costume designed by Ronald Cobb, and a giant robot running amok, Devil Girl from Mars is a bona fide cult classic that STARBURST says “is as iconic as they come”.

Devil Girl from Mars is available to buy on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital from January 15th.

INCLUDED WITH DEVIL GIRL FROM MARS:

– BRAND NEW Interview with novelist and critic Kim Newman

– BRAND NEW Audio Commentary with Kim Newman and writer & journalist Barry Forshaw

– Stills gallery

The Blu-ray edition comes with an exclusive set of four collector’s art cards.

Horrors of the Black Museum

A new restoration of the 1959 horror film on Blu-ray and DVD, and making its UK digital debut, Horrors of the Black Museum, starring Michael Gough and directed by Arthur Crabtree (Fiend Without a Face), marked the first film in the ‘Sadian Trilogy’, followed by Circus of Horrors and Michael Powell’s infamous Peeping Tom – introducing cinema audiences to a more shocking and salacious brand of onscreen horror.

A series of grisly, macabre murders sweep London and leave Scotland Yard completely baffled. Bancroft, an evil crime journalist, is hypnotising his assistant to commit murders using items curated in his own personal ‘Black Museum’ – inspired by the infamous real-life collection of weapons and torture instruments used by criminals. Using these murders to fuel his own crime stories, Bancroft delights in the Yard’s embarrassment.

Experience fear beyond belief in this gruesome British horror treat that features a splendid lead performance from the estimable Michael Gough (star of horror gems including Trog, Horror Hospital, and The Skull), with a cast that also includes Shirley Anne Field (The Damned, Peeping Tom) and June Cunningham (The Small World of Sammy Lee).

Originally shown in the new filmmaking format ‘Hypno-Vista’ (‘It actually puts YOU in the picture – can you stand it?’), Horrors of the Black Museum was a box office hit, and can count Martin Scorsese among its fans – the director got the film inducted to the New York Museum of Modern Art.

Horrors of the Black Museum is available to buy on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital from January 15th.

INCLUDED WITH HORRORS OF THE BLACK MUSEUM:

BRAND NEW Interview with novelist and critic Kim Newman

BRAND NEW Audio Commentary with Kim Newman and writer/editor Steve Jones

Hypno-Vista Introduction

Original Trailer

B&W Lobby Cards Gallery

The Blu-ray edition comes with an exclusive set of four collector’s art cards.

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You can buy Devil Girl from Mars and Horrors of the Black Museum here.

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