Christopher Lee And Peter Cushing Reunited In THE SKULL, Coming To Blu-ray

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Christopher Lee And Peter Cushing Reunited In THE SKULL, Coming To Blu-ray
More classic British horror heads to Blu-ray as Eureka! Entertainment announces the release of Freddie Francis' 1965 shocker The Skull, arriving on dual-format Blu-ray and DVD on 26 October.

Perhaps best known as an Oscar-winning cinematographer, shooting such acclaimed works as The Elephant Man, The French Lieutenant's Woman, Glory and Cape Fear, Freddie Francis also directed a raft of horror flicks throughout the 1960s and 70s. After a successful spell at Hammer, Francis moved across to the newly launched Amicus Productions, where he would help shape them into the only British company to rival Hammer's vice-like grip on the country's horror scene.

Adapted from a novel by Robert "Psycho" Bloch, The Skull reunites Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee for a chilling tale of obsession and the occult, involving the noggin of the notorious Marquis de Sade.

Peter Cushing stars as Dr. Christopher Maitland, a writer and collector of occult items (with a preference for those with a somewhat macabre history), who is offered the chance to purchase a highly expensive and unusual item - the skull of the Marquis de Sade. Warned against obtaining the item by fellow collector (Christopher Lee in a rare non-villainous role), the skull's influence draws Maitland in, madness and death soon follow...

Eureka! Entertainment's new release boasts a brand new 1080p transfer of the film, as well as a video interview with British horror expert Kim Newman and a booklet packed with new writing on the film. Check out the film's trailer below and prepare for "the new height in FRIGHT!".

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