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