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Scream and Scream Again (1970/American International/Orion/MGM/Twilight Time Blu-ray)

Picture: B+ Sound: B+ Extras: B Film: C+

PLEASE NOTE: This Blu-ray is now only available from our friends at Twilight Time, is limited to only 3,000 copies and can be ordered while supplies last from the link below.

From Director Gordon Hessler comes the British '70s science fiction/horror film, Scream and Scream Again, which is based on a book by Peter Saxon. The twisted tale stars the '70s horror power trio of Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, and Peter Cushing (in a cameo role). The mad scientist tale has a off-kilter and non-sequential narrative structure that at first is hard to piece together until the second act, when characters start crossing paths with one another. Half mad scientist film, half mystery and suspense, this film has been recognized as one of the best British sci-fi flicks and is now beautifully restored by Twilight Time.

Heading British Intelligence, Fremont (Christopher Lee) carries a heavy workload, what with killers, mad scientists and all. While a serial killer with a penchant for drinking his victim's blood runs rampant, the murderous and deranged Dr. Browning (Vincent Price) engages in harvesting body parts to conduct his experiments. The lead man on the case, Detective Bellaver (Alfred Marks), tries to piece it all together, while a fascist leader (Peter Cushing) pulls strings from behind the scenes.

The score by David Whitaker (which we get to view in an isolated score track on this great disc) is very '70s funk and at times seems a little off at some of the more suspenseful moments of the film but is still fun. The cinematography is shot beautifully by John Coquillon, especially the dark nightclub scenes where a female victim is abducted by a serial killer and the sterile environment of the laboratory where the film's final act occurs. Most of the violence in the film is implied but you will definitely fear the bubbly acid tank that dissolves its victims as seen on the poster.

Restored from its original elements into a crisp 1080p high definition transfer in 1.85:1 widescreen, the film looks and sounds incredible on Blu-ray. A lush English 1.0 DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) Mono track captures the audio effortlessly that makes this 1970 film look as if it were shot today. There are also English SDH subtitles on the disc as well for the deaf and hard of hearing.

Extras are aplenty including:

Isolated Score Track

Audio Commentary with Film Historians David Del Valle and Tim Sullivan

Gentleman Gothic: Gordon Hessler at AIP

An Interview with Uta Levka

Still Gallery

Radio Spot

Original Theatrical Trailer

There's also a reversible cover with excellent artwork and a linear book with great notes on the film and full color photos. Truly, this is a great release that you will definitely want to add to your Vincent Price collection, et al.

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