BluRay-Sichtung „Short Sharp Shocks“

„The latest in the critically acclaimed BFI Flipside series continuing its ongoing mission to curate an alternative Brit-screen history of overlooked rarities in deluxe home-entertainment editions is a compelling compendium of strange, striking, thrilling, horrific, eerie and eccentric short subjects from the heyday of the British cinematic supporting programme. This carefully-curated collection the first of its kind anywhere includes a plethora of sought-after titles, some newly remastered in HD for the very first time and showcases an eclectic range of delights spanning the second half of the 20th Century from the 1940s right through to the 1980s. A lavish double-disc set, it comes complete with an illustrated booklet with full credits and new contextual writing on the films by devotees of the field. Expect strange, spooky stories, odd twists in the tale, imaginative low-budget weirdness and oodles of atmosphere in these juicy bite-size morsels of cult film delight from decades gone by.“ (Quelle)

Filme:

  • Lock Your Door (Anthony Gilkison, 1949)
  • The Reformation of St Jules (Anthony Gilkison, 1949)
  • The Tell-Tale Heart (J B Williams, 1953)
  • Death Was a Passenger (Theodore Zichy, 1958)
  • Portrait of a Matador (Theodore Zichy, 1958)
  • Twenty Nine (Brian Cummins, 1969)
  • The Sex Victims (Derek Robbins, 1973)
  • The Lake (Lindsey Vickers, 1978)
  • The Errand (Nigel Finch, 1980)

Warum ich diese Filme durchgestrichen habe? Weil die erste Disc nicht abspielen wollte. Egal, ob Xbox oder PS4, sie wollte einfach nicht. Nun ja. Angeblich sind die besseren Kurzfilme auf Nr. 2 untergebracht. Von jenen gefiel mir THE LAKE am besten, Twenty Nine als #2, The Errand als #3 und The Sex Victims…hm, eigentlich gar nicht.