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16th January 2012 15:57:00
Posted by Dave Foster

The Uninvited (1944) on UK DVD this May

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Exposure Cinema have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of The Uninvited on 7th May 2012. Lewis Allen’s 1944 spine-tingler, starring Ray Milland, Gail Russell and Ruth Hussey, will be available in a special Collector’s Edition featuring an illustrated booklet of critical articles, posters and lobby card reproductions.

The press release notes the film was "Previously available only on VHS and LaserDisc, the film has recently suffered poor-quality bootleg circulation. Exposure’s officially licensed release of this Universal Studios classic is vastly superior and has been remastered from original materials."

Features include:
  • First official DVD release in the world
  • Illustrated collector's booklet featuring exclusively commissioned articles and four lobby card reproductions.
  • Original theatrical trailer.
  • Gallery of production stills, posters and lobby cards.
  • Remastered. 1.33:1 Full Frame | English DD2.0 Mono
  • Dual-layer, progressive scan, high-bitrate encoding for optimum picture quality.
  • Newly-written English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.

Synopsis: Seeking respite from the bustle of London life, writer Roderick Fitzgerald (Ray Milland) and his sister Pamela (Ruth Hussey) move into a neglected clifftop mansion and set about making it their home. However, it isn’t long before an unnerving presence makes itself felt: an eerie chill lingers in the rooms and distant wailing is heard at night. Despite Roderick’s cynicism, it becomes increasingly clear that the house is haunted - but why in such a snug haven would the dead trouble the living?

You can pre-order now through Amazon.co.uk

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About Dave Foster
Dave has been loitering the virtual halls of TDF for a decade now and the majority of that time has been spent as Editor of the Home Cinema section (formerly DVDTimes). He doesn't contribute reviews anywhere near as much as he once did (or indeed would like to) but when he does it will invariably be something in the anime or Asian film area.