A righteous police officer investigating the disappearance of a young girl comes into conflict with the unusual residents of a secluded Scottish isle in this unsettling, intelligent chiller. Brought to the island of Summerisle by an anonymous letter, Edward Woodward's constable is surprised to discover that the island's population suspiciously ...Read MoreA righteous police officer investigating the disappearance of a young girl comes into conflict with the unusual residents of a secluded Scottish isle in this unsettling, intelligent chiller. Brought to the island of Summerisle by an anonymous letter, Edward Woodward's constable is surprised to discover that the island's population suspiciously denies the missing girl's very existence. Even more shocking, at least to the traditionally pious law office, the island is ruled by a libertarian society organized around pagan rituals. Repelled by the open acceptance of sexuality, nature worship, and even witchcraft, the officer takes an antagonistic attitude towards the people and their leader, an eccentric but charming English lord (Christopher Lee). The officer's unease intensifies as he continues his investigation, slowly coming to fear that the girl's disappearance may be linked in a particularly horrifying manner to an upcoming public festival. Anthony Shaffer's meticulously crafted screenplay creates a thoroughly convincing alternative society, building tension through slow discovery and indirect suggestion and making the terrifying climax all the more effective. Performances are also perfectly tuned, with Woodward suitably priggish as the investigator and horror icon Lee delivering one of his most accomplished performances as Lord Summerisle. Little noticed during its original theatrical run due to studio edits and a limited release, the film's intelligence and uncanny tone has since attracted a devoted cult following. Judd Blaise, RoviRead Less
Walter Carr, Irene Sunters, Aubrey Morris, Russell Waters, Lindsay Kemp, Ingrid Pitt, Britt Ekland, Diane Cilento,... Good. 1975 Run time: 88. Disc has MINIMAL TO NO SCRATCHES. Smudges/Finger prints on disc from handling. We pack all items in a protected and padded bubble mailer! Your item deserves more than just some plastic bag!
Christopher Lee, Lindsay Kemp, John Hallam, Britt Ekland, Donald Eccles, Geraldine Cowper, Michael Cole, Diane Cilento,... 1973 Run time: 88. BRAND NEW and SEALED. Shop with 100% confidence or money back. All orders ship within 24 hours.
Edward Woodward, Britt Ekland, Diane Cilento, Ingrid Pitt, Christopher Lee. Run time: 97 mins. Originally released: 1974. Language: English. (m101) VHS movie is ex-video club copy in excellent cond, with box in excellent cond.