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The Skull [DVD] [1965]

Release Date:03/14/2017
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    Special Features

    • "Trailers From Hell" with Joe Dante
    • Audio commentary by film historian Tim Lucas
    • Jonathan Riglby on The Skull" featurette (24:14)
    • Kim Newman on The Skull" featurette (27:18)
    • Trailers


    The Skull
    Adapted from the Robert Bloch short story "The Skull of the Marquis de Sade," this inventive gothic chiller from Amicus stars Peter Cushing as Professor Maitland, a collector obsessed with obtaining artifacts reputed to have occult powers -- including the title object, believed to be from the crypt of the notorious French nobleman. Shortly after the Professor brings home his latest find, the skull begins making nightly rounds (the gliding camera peers through the eye sockets for the nifty "skull-cam" point-of-view shots) before eventally dominating Maitland's will. Despite the potentially cheesy premise (which sounds better suited to a William Castle project), the film is remarkably subtle and spooky thanks to the deft hand of director Freddie Francis and an excellent performance from Cushing. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Peter Cushing
      Peter Cushing - Prof. Christopher Maitland
    • Christopher Lee
      Christopher Lee - Sir Matthew Phillips
    • Jill Bennett
      Jill Bennett - Jane Maitland
    • Patrick Wymark
      Patrick Wymark - Marco
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      Maurice Good - Man in Cloak

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