Watcher in the Woods [DVD] [1981]

A chilling and atmospheric tale of haunting mystery set in the English countryside, The Watcher in the Woods arrives on DVD courtesy of Disney/Buena Vista Home Entertainment. Presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen, this release offers audio rendered in closed-captioned English Dolby Digital 5.1, and Spanish and French Dolby Digital 5.1 with optional French subtitles. Extra features include alternate endings and original theatrical trailers.
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Special Features

  • Alternate endings
  • Original theatrical trailers
  • French and Spanish language tracks
  • French subtitles


The Watcher in the Woods
This Disney Studios attempt at entering the horror genre is a British production based on the chilling novel by Florence Engel Randall. An American family, headed by composer Paul Curtis (David McCallum) and his wife Helen (Carroll Baker), is renting an old mansion in England. The mansion's owner is Mrs. Aylwood (Bette Davis), who lives in a small guest house on the property. The mansion is surrounded by dense, forbidding woods. The Curtis children, Jan (Lynn-Holly Johnson) and Ellie (Kyle Richards), explore the forest. Mrs. Aylwood is continually searching the woods for her daughter -- whom she lost there 30 years ago. Over time, the children come to be haunted by the spirit of the daughter, Karen (Katherine Levy). The film was originally released in 1980 with an ending that included a huge alien from another planet. The studio pulled back the film after test audiences laughed at the special effects, and re-released the movie in 1982 with a new ending that circumvented the alien. ~ Michael Betzold, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Bette Davis
    Bette Davis - Mrs. Aylwood
  • Carroll Baker
    Carroll Baker - Helen Curtis
  • David McCallum
    David McCallum - Paul Curtis
  • Ian Bannen
    Ian Bannen - John Keller
  • Lynn-Holly Johnson
    Lynn-Holly Johnson - Jan Curtis

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