Based on M R James classic tale of terror, Casting the Runes , and adapted for the screen by regular Hitchcock collaborator Charles Bennett, Jacques Tourneur's (Cat People, I Walked with a Zombie, Out of the Past) Night of the Demon is considered to be one of the seminal horror films of Twentieth-Century cinema. Released on Blu-ray for the very first time in the UK, the film is presented here in four different versions, and is accompanied by an incredible array of new and archival special features. INDICATOR 2-DISC BLU-RAY EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES DISC ONE: Night of the Demon the original full-length pre-release version (96 mins) Curse of the Demon the US reissue version (96 mins) 2K BFI restoration presentations at 1.75:1 High Definition remaster presentations at 1.66:1 Original mono audio Audio commentary with film historian Tony Earnshaw, author of Beating the Devil: The Making of Night of the Demon DISC TWO: Night of the Demon the original UK theatrical cut (82 mins) Curse of the Demon the original US theatrical cut (82 mins) High Definition remasters at 1.66:1 Original mono audio Speak of the Devil: The Making of Night of the Demon (2007, 20 mins): a documentary featuring actor Peggy Cummins and production designer Ken Adam Cloven in Two (2018, 23 mins): a video essay exploring the different versions Hal E Chester at the Manchester Festival of Fantastic Films (1996, 51 mins): a rare archival video interview with the producer Dana Andrews on Night of the Demon (1972, 10 mins): a rare audio interview with the actor conducted by film historian and preservationist Scott MacQueen The Devil s in the Detail (2018, 36 mins): Christopher Frayling discusses the film and Ken Adam Horrors Unseen (2018, 27 mins): an interview with Chris Fujiwara, author of Jacques Tourneur: The Cinema of Nightfall Sinister Signs (2018, 21 mins): an analysis by Kim Newman, author of Nightmare Movies Under the Spell (2018, 19 mins): a personal appreciation by horror writer Ramsey Campbell The Devil Gets His Due (2018, 23 mins): Scott MacQueen details the film's release history The Truth of Alchemy (2018, 22 mins): a discussion of M R James by author Roger Clarke The Devil in Music (2018, 11 mins): David Huckvale on composer Clifton Parker A Note of Fear (2018, 10 mins): Scott MacQueen discusses aspects of the film's score Casting the Runes (1984, 53 mins): an audio recording of Michael Hordern reading M R James original story Escape: Casting the Runes (1947, 30 mins): a radio adaptation of the story Super 8 version (7 mins): original cut-down home cinema presentation Isolated music & effects track Original theatrical trailer Image gallery: promotional and production material New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
This highly acclaimed anthology series presented a selection of Gothic tales by major 19th century writers. Among the adapted works featured in this collection are Robert Louis Stevenson’s nihilistic The Suicide Club, Sheridan le Fanu’s Uncle Silas, Bram Stoker’s classic Dracula and a commendably faithful adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. A distinguished cast includes Ian Holm (Chariots of Fire), Denholm Elliot (Indiana Jones), Patrick Mower (Callan) and Freddie Jones (The Elephant Man), who gives an astonishing performance as the demented barber, Sweeney Todd.This release contains every remaining episode of Mystery and Imagination and brings together all six of the feature-length teleplays produced by Thames Television between 1968 and 1970 alongside the two remaining ABC-produced episodes from 1966.Special features:• The Fall of the House of Usher and The Open Door – the two remaining, complete episodes produced by ABC in 1966 (Disc Four)• An extract from Casting the Runes – all that exists from this 1968 ABC episode (Disc Four)• Extensive image gallery (Disc One)• Episode guide booklet by Archive TV historian Andrew Pixley
This is the unabridged audio recording of M R James' excellent ghost story "Casting The Runes". Read by David Collings, this is sure to scare and delight in equal measure. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Collings. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/entn/000047/bk_entn_000047_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Erscheinungsdatum: 28.09.2018, Medium: Audio-CD, Titel: Gruselkabinett - Folge 140 - Runenzauber, Titelzusatz: Runenzauber, Originaltitel: Casting the Runes, Autor: James, M. R., Vorleser: Primus, Bodo // Zambelly, Sascha von // Baeck, Jean Paul // Walther, Kristine // Nadolny, Petra, Verlag: Lübbe Audio, Sprache: Deutsch, Originalsprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: Englische Belletristik // Roman // Erzählung // Hörbuch // Hörspiel // Horror // Romane // Erzählungen // Heftromane // Großbritannien // Mystik // London // Belletristik: allgemein und literarisch // Thriller // Spannung // Kriminalromane und Mystery // empfohlenes Alter: ab 14 Jahre // empfohlenes Alter: ab 15 Jahren // Greater London // Klassische Horror // und Geistergeschichten, Rubrik: Belletristik // Romane, Erzählungen, Gattung: Hörspiel, Laufzeit: 59 Minuten, Empfohlenes Alter: ab 15 Jahre, Reihe: Gruselkabinett (Nr. 140), Gewicht: 87 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
M. R. James (1862-1936) was provost of King's College, Cambridge, and Eton College. He was a highly regarded scholar and academic in his time but today is remembered for his ghost stories, which are considered among the finest in the genre. Here is one of them: "Casting the Runes". 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roy Macready. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bigh/000811/bk_bigh_000811_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Erscheinungsdatum: 28.09.2018, Einband: Jewelcase, Titelzusatz: Sprecher: Bodo Primus/Sascha von Zambelly/Jean Paul Baeck u a, CD, Gruselkabinett 140, Originaltitel: Casting the Runes, Autor: James, M R, Verlag: Bastei Lübbe AG, Sprache: Deutsch, Schlagworte: Alchemie // Anspruchsvolle Literatur // Beate Gerlach // blutig // Bodo Primus // Detlef Bierstedt // Gold // Gruselroman // Hans Bayer // Hexe // Hexenwerk // Horror // Horror Bücher ab 18 // Horror Thriller // Jean Paul Baeck // Johannes Raspe // Kanon // King // Klassiker // Klassiker der Weltliteratur // Kristine Walther // Literatur // London // Louis Friedemann Thiele // Lovecraft // Lutz Reichert // Max // Okkultismus // Paranomal // Petra Nadolny // Reichtum // Sascha von Zambelly // Schullektüre // Slasher // Splatter // Teufel // Tom Raczko // Weltliteratur // Zauber // Zauberer // Zombies // 18. - 19. Jahrhundert, Produktform: Audio-CD/SACD, Umfang: 59 Min., Format: 1 x 14.2 x 12.4 cm, Gewicht: 87 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
Montague Rhodes James, the greatest English writer of ghost stories, was born in 1862 at Goodnestone Parsonage in Kent, where his father was Curate, and spent most of his boyhood at Livermere, near Bury St Edmunds in East Anglia, where his father had become Rector. From childhood he was passionately interested in mediaeval books and antiques. At the age of six, attending his first children’s party, he burst into tears, but was soon comforted by being taken into the library of the house and left there alone. He won a scholarship to Eton and took a double first at Cambridge, becoming a distinguished linguist and mediaevalist. In the years up to 1914 he enjoyed spending his vacations cycling round Europe, the first of his many visits being made with a friend sharing a double tricycle. In 1913 he became Vice-Chancellor of the University, and in 1918 he became Provost of Eton. A man of formidable learning and enormous quickness of mind, he translated the Apocryphal Books of the New Testament into English, having them published in 1924, and was said to time his breakfast egg by the time it took him to complete the Times crossword. Many of his elegant and terrifying tales were suggested to him by scenes he had visited in Europe or England. Seaburgh, for instance, in ‘A Warning to the Curious’, is Aldeburgh in Suffolk. Story-telling was a hobby, and his great reputation is based on only thirty or so stories, written over about the same number of years, from 1894 to 1927. His first collection, Ghost Stories of an Antiquary, was published in 1904. He died in 1936. This volume contains 'A Warning to the Curious' and 'Casting the Runes'. Geoff McGivern has been heard in many BBC Radio programmes, including Mid-Week, Week Ending and the role of Ford Prefect in the original radio and cassette version of The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. He has appeared extensively on stage including the West End run of The Dresser. On telev 1. Language: English. Narrator: Geoff McGivern. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/copy/000273/bk_copy_000273_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In all honesty, runes might sound like something strange that you only find in the world of Warcraft, witchcraft, Harry, or Indiana Jones. If that's what you have always known about runes, then you are wrong.Runes are, in fact, real artifacts - stones with runic inscriptions. They have both factual and mythological roots. From German tribes to Vikings and Odin to New Agers, runes have played a powerful part in history.If you are curious about runes, their meanings, and how they can enhance your intuition, keep reading.The book goes in-depth with the different backgrounds of runes and how to read runes, meanings, magic, and misconceptions, spell casting, and how to use it as a divination tool, as well as how to master your psychic ability.More specifically, in this book, you'll be guided on:History, origin and early runic inscriptionsThe 24 different runes to discover your future and how you can change itRituals to connect to your higher self and deal with the challenges of lifeApply the three Runic spread to understand the issues you are facingDays of the week for casting Runes and why Sunday is the best day to help you get rid of negativity Spell casting and diviningAnd much more....If you're ready to start exploring the runes for yourself, then start listening to this book. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steven Barnett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/184740/bk_acx0_184740_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The tale of a man who unwittingly angers a sorcerer, who is assumed by some Monty scholars to be based on the self-styled 'Great Beast,' occultist Aleister Crowley. Montague Rhodes James was a noted British mediaeval scholar and provost of King's College, Cambridge (1905–1918) and of Eton College (1918–1936). He is best remembered for his ghost stories which are widely regarded as among the finest in English literature. One of James' most important achievements was to redefine the ghost story for the new century by dispensing with many of the formal Gothic trappings of his predecessors, and replacing them with more realistic contemporary settings. "Montague Rhodes James has an intelligent and scientific knowledge of human nerves and feelings; and knows just how to apportion statement, imagery, and subtle suggestions in order to secure the best results with his readers," HP Lovecraft. Actor David Suchet is best known for his definitive portrayal of Hercule Poirot, the Belgian detective created by the legendary mystery author Agatha Christie, in a number of international television productions. He narrates his story in Poirot and Me. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Suchet. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/017465/bk_adbl_017465_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.