The 1972 Donald Pleasence thriller, Death Line is set to make its Blu Ray debut.
Donald Pleasence gives a memorable performance as an idiosyncratic police inspector hot on the trail of a nest of inbred subterranean cannibals.
When a philandering politician goes missing on the Underground, the subsequent police investigation uncovers a terrifying secret kept hidden since the 1800s. Who – or what – is turning the Underground tunnels into a Death Line..?
A long-time cult favourite, Death Line (aka Raw Meat) features stylishly grim imagery from Oscar-nominated cinematographer Alex Thomson and a rsoundtrack from Wil Mallone and Jeremy Rose. Transferred from original film elements it is presented as a brand-new High Definition restoration in its original theatrical aspect ratio.
Previously available only on DVD in the UK, Death Line has been newly scanned to 2K resolution from the original 35mm camera negative and extensively restored in its original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1 for this exclusive UK Blu-ray release. The restoration involved careful grain management, both automated and manual removal of film dirt and damage, and correction of major instability, warping and density fluctuations.
The release also comes with a series of special features including, Mind the Doors!: an interview with Hugh Armstrong who provides insights into his life and acting career, including his portrayal of ‘The Man’ in Death Line, a limited edition, collectable booklet written by Laura Mayne, a theatrical trailer, an image gallery and PDF Material
- With a running time of 88 minutes and an 18 certificate, Death Line will be available from Network DVD on August 27, 2018