11th Oct2017

Warner horror coming to HMV’s ‘Premium Collection’

by Phil Wheat

If you’re a film-fan like us, you’ll probably be very aware of HMV’s Premium Collection series. Releasing revered films across all genres, Premium Collection sets containing the film on Blu-ray, DVD and a Digital Copy giving physical media fans a “must own” version of each film; along with a collectible slipcase and collectible artcards featuring the films key art and lobby cards style stills.

Well this week Warner Bros. have officially announced that three classic genre films in their library are getting the Premium Collection treatment: House of Wax 3D, The Haunting and A Clockwork Orange (who’d have thought that Kubrick’s film would, finally, be so revered in the UK after years in the filmic wilderness?). All three release on October 16th via HMV stores and HMV.com

HOUSE OF WAX 3D

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Warner Bros. proudly presents the most successful 3D movie of the 1950s – and the first produced by a major Hollywood studio. Now, for the first time in Blu-ray 3D, screen legend Vincent Price is at his terrifying best as he takes murderous vengeance on those who’ve wronged him in this horror classic.

THE HAUNTING

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“It was an evil house from the beginning, a house that was born bad.” The place is the 90-year-old mansion called Hill House. No one lives there. Or so it seems. But please do come in. Because even if you don’t believe in ghosts, there’s no denying the terror of The Haunting.

Robert Wise returned to psychological horror for this much admired, first screen adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House. Four people come to the house to study its supernatural phenomena. Or has the house drawn at least one of the them to it? The answer will unnerve you in this “elegantly sinister scare movie. It’s good fun” (Pauline Kael, 5001 Nights at the Movies).

A CLOCKWORK ORANGE

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Stomping, whomping, stealing, singing, tap-dancing, violating. Derby-topped gooligan Alex (Malcolm McDowell) has a good time – at the tragic expense of others. His journey from amoral punk to brianwashed proper citizen and back again forms the dynamic arc of Stanley Kubrick’s future-shock vision of Anthony Burgess’ novel. Controversial when first released, A Clockwork Orange won New York Film Critics Best Picture and Director awards and earned four Oscar nominations, including Best Picture. It’s power still entices, shocks and holds us in its grasp.
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House of Wax 3D, The Haunting and A Clockwork Orange are all released, as part of the Premium Collection, on October 16th.

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