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DEAD OF NIGHT A group of strangers is mysteriously gathered at a country estate where each reveals a chilling tale of the supernatural. First, a racer survives a brush with death only to receive terrifying premonitions from beyond the grave. Then a teen's innocent game of hide-and-seek leads to an encounter with the macabre. Next, a young couple purchases an antique mirror that unleashes a horrific power from its past. In a lighter vein, two competitive golfers play for stakes that may haunt the winner forever. Finally, a renowned ventriloquist descends into an abyss of madness and murder when his dummy develops a mind of its own. But even after these frightening tales are told, does one final nightmare await them all? Britain's venerable Ealing Studios brought together four brilliant directors -Charles Crichton (THE LAVENDER HILL MOB), Basil Dearden (THE MIND BENDERS), Alberto Cavalcanti (NICHOLAS NICKLEBY) and Robert Hamer (KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS) to create this classic chiller that remains one of the most influential horror films ever made. This is the uncut and complete UK version of DEAD OF NIGHT, now newly restored from original archival materials for the first time in decades.
THE QUEEN OF SPADES "Unusual And Macabre!" ~ Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide A gambling craze is sweeping 19th century St. Petersburg, yet a dashing Russian army captain (Anton Walbrook of THE RED SHOES) is too impoverished to participate. But when he learns that an aging countess (an award-winning performance by Dame Edith Evans of TOM JONES) may hold the ultimate key to gaming riches, the desperate young officer will stop at nothing to steal the sinister secret for himself. When fortunes are won and lost with the turn of a card, will one man wager his very soul on a final twist of fate? Yvonne Mitchell (DEMONS OF THE MIND) co-stars in this brilliant British chiller directed by Thorold Dickinson (GASLIGHT), featuring extraordinary cinematography by Otto Heller (PEEPING TOM, THE IPCRESS FILE) and based on the celebrated short story by Russian poet Alexander Pushkin. Includes AN 8-page Collector's Booklet.
If you've never seen "Dead of Night," you should.
It's the grandaddy of horror vignettes.
The film quality is fair, at best.
Dead of Night is a stunning, scary, and extremely well done film. A 1946 British movie, it is, in my opinion, the finest movie ever made in this genre. Read morePublished 2 months ago by KatieLynne
Dead of Night is a very good movie. Others have, as usual, spoiled the plot for you, so I will comment only on the emotional impact of the film, and on its implications. Read morePublished 6 months ago by James Kenney
Such a beautiful and strange film!! It's in the same league as Cocteau's Beauty and the Beast and the Red Shoes. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Marie Joie Hughes
Britain's censors during WWII believed that horror films would have a negative effect on the British population, and did their best to curtail their production and exhibition. Read morePublished 19 months ago by TLR
This 2-disc, 2003 DVD release of Dead of Night & The Queen of Spades from Anchor Bay is the only way to get these films in North America. Read morePublished on September 16, 2013 by MacheteJason
I don't have any complain about this product. The purchasing process was pleasant and the dvd arrive on time and in excellent conditions.Published on January 25, 2013 by luis o. boffill
These are two of the best and most classic horror film to come from Great Britain. Made in the late 40's,
this is one of the better efforts of multi-director anthologies. Read more