- Actors: Michael Hordern, John Hurt, Gemma Jones, Ambrose Coghill, George Woodbridge
- Directors: Andy De Emmony, Jonathan Miller
- Producers: Ghost Stories - Volume 1 ( Whistle and I'll Come to You (1968) , Whistle and I'll Come to You (2010), Ghost Stories - Volume 1, Whistle and I'll Come to You (1968) , Whistle and I'll Come to You (2010)
- Format: Import, PAL
- Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0)
- Region: Region 2 (Read more about DVD formats.)
- Number of discs: 1
- Rated: Not RatedUnrated
- Studio: bfi
- Run Time: 94.00 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- ASIN: B007ZR8ZA8
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #120,382 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: it WILL NOT play on standard US DVD player. You need multi-region PAL/NTSC DVD player to view it in USA/Canada: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Anamorphic Widescreen, Black & White, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: As a Christmas treat in the late 1960s and 70s, the BBC produced adaptations of ghost stories based on the works of MR James, the Cambridge academic and author of some of the most spine-tingling tales in the English language, which were broadcast to terrified viewers in the dead of winter. This was a tradition that was briefly revived by the BBC between 2007 and 2010. These adaptations, which have a subtlety and style all of their own, have been a major influence on many contemporary British horror filmmakers and have come to be some of the most sought after British TV titles of all time by their legions of eager fans. Volume one in the BFI's BBC Ghost Stories collection pairs both versions of the terrifying Whistle and I'll Come To You: the 1968 adaptation directed by Jonathan Miller and starring Sir Michael Hordern, and the more recent reinterpretation, starring the legendary John Hurt, from 2010. ...Ghost Stories - Volume 1 ( Whistle and I'll Come to You (1968) / Whistle and I'll Come to You (2010) )
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This isn't a story about a monster, though, but rather something that stays at the edge of perception. The supernatural events are alternated with the mundane day to day life at the boarding house where Hordern is staying. Everything seems commonplace but he -- and the viewer -- are troubled by the feeling that there are some things that should be left well alone. Finally, his nightmares become concrete and... Well, see the TV adaptation if you get the chance or read the short story upon which it is based.