Nigel Kneale’s spine-tingling adaptation of Susan Hill’s gothic novel The Woman in Black creeps onto Blu-ray for the first time ever in this restored special edition, with an audio commentary from horror experts Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, The League of Gentlemen) and Kim Newman (author, Anno Dracula), and star Andy Nyman.
Check out the trailer and read more about 1989’s The Woman in Black below.
A lawyer travels to a small seaside town to settle the estate of a recently deceased woman, but soon becomes ensnared in something much more sinister.
Atmospherically directed by BAFTA-nominated Herbert Wise and starring Adrian Rawlins (Harry Potter franchise, Chernobyl) as the unfortunate young solicitor and Pauline Moran as the terrifying apparition, this unsettling drama remains a high watermark for ghost story adaptations on British television and still retains its significant potential to shock.
Unseen for decades, Nigel Kneale’s chilling adaptation of Susan Hill’s best-selling novel was first broadcast on ITV in 1989 and has been painstakingly-restored by Network’s award-winning in-house restoration team in high definition from original film elements for this long-awaited release.
Starring Adrian Rawlins, Pauline Moran (Byron), Bernard Hepton (Get Carter) and Andy Nyman (Ghost Stories). Written by Nigel Kneale (The Stone Tape, Quatermass and the Pit) and directed by Herbert Wise (I, Claudius, Once They Marched Through a Thousand Towns).
– Feature version in full widescreen
– Limited edition, specially designed o-card packaging
– Audio commentary with horror experts Mark Gatiss, Kim Newman and star Andy Nyman
– Image gallery
– Booklet by Andrew Pixley
Pre-order exclusively from Network, HERE.
The Woman in Black was remade in 2012 and spawned a sequel, The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death, in 2014.
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