The BFI are set to release Ghost Stories for Christmas Volume 2 on Blu-ray in November 2023. The three disc set includes five more films from the 1970s.
- The Treasure of Abbot Thomas (1974, 37 min)
- The Ash Tree (1975, 32 min)
- The Signalman (1976, 39 min)
- Stigma (1977, 32 min)
- The Ice House (1978, 34 min)
Broadcast late on Christmas Eve on the BBC, the Ghost Story for Christmas series became a highlight of Christmas for many during the 1970s. I for one love them and cannot wait to get my hands on the volume 2 on Blu-ray.
This would make a fabulous Christmas gift for someone in the family!
You can pre-order now, it’s due for release on the 20th November 2023.
GHOST STORIES FOR CHRISTMAS VOLUME 2 BLU-RAY
The films are presented in High Definition, the BFI say “five more festive landmarks make their Blu-ray debut, having been newly remastered by the BFI from original film materials.”
BLU-RAY TECHNICAL SPECS
- Discs: 3
- Region: B
- Video: 1080p High Definition
- Aspect Ratio: TBC
- Audio: TBC
- Running Time: 174 mins approx
- Rating: 15
- Illustrated Booklet
- A View From a Hill (2005, 39 mins, Standard Definition)
- Number 13 (2006, 40 mins)
- New Audio Commentary for The Treasure of Abbot Thomas by writer /TV Historian Simon Farquhar
- New Audio Commentary for The Ash Tree by Writer/TV Historian Jon Dear, Incorporating Material from Author/Editor Johnny Mains
- New Audio Commentary for The Signalman by TV Historian Jon Dear & Actor/Writer Mark Gatiss
- New Audio Commentaries for Stigma & The Ice House by Kim Newman & Sean Hogan
- Spectres, Spirits and Haunted Treasure: Adapting MR James (2023, 17 mins) (New Commissioned Video Essay by Nic Wassell Exploring Some of the Classic BBC Adaptations of the Work of MR James.)
- Ghost Stories for Christmas with Christopher Lee – Number 13 (2000, 30 mins)
- Introductions by Lawrence Gordon Clark (2012, 39 mins) (The Director Introduces The Treasure of Abbot Thomas, The Ash Tree, The Signalman & Stigma)
You can pre-order now on Blu-ray for £24.99 from Amazon. (Price correct as of 12.10.23).
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