Blu-ray Release: The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)

Blu-ray Release Date: June 14, 2016
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous story gets the gorgeously gothic Hammer treatment in the 1959 mystery The Hound of the Baskervilles.

Peter Cushing is Sherlock Holmes in The Hound of the Baskervilles

Peter Cushing is Sherlock Holmes in The Hound of the Baskervilles

The film stars Peter Cushing (Scream and Scream Again) as a wry and brilliant Sherlock Holmes, André Morell as an unusually sensible Dr. Watson, and Christopher Lee (The House That Dripped Blood) as Sir Henry Baskerville, seemingly threatened by a ghastly family curse.

Horror stalwart Terence Fisher directs, and James Bernard provides the atmospheric music.

Special features on the Twilight Time Blu-ray include the following:

-Isolated Music & Effects Track
-Audio Commentary with Film Historians David Del Valle and Steven Peros
-Audio Commentary with Film Historians Paul Scrabo, Lee Pfeiffer, and Hank Reineke
-Actor’s Notebook: Christopher Lee
-Hound Mask Creator Margaret Robinson on The Hound of the Baskervilles
-Christopher Lee Reads Excerpts from The Hound of the Baskervilles
Original Theatrical Trailer

As supplier Twilight Time prints up only 3,000 copies of each title, be sure to head over to the Twilight Time site or that of distributor Screen Archives NOW so you can put in your prebook order!

About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.