Blu-ray Release: The Devil Rides Out

Blu-ray Release Date: Oct. 29, 2019
Price: Blu-ray $22.99
Studio: Scream Factory/Shout! Factory

Based on the celebrated 1934 novel by Dennis Wheatley, 1968’s The Devil Rides Out remains one of Hammer Studio’s most accomplished horror mysteries.

In the film, the debonair Duc de Richleau has been entrusted with the care of his deceased friend’s son, Simon Aron. The Duc discovers that the young man has been seduced into joining a satanic cult headed by the diabolic Mocata, who is intent on making Simon one of the Devil’s disciples. Having rescued Simon from a bloodied ritual, de Richleau is pursued by Mocata, who will stop at nothing to destroy the Duc and his friends, even summoning the Angel of Death himself.

Directed by Terence Fisher  (The Hound of the Baskervilles) and written by the great Richard Matheson, the film stars Christopher Lee (The House That Dripped Blood), Charles Gray (The Night of the Generals), Leon Green (Flash Gordon), Sarah Lawson (The Avengers, 1966) and Paul Eddington (Good Neighbors).

As they always do, the good people of Shout! Factory have outfitted the Blu-ray edition with all sorts of goodies. Here’s what it contains:

  • NEW 2K scan of the 20th Century Fox interpositive (also included is the Studio Canal restored master)
  • NEW Audio Commentary with author/film historian Steve Haberman, filmmaker/film historian Constantine Nasr and author/screenwriter Richard Christian Matheson
  • NEW Satanic Shocks – author/film historian Kim Newman discusses THE DEVIL RIDES OUT
  • NEW Folk Horror Goes Haywire – author/film historian Jonathan Rigby discusses THE DEVIL RIDES OUT
  • Audio Commentary with actors Christopher Lee and Sarah Lawson
  • Black Magic: The Making of THE DEVIL RIDES OUT
  • Dennis Wheatley at Hammer
  • World of Hammer episode – HAMMER
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • Still Gallery
Buy or Rent The Devil Rides Out

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.