Blu-ray Release: The Pirates of Blood River

Blu-ray Release Date: Oct. 17, 2017
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time

Hammer Studios goes quasi-historical with The Pirates of Blood River (1962), with Kerwin Mathews (The Three Worlds of Gulliver) starring as a Huguenot outcast taken up by a bloody band of pirates led by the elegant Frenchman, Captain LaRoche, incarnated by the great Christopher Lee (Serial).

Oliver Reed, Glenn Corbett, Michael Ripper, and Peter Arne co-star; other Hammer regulars include director John Gilling and cinematographer Arthur Grant.

Special features on this Blu-ray edition include the following:
-Isolated Music & Effects Track
-Audio Commentary with writer Jimmy Sangster, art director Don Mingaye, and film historian Marcus Hearn
-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 get in your 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.