British distributors Odeon Entertainment will bring to Blu-ray director Piers Haggard's cult horror thriller Blood On Satan's Claw (1971), starring Patrick Wymark, Linda Hayden, Barry Andrews. The preliminary release date set by the distributors is April 22.
In a 17th-Century English village, a ploughman discovers the skeletal remains of a demonic creature. Soon after the remains are discovered, they go missing again, which hampers the investigations of the local judge (Patrick Wymark). Meanwhile, strange events are beginning to occur in the village: a young woman inexplicably goes insane and her fiance is later found cutting off his own hand, believing it to have turned into a hideous claw. Then a cult of teenage devil-worshippers emerges, led by beautiful temptress Angel Blake (Linda Hayden), which involves children performing blood sacrifices to bring the skeletal demon back to life...
2012 Interview with Director Piers Haggard
Audio Commentary with Piers Haggard, Linda Hayden and Robert Wynne-Simmons
Audio Commentary with Mark Gatiss, Jeremy Dyson and Reece Sheersmith
Touching the Devil - The Making Of Blood on Satan's Claw
Like the soundtrack very much. Watched the movie on youtube and thought it was dissapointing.
but DAY ONE purchase! I'm still excited films like these are coming out on Blu, even some of the lesser ones, and I bet I will wind up liking the film a whole lot more on BD than that crappy youtube file.
Nice to see that Odeon have beefed up the extras for this release, although a lot of them (including the LoG commentary) have been ported over from Anchor Bay's Tigon collection box set released back in 2005. Based on the extras alone, this will have to be purchased. It's a classic Britich horror.