StudioCanal will release on Blu-ray the horror anthology Dead of Night (1945), starring Mervyn Johns, Michael Redgrave, Mervyn Johns, Roland Culver, Googie Withers, Sally Ann Howes, Judy Kelly, and Anthony Baird. The release will be available for purchase in the United Kingdom on February 24th.
Architect Walter Craig (Mervyn Johns) arrives at country house Pilgrim Farm thinking that he has been hired to remodel it. He finds the building strangely familiar, and upon entering discovers that he recognizes all of the house's occupants from a recurring nightmare he has experienced. One by one, everyone present relates their own horrific nightmare: Grainger (Anthony Baird) dreams that he is a racing driver recuperating from an accident; teenager Sally O'Hara (Sally Ann Howes) dreams of a Christmas party where she discovers a lone crying child; Joan Courtland (Googie Withers) relates a story of an antique mirror linked to an ancient murder; the next story concerns two golfers who vie murderously for the attention of a young lady; and the final story features a ventriloquist (Michael Redgrave) whose dummy comes to life. Directed by Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden, Robert Hamer, and with a score by the legendary Georges Auric (Beauty and the Beast, The Wages of Fear).
AWESOME!!!! Been wanting to see this classic get restored and released by a legit studio. My Anchor Bay DVD leaves a lot to be desired. Glad to have a region free blu ray player! This being released is the best news this year!!