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Ghost Stories for Christmas - The Definitive Collection (5-DVD set)

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  • Actors: Sir Michael Hordern, John Hurt, Denholm Elliot, Peter Bowles, Peter Vaughan
  • Directors: Jonathan Miller, Lawrence Gordon Clark
  • Format: Box set, Dolby, PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Norwegian
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 5
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Bfi
  • DVD Release Date: 29 Oct. 2012
  • Run Time: 477 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 75 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B008JZY7YS
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 30,591 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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BBC GHOST STORIES FOR CHRISTMAS: THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION (5 DVD SET)

Broadcast in the dying hours of Christmas Eve, the BBC's A Ghost Story for Christmas series was a fixture of the seasonal schedules throughout the 1970s. For ten years viewers were chilled and terrified by atmospheric literary adaptations as well as sinister contemporary tales. More recently the series was revived, to critical acclaim. With three suitably spooky episodes derived from the pen of the master of English ghost story MR James.

This definitive collection finally brings together all of the A Ghost Story for Christmas episodes, along with a number of essential extra features, and extensive booklets with essays, film notes and full credits.

    Disc 1

  • Whistle and I'll Come to You (1968 & 2010 versions)
  • Jonathan Miller and Christopher Frayling discuss the 1968 version (2012, 3 mins)
  • Introduction to the 1968 version by horror writer Ramsey Campbell (2001, 16 mins)
  • MR James' original story read by Neil Brand (2001, 42 mins)
  • Ramsey Campbell reads his own MR James inspired story 'The Guide' (2001, 27 mins)
  • Disc 2

  • The Stalls of Barchester (1971) and A Warning to the Curious (1972)
  • Filmed introductions with director Lawrence Gordon Clark (2012)
  • Ghost Stories for Christmas with Christopher Lee - 'The Stalls of Barchester by MR James' and 'A Warning to the Curious by MR James' (Eleanor Yule, 2000, 2 x 30 mins)
  • Disc 3

  • Lost Hearts (1973), The Treasure of Abbot Thomas (1974) and The Ash Tree (1975)
  • Filmed introductions with director Lawrence Gordon Clark (2012)
  • Disc 4

  • The Signalman (1976), Stigma (1977) and The Ice House (1978)
  • Filmed introductions to The Signalman and Stigma with director Lawrence Gordon Clark (2012)
  • Disc 5

  • A View From a Hill (2005) and Number 13 (2006)
  • Ghost Stories for Christmas with Christopher Lee - 'Number 13 by MR James' (Eleanor Yule, 2000, 30 mins)

UK / black & white and colour / English language, with optional hard-of-hearing subtitles / 477 minutes + extras / 5 x DVD9s / various original aspect ratios / Dolby Digital audio (320 kbps)


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