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Lots of extras but leaves you wanting more.
on 8 July 2015
For starters let's be positive. At £14.99 including postage you get a real bang for your buck: three different versions of the film, Mark Kermode's excellent documentary, interviews old and new with director Robin Hardy and the late great star Christopher Lee. You get fans' opinions, you get a featurette on the music which was all composed especially for the film by Paul Giovanni (which is included as a bonus CD) and even an extra on the making of the audio commentary. As for the film itself the latest 'Final Cut' has the best visual quality while 'The Direrctor's Cut' has the bonus introductory mainland scenes of Howie going about his police business. Hardcore fans will be disappointed by the lack of the central scene expansion where the Summerisle and Howie characters discuss the island's history in great detail thus shedding more light on the film's terrifying conclusion.I've deducted a star for the lack of a feature titled 'Restoration Comparison' which would have been fascinating to watch but sadly is not on any of the three DVD discs included though is listed on the box as an extra on Disc 1!