Carnival of Souls (1962) 2 x DVD9 Criterion Collection [Theatrical Version and Extended Director's Cut]
Candace Hilligloss plays the only survivor of a carload of girls that falls into a river after an ill-advised drag race. She seems unharmed, so she leaves town for a job in Utah as a church organist. She is tormented by visions of a ghoul played by director Harvey. Other things are wrong, too; while trying on a dress at a department store, she realizes that none of the other people in the store can hear her. This lasts for several moments as she flees the store for a park. She runs into a doctor (Sidney Berger), who is fascinated by her story, and offers to help as much as he can. But the visions come more and more frequently, and she finds herself drawn to a ghostly abandoned amusement park outside of town. She realizes that the ghoulish man wants to take her back to somewhere she doesn't want to go, but it's too late for her when she finally finds out where that is.

2 x DVD9 | NTSC 4:3 | 01:18:01, 01:23:28
7.32 Gb + 7.14 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English, Russian
Genre: Horror

Director: Herk Harvey
Cast: Candace Hilligoss, Frances Feist, Sidney Berger, Art Ellison, Stan Levitt
Country: USA

Disc One:
• Luminous new digital transfer of the original theatrical version of the film
• "The Movie That Wouldn't Die! The Story of Carnival of Souls", a documentary on the 1989 reunion of the cast and crew
• More than 45 minutes of rare outtakes accompanied by Gene Moore's organ score
• Theatrical trailer
• An illustrated history of the Saltair resort in Salt Lake City
• "The Carnival Tour", a video update on the film's locations
Disc Two:
• The extended director's cut of the film
• One hour of excerpts from films made by the Centron Corporation, an industrial film company based in Lawrence, Kansas that employed Harvey and Clifford for over 30 years
• An essay on the history of Centron from Mental Hygiene, Ken Smith's new book on industrial and educational filmmaking
• Tom Weaver's printed interviews with Harvey, Clifford and star Candace Hilligoss, illustrated with vintage photos and memorabilia
• Commentary by screenwriter John Clifford and late director Herk Harvey

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