Dead of Night 1972
"Dead of Night" is a legendary horror anthology series. The bad news is that four episodes have not survived their dispatch to the BBC archives after the cost-cutting wiping of used tapes to record new programmes.

After years of unavailability, the three surviving episodes from the legendary BBC horror anthology series, Dead of Night, finally comes to DVD. Originally screened on BBC2 in 1972, and rarely seen since, Dead of Night has been highly sought by fans of the BBC and British Horror for decades.

All episodes are representative of Dead of Night’s uniquely subversive and intelligent take on the horror genre.

DVD9 | PAL 4:3 | 02:29:50 | 7.24 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English
Genre: Horror

Directors: Don Taylor, Rodney Bennett, Paul Ciappessoni
Cast: Anna Massey, Peter Barkworth, Edward Petherbridge, Clive Swift
Country: UK

A film by Don Taylor
In what is perhaps the most terrifying of the episodes, four wealthy, middle-class friends (Clive Swift, Edward Petherbridge, Anna Cropper and Sylvia Kay) gather for a Christmas dinner in a country cottage only to find that the past will not rest while they feast.

A film by Rodney Bennett
The professionalism of an experienced and respected airline pilot (Peter Barkworth) is placed under scrutiny when he encounters the ghostly apparition of a Second World War Lancaster bomber.

A film by Paul Ciappessoni
A middle-class housewife (Anna Massey - Peeping Tom, Frenzy) becomes increasingly paranoid when her nights are interrupted by the terrifying and unexplained sound of a woman crying in one of the rooms in her new house.

-- Still galleries for missing episodes "Bedtime" and "Death Cancels All Debts"
-- "Test Card F" - for calibration of picture and sound

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