Don't Open Till Christmas 1984
“My father’s just been murdered! I can’t concentrate!” That’s an actual line from Don’t Open Till Christmas, a 1984 British slasher film that combines the polite reserve of the BBC drawing-room mystery with the creative impalings of American exploitation.
While the London tabloids gush that there’s only “three more killing days ’til Christmas”, the city is being terrorized by a maniac who’s slaughtering men in Santa suits. Scotland Yard is perplexed. The chief Inspector (played by the movie’s director, Edmund Perdom) can’t find any clear pattern to the crimes beyond the fuzzy red suits worn by all the victims; meanwhile, he’s being driven to distraction by a scandalized public and creepy reporter Alan Lake. And then there’s the stripper who gets involved with the case when she witnesses a pervy Santa being gutted on the other side of her peepshow glass; and the woman, who’s frazzled because her dad got speared through back of the head while he was in the middle of playing Santa at an office Christmas party.
The killer is getting bolder and the deaths are getting grizzlier. Christmas is getting closer and the killer shows no sign of stopping...

Director: Edmund Purdom
Cast: Edmund Purdom, Alan Lake, Belinda Mayne
Country: UK
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 01:26:22 | 7.62 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: none

• "Making Of" documentary (51:59)
• "The Wild Wild World of Dick Randall" documentary (32:40)
• Cast & Crew Profiles:
-- Edmund Purdom
-- Alan Lake
-- Paula Meadows
-- Des Dolan
• Production Notes
• Trailers

BD25 | 1080p AVC | 01:26:21 | 17.2 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English, German
Subtitles: none

• Making-of featurette (14:07, in English with German subtitles)
• German Video Title Card (0:21)
• German Video Trailer (1:55)
• German Theatrical Trailer for "The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue" (1:58)