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Sensationally based on a 'true story', Hammer's The Stranglers of Bombay incorporates elements of the horror and thriller genres within an exotic adventure tale involving the murderous Kali-worshipping Thuggee cults in India during the early 1800s.

Under Terence Fisher's masterful direction, and with a surprising degree of attention to historical detail, The Stranglers of Bombay presents a solid yarn while (naturally) highlighting the gruesome and horrific elements of the story. It set an impressive and intriguing precedent for Hammer's subsequent adventure-thrillers.

Special Features

  • High Definition remaster
  • Original mono audio
  • Three presentations of the film: the original uncensored UK and US theatrical cuts, and an integral version incorporating all existing footage presenting the most complete version of the film ever seen
  • Audio commentary with screenwriter David Z Goodman
  • Ritual Murder: Inside 'The Stranglers of Bombay' (2018, 17 mins): documentary written and directed by Hammer expert Marcus Hearn, narrated by Claire Louise Amias, and featuring film historians Alan Barnes and Jonathan Rigby
  • Hammer's Women: Jan Holden (2018, 6 mins): Colette Balmain on the popular stage and screen actress
  • 'The Stranglers of Bombay' and the Censor (2018, 27 mins): ex-BBFC examiner Richard Falcon discusses the film's history with the Board
  • About the Versions (2018, 7 mins): highlighting the differences between the UK and US theatrical cuts
  • Musical Orientalism (2018, 17 mins): a new appreciation of James Bernard's score by David Huckvale, author of Hammer Film Scores and the Musical Avant-Garde
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Brian Trenchard-Smith trailer commentary (2013, 4 mins): a short critical appreciation
  • Image gallery: promotional photography and publicity material
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
studio:
  • Powerhouse Films
Run Time:
  • 80 mins approx
Director:
  • Terence Fisher
Certificate:
  • 15
Actor:
  • Guy Rolfe
  • Allan Cuthbertson
  • Andrew Cruickshank
Subtitle Languages:
  • English SDH

Theatrical Release Year:
  • 1959
Main Language:
  • English
Number of Discs:
  • 1
Region:
  • Free
Brand:
  • Powerhouse Films

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Sensationally based on a 'true story', Hammer's The Stranglers of Bombay incorporates elements of the horror and thriller genres within an exotic adventure tale involving the murderous Kali-worshipping Thuggee cults in India during the early 1800s.

Under Terence Fisher's masterful direction, and with a surprising degree of attention to historical detail, The Stranglers of Bombay presents a solid yarn while (naturally) highlighting the gruesome and horrific elements of the story. It set an impressive and intriguing precedent for Hammer's subsequent adventure-thrillers.

Special Features

  • High Definition remaster
  • Original mono audio
  • Three presentations of the film: the original uncensored UK and US theatrical cuts, and an integral version incorporating all existing footage presenting the most complete version of the film ever seen
  • Audio commentary with screenwriter David Z Goodman
  • Ritual Murder: Inside 'The Stranglers of Bombay' (2018, 17 mins): documentary written and directed by Hammer expert Marcus Hearn, narrated by Claire Louise Amias, and featuring film historians Alan Barnes and Jonathan Rigby
  • Hammer's Women: Jan Holden (2018, 6 mins): Colette Balmain on the popular stage and screen actress
  • 'The Stranglers of Bombay' and the Censor (2018, 27 mins): ex-BBFC examiner Richard Falcon discusses the film's history with the Board
  • About the Versions (2018, 7 mins): highlighting the differences between the UK and US theatrical cuts
  • Musical Orientalism (2018, 17 mins): a new appreciation of James Bernard's score by David Huckvale, author of Hammer Film Scores and the Musical Avant-Garde
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Brian Trenchard-Smith trailer commentary (2013, 4 mins): a short critical appreciation
  • Image gallery: promotional photography and publicity material
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
studio:
  • Powerhouse Films
Run Time:
  • 80 mins approx
Director:
  • Terence Fisher
Certificate:
  • 15
Actor:
  • Guy Rolfe
  • Allan Cuthbertson
  • Andrew Cruickshank
Subtitle Languages:
  • English SDH

Theatrical Release Year:
  • 1959
Main Language:
  • English
Number of Discs:
  • 1
Region:
  • Free
Brand:
  • Powerhouse Films

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The waiting is over!

I waited 4 long months for this cracker of a movie to arrive in Australia. Another of the early Hammer Horror films delving into the dark Kali worshipping death cult in 19th century India. After watching the wonderful Terrence Fisher classic, I feasted on the extras for days after. This Blu-ray is one of the best I've purchased from Zavvi...the wait was well worth it!