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The Witches - DVD Preview

The Witches

Preview by Jack Foley

FOLLOWING the releases of the fully restored Hammer classics The Devil Rides Out, The Mummy’s Shroud and Rasputin The Mad Monk last year, STUDIOCANAL are delighted to announce the release of The Witches fully restored just in time for Halloween!

This new restoration had two screenings at the 57th BFI London Film Festival and will be out on DVD/Blu-ray Double play on October 21.

Originally released in 1966, The Witches is an unforgettably chilling pastoral horror from legendary British production company Hammer. Adapted for the screen by Nigel Kneale (The Quatermass Experiment) it also stars Joan Fontaine (Rebecca, Suspicion) in her last major film role.

Gwen Mayfield, an English schoolteacher working as a missionary in Africa, suddenly finds herself being victimised by a tribe of local witch doctors. Exposed to the deadly powers of the occult she is left deeply traumatised.

In an effort to recover Gwen takes up a position in a rural school within the British countryside. But the idyllic village surroundings become increasingly sinister as Gwen begins to uncover a nightmarish web of dark and satanic secrets.

Win The Witches on DVD

To celebrate the release of The Witches on DVD on Monday, October 21, 2013, IndieLondon is offering readers the chance to win 1 of 3 copies on DVD. Simply answer the following question…

Q. What year was The Witches originally released?

Simply send the answer to The Witches competition and include your name, address, telephone number and email