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Man Who Could Cheat Death
     

The Man Who Could Cheat Death

Director: Terence Fisher,

Cast: Anton Diffring, Hazel Court, Christopher Lee

 

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After emerging as a potent force in the genre with Horror of Dracula, Hammer Films added their handsome Gothic touch to this lesser-known remake of the 1944 suspenser The Man in Half Moon Street (itself adapted from a play by Barre Lyndon). Anton Diffring stars as a century-old artist who maintains a youthful appearance by regularly replacing certain

Overview

After emerging as a potent force in the genre with Horror of Dracula, Hammer Films added their handsome Gothic touch to this lesser-known remake of the 1944 suspenser The Man in Half Moon Street (itself adapted from a play by Barre Lyndon). Anton Diffring stars as a century-old artist who maintains a youthful appearance by regularly replacing certain glands -- in transplants that he receives thanks to the unwilling participation of healthy donors. Despite his outward physical vitality, his advanced years lead to an increasing mental instability, evinced by his mad obsession with an old flame (Hazel Court) whose newfound love for a suave doctor (Christopher Lee) compels Diffring to commit acts of diabolical cruelty that ultimately become his grisly undoing. Directed by Hammer regular Terence Fisher, who applies a high polish to this atmospheric period thriller.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/23/2008
UPC:
0844503000101
Original Release:
1959
Rating:
NR
Source:
Legend Films
Region Code:
1
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
1:22:00

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Closed Caption

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Anton Diffring Dr. Georges Bonner
Hazel Court Janine Dubois
Christopher Lee Dr. Pierre Gerard
Arnold Marle Dr. Ludwig Weisz
Delphi Lawrence Margo Philippe
Francis de Wolff Inspector Legris
Ronald Adam Actor
Marie Burke Actor
John Harrison Actor
Charles Lloyd Pack Actor
Michael Ripper Actor
Dennis Shaw Actor
Lockwood West Actor
Middleton Woods Actor
Barry Shawzin Actor

Technical Credits
Terence Fisher Director
Jack Asher Cinematographer
Roy Ashton Makeup
Richard Rodney Bennett Score Composer
Michael Carreras Producer
John Hollingsworth Musical Direction/Supervision
Anthony Nelson Keys Producer
James Needs Editor
Jimmy Sangster Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Man Who Could Cheat Death
1. Main Title/ Murder In The Dark [3:37]
2. A Surprising Reception [6:45]
3. Carriage Ride [:22]
4. "Too Late" [4:13]
5. The Statue [2:36]
6. Ludwig's Visit [9:49]
7. Going Away [3:11]
8. George's Operation [4:34]
9. The Inspector [6:27]
10. Playing God [10:45]
11. Find Someone Else [1:16]
12. Questioning George's Past [4:59]
13. Pierre Warns Janine [2:54]
14. "1798" [3:12]
15. An Offense Against God [5:26]
16. The Working Girl [1:40]
17. Georges' Secret Revealed [8:26]
18. Fire / End Credits [2:26]

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