The Skull

The Skull

Peter Cushing
Director: Freddie Francis Cast: Peter Cushing
Peter Cushing
, Christopher Lee
Christopher Lee
, Jill Bennett
Jill Bennett
Freddie Francis

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Adapted from the Robert Bloch short story "The Skull of the Marquis de Sade," this inventive gothic chiller from Amicus stars Peter Cushing as Professor Maitland, a collector obsessed with obtaining artifacts reputed to have occult powers -- including the title object, believed to be from the crypt of the notorious French nobleman. Shortly after the Professor brings home his latest find, the skull begins making nightly rounds (the gliding camera peers through the eye sockets for the nifty "skull-cam" point-of-view shots) before eventally dominating Maitland's will. Despite the potentially cheesy premise (which sounds better suited to a William Castle project), the film is remarkably subtle and spooky thanks to the deft hand of director Freddie Francis and an excellent performance from Cushing.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/14/2017
UPC: 0738329211233
Original Release: 1965
Rating: NR
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:23:00
Sales rank: 31,055

Special Features

Audio commentary by film historian Tim Lucas; Jonathan Riglby on The Skull" featurette (24:14); Kim Newman on The Skull" featurette (27:18); "Trailers From Hell" with Joe Dante; Trailers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Peter Cushing Prof. Christopher Maitland
Christopher Lee Sir Matthew Phillips
Jill Bennett Jane Maitland
Patrick Wymark Marco
Maurice Good Man in Cloak
Nigel Green Inspector Wilson
Patrick Magee Police Surgeon
Peter Woodthorpe Travers
Michael Gough Auctioneer
George Coulouris Dr. Londe
April Olrich French Girl
Anna Palk Maid
Frank Forsyth Judge
Geoffrey Cheshire Guard
George Hilsdon Policeman

Technical Credits
Freddie Francis Director
Jill Carpenter Makeup
Bill Constable Art Director
Jackie Cummins Costumes/Costume Designer
Oswald Hafenrichter Editor
David Harcourt Camera Operator
Ted Lloyd Production Manager
Elisabeth Lutyens Score Composer
Philip Martell Musical Direction/Supervision
Max Rosenberg Producer
Ted Samuels Special Effects
Scott Slimon Set Decoration/Design
Milton Subotsky Producer,Screenwriter
Anthony Waye Asst. Director
John Wilcox Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Skull
1. Chapter 1 [10:55]
2. Chapter 2 [6:42]
3. Chapter 3 [13:06]
4. Chapter 4 [5:44]
5. Chapter 5 [12:48]
6. Chapter 6 [8:31]
7. Chapter 7 [13:23]
8. Chapter 8 [11:48]

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