What if the events that inspired Frankenstein's monster were more horrifying than the monster itself? For the 13th entry in their Vestron Video Collector’s Series, Lionsgate is taking viewers to a fateful night with Mary Shelley and her friends with the Blu-ray release of Ken Russell's Gothic this January:
Press Release: From the Vestron Video Collector’s Series, the horror classic Gothic will arrive for the first time on limited edition Blu-ray™ on January 30 from Lionsgate. Starring Golden Globe® winner Gabriel Byrne (2009, Best Actor, “In Treatment”), Julian Sands, and Natasha Richardson, and from legendary director Ken Russell (Lair of the White Worm), Gothic is the fictional retelling of the night Mary Shelley developed the story of Frankenstein. While under the influence of experimental substances, she and a group of friends experience terrifying visions that bend reality into her horrific tale. The Gothic limited edition Blu-ray is packed with all-new special features, including audio commentaries, isolated score selections, interviews with the cast and crew, and more, and will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.97.
OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: Five famous friends spend a hallucinogenic evening confronting their fears in a frenzy of shocking lunacy and horrifying visions in this fictional tale, which tells the story of Mary Shelley’s conception of Frankenstein on one debauched night in Lord Byron’s home.
BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES
- Audio Commentary with Lisi Russell and Film Historian Matthew Melia
- Isolated Score Selections and Audio Interview with Composer Thomas Dolby
- “The Soul of Shelley” Featurette with Actor Julian Sands
- “Fear Itself” Featurette with Screenwriter Stephen Volk
- “One Rainy Night” Featurette with Director of Photography Mike Southon
- Theatrical Trailer
- TV Spot
- Still Gallery
Gabriel Byrne The Usual Suspects, The Man in the Iron Mask, Stigmata
Julian Sands Warlock, Warlock: The Armageddon, TV’s “The Haunted Airman”
Natasha Richardson Maid in Manhattan, The Parent Trap, The White Countess
Year of Production: 1987
Title Copyright: Gothic © 1986 Virgin Vision Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2018 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Type: Theatrical Release
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Subtitles: Spanish, English SDH
Feature Run Time: 87 minutes
Blu-ray Format: 1080p High Definition 16x9 Widescreen 1.85:1 Presentation
Blu-ray Audio: Original 2.0 DTS Monaural Audio