Blu-Ray News #346: Corruption (1968).

Directed by Robert Hartford-Davis
Starring Peter Cushing, Sue Lloyd, Noel Trevarthen, Kate O’Mara, David Lodge, Antony Booth

Corruption (1968) is a weird one, placing Peter Cushing in the swinging London of 1967, up to the nasty business we’re accustomed to him doing in a more Gothic setting. His fiancee (the terrific Sue Lloyd) is scarred and Cushing goes about all sorts of butchery to set things right. It was seen as rather lurid and gory back in the day, and it’s still a bit jarring to see Mr. Cushing involved in something like this (which Columbia slapped a “Suggested For Mature Audiences” banner on).

Indicator/Powerhouse Films is bringing Corruption to Blu-Ray in August, giving us two versions of the film — the 92-minute theatrical version and the more graphic international one. They’re also piling on the extras: commentary, interviews, trailers, TV and radio spots, galleries and more. 

A good friend mentioned this the other day, that they saw this in the theater as a kid. This Blu-Ray sounds pretty exhaustive and definitive. Recommended, as is anything Peter Cushing touched. 

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Filed under 1968, Columbia, DVD/Blu-ray News, Indicator/Powerhouse, Peter Cushing

2 responses to “Blu-Ray News #346: Corruption (1968).

  1. Walter

    Toby, I’m a long-time Peter Cushing fan of over 53 years. I’ve never viewed CORRUPTION(filmed 1967, released 1968). Apparently this lurid psychedelic exploitation movie from the swinging London scene of the late 1960’s never played on late night TV in my neck of the woods, back in the day. I went over and took a gander at the CORRUPTION trailer on IMDb. Goodness sakes alive! What an attention getter, to say the very least. Is this movie a hip “Grand Guignol,” or what?

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  2. john k

    I think Cushing regretted making this film.
    Seeing the genteel Cushing graphically murdering prostitutes is not
    a pretty sight. I for one would rather see rarer Cushing released like
    FURY AT SMUGGLER’S BAY a sort of Cornish Western.
    Came across a UK press ad for CORRUPTION……………

    “CORRUPTION is NOT a Woman’s Picture therefore no unaccompanied
    female will be admitted to this psycho shock thriller”

    Imagine trying that these days!

    CORRUPTION is sheer exploitation flick with some sort of creative verve
    evident in some of the coastal location scenes. In the UK it played with
    DEAD OR ALIVE a superior Spaghetti with Alex Cord,Arthur Kennedy
    and Robert Ryan.
    I think the Cord flick had a longer title in the USA “A Minute To Live,
    A Second To Pray” or something like that.

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