Blu-Ray News #376: Night Creatures (AKA Captain Clegg, 1962).

 

Directed by Peter Graham Scott
Starring Peter Cushing, Yvonne Romain, Patrick Allen, Oliver Reed, Michael Ripper, David Lodge, Derek Francis, Jack MacGowran

Night Creatures (1962, known as Captain Clegg in the UK) is Hammer’s take on the story of Dr. Syn, with Peter Cushing terrific as the rum-smuggling vicar. Disney’s version, The Scarecrow Of Romney Marsh starring Patrick McGoohan, played TV around the same time. Scream Factory has announced that they’re bringing it out on Blu-Ray in April.

By whatever name, Night Creatures or Captain Clegg, this is an outstanding Hammer film. It’s become one of my favorites, and I’m sure Scream Factory will do it justice, with a stellar transfer and some nice extras. Can’t wait! Highly, highly recommended.

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Filed under 1962, DVD/Blu-ray News, Oliver Reed, Peter Cushing, Shout/Scream Factory

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