Directed by Jacques Tourneur
Starring Dana Andrews, Peggy Cummins, Niall MacGinnis
The folks at Indicator/Powerhouse are giving the real Cadillac treatment to Jacques Tourneur’s terrific horror picture Night Of The Demon (Curse Of The Demon here in the States). This was one of the first horror films I remember seeing as a kid, and it scared the hell out of me.
Its troubled production — plenty of “creative differences” (do we show the demon or not?) — isn’t evident in the finished film. And even in its shortest version (the US theatrical cut), it’s a masterpiece.
For this Blu-Ray set, you get four (count em!) versions of the film: Night Of The Demon – the original full-length pre-release version; Night Of The Demon – the original UK theatrical cut (82 minutes); Curse Of The Demon – the original US theatrical cut (82 mins); and Curse Of The Demon – the US re-issue (96 mins). And there’s a slew of extras. Exactly the kind of reverential presentation this thing so richly deserves. It’s absolutely essential and it’s coming in October in a limited run of 6,000.
And, yes, that is one of the greatest lobby cards ever printed.