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Title Schalcken the painter / a film by Leslie Megahey.

Published [London] : British Film Institute, [2013]


Location Call No. Status
Edition Dual format ed.
Physical description 1 DVD (70 minutes), 1 Blu-ray disc (70 min.) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (24 pages : illustrations ; 15 cm.)
4 3/4 in.
Series BFI Flipside ; 028.
BFI Flipside ; 028.
Notes Based on a story by Sheridan Le Fanu.
Dual format (DVD & Blu-ray) release of the 1979 motion picture.
Special features: "The pit" (Edward Abraham, 1962, 27 min.) experimental short, adapted from Edgar Allen Poe's "The pit and the pendulum"; "The pledge" (Digby Rumsey, 1981, 21 min.), a short film based on "The highwaymen" by Lord Dunsany; "Look into the dark" (2013, 39 min.), interviews with Leslie Megahey and John Hooper on the making of "Schalcken the painter"; booklet including a new essay by Ben Hervey, James Bell and Vic Pratt.
Credits Written and directed by Leslie Megahey, produced by BBC-TV.
Performers Jeremy Clyde, Maurice Denham, Cheryl Kennedy, John Justin.
Summary A classic from the golden age of television ghost stories, Schalcken the Painter recreates the sights, sounds and sexual mores of 17th century Holland for a spine-tingling tale of a painter haunted by a spectre.
Audience BBFC Cert. 15.
System notes System requirements: DVD player or PC with a DVD ROM drive.
DVD: PAL Region 2.
System requirements for Blu-ray disc: Blu-ray disc player or PC with a Blu-ray disc drive.
Blu-ray: PAL Region B.
Dual layer. DVD-9.
Aspect ratio: 1.33:1.
Language notes English dialogue, with optional English subtitles for the hearing impaired.
Other author Megahey, Leslie, screenwriter, director.
Clyde, Jeremy, actor.
Denham, Maurice, 1909-2002, actor.
Kennedy, Cheryl, actor.
Justin, John, 1917-2002, actor.
Screenplay based on (work): Le Fanu, Joseph Sheridan, 1814-1873. Strange event in the life of Schalken the painter.
British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service, production company.
British Film Institute, film distributor.
Subject Schalcken, Godfried, 1643-1706. -- Drama.
Painters -- Netherlands -- Leiden -- Drama.
Avarice -- Drama.
Feature films.
Fiction television programs.
Ghost television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.
Fiction television programs.
Ghost television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Standard Number 5035673011843
Publisher Number BFIB 1184