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The Lair of the White Worm (Ken Russell, 1988) *BD25 RELEASED*

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Ken Russell's THE LAIR OF THE WHITE WORM, SPECIAL EDITION
[HD 1080p | Full Blu-Ray | BD-25 & bonus features]

Horror | 1988 | UK
Directed by Ken Russell, starring Hugh Grant, Catherine Oxenberg, Amanda Donohoe.

A new HD remastered preservation of this camp classic, still officially unreleased on Blu-ray, presented alongside exclusive bonus features.

THE FILM [HD 1080p]
Video : AVC1 | 1920x1080 | 1.78:1 original A.R. | 23.97fps | 28.000 kb/s.
Audio 1 : English | original surround mix | DTS 5.1 | 1.536 mb/s.
Audio 2 : English | stereo mix from Laserdisc | LPCM 2.0 | 1.536 mb/s.
Audio 3 : French dub | LPCM 2.0 | 1.536 mb/s.
Audio 4 : Ken Russell audio commentary | LPCM 2.0 | 1.536 mb/s.
Subtitles : English.
Runtime : 01:33:51

BONUS FEATURES [SD & HD 1080p]
Rare TV interview with Ken Russell (1989) *
Original theatrical trailer.
New unofficial trailer.
New photo gallery.
Animated menu, chapters.
* rare footage exclusive to this release.

BD-ROM EXTRAS
Audiobook "The Lair Of The White Worm" by Bram Stocker [5h30mn].
New printable Bluray covers [pdf].

BLU-RAY SPECS
Format : BD-25 | BDMV
Size : 23.9 Gb
Status : released (on TPB)

"Dr. Sapirstein delivers all the society babies. He's one of the finest obstetricians in the country."  - Minnie Castevet
Fan-Edits & Preservations : Drsapirstein.blogspot.com
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Oh this is a classic.  It creeped me out as a kid, but I couldn't take my eyes off of it.  No one does horror like Ken Russell.  Sexy stuff, too.  Can't wait to see it again as it's been years.  Sounds like a top notch presentation at that.

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This is great! Thanks for including the audio book as well.

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Hey Doc... just wanted to say this project turned out stunning in every way.  Not only does the film look and sound superb, the whole package is just top shelf by any measure.  Great work as usual and this film is a cult classic if there ever was one.  Brilliant presentation all around and I thoroughly enjoyed it.  Great work.

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Hi there,

just found this forum and really impressed. With being new I am unfamiliar with some of the terms. It mentions released on 'tpm' or similar but I have no idea what that means :-(. Loved this movie so any help appreciated.

thanks I advance 

bob

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does anyone still seed this? it looks almost dead :(

any chance this might be available on usenet or uploaded.net?

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@zeropc : I had to stop seeding this one in favour of other releases for which I was the only seed, but I'm re-seeding since yesterday.

"Dr. Sapirstein delivers all the society babies. He's one of the finest obstetricians in the country."  - Minnie Castevet
Fan-Edits & Preservations : Drsapirstein.blogspot.com
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I just listened to the Ken Russell director's commentary provided with this amazing project and I must say that the man is a remarkable raconteur... highly recommended.  He was a fascinating guy with an old world charm and charisma.  His work is not unlike David Lynch in that no one else made films quite the same way.  This really is a unique film experience and I think it's one of those lost movies that everyone should see.  Thanks again, Doc.  By the way, the cinematography for this film is outstanding.

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Docsap just got hold of the release and thank you - absolutely amazing and thanks again to the user 'why' for their assistance as well

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Hi there, any chance for a re-up? (S/E: 0/1)

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It’s been officially released onto Blu-ray disc. The release from OP would make for an interesting second disc.

Blu-ray A America - Lions Gate Home Entertainment
Vestron Video Collector’s Series #6
Commentaries:
Audio commentary with Director Ken Russell
Audio commentary with Lisi Russell, in Conversation with Film Historian Matthew Melia
Extras:
“Worm Food: The Effects of The Lair of the White Worm” featurette (27:08)
“Cutting for Ken with Editor Peter Davies” featurette (9:32)
“Mary, Mary with Actress Sammi Davis” featurette (15:42)
Still Gallery (2:59)
Theatrical Trailer (2:11)
“Trailers from Hell” trailer featuring Producer Dan Ireland (1:45)
Subtitles:
English HoH
Aspect Ratio:
1.78:1
Picture Format:
1080p 24fps AVC MPEG-4
Soundtrack(s):
English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 stereo
Case type:
Keep Case

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