Tuesday 9 January 2024

Michael Powell's PEEPING TOM - 4K Restoration available on UHD, Blu-ray, DVD

STUDIOCANAL are proud to announce the release of a spectacular 4K restoration of Michael Powell’s iconic serial killer classic PEEPING TOM, restored by The Film Foundation and BFI National Archive in association with STUDIOCANAL.  

Written by Leo Marks (Twisted Nerve) and starring Carl Boehm (Sissi), Anna Massey (Frenzy), Moira Shearer (The Red Shoes) and Maxine Audley (A King in New York), this influential cinematic masterpiece will be available on Special Edition 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD with 32-page booklet and 90 mins of brand new extra content from 29 January 2024

Mark (Carl Boehm), a focus puller at the local film studio, supplements his wages by taking glamour photographs in a seedy studio above a newsagent. By night he is a killer, stalking his victims with his camera forever in his hand trying to capture the look of genuine, unadulterated fear – an obsession that stems from his disturbing and terrifying childhood at the hands of his scientist father.  Mark slowly becomes enamoured with Helen (Anna Massey), who lives with her blind mother (Maxine Audley) in the flat downstairs, but how long before he turns the deadly gaze of his camera towards her? 

Now regarded as a ground-breaking masterpiece of the British horror movement, on its initial release in 1960, PEEPING TOM received a savage reception from critics who were dismayed by its controversial subject matter and the sympathy it seems to engender for its murderous protagonist.  The second film from visionary director Michael Powell, following his run of 1940s and 50s classics collaborating with screenwriter Emeric Pressburger, PEEPING TOM left Powell’s career in tatters and the film was made unavailable for many years.  PEEPING TOM has since become recognized as a watershed in genre cinema, its themes of voyeurism and psychopathy proving hugely influential on the evolution of the slasher movie. 

STUDIOCANAL will also be unveiling a brand new 75th Anniversary 4K restoration of THE SMALL BACK ROOM in 2024, which will then be released on UHD and Blu-ray for the first time, featuring brand new bonus content including interviews with filmmaker Kevin Macdonald and Powell & Pressburger expert Ian Christie. Together with a new release of OH… ROSALINDA!!, these two titles will be joining PEEPING TOM and THE TALES OF HOFFMANN in STUDIOCANAL’S Vintage Classics range in 2024. 

PEEPING TOM will be released as a Special Edition 4K UHD, Blu-Ray and DVD with 32-page booklet and 90 mins of brand new extra content on 29 January 2024

Special Features: 

- New Visions of Voyeurism: Peeping Tom by Sir Christopher Frayling
- New Take Me To Your Cinema: The Legacy of Peeping Tom, featuring a conversation between film critic / author Anna Bogutskaya and film critic Rhianna Dhillon
- New Restoring Peeping Tom
- The Eye of the Beholder
- Intro by Martin Scorsese (2007)
- Interview with Thelma Schoonmaker (2007)
- Audio Commentary by Professor Ian Christie
- Original Theatrical Trailer
- Behind the Scenes Stills Gallery
- 2023 trailer

Pre-order the UK 4K UHD from Amazon.co.uk

Pre-order the UK BD from Amazon.co.uk

Pre-order the UK DVD from Amazon.co.uk


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