“Inseminoid” Released On UK Blu-ray As Part Of Norman J Warren Box Set

August saw the release of cult sci-fi Inseminoid on Blu-ray as part of the limited edition Norman J Warren box set which also includes Satan’s Slave, Prey, Terror and Bloody New Year.

One of British genre cinema’s most important and distinctive independent filmmakers, Norman J Warren made a series of horror films which were at the forefront of a new wave in British horror during the 1970s. Reflecting a period of permissiveness and fearlessness, Warren’s distinctive stylings are far removed from the Gothic conventions of Hammer Films, deliberately upped the ante in terms of sex, violence and gore to create a new breed of horror that was designed to shock for shock’s sake.

Five of Norman J Warren’s horrifying chillers are presented here in new restorations and on Blu-ray for the very first time in the UK. Containing a wealth of new and archival extras – including new appreciations by contemporary British filmmakers, new cast and crew interviews, audio commentaries on all five films, rare short films, outtakes and alternative scenes, and making-of documentaries – this stunning Limited Edition box set is strictly limited to 6,000 units.

INDICATOR LIMITED BLU-RAY EDITION BOX SET SPECIAL FEATURES:

SATAN’S SLAVE

  • 2K restoration, newly supervised and approved by director Norman J Warren
  • Original mono audio
  • Two presentations of the film: the director’s cut (89 mins); and the export version (90 mins)
  • Audio commentary with Warren and screenwriter David McGillivray (2004)
  • Audio commentary with Warren and composer John Scott (2019)
  • Before the Blood (2019, 29 mins): Warren recalls his earliest experiences in the film industry
  • All You Need Is Blood (1976, 13 mins): vintage ‘making of’ documentary, presented in High Definition for the first time
  • All You Need Is Blood Outtakes (1976, 33 mins): rare and previously unseen footage shot on location
  • Creating Satan (2004, 30 mins): archival documentary featuring interviews with Warren, McGillivray, actor Martin Potter, and others
  • Devilish Music (2004, 13 mins): archival interview with John Scott
  • Two deleted scenes with commentary by Warren
  • Censoring ‘Satan’s Slave’ (2019, 16 mins): video demonstration of the cuts imposed by the British Board of Film Censors in 1976
  • Original ‘U’ certificate theatrical trailer
  • Original ‘R’-rated theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • UK premiere on Blu-ray

 

PREY

  • 2K restoration, newly supervised and approved by director Norman J Warren
  • Original mono audio
  • Audio commentary with Warren and film historian Jonathan Rigby (2004)
  • The BEHP Interview with Norman J Warren – Part One (2018, 60 mins): archival video recording, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring Warren in conversation with Martin Sheffield
  • Keep on Running (2004, 28 mins): archival documentary on the making of Prey, featuring interviews with Warren, actor Sally Faulkner, producer Terry Marcel, and others
  • On-set Footage (1977, 3 mins): rare behind-the-scenes footage with commentary by Warren
  • The Bridge (1955–57, 7 mins): rare footage from Warren’s ambitious early film project about a pilot on a mission to locate a bridge in Germany during World War II, with optional director’s commentary
  • Making ‘The Bridge’ (1957, 2 mins): rare and previously unseen footage with commentary by Warren
  • Carol (1962, 3 mins): mute test footage from Warren’s unrealised feature about teenage pregnancy and backstreet abortion, featuring Georgina Hale and Michael Craze, with optional director’s commentary
  • Drinkin Time (1963, 3 mins): silent comedy short directed by Warren
  • ‘Drinkin Time’ Introduction by Norman J Warren (2019, 4 mins)
  • Whipper Snappers (c1977, 1 min): toy advertisement directed by Warren
  • ‘Whipper Snappers’ Introduction by Norman J Warren (2019, 4 mins)
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • UK premiere on Blu-ray

 

TERROR

  • 2K restoration, newly supervised and approved by director Norman J Warren
  • Original mono audio
  • Audio commentary with Warren and screenwriter David McGillivray (2004)
  • The Early Years (2019, 17 mins): Warren recalls his first films as director
  • Bloody Good Fun (2004, 41 mins): archival documentary on the making of Terror featuring interviews with Warren, McGillivray, actors Carolyn Courage, Mary Maude, James Aubrey and Elaine Ives-Cameron, and others
  • Tales of Terror (2019, 13 mins): actor John Nolan reflects on Terror’s production
  • Norman J Warren: A Sort of Autobiography (2004, 28 mins): archival interview with the director
  • Four extended scenes, with introductions by Warren
  • Norman J Warren Presents Horrorshow (2008, 33 mins): anthology film of five horror tales, hosted by Warren
  • Daddy Cross (2011, 2 mins): trailer for a 1978 ‘lost film’, with voice-over by Warren
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • French theatrical trailer
  • TV spot
  • Radio spot
  • Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • UK premiere on Blu-ray

 

INSEMINOID

  • 2K restoration, newly supervised and approved by director Norman J Warren
  • Original mono audio
  • Audio commentary with Warren and assistant director Gary White (2004)
  • The BEHP Interview with Norman J Warren – Part Two (2018, 67 mins): archival video recording, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring Warren in conversation with Martin Sheffield
  • Norman J Warren at the Manchester Festival of Fantastic Films (2011, 62 mins): archival video recording of the director in conversation with horror author John Llewellyn Probert
  • Subterranean Universe (2004, 45 mins): archival documentary on the making of Inseminoid, featuring interviews with Warren, actors Stephanie Beacham, David Baxt and Barry Houghton, and others
  • Alien Encounter (2019, 6 mins): actor Trevor Thomas recalls playing the part of Mitch
  • Electronic Approach (2004, 13 mins): archival interview with composer John Scott
  • Original theatrical trailers
  • Horror Planet teaser trailer
  • TV spot
  • Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • World premiere on Blu-ray

 

BLOODY NEW YEAR

  • 2K restoration, newly supervised and approved by director Norman J Warren
  • Original mono audio
  • Audio commentary with Warren and film historian Jo Botting (2019)
  • Norman’s Wisdom (2019, 29 mins): Warren discusses some of the lesser-known areas of his career, including his work in television and documentaries
  • New Blood (2019, 16 mins): actor Catherine Roman warmly remembers her first film role
  • The Art of Blood (2019, 15 mins): screenwriter and set dresser Frazer Pearce relates the production history of Bloody New Year
  • Fights, Camera, Action! (2019, 11 mins): actor and stuntman Steve Emerson recalls his work with Warren on Terror and Bloody New Year
  • Working with Warren (2019, 10 mins): interview with filmmaker and Warren collaborator Yixi Sun
  • Turn Off Your Bloody Phone: Norman J Warren and the Ghost (2013, 1 min): short produced for FrightFest, starring Warren, Sun, and David McGillivray
  • Original trailer
  • Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • UK premiere on Blu-ray

Limited edition box set of 6,000 numbered units

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