The Woman in Black blu ray review


It may be hard to believe but this is the first UK release of The Woman in Black on blu ray.

Nigel Kneale’s seminal classic is an exercise in tension plus it features one of horror’s best jump scares that have been rarely bettered today. The Woman in Black is the epitome of high quality gothic horror that the BBC used to produce, although some would argue this is the pinnacle of their powers in terms of adaptations.

This comprehensive high-definition presentation features an outstanding audio commentary from Mark Gatiss, Kim Newman and Andy Nyman.

The only thing missing from this disc is a full retrospective documentary on the legacy that the film has garnered in the 31 years since its release on the BBC.

If you are unfamiliar with the story of The Woman in Black, here is a breakdown –

When a friendless old widow dies in the seaside town of Crythin Gifford, a young solicitor is sent in to settle her estate. Following cryptic warnings from the locals regarding the terrifying history of the old woman’s house, he soon begins to see visions of a menacing woman in black…

This is a far more polished production than it is often given credit for and feels streets ahead of the Daniel Radcliffe vehicle in 2012.

Order a copy of British cinema history with The Woman in Black from Network.

Watch the trailer for The Woman in Black below –

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