The Man Who Could Cheat Death

The Man Who Could Cheat Death

Director: Terence Fisher Cast: Anton Diffring, Hazel Court, Christopher Lee

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Overview

After emerging as a potent force in the genre with Horror of Dracula, Hammer Films added their handsome Gothic touch to this lesser-known remake of the 1944 suspenser The Man in Half Moon Street (itself adapted from a play by Barre Lyndon). Anton Diffring stars as a century-old artist who maintains a youthful appearance by regularly replacing certain glands -- in transplants that he receives thanks to the unwilling participation of healthy donors. Despite his outward physical vitality, his advanced years lead to an increasing mental instability, evinced by his mad obsession with an old flame (Hazel Court) whose newfound love for a suave doctor (Christopher Lee) compels Diffring to commit acts of diabolical cruelty that ultimately become his grisly undoing. Directed by Hammer regular Terence Fisher, who applies a high polish to this atmospheric period thriller.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/14/2017
UPC: 0738329211219
Original Release: 1959
Rating: NR
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:23:00
Sales rank: 47,545

Special Features

Audio Commentary by Film Historian Troy Haworth; Interview with critic and novelist Kim Newman (17:09); Interview with author and historian Jonathan Rigby (16:52); Trailers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Anton Diffring Dr. Georges Bonner
Hazel Court Janine Dubois
Christopher Lee Dr. Pierre Gerard
Arnold Marle Dr. Ludwig Weisz
Delphi Lawrence Margo Philippe
Francis de Wolff Inspector Legris
Ronald Adam Actor
Marie Burke Actor
John Harrison Actor
Charles Lloyd Pack Actor
Michael Ripper Actor
Dennis Shaw Actor
Lockwood West Actor
Middleton Woods Actor
Barry Shawzin Actor

Technical Credits
Terence Fisher Director
Jack Asher Cinematographer
Roy Ashton Makeup
Richard Rodney Bennett Score Composer
Michael Carreras Producer
John Hollingsworth Musical Direction/Supervision
Anthony Nelson Keys Producer
James Needs Editor
Jimmy Sangster Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Man Who Could Cheat Death
1. Chapter 1 [14:57]
2. Chapter 2 [12:25]
3. Chapter 3 [7:47]
4. Chapter 4 [6:27]
5. Chapter 5 [10:44]
6. Chapter 6 [9:10]
7. Chapter 7 [10:18]
8. Chapter 8 [10:54]
9. Chapter 9 [:00]

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