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Ghost-story classic “THE CHANGELING” coming to Blu-ray; full details and art

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 | Blu-ray/DVD, News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

One of the all-time best haunted-house films makes its long-awaited hi-def disc debut as THE CHANGELING arrives on special-edition Blu-ray this summer. Read on for the complete specs and the cover art, plus a trailer.

Severin Films releases the CHANGELING Blu-ray August 7, featuring a new widescreen HD transfer from a 4K scan of the interpositive. Directed by Peter Medak, the movie stars George C. Scott who loses his wife and daughter in a tragic accident. Moving into a remote Victorian mansion, he discovers it is inhabited by an unquiet spirit and becomes determined to solve its mystery. The special features are:

  • Audio commentary by director Peter Medak and producer Joel B. Michaels, moderated by Severin Films’ David Gregory
  • “The House on Cheesman Park: The Haunting True Story of THE CHANGELING”
  • “The Music of THE CHANGELING”: Interview with music arranger Kenneth Wannberg
  • “Building the House of Horror”: Interview with art director Reuben Freed
  • “The Psychotronic Tourist: THE CHANGELING” location featurette (full disclosure: yours truly appears briefly in this segment)
  • Master of Horror Mick Garris on THE CHANGELING
  • Poster and still gallery
  • Trailer
  • TV spot

Retail price is $24.99. A limited edition (5,000 copies, retailing for $28.99) will be available with an embossed slipcase and bonus soundtrack CD, and a bundle package ($54) also includes an 18 x 24” screenprinted poster by The Yetee, an enamel pin designed by Attic Flood and even a CHANGELING logo’ed ball. All can be pre-ordered at the Severin Films webstore.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.