Ghost Stories – Classic Adaptations from the BBC: Volume Two

Our second collection of Christmas MR James adaptations, featuring The Stalls of Barchester and A Warning to the Curious.

As a Christmas treat in the late 1960s and 70s, the BBC produced adaptations of ghost stories based on the works of MR James, the Cambridge academic and author of some of the most spine-tingling tales in the English language, which were broadcast to terrified viewers in the dead of winter. This was a tradition that was briefly revived by the BBC between 2007 and 2010.

These adaptations, which have a subtlety and style all of their own, have been a major influence on many contemporary British horror filmmakers and have come to be some of the most sought after British TV titles by their legions of eager fans.

This volume of Ghost Stories from the BBC includes the DVD premiere release of 1971’s The Stalls of Barchester starring Robin Hardy, and 1972’s A Warning to the Curious (previously released on DVD by the BFI), starring Peter Vaughan.

Special features

  • Christopher Lee’s Ghost Stories for Christmas: The Stalls of Barchester (2000).
  • Christopher Lee’s Ghost Stories for Christmas: A Warning to the Curious (2000).

Product information

    • Certificate

      12

    • Colour

      Colour

    • Sound

      Sound

    • Running time

      95mins

    • DVD region

      • 2 Europe (except Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus), Middle East, Egypt, Japan, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Greenland, French Overseas departments and territories

    • Blu-ray region

      • B - Includes most European and Middle-Eastern countries, all of Africa, Australia and New Zealand

    • Catalogue number

      BFIVD960

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