THE CHANGELING (1980)
Label: Second Sight Films
Region Code: Region-FREE
Duration: 107 Minutes
Rating: 15 Cert.
Audio: English PCM Stereo 2.0, DTS-HD MA Surround 5.1 with Optional English Subtitles
Video: 1080P HD Widescreen (1.85:1)
Director: Peter Medak
Cast: George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, Melvyn Douglas
The Changeling (1980) has long been one of my favorite ghost stories, I saw it as a kid on VHS and it gave me the chills down deep, a Gothic slice of goose-pimpling fright starring George C. Scott (Hardcore) as classical music composer John Russell, a man who at the start of the film witnesses the tragic death of his wife and young daughter while on vacation in Upstate New York.
For this review we were only sent a "check disc" so we don't have the deluxe packaging, soundtrack CD or booklet to check out, but if you order the limited edition retail version you get it all, this is quite a package for fans of the film, Second Sight went all out for this one.
- Audio commentary with 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 (18 min) HD
- ‘The Music of The Changeling’: Interview with Music Arranger Kenneth Wannberg (9 min) HD
- ‘Building The House of Horror’: Interview with Art Director Reuben Freed (11 min) HD
- ‘The Psychotronic Tourist’: The Changeling (16 min) HD
- ‘Master of Horror Mick Garris on The Changeling’ (6 min)
- Trailer (2 min) HD
- TV Spot (1 min)
Limited Edition Exclusive Contents:
- Original Soundtrack CD
- 40 page perfect bound booklet with new essay by Kevin Lyons, production notes and on-set interview with George C. Scott
- Double-sided poster and reversible Amaray sleeve featuring newly commissioned artwork by artist Christopher Shy and original poster art