Description

Directed by Pete Walker, 1962

An influential figure in the 1970s British indie cinema. producer/director Pete Walker tested the limits of film censorship in the UK with a string o gruesome and erotic thrillers.

In House of Whipcord, a fashion model (Penny Irving) is lured into a private reform school where she is punished for her sexually liberated behaviour by a zealous warden (Barbara Markham). Walker’s spin on Hitchcock’s Psycho, Schizo involves a beautiful figure skater (Lynne Frederick) who must protect herself against a homicidal stalker. Die Screaming, Marianne stars Susan George (Straw Dogs) as a woman caught in a nightmarish plot to rob her of an inheritance. In The Comeback top singer Jack Jones (best remembered for the Love Boat theme) plays a singer who is haunted by the death of his wife and led into a confrontation with the killer.

House of Whipcord

Extras

  • “Perversions of Justice” an interview with Pete Walker, by Elijah Drenner
  • Audio commentary by Pete Walker and director of photography Peter Jessop, conducted by Steve Chibnall
  • Original theatrical trailer

Film Details

  • Year : 1974
  • Runtime : 102mins
  • Country : UK
  • Language : English
  • Aspect : 1.66:1
  • Cast: Penny Irving, Barbara Markham, Ann Michelle, Ray Brooks

Schizo

Extras

  • “My Sweet Schizo,” an interview with Pete Walker, by Elijah Drenner

Film Details

  • Year : 1976
  • Runtime : 109mins
  • Country : UK
  • Language : English
  • Aspect : 1.78:1
  • Cast: Lynne Frederick, John Leyton, Stephanie Beacham

Die Screaming, Marianne

Extras

  • “Pete Walker an eye for terror, Part 1,” an interview with Pete Walker, by Elijah Drenner
  • Audio commentary by Pete Walker, with Jonathan Rigby
  • Original theatrical trailer

Film Details

  • Year : 1971
  • Runtime : 99mins
  • Country : UK
  • Language : English
  • Aspect : 1.77:1
  • Cast: Susan George, Barry Evans, Christopher Sandford, Leo Genn

The Comeback

Extras

  • “Slasher Serenade” an interview with Pete Walker and actor Jack Jones,by Elijah Drenner
  • Audio commentary by Pete Walker, with Jonathan Rigby
  • Original theatrical trailer

Film Details

  • Year : 1978
  • Runtime : 100mins
  • Country : UK
  • Language : English
  • Aspect : 1.77:1
  • Cast: Jack Jones, David Doyle, Pamela Stephenson