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Director: Peter Newbrook

Blending elements of Gothic horror with the more contemporary ingredients of steampunk, THE ASPHYX has emerged from obscurity to become a cult favourite of the sci-fi/fantasy genre. Utilising an experimental photographic device, a scientist (Robert Stephens) captures what appears to be the image of the Asphyx – the ancient Greek spirit if the dead. With the help of his adopted son (Robert Powell), he conducts further experiments and conceives of a way to harness the Asphyx and thereby gain immortality. But as every visionary scientist should know, defying the laws of nature and the spiritual world unleashes dreadful consequences.

Special features:

Mastered in HD from the 35mm negative

Standard UK release version (86 minutes) and extended US cut (98 minutes)

Theatrical trailer

Photo gallery

Film details:

UK 1973 Colour 86 min 2.35:1 1920x1080p Mono

Written and Directed by Peter Newbrook

Produced by John Brittany

Screenplay by Brian Comport

based on a story by Christina Beers and Laurence Beers

Director of Photography: Freddie Young

Music by Bill McGuffie

With Robert Stephens, Robert Powell, Jane Lapot