Witchfinder General Comes to DVD
Michael Reeves' 1968 horror film Witchfinder General (also known as The Conqueror Worm) will finally be coming to DVD in the USA, according to DVD Drive-in. The film follows Matthew Hopkins (Vincent Price) as a man who preys on the superstitions of 17th Century England, torturing "witches" for a fee. The new DVD will contain Reeves' director's cut of the film, as well as the original score by Paul Ferris, which had been replaced in all previous US video editions of the film. Producer Phillip Waddilove and actor Ian Oglivy have recorded a commentary for the release, and Waddilove's personal collection of production stills will be included as well.
Other MGM releases set for September 11th include Food of the Gods, After Midnight, From Beyond (Special Edition -- reportedly this disc will contain the uncut version shown on MonstersHD), Return of the Living Dead (brand-new Special Edition), and Scarecrows.