THE PREMONITION

  • Release Date: 5th December 2017
  • Format: DVD
  • Starring: Richard Lynch, Sharon Farrell, Danielle Brisebois
  • Directed By: Robert Allen Schnitzer
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BEYOND THE POWER OF AN EXORCIST

The mid-1970s saw the rise in popularity of films centering on the subject of parapsychology, led by Carrie – Brian De Palma’s classic tale of telekinetic terror. Precognition, or future sight, would be the topic under exploration in Robert Allen Schnitzer’s contribution to the psychic craze: the chilling and much-overlooked The Premonition.

Mother Sheri Bennett (Sharon Farrell, Night of the Comet, Sweet Sixteen) is assailed by terrifying visions in which a strange woman attempts to steal away her five-year-old daughter Janie. Are these bizarre occurrences the result of some sort of mental disturbance, or is something much more sinister afoot?

Featuring a haunting score from accomplished classical composer Henry Mollicone, The Premonition has remained unjustly obscure over the years but is heralded as a true classic of ’70s US horror moviemaking by genre aficionados.

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2K restoration from original film elements
Standard Definition DVD presentation
Original Mono Audio
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Introduction to the film by Nightmare USA author Stephen Thrower
Isolated Score
Audio commentary with producer-director Robert Allen Schnitzer
Pictures from a Premonition – brand new making-of documentary featuring interviews with Schnitzer, composer Henry Mollicone and cinematographer Victor Milt
Archive interviews with Schnitzer and star Richard Lynch
Trailers and TV Spots
Three Robert Allen Schnitzer short films: Vernal Equinox, Terminal Point and A Rumbling in the Land
4 “Peace Spots”
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by The Twins of Evil

Contents

  • Details

    • Region: Free
    • Rating:
    • Cat No: AVD013
    • Duration: 93 mins
    • Language: English
    • Subtitles: English SDH
    • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
    • Audio: Mono
    • Discs: 1
    • Color