Horror movie maestro William Castle (The Tingler) followed his role model Alfred Hitchcock into TV with this anthology series of suspense and shudders, though he ceded the hosting chores to Sebastian Cabot (TV's "Family Affair") as "Winston Essex" for the first part of the series. A mid- season name change (to "Circle of Fear") and a no-host format were intended to boost ratings, but this quirky, chilling and fascinating series only lasted one season. All 23 hour-long episodes are included with outstanding guest stars like Jason Robards, Helen Hayes, Melvyn Douglas, Gena Rowlands, Jodie Foster, Angie Dickinson, Geraldine Page, Patricia Neal, Martin Sheen, Stella Stevens, Karen Black, Rip Torn, Carolyn Jones, Mariette Hartley, William Windom and many, many more, this is a must-have for lovers of thrillers and classic television alike! Newly remastered.
Back in 2009 a DVD release
of The William Castle Film Collection
contained a pair of bonus episodes from the 1972 TV series Ghost Story
. Now Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced that they're going back and bringing out the entire run of the show on DVD! "Ghost Story (a.k.a. Circle of Fear) - The Complete Series
has been announced for release on May 1st
, as a 6-disc set which will be available as part of Sony's manufacture on demand (MOD) program. Which means it won't be in stores; you'll be able to purchase it online from places like Amazon.com's CreateSpace service, or the WBshop's Warner Archive program. Cost hasn't been provided yet, but cover art is available and we've got that for you right here. Check it out: