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The Tigon Collection Box Set (Anchor Bay)

Released on 21 February 2005

Featuring: Vincent Price, Ian Ogilvy & Rupert Davies

Format: DVD | Rating: 18 years & over

3.0 out of 5 (3 customer reviews) | Write a review

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A chilling collection of classic horror movies comprising:

Witchfinder General (1968): England is torn in civil struggle as the Royalists battle the Parliamentary Party for control. This conflict distracts people from rational thought and allows unscrupulous men to gain local power by exploiting village superstitions. One of these men is Matthew Hopkins, who tours the land offering his services as a persecutor of witches. Aided by his sadistic accomplice, John Stearne, he travels from city to city and wrenches confessions from 'witches' in order to line his pockets and gain sexual favours. When Hopkins persecutes a priest, he incurs the wrath of Richard Marshall, who is engaged to the priest's niece...

The Body Stealers (1969): A British military paratrooper disappears in mid-air during a jump from a army plane. Two investigators, Megan (Patrick Allen) and Radford (Neil Connery), try to unravel how this has happened. What they uncover is an alien plot to steal the bodies of Earthlings by snatching them out of the air!

The Haunted House Of Horrors (1969): Teenagers gathered in an old mansion are being murdered one by one. The survivors must discover who among them is the killer before he finishes off everybody!

Blood On Satan's Claw (1970): Horror thriller set in 17th Century England about the children of a village slowly converting into a coven of devil worshippers.

The Best In The Cellar (1971): Two spinster sisters have kept their mad brother locked up in their cellar for over 30 years but then he escapes to wreak a terrible vengeance...

The Virgin Witch (1972): Christine gets her big chance at modelling. Together with Christine's sister Betty they go to a castle for the weekend for a photo shoot. Sybil has lured Christine to the castle for more than a photo shoot however, she is recruiting a virgin for the local witches coven, led by the owner of the castle, Gerald. To their surprise Christine is more than happy to join the coven, but begins her own secret battle for control...
  • Suitable for 18 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 18. By purchasing this product, you declare that you are 18 years of age and over.

The Body Stealers:

  • Audio commentary with star Patrick Allen
  • Poster and stills gallery
  • Biographies
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Liner notes

The Haunted House Of Horrors:

  • Audio commentary from director Michael Armstrong
  • Radio spots
  • Liner notes
  • Biographies
  • Poster and stills gallery
  • Theatrical trailer

Blood On Satan's Claw:

  • Audio commentary from director Piers Haggard, star Linda Hayden and writer Robert Wynne Simmons
  • Robert Wynne Simmons' original stories
  • 'Tigon Tales Of Terror': an all-new featurette with Tony Tenser, Ian Ogilvy, Michael Armstrong, Piers Haggard and Christopher Neame
  • 'The League Of Gentlemen featurette
  • 'The League Of Gentlemen' audio commentary
  • Stills gallery
  • Biographies of Piers Haggard, Linda Hayden and Patrick Wymark
  • Theatrical trailers

The Beast In The Cellar:

  • Audio commentary from Tigon founder Tony Tenser and associate producer Christopher Neame
  • Radio spots
  • Poster and stills gallery
  • Biographies
  • Liner notes
  • Theatrical trailer

The Virgin Witch:

  • Gallery of films distributed by Tigon
  • Radio spots
  • Liner notes
  • Biographies
  • Theatrical trailer

customer Reviews

 Average rating (3 reviews)

 Worth Buying for Horror Fans of the Sixties and Seventies

| | See all midianholic's reviews (2)

The Tigon boxset is really a bit of a mixed bag. If you can stomach the appalling travesties of Haunted House of Horrors and Virgin Witch there are a couple of good films on this release. The Body Stealers is especially worthy. The extras package is light but in line with the other releases from Anchor Bay and the Coffin box is quite groovy. It is a must for the collector.

 A mixed bag...

| | See all Celestialtoymaker's reviews (2)

Tigon boss Tony Tenser once said that he would rather make a poor film that makes money than a classic film that underachieves at the box office. This was no light hearted quip and goes a long way to explain why most of the films included in this boxset are bland and uninspired! Tigon was a film studio that is known to make cheap horror movies that are similar in style of Hammer Films Productions. While Hammer Films are considered the major exponent in this field of expertise and Amicus Films (another similar film studio that also specialise in cheap horror movies) a close second, Tigon films are considered many to be the third major studio synonymous with the late sixties/early seventies horror genre. The two best known films included in this boxset are the period horror romps, Witchfinder General and Blood on Satan's Claw. The disc containing the latter film is jammed packed with interesting extras and is easily the best of the set. The disc featuring Witchfinder General however is the same disc that was released by the budget DVD label, Prism. This is most regrettable as, since this film is considered by many to be the studio's Magnum opus, fans were hoping for a special edition DVD. Despite this setback the featured disc nevertheless contains a lot of good extras. The other films are less inspired. The Haunted House Of Horrors and The Best In The Cellar are below par horror films, while Sci-fi flick The Body Stealers and sex/horror movie The Virgin Witch (a movie that the studio distributed rather than produced and had been disowned by most of the people that worked on it) are so poor that they have to seen to be believed. The extras on these other discs, though limited, are worth a look and just about makes these discs a little appealing to viewers. A DVD set that is only recommended for the serious collector.


| | See all RooneyTunes's reviews (6)

If this box set wouldn't have contained Witchfinder General and Blood on Satans Claw it would have received 1 star as there is some rubbish here. The truly awful Haunted House of Horror sticks out and Virgin Witch isn't much better which stars a very young Vicky (oh Rene) Michelle and her not so shy real life sister in the leading role. Whats gives it 4 stars is the fantastic Witchfinder with the brilliant Vincent Price (can he do no wrong) and Satans Claw with the yummy Linda Hayden, a Tigon and Hammer stalwart. Thought Bodystealers was daft. I bought this box set for £9.99 but taking the 2 best films out of the equation, in my opinion paying anymore and I think I would have felt robbed.

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ActorsVincent Price, Ian Ogilvy, Rupert Davies, Robert Russell, George Sanders, Maurice Evans, Shelagh Fraser, Patrick Wymark, Barry Andrews, Michele Dotrice, Beryl Reid, T.P. McKenna, Vernon Dobtcheff & Vicki Michelle
DirectorMichael Reeves, Gerry Levy, Michael Armstrong, Piers Haggard, James Kelley & Ray Austin
Certificate18 years and over
ScreenWidescreen Anamorphic
LanguagesEnglish - Dolby Digital (5.1) and DTS
Additional LanguagesEnglish: Dolby Digital (2.0) Stereo
SubtitlesEnglish for the hearing impaired
RegionRegion 2 - Will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players.