February 26, 2024

Tormented (1960) – Newly Restored on Blu-ray and DVD April 23

Tormented (1960) – Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned … Even a Dead One!

New 4K Scan of Bert I. Gordon’s Classic Supernatural Thriller From Original – 35mm Archival Elements; Special Collector’s Edition on Blu-ray & DVD, April 23rd

Tormented DISPLAY

Newly restored in 4K from original, 35mm archival elements, the harrowing, supernatural thriller Tormented (1960) will be available April 23 in a must-have collector’s edition loaded with bonus features, on Blu-ray and DVD from Film Masters.

Tormented BOX ART (DVD)

Iconic cult film director Bert I. Gordon (Empire of the Ants, The Food of the Gods, The Mad Bomber, The Cyclops) helmed this terrifying story of passion from beyond the grave, starring Richard Carlson (Creature From the Black Lagoon, It Came From Outer Space), Susan Gordon (Ben Casey, The Five Pennies) and Lugene Sanders (The Life of Riley).

Tormented BOX ART (Blu-ray)

Tormented Synopsis

In a tight-knit island community off the coast of California, Tom Stewart (Carlson) is about to marry the woman he loves (Sanders). All is well until Tom’s ex-girlfriend, Vi (Reding), confronts him at the top of the island’s lighthouse, claiming he is hers and hers alone! When a freak accident occurs, he refuses to intervene, allowing the scorned woman to fall to her death. But his relief soon fades as Vi’s vengeful spirit begins to follow him everywhere he goes. Tormented day and night, body and soul, to what lengths will he go to protect his secret? Will the unrelenting she-ghost reveal herself to others? Find out in this harrowing tale of love and hate … caught between the worlds of the living and the dead!

Tormented is presented with its original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. Discs are region free and include English SDH. Audio is DTS-HD/Dolby AC3s.

SPECIAL FEATURES:
Unreleased TV pilot of Famous Ghost Stories, made by Bert I. Gordon and hosted by Vincent Price; Mystery Science Theater 3000 version of Tormented (1992), full feature (1:33.1), with captions; new documentary by Ballyhoo Motion Pictures, Bert I. Gordon in the 1950s & 1960s: Bigger Than Life, featuring C. Courtney Joyner; archival interview with writer-producer-director Bert I. Gordon, Bert I. Gordon: The Amazing Colossal Filmmaker; feature essay by Tom Weaver with a bonus essay by John Wooley, former president of the Susan Gordon fan club and a personal friend of the actress; commentary provided by film historian-writer-filmmaker Gary Don Rhodes; new, visual essay by The Flying Maciste Brothers, The Spirit is Willing: CineMagic and Social Discord in Bert I. Gordon’s “Tormented”; original trailer, scanned in 4K from 35mm archival elements, presented in its raw format; as well as a recut trailer using restored film elements.

About Film Masters:
Film Masters is a consortium of historians and enthusiasts who seek to celebrate the preservation and restoration of films. We are archivists, committed to storing film elements for future generations and reviving films that have been sitting dormant for decades. By scanning in 2K and 4K, we give these lesser-known films the red-carpet treatment they deserve. Leveraging modern means of distribution to release forgotten films back into the world, we also produce original bonus materials, including feature-length documentaries, which aid audiences in contextualizing and celebrating these works of art as they were meant to be.  Visit us online at: www.FilmMasters.com

Tormented (1960)

  • Film Masters
  • Genre: Horror/Thriller
  • Original Release: 1960 (B+W)
  • Not Rated
  • Format: Blu-ray & DVD
  • Running Time: Approx. 74 Minutes Plus Special Features
  • (162 Minutes Without Commentary / 232 minutes With Commentary)
  • Suggested Retail Price: Blu-ray $24.95 / DVD $19.95
  • Street Date: April 23, 2024
  • Catalog #:  Blu-ray FMB010 / DVD FMD010
  • UPC Code:  Blu-ray #760137145905 / DVD #760137145875

Chewie

I've been a fan of horror and slasher movies for as long as I can remember. I consider the original Halloween to be the best horror movie of all time and my guilty pleasure horror flick would be The Exorcist III. You can find me on Twitter at @406Northlane or TikTok @406Northlane where I'm sure I'll offend you at least once a day.

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