New Blu-ray of The Collector Packed with Special Features

A new region-free Blu-ray film version of The Collector is now available, filled with special features.  Produced by Powerhouse Films under the “Indicator” label, this is a major upgrade over the bare-bones Blu-ray that was released in 2011.

The great Hollywood director William Wyler took John Fowles’ celebrated novel and turned it into one of the finest – and most controversial – psychological thrillers of the 1960s.  Terence Stamp and Samantha Eggar won Best Actor prizes for their roles at the 1965 Cannes Film Festival.

Special features of this new Blu-ray version include:

  • 2K restoration.
  • The Guardian Interview with William Wyler (1981, 83 mins): archival audio recording of the celebrated filmmaker in conversation with Adrian Turner at London’s National Film Theatre.
  • The Guardian Interview with Terence Stamp (1989, 92 mins): archival audio recording of the award-winning actor in conversation with Tony Sloman at the National Film Theatre.
  • Selected scenes commentary with author and film historian Neil Sinyard.
  • Angel to Devil: a new and exclusive interview in which Terence Stamp remembers working with Wyler.
  • Nothing But Death: Award-winning actor Samantha Eggar recalls her work on the film in this new and exclusive interview.
  • The Look of Stardom: promotional film about the casting of Samantha Eggar.
  • The Location Collector: identifying the places where The Collector’s exteriors were filmed.
  • Richard Combs on The Collector: a new appreciation by the renowned critic, lecturer and broadcaster.
  • Original theatrical trailer.
  • Original teaser trailers.
  • Image gallery: promotional photography and publicity material.
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.

Note that a Limited Edition of this Blu-ray was released in 2018, featuring an exclusive 40-page booklet with a new essay by Carmen Gray entitled “John Fowles and The Collector,” a look at the making of the film and contemporary critical responses. This version is now hard to find but does occasionally appear on eBay and other aftermarket sites.