Nigel Kneale’s adaptation of “The Woman in Black” released on Blu-Ray

Network have just released Quatermass creator Nigel Kneale‘s chilling adaptation of Susan Hill’s best-selling novel The Woman in Black on Blu-Ray, first shown as a TV film back in 1989.

Nigel Kneale's adaptation of "The Woman in Black"

When a friendless old widow dies in the seaside town of Crythin, a young solicitor is sent in to settle her estate. Following cryptic warnings from the locals regarding the terrifying history of the old woman’s house, he very soon begins to see visions of a menacing woman in black…

Atmospherically directed by BAFTA-nominated Herbert Wise and starring Adrian Rawlins as the unfortunate young solicitor and Pauline Moran as the terrifying revenant, this unsettling drama remains a high watermark for ghost story adaptations on British television and still retains its significant potential to shock.

Unseen for decades, Nigel Kneale’s chilling adaptation of Susan Hill’s best-selling novel has been painstakingly restored in High Definition by Network’s award-winning in-house Restoration Team from original film elements for this long-awaited release.

Susan Hill’s novel was first published in 1983 and more recently, has been adapted as a feature film starring Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe.

The Woman in Black Blu-Ray is available to order here on the Network web site


• Feature version in full widescreen
• Audio commentary with Mark Gatiss, Kim Newman and Andy Nyman
• Image gallery
• Booklet by Andrew Pixley

The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.

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